Daily Family Routines Are Daily Learning Opportunities for Young Children

first_imgImage from Pixabay.com, CC0by Mollie Romano, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Juliann Woods, PhD, CCC-SLPWhen providers discuss routines as contexts for early intervention, parents may wonder, “That sounds strange.  Bath times are for bathing! How does that help my child learn?” As team members in early intervention, one of our primary goals is to share the fact that infants and toddlers learn by doing everyday things and gradually taking bigger roles in those activities. Let’s think about a few ways bath time can help children learn:Caregivers can label body parts as they lather up little arms and legs.Older toddlers can start to use the soap and learn to wash up!Babies and toddlers can learn spatial concepts by pouring water in and out of containers.Bath time can lead to back and forth songs and tickle games!Toddlers can practice building with foam bath time blocksDrying off leads to motor opportunities to stand, or to sit with support on a caregiver’s lap while getting a nice snuggle.Like all family routines, a simple activity like bath time will look different for each family. Some families will bathe young infants in the kitchen sink, and others have all the kiddos pile in the tub at once! Those differences bring unique opportunities and steps in the routine that can be built upon. A kitchen sink bath could involve gathering up the towels and soap which provides  opportunities for labeling items or making choices between a pink or green towel. A family bath could include some fun sibling interactions and roles.  Big sis might get a bubble beard from a younger sibling!It is important, though that families are the decision makers about what to target and when.  Families should also understand that routines can be flexible to meet them where they are on a particular day and how their child is developing. Some working families might feel that bath times have to be quick – like a baby car wash!  And that’s ok!  They don’t have to choose bath time as a routine for intervention.  If they do though, they can tailor the strategies and targets to their family’s needs.  For example, they may choose to label some body parts as they wash, two quick peek-a-boo’s with a towel, and then done! On other days where there is more time, Mom or Dad could also play with containers and squirt toys, too! In this way, routines can expand and contract, and be built up as children are ready to take on bigger roles.As we help families make choices about what developmental skills to target and when, a routines matrix, such as the one we shared in the September webinar, may be helpful. It can even serve as a reminder of the possible routines in which to embed learning opportunities, and they are endless.  One family we worked with had a routine when greeting the Walmart online delivery person – a routine straight out of the digital era! The toddler greeted the delivery person, waved bye-bye, then he helped Mom take the groceries out of the bag! As we share information about routines and the ways they expand and contract, families can see that there are opportunities all throughout their day to help their child learn, grow, and have fun, even while putting the groceries away.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells, program coordinator for the MFLN FD Early Intervention team (FDEI).  FDEI aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, onTwitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

UGC lists 22 fake universities on its website

first_imgIn order to ensure that the students don’t fall prey to fake universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 22 fake universities on its website.In the notice, UGC said that section 23 of the UGC Act prohibits the use of word University by institutions other than those established by the norms.The following 22 universities are fake as per UGC:Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga (Bihar)Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP)Commercial University Ltd Daryaganj (New Delhi)United Nations University, DelhiVocational University, DelhiADR-Centric Juridical University, Rajendra Place, New DelhiIndian Institution of Science and Engineering, New DelhiBadaganvi Sarkar, World Open University Education Society, Gokak Belgaum, KarnatakaSt John’s University, KeralaRaja Arabic University, NagpurD.D. B.Sanskrit University, Putur, Tamil NaduIndian Institute of Alternative Medicine, KolkataInstitute of Alternative Medicine an Research, KolkataMahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya (Women’s university), AllahabadGandhi Hindi Vidyapith, AllahabadNational University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, KanpurNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Aligarh (UP)Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura (UP)Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh (UP)Indraprasth Shiksha Parishad, Noida (UP)Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura (UP)Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Rourkela  UGC has released a notification that these institutions have been declared as ‘fake universities’ and are not entitled to confer degrees.Read: 50 DU sports quota applicants barred from trials for invalid certificates Read: DU takes DUTA into consideration, plans to redraft ad-hoc appointments guidelinesGet latest updates on exam notifications and scholarships across India and abroad here.   For more updates on education news, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.com advertisementlast_img read more

WATCH: PBA legend Norman Black can still throw it down at 61

first_imgBlack, the former San Miguel Beermen reinforcement who now coaches the Meralco Bolts, is considered as one of the best imports to ever play in the PBA.As coach, Black currently has 11 titles under his belt, including a Grand Slam for the Beermen in 1989.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ayo not surprised with Serrano breakthrough: ‘He has always been a good player’ Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ In a video posted by his son and former Ateneo Blue Eagle Aaron on Twitter, the 61-year-old Black showed he still have enough hang time in him to throw down a one-handed slam.61 years old. I see you Dad 👀🤧 pic.twitter.com/ijUvSRivGOFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40— Aaron Black (@aaronblack_8) September 28, 2019 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View comments Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MANILA, Philippines—It’s been decades since PBA legend Norman Black retired from playing basketball.During his heyday, Black could do it all. But after all these years, the player turned coach can still dunk the basketball.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerslast_img read more

