Org links – Best Toplink http://besttoplink.info/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 21:46:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://besttoplink.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Org links – Best Toplink http://besttoplink.info/ 32 32 Division III Championship Handbooks and Declaration Forms Now Available https://besttoplink.info/division-iii-championship-handbooks-and-declaration-forms-now-available/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 20:49:25 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/division-iii-championship-handbooks-and-declaration-forms-now-available/ Division III Championship Handbooks and Declaration Forms Now Available 09/19/2022 10:39:11 Danbury, Connecticut – All registration materials for the ECAC Division III Team Championships are now available at the links below. Institutions seeking information on the policy of football, field hockey, women’s volleyball or soccer championships can access the […]]]>

Division III Championship Handbooks and Declaration Forms Now Available





Danbury, Connecticut – All registration materials for the ECAC Division III Team Championships are now available at the links below. Institutions seeking information on the policy of football, field hockey, women’s volleyball or soccer championships can access the corresponding manuals for each championship. Institutions wishing to declare themselves for a championship must complete a declaration form.

Championship links:
DIII Field Hockey Championship
DIII Women’s Football Championship
DIII Men’s Football Championship
DIII Volleyball Championship
DIII Soccer Ball Sets

If you or your institution have any questions regarding the Tag Team Championships, please email Dylan Clark at dclark@ecac.org.

ABOUT ECAC
The ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) is an eighty-four year old organization with over 200 member schools in all three NCAA Divisions – I, II and III. ECAC exists to enhance the experience of student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics and provides great value to universities and colleges by sponsoring championships, leagues, bowling, tournaments and other competitions in all of the Northeast. The ECAC esports platform is growing to include over sixty colleges and universities and expanding the conference’s geographical footprint nationwide. The ECAC also sponsors competitions and leagues involving other college and club sports that do not fall under the jurisdiction of the NCAA.

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Stay informed of the latest news, championships and more by connecting with the ECAC on Facebook (ECACSports), Twitter (@ECACSports) and Instagram (@ECACSports).

 

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Presale Token Flasko (FLSK) Surges Over 80%, While Chainlink (LINK) and Flow (FLOW) Fall https://besttoplink.info/presale-token-flasko-flsk-surges-over-80-while-chainlink-link-and-flow-flow-fall/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 07:37:06 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/presale-token-flasko-flsk-surges-over-80-while-chainlink-link-and-flow-flow-fall/ VSCryptocurrencies are now widely seen as a great opportunity to make a lot of money and solve the problem of slow transactions in the world. Many investors, especially institutional clients, put some of their money into cryptocurrencies. One of the significant benefits of using certain cryptocurrencies in your wallet is that they can help you […]]]>

VSCryptocurrencies are now widely seen as a great opportunity to make a lot of money and solve the problem of slow transactions in the world. Many investors, especially institutional clients, put some of their money into cryptocurrencies. One of the significant benefits of using certain cryptocurrencies in your wallet is that they can help you resist inflation.

Previous token price spikes have made many investors very wealthy overnight. The success of a token is determined by its user-friendliness and a well-thought-out concept. To help you make a better investment, let’s learn more about the features and execution plans of these three tokens: Chainlink (LINK), Flow (FLOW), and the new Flasko crypto (FLSK).

On the Ethereum blockchain, Chainlink (LINK) is a decentralized, open-source network of nodes that connects information and data from other blockchain systems to on-chain smart contracts. Chainlink (LINK) acts as a bridge between on-chain and off-chain systems.

Chainlink (LINK) is a decentralized, crypto-based “blockchain middleware” that promises to simplify access to the many inputs and outputs required by complex smart contracts, which run on multiple blockchains. Chainlink (LINK) also wants to improve the capabilities of smart contracts by allowing them to use dynamic data inputs from various sources.

Flow (Flow) shows a downward trend in recent months

The native cryptocurrency known as FLOW Token powers the highly scalable Flow (Flow) blockchain network. Flow (Flow) is designed for games, and high-performance applications and developers will be able to deploy smart contracts. The Flow (Flow) Token is used to pay for network usage and reward developers. Flow (Flow) had an exceptional price surge before its current collapse. Flow (Flow) investors have seen a downward trend in recent months. The flow was down 30.18% last month, 89.26% the year before and -78.64% from its all-time high.

