Terell Bailey Bio Coming Soon Mail FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Want to celebrate Mother’s Day early? Well, grab your painting brush and favorite watercolors.Thursday May 10, Adventures on the Gorge will be hosting a Paint & Sip. The theme for the event will be “rainbow forest”.All materials will be provided including a 16×20 inch canvas, paint, aprons & easels for the event. The event is open to all experience levels as guides will be their providing step-by-step instructions.To attend you must be at least 12 years in age, the event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online click here. Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Twitter Home NewsWatch Local News Adventures On The Gorge To Host “Paint & Sip” Tumblr Pinterest Local NewsNewsWatch Adventures On The Gorge To Host “Paint & Sip” By Terell BaileyMay 06, 2018, 00:25 am 390 0 Linkedin Next PostWVU Tech To Host STEM Summer Camp Programs Google+ Previous PostWater Line Break Floods 50 Rooms On Carnival Cruise Ship
Next PostNew River Gorge National River Receives Open OutDoors for Kids Grant Linkedin Mail It’s very easy, all you have to do is, Just follow the to link your Kroger Card and your AmazonSmile account to NRHS. Facebook FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- By shopping at Kroger and Amazon, you can help the animals that come to The New River Humane Society. If you’re already enrolled in Kroger’s Community Rewards, make sure you re-enroll each year to continue supporting the Humane Society. Twitter Home NewsWatch Local News You can help the New River Humane Society through Kroger and Amazon Google+ Tumblr Local NewsNewsWatch You can help the New River Humane Society through Kroger and Amazon By Daniella HankeyOct 11, 2018, 10:03 am 252 0 The links to sign up are as followed: https://www.kroger.com/signin?redirectUrl=/account/communityrewardshttps://smile.amazon.com/ap/signin? Previous Post$4.9 Million going towards Raleigh County Memorial Airport Pinterest Daniella Hankey
Home NewsWatch Local News Fayette Station Polar Swim Canceled Due To Flooding Twitter Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Fayette Station Polar Swim Canceled Due To Flooding By Tyler BarkerDec 31, 2018, 15:46 pm 324 0 Pinterest Next PostWest Virginia National Guard Releases Accomplishments Made Throughout 2018 Linkedin Tumblr Previous PostNew Year, New Beginnings, and a New You Mail Facebook Update: Unfortunately Fayette Station is flooded and we are expecting rain all day today so we have to cancel the Polar Swim.The thrill of the chill! It’s bold to be cold! Join us as we dive into the New Year with a Polar Bear Swim! The Fayette Station Polar Swim is an annual New Year’s Day tradition where locals gather to bring in the new year. All are welcome to join in at your own risk. Meet us at 12:45 pm at Fayette Station to fill out waivers to participate in the plunge at 1:00 pm. Participants must sign a liability waiver to participate.Come play and stay, enjoy the New Years festivities and a cozy getaway. https://visitfayettevillewv.com/lodging/ Google+
Foreign-exchange fluctuations are inescapable. Whether you are a professional trader or a stay-at-home mom, you will feel the effects of a big-time currency move. After a more-than-decade-long down cycle, the greenback has broken out in a big way. The US Dollar Index is up 18% since July. At the moment, American consumers are reaping the benefits of the strong dollar as prices for just about every commodity have tanked. In other words, the buck is going a lot further these days. Consumers may be relishing their enhanced purchasing power, but the strong dollar is giving US multinationals a serious headache. A year ago, Ford Motor Company (F) would have realized around $26,000 for every F-150 it sold in Mexico. Today, the auto manufacturer has to decide between selling the same truck for a 10 percent discount or jacking up the price, at the risk of losing market share, to make up for the foreign exchange differential. Neither option is ideal. The strong dollar has been a chief complaint of corporate America this earnings season, which is unsurprising considering that almost half of the revenues of the S&P 500’s constituents come from abroad. Coca-Cola (KO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Yum Brands (YUM), Pfizer (PFE), and Procter & Gamble (PG) are among the many name-brand companies that have cited dollar strength as a headwind. In its latest earnings call, Procter & Gamble said sales would have been five percentage points better were it not for the pesky appreciating dollar. The company’s chief financial officer went so far as to say that this was “the most significant fiscal year currency impact” in the company’s long history. Not even the most innovative companies in the world can find a way around this problem. Google said the strong dollar cost the company a half-billion dollars in sales last quarter. And Apple claimed revenues would have been two billion dollars higher if not for the surging currency. So we aren’t just talking about a few pennies here. The dollar’s strength has even swung many companies’ bottom lines from profitable to in the red. Currency market cycles typically last between six and eight years. There’s no reason to think that this time will be any different. While the Federal Reserve has stopped buying bonds, the European Central Bank is about to commence a €1.1 trillion quantitative easing (QE) program, and the Bank of Japan is continuing to pursue the largest easing program in history. US firms are coming to grips with the fact that a strong dollar is probably here to stay. Earlier this month, Wal-Mart (WMT) slashed its annual sales growth rate projection in half, largely because of the appreciating dollar. United Technologies (UTX) and Under Armour (UA) also tempered guidance for the year due to foreign-exchange effects. The silver lining is that currency movements are a zero-sum game. What’s bad for US multinationals is good for foreign exporters. The trick is identifying the biggest winner. In the latest issue of The Casey Report, we recommended an investment that is not only on the winning side of the strengthening dollar trend, but is also a direct beneficiary of the eurozone’s QE experiment. Click here to take The Casey Report for a risk-free test drive. You’ll have 90 days to decide if it’s for you. If it’s not, no hard feelings. Just let us know within 90 days and we’ll give you a full and prompt refund. You literally have nothing to lose.
