Publicity Strategies – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ Government & Student Funding Mon, 10 Jan 2022 03:22:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://uscprssa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Publicity Strategies – USC PRSSA Government & Student Funding http://uscprssa.com/ 32 32 Another View: Judge’s Order Against The New York Times Cannot Stand | Editorials https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/09/another-view-judges-order-against-the-new-york-times-cannot-stand-editorials/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 20:28:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/09/another-view-judges-order-against-the-new-york-times-cannot-stand-editorials/ The language is clear and unambiguous: “Congress will not make any law… restricting freedom of speech or of the press. In practice, this means that with very rare exceptions no one in government can tell a newspaper what to print. No one – not the president or a senator, or an agency bureaucrat or a […]]]>

The language is clear and unambiguous: “Congress will not make any law… restricting freedom of speech or of the press.

In practice, this means that with very rare exceptions no one in government can tell a newspaper what to print. No one – not the president or a senator, or an agency bureaucrat or a sitting judge.

Yet New York State Supreme Court Justice Charles D. Wood did in an order just before Christmas, banning the New York Times from publishing documents the newspaper obtained about Project Veritas, a group of right-wing activists. .

The order represents an unprecedented violation of the First Amendment and the idea of ​​a free and independent press. He cannot be allowed to stand.

There is little comfort in the fact that Justice Wood’s order has already been partially lifted. A New York state appeals court on Tuesday lifted the portion of the order requiring The Times to turn over or destroy the documents in question.

However, the newspaper still cannot report anything from the documents until a new hearing is held.

While this can be a sign that reason will eventually prevail, it is more than disconcerting that a judge will make the order in the first place.

The documents are legal notes prepared for Project Veritas years ago, outlining strategies they can use to ensure their often deceptive practices – including secret cameras and false identities used to embarrass opponents – remain on the right side of the law.

The Times obtained the memos legally through regular reporting – doing its job. He released some of their content as part of his report on a Justice Department investigation into Project Veritas into the group’s possible role in the theft of a diary belonging to President Biden’s daughter.

In an earlier unrelated case, Project Veritas sued The Times for libel. The group argued, and Justice Wood agreed, that because of the ongoing litigation, the journal’s use of the memos constitutes a violation of its attorney-client privilege.

This is hogwash. The newspaper’s reporting on Project Veritas is clearly in the public interest and within its rights as a news organization. The memos have nothing to do with the litigation between the group and the newspaper, and everything to do with how a leading organization seeking publicity engages with the public.

To say otherwise would have what one media lawyer called the “ultimate chilling effect.” Organizations that have found themselves the target of critical newspaper reporting could sue them and then argue that any subsequent reporting should be gagged as a result of that lawsuit.

In addition, Justice Wood’s order left no room for other courts to address it. If The Times had been forced to destroy the documents, any future decision in their favor would be moot.

Fortunately, the court of appeal acted first. They shouldn’t have had to.

The case has been resolved for at least 50 years, when a judge refused to allow the Nixon administration to block The Times and The Washington Post from publishing details of classified documents detailing the history of US involvement. United in Vietnam, nicknamed the Pentagon Papers.

This decision, and others, set the limits. Troop movements in wartime may be a matter of national security and therefore within the limits of a government publication ban. But the government’s handling of a war and its sincere feelings about how that war plays out are in the public interest and subject to First Amendment protections, as are the operations of a group like Project Veritas.

It should be clear, and until Justice Wood’s ruling it had been as clear as any legal precedent.

Courts should take this opportunity to reaffirm the rights to free speech and an open press, and prevent the government from crossing a border that is at the heart of our democracy.