Flasko (FLSK) shows an upward trend

Investors in Flasko (FLSK) can actively participate in NFTs of rare whiskeys, fine wines and premium champagnes via the Flasko platform, which is constantly increasing.

Flasko has started the first pre-sale phase, with over 20 million tokens sold in the first 60 seconds. Flasko is quickly building a reputation within the cryptocurrency community with its unique and straightforward approach. Flasko investors will benefit from lifetime trading cost savings, and leading crypto experts believe it will be the best investment of 2022, with 2,500% growth by the end of the year.

The platform intends to create a substantial market for expensive and rare whiskeys, champagnes and wines. This coin, expected to be one of the top 10 crypto assets, has the potential to become the next big thing. You can participate in the presale by clicking on the links below. We have researched Flasko and believe it to be a secure and exceptional cryptocurrency investment.

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US Government Announces $5 Million Grant to Help African Development Bank Tackle Methane Emissions | African development bank https://besttoplink.info/us-government-announces-5-million-grant-to-help-african-development-bank-tackle-methane-emissions-african-development-bank/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 14:19:41 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/us-government-announces-5-million-grant-to-help-african-development-bank-tackle-methane-emissions-african-development-bank/ The United States government has announced that it will provide a $5 million grant to the African Development Bank to support efforts to reduce methane emissions across Africa. Methane accounts for about half of the net increase in global average temperature since pre-industrial times. The grant, subject to the completion of US domestic procedures and […]]]>

The United States government has announced that it will provide a $5 million grant to the African Development Bank to support efforts to reduce methane emissions across Africa. Methane accounts for about half of the net increase in global average temperature since pre-industrial times.

The grant, subject to the completion of US domestic procedures and approvals, will go to the Multi-Donor Africa Climate Change Fund, which is managed by the African Development Bank. The Fund supports a wide range of activities covering climate resilience and low-carbon growth.

The US Presidential Special Envoy for the Climate, John Kerry, made the announcement during a breakfast organized on the sidelines of the 18e African Ministerial Conference on the Environment in Dakar.

He said: “More than 25 countries across the continent have joined the Global Methane Pledge, a resounding level of support for the importance of methane to keep 1.5 degrees within reach.”

“I am very pleased that the African Development Bank is responding to the increased global attention to methane emissions and plans to focus more on methane reduction in the years to come,” Kerry added.

Additional funding has also been pledged by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the Global Methane Hub to tackle methane emissions in African countries. The Global Methane Hub will contribute $5 million over the next three years. The Hub funds methane mitigation efforts. The Coalition, a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses and research institutions, will provide $1.2 million.

The Global Methane Commitment, launched at COP26, aims to reduce methane emissions by at least 30% below 2020 levels over the next seven years.

Welcoming the contributions, the African Development Bank’s Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, Kevin Kariuki, said the Bank plans to create activities within the ACCF to support methane reduction.

“With the support of the U.S. government and other donors and non-state actors, we intend to create a dedicated pillar of activities within our Africa Climate Change Fund to support methane reduction, including by working with countries to include methane in their Nationally Defined Contributions and develop pipelines of methane reduction projects for new investments,” Kariuki said.

The African Development Bank will release a methane baseline report covering methane emissions from the waste and energy sector across Africa at the upcoming COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

“It will provide an excellent basis to focus more on methane emissions,” Kariuki said.

The African Development Bank Africa Economic Outlook 2022 projects that Africa will need up to $1.6 trillion between 2020 and 2030 to implement its climate action commitments and NDCs.

The African Development Bank has pledged to mobilize $25 billion for climate finance by 2025; more than 50% of this funding will be allocated to adaptation projects.

The five-day recovery 18e Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment in Dakar, ends on Friday 16e of September. Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme, it provides a forum for African environment ministers to propose policy guidance that will help strengthen Africa’s voice at COP27.

Context of the African Climate Change Fund

The African Climate Change Fund (ACCF) was established in April 2014 to help African countries build resilience to the negative impacts of climate change and transition to sustainable low-carbon growth. It was designed as a bilateral trust fund with an initial untied contribution of €4,725,000 from Germany for an initial period of three years, with the aim of transitioning to a multi-donor trust fund as soon as at least one new donor was ready. join. The FCCA converted into a multi-donor trust fund in March 2017 for a period of five years initially expiring in March 2022 with contributions from Italy, the Flemish region of Belgium, Canada and Quebec. The duration of the Africa Climate Change Fund was recently extended by five years to 2027 and the African Development Bank has expanded its scope to meet the objectives of the Glasgow Climate Pact, which include among others the Global Commitment on Methane.

