12 Dec

Helping Military Families Who Have a Child with Disabilities

first_imgThe military lifestyle can be hard on families. There is a demand for their time, energy and commitment that can lead to stress on the family unit.6 In military families who have a child with special needs, the stress for the family is increased even further.It is important that families are taught how to cope with the stress concerning events of their lives, and to understand and expect the family environment to be adjusted due to not only the military lifestyle but also having a child with a disability.3,4 Researchers suggest that medical and mental health services alone are not enough to alleviate stress for military families who have a young child with disabilities.1,2It is suggested that military families find family-centered services, community partnerships, and support groups with similar areas of interest, to aid in lowering stress for the family.5Below are links to support groups, resources, and services for military families who have a child with special needs.Military Special Needs Network: This Facebook page is a great place for families to reach out to other families with similar needs. Ask questions, contribute advice and build relationships.Autism: the Military: This Pinterest page is a collection of articles, news events, videos, and stories to help military families who have a child with Autism.The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): Addresses the unique needs of military families with special needs children, and provides resources, tools and articles to further inform parents about EFMP and the families is serves.Military Families with Complex Kids: In this Facebook group, ask questions and find the support of other military families raising children with special needs or medical complications.Military One Source Special Needs: provides information and support for families with special needs family members.The DoD Special Needs Parent Tool Kit: provides information for parents that is downloadable and covers birth through 18 years old. Whether you need to learn about early intervention services or want to learn how to be a more effective advocate for your child, this resources has the information you are searching for.Do you have any resources to add to our list? Post your go to resources in the comment section below. Dyson, L.L. (1993). Response to the presence of a child with disabilities: Parental stress and family functioning over time. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 98, 207-218.Dyson, L.L. (1996). The experiences of families of children with learning disabilities: Parental stress, family functioning, and sibling self-concept. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29, 280-286.Murphy, D.L., Behr, S.K., & Summers, J.A. (1990). Do something about it-think! Cognitive coping strategies and stress and well-being in parents of children with disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association: Boston.Paulus, P.B., Nagar, D., Larey, T.S., & Camacho, L.M. (1996). Environmental, lifestyle, and psychological factors in the health and well-being of military families. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26, 1053-2075.Russo, T.J., & Fallon, M.A. (2001). Helping military families who have a child with a disability cope with stress. Early Childhood Education Journal. 29(1). 3-8.Segal, M.W. (1989). The nature of work and family linkages: A theoretical perspective. In G.L. Bowen & D.K. Orthner (Eds.), The organizational family: Work and family linkages in the U.S. military (pp.3-36). New York: Praeger. Subscribe to our mailing list for monthly eNewslettersEmail Address First Name Last Name This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on February 26, 2016.last_img read more

3 Dec

Investigation of Alwar lynching case shifted to Jaipur

first_imgThe investigation into the alleged lynching of Haryana resident Rakbar Khan, which has led to an outrage over cow vigilantism, was on Monday shifted out of Alwar and handed over to the Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime & Vigilance), Jaipur Range, Vandana Bhati. The decision was taken after questions were raised over the conduct of the local police.Rakbar and his friend Aslam, belonging to Kolgaon village in Haryana’s Nuh district, were attacked by alleged cow vigilantes in the forest area of Ramgarh’s Lalawandi village on Friday night.While Aslam managed to escape, Rakbar sustained severe injuries and was declared brought dead on arrival at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Ramgarh.Since Rakbar was in the custody of police for about three hours, citizens and activists in Alwar have been asking why there was a delay in taking the critically injured man to the hospital. According to eyewitness accounts, the police first made arrangements for taking the two cows recovered from the spot to a gaushala before paying attention to Rakbar.Members of ‘gaurakshak’ groups, who informed the police about the suspected case of cow smuggling near Lalawandi village, have stated that the policemen took Rakbar in their vehicle to the Ramgarh police station, stopped to have tea on the way and changed his clothes before taking him to CHC. It was also alleged that the policemen thrashed him at the police station.Jaipur Range Inspector-General of Police Hemant Priyadarshi said all aspects were being looked into in the investigation and no culprit would be spared. Police have since arrested three persons suspected of being involved in the crime.last_img read more

