Home Indiana Agriculture News GLALS is Keeping Up With H-2A Needs Despite Pandemic SHARE GLALS is Keeping Up With H-2A Needs Despite Pandemic Previous articleExisting Dicamba Inventory Can be Used in Indiana Through June 20 on the HAT Wednesday PodcastNext articleIndiana Corn, Soybean Checkoffs Hosting Ag Policy Webinar with Rep. Banks Ashley Davenport Facebook Twitter SHARE GLALS Keeping up with H2A Needs Despite PandemicBack in April, the Department of Homeland Security and Citizenship and Immigration Services decided to amend regulations for hiring H-2A workers.Before COVID, workers who might have had an issue during the process needed to go through an in-person interview. Because of the pandemic, this step has been canceled to limit person-to-person contact.“Oftentimes those workers are returning workers, and they could get through the interview process and explain what the previous immigration violation was about and still process through,” said Bob Boehm, general manager of the Great Lakes Ag Labor Services (GLALS). “Only those that can receive the waiver of a face-to-face interview have been able to cross [the border].”Boehm said that has led to some issues for returning workers who had historically been able to come back.“Overall, we’ve been able to work through those issues and keep those H-2A processes moving,” said Boehm.Of GLALS’s clients, 75 to 80 percent of workers return to those farms.“We’ve been able to continue to build on returning workers that come back, often to the same farms,” said Boehm. “Things have been moving along. [There’s] some concerns with transportation because the lack of tourism has reduced the transportation options. Overall, we’ve been able to provide the workers that are needed for the farms so far.”From workers being in transit to the farms and on the farms, Boehm said one of the biggest issues is the lack of sufficient supply of PPE. GLALS has found suppliers to provide alternatives. He added that a lot farms have prepared to keep their workers safe.“A lot of our farms are doing daily temperature checks and trying to monitor health to make sure that if there’s an issue, there will be quarantine facilities and proper health department notifications,” said Boehm.Michigan is now in the top ten states that utilize H-2A workers.The rule will be lifted on August 18, 2020. Facebook Twitter By Ashley Davenport – Jun 10, 2020
Share 20 Views no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews NDFD launches Business Support Services Unit to assist small business enterprises by: – September 13, 2011 Photo credit: ndfd.dmSmall businesses in Dominica are being provided with an opportunity to upgrade the services that they offer.The National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD) launched its Business Support Services Unit yesterday to assist small business enterprises.Chairman of the NDFD Damian Dublin has described the launching of the new services as timely.“We have recognized the need for a small business support. Part of our mandate is an area of technical support and I realize there is a greater need for a support unit. It’s very timely because you see a lot of focus on small business. The recent financial meltdown in the US did not occur because of small businesses. It is because of this reality we have decided to lunch this unit,” he said.The Business Support Services Unit is being headed by Naomi Romain.She told yesterday’s launching that the Unit will be offering business and marketing plans, the preparation of financial statements, cash flow protections, VAT deductions, DSS payments and the completion of passport forms.“All you need to do is visit the NDFD with the idea, we develop it into a plan, provide you with the finance and we ensure that your business is successful by providing technical assistance and training opportunities,” she said.The General Manager of the NDFD Ronald Knight said a small business in Dominica cannot survive on its own.“Our clientele is made up of people that want to make something out of themselves who may not have had the necessary educational background. We want to offer the service and the training. It is extremely crucial,” he said.Dominica Vibes News
RelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Djokovic fined $10,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ Novak Djokovic inspired Serbia to win the inaugural ATP Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Spain at the Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney. The final of the new 24-team competition went down to a deciding-doubles match after Djokovic prevailed over Rafael Nadal in the second singles tie to level proceedings between the teams. Spain, who won the Davis Cup team competition at the end of November, decided not to field Nadal in the final match and instead partnered Pablo Carreno Busta and Feliciano Lopez together. After his loss to Djokovic, and the intensity of the 10 days as a whole, Nadal shared that his energy levels were “a little bit lower than usual” and duly put his faith in his team-mates. In contrast, Djokovic was energised by his singles victory and once out on court for the doubles, dictated the script in the deciding encounter. He