Resource Discovery: Therapeutic Children’s Book for Understanding PTSD

first_imgBy Christina Herron & Kacy Mixon, PhDKastle Books [Why Is Dad So Mad?, March 2015]We’ve discussed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) prevalence and effects on couples in regards to Military Families. This week’s featured resource is one that parents and professionals working the military families can use with younger children struggling with understanding their parents PTSD.Why is Dad So Mad? uses the point of view of a mother and child, with the mother helping her child wrap their mind around his military father’s struggle with PTSD. It illustrates the father’s PTSD symptoms of flashbacks, yelling/anger, lack of sleep and forgetfulness. The book helps explain PTSD to the child and reassures the child that his dad still loves him very much no matter how different he acts.“Just know that both Mom and Dad LOVE YOU and EACH OTHER more than anything. Sometimes life isn’t perfect, but we are a family and we will stick together and LOVE each other forever.”Seth Kastle is a retired Military Veteran with 16 years of service. He wrote the book, Why is Dad So Mad?, to help explain his PTSD to his children. Kastle was motivated to write the book after discovering a lack of resources for servicemen to utilize when explaining their PSTD symptoms to children. He is in the process of writing his second book, Why is Mom So Mad? to help mothers explain service related medical disorders to their children. Kastle lives in Kansas with his wife and children. He is currently a Professor of Leadership at Fort Hays State University.This post was written by Christina Herron & Kacy Mixon, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Pinterest for Professionals? Say Hello to Icebergs

first_imgSave and share your inspiration from across the web and your own personal computer with Icebergs.Sharing your creative inspiration can sometimes be daunting, but with Icebergs you can now say goodbye to the limitations of Pinterest and other similar inspiration sites. Icebergs sets itself apart by it’s team collaboration approach to saving photos, videos, links, or text (using their intuitive and unique browser plug-in to share from any site on the web).Icebergs also has a drag and drop feature that allows users to take files from their personal computer and place them on their Iceberg (board). In this regard, Icebergs works a lot like a file transfer system like Dropbox or Google Drive. Once uploaded, fellow project collaborators can view, comment and download the file.Iceberg delivers on many fronts: it’s easy to use just like Pinterest, perfect for project collaboration and has a sleek design that isn’t distracting or boring. Icebergs has three profile options for any price-point from free for a single user, $9.99 a month for a pro user, and $49.99 a month for a team. You can learn more about Icebergs from the video below or their website.What collaboration tools are you using day-to-day in you work?Share in the comments below!last_img read more

Subroto Cup: Manipur school reaches semi-finals

first_imgTrailing by one goal at halftime, Little Angels Paradise English School, Manipur, did everything except finding the net against Government Model High School, Chandigarh, at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.But in the second half, they came back strongly to thrash the Chandigarh side 4-1 and make it to the semi-finals of the Subroto Cup, where they will meet MSP Higher Secondary School, Kerala, who got the better of HT Town High, Mizoram 1-0.Government School’s Samuel helped his side take the lead against the run of play in the fourth minute and could have made it a 2-0, had his shot not hit the post in the 38th minute.But Little Angels’ Ramesh Chandra scored the equaliser from a melee in the 41st minute.Bikey scored the second goal three minutes later and the floodgates opened after that as they toyed with the Chandigarh side’s defence. Little Angels’ Kennedy scored in the 61st minute while Bikey scored his second goal in the 63rd minute.In another match, Cardinal Heenan College, UK, registered their first win of the tournament when they defeated Daman and Diu 3-0. The English side dominated the game and did not allow their opponents any scoring chances. Scott Briscombe scored the first goal in the 33rd minute as he tapped home from close range. Lewis Cooper played the holding game in the midfield to perfection.He helped his side score the second goal in the 54th minute as his cross went to Bailey Murphy, who took the shot. Murphy’s shot was blocked and it went to Briscombe, who made no mistake in scoring from handshaking distance. But Briscombe was missed many sitters otherwise the English side could have won by a bigger margin. Murphy scored the third goal in the 62nd minute to complete the rout.In other matches, Cardinal Heenan Catholic Sports School, UK, recovered from a hammering on Sunday to beat Daman and Diu 3-0 and keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals from Group VII.advertisementlast_img read more

