PV police apprehend 2 after chase that ends in car crashing into house

first_imgPrairie Village police officers arrested two men early Thursday after watching them steal a car from a Mission Hills driveway.According to a report from KSHB, the police officers were posing as cyclists in an attempt to identify the culprits behind a string of home burglaries in the area. When the police saw the two steal the car, they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. When the car fled, the police pursued them. The chase ended in the 2600 block of Somerset Drive near Belinder Avenue when the vehicle hit a light pole and veered into a nearby home. The structure sustained only minor damage.Police arrested the men at the scene and transported them to a hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.last_img

Study finds perfectionism is linked to lower quality of sleep in teens

first_imgPoor sleep quality is associated with the personality trait of perfectionism in teenagers, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Psychology.Having a bad night’s sleep is extremely common among adolescents. Recent studies show that young adults get considerably less sleep than the recommended amount, with symptoms of poor sleep quality including anything from insomnia to daytime sleepiness. Just as common as poor sleep quality, perfectionism has been shown to play a significant role in adolescent personalities, including a strive for flawlessness and holding themselves to extremely high standards.However, not all perfectionism is created equal. There is a significant difference between trying to achieve a goal driven by a desire for success (adaptive perfectionism) and trying to achieve high-level goals driven by a fear of negative consequences (maladaptive perfectionism). Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter LinkedIncenter_img Previous studies have explored the link between perfectionism, sleep disturbances and adults, but no studies have explicitly studied this phenomenon in adolescents.This study focused on the correlation between perfectionism, adolescent sleep quality and repetitive negative thinking, which is one of the indicators of the three-factor model of sleep disturbances (psychiatric illness and stressful life events being the other two). ‘Worry’ and ‘rumination’ were utilized as the two main indicators of repetitive negative thinking.The study used a questionnaire involving a sample of 1,800 Chinese adolescents and collected data on perfectionism, worry, sleep quality and rumination which was measured and statistically analyzed. The results confirm a correlation between sleep disturbances, perfectionism and repetitive negative thinking, with maladaptive perfectionists showing the poorest sleep quality of all groups.The study also found that repetitive negative thinking is associated with poor quality of sleep, with ‘worry’ playing a much more significant factor than ‘rumination’. This could be related to the fact that rumination is usually past oriented, whereas worry is future-oriented, potentially causing higher levels of stress.To combat symptoms of poor sleep quality, the researchers conclude that “mindfulness-based techniques of stress reduction and cognitive therapy should be considered”.Of course, the study has some limitations, namely the participants’ subjectivity in regard to the data they provided. In addition, the researchers also stress that the demonstrated correlation between repetitive negative thinking, perfectionism and sleep disturbances is not necessarily a causal relationship.The study, “Perfectionism and adolescent sleep quality: The mediating role of repetitive negative thinking“, was authored by Rong-Mao Lin, Shan-Shan Xie, You-Wei Yan, Yu-Hsin Chen, and Wen-Jing Yan. Pinterest Emaillast_img read more

Multi-million Dollar Project Planned for Jamaica’s Cockpit Country

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC -The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has funded a project titled, ‘Conserving biodiversity and reducing land degradation in the Cockpit Country’ to the tune of US$6-million.This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, during his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in Parliament earlier this week.He informed the Lower House that several demonstration investment projects in sustainable land management, sustainable forest management and agricultural development practices will be undertaken in selected areas within the Cockpit Country.“These include small business enterprises that are economically viable and culturally acceptable; a grant facility to incentivise the uptake of best practices; biodiversity and climate-resilient agriculture; sustainable ecotourism initiatives; and sustainable forest management approaches for rehabilitation and restoration,” Vaz said.He also told the house that along with Prime Minister Andrew Holness they visited the Cockpit Country forest reserve where the Prime Minister planted the first permanent monument on the boundary.“I would like to utilise this platform to reiterate… that there is no mining in the area to be protected as the Cockpit Country (Designated) Protected Area. This was confirmed by the relevant regulatory and management agencies,” Vaz said.last_img read more

Uganda stops importing weapons from North Korea

first_imgUgandan has stopped buying weapons from North Korea due to the United Nations various comprehensive arms embargo that prohibits exports and imports to or from North Korea, reports the Daily Monitor.Uganda was listed among the top five close allies of North Korea by the British Intelligence last year. However the UN embargo has affected those relations with Uganda also halting training of Ugandan Air Force pilots by North Korea.“Following UN sanctions, we have disengaged with North Korea in areas the UN sanctions apply. But our policy is that no one can choose for us friends. We choose our friends and enemies,” said Uganda’s State Minister for International Relations Okello OryemThe State Minister was addressing a report by Institute for Security Studies (ISS), a South African-based human security enhancement organization, which stated that African countries have maintained trade and diplomatic and trade relations with North Korea despite the UN sanctions due to the North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear weapons programmes.Uganda agreed to comply with the UN sanction to stop military cooperation when the President of South Korea visited the East African country last year.According to the Daily Monitor, the report says that most African states have refrained from “explicitly condemning North Korea’s nuclear weapon- and delivery system-related activities” as a threat to international peace and security, with only South Africa and Egypt consistently proving to be the exception.last_img read more