December 29


first_imgCentury Cinemas LetterkennyFriday 11 February until Thursday 17 February 2011True Grit  15A 110mins Daily 6pm, 8:20pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 10:50pmThe Fighter  15A 115mins Daily 6:05pm, 8:30pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 11pmJust Go With It 1:30pm, 10:45pm 2A 116mins Daily 3:45pm, 8:25pm & Fri/Sat/SunYogi Bear 3D Fri (Ticket Surcharge Applies) G 80mins Fri/Sat/Sun 2:05pm && Sun – 4:10pm, 6:10pmYogi Bear G 80mins Daily 4pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 2pm & Sat/Sun 12 noonGnomoe & Juliet 3D (Ticket Surcharge Applies) G 83mins Daily 6:15pm & Sat/Sun 12 noonGnomoe & Juliet G 83mins Daily 4pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 2pm & Sat/Sun12noonTangled 3D Ticket Surcharge Applies) G 100mins Daily 4:05pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 1:55pmTangled Sat/Sun 11:50am G 100mins Daily 4:05pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 1:55pm &The Kings Speech  12A 118mins Daily 6pm, 8:30pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 10:55pmBlack Swan 11:05pm 16 110mins Daily 6:05pm, 8:35pm & Fri/Sat/SunA little Bit of Heaven Fri/Sat/Sun 11:10pm 12A 106mins Daily 3:55pm, 6:10pm, 8:45pm &Sanctum 3D Fri (Ticket Surcharge Applies) 15A 108mins Fri/Sat/Sun 10:55pm && Sun – Thu 8:40pmHearafter  12A 129mins Daily 6:10pm & Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 8:45pmHow Do You Know 12A 120mins Fri/Sat/Sun 8:45pm, 11:10pmMeet The Parents:Little Fockers 15A 98mins Daily 3:55pm & Fri/Sat/Sun 1:50pmGullivers Travels Pg 85mins Fri/Sat/Sun 1:50pm NIXON IN CHINA 120mins Sat 6pmKIDS CLUBAnimals United G 93mins Sat/Sun 12 noonArthur and the Great Adventure G 90mins Sat/Sun 12 noonMegamind Pg 96mins Sat/Sun 12 noonCINEMA LISTINGS LETTERKENNY TO THURSDAY FEB 17TH was last modified: February 11th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 19

Aviation growth ‘vital for tourism’

first_img30 October 2007Half of South Africa’s air travel routes are currently underused, a situation that has to be changed by the aviation industry if the country is to continue benefiting from high growth in its tourism sector, delegates were told at the 2007 National Tourism Conference in Johannesburg.Transport Minister Jeff Radebe appealed to representatives of the aviation industry at the conference, which was aimed at strengthening the ties between aviation and tourism, to better exploit routes for which they have licenses, especially ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.“We are triumphant in the sporting arena, experiencing strong economic growth and with the 2010 World Cup almost upon us – we need to take advantage of the situation,” he said.He pointed out to the fact that in the run-up to 2010 there was just one air carrier flying between South Africa and Brazil as an opportunity waiting to be exploited.With South Africa’s tourism sector growing at three times the world average and the aviation sector experiencing 10% annual growth, Radebe said it was vital to for the two to increase cooperation.He said that while the local aviation industry had boomed since the end of apartheid, more could still be done. “In 1993, fewer than 12 international airlines flew to South Africa. In 1995 there were 20 airlines that flew to South Africa, and now in 2007, we have over 70 international airlines that fly into the country.”Identifying key marketsEnvironment and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk told delegates that his department had as part of their strategy to improve air links identified Australia, France, Germany, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States as nine essential markets.He said that 55% of South Africa’s foreign tourists came from those countries, while those same tourists accounted for 61% of the foreign currency spent in the country.The identified markets collectively held a potential 76 million tourists for South Africa and could significantly boost the 8.3 million tourists who visited the country in 2006.He said such figures were the rational behind the need to partner with aviation stakeholders in the drive to increase tourism’s contribution to economic growth and development.Van Schalwyk said that despite great strides having been made in the aviation industry, more needed to be done to increase competitiveness, and for South African tourism authorities and industry players and aviation stakeholders needed to enhance the way in which they package and present the country.“A flight from London to Sydney, which is a 23 hour flight, is 40% cheaper than a flight from London to Johannesburg, which is an 11 hour flight,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