ISL 2019-20: Jamshedpur FC, Odisha FC Look to Kick Off Campaign on Winning Note

first_imgJamshedpur: Heading into their third Indian Super League season, Jamshedpur FC will look for a winning start to their campaign against Odisha FC here on Tuesday.Jamshedpur have had two head coaches in the last two seasons and both of them employed their own style of play at the club. Now as Spaniard Antonio Iriondo takes over, supporters can expect an attacking philosophy. “We will try to defend when they attack us. But our goal is we would love to have the ball more in 90 minutes than our opposition. For us, the most important thing is to make our fans happy with our style of play,” said Iriondo.Jamshedpur also had departures to deal with as Spanish duo Mario Arques and Sergio Cidoncha joined Kerala Blasters FC.However, they have boosted their strike force with C K Vineeth, who is the third-highest Indian goalscorer in the ISL. They have also replaced the outgoing foreigners with Francisco ‘Piti’ Luna and Noe Acosta while managing to retain star players Memo and Tiri.”To win the first game, it is obviously the most nervous match. The players are working hard and are ready to make decisions (on the field) and understand the way we want to play,” he said.Josep Gombau’s Delhi Dynamos only managed an eighth-placed finish but his team had a certain vigour and excitement packed into the football they played. Delhi Dynamos have now moved to Bhubaneshwar and have rebranded themselves as Odisha FC.Gombau will be looking to continue his project with the young squad at his disposal to deliver better results on the pitch.Delhi’s star winger Lallianzuala Chhangte has left for Chennaiyin FC but the presence of Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Jerry Mawhmingthanga and Nandhakumar Sekar in the forward line will help Odisha pose a threat on the break.”Last season is over. Now we start a journey at a new club in a new city. A lot of players are the same and I think we have a good squad. All the signings are done to improve the squad and I think we have a complete team,” Gombau said.Gombau’s team likes to keep the ball, and against Jamshedpur, they are up against a team that also loves to hog possession. It should make for an intriguing battle in midfield where the likes of Vinit Rai and the seasoned Marcos Tebar will play key roles for Odisha FC.”We are excited, want to do a good job. The football is for us to enjoy. We are here with this mentality,” he said.Interestingly, there is a Spanish flavour to this matchup. Not only is it the battle between two Spanish tacticians but there is also a marked Spanish influence in the foreign contingent of both teams.With the likes of Xisco Hernandez, Aridane Santana in the team, Odisha have five Spaniards in their team, just like Jamshedpur. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. footballindian footballindian super leagueIndian Super League 2019-20 First Published: October 21, 2019, 11:20 PM ISTlast_img read more

Lakshya outclasses Vitidsarn for Tata Open title, Ashmita wins 2nd title in 2 weeks

first_imgSecond seed Lakshya Sen was at his attacking best against Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai on Sunday as he romped past the reigning world junior champion from Thailand in an emphatic fashion to win the Tata Open India International Challenge title.This match was supposed to have more meat for the neutrals but Lakshya ruled the roost in front of his idol Prakash Padukone and Vitidsarn, even as he fought, could not match Lakshya’s intensity in what was their first meeting at the senior level.The match started neck-and-neck with the two shuttlers exchanging points but soon Lakshya began to find his lines, successfully moved Vitidsarn around the court and scored points.Once Lakshya got going there was hardly anything that could stop him. Such was the ease and confidence of his body language that at one point, his shot hit the net and he thoughtfully walked to the shuttle practicing the movement of his racket. The very next rally he executed the same shot, and to perfection.Lakshya said after the match that he knew how Vitidsarn plays and he knew exactly what he had to do in order to match up today. Well, he did and in some fashion.Lakshya was made to work hard in the semi-final on Saturday by another Thai shuttler, Kantawat Leelavechabutr. The former world junior number one needed the decider as he fought back from being a game down to clinch a 17-21, 21-9, 21-12 win.advertisementWith the win, 19-year-old Lakshya seems to have successfully avenged his defeat to Vitidsarn from the world junior championships semi-final last month. Notably, the Indian shuttler had clinched the junior Asian Championships crown in July after beating the two-time world junior champion in the final.Ashmita Chaliha too good for compatriot Vrushali Gummadi19-year-old Ashmita Chaliha took just 29 minutes to beat eighth seed Vrushali Gummadi 21-16, 21-13 in an all-Indian women’s singles final to clinch her second title in two weeks. On November 19, Chaliha won the Dubai International Challenge by defeating the sixth seed and she was at it again on Sunday.Gummadi could hardly match the pace and strokeplay that Chaliha display at the CCI and the former, who looked out of sorts right from the start, played the catch-up game through.Chaliha was in a league of her own on Sunday. Her deceptive strokes, her down-the-line smashes and her movement on court — everything was top notch.Gummadi fought back but earned most of the points with Chaliha making unforced errors — such was her dominance. She earned and gave points at her will.Chaliha, who is a self-confessed fan of world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, tries to emulate some of her strokes. A bit of it came through as she won the Tata Open and for the rest, more hard work awaits.Meanwhile, Arjun MR and Sumeeth Reddy clinched the men’s doubles title after beating top seeds Goh Sze Fei and Izzuddin Nur of Malaysia in a one-sided final. The India duo romped to victory in 35 minutes, winning the title clash 21-10, 21-16.However, top-seeded women’s doubles duo of Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha Ram lost to second seeds Ng Wing Yung and Yeung Nga Ting of Hong Kong in straight games in another one-sided finAlso Read | PV Sindhu better prepared for World Tour Final: I am confident of giving my bestAlso Read | PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin to clash in PBL season 4 openerlast_img read more