The Portland, Maine Press Herald


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Briefs https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/08/briefs/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 11:06:54 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/08/briefs/ BRIEFS Douglas Elliman is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “DOUG” Douglas Elliman Inc. (NYSE: DOUG) (“Douglas Elliman”) today announced the completion of the previously announced spin-off of Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE: VGR). Douglas Elliman will begin trading today on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “DOUG” and has been added to […]]]>

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Douglas Elliman Inc. (NYSE: DOUG) (“Douglas Elliman”) today announced the completion of the previously announced spin-off of Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE: VGR). Douglas Elliman will begin trading today on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “DOUG” and has been added to the S&P SmallCap 600®, effective today before the market opens. Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC is one of the largest residential brokerage firms in the New York City area and the sixth largest in the United States. Douglas Elliman’s attractive financial profile includes a strong balance sheet with $ 200 million in net cash and significant operating leverage, supported by a history of impressive revenue growth, disciplined expense management led by seasoned corporate executives. industry, healthy margins and limited capital spending. As a stand-alone company, Douglas Elliman will leverage these core competencies and a differentiated market focus to pursue profitable growth opportunities through market expansion, retention and recruitment of top talent and acquisitions. and acquisitions.


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FLOW OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Street 2 Creek | Flow of Consciousness https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/06/flow-of-consciousness-street-2-creek-flow-of-consciousness/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/06/flow-of-consciousness-street-2-creek-flow-of-consciousness/ Editor’s Note: This is a column on the area’s watersheds by Blyden Potts and guest columnists to publicize the area’s tributaries and the efforts of area volunteers to keep them clean. Most communities have storm sewers. You will find them in almost any street with curbs. Storm sewers remove excess water from precipitation or snowmelt […]]]>

Editor’s Note: This is a column on the area’s watersheds by Blyden Potts and guest columnists to publicize the area’s tributaries and the efforts of area volunteers to keep them clean.

Most communities have storm sewers. You will find them in almost any street with curbs. Storm sewers remove excess water from precipitation or snowmelt from streets and sidewalks. Runoff occurs because traditional pavement is impermeable: there is no way for water to seep through it into the ground. Rainwater collectors are therefore necessary to evacuate the water from the street.

But where does the water go? If you guessed that it is going to a processing plant, you would generally be wrong.

Unlike sanitary sewers which carry wastewater to a treatment plant, storm sewers generally flow directly into a local waterway. Anything that goes down the storm sewer with this water, whether it’s petrochemicals on the sidewalk, grass clippings on the sidewalk, trash, or whatever has been left on the street, is found in the stream as runoff pollution. For this reason, it is important to minimize waste and pollutants on the street, and not to discharge or pour anything other than natural, unaltered water into storm sewers.

To raise awareness of this issue and encourage people to think about what they might leave on the street, in many communities you will find a post on the curbs near storm sewers. The message can take various forms. It may say “No Dumping” or “Drains to Streams”, or other words to that effect. It can take the form of a sticker, ceramic tile, metal disc, or oval, or it can be painted directly onto the sidewalk.

York has a particularly beautiful and grandiose way of getting the message out. The City of York, the Master Stewards of the York County Watershed, the Watershed Alliance of York and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association have teamed up to host an annual art competition, aptly named “Street 2 Creek”. The Street 2 Creek project creates sidewalk paintings near storm sewers. The size and vibrancy of the art attracts the attention of passers-by, and the competition aspect attracts media and publicity.

Last year marked the fourth year of the event. You can view the artwork and learn more about the artists on the project website: https://www.street2creek.org/

Shippensburg has its own unique marker for storm sewers: ceramic tiles produced by Ben Culbertson, an artist, faculty member in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Shippensburg and a long-time member of MSWA. A group of SASD students, mostly eighth graders, provided the impetus for the project. In 2009, volunteers initially installed around 300 storm sewer tiles (https://www.shipnc.com/news/article_20fd52b9-c268-50e5-99f2-a4bb512d9f3b.html). A few years later, in 2015, another group of volunteers, mostly students from the University of Shippensburg, replaced dozens of broken and missing tiles along King Street. Broken or missing tiles on most other streets have never been replaced, and many of the replaced tiles on King Street are in need of replacement again. That’s why Ben is now designing a new set of more durable storm sewer tiles. He hopes to have them ready later this year.

Storm drain markers alert the public to the problem. They don’t reduce runoff or redirect it to a stream. Other strategies exist that do. Grass pavers and similar methods have long been used in low traffic areas. In recent years, water permeable pavements have been developed which can withstand heavy traffic.

