In this process, a healthy behaviour is substituted for a problem behaviour. Countering is critical at changing behaviour during the action and maintenance stages. Unhealthy behaviours are replaced with new healthy ones. For example, exercise can be used to counter sedentary living, smoking, stress, or overeating. Self re-evaluation Monitoring People tend to repeat behaviours that are rewarded and disregard those that are not rewarded. Rewarding oneself or being rewarded by others is a powerful tool during the process of change in all stages. If you have successfully cut down your fat intake during the week, reward yourself by going to a show or buying a new pair of shoes. Do not reinforce yourself with destructive behaviours such as eating a high-fat dinner. If you failed to implement a new behaviour or change, you may want to put off buying those new shoes you have planned for that week. When a positive behaviour becomes habitual, give yourself an even better reward. Treat yourself to a weekend away from home. Countering In environmental control, the person restructures the physical surroundings to avoid problem behaviours and decrease temptations. If you don’t buy alcohol, you can’t drink any. If you shop on a full stomach, you can reduce impulse buying of junk food. Similarly, you can create an environment where exception becomes the norm and then the norm can flourish. Instead of bringing home cookies and chocolates for snacks, bring fruits. Place notes to yourself on the refrigerator to avoid unnecessary snacking. Place mints or gum where you used to place cigarettes. Post notes around the house to remind you of your exercise time. Leave exercise shoes and clothing by the entry way so they are visible as you walk into your home. Put an electronic timer on the television so it can shut off at an exact time. All these tactics will be helpful throughout the action, maintenance and termination/adoption stages. Continuous behaviour monitoring increases awareness of the desired outcome. Sometimes this process in itself is enough to cause change. For example, keeping track of daily food intake reveals sources of fat in the diet. This can help you gradually cut down or completely eliminate high-fat foods. If the goal is to increase daily intake of fruits and vegetables, keeping track of the number of servings consumed each day raises awareness and may help increase intake. Environmental control People respond more effectively to change according to the stage of change they have reached at any given time. Thus, applying specific processes at each stage of change enhances the likelihood of changing the behaviour. Previously, the transtheoretical model of stages of change (precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, termination/adoption and relapse) was highlighted. Last week’s article highlighted some of the most common processes of change (consciousness-raising, social liberation, self-analysis, emotional arousal, positive outlook, commitment, behaviour analysis and goal setting) that will help individuals to develop their own personal plan of change. We continue this week with the remaining processes. Individuals analyse their feelings about a problem behaviour. The pros or cons or advantages and disadvantages of a certain behaviour can be re-evaluated at this time. For example, you may decide that strength training may help you tone up and boost your metabolism. But implementing this change may require you to stop watching an hour of television three times per week. You may also visualise what it would be like if you were successful at changing. Surrounding yourself with people who will work towards a common goal with you or those who care about you and will encourage you along the way will be helpful during the action, maintenance and termination/adoption stages. Attempting to quit smoking may be easier when the person is around others who are trying as well. The person could also get help from friends who have quit already. Losing weight is difficult if meal planning and cooking is shared with roommates who enjoy foods that are high in fat and sweets. It can be even worse if the roommates also have a weight problem and do not desire to lose weight. Peer support is a strong incentive for behavioural change. The individual should avoid people who will not be supportive. Friends who have no desire to quit smoking or lose weight may tempt one to smoke or overeat and encourage relapse into unwanted behaviour. Rewards Helping relationships
