TV presenter and choreographer Arlene Phillips, who was awarded a CBE by Her Majesty The Queen at a ceremony earlier this year, has called today on His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to strip Fortnum & Mason of its Royal Warrants for continuing to sell foie gras – a product that is illegal to produce in the UK.“Holding Royal Warrants should be an immense privilege bestowed only on establishments with extremely high standards”, writes the former Strictly Come Dancing judge. “In light of Fortnum & Mason’s cavalier attitude towards animal welfare and for continuing to promote a product that is illegal to produce in Britain, may I respectfully request that you consider revoking the Royal Warrants until it ends its sale of foie gras?”Philips’ judgment comes after PETA showed her undercover video footage, narrated by acting legend Sir Roger Moore, which exposed terrible abuse on foie gras farms supplying Fortnum & Mason – including at the abattoir, where birds had knives plunged into their throats without prior pre-stunning, in contravention of both UK and French law.During foie gras production, huge amounts of grain are pumped into the stomachs of geese through metal pipes, which are rammed down their throats several times a day. Their distended livers – which can swell to up to 10 times their normal size – press against their lungs, causing them to pant constantly. Veterinarians and avian experts agree – there is no humane way to produce foie gras. Animal protection groups – including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Compassion in World Farming, Animal Defenders International, Animal Aid, Viva!, Four Paws, One Kind, Save Me and the International Veterinary Society – have all joined PETA in calling for Fortnum & Mason to stop selling foie gras.
According to the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, the political committee discussed aspects of the resumption of State institutions and political process. The parties discussed the need to provide an enabling political environment.In the security committee, the parties began to present their visions on withdrawals and the handover of weapons, specifically mechanisms of withdrawal and assembling of forces.The prisoners and detainees committee considered a proposal to release 50 per cent of all prisoners and detainees held by the parties before the Holy month of Ramadan. The discussion included a review of the necessary implementation mechanisms and selection criteria of initial releases. The delegates agreed to develop proposals for upcoming meetings.The delegations reaffirmed that their discussions will be guided by the three reference points; the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative and Implementation Mechanism, the National Dialogue Outcomes and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. They renewed their commitment to dialogue as the only means to put an end to the war and return to peaceful and orderly transition.“I am pleased by the seriousness demonstrated by both parties,” the Special Envoy said, urging the media to avoid disseminating rumours that disrupt the peace process. “We are hopeful that this collaboration will lead to real peace and I call upon everyone to support Yemen during this critical phase.”The three committees will reconvene tomorrow morning.Meanwhile in New York, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said that while conflict continued in some parts of Yemen, the cessation of hostilities was largely holding in the past month.This provided some opportunities for humanitarian partners to expand responses in certain areas, conduct assessments or directly monitor activities that up to that point had been monitored remotely, Mr. Dujarric said.In Sa’ada Governorate, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was able to re-start the rehabilitation of a water facility in Kitaf district, serving some 10,000 people, which had been damaged by airstrikes. The cessation also coincided with an ongoing food distribution to about 270,000 people in the area.Emergency clean water was trucked to Taiz Governorate, benefitting over 45,000 people, and three mobile health and nutrition teams were deployed in Taiz City, where partners delivered medical supplies for over 130,000 people, the spokesman said.From 12-15 May, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will conduct a joint mission to Sana’a, to gauge the current humanitarian situation and the operational response.
