Half-time: Brentford 3 Fulham 0

first_imgScott Hogan scored twice as Brentford embarrassed Fulham in the first half of the west London derby at Griffin Park. The Bees raced into a 2-0 lead inside seven minutes, with former Fulham youth player Sam Saunders chipping keeper Marcus Bettinelli on the breakaway for the opener.Striker Hogan, making his first start for Brentford, ruthlessly fired home the second having been put through by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.And Hogan bagged his fifth goal since returning from long-term knee injury just before the break when he smashed in Saunders’ corner on the volley.Fulham struggled to create chances, with 19-year-old left-back Tom Field impressive on his Brentford debut, but the Whites hit the post through Ross McCormack on 42 minutes.McCormack had earlier missed the target with a free-kick and put Jazz Richards through on goal only for the full-back to misdirect a close-range header.Brentford: Button; Colin, Dean, Barbet, Field; Yennaris, Woods; Saunders, Kerschbaumer, Canos; Hogan.Subs: Bonham, Clarke, O’Connell, Cole, Swift, Gogia, Hofmann.Fulham: Bettinelli, Richards, Stearman, Amorebieta, Ream; Parker, Ince; Cairney, Christensen, Tunnicliffe; McCormack.Subs: Lonergan, Fredericks, Burn, O’Hara, Hyndman, Dembele, Smith.last_img read more

Who Me? I’m Not a Caregiver!

first_imgThis image was purchased by MFLNMC from iStock.com under member ID 8085767. This image (ID: 11429728) was purchased by MFLNMC from iStock.com under member ID 8085767. Return to article. Long DescriptionAnother strategy is to have the caregiver list the tasks they did before they became a caregiver and comparing it to what they do now.  Doing this provides a visual of exactly what they are doing and validates why they are so tired and overwhelmed.  Next look at the list and discuss possible responsibilities or tasks they really don’t like or feel uncomfortable doing. When working with caregivers I’ve found the tasks they feel most uncomfortable doing are the ones that create stress.  These are not things like caring for a wound or monitoring medications, they are usually something that has an emotional response. Focus on those tasks and try to determine why they are uncomfortable doing those particular tasks.  Often you will find it relates back to their identity—its’ not comfortable for a daughter to do personal care for her father, for a wife to be making major decisions on her own, or for a friend to take over finances. Each of these examples “break” a rule of the individual’s identity. In many families a daughter doesn’t see their father naked, thus when personal care is required they are uncomfortable doing the task.  Friends typically don’t know about each other’s finances thus when they are required to assume the finances it “breaks” a rule.  A couple typically makes major decisions together and when forced to do it alone the spouse feels uncomfortable.  These simplistic examples attempt to illustrate how the task creates an emotional response.  Understanding that the emotional response goes against a rule (often they don’t know they have the rule) that has guided their life.  Their rules come from being in a family, experiences they have had, the communities they are a part of such as a religious group, the military, and even their heritage or culture.Rules and IdentityRules and identity go hand in hand and are complex and unique to each individual.  They create emotional responses when caregivers assume a task or responsibility that goes against their rules. Helping caregivers understand that there are rules which they live by and when these rules are challenged they experience an emotional response. So, the goal is to “teach” caregivers to ask themselves why is what I’m doing making me emotional? What rule am I challenging and where did it come from? The reality is this process takes time and doesn’t have to be done while they are doing the task but can be explored at a later time.  Help them focus on the items that create the most emotional stress and think about how that task can become less emotional for them. Some ways could include having someone else do the task, exploring the rule and determining if the rule is one you want to keep or not, change, throw out or modifying the task and/or rule so it doesn’t create stress.  To learn more about the caregiver identity theory enroll in the free one-hour on-line course, Caregiver Identity Discrepancy and Implications for Practice.ResourcesMontgomery, R.J. V.  & Kosloski. K.  (2009). Caregiving as a Process of Changing Identity: Implications for Caregiver Support. Generations,33, 47-52.Montgomery, R. J. V.  & Kwak. J.  (2008). Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral (TCARE) process: An evidence-based model for effectively supporting caregivers. American Journal of Nursing, 108. 54-57.Savundranayagam, M.Y., & Montgomery, R.J.V. (2010). Impact of role discrepancies on caregiver burden among spouses.  Research on Aging, 32, 175-199.center_img Return to article. Long DescriptionWritten By: Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin – ExtensionSeveral years ago, I was part of a team that conducted focus groups with military family caregivers to hear first-hand what they were experiencing and what types of educational programs they thought would be helpful to them. Our first hurdle was getting caregivers to participate in the focus groups because individuals didn’t identify themselves as caregivers.  They didn’t realize they became a caregiver when notified of their loved one’s injury or long-term medical condition. Their life changed at that moment!  In fact, it is often a professional who they interacted with, while providing care to their service member, that uses the term caregiver when talking with them. Over time they began to accept that they are indeed, a caregiver!  By accepting that they are a caregiver, they take on a new identity.Caregiver IdentityThe caregiver identity comes with expectations, rules, and is sometimes in conflict with their identity as a spouse, parent, sibling, etc. As you work with caregivers explore how they feel about their new caregiver identity which forces them to become an advocate, nurse, and protector while still being a spouse, partner, friend, or parent. Sometimes being a caregiver comes in conflict with their husband, parent, or sibling identity and causes stress. They find themselves asking, “Do I act as the caregiver or do I act as a spouse or partner in this situation?”As professionals we can help these new military caregivers understand the conflict they are feeling when their identifies are in conflict with each other. An example of this conflict is a parent bathing their son who has a prothesis. As a parent and caregiver, the individual understands the need for bathing and why it’s important to have someone help but don’t understand the emotions that surface when they do the task. As a parent the individual is thinking, “I shouldn’t be bathing my adult son” but as a caregiver the individual is thinking “he can’t do it by himself and I’m the caregiver.”  The conflict between parent and caregiver identities make the individual feel uncomfortable.One strategy to help the military caregiver understand the conflicting feelings or emotions is to have them jot down what they feel when it’s time to help bath their service member.  When they put on their caregiver hat, are the emotions different or the same when they have their parent hat on?  Then talk about the emotions and where did they come from?  Past experiences?  Unwritten rules that a parent doesn’t bathe an adult child?  Expectations that adult children take care of themselves? Thoughts about what a parent should or shouldn’t do with their adult children? Family values, culture, etc.? What’s important is to have the caregiver identify their feelings when needing to do a task they feel uncomfortable with and to explore what is causing them to be uncomfortable.Caregiver Taskslast_img read more

