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first_img By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Job shadows important in education Students at Charles Henderson Middle School got the chance to get out of the classroom and into the workplace on… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, February 4, 2017 By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Eliot Wigginton of “Foxfire” fame put together a book title “I Wish I Could Give My Son a Wild Raccoon.”Forget, that Mr. Wigginton. You can’t even give your son a peek at squeaky-clean, well-fed elephants doing tricks and synchronized dances anymore.It’s been about a year since the Barnum & Bailey Circus gave way and took the elephants out of the ring. If Mr. P.T. Barnum could have asked the elephants, they probably would have preferred dancing in the center ring rather than dodging poachers’ bullets in the desert of Mali or the scrub forests in India. But what one veteran of the circus said, told the story – the real, sad, story.“Kids just don’t care about the circus anymore,” the sad-faced man said. “They don’t get excited about the man on the flying trapeze or dancing elephants or even clowns.”I guessed the man was a circus clown who had taken off the funny face that would have masked his sorrow at the closing of the Greatest Show on Earth. Lost revenue and battles with PETA people are commonplace in today’s world. But what the retiring clown said brought to mind, the “wild raccoons” that brought magic and wonder to my childhood. Print Article Already missing the joy and wonder Sponsored Content Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel But now, society has trapped and removed those “wild raccoons” from the lives of our children.Halloween has given way to fall festivals. Parents tell their children, No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. There’s no Tooth Fairy or Easter Bunny. If children are not reading the headlines in the Wall Street Journal before they enter first grade, they are behind. To play a game, children must have a uniform, a coach and an umpire. They are electronically entertained by iPhones and high definition TV and a dozen other gadgets.Of course, a circus is dull entertainment.Sadly, little hearts will never stop in fear that the man on the high wire will teeter and fall or gasp when the high trapeze artists flips or laugh with delight when an elephant dances.When the Barnum and Bailey Circus folds its tent,  those small traveling circuses will not be far behind.Last spring, I sat watching a one-stop circus perform, not in a tent, but at Cattleman Park. There were no elephants or high wire acts. Just a balancing act and a dog jumping hoops and pushing a doll carriage. But there was this one little boy who sat spellbound, with big wide eyes. He held his breath during the balancing acts, clapped loudly for the pony and laughed excitedly at the funny, funny clown. His dad, sat right next to him, sharing his joy at the magic and wonder of a simple circus and unaware that he was giving his son a wild raccoon. Now, after nearly a century and a half, the Greatest Show on Earth is closing its doors. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will fold its tent and bring to a close an era of entertainment like no other.The reasons? Declining attendance and revenues. High profile battles with animal-rights activists.  Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

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first_imgFull Name* Email Address* Share via Shortlink “It’s rewarding to bring in a retailer that will fill a real need and deliver top-of-the-line organic foods,” Omri Sachs, co-founder of Adam America, said in a press release.The site was previously home to the Church of the Redeemer. The deteriorating church structure was razed in 2015, two years before Adam America acquired the property, which is also known at 24 Fourth Avenue, for $36 million.The developer is asking nearly $2.3 million for three-bedroom units above the supermarket space, and $675,000 for studio apartments.Contact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Message* 561 Pacific Street and Adam America’s Omri Sachs (Photos via 561 Pacific; Adam America)Downtown Organic Market has signed a lease at 561 Pacific in Boerum Hill.The high-end grocer will occupy 6,150 square feet along Fourth Avenue, at the base of Adam America Real Estate’s 62-unit condominium project. The store is expected to open in May.Nate Mallon of EXR NY represented Adam America in the transaction, which was first reported by Commercial Observer.Read moreAdam America files 63-unit condo plan for BK church siteAdam America pays $36M for Boerum Hilldev site HUBBNYC buys Williamsburg mixed-use building for $84M TagsAdam America Real Estate Groupboerum hillRetaillast_img read more

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first_imgMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sits on the sideline against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-95. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)ATTENTION:  THIS IS A SPECIAL OVERTIME REPORT ON THE EXTINGUISHING OF THE HEAT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FIRE HAS BEEN PUT OUT AND HERE ARE YOUR TOP TEN REASONS WHY!:10—First of all, if you think I am not the “I told you so” kind of guy…somebody told you wrong!  I’ve been telling ya since February that The Spurs were on a mission. Yet, just re-read your Couriers.  You’ll see it!:09—The Spurs are the ultimate team…team. Pass the ball quickly to the open man and cut away or go through. Total unselfish behavior.:08—The main reason the Heat lost is because my dad, Zeke, Myron Brown, Mike Booker, Dwayne Woodruff and Fred Crawford all told me I was crazy and the Spurs couldn’t win.  Yep, that’s the main reason.:07—Spurs are a better conditioned team.  They run and pass a team into submission. Even a younger team.last_img read more

