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Art and the history of indigenous America

first_imgFive first-years gathered around a table in a well-lit study room at Harvard Art Museums on a recent afternoon to examine three oil portraits of indigenous American chiefs attired in ceremonial regalia, with necklaces, exquisite feather headpieces, and blankets.Using magnifying glasses and portable ultraviolet lamps, the students inspected the early 19th-century images of Bayezhig (Lone Man), a Snake River Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) leader; Mizhakwad (Clear Sky), an Ojibwe chief from Rainy Lake; and Tahcoloquoit (Rising Cloud), a warrior of the Sauk nation (Othâkîwa).It was a special session on art research and preservation, but as students have come to expect, the most important lessons offered by the course “The First Americans: Portraits of Indigenous Diplomacy and Power” involve more than conservation, or even art history.The first-year seminar centers around the paintings of 25 Native leaders and chiefs painted by Henry Inman, a noted portraitist of his time. It focuses on critical thinking and research skills and the interplay of art, identity, and representation. It also explores the history of the peoples who inhabited the land long before it became the United States, through images that capture their strength and resilience even as they are being targeted by aggressive land-removal policies.For Shawon Kinew, assistant professor of history of art and architecture and Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the class gives students a chance to have “a conversation with the past” and get acquainted with a part of U.S. history that is often overlooked.“The takeaway is that the past still needs to be interpreted in many ways,” said Kinew, an art historian who received her Ph.D. from Harvard in 2016. “But also, that the people who are represented in these paintings didn’t become extinct. Their descendants are still here, and their nations are still here. Their languages are still spoken; the things they’re wearing are still worn and used in ceremony today. There’s something very powerful about the paintings and the sitters because they transcend what was once described as a moribund history.”,The complexities of Native American history come as a revelation to many students.“I learned that indigenous history is American history and shouldn’t be treated as a side unit, the way it is taught in school,” said Maddy Ranalli ’23. “We also talked about colonization and the many pervasive ways in which it still continues to operate. I usually walk out of every class and I’m like, ‘Wow, wow, wow.’”Finding their home in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the Inman paintings are copies of the original portraits painted by Charles Bird King. Thomas McKenney, who ran the Bureau of Indian Affairs between 1824 and 1830, hired King to paint the Native leaders who traveled to Washington, D.C., to negotiate treaties with the U.S. government. Since most of King’s portraits were destroyed in a fire that consumed the Smithsonian Institute in 1865, Inman’s canvases are among the few records that capture the Native American leaders of that era.Because of their historical value, the paintings, some of which have experienced invasive treatment, are the focus of a conservation initiative to protect them from future damage and deterioration, a joint effort by the Peabody Museum and the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies.Associate paintings conservator Cristina Morilla and Julie Wertz, Beal Family Postgraduate Fellow in Conservation Science, who are part of a multidisciplinary team working on the conservation of the Inman paintings, recently spoke to the class about the conservation project.“It’s very important for the Peabody Museum to preserve the surviving portraits of these prominent leaders and chiefs,” said Morilla, who encountered the Inman paintings as she was doing a survey of the Peabody collection. “I was astonished by the amazing quality of the paintings, and also because they’re very unusual. These portraits depict Native American leaders with all their regalia and the power they held as representatives of their tribal nations during their negotiations with the U.S. government.” “There’s something very powerful about the paintings and the sitters because they transcend what was once described as a moribund history.” — Shawon Kinew, assistant professor of history of art and architecture “I’ve never had the opportunity to interact with objects like those in the Peabody Museum, and it has been interesting to analyze objects as part of a greater narrative,” said Austin. “Indigenous perspectives are fundamental to changing any narrative in this country, and that is something I have had the chance to learn from this class.”As part of the course, there will be two special public lectures on Anishinaabe language and art in honor of the U.N. International Year of Indigenous Languages. Alan Ojiig Corbiere of the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Cultures will give the lecture “Listening for Grandfathers: Aadizookaanag in Museum Collections” on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sackler 422, 485 Broadway, Cambridge. Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, will deliver “Ojibwe Language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge” at Sackler Lecture Hall on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. Professor reckons with his family’s history in a study of his talented, if eccentric, relative’s art Joseph Gone discusses what he hopes to achieve as new faculty director of Native American Program As part of the class, students have to write a visual analysis based on an hourlong observation of one of the paintings. It’s a challenging task, said Kinew, because students have to go beyond the first impressions of seeing the leaders as “oppressed people” and gain access to the traditional knowledge embedded in the paintings through the cultural items the sitters bear.“These leaders and chiefs were engaging in nation-to-nation negotiations, and were wearing ceremonial regalia and sacred objects, which reveal the power they have, not only as political diplomats, but in some occasions also as spiritual leaders,” said Kinew.The course attracted Emerald GoingSnake ’23, who is Cherokee and Mvskoke (Creek) because she wanted to learn about her Mvskoke heritage, and also because it was taught by Kinew, who is a member of the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation in Canada.“It is important that Native professors are teaching about Native issues,” said GoingSnake. “I believed this course would make me feel seen, recognized, and it has, but the most powerful part of the course is to learn how decolonization ties into our discussions of these paintings and the larger notion of history. We are learning how the inclusion of Native voices changes our perspective of how history is told.”For Henry Austin ’23, who is part Choctaw but did not grow up with Choctaw traditions, Kinew’s class has given him the opportunity to “connect with his ancestors” and learn “much more about the beauty of indigenous art, traditions, and resistance.” Relatedcenter_img A colorful figure Looking ahead, informed by where he’s been Choctaw Nation’s Burrage thrives at Harvard From Oklahoma to Cambridge, Truman Burrage brought his fervor with him last_img read more

