20 Dec

Kittle buoys 49ers offense with another 100-yard performance despite groin injury

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Jimmy Garoppolo wrapped up another 49ers win with a nod to his favorite target, George Kittle.“George is an animal,” Garoppolo began. “He’s an interesting individual. I don’t know what he does on a daily basis. But you’ve just got to tip your hat to him.”Garoppolo just had to get the ball to Kittle on Sunday to get the offense going, a predictable scenario but one that fell in doubt when Kittle … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

18 Dec

South Africa takes stock of its farmers

first_img“Currently, challenges facing the department are in delivering and monitoring on land redistribution, tenure, and restitution targets,” Zita said in a statement last week. “Also, the development of black South African farmers cannot be properly measured owing to a lack of statistics on these small-scale farmers.” Informed policy development The census-styled Farmer Register initiative, which will start in the Mgungundlovu District Municipality and eventually cover the entire country, is expected to contribute to informed policy development and improved planning, decision-making and service delivery across the entire agricultural sector. Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Director-General Langa Zita said that a regularly maintained Farmer Register would help the department and other government institutions to measure the sector’s performance accurately, and make informed decisions on priority settings and resource allocation. The completion of the Farmer Register will improve communication with farmers in terms outbreaks of diseases, measures that can be taken, and existing opportunities, and make it easier to estimate the impact of damage at any given time. A team of eight department representatives and 100 contracted field workers are already in KwaZulu-Natal and will be visiting each farm and farmer to capture information on ownership, demographics, employment, production capacity and the type of products produced per geographical area. KwaZulu-Natal is set to become the first of South Africa’s nine provinces to establish an accurate register of all its agricultural producers.center_img SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Local agricultural officers 11 October 2011 This follows a call to roll out a national farmer registration process aimed at establishing a central database to overcome data shortfalls and baseline information challenges on farms and farmers that interact with the government. The data collectors will be in the company of local agricultural extension officers who are familiar with producers.last_img read more

12 Dec

Helping Military Families Who Have a Child with Disabilities

first_imgThe military lifestyle can be hard on families. There is a demand for their time, energy and commitment that can lead to stress on the family unit.6 In military families who have a child with special needs, the stress for the family is increased even further.It is important that families are taught how to cope with the stress concerning events of their lives, and to understand and expect the family environment to be adjusted due to not only the military lifestyle but also having a child with a disability.3,4 Researchers suggest that medical and mental health services alone are not enough to alleviate stress for military families who have a young child with disabilities.1,2It is suggested that military families find family-centered services, community partnerships, and support groups with similar areas of interest, to aid in lowering stress for the family.5Below are links to support groups, resources, and services for military families who have a child with special needs.Military Special Needs Network: This Facebook page is a great place for families to reach out to other families with similar needs. Ask questions, contribute advice and build relationships.Autism: the Military: This Pinterest page is a collection of articles, news events, videos, and stories to help military families who have a child with Autism.The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): Addresses the unique needs of military families with special needs children, and provides resources, tools and articles to further inform parents about EFMP and the families is serves.Military Families with Complex Kids: In this Facebook group, ask questions and find the support of other military families raising children with special needs or medical complications.Military One Source Special Needs: provides information and support for families with special needs family members.The DoD Special Needs Parent Tool Kit: provides information for parents that is downloadable and covers birth through 18 years old. Whether you need to learn about early intervention services or want to learn how to be a more effective advocate for your child, this resources has the information you are searching for.Do you have any resources to add to our list? Post your go to resources in the comment section below. Dyson, L.L. (1993). Response to the presence of a child with disabilities: Parental stress and family functioning over time. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 98, 207-218.Dyson, L.L. (1996). The experiences of families of children with learning disabilities: Parental stress, family functioning, and sibling self-concept. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29, 280-286.Murphy, D.L., Behr, S.K., & Summers, J.A. (1990). Do something about it-think! Cognitive coping strategies and stress and well-being in parents of children with disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association: Boston.Paulus, P.B., Nagar, D., Larey, T.S., & Camacho, L.M. (1996). Environmental, lifestyle, and psychological factors in the health and well-being of military families. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26, 1053-2075.Russo, T.J., & Fallon, M.A. (2001). Helping military families who have a child with a disability cope with stress. Early Childhood Education Journal. 29(1). 3-8.Segal, M.W. (1989). The nature of work and family linkages: A theoretical perspective. In G.L. Bowen & D.K. Orthner (Eds.), The organizational family: Work and family linkages in the U.S. military (pp.3-36). New York: Praeger. Subscribe to our mailing list for monthly eNewslettersEmail Address First Name Last Name This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on February 26, 2016.last_img read more

3 Dec

Jellyfish warning for visitors to beaches

first_imgVisitors to the Candolim-Sinquerim beach have been warned to stay alert after jellyfish washed ashore on Friday. Lifeguards from Drishti Marine, the State-appointed lifeguard agency, spotted the jellyfish and alerted the Goa tourism department. While most jellyfish stings are harmless to humans and cause only mild irritation, in very rare cases, jellyfish species are venomous and can cause harm on contact, the advisory issued by Drishti Marine said.The advisory has suggested immediate first-aid measures that should be taken if stung by a jellyfish, such as washing the wound area with hot water, as heat breaks down the toxins; spraying the area with vinegar to diffuse any poison that may be active in the nematocysts in the tentacles; and placing icepacks on the area to reduce pain and swelling. In case of chest pain and breathing difficulties, the injured person should visit the doctor.Drishti Marine has also advised locals and tourists not to venture into the sea along the North Goa coastal stretch as the jellyfish could be present in the water or along the shoreline.last_img read more

