Workshop Series: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

first_imgClass size is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (561) 357-7135. Research studies find high rates of depression and anxiety among caregivers and increased vulnerability to health problems. Caregivers frequently cite restriction of personal activities and social life as problems. They often feel they have no control over events, and that feeling of powerlessness has a significant negative impact on caregivers’ physical and emotional health. Every Thursday Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend, whether that person lives nearby or far away. The goal is to help caregivers thrive and provide better care to their care recipients. The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program is an evidence-based education program offering a unique combination of elements. The scripted curriculum and the intricately detailed training material, have guaranteed its consistency and quality. The program utilizes a train-the-trainer method of dissemination. Classes are held on Thursdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Mid County Senior Center, located at 3680 Lake Worth Road, in Lake Worth. Powerful Tools for Caregivers-PBC Division of Senior Services Workshop Feeling stressed as a caregiver? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program you can count on to make a positive difference in your life. Teaches Self Care Reduce stressImprove self-confidenceCommunicate feelings betterBalance their livesIncrease their ability to make tough decisionsLocate helpful resources Classes Held Weekly Classes consist of six (6) sessions held once a week. Participants receive a resource book, “The Caregiver Help-book.” The Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services is facilitating a Powerful Tools for Caregivers series beginning Thursday, September 7 through October 5. Tools You Can Count On! This program helps caregivers to:last_img read more

US scientists examine hurricane damage to Caribbean coral reefs

first_imgScientists from the University at Buffalo, New York (UB) and California State University (Cal State), Northridge have gotten an early look at the damage caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma, which tore through the Caribbean in September not only wreaking havoc on land but also devastating ocean ecosystems.The scientists, who travelled to the US Virgin Islands last month, to assess the damage, said coral reefs off the coast of  St. John suffered severe injury during the storms.“Some coral colonies lost branches. Others were cloaked in harmful algal growth. Many – weakened by the hurricanes – were left with ghostly, feather-like strands of bacteria hanging off open wounds, where bits of coral had been scraped off,” said UB.Researchers also observed sites where whole coral colonies, akin to individual trees in a forest, had been swept away by the fury of the storms.“Hurricanes generate huge waves. The effect is like sandblasting – the waves carry sand and debris, such as bits of broken coral, onto the reefs, striking them over and over again,” said Dr. Howard Lasker, professor of geology in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.UB said Lasker led the research trip with Dr. Peter Edmunds, professor of biology at Cal State Northridge.Funds from UN National Science Foundation The team, funded by the US National Science Foundation’s rapid response research programme, spent two weeks aboard the F.G. Walton Smith, the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s research vessel.“In shallow waters, what we found certainly lived up to our expectations—holy, moly this was bad news,” said Edmunds, who has spent 31 years studying St. John’s reef. “But when we went deeper, it became more nuanced. It was still beautiful. There were corals, sea fans and some fish swimming around.“Then you would look more closely, and you would see tumbled corals and missing corals in spots where you had seen corals just three months before,” he added. Coral reefs act as habitats for fish and other wildlife, providing food for communities worldwide and generating tourism dollars for seaside economies, UB said.last_img read more

