Workshop to Offer Caregivers Resources, Skills, Help

first_imgNEPTUNE – The Monmouth County Office on Aging will sponsor a workshop, entitled Caring for the Caregiver, from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Monmouth County Connection, 3544 State Highway 66. The workshop is targeted to anyone caring for an elderly friend or loved one. Presented by Monmouth County Caregiver Specialist Colleen Smith, the program will educate family caregivers about support and resources that are available, tools and techniques to manage stress, and more. Originally presented in February, the program is being repeated in April due to the great response. The workshop is free and open to all Monmouth County residents, but registration is required and may be complete by calling 732-303-2828.The Monmouth County Connection is a new office of County government offers a variety of services including passports, passport photos, free notary public, veterans’ IDs, election/voter information, senior and veterans’ services, public access computers and more.last_img read more

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Influx of rare butterflies arrive in Donegal

first_imgA large mass of Painted Lady butterflies has made its way to Donegal this week, much to the delight of nature lovers.The bright butterfly, marked by orange and black-tipped wings, has been spotted in huge numbers in coastal areas of the county and on Tory Island.An influx of Painted Ladies has been spotted in the UK and Ireland this year in line with a once-in-a-decade phenomenon. Experts believe that the butterflies undertake a massive migration from Africa every ten years, passing over Europe during the summer on their way to the Arctic Circle. Painted Lady Butterflies.The Butterfly Conservation Ireland group has said that a “massive front” of Painted Ladies came to Donegal and Scotland this week.“The influx into Donegal is unusual in that it is not being reported arriving in numbers along the south coast,” wrote butterfly expert Jesmond Harding. The reasons why they have come to the area are unknown.The mass migration is said to be a great spectacle and anyone wishing to see the butterflies should keep a lookout over the next two weeks.Influx of rare butterflies arrive in Donegal was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:butterfliesnaturepainted ladieslast_img read more

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The Process of Making a Land Purchase

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Expanding the farm operation can be an exciting time. It can also be a stressful one. Melanie Strait-Bok, Regional Vice President with Farm Credit Mid-America, visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the land purchasing experience, including how to get started and what challenges to expect in this week’s Financially Speaking with Farm Credit Mid-America.last_img

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Poll: Which Light Blogging Service Do You Use?

first_imgEarlier today we reported that Posterous, a popular minimalist blogging service, had added the ability for its users to import their Tumblr content. Tumblr is a competing ‘light blogging’ service – the market leader in fact. Other similar services include Soup.io, Noovo, Vox, Profilactic and even WordPress.com and Blogger.com are used for this purpose (although they’re more used for long-form blogging).We’re curious to know which of these services our readers use. Let us know in the poll below, or make a comment if yours is not listed. What do we mean by ‘light blogging’? It used to be called “micro-blogging,” although that term is as much applied to Twitter as to Tumblr. Twitter is limited to 140 characters and is more of a communications tool than a publishing one. In comparison Tumblr (and Posterous et al) are publishing services. The key point is that you can publish ‘found’ things very quickly and at the click of a button. You can easily share content and media with these services.In the example to the right, I posted a video of a band I like to my Soup.io blog by simply inputting its MySpace video embed code and adding a couple of lines of comment. Much less effort than writing a post on ReadWriteWeb 😉Compete data shows that Tumblr is the clear leader in this market, with Posterous about to overtake Vox as number 2. Note: we didn’t include wordpress.com or blogger.com, because they are much larger than all of these and are used for different purposes too. Here is our poll, please select the light blogging service you use most often. There are many smaller services around, so the list below is certainly not comprehensive. If yours is missing, add it to the RWW comments. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus Tags:#Polls#Product Reviews#Publishing Services#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Top prospects mum on PBA Draft plans, keep options open

first_img“We’ll see. I still have other things I need to focus on so I’m not thinking about it that much,” he said.Same is the case for bluechip amateurs like Jeron Teng and Raymar Jose, who will also see action for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the upcoming 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m not thinking of the PBA just yet. Right now, I’m just focused 100 percent on the task and that is to really play well for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas. I want to focus on that so I can play my game,” said Teng.For now, Ravena said he’s keeping the door open for opportunities and prefers to represent the country and play in different international competitions. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “When you decide to play in the PBA, technically that’s it and your life will revolve around it. It’s gonna be hard for other options and opportunities like these to come in,” said Ravena, who is coming off a fourth gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur last month.Ravena has been everywhere since playing his last UAAP game for Ateneo in 2015.He suited up for Mighty Sports in the Merlion Cup and Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League, tried his luck with the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League, represented the Philippines in the Fiba 3×3 events and SEA Games.Ravena also said he doesn’t have any preference as to which PBA team he wants to play for.“I don’t want the people to think that I’m just waiting for a group to pick me, that I’m not willing to play for any other team,” the 23-year-old guard said.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Gilas’ Kiefer Ravena drives against Singapore during their game in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWith the deadline of submission for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft fast approaching, top prospects are still yet to decide on whether to make the jump to the pros.Kiefer Ravena shared he’s still mulling his options as he keeps his eyes on the October 12 deadline set by the league for local-born aspirants.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “I’m always ready. It’s going to be a challenge for me that whatever team picks me, I have to find a way how I can make an impact right away as a rookie.”So far, only Fil-foreigners Christian Standhardinger, Jason Perkins, and Davon Potts are the big names who have declared for the draft. Alab Pilipinas taps Ivan Johnson as import BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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Warriors prepare for rested James Harden, Rockets in West rematch

