Martin “Mike” Hlavinka, Jr.

first_imgMartin “Mike” Hlavinka, Jr., 89, of Port Arthur passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Lake Arthur Place in Port Arthur, Texas.He was born on August 20, 1927 in East Bernard, Texas to Martin and Victoria Hlavinka.Mike was a lifelong resident of this area and member of the Catholic faith. He retired from Southern Union Gas as a supervisor after 40 years of service.Mike was a United States Navy veteran serving his country during World War II.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Kevin Badeaux officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home.Mike was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Vivian Hlavinka, two sisters and three brothers.center_img He is survived by his three daughters, Sandy Stansbury and Blaine Dugas of Port Arthur, Carol Jean Hlavinka of Beaumont and Paula Kay Hussey and husband Paul of Nederland, two sons, Thomas Martin Hlavinka and wife Jackie of Beaumont and Keith Richard “Bumper” Hlavinka and wife Bridgett of Beaumont, nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to: Nutrition Services For Seniors, 4590 Concord Rd., Beaumont, TX 77703 or Seniormeals.orglast_img read more

Psychological Science and Epidemics: Voices of Experts

first_imgAPS Fellow Gretchen Chapman (Carnegie Mellon University) discussed social distancing in an article in Slate. APS welcomes and encourages additional content to include on this page. Feel free to forward recommendations to [email protected] See the latest media appearances by APS members. APS Fellow David DeSteno (University of Maryland) is quoted in The New York Times and Quartz: “Someone who is already having problems with, say, social anxiety, depression, loneliness, substance abuse, or other health problems is going to be particularly vulnerable.” — Segrin In an opinion piece in the Boston Globe, APS Fellow and Board Member Michele Gelfand (University of Maryland) discussed challenges unique to the United States. Anxiety and fear have survival value: to prepare and protect. So, what else can we do to not let COVID-19 fears go from helpful to harmful? Or lead us to carelessness or complacency? Tools from evidence-based psychotherapy highlight key principles. “[…] having a friend present can reduce a person’s cardiovascular response to a stressful task. There’s even a correlation between perceived social connectedness and stress responses. “Just knowing that you have someone you can count on if needed is enough to dampen some of those responses even if [that person is] not physically present.” — Holt-Lunstad In news stories and opinion pieces, psychological scientists are sharing evidence-based insights on public reactions to epidemics and the viral nature of news and information, particularly as they pertain to COVID-19. APS Fellow Julianne Holt-Lunstad and  Chris Segrin provided insights on social distancing in Science magazine. “The answer is a mix of miscalibrated emotion and limited knowledge. As news about the virus’s toll in China stokes our fears, it makes us not only more worried than we need be about contracting it, but also more susceptible to embracing fake claims and potentially problematic, hostile or fearful attitudes toward those around us—claims and attitudes that in turn reinforce our fear and amp up the cycle.” “You’re looking around to see what people are doing,” says Chapman. “If you take your cues from other people, you might be more inclined to take strong action yourself because you see other people doing it.” “If your worldview is that you’re always asked to make sacrifices and you never get anything out of it, maybe you don’t want to comply with this request. But if you have a worldview that tells you it’s important to help others, then maybe you’re happy to make these sacrifices.”center_img “It’s not just the fear and targeting of a group of people who have a higher risk of infecting you. You’re not reacting to a specific health threat, but are generalizing it to a group of people and labeling all of them as dangerous and deserving of exclusion and poor treatment.” APS has several Research Topics with additional relevant information: Epidemics and Public Health Behavior, Misinformation, and Risk. In a CNN article, APS Fellow Frank Farley (Temple University) is quoted: “Habit change is very, very difficult. We’re designed to build habits. When you try to break habits, you’re working upstream against your own evolutionary history. It’s not enough to simply instruct people to stop, people must be able to ‘outsmart their habit’ or form a different one. One way to do that quickly is to change something in your environment. Wear something on your hands or face (just not a mask if you’re not sick) that can serve as a cue, an interruption to an automatic action.” In an op-ed in the Seattle Times, APS Fellow Lori Zoellner (University of Washington) and her colleagues write: “[The novel coronavirus] is engendering a sort of survivalist psychology, where we must live as much as possible at home and thus must ‘stock up’ on essentials, and that certainly includes toilet paper. After all, if we run out of [toilet paper], what do we replace it with?” “While social distancing, better hygiene, and flat-out travel bans may help, we have yet to address one of our biggest vulnerabilities: America’s traditionally loose culture. The decentralized, defiant, do-it-your-own-way norms that make our country so entrepreneurial and creative also deepen our danger during the coronavirus crisis. To fight this pandemic, we can’t just shift our resources; we have to shift our cultural patterns as well.” APS Fellow Charissa Cheah was quoted in a Washington Post article exploring racial overtones in certain rhetoric. In an article published in the Washington Post, APS Fellow and Janet Taylor Spence Award recipient Elliot Berkman (University of Oregon) is quoted as saying:last_img read more

