Electric sub-meter market to exhibit 6% CAGR through 2030

first_imgRead more on:Metering The electric sub-meter market is anticipated to close in on $13 billion by 2030, with rapid resurgence expected post-COVID-19 pandemic. Governments in several countries are launching initiatives for rural electrification and installation of digital sub-meters. Increasing consumer inclination towards smart sub-meters, owing to surging use of Internet of Technology (IoT), is anticipated to bolster market growth. Regional players in the electric sub-meter market are working towards innovating their product portfolios and reducing operational costs to provide products at lower prices. Generation Electric sub-meter market: Competitive landscape TAGSSmart Meters Previous articleDraft regulations: New electricity order on the cards for South AfricaNext articleCOVID-proofing early-stage clean energy companies Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. Conventional sub-meter manufacturers are merging with global technology providers and key market players, considering increasing traction towards smart sub-meters. Smart sub-meters help reduce electrical leakages and power cuts, and provide accurate consumption data to customers. This is according to a new report published by Future Market Insights, which indicates that the global value of the electric sub-meter market was $9.7 billion in 2019, and is projected to follow a stable growth curve during the forecast period of 2020-2030. BRICS The COVID-19 pandemic has put a majority of manufacturing and the supply chain of electric sub-meters on hold. As the number of infected individuals is increasing, industrial trade activities are expected to plunge significantly on a global scale, affecting the production and demand for electric sub-meters. In the current market scenario, prominent manufacturers are focusing on R&D activities for developing smart sub-meters in order to cater to several applications. Post containment of COVID-19 and lifting of lockdowns in developed regions, the global population would continue to follow social distancing protocols. Sales of electric sub-meters and new projects related to the deployment of smart sub-meters in South East Asian countries will then pick pace. Finance and Policy The global electric sub-meter market is fairly fragmented, with the presence of global as well as regional manufacturers. Market competition is anticipated to intensify due to strategic mergers and acquisitions by global market players to reinforce their business presence across continents. Governments in countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam are walking the extra mile to enable proper electrification across their nations, and, as such, intensifying the competitive ratio in the market. Players active in the electrical sub-meter market covered in this research study are ABB, OSAKI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., Schneider Electric, Honeywell International, Landis+Gyr, General Electric, Itron Inc., Siemens AG, Xylem Inc., and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter These key participants are looking to expand their footprints by acquiring regional manufacturers in the electrical sub-meter market.   Featured image: Stock RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Manufacturers in emerging markets such as India and ASEAN countries are entering into supply agreements through tenders and new orders. Replacement of conventional electric sub-meters with novel smart sub-meters is expected to remain the key growth driver of the electric sub-meter market. In addition, manufactures are investing heavily in R&D activities in order to provide tech-driven smart electric sub-meters at comparatively lower prices, without compromising on quality,” states the Electric Sub-meter Market report. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Key takeaways: Electric sub-meter market study Given noteworthy growth of the market in China, the East Asia region is projected to have a significant share in the global electric sub-meter market from 2020 to 2030. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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NTE Solutions names Medford as senior director

first_img Facebook Twitter By chloecox – 4.3.2014 No posts to display RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale NTE Solutions named Jim Medford as the company’s senior director. Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine Facebook Linkedin TAGSEDF Linkedin Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants Previous articleSafety inspections begin at Japan nuclear power plantNext articleAlstom to build 740-MW gas-fired power plant in Iraq chloecox NTE Solutions provides energy and infrastructure services across the U.S. and internationally. Twitter Medford will head up the company’s nuclear services division, which provides the nuclear industry with access to professionals with extensive backgrounds in plant management, operations, and leadership development. He previously served in leadership, engineering and business development roles with Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and Areva. NTE Solutions names Medford as senior director Nuclearlast_img read more

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FEI Scraps Elimination Plans for 16-Faulters

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Plans to give FEI jumping shows the discretion to eliminate horses as soon as they incur 16 penalties in any round have been scrapped, following complaints that the system could be abused by organizers.The FEI jumping committee hoped to create a new rule allowing the cut-off score to be applied in “any given competition,” providing this is clearly stipulated in the schedule. Riders would have to stop as soon as the bell is rung, but could complete a combination they had already commenced, or jump one single obstacle before leaving the arena.Canada was the only national federation to actively support the proposal, though USEF felt it was not necessary: “It has the potential to create a negative habit for a horse if it understands that it stops jumping after having several faults. There are times when it may be beneficial for a horse to complete the course. While we understand that this is not the norm, we do not believe it needs to be regulated.”The International Jumping Officials Club FEI did not support it “if the aim is to save time.” They suggested FEI should try to define when a performance is not up to standard, allowing the ground jury to eliminate for horse welfare reasons.The FEI jumping committee explained that the cut-off score was originally discussed as a potential Table A format for the 2020 Olympic Games. The committee has in the meantime decided not to include it for Tokyo or any other competition.last_img read more