By allowing water to seep into the soil, these methods reduce the amount of runoff. Edging cuts with gutters and French drains, or similar methods, also remove excess water, but put it in the ground instead of a stream. In the future, these strategies could largely replace traditional storm sewers. Until they do, it’s important to keep reminding people that storm sewers are “Street 2 Creek”.


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Does F1 need a new race director or some other change after the line? Racing fans https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/04/does-f1-need-a-new-race-director-or-some-other-change-after-the-line-racing-fans/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 13:33:55 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/04/does-f1-need-a-new-race-director-or-some-other-change-after-the-line-racing-fans/ Ahead of the start of the decisive Abu Dhabi Grand Prix racing weekend, FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi took proactive action to avoid a controversial championship conclusion. In the regular test notes distributed to all competitors, Masi reminded them that the FIA ​​has the power (rarely used) to forfeit drivers’ points if they […]]]>

Ahead of the start of the decisive Abu Dhabi Grand Prix racing weekend, FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi took proactive action to avoid a controversial championship conclusion.

In the regular test notes distributed to all competitors, Masi reminded them that the FIA ​​has the power (rarely used) to forfeit drivers’ points if they are deemed to have seriously broken the rules.

Reading between the lines, it was a reminder that neither driver should assume that he would be allowed to win the title by knocking out his rival. It was an understandable step for Masi in light of what happened four days earlier in Jeddah, where stewards felt Max Verstappen had caused a collision with title rival Lewis Hamilton. It was their third significant contact of the year after Silverstone (where Hamilton was the culprit) and Monza (Verstappen).

Given its implications and the fact that Verstappen stood the most to gain from any collision in the Final, it was no surprise that he and his Red Bull team bristled with a public reminder that the FIA ​​did not want undue interference on the result of the championship. But of course, in the eyes of many, that’s exactly what happened at the end of the race when Masi made a surprising break from convention to stage a restart that ultimately rocked the outcome of the Championship. world.

Masi became F1 race director in 2019

His decision to allow only a portion of the doubled drivers to join the lead lap – brushing aside all the cars that separated leader Hamilton from second-placed Verstappen, and none behind the Red Bull driver – went against the grain from previous tests. This led Mercedes to protest the result of the race; Once that was dismissed, they began to arrange for an appeal, to reverse that decision four days later, having concluded that even if they won, it would not restore Hamilton’s lost title.

Unsurprisingly, winners and losers saw Masi’s decision differently. Mercedes team manager Toto Wolff accused him of inventing a new interpretation of the rules that contradicted his past explanations and “stole” Hamilton from the title. “I’m not interested in having a conversation with Michael Masi,” Wolff said.

Red Bull sided with the race director – at least on that call. “There were five cars in between and he just sent them back, so you could drive that last lap,” said team motorsport consultant Helmut Marko. “It’s like the referee, he has the right and if he decides like that, then it is valid.”

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But a week earlier, Red Bull had quickly expressed its displeasure with Masi. Team principal Christian Horner says F1 ‘missed Charlie Whiting’ – Masi’s late predecessor as race director – after Verstappen received two penalties in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix .

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Horner was unhappy with Masi’s refereeing in Jeddah

Horner also faced off at Masi in the previous round, being transported to the Stewards office and given a formal warning after the race director reported him for criticizing a ‘rogue marshal’ for another penalty for Verstappen. This was a particularly ill-chosen remark for Horner given that Masi made his officer debut as a Flag Marshal.

Since taking over from Whiting, Masi has inevitably encountered the greatest scrutiny that comes with overseeing the world’s most famous motorsport. But Abu Dhabi catapulted him to a new level of glory. In the days following the race their name was searched online more often than 18 out of 20 drivers – all exclude the two contenders for the title. For those running the show, it’s a clear indicator of how many people weren’t impressed with how last year’s season finale was handled.

The role of race director invites criticism like few others. It is unlikely that any of the alternative options available to Masi at the time – like restarting with the doubled cars still in place or finishing the race behind the safety car – would have been popular with the Red Bull camp.

