Helping Caregivers with Guilt

first_img Return to article. Long DescriptionWritten by: Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, UW-ExtensionAs a professional, you hear over and over again caregivers expressing how guilty they feel about something that happened or didn’t happen. Their guilt is told in stories of being unkind, ugly or short -tempered with their care receiver. They wish they hadn’t reacted the way they did, had been kinder, more loving or hadn’t done what they did. Their guilt surfaced as “what ifs,” “if only” and “should.”As someone who caregivers turn to for insights, you can help caregivers understand that guilt is natural.  It involves saying or doing something that causes someone to be hurt or wronged. Guilt occurs when they have some responsibility or control over the situation. It is a reactive emotion to something that happened in the past which violated the caregiver’s moral perspective. Guilt often bothers the caregiver for a long time and if not dealt with can cause sleepless nights, unhappiness and depression.Sometimes what a caregiver describes isn’t guilt, but regret. Regret is wishing that things or the situation could be different. It is a feeling of disappointment or distress when a situation is not the way they would like.  Here’s an example—a caregiver shares they are feeling guilty because John, her husband (recovering from an infected amputated leg), fell while she was at the grocery store. Did she cause John to fall? Was it because she went to the grocery store that John fell? The answer to both questions is no—she is feeling regret about John falling (not guilt) as she is distressed about the fall and wishes it hadn’t happened.Understanding GuiltAs you work with caregivers help them understand that guilt can be a painful emotion and too much can be destructive.  It’s critical for them to know whether they are feeling guilt or regret.The following two questions are key in determining if someone is feeling guilt:(1.) Is there a direct cause and affect relationship between what they did or didn’t do resulting in harm to the care receiver?(2.) Did they do something wrong or say something they shouldn’t have said that resulted in the care receiver being hurt?If the answer to these questions is yes, then they are experiencing guilt. So the next step is to find positive ways to react to their guilt.  Some suggestions include:Admit responsibility for what they did or said.Apologize and/or ask for forgiveness from the person they have hurt, harmed or wronged.Attempt to make the situation better.Talk with a friend who can help them come to terms with their feelings by being understanding and supportive.Identify and understand their responsibilities as a caregiver. Make sure they have realistic expectations of what they can and can’t do.Focus on what they have done that is positive, good and right. Doing this helps them counter balance their guilt feelings.Learn from their experience and try not to make the same mistake again.Realize they are human and make mistakes especially when under a lot of stress.Seek professional help if their guilt persists and consumes their thoughts.As a professional who works with caregivers be on the look-out for signs of caregivers dealing with guilt. Help them figure out whether they are feeling guilt or regret and how to deal with it.  The bottom line is help them understand that addressing their guilt is one way they care for themselves. Remind them they are not alone in their caregiver journey and to hang in there. This image was purchased by MFLNMC from iStock.com under member ID 8085767. last_img read more


‘Olive branch to local ultras’

first_imgIn a fresh offer of surrender to local militants, Kashmir Inspector General of Police Muneer Khan on Monday said surrenders would be accepted even during gun battles.“If local militants offer surrender in the middle of ongoing encounter with the security forces, we are ready to accept such surrenders,” said Mr. Khan.Flanked by officials from the CRPF and the Army, Mr. Khan told the media, “We again appeal to local militants to surrender and start living a normal life. Our full support will be available to such local militants who lay down their arms.”Police paraded two local militants before the media in Srinagar who were held recently.“The two motorcycle-borne L-e-T militants tried to snatch weapons from guards of a VIP in Qazigund in Anantnag district, and were held,” said Mr. Khan.One of the detained militants, according to Mr. Khan, “was involved in a recent bank robbery in south Kashmir.” Another militant, Gulzar Ahmad Dar, who hurled a grenade after the cavalcade of the Roads and Buildings Minister passed through Tral town on September 28 had been arrested. “All these militants have been arrested during live action,” he said.last_img read more


