Trend continues as Fairview rallies past Huskies

first_imgIt was a different looking top line for the Huskies Saturday evening, as the newly assembled forward line of Robbie Sidhu, Blair Karasiuk and Cayle Bell hit the ice as the Huskies’ number one offensive line.The move seemed to pay off, as the first period scoreboard was littered with all three names. The Huskies opened the scoring just 1:18 into the tilt, as Bell scored, with the lone assist going to Sidhu. Roughly eight minutes later at 9:21 of the first, the Huskies’ top line struck again, when Sidhu netted the Huskies’ second goal, with Karasiuk earning the assist.The road team padded their lead even further before the clock struck zero in the first, when Dayne Pederson scored his second of the season, with the assists going to rookies Kyle Leonard and Sean Ryder, their first helpers of the season.- Advertisement -Even with the solid first period for the Huskies, the tides began to turn in favour of the Flyers in the second. The home team got themselves on the scoreboard at 2:29 into the second, then once again at 7:54, with both goals coming off the stick of Flyers forward Craig Fraiser.With the Huskies still leading 3-2, the pups managed to double their lead, courtesy of a goal from the team’s leading point producer, Robbie Sidhu, who scored at the 11:16 marker of the second, producing a 4-2 lead for Fort St. John.However, the back-and-forth tilt continued in the second, as the Flyers scored at the 16:15 marker of the middle period, concluding the second with the Huskies leading 4-3.Advertisement Third periods have not been a friendly twenty minutes for the Huskies the past few months, and Saturday that trend continued, despite opening the scoring in the period. Cayle Bell scored his second of the evening on the power play just 2:08 into the second, with Sidhu earning the lone assist, providing another two-goal lead for Fort St. John, 5-3.Unfortunately, the Huskies third period woes resurfaced Saturday, as the Flyers scored three unanswered goals in final 15 minutes of the third period, as the home team completed the 6-5 come-from-behind victory.Following the tough weekend, the Huskies now sit in seventh in the NWJHL standings, with a record of 4-10-0-1 and nine points. Saturday’s loss was another lost opportunity for the Huskies to progress in the standings, as a win would have tied them with Fairview, rather than put them four points behind the Flyers.The Huskies will have a week to put the disappointing weekend behind them, as they approach their one-game weekend this week, when they play host to the Slave Lake Wolves on Saturday, November 24.Advertisementlast_img read more

Carryout order yields intruder plenty of dough

first_imgA pizza parlor burglar paused to make a pizza before fleeing with $3,000. A security camera showed the intruder playing pizza chef after breaking into Sonny’s Pizza and Pasta through a bathroom window early Monday, said Lt. Ted Boyne of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The burglar put on an employee’s shirt after entering the San Clemente pizza parlor about 2 a.m., then made a pizza, spreading sauce, cheese and pepperoni over the dough and placing it in the oven, the lieutenant said. Employees arriving about 3 a.m. apparently scared him off before the pizza was ready, Boyne said. The burglar fled with about $3,000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We found the pizza burned in the oven,” he added. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Joburg’s digital ambassadors bring tech to the people

first_imgThe city of Johannesburg is well on its way to becoming a world-class smart city by 2030. (Image: The South African)Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub, is on its way to becoming a world-class smart city, and it’s making sure its citizens are tech-smart too.Over the next 18 months, more than 720 000 Joburg households will be trained in digital literacy to enable them to use and benefit from broadband connections in the city.The city, in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ), recently launched the much-anticipated R80-million Jozi Digital Ambassadors programme, which is designed to bridge the digital divide across the metropolitan municipality. It is part of Joburg’s strategy to become a fully fledged smart city, which is in keeping with its Joburg 2040 Growth and Development Strategy (GDS).This initiative dovetails with the outcomes of South Africa’s National Development Plan or Vision 2030. Its focus is on skills development, jobs and growth, community development and world-class infrastructure.BECOMING A SMART CITYA smart city is an environmentally friendly city created from a combination of concepts and technologies.“We’re a city where the young lead the call for transformation, demanding the opportunity to work, improve their lives and become the best of what they can be,” said Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau. “As the city of Johannesburg we know and understand that with just a little help, our youth are not the challenge some think them to be, but our greatest asset.“This is why we are investing so much in the youth of this city. This is in line with our developmental local government approach to the implementation of the 2040 Growth and Development Strategy.”PARTNERSHIPS AND NEW PROGRAMMESRecruitment and assessment of 3 000 digital ambassadors has begun, says the city, and is being done through Vulindlel’ eJozi, a programme initiated in partnership with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. The latter is an NGO established to break down barriers to youth employment.The programme uses a new city portal called Maru a Jozi, a Setswana phrase meaning “Joburg clouds”. Maru a Jozi is an easy-to-use portal that gives the user free access to a range of basic online services. Each digital ambassador will be equipped with a tablet to train Joburg residents. They will also be mentored in business acumen so that they can learn to use technology to create innovation for their own enterprises.“The city is not only empowering people with digital knowledge and understanding,” Tau said, “but is also addressing the fact that half of Johannesburg’s 4.8 million residents do not have regular access to the internet.”He said this was being corrected by the rollout of more than 1 000 wifi hotspots throughout the city.“The Jozi Digital Ambassadors programme will enable the broader Johannesburg community to engage with digital technology, for example, in online job seeking opportunities, banking applications and access to digital services,” explained Prof Johan Meyer, the head of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UJ.last_img read more