The nation is also concerned about a Donald Trump presidency, with national happiness levels slumping to a six year low on his election dayCredit:MIKE SEGAR Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Dr Arnall said people could cheer themselves up by focussing on things they could change.“The easiest way to be happy is spending more time with people who love you and like you as you are,” he said.“Use Blue Monday as a springboard for change, whether it is to lose weight, stop smoking, embark on a dream or change job. Make the most of your life and live it to the full.” The death of Carrie Fisher at Christmas has made people confront their own mortality, according to Dr Cliff Arnall The happiest day over the full period of the Mappiness study to date was Christmas Day 2010, when happiness peaked at 75.7 per cent, followed by Christmas Day 2011 at 74.2 per cent.The team has now created a new app called me@life, to give people greater insight into what makes them happy or sad, and in particular, why people are unhappy at work.Users will be able to monitor their emotional and behavioural patterns over time while also contributing to research to find out what exactly it is about working that makes people so miserable. Dr Arnall, 51, from Brecon, Wales, who now runs happiness and confidence sessions for organisations including the Department for Work and Pensions and the NHS, said: “Seasonal depression factors are coming together on Blue Monday – and additional concerns make 2017’s Blue Monday even more depressing than other years. Blue Monday could be most depressing ever because of celebrity deaths, anxiety over Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US, the expert who coined the phrase has warned.In 2005 Dr Cliff Arnall, formerly of Cardiff University, came up with a light-hearted formula for predicting the gloomiest day of the year based on factors including weather, debts, time since Christmas and motivation. His equation suggested that the third Monday in January – this year on Jan 16 – was when unhappiness peaked as Christmas bills roll in and the post-holiday buzz wears off.But Dr Arnall said that this year could be even more depressing than usual because of Trump and Brexit anxiety, and sadness following the recent deaths of childhood heroes such as George Michael and Carrie Fisher which reminded people of their own mortality. On election day, overall happiness fell to around 55 points, the lowest ever recorded since the app began, and lower than any other Blue Mondays.”We used the Mappiness database to calculate the mean happiness levels of our users every day since August 2010,” said Dr Mackerron.“In almost six and a half years, there has been no day more miserable than Wednesday 9 Nov, the day the US election was called for Donald Trump.” “Credit card bills are a big problem after Christmas, snow, ice and floods are causing worries, and many feel a lack of motivation.“Other extra factors this year are Trump and Brexit causing uncertainty and increasing people’s fears.“The deaths of so many celebrities, many in their 50s and 60s, has also worried people by reminding them of their own mortality.” However The University of Sussex said that national happiness is unlikely to plummet to the level seen on November 9 last year when Trump was elected president of the US.Dr George Mackerron and his team has spent the last six years monitoring Britain’s mood using an app called Mappiness, which asks people to record how they feel on a daily basis, out of 100. So far 65,000 people have made 3.5 million entries.
Updated 21:58DEUTSCHE BANK IS to create 700 new jobs in Dublin over the next three years, it announced earlier today. The company has taken a 100,000-square-foot office space at Eastpoint Business Park, where it will develop a regional hub and centre of excellence.Hiring for the 700 positions will begin early next year and all jobs are expected to be filled within three years.The bank currently employs 300 people across its two Dublin offices so the recruitment drive will boost staff numbers in Ireland to 1,000.The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.The announcement is a “huge vote of confidence in the sector and in Ireland’s economy”, said Minister Richard Bruton.It is also “great news” for people looking for jobs in the international financial services industry, he added.“I commend IDA on their tireless work on this project, and I wish Deutsche Bank every success with this operation.”The bank said it is focused on “recruiting the best talent”, noting that it already has relationships with local universities which can be nurtured.First published 12.40pmGood news: Ryanair announces 300 new jobsNestlé to create 95 jobs and paid work experience placements in Ireland
THERE WERE OVER 19,600 inspections of private rented accommodation last year, as the Private Residential Tenancies Board pushes the Department of Environment for more stringent regulation of safety in the buildings.The Department of Environment confirmed to TheJournal.ie that both PRTB and Dublin City Coroner Dr Brian Farrell over the standard of windows in rented accommodation.Six children have died in falls from windows in rented accommodation in the last six years and Dr Farrell wants the Department to make safety catches compulsory.The Department confirmed that although there were 19,616 inspections carried out on rented accommodation by local authorities last year, none checked the safety of windows.“Inspections of private rented properties to check compliance with the Standards for Rented Houses Regulations do not include checks on window catches because these are not currently included in the scope of these regulations.”The Department added that, while landlords who don’t have safe, bright windows will be fined, there are no set regulations for windows.Read: “Our citizens were failed”: President welcomes Priory Hall residents to ÁrasRead: Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs
