Planning for your Child’s Special Needs: Managing Behavior at Home

first_imgThis image was purchased by MFLNMC from iStock.com under member ID 8085767. (2). Teach your child your behavior expectations based on the rules. Deliberately incorporate scenarios where your child can practice obeying the rules – for e.g. while putting toys away, or nighttime and morning routines. Remember – telling is not teaching and being told is not the same as being taught. Additionally, use rationales for children as to why rules are important. Set up regular schedules, routines, and follow them consistently.Consider posting a picture schedule. Take photos of different daily activities and post the photos (follow order of a time schedule) on the appropriate room (child’s bedroom, kitchen etc.) wall.Encourage your child to check the pictures so they will know what comes next.Use audible timers to facilitate transition redirection to interrupt undesirable behaviors. A redirection is a statement made right after a problem behavior that entails directing the child’s attention or behavior to another situation (“See how I am putting the dishes in the dishwasher? That is how I would like you put your toys in the toy chest”).correction – verbal response to misbehavior that (a) references the rule with the rationale, (b) specifies what your child should have done instead. Remember you need to “re-teach” the desired behavior (use examples and non-examples if needed) (“ok let’s not play with our toys – I need you to come here and sit down If you are quiet and settle down – we can eat our dinner [rationale]”). Use examples – deliberately under your direction, have your child demonstrate the desirable behavior under a specific rule.Demonstrate non-examples – using role-play demonstrate for your child what an undesirable behavior looks like (for e.g. you as your child throwing toys on the floor, having a temper tantrum etc.)To specifically reinforce your behavior lesson and the child’s learning, demonstrate examples and non-examples during “calm” time.center_img Return to article. Long DescriptionWritten by: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist – Special Populations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.How can parents or guardians best manage the behavior of their child with special needs?I believe it is important to start with the premise that the home or outside environment can be treated as a classroom and our children need to be “taught” good behavior using a lesson plan.(1). Start with establishing three to five simple rules. These rules must be easy to state, composed of few words and rote memorized. (3). Be sure and praise your child when they perform the expected behaviors. This will increase the child’s likelihood of repeating desired behaviors. Have a bunch of planned acknowledgments at your disposal. Reinforcers, such as “good job,” are helpful, but praise can be especially effective when it is task-specific (“Really good job – putting all your toys away. Thank you”).(4). Consider the function of your child’s problem behaviors when determining how to respond. Why is your child misbehaving? Is it for your attention? Are they tired? Are they bored? Analyzing the function will help you identify patterns and determine predictable situations in which your child is likely to misbehave, (for e.g. in a crowded room, just before nap or snack-time, loud noises on television etc.)(5). To prevent disruptive behaviors, use pre-corrections. The pre-correction is delivered shortly before your child enters the predictable situation in which you have previously determined problem behavior is likely to occur (‘We are about to go into the playground, now remember – don’t run ahead, walk beside me so we can cross the parking lot safely”).(6). When problem behaviors do occur use, (7). Finally consider pre-planning for behavior management at home by downloading and using our attached “lesson” plan. Use the template for planning rules, rationales, examples, non-examples, acknowledgments, pre-corrections and corrections.(8). To better determine the “function” of your child’s behavior, download and use the “ABC Analysis Chart.”Additional credits – Hagan-Burke, Shana, Ph.D.; Saenz, A., Ph.D.; Bardenhagen, R., M.S.last_img read more

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Andros Townsend hails Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose for speaking against racism