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Lecturer: Quantitative Research Methods

first_imgRequired Knowledge and Skills: Responsibilities: Other Qualifications:Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community. To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Teach the online sections of Consumer of Research (3cr), Quantitative Research Foundations (3 cr), Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (3 cr), Applied Quantitative Research Methods (3 cr), and Quantitative Data Analysis (3 cr) for the doctoral program over 12 months. Serve as dissertation advisor to 8-10 doctoral students per year. Serve as faculty representative on assigned doctoral student committees. Meet with doctoral students to advise them on quantitative survey design, data collection, irb submission, and data analysis. Collaborate with the Director of the Doctoral Research and Writing Center to develop quantitative data analysis workshops offered via WebEx. For students conducting quantitative studies, review their research proposal documents prior to presentation to assure coherence of research design. Participate as a member of the doctoral faculty collaborative. Attend doctoral faculty meetings via WebEx. Participate in regularly scheduled research team meetings and scholars’ retreats using WebEx. Doctorate in Education Research, Educational Psychology. Educational Leadership, or other relevant field. Experience teaching quantitative research methods and basic, applied statistics. Experience teaching in a synchronous, online environment. Experience with doctoral dissertation design and completion; Experience and expertise using online course management and interactive systems, particularly Blackboard and WebEx.center_img  JOB QUALIFICATIONSNecessary Education or Work Experience: Edgewood CollegeHuman Resources – LQRM1000 Edgewood College DriveMadison, WI 53711E-mail: [email protected] Opportunity Employer The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, within the Division of Education at Edgewood College announces one full-time faculty position with the possible consideration for a tenure track line.  The Edgewood College Doctoral Program offers a 24-credit superintendent license program, a 30 credit EdD in Higher Education and Leadership Studies, and a 30 credit Doctoral Completion program.Under general direction from the Director of Doctoral Program, the person in this position will be responsible for teaching the research sequence of courses and providing doctoral students consultation in quantitative research. The consultation is intended to confirm student adherence to pre-determined standards for dissertation research. The person in this position is available and responds to doctoral student research needs throughout the advising stage of doctoral studies by providing quality service and follow-up. This position serves as the primary quantitative research faculty for the online and distance learners in the program.  This position does not require daily presence at the physical campus, but does require the employee to work full-time and fulfill all job responsibilities outlined in this description utilizing distance connection technology. Knowledge of statistical analysis tools and their use in quantitative research in education Knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs Knowledge of research requirements for dissertations Knowledge of education research tools (SPSS, mPlus, etc.) and their application to dissertations Proven analytical and investigative skills, particularly related to research data Commitment, energy, and capacity to successfully manage multiple tasks Superior time management and organizational skills; extreme attention to detail Strong oral and written communication skillslast_img read more

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The Disco Biscuits To Welcome Former Drummer Sam Altman At Camp Bisco 2019 Day Set [Video]

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits have announced a very special (and familiar) addition to their lineup for one of their sets at the upcoming Camp Bisco, set to take place from July 18th through 20th at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. For their Saturday daytime set, the band will be augmented by a second drummer: former band member Sam Altman.Related: The Life I Love Is Making Music With My Friends: Marc Brownstein Reflects On Camp Bisco’s Triumphant Journey [Interview]As the band notes in their announcement,The Disco Biscuits and our fans have come to cherish the day set at Camp Bisco. Over the years we’ve done all sorts of special things during the day set, but perhaps none as unique and special as what we are planning this year: The Disco Biscuits will expand to a 5 piece band for one set only, welcoming back original drummer Sam Altman to play alongside Allen! The Professor and the Robot! Together at last! You can watch the video announcing the collaboration below:The Disco Biscuits – Camp Bisco Day Set Lineup Announcement VideoTickets for Camp Bisco 2019 are available now. For more details, or to grab your pass today, head here.last_img read more