By Michelle Hennessy https://jrnl.ie/4527090 Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Mar 9th 2019, 8:30 PM Short URL 85 Comments Click here if you have trouble viewing this imageBasically, if we choose summer time, we will have brighter evenings all year round but in winter our mornings will be darker that our current winter mornings. This is a consideration in particular for children who would be going to school in the dark on winter mornings and also commuters. But there are benefits for those working in the agricultural sector as there is an extra daylight hour for outdoor activities. If we choose winter time we will have brighter mornings that we do now for work and school commutes but our summer evenings will not have as much of a ‘grand stretch’. What are we likely to do here?Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, who has responsibility any seasonal time changes has not given an indication of which option he would prefer. His predecessor Frances Fitzgerald has in the past spoken of the fact that the European Parliament committee had highlighted the benefits of introducing summer time for a longer portion of the year. At the end of last year the Department of Justice launched a public consultation on seasonal clock changes so Irish people can help the government decide whether we want to stay on summer or winter time.The department told TheJournal.ie that this consultation has now closed. It comprised a public survey which received over 16,000 responses as well as 71 submissions from individuals and stakeholders.An opinion poll of 1,000 people by Amárach Research was also commissioned.“A report on the consultation exercise is being prepared and will be considered by an interdepartmental steering group for submission to government,” a spokesperson said. Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 8:30 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT committee this week decided that season clock changes should be scrapped by 2021.Now all member states are being asked to decide whether they want to stay permanently on either winter or summer time.Since 2001, all members states have switched to summertime on the last Sunday of March and then back to winter time on the last Sunday of October.A consultation by the Commission last year found that over 80% of people favoured abolishing the twice yearly season clock changes. And a poll on behalf of TheJournal.ie and Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research found 67% of Irish people believe we should stop the clock changing ritual. Pros and consThe way it works now, we get the benefit of brighter evenings in the summer and in the winter our mornings are not dark for as long as they otherwise would be. Here are the current arrangements:Click here if you have trouble viewing thisAnd here are how each of the options would look: Share54 Tweet Email4 61,663 Views Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Explainer: Here’s what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean It’s a choice now between brighter evenings or brighter mornings.
The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office suspended its search for a Vancouver elk hunter who went missing in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest earlier this month. Joel Presler, 37, was hunting in the Forlorn Lakes area of the forest and last spoke to his family on Nov. 11.On Saturday, with the help of the King County Sheriff’s Office, deputies flew over the areas they’ve been searching by foot and by snowmobile since Wednesday. Searchers were unable to detect any tracks or other clues that could’ve been associated with Presler.Snow near his Ford pickup, which was found Wednesday on Forest Road 6035, was nearly 3 feet deep on Saturday. Areas that people searched had even deeper snow.The agency’s search ended Saturday evening. However, Presler’s family and friends are planning ground search efforts today.Anyone who may be in the search area and comes across clues is asked to call 911 or 509-427-9490.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 6, 2016 – After three happy years in the beautiful country of Turks and Caicos Islands, Jill and I will be leaving with great sadness next week, on 10 October – and with great relief that the islands were, unlike others in the region, untouched by Hurricane Matthew. It hardly seems possible that it was almost three years to the day that we were in the House of Assembly for a memorable swearing-in ceremony.We both count ourselves privileged to have lived in Turks and Caicos. Everyone, from Ministers and opposition leaders to resort owners and taxi drivers, have welcomed us warmly wherever we have gone, from shopping in Provo to walking in Middle Caicos.It is important to look forward not back, something which I intend to remind myself of as I begin to work outside the Foreign Office. I am optimistic about TCI. It’s economy is looking stronger than most in the region, and we have an international brand which is increasingly recognized from New York to London.It is vital that TCI’s leaders and population preserve its wonderful environment. There is plenty of space for development, and what has happened in South Caicos, for example, in the past three years with a completely new runway under construction and new resorts is an extraordinary example of TCI’s economic strength.TCI’s success is based heavily on the fruits of private enterprise, and in the future, as one senior public servant said to me just last week, the civil service needs to continue to raise its game. It’s good that motivation and training is being increasingly recognized, but there are still vulnerabilities, for example in delivery and customer service, where we need to get sharper.Similarly it is my hope, and that of Ministers in London, that whoever leads the country after the next election will retain and strengthen the open and corruption free government TCI has developed, and a rigorous and resilient economy. Our painstakingly achieved reputation, demonstrated by the fantastic achievement of a Triple B plus rating from one of the world’s largest rating agencies over the last two years, can be dashed quickly. A return to the high