Just as the deadly Ebola virus is fast receding in Liberia, paving the way for the commencement of the rebuilding of our healthcare delivery system, an eminent and courageous Liberian surgeon has laid bare before us the real status of our health system.From there we can move forward to reconstruct our healthcare delivery system, taking, hopefully, the fullest advantage of our own resources and those of our foreign partners, particularly China and the United States, which have already pledged to help us do it.Dr. Vuyu K. Golakai, dean of the University of Liberia’s A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and vice president of the UL’s College of Health Sciences, made a scathing attack on the nation’s health system in a recent presentation in Monrovia.Addressing the celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights last Wednesday, Dr. Golakai described Liberia’s health system as one belonging to the 18th century. Liberians, he said, “are surviving only on the goodwill gestures of foreign partners.”The outspoken doctor laid the blame squarely at the doorsteps of the Liberian government. The government, he lamented, has failed to allocate the requisite (indispensable, mandatory) resources to give Liberia an efficient healthcare system. The result of this woeful neglect, we can all see, is that millions of Liberians have been deprived of proper health services, leaving them too sick or too weak to carve a decent livelihood for their families, or to contribute meaningfully to national development. He made reference to a matter which is one of the constant themes in the Daily Observer: the deplorable state of Liberia’s sanitation. This, he said, is the reason Ebola still exists in Monrovia.A sad commentary, is it not that one Health Minister, on taking office few years ago, was advised by this newspaper to pay serious attention to sanitation. His reply: “I did not become Minister of Health to clean anyone’s backyard.”The good but shortsighted doctor forgot that prevention is more than half the cure. Maybe the time has come to return to the Ministry’s old nomenclature (classification): Ministry of Health and Sanitation.Dr. Golakai was also highly critical of his medical colleagues who, like him, on Liberian taxpayers’ money, had received extensive medical training abroad, but failed to return home to serve. He is in a good position to be critical. One of the most brilliant students Cuttington (now Cuttington University) has ever produced, Dr. Golakai took his MD degree from Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He immediately returned home and served at the Government Hospital at Snapper Hill, and also in the clinic of his mentor, Dr. H. Nehemiah Cooper—the Cooper Clinic (now the Cooper SDA Clinic).Following his residency at the Frankfurt AM Main Univeristy in Germany, he again returned to serve his people.Following the April 12, 1980 coup d’etat, Vuyu succeeded Dr. H. Nehemiah Cooper as the JFK’s Chief Medical Officer. Vuyu also served at the Bong Mines Hospital.Like many of these medical practitioners who are still abroad, however, Dr. Golakai, too, with his family left the country during the war and ended up in Zimbabwe and Botswana, serving in university hospitals in both countries. Invited by his Botswana medical students whom he had taught in Zimbabwe, he even helped create Botswana University’s College of Medicine. But not long after the war ended Dr. Golakai dutifully returned home to serve his people. Many of his colleagues, especially in America and Europe, have not brought themselves to take that leap of faith. Three things are stopping them, we reckon: first, the huge salaries and other emoluments they earn, coupled with the advanced medical environment in which they work; second, some of their children may be still in school; thirdly, they are awaiting retirement. We pray that by that time, they will not be too old, or too sick to serve.In thanking Dr. Golakai for this timely reminder, we pray that all who work in the healthcare system and the public in general will put pressure on the Liberian government to follow up quickly with the pledges our foreign partners, especially the Chinese and Americans, made to help us rebuild and modernize our healthcare delivery system.Now is the time, to quote Canon Burgess Carr’s Sermon at President W.R. Tolbert, Jr.’s 1976 Inauguration, “to restore the years the locusts have eaten” and turn our healthcare delivery system into one that will match the demands of 21st century Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“Saga’s” murder…as probe still incompleteOn Friday, Prosecutor Neville Jeffers informed the court that the prosecution’s file is incomplete, almost a month after two Police Officers and an alleged hitman were remanded to prison for the murder of businessman Godfrey “Saga” Scipio.Aubrey Bobb, a 26-year-old ex-convict of Kitty, Georgetown, was first charged for the brutal killing of Scipio but subsequent intelligence reaching the Police implicated the former Best Cop, Derwin Eastman and his colleague, Constable Jamison Williams in the purportedly calculated murder. Eastman and Williams were hereafter hauled before the court and charged accordingly.Jeffers said two separate Preliminary Inquiries (PIs) will be conducted into the cases; Bobb who was charged separately, will be tried before Magistrate Leron Daly while Eastman and William’s case remain before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.When the duo appeared before the Chief Magistrate on Friday, Eastman’s lawyer, Nigel Hughes vented frustration at the lagging investigation and opined that legal proceedings should not have been initiated whilst investigations were at a premature stage.This has been a frequent complaint of lawyers, who campaign for the rights of their clients, some