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first_imgThe question on many Americans’ minds is could the new American cardinal one day be the first American Pope?  “Well, I’ve said before that if he steps onto that balcony, I will pass out,” jokes Father John. “The ultimate decision of who will be Pope is made by the Holy Spirit.” Father John says the cardinal reminds him of Pope John XXIII. “The Church needs someone knowledgeable, personable and friendly and not afraid of challenges,” he says. “Someone like him, who is willing to dialogue yet firm in his faith. There are so many who are considered, but I think it is a possibility.” Pressing concerns and busy schedules keep the friends from seeing each other often, but Father John was pleased to spend New Year’s Eve in Manhattan with the Cardinal-elect (as he was at the time). In addition to running the Archdiocese of New York, which comprises about 480 parishes, Dolan is the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Father John says the cardinal faces the same concerns all priests face nowadays: evangelization (spreading the Gospel); strengthening priesthood and faith; strengthening family life; increasing vocations to religious life; and clarifying misinterpretations of Church teachings, among other issues. “It can be a challenge,” he says. After ordination, the two remained friends and when Cardinal Dolan became Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis, Father John attended his ordination. Cardinal Dolan went on to become Archbishop of Milwaukee, and Father John was there when Dolan received the Pallium, a symbol of his office as an archbishop, from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica inVatican City. “He’s a great man,” Father John says of his friend, adding that he understands why Dolan is so popular with his people. “He’s endearing, personable and has a great sense of humor. What I cherish most from our days together in Rome is his sense of humor.” He says Dolan’s good-natured teasing –from those days of seminary life to their current positions some 40 years later–has stayed with him. “We would visit Station Churches, where, every day during Lent, the faithful gather at different churches [throughout Rome] for Mass or prayer services,” says Father John. Father John has fond memories of the time when the two young Americans—far from home and living abroad for the first time–prepared to dedicate their lives to their faith. “We enjoyed the food—of course!” says Father John. “The great local restaurants, the flea markets, everything.” As they took in the sites of Rome– the Fount of Trevi, the Piazza Navona–they also visited neighboring towns. Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis and a three-hour drive from Rome, was one of their favorite places. By Judy O’Gorman AlvarezWHEN HIS EMINENCE Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, was elevated to the College of Cardinals last month by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, more than 1,000 well wishers from across the U.S. traveled to Rome to witness his investiture and share in the celebration. Among the group of family, close friends, and parishioners, was Rev. John T. Folchetti, pastor of the Church of St. Leo the Great in Lincroft, a longtime friend of Cardinal Dolan. Dolan, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, was the Archbishop of Milwaukee before he came east to New York. In 2009 Pope Benedict XVI named him Archbishop of New York. Folchetti has been pastor of St. Leo the Great since 2009. He has served as chaplain and a teacher at Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft for 22 years and as weekend assistant at St. Rose of Lima, Freehold for 27 years. It was the early 1970s when the two young seminarians – Folchetti from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Dolan from the Archdiocese of St. Louis – studied at the Pontifical North American College at Vatican City. Two years ahead of Dolan, Folchetti (called Father John by parishioners) became the younger seminarian’s mentor. Father John has asked the new cardinal what he should call him. “Despite our friendship, I never want to show disrespect for him or his office,” he explains. “Shall I call you Your Eminence?”  With a good-natured chuckle, His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, one of the most influential and powerful men in New York, said: “Ah, call me what you always called me.” So when the phone rings—often on a Sunday afternoon, after Masses have been celebrated and the workweek has not yet started—Father John will answer his phone and hear: “Hey John. Tim here.”last_img read more

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first_imgRossland’s Gnarlies Angels and the Babes of Brutality of Salmo continue to be the talk of the West Kootenay Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League following the latest stop on the tour Friday in Castlegar.Gnarlies Angels took care of the Dam City Rollers while Babes of Brutality got past a short-staffed Lumber Jackies of Nelson in the second leg of Friday’s twin bill.The Castlegar stop is the fourth of the season in the league.Friday, the Gnarlies, with a few of key players resting, powered past the improving Dam City Rollers. Penalties proved to be the undoing for the Rollers, which continually found players jammers in the box instead of on the floor.In the nightcap, the Lumber Jackies needed to use players from rival Killjoys for the match against the Babes.The League is back in action July 8 at the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.Game