3 Dec

Investigation of Alwar lynching case shifted to Jaipur

first_imgThe investigation into the alleged lynching of Haryana resident Rakbar Khan, which has led to an outrage over cow vigilantism, was on Monday shifted out of Alwar and handed over to the Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime & Vigilance), Jaipur Range, Vandana Bhati. The decision was taken after questions were raised over the conduct of the local police.Rakbar and his friend Aslam, belonging to Kolgaon village in Haryana’s Nuh district, were attacked by alleged cow vigilantes in the forest area of Ramgarh’s Lalawandi village on Friday night.While Aslam managed to escape, Rakbar sustained severe injuries and was declared brought dead on arrival at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Ramgarh.Since Rakbar was in the custody of police for about three hours, citizens and activists in Alwar have been asking why there was a delay in taking the critically injured man to the hospital. According to eyewitness accounts, the police first made arrangements for taking the two cows recovered from the spot to a gaushala before paying attention to Rakbar.Members of ‘gaurakshak’ groups, who informed the police about the suspected case of cow smuggling near Lalawandi village, have stated that the policemen took Rakbar in their vehicle to the Ramgarh police station, stopped to have tea on the way and changed his clothes before taking him to CHC. It was also alleged that the policemen thrashed him at the police station.Jaipur Range Inspector-General of Police Hemant Priyadarshi said all aspects were being looked into in the investigation and no culprit would be spared. Police have since arrested three persons suspected of being involved in the crime.last_img read more

1 Dec

Patient left ‘unattended’ inside MRI machine

first_imgAn inquiry by the health department has been initiated on allegations of a 61 year-old patient, who complained that the staff at the MRI centre of the Panchkula civil hospital left him unattended inside the machine.Raghubir Singh, who had gone to the MRI centre on Sunday to undergo the test for a dislocated shoulder, has in his complaint to the police and State’s Health Minister and Director General Health, stated that he was informed by the technicians that test would take around 15 minutes and that he will have to remain inside the machine for that period.However, when even after about half an hour he was not removed from the machine, he started feeling uneasy, and somehow broke the belt around his waist and managed to get out of the machine, he alleged in his complaint.Station House Officer at Sector 5 police station, Rajiv Miglani told The Hindu that a complaint has been received from the victim that he was left unattended in the MRI machine by the staff and they were investigating the matter. “A departmental probe is also underway. There are CCTV footage available, and once the department’s report on the matter is completed, action will be taken if anyone is found guilty,” he said.The MRI centre in-charge Amit Khokhar, however, dismissed the allegations and said that the patient was advised for a 20 minute scan but he panicked during the last two minutes. The staff then got him out of the machine.last_img read more

16 Nov

Rahkeem Cornwall: Tall and imposing West Indies all-rounder set to face India in Test series

first_imgWest Indies announced their Test squad for the upcoming home series against India on Saturday. While they left out big-hitting Chris Gayle despite the opener expressing his desire to play a Test against Virat Kohli’s men, the hosts have included cricket’s latest “mountain man” Rakheem Cornwall in the 13-member squad.Rahkeem Cornwall is a 26-year-old all-rounder from Antigua and he is certainly an imposing figure. At 6’6″and weighing around 140 kilograms Cornwall is a big-hitting all-rounder who gets out the big hits at will.Over the years, Rahkeem Cornwall had demolished bowling attacks in Carribean Premier League. Rahkeem shot to limelight when he shone with his all-round skills in a tour game for West Indies Cricket Board XI vs India in 2016.When Cornwall picked up the wickets of Kohli and PujaraApart from top-scoring with 41 in the 1st innings, Rahkeem Cornwall picked up the wickets of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane and went on to finish with a 5-wicket haul.Despite being a hugely talented cricketer, Rahkeem’s weight had delayed his call-up to the senior national team. In 2017, former West Indies chairman of selectors Courtney Browne had said West Indies have set up a programme get the big-hitter in shape for international cricket.”We’re actually putting a programme in place for Rahkeem where we are actually going to have someone to manage him overall,” Browne was quoted as saying by Mirror.However, Rahkeem’s consistency at the first-class level has earned him his maiden Test call-up for the 2-Test series against India, starting August 22. The all-rounder made his debut for Leeward Islands in 2014 and has since scored 2224 runs in 55 matches at an average of 24.43. Rahkeem, who bowl off-spin, has picked up 260 wickets in his first-class career at an impressive average of 23.90.advertisementRahkeem has 17 5-wicket hauls and 2 10-wicket hauls in first-class cricket.Rahkeem’s ‘elevation to the Test squad is merited’Head of interim selection panel, Robert Haynes said Rahkeem’s elevation to the Test squad is merited due to his consistency at the first-class level.”Rahkeem has been performing consistently over a long period of time and has proven to be a match-winner, so we believe his elevation to the Test squad is merited at this time,” said Haynes.”We believe he can provide an attacking option to our bowling attack with his sharp turn and extra bounce. He can also lend a bit of depth to the batting, so we are looking forward to him coming into the squad and making a valuable contribution.”Rahkeem Cornwall was part of West Indies A squad for the one-dayers and Tests against India A in the recently-concluded series. Rahkeem picked up 4 wickets in 2 matches and hit two half-centuries as well against India A last month.Also See:last_img read more