6 ways to protect your mental health during a crisis

first_imgMany of us have had to make significant changes to our everyday lives in the face of uncertainty and adversity. As life continues to change, it’s important that we show ourselves compassion through this process. Here are some things you can do to protect your mental health during this time. Set healthy boundaries with yourselfWhether you’re reading the news or scrolling through social, it can be hard to get away from negative news and information. That’s why it’s important to set healthy boundaries for ourselves. Boundaries serve an important role in our lives, especially when we are feeling anxious or experiencing a crisis. Here are some ways you can set boundaries around how you interact with COVID-19 information:Limit your consumption. If you feel the urge to stay updated, allow yourself to read the news or scroll through social posts, but practice putting limits on how much you consume. This could mean that you only allow yourself to look at news in the morning or you can set a timer on your phone to allow yourself 10 minutes to get caught up on the latest updates. Turn off your notifications. Does your phone constantly go off with new headlines or alerts related to COVID-19? Turning off your notifications can help you ease the anxiety you may experience from constant updates, notifications and changes. It will also make it easier to check the news less frequently.Look for sources of joy. While COVID-19 updates are often the first headline or post we see, there are still plenty of other feel-good stories out there. If you’re looking for positive news, check out sites like Huffington Post Good News or USA Today Humankind for uplifting and inspiring news stories. Set healthy boundaries with othersKnowing what we need and communicating our needs clearly can help to protect our own mental health and energy. Here are some examples of things you can say to set boundaries with those around you: “I don’t want to talk about the coronavirus right now. Can we talk about something else instead?”“I appreciate that you want to help me stay informed by sharing news articles and links, but I’m good for right now/I’d prefer if you didn’t.” “I respect your opinion on this situation, and I am allowing myself to come to my own conclusions.”“I know you’re trying to be helpful and I appreciate it, but I need space to experience and process my own emotions about this.”Process your emotionsWhen we are experiencing a crisis or being bombarded with information, it can be difficult to process our feelings and emotions in a healthy way. Increased stress and anxiety levels may cause us to snap at those we love or leave us feeling physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. One way to process emotions in a healthy way is to practice journaling. Journaling allows us an opportunity to explore our feelings, process them and move forward. If you’re new to journaling, try setting a timer for 2-5 minutes to write. If you don’t fill the whole time that’s okay.If you’re unsure what to write about, try one of these prompts to get you started:​What can I do to remain connected while practicing social/physical distancing?What am I learning about myself through this process?What thoughts are most helpful to me during this time?How am I protecting myself from things that may provoke panic or anxiety?How can I take care of myself?How can I help someone else? LandminesLandmines, on the other hand, are things that negatively impact us. They may leave us feeling drained, ruin our mood or leave us feeling lousy at the end of the day. To uncover landmines, consider the following questions:What choices do I end up regretting?What makes some days more challenging than others?What puts me in a negative mindset?How can I do fewer of those things each day? Once you’ve discovered your bright spots and landmines, write them out into two lists. Set reminders for yourself to do the things on your bright spots list and create systems to help you avoid the things on your landmines list. For instance, you can set a reminder to go for a walk every day at noon if that is one of your bright spot activities. If spending too much time on social is on your landmines list, try to set boundaries around your use. You may set a 10-minute timer or use an app that blocks certain accounts once you’ve hit your daily limit.Practice self-careSelf-care is any activity that we intentionally do to take care of our own mental, emotional and physical health. Sometimes, self-care is short term, like eating a sweet treat. Other times, self-care is more long term, like learning how to budget or getting enough sleep each night. The important thing to remember is that self-care looks different for everyone. If someone else’s version of self-care doesn’t match your own, that’s okay. Do what you need to do to feel better.Here are some ideas of what self-care might look like for you right now:Washing your hands more oftenDrinking water throughout the dayStaying in touch with loved onesBeing hopefulGetting outdoorsContinuing or starting therapy online What do I want to spend my time doing more of?How can I more fully enjoy the present moment?What’s the most meaningful thing for me to focus on today?How can I make today a little bit better than yesterday?How can I help myself be successful in this situation?Look for bright spots and landminesAs we navigate changes and work to adjust to a new normal, it can be good to reflect on our thoughts and behaviors to find bright spots and avoid landmines: Bright spotsBright spots are things that have a positive impact on our mood, energy or day that we want to keep doing or create habits from. To find bright spots, consider the following questions:What is going well that I should keep doing?When I’m having a great day, what contributed to that feeling?What puts me in a positive mindset?How can I do more of those things each day? MeditatingTending to your emotionsExploring new hobbies or interestsUnfollowing or muting accounts that are too much for you right nowPracticing gratitudeIt’s important to create a self-care plan that works for you. Set aside time each day or week to enjoy those activities. Talk to someoneIf you’re feeling overwhelmed, talk to someone. Reach out to a trusted friend or family member and let them know what you’re going through. While we all might be experiencing the same thing, it may impact us differently. Take the time to talk to someone about your emotions and where you might be struggling.You can also schedule a free virtual appointment with Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) by calling 303-492-2277. Services are confidential, and counselors can help provide insight, solutions and information about additional resources. Students commonly work with CAPS to address concerns about stress, sadness, worry, relationships, academic performance, family problems and financial struggles. Additional resourcesSilverCloud Online Mental Health is a confidential program that offers access to online programs for stress, anxiety and depression. Each module offers information, tips and activities to help better understand your emotional wellbeing. This program is available for free to all CU Boulder students, grad students, staff and faculty. Health & Wellness Virtual Programs are available to support students and graduate students through this transitional time. Students can find resources for counseling, medical care, coaching, online fitness classes, confidential support, live events, stress-relief activities and more. More Health & Wellness Articleslast_img read more