of whom spend unreasonably long periods on remand before their matter is ripe for trial. The Chief Magistrate had recently bashed prosecution for commencing proceedings in the face of in incomplete investigation. However this was the case of a convicted prisoner, Mohammed Ali, who was charged for impersonating First Lady Sandra Granger, to extort monies out of victims in a well-organised scholarship scam.Eastman and Williams will return to court on January 22, 2018 when statements are expected to be disclosed.Scipio was gunned down just as he exited a popular Kitty hotel with a female companion on October 12, 2017, in the furtherance of a robbery. He succumbed at the Woodlands Hospital shortly after.In a statement to the Police, Bobb purported Eastman to be the mastermind behind the brazen daylight murder and robbery. He accused the former Best Cop of hiring him as the hitman and even providing weapons to facilitate the smooth execution of the plan. Eastman reportedly had everything planned out; even assuring the hitman that a lady would deliver the target to the spot whilst directing the killing to be executed in such a way to appear a robbery. Notwithstanding the assurance of protection given by Eastman, reality struck when Bob returned home the next day to find his “employer” in the company of other Police ranks, ready to arrest him.The accused was reportedly forced to make a false confession as he was intimidated by Eastman’s presence at every step of the interrogation process. However, when Bob became aware of William’s arrest, he grasped the opportunity to relate what he alleged was the true version of the story.
A labourer who admitted to wounding a security guard was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Mark Thompson appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty and admitted to the charge which stated that on November 22, 2019, at Bourda, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Roger Harmon.In a plea of mitigation, the 29-year-old man told the court that the Virtual Complainant (VC) threw him in a nearby gutter, so he bit him in order to escape.The Prosecutor submitted that on November 22, the VC was carrying out an arrest on the defendant, who allegedly committed an offence, when he was bitten on his left side eyelid.The matter was then reported and Thompson was arrested and charged.
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Pigeon fanciers in three states were accused of shooting, clubbing and gassing federally protected hawks and falcons, authorities said Thursday. A 14-month undercover investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service led to charges being filed against a Texas man on Wednesday, three Oregon men on Monday and seven Southern California men earlier this month. The men were accused of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by taking or attempting to take a protected bird. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in federal prison. Six of the Californians were arrested on Wednesday, and the seventh surrendered Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Johns said. The men were associated with clubs for enthusiasts of Birmingham roller pigeons, which because of a genetic defect do backward flips while in flight and make attractive prey for hawks and falcons. “This is a group of hobbyists who selectively inbred a genetic defect that attracts predators,” then seemed to “feel entitled … to engage in the wholesale slaughter of these predators,” Johns said. Among those arrested was Juan Navarro, 44, of Los Angeles, president of the National Birmingham Roller Club. He was released on bond, authorities said. Navarro told an undercover agent that he had killed one hawk or falcon a week, authorities said. A call to Navarro’s home seeking comment was not immediately returned. Investigators estimated that roller pigeon groups in the Los Angeles area alone have killed as many as 2,000 hawks and falcons annually. A San Bernardino man claimed he had filled a 5-gallon bucket with talons cut from hawks he had killed, prosecutors said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Annagry Community Notes December 31st –January 2ndACTIVITIESThe year 2014 has been a progressive one for Coiste Forbartha Anagaire. They have facilitated for the first time educational, cultural and sporting activities. They hope to build on this work in 2015 with new activities and events.Some activities envisaged are an Advanced Dress Making course in February and classes in Beginners Irish, Art and Basket Making. They hope to facilitate Currach Building classes in early summer as well as exhibitions, film nights and other cultural events. It is hoped that a tourist information centre will be opened in the summer. The Committee have been working towards getting a suitable venue for a Mens Shed for the Parish. The views of the community are most welcome. They can be contacted at 087 1935066 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CROCHETAnother round of Crochet classes start in Annagry Hall on Wednesday January 7th. To get further information or to book a place on this 8 week course contact 087 1935066, 