Brown recognized by OEFFA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At a gathering of more than 1,100 farmers and local food advocates, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) received the Food and Farm Champion Award from the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA). The announcement was made in Dayton on Friday, February 16 as part of OEFFA’s 39th annual conference, A Taste for Change.From left: OEFFA Executive Director Dr. Carol Goland, Senator Sherrod Brown, OEFFA Policy Program Coordinator Amalie LipstreuThe award recognizes Senator Brown’s commitment to sustainable agriculture and his leadership in making positive investments in local food systems, community economic development, and public health.“Senator Brown has consistently supported investments in local and regional food systems that contribute to farmer viability, create jobs, and improve public health,” said OEFFA’s Policy Program Coordinator Amalie Lipstreu, who presented the award. “Through his introduction of the Local Food and Regional Market Supply (FARMS) Act (S. 1947), we can fully develop the policies and programs that spur economic development in communities in Ohio and throughout the nation.”“Local farmers feed Ohio families and grow Ohio’s economy. I’m proud to work with partners like OEFFA to help connect family farms with their communities, grow their bottom lines, and create jobs across our state. It’s an honor to receive the Food and Farm Champion award,” said Senator Brown, who provided remarks to the conference’s 1,100 guests.Ohio is home to 24 local food councils, a state food policy network, and a growing number of farm to institution programs, food hubs, and direct to consumer outlets. Senator Brown’s farm bill advocacy efforts have supported more than 90 food system projects and resulted in more than $7 million dollars in investments in Ohio’s communities. For example, the Lake to River Food Cooperative established a food hub and a shared retail space, the Youngstown Online Market pick-up site, which helps farmers market their products through a shared online platform.Senator Brown serves on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, where he has been instrumental in strengthening the farm safety net and addressing childhood hunger.“OEFFA is pleased to recognize Senator Brown’s leadership and looks forward to continue working with him in the future,” Lipstreu said.last_img read more

Is there conflict being a caregiver and a wife (mother, sister, brother, etc.)?

first_imgBlog post written by Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-ExtensionYes, indeed I have experienced conflict between being a wife and a caregiver! First off, I had to accept the fact that I am not only a wife but also a caregiver. Both of these roles make up who I am and my identity. My role as a wife and my role as a caregiver have rules dictating how I behave. The caregiver role is different than the wife role and sometimes my rules for each are in conflict. Here’s an example—my husband was put on a specific diet which he doesn’t follow.  He complains about the new diet because he can’t eat some of his favorite foods. As a caregiver I know he should follow the diet because if he doesn’t he could be ill again, but as his wife I want to give him his favorite foods.So, which role do I pick? Do I function as a caregiver and monitor his eating, making sure his favorite foods aren’t in the house, etc. or do I let him eat what he wants especially since his favorite foods are important to him. I’m sure you have your own examples of when your wife and caregiver role are in conflict with each other. So what causes this conflict between being a wife and a caregiver? The answer is—the rules we have for each role guides our decisions and actions.I have different rules for being a wife and for my caregiver role. When my rules are in conflict I experience stress. When I am stressed, I try to figure out what rules are guiding my thoughts and actions. To understand my rules a nurse (who recognized how stressed out I was) drew a circle, with three circles inside of it, and explained where my rules come from.The outside circle represents rules from society. For example, you wear clothing when you are in public, you drive on the right side of the road, and stealing is against the law. These rules are usually understood and followed by everyone. The next circle is all the communities you are a part of. These include but are not limited to your faith community, fraternal organizations, ethnic communities and your heritage.The military is a community many of you are in or have been in. As you know the military has its own ways, rules or expectations for enlisted individuals, officers, and family members. One military rule I often hear is the wife or significant other takes care of the “home front” when the service member is away.  Another military rule is the military community takes care of its own people, especially in time of crisis.  I’m sure you can identify other “rules” within the military community which can be helpful or not.The next circle is our family. Within every family there are rules such as we don’t talk about money, sex or share what happens in our family with others. In many families women are the nurturers and show emotion while the men are responsible for manly things and don’t show or share their emotions. The last circle is your current situation such as your health, finances, help/assistance, medical condition of your husband, living arrangement, etc. As you can imagine when your situation changes it influences your rules as a wife and caregiver. These four circles provide insights into where your rules come from and why we react the way we do in certain situations. It also explains why everyone reacts to situations differently.Whenever I have a conflict between being a caregiver and a wife I attempt to do the following:Figure out what rules are guiding my thoughts and feelings.Determine if the rules are from my caregiver role or wife role.Decide if the rules are helpful or not.If the rule is not helpful, throw it out or change it.If the rule is helpful, keep it or tweak it. It is not necessarily easy or natural to do this, but I try. By figuring out which rules are creating conflict between being a wife or a caregiver, I gain an understanding of why I experience stress.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on September 15, 2015.last_img read more

