Facebook Let’s talk!That was the prompt from Bell Canada on Jan. 25, promoting Bell Let’s Talk Day, an annual event that has been fostering awareness and fundraising for mental health initiatives since 2010.“We’re not done yet,” said Mary Deacon, Chair of the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative. “We count all the activity right up until midnight on the west coast. It’s more than a 24-hour day.” Advertisement Billing itself as the country’s largest corporate initiative dedicated to mental health, Bell Canada has supported over 700 organizations since 2011, according to Deacon. Login/Register With: Advertisement For every text, call, tweet and Instagram post, Facebook video view and use of Snapchat geofilter, Bell will contribute $0.05 to mental health initiatives.Deacon said the organization was feeling confident that they will exceed last year’s numbers. As of Wednesday evening, the campaign had reached more than 91,623,313 interactions. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter
I wrote this week that Michael Sam, the Missouri defensive end who came out as gay in February, wasn’t certain to be picked in the NFL draft. Of those players at his position who had been rated as sixth-round picks before the draft — as Sam was — slightly less than 50 percent were chosen by an NFL team.I also wrote that I’d take Sam’s side of the bet given even odds:Personally, however, if the odds are something like 50-50 on Sam being drafted, I think I’d take his side of the bet. Why? A player only needs one team to draft him. A player like Sam who generates polarized opinions might have a better chance of being chosen in a late round by a team like the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks than one who everyone agrees is mediocre.Perhaps this counts as a “correct” (if well-hedged) prediction. But I got one thing pretty wrong. I assumed that Sam would be chosen by a team like the Patriots or the Seahawks or the San Francisco 49ers that play in an urban area especially tolerant toward gay people. But St. Louis was probably the best fit all along.How come? Public acceptance of homosexuality certainly varies from city to city and state to state. If we use support for gay marriage as a rough proxy, for example, I estimate that about 47 percent of voters approve of it in Missouri, as compared with 58 percent in California, 59 percent in Washington state and 66 percent in Massachusetts. (Obviously, the percentages are likely to be higher in cities such as San Francisco and Seattle specifically as opposed to the states as a whole. But that’s probably also true for St. Louis, which is considerably more liberal than the rest of Missouri.)What varies a lot more, however, is appreciation for University of Missouri football. Interest in the Tigers is about 50 times higher in Missouri than in the rest of the country, according to the number of Google searches.In other words, a higher percentage of people in St. Louis and elsewhere in Missouri will know of Sam as a football player and not just as a gay athlete. Here’s hoping that helps him to concentrate on what he does best.
The most anticipated match of the 2019 World Cup will take place Friday with the U.S. facing off against the home team, France, in the quarterfinals. Our model still has the Americans favored, but their performance in the round of 16 against Spain left some analysts concerned about the strength of the team. The Hot Takedown crew debates the U.S.’s chances at outmaneuvering France and discusses what we’ll be watching ahead of that epic matchup.The NBA offseason is as chock-full of takes as the season itself. The draft went mostly as predicted, and free agency formally kicks off this Sunday. On ESPN’s “Get Up!” Bobby Marks suggested that the whole system is doing a disservice to the NBA and recommended that free agency precede the draft. Our team breaks down what affect this could have on the league and who our CARMELO model sees as the highest-profile free agents.Our Rabbit Hole this week digs into sports boardgames.What we’re looking at this week:A recap of the Spain vs. U.S. round of 16 matchup that left us nervous for Friday.Fatigue from the NBA offseason speculation starting earlier and earlier.Need a new game in your life? Can’t get enough baseball? FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Dec 2015 – One thousand children of Beaches Resort employees were treated to a Christmas party today at Treasure Beach. The children not only hung out with celebrities like Santa and Mrs. Claus but Ernie and The Count of Sesame Street. Staff told Magnetic Media the party is an annual tradition which does make them feel good about being on Team Beaches. The 1,000 children today who got eats and drinks and presents took the number of children treated over the Christmas holidays by Beaches Resort TCI to 3,000 in all. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beaches Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Related Items:beaches resort and spa, children, christmas party, treasure beach Recommended for you Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 3, 2017 – Providenciales – Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital unveiled the first of two designated breastfeeding rooms during World Breast Feeding Week on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 as a continuation of its effort to implement the steps underscored in the global Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).While mothers may choose to breast feed in public spaces, the hospital has provided additional support for mothers through the option to nurse in a comfortable private space, if desired. The room located near the main entrance of Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and strategically positioned across from the designated baby changing room, was donned in soft hues of pink and blue with soothing lullabies.In the coming months, the dedicated room will include a television, additional breast feeding resources, rocking chairs, and breast pumps will be made available for usage upon request. A breast feeding room has also been designated at Cockburn Town Medical Centre on Grand Turk and will be opening soon.Yolande Pompey-Robinson became the first mother to utilize the special space at the medical centre on Providenciales with her 6-week old son, Jacob, who has become a poster child for breastfed babies. The local mother of three volunteered to publically breastfeed daily inside the hospital foyer to raise awareness of the healthiest form of feeding as part of the Maternity Unit’s exhibition.The exhibition featured natural herbs to increase breast milk supply such as Fenugreek, Blessed thistle, Milk thistle and Fennel; foods to increase breast milk supply such as ground flaxseed, garlic, dark green leafy vegetables, sesame seeds and whole grain. Other items on display included prenatal vitamins, electric and manual breast pumps, reusable and disposable nursing pads, nursing bras, Lanolin Cream, breast milk storage bags and a cooler with icepacks used to store and transport stored breast milk.The Hospital’s Baby Friendly Policy has been erected outside the Maternity Unit and inside the Breastfeeding Room at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre along with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding established by WHO and UNICEF. Baby-Friendly hospitals and birthing facilities must adhere to the steps to receive, and retain, a Baby-Friendly designation. TCI Hospital seeks to acquire the designation by December 2019.The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are:Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.Train all health care staff in the skills necessary to implement this policy.Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth.Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they are separated from their infants.Give infants no food or drink other than breast-milk, unless medically indicated.Practice rooming in – allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.Encourage breastfeeding on demand.Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or birth center.Press Release: interHealthCanadaGroup Photo Caption(L-R): Lakeisha Wilson – Nutritionist, Primary Healthcare; Dr Denise Braithwaite-Tennant – IHC Chief of Medical Services; Dr. Dawn Perry-Ewing – IHC Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mikette Bain – IHC Deputy Chief of Clinical Services. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: