Calm seas and warm water has descended on the North Coast, and boats headed offshore from Fort Bragg to Gold Beach, Oregon and all ports in between, were coming home with coolers full of albacore. Fort Bragg was the place to be last weekend. Flat calm water made for an easy run to where the tuna were schooled up, and the boats put the hurt to em’. Some of the top boats put in over 30, and a lot of boats ended with well over 20 fish. Monday was just as good, with the most of the action coming …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Russ QuinnDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Continuous stress is not good for the human body and can affect both physical and emotional well-being. Agricultural-related stress can be caused by many different factors and its symptoms can be manifested in several ways.In a recent webinar titled “Wellness in Tough Times” by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension Educators Brandy VanDeWalle and Glennis McClure, the pair took a closer look at rural stress and the negative effects it has on rural residents. They also offered tips to dealing with stress and additional resources for those who need it.LOTS OF AG STRESSStress is the human response to any change perceived as a challenge or a threat, according to VanDeWalle.Stress can be good or bad, with good stress called eustress. This can help energize someone for an upcoming task, such as spring planting, while bad stress is called distress and continuous distress is not good, she said.Some people handle stress better than others. Those who are the glass-half-full type of people tend to handle stress better than generally less positive people, she said.Prolonged stress can result in serious physical and emotional problems, VanDeWalle said.McClure said many items can cause stress in agriculture. Weather challenges, crop and livestock production risks, machinery breakdowns, debt loads, volatile markets, multiple-generation farms and ranches, long days with lack of sleep and government regulations can all contribute to ag-related stress.“Two or more of these stresses can cause problems,” McClure said. “And we saw some pretty major weather stress earlier this spring.”McClure said this stress can affect one’s body, mind and actions.When stress lingers for long periods of time, the hormone cortisol is produced by our bodies. The effects of cortisol on the body can be seen with higher levels of blood cholesterol or high blood pressure, which can lead to serious health problems, she said.Under stress, one’s mind cannot concentrate as well and can be prone to displays of anger. Actions can include undereating or overeating, withdrawing from normal activities and use of drugs and alcohol.Everyone reacts to stress differently, McClure said.DEALING WITH AG STRESSVanDeWalle said there are, however, several different ways rural residents can handle stress in agriculture.Among the ways is building gaps into your day to ensure you have time for a mental break and take some time off. VanDeWalle acknowledged those involved in agriculture might not always follow these suggestions, but just getting away even for a few minutes is good for coping with stress.“It could be something as simple as grilling out with friends,” VanDeWalle said.Other ways to deal with stress includes being assertive and learning to say “no” for various events, include time to build on the “feel good” endorphins, visit someone, or maybe even journal to be able to talk through what you are going through, she said.VanDeWalle said she recommends a variety of stress-reducing activities and actions such as eating a well-balanced diet, including breakfast, exercising a half hour a day or every other day, getting enough sleep and accepting that stress is part of life. Other recommendations are to clearly define home and work responsibilities, manage time efficiently, set realistic goals, learn to relax and separate work and family time.Cultivating a productive mindset can help deal with stress, especially in agriculture, McClure said.ASSISTING OTHERSAnother aspect in dealing with stress in agriculture is assisting others in distress, according to McClure. With the extreme weather seen all over the state last month, more people could be dealing with distress than usual.Being able to recognize signs of distress and understanding the warning signs are extremely important, she said.For example, if you think you know people who are in distress, express your concerns and ask them about their situation. This will involve active listening, McClure said. Ask them about their plans, and if you see warning signs, treat suicidal talk or behavior as serious and take immediate action.“Don’t ignore anything when it comes to suicide,” McClure said.Do not leave the person alone — a trip to a local hospital or health facility may be necessary, she emphasized.Someone in extreme stress needs to be dealt with immediately and there are many resources available. These include:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-(800)-273-TALK (8255)Nebraska Family Helpline1-(888)-866-8660Nebraska Rural Response Hotline1-(800)-464-0258Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration1-800-985-5990Nebraska Farm Mediation(402) 471-4876http://www.negotiations.nebraska.gov/… University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Systems of Care Regionshttps://www.unmc.edu/… Confidential Online Mental Health Screeninghttps://www.bryanhealth.com/… In addition “handouts” are available from the UNL webinar and are available at https://go.unl/….Russ Quinn can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @RussQuinnDTN(ES/SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
Two spectacled cobras were rescued from the Commonwealth Games Village on Friday night.Two cobras rescued from CWG Village near gate no 1 and 2 on Friday.Around 11.10 pm, NGO Wildlife SOS’s CWG Helpline received a call from the Games control room saying two snakes had been spotted near gates one and two of the Village.Both snakes were removed safely from under the police barriers near the gates.The police and Games officials had already cordoned off the area when the rescue team reached.
