Chill therapy

first_imgIn the 1970s, Herbert Benson’s book “The Relaxation Response” described a method for easing moments of great stress — the opposite of the “fight or flight” mechanism that causes panic when it kicks in at the wrong time.Now, Benson says, new research by his team at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) demonstrates that the relaxation response can create genetic changes in irritable bowel syndrome sufferers, and with further study might be applied to the treatment of other diseases — even cancer.“It’s effective with virtually all diseases with a stress component,” Benson said.Benson was speaking April 4 at the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Book Presentation at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). HSPH Dean Julio Frenk served as moderator.Benson is a Harvard Medical School-trained cardiologist and founder of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH. He was one of the first Western doctors to popularize the use of traditional meditation methods to reduce stress and illness. The technique he emphasizes consists of repeating a word, thought, or prayer while breathing deeply and simultaneously banishing negative thoughts as they pop into your mind. The process lasts between 10 and 20 minutes every day.He said he was especially interested in speaking before future public health officials about the benefits of mind-body medicine because, almost 40 years after his book was published, there’s still resistance in the medical community.“Between 60 to 90 percent of visits to physicians in the mind-body realm are poorly treated by drugs,” Benson said.It wasn’t always so.“People have been practicing yoga for thousands of years — people daven, count the rosary, do tai chi,” Benson said. “What they were doing was using techniques they believed sustained health and well being — and they were correct.”Research detailed in Benson’s 2010 book, “Relaxation Revolution,” shows that centuries’-old mind-body treatment can have a profound effect on the treatment of diseases — right down to the human genome.“To the extent that stress is a factor in a disorder, the relaxation response resilience program is effective,” Benson said. “There are some where it is 100 percent curative, such as tension headache. There others where it can influence a major component, such as hypertension.”The relaxation response has made a big difference in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and other symptoms. According to the National Institutes of Health, the condition afflicts one in six Americans.Benson hopes genome researchers can determine how effective stress control is, and then integrate it with existing drug and surgical techniques.“This can be done disease by disease by disease to better define what works,” Benson said.Benson said the relaxation response is best done in the morning before work. He warned against cutting corners — less than 10 minutes a day.“It can’t be quick and dirty,” Benson said. “The more you do it, the more changes will occur.”last_img read more

Gina McKee to Star in London’s Richard III

first_img In the aftermath of civil war, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, makes a hateful resolution to claw his way to political power at any cost. A master of manipulation, subtle wit and beguiling charm, he orchestrates his unlawful ascent by spinning a ruthless web of deceit and betrayal. His staunch ambition soon begins to weigh heavy, as the new ruler finds himself utterly alone and steeped in dread, forced to answer for his bloody deeds and face the horrifying consequences. Stage and screen star Gina McKee (King Lear, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman as Richard III in London’s West End.The production, part of Jamie Lloyd’s second season at Trafalgar Transformed, will run July 1 through September 27, with opening night set for July 8. The cast will also include Simon Coombs as Tyrrel, Philip Cumbus as Richmond, Gerald Kyd as Catesby, Paul Leonard as Stanley, Forbes Masson as Hastings, Paul McEwan as King Edward IV/Bishop of Ely, Mark Meadows as Clarence/Lord Mayor, Lauren O’Neil as Lady Anne, Maggie Steed as Queen Margaret and Jo Stone-Fewings as Buckingham. Richard III will be designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Charles Balfour, sound and music by Ben and Max Ringham and fights by Kate Waters. View Commentslast_img read more

4 easy ways to improve your credit union’s presence on LinkedIn

first_imgYou may not think of LinkedIn as a go-to social media platform like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but it’s time to think again. LinkedIn was designed for businesses and for connecting, which makes it important for your credit union. According to Statista, at the end of 2015 there were nearly 400 million users on LinkedIn, which makes it the world’s largest professional social network. But how do you actually master marketing on LinkedIn? Here are four tips on how to elevate your company’s page to the next level.Treat LinkedIn like a marketing vehicleNumerous businesses use their LinkedIn page as an extension of the “About Us” page on their website. If you think of your LinkedIn page as a marketing and sales tool rather than a biography, you’ll be more successful in reaching visitors and enticing them to click through to your credit union’s website. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Bethpage Black Adds The Barclays to Growing PGA Schedule