Johnny Manziel Reportedly Makes Decision On Playing In XFL

first_imgJohnny Manziel warming up before a Browns game.CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Former Texas A&M star and NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is reportedly interesting in playing for Houston’s XFL team.According to a report from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Manziel has expressed interest in reuniting with his former coach, June Jones.Manziel briefly played for Jones last season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats before being traded to Montreal when he failed to beat out starter Jeremiah Masoli.Now Manziel has turned his eyes to the XFL. From the report:“I enjoyed every single day I had with coach Jones,” Manziel said Saturday at TriStar’s Show at Reliant Arena. “Being in his offense was the best part of each day. I know he’s going to be successful wherever he’s coaching.”Manziel would like to play in Texas and pointed out what Houston means to him.“It’s a stone’s throw from College Station,” he said. “A lot of Aggies drove from Houston to College Station. Houston’s a great city that’ll always be near and dear to me.”The XFL won’t kick off until February 2020, but it’s already holding tryouts for the new league.If Manziel were to join, the XFL might find the success the Alliance of American Football didn’t.Stay tuned for the latest.last_img read more

PT Usha becomes Asian Athletics Association’s Athletes Commission member

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 23:19 IST File photo of Indian sprint great PT Usha (Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPT Usha among 6 members of AAA Athletes CommissionIt is a great honour for me and for the country: PT UshaNewly-appointed AAA Secretary General A Shuggumarran congratulated UshaLegendary Indian sprinter PT Usha has been made a member of the Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletics Association in recognition of her stellar achievements at the continental stage.The 55-year-old Usha, who was the leading sprinter of her time in Asia, will be one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission, to be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.”I have accepted the appointment as a member of the AAA Athletes Commission. It is a great honour for me and for the country,” Usha told PTI on phone.The other members of the Athletes Commission are Wang Yu of China, 2012 London Olympics gold medallist triple jumper Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan, Lee Hup Wei of Malaysia and Saad Shaddad of Saudi Arabia.Newly-appointed AAA Secretary General A Shuggumarran congratulated Usha on her being appointed as one of the members of the AAA Athletes Commission.”I am confident that you will bring your sound knowledge and expertise and we look forward to your continued contribution to the development and success of Asian Athletics,” he said in the letter of appointment.Usha, known as ‘Payyoli Express’, blazed the tracks at the Asian stage in the 1980s. She won four gold medals and one bronze in the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul. A year before, she won five gold and a bronze in the Asian Championships in Jakarta.She missed an Olympic medal in the 1984 Games in Los Angles by a whisker as she finished fourth in women’s 400m hurdles, losing the bronze by one-hundredth of a second.advertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow PT UshaFollow Asian Athletes Association PT Usha becomes Asian Athletics Association’s Athletes Commission memberSprint great PT Usha will be one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission, to be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Province Supports Community of Trenton

