Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Dr Kelly case highlights the fact that stress killsOn 21 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Lifeis stressful. And stress is pretty relative. Just ask MP Michael Portillo;currently recovering from seven days as a single mum, looking after fourchildren on just over £70 a week in Liverpool.Withoutpressure to act, imposed by our character or circumstance, we wouldn’t. Wewould just sit. And sit. Perhaps we would occasionally shift to a morecomfortable position, but only due to atmospheric pressure causing pain in ourbacks, or backsides. Andyet, stress can debilitate. Too much stress, and the body and mind tend tobecome strained, deformed, or shrunk. It becomes, as Portillo said of hisexperience, “just horrible”. Anexcess of stress is bad news. Our ability to make decisions is impaired. We mayavoid difficult situations or leap aggressively into foolish fights. More thanhalf a million Britons are seriously damaged by stress each year. Its symptomscan leave us overwhelmed, irritable, depressed, or simply ineffective, and thatkind of stress is expensive. This week, Personnel Today estimates it costs UKorganisations around £1.24bn a year in lost productivity, while the HSE putsthe figure closer to £3.7bn.Stressis not new. The Roman colosseum provides vivid examples. Lions, tigers andbears were trained against their natures to kill people. This was accomplishedby feeding them human flesh, treating them mean to keep them aggressive, andstarving them. Even then, many animals faced by 50,000 screaming people simplyran away and cowered in corners. The stress of being mistreated and thenterrified was too much for their brains, which simply shut down.Thiswas pretty savage stuff, and it was also illogical. It reduced what the animalscould contribute rather than enhancing their natural attributes. Itmisunderstood the impact of over-stressing. Theonly good news was that the beast’s master usually paid the ultimate penaltyfor his failure. In our modern world, senior managers are rarely the first topay for savage, over-competitive, under-supportive cultures. The price is paidfirst by the people who are expected to perform when their egos are deflated,by rules that prevent them doing a good job, and by feedback that is eitherill-judged or absent. Theword ‘stress’ comes from the Old French word ‘estrece’. It means narrowness oroppression, and it is only when the options are too narrow, or the workoppressive, that stress becomes a problem. When we have no hope; when we havebeen abandoned by the organisation that should have been our protector; when wecannot see any positive outcome; and when there is no future worth working for.DrDavid Kelly’s death should remind us that, sometimes, stress can be a matter oflife and death.ByMax Mckeown, Consultant and author of Unshrink the People
Araucarian conifers are an important component of Cretaceous through Paleogene floras in the Antarctic Pensinsula. A well-preserved Eocene petrified trunk from Seymour Island, Antarctica reveals the growth form and bark morphology that, along with wood anatomical characteristics, places the tree within Araucaria. The tree was at least 14 m tall with a monopodial habit and horizontally wrinkled bark. Wood-decaying fungi colonized the trunk after it had fallen to the forest floor. The fungi invaded the trunk through the pith and initially along ray cells leaving strongly lignitized cells relatively intact. This indicates preferentially consumption of sugars suggesting these fungi formed the first stages of nutrient recycling within this Eocene ecosystem.