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Bethpage Black, long considered one of the top public golf courses in the nation, will play host to five PGA tournaments in the next decade and beyond after once again luring The Barclays tournament to the challenging, sprawling course.Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that Bethpage Black, the most challenging of the five courses at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, will be the destination of The Barclays tournament in 2021 and 2027. The event, which kicks off the PGA Tour Playoffs, will also be played at Bethpage Black in 2016. The site will also host the PGA Championship in 2019 and Ryder Cup in 2024.“Bethpage State Park is one of the best public golf courses in the nation, and we are proud to welcome The Barclays back for two more tournaments,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming golfers and spectators to these world-class competitions and urge them to also experience all that Long Island has to offer.”The Barclays was last played at Bethpage Black in 2012. The course has become a favorite among PGA professionals who seem to embrace the raucous crowds that meet each player at every hole—a stark contrast to the more restrained crowds at courses across the country.With Long Island favorite Phil Mickelson getting up their in age (he’ll be 51 in 2021 and 57 in 2027), fans may have to find other top players to align themselves.“We’re thrilled to bring the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs to such a well-respected and challenging course again in 2021 and 2027,” PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said.last_img read more

Scenic Outlook now open at Roundtop Picnic Area

first_imgThe Scenic Outlook is part of a larger project for enhancing the waterfront along the Susquehanna River in western Broome, including expanded multi-use trails, boat launches, enhanced boating amenities and other aesthetic improvements. Garnar says, “We’re excited about these enhancements and how they showcase the wonderful views Broome County has to offer.” He thanked Assemblywoman Lupardo “for her partnership on this and helping make Broome County a great place to live, work and raise a family.” Construction of the outlook has restored the scenic view of the Susquehanna River and surrounding river valley. ENDICOTT (WBNG) – On Tuesday, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced the opening of a new scenic outlook at Roundtop Picnic Area in Endicott. “I was happy to secure grant funding that restores this scenic overlook so it can be enjoyed by a new generation of Broome County residents.” said Lupardo. She added “I’m looking forward to the additional improvements along the riverfront as well.”last_img read more

How our tourist destinations took advantage of the success of Vatreni for additional promotion