first_img Next Andros Townsend hails Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose for speaking against racismAndros Townsend lauded Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose and Juventus’ Moise Kean for raising their voice against racism. The Crystal Palace forward also asked others to urge the footballing boards to take action.advertisement Reuters LondonApril 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 15:04 IST Andros Townsend feels that racism has crept back into football (Reuters Photo)Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has hailed Tottenham Hotspur full back Danny Rose’s bravery for speaking out against racism and urged more players to join calls for the game’s authorities to take more decisive action on racist abuse.England international Rose said last week that he could not wait to leave football because he had had enough of the racism in the game and was frustrated by the response of the authorities to the abuse.”Danny’s a very brave man for coming out, being so honest and speaking the truth. Obviously I sympathise with him; we all support him,” Townsend told reporters after Palace beat Newcastle United 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.”Luckily, so far, I haven’t experienced racism but I know Danny has on more than one occasion. He’s experienced it with the England Under-21s and the seniors in Montenegro the other day.”We need more players like Danny to come out, be honest and speak the truth, to say what they really feel. Danny’s an incredible person; hopefully the system can help Danny and he can enjoy his football again.”Juventus teenager Moise Kean also appeared to suffer racist abuse from the stands in a match at Cagliari in Serie A last week and there were more incidents in England this weekend.Second-tier Wigan Athletic released a statement in support of Nathan Byrne after the defender was sent an abusive message on Twitter on Saturday, while Brentford confirmed a fan had been arrested at their ground for a racially-aggravated offence.advertisement”Racism’s crept back into our game a little bit, which is not great so we need Danny and the young lad at Juventus (Kean) to speak out because that will force action,” Townsend added.”I don’t know why racism’s still going on. We’ve got to move on in football and kick it out as much as we can. Hopefully the relevant organisations will do their best to stamp it out… They’re working their very hardest to stamp it out once and for all.”Also Read | Gabriel Jesus goal vs Brighton sends Manchester City into FA Cup finalAlso Read | Everton dent Arsenal’s hopes of top-four finishFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Andros TownsendFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Danny RoseFollow RacismFollow JuventusFollow Moise Keanlast_img read more

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Igor Stimac has been smart in bringing in new players: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

first_img Indo-Asian News Service KolkataOctober 13, 2019UPDATED: October 13, 2019 21:12 IST Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was at his best in Doha last month. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGurpreet Singh Sandhu said coach Igor Stimac has been very smart in introducing a host of new facesIndia will take on Bangladesh in a World Cup qualifier on October 15 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati KriranganIndia are still to win a game in Group E after losing narrowly to Oman 1-2 and holding Qatar to a famous 0-0 drawIndia football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu on Sunday said coach Igor Stimac has been very smart in introducing a host of new faces so that when important players like centre-back Sandesh Jhingan miss out, the team does not suffer.Jhingan suffered a tear on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during their 1-1 draw against North East United FC (NEUFC) on Wednesday. The 26-year-old will have to undergo surgery that may rule him out for six months.India will take on Bangladesh in a World Cup qualifier on October 15 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.”Its a very important game for us, no doubt in that. And I hope he (Jhingan) recovers well, and recovers soon from the injury. I think the coach has been very smart from the start that he has brought in the mixture of young players so that we have those options and competitiveness in every single position,” Gurpreet told reporters ahead of India’s first practice session in Kolkata. They arrived at the city on Sunday after a 10-day camp in Guwahati.Talking about Jhingan’s injury, Gurpreet said: “It’s something we didn’t want but I’m pretty sure the coaching staff is prepared for that. And we will have players coming in for Sunday’s position. We won’t have his experience, but we have players that can fill in his position and release back.”India are still to win a game in Group E after losing narrowly to Oman 1-2 and holding Qatar to a famous 0-0 draw. Gurpreet was at his best in Doha last month as he made a host of saves to keep the Asian champions at bay. The 27-year-old however played down the enormity of the draw, saying that he has played tougher games in his career.advertisement”I expected to win. I don’t think it’s a dream show. It was my job. I played more difficult games but that never came into light maybe because we lost the game. It’s not that it’s a game that never played before. It was just that against a good opposition. It’s time to move on and replicate that in future.He believes that the experience of playing and getting a point against such a big side was good for the younger players in the team. “A lot of players got the chance after a long break be it Mandar Rao Desai, Nikhil (Poojary), Manveer Singh. All of them played after a long time and that too against a team like Qatar. We truly believe in them and hopefully they can provide us in games like Bangladesh,” he said.Jhingan was brilliant at centre-back too. Asked if he has to shoulder more responsibility in Jhingan’s absence, Gurpreet said: “I hope there are other people to take the responsibility as well.”Bangladesh lost 0-2 to Qatar in their last game but gave a good account of themselves at home. They also lost to Afghanistan in their campaign opener.”We all watched the game. They’re a good team. They play with heart and they make it tough for the opposition as well. So it’s not an easy game,” Gurpreet said.”They made it really difficult for Qatar. So we just need to make sure that we don’t do any mistakes and go out on the pitch playing our strengths,” said the Bengaluru FC goalkeeper.India, placed fourth, have one point from two games while bottom-placed Bangladesh are still to open their account in the five-team group.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Indian football teamFollow Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Next Igor Stimac has been smart in bringing in new players: Gurpreet Singh SandhuIndia will take on Bangladesh in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on October 15 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.advertisementlast_img read more

