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Tools for Success: Helping Parents Teach their Kids to THRIVE!

first_imgBy: David Lee Sexton, Jr. & Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPixabay[The Person by Nathanapong on September 10, 2016, CC0]Does Not Come with a Manual… Sort of.It is difficult to imagine the stress of being a parent until you become one. One’s own life brings with it innumerable stressors including struggles at work or school, financial worries, maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough exercise, time for self-care and relationships. The list goes on for pages… and pages… When you have a child, you are suddenly responsible for another human being’s life! The thought alone can make some shudder. As many of us are told (albeit sometimes in the very moment they come into our world), kids don’t come with a manual. However, there are resources. Some really good ones! Some evidence-informed ones! The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State has partnered with the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy to develop the THRIVE Initiative.What is THRIVE?According to Daniel Perkins, director of the Clearinghouse at Penn State, the THRIVE Initiative seeks to offer parents the tools to nurture and guide their children from the prenatal period until the age of 18, including resources for positive parenting, parent and child stress management, and child health promotion (Auman-Bauer, 2015). It includes face-to-face and online initiatives to guide parents of children of all ages. The program is designed to feature several stages: Take Root, Sprout, Grow, and Branch Out. Each stage focuses on a particular age group, and is specifically designed to offer parents the tools needed to be effective caregivers to children of that age. While other parenting resources exist, THRIVE is unique in its development. THRIVE has investigated multiple existing parenting programs, and used this information to determine what works best in parenting resources; in addition, THRIVE uniquely integrates a health-promotion component based on existing obesity prevention/intervention literature to offer tools for parents to foster healthy habits in their kids (Auman-Bauer, 2015). At this time, the “Grow” program, which targets elementary school aged children, has been developed, and the other stages are in the works. “Grow” has already been beta-tested and the next step is to expand the program to ten military installations with a mix of civilian and military families (Auman-Bauer, 2015).Want to Learn More?Check our Anchored. podcast episode 12 on our website and iTunes. During the episode, Jennifer DiNallo, Lead Research and Evaluation Specialist for THRIVE will discuss the initiative’s mission and utility, the structure and organization of the program, and the unique features that make it different from other parenting resources.ReferencesK. Auman-Bauer. (December 4, 2015). Penn State initiative helping military families. Retrieved from: http://news.psu.edu/story/383587/2015/12/04/research/penn-state-initiative-helping-military-familieslast_img read more

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Casino policy: govt. fooling people, says Goa Cong.

first_imgPANAJI: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik said on Sunday that the State government’s plan to get a casino policy passed in the Legislative Assembly amounts to fooling the people, as a policy is not enforceable as law.The Goa government will table its casino policy in the ongoing monsoon session of the Assembly on Monday.Mr. Naik said Goa needs a suitable amendment to Section 13A of the Goa Public Gambling Act, 1976, to clearly define offshore casinos, so that there is no escape route for casino owners, and the government is not in a position to misguide the people. He said it was shocking that the government’s stand submitted in the Bombay High Court at Goa a few days ago indicated that casinos anchored in Mandovi river do not violate the concept of ‘offshore’.Meanwhile, Aam Aurat Admi Against Gambling (AAAG), an umbrella body of organisations and individuals opposed to gambling and casinos, on Sunday condemned yet another casino, Lucky 7, on the Mandovi despite protests.In a press statement, Sabina Martins, convenor of AAAG and women’s collective Bailancho Saad, expressed anguish at the development, as Lucky 7 was stuck last week on a sandbar at Miramar beach, injuring crew members and causing environmental damage. “The government has once again contributed to the environmental disaster by permitting the entry of the casino in the prohibited period by speaking in favour of the casinos in the High Court … When years back a monstrous vessel River Princess was grounded, crores of public money was spent to remove it. Besides, the vessel had changed tidal waves, eroded the beaches and caused huge environmental damage,” Ms. Martins said.The anti-casino movement reiterated its demand that no casino should be permitted in the State, and Goa should revert to the original Goa Gambling (Prevention) Act.Ms. Martins questioned the announcement made by the Chief Minister to relocate casinos from river to land. “The announcement by the present government to bring the casinos still closer by allowing the casinos in inland waters to move to ‘land’ in three years is yet another step to patronise and legislate in favour of the casinos. The last BJP government stated it would oust the casinos from the river in five years, and protect the local residents from the negative fallout of casinos. Till date, they have not removed them, but allowed them to loot people sans a mandatory regulatory authority or rules,” she said.last_img read more