By TIM KELLYAn extra point kick blocked and an extra point kick converted were two of the biggest plays in Ocean City’s thrilling 21-20 win at Long Branch in the South Jersey Group 4 football playoffs Friday night.The Red Raiders advanced to their first sectional title game since 2000 with the win, a cliffhanger that came down to the final seconds.Long Branch, the two-time defending Central Jersey section champ facing O.C. for the first time ever in football because of a change in the state seeding process, had taken a 20-14 lead with 10:36 left in the second quarter.But the Raiders’ Brian Beckmann crashed through the Green Wave front wall and blocked the extra point try by Santiago Cortez. OC Football wins 21-20!!!Posted by OCNJ Daily on Friday, November 15, 2019 Ocean City’s seniors celebrate their win over Long Branch in the South Jersey Group 4 football playoffs. Ocean City opened the second half with the ball and embarked on a methodical 65-yard, 15-play drive to tie the game, highlighted by eight Jake Inserra runs, including a key eight-yarder to convert a third down.Red Raider quarterback Joe Repetti also made a big fourth-down run to move the chains and capped the drive by running the final 11 yards to knot the game at 20-20. The drive also chewed up almost seven minutes’ worth of the third quarter.Ocean City kicker Brendan McGonigle calmly booted the extra point, which stood up as the margin of victory.“This group never quits,” Ocean City Head Coach Kevin Smith said. “They just keep playing hard.”Ocean City’s defensive line rushes the Long Branch quarterback.Things started out much differently for the Green Wave (4-6), who struck first in the game on a 36-yard Jermaine Corbett run and Cortez extra point.Ocean City answered on Repetti’s eight-yard run to cap a Raider drive, his sixth rushing TD of the year. The Red Raiders surged ahead in the second quarter when Repetti’s tipped pass still found its way into the sure hands of Jake Schneider, covering 16 yards. McGonigle booted both conversions, the last one making the score 14-7 in O.C.’s favor.The momentum was short-lived for the Raiders. Speedy Jayon Farrrar of Long Branch took the ensuing kickoff and ran it back 84 yards for a touchdown to tie it at 14 with the point after.The Green Wave took the lead before halftime on Corbett’s run, setting the stage for Beckmann’s big block.“We didn’t play our best in the first half, but no one panicked,” Smith said. “I’m really proud of the way we re-grouped at halftime and played a great second half.”Junior Raiders coach Carl Wanek, his son Carl, Brady Rauner and Jake Schneider savor the playoff win.Shawnee, the defending Group 4 champs, came from behind to beat top-seeded Millville, 28-26 in the other semi-final.The Renegades scored twice in the game’s final minute and a half to earn the right to face Ocean City next week at their Medford campus. It was widely thought the game would be played next Friday night, but there was no official word on the date of the game, which could also take place on Saturday.Also unknown was if the playoff final would impact the date of the traditional Thanksgiving Day game against Pleasantville, this year scheduled for Carey Stadium.The situation was further muddied by a shooting that took place in Pleasantville during its Group 2 playoff game against Camden on Friday. The game was halted and not resumed following the incident.Ocean City’s fans show their support.At Long Branch, the Green Wave did not go quietly in the second half, despite losing senior QB Kyle Davidson to an injury just before halftime.Sophomore Christian Rodriguez drove the Wave down to the Ocean City 15-yard line midway through the fourth quarter. A costly illegal procedure penalty pushed them back five yards and on a key third-and-six, Red Raider junior defensive lineman Matt Christy sacked Rodriquez with assists from Will Drain and Michael Rhodes to end the threat.Ocean City’s players never let the 90-mile bus ride to Long Branch or the strange environs bother them in the game. They just kept playing.“The coaches just stressed fundamentals and execution and being physical, and the kids went out and did those things,” Smith said.And with that, Ocean City earned its shot at the South Jersey championship.The scoreboard tells the tale of Ocean City’s playoff win.
The Mental Health Act permits some patients who come under its provisions to be transferred to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.The act states that a hospital in England must obtain the authorisation of the Secretary of State for Health before it can transfer such a patient to a location in one of these jurisdictions. These forms can be used to apply for this authorisation.
New Orleans rocker Anders Osborne will hit Brooklyn’s The Hall at MP for two exciting shows this coming June. On Friday, June 17th, Osborne will bring a stripped down, acoustic set to the new venue. This show will be toned down and mostly seated, with food available to purchase from next door’s acclaimed MP Taverna, and some standing room available near the bar. Soulful singer-songwriter Cris Jacobs will be on hand for support that evening. If you’re looking to rock out, Saturday is your move, featuring a full electric band and Atlas Road Crew opening up. Tickets are available here (Friday) and here (Saturday).Fresh off a successful Jazz Fest and the release of his new album, Spacedust & Ocean Views, Osborne is more amped and ready than ever. These shows will certainly be an exciting taste of two different sides of the bluesy rocker. Band members Carl Dufrene on bass, Brady Blade on drums, Eric McFadden on guitar, and Danny Eisenberg on keys will help put on two nights of incredible performances.Show Info:June 17th, 2016Anders Osborne – Almost Acoustic BandW/ Cris JacobsThe Hall at MP8 PMTicketsJune 18th, 2016Anders Osborne – Full Electric BandW/ Atlas Road CrewThe Hall at MP8 PMTickets