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Readers Picks of the Week

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Government Rolling Out Key Initiatives Under Sexual Violence Strategy

first_imgGovernment is looking for people to share their knowledge and experience to help prevention efforts and improve support for victims and survivors of sexual violence. To address sexual violence, government is creating two provincial committees — one to shape public awareness about the issue and a second to develop training and education materials to better support victims and survivors. “This is an opportunity to foster shared understanding while improving support for victims and survivors of sexual violence across this province,” said Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard. “We will be working hand-in-hand with the community.” Each committee will require between six to eight community representatives. The work is expected to begin in March and to last about a year. Regional workshops will also be organized over the coming months with various groups. The intent is to work together and determine community-based approaches that better support victims and families. As well, government is continuing efforts to identify opportunities for change and collaboration. A multi-departmentgroup will strengthen support for the strategy. “I want Nova Scotians to know that this is a priority for me and government. These are important steps in taking action to change a culture that enables sexual assault and sexual violence,” said Ms. Bernard. “These actions build directly on public and stakeholder engagement that involved almost 1,000 Nova Scotians in 2014. What We Heard, a summary of our findings from this initial engagement, is available on the department’s website. Those interested in volunteering for a provincial committee are invited to send a cover letter and resume to strategy@novascotia.ca by Feb. 28. For more information, visit http://novascotia.ca/coms/svs/ .last_img read more

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Tamsen Fadal to CoHost 6th Annual Santa Project Party

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BILL BOYD AND CBC RESOLVE LAWSUIT

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement David Hutton, CBC Saskatchewan’s Managing Editor, said: “The CBC reported on a matter of public interest. We regret if Mr. Boyd or anyone else believed that the CBC was implying criminality or illegal conduct on the part of Mr. Boyd. That was not the case.”The matter was resolved without financial consideration. REGINA – Bill Boyd and the CBC have resolved the lawsuit commenced by Mr. Boyd in 2016 following the publication of two articles written by Geoff Leo about certain land transactions in connection with the Global Transportation Hub. The resolution was reached after the parties participated in a confidential mediation process. Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Facebook Bill Boyd said that he is pleased to have the matter concluded. “For me, this was never about the money,” said Boyd, “this was about defending my reputation.”About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’strusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Mountie who said Colten Boushie got what he deserved disciplined on lower

first_imgAPTN NewsThe RCMP member who made racist comments about Colten Boushie online last February has been disciplined on the “lower level” of the force’s disciplinary spectrum says the new Commissioner Brenda Lucki.Lucki spoke to APTN National News in a wide-ranging interview Tuesday that focused on Indigenous people’s mistrust of the federal police force.Lucki wouldn’t name the officer due to privacy issues.She did say it involved some sort of “restorative-type” approach where the member “reconciled with the local Indigenous population in some format.”Lucki also said another Mountie was also disciplined for comments made online that was stationed in a different province.“I am satisfied after given the results of the discipline that both members have been held to account,” said Lucki during the interview. “It’s unfortunate that it happened but I really want to go on notice by saying that those types of comments are completely unacceptable in my organization and I will do my utmost to eradicate such behaviour.”APTN uncovered a number of private Facebook groups for members of the RCMP earlier this year.One involved an officer believed to be from Alberta who posted comments about the death of Colten Boushie.Boushie was killed after he went on a Saskatchewan farm in August 2016 with four friends.It ended with him being shot and killed and the owner of the property, Gerald Stanley, charged with second-degree murder.In February, Stanley was acquitted of all charges.The verdict divided a nation and created a storm of racist comments online.On one side Stanley got away with murder and system is stacked against Indigenous people.While on the other people wrote Boushie should never have been on the property to begin with, alleging he was there to steal from the Stanley farm. That was never confirmed in court, which heard testimony Boushie and his friends were there to get help for a severely damaged tire.Then one RCMP member wrote it was too bad Boushie died but he got what he deserved.The Mountie also had a picture of a large handgun on her Facebook page that said her home was protected by God and guns. If someone came on her property to steal they should be prepared to meet both.Before deleting their Facebook account, the RCMP officer in question had this photo as their cover photo on Facebook.Once APTN published the story the officer closed her account.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale called the comments at the time “absolutely appalling, and unacceptable” and said, if proven to be true, ” there will be consequences.”But after the interview wrapped up, APTN asked Lucki to clarify her comments, particularly about the privacy of the officer involved.She said the internal investigation never reached the level of a code of conduct hearing, which would be made public.Instead, a code of conduct meeting was held to determine discipline, which keeps it from the public.“A conduct meeting, which is not a conduct hearing, is at the lower level of our internal system (and) is not public record,” she said.It’s not clear who the other member is that was disciplined and Lucki wouldn’t confirm if it involved other comments from members uncovered by APTN Investigates reporter Trina Roache.A slew of comments were made by officers in these private Facebook groups.Her full story can be found here: APTN Investigates: Racism in the Ranksaptnnews@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