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry eggs on the the crowd after scoring during the second half in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, April 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 129-110. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — After outlasting the no-name Los Angeles Clippers in six games, the Golden State Warriors have a superstar on their hands next.James Harden and the Houston Rockets in a rematch of last year’s Western Conference finals. That’s when the Rockets let a 3-2 lead slip away and saw the Warriors go on to win their second straight NBA championship.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Starless Clippers ready to shop in summer free-agent market Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess This time the teams meet in the West semifinals beginning Sunday in Oakland.“We know them well,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Friday night after his team finished off the Clippers with a 129-110 victory to win the best-of-seven series 4-2. “They’re going to come after you and pick-and-roll. We know they’re already in the Bay waiting for us, so it will be a quick turnaround.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnticipating a Warriors’ closeout, the Rockets flew to Northern California on Friday to be ready for the series opener. They’ve been resting since Wednesday, when they defeated the Utah Jazz 4-1.The Warriors were stretched to six games for the first time in the opening round in Kerr’s five seasons. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Durant believes Harden’s game is much more than drawing fouls and getting to the line.“He can score in a variety of ways, so we have to be locked in from the beginning,” Durant said. “You can’t fully stop a guy like that; you’ve got to be ready to play him tough all game.”Stephen Curry finished with 24 points, the only other Warrior with at least 20 Friday. Klay Thompson had nine points. Both of them were banged up slightly in the game, but Kerr said he’s hopeful they’ll both be good to go Sunday.Draymond Green had his fifth career playoff triple-double of 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists after not playing well in Game 5.Warriors center Kevon Looney expects to see the Rockets employ some of the same defensive schemes used by the Clippers, who twice won in Oakland, including a 31-point comeback that was the biggest in NBA history.“Defending the pick-and-roll is going to be huge,” Looney said. “The Clippers punched us in the mouth and woke us up. They showed us it’s not a cakewalk in the West. Every game is going to be hard.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “One of the things that can happen during the playoffs is you can sharpen your game against an opponent that forces you to do so,” Kerr said. “We had leads in some games that we lost. Every time we thought, all right, we’ve got this, we didn’t have it.”Kevin Durant had a statement game for the Warriors, scoring 38 of his playoff career-high 50 points in the first half at Staples Center. He was 15 of 26 from the floor, made 14 of 15 free throws and hit six 3-pointers.Durant was coming off a 45-point performance in a losing effort in Game 5.“No matter what anybody does, he can get a good shot,” Kerr said.Harden averaged 27.8 points in the first round against the Jazz, but he struggled at times to get going offensively. His worst effort came in Game 3 when Houston won despite him missing his first 15 shots to set an NBA record for most misses to start a playoff game.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

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Romelu Lukaku gives Belgium clue to solving mystery of beating Brazil

