Sheffield Wednesday boss wants Joey Barton – report

first_imgJoey Barton is wanted by Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones, according to The People.It has been suggested that QPR are looking to send Barton on loan to the Championship, where the volume of games early in the season means his 12-match ban would be served quicker.Barton, it is claimed, has already had offers from Blackburn and Nottingham Forest, with Jones now having thrown his hat into the ring.Cardiff City are set to reject an offer from Fulham for Peter Whittingham, according to The Sun on Sunday, while West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been linked with a move to Craven Cottage.It is claimed Fulham will offer £2.5m for Bluebirds midfielder Whittingham, who scored 13 goals last season.The Sunday Express say Fulham want Fraser Fyvie, 19, who has turned down a new deal at Aberdeen, while The Sun suggest the Whites are one of several clubs interested in Burnley striker Charlie Austin.There is continued speculation about Clint Dempsey’s future, with the Daily Star on Sunday reporting that Liverpool’s American owners have sanctioned an £8m bid to buy him from Fulham.The People, however, suggest the Anfield club’s offer is unlikely to be more than £6m.Striker Andy Carroll has been linked with a move to west London as part of a possible deal for Dempsey.The former Newcastle man is also wanted by West Ham, and The People say Fulham will move for Cole if the Hammers get Carroll.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

2016 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day 2 Video Recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A recap of what the I-71 crew noticed on Day #2 of the 2016 Ohio Crop Tour.last_img

From Chaos to Community

first_imgIt’s that time of year again – the start of a new school year. For many young children, this may be the first time they’ve been in group care. In the life of a young child, that’s a BIG deal!Remembering my years teaching preschool, those first few days were packed with feelings – scared, excited, lonely, delighted, confused, curious, tired, more excited…and that was just me! Seriously, it’s always a wild mess of highs and lows for children those first few days.Although entering a new child care environment is a chaotic, challenging experience for all young children, for children of military families it may be just one of many unfamiliar situations. These children have often experienced a lot of changes, especially if the family has recently relocated. Imagine what it would be like to not only have a new child care setting, but also a new house, a new neighborhood, a new place of worship, a new park…and the list goes on. As a child’s new teacher or caregiver, you have a unique and critical role to play in helping him or her to begin to adjust to a new place with new people.Create Predictability: One of the best ways you can help children adjust to their new “school” is to establish some order in the chaos – to begin some routines and regular practices that will soon become familiar to the children. Although it’s easy to think that variety will be more interesting to the children, the truth is that, at least at first, boring (i.e., predictable) is best. Children, from young babies to kindergartners, will feel much more relaxed when they know what to expect. And more relaxed, happy children will listen better, get along better, and learn better.Create Community: But even more important to young children’s adjustment to school is to create an environment where they feel like they belong. Creating a place where new children feel safe (both physically and emotionally), cared for, listened to, valued and enjoyed is, in my opinion, the most important goal a teacher can strive for. Creating a strong sense of community in a program will take time but there are many things you can do to start off on the right path. Here are my “top four:”Visually represent your classroom community.  In as many ways as you can think of, show children that each of them is part of the larger group. For example, post displays of the children’s names and/or photos all together under the name of the class/group at children’s eye level. Every way you can, give the children visual evidence that they belong.Focus on names. For young children, names are a central aspect of their self-identify. It’s often the first word they learn to read and to write. Use that information to help each child feel valuable and unique AND to help them get to know one another by playing name games, writing their names down often, using name labels to identify places to sit or works of art, etc. And don’t forget to remind them of your own name often, especially during the first couple of days. You are the most important person in the classroom for them to build a connection with; that connection starts with knowing your name.Help children connect. Give children lots of opportunities to connect one-on-one with each other. A whole group of new faces is overwhelming for any age of child (or adult, for that matter!). But one new face at a time is manageable for most. Subtly suggest playmates during free play time, especially for those who are a little slower to warm up. Pair children up throughout the day for short bits of time: walking to the playground, sitting together at snack, doing an art or building activity, or doing movement or music activities. Although in general it’s best to let children pick their own play partners, during this time when everyone’s a stranger, it can be helpful to give them opportunities to get to know each other one at a time.Those are just a few of my suggestions for helping children quickly feel a part of a new group. But I’d also love to hear from you! What strategies do YOU use to develop a sense of belonging and community in your program? Please share your thoughts in a comment.If you want more on this topic, here are some resources I suggest. Feel free to share others.Tips for Parent to Handle Separation Anxiety When Leaving Your Child in Child Care Using Social Stories to Ease TransitionsHelp Children Get to Know Each OtherPlease visit our Facebook page for even more related resources! Kathy Reschkelast_img read more