spending extravagances of an earlier era could be disastrous.Above all my optimism is based on seeing the younger generation of Turks and Caicos Islanders starting to make their mark on the country. The thousands of schoolchildren Jill and I have met across all the islands during the annual Footsteps4Good charity walk, and through the Cadets Corps, have an energy, enthusiasm and charm which could take TCI to a higher level. The country saw how one young man, Delano Williams, carried the baton, literally, at peak level in this year’s Olympics. He told me last month that he is determined, despite the setbacks, to continue to perform at world levels for the foreseeable future. I hope there may be a chance to see Delano compete again in London next year.As I continue to travel and work in Britain and other countries, I know that there will be plenty of opportunities to sing Turks and Caicos’s praises, and I hope to return to see my optimism translate into a confident, successful and caring country, whether it’s people choose to remain part of the UK, or eventually opt for an independent future.Thank you to everyone for letting Jill and me, and our daughters and grandchildren, share with you for three wonderful years a little piece of your country’s beauty, charm and purpose. Related Items:#footstepsforgood, #governorsaysgoodbyetotci, tci government need to sharpen public sector and retain open economy
The Columbia River is expected to keep flowing mightily — but controlled — over the next several days, as plenty of melting snow runs into the system east of the Cascades, as Bonneville Dam operators manage their releases to minimize problems, and as the tides change.Only minor flooding in low-lying areas is forecast for the next several days, officials say. But they warn that the high-running river has especially strong currents and the water is very cold.As of late Thursday night, no major problems due to flooding had been reported, a 911 dispatcher said.The waves lapping at Clark County shores are expected to fluctuate around the official flood stage of 16 feet, according to a bulletin issued Thursday afternoon by Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency.At 9 p.m. Thursday, the level was 15.7 feet, said an official with the National Weather Service in Portland.Tonight, the river could rise to as much as one-quarter foot above flood stage, according to revised predictions. Levels below 16.5 feet are expected through Monday.As has been the case for several days, only areas of very low elevation are expected to take on significant water, CRESA said in the bulletin.
CognizantWikiMedia CommonsAfter days of confusion and numerous reports on how American IT giant Cognizant was laying off a large number of employees, the case has been closed in the favour of the retrenched employees and the company has been asked to hold discussions with the workers and come up with a solution.The relief comes after about eight employees had filed a plea with the labour department saying that Cognizant had sacked many of its employees on the basis of the annual performance appraisal.”We have closed the case in favour of affected employees and suggested the company management to continue everybody and hold one—on—one discussion to resolve the issue,” Telangana joint labour commissioner Chandra Shekaram told the Press Trust of India.Additionally, the labour department has also asked the company’s management to the give the employees an opportunity to prove themselves. “We have also advised the management to give all eight employees one more opportunity to prove their mettle,” he added.While the case has been closed in favour of the sacked employees, the labour department has asked the current employees not to resign as they will then lose their right to file any petition or move a court for the same. Out of the eight petitioners, three had resigned from the company and the labour department has asked them to withdraw the resignation.Meanwhile, Cognizant has once again said that it has not conducted any layoffs or forced anyone to resign. A spokesperson for the firm said that performance based appraisals are conducted every year and are in tune with industry standards.”Yesterday, a team from Cognizant met the joint commissioner of labour in Hyderabad,” the Cognizant spokesperson said. “We reiterated that allegations about employees being forced to resign are totally unfounded. Cognizant has not conducted any layoffs and changes resulting from the company’s performance review process are consistent with the standard practice that has been followed by the IT industry for many years.” Workers are pictured beneath clocks displays time zones in various parts of the world at an outsourcing centre in Bangalore, February 29, 2012.Reuters fileCognizant has said that it will hold talks with the employees and decide on further course of action. On the other hand, the labour department has said that in case the employees are not happy with Cognizant’s measures it will look into the matter and take suitable action.”If they revert to us, we will try to deal the case within the parameters of the Industrial Disputes Act and take stern action. If the company has been found violating, we will punish them,” Chandra Shekaram said. “Generally, it is not easy to terminate an employee.”Apart from the layoffs, Cognizant has also come under the scanner for its voluntary separation offer that it is said to be making to its employees. While the company has said that the package is on a voluntary basis and is completely up to the employees to take it up or not, the move hasn’t gone down well with many.Defending its voluntary separation package, Cognizant said that this is the first time that the company has introduced an offer like this, whereas other firms have been doing it for years.”As its name makes it clear, the VSP is voluntary. No one is required or even asked to participate. We believe, this programme benefits associates who have opted in and are seeking to make a change in their career,” Cognizant president Rajiv Mehta told the employees in a letter.
