first_imgA big-hearted community mental health nurse hoping to raise thousands for charity are hoping people will get down on the dance floor for a Jive Night!Maire McGinley is a Community Mental Health Nurse in Mental Health Services for Older People.She has organised a Jiving night as part of her funding-raising parachute jump to raise much needed funds for The Donegal Alzheimers Society. “The funds raised will go towards providing respite home care services to enable families to provide ongoing care to there loved ones at home,” says Maire.“There is an estimated 2,200 families in Co. Donegal living with Alzheimers and or other related dementias.“The number of individuals receiving a diagnosis of Dementia is raising each year. The Azheimers Society provide a vital service to people with Dementia and their families.“Due to lack of funding they are unable to provide home respite care to all families affected by Dementia and currently have a large number of families awaiting assessment for this service.” The Jive night is on July 16 in Gortahork Parish Hall and is just €5 at the door – with loads of prizes also on – Supporting Local CharitiesContact us anytime on [email protected] NURSE ORGANISES JIVE NIGHT TO HELP FAMILIES HIT BY ALZHEIMERS was last modified: July 2nd, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

first_imgSophomore quarterback Shane Purcell earned his first start of the season and came up big for Arcata High, throwing two touchdown passes in a 20-7 win over visiting Willits Saturday afternoon at the Redwood Bowl.Saturday’s win counts as Arcata’s first of the season.“Our defense played solid all night. Really, it doesn’t get much better than that,” Arcata head coach Jamal Jones said.Purcell hit Raven Perez for a 3-yard touchdown with under a minute to play in the first half, sending Arcata …last_img read more

first_img6 July 2005New immigration regulations which came into effect this month are designed to attract the foreign skills and investment necessary for South Africa’s economic growth, says Home Affairs spokesperson Nkosana Sibuyi.They also reflect South Africa’s commitment to human rights and the security of those living within the country’s borders.Sibuyi said the amended immigration regulations will discourage illegal migration, especially of people from poverty-stricken countries, by creating a wider array of permits to legalise entry.“As a country we have an obligation to regulate or facilitate movement of people, goods and services into and outside South Africa,” Sibuyi said.Relevant permits“If somebody wants to visit South Africa, he or she must have a passport and apply for a visa if so required.“A potential investor, tourist, student or diplomat should apply for a relevant permit to legalise his or her stay in the country.”Sibuyi explained that under the new regulations, if a foreigner wants to start a business, he or she is expected to apply for a business permit and should have R2.5-million to invest.Applicants without these funds must convince the government that the business will be viable in South Africa.“We need to strike a balance in terms of scarce skills,” Sibuyi said. “We must capacitate our own people first before we attract skills from foreigners, so that we get a cross-pollination of ideas to empower our country.”He said the regulations would create an enabling environment for direct foreign investment in South Africa, and attract skills needed by the country’s economy.TrainingThe new National Immigration Branch, launched in April, has trained 106 officials to control the entry, stay and departure of foreigners in the country, as regulated by the Immigration and Refugee Acts.“The training takes at least a year,” Sibuyi said. “We want our officials to understand the Act, immigration regulations and how to fill forms so that travellers do not have to go through this burden at immigration offices.“We want to ensure that people who come to the country can do so conveniently.”The new regulations also clamp down on marriages of convenience, where foreigners pay local people to marry them and then use the marriage certificates to apply for citizenship.“The amended Act makes it a requirement that any foreigner who wishes to marry a South African and thereby obtain permanent residence in the country should have a marriage in good faith to such a South African citizen for at least five years before the status can be granted to them.“This will help our fight against the problem of fraudulent marriages,” he said.Almost 2 000 marriages were recently denied legality following a department investigation into marriages of convenience.With the new regulations, students from Africa will no longer be required to pay deposits before getting study permits, provided their governments submit written undertakings to pay deportation expenses for such students should this become necessary.New costsEntry and transit visas, renewal of visitors’ permits, study permits and medical treatment permits will now cost R425.Business permits, work permits and permanent residence permits each cost R1 520. The certificate of confirmation of permanent residence is R100.The amended Act also benefits workers from neighbouring countries: they will no longer have to leave the country immediately after being retrenched or dismissed from their jobs.“Now that there so many permits, there is no need for people – especially those from neighbouring states – to come to South Africa illegally,” Sibuyi said.He said the Southern African Development Community was currently discussing free movement within member states, referring to the recent agreement between South Africa and Mozambique to waive visa requirements.RefugeesOn the question of asylum-seekers, he said South Africa was guided by United Nations policies and the African Union Convention on Refugees.“We do not expect asylum-seekers to come to here with all the required documents, because of the conflicts in their countries,” Sibuyi said. “When they come here they should go to the nearest refugee reception and apply for asylum.”Refugee smart cards printed by Home Affairs will be given to refugees.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgThe U.S. women’s national team named a much-changed lineup on Sunday against Panama but just as it did on Thursday against Mexico, it cruised to an easy World Cup qualifying victory. This time the U.S. won 5-0 at Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, N.C., all but clinching a spot in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women’s Championship. The team will qualify for next summer’s World Cup with a victory in the semifinal round. The Panamanians were overmatched from the off and were it not from a fantastic performance from 17-year-old goalkeeper Yenith Bailey, the score could have truly gotten out of hand.  Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Here are three observations from the USWNT’s win.Ellis rings the changesJill Ellis USWNT Friendly 06052016The U.S. dismantled Mexico 6-0 on Thursday night, and head coach Jill Ellis opted for heavy rotation on Sunday against Panama. The U.S. started only two of the same 11 players that faced El Tri on Thursday, with just Abby Dahlkemper and Julie Ertz keeping their places. If the U.S. reaches the final as expected, it will have five matches in less than two weeks, so Ellis’ rotation is sensible if not simply an outright necessity.”The sole reason was to manage this tournament,” Ellis said in her post-game press conference regarding the changes. “It was really about making sure it’s a 13-day type deal with five games – it’s a lot. We have the ability to do that and I think with the talent we have on this team it makes sense.”The U.S. is playing its most meaningful games in more than two years, but Ellis would have been in little doubt before the game that her reserves could handle 66th-ranked Panama easily. In truth, Ellis’ reserves would match up favorably with some of the world’s best sides, such is the USWNT’s depth, so it was far from a surprise to see the U.S. easily take care of business on Sunday.”It shows the team has a lot of depth when you can make nine changes and come out and play a similar brand of soccer,” midfielder Sam Mewis said. “We are so thorough in our training and in our preparation, the points that this team is focusing on are really hammered home to every player and I give the coaching staff a lot of credit for giving us that opportunity.”Mace pulls double dutyEmily Sonnett Carli Lloyd Hailie Mace USWNT 2018The official U.S. Soccer Twitter account confirmed the team would start Sunday’s match in its usual 4-3-3 formation, with Hailie Mace starting next to Abby Dahlkemper at center back. When the game kicked off though, the USWNT lined up with a three-player back line, and Mace actually lined up as a forward next to Carli Lloyd.Mace rotating between forward and defense isn’t actually a big surprise, considering the UCLA star began her collegiate career as a defender before shifting to forward. It certainly was a surprise, though, to see her move from forward back to defense just 10 minutes into Sunday’s game against Panama.Ellis explained after the game that Mace playing the first 10 minutes up top was in order to practice for a situation that may come up in the future. “A lot of what we’re trying to do is train for situations,” Ellis explained. “It’s not just about today’s game, it’s about adding more to our game. In situations where perhaps there are five minutes left and you need to force a goal, what does that look like?”As a coach I think there’s different situations that I’d rather manage now and see them and learn from them now then wait until next summer.”It may not say a lot about the level of competition that Ellis used the first 10 minutes of a World Cup qualifier as a training exercise, but that’s exactly what happened on Sunday night. Lloyd shows well in rare startCarli Lloyd USWNTPrior to Sunday’s start, Carli Lloyd’s last eight appearances for the national team came off the bench. The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year appears set for a substitute role next summer at the World Cup when she’s 37 years old, but against Panama Lloyd showed she can still make an impact from the off by netting a hat trick, her eighth career treble with the USWNT.While she once filled an attacking midfield role for the U.S., these days Lloyd plays further up the field as the lone striker in her team’s 4-3-3 formation. Alex Morgan is the unquestioned starter at that particular position, but on Sunday Lloyd showed she can still play a vital role if needed.”I can’t say you expect anything less,” Ellis said of Lloyd. “Ultimately what she gives us is the ability to score goals and to see her get a hat trick tonight was great.”last_img read more