said: “I’ll remember this experience for the rest of my life as one of the nicest moments of my career, for sure. I’ve been very fortunate to have had an amazing career but playing for the team and the country can’t be matched. It’s too special.” In the doubles, the world No 2 helped to calm his partner Viktor Troicki, after they were broken in the very first game. He kept his own game on point and gave his compatriot the licence to play with freedom, despite the high stakes. With Troicki’s levels soaring, and the Spanish pairing not able to find a way around the world No 2 either, Serbia went up a set and a break. With a 6-3 3-2 lead, Djokovic faced a potential break point on his serve however on the deciding point, he connected sweetly with a second serve and forced the error on the return. Djokovic and Troicki continued to thrive off the ardent Serbian support in the stands and after the teams exchanged holds, Djokovic served it out to love to secure their maiden ATP Cup title. The 55th singles meeting between Djokovic and Nadal had created the competition’s thrilling finale and highlighted why both players are second and first in the world. The Serbian broke his Nadal in the first game and went on to win his 18th set in a row against him (on hard courts) by 6-2. With a 19-7 head-to-head record against Nadal on the surface, Djokovic had been in such a positive position before but also knew to expect significant retaliation from the world No 1. Nadal started to generate waves of his own as the second set played-out and none more so than the tennis he produced to claw himself back from 15-30 at 5-5 all. Djokovic’s break point opportunities arrived after he outlasted Nadal in a barn-storming rally but from there, he had to applaud the world No 1’s determination and skill-level. Nadal cancelled out the first break point through a jaw-dropping forehand volley, one that graced the line, and then unleashed a world-class 145km backhand winner to claw it back to deuce. He roared as he went on to hold. With the crowd making themselves heard at every opportunity, the second set went to an enthralling tie-break. After sharing the opening eight points, Djokovic unleashed a wicked backhand winner of his own to create a window of opportunity at 5-4. He forced Nadal into an error on the backhand slice to take the next point. Then, on his own serve secured the first of his two match points for the much-needed 6-2 7-6 (7-4) victory. In the first tie of the final, Roberto Bautista Agut had too much for Dusan Lajovic to handle and beat the Serbian 7-5 6-1.Tags: ATP CupKen ROsewell ArenaNovak DjokovicRafael NadalSerbia
FH woman celebrates first year selling sports equipment to femalesBy Anastasia MillickerKendra Boyd runs her A Chic with Stix store, which caters to female lacrosse and field hockey players only, from the top floor of her parents’ Fair Haven florist shop.FAIR HAVEN – Kendra Boyd has had a field hockey stick in her hand since middle school.The Atlantic Highlands native started playing field hockey as a youngster, gradually moving up to play at the high school level for Henry Hudson Regional High School then at the college level for the The College of New Jersey.Today Boyd is still playing but her passion for field hockey has not stopped on the field. Boyd is the founder and owner of the shop A Chic With Stix. Named after her recreational field hockey league, A Chic With Stix offers girls’ only lacrosse and field hockey equipment and apparel.Boyd, 25, said field hockey has always been her passion. She had a dream to set up a store to help educate female athletes – especially those playing field hockey and lacrosse – about finding the right equipment to help them succeed. So she set up shop above her parents’ garden shop, Boxwood Gardens, on River Road.Teaching health and physical education during the day at Carl Sandberg Middle School in Old Bridge, Boyd operates the shop in the evening with the help of her parents, Bill and Pam, and her sister, Christy.Located on the second floor of the two-story Victorian home, A Chic With Stix has a wall lined with a wide range of selections for female athletes, including lacrosse and hockey sticks of all colors and sizes, apparel in bright and fluorescent colors, shin guards and a rack of headbands decorated with lacrosse balls.Unlike large sporting good stores in the area, A Chic With Stix offers firsthand and personalized knowledge about the equipment, Boyd said.