Yet the likely impossibility of a universally popular decision does not justify departing from past precedents in such a bewildering way. After all, it wasn’t just the championship contenders involved – the other drivers were mystified by how the restart was handled. This raises the question of whether such an appeal should have been possible.

Masi has become the center of attention in the decision and social media is full of calls for him to be replaced. But could this be more than just a superficial change? The FIA ​​decided to look into what went wrong in Abu Dhabi but it doesn’t necessarily follow that he was at fault or that the only solution is to install a new clerk of the course.

Wolff admitted this when he spoke after the team decided not to appeal on the run. “It’s not just a decision to change the clerk of the course,” he said when asked if replacing Masi would give Mercedes more confidence in FIA procedures. “The whole decision-making system needs to be improved.

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“The clerk of the course is certainly under a lot of pressure and this is partly due to our own faults,” he continued. “I would have liked more coherent decision-making which could have avoided a lot of controversy throughout the year.

Toto Wolff, Mercedes, Jeddah Corniche Circuit, 2021
F1 must ‘rethink the way decisions are made’, says Wolff

“But the last one was just a decision that had the biggest impact. From a sporting point of view, a catastrophic impact because he decided the world championship. But now you can tell that the whole season has been going back and forth and we were sometimes on the receiving side, and sometimes even luckier. “

Should we blame Masi for a bad call, or is it a system that allowed such an unexpected decision to be made? Either way, Wolff is clear that improvements need to be made.

“I am convinced that all of us together – the teams, the drivers, the FIA ​​and the sport – can reorganize the way decisions are made and make the sport stronger,” he said. “I think this situation, painful as it is, is also an opportunity to improve the sport.”

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Wall Clock (India) Market (2022-2028) – Key Market Trends and Drivers – Crediblemarkets.com – Industrial Computing https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/02/wall-clock-india-market-2022-2028-key-market-trends-and-drivers-crediblemarkets-com-industrial-computing/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 12:11:19 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2022/01/02/wall-clock-india-market-2022-2028-key-market-trends-and-drivers-crediblemarkets-com-industrial-computing/ The most recent statistical survey report on the (India Wall Clock market involves involves a comprehensive assessment of the (India) Wall Clock industry, presenting the variables that will affect the revenue stream of the business during the evaluated course of the business. events. In addition, it gives an expressive framework of the possibilities open in […]]]>

The most recent statistical survey report on the (India Wall Clock market involves involves a comprehensive assessment of the (India) Wall Clock industry, presenting the variables that will affect the revenue stream of the business during the evaluated course of the business. events. In addition, it gives an expressive framework of the possibilities open in the sub-promotions close to the measures to take advantage of something almost identical.

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SBA Investigating PPP Loan to Virginia Radio Company Paid Millions to Spread CCP Propaganda News https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/31/sba-investigating-ppp-loan-to-virginia-radio-company-paid-millions-to-spread-ccp-propaganda-news/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 18:30:00 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/31/sba-investigating-ppp-loan-to-virginia-radio-company-paid-millions-to-spread-ccp-propaganda-news/ TThe Small Business Administration watchdog was tasked with investigating after a Virginia radio company that was paid millions of dollars to disseminate Chinese Communist Party propaganda have received more than $ 100,000 through the Paycheck Protection Program. Potomac Radio Group, which registered this month under the Foreign Agent Registration Act for his work for the […]]]>

TThe Small Business Administration watchdog was tasked with investigating after a Virginia radio company that was paid millions of dollars to disseminate Chinese Communist Party propaganda have received more than $ 100,000 through the Paycheck Protection Program.

Potomac Radio Group, which registered this month under the Foreign Agent Registration Act for his work for the Chinese state-run global television network China Global Television, has received a loan of $ 106,228 through the SBA in April 2020, with the loan canceled by the US government eight months later. A source familiar with the matter told the Washington Examiner that the SBA asked fraud experts to undertake a review of the loan after the pardon and also referred the controversy to the SBA Inspector General for investigation.