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Qualcomm warns on chip weakness; misses “large customer” deal

first_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Tags Chipmaker Qualcomm lowered its semiconductor guidance for the second half of 2015, while seemingly confirming previous reports that it has been dropped as a supplier for Samsung’s anticipated Galaxy S6.In a statement, the company said that it has seen a “shift in share among OEMs at the premium tier, which has reduced our near-term opportunity for sales of our integrated Snapdragon processors”, and that it expects its flagship chip Snapdragon 810 “will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer’s flagship device”.According to recent reports, Samsung has opted to use its own Exynos processors in the Galaxy S6 in place of the Qualcomm chips, with overheating issues cited as the reason. Samsung has previously used both Snapdragon and Exynos chips in Galaxy S-series devices targeting different markets.At CES earlier this year, LG Electronics became the first vendor to announce a Snapdragon 810-powered device in the shape of its G Flex 2. And when quizzed on take-up of the new processors, Derek Aberle, the company’s president, said that it has “good OEM traction”.The company also noted that it is seeing “heightened competition in China”. While it resolved a dispute with a licensee in the country, it said that some others are “not fully complying with their contractual obligations to report their sales of licensed products to us”, while a probe by the China National Development and Reform Commission is ongoing.For the first quarter of fiscal 2015 (to 28 December 2014), Qualcomm reported a profit of $2 billion, up 5 per cent from $1.9 billion, on revenue of $7.1 billion, up 7 per cent from $6.6 billion. Previous ArticleNokia Q4 boosted by North America, swings back to profitNext ArticleFacebook keeps revenue flowing but costs are on the rise Author Smartphone shipments hit 340M in Q1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 JAN 2015 HomeDevicesNews Qualcomm warns on chip weakness; misses “large customer” dealcenter_img Devices Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Steve Costello Apple faces 5G modem wait Related QualcommSamsungSnapdragonlast_img read more