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SNCLavalin wins contract to design track upgrades for Network Rail in UK

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. says its Atkins business has won a contract to design track upgrades for Network Rail in the United Kingdom.The company says work is expected to begin in August.It says it will be worth up to roughly $500 million in revenue.Atkins will do the work as part of the Central Rail Systems Alliance, which includes Balfour Beatty and TSO.The group perform upgrades across London North West, London North East and East Midland routes for the next decade.The work includes track, crossings, points, and associated overhead lines and signalling. Companies in this story: (TSX:SNC) The Canadian Press

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UN refugee agency seeks to erase racial stereotyping in Italian media

1 March 2007The United Nations refugee agency is seeking to solve a number of thorny issues in Europe, ranging from thousands of people who suddenly found themselves declared illegal in Slovenia to racial stereotyping by the Italian media. Stung by the Italian media’s demonising of a Tunisian linked to a recent gruesome murder case, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has worked with the industry on drawing up a code of conduct for coverage of refugee and immigration issues.“Strong and rather unexpected evidence of xenophobic sentiments emerged, as did a media system ready to act as the sounding board for the worst manifestations of hate,” UNHCR senior regional public information officer Laura Boldrini said.When the bodies of Raffaella Castagna, her two-year-old son, her mother and a friend were found in the northern town of Erba – the three women stabbed while the infant’s throat was cut ¬– some sections of the press swiftly blamed Castagna’s Tunisian husband, who had served prison time on drug charges.But it soon emerged that Azouz Marzouk had been in Tunisia at the time and the police arrested Castagna’s two middle-aged neighbours on charges of murdering her and the others, apparently due to a feud over noise.UNHCR argued that the media’s attitude needed to change and Ms. Boldrini wrote to the editors-in-chief of major media organizations calling for serious dialogue on the role and behaviour of the press in such cases and on coverage of refugee and immigration issues, which she said was often characterized by alarmist and warlike language and had influenced public opinion.Since then, UNHCR, working with academics, two press bodies and other experts, has proposed a draft code of conduct modelled on a 1990 charter that provides protection for minors who are subjects of press stories.The aim is to produce “a sort of code of ethics that, without prejudice to the right to information, treats immigrants as persons, regardless of their origin, and which leads to a correct use of language and adequate protection for all those who have requested and obtained protection in Italy,” Ms. Boldrini said. A small working group is preparing an initial draft.In Slovenia the agency is trying to resolve the issue of some 4,000 people who were deprived of legal residency status and its benefits, including facilitated access to nationality, housing, employment, health insurance, pensions and access to higher education, after Slovenia broke away from Yugoslavia, apparently due to the short window of opportunity when non-Slovenian residents could apply for citizenship.“They speak Slovene, they have professional qualifications,” UNHCR regional representative Lloyd Dakin said. “Many of them grew up in Slovenia. With sufficient political will, the whole issue could be resolved quickly.” Meanwhile UNHCR has welcomed draft legislation in Ireland that will, for the first time, allow refugees who are qualified medical doctors to register and practise. The agency estimates that from 100 to 200 doctors have gone through the asylum system in Ireland over the past decade, but most have not been able to practise. UNHCR country representative Manuel Jordão urged support for the draft as it moves through its various stages in the Dáil, or parliament. “Integration of its migrant and refugees will be a number one priority for Ireland in the next few years,” he said. “Although only one of many initiatives, the proposal to help refugee doctors to practise will be of immense benefit for their integration prospects and of great benefit to Ireland too.” read more

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UN maritime agency endorses campaign for fair treatment of seafarers