Potomac owns WCRW AM 1190, which is heard in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. admitted it was paid nearly $ 4.4 million by CGTN and CPC-affiliated China Radio International in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

“The SBA does not comment on individual borrowers. The SBA takes fraud seriously and, as such, all applicants are required to provide proof of eligibility when applying,” said Shannon Giles, business manager. public at the SBA. Washington Examiner. “The false declaration of admissibility is illegal and, if so, these cases are referred to the Office of the Inspector General. The Office of the Inspector General and the agency’s federal partners work diligently to resolve incidents of fraud. “

Potomac co-owner Brian Lane told the Washington Examiner, “We do not comment on potential or ongoing government communications”, but that “we believe that we have fully followed the rules and the process”.

Sheldon Shoemaker, SBA deputy inspector for management and operations, told the Washington Examiner that “it is the practice of the OIG not to confirm or deny investigative activity.”

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Congress added more stringent loan eligibility requirements when the Follow-up Economic Assistance Act became law in December 2020. rules for 2021, note that the law “prohibits several additional categories of borrowers from receiving a second-draw PPP loan”, including “certain entities organized under the laws of the People’s Republic of China” as well as “any person required to submit a registration statement ”under FARA.

The source insisted that a company like Potomac would now be considered ineligible for a PPP loan because it would have been classified as a company engaged in lobbying.

Horizon Advisory, a strategy consulting firm, published a report in August 2020, claiming that $ 192- $ 419 million in PPP loans had been made to more than 125 companies owned or invested by Chinese entities, and that at least 32 Chinese companies had received loans worth more than $ 1 million dollars, totaling between 85 million and 180 million dollars. These numbers have undoubtedly increased since then.

“The CCP treats the recovery of COVID-19 as a competitive interaction,” the study authors wrote, adding: “The extent and nature of the PRC-owned, PRC-vested and PRC-related entities among PPP loan recipients indicate that without an appropriate policy guardrail, U.S. tax dollars intended for relief, recovery, and growth of the U.S. economy – and small businesses in particular – are likely to support foreign competitors , namely China. “

Republican Senator Marco Rubio introduced the law preventing SBA assistance from going to China in March 2021, aimed at taking additional measures to prevent any SBA assistance from going to Chinese entities.

“American companies are no stranger to the wide range of strategies Chinese companies use to starve their competitors,” said the Florida Republican. “Exploiting taxpayer-funded SBA programs designed to boost our small businesses is among the most egregious. “

Potomac WCRW spear The Bridge podcast in August 2020, with the show co-hosted by Chicago-based John St. Augustine and CRI’s Zhou Heyang. Episodes of the Podcast featured St. Augustine and Zhou praising China’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, while St. Augustine repeatedly attacked Americans and the United States’ response and said he didn’t care the origin of COVID-19.

Spurred on by Trump’s Justice Department, CGTN registered as China’s foreign agent in 2019. Trump’s State Department appointed CGTN and CRI like “foreign missions” from China in 2020.

Potomac acquired WUST and WCRW in 2019, WUST broadcasting Spanish religious content and WCRW broadcasting CRI programs for years.

“We applied for the loan for our two stations. Spanish pastors were having difficulty maintaining their churches during COVID and were unable to enter the studios to do their shows,” Lane told the Washington Examiner, stating that the loan was only used for WUST, adding: “After the sale of WUST, we did not apply for the second round of PPP loans.”

Potomac’s FARA documents showed that prior to the April 2020 loan, he received $ 527,627 from CGTN in July 2019, $ 804,119 in August 2019 and $ 259,872 in September 2019, and received millions of dollars. the CCP since then.

Lane said that “we have ended some of our business with them and are looking at our options at the moment, including selling the station.”

FARA deposit said that the “main foreigner” in the Potomac is the CGTN, which is under the control of the CCP’s advertising department.

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Potomac said it purchased the station in January 2019 and “will continue to broadcast programming material prepared for broadcast by CGTN.”

“We are not agents of the CCP,” Lane insisted. “The previous owners consulted the DOJ in 2015 and were not required to register.… However, the views of the DOJ have evolved since then… Although we still believe we did not need to register, we did. “

Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle told the Washington Examiner that the Ministry of Justice “will neither confirm nor deny the existence of an ongoing investigation”.