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Jens Voigt Gets Custom Chrome Trek, Gear, and More for Farewell Tour

first_imgNo stranger to custom bikes from Trek, Jens’ final design definitely takes the cake. Finished with a Chrome look, the design took Trek’s Project One team over a week to complete. Fighter pilots get kill marks, Jens gets crushed soul marks. Covering the down tube are markings to commemorate all of the times Jens broke away and “got paid to hurt people.” Trek mentions that this is only a “conservative estimate.”The bike also features a colorful top tube graphic that represents Jens’ family, his home, and his career. Those graphics and style carry over into limited edition Bontrager gear including the Velocis helmet and XXX shoes. The Trek Race Shop Limited jersey and shorts bear the message ‘Farewell Fans!’ and ‘One Last Time’ on the back to salute fans as he rides off into the sunset.Along with the special gear, Trek will have Jens Farewell Tour t-shirts available at the Aspen and Vail stages. These are also the stages that will host the Retirement parties. Follow along with the #Farewelljens tour on twitter, facebook, and instagram as well as the Trek Factory Racing website to get all the details. By this point, Jens Voigt is essentially a household name in the world of cycling. Famous for his “shut up legs” and many other sound bites, the tenacious German even inspired a legion of followers under Team JVA. But as they say, all good things must come to an end and the pro peloton will be losing Jens’ charisma at the conclusion of the Colorado US Pro Challenge.To commemorate the occasion and help Jens go out in style, Trek has put together the Jens Voigt Farewell Tour. A combination of special livery, team kit, shirts, and parties at the event, Jens’ final race looks to be a good one.Get all the soul crushing details next…last_img read more

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Future Nutrition and CytoSport join European sports nutrition trade association –…

first_imgThe European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced that leading sports nutrition companies CytoSport UK and Future Nutrition have joined its membership ranks.Future Nutrition, which is based in Ireland, and Cytosport UK join ESSNA’s strong membership of manufacturers, distributors and suppliers. All ESSNA member companies are ‘committed to meeting full regulatory compliance, high safety standards and upholding EU regulations on the content and labelling of sports nutrition products.’These latest new member companies follow Glanbia Performance Nutrition and PhD Nutrition in joining ESSNA in recent weeks.These new members mark a further expansion of ESSNA, as it continues its development into a formal trade association representing many major EU sports nutrition brands. This comes at a crucial time for the sports nutrition category, as the European Commission begins work on a report on the sports nutrition industry. This will either endorse the recent liberalisation of the rules around sports nutrition products or recommend new legislation.Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA, said “We are thrilled that both of these widely respected organisations have decided to join ESSNA. Our growing membership shows the effect our work is having and demonstrates how ESSNA is, now more than ever, seen as the industry’s voice. Engagement with policy-makers under one industry banner has never been more important and ESSNA’s expansion underlines the fact that many brands recognise this.”“We hope that others will follow this example and join our efforts to ensure that companies across Europe are complying with the regulations put in place to ensure the safety of consumers.”Steve Norris, UK General Manager at Cytosport said “We are delighted to have joined ESSNA whose reputation as the voice of the sports nutrition industry is impressive and ever growing. As the leading sports nutrition company in the United States, CytoSport now seeks to develop a significant and credible presence in the UK and EU, and our ESSNA membership is a fundamental part of this.”Siobhan Donnelly, Sales and Marketing Director at Future Nutrition added “Future Nutrition, as part of the J Donohoe Group, has been involved in responsible manufacturing since 1876 and was a founder member of the Irish drinks industry body in 1928. As a high-quality manufacturer of supplements in liquids and powders, we are delighted to become members of ESSNA and to be supporting responsible and regulatory compliant sports supplement production in Europe.“Similarly, we look forward to working with other members from a manufacturing and networking perspective.” The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance is an alliance of European sports nutrition companies that was formed in December 2003.Members of the Alliance include Adams Food Ingredients, Aminolabs, Body Temple UK, Carbery, CLF Distribution, First Milk, Garnell Corporation, Iovate Health Sciences, Mass Nutrition Kostexperten, Maxinutrition, myprotein.co.uk, NSF, Prometeus, Sci-MX Nutrition, Tropicana Health and Fitness, US Nutrition, USN UK, Volac, Weider Germany, NBTY Europe, BodyBuilding.com, Glanbia Performance Nutrition, PhD Nutrition, CytoSport UK and Future Nutrition.Associate members of the Alliance include HFMA (The UK Health Food Manufacturers’ Association), Weider Publishing, Fitnessboutique, LGC, Cambridge Commodities, Healthy Inspirations, The Sales and Marketing Partnership and Affordable Supplements.www.essna.com Relatedlast_img read more

