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Parental anger grows as ‘Children are bored out of their skulls with real life’- commentary

Why parents are getting angrier: ‘Children are bored out of their skulls with real life’

By Nicola Skinner – The Guardian UK

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Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher shows parents how to deal with their rage. He’s busier than ever – partly because children would rather be on social media or gaming

It’s hard to know the difference between parenting and bullying,” admits Matt, father of two and one of a growing number of parents seeking help to control what they see as unacceptable levels of anger towards their children. Matt is an articulate and successful self-employed businessman in his 40s. After he split up from their mother five years ago, his two sons, then 11 and 14, started to act up by answering back, skipping homework, drinking and taking drugs. It marked the start of a phase of intense anger for Matt, who eventually sought help.      Continue reading

MORE DEATHS DUE TO STRAY ANIMALS – by Francis Quamina Farrier

MORE DEATHS DUE TO STRAY ANIMALS – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

Three Guyanese who today, should have been alive and well, and continuing to make their contributions to this our Native Land Guyana, in this Jubilee Year, are now DEAD; recent victims of three separate Traffic Crashes just a few days apart. DEAD are Deodat Singh, Richard Rammarace and Ramesh Singh. The similarity of their untimely demise, is that all three lost their lives on the Corentyne Coast Public Road, while in vehicles which crashed into stray horses.

The problem of stray animals roaming unfettered on public streets and roads all across Guyana, has been around in this country for many years, and it seems not to be addressed in a permanent way, by those in charge of public roadways. Many human lives have been lost in Traffic Crashes brought about by stray animals, and to the best of my knowledge, not a single owner of the offending animals, has been made to face the consequence of the death of someone, due to the carelessness they have displayed in the control of their animals.     Continue reading

Guyana: Vigil Against Violence – World Suicide Prevention Day – Sept 10, 2016

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Voices Against Violence – Guyana Anti-Violence Vigil – Suicide Prevention Day, Sep 10, 2016

Voices Against Violence – Guyana Anti-Violence Vigil

Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2016

“Voices Against Violence” is an attempt to get communities across Guyana involved in anti-violence activism, while fostering the concept of communal action for community well being. This candle light vigil, set for World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2016, is an initiative that is inexpensive and easy to organize – each participant simply needs a candle or can even use a cell phone – and that brings communities together.

Thus vigils can be organized by religious institutions, local businesses, sports and youth clubs, political party groups…just about any entity or set of individuals including schools. Where possible, two or more groups can collaborate. Each vigil can select routes around the community, end at a central point or any other selected place where the participants can be accommodated and hold a rally whereby pre selected individuals from within or without the community can speak on the theme of anti-violence and, if desired, inter faith prayers can be conducted. During the walk about anti-violence slogans can be chanted.   Continue reading

Alzheimer’s and Diabetes – What is the Underlying Truth

Submitted by Bentley Have a read of the attached article.- in Barbados Underground

ALZHEIMER’S AND DIABETES – WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING TRUTH

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Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia

Have a read of the attached article. These people are now finding that there is a major link between these 2 conditions, something I’ve been saying forever. What they need to recognize is that these are not diseases in themselves but symptoms of a broader condition that gives rise to other conditions as well (hypertension, sexual dysfunction, heart disease). I call this disease Chronic Metabolic Collapse Syndrome and have written on it at least 10 years ago. We will never be able to fully deal with chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) until we recognize this underlying truth.

Related Link: New link found between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease

Source: Alzheimer’s and Diabetes – What is the Underlying Truth

How to live to be 100+ ….. by Dan Buettner

 

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
http://www.ted.com To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.
     To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.

Guyana’s First Lady working with Minister Broomes to tackle TIP

Capitol TV logoFirst Lady working with Minister Broomes to tackle Trafficking In Persons (TIP)

Published on Jun 15, 2016

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution in this Exponential Age – by Udo Gollub

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution
Udo Gollub

Udo Gollub

Udo Gollub at Messe BerlinApril 22 · Berlin, Germany · [article link]
 I just went to the Singularity University Summit and here are the key learnings.

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.
Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year – and most people don’t see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?
Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs. Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Welcome to the Exponential Age.   Continue reading

Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer | Laura Indolfi -TED video

Good news in the fight against pancreatic cancer | Laura Indolfi
 -TED video
Anyone who has lost a loved one to pancreatic cancer knows the devastating speed with which it can affect an otherwise healthy person. TED Fellow and biomedical entrepreneur Laura Indolfi is developing a revolutionary way to treat this complex and lethal disease: a drug delivery device that acts as a cage at the site of a tumor, preventing it from spreading and delivering medicine only where it’s needed. “We are hoping that one day we can make pancreatic cancer a curable disease,” she says.

Depression – The Silent Killer By The Caribbean Voice & CADVA

Depression – The Silent Killer

By The Caribbean Voice & CADVA

Related imageFor the average onlooker, it often takes a giant leap of perception and intuition to begin to understand the maze of darkness for which suicide seems a welcoming beam of light for someone suffering from depression. The seeming external calm more often than not, masks a deep-seated turmoil that decapitates the will to do and to be. And so feeling like they no longer belong to anything or anyone, life, for those suffering from depression, literally becomes meaningless, if not burdensome. In effect, depression is often physically and mentally paralyzing, almost bringing day-to-day life to a standstill.

One sufferer from depression disclosed, “With no warning signs, its like the lights just suddenly go out and everything you know and love is meaningless”. Another pointed out, “How do you begin to explain the unbearable, heavy emptiness to someone who’s never experienced it?” Yet another emphasized, “Its so hard when people tell you to cheer up or get over it, there’s nothing I’d like more than for it to be that easy.” For yet another one “Everything did seem like it was falling apart.”

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