There’s been a lot of news coming from Gorillaz in the past few months, with the group releasing their latest studio effort Humanz after seven years of musical silence in addition to announcing an extensive cross-continental tour. The digital band of 2-D, Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle masterminded by Damon Albarn and Jaimie Hewlett has always been on the technological, forefront, using technology to enhance and innovate during their musical performances. So perhaps it’s not surprising that the group’s webcast announcement today strays from our traditional couch tour expectations.Gorillaz Release Video For Never-Before-Heard Song “Sleeping Powder” From ‘Humanz’ Recording SessionToday, Gorillaz announced that they would be free streaming their concert at the Palladium in Cologne, Germany so that fans around the world can tune in and check out the group in action. However, the stream tonight presented by Telekom Electronic Beats will feature an immersive 360° video stream. The Germany performance is also set to serve as a showcase for Humanz, so Gorillaz will perform the entire album in its entirety during the show. You can stream the 360° video below, or head here if you’d prefer to watch the show in a more traditional format.Watch Stephen Colbert’s Incredible Sit-In With Gorillaz For “Feel Good, Inc.” On The Late Show
Multi-talented R&B-soul-hip-hop sensation Childish Gambino is making a huge return in 2018. Known to most as Donald Glover, the actor/writer/comedian/musician started as a writer for 30 Rock at the age of 23, and rose to fame acting on Community and as the creator and star of FX’s critically-acclaimed Atlanta. He was recently cast to play beloved characters in two upcoming Disney blockbusters: Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Star Wars offshoot, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Simba in the upcoming remake of The Lion King. Seemingly busier than most, Glover has announced that he will also be taking his live music persona on the road this fall for a rare tour as Childish Gambino.Still riding the success of his 2016 neo-soul masterpiece and five-time Grammy-nominated album, Awaken, My Love!, Gambino recently confirmed that new music is also on the way, as he promised RCA Records that he will “usher in the next phase of Childish Gambino’s musical career.” After the recent Grammy Awards, Glover announced to the press that he is going to retire Childish Gambino after the release of his fourth studio album. That album is currently in the works, so this very well might be Donald Glover’s last tour as Childish Gambino before he turns the page to something new. “I’m making another project right now, but I like endings, I think they’re important to progress,” he explained in a press statement.The 13-date tour will kick off in Atlanta on September 6th at Infinite Energy Arena and make stops at Chicago’s United Center, Boston’s TD Garden, NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles’ The Forum, and more before concluding in Vancouver at Rogers Arena.Glover, who won the Grammy award for Best Traditional R&B Performance in 2018, will be joined by hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd on the upcoming tour. See the full list of dates below.Childish Gambino 2018 Tour Dates:09/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena09/08 – Chicago, IL @ United Center09/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre09/12 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden09/14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden09/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center09/19 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena09/22 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center09/23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center09/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum09/27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena09/29 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena09/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena[H/T CoS]
April 15, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Court amends juvenile procedure rules Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Before, when foster children turned 18, most kids were sent out into the real world with few skills to make it on their own.“It was like, ‘Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, honey,’” said Deborah Schroth, chair of the Juvenile Court Rules Committee and a lawyer at Florida Legal Services, Inc., in Jacksonville.Beginning in 2002, the legislature addressed that problem by creating, and refining in later sessions, the independent living services program that requires foster children to be taught common sense basic survival skills that most parents make sure their own children know before leave home: how to balance a checkbook, why it’s not a good idea to mount up credit card debt, how to grocery shop on a budget, and even how to cook dinner.Now, thanks to a March 3 order from the Florida Supreme Court in Case No. SC04-1653, Amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure, there are rules in place to respond to changes made in Florida Statutes, effective 2004.Schroth said the most significant highlight of the 29-page order — that also deals with several delinquency rules involving witness attendance and subpoenas, process service, detention orders, and disposition forms—is Rule 8.415, Judicial Review of Dependency Cases. It sets forth a procedure for finding the Department of Children and Families in contempt of court for failing to comply with its obligations under a case plan or a provision of independent living services, as required by §§ 39.701(6) and 409.1451 of Florida Statutes.If it is a judge’s opinion that DCF has not complied with its obligations, the court shall issue a show cause order. If cause is shown for failure to comply, the court shall give the department 30 days to comply. And if DCF does not comply, the court may hold the department in contempt of court.