The ACCF is hosted and managed by the African Development Bank and complements other Bank trust funds with a scope broad enough to cover various types of activities related to climate resilient and low carbon growth.

Remarks by Kevin Kariuki

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GOP Gen-Z candidate wins New Hampshire primary: NPR https://besttoplink.info/gop-gen-z-candidate-wins-new-hampshire-primary-npr/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 04:03:17 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/gop-gen-z-candidate-wins-new-hampshire-primary-npr/ Karoline Leavitt takes part in a debate in Henniker, NH, days before the primary. Mary Schwalm/AP hide caption toggle caption Mary Schwalm/AP Karoline Leavitt takes part in a debate in Henniker, NH, days before the primary. Mary Schwalm/AP Former Trump press secretary Karoline Leavitt has won the Republican primary in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, […]]]>

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Former Trump press secretary Karoline Leavitt has won the Republican primary in New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, according to a race call from The Associated Press.

Leavitt, 25, is only the second Gen Z to win a House primary and the first Republican. The 2022 midterm season is the first time senior Gen Zers are eligible to run for the United States House of Representatives, where 25 is the minimum age to sit.

Leavitt will now face incumbent Democrat Chris Pappas, 42, to represent the district — a coin flip seat Republicans hope to flip as part of their goal to win back a majority of House seats.

“They said I was too young, that we could never raise the funds to run, and that we could never beat a former Republican candidate,” Leavitt said in his victory speech Tuesday night.

“Over the past year, we’ve been overwhelmed but we haven’t been overwhelmed,” she exclaimed. “Certainly not!”

Leavitt beat former Trump State Department official Matt Mowers, 33, who ran for the seat in 2020 and lost to Pappas by five percentage points.

Mowers released a statement pledging to “never stop fighting” for middle-class families.

Although Mowers narrowly led in the polls against Leavitt ahead of the primary, the latest University of New Hampshire survey added uncertainty, finding nearly a quarter of respondents still undecided just two weeks out. elections.

Both candidates also ran with similar platforms, portraying themselves as staunch conservatives and political outsiders — while simultaneously promoting their working time in the Trump administration.

Where they differ is over the outcome of the 2020 election – Leavitt openly trumpeted the former president’s lie that he won, while Mowers did not directly respond to it.

Trump did not endorse a candidate in the primary race, but the game divided support among Republican leaders in Congress.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the two highest-ranking House Republicans, supported the mowers. While New York Rep. Elise Stefanik — third in the standings — backed Leavitt, who previously served as her spokeswoman in Congress.

Leavitt’s connection to Stefanik goes back in part to her historic congressional debut, when the New York congresswoman made history in 2014 as the youngest woman ever elected to the House when she took office.

“[Stefanik] was one of the few people, frankly, in Washington who believed in me to do this,” Leavitt told NPR in an interview earlier this summer.

“I know Elise received the same condemnation when she wanted to come forward, so she really believed in me and believed that I had what it took,” she added.

Throughout his campaign, Leavitt has presented his youth as an asset rather than a deterrent — arguing that younger voters need to hear more conservative voices — even though the majority of those voters lean toward Democratic candidates.

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“It’s a very one-sided culture that we live in,” Leavitt told NPR, “How do we break that mold? It’s by electing young people to positions that can resonate with those voters, have a platform at the national level, which can show them ideas, policies, values ​​that they do not hear elsewhere.”

But for Mowers, who is 33 and would easily be considered a younger member of Congress, in this race Leavitt is nearly a decade younger, putting generational differences in the political spotlight.

Leavitt’s victory comes less than a month after Democratic candidate Maxwell Frost made history as the first Gen Z to win a congressional primary.

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New names are coming to five subway stations – Greater Greater Washington https://besttoplink.info/new-names-are-coming-to-five-subway-stations-greater-greater-washington/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 13:44:27 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/new-names-are-coming-to-five-subway-stations-greater-greater-washington/ College Park Subway Pylon in the rain in 2020. One of the newly named stations, Hyattsville Crossing, is the next station entering College Park on the Green and Yellow Line by Rich Renomeron under a Creative Commons license. Family of DC kid hit by driver sues driver and school The family of a nine-year-old boy […]]]>

College Park Subway Pylon in the rain in 2020. One of the newly named stations, Hyattsville Crossing, is the next station entering College Park on the Green and Yellow Line by Rich Renomeron under a Creative Commons license.