first_imgThe historical performance of the Croatian national football team at the World Cup, where our country won a historic second place, significantly contributed to the promotion of Croatia. In fact, we can definitely talk about the best marketing campaign in history ever for Croatia.According to the analysis of Mediatoolkit, a tool that monitors what is written about anyone on the entire Internet in real time, and which regularly followed the mention of Croatia in the world media, the final analysis after the finals shows that over 60 billion impressions ) where Croatia is mentioned in the world media.Thus, over a million articles were published, and in the Croatian media several thousand articles on the subject. We only talk about journalistic articles, and when we add social networks, it is quite clear that this is a promotion that is impossible to pay for or get with any PR campaign and once again proves that sport, especially football, is the best ambassador of our Croatia.”With the promotion of Croatia, our footballers have achieved more in a month than us, all the rest of us over 4 million, all together since the founding of the state – more than all institutions, campaigns, PR in these 28 years. were an order of magnitude 1000 times smaller. It’s hard, almost impossible, to measure how many people have seen something at least once, but my estimate is between 2 and 2.5 billion people. ” concludes Tomislav Grubišić from Mediatoolkita. Source: Mediatoolki.comAnd as sport, and especially football as the “most important sideline in the world”, attracts the masses, they thus directly affect the increase in consumption and bring a significant impetus to the economy. Thus, according to the estimates of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, HRK 9.277.224.291,92 was spent in Croatia during the World Cup in Russia.But which of our tourist destinations took advantage of this great PR moment for additional promotion. For now, Pula and Zadar are the most active researching on the Internet.CNTB, the City of Pula and MediaCom created the most successful real-time campaign of the World Cup?The video by which the City of Pula announced the live broadcast of the final match of the football championship in the Arena was watched by almost 350 thousand people around the worldThus, more than 10 thousand people watched the final broadcast of the World Cup match on the big screen in the Pula Arena. The value of this unique event was also recognized by the Croatian National Tourist Board, which in cooperation with the MediaCom agency and the City of Pula designed the “2nd best place to watch World Cup finals” campaign.The video by which the City of Pula announced the live broadcast of the final match of the World Cup in the Arena, achieved more than 4.700 shares and more than 343 thousand views, while the total number of interactions with content climbed above 72 thousand, without investing in its advertising. MediaCom.”The last final of the World Cup was watched by over a billion people, and we knew that, after winning the semifinals, everything related to Croatia would be under the magnifying glass of the public. This is evidenced by the search results on search engines, so in the last week on Google, Croatia has found itself among the most searched terms in all world languages. We took this opportunity while the world public was sensitized, we reacted in real time and devised how, in addition to the image of a sports nation, to better present our culture, history and natural beauty. For this reason, we decided to implement the proposal for branding the broadcast of the finals in the Pula Arena as “2nd best place to watch World Cup Finals”, Said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Stanicic.This is a great promotion of Pula, which breaks tourist record visits from year to year, and whose recordings have once again found their way into the world’s most important media. “The City of Pula has long-term committed to the development and implementation of quality and unique events that contribute to the additional promotion of the city, which is ultimately recognized by our fellow citizens, but also an increasing number of domestic and foreign guests. The reactions after the live broadcast of the final match of the World Cup in the Arena confirm that we are doing a good job. The image of our Pula once again toured the world in the format of a video announcement on social networks, which once again showed how we recognize the multiple benefits of online communication. I believe that the positive effect will be visible in the coming period and I want to thank everyone who was in the Arena on Sunday and cheered.”, Emphasized the mayor of Pula Boris Miletić.Video: How the broadcast of the final match of the World Cup in the Arena went”We had very little time to realize this project, which was created in record time, in just 24 hours. We transformed the idea of ​​“2nd best place to watch the World Cup Finals” into a short video that announced the live broadcast of the match between Croatia and France in the Arena and which we placed on the social networks Croatia Full of Life. We followed the whole story with drones above the Arena during the game and thus created additional content that “dominated” social networks. The results are great, and this would not have been possible without the content department of MediaCom Beyond Advertising and NuNu Production from Pula.”, Said the director for strategic planning in the MediaCom agency Marko Matejčić.ZADAR: Promotional campaign of the Zadar Tourist Board and the Zadar County Tourist BoardPhoto: Boris ZupčićThe Zadar Tourist Board reports that an intensive joint promotional campaign continues on the social networks of the Zadar County Tourist Board and the Zadar City Tourist Board in four emitting markets, with specially targeted wider urban areas of the cities where the Zadar national team plays.It is a well-known fact that the top successes of athletes usually contribute to the promotion of the countries they come from, but the focus of Zadar footballers is more than usual on the hometown of our national team, which is persistently highlighted on flags and banners not only at this championship. through his profiles on social networks and interviews in the media, points out Ante Galić