Stewart will focus on the Chase and little else

first_imgIt was no contest on the 1.058-mile New Hampshire International Speedway oval as the two-time series champion led 174 of the 200 laps on the way to his fourth victory of the season and the 33rd of his career. Hornaday dominated early and then turned it into a runaway late in the race as runner-up Erik Darnell, Skinner and reigning series champion Todd Bodine battled for position behind him. Belgian Grand Prix Kimi Raikkonen took the pole position for today’s race in Spa-Francorchamps, edging teammate Felipe Massa for the first Ferrari front row of the season. Behind the red Ferrari cars, world champion Fernando Alonso got third place on his final lap to edge overall leader and McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton, setting up a close race for today. ETC.: Ron Dennis, the head of McLaren, wants to accept the record $100 million fine and suspension from the team championships if it means ending the Formula One spy scandal. Dennis said a full-fledged appeal would take two years and hurt the sport. Mid-South NHRA Nationals Funny Car driver Robert Hight stole the No.1 qualifying spot away from sister-in-law Ashley Force at Memphis Motorsports Park with a track-record 4.762-second pass at 320.36 mph. On a day when five of eight Memphis Motorsports Park records fell, third-year pro Hight denied rookie Force her first low qualifier award, the biggest news of the 20th annual O’Reilly Mid-South NHRA Nationals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Tony Stewart just wants to concentrate on trying to win a third Cup title and not worry about a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. Stewart is the third seed in the 12-man Chase, starting today’s race at the New Hampshire International Speedway 30 points behind leader and reigning champ Jimmie Johnson. “I’m not even going to work on it any more until this season is over. Seriously,” said Stewart, whose current contract runs through 2009. With Gibbs switching next season from Chevrolets to Toyotas, there has been some speculation General Motors would try to get Stewart back on one of its NASCAR teams in 2010. But Stewart has been outwardly supportive of the change. For now, Stewart said he just wants to focus on the next 10 races. “All these (outside) things like right now are a total distraction to what I’m trying to accomplish the rest of the season, and that’s why I’m not going to do any more than I have to do until the end of the year,” he said. New Hampshire 200 Ron Hornaday Jr. got a victory and a little breathing room in his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship duel with Mike Skinner. last_img read more