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Lee-Yamaguchi rematch, Askren last fight headline ONE card in Singapore

first_imgMOST READ Askren, meanwhile, eyes the perfect end to his career as he battles Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in the co-main event.“This is going to be the biggest event we have ever put together for martial arts fans in Singapore and around the world,” said ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOther fights in the card have not yet been announced. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07Anne Curtis headlines Araneta City’s Christmas tree lighting01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Castro admits De Ocampo irreplaceable LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Angela Lee celebrates after stopping Jenny Huang in the third round to defend her atomweight title in the main event of ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom on March 11, 2017 in Thailand. Photo from ONE Championship’s Facebook pageWorld champions Angela Lee and Ben Askren defend their titles in the main offering of the ONE: Immortal Pursuit fight card in Singapore on November 24.Hometown bet Lee stakes her undefeated record and ONE Women’s Atomweight belt in a rematch against Japanese martial arts veteran Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi in the main event of the promotion’s return to Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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‘Unbelievable’ Pascal Siakam steers Raptors past Magic for 2-1 edge

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Thunder get one over Trail Blazers to cut series deficit, 2-1 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “It’s 2-1,” Clifford said. “It’s not like it’s 3-0. It’s 2-1…. Handling disappointment is a huge part of NBA basketball and it’s a bigger part of playoff basketball.”TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto had lost four consecutive Game 3s. … Patrick McCaw (sprained right thumb) was active, but did not play. … The Raptors are 6-1 in their last seven road games this season. … Siakam has 73 points and 30 rebounds in the series.Magic: Among the former Orlando players in the building were Tracy McGrady, Jameer Nelson and Horace Grant. … Orlando missed three shots at the rim in one third-quarter possession. Vucevic missed at the rim, and Aaron Gordon couldn’t convert on two putback tries. … Attendance was 19,367, the second-most in the Amway Center’s nine-season history.DOUBLING UPFriday was historic for Toronto. It marked only the second time that the NBA’s Raptors and NHL’s Maple Leafs won a playoff game on the same day; the Leafs won in Boston. The only other time that happened was April 26, 2001 — the day when the Raptors got their first postseason victory.GOVERNOR SPEAKSFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s first lady Casey DeSantis were in attendance and received Magic “46” jerseys — a nod to his being the 46th governor of the Sunshine State. The governor and Magic CEO Alex Martins spoke pregame about the hope for Orlando to get another All-Star Game soon, though all through 2022 has already been awarded to other Eastern Conference cities — and Milwaukee, another East city, has expressed interest in 2023.UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday night in Orlando. LATEST STORIES “It’s just taking what a defense gives us and going with it,” Siakam said.Kawhi Leonard — battling illness this week — had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Danny Green had 13 points and Lowry finished with 12 points and 10 assists, plus ran down a huge offensive rebound with about 15 seconds left to extend a critical possession and spoil Orlando’s first home playoff game since 2012.“It was really what I thought it was going to be tonight,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “I really thought this was going to be a tough atmosphere to play in.”Terrence Ross led Orlando with 24 points, and Nikola Vucevic shook off a slow start to finish with 22 points and 14 rebounds.Game 4 is Sunday night in Orlando.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “Our turnovers hurt us again,” Vucevic said, lamenting Orlando’s 16 giveaways. “We had too many of those. Empty possessions for us and against a team like that you can’t have that.”The Raptors trailed 61-60 midway through the third after a brief Orlando spurt, then went on a 16-0 run over the next four minutes to take the lead for good. Siakam and Green were both 3 for 3 during the run, the Magic missed 10 consecutive shots over a span of 6 1/2 minutes and had to play uphill the rest of the way.That being said, they went down swinging.Lowry’s 3-pointer with 7:48 left gave Toronto its biggest lead at 86-69. The Magic came flying back, and Ross’ 3-pointer with 41 seconds left got Orlando to 96-93.Leonard was short with a jumper on the next possession — but the Magic couldn’t control the rebound, Lowry ran it down and Leonard made a pair of free throws with 12.9 seconds remaining to clinch the win.“Critical,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said.Orlando, which finished the regular season by winning 13 of its final 14 home games, was 13 of 44 from 3-point range.Toronto scored the first 10 points — the last five by Siakam, who was a problem from the outset for the Magic — and led by as many as 11 in the first half. The Magic got within 48-45 at the break after Ross beat the clock from midcourt at the buzzer.The Magic got the lead twice in the second half, once by one point, the other by two points. And both leads lasted exactly 15 seconds, getting taken away on 3-pointers by Siakam and Green.And now it’s up to Orlando to regroup, the same way Toronto did after dropping Game 1. Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, left, grabs the ball in front of Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — The Toronto Raptors think Pascal Siakam should be selected the NBA’s Most Improved Player.He was their MVP on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess And the East’s No. 2 seed has the home-court edge back again.Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a floater with 1:33 left to help snuff out a big Orlando rally and the Raptors held off the Magic 98-93 to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He’s unbelievable,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “He’s the most improved basketball player in the NBA this year and he’s only going to get better.”Siakam was 13 for 20 from the floor and the Raptors held Orlando to 36% shooting. 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Energy, effort not there for Beermen in blowout loss to Batang Pier, says Austria