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September 1, 2009 Letters

first_img September 1, 2009 Letters Letters Gay Adoption I want to thank my fellow members of The Florida Bar who wrote such restrained, thoughtful, and dignified letters published in the August 1 News in response to George Metcalfe’s prior advertisement chastising the Family Law Section’s decision to file an amicus brief in support of repealing Florida’s ban on allowing gay individuals to adopt.Every time I sat down to write a response, I found that I could not keep my reply to under 350 words, nor was I having much success in omitting personal attacks. With five out of the six published letters disagreeing with Mr. Metcalfe, my faith continues that hatred and ignorance will not be tolerated in this Bar.W.E. Chip Gaylor VeniceThe issue of adoption is central to our society and deserves open debate. Taking one position does not make an individual “intolerant” or “ignorant.”Such name-calling and hate speech should have no place in this discussion.In regard to the issue of adoption, the question is “what is in the best interests of the child” not the parent adopting and their interests or social agenda.Research repeatedly shows that a child’s development is best served when he/she has daily access to the complementary ways a mother and father parent. The two sexes are different for a reason and such differences lay a firmer foundation for the child to operate in society and better prepare the child to parent themselves when the time comes.It is clearly in the best interest, and I underscore “best” interest, to have the child adopted in a home with a mother and father. Anything less is not offering the child what is our “best” as a society.   September 1, 2009 Letterscenter_img John P. Joseph St. PetersburgIs there not even one gay person in Florida capable of being a good parent?“If the law supposed that,” said Mr. Bumble,. . . “the law is an ass.” (Dickens, Pickwick Papers, [1836-37]).Florida law bans the adoption of children by anyone who is gay. In effect, it says that regardless of ability to be a good parent there can be no adoption. It supposes that not one person in Florida, who happens to be gay, can be a good parent.There is, as it ought to be, only one legitimate state concern in any adoption proceeding. And that is that the child be placed in a safe, loving, and permanent home.Florida’s bizarre “law” was passed more than 30 years ago during the anti-gay hysteria of Anita Bryant’s Save Our Children campaign. The ban on gay adoption was borne out of prejudice, plain and simple. It had no scientific predicate.Yet this application of the prejudicial ban ties the hands of family law judges, who must exclude gay people, no matter how good they might be as prospective parents.Florida stands alone in these United States by absolutely prohibiting the adoption of children by its gay citizens.Every reputable child welfare agency has spoken out against this ban including: the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the National Council of Adoptable Children, the Child Welfare League of America, and the National Association of Social Workers.Polling shows the majority of Floridians believe it is time to deny enforceability to this ridiculous law.A Miami circuit judge recently ruled, rightly and humanely so, that the gay foster parent of these children be given full legal custody of these children that he has nurtured for several years. But in its wisdom, or lack of same, the State of Florida has taken an appeal from that decision.Because it would serve the best interest of these children, the Family Law Section has obtained permission to intervene in that pending appeal on the side of children and against this supposed law.The “expert,” hired by the state to legitimize this supposed law, not only spouted long discredited junk science, he even suggested the state ban Native Americans from adopting because “research” shows they are at a much higher risk of mental illness and substance abuse.We have in Florida approximately 5,000 children in need of permanent, loving homes. Those kids should not be denied judicially well-qualified parents, straight or gay.It is time that this adoption ban be denied enforcement and recognized for what it really is, a “law” that sanctions prejudice and interferes with serving the best interest of the child.Burton Young North Miami Beach Conflict Counsel Every time I hear about the high costs of court-appointed attorneys in conflict cases, I get that old Enron feeling again. There would be plenty of money if the system wasn’t being treated like a cash cow by about 15 attorneys in each circuit.There has arisen the farce of death-qualified conflict lawyers. If you can try a complex car crash, you can try a death penalty case. I have done a score of first-degree murder cases, mostly court-appointed. Nobody got the needle, and I never submitted a bill for more than $3,500. I watch as some poor devil spends three years in the county jail, mostly for the reason that his lawyer can come by once a week and earn $500 dollars.The result of all this paper lawyering is that inspirational genius is suffocated