Did you Say Something, Honey? A Look at Distracted Parenting

first_imgBy: David Lee Sexton, Jr. and Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPexels[Woman by ViktorHanacek.cz on Nov. 4, 2014, CC0]“Mom!! Can you PLEASE put your phone down and pay attention to me for just a minute? I need your help.”Ouch. That stings. I wish I could tell you that this was the one and only time my 8-year-old son has called me out on the overuse of my phone or other electronics while he has so frustratingly (for him) attempted to get my attention. But, if I told you that, I wouldn’t be telling the truth.  I have found myself in this shameful situation more than I prefer to acknowledge. But, I know I am not alone. And, while I know that I am a good mother, I also admit that I have fallen into the category of sometimes being a distracted parent.We’ve all heard the stories: a busy parent, a child momentarily forgotten in a hot car resulting in a dangerous and potentially horrific situation. According to the Washington Post, death by hyperthermia is the official term for the tragic outcome of distracted parents leaving behind children in parked cars due to distraction, a change in routine, or an unusual amount or type of stress (Weingarten, 2009). Although this occurs about 15 to 25 times per year in the US, it is but an extreme example of the risks of distracted parenting (Weingarten, 2009).Worthen (2012) indicates that there is a possible connection between device (such as mobile phone) distraction and child injuries. In the age of fast-paced technology growth, trends indicate a change of direction in the rates of child injuries; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007 and 2010, nonfatal injuries to children under the age of five increased by 12%, a rapid incline compared to declining rates during the prior decade (Worthen 2012).Meanwhile, phone ownership for Americans 13 and older has increased from 9 million (coinciding with the release of the iPhone in 2007) to 114 million in 2012 (Worthen, 2012). Worthen notes that this connection is merely correlational and points out the difficulty in identifying direct causality due to issues with collecting the appropriate data, such as unlikelihood of parents to self-report their use of a mobile device during the time of their child’s injury. However, research has examined other factors that may emphasize the overall negative outcomes of distracted parenting.McDaniel and Radesky (2017) examine the relationship between distracted parenting caused by interferences (known in the literature as technoference) in parent-child interactions and the externalizing and internalizing of behavior by children. Examples of internalizing behavior are represented by sulking, whining, and easily hurt feelings while externalizing behavior may look like restlessness, an inability to sit still, or proneness to temper tantrums. Interestingly, McDaniel and Radesky found support for the relationship between technoference and both externalized and internalized behaviors of children, reported by both mothers and fathers. However, this result was only found in mother-child interactions. In contrast, father-child interactions did not predict externalizing and internalizing. McDaniel and Radesky offer two compelling explanations for this discrepancy. First, it is possible that children respond differently to maternal and paternal interactions. However,  perhaps the most plausible explanation comes from sample characteristics, as 30% of mothers in the sample worked 30+ hours per week in contrast to 82% of fathers. As such, the fathers in the study sample may have simply had fewer opportunities to interact with their children.While the literature highlighted above is just a mere sampling of research on the topic of distracted parenting, it certainly elicits the question of how technology use is impacting parenting and parent-child interaction. I can see from my own home, how my distracted parenting impacts the behavior of my children and the interactions I have with them.  I can also see it with other parents and their children when we are at the park, at a restaurant, and at a grocery store. So, what does all of this mean? It means that we may need to all take a closer look at our own personal experience with distracted parenting and figure out what works best for our families. It is possible to find that happy medium between the use of technology and non-distracted parenting. The goal is just finding that ‘sweet spot’ within your own household.How do YOU find your ‘sweet spot’? Tell us in the comments below what you do to mitigate your own distracted parenting and what works for you and your family!ReferencesMcDaniel, B. T. & Radesky, J. S. (2017). Technoference: Parent distraction with technology and associations with child behavior problems. Child Development, https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12822Weingarten, G. (2009, March 8). Fatal distraction: Forgetting a child in the backseat of a car is a horrifying mistake. Is it a crime? The Washington Post, p. W08. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/fatal-distraction-forgetting-a-child-in-thebackseat-of-a-car-is-a-horrifying-mistake-is-it-a-crime/2014/06/16/8ae0fe3a-f580-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html?utm_term=.f8362a52169bWorthen, B. (2012, September 29). The perils of texting while parenting. The Wall Street Journal, p. C1. Retrieved from http://members.aon.at/emarsale/deutsch/Perils_of_texting.pdfThis blog was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT and David Lee Sexton, Jr, members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