074 9562591 or email email@example.com.GUITARGuitar lessons continue at Annagry Hall on Wednesday evenings from 4.30pm. TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of Keith Shaw Ward St James’ Hospital will be held in Caisleain Óir Annagry on Wednesday January 7th starting at 10 pm. Teams of four, €20 per table.LOTTOThere was no winner of the €2840 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for December 26th . The numbers drawn were 1-3-8-23. Mary T O’Donnell Braade matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on December 31st is €2900. If you’re not in, you can’t win!SYMPATHY Sympathy of the community is extended to her relatives and friends of Dr. Manus O’Donnell Belcruit Kincasslagh, Daniel Gillespie Annagry and Ballymanus, John Gallagher Keadue and Cruckaceehan, Gracie Bonner Cloughglass and Rannyhual, John Duffy Glasgow and Annagry who have died recently. May they rest in peace.CHRISHTMAS HAMPERHugh Bonner Calhame, Brian Feda O’Donnell Rann na Feirste, Owenie Gallagher Kincasslagh and Joe Sharkey Anagaire were the lucky winners of Christmas Hampers in the festive 100+ draw. The main draw takes place on December 31st.MADE IN DONEGAL In a recent draw Vincent Sharkey Dungloe was the lucky winner of the Made in Donegal Christmas Hamper. The proceeds of this draw will benefit the Patients Comfort Fund at Dungloe Community Hospital. Thank you to all who subscribed.HALL HIREAnnagry Hall is available for hire for events. It is suitable for functions, seminars and cultural events.Contact 087 1935066 for further information.CONTACTSFor inclusion in Annagry Community Notes send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org before 6 o’clock on Sunday evenings.DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: December 29th, 2014 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)Tags:annagry notesnews
Southampton star Jordy Clasie is on the move again. Southampton central midfielder Jordy Clasie has joined former club Feyenoord on a season-long loan, it has been confirmed.The 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Club Brugge, has returned to the Dutch club where the Saints signed him from in 2015. 1 Clasie has made 49 appearances for Southampton but will spend the upcoming season at the Eredivisie club with no takers on a permanent deal for the player who was signed for £8million.The move is just another example of the club’s recent woes in the transfer market with the club also loaning out Sofiane Boufal and Guido Carillo.Meanwhile, Fraser Forster is also set to leave this summer with Angus Gunn, a £10million signing from Manchester City set to start as backup to Alex McCarthy between the sticks.
SORRY latest gameday cracker whoops Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “I am not worried. I am not more than worried. I cannot find the word in English.“Let’s see what happens. Only the club, David and David’s people can answer to that. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Most Popular Premier League News changes The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 huge blow Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 Manchester United goalkeeper looks dejected following their defeat to Juventus. 2 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho looks downbeat. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he is “not confident” about tying David De Gea down to a new deal.The 27-year-old has excelled at Old Trafford, establishing himself among the world’s best goalkeepers since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011, winning the club’s player of the year award in four of the last five seasons. tense De Gea had been moments away from joining Real Madrid in 2015, but the move fell through and the Spain international signed a deal with United until 2019 with the option to extend it by an extra year.Thibaut Courtois’ summer move to the Bernabeu increased hope within the club that they could agree a new contract with De Gea, but manager Mourinho is unsure about the Spaniard’s future amid links to Juventus.“I am not confident,” the United boss told Sky Sports ahead of Sunday’s match against Everton.“But I’m not also… how do you say the opposite of confident? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury predicted Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion TOP WORK Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? “My comment is only one: everybody knows how good he is, everybody knows how important he is for Manchester United.“And if Manchester United wants to be better than it is now and not worse than it is now, obviously that would be very important to keep David.”
A deviously clever Warriors fan managed to scam his way into some ultra expensive courtside seats for nearly 30 games this past season at Oracle Arena.How do we know this? Because the fan, Trevor Laub, used his YouTube channel to blow the whistle on himself.So much for a fool-proof scheme.In his 23-minute video, the Fremont native talked about how he was able to manipulate his cheap ticket and turn it into a prime seat among the likes of owner Joe Lacob for nearly every Warriors home game. …