December 12

The Breakdown of PTSD

first_imgby Sarah PittmanWith June being National PTSD Awareness Month I thought we could dive into the disorder and break it down to what it is and what the military could do to help.What is it?PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress DisorderIt is a “mental health problem that people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident or sexual assault” (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2017). If you feel upset, on edge or insomnia for more than a few months you could have PTSD. What are the symptoms?Reliving the event – having bad memories, nightmares or flashbacksAvoiding situations that remind you of the eventHaving more negative beliefs and feelings of yourself or othersFeeling keyed up (also called hyperarousal) – feeling jittery or always alert, (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2017)What are the treatments for PTSD? Psychotherapy: trauma-focused psychotherapy, cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure and eye movement desensitization and reprocessingMedication: SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors), (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2017)How can it affect the person and their family?PTSD can have many affects not only on the person dealing with the disorder but on their family and friends as well. One study looked at the difference in military couples when one partner had PTSD vs couples where they both did not have PTSD. They found in couples where one partner had PTSD that there was more hostility, control, sulking, blaming and less affirming and connection between the two partners, (Battling on the Home Front: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Conflict Behavior Among Military Couples, 2017).What can the military do to help with PTSD?One study implies that pharmaceutically based treatments for PTSD are underutilized and suggests yoga for military personnel with PTSD symptoms as their research has shown that yoga can reduce PTSD symptoms in military members. This can be especially effective when the class is led by a fellow veteran with post-9/11 conflicts, (Military-Tailored Yoga for Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, 2018).What is your history of PTSD or clients with PTSD? Do you know of any other initiatives the military is doing to help with PTSD?References:Cushing R, Braun K, Alden S, Katz A. Military-Tailored Yoga for Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Military Medicine [serial online]. May 2018;183(5/6):e223-e231. Available from: Academic Search Ultimate, Ipswich, MA. Accessed June 5, 2018.Knobloch-Fedders L, Caska-Wallace C, Smith T, Renshaw K. Battling on the Home Front: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Conflict Behavior Among Military Couples. Behavior Therapy [serial online]. n.d.;48(2):247-261. Available from: Social Sciences Citation Index, Ipswich, MA. Accessed June 5, 2018.What Is PTSD? – PTSD: National Center for PTSD. Ptsdvagov. 2018. Available at: Accessed June 6, 2018.last_img read more

October 13

Markets Right Now Tech stocks lead gains on Wall Street

first_imgNEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as technology companies gain back some of the ground they’ve lost in recent days.Traders were encouraged by news that U.S. and Chinese officials spoke on the phone, raising hopes that trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies may ease.Microsoft rose 2.2 per cent in early trading Tuesday.Banks were also doing better after taking a drubbing over the past week. JPMorgan Chase climbed 1.9 per cent. Bank of New York Mellon rose 2.6 per cent after announcing an increase to its stock buyback program.The S&P 500 index rose 33 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 2,671.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 343 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 24,771. The Nasdaq composite rose 98 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 7,119.The Associated Presslast_img read more

October 13

Legislative Services Director to talk about upcoming election at Thursdays Chamber luncheon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Janet Prestley, the City of Fort St. John`s Legislative Services Director, will be making a keynote address to the Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week.The Chamber`s executive director Lilia Hansen said that Prestley will be speaking to attendees and giving out information for prospective nominees, as well as who is eligible to vote in the election taking place this fall. Mayor Lori Ackerman was originally scheduled to deliver the keynote address at this month`s Chamber luncheon but had to back out for personal reasons.The Chamber luncheon is taking place on Thursday at the Pomeroy Hotel starting at 11:45 a.m.last_img
October 12