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Orthorexia: Can a healthy diet harm us? https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/30/orthorexia-can-a-healthy-diet-harm-us/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 01:29:48 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/30/orthorexia-can-a-healthy-diet-harm-us/ Joaquin Mateo MolaAnd International University of Valencia Healthy eating is necessary for enjoying life to the fullest. This simple sentence is more relevant today than ever. The reason for this is the exceptional availability of ultra-processed foods and the huge publicity about them in various media. It’s no surprise that more and more people are […]]]>

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Healthy eating is necessary for enjoying life to the fullest. This simple sentence is more relevant today than ever. The reason for this is the exceptional availability of ultra-processed foods and the huge publicity about them in various media.

It’s no surprise that more and more people are rebelling against tyranny fast food. chose Limit your diet to minimally processed or even natural products Despite this, they have to deal with deceptive advertisements that attempt to do so “Camouflage” of its potential industrial source.

We can say that we are immersed in a culinary and commercial battle. A fight that challenges both the values ​​of health and those of beauty. Among others, the concern for integrity, harmony and beauty of the body, facing the economic interests of large multinational companies.

Even if, paradoxically, this circumstance favored the emergence of unexpected health problems. Especially in more developed countries. We talk about orthorexia or nervous orthorexia, which is a phenomenon of increasing prevalence arouses the concern of the scientific community.

What is orthorexia?

The derivation of the term orthorexia comes from the Greek orthotics (true or sufficient) and Orxia (to feed). Proposed by Dr Stephen Bratman at the turn of this century, although to this day it does not appear in official diagnostic manuals as an eating disorder.

Those who suffer from orthorexia appear very troubled for a healthy diet. Therefore, they spend a lot of time learning about the characteristics and preparation of food.

Based on their research, Drastic changes in your diet to modify it as it sees fit. The problem is, your choices don’t always match the scientific evidence.

As a result, there are a growing number of food exclusions that are not adequately compensated for. The consequences become apparent over the years, as the situation evolves from reasonable anxiety to severe, annoying rumination about what or how to eat.

Many people suffer from this problem Spend more than three hours a day choosing and preparing foodThey must undergo incessant analysis before landing on the plate. It is therefore not surprising that the spontaneous (and especially social) pleasure normally associated with the act of eating is reduced.

When you give in to temptation and end up eating something from an ever-growing list of taboos, an intense feeling of guilt automatically arises. and it’s Orthopedists are often extremes in perfectionism. Therefore, any false step will lead to a painful questioning of the personal value of the individual.

Finally, orthorexia is generally considered enough for those who suffer from itSo you rarely ask for help. His clinical expression appears as a positive trait of his own identity, and he defends himself at all costs (and sometimes harshly) from the way of life that characterizes him, to which he is attributed strong moral connotations.

What are the health consequences of orthotics?

Orthopedic dietary restrictions, along with the above concerns about healthy eating, can facilitate the emergence of health problems. Also Significant deterioration in quality of life (in the broad sense of the term).

The most obvious consequences Affects physical condition. Several studies show an increased risk of malnutrition, anemia and mineral deficiencies.

Also other metabolic conditions (eg osteoporosis). All require specialized treatment and can lead to medical complications.

At the psychopathological level, the symptoms stand out my depression s Worry. Without forgetting the high prevalence Obsessive Compulsive Disorder related to food.

Indeed, the latter Clinical expression partially identical to orthorexia (Inflexibility, behavioral rituals…). Thus, it explains the joint disease observed.

Something similar is happening between orthotics and other eating disorders. Lack of awareness of suffering from a problem and feelings of guilt due to excess and excessive perfectionism Also essential for a good understanding of anorexia nervosa.

All these common points between the disorders make it possible to identify common risk factors, but also to identify effective intervention strategies.

Its presence suggests that Certain dimensions of the personality, Beside thought dynamicsimportant for the etiology and prediction of many apparently distinct mental health problems.

With regard to the social sphere, the feel isolatedIt is one of the most common complaints reported by people with orthopedics. In essence, this is due, on the one hand, to the difficulty of sharing moments of relaxation during meals. On the other hand, due to conflicts (with relatives) linked to incompatible eating habits.