first_imgMOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP SMB head coach Leo Austria expressed his displeasure in his team’s complete lack of aggressiveness against the Batang Pier especially since they were coming off an historic fifth straight title in the All-Filipino conference.“We’re so frustrated of what happened tonight because we never learn from this kind of situation, every time we win a championship we’re struggling at the start of the next conference,” said Austria, whose squad made its debut in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I think this is the worst loss we had. It’s obvious we’re not in the game, we have low energy, and we’re not in shape.”Austria’s Beermen have won seven of the possible 13 titles in the past five years and they went 2-4 in their corresponding conference openers after winning the championship in the previous conference. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer, fresh from wining its fifth straight Philippine Cup title, walked into Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday armed with the confidence befitting of the champion it is.The Beermen, however, left The Big Dome badly beaten by a depleted NorthPort side missing its best player.ADVERTISEMENT But San Miguel was listless and nowhere near its championship form.“We have to respect the game, but it seems it’s hard to recover or play to win if we don’t have the energy,” said Austria. “The effort is not there because there really was no energy.”“I told them that we have to show our pride, we have to respect the game. Even if we win a championship or we play in the playoffs or eliminations, there’s a game to play so we should be ready. It seems we weren’t in the game, we’re not focused.”ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Chito Victolero: Hotshots’ timing, conditioning still off Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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2012 Queensland State Championships Results

first_imgWomen’s 20’s FinalBrisbane City Cobras 3 defeated Sunshine Coast Pineapples 1Player of the Final – Tara Sheppard (Brisbane City Cobras) Women’s Open FinalSouth West Queensland Swans 6 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 3 Player of the Final – Emilee Cherry (South West Queensland) Mixed Open FinalBrisbane City Cobras 12 defeated South Queensland Sharks 6 Female Player of the Final – Renee Fraser (Brisbane City Cobras) Male Player of the Final – Dylan Hennessey (Brisbane City Cobras) 26 teams from right across Queensland converged on the Palm Beach Touch Fields on the Gold Coast from Friday to Sunday to take part in the 2012 Queensland State Championships. With three days of exciting games concluding on Sunday, the massive weekend of Touch Football saw some of Queensland’s best players battle it out. The Brisbane City Cobras finished the event with wins in three divisions, the Men’s 50’s, Women’s 20’s and Mixed Open, while South West Queensland took out the Women’s Open final and the Central Queensland Bulls were one touchdown winners in the Men’s Open division final. The results of the event are below:Men’s Open FinalCentral Queensland Bulls 5 defeated South Queensland Sharks 4Player of the Final – Dan Withers (Central Queensland Bulls) center_img Men’s 50’s Final Brisbane City Cobras 5 defeated Sunshine Coast Pineapples 4 Player of the Final – Geoff Garrick (Brisbane City Cobras) Related LinksQLD State Champslast_img read more