3 Dec

Top Stories: Secrets of the Grave, Chimp Personhood, and Extreme Diets

first_imgThe Thousand-Year GraveyardScientists digging up ancient graves in Tuscany, Italy, have uncovered a tortured history of disease and death. Plague, cholera, sexually transmitted diseases—you name it, our ancestors had it. Researchers are testing the skeletons they’ve uncovered and tracing the origin of deadly diseases, and figuring out what these ancient deaths can tell us about how our ancestors lived.Extreme Diets Can Quickly Alter Gut BacteriaSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)With all the recent research on gut bacteria, it’s starting to feel like bugs are in charge of our bodies. But we can have our say, by what we eat. For the first time in humans, researchers have shown that a radical change in diet can quickly shift our gut’s microbial makeup. The study is the first step toward figuring out exactly how to use our gut bacteria to keep ourselves healthy and fight disease.A Sequester ReprieveEarly this week, key members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives announced a 2-year budget deal that will wipe out a major portion of the impending mandatory budget cuts that have struck fear into many government-funded researchers—at least temporarily. The House overwhelmingly approved the deal on Thursday, and the Senate is expected to approve it next week.Bolstering a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Lead ExposureResearchers trying to figure out the origins of dementia are building the case against a possible culprit: lead exposure early in life. A 23-year study has now revealed that monkeys who drank a lead-rich formula as infants later developed tangles of a key brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Though neuroscientists say more work is needed to confirm the connection, the research suggests that people exposed to lead as children could have an increased risk of the common, late-onset form of Alzheimer’s disease.Judges Deny Chimpanzees ‘Personhood’Three lawsuits filed last week that attempted to achieve “legal personhood” for four chimpanzees living in New York have been struck down. The suits were the first step in a nationwide campaign to grant legal rights to a variety of animals.last_img read more

1 Dec

Madhya Pradesh yet to form tiger protection force

first_imgHaving resolved to constitute a Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) more than seven years ago, Madhya Pradesh is yet to constitute the battalion, even as the State has registered the most number of tiger deaths due to poaching since 2012. According to an agreement, the State Forest Department was supposed to raise, arm and deploy the force in the reserves within two years of the agreement. However, in the absence of an independent elite unit to protect tigers in the State, 30 deaths due to poaching have been reported between 2012 and 2018. The causes of 16 of the total 141 deaths, including natural and unnatural ones, reported in the State during the period are being investigated, according to the NTCA. This year, one case of death due to poaching has been reported of the 14 deaths in the State. Out of the 14 deaths reported in the State this year, one case was due to poaching.Asserting that the State hasn’t failed in protecting its tigers, U. Prakasham, State Chief Wildlife Warden, said, “We have constituted a special armed unit called Tiger Strike Force that other States don’t possess. It operates in Hoshangabad, Sagar, Satna, Indore and Bhopal divisions and has been able to bring down restrict poaching.”Famous as the ‘Tiger State’ at least until 2006 when it boasted the most number of tigers with an estimated 300 in its six reserves, Madhya Pradesh lost out to Karnataka in 2010 and fell behind Uttarakhand too in 2014, according to the Status of Tigers in India report. “Unlike these States which have contiguous forests, Madhya Pradesh has a patchy cover running through fragmented reserves and human habitations, and therefore it’s a challenge to protect tigers and prevent man-animal conflicts here,” says U. Prakasham, State Chief Wildlife Warden.He says more than 50% of the deaths in the State categorised as deaths due to poaching happen outside reserve limits. “Often, tigers get electrocuted upon contact with high tension wires laid by farmers to protect their fields from wild boars,” he says.“Usually, poor tribals living along the fringes of the reserves are made scapegoats for an incident of poaching,” claims wildlife activist Ajay Dubey. “The main obstruction to tiger corridors and natural habitats is caused by big landlords whose encroachments in the form of resorts and farmhouses have been altering the lives of tigers and tribals alike.”The conflict management of the forest department is in shambles as its strike force has failed to sensitise villagers on tiger conflict, identify sensitive corridors and kill and deter poachers, says Mr. Dubey. “It is a cosmetic entity without teeth that was constituted under an executive order and operates post facto. “Besides instilling fear among poachers, the STPF, once set up, will have a larger remit and help put an end to illegal mining and tree felling as well, that affect tiger habitats. After Maharashtra and Karnataka deployed the force in their reserves, tiger mortalities due to poaching there have come down significantly,” says Mr. Dubey.Apart from the two States having the with STPFs, which are partially funded by the Centre, on July 1, Assam constituted a Special Rhino Protection Force on July 1 comprising 82 constables, trained over 43 weeks, to tackle rhino and tiger poaching in the Kaziranga National Park. The 2012 tripartite agreement also states that a significant part of the force should consist of locals residing around reserves. Mr. Dubey says, “Youth from local tribes like Saharia and Baiga should be recruited in to the force as they have a better intelligence network and are fearless. Their dignified participation in wildlife conservation can deter them from joining the ranks of poachers.”Stating that during a review meeting with the Forest Department 10 days ago he had directed it to expedite the formation of the STPF, State Minister for Forests Umang Singhar said, “We’ll emulate the Gujarat model of wildlife conservation wherein locals have been roped in and mortalities have been successfully brought down.”last_img read more