Scientific evidence also indicates that Women are more sensitive to the physical and psychological consequences of orthotics. Therefore, women with this mode of consumption require special attention from health professionals.

More research is still needed to understand the impact of orthotics on health. Also to distinguish it from adaptive concerns about healthy eating (so-called healthy orthopedics).

Future treatments should ensure that a healthy diet is compatible with the mental health of people living with orthotics and provide timely tools to develop healthy diets while maintaining the integrity of the rest of life.

Joaquin Mateo Mola, assistant professor at the International University of Valencia, doctor in clinical psychology, International University of Valencia

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The Center region is preparing to attract investors https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/28/the-center-region-is-preparing-to-attract-investors/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 11:07:52 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/28/the-center-region-is-preparing-to-attract-investors/ Development plan The Central Regional Coordination Council (RCC) has announced its intention to launch its first Regional Development Plan (PDR) and its Trade and Investment Fair (TIF) in the first quarter of 2022. Ms. Justina Marigold Assan, Regional Minister for the Center who announced the interventions, said they would become the model for transforming the […]]]>
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The Central Regional Coordination Council (RCC) has announced its intention to launch its first Regional Development Plan (PDR) and its Trade and Investment Fair (TIF) in the first quarter of 2022.

Ms. Justina Marigold Assan, Regional Minister for the Center who announced the interventions, said they would become the model for transforming the region for accelerated development.

Addressing a year-end RCC meeting in Cape Coast, she said: “It is unacceptable that the Central region, which has the best educational institutions, tourist attractions and other economic enterprises, is among the poorest regions of the country ”.

In fact, the strategic plan would outline how to meet the challenges and find lasting solutions that would put people at ease.

Ahead of the launch, she said nine subcommittees had been formed and would be officially launched in the first week of January 2022 to champion the course.

The committees will draft, among other things, detailed development objectives, programs, strategies and sector monitoring and evaluation plan to ensure effective implementation.

Committees include; education, health, tourism, works council, youth and technological development, agro-industry, environment, sanitation, information and security, and advertising.

Elaborating on the Regional Trade and Investment Fair, she said the move aimed to showcase the region’s investment potentials to the world.

Investors would be exposed to the various government policies, local incentives and initiatives available for investment with accurate and timely information, and a legal framework from which potential investors could benefit.

“The RCC is working to reposition the region as a preferred investment destination in Ghana,” she said, stressing that the fight against poverty, unemployment and infrastructure development hinged on improving conditions. life of the population.

Ms. Assan called for the unwavering support of all stakeholders, in particular, the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to make the TIF the turning point for the region’s economic emancipation.

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Election 2022 LIVE: Amit Shah will participate today in Jan Vishvas Yatra of UP BJP https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/26/election-2022-live-amit-shah-will-participate-today-in-jan-vishvas-yatra-of-up-bjp/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 14:49:45 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/26/election-2022-live-amit-shah-will-participate-today-in-jan-vishvas-yatra-of-up-bjp/ Image source: INDIA TV Election 2022 LIVE: Amit Shah will participate today in Jan Vishvas Yatra of UP BJP The stage is set for assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab. While the first four are led by the Bharatiya Janata party, the last has a congressional government. Although […]]]>
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Election 2022 LIVE: Amit Shah will participate today in Jan Vishvas Yatra of UP BJP

The stage is set for assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab. While the first four are led by the Bharatiya Janata party, the last has a congressional government. Although dates have yet to be announced, all political parties have started to strengthen in the states linked to the elections. Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state and one of the most politically significant states, is already witnessing marathon rallies of senior politicians from ruling and opposition parties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited Varanasi, also his parliamentary seat, to inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, setting the tone for the elections. On the Congress side, its leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is spearheading the campaign. She is addressing rallies statewide, vowing to bring about a change if her party forms the next government. Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi party and the supremo of BSP Mayawati, both former CMs of Uttar Pradesh, spare no effort to win over voters.