Provided by International Communication Association This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Jin Kang (Pennsylvania State University), and Lewen Wei (Pennsylvania State University) will present their findings at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in Prague, Czech Republic. The researchers conducted an online survey with a total of 106 undergraduate students who had both fake Instagram (Finsta) and real Instagram (Rinsta) accounts. In the survey, the students were asked how Finsta was different from Rinsta in two different ways. One, was administered in an existing valid measure that taps onto four different user motivations, archiving, self-presentation, escapism and social interaction. In the Second, students elaborated their answers in an open-ended format.The data analyzed revealed Rinsta was rated higher for escapism and archiving. One might expect for the Finsta to be rated higher on these two motivations; higher on escapism as there are more pictures being updated from other users to distract their attention and higher on archiving as users can post pictures anytime. One potential explanation is that Finsta is just “too real.” As users post pictures that closely reflect the reality, Finsta may constantly remind users of their actual reality, rather than allowing them to immerse themselves in an illusion that “life is perfect,” as portrayed by other users.Research on self-presentation on social media is ever expanding. Finsta is another venue for individuals to express different aspects of the self to the public. This study shows that there are two things that make Finsta unique: 1. It is an agreed-upon place for everyone to be inappropriate and silly and 2. Most users are doing the opposite of the normally seen positive self-presentation on other platforms. If individuals display their best self (e.g., ideal-self) on places like Facebook, individuals are displaying their worse self on Finsta.”We showed exactly how Rinsta and Finsta are different in terms of user motivation. Contrary to popular belief, individuals used Rinsta to express one’s actual-self and used Rinsta to escape from reality. On Finsta, users posted inappropriate and silly pictures not just for self-expression, but also posted these pictures as a way to bond with their friends, that is, to make their friends laugh and to archive the crazy moments they shared together, said Kang. “Also, at least in our study, we found that creating Finsta mainly happened among female students which also raises an interesting future question of if female users have stronger need to express an inappropriate side of themselves than male users.””Let Me Be at My Ugliest: Instagram Users’ Motivations for Using Finsta (Fake Instagram),” by Jin Kang and Lewen Wei; to be presented at the 68th Annual International Communication Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-28 May 2018. Explore further How teens use fake Instagram accounts to relieve the pressure of perfection Credit: CC0 Public Domain As Instagram is viewed as a place for building the ideal self, some users have created fake Instagram (Finsta) accounts to buck this trend. But are these “fake” accounts really there to express the real, sometimes ugly self, or is there a deeper motivation? A recent study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, found that users align their real Instagram accounts (Rinsta) with their actual self and to escape from reality, whereas Finsta to foster social bonding. Citation: Motivation for using fake Instagram (Finsta) is not to reveal inappropriate self (2018, April 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from read more