and some guy guilty or not rides the Amtrak Orange Blossom Special in reverse. However, lucky for him, his lawyer followed the conflict cook book. It is an odd system indeed where some kid out of law school working for the public defender does as good a job as the conflict lawyer representing the co-defendant while the P.D. earns $40,000 (a year) and the conflict earns $75,000 for one case.The entire rationale for conflict attorneys arose sometime around the witch trials. Disqualifiying a P.D. because some other P.D. represented the co-defendant for a reefer charge 10 years ago makes as much sense as having a death row with 391 people on it. Both situations cost a lot of money, accomplish nothing, and keep about 500 lawyers riding around in BMWs.Charles B. Tiffany Kissimmee Educating Lawyers I am writing in response to the “Law Schools: Time to Get Practical” article that appeared in the August 1 News. While the symposium members’ concerns are well-taken, the article overlooks that law firms and veteran practitioners must take an interest in their young lawyers.Personal experience has reinforced my belief that no amount of law school clinics or coursework can replace the constructive critique and mentoring of a veteran practitioner or judge. That said, law schools can take steps to make their curriculums more relevant, such as requiring a course in statutory construction and interpretation.The practice of law is a profession. Too often, however, associates are considered transient and fungible, and do not receive necessary mentoring and feedback. Trials are a scarce commodity, particularly at larger law firms, and when they arise, partners tend to hoard the trial work. This is likely due to risk aversion and the scarcity of trials themselves. Associates, who often times did most of the preliminary work, are left out in the cold. This extends frequently to even the most routine motion practice, as well. As any associate at a large firm can attest, when a notice of hearing is received, a nervous and cacophonous scramble often ensues. In that scramble, the associate might work late hours, but is often sidelined at the hearing or trial itself.The bench should also evaluate its role. Judges should consider asking senior lawyers to bring their associate to court if that associate played a key role in researching and drafting a court filing (after all, associates are lawyers). If so, courts should be more willing to question the associate or allow the associate to handle part of the argument. Senior lawyers, facing the prospect that the court might question the associate about a particular matter, will have to better incorporate and prepare their associates. At the same time, the court provides cover for senior lawyers, because they can inform their client that they have no choice but to prepare the associate for court.Ultimately, everyone — not just law schools — should reevaluate how they can contribute to the development of young lawyers.Armando Rosquete MiamiI’m not a fan of the News, but as a member of The Florida Bar, it comes, like it or not.In my 56 years of practice, I’ve seen The Florida Bar go steadily downhill, and if it is ever to recover, law professors need to gear their teaching to the top 10 percent of the students, no matter what color they are. If the schools keep teaching to the lower students, we are going downhill on a greased slide.Daniel J. Le Fevre Winter Park Former Judges I read with interest the Advertising Committee’s recent opinion holding that retired judges can no longer advertise this fact or refer to themselves as “judges” even if it states “former,” as it may confuse the public. Former Supreme Court Justice Charles Wells apparently took issue with this ruling.A number of years ago, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the Bar’s amendment to the rules forbidding attorneys from advertising they’re “juris doctors,” as The Florida Bar thought it would confuse the public into thinking we were “medical doctors.” So I guess if juris doctors can’t tell the public that, then judges shouldn’t be able to either.But I wonder if any of this nonsense is necessary, because if this is true, then the “unintelligent” public, which the Bar continually envisions doesn’t know that President Clinton, Bush, etc., are no longer president of the United States, because they’re still referred to as “president” every night on the news.I don’t think the public is that stupid. It concerns me that the apparent low opinion of the intelligence level of the average citizen held by the Bar may contribute to the low opinion that the public holds toward lawyers. We still use them on juries, so let’s give them some credit for being able to think through the above issues without “us” having to protect them.Larry D. Beltz St. Petersburg ( Editor’s Note: The proposed opinion says a former judge can advertise that he or she formerly was a judge, but cannot refer to him/herself by use of the title “judge.” E.g., a former judge couldn’t refer to him/herself as “Judge Smith, former” or “Judge Smith, retired circuit judge,” but could state truthfully that he or she is a former judge.)last_img read more