At least three people were killed and 11 others injured as a train crashed into a human-hauler carrying workers of a jute mill at an unauthorised level crossing in Baliakandi upazila in Rajbari on Friday, reports UNB.The deceased are Imran Sardar, 22, the human-hauler driver, and Sarwar Sheikh, 20, son of Elem Sardar, and Shakib Sheikh, 22, son of Shahid Sheikh of Baghutia village in the upazila.All the deceased and injured except Imran were workers of Razzaque Jute Industries Ltd in Madhukhali upazila of Faridpur.Baliakandi police station officer-in-charge AKM Azmal Huda said the Bhatiapara-bound shuttle train from Rajbari hit the three-wheeler at Sonapur level crossing around 12:10pm while it was crossing the rail tracks.The accident left three human-hauler inmates dead on the spot and 11 others injured, he said, adding that the injured were sent to Faridpur General Hospital.The accident took place as the jute mill workers were returning to Baghutia village from their workplace.
Esther Honig/Harvest Public MediaLeroy Bates shops at the Rising Up food pantry in Fort Morgan, Colo. Clients can visit it 13 times a year.In the small city of Fort Morgan, Colo., 33-year-old Verónica delicately stacks cans of food into her mini shopping cart, strolling the narrow aisles of the Rising Up food pantry to gather eggs, milk, apples and an extra-large box of cereal.“This [place] is really helpful for me,” Verónica says in Spanish. She has asked not to be identified by her full name because of the sensitive nature of the topic. “Without it, I’d be left some days without any food.”Her cart is piled high with enough food to last about a week, because her monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits “don’t always go far enough” for her, her husband and her five young children.Food pantries could play an increasingly important role for immigrant families across the United States. While unauthorized immigrants cannot receive food stamps, their children may be eligible if they’re U.S. citizens and live in a household that’s at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines — or about $2,600 a month for a family of four.But advocates say these families have grown increasingly fearful of sharing their information with a government agency and would rather face food insecurity than risk enrolling in SNAP.Anya Rose is a bilingual food assistance navigator with the hotline for Hunger Free Colorado, and speaks with families of unauthorized immigrants on a daily basis. Rose tells them their information cannot be shared with other government agencies, like Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Still, some are unwilling to take what they believe is a serious risk.Rose says she believes the Trump administration, which has supported policies targeting deportation of unauthorized immigrants and phasing out DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has stoked this fear. “I think that we are seeing more people that are afraid to apply for food stamps or deciding not to re-certify, or ending their benefits even though they might be eligible,” she says.About 4 million children of unauthorized immigrants receive SNAP benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It isn’t clear whether that number has decreased since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, because the most recent data is from a 2016 report by the USDA.Esther Honig/Harvest Public MediaRising Up director and co-founder Pam Hernandez said the organization’s primary concern is to feed families no matter whether they’re authorized to live in the U.S.Rose will refer families who don’t want to sign up for SNAP to local food pantries, many of which don’t track how many clients are unauthorized immigrants.Rising Up’s director and co-founder, Pam Hernandez, suspects they don’t get very many, but she’s confident that if they’re in need, they’ll feel safe coming in.“We always make it a point to let people know that it’s not all about the paperwork,” she says.Her pantry serves 300 families a year, Hernandez says, and the majority rely on SNAP benefits. They’re also likely to be new to the area, like Verónica and her husband, searching for work in one of the many local factories, like the Cargill meatpacking plant. “A lot of times we see people that are just trying to get started and to get by, and so that’s where we try to help them,” Hernandez says.Aurelia, 49, lost her job at a meatpacking house in January and started shopping at Rising Up. She’s also on SNAP and volunteers at the pantry as a part of the program’s work requirements.Like Verónica, Aurelia asks that we not use her full name, because while she has legal residence in the U.S., her relatives do not. She said she knows of many families who won’t risk signing up for SNAP.