49ers pregame: Pros/cons of a Josh Gordon trade; Lions inactivate Ansah

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Josh Gordon reportedly wants to join the 49ers now that his troubled but talented career is ending with the Cleveland Browns.And the 49ers may have interest. General manager John Lynch told reporters before Sunday’s home opener that the 49ers have made a call inquiring about Gordon and he declined further comment, according to The Athletic.Gordon was inactive for the Browns game Sunday, and even though the Browns have said they’ll release him Monday, he could get traded. His …last_img

Chris Bassitt, Matt Olson lead Athletics to series win over White Sox

first_imgCHICAGO — The A’s took the series from the White Sox with a 2-0 win on Sunday afternoon. The A’s move to 67-51 on the season.Lucas Giolito was a force on the mound for the White Sox, striking out a career-high 13 batters in just six innings of work.But he made one too many mistakes. The first, a ball low and away to Matt Chapman — his bread and butter lately — that he bopped the other way and nearly cleared the left field if not for Jon Jay’s swatting glove over the yellow bar.Matt Olson was …last_img

Book of Minnesota: A trackable journal

first_img SharePrint RelatedBecome Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel BugsSeptember 13, 2011In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 11): The Magic of trackable promotionsMay 10, 2018Similar postNottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug RaceSeptember 12, 2011In “Community” Geocaching duo Abe&Carly set out to create a trackable that was both memorable and inspiring. As opposed to the normal coin or Travel Bug tag they came up with the idea to try and capture the handlers creativity and leave their mark on the trackable. They created a trackable journal where geocachers could draw pictures, write stories, and show their creativity. “There had to more to bugs than simply having an inanimate object moving from place to place,” says Abe. The trackable journal, entitled “Book of Minnesota,” was intended to only roam around the state of Minnesota but traveled throughout the United States, Mexico, Cuba, and Canada, collecting stories along the way.45,000 km (~28,000 mi) and almost 16 years later the journal is back in Minnesota. It was most recently logged on the 3rd of March.“Over the years it has come and gone, but it always shows up. We thought it was lost for sure at one point and was unheard of again for a year or two. From what we’ve seen, the people haven’t disappointed us. There are a lot of creative people out there and they take pride in their work. I’m so glad people love it, contribute to it, and keep it safe on it’s journey.” Their advice to geocachers: “Be kind to the bugs, keep them moving.”Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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

What they want is peace in Tinsukia

first_imgFamily members of five men, killed by suspected extremists near Tinsukia on Thursday, have urged political parties and NGOs representing different communities not to give a communal colour to their loss.The Assam police meanwhile said the “cold-blooded murder” had the signs of having been committed by the outlawed faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom, ULFA-Independent, which opposes talks with the government.“I have lost a brother. I don’t want Assam to shut down over our loss and create bad blood that could take the life of somebody else’s brother or son or husband,” Subal Namasudra, the elder brother of Dhananjay Namasudra, one of the victims, said.The 22-year-old Dhananjay was one of the five men of Bisonimukh-Kherbari, about 45 km from Tinsukia, gunned down by six masked men in military fatigues.Last words“Study well [for an exam the next day] — these were my father’s last words before he went out, never to return alive,” said a tearful Sumati Das, daughter of another victim, 50-year-old Subal Das, who had nurtured hopes of her becoming a government officer some day.Ajit Debnath, president of a local Bengali students’ organisation, said the villagers were aware that “vested interests” could politicise their tragedy.“We never had any problem with our Assamese neighbours, never will,” he said.Bisonimukh-Kherbari is an all-Bengali village under the Assamese-dominated Araimuria panchayat across the road that leads to the iconic Dhola-Sadiya Bridge. But most of the panchayat leaders are from the Gorkha-dominated Tol Laopani village nearby.“The killings are an aberration, and we will not allow it to cast a shadow on the bonding among diverse communities whose children go to Assamese medium schools and are in some ways more Assamese than the Assamese themselves,” Jagadish Bhuyan, a former Sadiya MLA and a local resident, said.He advised a team of Trinamool Congress MPs including Derek O’Brien scheduled to visit the village on Sunday to console the families of the victims but not to play with their emotions.’ULFA-I involved’Assam’s Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said the Tinsukia district police arrested a suspected linkman of the ULFA-I, Diklai Gogoi, from Sadiya on Friday night. “The man, arrested earlier in connection for alleged link with the outfit, is being interrogated,” he said.The affected village on the banks of the Lohit River is in Sadiya police district. Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta, the chief of the adjoining Tinsukia district assisting in the investigation, said t the police have no doubts about the involvement of the ULFA-I, which denied carrying out the killing.”The modus operandi clearly points to them. The extremists have been selecting villages bordering Arunachal Pradesh for hit and run operations. We have information that they went in the direction of Changlang (in Arunachal Pradesh, controlled by Naga rebels),” Mr Mahanta told The Hindu.Meanwhile, a team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) visited Bisonimukh-Kherbari and met the lone survivor of Thursday incident — Sahadeb Namasudra, who has been provided security and asked not to leave the village without informing the local police station.Sahadeb could be targeted by the extremists again, police said.ShutdownStray incidents of violence and damage of vehicles marked the second day of a shutdown called by Bengali organisations to protest Thursday night’s killings. The organisations, however, reduced their bandh from 24 hours to 12 hours on Saturday.last_img read more