Cabinet approves MoUs with Kenya, Mozambique

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 12 (PTI) Government today approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Kenya for collaboration on matters related to housing and human settlements.The MoU was signed on July 11 this year at Nairobi during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”The Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kenya on cooperation in the field of National Housing Policy Development and Management (NHPDM),” an official release said.As per the MoU, both the sides will collaborate on all matters relating to housing and human settlements through various strategies including training of personnel, exchange visits, expos/exhibitions, conferences and workshops, it added.The cooperation between the two nations will focus on upscaling slum upgradation and prevention initiatives based on the experience and implementation process of each country.Besides, the two nations will also collaborate on development and sharing of information on housing and real estate data base including market trends, best practices and investment opportunities, the release said.The MoU will encourage technical cooperation in facilitating access to affordable housing from locally available building materials, it added.Meanwhile, the Cabinet was also apprised of the MoU signed on July 7 this year with Mozambique on cooperation in the field of Youth Affairs and Sports during the visit of Modi to the southern African nation.”This MoU will help in promotion of sports in the two countries and will promote exchange of ideas, values and culture amongst Youth and in developing friendly relations,” another release said. PTI MP RTadvertisementlast_img read more

England, Venezuela reach maiden finals at U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic

first_imgEngland and Venezuela beat Italy and Uruguay respectively to make it to their maiden finals at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is set to take place on June 11.It is a first for both teams – Venezuela have reached their first FIFA final and England have made it to their first U-20 World Cup climax.Both teams registered contrasting victories as England thrashed Italy 3-1 while Venezuela advanced on penalties.Despite being the tournament’s top scorers, Venezuela were largely frustrated.Uruguary opened the scoring in the 49th minute through Nicolas De La Cruz, who slotted home a penalty after Agustin Canobbio was fouled in the penalty area.Venezuela salvaged the game in the 91st minute when Samuel Sosa slammed a 25-yard free kick home.As extra time failed to yield a result, the game went to penalties where Venezuela won 4-3.England, on the other hand, easily dispatched Italy, thanks to second-half strikes from Dominic Solanke and Ademola Lookman.Though Italy were the first to score through Riccardo Orsilini in the second minute, Solanke’s brace in the 66th and 88th minutes and Lookman’s close range strike in the 77th minute sealed the deal for the English.last_img read more

Leonard Scores 36, Raptors Beat Giannis’ Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