Justin Spittler: What evidence do you have that Italy could ditch the euro and go back to the lira?Nick Giambruno: Italy’s new government is on a collision course with the powers that be in the EU. Its spending plans are completely at odds with the EU’s rules on deficits. And it’s already called on the European Central Bank [ECB] to forgive €250 billion in Italian debt. The ECB owns €341 billion worth of Italian bonds, which it has been buying under its own version of quantitative easing [QE], or more accurately, its currency printing program.And Rome’s demands are going to get even more shrill. It knows a blowup of Italy’s $2.6 trillion debt pile would make the fallout from the Lehman Brothers collapse look like a picnic. And folks in Brussels understand all too well that this would be a mortal blow to the EU.The EU has a choice to make. It can accept Italy’s demands and create a moral hazard that will eventually unravel the euro and the EU… or it can reject them, at which point Italy’s government will have no choice but to leave the euro. And if Italy leaves, it’s unlikely the whole project would survive.Justin Spittler: But don’t Italians know that? Why would they press ahead with a plan that could blow up their economy?Nick Giambruno: What’s going on in Italy is a stark example of how central banks pervert the free market at their own peril. Just like the Fed bought up $3.6 trillion worth of U.S. government bonds under its QE program, the ECB is on course to buy more than €2.5 trillion under its QE program. That includes purchasing €3 billion worth of Italian government bonds a month.This has perverted Italians’ understanding of risk. As recently as the start of last month, two-year Italian government bonds traded on a negative yield. That’s insane. A bond costs you to own it if its yield is negative. It makes no sense.This happened because the ECB is printing euros to buy Italian debt. This is keeping bond yields artificially low… and bond prices artificially high. [Bond prices move inversely to yields.] Italians have gotten used to the idea that they can run up an ever-growing debt pile and the ECB will always be there to scoop it up.Justin Spittler: After Japan and Greece, Italy has the highest debt-to-GDP ratio of any major developed nation in the world. How did Italians run up so much debt?Nick Giambruno: Italy’s debt-to-GDP ratio stands at over 130%. But GDP isn’t a worthwhile measure—especially in Italy’s case.Government spending—no matter how wasteful or counterproductive—is counted as a positive in the calculation of GDP. And trust me, Italian government spending is not having a positive impact on the productive part of its economy.Italians, generally speaking, love big government. You still have remnants of fascism in Italy. You have the remnants of communism, too. You have big government on the right and big government on the left.If you want a more honest reflection of the indebtedness of the Italian economy, strip out government spending. It accounts for about half of Italy’s GDP. Do that, and Italy’s debt-to-GDP ratio doubles. It’s really 260%, not 130%.There’s no way Italy can ever repay its bondholders in the purchasing power that they borrowed in. It would take almost three years of using Italians’ taxes to only pay back bondholders. It’s ludicrous to believe that that’s possible.Italy is a prime example of how unsound money perverts a culture. It teaches people to be financially irresponsible. It teaches people that the magic money machine is always going to save their bacon.Justin Spittler: What can readers do to make sure their wealth is safe?Nick Giambruno: The next big crunch will be when the Italian government unveils its new budget. And it’s almost certainly going to be at odds with EU spending rules.So we’re talking about a crisis—that would dwarf the 2008 global financial crisis—happening as soon as later this year. The EU is in an impossible situation. No matter which way it goes, it’s in trouble. I certainly wouldn’t recommend holding any European stocks or bonds right now.But it’s also bullish for gold. Gold is a “crisis currency.” It’s what you want to own when there’s a panic in financial assets. In a crisis, people want the assurance of gold. There’s zero default risk when you own gold bars or gold coins.I also recommend holding some bitcoin. Bitcoin is starting to behave like a crisis currency. If we see the euro come apart, bitcoin could go exponentially higher.It’s not that bitcoin is without risk. We’ve seen the price bounce around a lot. But it is a way to get your wealth outside of the mainstream financial system. And that’s where you want to be when the financial system is plunged into a crisis.Justin Spittler: Thanks for chatting with me today, Nick.Nick Giambruno: No problem, Justin.Justin’s note: As Nick says, three steps you can take today are avoiding European stocks and bonds… owning gold… and holding some bitcoin. But there’s another way you can make a fortune while this crisis plays out… and Nick shares all the details in his Crisis Investing newsletter. If you’re not a subscriber, click here to see how you can join today.P.S. In a few weeks, Nick will be speaking in Bermuda at our first-ever Legacy Investment Summit. He’ll be revealing the six reasons why Trump will legalize cannabis… and how to make life-changing profits. And you’re invited.It’s a great opportunity for you to meet Nick, along with Doug Casey and all of our gurus, in what will be the most action-packed event in our company’s history. You can learn more about it by clicking here.Reader MailbagOn Monday, we asked if you were investing in cryptocurrencies… Here are some of the responses we received…Hello Justin, I’m a 61-year-old woman who has never invested a dime in her life until now. Last month, I did my research and decided that cryptocurrencies are the future of global financials.Then I invested some money in bitcoin and ether. I intend to buy more each time the prices drop on these cryptocurrencies and to buy others as well. I’m very certain the prices of these cryptocurrencies are going to explode by the end of the year. So, every time the price of cryptos drops, I’m happy to buy more and am not the least bit worried about my investments. Why else would big institutions like JPMorgan be investing heavily in cryptos? Have a marvelous day! —Joanne — Justin Spittler: Why is Italy a risk to the global financial system?Nick Giambruno: We had a European sovereign debt crisis, focused on Greece, a couple of years back. That sent shockwaves through global financial markets.But Italy is not Greece. Greece is a marginal economy. Its annual GDP is $200 billion. Italy has the ninth-largest economy in the world, with an annual GDP of about $2 trillion.Even more important, the value of Italian debt dwarfs Greece’s debt pile. Italian governments have run up the equivalent of