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Researcher uses Reddit to find out what types of marijuana posts influenced legalization attitudes https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/24/researcher-uses-reddit-to-find-out-what-types-of-marijuana-posts-influenced-legalization-attitudes/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 15:40:38 +0000 https://uscprssa.com/2021/12/24/researcher-uses-reddit-to-find-out-what-types-of-marijuana-posts-influenced-legalization-attitudes/ The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it has cracked the code to identify the type of emojis young people use to talk about buying and selling illicit drugs. But in classic ‘how do you do with other kids’ fashion, the federal agency doesn’t seem to have the strongest grasp of the lingo – omitting a […]]]>

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it has cracked the code to identify the type of emojis young people use to talk about buying and selling illicit drugs.

But in classic ‘how do you do with other kids’ fashion, the federal agency doesn’t seem to have the strongest grasp of the lingo – omitting a new guide for parents, for example, common emojis that are. used in place of marijuana.

The agency even seems confused internally, as there is many iterations of his drug emoji to guide it’s like that different symbols used for the same drugs.

The DEA has also determined that the 💣 and 💥 emojis – which it has interpreted to mean “bomb shit” – are used frequently enough in illegal drug deals to warrant attention to a government product. prospectus for the parents.

Via DEA.

And it makes you wonder what Canadians have to say about America’s leading drug agency designating the maple leaf emoji as “universal for drugs,” given its close association with the country. as the centerpiece of its flag.

Anyway, the DEA says his One Pill Can Kill Countryside “Provides an opportunity for the media, parents, teachers, educators and community organizations to raise awareness about counterfeit prescription drugs. “

“Do you know the meaning of some emojis? Emojis were originally designed to represent an emotion, event or activity, but have recently adopted a language of their own, ”the agency wrote. “Criminal organizations, including drug dealers, have noticed and use emojis to buy and sell counterfeit pills and other illicit drugs on social media and through e-commerce.”

The DEA’s reference guide “is intended to give parents, caregivers and influencers a better idea of ​​how this language is used in conjunction with illegal drugs.”

He admitted, however, that “this list is not exhaustive” and that the emoji guide is “a representative sample”.

DEA administrator Anne Milgram spoke about the new effort at a press conference last week.

“Criminal drug networks are at the center of social media now, with us every time our smartphones are,” she said. noted. “Known emojis and code words are widely used as online signals, in the online buying and selling of deadly drugs like fentanyl and fake pills containing fentanyl. This means that these deadly drugs are reaching our communities faster, easier and cheaper than ever. They are just a click away.

A power point on emoji data also included a slide where social media platforms are most often used by criminal enterprises. Snapchat came first, followed by Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. (However, the slide mistakenly swapped the logos for TikTok and YouTube.)

Via DEA.

While the agency’s attempt to decode emoji trends among young people has some hindsight – how do you omit 🍃 and as a shortcut for marijuana?

Notably, however, teenager the use of illicit drugs, from marijuana to OxyContin, “declined significantly” in 2021, according to a federally funded survey released earlier this month.

“Emojis, on their own, should not indicate illegal activity, but be associated with behavior change; change in appearance; or a significant loss / increase in income should be a reason to start an important conversation, ”the DEA said.

While the agency works to curb drug trafficking, in part by deciphering emojis, it also works to promote research into currently controlled substances like cannabis, psilocybin and MDMA.

For example, a representative said this month that the DEA supports a White House proposal to streamline the process of researching Schedule I drugs.

It has also repeatedly increased production targets for these substances in order to meet demand from researchers studying their potential risks and benefits.

While these developments are promising, advocates are still frustrated that some plants and fungi remain in the more stringent drug category, especially given existing research that shows their medical value for certain conditions.

A federal appeals court recently dismissed a petition asking the DEA to reassess cannabis programming under the Controlled Substances Act. However, a judge said in a concurring opinion that the agency may soon be forced to consider a policy change anyway based on a misinterpretation of the therapeutic value of marijuana.

Meanwhile, the DEA has given hemp companies that sell delta-8 THC products a boost, with representatives recently commenting that at least federally it is not a controlled substance. for the moment.

The first safe drug use sites in the United States are already saving lives by stopping dozens of overdoses in less than a month, New York officials say

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