from the Zadar Tourist Board and adds: “What is specific about the Zadar national team is that their fans, but also the wider audience that does not necessarily follow the sport, know which city they come from and intuitively connect them with Zadar, which is not the case with many sports stars. Of course, in addition to the fact that they are happy to highlight their city, their personal interesting life stories inextricably linked to our city have also contributed to this. All this, combined with a spectacular welcome two days ago in terms of marketing, is an excellent basis for the tourist promotion of the destination through advertisements, photo galleries and videos. ” Galic concludes. And how the welcome in Zadar looked like, see in the phenomenal one-minute video made by a team of Zadar cameramen from the sea, land and air with the help of the Croatian Army Air Force, and completed by Igor Goić.Otherwise, apart from the great video below, you should definitely see the phenomenal photos by Boris Zupčić that you can see HEREIn the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ””CROATIA FULL OF EXCELLENT PLAYERS” CNTB CAMPAIGN ON SOCIAL NETWORKSIt is certainly worth mentioning the CNTB, which recognized the opportunity for additional promotion of our country as an attractive and desirable tourist destination.Thus, the CNTB’s website during Sunday and the final recorded an increase in visits by more than 200 percent compared to the same period last year. The highest number of visits to the website was recorded from 16 pm until one hour after the match, and the highest number of visits was recorded from India, Italy, the USA, Germany, Croatia, Russia and France.Abbreviated version of the promotional video (attached below) Ambassadors of Croatian Tourism, in which Croatian national football team members appear Modric, Rakitic, Mandzukic, Lovren i Kovačić, was the backbone of promotional activities on social networks and new media.According to the CNTB, on the occasion of the final match, the promotional campaign on the YouTube channel and on the social networks Facebook and Instagram was well received.The focus was on the area around Luznhiki Stadium, and after the match on the entire Moscow area, and the campaign was further expanded to emitting markets such as Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland. These are countries that are important markets for Croatian tourism, but also countries where our players play for big clubs. As part of this campaign, impressive results were achieved: almost 4 million impressions, a shortened video reached a reach of 2.5 million people, and more than a million people commented, shared or liked the CNTB’s promotional announcement. An opportunity we must not miss In the whole story of positive PR that rules the whole world and social networks, it is not enough to promote only the images of the welcome as well as the historical success of Vatreni, but we need to find a way to add, connect and promote tourism, culture. , the economy… to give the whole story added value and a much greater positive effect.This is just another proof that athletes are our best ambassadors and that we need to focus much more seriously and strategically to connect the story with other industries vertically and horizontally through sporting success. Also, when if not now, take more seriously the development of sports tourism, first by investing in the entire infrastructure which is the first prerequisite, and then nicely round out the whole story and use the story again as the most successful sports nation in the world.In any case, this is an immeasurable advertisement for Croatia, and we will see in the near future how we used it, what story we told and how we will use it.,An opportunity we must not miss In the whole story of positive PR that rules the whole world and social networks, it is not enough to promote only the images of the welcome as well as the historical success of Vatreni, but we need to find a way to add, connect and promote tourism, culture. , the economy… to give the whole story added value and a much greater positive effect.This is just another proof that athletes are our best ambassadors and that we need to focus much more seriously and strategically to connect the story with other industries vertically and horizontally through sporting success. Also, when if not now, take more seriously the development of sports tourism, first by investing in the entire infrastructure which is the first prerequisite, and then nicely round out the whole story and use the story again as the most successful sports nation in the world.In any case, this is an immeasurable advertisement for Croatia, and we will see in the near future how we used it, what story we told and how we will use it.center_img  In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The CNTB’s organic posts on the social networks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter also record excellent results. Thus, the global Facebook page reached a reach of 2.5 million people in a few hours, and when we add to that the reach achieved on other Facebook pages created separately by markets, we come to a total reach of 5 million people. On this social network, which recorded more than 9000 new fans in just one day, the most popular was a promotional video with football players and posts about a short “school” on how to become a Croatian fan in seven steps. The announcement created in cooperation with the Great British Chefs, which promoted Croatian eno-gastronomy through the preparation of the best Croatian dish for the football championship by the top British chef Tom Brown, also records excellent results, the CNTB concludes.Of course, Twitter is also recording great results, as is the social network Instagram where the CNTB channel was visited by more than 8.5 million fans, and only on Twitter almost 3 million impressions were achieved, while the promotional video on this social network was seen by more than a million people.The CNTB is bringing a photojournalist to Croatia on holiday, who found himself in the fiery celebration of Croatian football playersAlso today, the CNTB announced that it was bringing photojournalist Yuri Cortez, photojournalist Angence France-Press, to Croatia for a vacation. in Russia.last_img read more