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100 Years After First Diabetes Breakthrough, Canadian Scientists Believe They’ve Found a Cure

first_img“We’ve been taking blood samples from patients with diabetes, winding those cells from the blood back in time so that they can be changed, and then we’re moving them forward in time so that we can turn them into the cells we want,” explains the procedure’s pioneer Dr. James Shapiro to CTV, who famously developed the “Edmonton Protocol”—another diabetes treatment, in the 1990s.The Edmonton Protocol involved using islet cells from organ transplants, but required powerful anti-rejection medication. The new stem cell process uses the patient’s own cells so rejection is impossible.Like any good scientist, Shapiro won’t move beyond the phrase “more research is needed,” but hopes he can receive support from governments if he can prove the science is the same in humans.“There needs to be preliminary data and ideally a handful of patients that would demonstrate to the world that this is possible and that it’s safe and effective,” said Shapiro.RELATED: Excited Scientists Make Type-2 Diabetes Breakthrough With First-Ever Glimpse At How Protein Behind Disease WorksThe lack of funding has led to a group of volunteers to create a “22 by 22” campaign to raise $22 million by 2022 in order to help advance the procedure so it can be available to humans as soon as possible.Canada is no stranger to making breakthroughs in diabetes treatments—Sir Frederick Banting had the idea for insulin 100 years ago, with 2022 marking the centennial anniversary of its groundbreaking first use.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreScientists at the University of Alberta just cured diabetes in mice, opening the floodgates for research on adapting this cure for humans.The potential cure is a landmark moment in preventing the growing prevalence of diabetes in our society, a disease which, according to WHO, burdens 422 million people worldwide.The process involves a stem cell application that reverse-engineers insulin islets out of blood cells—this cured mice of the disease. SHARE News of This Exciting Breakthrough With Friends…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Argos Look To Continue Win Streak This Weekend In Alabama