Man charged in fatal Bundoran crash

first_imgA 21-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving causing deaths following a Bundoran car crash last August.Joseph Gilroy from Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, appeared at Donegal Town District Court this morning. RTE reports that Gilroy was charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of Shiva Devine and Conall McAleer on 19th August 2018 at Eastend, Bundoran. He was also charged with causing serious bodily harm to another crash victim, Rachel Elliott.Gilroy was remanded on bail to allow for the preparation of the book of evidence. He will appear in Ballyshannon court in June.Man charged in fatal Bundoran crash was last modified: May 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fernandes savours win over Pulis

first_imgChairman Tony Fernandes savoured QPR’s victory over West Brom and the man many Rangers fans wanted him to install as manager. Fernandes faced calls to appoint Tony Pulis before he was snapped up by Albion, whose form under the former Stoke boss means they are already virtually safe from relegation.The R’s, on the other hand, had lost all but one of their matches under head coach Chris Ramsey prior to their 4-1 win at The Hawthorns, but now have renewed home of avoiding the drop.And Fernandes tweeted: “Ramsey vs Pulis. Take a bow Chris. Enough said.Thank you from the bottom of my heart to away fans and the lads who ran and played for badge.”Ramsey vs Pulis. Take a bow Chris. Enough said.Thank you from the bottom of my heart to away fans and the lads who ran and played for badge— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) April 4, 2015Rangers won with goals from Eduardo Vargas, Charlie Austin, Bobby Zamora and Joey Barton and face a vital match against fellow strugglers Aston Villa on Tuesday.Austin tweeted: “Great team performance today and what a finish by zamo.”QPR winger Matty Phillips added: “Boom! 3 points ! Fans were great , onto Tuesday now! #R’sss.”And keeper Rob Green tweeted: “Big win today, need another on Tuesday. Fantastic support as always by the super hoops.”Midfielder Leroy Fer, who missed the game as he is still recovering from a knee injury, declared: “Fans were unreal again and nice to see us score 4 goals! Buzzin’ for the lads, but we have to keep this good feeling up towards tuesday.”Earlier in the day, Fer admitted his frustration at being sidelined.The Dutchman wrote: “Still gutted, can’t be out there to help the team, but I’ll be back soon.”See also:West Brom v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Del Norte claims Big 4 title, beats Eureka 48-19

first_imgKobe Mitchell ran roughshod over the Loggers defense, scoring four touchdowns on the ground as Del Norte High captured its first outright Big 4 Conference title since 2016 with a 48-19 win over visiting Eureka, Friday night at Mike Weiland Field.Mitchell capped off Del Norte’s first drive with a 10-yard touchdown run to give his Warriors and early edge.Eureka, on the arm of quarterback Trevor Bell, responded with back-to-back touchdowns. Eureka turned almost exclusively to the passing game …last_img