Publisher CoOp Offers its Own Stimulus Plan

first_imgThe Integrated Media Cooperative has announced a “Publisher Stimulus Program” that lets new members join the co-op with a $1,000 down payment and an earn-out on the first $4,000 in rebates. The announcement comes as two new publishers—Vendome Group and Questex Media—join the co-operative. “We have been talking with the IMC for some time and the new stimulus program makes this a no brainer,’ said Questex CEO Kerry Gumas in a statement. “We look forward to significant savings in the areas of telemarketing and paper purchasing among the other areas where the IMC has partners. Founded in 2005, the Integrated Media Cooperative lets members pool best practives and volume purchasing and includes members such as Crain Communications, Edgell Publishing, Farm Journal Media and Vance Publishing.last_img read more

Wilmington Art Centers 39th Annual Art Exhibit Set For May 31June 1

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Artists from Wilmington and surrounding towns will compete once again for ribbons, as well as cash prizes, in the 39th Annual Art Exhibition.  The event takes place at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington).The reception and exhibit are open to the public, and free of charge.Come, and meet your local artists!Exhibit Hours:Friday, May 31, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Reception with refreshments and live musicSaturday, June 1, 1pm-4pm: Artists can be seen working on their paintingsThere is still time to enter!  Submit your application before May 23rd to the Wilmington Arts Council, c/o Town Hall in Wilmington. Entry forms can be downloaded HERE or picked up at the Wilmington Memorial Library or the Wilmington Town Hall.For additional information, please call Jean Chang at (978) 886-9224, or email jeanachang@comcast.net(NOTE: The above is a press release submitted by the Wilmington Arts Council.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Art Center’s 35th Annual Art Exhibit Set For June 5-7, Still Time To Enter!In “Community”Wilmington Arts Council Looking For Entrants For Spring Art ShowIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Barry Blumberg Joins Mammoth Media as Chief Content Officer

first_imgMammoth Media, a mobile entertainment-app startup, hired former Defy Media exec Barry Blumberg as its chief content officer.In addition, Mammoth said it has added entertainment veteran Sandy Grushow as a strategic adviser and promoted Talia Kocar to VP of content. The appointments come after L.A.-based Mammoth Media announced $13 million in funding led by Greylock Partners.Mammoth is the studio behind story-sharing app Yarn and Wishbone, a tap-to-vote social networking app that lets users generate polls and side-by-side comparisons.Blumberg officially started at the company on Feb. 14, reporting to Mammoth Media CEO and co-founder Benoit Vatere. In his new role, Blumberg will be responsible for all content produced across existing and developing platforms.“I have loved the digital space because of the more direct connection between a diverse array of creators and their audiences,” Blumberg commented. “Nowhere is this more prevalent than in mobile, and I’m tremendously excited by the prospects for this at Mammoth Media.” Most recently Blumberg served as Defy Media’s CCO before departing a year ago. At Defy, he was involved in the creation and expansion of the Smosh comedy brand, and also headed the company’s programming strategy for brands including Clevver, AWE me, and Screen Junkies. He had joined the company with the 2013 merger of Break Media and Alloy Digital. Prior to helping establish Alloy Digital in 2006, Blumberg was president of Walt Disney Television Animation.Kocar, who has been with Mammoth Media since its inception was previously was director of content and community, will work with Blumberg to manage and oversee the editorial and social growth of the company’s apps and businesses. Mammoth was officially founded in 2015, after spinning out of tech incubator Science Inc.The company has tapped Grushow, CEO of investment and consulting firm Phase Two Media, with an eye on collaborating with Hollywood studios and creative execs. Grushow spent nearly 25 years at the Fox Entertainment Group, including six years as chairman overseeing both Fox’s broadcast network and television studio. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Peanuts cause no health risk in infants