“In a large store, you order a stick or a lacrosse stick and you don’t get to try it out and sometimes people working in the large stores aren’t as knowledgeable. But here you can try out the stick and, if it’s your first time, I can show you how to properly hold it and size it,” Boyd said.Boyd also offers field hockey lessons.When the store first opened its doors a year ago, the shop initially offered only field hockey equipment. Today it has expanded its selection offering lacrosse sticks and apparel including some brands typically not offered in large sporting good stores such as Dita, Grays, Gryphon, TK, STX, Harrow, and deBeer.When first purchasing a stick, Boyd said she asks customers if they have played before. Then, based on their experience, height and athletic performance level sought, Boyd tells them the size and shows clients how to use the equipment.Kendra Boyd in her shop, A Chic with Stix, 807 River Road in Fair Haven.Hockey sticks range from $50 to $299 based on style and athletic level while lacrosse sticks range from $45 to $200 depending on brand, types of lacrosse sticks and heads. Teams can receive 10 percent discounts when they place a team order.Many local high school and middle school athletes, including those from Red Bank Regional, Rumson-Fair Haven, Red Bank Catholic and Manasquan high schools, come to try out and purchase sticks, Boyd said.Boyd attributes much of her business’ success to her parents’ and teammates’ support.Friends and members of teams have spread the word about her business by sending email messages to school athletic directors and coaches throughout New Jersey.“The girls I played with all throughout my years, alumni, and coaches at The College of New Jersey and Henry Hudson Regional High School have all been huge supporters and promoters for my store,” Boyd said.A Chic With Stix celebrated its first year anniversary in April. Boyd said the past year has brought many successes and she hopes to continue into the upcoming years.As for future plans, Boyd hopes to expand her business throughout the state by opening locations in North and South Jersey.A Chic with Stix is located at 807 River Road and is open from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.Additional information is available on the store’s website at www.achicwithstix.com.
By Jay Cook |EATONTOWN – A small group of seniors have long been behind the scenes and in front of the cameras, working to combine hands-on education with broadcasting senior-oriented content to public access channels along the Jersey Shore.Equipped with lights, three cameras, a full studio, and a control room, senior citizens from around Monmouth and Ocean counties trek to Monmouth Mall once a week for a full dose of the ins and outs of the television industry, provided by the Social Community Activities Network (SCAN), a non-profit adult social education and resource center, located in the mall’s lower level.“They’re in the senior years of their lives, but they have such passion,” said Robin Kampf, SCAN’s new TV Production professor. “They love getting out of the house to do this.”Kampf, a professional filmmaker and multimedia specialist with a career in the television industry, took over the TV production class in October 2016 after the position opened up.Since joining the SCAN network of continuing education classes for the 50 and older community, her students say she has reinvigorated the course with a vibrant, upbeat attitude and a hands-on approach.“She really gives us a lot of autonomy in terms of developing our projects and putting everything all together,” said Pam Tortorello, a Brick resident and 10-year member of the class.Along with classroom book work, this semester Kampf and her 10 students balance out the course load with plenty of time in the production studio.Since it is a continuing education class, there is a mix of students who either have an interest in television as a hobby, or are building off careers in similar industries.Little Silver resident Joe Hegner spent his career as the travel coordinator for the New York Giants, tasked with finding the most efficient way to get Big Blue from city to city.Always interested in the media world, he found the TV production class seven years ago and stuck with it. “It’s just been sensational,” he said.Jay Newcomb of Deal went to Oklahoma State and studied radio and television. He ultimately went the into the radio industry, working at WADB, an oldies station which served southern Monmouth and northern Ocean counties.Now only in his third semester of the class, he’s just as involved as any other long-tenured student.“I’m really looking forward to editing the shows,” he said.Enrollees in the class learn how to operate cameras, audio boards and teleprompters, as well as how to create on-air graphics and direct a show.Robin Kampf, left, directs an episode of “Welcome to SCAN” on July 28. Since joining inOctober, Kampf has brought a career of experience to SCAN’s TV production class.Students are constantly changing positions. One day they could be working Camera 2, the next they could be on the switcher, flipping camera angles at the director’s instruction.But more importantly, Kampf said, is the shows are geared to seniors. Whether it’s local doctors talking about diabetes or nonprofit watchdogs protecting the senior community from scammers, SCAN-TV provides a service to a demographic she believes was left behind once major television providers began eating up smaller markets.“Who watches television more than seniors?” Kampf questioned.And it provides an outlet for seniors who notoriously have plenty of time on their hands.