The head of the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has given his backing to a new campaign to raise the awareness of seafarers of their rights to fair treatment in the case of accidents at sea. The campaign is spearheaded by the International Shipping Federation (ISF), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) to promote guidelines on the issue developed by the IMO and the International Labour Organization (ILO). According to the guidelines, all necessary measures should be taken to ensure that seafarers are treated fairly when detained by public authorities in the event of a maritime accident. “Seafarers serving throughout the shipping industry will not only have a clearer understanding of the fundamental elements of fair treatment in the unfortunate event they are caught up in a maritime accident, but they will also feel encouraged by the knowledge that they have the international community at their side, which, should the situation arise, is prepared and willing to pay attention to their plight,” IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos said. He added that the campaign will, among other things, reassure young people considering a career at sea that” seafarers are not alone and unprotected when something goes wrong while at sea.” Through the use of posters, seafarers around the world will be informed of the guidelines, which state that seafarers are recognized as a special category of worker. As such, and given the global nature of the shipping industry and the different jurisdictions with which they operate, they need special protection, especially in relation to contact with public authorities. The guidelines recommend steps to be taken by all those who may be involved in an incident: the port or coastal State, flag State, the seafarer’s State, the owner of the ship and seafarers themselves. They also seek to ensure that no discriminatory or retaliatory measures are taken against seafarers because of their participation in investigations. 25 February 2008The head of the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has given his backing to a new campaign to raise the awareness of seafarers of their rights to fair treatment in the case of accidents at sea. read more

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Spring games nothing more than glorified practices

One of the hardest sporting events to draw conclusions from is a college football spring game.If a player breaks a 70-yard touchdown run or intercepts two passes, he’s pegged as a breakout star for the fall. Ohio State’s Spring Game was no different.Redshirt freshman quarterback Kenny Guiton was the media darling of the postgame interviews following his 167-yard, two-touchdown performance.In last year’s Spring Game, Terrelle Pryor’s strong performance riled up Buckeye fans, giving them dreams of the second coming of Troy Smith. Then the regular season commenced, and Pryor struggled through the year up until his MVP performance in the Rose Bowl.In Saturday’s game, there were times when Terrelle Pryor looked like Randall Cunningham, and then there were times when he channeled his inner Akili Smith. He was told not to scramble. Thus, it’s impossible to make sense of his performance at all.The defenses dominated the game for the most part. Ben Buchanan and Derek Erwin punted a combined 13 times. Tresselball in April anyone?The Spring Game is a lot like the NFL Draft. The beginning is filled with excitement and anticipation. But in the end, the game never measures up to the hype, and the media coverage is overblown.After the game, I hinted to junior wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher that we in the media tend to put a lot of emphasis on the Spring Game, and he smiled in agreement.“Yes, you guys certainly do,” Sanzenbacher said.He added that the players are basically just trying to enjoy themselves during the game.“For us, it’s more fun than anything,” Sanzenbacher said. “We’ve been working hard the past 14 days, too.”Usually a good indicator of how the game will go is to take note of the weather forecast. Last year, 95,722 watched the Gray defeat the Scarlet 23-3 in a game that featured a handful of exciting plays and essentially perfect spring weather.The best word to describe the weather on Saturday would be mediocre. It was going to rain at some point during the game, and it arrived at halftime. When the downpour was over, the stadium looked like a Jacksonville Jaguars home game as the announced crowd of 65,223 had mostly filed out.The excitement didn’t arrive until late in the fourth quarter, when Guiton threw a beauty of a pass to junior receiver Taurian Washington to put the Gray up for good, 17-14.All in all, the game was mundane, which describes plenty of OSU games in recent memory. But in reality, that’s probably how it should be. The only difference between a normal spring practice and the Spring Game for Tressel’s crew is that the Spring Game is played in the Horseshoe.That’s the point. This game doesn’t mean anything. It’s an overhyped scrimmage that the media has fallen in love with, and expects too much of.On the other hand, sports fans have spoken, and they want to see as much football as possible. Nothing says success like excess. read more

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Wrestling No 2 Ohio State comes away with second straight Big Ten

Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder runs out of the tunnel prior to his match in the the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEAST LANSING, Michigan — Ohio State is back on top.For the second straight season, the Buckeyes claimed a Big Ten championship with four wrestlers taking home individual titles. This is the third conference championship under head coach Tom Ryan. After the championships, he was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. All 10 Ohio State wrestlers qualified for the NCAA championships in Cleveland on March 15-17. Nine of 10 wrestlers for Ohio State advanced to the semi finals, with seven advancing to the final and four winning it all, which was enough to seal the team title over No. 1 Penn State. “This weekend, we felt like we had a little more margin of error [than last year], and the guys wrestled out of their mind,” Ryan said.No. 2 seed Kyle Snyder won the heavyweight title 4-2 with a takedown in the second overtime round against No. 1 seed Adam Coon of Michigan, avenging a loss to Coon on Feb. 11. This was Snyder’s third straight Big Ten championship.“They have clearly done a great job preparing him for someone that’s got great leg attacks, so there were some adjustments Kyle made and tonight, one of those adjustments worked out,” Ryan said.Snyder gameplanned specifically for Coon, which lead to him shooting less often than usual, leading to the lack of scoring. “His leg defense has got better, so I gotta be a little more strategic with what I do, but takedown in overtime is cool,” Snyder said. Ohio State senior Nathan Tomasello defeated Minnesota No. 5 Ethan Lizak 10-7 in the 125-pound final. It was the fourth individual Big Ten championship for the Buckeyes’ No. 3 seed. No. 1 seed Joey McKenna shutout Illinois’ No. 3 Michael Carr 13-0 in the 141-pound final. This is McKenna’s third straight conference title, after he won two Pac-12 championships during his time with Stanford, before he transferred to Ohio State in 2017. Sophomore Kollin Moore was the top seed at 197 pounds, but he entered the tournament a loser of two of his last three bouts. However, he put all those struggles behind him and claimed another Big Ten championship.“Kollin Moore is a workhouse out there, and when you don’t have the volume of training behind someone who’s a workhorse late in matches,” Ryan said. “When you shoot 30, 40, 20 times, you start to feel it more than if you just got that cardio behind you, but he’s had some great practices in the last few weeks and he’s looking strong right now.”In the 184-pound final, Nittany Lion No. 1 seed Bo Nickal beat Ohio State No. 2 seed Myles Martin in 7-4 decision. Martin scored one takedown against Nickal, but the riding time advantage in favor of Nickal, along with tough defense, found Martin out of time to mount a comeback. In the second straight meeting between the two, Wolverine No. 1 seed Stevan Micic won against Ohio State No. 2 Luke Pletcher in the 133-pound final. In Pletcher’s semifinal match Saturday, he rallied against sophomore Mitch McKee, the No. 3 seed for the Golden Gophers. McKee heald a 3-0 lead going into the third period, but Pletcher scored three straight takedowns to win 6-4. Ohio State No. 4 seed Micah Jordan earned runner-up at 157 pounds, losing to Michigan No. 3 seed Alec Pantaleo in the finals 3-1. A late second-period takedown proved the difference between these two. Pantaleo also beat Jordan 12-7 on Feb. 11.Ohio State No. 2 174-pound Bo Jordan lost to Michigan then-No. 6 Myles in the dual meet, and hoped to get revenge against the now-three seed in the semifinals in order to have a shot at Penn State No. 1 seed Mark Hall. However, Bo was pinned by Amine in a surprise result Saturday night. Bo later earned the third-place match.Ohio State No. 5 Ke-Shawn Hayes outwrestled Nebraska’s Colton McCrystal 7-5 at 149 pounds. At 165 pounds, Ohio State junior Te’Shan Campbell finished 9th, which earned him a spot at NCAA championships. read more

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Jagdeo says SOCUs visit was a test to see if Govt

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPPP intends to have charges against Govt Ministers refiled- JagdeoNovember 7, 2018In “Crime”Political directives responsible for SOCU’s low conviction rate- Opposition LeaderOctober 11, 2018In “latest news”‘We will not be intimidated!’ – Jagdeo declares after arrestMarch 8, 2017In “Politics” Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo as he made his way from the SOCU compoundThe recent decision to attend an interview with investigators of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was to test the system and set a precedent for others to follow, Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has revealed.“I went there, I could’ve said that I choose to remain silent like everyone who had gone in there but I used the constitutional provision that is there because I want it tested. And the testing sets a precedent” Jagdeo said.He was explaining to members of the press why he decided to adhere to a request for an interview with SOCU last week.“Now that I have gone in although I’m a constitutional post holder and as chairman of the cabinet, I still attended the interview when I could’ve refused it, I expect reciprocity in terms of how Government officials will be treated”  the former President explained.Jagdeo said he was assured by Head of SOCU Sydney James that in spite of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson sending a statement he will have to attend an interview.Referencing Patterson, the Opposition Leader said “I hope you will do the same thing that I did and that is I informed the press before I went there as I promised at my press conference so they had a nice picture of me going into SOCU”.Moreover, Jagdeo said he also expects that all Cabinet members including President David Granger will visit SOCU since they approved Patterson’s contract when they had no authority to do so. The contract in question was awarded to Dutch company, LievenseCSO, for a feasibility study into the new Demerara River bridge. The Opposition had requested that the Public Procurement Commission investigate the award of the $148 million sole sourced contract.In its report on the matter, the Commission flagged Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson for requesting from Cabinet that the contract be sole sourced, instead of being processed through the Procurement Board as the law says should be done. It was subsequently announced that SOCU would be investigating the contract award. read more