first_imgTORONTO — Pascal Siakam felt guilty about a pair of missed free throws and the extra minutes they added to his teammates’ night.Fortunately for Siakam and the rest of the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard didn’t seem to feel any fatigue.Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and Toronto beat Milwaukee 118-112 on Sunday night to cut the Bucks’ lead in the Eastern Conference finals to 2-1.Leonard made 11 of 25 shots and went 12 for 13 at the free throw line in more than 52 minutes of action, a playoff career high.“At the end of the game, Kawhi said he played an hour of basketball,” Siakam said. “I told him ‘My bad.’”Leonard had nine rebounds and five assists despite appearing to be bothered by some leg discomfort. He said he would keep fighting and playing.“I mean, it’s 52 minutes and it’s in the playoffs, so you definitely feel it. When you play 30 minutes, you feel it still,” Leonard said. “Just got to not worry about it, get my treatment and move on to the next one.”Leonard’s previous career high in playoff minutes was 46, set with San Antonio against Miami in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on June 18, 2013. The Spurs lost that game in overtime, then lost Game 7 two days later.Siakam had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Norman Powell scored 19 points before fouling out, and Marc Gasol had 16 points and 12 rebounds. The Raptors will try to draw even when they host Game 4 on Tuesday night.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 12 points and 23 rebounds before fouling out with 4:24 to go in the second overtime. Antetokounmpo shot 5 for 16.“They were just playing better than us,” Antetokounmpo said. “Whenever we got close, they’d hit some shots and take the lead back to seven or eight. At the end of the day, it wasn’t our best game. We can get a lot better.”Toronto won despite guards Kyle Lowry and Powell both fouling out in the fourth quarter. Siakam also missed a pair of free throws with 7.4 seconds left in regulation that could have iced the game for the Raptors.“It’s tough,” Siakam said. “Those are shots that you practice and think about every day.”Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) fouls out of the game as Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the net during the second overtime period of Game 3 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals in Toronto on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Siakam redeemed himself by blocking a potential tying shot by Brook Lopez with 43 seconds to go in the second overtime, leading to a layup for Leonard that put Toronto up 114-110 with just over 30 seconds to play.George Hill scored 24 points and Malcolm Brogdon had 20 for the Bucks, who lost for the first time in five road games this postseason. Milwaukee is 10-2 overall in the playoffs.“We were right on the cusp of winning a game when we didn’t play that well,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.The Raptors led 103-99 with 1:26 to go in the first overtime but Hill tied it at 103 by making a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left. Toronto used its final timeout to draw up a play for Leonard, who let the clock run down to 3 seconds before driving for a jumper that missed, sending it to a second extra period.Hill’s tiebreaking basket to begin the second overtime put Milwaukee up 105-103, its first lead since the opening basket of the game.Gasol answered with a 3 and Leonard finished a fast break with a left-handed dunk, putting Toronto up 108-105 with 3:13 left.Khris Middleton shot 3 for 16, but one of his baskets tied the score with 2.2 seconds to go in regulation. He finished with nine points.Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores past Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) during the second overtime period of Game 3 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals in Toronto on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)After suggesting Saturday that he might change his lineup, Raptors coach Nick Nurse stuck with his normal starters, but gave Powell 30 minutes, the most he’s played in any game this postseason.“We just played a lot tougher, man,” Nurse said. “We were up guarding and we were physical and we were ready to play tonight.”Toronto fell behind 9-0 early in a blowout loss in Game 2, but turned that around in Game 3. After Antetokounmpo made a layup for the opening basket of the game, Siakam replied with a hook shot, Gasol followed with a 3 and the Raptors didn’t trail again in regulation.Powell scored 10 points on five shots in the first, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Toronto led 30-21. Gasol, who had eight points in Games 1 and 2 combined, also made two from long range and scored eight in the first.“After a tough Game 2 personally, you want to come out and get rid of the bad taste,” Gasol said.Gasol played with five fouls for part of the fourth quarter and the entire overtime.“He’s a big reason why they were able to win,” Budenholzer said.Leonard scored 11 points in the second and Lowry added eight, but Pat Connaughton made two of Milwaukee’s five 3-pointers as the Bucks closed the gap. The Raptors led 58-51 at halftime.Toronto took a narrow 77-75 lead into the fourth.TIP-INSBucks: Milwaukee made six turnovers in the first quarter, leading to 10 points for the Raptors. They finished with 20, leading to 21 points for Toronto. … The Bucks shot 7 for 21 in the opening quarter. Five of their made baskets were 3-pointers.Raptors: Toronto’s Danny Green missed his first eight shots before hitting a tiebreaking 3 to open the scoring in the first overtime. … The Raptors recorded an assist on 17 of their first 18 baskets. … Gasol had four assists in the first quarter. He finished with seven. … Comedian Mike Myers attended the game.NO SHOTAntetokounmpo and Lopez each made five field goals, but no other Bucks starter had more than three. Milwaukee’s starters shot 19 for 69, with Middleton and Bledsoe each going 3 for 16.“Just one of those games,” Hill said. “We’re not worried about it.”AYE AYE EYEVanVleet needed stitches to close a cut below his left eye after he caught an elbow late in the game.END OF THE LINELeonard entered having made 20 consecutive free throws. He made his first of the game but missed the second. Lowry holds the Raptors’ playoff record for consecutive free throws, making 25 straight in 2014.UP NEXTGame 4 is Tuesday night in Toronto.By: Ian Harrison, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Tom Ince’s last-gasp tap-in gives Huddersfield crucial win over Watford