29 Nov

Gibson, Butler lead Timberwolves rally past Lakers

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Except the Lakers had the mojo for much of the first three quarters. Julius Randle had 23 points and nine rebounds, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Brandon Ingram each scored 17 points.“I know how good we can be when we decide to play hard,” Butler said. “But we think that we’re so good on paper that we can just go through the motions.”Ivica Zubac, who went 8 for 8 from the floor for a season-high 19 points, threw down a dunk for a 99-98 lead for the Lakers, but that was essentially their last momentum-creating play of the game.“They’ve got some big-time closers on that team, starting with Jimmy Butler,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “He kind of set the tone in the fourth with the way he played.”Butler blocked shots by Randle and Isaiah Thomas on consecutive possessions in the closing minutes, putting his stamp on yet another winning performance.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers’ Julius Randle, left, looks at Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS— The Minnesota Timberwolves were flat, facing a double-digit deficit for long stretches of the game.This is why they traded for Jimmy Butler and signed Taj Gibson, for fourth-quarter lifts like these.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Read Next “I think that’s what separates him as a superstar,” Crawford said. “Most guys, they do it on one end, but those types of plays, they’re immeasurable.”This was a win the Wolves badly needed before the All-Star break, after their 13-game home winning streak ended in humbling fashion on Tuesday against Houston. They moved within percentage points of San Antonio for third place in the Western Conference at 36-25. The Spurs are 35-24.The Lakers shot so sharply to start the game, going 17 for 27 from the floor in the first quarter, that the Wolves produced separate spurts of 23-8 and 21-6 in the first half yet still trailed 65-62 at halftime.Randle had 10 points in the third quarter as the Lakers again pushed ahead. He drove and scored on Karl-Anthony Towns for an 86-76 lead, and a frustrated Towns was called for an offensive foul on Brook Lopez to erase a spin-move layup on the next possession.But Crawford got the Wolves and the crowd going early in the fourth quarter, sandwiching a 31-foot swish by Tyus Jones with a pair of 3-pointers of his own. The second one came off a slick crossover dribble that deked Corey Brewer at the top of the key and brought the Wolves within 95-94.TIP-INSLakers: Zubac, who grabbed 11 rebounds, had only 23 points in 17 previous games. … The recently acquired Channing Frye was not with the team to tend to personal matters, according to Walton. Frye made his Lakers debut on Wednesday against the Pelicans, with three points in 11 minutes.Timberwolves: Towns narrowly notched his NBA-leading 51st double-double, with 10 points on 2-for-9 shooting to go with his game-high 19 rebounds. … After tying his season low with seven points on 2-for-14 shooting on Tuesday against the Rockets, Andrew Wiggins finished with a quiet eight points on 4-for-11 shooting, with four rebounds and no assists.FLIP, FONDLY REMEMBEREDThe Timberwolves unveiled a banner from the rafters of the arena to permanently recognize the impact that Saunders, who died in 2015 of complications from cancer, had on the franchise. Former players Chauncey Billups, Sam Cassell, Troy Hudson, Latrell Sprewell, John Thomas and Gary Trent were on hand, along with Mark Madsen, now a Lakers assistant. Kevin Harlan, the original Timberwolves television play-by-play announcer who later called the game for TNT, emceed the on-court ceremony. Timberwolves assistant coach Ryan Saunders and his three sisters flanked their mother, Debbie Saunders, as she addressed the crowd.“He would also want to tell you how fortunate he felt to have known you,” she said. “You all contributed things to his life. Keep up your kindness.”BALL, BACK SOONLakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball missed his 15th straight game with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, but he’s nearing a return. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READcenter_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Japan’s Hanyu sets Olympic record in short program “It’s going to be really fun to have him out there pushing the basketball and him putting guys in different spots and giving confidence to other guys,” Ingram said.UP NEXTLakers: Host Dallas on Feb. 23 after the NBA All-Star break, their only home game in a 24-day span.Timberwolves: Visit Houston on Feb. 23 following the seven-day layoff, a rematch with the Rockets after the 18-point loss here on Tuesday. Gibson scored a season-high 28 points and Butler added 24, providing the Timberwolves with the production and energy for a 119-111 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.Butler and Gibson, the former Chicago teammates, muscled their way to the basket with a fierce determination down the stretch. Butler drove along the baseline and flicked a short pass to Gibson in the lane, where he dropped in a layup and converted a three-point play for a 110-104 lead with 3:59 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“What he and Jimmy have brought to the team has really changed things for us,” said Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau, who had them both with the Bulls. “Those guys, they weren’t going to let us lose.”Jeff Teague pitched in 20 points and Jamal Crawford added 15 for the Timberwolves, who rallied from a deficit as large as 15 points in the second quarter and 12 points late in the third to raise their home record to 24-7 on an emotional evening that started with a tribute to former coach and executive Flip Saunders. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more