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10 months agoSporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camacho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camachoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are expected to release Rafa Camacho for loan next month.The Liverpool Echo says Sporting CP want their ex-academy star for the rest of the season, with a number of Championship clubs also interested.Camacho, 18, can play across the front line and was also used as a full-back in an impressive pre-season campaign under Jurgen Klopp.After starring in America, his performances in the Uefa Youth League have brought him plenty of suitors.The Portugal Under-20s international is yet to make his first-team debut but could be contention next season if he can gain experience on a short-term deal elsewhere. last_img

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Oklahoma’s Jamal Danley Shares 1-Year-Old Facebook Post From Fan Telling Him Not To Play For Sooners

first_imgJamal Danley's Facebook post 1 year later.jamal danley facebook postIn 2014, Oklahoma posted an 8-5 record, finished fourth in the Big 12, and got blasted by Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl, 40-6. In the offseason, the Sooners made a number of coaching changes – especially on the offensive side of the ball – in an attempt to reestablish dominance in the conference. A year later, they’re 11-1 and a lock to make the College Football Playoff.Tuesday, junior offensive lineman Jamal Danley, who was a four-star JUCO transfer this year, posted a Facebook message that was written to him while he was making his decision on where to play in 2015. The post, which looks to have been sent by a fan, focuses on Oklahoma’s demise and calls Danley “SEC material.” Danley clearly finds it amusing, seeing where OU is right now.1 year later! pic.twitter.com/Z9HiJrX8NG— Jamal Danley™ (@JDanley54) November 30, 2015Oklahoma has off this week as it prepares for to play for a national championship. Apparently, not everyone saw that coming a year ago.last_img read more

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Venezuela holds onto prized US refineries amid legal battle

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela will hold onto its U.S.-based Citgo refineries, settling a lawsuit that threw ownership of the struggling country’s prized assets into peril.Court papers show that Venezuela on Friday began paying off $1.4 billion that a panel said was owed to the Canadian mining firm Crystallex, following a disputed takeover of the company by the late-President Hugo Chavez.To recoup its losses, Crystallex had targeted Citgo refineries, potentially forcing Venezuela to sell off its most valuable foreign asset.Papers filed in a Canadian court say Venezuela recently paid Crystallex $425 million, while agreeing to make good on the rest by 2021. That enables them to hold onto their refineries.Russ Dallen of Miami-based Caracas Capital Markets says the payment shows Venezuela’s changing tactics — from fighting creditors to striking deals.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Dawson Creek to hold public meeting about the future of Rotary Lake

first_imgIn January, Dawson Creek City Council received a report from staff that said it would cost anywhere from $400,000 to $500,000 to convert the lake into a pool, plus the annual cost of operating that could run over $200,000.In a post on Facebook in January, Mayor Dale Bumstead said that council decided to table the motion for consideration at a future date. He explained that the reason the resolution was made is that the City cannot afford up to half a million dollars in upgrades and up to $200,000 in annual costs to operate another pool.The City will make a presentation during the public meeting about the current status of the lake and will take feedback from the public on what to do next with the facility.For more about the public meeting, click here and join the event on Facebook. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek will host a public meeting about the future of Rotary Lake later this month.The public meeting will be held on May 28 at the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts starting at 7 p.m. The man-made lake at the Mile 0 Park in Dawson Creek has been closed since the death of a 12-year-old girl in 2016.Northern Health order that the lake be closed after the girl’s foot became stuck on a drain at the bottom of the lake. Northern Health has said Rotary Lake’s designation should be changed to that of a pool, meaning it would have to follow much more stringent requirements.last_img read more