CRISPR Opens Pandora’s Box

first_img(Visited 239 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享3 A quick-and-easy gene editing procedure has leading scientists worried.Conservatives are typically the ones who fear abuses of science, so when liberal academics get worried, there’s reason for everyone to worry. The latest worry involves CRISPR (or CRISPR/Cas9), a recent development in genomic editing that allows a scientist, doctor, or even a lab worker to change the DNA of any organism – including humans. Since changes could be made to the germ line, this could affect future generations. We mentioned CRISPR on May 24, quoting a concerned scientist’s letter to Nature that warned that eugenics lurks in the shadows. That concern is echoed by Anthony Wrigley and Ainsley Newson on The Conversation, and by Wesley J. Smith on Evolution News & Views.As with any new technology, there are plenty of good intentions. Serious diseases could be cured by replacing faulty genes. Biologists will have a new efficient tool for understanding animal or plant genetics. Etc., etc.  It’s the “dual use” potential (harm and good) that has ethicists worried. Genetically modified organisms could be turned loose without knowing the full impact on the ecology. Cells could be weaponized for biological warfare. And the prospect of “designer babies” looms larger than ever. One doesn’t have to look too far down that slippery slope: genetically engineered athletes? Increasing distance between the haves and have-nots? Brave New World?Heidi Ledford, reporting for Nature (“CRISPR, the disruptor”), says that CRISPR is “turning everything on its head” around the world. For now, the good intentions are in the lead:The sentiment is widely shared: CRISPR is causing a major upheaval in biomedical research. Unlike other gene-editing methods, it is cheap, quick and easy to use, and it has swept through labs around the world as a result. Researchers hope to use it to adjust human genes to eliminate diseases, create hardier plants, wipe out pathogens and much more besides. “I’ve seen two huge developments since I’ve been in science: CRISPR and PCR,” says John Schimenti, a geneticist at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Like PCR, the gene-amplification method that revolutionized genetic engineering after its invention in 1985, “CRISPR is impacting the life sciences in so many ways,” he says.But the technology is outrunning ethical regulations:But although CRISPR has much to offer, some scientists are worried that the field’s breakneck pace leaves little time for addressing the ethical and safety concerns such experiments can raise. The problem was thrust into the spotlight in April, when news broke that scientists had used CRISPR to engineer human embryos. The embryos they used were unable to result in a live birth, but the report has generated heated debate over whether and how CRISPR should be used to make heritable changes to the human genome. And there are other concerns. Some scientists want to see more studies that probe whether the technique generates stray and potentially risky genome edits; others worry that edited organisms could disrupt entire ecosystems.It’s a power that’s cheap, quick, and easy to use, potentially accessible to moral midgets or rogue regimes. “We should think carefully about how we are going to use that power,” a systems biologist at Stanford warns. Evil is not the only concern. A well-meaning but poorly-trained student could overlook safety protocols and create a lab emergency, releasing deadly viruses or bacteria to coworkers. With recent news that the Department of Defense mistakenly shipped live anthrax cultures to 51 labs in 17 states over the last 10 years (CNN), can we trust government regulators to protect citizens?And yet CRISPR is so cool. A scientist can accomplish quickly what used to take painstaking work. One scientist said he was “depressed… but also excited” over the technology. And the funding is beginning to flow. Patents are being filed. Competition can lead to lapses in judgment in the race to be first. What ethicist can be heard over the noise of this new gold rush? More scientists are being bitten by “the CRISPR bug,” Nature says. One scientist so affected remarked, “It’s really spectacular.”Nature points out that there are many unanswered questions. Sometimes a worker cuts out and replaces a gene other than the one he intended, or the change results in other pleiotropic effects in other parts of the genome. One lab has “seen off-target sites with mutation frequencies ranging from 0.1% to more than 60%.” Such mistakes could lead to cancer rather than a cure.CRISPR is also just on the cusp of raising new concerns about GMO foods. Some biologists envision GM ecosystems, in which edited genes spread rapidly through a population, much faster than mutations can spread naturally. While that might be hopeful for wiping out disease genes in mosquitoes, mistakes can be made—and the changes could be irreversible.Current Biology weighs in on the controversy:A recently discovered gene editing tool raises the possibility of precisely targeted changes to human genes, even in the germline. The nascent debate over the ethics and limitations of its use has already been overtaken by events. Is this a whole new Pandora’s box for bioethics? Michael Gross investigates.Gross spends half his paper describing the history of the gene-editing tool, which adapts a natural anti-viral editing enzyme in bacteria. Then he talks about applications for somatic cell editing, such as replacing faulty blood cells with corrected ones. He acknowledges safety issues even with this application that is “less questionable on ethical grounds” among the concerns. The real worry is about germ-line editing. Michael Gross lays it out in plain English:The envisioned manipulations of somatic cells and in vitro