first_imgAfter all that, there was no need for Belgium to be so coy. Roberto Martínez and his team had talked their way into this quarter-final like underdogs, twirling in deference to the extent that it seemed fair to wonder whether they might at least simulate a little more swagger. But who needs to strut around when they can play some of the most dynamic, coruscating counterattacking international football in years, and who needs to parade on to the pitch when they have prepared to effect the kind of victory that might define a generation’s work? Share on Messenger Joy for Romelu Lukaku and his Belgium team-mates. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images Facebook Belgium Share on WhatsApp World Cup Pinterest Was there a glitch in Tite’s tightly drilled unit that might unbalance the collective and had Belgium, so tentative when handed previous chances to achieve the epochal, worked out how to go for the throat? It was immediately clear that Martínez felt Brazil could be pulled around in the middle and eviscerated from wide; Lukaku had fun against Miranda from his new right-sided perch as soon as the whistle blew although their main adversary was the blizzard of interchanges and positional swaps the entire Belgian front three contrived.It turned out Belgium could select from several soft spots and they found one in an unexpected place. Fernandinho’s inclusion for the suspended Casemiro had been dismissed as inconsequential; what a metronomic presence he has been, after all, as the safety catch in Manchester City’s midfield, and what an apt example he was of the riches Tite described on Thursday when name-checking the quality on his bench. Casemiro is yet to suffer the kind of glitch that beset Fernandinho from Hazard’s corner, though, and after that Belgium could show they knew exactly how to draw blood. Brazil knocked out of World Cup by Kevin De Bruyne and brilliant Belgium Now they could attack in tides. Fagner had little answer to Eden Hazard’s slaloms, and particularly the runners he sent scurrying behind after dragging the full-back inside, but in truth Brazil’s defence fell apart en masse. It was stupendous stuff in the first half from Belgium, who had seemingly put power before guile in selecting Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli but found that such an imposing base allowed their front three to help themselves. Share on Pinterest Share via Email Lukaku may never have played a better half than the opening 45 minutes. If the dummy that set Chadli free to score against Japan had brought him close to the point of maximum expression then at times he was operating on a different canvas here. There was no barging him off the ball and barely any keeping pace; his suite contained so much more, though, and the pass that allowed De Bruyne to double the lead was a masterpiece of timing and poise.De Bruyne – whose own role at the Etihad equates more to a power generator – did the rest and at this point Lukaku’s press conference pontification seemed like the affectation of a man who knew more than everyone else.As it turned out, everyone had to rein themselves in during the second half, panicked clearances the order as Brazil pressed, scored and would have rendered all that remarkable work mere levity had Thibaut Courtois not extended those fingertips at the last. But Belgium, who had huddled by the dugout as Martínez dealt his final pre-match instructions, do not need treating lightly now; when they emerge for their semi-final with France on Tuesday, a little strut might just go with the territory. Share on Facebookcenter_img Topics Sign up for the Fiver, our free daily football email. Brazil Read more Share on Twitter Read more Roberto Martínez: ’My players had that look in their eyes that they could win’ They lined up with a plan and it has taken them to within two matches of a title that would make good every prediction, every breathless think piece, every confident statement about Europe’s putative emerging force of the decade. Now Belgium, for all their false dawns, have at last found their level; few could have foreseen the identity of the man to take them there but this was a triumph too for Martínez, whose prolixity can frustrate but who set up his team with perfect clarity and will deserve the praise aimed his way.On the eve of this game Romelu Lukaku, before his manager arrived to muse on psychological barriers and the burden of never having won a World Cup, had puffed out his cheeks and made a show of thinking very hard about any weaknesses Brazil held. It turned out he could not conjure any up, although he did drop in that “three of the four” starting Brazil defenders were vastly experienced and would require ingenuity to pick apart.A clue to Belgium’s intentions lay in what Lukaku did not say. His mystery fourth man was Fagner, the seven-times-capped deputy to Dani Alves, who had eventually coped with Mexico’s threat but had – like the rest of his teammates – yet to be really tested in this tournament. Share on LinkedIn Twitter World Cup 2018 features Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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10 months ago​Burnley boss Dyche to stick with back-three against Arsenal

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Burnley boss Dyche to stick with back-three against Arsenalby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSean Dyche has admitted that he will continue with a back three for Burnley’s upcoming clash against Arsenal.The Clarets changed up their formation against Spurs at Wembley, but lost 1-0 to a stoppage time goal from Christian Eriksen.They were solid defensively and may continue the same setup against the Gunners this weekend.”I think it’s something we would consider again, we didn’t just do it for a gimmick, we did it because we thought it could be effective,” said Dyche to the Lancashire Telegraph. “In many ways, it was. The hardship when you come to these places is then being effective on the attacking side – how many times can you get that real moment of truth to open them up?”We had a few, but it is difficult. We limited them by their standards.”They are a top side and I think we’ve delivered a performance that has made it very tight, and they have had to work incredibly hard to get something from the game.” last_img read more

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9 months agoSTUNNER! Man Utd make Barcelona approach for Coutinho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say STUNNER! Man Utd make Barcelona approach for Coutinhoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have approached Barcelona about Philippe Coutinho’s situation.Mundo Deportivo says United have made it clear that they would be ‘very interested’ in signing the Brazilian, who has struggled to hit the heights he scaled at Liverpool since moving to the Nou Camp 12 months ago.Coutinho hasn’t started a La Liga game since December 2 and that is said to have angered the Blaugrana’s record signing, who has seen Ousmane Dembele move past him in the pecking order in recent times.It is claimed that Coutinho has no intention of leaving Barcelona yet, especially with his family happy living in Catalonia, but that could change if the 26-year-old’s situation doesn’t improve between now and the end of the season.A move to United would give Coutinho a chance to win his first trophy in English football. last_img read more

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6 days agoHawk-Eye apologise after Spurs blunder

first_imgHawk-Eye apologise after Spurs blunderby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe company that provides the Premier League’s video assistant referee (VAR) technology has apologised to Tottenham and Watford fans after an incorrect graphic was sent to the big screen during Saturday’s 1-1 draw.Dele Alli rescued a point for Spurs after a VAR review for handball decided the goal had been correctly awarded.However, initially the big screen wrongly indicated a ‘no goal’ verdict.Hawk-Eye Innovations said it will work with the league to avoid future issues.The company said: “Hawk-Eye apologises to Spurs and Watford fans for the confusion caused.”We are working together with the Professional Game Match Officials Board [the body responsible for professional match officials in England] and the Premier League to understand the root cause of this problem and propose a series of measures to ensure it won’t happen again.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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