BJP challenges new pick for Odisha SEC

first_imgAccusing the Biju Janata Dal government in Odisha of planning to usurp undue advantages in the urban polls scheduled for September this year, the BJP’s Odisha unit on Tuesday moved the Orissa High Court challenging the appointment of Naba Kumar Nayak as the State Election Commissioner.State BJP vice-president Samir Kumar Mohanty urged the High Court to quash the appointment on the plea that it is illegal, arbitrary and politically motivated. Mr. Nayak, who served as an IAS officer for only six years before his retirement in March 2014, joined as the new SEC on Monday.Mr. Mohanty in his petition has alleged that the 64-year-old retired IAS promotee is a beneficiary of a number of post-retirement posts by the present regime. “Mr. Nayak, who will turn 65 in March next year, has been consciously given this extra benefit of post retirement to show undue advantage to the party in power in the urban polls,” Mr. Mohanty said in his 20-page petition.Stating that all the previous five SECs of the State had served as Chief Secretaries, the petition said Mr. Nayak had not even held a post of Commissioner in the State government as he retired at the rank of an Additional Secretary. The status of the State Election Commission under Article 243K of the Constitution is same as that of the Election Commission of India, it argued.“Looking at the constitutional spirit and the philosophy engrafted in Article 243K, a person of high integrity, character and unbiased approach should be appointed to such a coveted post,” the petition.last_img read more


Lenovo to launch Vibe Shot camera phone on September 22 in India

first_imgChinese company Lenovo is all set to launch its camera-centric Vibe Shot phone in India on September 22. The company will be holding a digital launch event via video sharing website YouTube, instead of going for a more traditional launch in front of a live audience. This means everyone can witness the launch of the Vibe Shot live using YouTube starting at 12PM IST, on September 22 by simply going to this link .The Vibe Shot was first announced by Lenovo at the Mobile World Congress event held in Barcelona earlier this year. The phone was recently showcased to select tech journalists through an interactive photography workshop organised by Lenovo in New Delhi. The workshop – that was curated by Hannah Reyes, a photographer from Nat Geo Creative – gave journos a first-hand look of the Vibe Shot, specifically its camera capabilities.Also Read: Lenovo Vibe Shot first impressions The Vibe Shot is first and foremost a camera-phone, something that is accentuated by its point-and-shoot camera looks. The phone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, autofocus and a tripleLED flash. It also includes an 8-megapixel camera on the front.Rest of its specifications are in line with what you expect from a mid-range phone (possibly around the Rs.20,000 price bracket). It comes with a 5-inch FullHD IPS display with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.It is rocking a 1.7 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.advertisementThe dualSIM phone runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with the company’s own Vibe UI on top. Connectivity options include: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS, 4G LTE among others. It uses a 3,000 mAh battery which is non-removable.On the face of it, the Vibe Shot looks a lot like the Motorola Moto X Play, that was recently launched in India at a very aggressive price of Rs.18,499 for the 16GB variant and Rs.19,999 for the 32GB one. The Vibe Shot certainly holds an edge – on paper – in the camera department, but the Play gives you stock Android Lollipop and Moto X’s trademark Active Display and Touchless control functions.Motorola Mobility is owned by Lenovo, so it would be interesting to see how the two phones fair in market. Of course, it would also depend on how Lenovo prices the Vibe Shot, but considering the hardware, we are looking at an aggressive pricing here as well.Also Read: Moto X Play hands-onlast_img read more


BSE Odisha makes changes in class 10 exam pattern, syllabus

first_imgThe Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has reconsidered the exam pattern and syllabus for the High School Certificate Examination which will be conducted in 2019.Several changes have been introduced in the paper pattern.About changed exam pattern: The change has been done in the objective part of the question paper while the subjective part of the question paper will remain unchanged.According to the changed pattern, the current three Objective sets of question papers will be replaced by four parallel sets of questions.The current distribution of marks will also be changed from 10 and 5 marks to 7 and 8 marks respectively in both Social Science and General Science papers.Note: A student will have to secure a minimum of 15 qualifying marks in subjective and objective papers separately to pass examination in each subject.Apart from all this, the Board is planning to do away with the OMR completely for High School Certificate Examination by 2020.The alternative pattern of OMR (objective) part for High School Certificate Examination – 2020 will be announced soon.The major functions of BSE Odisha:To conduct High School Certificate Examinations (H.S.C.E.) and examinations of other courses prescribed by the BoardTo prepare courses of studies, text books, teaching materials etcTo publish and distribute/sell text books, syllabuses, lesson notes, work books and other related materialsTo issue certificates of the examinations conducted by the Board and equivalence certificate to the examinations of other State BoardsTo make regulations for undertaking different functions of the BoardadvertisementRead: Reliance Foundation’s Nita Ambani wants inclusive growth of sports in educationAlso read: This sanitary pad making company launches campaign to educate about menstrual hygienelast_img read more


Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Rivaba: Hope he brings the World Cup to Jamnagar

first_imgRivaba Jadeja, wife of India cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, said on Tuesday that she wishes to see the India all-rounder lift ICC Crikcet World Cup 2019 with Team India in England.Rivaba pointed out that Jadeja comes from the Jamnagar — the land that has produced some of India’s finest cricketers in Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji and that Jadeja would add more glory to the city in Gujarat by winning the biggest prize in world cricket.”My wish is too see Ravindra lifting the World Cup Trophy and bring it to Jamnagar. Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji were also from Jamnagar, hope he will bring the Cup to Jamnagar,” Rivaba was quoted as saying by ANI news agency.Jadeja warmed the benches in England for most part of the group stages before being included in the playing XI for India’s final league stage match against Sri Lanka. Jadeja made an immediate impact as he picked up a wicket and conceded just 40 runs.Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Rivaba Jadeja: My wish is too see Ravindra lifting the World Cup Trophy and bring it to Jamnagar. Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji were also from Jamnagar, hope he will bring the Cup to Jamnagar. #CWC2019 pic.twitter.com/JpwE8uak4PANI (@ANI) July 9, 2019Jadeja made the playing XI for the semi-final as well and the left-arm spinner once again proved why he is one of the highly-rated all-round cricketers with his fielding and bolwing effort. Apart from saving some crucial runs with his athletic efforts at slips, Jadeja also broke a dangerous second-wicket between Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson by castling the former.advertisementRavindra Jadeja had hit back at Sanjay Manjrekar after the former cricketer-turned Indian commentator called him a “bits and pieces” cricketer.Before India’s game agaisnt Bangladesh, Manjrekar had said: “I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner.”Jadeja came up with a strongly-worded reply on social media. He wrote: “Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.”Manjrekar though went on to laud Ravindra Jadeja after the spinner picked up a wicket against Sri Lanka. The former India batsman called the all-rounder a street-smart cricketer. However, before the semi-final against New Zealand, Manjrekar argued why it’s not a good option to play Jadeja against the Blackcaps.Ind could pick players specific to the pitch, boundaries & opposition. Get Kedar back in the playing XI & look at numbers of Indian spinners v NZ before picking them.Chahal – Avg 27.15, Eco – 5.11Kuldeep – Avg – 21.00, Eco – 4.84RA Jadeja – Avg – 73.00, Eco – 5.61Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 8, 2019Former England captain Michael Vaughan took a jibe at Sanjay Manjrekar after Ravindra Jadeja picked up the wicket of Henry Nicholls in the semi-final on Tuesday.”Bloody hell Bits & Piece can Spin it….” Vaughan wrote on Twitter.Also Read | Martin Guptill: Leading run-scorer in 2015 World Cup, goes through nightmarish time in 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-final: Virat Kohli’s catch to dismiss Martin Guptill leaves fans awestruckAlso See:last_img read more


IMB Warns about New Charter Party Fraud Tactics

first_imgzoom The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned of new charter party fraud incidents and is advising that all counterparties be investigated before deals are carried out.The warning comes after a case where a voyage charterer received payment for freight but failed to pass this on to the ship owner, who subsequently refused to deliver the cargo to the discharge port.It involves a voyage charter for a high value project cargo loaded on board a vessel in the Black Sea bound for a South East Asian port.Freight in full was paid to the charterer, a company allegedly operating from the Netherlands, but the charterer failed in turn to pay the ship owner.The charterer and their broker can no longer be contacted and the ship owner is refusing to proceed any further until the money for the freight is received.According to the ship owner, the bill of lading was released by the local port agents following an email purportedly from the ship owner. The cargo owner now has no realistic chance of taking delivery of the shipment.The IMB was asked to investigate and found no trading record of the charterer. Their checks revealed that a long chain of brokers and intermediaries were involved in the transaction.In the meantime, the charterer managed to convince the ship owner that the freight money was forthcoming and to begin the voyage. They did this by sending a document that apparently confirmed the freight had been remitted by the charterer.However no money arrived after a few days and the owner contacted the Cypriot bank that supposedly issued the documents to check its whereabouts. The owner was told no such remittance had been made and the bank later confirmed the document was a fake.The IMB says it is not unusual for a ship owner to accept such a document as proof the freight money is on its way, as the cost of delaying the voyage until payment is actually received is not practical in the real world of shipping.This latest case highlights the risks of entering into transactions that involve many brokers and intermediaries who have not been individually checked before fixture negotiations begin.It is not an isolated incident. The IMB also notes previous cases where the correspondence between principals in a charter party transaction had been intercepted by fraudsters, who then send a message allegedly from the ship owner requesting that payment for freight be made to a different bank account.As the number of charterers and owners abandoning their responsibilities increase, the IMB highlights the role of its Chartering Experience Programme.The service provides members with timely information needed in order to make informed decisions, and helps reduce the risk of dealing with companies with poor records, are habitual defaulters or already have debts.“As seen in the majority of cases, once a chartering failure has occurred the options facing those affected are few and invariably expensive,” the IMB warns.IMB, April 15, 2014last_img read more


Snehodiya to be inaugurated on June 25

first_imgKolkata: Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary, IT&E, who is also the chairman of the West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBHIDCO) announced that the much-awaited project of Snehodiya, a proposed habitat for senior citizens in New Town would be inaugurated by Firhad Hakim, the Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister, on June 25. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had named the project ‘Snehodiya’. Sen was addressing a session at the 5th Real Estate Conclave on ‘Navigating the Undercurrents’ at a city hotel on Saturday. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga’Snehodiya’ is a project of the WBHIDCO, which is a first-of-its-kind venture by any state government agency. There are around 100 rooms and a guest house comprising six rooms. The project has come up opposite Swapno Bhor on a 3.5 acre land and has a two-storeyed building housing a library, an auditorium and a coffee corner. It has been decided that 75 percent of the price paid at the time of purchase will be refunded to the occupants or their heirs in case the flat is vacated. There will be a senior citizens’ park. There will be doctors, nurses and attendants to look after the elderly. It will have all the modern facilities, Sen said. He also stressed on the necessity of introducing more paying guest facilities in and around New Town and Sector V to accommodate a large number of working professionals coming to the city. Nandu Belani, president of CREDAI, Bengal, said the real estate is a major contributor to the economy in Eastern India and it plays an important role in fulfilling the basic needs and aspirations of the common people.last_img read more


