NBC:Every day in the United States about 120 people commit suicide. At nearly 45,000 suicides annually, it’s the 10th-leading cause of death in the U.S. and its rate is increasing year by year, national data shows. Healthcare providers have ways to prevent a suicide attempt, but often they don’t know in advance who needs the intervention most.“We’ve been doing this for 50 years, and our ability is still at chance level,” says Jessica Ribeiro, a psychologist and researcher at Florida State University.…So far the results are promising. Using AI, Ribeiro and her colleagues were able to predict whether someone would attempt suicide within the next two years at about 80 percent accuracy, and within the next week at 92 percent accuracy. Their findings were recently reported in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.Read the whole story: NBC
The associations voted on May 22 to authorize a strike over rising healthcare costs. The strike will take place this fall unless an agreement can be reached with the School District. Collective bargaining will reconvene this afternoon, at 4:30pm, at Soldotna High School. In a statement from the associations: Although some bargaining sessions have occurred since the strike vote, we have not gotten a reasonable settlement to bring to the membership for a vote. Many are wondering where we are in regards to striking. This document should highlight where we stand.Strike consultants from the Washington Education Association met with NEA-Alaska staff about best practices during successful strikes.NEA-Alaska has assigned six staff to assist with the successful execution of a strike (a strike coordinator, four zone coordinators, and a communications expert)NEA-Alaska staff met with KPEA and KPESA member zone coordinators to discuss their role in the upcoming strike. There will be two members and one NEA-Alaska staff member assigned to each zone. The four zones will be Seward, Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer.There will be a picket captain meeting scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 29. They will be held in Seward, Homer, and Soldotna simultaneously. We are still looking for some individuals to step up to the plate to be a picket captain at a few sites.The bargaining team met on Tuesday of this week and is hoping to meet again soon.Once the official strike is called, we will legally need to give the district 72 hours before closing schools. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association still remain without a contract after their last bargaining session which took place over the weekend. Contract negotiations are set to reconvene on Tuesday afternoon with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Pegge Erkeneff, Communications Liaison with KPBSD: “The district met with the associations for several hours on Saturday for bargaining. The district has been hopeful that we can come together and reach an agreement. Healthcare is the continued sticking point, and we are hopeful we can reach a tentative agreement. That continues to be the goal on both sides.” Both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association have been in negotiations with the District since February of 2018.
Chelsea made hard work of their FA Cup 3rd round replay against English Championship side Norwich City as they needed penalties to edge past Daniel Farke’s side and book a 4th round spot.Both sides played a 1-1 draw in relegation time and extra time before the Blues won 5-3 on penalties.Last season’s losing finalists took the lead with ten second half minutes gone courtesy Michy Batshuayi but their second tier opponents got the reward for their industrious play after Northern Ireland youngster Jamal Lewis scored on the stroke of fulltime to force extra time.During extra time, the Spanish attacking duo of Pedro and Alvaro Morata were sent off for two yellow cards within the space of few minutes.The hosts thereafter secured a 5-3 win over the Canaries as Portuguese international striker Nelson Oliviera had his penalty saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero.Chelsea will welcome back former manager Rafael Benitez and his Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge for their 4th round scheduled for next weekend.Premier League’s bottom club Swansea City and Bournemouth suffered contrasting fortunes in their respective FA Cup third round replay games.Swansea City defeated English Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 at home courtesy goals from Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Bony while Bournemouth were thrashed 3-0 at Wigan.Swansea City will now travel to face Notts County in the 4th round while Wigan host in-form Premier League team West Ham United.Related