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Ortiz 1-3 2-2 4, Hall 6-9 3-4 16, Spicer 2-6 1-4 5, Manley 2-9 1-2 6, Jackson 1-7 0-0 3, Brewer 3-6 0-0 8, Fleming 0-1 0-0 0, Akbar 1-1 1-2 3, Brown 0-7 3-4 3, Lawrence 0-0 1-2 1, Davis 1-1 4-6 6, Vedder 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-50 16-26 55. Moss 4-10 5-5 13 ...

Xavier Ford and Buffalo blast MAC-leading Kent State 80-55


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Xavier Ford had a career-high 25 points Friday night, and Buffalo knocked off conference-leading Kent State 80-55, snapping the Golden Flashes’ six-game winning streak. Ford was 9 of 14 from the field and 3 of 6 from 3-point range with ...

Andy Warhol Museum Opens SOMEDAY IS NOW: THE ART OF CORITA KENT Today


The Andy Warhol Museum announces its latest exhibition, Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, opening to the public today, January 31, 2015. This exhibition is the first full-scale survey covering more than 30 years of work by the American artist Corita ...

Bulls romp over Kent State


Maybe the University at Buffalo should play all its games at 10 p.m. The Bulls treated a raucous crowd of 5,797 at Alumni Arena to an 80-55 victory over Kent State on Friday night. Kent State, leading the East Division of the Mid-American Conference ...

Kent State humbled in Buffalo, 80-55, snapping a six-game winning streak


BUFFALO, New York -- Kent State found out what it was like to run into a home court blitz as the Buffalo Bulls rolled to a huge halftime lead then coasted to an 80-55 victory late Friday night in Alumni Arena, which has often been a house of horrors for ...

Buffalo Mop Boy Avoids Getting Trampled During Fast Break vs. Kent State


Mop boys always have to keep their eyes on the play on the other side of the court, or else things like this can happen. Buffalo Bulls junior Rodell Wigginton stole the ball to start a fast break on Friday against the Kent State Golden Flashes. As he drove ...

Edelman, Kline extend Kent State's Super Bowl history


Julian Edelman's path to starting at wide receiver in Sunday's Super Bowl started at the College of San Mateo in California before Edelman transferred to Kent State and started at quarterback for three years. Conventional? No. But Edelman is just the ...

Kent County sheriff's sergeant sentenced in super drunk driving crash


KENT COUNTY, MI -- A Kent County sheriff's sergeant charged with drunken driving after an early morning crash Jan. 4 has settled his case in court. Peter Gerkin, 43, on Friday was sentenced to two years probation and 100 hours of community service for a ...

Kent: We should've dominated Cal in the paint


This didn't set well with Kent. “When (David) Kravish has to guard Jordan (Railey) and the guy has 30 pounds on him and four inches that ball should have been there all night,” Kent said. “It went in there quite a bit, but we just didn’t get a lot ...

Trevor Kent, a 2003 graduate of Voorhees High School, is married


Trevor Kent and Jennifer Lynn Smith were married Oct. 11, 2014 at Magnolia Glen, Locust, N.C., with Pastor Paul Allen officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith of Weddington, N.C. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina ...




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How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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In KEN: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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Avoiding job scams in KEN

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.

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