first_imgShare on Twitter Photograph: Stephen Pond/Getty Images Europe Premier League Wagner had called for a renewal of the aggression and intensity that has characterised his team’s unlikely rise over the past two years and he got it from the start. The question was whether Huddersfield could find precision to complement their tenacity. The answer for most of the match was negative, as it has often been this season for a side who had scored 26 goals in their 33 matches before this one. They worked themselves into positions to penetrate but failed to produce a cutting final ball. When they needed a scalpel they had only a plastic spoon. Their lone striker, Steve Mounié, looked hungry but was given little to feed off before being replaced in the 70th minute. Tom Ince scores Huddersfield’s late winner. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images Was this helpful? Premier LeagueChampions: Manchester CityChampions League: Manchester United and Tottenham in the group stage, Liverpool will face a play-off unless they win this year’s final.Europa League: Chelsea, Arsenal and BurnleyRelegation: Swansea, Stoke and West Brom Share via Email Read more Jordan Ayew’s equaliser earns Swansea strugglers a draw with Everton Topics Facebook Read more Show Share on WhatsApp Thank you for your feedback. Hide League OneChampions: Wigan (pictured)Promoted: BlackburnPlay-offs: Shrewsbury v Scunthorpe or Rotherham (Sun 27 May)Relegated: Oldham, Northampton, MK Dons, Bury Share on Pinterest ScotlandPremiership: Celtic sealed their seventh straight title with Aberdeen in second and Rangers in third qualifying for the Europa League. Ross County are relegated, with Partick playing second-tier Livingston in a promotion-relegation play-off.Championship: St Mirren are promoted as champions, while Brechin are relegated. Dumbarton also went down after losing their play-off to Alloa.League One: Ayr United are champions with Alloa joining them in the second tier. Queen’s Park and Albion Rovers are relegated.League Two: Montrose are champions with Stenhousemuir going up via the play-offs. Cowdenbeath stayed up after winning their relegation play-off with Cove Rangers. Pinterest Quick guide Promotion and relegation: how they stand Share on Messenger Watford match reports Reuse this content Huddersfield League TwoChampions: Accrington Stanley Promoted: Luton Town, WycombePlay-offs: Lincoln v Exeter, Coventry v Notts CountyRelegated: Barnet, Chesterfield.National League: Macclesfield Town were promoted as champions, with Tranmere Rovers winning the play-off final. Share on LinkedIn ChampionshipChampions: WolvesPromoted: CardiffPlay-off final: Fulham v Middlesbrough or Aston Villa (Sat 26 May)Relegation: Sunderland, Burton, Barnsley Huddersfield curbed the visitors’ enthusiasm early in the second half but were unable to worry them. Gracia sought to give his team new impetus by introducing Richarlison for Femenía just before the hour. Will Hughes got the message and soon showed some samba skills straight out of Surrey, as the Weybridge native dribbled past three Huddersfield defenders in the box before being foiled by a fourth.Wagner introduced Ince and Laurent Depoitre, and it was the latter who prevented Sebastian Prödl from clearing a punt into the box. Mathias Jorgensen pulled the ball back across goal, where Ince poked it into the net. A predatory effort that helps keep Huddersfield alive in the top flight. Watford were worse. Theoretically Javi Gracia’s men are not out of the relegation woods themselves but they started here as if convinced they were already safe in practical terms. A ridiculous five-minute spell from Roberto Pereyra summed up most of the first half. In the 27th minute he took their first corner and hit it straight out of play. Ninety seconds later he did exactly the same thing. And soon after that he was booked for diving.It was easy to see why Watford have not won away since November, nor scored in their last seven matches on the road. But amid the absurd sequence involving Pereyra, Watford started hinting at a threat, as Abdoulaye Doucouré burst from midfield and supplied Troy Deeney, whose shot from 16 yards was deflected wide. Doucouré sensed blood and began to break forward more regularly, one fierce low drive from the Frenchman forcing a save from Jonas Lössl. The interval came at a good time for Huddersfield. Twitter Share on Facebook David Wagner did not understate the importance of the mission entrusted to Tom Ince when he sprang the winger from the bench just after the hour. “This is a time for miracles,” Huddersfield’s manager told the player. For 30 minutes it did not look like Ince or anyone else would find the goal the home side craved but if there is one thing that Wagner can count on from his team, it is that they will not give up. And in stoppage time Ince fulfilled his formidable task, stabbing the ball into the net from five yards to trigger mass celebrations at the John Smith’s Stadium.“Maybe we have not the best players but for sure we are one of the best celebrators,” quipped Wagner after a victory that does a power of good to Huddersfield’s hopes of defying pre-season prophecies of doom by avoiding relegation. They are seven points above 18th-placed Southampton, albeit having played a game more. “It was a very emotional moment for everybody who supports Huddersfield. This could be one of the biggest moments in the recent club history. This moment of magic from Incey – it was a big step for sure, even if we know the job is not yet done.” Wilfried Zaha’s double clinches huge derby triumph for Crystal Palace The Observerlast_img read more