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Abbi Jacobson performs Not My Job on “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” : NPR https://besttoplink.info/abbi-jacobson-performs-not-my-job-on-wait-wait-dont-tell-me-npr/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 13:34:47 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/abbi-jacobson-performs-not-my-job-on-wait-wait-dont-tell-me-npr/ This week’s show was taped at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago, with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorer Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Abbi Jacobson and panelists Luke Burbank, Faith Salie and Paula Poundstone . Click on the audio link above to listen to the entire show. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Prime Video […]]]>

This week’s show was taped at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago, with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorer Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Abbi Jacobson and panelists Luke Burbank, Faith Salie and Paula Poundstone . Click on the audio link above to listen to the entire show.

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Abbi Jacobson on stage in Los Angeles.

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Who is Bill this time
The Crown Final; Don’t spit baby; A body for business

Questions from the panel
Hyperactive mice

Bluff the listener
Our panelists read three stories of artists who are not struggling, only one of which is true.

It’s not my job: A league apart’s Abbi Jacobson answers three questions about the XFL
Abbi Jacobson fell in love with A league apart as a child, so she jumped at the chance to help create a reboot for Amazon after her own show, Big city, ended. But can she answer our three questions about another league of her own? Specifically, the XFL.

Questions from the panel
Where does the delivery drone end; Lawn Mower Unleashed

Limerick
Bill Kurtis reads three topical limericks: What’s the Deal With Models; Today’s children act old; Meow of Babel

Lightning fills the void
All the news we couldn’t put anywhere else.

Predictions
Our panelists predict, after abs for CEOs, what will be the next status symbol for billionaires.

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Bank transfer is bumpy for some new M&T Bank customers https://besttoplink.info/bank-transfer-is-bumpy-for-some-new-mt-bank-customers/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:46:01 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/bank-transfer-is-bumpy-for-some-new-mt-bank-customers/ The People’s United Bank branch in Williston in July 2021. Some former People’s United Bank customers had a bumpy ride this week – including error messages that their bank accounts did not exist – after the bank’s new owners moved their accounts online. File photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger Some former People’s United Bank customers had […]]]>
The People’s United Bank branch in Williston in July 2021. Some former People’s United Bank customers had a bumpy ride this week – including error messages that their bank accounts did not exist – after the bank’s new owners moved their accounts online. File photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

Some former People’s United Bank customers had a bumpy ride this week – including error messages saying their bank accounts didn’t exist – after the bank’s new owners moved their accounts online.

M&T Bank, which acquired People’s in April, moved the accounts into a combined banking system over Labor Day weekend, according to Michael Keegan, head of community banking for M&T Bank.

Keegan said Wednesday that 40% of new customers were able to “successfully log in and activate their accounts,” which he called “very strong.” The percentage had jumped to 50% on Thursday. The other half of customers are those who don’t use online banking or haven’t tried to log in.

He declined to disclose the bank’s total number of customers as well as the number of people who encountered problems during the transition.

But on social media and in interviews with VTDigger, some Vermont customers described alarming error messages and issues, coupled with long wait times to reach M&T customer service.

“It’s just a colossal nuisance, especially after they’ve gone to such lengths to cover all the bases,” said Georgianne Mora, freelance graphic designer and technical writer at South Londonderry.

In an interview on Wednesday afternoon, Mora said she had been unable to access her bank account for more than a day – which is essential as a freelancer to check that payments are coming in. She tried to log into her bank account through the M&T website on Tuesday morning, but received a message that her information did not match their records.

She called Wednesday and waited on the phone for more than an hour, she said. A message on M&T’s website says the company is experiencing “unusually high call volumes”.

Kelley Reed, director of regulatory and consumer affairs at the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, said the department has also received complaints about the merger. M&T, an FDIC-insured bank regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services, now has 38 branches in Vermont.

But because the department only regulates state-chartered banks headquartered in Vermont, it directs M&T customers to the Federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the New York office.

Keegan said the transition will continue for a week or two, but the bank will still allow customers to use their existing People’s United cards until September 20.