action has the Killjoys meeting the Babes of Brutality and the Lumber Jackies up against Dam City Rollers.This is the final regular season game of the season.In Castlegar on July 23 is the first round of the playoffs featuring the fourth-place team in regular season standings meeting the fifth-best squad.Semi Final round goes August 19 in Rossland with the second and third teams playing to see which club advances into the final September 10, also in Rossland.Kannibelles fifth at Best of the WestThe Kootenay Kannibelles — an all-star team of players from the West Kootenay Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League — made it look easy during the Best of the West Roller Derby Tournament Saturday in the Okanagan.The Kannibelles defeated Saskatchewan 190-76 and Calgary 180-105 to finish fifth in the eight-team event.Rules in a Roller Derby GameFlat Track Roller Derby uses many of the same rules of the older banked track sport seen on television during the 60’s and 70’s.Each heat begins with a pack of blockers lead by two pivots. The two jammers from each team, who score the points, start a 10 meters behind the pack and begin skating when the last blocker crosses the pivot line.The jammers work their way through the pack of blockers to score points. However, only the lead jammer will score points.The season opened in Rossland in [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgThe Nelson Leafs are currently the best team in the entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.The Green and White boast a league-best 32-11-2-1 record heading into the final three weeks of the season.However, the season could fall like a house of cards should the Leafs falter in the final six games, beginning Friday in Fruitvale against the defending KIJHL champs.“I believe so,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida when asked about the February games.“We’ve got a big weekend coming up against BV and (at the end of the season against Castlegar) these are the top three teams in the league I think those games will go a long way to deciding who wins the Murdoch.”Nelson hosts the Hawks in a return engagement Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.The Leafs then travel to meet Revelstoke and Sicamous on the road next weekend before concluding the season with a home-and-home series against the rival Rebels from Castlegar.Nelson missed out on a great opportunity to make the final six-game ride a little easier when the club lost 4-0 at home to Revelstoke Grizzlies.Once again the Leafs outshot the Grizzlies but could score when it counted.“We’re focusing not just on the offence but also playing a full game in all facets of the game,” Maida, trying to sugarcoat the fact the Leafs have difficulty scoring of late, including Sunday’s shutout loss. “We just want to play our game and everything will take care of itself.”It’s now or never for the Leafs.First up is the Hawks, a team Nelson holds a 4-2 season series against and has outscored 41-26.Beaver Valley is a much different team than the one Nelson smoked 12-0 earlier this season.The Hawks, trailing Nelson by five points, now have one of the most potent offences in the league thanks to the addition of Ryan Edwards (18 points in six games) and high-scoring Dallas Calvin (second in league scoring with 70 points).Nelson may get some much-needed infusion into the lineup with the return of center Matthew Naka.The Vanderhoof star has been sorely missed since breaking an ankle in a freak accident before Christmas.“We’ve got guys coming back off injury and everyone is skating so hopefully we’ll have a full lineup for Friday,” Maida explained.ICE CHIPS: Expect to see a lot of Marcus Beesley down the stretch in goal. The 20-year-old Prince George native was traded for to backstop the Leafs in the playoffs. . . . Castlegar travels to the East Kootenay to face the Columbia Valley Rockies Friday and Golden Rockets Saturday. . . . One player the Leafs must get going is captain and leading scorer Colton Schell. The veteran winger has nine points and two goals since Christmas.last_img read more

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2015)–Favored Sweet Swap went to the front and never looked back in taking Friday’s $65,000 allowance feature by three quarters of a length under Joe Talamo. Trained by John Sadler, Sweet Swap carved out fractions of 22.29, 44.56 and 1:06.58 en route to a final time of 1:12.54 down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.“I was glad to see him break well today,” said Talamo. “He has a tendency, even when he’s won, to break slow sometimes. Fortunately, he’s easy to ride. When he makes the lead, he puts his ears up and just idles which is real easy on the rider. I just let him do his own thing.”Off at 6-5 in a field of seven older horses, Sweet Swap paid $4.60, $2.60 and $2.40. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, the 6-year-old Candy Ride horse picked up his fifth win from 12 tries down the unique hillside layout and improved his overall record to 17-7-3-3. With the winner’s share of $39,000, he increased his earnings to $390,529.Third, beaten three quarters of a length after hopping at the break in in the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes down the hill Jan. 25, Sweet Swap had been the beaten favorite in his last three starts, but will now be pointed to a title defense in the Grade III San Simeon Stakes over the course on April 19.“Yes, we’ll run next in the San Simeon,” said Sadler. “I’m really happy. This is the make-up race for the Joe Hernandez Stakes on Feb. 22, which got rained out. It was really nice that the Racing Office gave these horses a chance to run back.”Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, U S Citizen sat second to the winner throughout and prevailed by 1 ¾ lengths as the runner-up over longshot County Lineman. The second choice in the wagering at 7-2,   U S Citizen paid $3.60 and $3.20.County Lineman, who was ridden by Rafael Bejarano, was next to last crossing the dirt at the top of the lane, wheeled five-wide turning for home and finished third, a half length in front of Si Sage. Off at 6-1, County Lineman paid $3.40 to show.There was one winning ticket in Friday’s Pick Six, worth $46,920. The ticket was purchased through a wagering hub in Lewiston, Maine. The purchase price was unavailable at press time.First post time for a nine-race program, highlighted by the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes on Saturday, is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30– ONE WINNING TICKET IN PICK SIX PAYS $46,920; TICKET BOUGHT THROUGH LEWISTON, MAINE HUBcenter_img –30–last_img read more

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first_img Ciaran Clark 1 Ciaran Clark has penned a new-five year contract with Aston Villa.The 25-year-old defender has emerged as a key player for the club having come through the youth ranks, making 116 Premier League appearances.“Everyone is looking forward to the new season and I’m delighted to be going into the opening game on Saturday knowing my long-term future has been sorted,” he told the club’s official website.Villa boss Tim Sherwood added: “It’s great news. Ciaran wears his heart on his sleeve. You know what you’re going to get from Ciaran – he gives everything for the cause and that’s all you can ask for as a manager.“He was unfortunate with injuries last season but he looks sharp now and we want to keep him fit. “We’re pleased to have him here for a longer time.”Sherwood, meanwhile, expects Villa to be without Carles Gil (knock), Jack Grealish (hamstring) and Jores Okore (knee) for Saturday’s Premier League season-opener at Bournemouth.He said: “Carles and Jack are still out injured – they haven’t been able to do enough training so it’s a disappointment.“Okore is still injured with his knee which he had operated on at the end of last season.”last_img read more

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first_imgScience published a suite of papers analyzing data from the first MESSENGER spacecraft flyby of Mercury.1  The flyby last January was the first since Mariner 10 visited in the 1970s.  Mariner 10 had left many questions that are now being revisited.  Among the dozen papers and articles, here are three that discuss the most significant discoveries touching on Mercury’s origin and history.Volcanoes:  The volcanoes are officially real.  Mariner had left doubt whether the smooth plains and craters with flattened floors were produced volcanically.  Now, MESSENGER scientists have confirmed numerous cases of intrusive and extrusive volcanism.2  Many impact craters and areas between craters have been flooded with lava.  In addition, small “ghost” craters can be seen in some lava flows.  The volume of lava in some craters is impressive.  Some flooded craters are hundreds of miles wide and 5 km deep.  Grabens and wrinkle ridges subsequent to the eruptions suggest that Mercury’s surface shrank subsequent to the planet’s formation.  Overall, the volcanic evidence on Mercury resembles that of earth’s moon.Craters:  The interpretation of surface age by crater counts has continued to be controversial, reported Strom et al in another paper.3  Crater-counters will need to take into consideration what they said: “Clusters of secondaries, seen in some higher-resolution Mariner 10 images, were presumed to constitute a minor fraction of Mercury’s smaller craters.  MESSENGER images suggest that secondary cratering is much more important than had been thought, as exemplified by the many distinct chains and clusters of craters radiating away from prominent, large, fresh impact craters and basins.”    Additional findings cast more doubt on the assumption that craters signify how old things are.  Some heavily-cratered plains appear much younger than others which presumably formed during a hypothetical Late Heavy Bombardment 3.5 billion years ago.  “In any event, the use of small craters for dating of geological units on Mercury must be done with even greater caution than is needed for other bodies.”  Why?  “Whereas an older unit will tend to have more secondaries on it than a younger unit, there cannot be the one-to-one correspondence of crater density with relative or absolute age (as there is for primary craters) because of the temporally and spatially nonuniform production of secondaries.”  If crater counts are to have any age interpretation, it seems that each planet or moon will have to have its own rules.Magnetic field:  The fact that two rocky planets (Mercury and Earth) have global magnetic fields, and the other two (Venus and Mars) do not remains puzzling.  Mariner 10 “yielded the surprising result that Mercury has a coherent, intrinsic magnetic field,” Anderson et al stated in another paper.4  For a small, ancient, slow-spinning body to maintain a global field, when larger planets do not, is a mystery.  There has not been a statistically significant change in Mercury’s magnetic field strength since 1974.    The field seems predominately dipolar.  How is it produced?  The leading theory suggests a stagnant layer at the top of the outermost molten core, where convection currents might generate a dynamo.  MESSENGER measurements are “consistent” with this view.  The field produces a sizeable magnetosphere, which was analyzed by Slavin et al.5  Mercury is unique in having a double magnetopause and multiple current sheets: “This double MP signature had not been observed previously at Mercury or any other planetary magnetosphere,” they said.  