Justise Winslow Turns Pro And Thanks Duke In Heartfelt Instagram Post

first_imgAs expected, Duke freshman forward Justise Winslow is entering the 2015 NBA Draft. He’s the second Blue Devil freshman to declare for the draft, joining big man Jahlil Okafor.Winslow acknowledged the news with an eloquent Instagram post moments ago.  I would like to thank Duke University for allowing me to be a part of such a prestigious institution where I have learned more about myself inside and outside of the classroom than I ever thought I could. I would like to thank the students of Duke University for allowing me to develop my character and be myself without any judgment. You all have made this year extremely entertaining. I would like to thank Coach K and the rest of the coaching staff for helping me become a better player mentally and physically. I would like to thank the entire Duke Basketball Program for accepting me with open arms and caring for me unconditionally. Lastly, I would like to thank my teammates who over the course of this past year have become my best friends, my brothers, and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. Duke University will forever be in heart and I am proud to say that I am DUKE BLUE DEVIL for life.A photo posted by Justise Winslow (@_rubdi) on Apr 14, 2015 at 1:43pm PDTWinslow is expected to be chosen in the top 10 picks of June’s draft, perhaps even within the top five. The versatile 6-foot-6 Houston, Tex., native averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his lone season as a Blue Devil. With Winslow and Okafor both turning pro, attention shifts to freshman point guard Tyus Jones, who has yet to announce his intentions for next season but is a projected first-round pick if he foregoes his eligibility.last_img read more

Maximize existing pipelines efficiency to help with oil glut Sohi

first_imgOTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi is asking the National Energy Board to make sure Canada’s oil pipelines are being used as efficiently as possible.The market price for Alberta oil is rebounding today, a day after Premier Rachel Notley announced plans to cut production by almost nine per cent in January to deal with a glut of oil that can’t be moved to buyers, but the discount Canadian producers have to stomach compared to the price their U.S. counterparts get is still north of $30 a barrel.Sohi says he shares the Alberta government’s frustration about the oil-price crisis and has asked the NEB to report as soon as possible on the capacity of the existing pipelines in Canada, with a view to using them to move more oil and related products.Sohi says the status quo on Canadian oil shipping simply cannot continue.But the minister is defending his government’s record on pipelines and the oil industry, noting the recent $4.5-billion purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline in a bid to get it expanded despite political controversy. He said the federal government supports both the Keystone XL pipeline and the replacement of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline.The government has not yet made a decision about whether it will contribute anything toward Alberta’s purchase of new rail cars so two more trains a day can transport crude from Alberta to refineries in Canada and the United States.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Without even scoring Cristiano Ronaldo owned Napoli