Fort McKay First Nation holding onto nature in the middle of the

first_img(A reclamation site outside Fort McKay First Nation with a Syncrude  plant in the background. Photo:Brandi Morin/APTN)Brandi Morin APTN National NewsFORT MCKAY FIRST NATION — When Melinda Stewart grew up in Fort McKay she used to fall asleep to the sounds of the frogs croaking outside.Now, Stewart puts her children to bed to the pre-recorded sounds of frogs and nature so that they don’t have to listen to the continuous booming from the nearby tailings ponds.“Now, my children, that’s what they’re used to, listening to cannons going off all night,” said Stewart.She fears that one day her children will become “textbook Aboriginals” because their homelands are disappearing. Tears well up in her eyes as she expresses her lament over the destruction of the environment caused by oil sands activity.“I think in 50 years, our children are going to learn from a textbook how to be native. When I take my children hunting or fishing, if there’s something nice, I tell them to take a picture because when we come back it might not be there…”Fort Mckay is completely surrounded by industrial development and it’s getting closer. So far, they’ve survived, but the long term effects of pollution and other contaminants haven’t yet been fully revealed.Governments and industry talk about reclamation, yet in the decades since oil extraction began, only 0.15 per cent of land has ever been reclaimed.Currently an area the size of Switzerland is being mined with ambitions to further expand production.Alvero Pinto, director of sustainability at Fort McKay said there’s no way the land can ever be reclaimed to its original state. He should know, he’s a mining engineer who once worked for some of the biggest mining companies in the world.Once during a meeting with industry representatives, one of the presenters boasted that industry can reclaim the land and put it back together better than it was before.“And I said, my friend, never make this statement especially to a First Nation because there is no way, nobody can reclaim the land or put back the environment in a better state than it was before,” said Pinto. The community finds some comfort, however in working with industry to incorporate traditional knowledge to reclamation plans. Elders offer advice in exchange for the hope that industry will take it into consideration during the restoring process.Despite all that’s been lost there is one last area of solace that the people of Fort McKay are holding onto. Moose Lake is a part of the reserve located approximately 50 km northwest of Fort McKay and is relatively untouched by industry.Moose Lake, is how people cope, said Dayle Hyde, Fort McKay education director.“It is a sanctuary. It feels like home, hasn’t changed much, and still looks the same as 100 years ago. When people talk about it they say it’s a good place. They heal when they go there.”It is considered sacred to the people of Fort Mckay, sheltered from the fast pace of the world. It’s a place to go to practice culture and traditions, a refuge of peace and quiet, connected to their ancestors. (Video of Moose Lake courtesy: Fort McKay First Nation)“It’s not just a place we want to go camping some weekends,” said Elder Clara Mercer.“Our people live there year round until their children become of age to go to school. Today Moose Lake is all we have left to teach our children and grandchildren our traditional way of life and culture…but industry is coming.”The area surrounding the lake is full of oil and dozens of oil companies are eager to get at it.In 2013, Fort McKay filed an appeal with the Albert Energy Regulator (AER) seeking environmental protection for Moose Lake over a planned site nearby. They requested a 20 km buffer zone be set up, however the AER sided with industry and gave the go ahead.But afterward the developer approached Fort McKay and offered a back deal, with business and financial opportunities, including an 8km buffer zone around the lake.Then, just this past March the Alberta Government signed a letter of intent promising to develop an access management plan for the area surrounding the lake.Despite industry closing in on Fort McKay, Hyde believes the people are still deeply connected to the land, water and animals.Some people have chosen to move away to avoid the environmental effects, but when industry does eventually leave, Fort McKay will still be there. Because it is still a beloved home to many.“I think Fort Mckay is here to stay. This has been happening for years now and we’re still here.We don’t know what’s going to be left but we’re going to deal with it. I think one of the biggest strengths of the people of Fort McKay is that despite the hardships and challenges we’ve faced, we continue to adapt and prevail,” said Hyde.Chief Jim Boucher believes one of the keys to the future is education, job opportunities and entrepreneurialism.“I think Fort McKay is going to be all over the world. We have teachers, police officers, good administrators. Our people are going to be strong and self-sufficient. I’m really optimistic for our community because we have so much potential and ability. It’s up to us to take that opportunity and make that happen.”But Elder Barb Faichney said survival is dependent on striking a balance between nature and industrial activity, however that balance is exceedingly out of proportion due to overdevelopment.“We will say it’s not worth it. But the oil companies will say, ‘yes it was worth it- we walked all over those Indians, but we made money,’” said Faichney.“It shouldn’t have to be like that.”bmorin@aptn.ca@songstress28last_img read more