Perhaps the reason is Mercury’s unusual proximity to the sun and the solar wind.  The magnetosphere is immersed in a cloud of comet-like planetary ions that influence the field’s shape and behavior.    The MESSENGER press release said, “Researchers have been puzzled by Mercury’s field since its iron core should have cooled long ago and stopped generating magnetism.  Some researchers have thought that the field may have been a relic of the past, frozen in the outer crust.”  The fact that the field remains dipolar rules that out, and “supports the view that we’re seeing a modern dynamo.”  If so, the core is not solid as it should be for a small planet after billions of years.MESSENGER’s next flyby is October 6.  After another flyby September 29, 2009, the spacecraft reaches orbit around Mercury on March 18, 2011.  The MESSENGER home page contains details on the mission and science goals, along with a gallery and summary of findings (see the July 3 press release).  Popular reports were posted on National Geographic and Space.com.1.  Solomon et al, “Return to Mercury: A Global Perspective on MESSENGER’s First Mercury Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 59-62, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159706.2.  Head et al, “Volcanism on Mercury: Evidence from the First MESSENGER Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 69-72, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159256.3.  Strom et al, “Mercury Cratering Record Viewed from MESSENGER’s First Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 79-81, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159317.4.  Anderson et al, “The Structure of Mercury’s Magnetic Field from MESSENGER’s First Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 82-85, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159081.5.  Slavin et al, “Mercury’s Magnetosphere After MESSENGER’s First Flyby,” Science, 4 July 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5885, pp. 85-89, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159040.Interpretations are a dime a dozen, but raw data from distant places are worth their weight in gold.  We’ve seen a remarkable paradigm shift about crater count dating (09/25/2007, 10/20/2005).  Space.com delivered the usual assumption: “Scientists will also be able to use variations in crater density across the surface to date the sequence of geological events,” it piped; “‘The longer a surface sits out there, the more cratered’ it becomes, Solomon explained, so more cratered surfaces should be older formations.”  Should be and Are are different words.  If scientists cannot infer absolute or relative dates, they cannot infer ages much at all.  You just saw them admit that secondary cratering went from minor to major concern, and greater caution must be used in interpreting crater ages.  This implies that they were not cautious before when they made bold pronouncements about how old Mercury was.  Their readers should therefore exercise even greater caution.    Don’t expect observations of remnant volcanism to provide any stronger evidence for hidden epochs of time.  A lot can happen in a short time if the conditions are right.  The presence of ghost craters hints that very little time elapsed from the point eruptions began and craters were emplaced.  The only ones who need an old, old Mercury are the evolutionists.  The solar system is exempt from the requirements of their world view.(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_imgBy Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons Licensing [Flickr, Insignificance, February 24, 2008]When cultural values (such as the importance of family) conflict with other demands, the resulting stress can lead to a mental health issue. Alamilla, Kim, and Lam examined ethnic identity, cultural change, and mental health in a group of 130 Latino/a students at a predominately European American university to determine what influence cultural change would have on symptoms of anxiety, hostility, and somatization (complaints about physical symptoms not caused by physical disease) [1].The 130 students of Latino background (74 women and 56 men), 31% were first generation, 59% were second generation, 5% were third generation, and 5% were fourth, fifth, or did not report generation status. The students were assessed to determine:Adherence to traditional Latino/a values such as an emphasis on family, respect, dignity, and cultural prideOrientation towards a traditional Latino value system compared with a traditional Anglo cultureEthnic/minority student stresses (e.g., social climate, interracial relationships, discrimination)Perceived racismPsychological symptomsThe results of the study indicated that the higher the perceived racism, the higher the levels of anxiety, hostility, and somatic symptoms, regardless of level of acculturation. Minority student stresses were also found to predict psychological symptoms. Interestingly, level of acculturation or type of values did not seem to predict adjustment. This means that, while level of acculturation and type of values might be important in some regards, sense of racism, or stressors relating to being a minority can have a much greater impact. As a therapist, it will be important to be aware of the role that these sorts of stressors can play for Latino clients.References[1] Alamilla, S. G., Kim, B. S. K., & Lam, N. A. (2010). Acculturation, enculturation, perceived racism, minority status stressors, and psychological symptomatology among Latino/as. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 32(1), 55-76. doi:10.1177/0739986309352770This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family evelopment (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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