29 Nov

Greek match postponed after coach injured by toilet roll

first_imgPAOK are the league leaders and have a nine-point advantage over third-place Olympiakos, which have won the last seven straight league titles.Aretopoulos was finishing his report with the match most likely to be officially suspended leading to a possible heavy punishment for PAOK, which may include a loss of points as well as a fine.                 /kga Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas five repeats over Japan Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES View comments The incident prompted the Olympiakos team to leave the pitch in protest before riots erupted outside the ground.“I took my team and left. Goodbye,” angry Olympiakos vice-president and general director Savvas Theodoridis told referee Alexandros Aretopoulos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, PAOK communications director Kyriakos Kyriakos said: “It was obvious that Olympiakos came here with that goal (to suspend the match). They have been provoking for 30 years now. They came to scream and to provoke.”Angry PAOK fans leaving the stadium then clashed with police who used tear gas to quell the violence. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PAOK’s supporters throw toilet rolls and other projectiles prior to the Greek Super League match between Olympiakos and PAOK on February 25, 2018 at the Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki. The Greek Super League match Olympiakos versus PAOK  was postponed after Olympiakos’ Spanish coach Oscar Garcia was hit in the face by a roll of toilet paper. (AFP PHOTO / SAKIS MITROLIDIS)The Greek Super League derby between PAOK Thessaloniki and Olympiakos was called off on Sunday after Olympiakos coach Oscar Garcia was struck in the face by a toilet roll thrown by a spectator minutes before kick-off.Garcia left Toumba Stadium and brought to a local hospital to seek treatment for a bloodied lip. Police are guarding Garcia’s room and the hospital has not issued a statement on his condition.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

27 Nov

FIFA World Cup 2014 match preview: Host Brazil takes center stage at World Cup

first_imgBrazil’s footbal team at a training session ahead of their match with Chile, at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (AP Photo)The second round of the World Cup gets underway with host nation Brazil facing Chile and Colombia taking on Uruguay in an all-South American race to reach the quarterfinals. Brazil will be the first to play, in Belo Horizonte, and faces a Chile squad that has lived up to its pre-tournament expectations as a very good team that could cause few surprises. Colombia, which plays a Uruguay lineup that will be missing Luis Suarez, has also delivered so far on predictions of being a potential quarterfinalist in Brazil. Given Suarez’s absence, Colombia’s run should continue after Saturday’s game at Rio’s Maracana stadium. BRAZIL vs CHILE The statistics point to one outcome at the Estadio Mineirao: Brazil has never lost to Chile on home soil and hasn’t been beaten by its South American rival in 14 years. On top of that, Neymar is already in scintillating form for Brazil at the tournament. He scored twice in a labored 3-1 victory over Croatia in the tournament opener and struck two more to give Brazil a decisive 2-1 lead in what became a comfortable 4-1 win over Cameroon in its last group game. However, Brazil’s players – and coach – are understandably wary of a dangerous Chile side which has far less to lose than the hosts. “It’s normal to feel uncomfortable and anxious ahead of this first elimination game,” Luiz Felipe Scolari said. “We are a bit more scared and nervous… not only because this one is in Brazil. We know we can’t make mistakes, we can’t lose.”advertisement Chile’s 2-0 victory over 2010 World Cup champion Spain at the group stage underlined the potential of Jorge Sampaoli’s team, though a loss to the Netherlands by the same score maybe indicated its limits. Playmaker Arturo Vidal and livewire forward Eduardo Vargas will be the ones to watch in a game which the Chileans are clearly relishing. Vidal is coming back from injury, but there are bigger concerns over a muscle injury sustained by central defender Gary Medel. “We have a historic opportunity to eliminate the hosts,” Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo said. “It’s our longtime rival, one with a lot of titles. It’s up to us to do it.” COLOMBIA vs URUGUAY Things could hardly be going better for Colombia ahead of this match. Three straight victories and nine goals scored, playmaker James Rodriguez has been outstanding and now Uruguay’s best player, striker Luis Suarez, has been sent home. Even allowing for the absence at this tournament of its star forward, the injured Radamel Falcao, Colombia will be the favorite to reach the quarterfinals. Rodriguez, who engineered the opening two victories over Greece and Ivory Coast but was rested for the first half of a 4-1 win over Japan, will return to the starting lineup. For Uruguay, the loss of Suarez will be damaging – both technically and psychologically. His two goals in the 2-1 victory over England in Group D propelled Uruguay toward to the knockout stage and his presence in the squad as a proven match winner did much for its confidence. By contrast, strike partner Edinson Cavani has been in mediocre form so far at the tournament and will need to step up to the plate against Colombia. Playmaker Diego Forlan, named the best player of the 2010 World Cup, could be Uruguay’s best hope of a victory.last_img read more

