The Effects of Parental Separation on Children

first_imgMany medical associations and thousands of mental-health professionals have criticized the Trump administration’s policy of dividing immigrant families at the southern border, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association. In many cases, professionals cite the negative health effects parental separation has on children.In response to the backlash over his immigration policy, President Donald Trump called on Congress Tuesday to give his administration the power to detain and deport migrant families as a unit, saying he considered that the “only solution to the border crisis.”Between May 5 and June 9, more than 2,300 children were separated from about 2,200 adults who were detained, administration officials said Tuesday. Medical professionals explain the effects of such separation.—Yes, in the first three years of life, children undergo a rapid period of brain development. Constantly changing caregivers could impair the development of a child’s executive functions, such as the ability to regulate behavior and pay attention, said Megan Gunnar, director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

How diabetes diagnosis made Martin take note

first_imgMartin van Gee has been living with diabetes for 36 years. When Martin van Gee was diagnosed with diabetes, it didn’t come as a shock.“I used to consume six to seven 500ml bottles of Coke a day. I was always trying to quench my excessive thirst,” says Martin, a Grassy Park resident, who visits the Lady Michaelis Hospital in Plumstead once a month for his chronic medication.Martin has been living with diabetes for 36 years.World Diabetes Day on November 14 creates awareness about the disease that Martin and millions of others like him have learnt to live with and manage. Diabetes is a chronic disease caused when the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin, the hormone regulating blood sugar, or when the body can’t effectively use available insulin.According to the World Health Organisation, the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.“After my diagnosis,” says Martin, “I had to change many things, and I firmly believe that it is an illness you can control. This includes cutting out smoking and drinking. I was very positive about it.” It was hard to stop drinking, but he realised his health was more important. He was also able to kick a 15-year-long drug addiction, he says, thanks to his faith in God and his mother’s prayers.“When you drink alcohol and smoke, it makes the condition worse and therefore becomes more challenging to control your diabetes. I used to smoke 50 cigarettes a day but cut it out. I can’t tell any diabetic what to do, but I speak from my heart.”Martin says he enjoys motivating others with diabetes. “I visit the centre every six months to see the doctor, and once a month to collect my medication. During these visits, we sit as patients while waiting, and we share our stories with one another. Through these experiences, we each can take away something new and meaningful. We are like a family. The staff treat us well and as patients we learn from them and one another.”Martin says he also had to change his diet after his diabetes diagnosis.“I used to love meat. I spoke to my doctor, and expressed how much I love meat. He recommended I speak to the dietitian which I did. I was advised how to cut down on the amount of meat I would usually eat.” As a little boy, Martin had a great fear of doctors, and especially injections, so much so that he would stay home when the district nurse visited his school. “When I became a diabetic, I had to adapt. They taught me at Victoria Hospital how to inject myself. I caught the hang of it, and now it’s so easy to do.” Martin says although he’s diabetic he is still a happy person living a normal life. “Live life to the fullest. Make the changes needed. Do it for yourself. Don’t do it for someone else.”last_img read more