about $2.6 trillion in debt—or about 130% of Italian GDP.And remember, Italy uses the euro. It can’t print money to pay off its debt, like the U.S. can. Rome has to take the money out of taxpayers’ pockets to cover the interest costs on the debt.Add in the new, populist, “Euroskeptic” government running the show in Italy, and you’ve got a highly combustible situation.These people are not reading Ludwig von Mises or Ron Paul. They don’t have sound economics. They’re not talking about balancing the budget and going back to sound money principles. The combination of extra spending and tax cutting they’re proposing is completely unsustainable.When you understand this, you’ll also understand the inevitability of an Italian debt crisis. It’s just a matter of connecting the dots to see that this is where the next major crisis is likely to start.Justin Spittler: Doesn’t that put Italy on a collision course with the EU?Nick Giambruno: That’s the point. Italy’s new government wants to leave the euro so it can finance its budget by going back to the old Italian currency, the lira, and printing money.That’s how it’s going to pay for its universal basic income and its extravagant pensions. It’s not going to pay for them with economic growth… or by making government spending cuts elsewhere. It’s going to pay for them by printing money. This is as clear as day.The reason the Italian government has floated the idea of breaking free from the euro is so that it can print a bunch of lira to pay for its stupid social programs. If these kinds of policies are implemented, it could eventually turn Italy into the next Venezuela. — FREE EVENT TONIGHT: “Give Me One Evening and I’ll Turn You Into a Money-Making Machine”Former hedge fund manager Teeka Tiwari reveals how you can use Wall Street’s best-kept money-making secrets to collect guaranteed “instant cash,” month after month. I have been averaging into four cryptocurrencies over the past few months. These holdings are all down about 25% to 30% right now. I don’t care! My goal is to accumulate positions in these at whatever price they happen to be. —ThomasAs always, you can send any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch right here. Justin’s note: In yesterday’s Dispatch, I showed you how Italy’s debt crisis could ultimately end Europe as we know it. Today, we talk with Crisis Investing chief analyst Nick Giambruno for a closer look at the situation.Nick’s been warning his readers about the crisis brewing in Italy. In our conversation below, he explains what’s really happening… why Italy could turn into “the next Venezuela”… and most importantly, what you need to do today to make sure your wealth is safe…Justin Spittler: You first wrote about the crisis brewing in Italy in your Crisis Investing advisory two years ago. But folks on Wall Street… and in the mainstream press… are only starting to wake up to the crisis there. Why has it taken them so long to see the danger Italy poses to the global financial system?Nick Giambruno: I’m an Italian citizen. So I have a fairly good grasp on the country. Back in the summer of 2016, the country was plunged into a political crisis. Folks started questioning whether it would stay in the European Union [EU] or leave, like Britain had just voted to do. I stayed there for several weeks—in Rome and Milan—figuring out what was going on.It was abundantly clear to me then that Italy was a systemic risk to the global financial system… and that it had unsolvable problems that were going to come to the fore sooner or later.It was also clear that Italy’s “Euroskeptic” populist political parties were going to come to power… and that they would try to steer the country out of the euro.It took Wall Street and the Establishment too long to connect the dots. But that all changed this past March, when the Italian populists took the reins of the government, as I had predicted. Recommended Link The “New Gold Standard” [FULL SCOOP] Recommended Link SPOILER: This has nothing to do with cryptos. Weird new “Gold Laws” popping up across AmericaThe “gold standard” may be coming back, but not in the way you think… Recently, several high-ranking officials and U.S. businessmen met to discuss a new “gold standard”—backed by 21st Century technology. 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ST. LOUIS — Kolten Wong ended Game 2 of the NL Championship Series with a big swing for the St. Louis Cardinals.Now, they can only hope the season isn’t over for Yadier Molina.Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Oct. 12, tying the best-of-seven series at one game apiece with their latest postseason power show.The Cardinals came back after losing Molina to a strained oblique muscle in the sixth. The All-Star catcher was getting further tests and Manager Mike Matheny said it “didn’t look real good.”“We’ll wait and see and right now we’ll just go ahead and keep celebrating a very tough, hard-fought win. I am real proud at how these guys kept coming,” Matheny said.St. Louis didn’t stay down too long, getting a home run each of the final three innings in a back-and-forth game.The series resumes Oct. 14 in San Francisco with John Lackey going for St. Louis and Tim Hudson starting for the Giants.“It was tough to see our backstop go down like that,” Matt Adams said. “We just kept grinding it the rest of the game.”Rookie pinch-hitter Oscar Taveras connected in the seventh to tie it, and Adams homered in the eighth for a 4-3 lead. San Francisco tied it in the ninth on a wild pitch by closer Trevor Rosenthal.St. Louis, last in the NL with 105 home runs during the regular season, has hit 11 homers in six playoff games — seven in the seventh inning or later. Earlier, Matt Carpenter connected for the fourth time this postseason.“It kind of got overshadowed there at the end, but man that was an exciting game,” Carpenter said. “That was a must-win for us, to do that in that fashion especially after giving up the lead in the ninth.”After the Giants tied it, Wong lined a pitch from Sergio Romo for his second big home run this postseason. The rookie’s seventh-inning drive was the decisive blow in Game 3 of the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.It was a rare postseason failure for the reliable San Francisco bullpen.“They are the reason we’re in this situation, and you give (the Cardinals) credit,” Manager Bruce Bochy said. “They threw out some good at-bats and we made a couple of mistakes and they took advantage of them.”The Giants made it 4-all when pinch-runner Matt Duffy dashed home from second base on a two-out wild pitch in the ninth. San Francisco wound up losing for just the second time in its last 14 postseason games.“It’s not a tough loss at all. I feel it was a great loss,” said Gregor Blanco, who had a tiebreaking hit in the seventh. “We battled to the last out, so I think it was a great win.”Seth Maness retired Pablo Sandoval on a comebacker with the bases loaded to end the top of the ninth, and got the win.Maness came on after Rosenthal couldn’t hold a one-run lead. Rosenthal’s pitch bounced off the glove off backup catcher Tony Cruz and Duffy, running on a full count, never broke stride and slid home with the tying run.Adams, whose three-run shot off Clayton Kershaw put St. Louis in front for good in its clinching playoff win over Dodgers, homered off Hunter Strickland.Blanco’s fourth postseason hit in 31 at-bats put the Giants up 3-2 in the seventh, but Taveras re-tied it in the bottom half with a homer off Jean Machi just inside the right-field foul pole.Carpenter hit a solo shot off Jake Peavy in the third. Randal Grichuk singled with the bases loaded in the fourth to make it 2-0.Peavy was taken out for a pinch hitter in the fifth and the Giants scored a run off Lance Lynn, then Hunter Pence’s single tied it in the sixth.(R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