first_img Print Friendly Version GAME NOTES PACKETAT UNA: LIVE STATS/VIDEOAT UAH: LIVE STATS – VIDEOPENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF volleyball (9-4, 1-0 GSC) continues its conference schedule this weekend at North Alabama (11-2, 1-0 GSC) Friday at 5:00 pm and Alabama Huntsville (10-4, 1-0 GSC) Saturday at 1:00 pm. The Argos have won 15 of their last 17 sets, including 10 consecutive, dating back to last weekend’s Carr Racop Invitational and are riding a 6 match winning streak.ARGOS CATCHING FIRE* The Argos went 4-0 at the Carr Racop Invitational last weekend, defeating Northwest Missouri and Missouri Western, both by finals of 3-1, on Friday. The team swept 6 straight sets on Sunday vs. Newman and host Arkansas – Fort Smith to finish the tournament 4-0.* Rachel Neblett, who hit over .400 in every match at the Carr Racop and totaled 66 kills Friday and Saturday, was named tournament MVP and was later named GSC Offensive Player of the Week for the 2nd time this month and the 3rd time in her career.* Courtney Markes and Monique StCyr were also named to the All-Carr Racop tournament team. Markes racked up 37 kills and 45 digs in 4 matches. StCyr finished the weekend with 183 assists.* UWF won its sixth straight match Tuesday, downing Montevallo (4-5, 0-2 GSC) 3-0 to open the conference schedule. Reigning GSC Offensive Player of the Week Rachel Neblett once again starred, hitting .600 for the match and finishing with 9 kills plus 1 service ace. Taylor Hall also finished with 9 kills.* The Argos received 18 votes in the latest AVCA poll and sit just outside the Top 25 in NCAA Division II.CURRENT GSC/NCAA LEADERS* Rachel Neblett ranks 1st in the GSC and 10th nationally with a hitting percentage of .422. Caleigh Morrison ranks 6th in the GSC with a .331 hitting percentage.* In the GSC, Neblett ranks 4th with 3.62 kills per set and 8th with 0.45 service aces per set. Neblett is tied for 17th nationally with 170 total kills.* Monique StCyr ranks 3rd in the GSC with 9.53 assists per set.* In the GSC, Morrison ranks 5th with 0.88 blocks per set. Mackenzie Chrisman ranks 9th with 0.79 blocks per set.* Logan Kael ranks 8th in the GSC with 4.32 digs per set.OPENING GSC ROAD PLAY* UWF opens its GSC road schedule September 22 at Flowers Hall on the campus of UNA at 5:00 pm… The match is the second of sixteen GSC contests the Argos will play this year and the first GSC match on the road…. The match is the 5th of 7 straight at home for UNA. The Lions are 5-0 on the homestand so far… The Argos are 8-7 since 2001 at UNA… The Argos have won 5 of the last 6 meetings in Florence.* UWF journeys to Alabama Huntsville to take on the Chargers in Spragin Hall Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm… The Argos are 13-2 since 2001 in Huntsville and have won 13 straight matches there dating back to 2003.* Since Melissa Wolter took over the UWF volleyball program prior to the 2003 season, West Florida has been nearly unstoppable in GSC play, owning a 169-24 record… Last year the Argonauts went 17-3 in GSC action and 7-3 in conference road play… UWF currently has a 62-match winning streak during regular season home games against conference opponents… The last loss for UWF in a GSC regular season home game came against North Alabama on October 24, 2009… UWF won six consecutive GSC Championships from 2008-2013… UWF currently owns the longest active streak of 20-win seasons in the GSC, which currently stands at 13 (not including 2004 season shortened by Hurricane Ivan)… Valdosta State and North Alabama are tied for the second longest active streak of 20-win seasons in the GSC at three… UWF has reached 11 consecutive NCAA South Regional Tournaments.SCOUTING NORTH ALABAMA* UNA is 11-2 on the season and 1-0 in GSC play… The team started the season 2-2 and has won 9 in a row since… UNA fell to #2 SW Minnesota in the opening match of the year and dropped a contest to unranked USC-Aiken 3 matches later….The Lions’ resume includes an early season win over #11 Wheeling Jesuit… UNA won its 1st GSC match of the season 3-1 September 19 over Lee* UNA returns 11 players (4 starters) from last season’s squad, which finished 29-6 and advanced to the NCAA South Region Tournament after winning the GSC title, the 18th GSC championship in UNA history.* Seniors Jessica Austin, Lexie Bradley and Ashtyn Kapovich were named to the preseason All-GSC team…UNA had 3 players selected to the All-GSC Preseason team, the high number in the conference… received 9 first place votes and selected to win GSC in preseason coaches’ poll… only other team to receive first place votes was UWF (4). Argos were narrowly picked (141-136) to finish 2nd in the conference behind UNA.* North Alabama ranks 1st in the GSC (22nd NCAA Div. II) in hitting percentage (.250), 2nd GSC (17th NCAA Div. II) in assists (13.25 per set), 3rd in opponent aces per set (1.02), and 4th in digs per set (17.04)* Jessica Austin ranks 2nd in the GSC in hitting percentage (.400)… Lexie Bradley ranks 10th with a .309 mark…Bradley leads the GSC with 4.22 kills per set and ranks 17th nationally in the category… Austin ranks 2nd at 3.75… Jayden DavilaMcClary leads the GSC with 11.46 assists per set… Bradley ranks 9th in the GSC (32nd NCAA Div. II) with 0.44 service aces per set… Ashtyn Kapovitch is 2nd in the GSC with 5.23 digs per set. She ranks 19th nationally with 251 total digs. Austin set the single match season-high in NCAA Div. II volleyball with a .938 mark vs. Alcorn September 12.* The Argos are 25-14 since 2001 vs. UNA and 18-13 in conference play.SCOUTING ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE* Alabama Huntsville is 10-4 this season and 1-0 in conference play… The team has won 5 of its 6 home matches so far this year… The squad won 8 of 9 to start this season but have dropped 3 of their last 4, including a Sept. 15 matchup with #15 Central Missouri (0-3) and a Sept. 16 matchup vs. #23 Washburn (0-3)… The Chargers won their first GSC contest of the year vs. Shorter Sept. 19 3-1.* Voted to finish 7th in the GSC in the preseason coaches’ poll… return 16 from last year’s squad… 4 newcomers on this year’s team… Abby Brooks and Sabrina Duncan were each named to the GSC Top Newcomers list… no preseason All-GSC picks on the roster.* Alabama Huntsville ranks 3rd in the GSC as a team in opponent hitting percentage of .126, 5th in the GSC in assists (12.02 per set), 4th in kills (13.02 per set), 3rd in blocks (1.90 per set) and last in opponent blocks (1.94 per set).* Haley Hop leads the GSC with 5.56 digs per set…Abby Brooks ranks 8th in the GSC with a .324 hitting percentage… Kirsten Giles ranks 9th in the GSC with 6.43 assists per set… Caroline Sanford ranks 4th in the GSC with 0.94 blocks per set.* The Argos are 24-5 since 2001 vs. Alabama Huntsville. UWF has not dropped a set vs. Huntsville since November 2013 and has not dropped a match vs. Huntsville since October 2003.#ARGOS#last_img read more