first_imgThe province is providing $2.6 million through the Community Development Trust Fund to maintain valuable facilities and equipment at the former TrentonWorks steel manufacturing plant while efforts continue to locate a new operator. “For close to a century, TrentonWorks has been the economic backbone of the Town of Trenton,” said Economic Development Minister Angus MacIsaac. “Our goal is to find a new operator for the site that will bring quality manufacturing jobs back to the community of Trenton. It is vital that we protect the plant facilities and support continued discussions with prospective new operators.” Through the efforts of all levels of government and trustee Ernst & Young, a number of credible parties have expressed an interest in taking over the plant. The provincial investment will protect the buildings and equipment on the plant site with adequate heat and security, particularly during the winter months. Funding from the trust will support the plant through to August 2009. If a new operator is confirmed before then, any unused money will be returned to the trust. “Sustainable communities are the future of our province,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “Through the Community Development Trust, we are able to help towns like Trenton who are heavily reliant on one industry, and have been hit hard by changes in the global economy.” TrentonWorks had been a fixture in Nova Scotia since 1872. In 1995, U.S.-based Greenbrier took over the railcar manufacturing plant. In the 1990s and early 2000s, upwards of 1,400 steelworkers worked for the plant. More recently, the business became less competitive with the rise in the Canadian dollar, increased freight costs, competition with Mexico for cheaper labour and a slump in U.S. housing markets that reduced demand for flatbed railcars. Efforts by the provincial and federal governments to convince Greenbrier to keep operating the plant, including offering financial incentives, were unsuccessful. When Greenbrier closed the plant in 2006, only 200 employees were working for the company. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and Ernst & Young was employed as trustee. More information on the Community Development Trust in Nova Scotia is available at .last_img read more

First oceangoing ship of 2018 docks in Montreal captain to get goldheaded

first_imgMONTREAL – The first ocean-going ship of the year has arrived in Montreal.The container ship flying the flag of Bermuda left Liverpool, England on Dec. 21 and docked in Montreal late Monday afternoon.The captain of the “Ottawa Express,” Rakesh Kumar, will receive a gold-headed cane in a ceremony on Wednesday to continue a Montreal custom that began around 1840.The cane is awarded each year to the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover.last_img

Moroccos New Migration Policy Pioneer in the Region Says UN Expert

Rabat- The new Moroccan migration and asylum policy is a “pioneer” in the region, UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity, Virginia Dandan, said Tuesday in Rabat.“I congratulate Morocco for devising the new immigration and asylum policy, which is pioneer in the region”, Dandan told the press.Morocco has “obviously made efforts to strengthen its South-South cooperation, especially with its African neighbors”, the UN expert said, noting that the Kingdom is committed in particular to support capacity-building projects in various fields in partnership with a number of African countries, particularly in the area of sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. “Morocco has always sponsored and hosted a number of African students in its universities,” Dandan said, praising the integration of the principles of solidarity and international cooperation in the preamble of the Moroccan Constitution, which illustrates the kingdom’s commitment to promote a solidarity-based society.With MAP read more

Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 120.35 points to 15,153.73, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 154.13 points to 22,012.45. The S&P 500 index was up 25.93 points to 2,467.25 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 78.78 points to 6,335.34.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.76 cents US, down from Friday’s average price of 78.83 cents US.The September crude contract was up 26 cents to US$49.08 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down four cents to US$2.94 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $6.30 to US$1,281.40 an ounce and the September copper contract was down one cent to US$2.91 a pound.