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THW Kiel wins derby over SC Magdeburg

dkb bundesligaGerman derbySC MagdeburgTHW Kiel In the first match of DKB Bundesliga after break because of German NT matches against Serbia, THW Kiel had to give 100% of capabilites to secure a triumph against SC Magdeburg 33:30 (16:17) in Sparkasse Arena. Team from the East showed a great form against “Zebras” and was a equal rival to the current EHF CL winner until the last moments of the match. THW Kiel broke resistance of the rival in the last few minutes (28:27, 51.) led by Filip Jicha with 6 goals.THW Kiel:Omeyer (1.-24., 31.-60., 10/2 saves), Palicka (24.-30.); Toft Hansen (n.e.), Sigurdsson (5), Sprenger (3), Ahlm (5), Wiencek, Ekberg, Zeitz (5), Palmarsson, Narcisse (3), Ilic (2), Jicha (6), Vujin (4/2); Trainer: Gislason SC Magdeburg:Gustavsson (n.e.), Eijlers (1.-60., 13/1 saves); Wiegert (1), Kneer (6), Rojewski (2), Landsberg, Pajovic (1), van Olphen (2), Grafenhorst (4), Tönnesen (2), Schäpsmeier (6), R. Weber (3), Jurecki (3); Trainer: Carstens ← Previous Story Renato Vugrinec joins RK Metalurg! Next Story → Petar Nenadić (“Petar Pan”) has repeated his “pirouette” (VIDEO) read more

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Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Android tablet rocks IFA with 199 price tag

first_imgBeen waiting for someone to make a serious splash with a budget-priced Android tablet? Hold on to your hats, people, because Lenovo has just rocked IFA 2011 by announcing the $199 IdeaPad Tablet A1.The price is less than half what you’ll pay for most 8 or 10 inch Android tablets in retail stores right now (including Lenovo’s own). The 7-inch A1 will feature a 1024×600 IPS touchscreen display, a single-core 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 3MP rear and VGA front cameras, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS and accelerometer, microSD expansion, and Android 2.3. Lenovo estimates the A1’s battery to be good for about 7 hours of Wi-Fi web surfing, though it’s capacity isn’t specified in the press images.Four different color options will be available: black, white, blue, and pink. And while you might not expect a sub-$200 to be all that sturdy, the IdeaPad A1 sports a magnesium-alloy skeleton to protect its internals from jolts.Concerned about the fact that the A1 isn’t going to ship with Honeycomb? Don’t be. An upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to arrive shortly after Google makes the code available to its partners.Those of you who missed out on a dirt-cheap HP TouchPad might want to seriously consider the IdeaPad A1. Then again, you may want to wait and see how other manufacturers respond now that Lenovo has thrown down the gauntlet.More at Liliputinglast_img read more

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San Diego homeless count decreases