first_imgAnother taste of the Touch news from around Australia… * The latest Youth World Cup news is up on ATA’s site, including info on the websites for the Youth World Cup, the Aussie Presentation night and the Opening and Closing ceremonies. Make sure you check it out: YOUTH WORLD CUP INFORMATION * Hero faxes and emails are already coming in for the Aussie Youth World Cup sides. These will be displayed for the players to read when they get to Caloundra. Remember the email address for all hero emails is ausyouthworldcup2005@hotmail.com and the fax number is (02) 6285 2820 * Wallsend Touch have sent a big congratulations to their 3 Aussie Youth World Cup participants, Lehetta Lane, Tegan Considine and Jai Curry, all selected in the Mixed 20 Years side. Check out the story on http://www.wallsend.touch.asn.au/ * Triton Touch Club from East Melbourne are in the news again! They are going to donate one quarter of the profits from their chocolate drive to the Australian Red Cross Tsunami appeal. So check out TRITON TOUCH CLUB CHOCOLATE DRIVE for all of the info and lend a hand if you can. It’s been fantastic to see the way people world wide are getting in to help those who have been affected by the disaster. * Woolgoolga Touch are also doing their part for the Tsunami relief. Woolgoolga Touch, near Coffs Harbour, have 12 games of Touch on Wednesday night and simply placed a bucket on their counter and in 12 matches collected $113.85 of loose change! * To all coaches (any level), selectors (any level) and referees (level 4, 5 or 6). If you have moved or changed addresses in the past 4-5 years, then this next piece of important information is for you…Please email Chris Tarlinton, ATA’s Technical Assistant, technical@austouch.com.au with your new address! Chris is continually updating the various databases and is discovering a large number of letters are being returned to him because of incorrect addresses. This makes it very difficult to communicate information about courses, reaccreditation and various other bits of important information. * For all selectors interested in attending the 2005 National Touch League in Coffs Harbour…deadlines for applications have been extended until January 25. So jump onto the story on the ATA homepage, download the appropriate forms, fill them in and send them back. It’s a great chance to be involved with the NTL, some great people, see some great Touch and help select the Aussie sides for the 2005 All-Nations Tournament in New Zealand. Please note that applications for referees have now closed. The referees will be nominated of the outcome of their application as soon as possible. * If you haven’t read it already, we recommend you have a read of the story on the ATA home page entitled `Another Punch in the Fight against Drugs.’ The ATA has released their updated Anti-Doping policy and it’s definitely a worthwhile read and resource. * ACT Touch Assocation’s AGM will be held at 9.00am on Saturday February 12 2005 at the Canberra Business Centre Regatta Point. For more info see www.acttouch.com.au * Happy Birthday to ATA’s Merchandise champion Gwynne Ker for Monday January 17. She’ll be up at the Youth World Cup organising all merchandise and uniforms for the referees, Australian Teams and the tournament. So make sure you drop in on her and wish her a happy birthday! * The Australian Sports Commission have announced a grants program for Women in Sports Leadership. The grants range from between $5000 and $10,000 in five key areas: * High Performance coaching and officiating; * Indigenous women in rural and remote communities; * Women in disability sport; * Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; * Women in general sports leadership, eg: coaching, officiating, club development and management, board and committee skills and sports medicine. For more information have a look at the following story. GRANTS FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS LEADERSHIP * Remember all requests for media assistance or story ideas can be sent to Rachel Moyle at media@austouch.com.aulast_img

19 days agoAtletico Madrid boss Simeone supports VAR after Real Valladolid stalemate

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid boss Simeone supports VAR after Real Valladolid stalemateby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he supports VAR after their 0-0 draw with Real Valladolid.The Argentine claimed that some teams used to never have penalties called against them at home and that VAR has made things fairer.”Thomas wanted to touch it and the player put a leg in front, but the truth is I didn’t really see it,” he said after the draw of the Sandro penalty incident.”I have no doubt that VAR is a help.”Obviously there are times when it favours you or when it doesn’t, but there used to be stadiums where you wouldn’t get a penalty.”Now, with VAR, we have the possibility to understand all instances that were penalties.” last_img read more

There Are 3 Bowl Games Today – Here’s The Schedule

first_imgWisconsin flag bearer runs across the field.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: A cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a score against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)It might be tough for the college football bowl games to match the craziness of yesterday. But four of the Power 5 conferences will be represented in three bowl games today.The marquee matchup will surely be the Pinstripe Bowl, which pits two of the most prominent programs – Wisconsin and Miami – against each other for just the sixth time ever.Later on, Vanderbilt will be the SEC’s first representative this bowl season with a game against the Big 12’s Baylor in the Texas Bowl.Here is the three-game schedule coming up Thursday afternoon and night:Walk-On’s Independence Bowl: Temple vs. Duke at 1:30 PM ET on ESPNNew Era Pinstripe Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Miami (FL) at 5:15 PM ET on ESPNAcademy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt at 9:00 PM ET on ESPNAll three games promise to be enticing matches from programs hoping to send their seniors out with a bang and take things up a notch next year.And we haven’t even gotten to the College Football Playoff yet…Stay tuned.last_img read more