Not me says Lighthizer as Freeland NAFTA negotiators grind forward

first_imgWASHINGTON – A bombshell claim of “resistance” to Donald Trump’s presidency inside the White House inserted itself Thursday into Canada’s painstaking march toward a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s two hours of talks with her U.S. counterpart, trade czar Robert Lighthizer, barely registered in the American capital despite the high-stakes for the continent’s economy.As Trump fumed, and a full-scale hunt was launched the identity of the anonymous author of a New York Times op-ed piece, Lighthizer was drawn into the stranger-than-fiction drama, joining a series of Trump administration officials who publicly denied authorship and declared their loyalty to the president.“It does not reflect my views at all, and it does not reflect the views of anyone I know in the Administration. It is a complete and total fabrication,” Lighthizer said in a widely reported written statement.He joined Vice-President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, and others in issuing his disclaimer to being the Washington’s most famous anonymous Beltway politico since Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal.A block from the White House, where a furious Trump was Tweeting fire at the disloyalty from his inner circle, Freeland and Lighthizer pushed on with talks that cut to the core of North American prosperity.They issued fresh marching orders for their respective negotiating teams. Freeland maintained the same upbeat tone she has held since arriving in Washington this week to reboot talks with the Trump administration.“We really are confident, as we have been from the outset, that a deal which is good for Canada, good for the United States and good for Mexico is possible,” Freeland said, as she departed the office of the U.S. Trade Representative on her way to the Canadian Embassy.Freeland returned to Lighthizer’s office Thursday night for a 20-minute meeting that she said was constructive.“It was important to discuss a couple of issues face-to-face,” she said, without elaborating.But with the economic fate of workers and industries in three North American countries hanging in the balance, the New York Times piece sparked questions about how the fallout would affect the bump-and-grind of the NAFTA negotiations.Derek Burney, who was former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s chief of staff during the original 1988 Canada-U.S. free trade negotiations, said any direct impact was unlikely but Trump remained “the big wild card” in the negotiation.“We have to hope to catch him between tantrums to get a deal,” said Burney, who along with Mulroney has advised the current Trudeau government on how to negotiate with Trump.Trump is likely “feeling pressure on many fronts these days and may be frustrated to learn the limits to his authority on trade, hence his warning to Congress ‘not to interfere’,” said Burney, who became Canada’s U.S. ambassador after the original free trade deal.Canada and the U.S. need to present an agreed-upon text to the U.S. Congress by Oct. 1 in order to join the deal the Trump administration signed with Mexico.Trump is threatening to move ahead on a deal that excludes Canada, but he also needs a win on trade ahead of midterm elections in November that will test his ability to keep control of Congress.Flavio Volpe, the president of the Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said he didn’t think the latest bombshell would directly affect the negotiators inside the room.“But it certainly underscores for all of us observing the talks that it’s not that easy to do this negotiation. It’s a compressed timeline with an ever-changing counterparty,” said Volpe, who was in Washington on Thursday for meetings with auto industry representatives on the possible impact of Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Canadian automobiles.Trump has already imposed hefty tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum, using a section of U.S. trade law that gives him executive authority to do that in the name of national security.Freeland reiterated her view Thursday that the fate of those tariffs was separate from the NAFTA talks, and she urged the administration to lift the “unjustified and illegal” action.During the day, she and Lighthizer pored over results from their front-line negotiators who held a long stretch of talks that started Wednesday night and finished in the early morning hours of Thursday.Freeland stuck to her mantra of not wanting to negotiate in public — an agreement struck with the tough-talking Lighthizer as an act of good faith.The two sides still have to resolve differences on three key issues: dairy, culture and the Chapter 19 dispute resolution mechanism.The goal of this week’s talks is to reach a deal by Dec. 1 so Congress can give its approval to a revised three-country NAFTA before Mexico’s new president takes office.last_img read more


The Latest Oil leak near St Louis estimate 1800 gallons

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on an oil leak near St. Louis (all times local):5 p.m.Missouri environmental regulators say the early estimate is that about 43 barrels, or 1,800 gallons (6,814 litres) of oil leaked from a pipeline near St. Louis.The leak, discovered Wednesday in St. Charles County, forced the closure of sections of both TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline and Enbridge Inc.’s Platte pipeline while an excavation crew determines which of the pipelines leaked.A TransCanada spokesman says the Keystone pipeline is closed from Steele City, Nebraska, to Patoka, Illinois. Enbridge says its pipeline is closed from Salisbury, Missouri, to Wood River, Illinois. Both companies are based in Canada.The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the oil is contained to an area of about 4,000 square feet (372 sq. meters). The agency says oil did not get into any waterways, including the Mississippi River, which is about 2,000 feet away.___3 p.m.An oil leak near St. Louis has forced the closure of parts of two pipelines.The leak was discovered Wednesday near St. Charles, Missouri, about 30 miles (48 kilometres) northwest of St. Louis. TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline and Enbridge Inc.’s Platte pipeline both run through the area and crews on Thursday were preparing excavation work to determine which one leaked.A TransCanada spokesman says the Keystone pipeline is closed from Steele City, Nebraska, to Patoka, Illinois. Enbridge says its pipeline is closed from Salisbury, Missouri, to Wood River, Illinois. Both companies are based in Canada.Officials don’t yet know how much oil leaked. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the oil is contained to an area of about 4,000 square feet (372 sq. meters). The agency says oil did not get into any waterways.The Associated Press read more