December 15

How to Battle Anxiety and Depression as an Entrepreneur

first_imgA journalist and digital consultant, John Boitnott has worked at TV, print, radio and Internet companies for 25 years. He’s an advisor at StartupGrind and has written for BusinessInsider, Fortune, NBC, Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur and Venturebeat. How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Related Posts Entrepreneurs may hear “fake it until you make it” and “defeat imposter syndrome” more than the average person. Many people only notice entrepreneurial success — the money, the cars, the new office. But what they don’t see are the sacrifices entrepreneurs make to create success — likely for years. Many people don’t see the mental health problems that occur in entrepreneurs — like depression and anxiety. It becomes crucial to battle anxiety and depression as an entrepreneur.The rise of depression amongst entrepreneurs is growing to an all-time high. A 2015 study from researchers at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC San Francisco showed that 72 percent of entrepreneurs experienced mental health concerns, with 49 percent experiencing chronic mental illness (including depression, bipolar disorder, and others). That’s almost three-quarters of the entrepreneurial population suffering from some type-of diagnosable mental health issue. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to find information on how entrepreneurs can manage and overcome depression. Society often encourages entrepreneurs to ignore the signs. Many feel isolated and afraid that their peers will judge them. What does depression look like? What does anxiety look like. Can you identify these two issues in yourself or others? Have you looked for these stealers of the soul? Since May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I’d discuss some ways small business owners can cope, manage, and even solve their anxiety and depression problems.The Causes & Studies on Depression Depression is identified as a serious medical condition. Being sad is not the same as being depressed. Depression impacts the way you feel, think, and act (or react). According to the American Psychiatric Association, 1 in 6 people experience depression in their lifetime. However, 30 percent of entrepreneurs (almost 1 in 3) experience depression in their lives. There are many reasons for this. First, society puts a lot of pressure on the entrepreneur to succeed. Small business owners work extended work hours. They often struggle to form a vibrant personal life. The constant grind of turning an idea into a reality can be overwhelming. Stress pervades.Unfortunately, these stressful periods last a long time. Many entrepreneurs are in hustle mode for 3-5 years before their product attracts a large customer base. For some, it’s even longer.  To complicate matters, many novice entrepreneurs, in their haste to become profitable and successful, neglect their physical and mental well-being. Many skip meals, choose work to oversleep and fail to exercise their brains and bodies. I’ve met some over the years who abuse substances that help keep them awake and sharp for long periods so they can complete projects. Each of these excessive choices negatively impacts mental health and can lead to burnout or severe depression. How To Identify Depression Clinical depression requires a medical diagnosis. However, there are warning signs that any entrepreneur can identify before talking to a medical professional. Symptoms include loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, increased fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, loss or increase in appetite, or irritability. Depression is different for most people, but if you see these symptoms, get checked. Also, notice if your sadness has increased or lasts longer than is comfortable.  The longer you wait to identify a problem that 1 in 3 entrepreneurs have, the more difficult it can be to manage once you’ve identified it.Discussing a Taboo Topic – SuicideMany entrepreneurs neglect to take care of their mental wellbeing. Not seeking help can lead to deeper problems, even suicide. The fact is that most suicide deaths occur only 15 minutes after the person has thought about it. With a surge in the last few years of entrepreneurs taking their own lives (within the previous two years, many notable deaths include Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, and Mao Kankan), the entrepreneurial community is slowly but surely realizing that depression and suicide are more common than many people thought before. Identifying depression symptoms earlier, and taking steps to deal with depression, can help prevent the worst case scenario. While depression is more common among entrepreneurs, it doesn’t have to be a label that you live with for the rest of your life. These thoughts and feelings don’t have to define who you are as a person. Depression is a mental disorder; that’s it, nothing more. It doesn’t lessen you or your accomplishments, it doesn’t have to hinder your life, and it certainly doesn’t have to be the reason you end your life. It can be diagnosed and treated through various methods. And there is help out there. Ways to Seek Help While many entrepreneurs don’t have the luxury of seeking help through an employer, they do have many other options they can use should they suffer from depression. Eating right, regularly exercising, and taking breaks are all important. But, it’s also crucial to go a bit deeper in how you seek help. For one, many entrepreneurs need a strong personal foundation. Due to the nature of the entrepreneural journey, there is additional job isolation and long work hours are all too common. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people, who stay in your corner through your ups and downs — is extremely important. Watching out for the other person who may be suffering is important also. That way, you know you’re not alone, even if your depression wants you to believe you are. Of course, you can also take advantage of therapy, and medication (if prescribed by your medical professional). Helplines such as the Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) and The National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline (800- 950-NAMI) — are very valuable. Most importantly, as an entrepreneur, don’t neglect your feelings and thoughts. The sooner you search for a diagnosis — or at the very least, seek-help, the better your chances of fighting and winning. It’s okay to admit you’re not okay and to seek that help that you need and deserve. While depression may affect one in three entrepreneurs, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Talk about the topic. Don’t be afraid to admit that you’re not okay. Expressing yourself should be safe, and can open dialogue among entrepreneurs that can increase awareness, offer you support, and more. Entrepreneurs shouldn’t feel like they must suffer to find success. Depression is real, but it can also be beaten. China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … John BoitnottCEO, Boitnott Consulting LLC How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Tags:#depression#entrepreneurs&depression#health issues#Identify Depression#National Mental Health Awareness Month#Suicide last_img read more