Morocco to extract uranium from its phosphates by 2015

first_imgRabat- Morocco’s 2015 Uranium Recovery from Phosphates draft project was approved on the Thursday.The committee on Foreign Affairs, National Defense, Islamic Affairs and Moroccans residing abroad approved last Thursday in the lower of house of the parliament a draft project concerning a Moroccan-French cooperation agreement on peaceful use of nuclear energy. The draft project consists of uranium exploitation and recovery from phosphates.According to the Minister-Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Mbarka Boubid, this agreement is an opportunity to strengthen ties between Morocco and France on the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Last November, Morocco’s minister of higher education, Scientific Research and Executive Training Lahcen Daoudi announced that Morocco would start extracting uranium from its phosphate by 2015. The Moroccan Minister confirmed a statement made few months ago by Mustapha Terrab, CEO of the Cherifian Office of Phosphates, who had said that Morocco’s project of extracting uranium had reached a “very advanced stage.”Morocco is the largest phosphate exporter, and holds 75% of world’s reserves of phosphates (85 billion tons).© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 28

TBDPITL Ep 21 Ohio State Signing Day

Wyatt Crosher and Colin Gay discuss Signing Day and the players from Ohio State they got to talk to on Wednesday. They also look at men’s basketball’s win against Penn State and what it means moving forward. NOTE: We recorded this before Justin Fields officially was cleared to play with the Buckeyes for 2019

September 18

Sami Khedira accepts Atalanta deserved to win

first_imgJuventus midfielder Sami Khedira conceded they were second-best to Atalanta and deservedly paid the price for it.Massimiliano Allegri’s side fell to their first domestic defeat of the campaign by losing 3-0 in Bergamo to Atalanta on Wednesday night to end their hopes of a fifth successive Coppa Italia crown.Even with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in the starting line-up, Juventus were unable to threaten an Atalanta side that were clearly at the top of their game in front of their home supporters for the quarter-final tie.Right-back Timothy Castagne gave Atalanta the lead in the 37th-minute with Colombian forward Duvan Zapata then doubling their advantage before the break and then sealing the victory by adding a second goal late on.Juventus had chances though to get back into the game in the second half with Khedira’s volley representing their best chance in scoring.But the former Real Madrid star saw his effort denied superbly by Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.Speaking after their quarter-final exit, Khedira acknowledged that the best team won on the night.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It’s difficult and sad to lose like that, but it’s part of football and we have to accept it,” said Khedira on the club website.“It wasn’t our best night and Atalanta had a great game. They deserved the win and we wish them good luck for the semi-finals.”Despite the setback, Khedira urged the team to bounce back and return their focus back to the Serie A.“These games can happen over the course of the season,” he said.“Of course, it hurts more when it’s a sudden-death game, but it won’t have any consequences for our league campaign.“We made too many mistakes and Atalanta took advantage of them – we didn’t deserve to go through.”Juventus will next take on Parma on Saturday in Turin for a Serie A match.last_img read more

August 31

Get the party started

first_imgUsher in the New Year in all its grandeur in the heart of the Capital with some great dining options and room packages at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel.On New Year’s Eve, the all day dining restaurant, Café Uno offers a sumptuous dinner buffet spread and a choice of unlimited select beverages, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.Enjoy high energy commercial and house music by our guest DJ at Rs. 4,500 plus taxes per person. Dinner buffet with unlimited select alcoholic beverages comes at Rs.3, 000 plus taxes for kids below 12 years old. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Indulge in the finest New Year’s Eve Asian buffet spread meticulously crafted by a team of expatriate chef’s at the specialty Asian restaurant, 19 Oriental Avenue that promises an unforgettable dining experience with sophisticated music performances and a choice of unlimited select beverages with a live band to liven things up. Priced at Rs. 5,500 plus taxes per person, the Asian buffet spread with unlimited select alcoholic beveragescomes for Rs.2000 plus taxes for kids below 12 years old.Usher in the New Year with joy as you dance the night away on popular tunes belted out by a live band and guest DJ Harry. Relish a decadent variety of appetizers with a choice of free flowing select beverages.This New Year’s Eve, Island Bar is the perfect destination for party revellers at Rs. 3000 plus taxes per person inclusive of appetizers and unlimited select alcoholic beverages. Book in and have a great new year!last_img read more