Ten tips for filing immigration applications

first_img1) Eligibility: Before filing any application with the USCIS make sure that you meet all the eligibility requirements. Under Trump’s immigration policies, filing an immigration application when you are not eligible, can get you deported. 2) Use the correct form: Be sure you have the most current edition of the form. Never pay for forms, they are free. To download the current edition of each form, go to and click on the Forms link, then choose your form. 3) Supporting Documents: Make sure and include all required documents so your case is not delayed. Read the Form Instructions and enclose copies of the required supporting documents listed. Never send originals!4) Foreign Language Documents: All documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by an English translation and “Certificate of Translation” signed by the translator, attesting to the fact that they are fluent in the foreign language and English. Example: I [name of translator], certify that I am fluent in the English and [type in name of foreign language, for instance, Spanish] languages, and that the above is an accurate translation of the attached document. Have the translator sign, date and type in his or her address. Note that an Applicant, family member or anyone else can be the translator, you do not need a certified translator or any other special certification.5) Copies: Make and keep copies of every page of your signed application, all supporting documents and check/money order for your records.6) Filing Fees: Make sure the USCIS filing fee is correct. Go online to and click on the Forms link to see the current filing fee for each form. You can pay by check/money order or credit/debit card. You can use a personal check to pay the filing fees, just note that it can take 2+ months for the USCIS to deposit it, so make sure the funds are in the bank, otherwise there is a $30 “insufficient funds” fee. If you use a Money Order, have it issued by your bank, rather than a convenience store or postal service, in case you need to get a copy of the cancelled check (to see your case number on the back-in case you don’t receive a USCIS receipt). If you pay by credit card, you have to download and complete form 1450 and place on the top of your application. 7) Sending your application: Use USPS Priority Mail, Express Mail or Fed-ex/UPS with tracking. Be sure to get delivery confirmation a few days after you send your application, to confirm it was received and save the confirmation for your records. NEVER use Certified Mail, it is too slow.8) Sign-up for E-Notification: Always file Form G-1145 with your application, to receive a text message or email e-notification confirming that the application was received and accepted for processing by the USCIS along with the case receipt number(s). 9) Sign-up for E-Mail Case Updates: Once you receive your USCIS Receipt (called I-797 Notice of Action) – usually in about 10 days, go online to and click on “Check your case status” then sign-up for email updates on your case using your case number.10) Check USCIS Processing Times: Go to and click on “Check your case status” then scroll down and click on “USCIS Processing Times Information” and click on the Service Center or office where your case is processing to see the current processing times for your application type.last_img read more

Sangster International Airport named Caribbean’s Leading Airport

first_imgSangster International Airport (SIA), Jamaica’s leading gateway to the world, was named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport for the tenth year in a row at the World Travel Awards (WTA) hosted at Sandals Montego Bay on Saturday, September 22nd.Operated by MBJ Airports Limited, SIA emerged as the winner from a pool of 13 Caribbean competitors nominated for the prestigious award. The accolade was first bestowed on SIA in 2005. It won again in 2009 and has won the title again every year since.“We are deeply honored to be named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport for the tenth consecutive year. This prestigious award validates our tireless efforts to deliver world-class service and showcase Jamaica’s rich culture at Sangster International Airport,” commented MBJ CEO Rafael Echevarne.EPT “We are grateful that our continuous work to improve the physical infrastructure of the airport and provide passengers with outstanding service has been recognized by the global travel industry and users of SIA, who have voted us number one in the region year after year for the past decade. Our entire staff, our partners and every citizen of Jamaica can be proud of this tremendous achievement,” Echevarne added.MBJ has led a number of initiatives over the past three years to improve the passenger experience within the arrivals and departures terminals while upgrading the taxiways and aprons on the airside.Several transformational projects are now underway to bring further upgrades to the airport, including a redesign of the ticketing hall and an expansion of the commercial concourse.last_img read more

Workers at Haitian Government Ministry to end protest action

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Employees at the Ministry of Trade and Industry who have been on strike since April 22, have decided to suspend their protest action.This decision follows an agreement reached between the Ministry and the employees on several demands including improved working conditions and the provision of computers.However, the employees on Wednesday, gave the Ministry 72 hours to implement this agreement, and threatened to resume their protest if this was not done.Commenting on the impact of the strike, the President of the Association of Industries of Haiti (ADIH),  George B. Sassine, said it has affected the issuance of export visas for some outsourcing contractors.He added that  this has been  “ a deplorable situation that contributes to discouraging foreigners from investing in Haiti.”He also said that the protest placed  nearly 60,000 jobs in the export sector at risk  “because it is impossible to obtain the visa allowing the shipment of goods to the United States of America.”last_img read more