“Yes, this happens a lot. They prefer to limit themselves from many things,” she says in Spanish. “[To] go hungry in order to not run the risk.”Aurelia, who’s lived in this community for 22 years, says the unauthorized immigrant population has feared deportations before, like during the 2011 immigrant raid at a nearby dairy.“Of course there’s fear throughout the community,” she says. “But we came here to work.”And unless they’re forced to leave, Aurelia says she and other immigrants aren’t going anywhere.This story comes to us from Harvest Public Media, a reporting collaboration focused on food and agriculture. This story is part of a series on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Follow Esther on Twitter: @estherhonigCopyright 2018 Harvest Public Media. To see more, visit Harvest Public Media. Share
GAYSTARNEWS- Let’s just be clear: being queer, LGBTI or just different at school or college – can be difficult. So no matter what happens on A-Level results day, the fact you’ve got this far, is an achievement. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Congratulations, you are amazing.With this in mind, we’ve put together some key things to remember on A-Level results day.In 2018, it takes place in the UK on 16 August.EMOTIONS. EMOTIONS EVERYWHEREThere will be a lot of them. And that’s ok.Going with friends, or having someone on call for emergency hugs – is going to be crucial today.Don’t forget the tissues either.Remember, there are lots of options open to you even if you didn’t get the A-level results you were hoping for.Whether clearing is the right choice for you, another year at college or hey – a whole new plan. It’s OK that things change.If you’re looking for advice, teachers are a great first port of call when looking for the best person to speak to.Queer resilience will get you throughDespite what might feel like an age to wait – the day will be over before you know it.While your brain is running at 100 queer miles an hour, take a chance to stop and think.Practice your best posh pinky tea drinking actionTaking a breather is important, and if you need some words to keep your mind busy?Blast out some internal Lady Gaga tunes:‘Don’t hide yourself in regret, Just love yourself and you’re set, I’m on the right track baby, I was born this way’Get the glitter and confetti readyIf I was writing a manifesto for life, it would start with a policy for more glitter.So good results or not quite the ones you wanted – glitter is important today.Seriously, you should always have one of these ready to go.Actually, glitter is important every day. The pure joy of celebrating life with confetti is very important.Nothing says I was ‘born this way’ like rainbows exploding out of cannons.But all I want to do is go to uni and come outPower to you. Coming out is very much yours to own.You won’t be alone in getting to university, and coming out for the first time. Gay Bermuda tourism CEO: LGBTI boycott ‘counter-intuitive’ after marriage equality reversalGay guy attacked with rocks after leaving queer festival Mighty HooplaWhat it’s really like to run a clothing-optional gay resort in Palm SpringsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/queer-advice-get-level-results-day-no-matter-happens/ Remember, it’s not a race.It’s a scary, and also liberating time. So if you’ve got the results you want – awesome!If not, don’t fear. This won’t scupper your big plans. And actually, what’s important to realize about coming out is, it’s not really just one moment. It’s a process.Speaking to GSN, Professor Janet Reibstein reminds people to think about the pace of your coming out, whether that happens at university or indeed, anywhere.