Four-star running back Jaason Lewis, who hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia, has decided to head out west to play his collegiate football, picking the Arizona State Sun Devils over a number of SEC schools, including Tennessee, Florida and Ole Miss. ASU hasn’t given him the best welcoming, however.Arizona State’s Twitter account has sent out two tweets to celebrate Lewis’ signing. In both, his name is spelled incorrectly. Sure, it’s fair to say that he has a strange way of spelling his first name. But you’d think that whoever is in charge of ASU’s Twitter account would be a little more careful.
For the seventh straight year, President of the United States Barack Obama has joined ESPN’s Andy Katz to unveil his March Madness picks. “Baracketology”, as it’s now known, hasn’t been all that successful, but it has been entertaining.This year, Obama went mostly chalk. While he has a number of interesting upsets in the first round, he has seeds ranked 1-4 for 15 of his 16 Sweet Sixteen slots. Davidson, a 10-seed, is the only squad he thinks will wind up pulling two upsets.All the President’s picks: Check out his NCAA Tournament Bracket → http://t.co/ENqqesV08s #Baracketology pic.twitter.com/gYREANLa6P— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 18, 2015Obama has Kentucky over Villanova in the final. He thinks that UK is going to finish the season 40-0. Here’s his entire bracket, via ESPN. What do you think of the President’s picks?
Kolkata: Bringing great news for Durga Puja organisers across the state a month ahead of the grand festival, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated on Friday that the donation to the Puja committees has been enhanced to Rs 25,000 from Rs 10,000. Apart from this, Puja committees where all the members are women will get Rs 5,000 more from the police department.The Chief Minister also stated that CESC and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) will provide 25 percent concession to the Puja committees across the state. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn Friday afternoon, the coordination meeting for Durga Puja was held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, where the Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, Director General of West Bengal Police and ministers from several departments along with representatives from several religions and representatives from Puja committees were present. During the meeting, Banerjee stated that she is enhancing the donation amount to Rs 25,000 from Rs 10,000. She also told the police administration that the Pujas organised exclusively by women will get Rs 5,000 more, which will be given by the police. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayApart from this, a member of a Kolkata Puja committee informed the Chief Minister that every year they had to pay a high amount of money to CESC for electrical connections. After hearing this, Banerjee announced that from this year, all the Puja committees will be given 25 percent concession by CESC and WBSEDCL across the state. At present, around 28 thousand big Puja committees organise Durga Pujas apart from several small Pujas arranged locally across the state. “Our government is poor. Despite all odds the amount has been enhanced to Rs 25,000. CESC and WBSEDCL have been asked to give a concession of 25 percent as well,” said Banerjee. The Chief Minister also proposed to the Puja committees to abolish the VIP pass culture, saying: “It is my request not to make any VIP passes. It is not right when a huge number of people are waiting in a line and a few people with a card get in from another entrance and visit the Puja pandal without any hazard.” While talking about the facts in this regard, she turned to state Fire minister Sujit Bose and told him that she does not want to see VIP passes for Sreebhumi. She also instructed Mayor Firhad Hakim and state PWD minister Aroop Biswas that no VIP passes should be made available in their areas. During her speech, Banerjee stated that when a huge gathering takes place, no one should shout or spread any message which can create panic among the people. The Chief Minister also announced that this year, the Puja Carnival will be held on October 11 at Red Road.
Junior defenseman Craig Dalrymple (24) looks on during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternCraig Dalrymple stood outside the visiting locker room at the Bowling Green State University Ice Arena three weeks ago with a disarming smile that belied his 6-foot-5-inch, 210-pound stature and reputation as a rugged junior defenseman on the Ohio State men’s hockey team.Moments earlier, Dalrymple was celebrating his team’s 3-2 win against the Falcons, but his jubilation was multifaceted; he’d just played his first game in 301 days.As the Buckeyes (5-8-1, 1-1-0) prepare for Friday’s road game against Michigan, Dalrymple, who’s been recovering from an upper-body injury he sustained on Jan. 17, said he’s fully healed.“Now that I’ve played six games here, I feel a lot better and I almost feel like everything’s coming into place,” Dalrymple said. “I think I’m at 100 percent.”Dalrymple was sidelined following OSU’s outdoor game against University of Minnesota last season and said his recovery timeline was “hard to explain.”There were multiple times during the recovery process when Dalrymple returned to practice only to realize he wasn’t in playing condition, he said.“He was at the rink every day at the same time as everyone else,” Buckeye junior defenseman Sam Jardine said. “(When) he wasn’t allowed to practice and he was done at lift, he’d watch us practice.”At the beginning of the season, Dalrymple could often be seen standing on the OSU bench wearing a pullover and ball cap, tasked with overcoming the mental and physical frustration his injury incited.“To take (hockey) away from someone when they’re that passionate for it is very tough,” Dalrymple said. “You feel helpless.”The feeling was mutual for the rest of the Buckeyes who worked to keep Dalrymple, who’d missed four collegiate games prior to his injury, in a positive mindset, OSU coach Steve Rohlik said.Once Dalrymple returned to the lineup on Nov. 14, he immediately strengthened OSU’s blue line, Jardine said.