Long distance trains cancelled after unions launch strike

Several long distance trains were cancelled today after trade unions launched a strike.The strike was launched by the locomotive operating engineers union. All night mail trains have been cancelled as a result of the protest.Trade unions said that talks held in an attempt to resolve the dispute had ended in failure. (Colombo Gazette)

Rebounds lead to wins for Ohio State mens basketball

Freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate (right) attempts to secure a rebound during a game against Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 93-55.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerHot shooting and tough defense can make a difference, but success for the Ohio State men’s basketball team has mainly come with rebounding.But that hasn’t always been the Buckeyes’ strong suit, freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate said.“Earlier on in the season, we really struggled rebounding it,” Tate said after OSU’s win against Maryland on Thursday. “That’s one of the key parts in practice.”Early-season matchups for the Buckeyes came with success rebounding until Dec. 2. That’s when OSU traveled to Louisville, Ky., with a 5-0 record in tow, having led each of its first five games in the rebounding category.But against the Cardinals, the Buckeyes suffered their first loss of the season, and were outrebounded for the first time.The next four games after that brought four wins, and OSU either outrebounded its opponent or tied them each time. Then came Dec. 20, when the Buckeyes traveled to Chicago and lost to North Carolina for their second stumble of the season. In that game, OSU had just 40 rebounds, compared to 53 for the Tar Heels.Then two more wins on strong rebounding nights, and a loss to Iowa with the Hawkeyes easily outrebounding the Buckeyes.The first time OSU won a game with less rebounds than its opponent was Jan. 6 against Minnesota, when the Golden Gophers had 35 boards, compared to 34 for the Buckeyes. And that win came in double overtime.Now at 17-5 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten, every loss for OSU has come with the opponent picking up more rebounds, and only three wins have come with the same criteria.But against the Terrapins — who were ranked No. 16 at the time — the Buckeyes’ rebounding efforts clicked to the point that they easily won, 80-56.Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said he hadn’t experienced a game that was so lopsided in the rebound column as a coach.“They (the Buckeyes) were tougher than we were, and I don’t know if I’ve ever had a team get outrebounded like that,” Turgeon said. “I’ll have a look, I doubt it. My teams usually rebound.”The Buckeyes picked up 51 rebounds in the game, compared to just 32 for the Terrapins. That onslaught was led by freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who tied his career high with 14 rebounds.Russell joked about his prowess on the boards after the game, but explained that putting in work in practice has helped him — and OSU as a whole — become better in loose-ball situations.“(I’m the) best rebounder on the team, I can’t reword it,” Russell joked. “Nah, I’m just playing, the ball bounces to me a lot. I wouldn’t say I go get ‘em, they bounce to me a lot.“It’s just something I decided to take upon myself to rebound better as a 6-5 guard, I gotta do something down there.”After saying he felt OSU “rebounded the ball well,” coach Thad Matta said the matchup with Maryland was the most consistent his team has been all season.Now going forward, the Buckeyes might have found their key to continued consistency: outrebound the opponent, and win the game — at least that’s worked so far.Tate said the Buckeyes have to keep working to improve, which includes a “good majority” of practice time spent on rebounding.“Every week we just gotta go out there and try to play better than we did the last week,” Tate said.The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the court against Purdue on Wednesday in West Lafayette, Ind. Tip is set for 6:30 p.m. read more