Ending violence against women begins with change in attitudes – Migiro

“We need strong laws and we need to enforce them. But our first task is to change attitudes,” Ms. Migiro said in remarks to the Association for Women’s Sanctuary and Development in the capital, Addis Ababa.“Attitudes are changing but we need to do better. We need to make sure that universal values prevail over societal norms,” she added.She noted that a 2005 study showed that over 80 per cent of Ethiopian women and 50 per cent of Ethiopian men believe that beating one’s wife could be justified under certain circumstances.“This is absolutely false and dangerous,” said Ms. Migiro. “There is never any excuse for any form of abuse against any woman. Domestic violence is a crime and an abomination.”Many Ethiopian women and girls still suffer harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation/cutting and early marriage, she pointed out. “We have to speak out against these practices. Respect for culture is important but only as long as there is no harm. We cannot continue so-called traditions that cause pain and suffering.” Ms. Migiro paid tribute to the brave women at the Association. “You are all inspiring. Your strength in the face of daunting circumstances proves the power of women to survive and thrive. You are demonstrating how important it is to provide services to victims of gender-based violence everywhere…“This safe house is evidence of progress. But we have a long way to go to protect women and girls and to truly empower them,” she added.The Deputy Secretary-General also highlighted the priority given to the global campaign to fight violence against women and girls by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in particular through his ‘UNiTE to End Violence against Women’ campaign.Launched by Mr. Ban in 2008, the campaign calls for all countries to put in place strong laws, action plans, preventive measures, data collection, and systematic efforts to address sexual violence by 2015.Later this week the UN will observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Numerous events will be held worldwide in connection with the Day, observed annually on 25 November and which this year focuses on youth leadership in preventing and ending gender-based violence. 22 November 2011Strong laws are vital to ending violence against women, but the long road to tackling this scourge begins with a change in attitudes, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro stressed today during a visit to Ethiopia. read more