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Guard’s slaying still unsolved

first_imgPolice said they need the public’s help. “Unfortunately, we have no leads at this time in Mr. Anguiano’s murder,” said Sgt. Bill Cotter of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau. “We are still hoping people will remember something and come forward.” At 10 p.m. on May 4 Frutoso Anguiano went to the second floor of the market, officials said. Detectives believe the suspects were hiding upstairs and waiting for the store’s employees to go home so they could rob the store. “He went upstairs for reasons we are unsure of and encountered four males who we assume were wearing masks and had gloves on,” Cotter said. “Mr. Anguiano was physically assaulted and died up there.” Surveillance tapes from inside the market show the suspects entering the store an hour before the slaying and walking around as if they were casing the market. Sandra Anguiano said she hopes the $20,000 reward offered by Northgate Gonzalez Market and the city of La Puente will prompt someone to come forward. “This time they took my dad’s life, and next time it could be someone else’s family,” she said. “By not talking, they are supporting what these people did to my dad.” Along with his job at Northgate Gonzalez Market, where he worked for only 10 days before being killed, Frutoso Anguiano also worked full time at a packaging plant in Industry for more than 20 years. While officials said the robbers fled the store without any money or valuables, Sandra Anguiano said something more precious than money was stolen that night. “People say \ didn’t take anything like money from the store,” she said. “But they did, they took something more valuable, they took away my dad.” Anyone with information should call Cotter at (323)890-5500. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: Northgate surveilanceLA PUENTE – Every night for the past 4 1/2 months Sandra Anguiano has prayed for justice in her father’s slaying. Investigators said they still have no clues about who killed 59-year-old Frutoso Anguiano during a botched robbery in May at Northgate Gonzalez Market, where he worked as a security guard. “Everything is different without him from the time we wake up in the morning until we go to bed at night,” Sandra Anguiano said. “It makes me angry but I still have hope that one day we’ll find out who did this.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillipslast_img read more

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Flaming hell – fireman hit on head by falling helmet has case dismissed

first_imgA fireman tried to sue Donegal County Council after his helmet fell out of his locker and hit him on the head.Cathal Mulligan claimed he suffered a head injury when his helmet fell out of his locker at Gweedore Fire Station. Mulligan, aged 60, claimed that he suffered headaches and could not respond to emergencies after the accident on November 6th, 2013.At the time Mulligan was a very experienced fireman who had worked as a part-time responder for all 30 years from 1987 to 2015.He had been based with the Gweedore fire station for all of his career and had answered more than 360 emergency call-outs between 2008 and 2013.Despite being a fireman for almost three decades, he had never encountered a similar injury with his equipment.As well as responding to hundreds of emergency calls, Mr Mulligan undertook refresher courses using his equipment every fortnight.He took a case against Donegal County Council seeking compensation for loss of earnings of almost €5,000 and medical and psychological damage after being hit by his helmet.The court was told that after being struck by the helmet Mr Mulligan carried on with his work that evening.However, he claimed that after the accident he suffered headaches, became anxious and that his heart rate increased.Mr Mulligan had suffered a bleed to the brain from a previous unrelated incident and said he feared suffering another episode after the helmet fell on him.He did return to work as a fireman for a short time after the accident.However, he claimed he could not return to work a part-time fireman after that because of further headaches and feelings of anxiety.He appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court claiming that Donegal County Council had been negligent in their safety procedures at the fire station.Donegal County Council, which was represented by barrister James O’Donnell, denied this.The council claimed that the onus was on firemen to store and maintain their own uniforms.However, after hearing the case Judge Sean O Donnabhain, dismissed the claim for personal injury.Flaming hell – fireman hit on head by falling helmet has case dismissed was last modified: October 16th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:Cathal MUlliganClaimcourtdismisseddonegalGweedore Fire Stationhelmetlast_img read more