America’s big drugmakers and pharmacy chains are scrambling to respond to hundreds of lawsuits tied to the deadly opioid epidemic. Billions of dollars are at stake if the companies are found liable for fueling the crisis.Even before judgments are rendered, companies like Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and CVS are already suffering damage to their reputations as evidence in civil suits reveals more about their internal workings.”The narrative is clearly shifting on this story,” said David Armstrong, a senior reporter with ProPublica, who has covered the drug industry for years. “People want some sort of reckoning, some sort of accounting.”One reason for the shift is that cities and states filing these suits are moving more aggressively to pull back the curtain on the drug industry’s practices, urging courts to make internal memos, marketing strategies and reams of other documents public.”Our next battle is to get the depositions and the documents that are being produced made available to the public, instead of everything being filed under confidentiality agreements,” said Joe Rice, one of the lead attorneys bringing lawsuits against drug companies on behalf of local governments in Ohio.A growing number of documents have already been released or leaked to the press, and many of the revelations they contain have been troubling. In internal memos, Purdue executives acknowledged that their prescription opioids are far more addictive and dangerous than the company was telling doctors. At the same time, company directives pushed sales representatives to get even more opioids into the hands of vulnerable people, including seniors and veterans.Memos also show that Purdue executives developed a secret plan, never implemented, called Project Tango in which they acknowledged the escalating risk of the opioid epidemic. The program was allegedly designed to help Purdue profit from the growing wave of opioid dependency by selling the company’s addiction treatment services to people hooked on products like its own OxyContin.This increased transparency represents a big shift in the way opioid lawsuits are being handled. “We’ve done something that hasn’t been done before,” said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who appeared in February on NPR and WBUR’s program On Point.Massachusetts is suing Purdue, like dozens of other states, and Healey fought successfully to make all the documents her office had uncovered public, without redactions. “What Purdue’s own documents show is the extent of deception and deceit. What’s important to me is that the facts come to light, and we get justice and accountability,” Healey said.Purdue Pharma declined to speak with NPR, but the drug industry has fought these disclosures at every turn. They describe the information in these documents as proprietary, asserting that it should be viewed by the courts as corporate property. For years, governments pursuing these cases mostly went along with those arguments.In past opioid settlements, companies paid fines but insisted on gag orders. “The way it usually works is the language in the settlement requires either that the records be destroyed very quickly after the settlement or that they physically actually return the records to the drug company,” said ProPublica’s Armstrong.That happened in 2007 when the Justice Department ended a criminal case against Purdue Pharma. It happened again a few years ago when the state of Kentucky settled a civil case with the company and that state’s attorney general destroyed thousands of pages of documents. As a result, few people in the wider public knew how serious the allegations were.As more information has been revealed, it’s sparking fury. At a February hearing on Capitol Hill, Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., blasted industry executives. “Companies like Janssen and Purdue Pharma fueled this epidemic, employing deceptive and truly unconscionable marketing tactics despite the known risk, so you could sell more drugs to maximize your profits,” she said.Jennifer Taubert heads the Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit of Johnson & Johnson, which makes and sells opioids. The company faces escalating lawsuits over its products, but Taubert denied any wrongdoing at the hearing. “Everything that we have done with our products when we’ve promoted opioid products, which we stopped marketing a long time ago, was appropriate and responsible,” she told lawmakers.Yet according to the drug companies’ internal documents, firms including Johnson & Johnson pushed unscientific theories about drug addiction. They allegedly did so as part of an effort to persuade doctors to prescribe even more opioids after patients showed signs of dependency.This kind of industry backlash has happened before, such as when tobacco companies faced lawsuits in the 1990s. As those trials unfolded, the public learned for the first time about widespread corporate wrongdoing.The difference here is that drug companies and their researchers have been seen by many in the public as healers and innovators, part of a trusted health care system.There could be more revelations. With another big opioid trial set to begin in May in Oklahoma state court, attorneys are still fighting over millions of pages of documents, most of which the public has still never seen.One possibility is that companies could agree to what is known as a global settlement of these opioid cases, paying billions of dollars in compensation in hopes of winning new secrecy agreements.If that happens, says ProPublica’s Armstrong, documents that help tell the full story of this drug epidemic could be destroyed or locked away for years. “I worry that we’re going to lose all this valuable information about how we got to this point with this crisis, who knew what when,” he said. Copyright 2019 NCPR. To see more, visit NCPR.