Top Guns: The Best Men’s Bomber Jackets to Buy Right Now

first_imgThe new year is the perfect time to upgrade and refresh your outerwear rotation, especially with a silhouette as classic and time-tested as the bomber jacket. Originally made for the military before working its way into civilian life (thanks in large part to the first brand on this list, Alpha Industries), the bomber jacket is prized for its functionality and durability.We think the best men’s bomber jackets of today provide those same qualities in spades, yet with an added dash of modern style and winter-ready fabrication. There’s something for every style and price point on our list. See for yourself, below.Alpha Industries Wool MA-1 Jacket – $300Alpha Industries has a long and storied lineage of producing jackets of all types for the military, including the MA-1 Bomber Jacket. The style is a celebrity favorite and they’ve updated the MA-1 here in winter-friendly wool. Wear it with slim herringbone trousers and brown moc toe boots.Shop NowLacoste Wool Bomber Jacket – $295Lacoste channels the preppy energy for which the brand is known into a visually interesting bomber jacket that blends the best of the old and the new. It’s a suitable blazer replacement, and no matter how you wear it, it just looks plain cool.Shop NowGrayers Danes Lightweight Quilted Bomber – $165For layering with Grayers’ excellent Oxford and flannel shirts, might we suggest this lightweight quilted bomber? The most affordable option on this list, it’s ready for whatever winter travel you’ve got planned.Shop NowCockpit USA G-1 US Fighter Weapons Bomber Jacket – $310Want to really lean into the military origins of the bomber jacket? Check out this authentic, bold style that’s got Top Gun written all over it. For us everyday civilians, it’s still easy to wear with slim tan chinos, a white henley, and brown leather chukka boots.Shop NowCanada Goose Bromley Shearling Bomber Jacket – $875If you’ve been really (and we mean, really) good about saving your money as of late, the Bromley Shearling Jacket is the splurge to buy. It’s a street style-ready take on the bomber jacket from an outerwear brand that builds its jackets for anything and everything.Shop NowIf you’re looking for something a little thicker to keep your warm while winter is still afoot, take a look at these great down jackets as an alternative to the above bombers. Editors’ Recommendations How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleeplast_img read more

Unpredictable Pak stun England

first_imgLondon: Pakistan overcame hundreds from two fantastic English players — Joe Root and Jos Buttler — to defeat England by 14 runs at Trent Bridge for their first points of World Cup 2019 on Monday. Pakistan had lost their opening match to West Indies in three-and-a-half hours and were brutally criticised by the likes of Rameez Raja and Shoaib Akhtar. Three days later, on a redemption mission, it was a different Pakistan on the park. They made mistakes — dropped catches and the sloppy fielding left coach Mickey Arthur restless in the dressing room — but a spectacular closing spell from Wahab Riaz meant Arthur had a wide smile on his face. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunPakistan did not win any of their last 12 ODIs and many wondered if they had forgotten to win. In the end, it looked like Pakistan somehow remembered. Chasing 349, England were in trouble after Shadab Khan claimed Jason Roy’s wicket in the third over of the innings. Jonny Bairstow looked good for his 32 before he was done in by Wahab Riaz’s pace. Then fell skipper Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes. On Monday, England were tasked with chasing the highest ever target in World Cup history. They were reeling at 118 for 4 off 21.2 overs. And then Jos Buttler joined Joe Root. England had the better of Pakistan four times in a recent high-scoring ODI series and were confident. However, there were surprises in store. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upButtler and Root played spoilsport. Root hit the first 100 of this season’s World Cup and shared a 130-run stand off 17.3 overs. When Root fell to Shadab Khan in the 39th over, England were still in the game because Buttler was playing like there was no tomorrow. Jos Buttler smashed the fastest 100 by an England batsman. In superb hitting form, Buttler raced away to his 9th 100 off 75 balls. The asking rate was still pretty stiff and his dismissal to Mohammad Amir opened the doors for Pakistan to press for victory. Pakistan looked a different side from the one that surrendered to West Indies in their opening game in the 2019 World Cup as their batsmen put up a clinical performance on Monday to help the team post 348/8 against hosts England at Trent Bridge. Mohammad Hafeez was the top scorer with a 62-ball 84 as Babar Azam (63 off 66) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (55 of 44) also scored half centuries. England will need to pull off the highest successful run chase in World Cup history if they are to win this game. The Pakistan batsmen were bounced out by the West Indies pacers for a meagre 105 in less than 22 overs in their first match on Friday. In stark contrast, it took spinner Moeen Ali to provide the first breakthrough for England after openers Fakhar Zaman (36 off 40) and Imam-Ul-Haq (44 off 58) helped Pakistan stamp their authority early on. Fakhar and Imam put up an opening stand of 82 runs before Moeen drew the former out of his crease in the 15th over with a delivery that drifted in from around the wicket. The turn took the ball past the batsman and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler took the bails off in a flash. Moeen would go on to dismiss Imam six overs later, thanks to a brilliant catch by Chris Woakes who had to run about 20 yards and dive to his left to complete it at the long off boundary. However, Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez plundered 88 runs in the next 12 overs before the former became the third man to fall to Moeen. Hafeez then found company in captain Safraz Ahmed as the pair put on 80 runs for the fourth wicket. While there were no significant partnerships after that, the combined effort of Asif Ali (14), Hasan Ali (10) and Shadab Khan’s (10) innings meant that Pakistan finished their essay just two short of the magical 350-run mark.last_img read more