Someday Well Appreciate Alabama And Clemsons Historic Dominance

Florida-Nebraska1995-973 33 matchups tied2 MatchupSpanYears Boston Celtics-New York Knicks1951-555 Time spans considered are 1903-2018 for MLB, 1933-2018 for the NFL and 1947-2018 for the NBA/ABA.Source: Sports-Reference.com Kansas City Royals-New York Yankees1976-783 LSU-USC2005-073 Alabama-Oklahoma1973-764 Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers1965-695 MatchupSpanYears Florida State-Miami1987-926 Nebraska-Oklahoma1971-744 Baltimore/Washington Bullets-New York Knicks1969-746 There’s perhaps nothing more alluring in sports than the notion of unpredictability, that what you’re witnessing isn’t scripted, that anything could happen. George Mason. Leicester City. Buster Douglas. These narratives are the reason we keep coming back year after year.Recently, though, it seems like the improbable has taken a back seat to the foreseeable — at least in a few major American sports.On Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers will clash in the College Football Playoff final. It will mark the fourth consecutive season the two will have met in either the finals or semifinals. On the hardwood, the Cleveland Cavaliers have battled the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals in four consecutive seasons.1That streak, however, will … not continue. And on the ice, the Washington Capitals have skated into the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of three consecutive Stanley Cup Playoffs.But though it might seem like it happens all the time, it’s actually pretty rare for the same teams to square off in the postseason year after year.For example, the MLB playoffs date back to the late 19th century and feature only three instances of teams meeting three seasons in a row.2The Anaheim Angels and Boston Red Sox played each season from 2007 to 2009, the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees played each season from 1976 to 1978, and the New York Yankees and New York Giants played each season from 1921 to 1923. The NFL playoffs have seen a single instance of teams meeting exactly four years in a row3The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers played each season from 1995 to 1998. and a single instance of teams meeting five years in a row.4The Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers played each season from 1972 to 1976. In the WNBA, the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury played in four consecutive playoffs from 2013 to 2016. In the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, there have been eight instances of teams meeting in three consecutive tournaments.5Seattle and Oregon State played each season from 1962 to 1964, Utah State and Arizona State played each season from 1962 to 1964, UCLA and San Francisco played each season from 1963 to 1965, UCLA and New Mexico State played each season from 1968 to 1970, UCLA and Long Beach State played each season from 1970 to 1972, Providence and Pennsylvania played each season from 1972 to 1974, and Utah and Kentucky played each season from 1996 to 1998. And in the women’s NCAA basketball tourney, Notre Dame and UConn faced off in the Final Four, in either the semifinals or finals, an incredible five consecutive times from 2011 to 2015. Fort Wayne Pistons-Rochester Royals1950-545 NBA/ABA NFL MatchupSpanYears Oakland Raiders-Pittsburgh Steelers1972-765 Anaheim Angels-Boston Red Sox2007-093 10 matchups tied3 Consecutive postseason meetings really are few and far between. And in college football, where turnover among top-tier programs is unavoidable and injuries are prevalent, it’s striking that the same two contenders are about to produce a tetralogy. After bruising, monthslong schedules, we’re left with orange and crimson once again.Even though the teams are familiar, there’s still plenty to be excited about in Monday’s title game. Don’t let the betting line fool you; this year’s installment promises to be the best matchup yet between the two schools. In college football, the playoff is so new that it’s harder to look at consecutive matchups in a historical context. But we can guess at which teams might have faced off in a playoff by looking at the teams that ended each season since World War II in the top four of Elo ratings. Programs that missed out on playoff rematchesPairs of college football teams with the longest streaks of finishing a season in the top four in Elo ratings, 1946-2013 Playoff rematches are rare in the big three pro sportsLongest streaks of the same teams meeting in consecutive postseasons for MLB, NBA/ABA and NFL Source: ESPN MLB Boston Celtics-Syracuse Nationals1953-575 Alabama-Oklahoma1978-803 Nebraska-Penn State1994-963 New York Yankees-New York Giants1921-233 7 matchups tied4 Possible matchupSpanYears Green Bay Packers-San Francisco 49ers1995-984 The ESPN Stats & Information Group has tracked total efficiency back to 2005. This year’s Alabama squad ranks first (96.9) of all Football Bowl Subdivision teams in that time frame, and Clemson ranks 15th (91.6). Each enters the game racking up more than 525 yards and 44 points per contest, so it will no doubt be the best offensive matchup we’ve seen in the playoff between the two programs. Compared with each previous meeting, this will be the worst Alabama defense Clemson has faced and the best Tigers’ defense the Tide has played — though the two teams are separated by only about 4 points of defensive efficiency.Alabama’s program has never been known as a high scorer, but it now features the most efficient offense of any team in the past 14 years. 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The passing attack has accounted for 50 touchdown passes8To just six interceptions. and a team Total Quarterback Rating of 94.1, the best marks produced by an SEC offense over at least the past decade.The offense of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney features an elite rushing attack, and quarterback Trevor Lawrence could become the first freshman QB to lead a team to a national championship since Oklahoma’s Jamelle Holieway in 1985. Where the team is most improved, however, is in its ability to dominate the line of scrimmage on the defensive end. “They wanted to be the best ever,” Swinney said of his defensive line, which leads the nation in sacks (52), quarterback contacts9Which measures the total number of times opposing quarterbacks were hit by a team’s defense. (312) and pressure rate10Which is the percentage of dropbacks in which the opposing quarterback was sacked, was under duress or was hit by a team’s defense. (43.7 percent). Under defensive coordinator Brent Venables, the unit averages 7.96 expected points added per contest on run defense, the fifth-best mark since the statistic was first tracked in 2004.The trophy case at both schools is getting full: Alabama is looking for its third title in the past four years, while Clemson is looking for its second in the past three. But don’t think these two programs are approaching the game as just the humdrum, foregone conclusion of their seasons. The matchup may have become predictable to us as viewers, but the teams are as eager as ever to face off for college football’s ultimate prize.“It is Clemson,” Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. said. “So it is a little more personal.”Neil Paine contributed research.Check out our latest college football predictions. read more


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