The Utah Jazz Got Good While You Werent Watching

Usually, it’s pretty easy to figure out why an NBA team got better. The Sixers, who were the NBA’s most-improved team this year, got Joel Embiid and an extra 18 wins compared to last season. Houston, 14 wins better, got MVP-level play out of James Harden, who’s been a perfect fit for new coach Mike D’Antoni’s pace-and-space offense.Then there’s Utah, a team that was 40-42 last year, yet has pieced together a fringe NBA title contender this season. The Jazz’s improvement isn’t as straightforward as the Rockets’ or Sixers’, though — they did it by tinkering with the margins of a roster that had missed the postseason for four consecutive years, and they’re capitalizing on their two young stars finally coming of age.Perhaps the best comparison for this Jazz team is the Indiana Pacers from three or four years ago: Rudy Gobert is the Jazz’s souped-up version of Roy Hibbert, the leader of a very stingy defense that forces a ton of midrange jumpers. Gordon Hayward is the analog to Paul George, a talented wing player who can score over just about anyone. And Utah’s George Hill is … George Hill, who joined the team in July following an offseason trade and is now the conductor of a Pacers-like slow-paced offense. And even that lofty comparison to the two-time Eastern Conference finalists may be selling this club short; the Jazz shoot and pass the ball better and far more than Indiana ever did.Much of Utah’s jump stems from two key trades that bolstered each of those areas. The first deal landed Hill, a respected veteran point guard1In exchange for the No. 12 pick, Taurean Prince, in a three-team deal, and the other yielded skilled forward Boris Diaw2Diaw cost the Jazz Olivier Hanlan, the 42nd pick in 2015, and a 2022 second-rounder.. Both players, who once played for San Antonio, have helped the Jazz become a rare team that has been able to replicate the Spurs’ style. Watch the Jazz for long enough, and you can see San Antonio’s influences baked into some of Utah’s offensive plays and sets; particularly when Diaw is on the floor3The Jazz threw more passes than any other team during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The Spurs ranked third and fifth, respectively..Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The team’s transactions weren’t the sexiest, which is reflected by the NBA’s national TV ratings, in which the Jazz still rank near the bottom of the league. But as of now, those two moves — plus the Joe Johnson signing — look prescient. Hill, despite battling injuries all season, forced opponents to guard the perimeter more honestly and logged a career-high scoring average. Diaw, Utah’s best passer despite playing power forward, finished with a team-high six assists in the Game One victory over the Clippers. And Johnson, who connected on 41 percent of his 3s during the regular season, had 21 points in the series opener, including the game-winning floater at the buzzer4There were a flurry of Twitter users who didn’t know Johnson played for the Jazz until they saw him hit the dramatic shot to win Game One.But the offseason moves alone wouldn’t have made the Jazz this formidable. Utah needed Hayward to take the next step. Among the most notable improvements that he has made: Hayward has grown considerably stronger, giving him the ability to be more aggressive and absorb more contact as he barrels toward the basket following curls and dribble handoffs. Aside from connecting on a blistering 69 percent of his shots at the rim this year — one of six wings to shoot that well on 200 shots or more — Hayward also managed to log a career-best 45 and-1 situations where he scored despite getting fouled. By contrast, he was blocked just 43 times all season. To put that into context, it’s pretty rare for wing players to finish with more and-1s than shots blocked in a given season; this year LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard were the only other wings to accomplish the feat5Among players with at least 30 and-1s.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The other Jazz player who took the leap is also the reason the team’s die-hard fans can’t sleep at night: How injured is Gobert? It’s not clear how long he’ll be out with his knee hyperextension and bone bruise. The Jazz managed to squeak by without him on Saturday, but as Tuesday’s Game Two highlighted, the defense sans Gobert may be too porous to win this series6The Jazz have allowed the Clippers to shoot 79 percent from inside of five feet this series when using small-ball lineups, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. That number shrinks to a more respectable 62 percent when Utah uses two traditional bigs on the court at once., let alone compete with Golden State, who will almost certainly be waiting for them in the conference semifinals.But should Utah get a healthy version of its best player back — and yes, Gobert’s incredible jump in offensive efficiency, paired with his stellar defense, makes him the club’s most-valuable player — the Jazz can make some noise. They owned the third-best defense in the association this year, behind San Antonio and Golden State, and excel at defensive rebounding and limiting team’s opportunities in transition. Playing the percentages, the defense surrenders the NBA’s lowest share of corner 3-point attempts, and the only true soft spot they possess on that end is by design: They rank near the top of the league in terms of how frequently they goad opponents into taking inefficient midrange jumpers.Yet their entire defensive scheme, which often calls for wings to switch assignments and aggressively crowd their opponents along the 3-point line, works to perfection because of Gobert’s incredible mobility and impact around the rim. Watch this regular-season sequence against Portland, for instance. Damian Lillard seemingly pulls the trigger on his shot a beat quicker than he normally would to avoid Gobert. Then Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu grabs an offensive rebound, but opts against going for the putback because of Gobert’s presence.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.When teams are actually bold enough to bring the ball inside against him7Opponents take just 31 percent of their shot attempts at the restricted area with Gobert on the court, down from 36 percent when he’s on the bench., it frequently turns out to be a mistake.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Gobert, who led the NBA in defensive win shares and blocks, held foes to 49 percent shooting from within six feet, 12.5 percentage points beneath their average and the best rate among centers8Among those who have played at least 50 games. Fellow Defensive Player of the Year candidate Draymond Green’s rim-protection stats were equally impressive, at 48 percent while holding players 13.2 points under their averages. But Green is considered a forward on tense as this moment is for Jazz fans, the offseason may prove to be even more stressful. Hayward, 27, and Hill, 30, become unrestricted free agents at season’s end, leaving the small-market club — which has the league’s smallest payroll — with tough financial choices9The team also faces a tough decision on big man Derrick Favors, who’s getting a pretty high-profile audition with Gobert sidelined. as it seeks to build on its first 50-win season since the 2009-10 season with Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan.But those decisions can wait a bit. After all, winning — and doing it now, in this postseason, with this core group — is the strongest case a team like Utah can make to its pending free agents anyway.Check out our NBA playoff predictions. read more