Welcome to parenthood! For many of us, parenthood is like being air-dropped into a foreign land, where protohumans rule and communication is performed through cryptic screams and colorful fluids. And to top it off, in this new world, sleep is like gold: precious and rare. (Oh, so precious.)Throughout human history, children were typically raised in large, extended families filled with aunts, uncles, grannies, grandpas and siblings. Adding another baby to the mix didn’t really make a big dent. Nowadays, though, many moms and dads are going about it alone. As a result, taking care of a newborn can be relentless. There are too few arms for rocking, too few chests for sleeping and too few hours in the day to stream The Great British Bake Off. At some point, many parents need the baby to sleep — alone and quietly — for a few hours. And so, out of self-preservation, many of us turn to the common, albeit controversial, practice of sleep training, in hopes of coaxing the baby to sleep by herself. Some parents swear by it. They say it’s the only way they and their babies got any sleep. Others parents say letting a baby cry is harmful. What does the science say? Here we try to separate fiction from fact and offer a few reassuring tips for wary parents. Let’s start with the basics. Myth: Sleep training is synonymous with the “cry-it-out” method.Fact: Researchers today are investigating a wide range of gentler sleep training approaches that can help.The mommy blogs and parenting books often mix up sleep training with “cry it out,” says Jodi Mindell, a psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who has helped thousands of babies and parents get more sleep over the past 20 years. In fact, most of the time, it’s not that. “I think unfortunately sleep training has gotten a really bad rap because it’s been equated with this moniker called ‘cry it out,’ ” Mindell says.Indeed, the cry-it-out approach does sound cruel to many parents. “You put your baby into their crib or their room, you close the door and you don’t come back till the next day,” Mindell says. “But that’s not the reality of what we recommend or what parents typically do.”And it’s not what scientists have been studying over the past 20 years. Cry-it-out is an old way of thinking, says Mindell, author of one of the most frequently cited studies on sleep training (and the popular book Sleeping Through The Night). In today’s scientific literature, the term “sleep training” is an umbrella term that refers to a spectrum of approaches to help babies learn to fall asleep by themselves. It includes much gentler methods than cry-it-out or the so-called Ferber method. For example, some sleep training starts off by having the parent sleep next to the baby’s crib (a method called camping out) or simply involves educating parents about baby sleep.”All these methods are lumped together in the scientific literature as ‘sleep training,’ ” Mindell says. In several studies, parents are taught a very gentle approach to sleep training. They are told to place the baby in the crib and then soothe him — by patting or rubbing his back — until he stops crying. The parent then leaves the room. If the baby begins crying, the parent is supposed to check in after waiting some amount of time. In one study, these types of gentle interventions reduced the percentage of parents reporting sleep problems five months later by about 30%. Myth: There’s a “right” amount of time to let your baby cry when you’re trying to sleep train.Fact: There’s not a strict formula that works for every parent (or baby). There isn’t a magic number of minutes that works best for checking on a baby after you’ve put her down, Mindell says. It really depends on what parents feel comfortable with. “Doesn’t matter if you come back and check on the baby every 30 seconds or whether you come back every five minutes,” she says. “If it’s your first child you’re going in every 20 seconds.” But by the third, she jokes, 10 minutes of crying may not seem like a lot. There is no scientific data showing that checking every three minutes or every 10 minutes is going to work faster or better than checking more often. There are about a dozen or so high-quality studies on sleep training. Each study tests a slightly different approach. And none really compares different methods. In many studies, multiple methods are combined. For example, parents are taught both how to sleep train and how to set up a good bedtime routine. So it’s impossible to say one approach works better than the other, especially for every baby, Mindell says. Instead of looking for a strict formula — such as checking every five minutes — parents should focus on finding what Mindell calls “the magic moment” — that is, the moment when the child can fall asleep independently without the parent in the room. For some children, more soothing or more check-ins may help bring forth the magic, and for other babies, less soothing, fewer check-ins may work better. With my daughter, I finally figured out that one type of crying meant she needed some TLC, but another meant she wanted to be left alone. Even having a good bedtime routine can make a difference. “I think education is key,” Mindell says. “One study I just reviewed found that when new parents learn about how babies sleep, their newborns are more likely to be better sleepers at 3 and 6 months.””So you just have figure out what works best for you, your family and the baby’s temperament,” she says.Myth: It’s not real sleep training if you don’t hear tons of crying.Fact: Gentler approaches work, too. And sometimes nothing works.You don’t have to hear tons of crying if you don’t want, Mindell says. The scientific literature suggests all the gentler approaches — such as camping out and parental education — can help most babies and parents get more sleep, at least for a few months. In 2006, Mindell reviewed 52 studies on various sleep training methods. And in 49 of the studies, sleep training decreased resistance to sleep at bedtime and night wakings, as reported by the parents. There’s a popular belief that “cry it out” is the fastest way to teach babies to sleep independently. But there’s no evidence that’s true, Mindell says.”Parents are looking for like what’s the most effective method,” Mindell says. “But what that is depends on the parents and the baby. It’s a personalized formula. There’s no question about it.”And if nothing seems to work, don’t push too hard. For about 20% of babies, sleep training just doesn’t work, Mindell says. “Your child may not be ready for sleep training, for whatever reason,” she says. “Maybe they’re too young, or they’re going through separation anxiety, or there may be an underlying medical issue, such as reflux.” Myth: Once I sleep train my baby, I can expect her to sleep through the night, every night.Fact: Most sleep training techniques help some parents, for some time, but they don’t always stick.Don’t expect a miracle from any sleep training method, especially when it comes to long-term results. None of the sleep training studies are large enough — or quantitative enough — to tell parents how much better a baby will sleep or how much less often that baby will wake up after trying a method, or how long the changes will last. “I think that idea is a made-up fantasy,” Mindell says. “It would be great if we could say exactly how much improvement you’re going to see in your child, but any improvement is good. “Even the old studies on cry-it-out warned readers that breakthrough crying sometimes occurred at night and that retraining was likely needed after a few months. The vast majority of sleep training studies don’t actually measure how much a baby sleeps or wakes up. But instead, they rely on parent reports to measure sleep improvements, which can be biased. For example, one of the high-quality studies found that a gentle sleep training method reduced the probability of parents reporting sleep problems by about 30% in their 1-year-old. But