One year later A look at the Fort McMurray wildfire and rebuild

first_imgFORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – It’s been one year since a wildfire devastated parts of the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray. Here is a look at the rebuild by the numbers:1,595: Number of buildings and structures destroyed in the fire. Includes 2,579 dwelling units.650: Approximate number of development permits issued by Fort McMurray since the fire, representing about 900 dwelling units.222: Number of single-family homes started in the first three months of the year. Most starts in a three-month stretch since early 2008.179: Number of homebuilders that have registered under new disclosure laws to do work in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.33: Approximate number of families living in rebuilt homes as of the start of April.48,000: Roughly the total number of insurance claims expected to be processed. Includes 12,000 auto claims and 25,000 home claims.$80,000: Average insurance payout per claim.$3.8 billion: Estimated total payout in insurance claims.9.8: Unemployment rate for the Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake area as of March 2016.9.1: Unemployment rate for the Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake area as of March 2017.600: Approximate decline in student numbers in public and Catholic schools for 2016-2017 year. Total enrolment slightly more than 11,000 between the two school systems.1.5 million: Average barrels of oil per day produced from the oilsands before the fire.3 million: Record high number of barrels per day produced from the oilsands in November, six months after the fire.12,000: Estimated number of fridges and freezers that had to be replaced, according to Insurance Bureau of Canada.$660,000: Median home price in March 2016 on 21 homes sold.$560,000: Median sale price of the 45 single detached homes sold in March.11: Number of single family vacant lots sold in March, at a median sale price of $156,000, compared with none sold in March 2016.17.8: Total vacancy rate for Wood Buffalo as of October 2016. A year earlier it stood at 29.3 per cent.29,068: Number of mental-health-related client contacts between May 10, 2016, and March 18, 2017, at Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health in Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo.$189 million: Total amount of money donated to the Red Cross.$134 million: Total value of donations that were matched by the federal and provincial governments.$231 million: Total amount the Red Cross says it spent to support individuals and families.$30 million: Total amount the Red Cross says it spent to support small businesses.$50 million: Total amount the Red Cross says it spent to support community groups.10,900: The number of plane and bus tickets the Red Cross booked to help people return home.37,000: The number of cleanup kits handed out to returning evacuees.6,000 per cent: The surge in social media traffic the Red Cross saw in the aftermath of the fire.40: The number of volunteers required to manage the Red Cross social media accounts.last_img read more

Father of girl attacked in viral Facebook video says stop sharing violent

first_imgMatt Thordarson APTN National NewsIf you have scrolled through social media you may have seen a video posted of an assault taking place.Some get millions of views and hundreds of shares.So what can and should be done about them?*Warning, this video contains graphic content*last_img

Twitter adds way to report votertricking tweets

first_imgSan Francisco: Twitter on Wednesday began making it easier to report tweets aimed at interfering with people voting, starting first in Europe and India. An option to report Twitter messages as being misleading about voting was being added to the one-to-many messaging service’s app in India and Europe, with a promise it would be expanded globally through the year. “Any attempts to undermine the process of registering to vote or engaging in the electoral process is contrary to our company’s core values,” the Twitter safety team said in an online post. “We are further expanding our enforcement capabilities in this area by creating a dedicated reporting feature within the product to allow users to more easily report this content to us.” Twitter teams entrusted to review reported content have been trained as part of an enhanced appeals process in the event tweet removal decisions are challenged, according to the San Francisco-based company.last_img read more

Prince Harry and Pregnant Meghan Markle to Visit Morocco in February

Rabat – It is official: the UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit Morocco on February 23.Kensington Palace, the couple’s residence, tweeted today that the duke and duchess of Sussex will visit Morocco from February 23 to February 25.Prince Harry is Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson and the sixth in line to the British throne. The tweet added that the visit is at the request of “Her Majesty’s Government” and the “full details of the visit will be announced in due course.”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Morocco from Saturday 23rd February to Monday 25th February 2019. This visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government.Full details of the visit will be announced in due course. pic.twitter.com/zXAUIVhEdm— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 8, 2019Read Also: UK: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Officially WedMarkle, who will be nearly seven months pregnant at the time, told fans that she expects to give birth to their first baby in April.UK Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Reilly also retweeted Kensington Palace’s post.The UK ambassador said that the purpose of the visit is to recognize the strong diplomatic ties between the two countries.Thanks. The visit is a recognition of the strong relationship between our two countries. It is a chance to enjoy #Morocco’s history and look to its future, focusing on the role of women, youth and #education in making that future @UKinMorocco https://t.co/tsrhPX2ShC— Thomas Reilly (@TSAReilly) February 8, 2019Prince Harry and Markle said their vows in front of an audience of more than 600 guests at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 9, 2018.Several celebrities have come to Morocco to celebrate important days, including birthdays.In 2018, American superstar Madonna flew to Marrakech for her 60th birthday.The singer called herself a “BerberQueen” as she donned a Moroccan Amazigh (Berber) look at her birthday party. She shared several photos and videos of her time on social media. read more