first_imgSan Diego homeless count decreases 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings“Homelessness is a complex issue but efforts to collect information directly from San Diegans experiencing homelessness will provide the precise, actionable information needed to better set polices, direct funding, and inform the public,” said task force CEO Tamera Kohler.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that cities receiving federal funding to combat homelessness complete the Point-In-Time Count each year. The county received roughly $20 million in federal funding as a result of last year’s survey.The task force collected data for the latest count, known locally as the WeAllCount survey, during the early morning hours of Jan. 25. For this year’s survey, the task force’s more than 1,5000 volunteers used a new methodology to ensure a count that’s as accurate as possible. Volunteers not only counted homeless residents throughout the county, but also interviewed them on-site to gauge their needs and priorities, allowing county and local homeless advocacy groups to better assist homeless residents.Volunteers also changed how they counted residents living in vehicles or temporary shelters such as tents. In previous years, surveyors multiplied each observed vehicle or shelter by two to estimate the number of residents living in their cars or a makeshift shelter.For this year’s count, the task force counted each resident who was engaged or visibly seen by surveyors regardless of the type of shelter they lived in. Homeless residents who were observed living in vehicles or tents or on sidewalks and park benches were designated unsheltered for the purposes of the survey.“The improved methods used focus on direct, consistent engagement with homeless San Diegans and align us with nationally recognized best-practices,” said San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward, who chairs the task force. “This improved outreach methodology sets the tone for formalizing and standardizing a qualified outreach protocol for use throughout the county.”The bulk of the county’s homeless population, 5,082 residents, live in the city of San Diego, according to the survey. More than 1,000 homeless residents live in east county cities like El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee while several hundred each live in south county, the coastal areas of north county and the inland sections of north county.In all areas surveyed, unsheltered residents outnumbered sheltered homeless residents. One-tenth of survey participants are veterans, according to the task force, while 62 percent of sheltered residents and 73 percent of unsheltered homeless residents are men.“As we look beyond the numbers, we know that each person experiencing homelessness has a unique story and needs a unique combination of housing and services in order to achieve stability,” said Deacon Jim Vargas, president and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages and the task force’s secretary. “A comprehensive plan that spans the region will be necessary to effectively and efficiently deploy adequate resources.” 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County’s homeless population remains above 8,000 but is down roughly 11 percent from 2017, according to the results of the latest count released today by the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless.The task force’s 2019 Point-In-Time Count survey put that the county’s homeless population total at 8,102, down from both last year’s observed total of 8,576 and the 2017 total of 9,116.The total of sheltered homeless residents remained fairly stagnant at 3,626, while the county’s population of unsheltered residents fell from 4,990 last year to 4,476 this year. According to task force data, 78 percent of those surveyed said they first became homeless in San Diego.Councilmember Chris Ward joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the point in time count for homeless. Posted: April 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 7:25 AMlast_img read more

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Cruise ship air quality violations spike in Alaska

first_imgThe Norwegian Pearl in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 4. (Photo by Tim Olson/KTOO)This summer cruise ships have been falling afoul of Alaska’s air quality standards. The cruise industry says it can and will do better.Listen now“This summer it seems like there’s been a lot more pollution in the channel,” said Suzy Cohen, who has lived and worked in downtown Juneau since 1992. “Some mornings I’ve woken up and looked out and just seen this heavy, blue cloud hanging over the channel and it’s kind of worrisome. You don’t know what you’re breathing and it seems like it’s coming up into the neighborhoods.”Cohen is among more than 134 people this year who’ve phoned the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s cruise ship hotline.“This season we’ve received a lot more complaints,” Ed White, head of the DEC’s cruise ship air quality program, said.Some of the calls, White said, were about relatively harmless steam coming from the ships’ stacks.“But we were also receiving more complaints now about things like smell, about the smoke in addition to the steam,” White said.The state’s air quality standard for cruise ships is measured by opacity. Basically that’s how see-through the plume coming out of a ship is.Last year the state collected $75,000 in fines for two ships that violated this standard. This year it’s already sent nine violation notices for ships in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Haines and Seward. One violation can carry a fine of around $46,000, though companies often settle with the state for less.The cruise industry admits it has a problem.“We’re disappointed that we are not able to get the visual plume to where we want it to be,” Cruise Lines International Association Alaska president John Binkley said during a Thursday speech addressing civic and business leaders at Southeast Conference in Ketchikan. “And we’re committed to continue to work on that, regardless of what it takes.”There are multiple reasons for more plumes, one is just a matter of volume.“A couple years ago maybe we’d have four ships. Now we have six ships in port and they’re bigger ships as well,” White said. “So there’s more input into the air.”But state and industry officials also point to a more technical explanation. About three years ago, cruise lines installed systems called “scrubbers” that mix exhaust with water to filter out emissions. It was in anticipation of stricter federal sulfur standards.“We’re in compliance in terms of the sulfur limits but we’re not happy with the (scrubber) systems,” Binkley said.Ed White said his agency recognizes that its current method of measuring air quality has limitations.“Unfortunately, the opacity standard is often more of an indicator where we can look at that there’s smoke present,” White said. “But knowing what is in that and the potential health risks, that would be something that takes more study and more data.”That’s why state regulators are investigating ways to update its methods and possibly the standard itself.In the meantime, coastal residents like Suzy Cohen in Juneau, said anyone who witnesses apparent cruise ship pollution should speak up.“I think that citizens really need to call when they think that there’s a problem, call into the DEC,” Cohen said. “They have a hotline and make sure that you report it.”Alaska continues to grow in popularity with cruise lines. During Binkley’s speech in Ketchikan, he said next year’s cruise season is projected to bring 1,361,400 cruise ship passengers — a new all-time record for the third year running.last_img read more

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