Jamaicans Urged to Report Returnees who Breach Quarantine Orders

first_imgShe noted that elderly family members and those with chronic diseases could have poor outcomes if they become infected with COVID-19. Bisasor-McKenzie noted that all returning Jamaicans, whether they are high- or low-risk, are given a 14-day quarantine order and are required to contact the health authority immediately, if they develop a fever or any respiratory symptoms during the 14- day period. All Jamaicans who have returned to the island, will undergo health screening on arrival and if determined to be high-risk, will be required to do a COVID-19 test at a local health centre. Persons have a duty to stay home and you also have a duty to report it,” she said. The CMO, who was speaking at the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ weekly virtual COVID Conversations press briefing, held recently, said that everyone is “duty-bound” to report when a returnee breaches quarantine or becomes ill. Bisasor-McKenzie emphasised that it is an offence for any individual to leave their home within the 14-day period once they have been placed under a quarantine order. In the meantime, Dr. Bisasor-McKenzie pointed out that Jamaica is now moving away from testing all incoming passengers and will only be testing those who are deemed to be high-risk. “A negative test can become positive a day or two days later, so you must monitor yourself, and everybody in the family must monitor the person who has returned.” “At any time during those 14 days, even if you have done a test or if you are waiting on a result, you can develop symptoms. We have seen in the past few days, weeks, where we’ve had persons who have had a test and have developed symptoms within a 24 to 48-hour period and have not reported it, and during that period of time, when they should have been in quarantine, would have infected other members of their household,” Dr. Bisasor-McKenzie said.center_img KINGSTON, Jamaica – Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, is encouraging citizens to report persons who have returned to the island and are not complying with the quarantine orders. “If we are going to keep Jamaica safe from COVID-19 and keep the number of cases below the numbers that our health system can manage, then every single soul has a responsibility to report as soon as somebody becomes sick and to ensure that all the persons who are returning from travel stay at home for the designated-period,” she said. “People in the community must monitor persons that they know have returned from travels, persons in the business place must monitor if they know that somebody has come in and is there in their office. They have a duty to say to the person, ‘you need to stay home’. “At any point in time, if you develop symptoms, you are asked to report it so that you can protect your family members,” the CMO added. “It is not that there is no risk, because everyone that has come from a country where there is the transmission of COVID-19 presents a risk,” she said, noting that what is most important is the monitoring during the 14 days that could be an incubation period for the disease. Persons, who return a positive test, will be required to isolate, while those who test negative will remain in quarantine until the 14-day period has ended. CMClast_img read more

Athletic Bilbao confirm success of Yeray Alvarez’s testicular cancer treatment.

first_imgIt was bad news for the players, board and fans of Athletic Bilbao when defender Yeray Alvarez was diagnosed with testicular cancer in December. Alvarez amazingly returned to action in February and was named in Spain’s squad for the U21 European Championships, just 46 days after surgery to remove the affected testicle. However, in June, Alvarez suffered a setback when it was discovered during a routine checkup that the disease had returned, robbing him of the chance to play at the U21 European Championship. In July, Alvarez was shown love and support from his Athletic Bilbao teammates as they all shaved their heads while he was undergoing chemotherapy. “We want him to feel as comfortable as possible here and we did this not only for Yeray but for all families that suffer from this disease.” said midfielder Oscar de Marcos.Alvarez also took to Instagram to thank the players and fans for their support, saying he would return stronger.”When it seemed like it had knocked me down, I got up and fought back,” the defender wrote. “Don’t worry, I’m going to win this fight. With all the people that support me, if it comes back to knock me down again, I will come back a thousand and one times.”Yes, he won the fight. Athletic Bilbao have confirmed that Alvarez’s treatment was successful. It is only a matter of time before the 22-year-old returns to action. RelatedCanelo Alvarez calls Floyd Mayweather a disgrace to BoxingDecember 13, 2018In “Boxing”Transfer: Athletic Bilbao Sign Inigo Martinez To Replace LaporteJanuary 30, 2018In “Europe”Former Barcelona Midfielder To Be Punished For Drug Trafficking In MexicoAugust 10, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