“I do think it’s good,” Schroth said. “Otherwise, what happens is a case worker says, ‘I’m doing the best I can.’ It’s very easy to have sympathy for people who say, ‘I’m the only one and have so many kids.’ When you have a particular contempt position, the department and community-based care agencies know that if they don’t have enough workers to ensure this is done timely, that this is a priority of the legislature, and they have to get enough workers.”As Schroth explained, DCF cannot wait until the month before a foster child turns 18 to begin crafting an independent living plan, either. Some skills are required to be taught when the foster child is 13 and the life lessons continue to intensify at ages 15 and 17, and increase as the child nears age 18 and is released from foster care and the court’s jurisdiction.“What has happened in the past—and I hope it is being resolved, and I stress ‘hope’ for the children’s sake—is that caseworkers tended to wait until the last minute to address how incredibly important this independent living skills plan is,” Schroth said.“I think that’s why the legislature included contempt. It’s now or never. Either do this or the child will not get the services.” Court amends juvenile procedure rules
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His advantage was being eroded late on, but Golden Pal was ultimately well on top at the line, with Cowan a fast-finishing second.Nigel Tinkler’s Flying Childers winner Ubettabelieveit fared best of the European raiding party in third after blowing the start.Ward said: “He’s just amazing. I got a little worried on the backside when Irad took a hold of him as he lost a little momentum, but then he just accelerated down the lane and he’s a champion colt.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “When he showed a bit of acceleration passing the quarter-pole I knew we were OK, although I got a little worried in the last part. I was hugging my son, but we got there!“Royal Ascot here we come – we’re going to get it this year!”Winning owner-breeder Randy Lowe was a proud man – and outlined big plans for next year.He said: “I bred him out of my mare Lady Shipman and right from the moment he was born and put his chin in the palm of my hand I knew he was going to be special.“Winning a race at the Breeders’ Cup has been my ambition for 35 years so this is one of the greatest days of my life.“I named him Golden Pal after my mentor John C Mabee, whose best horse was Best Pal.“Regarding Wesley, he has chased me for a few years to send him one and because he liked this horse so much, I thought let’s let him have a try.”He added: “In the race Irad tried to pull him back because we’d spent a lot of time teaching to rate, but then he let out a notch (of rein) and he was in control.“Owing to the Covid restrictions we were unable to go to Royal Ascot to see him run, so we threw a breakfast party in the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas. I remember as we watched the race develop I couldn’t believe it when he got caught.“I think the plan will be to rest him and then bring him back here at Keeneland in early April, but the big plans are the King’s Stand Stakes, the Nunthorpe and the Breeders’ Cup again next year.”Tinkler was delighted with the performance of Ubettabelieveit, saying: “We put ear plugs on him so he wouldn’t hear the bell so loud and obviously he fell out of the stalls, but it probably helped him in some ways because he got a good run through.“We’re obviously delighted with him and I thought the jockey (Rowan Scott) gave him a great ride.“He probably didn’t quite get the trip – he’s a five-furlong horse, it was five-and-a-half today and in the last 50 yards he just got a little bit tired, but we’re very pleased.“We know he’s a very good horse and we’re fortunate to have him. We’ll look forward to next season and he’ll have a good break now.”Hollie Doyle was out of the places on the Archie Watson-trained Mighty Gurkha, on what was her first Breeders’ Cup ride.She said: “He jumped well, but we hit a flat spot and lost our position and then he couldn’t quicken in the straight. It’s been a great experience and I’ve loved every minute here.” With Irad Ortiz Jr in the saddle, Golden Pal was the red-hot favourite to provide trainer Wesley Ward with back-to-back in the Grade Two contest following the victory of Four Wheel Drive 12 months ago – and the result was scarcely in doubt.Ward’s charge made a rapid start from his wide berth, enabling him to cross the field and take an early lead.Ortiz Jr briefly took his mount back, before giving him his head before the home turn and he quickly put clear daylight between himself and his rivals.- Advertisement – Royal Ascot runner-up Golden Pal dominated from the front in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Keeneland.Mowed down late by Michael Bell’s The Lir Jet in the Norfolk Stakes in June, the Uncle Mo colt had since blitzed his rivals in a stakes race at Saratoga after connections abandoned plans to return to Britain for a tilt at the Nunthorpe at York.- Advertisement –