Badals to approach court over Faridkot ‘Pol Khol’ rally

first_imgFormer Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday termed the Punjab government’s decision to deny permission to their proposed ‘Pol Khol’ rally at Faridkot a “broad daylight murder of democracy”.The SAD has decided to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court to seek a review of government’s denial of the permission to hold the rally, slated for September 16.Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, in a statement, said that it is “a brazen and cowardly abdication of constitutional responsibility by the State government whose primary duty is to ensure that no one is allowed to sabotage and disrupt peaceful expression of democratic aspirations of the people and to ensure and safeguard normal democratic activity in the State”.He said the State government has virtually admitted that the constitutional machinery in Punjab has broken down so much that it cannot even ensure a peaceful democratic rally by a mainstream political party.Mr. Sukhbir Badal said that the Congress has used the fabricated report of the Justice Ranjit Singh (retd) Commission to defame the Akali Dal and its leadership.last_img read more

Ladies First

first_imgMecca Verdell, Rebecca Dupas, Brion Layalihilmia, Shelly Washington, and Gayle Danley are the “Baltimore Queens of Poetry.” Some of the most dynamic poets in America happen to be from the Baltimore area and these five slayed a sold-out crowd of hundreds recently at the historic Arena Players playhouse.“The Baltimore Queens of Poetry” brought spoken word fire on Aug. 18 in front of a raucous crowd that hung on every word.Baltimore Queens of Poetry (AFRO Photo)“This show was stunning! The energy was electric and I am so grateful to each and every one of you who joined me (Aug. 18),”said Layalihilmia, who produced the show, via Facebook.“We were fierce and fly and I can’t wait for the next big thing in the #ladybspeaks saga.”last_img