first_imgThe findings showed that peanut consumption in infancy can have no negative effect on a child’s growth as well as nutrition.“The results reassured that peanut consumption did not affect the duration of breast feeding, thus countering concerns that introduction of solid foods before six months of age could reduce breast feeding duration,” said led author Mary Feeney from King’s College London.The research, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, aimed at determining the adverse effects on child growth and nutrition as a result of taking high peanut products during early infancy along with the ones who avoid it.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“These findings indicate that early-life introduction of peanut-containing foods as a strategy to prevent the subsequent development of peanut allergy is both feasible and nutritionally safe, even at high levels of peanut consumption,” said Marshall Plaut from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the US.The results of an earlier clinical trial showed that introducing peanut products as a part of the dietary foods for infants lead to an 81 per cent relative reduction of allergies in comparison to products that avoided peanut altogether.For the study, the investigators randomly assigned 640 infants aged four to 11 months, which continued till the age of five, to either consume at least two grams of peanut protein three times a week or to avoid peanut entirelylast_img read more

Checking in with Chelsea Hotel Toronto Summer savings and a QA

first_img TORONTO — Chelsea Hotel, Toronto wants to make it easier for clients to explore the city and soak up the sun in the summer months.The centrally-located hotel, just a five-minute walk from the CF Toronto Eaton Centre and close to scores of other downtown attraction, is offering 20% off the hotel’s Best Available Rate of the day when guests stay for two or more nights with the Hello, Summer! Sale. Terms and conditions apply.Plus, with the hotel’s popular Show Your Key and Save program, guests can get discounted tickets to some of Toronto’s top attractions, like the Toronto Zoo and Canada’s Wonderland.Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is also a family-friendly playground, with separate kid’s check-in, the only 130 ft. indoor waterslide in downtown Toronto, a lounge for teens and a dedicated space for its Kids Centre.There’s also an adults-only pool and fitness centre with panoramic views of the city’s skyline from Deck 27. And anyone looking for a new patio spot in Toronto should check out the Chelsea Patio, a hidden oasis in the heart of downtown with $6 drink features Mondays through Thursdays.The hotel also connects guests to Blue Jays games at Rogers Centre, with shuttle service from the hotel to the game, available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for a nominal fee.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalAnd in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA’s free concert series, Play the Parks will include two free concerts on the Chelsea Patio: Lindsay Brohan (July 18 at 5 p.m.) and Stereoflavor (Aug. 15 at 5:00 p.m.).Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is Canada’s largest hotel with 1,590 guest rooms. The hotel offers a variety of services and facilities for travellers of all ages and with various travel needs, including accessible guest rooms and a guest accessibility package.Travelweek checked in with Chelsea Hotel, Toronto’s Tracy Ford about what makes the hotel a perennial top choice for both the leisure and corporate markets.Q. What makes Chelsea Hotel such an ideal option for families, for March Break, the summer months or any time of year?A. “During March Break and the summer months, we go the extra mile for our guests with complimentary evening activities. This also includes lobby engagement activities, like our robot ‘CT’, face painting and popcorn. Often one of our ‘Show Your Key and Save’ partners will join us and offer something interactive for our guests.”Q. In recent years the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto went through a major refresh. Can you tell us the highlights?More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthA. “From 2013 to 2014 we renovated the lobby, two restaurants, meeting/function spaces, all balconies and the Club Lounge (27th floor). In 2015 and 2016 we refurbished all guestrooms in the south tower.”Q. The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is a magnet not just for leisure travellers, but for business travellers and convention-goers too. What is the hotel’s leisure/corporate split?A. “Corporate travel/MICE is 20%. Leisure travel is 60%. Other (such as airlines) accounts for 20%. We offer an adult-only pool and fitness centre and that’s appealing to our corporate travellers. We also have a loyalty program, ‘1865’, which has its own check-in desk.”Q. Above all else, what do you want travel agents to know about the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto?A. “Great location, Family Fun Zone and adults-only pool/fitness centre, three arrival desks, security 24/7 and it’s the friendliest hotel in downtown Toronto! The hotel’s location is a significant asset. We are steps from public transit, shopping, amazing attractions and dining options.”More information is at chelseatoronto.com or call 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732). Checking in with Chelsea Hotel, Toronto: Summer savings and a Q&A Travelweek Group Thursday, July 18, 2019 Sharecenter_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Chelsea Hotel, Torontolast_img read more