Persistence is what drives actions such as finishing a task, pushing through frustration, putting in time and effort, or finding creative approaches to a challenging problem. The ability to keep trying early in life is linked to all sorts of favorable outcomes years later, according to research—including a greater likelihood to succeed in schools, careers and personal relationships. Read the whole story: TIME More of our Members in the Media > Just like adults, children sometimes fail. And when they do, parents too often do not react. They figure that failure is a part of life—that it teaches an important lesson. But that may not actually be the case. While tough love worked fine for parents when they were children, we know more now about child psychology. And we have a better understanding of what methods truly help children learn from failure. When a child fails, think of two goals. The first is comfort. Parents need to convey how much they care and can be relied upon. This may seem a little obvious, and so most parents stop there. But there is a second aim: helping children build toward future success by developing persistence.
Pink Ribbon BreakfastA Pink Ribbon Breakfast to raise breast cancer awareness for the Ellen Hermanson Foundation will be held on Thursday, October 24, from 8 to 10 AM at Rocco A. Carriero Wealth Partners in Southampton. The dress code is pink. To RSVP, email Nicole.email@example.com or call 631-283-8482.Wildlife Rescue RaffleThe Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Eastern Long Island’s only wildlife hospital, is holding a raffle to win $1000 in groceries. Tickets are $5 each or $45 for 10. The drawing will take place on November 25. Visit www.wildliferescuecenter.org or call 631-728-WILD.Halloween PawtyThe Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host a Halloween Pawty on Saturday, November 2, from noon to 3 PM at its adoption center in East Hampton. All are welcome for tricks and treats, a haunted agility course, low cost vaccines for your pets, adoptions, contests, and more. Bring the whole family and pets for the fun. ARF will be offering FVRCP, DA2PP, bordetella, and rabies vaccines, and microchipping. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-537-0400 ext. 203.Chowdah ChowdownA Chowdah Chowdown to benefit the missions of Share The Harvest Farm and Springs Food Pantry to help feed local families, will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 1 to 4 PM, at Springs Tavern. Participating chefs and businesses include A Kitchen for Liam, Chef Pete Ambrose, Breadzilla, The Clubhouse, East End Food Institute, E.H. Sportsmen’s Alliance, One Stop Market, SALT, Smokin’ Wolf BBQ, Springs Fire Department, Springs General Store, Springs Tavern, Stuart’s Seafood, and more. The cost is $20. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at email@example.com Share
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The chair of the government spending watchdog has criticised the use of short sentences for young offenders as being inefficient. At a Public Accounts Committee evidence session last week, Margaret Hodge said that the Youth Justice Board could ‘save a lot of money and get better value’ if the number of short custodial sentences for young offenders were reduced. The National Audit Office estimates that each youth custody place costs around £50,000 a year. Youth Justice Board chief executive John Drew admitted at the evidence session that the board could do more to offer alternatives to custodial sentences. The committee was studying a December report on youth justice by the NAO. The report found that the volume of crime committed by young people fell by a quarter over the last decade, but that serious offenders remained just as likely to offend again as they did 10 years ago. The report also found that the number of young people held in custody fell by 14% over the preceding five years, and estimated that young offenders cost the economy up to £11bn in 2009. Drew said: ‘I believe that there are children in custody at the moment for whom we could do better. The consequence of that would be to see the number of children in custody reduced. ‘We are not doing as well as we ought to do as a system to offer alternatives to custodial remand.’ Helen Edwards, Youth Justice Board director general of policy, said that judges would find it hard to retain credibility if they did not give custodial sentences to repeat young offenders. Hodge said that, on the whole, youth justice is an area in which there have been ‘welcome changes in the right direction’. The government has proposed that the Youth Justice Board be abolished as part of its cull of quangos.