“He picked up right where he left off,” Jardine said. “All credit to him for staying in shape and staying focused through that time.”In a short exchange with Dalrymple, it’s not tough to imagine his roots influenced his work rate.A native of Kippen, Ontario, Dalrymple, 23, began playing hockey as a 5-year-old and spent summers working on a farm for Huron Tractor, he said.“I remember for three summers I was kind of like the utility boy,” Dalrymple said. “I was delivery, I was doing this, doing that, but I mean, I was working Monday to Friday and I loved every second of it.”It’s a testament to his work rate that Dalrymple has re-established himself as a top defenseman in the Buckeyes’ lineup after six games.Dalrymple has two points, 12 shots and 18 blocked shots this season, logging time on the power play and penalty kill units.“He’s got a rocket from the point and he’s a big physical guy defensively,” Jardine said. “I don’t think a lot of people realized how much we missed him.”OSU will have another chance to prove its improved defensive stability this weekend against the Wolverines (7-6-0, 1-1-0).The Buckeyes are 3-1-1 on the road this season and have a chance to earn their second conference win of the season before a nearly month-long winter break.“We just have to empty the tanks,” Rohlik said. “We have nothing to save ourselves for.”Loose Pucks-David Gust is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Rohlik said-The Buckeyes went 0-3-1 against the Wolverines last season. OSU’s last win against Michigan was on Nov. 19, 2011
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says “nothing justifies” Spain sacking coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup in response to Champions League winner appointing him new manager.Lopetegui who said he was initially congratulated by federation president Luis Rubiales insisted he acted in a “professional and honest” manner in accepting the appointment on Tuesday, only to be dismissed the following day.However, the Spanish football federation said it fired Lopetegui two days before Spain’s opening game in Russia because the discussion for the job occurred “without any information” communicated to the organization.On the other hand, Perez said Rubiales’ reaction was “one of pride” and he “disrespected” Real.He also said the agreement was announced before the World Cup to “make it transparent and avoid speculation and rumours”.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…He cited Chelsea signing then Italy boss Antonio Conte before Euro 2016 and Manchester United confirming Dutch manager Louis van Gaal’s appointment before the 2014 World Cup.“We had legitimate freedom to make this agreement,” said Perez, according to BBC.“That agreement has somehow been interpreted as disloyal.“The president’s response was unprecedented. Nothing justifies Lopetegui not being on the bench for tomorrow’s game.”
Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus has seen a lot of positives in the German squad after their game with France.Speaking ahead of the showdown with Peru on Sunday, Reus believes his team’s display against France at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Thursday is something to cheer and hopefully build on.“All in all, it was pretty positive,” the Borussia Dortmund forward told www.dfb.de.“We definitely had a decent game. Throughout the whole game, I felt that we had the French under control because we were supporting each other well as a team.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Our opponents also had chances, of course, but we also had two or three really good opportunities to score in the second half as well. With a bit of luck, we could have got a goal at that stage and gone on to win the game.“There were definitely a lot of positives, but we need to be even more determined when we play if we want to score. We could have played a bit more calmly at some points perhaps. But the main focus was to find some defensive stability again.“We can’t forget that we were playing against the world champions. We fought hard for 90 minutes and were lively.”
Turks & Caicos Islands Recognizes World AIDS Day 2014 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:porsha stubbs-Smith, world tourism day Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 28, 2016 – “My Fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders, today marks World Tourism Day 2016 under the theme “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”. As tourism throughout the world matures with almost 1.2 billion people traveling abroad each year, it proves to be a major economic driver. The tourist industry is dynamic, diverse, and highly competitive, thus the need for major promotion of accessible tourism.” “The Turks and Caicos Islands is a part of the global tourism move, as such, tourism should be attainable to all irrespective of a person’s physical limitation, disability or age, travel is for all to experience and embrace on an equal basis. It is therefore incumbent upon the Turks and Caicos Islands as one of the top travel destinations in the region to build upon, and improve on accessible tourism products and services; which will only place our country in an even better position as it relates to marketing. I am confident in the hospitality of our people, and as a country proud to welcome and engage visitors from all walks of life.”“Today as we celebrate Tourism for All! I encourage us as a people to embrace the opportunities available to market our beautiful by nature Turks and Caicos Islands as we work together to ensure each traveler is welcomed and may we identify with everyone as we are all deserving of the many unforgettable experiences that come with the world of travel.”“World Tourism day is celebrated annually on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar the celebration seeks to highlight tourisms potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today.”