Mora said that although M&T sent out a “mountain” of documents over the past three months outlining what would happen during the transition, she doesn’t think the company was actually prepared for it.

She has since contacted a customer service representative who helped her access her accounts.

Other customers, like Elizabeth Kruska, a Woodstock lawyer, said the only way to confirm their bank accounts were still there was to go to an M&T Bank ATM.

Kruska said she hasn’t been able to log into her accounts since the M&T transition. M&T’s online system did not recognize his social security number, date of birth, or even the number of the debit card that was sent to him two weeks ago.

Once she contacted a customer service representative on Wednesday, they told her to try logging back into her account later that day, which failed. She was put on hold for an hour on Thursday morning before she had to go to work.

Kyle Tansley, who lives in Burlington and works in the marketing department of a cybersecurity firm, said he was already planning to close his People’s United savings account due to earlier frustrations with the bank’s mobile app and its savings and borrowing rates.

On Tuesday, Tansley said he initially managed to link his new account with online bank Ally to his M&T account. However, an error message appeared and his account was unlinked when he tried to transfer money to Ally’s account.

He was eventually helped by customer service, but he said the funds transfer had been problematic, limiting it to $10 on one attempt and $900 on another — well below his daily maximum of $2,000.

Frustration exhausts him. “It becomes difficult to distinguish between incompetence or similar service disruptions and the crafting of malicious policies intended to force customers to stay with a bank,” Tansley said.

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Netflix bans gambling and cryptocurrency ads in new business plan https://besttoplink.info/netflix-bans-gambling-and-cryptocurrency-ads-in-new-business-plan/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 21:11:21 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/netflix-bans-gambling-and-cryptocurrency-ads-in-new-business-plan/ Posted on: September 6, 2022, 10:56 a.m. Last update on: September 6, 2022, 04:05h. To stem its financial haemorrhage, Netflix is ​​preparing a new business model that includes advertisements. But when the streaming platform introduces its new ad-supported tier, it likely won’t have any gaming, political, or cryptocurrency ads. netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings […]]]>

Posted on: September 6, 2022, 10:56 a.m.

Last update on: September 6, 2022, 04:05h.

To stem its financial haemorrhage, Netflix is ​​preparing a new business model that includes advertisements. But when the streaming platform introduces its new ad-supported tier, it likely won’t have any gaming, political, or cryptocurrency ads.

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netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings promoting his company. The company is introducing a new ad-supported tier, but says it won’t include gaming or cryptocurrency ads. (Image: Getty Images)

The introduction of the ad-supported tier is a means to an end. Netflix is ​​looking for ways to attract new customers, hoping offering a lower priced package will help. Initial reports indicate that the new tier will cost around $7-9 per month. Those who don’t want ads will have to keep paying more.

The decision to exclude certain types of advertisements is not due to an altruistic or moral reason. Instead, it’s because these industries face more regulatory ambiguity than others.

The scheduled launch date for Netflix’The ad-supported model was originally slated for release in early 2023. However, it has evolved to compete Disney+. The latter will launch its own ad-supported plan on December 8.

New netflix The subscription plan will be available from November 1 in various countries including Australia, US, Canada, UK, Germany and France. netflix stagger deployments. But the platform that once boasted of being completely ad-free will no longer exist.

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Other companies have also canceled these political and gaming ads due to lack of regulation. Facebook banned sports betting and crypto ads before allowing them in certain regions for the past two years.

In 2019, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, lifted the ban on sports betting ads in certain jurisdictions, such as the United States. Two years later, it began allowing cryptocurrency-related advertisements, allowing exchanges and wallet providers to promote their services on the search engine.

This move did not always go well. Last month, Italy fined Google 1.45 million euros ($1.47 million) after showing gambling ads on YouTube. This was after the company reportedly reinstated a ban on the content.

Due to differing views on certain types of ads, Netflix will take a hands-off approach in certain industries. Even with the ad-supported tier, the platform is said to be flexible. It would consider not including commercials in its original content or during some children’s shows.

Subscriptions down, revenue up

Advertising is one of the biggest money makers and how many streaming platforms make money. However, Netflix has tried for years to avoid going the ad-supported route. Co-founder, chairman and CEO Reed Hastings bragged about Netflix’s ad-free stance two years ago.

