Nicole Winfield and Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press Updated 8:48 am CDT, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Pope Francis salutes pilgrims and faithful as he leaves St. Peter's Square at the Vatican after his weekly general audience, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Pope Francis salutes pilgrims and faithful as he leaves St. Peter's Square at the Vatican after his weekly general audience, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Photo: Alessandra Tarantino, AP Photo: Alessandra Tarantino, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Pope Francis salutes pilgrims and faithful as he leaves St. Peter's Square at the Vatican after his weekly general audience, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Pope Francis salutes pilgrims and faithful as he leaves St. Peter's Square at the Vatican after his weekly general audience, … [Read more...] about Climate, post-conflict peace on pope’s Africa agenda
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Q: MY 15-year-old son is taking his GCSEs and seems really stressed, but won't talk about how he feels. How can I best help him through the exam period?A: Wendy Robinson, head of service at Childline (childline.org.uk), says: "If your child is stressed about their exams but finding it hard to talk about how they feel, try to be patient and understanding until they're ready to open up."A few ways you can encourage this is by making sure they have the space and time to study, as well as encouraging them to take regular breaks, eat healthy snacks and exercise."Once your child feels reassured of your support and wants to talk, listen carefully to their worries and fears, and never trivialise how they're feeling because the pressure they're under can cause real stress and mental health issues. "Some young people have told Childline the prospect of taking exams had an adverse effect on their mental health, with some coping by self-harming and others saying they were feeling suicidal."We know … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: How can I help my son to cope with exam stress?
Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press Updated 2:51 pm CDT, Monday, April 8, 2019 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, speaks to reporters on Monday, April 8, 2019, after participating in a hemp forum in Louisville, Ky. McConnell says he’s willing to offer follow-up legislation if needed to resolve any “glitches” as hemp starts a new era as a legal agricultural crop. McConnell is joined by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, left, and USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach. less Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, speaks to reporters on Monday, April 8, 2019, after participating in a hemp forum in Louisville, Ky. McConnell says he’s willing to offer follow-up legislation ... more Photo: Bruce Schreiner, AP Photo: Bruce Schreiner, AP Image 1 of / 1 … [Read more...] about McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’
Chat at 1 p.m. I met a guy about four months ago on a dating app. We're both in our late 30s. It was instant chemistry – he was personable, funny, and easy to talk to. Our first date was great! Lots of laughing, sharing stories, no awkward silences, and ended with an awesome chemistry-filled kiss. We would text and talk almost every day, and opened up to each other about some serious topics in our lives. Nothing was ever awkward; it was always comfortable and easy. We made plans for the coming year including future trips, and were already talking about dates well into the summer. Cut to about a month ago. We started having deep conversations about our relationship almost twice a week. His low self-esteem/re-discovered depression started rearing its ugly head. He would constantly say that he was "useless," not worth my time, and that he didn't know why I liked him. He blatantly said that "this will end badly, because everything in my life ends badly, and it's always my fault." I … [Read more...] about How can I help him?
The Vietnam Actuarial Conference 2018 hosted by Prudential with the attendance of over 200 actuaries and insurance professionals discussing Big Data More insurance businesses are now planning to apply new technologies in their management systems and improve customer services, while many also plan to develop new products to meet market demand as well as diversify insurance sales channels, according to a survey released by Vietnam Report in June last year. In particular, 82.4 per cent of insurance companies said they were building a Mobile Internet development strategy and 64.7 per cent have adopted strategies based on two key factors in Industry 4.0: the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. Disruptive technology Big Data provides new insights from social networks, telematics sensors, and other new information channels. As a result, it allows understanding customer preferences better, enabling new business approaches, product development, and enhancing existing internal models, … [Read more...] about How can Big Data drive the future of insurance?