by the time those kids were 2 years old, the effect disappeared. Another recent study found two kinds of sleep training helped babies sleep better — for a few months. It tried to compare two sleep training approaches: one where the parent gradually allows the baby to cry for longer periods of time and one where the parent shifts the baby’s bedtime to a later time (the time he naturally falls asleep), and then the parent slowly moves the time up to the desired bedtime. The data suggest that both methods reduced the time it takes for a baby to fall asleep at night and the number of times the baby wakes up at night. But the study was quite small, just 43 infants. And the size of the effects varied greatly among the babies. So it’s hard to say how much improvement is expected. After both methods, babies were still waking up, on average, one to two times a night, three months later. Bottom line, don’t expect a miracle, especially when it comes to long-term results. Even if the training has worked for your baby, the effect will likely wear off, you might be back to square one, and some parents choose to redo the training.Myth: Sleep training (or NOT sleep training) my children could harm them in the long term. Fact: There’s no data to show either choice hurts your child in the long-run. Some parents worry sleep training could be harmful long-term. Or that not doing it could set up their kids for problems later on.The science doesn’t support either of these fears, says Dr. Harriet Hiscock, a pediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, who has authored some of the best studies on the topic.In particular, Hiscock led one of the few long-term studies on the topic. It’s a randomized controlled trial — the gold standard in medical science — with more than 200 families. Blogs and parenting books often cite the study as “proof” that the cry-it-out method doesn’t harm children. But if you look closely, you quickly see that the study doesn’t actually test “cry it out.” Instead, it tests two other gentler methods, including the camping out method. “It’s not shut the door on the child and leave,” Hiscock says.In the study, families were either taught a gentle sleep training method or given regular pediatric care. Then Hiscock and colleagues checked up on the families five years later to see if the sleep training had any detrimental effects on the children’s emotional health or their relationship with their parents. The researchers also measured the children’s stress levels and accessed their sleep habits. In the end, Hiscock and her colleagues couldn’t find any long-term difference between the children who had been sleep trained as babies and those who hadn’t. “We concluded that there were no harmful effects on children’s behavior, sleep, or the parent-child relationship,” Hiscock says.In other words, the gentle sleep training didn’t make a lick of difference — bad or good — by the time kids reached about age 6. For this reason, Hiscock says parents shouldn’t feel pressure to sleep train, or not to sleep train a baby.”I just think it’s really important to not make parents feel guilty about their choice [on sleep training],” Hiscock says. “We need to show them scientific evidence, and then let them make up their own minds.” Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
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Nathan Thorin of StartingBlock tenant Holos uses a virtual reality program. Holos, a virtual and augmented reality company founded in 2016, allows people to compute spatially, and aims to make it easier for developers to create in the space.Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:03 pmStartingBlock Madison opened last year at 821 E. Washington Ave., near the state Capitol. The three-floor entrepreneurial hub, six years and $10 million in the making, is part of American Family Insurance’s Spark Building. Six months in, about 37 early-stage companies with 159 total full-time and 79 part-time employees are now working out of the StartingBlock space. Community partners, including venture funds, also have offices in StartingBlock.From breakout spaces for after-5 meetups to huddle rooms to phone booths, StartingBlock aims to foster collaboration among its users. Chandra Miller Fienen is the executive director. One area includes pods of cubes for month-to-month renters, while offices around the edges of the space are for more established startups. There are also a number of open tables and huddle spots around the space.“One of the pieces we focus on, certain centers will cluster around a certain type of technology. Madison, just given its size and density, we don’t have that competitive advantage, but we try to build a more holistic place around entrepreneurship where any company regardless of their business model or discipline can find this as a home,” said Scott Resnick, entrepreneur-in-residence at StartingBlock. StartingBlock opened in June 2018 in American Family Insurance’s eight-story Spark Building. The lobby of the three-floor StartingBlock space, which is above AmFam’s DreamBank community space, is flanked by open workspace. An outdoor patio and green roof are available to entrepreneurs in the warmer months. A one-on-one meeting spot outside the Madison office of startup accelerator gener8tor.StartingBlock companiesArch VirtualbluDiagnosticsBlueprint for EducationBRIOBump StudiosCarepool Inc.Changing the Face of PoliticsChefs for SeniorsCoach CatalystCo-D Therapeutics Inc.DigsiteESMFactoryFixFeelings at WorkGrocerKeyHankrHighlyHolosHemp for the FutureLUMMurfie Inc.OmniValleyPayCovePolcoPolitiscopeRebate BusRehabPathSoha DiamondsStratus Silver LiningXSELL Health Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
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These high-performing public schools, like the Eliot School here in the North End, often raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to supplement the funding they receive from BPS. Many schools without this financial advantage do not send even a single student to Boston Latin School. Can we honestly say that the children of Boston have a level playing field?But what would an equitable admissions system look like, and how can we ensure voices from across the spectrum of Boston’s various neighborhoods and communities are heard?Join the discussion on Wednesday evening. Dinner will be provided. RSVP here. Join the Downtown Progressives for a discussion on equity in Boston exam school admissions on Wednesday, June 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nazzaro Center.Boston’s exam schools have long been held out as the merit-based means of upward mobility for the children of Boston’s working-class families. However, these schools, the top-ranked ones in our city, enroll far fewer Black and Latino students than Boston’s other public schools.While problems with racial equity are an issue with access to Boston’s exam schools, inequities in the admissions process go beyond race. For example, last year Boston Latin School, the top public high school in Massachusetts, enrolled over 40% of its entering class from private and parochial schools, and the population coming from BPS was concentrated among a handful of “high-performing” schools.*Advertisement*