18 Nov

Infineon: striving for autonomous driving development

first_imgInfineon is joining the Apollo Program of Baidu. Based on Baidu’s ability in AI and autonomous driving, as well as Infineon’s advantage in automotive electronics hardware platforms, both parties will cooperate in depth to promote rapid development of autonomous driving technology to improve people’s intelligent life. Marking an important fusion of Infineon’s automotive electronics ecosystem and the Apollo automotive ecosystem built by Baidu, the cooperation will create more opportunities for both parties’ partners to join hands to promote the progress of the intelligent automotive industry.For the Apollo hardware platform, such areas as microcontrollers, radar and lidar sensor chips as well as information security and functional safety are the key products and applications that Infineon is focusing on. Based on the philosophy of combining safety with performance, Infineon offers the AURIX family of scalable 32-bit multicore microcontrollers with real-time capabilities for sensor applications, domain and central gateway controllers, and sensor fusion applications. In addition, the company provides a variety of ICs for radar, lidar, and camera systems in sensor applications. In terms of actuators, Infineon covers all the important features of ADAS and autonomous driving, including transmission, engine, brake, chassis, and steering system.The AURIX MCU family provides safe and secure computing power of up to 3,600 DMIPS, 16 MB flash memory and 6.5 MB protected SRAM. The innovative multicore safety architecture, which meets highest ISO 26262 standards, can help automotive system manufacturers achieve the ASIL-D safety level. AURIX microcontrollers integrate a programmable hardware security module (HSM) to meet various data security and privacy protection requirements in the Internet of Vehicles environment, which is one of the essential conditions for autonomous driving.Infineon’s 77 GHz and 24 GHz radar products, which hold a leading position in the global market, can effectively help vehicles to accurately detect distance under harsh weather and road conditions. In 2016, Infineon acquired Innoluce to further strengthen its expertise in lidar as another move in its strategic layout in autonomous driving.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ON Semi: rapid installation of battery-free smart passive sensors for IoT applicationsNext Rutronik: focus on IoT, security and sensing at embedded worldlast_img read more

16 Nov

How Good Is Mike Gundy With and Against Ranked Teams?

first_imgEarlier this week we started breaking down all 94 of Mike Gundy’s wins, and I asked you guys for different variations you wanted to see. One of the most common I saw was Gundy’s squads when ranked and against ranked teams. Cool. Let’s do it. I took these from CFB Reference which I believe uses AP ranking at the time of a given game. How does OSU fare?When Unranked: 39-26 (60%)When ranked in the top 25: 55-21 (72%)When ranked in the top 20: 46-18 (72%)When ranked in the top 15: 31-16 (66%)When ranked in the top 10: 16-8 (66%)When ranked in the top 5: 6-3 (66%)What about when playing ranked teams?When playing unranked teams: 77-19 (80%)When playing top 25 teams: 17-28 (38%)When playing top 15 teams: 9-24 (39%)When playing top 10 teams: 5-14 (26%)So … not very good. But a lot of those were in 2005-2007 when OSU still stunk. What about as a ranked team against other ranked teams?When OSU and opponent are ranked: 12-14 (46%)When OSU is top 20 and opponent is ranked: 12-13 (48%)When OSU is top 10 and opponent is ranked: 6-6 (50%)When OSU and opponent are both top 10: 2-4 (33%)What about home and away?When OSU is top 25 at home: 28-8 (78%)When OSU is top 25 on the road: 27-13 (68%)When OSU faces top 25 at home: 10-14 (42%)When OSU faces top 25 on road: 7-14 (33%)I suppose the ones that stick out are that OSU wins at just a 66 percent clip when ranked inside the top 15, 10 and 5. It seems like a top 10 team should be winning around 75 percent of the time (small sample size, I realize).Also the record against unranked teams is better than I would have thought given the first 2-3 years of Gundy’s tenure. The record against top 25 teams is worse than I thought it would be (and probably should be). I mean, 38 percent against top 25 teams? That’s not good.It seems like OSU is a solid top 25 team on the road too — nearly 70 percent even as a ranked squad is salty. The record against top 25 teams at home should be better though.All in all some fun July fodder to think about going into the season, and a good reference when OSU goes to TCU, Kansas State and OU in a few months.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