European League Preview: Excitement reaches fever pitch in Italy, ‘United’ PSG poised for routine…

first_imgEuropean League games take centre stage from Friday night, and all through the weekend. We preview the weekend matches from England, Germany, Italy and France.ENGLANDTottenham Hotspur are away to West Ham United at the London Stadium in Saturday’s early kickoff. Spurs have been clinical on the road to date, bagging maximum points in two games, an escape route from their Wembley Stadium hoodoo. Slaven Bilic must guard against an unwanted thrashing in the hands of his City rivals, in a game which traditional produces a league spectacle.Joint-leaders Manchester City are home to bottom team Crystal Palace. The two teams are expressing contrasting fortunes this campaign, and it surely can be only one expected outcome at the end of match proceedings. The deadly attacking partnership of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus will unleash terror on a Palace defence, which could welcome back Pape Souare, the Senegalese left-back making his return after 12-months out following a horrific injury in the League Cup midweek.Leicester City and Liverpool should set the league alight when they meet at the King Power Stadium. Meetings between the pair in recent season have turned out to be a delight to both fans and neutrals, and this latest clash between the Foxes and Reds shouldn’t be any different.GERMANYChampions Bayern Munich appears to have bounced back from an away defeat at Hoffenheim a fortnight ago. The second-place team are home to a struggling Wolfsburg team on Friday. Wolfsburg, complete with Nigerian striking sensation Victor Osimhen have not hit top gear this season, and the thoughts of facing a star studded Bayern Munich could be enough to wet their pants even before kickoff.Hoffenheim welcomes Schalke 04 who were on the receiving hand of a comprehensive 3-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. Hoffenheim on their part fought back from two goals down to secure a much needed 3-2 away win at Mainz. This game promises to be explosive with no margin for error from both teams.League leaders Borussia Dortmund are having a dream start to the league campaign. Borussia Monchengladbach are the latest team to attempt to put spanners in their works when they come calling to the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. It will not be a stroll in the park for Dortmund, but guaranteed goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his fellow forwards; they should emerge with maximum points.ITALYRoma and Udinese will light up the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday afternoon in a potentially exciting Italian Serie A game. The visiting team lost at home on Wednesday night to Torino and do have a herculean task against a seventh-place Roma team that have been firing on all cylinders lately.Newly promoted SPAL have done a pretty decent job in shutting out big score lines despite their lowly league position. They are home to leaders Napoli. Napoli are in fearsome form, hitting ten goals in successive games, conceding just one, Lazio at the receiving end of four of those strikes on Wednesday night. It appears to be a straight forward win for Lazio who are gunning to continue their 100 percent start to the season, but we expect SPAL to limit the rampant Napoli attack from having a filled day.The eagerly anticipated Turin derby sees Juventus hosts Torino on Saturday. Juventus weren’t totally convincing in their last win at home to Fiorentina, though that could be pardoned because a few key players were rested ahead of the derby game. Torino on their part have been impressive in recent games, partly due to the impressive form of Andrea Belloti in front of goal. Regardless of the outcome of this game, what is almost certain is Torino will breach Juventuses defence, at least on one occasion.FRANCEChampions Monaco are away to Lille, whose manager Marcelo Bielsa must be feeling the intense heat only after a few rounds of matches. Monaco were humiliated on their last away Ligue 1 clash at OGC Nice and they should feel pretty confident of avoiding a repeat performance and outcome against a spineless Lille team who sit in 17th-place.League leaders PSG must have sorted whatever dressing room division that threatened to overshadow last weekend’s home win against Olympique Lyon. The capital team had to depend on two late own goals to claim maximum points, a worry for Unai Emery. The Parisians have their work cut-out against a Montpellier side that are separated from the Nouveau Riche of French football by 11 points. Failure to pick maximum points away from home, will see Monaco close the gap on the leaders in the event Les Rogue et Bleu also win away from home. RelatedEuropean League preview: Stamford Bridge lit for Premier League showdown.September 28, 2017In “England”Christopher IkonomidisJune 30, 2017Similar postEuropean League Wrap: Record setting Manchester City hammer Palace for five; Ancelotti, Montella under-fire.September 25, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Star Sports unveiled as lead sponsors of the Towcester English Greyhound Derby