He claimed it was the “best capitalism”, adding that making money from advertising is hard work.

But as recently as January, he repeated the company’s opposition to the ads. In March, his position began to change. Hastings then claimed in April that an ad-supported tier made sense because it gave consumers options.

During the first quarter of the year, the company lost 200,000 subscribers. It again lost 970K in the second quarter. But declining subscribers didn’t significantly reduce its revenue, despite having no ad-supported tier or ads. Company data compiled by Macrotrends shows annual revenue of $20.15 billion in 2019, a 27% increase from the previous year. Last year it was $29.69 billion.

In the second quarter of this year, Netflix’s revenue was $7.97 billion, an increase of 8.56% year-on-year. The company is therefore still in the right direction. His net income also increased. From 2018 to 2019, it jumped 54%. From 2019 to 2020, it exploded by 85.58%.

Netflix continues to make money, posting a net profit of $1.44 billion for the second quarter. This is an increase of 6.5% over last year.

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Iranian authorities arrest 12 Baha’i members in ongoing crackdown on faith https://besttoplink.info/iranian-authorities-arrest-12-bahai-members-in-ongoing-crackdown-on-faith/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 17:47:12 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/iranian-authorities-arrest-12-bahai-members-in-ongoing-crackdown-on-faith/ Iran has stepped up action against Baha’i citizens, arresting 12 believers accused by Tehran of being ‘heretics’ and having ties to Israel in an ongoing crackdown that has been condemned by rights groups Iranian and global. Iranian state media said on September 4 that the arrests took place in different towns in Mazandaran province, the […]]]>

Iran has stepped up action against Baha’i citizens, arresting 12 believers accused by Tehran of being ‘heretics’ and having ties to Israel in an ongoing crackdown that has been condemned by rights groups Iranian and global.

Iranian state media said on September 4 that the arrests took place in different towns in Mazandaran province, the same region where 14 members of Iran’s largest non-Muslim religious minority were arrested on August 31.

Baha’is – who number 300,000 in Iran and have around 5 million followers worldwide – say they are systematically persecuted in Iran, where their faith is not officially recognized in the constitution.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has repeatedly called the Baha’i Faith a sect and, in a religious fatwa issued in 2018, banned all contact, including business dealings, with followers of religion.

Since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, hundreds of Baha’is have been arrested and imprisoned for their beliefs. At least 200 were executed or were arrested and never heard from again.

The members have rejected the allegations of the Iranian authorities and say that the members in Iran are determined to work for the good of the country.

In an interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Farda, Simin Fahandej, spokesperson for the global Baha’i community in Geneva, said that the Iranian government was increasing pressure on Baha’is, especially
the issuance of heavy prison sentences against them, as part of a “new wave of persecution”.

Shia Islam is the state religion in Iran, but the government recognizes minority religions including Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism, but not Bahaism.

Based on reports from Radio Farda of RFE/RL and AFP
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Heat Waves, Wildfires and Floods: How Climate Change Affects Mental Health: Maps https://besttoplink.info/heat-waves-wildfires-and-floods-how-climate-change-affects-mental-health-maps/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 09:02:15 +0000 https://besttoplink.info/heat-waves-wildfires-and-floods-how-climate-change-affects-mental-health-maps/ A heat wave suffocates much of the western region, including Los Angeles. Worrying weather patterns like this can contribute to climate stress. Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images A heat wave suffocates much of the western region, including Los Angeles. Worrying weather patterns like this can contribute […]]]>

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Climate change has brought more intense wildfires, heat waves, floods and hurricanes, extended allergy seasons and inflicted other forms of tangible damage. But an often-overlooked consequence—deserving urgent attention and creative problem-solving—is worsening mental health.

The COVID pandemic has been a time of tremendous suffering. According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of depression and anxiety increased by 25% worldwide in the first year of the pandemic. We are bruised and vulnerable, struggling to recover after two and a half tumultuous years.

But daily reminders of global warming, including extreme heat, water rationing and parched landscapes, threaten to make the situation worse, and we have no medicine or vaccines to save us.

Climate change has direct effects on mood

The heat itself is associated with mental illness. Mood disorders, anxiety and aggressive behavior have been linked to higher temperatures. A 2019 study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that violent crime in Los Angeles increased 5.7% on days with temperatures above 85 F compared to cooler days.