first_imgLet’s talk about the great match that Cristiano Ronaldo had this Saturday against Napoli, he didn’t score a goal but was Juventus’ man of the match.After a rocky start on his new spell for Juventus in Serie A, Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo finally felt like himself during this Saturday’s match against Napoli and he didn’t even feel the need to score a goal. It was the most crucial match of the month for the Italian giants, they were going to clash against the one club that could virtually threaten them on their intentions to win the eighth consecutive Serie A title.Napoli was coming in great shape with their new manager Carlo Ancelotti completely killing it since the start of the competition, but Juventus now has Cristiano Ronaldo and this was the perfect day for him to prove that he really came to give his best in order to keep enlarging his already astronomical legend in world football.The match began with a complicated setback for the Vecchia Signora as Dries Mertens opened the scoreline during the first half after a Jose Callejon assist, Juventus needed to come back from behind in order to get those three points and Cristiano was fortunately having an inspiring day. He was playing his best football coming from both sides of the field, Massimiliano Allegri already reckoned that Ronaldo is reaching that sweet spot and he gave him a free pass to roam all around the field.📹 Re-live tonight’s #JuveNapoli win 🔛 #JuventusTV ➡️ https://t.co/w0hFSIAFZD 💪 pic.twitter.com/9RJwqkCuZr— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 29, 2018Cristiano started with a bang during the first half by responding to Napoli’s opener with an excellent cross to Mario Mandzukic’s head, the Croatian striker was perfectly positioned for that clinical assist from the Portuguese player and Juventus started cruising from that moment forward. Before halftime, Cristiano was very close to scoring his goal from a free kick that the goalkeeper could barely reject and the other Juventus players didn’t get there in time to score on the rebound.But the best from Ronaldo was saved for the second half, which was when he really did unleash his best football and Carlo Ancelotti wasn’t able to come up with a plan to stop him. Suddenly after the break, the Napoli players realized that Cristiano Ronaldo was being multiplied as he appeared absolutely everywhere on the field in almost every single play.It was only a matter of time before Juventus would get ahead in the scoreline as they were virtually the only team on the pitch during the second half, all thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s stellar performance. This was officially the game in which Italy welcomed the best version of the Portuguese player, and he didn’t even need to score a goal.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.Playing a part in all 3️⃣ goals tonight 🔥🔥🔥#CR7JUVE 👏👏 #ForzaJuve ⚪️⚫️ #JuveNapoli pic.twitter.com/gzMgTmZxIp— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 29, 2018The next big moment in the second half came as Paulo Dybala attempted to take a ball in the final third but got on Ronaldo’s path, he left the ball to the Portuguese forward and Cristiano released a potent long-range strike that hit the post and rebounded. Fortunately for Juventus during that play, Mandzukic and his killer instinct were very close to the goalkeeper and he just needed to get in there to push the ball in for his second of the night thanks to the number ‘7’ once again.Near the end of the match, there was a corner kick that Cristiano managed to connect with his head, but the strike was going outside and Leonardo Bonucci was forced to intervene to make the goal count. Just like that, Cristiano Ronaldo was directly involved in all of Juventus’ three goals with an assist on each of them but he only intended to do that on the first goal. The other two assists will count as such but Ronaldo really attempted to score, only he wasn’t lucky enough to do so.Either way, Cristiano was very happy with the result and mostly with his influence in what is the most important game of the season for Juventus so far. Juve goes six points clear of Napoli with this result, all thanks to Ronaldo.Which of Juventus’ goals did you like the most against Napoli? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Doherty confident Wolves can win the FA Cup

first_imgManchester City’s hopes of winning an unprecedented quadruple may be scuttled by Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to Matt Doherty who believes they can win the FA Cup.The FA Cup title is the only domestic trophy eluding Pep Guardiola in England and the Spanish manager has set his sights on winning all the competitions.However, there is a well-tutored Nuno Espirito side who are punching well above their level this season.Nuno Espirito is a well known professed and renowned student of Jose Mourinho and has somewhat masterminded the downfall of the big teams this campaign with a brand of football that is reminiscent of Mourinho in his Porto days.Wolves went on to make a huge statement of intent in the Cup by dumping favourites Manchester United.And Doherty sees no reason why they should not lift the trophy to cap a remarkable campaign.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Asked if Wolves can win the cup, Doherty replied via FourFourTwo: “Yes, of course. I know Manchester City are still in there, but we have managed to avoid them. I know they’ll be favourites, but we have drawn with them this season.“I know they beat us at the Etihad, but in the semi-final, it’s a 50-50, one-off, anything is possible and we have got a good team, so yes, we’re capable of doing it.”And as he prepares for Saturday’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier in Gibraltar, he has already set his sights on a big day at Wembley.WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Paul Pogba of Manchester United is challenged by Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on March 16, 2019, in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Nuno Espirito Santo’s men face Watford in the semi-finals with either Manchester City or Ireland team-mate Shane Duffy’s Brighton awaiting the winners.If Man City ends up meeting Wolves in the final of the FA Cup, Pep would be wary of their threat because they’d be keen on snapping his chain.last_img read more