MOST READ PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension I think people have learned valuable lessons from previous flooding and landslides brought by strong typhoons in previous years, like Reming in 2006, Ondoy in 2009 and Pablo in 2012.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debatenewsinfoUS fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurtnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHMORE STORIESnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debatenewsinfoUS fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurtnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHThe round-the-clock news updates that highlighted the strength of the typhoon by local, national and international news organizations saved the day for many people. Resourceful news outlets did not just rely on the state-run storm tracker Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration but also accessed the web sites of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization, Japan Meteorological Agency and the US Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center.These agencies warned that Yolanda will pack winds of up to 315 kilometers per hour and gusts of 380 kph, making it the strongest tropical cyclone ever to make landfall anywhere in the world in recorded history. When global weather trackers describe the typhoon in superlatives, one cannot take such warnings lightly without inviting disaster.Hardest hit by Yolanda is Tacloban City where the death toll is estimated at not less than 1,200. This is just the human cost, which is expected to rise as more reports of destruction emerge. But whatever the number, property damage and business losses, the technology-generated storm warnings were there to make us prepare for the worst.Generations ago, our grandparents used to predict the weather by the “smell” of the sea, which is said to emit a strong odor (langsa or langsi in the vernacular) when a storm or typhoon is forthcoming. Roosters crowing early in the evening are likewise portents of things to come according to the old folks. When temperature turns very humid that is also one unmistakable sign that a storm is coming according to my late parents, a practical indication that we reference even today.ADVERTISEMENT BPI nets P13.74B in H1 By 9 in the morning, unconfirmed reports from Bantayan Island started to trickle in.Ninety per cent of the island was practically flattened by Yolanda’s fury. Houses, schools, commercial buildings, piggeries, farms and infrastructure were destroyed. I hope local and national governments lose no time in bringing food, water, fuel, materials for shelter, clothing and electricity to these areas, otherwise, there will be looting and breakdown of peace and order like what is happening in Tacloban City.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealThankfully, the destruction around the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapulapu and Talisay, were manageable. Tens of thousands of people live in vulnerable areas around Metro Cebu and usually the challenge for many local government units is to get the cooperation of informal settlers to evacuate when calamities strike.With Yolanda predicted to hit land in the early hours of Nov. 8, some still refused to leave their houses but many more paid attention to the weather warnings. “Makit-an ra na (You can recover that),” a news anchor commented by way of approving the decision of informal settlers to leave their belongings and go to the nearest evacuation centers. Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros I woke up early Saturday morning listening to the international cable news channel CNN for updates about the movement and the swath of destruction left by Super Typhoon Yolanda. The international name given by the World Meteorological Organization to the most ferocious typhoon on record is Haiyan, the Chinese name for “petrel,” a type of seabird, according to CNN.I was actually hitting the shift button to monitor at the same time the local situation because outside of Metro Cebu updates, there were no reports coming from Eastern Visayas and there were only scanty items from northern Cebu. The local news stations were awaiting reports from field men who relied on their own contacts but none came because communication facilities were down.ADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMC bags Bulacan airport project The storms and folksy warnings have in fact become part of our daily lives, but especially for people living in Samar and Leyte. I grew up listening to reports that these provinces, known as the Philippines’ typhoon belt, are battered by typhoons year in and year out.Enduring at least eight typhoons per year had become almost predictable or even mundane for us Filipinos. Tropical cyclones are endemic to our country and have practically become part of our daily lives because life goes on even after a supertyphoon—until Yolanda came along.Read Next LATEST STORIES Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system View comments
WFWP USA: As this eventful year of 2014 is winding down, the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) can see how much impact women, mothers and daughters were able to make in so many unique and creative ways through WFWP, advancing in the areas of healing, training young leaders, family education, service, and racial, cultural, and religious reconciliation. This year, WFWP conducted nine Bridge of Peace Ceremonies, 10 Schools of Africa Benefits, and 11 Love IQ Seminars and Webinars, among many other events across the nation.“This is indeed the era of women, where women play an essential role in bringing positive change,” says Angelika Selle, President of WFWP. Focusing on the motto “Leading with the Logic of Love,” WFWP aspires to become peace advocates and leaders who act out of compassion, love, and service. They continue to manifest this vision day by day, through empowering women with knowledge, skills, and a supportive community to discover their unique value and bring lasting peace.As an invaluably unique and gifted individual, WFWP needs YOUR help. You are invited to take the first step by becoming a WFWP member and to consider giving the gift of membership to a friend, family member, or colleague this holiday season. Men, husbands, and brothers are warmly welcome to join in membership, as well as young students. Your contributions help to support all of WFWP’s ongoing local and nationwide activities. READ More
FFWPU Slovakia, by Barbara Grabner, Bratislava, Slovakia, 24. January 2015: I organized the third event about alternative healing methods in my neighborhood. Every year in winter I use the opportunity to visit all neighbors in our block of flats to improve the contact. The search for good health is a primary concern of almost everybody and a topic which is helpful to speak about the mind and body relationship based on the Principle view. Several of them I visit regularly also during the year and invite them to attend WFWP and UPF events. Many know that I belong to a special religious group.The healing event was supported by WFWP Slovakia but largely was organized by myself. This time the focus was on a healing therapy developed by our sister Eva Slovakova which is called BILTERA. During the last 15 years Eva designed numerous cards depicting three-dimensional crystals which exist in the Spirit World. Thanks to her crystal cards I was cured from migraine, various pains and also nightmares. Our son was very restless during the night but thanks to one special crystal which protects the spirit body he sleeps deep and sound. Eva (age 70) has enormous spiritual insight and power and has healed countless people. She is also a successful missionary and combines her healing sessions with introduction to the Divine Principle and True Parents.Neighbors and friends were invited by mail, leaflets and personal visits. One lady told me during a visit that her neighbors all are speaking about the planned event. I was very surprised!On Saturday afternoon about 16 persons gathered in our home, among them seven ladies from the neighborhood. In my introduction I testified about successful healing I could observe. Our sister Darina who is studying BILTERA explained the purpose and application of the various crystal pictures. One neighbor already had tested some cards and was very eager to know more. She is a very strong Catholic and would not have visited our home for any other purpose.The guests stayed almost three hours and enjoyed the high spiritual atmosphere; many of them purchased some healing cards and gained new hope for good health physically and mentally.