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Gmail for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Now Available [UPDATED]

first_imgThus far, users of iOS devices have had to compromise on how their Google Web services work on their touch devices, using browser-based apps. For Gmail users, the compromise is mostly over. The native Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has just been approved in the iTunes App Store. It runs on iOS 4 or better.The app adds email push notifications and sounds. It has fast inbox search, autocomplete from both Gmail and native contacts and photo uploads. It has priority inbox, conversation threading, and all the labeling, starring and archiving features that Gmail users need. And of course, its fully enabled with touch gestures. But it’s a Web view. It’s not a local email app (though Gmail does cache your messages offline – thanks, readers). And it doesn’t support multiple accounts. Oh well. At least it’s nice to touch.Editor’s note: This app has been pulled from the store due to notification bugs and will be re-released after it’s fixed. Related Posts The layouts are comfortable for iOS users, but the feel matches that of the new desktop Gmail launched yesterday. Gmail works all right on IMAP using the built-in Mail.app, but some important Gmail features – like labels – were only functional in the Web version, which lacked the responsiveness and speed of a native app. After a long, weird user experience as iOS people on Gmail, the wait for a native Gmail client is over.But users face a weird choice. If you want push notifications and attachments, use Gmail.app. If you want multiple accounts, use the Web app. You must choose. You cannot have all at once.It might be a rocky ride, too. Users are already reporting errors caused by problems with the push notifications. Oh, the joy of the platform wars. jon mitchell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#Google#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Snapchat announces new features geared at creativity, collaboration, partner advertising

first_imgSnapchat parent Snap Inc. on Thursday announced a slate of new features designed to help it keep pace in a digital environment that values efficiency, revenue opportunities, and cutting-edge creativity.Why you should careMany of the new features enhance the core Snapchatter experience, but with it comes key openings for marketers and advertisers.Dynamic scanning and enhanced AR brings the Snapchat experience to life with improved movement tracking, new interactive templates via Lens Studio, landmark manipulation, and object scanning. From snapping math problems and movie posters to visualizing new perspectives on landmark locations, brands will be able to deliver targeted content in context for deeper engagement with audiences.New third-party app integrations via Snap Kit allow users on apps like Tinder, Netflix, VSCO, and GoFundme to create custom partner stories directly from Snapchat. Partner apps will be able to display Snapchat stories on their own platforms with the added option of monetizing their content with full-screen mobile ads in the coming months.Snap Originals is expanding its serialized mobile shows with a range of scripted dramas, comedies, and docuseries targeting a variety of audience interests. Available globally on Snapchat’s Discover page, each episode is approximately five minutes in length and includes six-second, non-skippable ads available for purchase.The new Snap Games platform allows for multiplayer gaming in real-time with original and partner-developed games made for Snapchat. Snap Games will offer advertisers six-second ad spots in the platform, which is accessed directly from Chat for fast and intuitive gameplay.The post Snapchat announces new features geared at creativity, collaboration, partner advertising appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Snapchat announces new features geared at creativity, collaboration, partner advertising Snapchat announces new features geared at creativity, collaboration, partner advertisingYou are here: Posted on 5th April 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingSnapchat announces new features geared at creativity, collaboration, partner advertising Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino: We’re (sort of) title contenders

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: We’re (sort of) title contendersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is adamant they’re title contenders after victory at Everton.Tottenham have now won seven of their last eight league games and remarkably have gone 18 games since the start of the season without a draw – their second-best ever start to a top flight campaign. The best-ever was by the double-winning side of 1960-61.Pochettino said: “I still believe Liverpool and Manchester City are the real contenders and favourites to win the Premier League. We are there but (so are) Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.“I think there is still a long way for me to say we are real contenders. In the past years, it wasn’t enough. If you compare the result with the past of Tottenham, yes, we were consistent, but not enough to be a real contender.“Now we are close but we need to be cautious, go step-by-step, game-by-game. We need to be conscious about that, we need to fight a lot, and there is still a long way for work and to be consistent.” last_img read more

