VTrans: “The Notch” closed due to snow

first_imgWHEN:  Now, 11/2/20WHERE: VT-108, “Smugglers Notch”WHAT:   CLOSEDScenic VT 108 “The Notch” is CLOSED at this time due to snow.  Crews are closing the gates on either side of the mountain and Digital Message Signs are being edited to indicate the closure.As always, VTrans will monitor the weather and road conditions in the days to come and will re-open “The Notch” if road conditions improve.  An update will be provided if the roadway re-opens before closing for the winter season.last_img read more

3 Emotions at the Root of Success

first_imgInc.:Yesterday, the final piece of a puzzle fell into my lap, a puzzle I’ve been working on for the past 10 years.I’ve been trying to build a model for how emotions create success, but I kept on getting tripped up when I came to gratitude. I was categorizing it as a result of success or a form of success. And that didn’t seem quite right, somehow.Here’s the missing puzzle piece: A study soon to be published in the journal Psychological Science proves that people who are grateful are willing to wait longer for a financial reward. In other words, gratitude creates patience.Bingo. I’m now able to put gratitude where it actually belongs: as a source, rather than result, of success. This completes the following pattern:Read the whole story: Inc.last_img read more

The difficulty of differentiating between suicidal and non-suicidal overdoses

first_imgSeveral applicable results were observed following a host of statistical comparisons. Non-suicidal overdoses were found to be more similar to suicide attempts than other SIB incidents in the average age of onset, as both tend to occur when older. In contrast, they were more closely related to non-suicidal SIBs when comparing averaged ratings of the desire for death. Beliefs in the likelihood of death were highest in suicide attempts, followed by non-suicidal overdoses and were lowest in other SIBs. Additionally, it was discovered that many SIBs without overtly deadly purposes (including non-suicidal overdoses) still carry a measurable amount of suicidal intent.The failure to develop consistent definitions of SIBs (like overdoses) is a problem that undoubtedly restricts the effectiveness of related studies and the methods derived from them. This investigation, while being limited by a mostly-female and small sample size, provides evidence that non-suicidal overdoses require some form of recognized classification alongside suicide attempts and other SIBs.A particularly stubborn issue with past definitions was the fact that intent is very hard to decipher in overdoses that resemble suicide attempts, but this new research shows that most other forms of SIB are also based on an observable amount of suicidal ambivalence. With this barrier overcome it may now be possible to develop useful and consistent definitions of overdoses and other SIBs. Email Drug overdoses are a relatively common way to attempt suicide. There are also many overdose cases where the intent is to cause self-harm but not death. Usually, when people commit intentional self-harm the act is considered to be either suicidal or non-suicidal self-injurious behavior (SIB). However, due to an unresolved debate about definitions, non-fatal overdoses are traditionally not classified as being self-injurious at all.Researchers Kathryn Fox, Alexander Millner and Joseph Franklin recognized this deficiency as a barrier to developing effective treatment methods, and designed an empirical study to help develop a better system for classifying overdoses.Participants in this investigation, published online in the academic journal Psychology Research, were recruited from online forums related to self-injury and associated psychopathologies. In total 183 young people were included in the analysis. All subjects met the condition that they had experienced 5 SIB incidents, one suicide attempt or one overdose without suicidal intentions within the past year. Surveys were completed to measure the frequency of SIBs, including overdoses, along with intentions (desire to die and belief that they would die) during these events. Share Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Twitter LinkedIn Pinterestlast_img read more

Psychologists find direct link between sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them