Print Photo via Conn. Center for Digital InvestigationsWhat’s the appropriate Kimoji for white-hot seething rage at the very concept of a “selfie book”?Carl Puia, 74, was arrested Monday after police say he entered the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Glastonbury and poured an undisclosed red liquid on Kim Kardashian’s coffee table book of selfies, titled Selfish. (Amazon reviews for this essential entry in the Western canon include, “A poor tree died for this,” and “I haven’t even bought it yet and I have buyer’s remorse.”)“Six copies of the books were destroyed in the massacre and could not be revived,” Glastonbury police said on Facebook. “He also left a lengthy note (that he took the time to type out) explaining his dislike of Ms. Kardashian and people like her.”Puia turned himself in nearly five months after the “massacre,” and was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. He was released on $2,500 bail. 000 Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Elderly Connecticut Man Arrested for Destroying Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Books Carl Puia even left a typewritten note at the bookstore, police say. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* By Kyle Scott Clauss· 3/8/2017, 9:52 a.m.
Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* NWHL Inks Broadcast Deal with Twitter Nineteen games will be streamed live online. By Kyle Scott Clauss· Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Print 6/20/2017, 10:40 a.m. 000 Brianna Decker of the Boston Pride. Photo courtesy NWHLThe National Women’s Hockey League has signed a global broadcast deal with Twitter to stream 19 select games on the social media platform throughout the 2017-18 season.As part of the deal, 16 regular season games, as well as the 2018 All-Star Game and “Summit Series” versus Team Russia, will be broadcast live from the league’s Twitter handle, @NWHL. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, and a schedule of games will be released in September.“With this partnership, Twitter will expand the NWHL audience and give these professional women’s hockey players the major platform they deserve,” NWHL commissioner Dani Rylan, a Northeastern University alum, said in a release Tuesday. “This is a big and important step forward for our league as we approach our third season. I want to thank Twitter for its dedication to women’s sports.”The NWHL signed its first broadcast deal with NESN in 2015 to air eight Boston Pride games. The Bruins rightsholder also broadcasted a pair of games between the Pride and the New York Riveters on NESNplus the following year, coinciding with the NWHL’s season-long deal with Cheddar, the live and on-demand video news network based on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.The announcement comes after Twitter struck a multiyear broadcast deal with the WNBA in May, airing its first game on the platform the same month. Twitter had a $10 million deal with the NFL to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games last year, before it was replaced by Amazon Prime for the 2017 season. Major League Baseball also began streaming Tuesday night games on Twitter this season.“We are thrilled to feature more live professional women’s sports on Twitter by collaborating with the NWHL,” Twitter chief operating officer Anthony Noto said in a statement. “Fans around the world will now be able to view live the fast-paced, exciting action on the ice on the same platform where the conversation about hockey is happening.”’Entering its third year, the NWHL faces an uncertain future. The fledgling, four-team league earned plaudits for becoming the first professional women’s ice hockey league to pay its players, only to cut salaries 38 percent ahead of its sophomore season.
000 You Can Take a Helicopter Tour Tracing Paul Revere’s Ride Lexington’s Inn at Hastings Park is offering “One If by Land, Two If by Sea, Three If by Helicopter.” Print Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* Photograph by Michael BlanchardAs Bostonians, we’re used to history tours. We’ve walked the Freedom Trail, listened to those guides in traditional garb, and seen more cemeteries, churches, and statues than most folks can handle. And then, of course, there’s the helicopters—wait, helicopters?For those looking to see the city from a new angle (or with an added thrill), the Inn at Hastings Park, a historical boutique hotel in Lexington, is now offering history-themed helicopter rides to their guests. The airborne tour, called “One If by Land, Two If by Sea, Three If by Helicopter,” traces the midnight ride of Paul Revere, who in 1775 warned local militias that the British Redcoats were approaching over the Charles River.The modern-day experience starts at Hanscom Field, a private airport five minutes away from the inn, and heads into Boston over the waterfront. Both historical and modern landmarks are highlighted: the location of the Boston Tea Party, the Old North Church (where two lanterns were hung on the night of Revere’s ride to signal that the Redcoats were approaching “by sea”), Boston Common, the State House, Fenway Park, Harvard University, and others.After heading back west toward Lexington, the tour ends over the Inn at Hastings Park and the Battle Green, where the first battle of the American Revolutionary War was fought the morning after Revere’s ride. The trip makes it easy to imagine Revere traveling through the night, first on horse and then on foot, alerting his fellow Patriots before arriving at the green just as the battle began.Photograph by Michael Blanchard“I grew up in Lexington, so to see it from the air and really realize the distance that they covered during that weekend when the revolution started is pretty daunting,” says Trisha Pérez Kennealy, owner and general manager of the inn. “It made me appreciate even more what went on that morning.”Misconceptions about Revere’s midnight ride are common, and historical tours like this one try to amend that. For one, there were actually three riders during the ride (Revere was temporarily captured by the British that night) and people often forget that the Back Bay neighborhood was a watery bay at the time, making Revere’s ride much more lengthy.For the true history buffs, the inn’s helicopter tour can provide further depth to the story—personalized tours are available through private guides. Plus, a helicopter isn’t the worst place to take in some fall foliage.“There’s nothing really cookie-cutter in anything we offer here,” explains Melissa Stewart, the inn’s head of marketing. “That’s in part what makes it special.”The “One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three If by Helicopter” helicopter tour is available in a package for a one night’s stay at the inn. It includes a trip for two riders and complimentary breakfast. The package starts at $695 and can be purchased here.Photograph by Michael BlanchardPhotograph by Michael BlanchardPhotograph by Michael BlanchardPhotograph by Michael BlanchardPhotograph by Michael Blanchard 9/19/2017, 11:27 a.m. Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. By Renae Reints·