first_img Share Share Countdown to Cheltenham: Star Sports on why they ‘do not bet on an opinion’ March 10, 2020 UK independent bookmaker Star Sports has been unveiled as the new sponsors of the English Greyhound Derby, the world’s most prestigious greyhound race.The 2017 Star Sports Greyhound Derby will be run at Towcester, the UK’s newest greyhound track, for the first time on Saturday 1st July, with a winner’s purse of £175,000 and total prize-money of over £350,000, it is the richest greyhound competition in the world.Star Sports informs that iy will take the winner around 29 seconds to complete the 500-metre course for this historic prize that dates all the way back to 1927.Towcester’s Chief Executive Kevin Ackerman, commented on the sponsorship: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Star Sports as sponsors of the English Greyhound Derby here at Towcester.“It was extremely important for us to find the right partner who shares our ambitions for greyhound racing. Ben Keith and his enthusiastic team at Star Sports are hugely passionate about the sport and together we will put on the greatest greyhound show in the world.”Star Sports’ Founder Ben Keith, backed Ackerman’s commented stating: “As a lifelong greyhound racing fan, there is no bigger race in the sport than the Greyhound Derby and we are truly honoured to be sponsoring the first running of such a prestigious prize at Towcester.“We have been hugely impressed by Kevin and his team and admire what they are doing for the sport of greyhound racing.“This represents another exciting chapter in our history and a particularly special one for me as greyhound racing is in my blood. We look forward to working with Towcester to deliver a top class sporting event.” StumbleUpon SIS reintroduces Towcester service as it resumes full greyhound schedule May 27, 2020 Submit On-course bookies rail against ‘severe’ age-verification penalties January 29, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Simona Pinterova: Taking EnergyBet services into the Lions’ Den

first_img Related Articles Share Submit EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon EnergyBet is the main club sponsor for Leyton Orient FC and the official in stadia betting partner for Championship club Millwall FC.Last month, we spoke to the Malta-based operator, whose affiliate partner scheme landed a prize at the recent SBC Awards, about focusing its Leyton Orient partnership on quality fan interactions.As the football season approaches the busy festive schedule, we sat down with Simona Pinterova, PR and Media Manager at EnergyBet, to discuss differences between the two deals, exclusive promotions for Millwall fans, and the impact of Sky Bet’s reinforced EFL position.SBC: How did you set expectations for this in-stadia partnership, compared to the front-of-shirt deal you have with Leyton Orient?SP: It’s difficult to compare the two really, because whilst the front-of-shirt deal with Leyton Orient certainly gets our brand at the centre of the action, Millwall is in a different league (in more ways than one).The matches at the Den command a much bigger audience, and the in-stadia betting partnership allows us to interact with fans, and introduce them to our services very effectively.SBC: How do you ensure that competitions and promotions remain exclusive to Millwall fans; does this even matter if you are taking on new customers?SP: The competitions and promotions that we run specifically for Millwall fans mostly only get discovered by Millwall fans in the first place (in-stadia promotion, social media tags etc.), and the prizes are usually something Millwall related, so it’s not really an issue. But, at the end of the day, we want new customers, so everyone is welcome to take part.SBC: What do you make of Sky Bet’s EFL position; will operators be forced to look to other leagues and markets to allocate sponsorship spend?SP: The sheer muscle of Sky means their move to further entrench their position in the EFL came as no surprise. Sure, operators will be looking at other leagues and markets to sponsor, but we don’t really see this as a negative. There are plenty of other sponsorship opportunities out there, and we welcome Sky’s commitment to take the lead and highlight responsible gaming during their sponsorship of the EFL.SBC: Finally, the possibility of PASPA repeal in the United States is a hot industry topic; how well placed are EnergyBet to make a move in this market?SP: In all honesty, EnergyBet does not really see the US as a priority right now. Even if PASPA is repealed, there remain very significant challenges for anyone looking to profit from online sports betting in the US. Whilst the potential market is, without doubt, huge, so are the pitfalls.Socially, sports betting has a very different image in the US, and things are going to vary considerably from state-to-state. Anyone looking to get a sizable chunk of the American sports betting market will need to have pockets deep enough to allow for a lot of experimentation before they find the right formula. QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Sharelast_img read more