Major bus timetable shakeup starts TODAY and heres the affected routes

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailBus passengers face yet more timetable changes from today as two of the region’s main operators amend a number of journeys. Bosses at First Potteries say traffic congestion in Stoke-on-Trent has been a factor behind the move. D&G has also announced revised timetables for some services. Areas affected include Hanley, Endon, Newcastle, Trentham, Blurton and Clayton. It marks another set of changes for passengers to digest, with First making what bosses called ‘minor adjustments’ at the end of October. Read MoreStoke-on-Trent bus journeys fall by FIVE MILLION in seven years (and the new bus station is being blamed) Now the firm has listed 13 services that will be affected, with some involving frequency changes and others new timetables. Meanwhile, D&G will be altering three. Police search for missing woman “With all the constant changes to the timetables, it makes it really difficult for me to keep up to date. I’ve noticed that lots of older people who live close to me are having to catch taxis together to get about. “They have a bus pass, but because the buses are so unreliable, there’s no point in using them.” Last month, StokeonTrentLive reported that the city had seen the second biggest decline in bus use in the country – going from 15.6 million in 2009/10 to 10.3 million in 2016/17. Bus user Megan O’Donnell, aged 17, from Tunstall, added: “I don’t like that the 99 service has gone on a Sunday. This will affect my future weekend plans.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collisioncenter_img First Potteries has announced changes The changes will also see D&G taking over the 8A service from Hanley to Endon. Previous operator First withdrew the service, meaning none of its buses would go from the Norton Arms pub to Endon. D&G says it will run hourly from the city centre to Endon, taking in Smallthorne, Norton and Brown Edge. First’s changes explainedServices 3/3A Hanley – Tunstall – Kidsgrove – Talke/Crewe Minor changes to bus times on Mondays to Saturdays Services 4/4A Hanley – Newcastle – Chesterton – Audley/Kidsgrove Frequency changes on Saturday mornings and late afternoon timetable Service 5 Hanley – Abbey Hulton Late Saturday afternoon buses are retimed and will not serve Stafford Street in Hanley Services 6/6A Hanley – Victoria Road – Longton – Meir – Coalville/Blythe Bridge Frequency changes on Saturday morning and late afternoon timetable. Minor changes on Mondays to Fridays. Services 7/7A Hanley – Smallthorne – Chell – Kidsgrove/Biddulph New timetable, 7 days a week. Services 8/8A Hanley – Norton – Ball Green/Endon Service 8A is withdrawn so the section of route between Norton Arms and Endon will no longer be served by First buses. D&G is providing a replacement. A new timetable is introduced between Hanley and Ball Green Services 11/12/12A Hanley – Bentilee – Longton – Newcastle New timetable seven-days-a-week. Services 21/21A Hanley – Stoke – Hanford – Trentham Service 21A will no longer operate. There will be a new 21 timetable, with all trips serving Pacific Road and Constance Avenue Services 23/23A Hanley – Stoke – Blurton – Newstead Service 23A will no longer operate. There will be a new 23 timetable, with all trips serving Christchurch Street and Station Bridge Road. Service 37 Meir – Hanley – Newcastle – Lymedale Business Park Trips towards Lymedale will depart from Meir slightly earlier Services 72/72A Newcastle – Clayton – Westbury Park Amended arrival times in Newcastle Service 98 Newcastle – Porthill – Burslem – Smallthorne – Ball Green New timetable on Mondays to Saturdays Service 99 Newcastle – Porthill – Tunstall – Chell – Bradeley New timetable on Mondays to Saturdays. First says it is making the alterations in light of ‘increasing traffic congestion’ in the Potteries. A spokesman said: “We are making a small number of changes to our services, which will see changes to journey times on some routes to combat increasing traffic congestion and changes in customer demand.” Kevin Crawford is D&G’s operations manager. He said: “These changes will help provide a better service to passengers. At the moment, the 2 and 9 routes end up running together at the same time between Hanley and Stoke. “These changes will mean that the services will be spaced out to provide a more regular and usable service to passengers.” D&G’s changes explainedService 23: Hanley – Stoke – Fenton – Blurton* This hourly service will run five minutes earlier. Blue 2: Hanley – Stoke – Royal Stoke University Hospital – Newcastle – Westbury Park* The service will no longer serve Clayton and Westbury Park and will instead terminate in Newcastle. Yellow 9: Biddulph – Bradeley – Hanley – Stoke – Penkhull – Royal Stoke University Hospital – Newcastle* This will be extended to replace the Blue 2 on the Clayton and Westbury Park section of the route. The routes will then be as currently served. Timings The timings of the buses will also be changed to provide a service every 15 minutes alternating between the Blue 2 and Yellow 9 between Newcastle and Hanley via Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke, Stoke Railway Station and College Road. Yellow 9 will run between Westbury, Newcastle, Hospital, Penkhull, Stoke, College Road, Hanley, Smallthorne, Bradley and Biddulph up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. Blue 2 will run between Birches Head, Hanley, College Road, Stoke, Hospital and Newcastle up to every 30 minutes Monday to Friday and between Birches Head and Hanley on Saturdays every 30 minutes. *Route details prior to changes Commenting on taking over the 8A, Kevin added: “We are delighted to be taking over the 8A from First Potteries, who currently operate this service. As soon as we heard that this service was being withdrawn, we put wheels in motion to ensure that the people along the route continued to receive a bus service. “We hope that people will continue to use the service and hope people will be pleasantly surprised.” Hanley bus station and, inset, a D&G bus But passengers say it is proving tricky keeping up with the regular changes to routes in North Staffordshire. Josephine Baddeley, from Etruria, said: “There aren’t enough buses from Etruria that go directly to Biddulph where I work. “There’s one around 9am, but it’s too late for me to catch. I then need to catch a bus to Hanley to then get the 7A service to work. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowlast_img read more