“It adds a little bit of excitement to your life once you’re retired,” Hegner said. “When you come in here on Friday, you never know who is going to be here discussing whatever subject.”Last Friday that subject was the kickoff to SCAN’s coverage of the upcoming New Jersey governor’s race.The TV production class will tape sit-down interviews with the two major party New Jersey gubernatorial candidates – Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and Democrat Philip Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive.On July 28, Guadagno was in studio for her SCAN-TV interview on the “Community Connections” show, hosted by Thomas Hayes, director of customer and community relations for New Jersey Natural Gas. Murphy’s interview will take place in late September, and both interviews will be broadcast in October.The taping came at an opportune time, as both candidates had just announced their lieutenant governor picks. Guadagno announced last Thursday that Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo was her choice. Murphy declared his choice, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-34), on July 26.During Guadagno’s interview with Hayes, the conversation focused on her stance to help New Jersey senior citizens. Guadagno said she had “skin in the game” considering her husband had just recently retired, and that she wants to focus on making the state more affordable to not only the elderly, but all residents.After the “Community Connections” interview, Guadagno spoke about SCAN’s platform of informing seniors living in the same area she lives – Guadagno is a Monmouth Beach resident.“One way to reach seniors is through community activities like this,” she told The Two River Times. “I wanted to be a part of that.”Kampf hopes the TV production class gains more members in the coming semesters. As her tenure continues, she wants to improve the overall look and quality of the programs, as well as work on improving the in-studio look.But the one thing Kampf said she hopes never changes is her students’ work ethic.“They are from a different generation,” she said. “I just think it’s so wonderful that they have this passion for learning, and then producing content that’s really important to them.”Where to Watch SCAN-TV showsCablevisionMonmouth and Ocean Counties: Channel 77, Tuesdays, 8 to 9:30 p.m.Keyport: Channel 15, Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.Ocean Township: Channel 77, Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.ComcastMonmouth County: Channel 97, Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.Ocean County: Channel 97, Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.Toms River: Channel 19, Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m.Long Branch: Channel 20, every evening, 6 to 7:30 p.m.Verizon FiosChannel 45, Sundays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.Channel 22, Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.SCAN-TV ProgramsAll shows are aired in this sequence for each time block, starting in September 2017.“Welcome to SCAN” is hosted by SCAN executive director Pat Bohse, who provides viewers with topics relevant to the senior population.“Caregivers First” is a care giving-centered resource program that offers information about legal, end-of-life, nutrition, and health insurance topics. It is hosted by Lynette Whiteman, executive director of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey.The final show, “Community Connections,” aims to give a platform for community members and local government figures that can offer some level of expertise. Thomas Hayes, director of customer and community relations for New Jersey Natural Gas is the host.This article was first published in the August 3 – 10, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
“Although I was unaware that this treatment was not permitted under NHL rules that is no excuse whatsoever. I should have done my research and I should have checked with the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program’s doctors. “I accept full responsibility for my actions, and I am sorry. Throughout my entire career I have felt genuinely blessed and honored to play the great game of hockey and I regret the impact that this may have on my team and our fans.” The NHL.com said based on the Ducks’ current schedule, Horcoff would be eligible to return March 11. However that could change based on when Ducks’ Jan. 22 game against the Washington Capitals, which was postponed because of the winter storm that hit the Northeast, is rescheduled. Horcoff, 37, signed with the Ducks on July 3, 2015. He has six goals and four assists in 45 games. In 15 NHL seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars and Ducks, he has 186 goals and 506 points in 994 regular-season games. Although born in Trail, Horcoff grew up and went to school in Castlegar. Horcoff played in the BCHL before gaining a scholarship to Michigan State University. The National Hockey League has suspended former Trail Smokies star and Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff for 20 games without pay Tuesday for violating terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. The NHL.com release said under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the League and the players, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and possible treatment. “While recovering from an injury I suffered this past fall, I tried a treatment that I believed would help speed up the healing process,” Horcoff said in a statement.