Milan continues with its criminal action in Serie A – Football…

first_imgMilan recorded a new Serie A victory after beating Luigi Ferraris 4-1 over Sampdoria. Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the first half. In the second half, Hakan Chalhanoglu and again the Swede made the result a classic for the Rossoneri. Christopher Askildsen returned a goal for the hosts, and Rafael Leao formed the final result in added time of the match.With his victory, Milan does not know the taste of defeat in 11 consecutive matches.The Rossoneri started in an excellent way. In the 4th minute the guests took the lead in the result. After a well-organized attack, Ante Rebic centered in the penalty area, where Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed in close range.⏱ 4′Great dummy by Rebić wo then sets up @Ibra_official who nods home with ease#SampdoriaMilan 0-1 #[email protected]— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 29, 2020Milan continued to dictate the pace of the match and in the 11th minute could double their lead. Ante Rebic remained face to face with Vladimiro Falcone, but fired into the body of a home guard.In the following minutes an exchange of blows followed. Jakub Jancto and Fabio Quagliarella were close to equalizing, but failed to score behind Gianluigi Donaruma.In the 37th minute, Hakan Chalhanoglu shot from a direct free kick and the ball went inches from the left side post. Immediately after, Alexis Salemakers broke perfectly and shot, but the ball went over the crossbar.On several occasions in the first half, Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed that he should not be written off so early and showed his excellent technique.In the 42nd minute Jakub Jankto intercepted a cross with his head, but this ball also passed over the door.The Rossoneri started the second half well. In the 53rd minute Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed down in the penalty area, where Hakan Chalhanoglu took advantage of a mistake by Omar Koley and realized close. Chief referee Fabrizio Pasqua examined the situation on suspicion of a violation of the Turkish national team, but pointed to the center and counted the goal.⏱ 52′The goal stands! @hakanc10 doubles our lead#SampdoriaMilan 0-2 #SempreMilan— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 29, 2020Five minutes later, Hakan Chalhanoglu returned the gesture to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and led him into the penalty area, where the Swedish striker scored in the bottom right corner.⏱ 58′Devastating counter-attack sees @hakanc10 return the favour to @Ibra_official who seals his brace#SampdoriaMilan 0-3 #[email protected]— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 29, 2020Milan continued to act with confidence and slowed down a bit. In the 72nd minute Jakub Jankto could reduce the score, but shot past the left post.Five minutes later, the referee pointed to the white dot and awarded a penalty to Sampdoria after considering the situation between Simonya Kjaer and Andrea Bertolacci. This was the third consecutive penalty kick against Milan. Gonzalo Maroni was behind the ball, but Gianluigi Donaruma showed a good reflex and as against Atalanta parried the shot from the penalty spot.In the 88th minute, the hosts still scored. Christopher Askildsen scored a beautiful goal after shooting from the edge of the penalty area and the ball flew just below the crossbar.⚽️ | #SampMilan 1-3😱Our reaction when #Askildsen notched his maiden @SerieA_EN goal. What a hit! – Sampdoria English 😷 (@sampdoria_en) July 29, 2020Deep in added time, Rafael Leao, who came in as a reserve, shaped the final result. The wing got around the arc of the penalty area and with a shot in the left corner realized.⏱ 90+1’@RafaeLeao7 restores our 3 goal lead ❤️🖤#SampdoriaMilan 1-4 #SempreMilan @officialpes— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 29, 2020In the last round of Serie A, Milan hosts Cagliari, while Sampdoria hosts Brescia.THE COMPOSITIONS:SAMPDORIA: Vladimiro Falcone (B) – Bartosz Berezinski, Maya Yoshida, Omar Cole, Tomaso Ojelo – Carol Linetti, Ronaldo Vieira, Fabio Depaoli, Jakub Jancto, Gaston Ramirez – Fabio QuagliarellaCoach: Claudio Ranieri📄 | #SampMilanAn opportunity to improve this evening. Forza Doria! – Sampdoria English 😷 (@sampdoria_en) July 29, 2020MILAN: Gianluigi Donaruma (C) – Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Mateo Gabia, Theo Hernandez – Ismael Benaser, Frank Kessie, Alexis Salemakers, Hakan Chalhanoglu, Ante Rebic – Zlatan IbrahimovicCoach: Stefano PioliThe team to face Sampdoria 🔥The 11 holder for #SampdoriaMilan 📋 # SemperMilan @ BioscalinITA— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 29, 2020 Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

FACEIT to host the first Apex Legends esports series

first_imgFACEIT has announced the ‘FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends,’ the first officially licensed Apex Legends esports series featuring solely professional players. The series will see sixteen esports organisations showcase their brand new Apex Legends rosters as they compete in a points-based series across eight $5,000 tournaments throughout the summer. An additional $10,000 seasonal prize pool will also be up for grabs for the overall highest scoring team.SEE ALSO: Michele Attisani – FACEIT – Betting big on PUBGTeams competing in the tournament are Cloud9, 100 Thieves, TSM, Team Liquid, CLG, Gen.G, Misfits, Immortals, NRG, Complexity, Dignitas, Fnatic, G2 and T1.The first event in the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends kicks off at 2PM PST/5PM EST on May 31st and will run for four hours. At each event, one team will compete and broadcast from the FACEIT Studios in LA while the others compete online via the FACEIT platform. The entirety of the series will be broadcast live on the FACEIT TV Twitch channel, and all players will also be streaming on their own Twitch channels. The series will feature commentary and analysis from FACEIT CS:GO dream team James Bardolph and Daniel ‘DDK’ Kapadia live from LA, with more talent to be revealed soon.SEE ALSO: Cloud9 expand into Brazil with Apex Legends squad“This is the first event where these titans of the esports industry can really show what their Apex Legends rosters are made of and we’re thrilled to play a part in establishing the competitive ecosystem for one of the most exciting titles in the world right now,” said Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of FACEIT. “We’ve created a dynamic setup which will split the broadcast between the teams streaming online and the team and broadcast talent in our studio in Santa Monica for a seamless viewer experience for fans.”Photo credit: Respawn EntertainmentAdditionally, The FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends qualifier will take place from May 29th-30th and will feature twenty teams selected from the Apex Pro Discord. The teams will compete across twenty matches, and the top two teams will qualify for the series. The FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends follows on from the success of the T1 x FACEIT Apex Legends Invitational in March.Esports Insider says: Finally, we are going to see some Apex Legends esports in action. With every big esports organisation picking up players fresh out of the launch, we expect these teams to be stacked! With the hype surrounding Apex starting to die down, we wonder what kinda viewing figures a tournament like this will get. Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more