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People with low self-esteem tend to seek support in ways that backfire, study finds

first_imgShare on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Pinterest People with low self-esteem are more likely to seek support from an intimate partner in a manner that tends to backfire, according to new research in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.“We were interested in studying social support seeking because a large body of research demonstrates that social support has important consequences for mental, physical, and relational well-being, but only a few studies had previously examined the determinants of how people seek social support,” said study author Brian P. Don of Clackamas Community College.“By drawing on self-esteem to understand the roots of support seeking behavior, this study makes an important advancement in understanding why people are sometimes unsuccessful in their attempts to seek support from intimate partners.”center_img LinkedIn Email The researchers were particularly interested in a phenomenon known as indirect support seeking — meaning sulking, whining, fidgeting, and/or displaying sadness to elicit support. People are believed to engage in this type of indirect communication because they fear being rejected.In two studies, with 176 couples in total, the researchers found that those with lower self-esteem were more likely to engage in indirect support seeking. This type of support seeking was, in turn, associated with a greater chance of a partner responding with criticism, blame, or disapproval.Those with low self-esteem — but not those with high self-esteem — also viewed their partner as less responsive to their needs when they responded negatively to their support seeking.“People with low self-esteem tend to seek support in ways that actually hinder their partner’s ability to provide support, which in turn has detrimental consequences for how support seekers feel about the relationship,” Don told PsyPost. “Theoretically, this occurs because people who are low in self-esteem tend to be wary of social rejection, but this fear of rejection ironically results in behaviors that tend to elicit the very rejection that people who are low in self-esteem fear.”“One caveat is that, although the pattern of findings was consistent across both studies, the results did not fully replicate for all of the paths we tested. Thus, future work should look to continue to replicate these findings,” Don added. “Given that support seeking is a relatively unexplored area, there are many questions still left to be tested, like how the support provider’s self-esteem may play a role in this process.”The study, “Low Self-Esteem Predicts Indirect Support Seeking and Its Relationship Consequences in Intimate Relationships“, was authored by Brian P. Don, Yuthika U. Girme, and Matthew D. Hammond.last_img read more

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Ebola region rocked by more violence as new funds announced

first_imgYesterday the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group, attacked two villages near Beni, killing 12 people who live in the heart of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) ongoing Ebola outbreak.The terrorists killed nine in Eringeti and three in Oicha, according to Reuters. ADF has not publically pledged allegiance to the Islamic state (ISIL), but that hasn’t stopped ISIL from claiming responsibility for the attacks.The violence comes as two major donors announced added funding of response efforts.Series of violenceThe attacks are just the latest in a series of violent offensives launched by militant groups in the DRC’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The provinces are home to more than 1 million displaced persons and dozens of paramilitary and terrorist groups. Throughout the year-long battle against Ebola, violent attacks have shortly been followed by a spike in cases as the attacks temporarily halt disease surveillance and vaccination efforts.The violence has also caused international actors, including the United States and Doctors without Borders, to remove or relocate health workers in the region for security reasons.Today the United Nations’ Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) said groups like the ADF and the Mai-Mai, have created a “deadly environment” for responders, who have been both threatened and killed, UN News reported.”I am concerned with the current situation in Ituri province, where spoilers are seeking to play on ethnic tensions to instigate inter-community violence,” said Leila Zerrougui, the head of MONUSCO, in remarks made at a security meeting earlier today. Attacks by the ADF “continue to exact an intolerable toll on civilians.”World Bank, USAID increase fundingToday the World Bank Group announced an additional $300 million to help scale up response efforts in the DRC.”The communities and health workers on the front line of this outbreak urgently need more support and resources from the international community to prevent this crisis from worsening inside the country and from spreading across borders,” said World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva.According to the World Bank, the money will cover the Ebola-affected health zones in DRC and enable the government, World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, World Food Programme, International Organization for Migration, and other responders to step up the frontline health response.Also today, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $38 million for the outbreak, which includes $15 million directed toward the WHO. USAID has given $136 million to the outbreak since August of 2018.”The DRC has fought and controlled nine other outbreaks of Ebola successfully, with the help of the international community; however, this response has a unique set of obstacles because of the ongoing conflict in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces,” USAID said in a press release.”Continuing insecurity and difficulty in earning community trust are major hurdles. A robust, unified response by the Government of the DRC, the United Nations, other neighboring countries, the United States, and the international community in partnership with local communities is critical to stopping the spread of the disease.”Cases top 2,600According to the latest numbers on the WHO’s online Ebola dashboard, there are 15 newly confirmed cases today, raising outbreak totals to 2,612.For the second day in a row, DRC officials have provided no update on the outbreak, including statistics on the number of deaths, health workers infected, or suspected cases. Earlier this week, Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, the DRC’s health minister, resigned following the DRC president’s decision to move outbreak response management to a government expert committee.See also:Jul 24 Reuters storyJul 24 UN News storyJul 24 World Bank press releaseJul 24 USAID press releaseWHO Ebola dashboardlast_img read more

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