13 Oct

North Peace Cultural Centre gives annual update to City Council

first_imgThe theatre of the Centre has been an integral platform this year for many performers both locally and those that travelled to the Peace Region to perform for the community.The art gallery focused this year on having more local artists be able to display their work and sell at their own openings and functions which produced a lot of interest in the community.Workshops have been created and funded by the Centre; these are opportunities for local artists to come in and share about their art to help people discover things they might not know about and create new skills by participating in the workshop. In the future, the Centre is looking to provide more experiences for different age groups and by getting community input through Social Media as to what people want to see.There are various Art programs at the Centre such as Let’s Art that is a free Art program for children and teens as well as dance and theatre classes.The Bright Nights event in June captured the theme Classic Country, there was an expanded art market, with spinners and weavers, quilters and potters even a mobile kiln.  There were big machines with rollers helping to create big prints that were then sold as part of the big print sale. This years event will be setting the stage for the 2020 BC Winter Games.Financially the NPCC is on track; there has been restructuring within the Centre with room rentals, creating new uses for previously allocated space with programs such as childcare. The Centre is always looking for a new opportunity to create and find revenue while keeping the costs of running things down. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NPCC has had a full and evolving year, and with the continued partnership with the City, the Cultural Centre continues to grow and thrive in its programs to maintain arts and cultural exposure in the North Peace region.The report for City Council outlined the NPCC’s shared partnerships with the City, theatre, art gallery, workshops offered, programs at the Cultural Centre, the Bright Nights event, funding, what’s to come and future plans.The NPCC thanked the City of FSJ for their continued support and shared how positive the Management Service Agreement between the City of FSJ and the NPCC has been as it has increased communication and by working together the Centre has seen improvements to the physical building and continued success in collaborated events. There has been a great success with finding new funding partners and continued support from old partners. With the help of community gaming grant and other applied and received grants this helps ensure programs and upgrading opportunities continue at the Centre. The City of FSJ is the major funder of the Centre supporting 24 percent of the budget, without that assistance the centre would be unable to operate as it does.The Centre received a $170,000 Gaming Grant for theatre renovations and is thankful the City matched those funds; all monies will help to refurbish the theatre by new carpeting replacing the seating, replacing theatre lights, curtains, and a paint job.Heading into the future, the season pass will continue for the ‘Presentation Series,’ Childcare has been made available since the closure of Oscare Daycare, and this grows new opportunity to help develop new relationships with the children and families. The Renovation is a big and exciting opportunity for the Centre and a Primary Liquor licence has been applied for to assist in what can be offered to Theatre patrons. The Centre will be hosting the Chocolate Festival this year and has partnered with the Literacy Society with a homework club.The NPCC future goals and wish list include working with the City and to be apart of the Downtown Revitalization plans, through refreshing the outside of the building and including more windows into the gallery, so people on the outside have a better idea of what is going on in the inside. Renovating the concourse and conference room to be more attractive to events. To replace the front doors and glass cubes to improve access and insulation to the building and to add a Marquee at the front of the building.last_img read more

6 Oct

Senior UN official to lead talks on improving conditions in small island

“I am working with my colleagues throughout the UN system as well as civil society and private sector organizations to come in and support the small islands,” said Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Secretary-General of the International Conference for the 10-year review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, to be held in Mauritius from 30 August to 4 September.Briefing reporters in New York on an interregional meeting set to run from 26 to 30 January in Nassau, Mr. Chowdhury called attention to the special vulnerabilities of small-island developing States, which often suffer from factors associated with remoteness, size, limited economic opportunities, vulnerability to natural disasters and HIV/AIDS.When it comes to island nations, “we generally associate our thinking of them with their idyllic natural beauty but we do not consider how fragile their economies are, how fragile their ecosystems are, how vulnerable they are to natural disasters,” said Mr. Chowdhury, who is also UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.The Nassau conference will consolidate the results of previous regional gatherings with a view to producing a strategy paper for consideration at a meeting in April to finalize preparations for the Mauritius talks.Ambassador Chowdhury pledged to galvanize participants in the Bahamas event, which will involve not only representatives of small island countries but also other development partners such as regional organizations and donor States.”As the Secretary-General of the Conference, I’m trying to have an informal exchange among all stakeholders in the Bahamas to see what each other are thinking of for the Mauritius outcome,” he said. “So this is intended to really start the dialogue very early in the process.”With development cooperation facing numerous challenges, he called for a prioritized approach to key points. “We need to focus on issues that are of utmost importance,” he said.”My effort is to get a good outcome which is implementable, which is focused, which gets the partnership – and effective partnership – of all stakeholders,” he added. read more