Building permits up in May hits highest level in five years StatsCan

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 6, 2012 9:00 am MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says municipalities issued $7 billion worth of building permits in May, up 7.4 per cent from April and the highest level since May 2007.The jump followed a 4.4 per cent decline in April.The agency says the increase was largely due to higher construction intentions for institutional buildings in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan and for multi-family dwellings in British Columbia.The value of residential building permits increased 8.5 per cent to $4.1 billion, following four consecutive monthly declines.Non-residential construction intentions rose six per cent to $2.9 billion after a seven per cent decline the previous month.The value of building permits increased in seven provinces in May, led by British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Building permits up in May; hits highest level in five years: StatsCan read more

Situation in Eritrea desperately bleak UN expert warns urging aid for fleeing

“The current human rights picture is desperately bleak. People feel trapped in a long hopeless situation as they see no end to it to the point that they take the irreversible decision to flee, forcing them on the road to exile,” the UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, told journalists in New York.Earlier today, she had briefed the UN General Assembly’s main social, humanitarian and cultural body (Third Committee), which hears directly from special rapporteurs and other human rights mechanisms. In her briefing to the Committee, the first since she took up the post on 1 November 2012, Ms. Keetharuth described an alarming situation on the ground pieced from interviews with Eritreans residing outside the country who have been victims of abuse, as well as with representatives in Djibouti and Ethiopia where Ms. Keetharuth was able to have official visits. She detailed cases of extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention, arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, inhumane prison conditions, indefinite national service, and lack of freedom of expression and opinion, assembly, association, religious belief and movement.A full version of the report was submitted this past summer to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, which appointed Ms. Keetharuth to examine and report back, in an unpaid capacity, on specific human rights themes.In particular, the Special Rapporteur highlighted the excessive militarization affecting the very fabric of Eritrean society and the family, with men and women conscripted for unlimited periods of time instead of the prior 18 months of service with the National Service. She told journalists about one teacher with whom she spoke who told her he wanted to put down the gun forced onto him, “I want to hold a pen in one hand and a book in the other.” Ms. Keetharuth also raised the issue of incommunicado detentions which “appears to be the norm and not the exception.” These and other human rights violations are “triggering a constant stream of refugees to neighbouring countries,” the independent expert said.According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 305,723 people last year fled Eritrea, with between 2,000 and 3,000 leaving the country every month, among them a large number of children unaccompanied by parents or guardians.“All Eritreans should be able to claim and enjoy their human rights, be it civil and political or economic, social and cultural,” she said. “This will require innovative ideas to address those issues perceived by Eritrea as hostile and constructive engagement with Eritrea and neighbouring countries to improve the situation of human rights in the country.” The desperation of the people in Eritrea, despite a shoot-to-kill policy targeting those attempting to flee, is further apparent in the two successive boat tragedies off the coasts of Italy and Malta earlier in October, during which more than 350 refugees lost their lives, including many Eritreans, she said. She called on the international community to focus on the human rights situation in Eritrea and increase efforts to protect refugees.The Special Rapporteur also reiterated her call on the Eritrean Government to cooperate with her mandate which offers a “frank and open dialogue” on the theme of human rights. read more

Ohio State baseball drops series opener to Indiana

The Ohio State baseball team didn’t help their chances of making the Big Ten tournament by blowing a seven-run lead and losing their opening game at Indiana, 10-8, Thursday. With the loss, the Buckeyes drop to an 11-11 record against Big Ten opponents. The top-six teams in the Big Ten make the conference tournament. After the loss, OSU is tied for sixth in the conference standings The top-six teams qualify for the tournament. OSU got off to a hot start taking an 8-1 advantage heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Hoosiers responded in the bottom of the seventh inning by scoring six runs and cutting OSU’s lead to 8-7. Indiana then took the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning by scoring three more runs and securing the comeback victory. Sophomore outfielder Tim Wetzel, sophomore infielder Brad Hallberg and senior outfielder David Corna each had three hits for the Buckeyes in the losing effort. Game two of the three-game series is scheduled for Friday at 3:05 p.m. The Buckeyes are looking to pick up a win to secure their spot in the Big Ten tournament. read more