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Environmental groups denounce Trump override of climate plan

first_imgHAZARD, Ky. – A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight the Trump administration’s move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.Speaking Monday in the coal-mining state of Kentucky, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would be issuing a new set of rules overriding the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s drive to curb global climate change.“The war on coal is over,” Pruitt declared, adding that no federal agency should ever use its authority to “declare war on any sector of our economy.”It was not immediately clear if Pruitt would seek to issue a new rule without congressional approval, which Republicans had criticized the Obama administration for doing. Pruitt’s rule wouldn’t become final for months, and is then highly likely to face a raft of legal challenges.New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was among those who said they will sue.“The Trump Administration’s persistent and indefensible denial of climate change — and their continued assault on actions essential to stemming its increasing devastation — is reprehensible, and I will use every available legal tool to fight their dangerous agenda,” said Schneiderman, a Democrat.For Pruitt, getting rid of the Clean Power Plan will mark the culmination of a long fight he began as the elected attorney general of Oklahoma. Pruitt was among about two dozen attorney generals who sued to stop Obama’s 2014 push to limit carbon emissions, stymieing the limits from ever taking effect.Closely aligned with the oil and gas industry in his home state, Pruitt rejects the consensus of scientists that man-made emissions from burning fossil fuels are the primary driver of global climate change.President Donald Trump, who appointed Pruitt and shares his skepticism of established climate science, promised to kill the Clean Power Plan during the 2016 campaign as part of his broader pledge to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines.In his order Tuesday, Pruitt is expected to declare that the Obama-era rule exceeded federal law by setting emissions standards that power plants could not reasonably meet.Pruitt appeared at an event with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at Whayne Supply in Hazard, Kentucky, a company that sells coal mining supplies. The store’s owners have been forced to lay off about 60 per cent of its workers in recent years.While cheering the demise of the Clean Power Plan as a way to stop the bleeding, McConnell conceded most of those lost jobs are never coming back.“A lot of damage has been done,” said McConnell, a Kentucky Republican. “This doesn’t immediately bring everything back, but we think it stops further decline of coal fired plants in the United States and that means there will still be some market here.”Obama’s plan was designed to cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to 32 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. The rule dictated specific emission targets for states based on power-plant emissions and gave officials broad latitude to decide how to achieve reductions.The Supreme Court put the plan on hold last year following legal challenges by industry and coal-friendly states. Even so, the plan helped drive a recent wave of retirements of coal-fired plants, which are also being squeezed by low cost natural gas and renewable power. In the absence of stricter federal regulations curbing greenhouse gas emissions, many states have issued their own mandates promoting energy conservation.The withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan is the latest in a series of moves by Trump and Pruitt to dismantle Obama’s legacy on fighting climate change, including the delay or roll back of rules limiting levels of toxic pollution in smokestack emissions and wastewater discharges from coal-burning power plants.On Thursday, Trump nominated former coal-industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to serve as Pruitt’s top deputy at EPA — one of several recent political appointees at the agency with direct ties to the fossil fuel interests.The president announced earlier this year that he will pull the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. Nearly 200 countries have committed to combat global warming by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.“This president has tremendous courage,” Pruitt said Monday. “He put America first and said to the rest of the world we are going to say no and exit the Paris Accord. That was the right thing to do.”Despite the rhetoric about saving coal, government statistics show that coal mines currently employ only about 52,000 workers nationally — a modest 4-per cent uptick since Trump became president. Those numbers are dwarfed by the jobs created by building such clean power infrastructure as wind turbines and solar arrays.Environmental groups and public health advocates quickly derided Pruitt’s decision as short sighted.“Trump is not just ignoring the deadly cost of pollution, he’s ignoring the clean energy deployment that is rapidly creating jobs across the country,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club.___Associated Press writer Michael Biesecker reported from Washington. Follow him at http://twitter.com/mbieseck___This story has been corrected to show the percentage of coal jobs created under Trump was 4 per cent.last_img read more

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