Barnsley blow for Under-23s

first_imgAfter going down in the sixth minute, when Matty Wolfe broke through and slotted home into the corner, they conceded a disputed penalty in the 23rd when Zac Smith was penalised for handball.Jojo Wallcott dived the right way and got a hand to Wolfe’s shot but couldn’t keep the ball out.City improved in the second half and had a chance to reduce the deficit when Sam Bell intercepted a loose Barnsley pass to slip in Jayden Ali who found Sam Pearson but he could only direct his shot straight at keeper Henry Kendrick. With more possession but lacking the final quality ball, City made changes with Marcus Day coming on for Sam Bell, Ricardo Rees pushing down the middle, Pearson moving to the right and Day playing off the left.City created another gilt-edged chance with 10 minutes to go when a short corner routine saw Marcus Day cross the ball to the onrushing Tom Richards but Kendrick got down well to save.The Robins are next in action in the Gloucestershire Football Association Senior Cup semi-final against Slimbridge AFC at Thornhill Park, Wisloe Road, on Wednesday, April 10th (KO 7.45pm).City Under-23s: Wollacott, C Pearson (Kieran Smith 55), Webb, Z Smith, Low, H Smith (capt), Rees, Ali, Bell (Day 68), Richards, S Pearson. Sub (unused): Sainsbury.last_img read more

Loveth Howell National Judo Championship Kicks-Off In Benin City

first_imgLoveth Howell national Open Judo Championship will kick-off at the Ogbe Stadium, Benin, Edo State from the 13th of December 2017 with bouts in the Senior, Junior and Cadet Categories for Males and Females.The Championship named after Loveth Howell, a former National Champion will serve as a National Ranking event for both Judoka and Referees. The former Champion who represented Nigeria at several International meets before retiring and moving to the United States. She is currently the Philanthropist on the Board of the Nigeria Judo Federation.However, Prince Timothy Nsirim, President, Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF) has promised that the current board will reorganize the sport in line with the International best practice module. Prince Nsirim averred that the last forty five years have not been good for Judo, but promised that Judo will take a new turn in the coming years.The President also described Winnie Gofit as the shining light of Nigeria Judo after she bagged a Gold Medal in the 70kg female category at a recent African Judo Invitational. “Gofit has been consistent in the last two years or thereabout and she has done us proud every time she steps on the mat. She is the shining light of Nigerian Judo and we hope she will be an inspiration to the younger generation of judokas”.Winnie Gofit of the Nigeria Army had earlier in the year represented Nigeria at the World Judo Championships at Budapest, Hungary before winning Gold at the Africa Judo Open in Senegal. She is currently ranked 79th Worldwide in her weight category for women.RelatedNJF: Prince Nsirim Calls For Calm As Port Harcourt Set To Host National ChampionshipMarch 31, 2018In “Africa””Aside Football, Sports Is Not Working In Nigeria” – NJF President (AUDIO)June 27, 2020In “Sports”Edo State Host Final Judo Trials Ahead of All Africa GamesJune 28, 2019In “Sports”last_img read more

‘Always Sunny’ signed for a record 15th season

first_imgL-R – Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton — Patrick McElhenney/FXX(LOS ANGELES) — FX has renewed It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for a record-breaking 15th season, according to Deadline. The series, which wrapped up its 14th season in November, had already tied the very different  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet for longest-running live-action comedy series by seasons. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creators Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day star in the comedy, along with Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito.McElhenney told ABC Audio about the longevity of the series. “We always believed in the show. We always loved making the show. And I think that’s the key. I think when people ask about the success of Sunny, I think that the most important thing, as I think about it over the 14 years, is that we all love each other, truly, and that we’re having fun making the show.”He adds, “People talk about this in terms of TV shows and movies all the time. ‘You were family.’ But we are literally a family. We’re all married to one another.” McElhenney’s married to his co-star, Kaitlin Olson,  Day is married to featured Sunny player Mary Elizabeth Ellis, and Howerton met his wife, Jill Latiano, after she appeared on an episode.Co-producer Megan Ganz adds with a laugh, “Someday the kids will be on the show. Season 25, guys.” McElhenney adds, “That’ll be spin off, as our children become the stars of the show.”Rob says, “When you make a show about people who are such sociopaths, essentially, and almost cartoonishly evil, in terms of comedy, the only way it works is that it’s clear the human behinds behind it are not, right?” said McElhenney, addressing the secret of show’s staying power. “It’s clear that we’re having fun…”By George Costantino and Stephen IervolinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more