Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord

first_imgNPR:So your child moved back in with you after graduation, and it seems like she will never leave. Or worse, you’re sending rent checks each month while she searches for jobs in the big city.You often find yourself wondering if she will ever grow up. You’re concerned that your child is suffering from delayed adolescence.But research suggests there’s no need to panic. Parental support during emerging adulthood does not necessarily inhibit young adults from becoming independent, experts say. This close relationship is actually beneficial to both kids and parents.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img

EU parliament rejects total Arctic drilling ban. Focuses on ‘icy waters’

first_imgThe European Union parliament members have rejected a motion for a total ban on Arctic oil and gas exploration, as proposed by an Arctic policy resolution voted on Thursday, and focused only on the ‘icy waters.’The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution on an integrated European Union policy for the Arctic, focusing on both geopolitical and environmental aspects of the Arctic region.The EU has three member states in the region: Sweden, Finland, and Denmark (as Greenland is part of Danish Realm).The MEPs have warned that that Arctic has been warming about twice as fast as the global average and that sea ice has been shrinking significantly since 1981, to about 40% less than its summer extent 35 years ago.“The Arctic region is very sensitive and vulnerable. If we destroy this area by using the resources there unsustainably, we shall not only be destroying a unique region, but also accelerating climate change and polluting a source of clean water. The effects on global fish stocks would also be catastrophic“, said co-rapporteur Sirpa Pietikainen (EPP, Finland).However, the two proposed notions calling for a total ban on exploration and exploitation of offshore oil and gas from the Arctic have been dismissed.The resolution that was passed by 483 votes to 100, with 37 abstentions, calls on the Member States to ban fossil fuel subsidies that lower the cost of fossil fuel energy production, “with a view to discouraging the exploitation and use of fossil fuels.”Furthermore, the resolution calls on the EU to promote strict precautionary regulatory standards in the field of environmental protection and safety for oil exploration, prospection and production internationally.It also calls for a ban on oil drilling in the “icy” Arctic waters of the EU and the EEA and for promotion by the EU of comparable precautionary standards in the Arctic Council and for Arctic coastal states. This means that there is no proposed drilling ban for the “ice-free” waters of the Arctic region.Worth noting, the EU resolution has also recalled that under the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement, Iceland and Norway, which are not the EU members, have made commitments to preserve the quality of the environment and ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, in line with relevant EU legislation.Norway on Monday proposed a total of 102 nominated offshore oil exploration blocks for public consultation, 93 of which are in the Barents Sea.According to the EU Parliament’s press officer, the European Parliament resolution does not carry a legal obligation, but serves more as a political position and venue to start the debate on important issues.“MEPs expect the European Commission, which is in charge proposing legislation, to react how this topic could be followed up,” the EU spokesperson said in an email to Offshore Energy Today.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Gonzaga powers Cignal over Sta. Lucia in Superliga

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MANILA – Cignal HD Spikers relied on Guimarasnon Jovelyn Gonzaga in the end to beat Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors 19-25, 25-18, 25-13, 23-25, 15-12 in the 2017 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference on Thursday at the San Juan Arena.Gonzaga finished with 22 points — on 19 attacks and three blocks — to help HD Spikers tie with the opening day winners Generika-Ayala Life Savers and Foton Tornadoes with a 1-0 win-loss slate.Rachel Anne Daquis added 14 markers, while Cherry Vivas and Maica Morada contributed 13 and 10 points, respectively, as Relea Saet executed 23 excellent sets.After failing to close out Lady Realtors in the fourth set, HD Spikers found itself trailing early in the fifth set following back-to-back conversions from Danika Gendrauli and Janine Navarro.HD Spikers then leaned on Gonzaga’s consecutive points to snatch the lead at 8-7. Since then, both teams traded leads before Lady Realtors led for the last time at 11-10 on a Mar-Jana Phillips block.HD Spikers came up with back-to-back hits from Gonzaga and Daquis to retake a 12-11 lead. An error by Gendrauli followed by two straight points by Gonzaga ended the match.Phillips top-scored with 16 points, while Danika Gendrauli added 15 points for Lady Realtors, which dropped to a 0-1 win-loss mark along with Cherrylume Iron Lady Warriors and Cocolife Asset Managers./PN [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Gonzaga powers Cignal over Sta. Lucia in Superliga’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Friday, June 9, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’’ attachment=’108387′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’]Cignal HD Spikers’ Cherry Vivas (mid-ground) tries to score past the defense of Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors’ Jannine Navarro (foreground, left) and Rialen Sante. PSL[/av_image] [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more