A gorse fire has broken out on the outskirts of Creeslough.Members of the fire service are at the scene of the blaze which is two kilometres outside of Creeslough on the Letterkenny side.It is not known how the fire started but firemen are working to bring it under control and stop it spreading. The fire comes after three days of dry weather.The fire service has issued a warning to the public not to discard cigarette butts or anything else that could cause a fire to start.Warning issued after dry weather sparks gorse fire near Creeslough was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CreesloughFIRE SERVICEgorse fire
How do you evolve a mouse into an elephant? Just add 24 million generations. But you can shrink it back down in just 100,000 generations. This and other eyebrow-raising stories have been told in the secular science media recently.Monash University published the mousephant story alongside a photo of a jolly professor, Dr Alistair Evans, holding a mouse skull in his fingers with an elephant skull towering behind him. For those who move past the headline, this admission needs a megaphone: “Dr Evans, an evolutionary biologist and Australian Research Fellow, said the study was unique because most previous work had focused on microevolution, the small changes that occur within a species.” The original paper is in PNAS (January 30, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1120774109).So, did Prof. Evans actually watch a mouse-sized mammal evolve into an elephant with a controlled lab experiment? No, he just assumed the evolutionary time scale of fossils, and divided the millions of years into generations based on the lifespan of the organisms involved. Well, then, did he use a sliding scale from mouse lifetime to elephant lifetime? If so, was it a linear rate, exponential rate, or chaotic rate? It wouldn’t have mattered, because he didn’t cover a law of nature that makes predictions. “While mammals got steadily bigger after the dinosaurs disappeared,” the article claimed, “the rates at which they did so varied among the groups.” Whales, for instance, evolved into giants at twice the rate of land mammals, while primates seem to have limits on how big they can evolve. (See diagrams on PhysOrg and Live Science, which both dutifully regurgitated the story without criticism.)For the exceptions, just-so stories were ready in the wings:Post-dinosaur era: “It’s a classic story of taking advantage of a new opportunity — the vacant landscape devoid of dinosaurs.”Whales: “Dr Erich Fitzgerald, Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Museum Victoria and a co-author, said changes in whale size occurred at twice the rate of land mammals. This is probably because it’s easier to be big in the water – it helps support your weight,” he said.Primates: “There seems to be some intrinsic maximum rate that each order evolves at, which may have something to do with the basic construction or physiology of each group,” Evans wrote. “So it may be really hard to be built like a primate and get very big.”The science media got embarrassed by a peer-reviewed paper that shouldn’t have been. Several sites uncritically posted a press release from Case Western Reserve University that alleged to be a “theory of everything.” Erik Andrulis claimed that the earth is alive and so is the solar system. Andulis, an otherwise legitimate biochemist, wove his tale of “gyres” and “macroelectrogyres” that circulate in lifelike patterns. Jesse Emspak exposed the“crackpot theory” of on Live Science. It’s not clear if Andrulis was pulling a hoax, but if so, Emspak said the incident “reveals the dark side of peer review,” a process that is supposed to eliminate bias and nutty ideas, but doesn’t always succeed. Meanwhile, PhysOrg and Science Daily both pulled the links to the story.PhysOrg, however, did not pull the link on a prophecy that 2012 could be the year we find extraterrestrial life, or another that announced the discovery of a new clue on the chemical origins of life. Nor did Science Daily pull its tale that cave critters in underwater caves in the Bahamas could reveal truth about life beyond earth, or the one claiming that the nature of prejudice and aggression in men and women can be summed up as “It’s evolution.” New Scientist, meanwhile, kept their weird tale about how to catch a date in the multiverse.Dr. Alistair Evans calls himself an “evolutionary biologist.” To demonstrate that his title is not an oxymoron, he needs to go out into the woods, take off his clothes, and let natural selection act on him. Otherwise, if he uses his mind, he is an intelligent design biologist in spite of himself.What if the weirdos took over science? What if by sheer power of numbers, they were able to get their nonsense published with alacrity, while denying a hearing to those outside their party? What if peer review is a sham? What if mice-sized animals never evolved into elephants? What if there is no multiverse to go dating in? What if men are not more aggressive because of evolution, but because of misuse of well-designed traits due to true moral evil? What if creatures in sea caves have nothing whatsoever to do with life in outer space? What if there were no millions of years for dogs to evolve into whales? What if the ones calling creationists nuts are the real nuts? What if nuttery has been reclassified as science? What if passive citizens let the nutters get away with this? What if they laughed loud and long, instead, and were able to shame the nutters out of the science lab and back into the Cartoon Network? What if scientific integrity really meant what the words mean, instead of consensus groupthink? What if people understood that integrity implies absolutes? What if the restoration of moral absolutes led to a new scientific revolution?(Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick postponed a potential career in the PBA as he chose to stay at San Beda for one more season.And the thing that made him choose school over professional hoops? That is the love for San Beda itself.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:18Inquirer Varsity Seven: San Beda’s Robert Bolick02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I love the school,” said Bolick in Filipino after leading the Red Lions to a 73-68 win over rival Letran Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.READ: NCAA: San Beda sends Letran to 3-way tie for 4th seed FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’ll just repeat what I’ve been saying all along, I was just a bench player when I started for San Beda and they’ve accepted with a full heart.”Bolick had planned on submitting his draft papers but ultimately decided against it. LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Finals MVP Durant keeps launching shots, eager to be better For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez welcomed Bolick’s plan of staying.“The only advice I gave him is look at the future because it will always be better if he graduates,” said Boyet of the Marketing major. “I really appreciated that Robert took the other way and stayed with San Beda. I cannot ask for more, having Robert in my lineup next year will be good for us.”READ: WATCH: Get to know San Beda’s Robert Bolick in 7 questionsBolick is averaging 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists for the Red Lions, who are Final four bound for yet another year.He also posted similar numbers in the PBA D-League for Cignal with 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I went to the States because of San Beda, and I’m an American and that was my first time going to the US. I love everyone, from the security guards, to the janitors, to the teachers, everyone.” View comments
Every year around exam time stress and sleepless nights often consume most teenagers. Rather than expending their break-time appropriately to exercise, take a walk or sleep well in time teenager’s end up resorting to unhealthier options, such as taking-in higher levels of caffeine and overspending time with ‘gadget friends’ for surfing social media or communicating with friends via WhatsApp. This invariably triggers odd sleeping patterns and behavioral changes among teenagers, which ultimately restricts them from getting sufficient time to rest or take a nap. In doing so, teenagers actually miss-out on utilizing the valuable break-time for reviving their energy levels, by engaging in activities that encourage relaxation of mind and body. Scientific research reveals that on average teenagers require a well-timed sleep for 8-10 hours to get through the day effectively.However, teens do not get this required amount of sleep owing to several reasons. These include – quickly changing body clock, incorrect understanding of sleep, and pressure from school, home or their environment, technology (phones, tablets) and so forth.An unhealthy sleeping pattern can leave a lasting negative impact on a teenager’s daily life and lead to problems like emotional imbalance, narcolepsy, and circadian rhythm disorders among others.Too much of inactivity along with sleep deprivation can lead to obesity and serious disorders like sleep apnea – which impact many vital organs of the body and impact memory, concentration ability – and also predispose the child to problems like depression, metabolic disorders and heart problems at a later ageadvertisement While the biological clock in teens changes every now and then, through individual efforts they can synchronize the clock to match the required pace by ensuring a good sleep-wake balance combined with a scheduled lifestyle and a healthy diet & exercise regimen. It is really easy to obtain quality sleep by following good sleep hygiene practices by:Going to bed and waking up at a scheduled time Maintaining the recommended sleep duration Exercising regularly Eating healthy meals Avoiding consumption of caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and similar hazards Engaging in recreational activities like playing a sport A good sleep is extremely important at every stage of life for good health. Following these recommended practices teenagers will not only be able to sleep comfortably but also benefit by deriving maximum of their true potential to progress in life.Authored article : Dr. Bhaskar Azad, Clinical Head, ResMed Academy India