The authors of a 2018 study published in the journal Nature predicted that warmer temperatures could lead to up to 40,000 additional suicides in the United States and Mexico by 2050.

“There is a direct link, and mental health and psychosocial well-being will decline as pressures from climate change increase,” said Kerry Wangen, a psychiatrist in private practice in Southern California.

People facing climate-related natural disasters often struggle with mental health issues. Hurricanes and wildfires cause short-term death and property destruction. But they also contribute to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts.

Droughts can disrupt food and water supplies and lead to loss of livelihoods, which can plunge entire families and communities into poverty, a risk factor for mental illness. According to a Washington Post analysis, more than 40% of Americans live in a county that experienced an extreme weather event in 2021.

Climate change is also displacing people as parts of the globe become uninhabitable due to sea level rise, drought and other weather events. The result is more conflict and stress, which increases the risk of mental health problems.

Struggling with overwhelming fears

The existential fear of climate change is a more pervasive concern, even if it is more subtle and less debilitating than mental illnesses triggered by acute events. The fear of global warming leaves many of us feeling hopeless and helpless, dreading what is to come and feeling that it is inevitable.

“Although I’ve never had a patient present primarily for climate-related anxiety, it’s common to find that it’s there alongside other social and societal fears,” said Daniel Hochman, a psychiatrist based in Austin.

A 2020 poll by the American Psychiatric Association found that 67% of Americans are somewhat or extremely worried about the effects of climate change, and 55% are worried about its impact on their mental health.

According to Hochman, climate anxiety — also called “climate distress,” “climate grief” or “eco-anxiety” — can manifest as dysthymia, in which people feel sad about the state of the world and contribute to the anxiety disorder. generalized. major depressive disorder, panic disorder and insomnia.

For children and young adults, aware that they have the most to lose, the climate crisis is a common source of distress. In a global survey, published in The Lancet in December, almost 60% of 16-25 year olds surveyed said they were “very” or “extremely” concerned about climate change. A further 25% admitted to feeling “moderately” worried. More than 45% said climate change had a negative impact on their daily lives.

What can you do about it

During this summer of record heat, efforts to combat climate change have had failures and triumphs. On June 30, the United States Supreme Court undermined the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions. Last week, however, Congress passed legislation that will provide nearly $400 billion in tax credits for clean energy projects aimed at slowing global warming.

As we strive to deal with the palpable effects of climate change, we would do well to follow WHO recommendations to include mental health and psychosocial support. We also need to increase funding for mental health and climate change mitigation.

Bob Doppelt, coordinator of the International Transformational Resilience Coalition and author of the forthcoming book Preventing and Healing Climate Trauma: A Guide to Building Resilience and Hope in Communitieslaments the inadequacies of our “crisis and disease-focused” mental health, social services and disaster response systems.

To address the “climate mega-emergency,” he calls for a public health approach to preventing and healing trauma and is working on federal legislation to support community mental health and resilience.

For those, like me, who often look at the weather forecast with a sense of doom, Wangen recommends channeling our worry into positive change. Here are some ideas:

1) Get involved locally

“Find ways to do something, no matter how small, to have an impact locally and/or on a larger scale,” Wangen said. Increase stress-reduction practices, such as meditation and prayer, and focus “on the present to keep perspective in the here and now where change can be made and life can be lived.”

2) Focus on small signs of progress

Doppelt encourages people to “engage with an existing neighborhood or community coalition or join with friends and colleagues to form a new one that builds mental wellness capacity for the whole population. and transformational resilience in the face of accumulating adversities”. Small signs of progress, he said, help create a sense of hope.

3) Join the conversation

Other innovative strategies to combat personal eco-anxiety include attending a climate cafe, which encourages climate conversations and political engagement. The Good Grievance Network is another option that seeks to build resilience and encourage meaningful action.

4) Keep things in perspective

Hochman also reminds us to take a step back. Compared to 30 years ago, extreme poverty and famine are less, he points out. Before the pandemic, life expectancy was at an all-time high. Energy and drinking water are more accessible.

“Despite climate change, this is by far the safest and best time to live,” he said.

This story was produced by Public Health Watch.

Lisa Doggett, an Austin physician and senior medical director for HGS AxisPoint Health, is a columnist for Public health monitoring, a non-profit investigative news organization. The opinions expressed in his column do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of HGS AxisPoint Health or Public Health Watch.

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