According to reports, around 275,000 houses were damaged by the quake and 1,250,000 people were affected as a result of the total or partial loss of their homes and livelihoods. Rescue teams from several countries rushed to the city of Padang to search for survivors and to help save lives.Volga-Dnepr’s IL-76 flights operated from Kuala Lumpur to Padang, some 45 km north-west of the epicenter of the earthquake. Capable of carrying up to 50 tonnes of cargo, Volga-Dnepr’s IL-76 cargo aircraft delivered water tanks, tents, blankets and generators to the region.Don’t miss Emma Murray’s project focus on disaster aid in the November/December issue of HLPFI – out soon
Opponents had previously cited concerns that the megaloads might hurt a bustling tourist trade and damage the fragile ecosystem adjacent to US Highway 12, the road the cargo is using. Local media reports quote Adam Rush, a spokesman for ITD as saying that given the amount of research, the amount of planning and the amount of preparations, ITD is confident the loads can move safely. The oversized loads are destined for the rehabilitation of a ConocoPhillips refinery. Assuming ITD issues permits for them, more than 200 megaloads with Korean-made pieces of a processing plant forExxonMobil/Imperial Oil could follow. Those are bound for the Kearl Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. No permits have been issued for them. The first legal challenge against the ConocoPhillips megaloads was made last Summer but that was abandoned last week in favour of focusing on the plans of ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil.
Ten tanks had been delivered by truck to the multipurpose terminal from St Petersburg suburbs.The owner of the terminal, of Ust-Luga Company, says that the cargo’s dimensions – 21.7 m long and 6.4 m diameter prevented it from being delivered to St. Petersburg sea port because of road restrictions.Alexandr Goloviznin, deputy director general for port business development says: “The only one way to send such cargo became the sea port of Ust-Luga. Lack of restrictions and road traffic makes convenient access to the terminal.”The final six tanks will be shipped before March 10.Don’t miss HLPFI’s focus on the Russian market in our forthcoming March/April edition.www.port-ustluga.ru
As HLPFI reported in July 2016, the 210 m long vessel offers capacity for 262 trailers and a load space of 4,076 m. Both ships are set to enter service on DFDS lines in the North Sea.Peter Gellert, executive vice president of the shipping division at DFDS, said: “The volume on all routes within the DFDS network has grown noticeably; we are already using almost all the capacity available in our existing fleet.”According to DFDS, the two FSG ships will increase its capacity for North Sea shipping by 20 percent in comparison with the tonnage it will replace.Gellert added: “Gardenia Seaways and the next new ship will enable us to offer our customers the capacity they want, together with a significantly improved service. The design of the ship, developed in Flensburg, meets current environmental requirements, reducing fuel consumption and providing much better handling when loading and unloading in port.”Gardenia Seaways is the first step for DFDS in an ambitious programme of newbuildings. The two ships from FSG will be joined in 2019 by another two ro-ro freight vessels. These will be the largest freight vessels in the DFDS fleet so far.” Gardenia Seaways and the second new ship, which is expected to be handed over in September, will be taken on under a bareboat charter contract. www.dfds.comwww.fsg-ship.de
THREE FRENCH cities inaugurated new light rail and metro lines within a week. First was Nantes, where Semitan opened two routes on August 28. Line 1 was extended west from Bellevue to François Mitterrand, and the first stage of Line 3 began revenue service from H
NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has awarded a framework contract for technical consultancy for the Follobanen project to a Swiss/Norwegian consortium of Amberg Engineering, Multiconsult and Dr Ing A Aas-Jacobsen AS.The three-year agreement with an option for a one-year extension will enable Jernbaneverket to access specialist technical skills and expand its project management capacity in periods of peak project activity. The 19·5 km Follobanen will provide a 250 km/h double-track alignment between Oslo and Ski, doubling capacity and separating regional and long distance services from local services on the route. A key project in the Norwegian Inter-City Triangle, the NKr23·5bn Follobanen will see the construction of 19·5 km dual bore tunnel as well as new or redesigned alignments into the stations in Oslo and Ski.