Cisco kills the Flip 5 Reasons the pocket cam failed

first_imgCisco issued a release today saying that the company is doing a bit of restructuring. Actually, the entire business is being restructured, and the focus is moving onto enterprise customers and away from the consumer products. The main product getting the boot is Cisco’s Flip camcorder, which the company aquired in 2009 for $590 million from Pure Digital.The company plans to focus the rest of its consumer business to support four of its five “key company priorities:” core routing, switching and services, collaboration, architectures, and video. Cisco says it will support current FlipShare customers with a transition plan, refocus its Home Networking business, and integrate Cisco umi into its Business TelePresence product line.Of course, with any “restructuring,” there are going to be some job losses. Cisco reported there would be 550 layoffs in the fourth quarter.Flip camcorders were a novelty for a while, and it seemed to be a popular device to take to concerts, and other events where you needed to easily capture and upload video. But, the allure of the Flip seemed to wear off after time, and sales just weren’t where they were when the product was first released. So why did the Cisco ultimately decide to end the Flip? Here are five reasons we think the Flip failed:1. Smartphones: Back when the first Flip, the Pure Digital Point & Shoot, was released in 2006, smartphones were still getting smarter. The cameras in smartphones were not the best, and any video shot turned out to look pretty low quality. Over the years, smartphone cameras have gone above and beyond where we thought they would . For example, rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will have an 8-megapixel image sensor, which is 3 megapixels more than the current iPhone 4 camera sensor. Flip’s newest camcorder, the Flip UltraHD has a 1.6-megapixel CMOS sensor. That’s quite a difference.Also, why carry a smartphone and a Flip when you can take video that’s just as good, or better, on your smartphone. Your phone most likely offers removable storage, too. Which the Flip does not. Many phones can hold up to 32GB of storage, whereas the only Flip that offers 16GB is the SlideHD for $229.99. Most others offer 4GB of storage.2. Not able to take still shots: For someone who buys a Flip cam just to shoot video and only video, they may be fine with the Flip’s exclusion of the ability to take still shots. But the Flip failed in that area, in my opinion. You’re already carrying your cell phone, the Flip cam, and whatever else you have on you, but you have to carry a digital camera, too? One of Flip’s many pocket-cam competitors, the Kodak Zi8 came out in 2009 and was able to capture 5-megapixel HD still pictures. The Zi8 was just one of many competitors to offer the option that Flip was so glaringly lacking.3. No networking: The nice thing about the Flip was that it was so easy to use. You just whipped it out of your purse, turned it on, pressed the big red button, and started recording. Then, when you got home, you just “flipped” its little USB arm out, plugged it in, and voila. Unfortunately, over the various models over the year never integrated any networking ability, which is ironic considering Cisco is the one making them. To transfer your data, you always have to plug it in to your computer. Flip did come out with FlipShare TV, a three-piece accessory that wirelessly transmitted your Flip files from a PC or Mac to your HDTV, but that was the closest it got to any sort of networking capabilities. Still, you had to plug the Flip into your computer, so it wasn’t really that close.4. Lacking in HD: Flip was slow to get on the HD bandwagon. Many of its competitors offered full HD before Flip did, but the Flip name was synonymous with the style of pocket camcorder, so many people still added them to their Christmas lists, while, unbeknownst to them, there were higher-quality, equal-priced pocket cams being offered from other companies. Perhaps Cisco thought the Flip name was enough to blind the eyes of its consumers from figuring this out.Just because it has HD in the name, doesn’t mean all HD is the same. The Flip’s SlideHD offers 1280 by 720 videos, which is 720p HD, whereas the Zi8 mentioned above offers 1920 by 1080 resolution for full 1080p videos. All of Flip’s HD line, including the UltraHD, MinoHD, and SlideHD, have 720p resolution. If we were still shooting low-res videos on our old Nokia phones from six years ago, 720p would seem like a dream, but, cams have advanced, and Flip has not.5. Cameras shoot video, too: If you’re going to pay $230 for a Flip that doesn’t take still photos and doesn’t capture 1080p video, you might as well just buy a point-and-shoot camera which can do the things the Flip can’t, and more. If you’re looking for really good video, and you’re willing to spend a couple hundred more, you can buy a DSLR that will give you amazing photos and video.last_img read more

Weather Eye Higher altitudes enjoy the winter sun cloudy skies to linger

first_imgYou didn’t have to go very far to bask in warm sunshine Wednesday. Just straight up 2,000 feet! Skies were clear, and temperatures were in the 60s.Clear weather at the coast, in the Cascades and east of the mountains as well.Yes back to our old inversion pattern with not much change in sight. However we should get some east wind and clear things out beginning in east Clark County by Friday. Otherwise mostly cloudy skies into next week and rain changes are slim at this point.Some experts believe the rest of our winter will be status quo. We sure need snow in the mountains. The heavy snow bumped the snow pack to 50 percent of normal but of course that is melting off.Battle Ground weather observer-photographer Tyler Mode took a hike Wednesday above Bridal Veil, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge on Angels Rest Trail and noted at the 1,000-foot level it was 35 degrees. He commented, “On the way up, it warmed so quickly my camera lens fogged up!”Funny thing about our weather this winter is that we are in a neutral year without El Niño or La Niña influence. We should be experiencing a more normal winter with rain, snow, storms, etc. It is acting more like an El Niño. Scientists are puzzled and are exploring other possibilities, so stay tuned.last_img read more

7s Sheldon Fox shows TV reporting basics to Rock Island Elementary students

first_imgMajor treat to get to be a part of Career Day at Rock Island Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale today. @wsvn @browardschools— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) May 17, 2019During the event, the students learned about the news industry. They also had a chance to shoot video and learn how reporters conduct interviews.Fox put the aspiring newshounds to work, having them interview each other about recent school events.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – It’s that time of the year when schools throughout South Florida host career days, and a member of 7News’ family shared some of his TV news expertise with some young students.7News reporter Sheldon Fox met with a group of third- and fourth-graders at Rock Island Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, Friday.last_img read more