first_imgShare on Facebook There is a direct relation between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them, research by psychologists at the University of Kent has shown.The study, which looked at youth members of gangs as well as those with no gang affiliation, provides the first evidence of a link between objectification and non-sexual aggression in young people.Dr Eduardo Vasquez and colleagues at the University’s School of Psychology, together with a former student, found that higher levels of objectification were significant predictors of aggression towards girls. Share on Twitter Email Pinterestcenter_img LinkedIn Share Their findings are consistent with the claim that, among other negative outcomes, the perception of women as nothing but sexual objects also evokes aggression against them.The research also established that watching television and playing violent video games were positively correlated with both sexual objectification and aggression towards girls.The study featured 273 participants aged 12 to 16 years old from a secondary school in London. The school is located in an area experiencing problems with gangs and delinquency.The findings showed that the objectification-aggression link manifests itself at least as early as the teenage years, leading to the suggestion that the detrimental effects of perceiving females as objects begin at an early stage of development.This, in turn, has the potential to be further reinforced and strengthened over a number of years, suggest the researchers, thereby becoming ‘more robust and difficult to change’. The study also suggests that the factors that might allow objectification to influence children – such as violent video games or sexist media – poses a potentially serious risk of increasing anti-social acts towards girls.The research, entitled “The sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them in gang and non-gang affiliated youth“, (Eduardo A. Vasquez, Kolawole Osinnowo, Afroditi Pina, Cheyra Bell – University of Kent; Louisa Ball) is published in the journal Psychology, Crime, and Law.last_img read more

Traffic Alert: East Park E. Pedestrian Entrance/Exit Closed

first_imgTraffic Alert:The east pedestrian entrance/exit at East Park will be closed until further notice to facilitate the construction of sidewalks, irrigation, walls and lighting. The work is part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s construction of the N.M. 502 roundabout on the eastern edge of Los Alamos. Work by Star Paving is underway and extends from Tewa Loop to the park’s driveway. The park is still open for use by the public. Visitors should use the west entrance/exit into the parking lot and avoid the construction area along the roadway.last_img read more

Credit crunch makes housing targets look like a pipe dream

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NEWS

first_imgTurkmenistan Railways has appointed Ukrtransstroy of Ukraine to design and build a new road/rail bridge across the Amudara river near Kerki at a cost of US$123m. This will complete the 215 km Chardzhou – Kerki direct line, which is expected to be ready by the end of this year (RBR 97 p61).CAPTION: Portuguese Railways planned to introduce its Fiat-Adtranz tilting trainsets on inter-city services between Lisboa and Porto with the timetable change on May 30. The six-car trains were due to have been ready last summer (p346)last_img read more

Johan Cruyff: Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d’Or is ridiculous

first_img He hinted that Toni Kroos instead deserved the Ballon d’Or. “Cristiano won in 2013 instead of Kroos or any other Bayern player, who won everything. And in 2014 Toni was again instrumental in the team that won the World Cup.”  CET Johan Cruyff can’t take the Ballon d’Or too seriously any more, as he explained in his De Telegraaf column. The coach of the Dream Team has made it clear he does not agree with the choice of Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in 2013 and 2014.  The Portugal and Real Madrid star won the Copa del Rey and the Champions League with his side but his World Cup was a disappointment.  19/01/2015 Sport EN Cruyff said, somewhat provocatively: “At the highest level, everything is a combination of individual talent and achievements. It is ridiculous that, for the second consecutive year, they have awarded a player who did not play excellently or win the most titles.” Upd. at 20:06 He lamented that the German wasn’t among the three finalists and added that Ronaldo was “anonymous in the World Cup.”last_img read more

Dump left to erupt?

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A COCKATOO man has slammed Cardinia Shire Council for failing to pick up a highly flammable oil…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

County Football Championship Latest Results

first_imgIn Group 3 Maigh Cuilinn beat Mountbellew/Moylough at Pearse Stadium 0-11 to 0-10. Earlier in the Senior Championship: At Tuam Stadium it ended Milltown 1-9 Barna 0-10.   Salthill Knocknacarra2-12   St Michael’s  1-6 at Pearse Stadium. In the Intermediate championship:Caltra overcame Williamstown at Tuam Stadium Caltra 1-9 Williamstown 0-10.Earlier Kilconly beat Corofin at Tuam Stadium. Final Score Kilconly 2-11   Corofin 2-5.At Maigh Cuilinn it ended Mícheal Breathnachs 3-6     Oughterard 1-14.Elsewhere it was victory for Kilkerrin/Clonberne 0-15 to  Clifden’s 0-8.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In Group 2 of the Claregalway Hotel County Senior Football Championship, it ended Tuam Stars 2-12 Naomh Anna Leitir Mór 1-11. This evenings’ games due to take place in Kenny Park, Athenry have been called off. Killannin v Caherlistrane and Claregalway v St James’s have been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. last_img read more