YMCA Camp Glucose to help kids with diabetes

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) – The Mottino family YMCA in Oceanside is helping children with diabetes have some fun this summer.Camp Glucose allows kids with diabetes to experience all the fun of a traditional summer camp setting, with extra emphasis on healthy decisions. Updated: 9:57 PM YMCA Camp Glucose to help kids with diabetes Posted: June 18, 2019 June 18, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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How to Help New Sales Managers Succeed

first_imgThe most successful salespeople are often promoted to sales management. They have demonstrated knowledge of selling, and they have a pattern of success. Yet after a year or two many new sales managers are unsuccessful, and after a relatively short time some burn out and leave the position. Why? [Note: This is the second part of Jim’s analysis of sales manager performance. Click here for part one: ‘Why Your Top Sales Person Might Struggle After a Promotion’] Selling and Managing Have Different Stress Loads Those who thrive and appear eligible for promotion are often socially optimistic high-achievers, who have become adept at letting stress roll off them. Yet some of these optimistic producers crash and burn out under the challenges of management. To find out why, I interviewed my friend, Dr. Joe Arpaia, a psychiatrist who specializes in stress-management. He introduced a way of thinking about what we call “stress” that helped me see the problem in a new light. He said: “For people to understand stress management they must distinguish between stress and strain. This distinction is made in engineering. ‘Stress’ is the load on a structure, and ‘strain’ is the deformation of the structure under the load.“We need to make the same distinction when talking about the stress on a person. Stress refers to the load, or demands, the person is facing. Strain is the body’s response to the load. When we separate stress and strain in this manner we understand how to manage stress more effectively.” I asked if it would be correct to say that a typical successful salesperson experiences stress but deals with it without excessive “strain” because he or she is competent to handle the load. And that when the salesperson is promoted to management, the skill sets that worked before as a lone ranger are often no longer appropriate for managing others. “Exactly,” said Dr. Arpaia. “When the salesperson is promoted, the stress of managing is a different kind of load and the behaviors that used to work no longer do. The new sales manager experiences strain. Ideally the new sales manager would develop effective behaviors to deal with the stress of managing thereby reducing strain. However, if the sales manager is not able to develop new behaviors quickly enough he or she is likely to revert to the behaviors that worked for selling. However, those won’t be effective enough when the sales manager has to sell enough to make goal for the whole team.” Here are several useful techniques that can help newly promoted sales managers:Manage Stress• Introduce new stresses in a stepwise manner so that the new sales manager becomes effective at handling each step before the next is introduced.Reduce Strain• Become skilled at reducing tension, keeping the breath calm and deep.• Use these techniques throughout the day.• Learn to recharge when coasting, like a hybrid car. This increases efficiency.Enhance Effective Learning• Take the time to review successes. Each review strengthens effective learning.• Redo mistakes using virtual rehearsal.Joseph Arpaia, MD, lives and practices in Eugene, OR. He is the co-author of Real Meditation in Minutes a Day. He specializes in helping people deal with stress-related conditions to improve their health and personal effectiveness. Jim Elliott is president of the James G. Elliott Co, Inc., a national advertising sales and consulting company, and a regular contributor to FOLIO:.last_img read more

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A BoseEinstein condensate has been produced in space for the first time

first_imgThe device consisted of a capsule containing a chip holding a group of rubidium-87 atoms, electronics, some lasers and a power source. It was activated once the rocket reached an altitude of 243 km, producing a BEC in just 1.6 seconds. Once the BEC was produced, 110 preprogrammed experiments were carried out in the six minutes it took the rocket to fall back to Earth.The BEC produced by the team was the first ever produced in space and marks the start of a new era in BEC research efforts. An international team of researchers has successfully produced a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in space for the first time. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes creating a small experimental device that was carried on a rocket into space and the experiments that were conducted during its freefall. The payload of the sounding rocket in the integration hall at the European Space and Sounding Rocket Range (Esrange) in Sweden Credit: photo/©: André Wenzlawski, JGU Journal information: Nature Explore further Payload of the sounding rocket and all those involved in the undertaking, among them scientists of the MAIUS-1 project, employees of the German Aerospace Center, and employees of the Esrange rocket launch site Credit: photo/©: Thomas Schleuss, DLR More information: Dennis Becker et al. Space-borne Bose–Einstein condensation for precision interferometry, Nature (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0605-1center_img A Bose-Einstein condensate is a state of matter occurring after gas atoms with very low density are chilled to very near absolute zero and bunch up to form an extremely dense quantum state. Scientists are interested in producing them so that they can test their properties—theory has suggested that they could serve as the basis for highly sensitive sensors. Such super-sensitive sensors could be used to better understand physics phenomena such as gravitational waves. However, producing Bose-Einstein condensates is tricky, because gravity interferes with devices for producing and studying them. The current method involves dropping such devices from towers to allow them to do their work in a zero-gravity environment—but these experiments have just fractions of seconds to operate. Doing these experiments in space would be a much better option due to the microgravity environment.Realizing the potential of a space-based platform for conducting BEC research, the U.S. launched the Cold Atom Laboratory last May, though it is not yet fully functional. In the interim, the researchers with this new effort created a tiny device capable of producing a BEC and conducting a host of experiments on it, which they put aboard a rocket and launched into space. © 2018 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: A Bose-Einstein condensate has been produced in space for the first time (2018, October 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-bose-einstein-condensate-space.html Researchers are creating a spot colder than the vacuum of space inside the International Space Stationlast_img read more

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