6 Oct

UNESCO chief deplores killing of Pakistani cameraman

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today deplored the killing of Munir Ahmed Sangi, a Pakistani cameraman who was shot dead on Monday while covering a gunfight in the south-eastern part of his country.In a statement released in Paris, Koïchiro Matsuura, who has a mandate to champion press freedom, called for improved safety for journalists working in areas of armed conflict. “I deplore the killing of Munir Ahmed Sangi,” the Director-General declared. “In keeping with the First Protocol of the Geneva Convention on the treatment of civilians in times of conflict, it is essential for all armed groups to understand and to respect media workers’ need to carry out their work in conflict areas.”He added that “there can be no excuse for confusing media workers and fighters.” Mr. Sangi is reported to have been shot while filming a gunfight between members of the Unar and Abro tribes in Larkana, in the Sindh district of south-eastern Pakistan for Sindhi-language Kawish Television Network. According to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Mr Sangi may have been targeted because of his station’s reports on a jirga, or council, in which the leaders of the Unar tribe ruled on the punishment of two children. read more

2 Oct

Goodman School of Business partners with business school in South Korea on

Brock’s Goodman School of Business has become the first Canadian business school to partner with SolBridge International School of Business in South Korea.Thanks to a formalized partnership with the business school, two undergraduate Goodman students per year can attend SolBridge on a semester-long exchange starting in September 2017.A modern and innovative business school located just over an hour from Seoul in Deojeon, classes at SolBridge are all taught in English and focus on integrating both theory and practice.Like Goodman, SolBridge holds accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and has a strong international outlook, making it an attractive place for Goodman students to choose as an exchange destination.The School is also the 2016 winner of AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire award for its mentorship plan and programming around using debate to build students’ leadership skills and engagement.This is the latest in a collection of 42 other business schools that the Goodman School of Business partners with, which allows accounting and business students to add international opportunities to their educational experience.Students participating in exchange programs benefit from a world of knowledge, says Barry Wright, Goodman’s Interim Dean.“Adding an international exchange to students’ portfolios will help them move outside of their comfort zones and this extension of their classroom experience is so important in today’s business world,” says Wright.“Our students are increasingly recognizing international exchanges are a great way to differentiate themselves in the job market.”Goodman students interested in going on exchange can apply online for Fall 2017 by Feb. 1, 2017 or for Winter 2018 by June 30, 2017. read more

29 Sep

Russell Wilson Is Mr Fourth Quarter

Russell Wilson has carried the Seattle Seahawks this year, and his play in the fourth quarter has been particularly brilliant. Watch the video above to find out just how good he’s been — and how crucial the Seahawks’ matchup against the Los Angeles Rams is on Sunday.

28 Sep

Twitter ban instituted for Ohio State football players

Following Ohio State football’s 24-17 loss to Florida in the 2012 Gator Bowl, members of the team are turning the page on this past season and turning off their Twitter accounts. Several players confirmed after the Monday loss to the Gators in Jacksonville, Fla., that new OSU head coach Urban Meyer had scheduled a 7 a.m. Tuesday meeting with non-senior members of the program. At the meeting, the team was informed that Twitter use would be banned, according to several players’ Twitter accounts. The OSU athletic department did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment regarding the team’s new social media guidelines. Players took their Twitter accounts to alert the public to the new policy. From his Twitter account, @STONEYeleven, junior tight end Jake Stoneburner said at approximately 1 p.m.: “Twitter=Done. Me=back for senior year, leading this team, and shocking the world!! #gobucks #12-0″ Junior tight end Reid Fragel commented on the newly implemented Twitter ban from his account, @FRAGEL88, at around noon Tuesday, saying: “New staff new rules. No more twitter, not a big deal and probably for the better. Love our fans, love this place. Go Bucks #2012” Not every player praised the social media ban. From his account, @phillybrown10, sophomore wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said: “I’m not leaving my followers lol.” Meyer, along with his new coaching staff, assumed control of the football team following OSU’s Monday loss in the bowl game. read more