PMO expresses anger over MP Vijayasai Reddys comments

first_imgNew Delhi: The Prime Minister Office (PMO) has expressed anger over the comments of YSRCP Rajya Sabha MP V Vijayasai Reddy that AP government is taking decisions with the blessings of PM Modi and Amit Shah. The PMO summoned MP Vijayasai Reddy and Ajeya Kallam to the national capital. In this context, both the leaders have visited Delhi and explained what happening in AP, PPAs review and Polavaram re-tendering. Over the PPAs review, Ajeya Kallam has submitted a detailed report to the PMO. The BJP leaders have raised objections on Reddy’s comments that with the support of the Centre, the AP government is making the decisions. The saffron party leaders have expressed anger that MP is trying to blame Centre for the mistakes that are happening in the state.last_img

Lanier Middle School Students Offer Survey To Administrators

first_img 00:00 /00:48 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen Laura IsenseeNina Zhang, 14, joined her classmates at Lanier Middle School in a press conference Tuesday, where they highlighted results from a district-wide student survey. The survey and a planned town hall about proposed HISD changes is a class project for the students.Some middle school students are calling on Houston district administrators to listen to kids more before they make major budget decisions. To that end, a group of students at Lanier Middle conducted a survey of their peers district-wide to get more feedback. So far, some 3,500 students at 20 different middle and high schools have answered the survey. It shows that they cite standardized testing as a top concern, along with too much homework, bullying and strict dress codes.Nina Zhang, an eighth grader at Lanier, said that administrators could save millions on testing and put it towards arts, music and other magnet programs.“The survey just shows how many students want the magnet program and how many students have issues with our current school system. And during budget reforms, we want HISD to listen to our voice,” Zhang said.“Since there is a $200 million dollar budget cut and we’re having a lot of budget reforms around arts and sports and stuff like that, in this scenario, our voice is really important. And it’s even more important since it’s our education,” the 14-year-old added.Students at Lanier will discuss this more at a town hall with elected officials next week. HISD has to bridge a huge budget deficit for next school year, and changes to magnet programs figure in that effort. Xlast_img read more

Clintons Tech Policy Includes Student Loan Relief for Startups

first_img 3 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget June 29, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Now that we’re down to just one nominee per party, we’re starting to hear some finer points of the candidate’s platforms. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton revealed a more detailed tech policy today, a plan that includes high-speed internet for every household over the next four years, cybersecurity, net neutrality and more. Those tenets have already been discussed, but the more recent developments include student loan help for entrepreneurs and funding for STEM education.Clinton wants to allow entrepreneurs to defer student loans with no interest and no payments for up to three years while they work through the startup phase. She also wants to offer a similar benefit to the first 10-20 employees of a new company, not just the founders. For folks who open businesses in “distressed communities” or “provide measurable social impact,” Clinton wants to forgive $17,500 worth of student loan debt after five years.The candidate also has big plants for STEM education, too. She proposes doubling the funding for the Obama Administration’s “Computer Science Education for All,” including scaling computer science education grant programs. Clinton also aims to train 50,000 computer science teachers in the next 10 years alongside grants that can be used to “redesign” high schools to focus more on STEM education.Proposed programs include the development of maker spaces, maker fairs and robotics competitions in schools or as after-school programs. In terms of higher education, Clinton eyes $10 million for new programs like nanodegrees, accelerated coding courses, certificate programs and online courses.Clinton’s tech policy also includes a mention of immigration. She wants to bypass the detailed green card process for anyone with a masters or PhD in a STEM-related field from an accredited institution. The proposal will “staple” a green card to the degree, allowing international students a path to citizenship. She also supports so-called “startup visas” that allow entrepreneurs the opportunity to come to the US to build a new business.The policy pledges to uphold net neutrality, offer high-speed internet to every household by 2020, help diversify the tech industry and make the United States Digital Service part of the executive branch on a permanent basis. That office is tasked with updating government processes, in case you needed a refresher.While the platform mentions privacy and encryption, it stops short of any fine details. She discusses the importance of tech companies and law enforcement cooperating with a proposed national commission to “protect the privacy and security of all Americans that use technology.” Again, details are scarce when it comes to cybersecurity, but perhaps we’ll hear more as November approaches.During that time, we should hear more from presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump as well. He’s mostly keyed in on national security and immigration so far. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more