Nicolas Pepe unhappy over Unai Emery sacking at Arsenal but highlights Freddie Ljungberg positive

first_imgPepe admits it was ‘painful’ to see Unai Emery leave Arsenal (Getty Images)‘We must not forget that. For me, it was something painful.’AdvertisementAdvertisementWhen asked about Ljungberg’s arrival, Pepe said: ‘As he was a player, he understands us better.‘He speaks a lot with us, so for us it is quite simple for us to understand him like for him it is quite easy to understand us.‘Right now there are some players who are playing others who are not. That’s football, it’s like that. It is the coach who decides.‘If I am on the bench, it is up to me to put the work in to get back in the starting line-up.’ Nicolas Pepe unhappy over Unai Emery sacking at Arsenal but highlights Freddie Ljungberg positive Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Dec 2019 9:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link388Shares Nicolas Pepe has spoken out on Unai Emery and Freddie Ljungberg (RMC Sport)Nicolas Pepe admits it was ‘painful’ to see Arsenal sack Unai Emery but admits Freddie Ljungberg has a better understanding with the players.Arsenal took the decision to sack Emery last week after a poor run of results and have appointed Ljungberg as an interim manager until the club’s hierarchy can agree on a permanent replacement.Pepe struggled to find his best form under Emery, who guided Arsenal to just one win in his last nine games in charge.But the £72 million summer signing still admits he was unhappy to see Emery lose his job.ADVERTISEMENT‘It was painful because he is a coach who gave me the chance to come to Arsenal,’ Pepe told RMC Sport. Comment Nicolas Pepe has struggled to make an impact since his £72m move (AP Photo)‘It is normal for people to criticise me as much as they are doing because I am not making the difference in each match.‘I understand them. It is certainly up to me to reverse this situation through hard work.‘There are lots of aspects that I need to improve.‘Score more quickly, take the opportunities to score that I’ve been missing. It’s like that, that’s football.‘I also need to improve on the physical aspect because coming from France to England, there is this box-to-box aspect that you have to take into account.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Pepe says Freddie Ljungberg has a better understanding with Arsenal’s players (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPepe also admits he understands criticism following his subdued start at Arsenal and insists he needs to improve in several areas.‘I would say that my start has been a bit negative,’ said Pepe.‘Based on my own expectations of myself, I expected a bit more.‘I expect more and it is up to me to work hard and make the difference in each match. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

PRO-6 vows to uphold chain of command

first_img“We assure full support to the nextPNP chief. Our President has yet to pick from three recommendees who are allqualified,” Malong said. PNP’s Director GeneralOscar Albayalde stepped down on Oct. 14. “This will allow the PNP to move onand continue exercising its mandate of protecting and serving the people,” saidAño./PN “I’d like to tell the entire PNP:let’s do our job and let not controversies affect us,” said Gamboa. Albayalde stepped down amidthe “ninja cop” controversy – policemen recycling shabu confiscated from drugpersonalities. During Monday’s flag-raising ceremonyin Camp Crame, Albayalde said, “After careful thought and deliberation, I havecome to the decision to relinquish my post as Chief, PNP and go on a non-dutystatus. Albayalde, who is set to retire onNov. 8, was the Pampanga provincial police director when 13 of his men wereinvolved in an anti-illegal drug operation in November 2013 which was found tobe irregular. Malong said Albayalde’s decisionshould be respected. Malong said the men and women of thePRO-6 would heed advisories from the higher command. For his part, Gamboa vowed to continuethe programs that Albayalde started. ILOILO City – Whoever will be the nextchief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has the support of the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6), according to spokesperson Police Lieutenant ColonelJoem Malong. Interior and Local Governmentsecretary Eduardo Año commended Albayalde for his “selfless act in order tospare the PNP organization of the on-going controversy.” The current PNP officer in charge isLieutenant General Archie Gamboa, the PNP deputy chief for administration.last_img read more

Room yields dead body

first_imgILOILO City – A man was found lifeless inBarangay Ortiz, City Proper. Investigators believe that the victimdied of an illness and ruled out foul play in Calvo’s death./PN Police said it was Calvo’s boarder RheaMae Gallarpe who found him. Calvo sustained no injuries, making thepolice dismiss the possibility of murder.center_img Report said that the victim wassuffering from diabetes. The body of 64-year-old Antonio Calvo, aboardinghouse owner, was discovered around 8 p.m. Nov. 27, police sad. last_img read more

Batesville School Board approves high school courses for 17-18 school year

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville School board approved the High School curriculum and course guide for the 2017-2018 school year.Mr. Andy Allen, High School Principal, said some of these courses would also be available at Ivy Tech in Batesville.One change for the high school is in the Physical Education curriculum.For advanced PE, there would be different options including weight lifting and lifetime fitness.In other business, the school was approached by the Ripley County EMA to approve an agreement to share resources with the county in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.Tim Hunter said, in such an event, the old gymnasium would be used, which would allow the school’s normal day-to-day operations to continue.The school board approved the request.last_img read more