20 Sep

LASN effectuera un audit du parc nucléaire français

first_imgL’ASN effectuera un audit du parc nucléaire françaisLe premier ministre François Fillon a aujourd’hui chargé l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) de réaliser l’audit sur les centrales françaises suite à la survenue des accidents nucléaires à Fukushima au Japon.L’ASN est à présent chargée de fournir d’ici la fin de 2011 les “premières conclusions” sur la sûreté du parc nucléaire français. Cette mission lui a été confiée par François Fillon qui recommande dans une lettre “de réaliser une étude de la sûreté des installations nucléaires, en priorité les centrales nucléaires, au regard de l’accident en cours dans la centrale de Fukushima”.Selon M. Fillion, la mission qui a été attribuée à l’ASN est “essentielle” pour les Français qui demandent à “disposer d’une information transparente fiable et disponible dans les meilleurs délais sur les conséquences” de la catastrophe au Japon.L’ASN devra ainsi établir d’ici un mois, un cahier des charges ainsi qu’un calendrier sur la réalisation de cette étude. Elle devra porter sur 5 points principaux : “les risques d’inondation, de séisme, de perte des alimentations électriques et de perte du refroidissement ainsi que la gestion opérationnelle des situations accidentelles”. Les opération de contrôles devront s’effectuer “installation par installation” afin de déterminer “si des améliorations sont nécessaires à la lumière des enseignements qui seront tirés de l’accident de Fukushima”.À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylParallèlement, à cette étude, les contrôles de chaque centrale en activité qui s’effectue normalement tous les dix ans par les autorités de sûreté se poursuivront.Pour l’heure, l’ASN a  indiqué dans un communiqué, que “les balises radiométriques (…) n’ont pas détecté de hausse de la radioactivité par rapport à la normale, tant en métropole qu’en outre-mer. En complément (…) des analyses plus précises, réalisées en laboratoire sur les poussières présentes dans l’atmosphère, sont en cours. Les résultats, qui seront disponibles dans quelques jours, seront rendus publics”. Le 25 mars 2011 à 10:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

17 Sep

Mauro Icardi proud of a successful 2018

first_imgMauro Icardi hopes to build on a successful calendar year after his efforts were rewarded with numerous individual accolades.The Inter captain equally assured the fans they are going all out for a win in Turin when they trade tackles with Juventus.“I would absolutely not be content with a point at the Juventus Stadium. We go there to play it without fear, as that must be the mentality of a sportsman.”Icardi received several awards over the last 24 hours, from the Gran Gala’ del Calcio to this evening’s Gazzetta Awards.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I am very happy with how my 2018 has gone so far. My first goal in the Champions League gave me indescribable emotions,” the Argentine told Football Italia.“I had been waiting such a long time for my first goal with the Seleccion and that came too, so I couldn’t have asked for anything more.“It has been an unforgettable year and along with my teammates we achieved the rewards for our hard work.”last_img read more

1 Sep

Coalition Asks for Removal of Confederate Monument in Baltimores Wyman Park

first_imgDr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham calls for the removal of a monument to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson located in Wyman Park at a press conference on June 30.A coalition of citizens is calling on the city to remove a monument honoring two Confederate generals located in Wyman Park, saying the two fought to preserve racism and slavery and that the statue sends the wrong message in a city that has long struggled with race relations.Led by Dr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham, president of the Matthew A. Henson Development Corporation (f.k.a. Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association), supporters of the monument’s removal held a press conference in front of the statue, whose base lauds Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson as two “great generals and Christian soldiers” who “waged war like gentleman,” on June 30.“We are asking today, the mayor of the city of Baltimore, and the Baltimore City Council, to follow the same [direction] they purportedly are moving in as it relates to Robert E. Lee Park, that’s in Baltimore County, that the city owns,” said Cheatham, referring to the Baltimore County park the council has moved to rename in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church and at the behest of county executive Kevin Kamenetz.Doni Glover, founder and CEO of DMGlobal Communications, also spoke at the press conference, addressing the inscription on the base of the statue referring to the generals’ Christianity.“I don’t know what God they praised, and I don’t know what Jesus they looked at, but our God does not endorse slavery of anybody,” said Glover, who also called for a monument to Harriet Tubman as an alternative to those honoring Confederate icons.Prior to the holding of the press conference, and perhaps in response to Cheatham’s announcement of it, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the appointment of a commission to review all Confederate statues in the city and make recommendations as to what should be done with them.Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke attended and spoke at the press conference, saying she believed the mayor’s actions were in response to Cheatham’s efforts and calling those efforts a conversation starter.“Ever since [Cheatham] began this idea of coming here today, I have been supportive because now it will lead to the conversation [about race relations] we all keep telling each other we need to have in this city,” said Clarke.Debates about the appropriateness of Confederate symbols and monuments in public spaces have been occurring throughout the country in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting, and some in support of retaining the symbols have argued that they are historical, not ideological (i.e. racist), in nature. Local activist Mark Hughes addressed this argument in his comments during the press conference.“This statue has to go,” said Hughes. “It represents history, but it is not a history that we’re proud of. We need to be recognizing those people who were voiceless at many times, and who don’t have any memorials to them. That’s who needs to be recognized in this park.”last_img read more