‘Invite people into a conversation, rather than making an announcement. which can often be disheartening, and the reception not what you expect. You invite people into the process rather than ram the process on them.’We have lots of advice on coming out wherever and whenever you are ready to do it.Don’t over think itThe results you get can change what you might be planning for your future. So it’s easy to get caught daydreaming about this.However, studies show that even positive visualization can increase your anxieties about this whirlwind day.When your head is ready to explode with plans, options, and pizza toppings – the last thing you need to do is keep running that dream scenario around in your head.This is the time to break out your favorite LGBTI movie and snuggle up.Maybe order a pizza too. Extra cheese wouldn’t hurt.Don’t let the day be a dragIf you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love someone else? – Ru always knows best.So, sashay your way to your results pick up. That way you’ll always have the incredible runway strut to pick up the results envelope, in the bag.Don’t forget to shantay tooAnd what ever happens on A-Level results day, make sure you’ve invited all your friends round for a Ru Paul marathon after.As if you really needed a reason anyway.More from Gay Star Students:Bisexual student says ‘don’t let other people’s expectations get you down’ Your head might feel like it’s going to explode on A-Level results day – it doesn’t have to
Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona is now 3-11 on the season and with playoff teams Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks left on the schedule, the possibility of another win this season seems bleak.“I take full responsibility for what I consider to be an embarrassing performance,” Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said. “It starts with me and we’re going to do everything we can to correct it moving forward.”There was early hope following an opening drive in which the Cardinals drove 64 yards, finished off by a touchdown run from David Johnson.Johnson had over 50 yards on the drive and the Cardinals had an early road lead like they did a few weeks earlier against the Chargers.Related LinksArizona Cardinals’ David Johnson scores on 27th birthdayDeone Bucannon, Budda Baker active, Chad Williams out against FalconsThen, the offense regressed into its typical form and the defense couldn’t carry it.Quarterback Josh Rosen had a pass tipped, intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Deion Jones less than three minutes after Johnson’s touchdown.It was a flashback to Week 7 against the Broncos, when Rosen threw pick-six in the first quarter against the Broncos that ultimately led to a rough rest of the game.“We have to be strong mentally to find a way to overcome that,” Wilks said of the interception. If the Arizona Cardinals’ game against the Atlanta Falcons felt like déjà vu, there’s good reason for it.The Cardinals turned the ball over like they did against the Denver Broncos, looked hapless on offense like they did against the Detroit Lions and most significantly, wilted like they did against the Los Angeles Chargers.It ended in a 40-14 loss for the Cardinals, their eighth double-digit loss of the season. The Cardinals finished with 253 total yards, 200 less than the Falcons.The reality was the game ended in another blowout loss for the Cardinals, who remained in prime position to land the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. – / 22 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 134 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The inconsistent Falcons offense woke up in the second quarter.A Rosen fumble led to a quick 34-yard touchdown drive ended on a 1-yard touchdown run from quarterback Matt Ryan.The Falcons’ then added a field goal on a 65-yard drive.It was Atlanta’s final drive of the half that buried the Cardinals before the second half even started.Rosen threw an ill-advised pass that was intercepted with less than two minutes to go in the half.Ryan then fed Julio Jones, who caught a 21-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left.All of a sudden, the Cardinals had 26 straight points scored on them and trailed by 19 points at halftime.Against the Chargers a month ago, the Cardinals turned a 10-0 first quarter lead into a 28-10 halftime deficit.The second half, predictably, wasn’t any better.Tevin Coleman went untouched on a 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to push the lead to 33-7.Rosen continued his struggles and wasn’t helped by his porous offense line.He was pulled early in the fourth quarter after getting sacked seven times.The final few minutes were academic.Backup quarterback Mike Glennon threw a late touchdown pass to Trent Sherfield, his first as a pro, but all it meant was the Cardinals didn’t suffer their fourth 30th-point loss of the season. Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (26) leaps into the end zone as he scores on a pass from Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)
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