cell cultures may not raise many concerns at the current state of bioethical debates. What did cause a big stir, however, was the more troubling possibility that the new editing tool might be applied to the germline and thus alter the genes of future generations. Germline manipulation has been a fundamental taboo so far — but one that was easily policed as long as there was no promising technology with which to manipulate the germline.Now the situation is entirely different. The technology that might one day lead to designer babies as envisioned in the film GATTACA is on the table, and it will be impossible to uninvent it.The lid to that Pandora’s Box is already open a crack. Several labs have been experimenting with germline editing, leading the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) to call for a moratorium on human germline editing. Nature published a comment also calling for a moratorium, arguing that other methods are adequate for human therapeutic applications. A group of scientists led partly by David Baltimore (Nobel laureate) similarly called for a moratorium last January:The authors called for further research to address questions like the likelihood of off-target modifications and the physiological effects in cells after gene editing. They recommended to “strongly discourage, even in the countries with lax jurisdictions where it might be permitted, any attempts at germline genome modification for clinical application in humans, while societal, environmental, and ethical implications of such activity are discussed among scientific and governmental organizations.” However, this group left the door open for scientists to embark on germline modification in the future, if safety, transparency, and public trust can be maintained.But do such initiatives have teeth? Two weeks later, Chinese researchers announced they had edited human embryos. It doesn’t matter that they took precautions to insure the embryos would not be viable. And it doesn’t matter that only 4 of 28 editing attempts partially succeeded. Improvements in the technology are sure to come. Then what?While the Chinese paper shows that designer babies are not going to be born soon, it has also alerted the world to the realisation that, once the technical issues are resolved, it may be impossible to police a global ban on germline modifications. Even if most of us don’t want to live in a world of genetically optimised offspring as described in GATTACA, the impact of technological progress may already be driving us in that direction.In other words, the scientific community has no clout, and even if it did, it’s already too late. Gross’s final sentence is chilling:Pandora’s box has been cast wide open, and we, as a civilisation, now face the challenge of deciding how we are going to deal with its content.Welcome to Brave New World. Have a nice day.We shouldn’t be Luddites here. CRISPR technology has tremendous potential for good as well as evil. We can all rejoice at the prospect of new medical treatments for victims of genetic diseases. Undoubtedly many scientists are sincerely excited to have powerful tools at their disposal for helping people. The technology is not the problem; it’s the inherently evil heart of fallen man.The free world cannot police North Korea, Iran, or China. They will care little about what some international council says, or what some panel of Nobel Prize winners recommends. Who knows what experiments their scientists are working on right now?The world has opened other Pandora’s Boxes, and yet has survived. Prophets of doom worried that nuclear proliferation would inevitably lead to the extinction of all life on the planet. Yet 70 years after the first bomb, Earth survives, even with rogue regimes in possession of atomic weapons.The first atomic bomb test led Oppenheimer to comment, “Now we are all sons of bitches.” That day, and the Holocaust that preceded it, began to erode the notion that scientists are not responsible for the tools they invent. Will scientists rue the day they turned CRISPR loose on the world?These are unique times in the history of the Earth. In the lifetime of some alive today, humans have become capable of destroying all life on the planet. This is not to say they will; but they could. Now, the irrational Iranian regime might actually use nuclear weapons to trigger their vision of the apocalypse. Don’t expect any human institution to save us. Where was the UN during the Rwanda genocide? the Haiti earthquake? the rise of ISIS, crucifying Christians, killing thousands, and destroying priceless historical artifacts in Palmyra this very week? The UN is useless for the very problems it was formed to solve. Atrocities continue despite coalitions, conventions, resolutions, moratoriums, and interventions.Christians have hope in the midst of this present darkness, because we know of a sovereign, loving God. He is on the throne. His Spirit holds back the worst of the evil till the time of His return. We don’t have to trigger any apocalypse; we just wait on Him, who works out His will in His time. The darkening horizon does not cause us to despair, for Jesus forewarned us of the day of evil that would come, promising His return would follow. “Now when these things begin to take place,” He said, “straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28).The redemption will apply to the Earth as well. The sovereign Creator will not allow man to destroy it. Revelation 11:18 says,The nations raged,but your wrath came,and the time for the dead to be judged,and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints,and those who fear your name,both small and great,and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.Till that day, the Christ-follower’s task is to be salt and light, holding back the evil (including misuse of CRISPR), speaking up for righteousness, opposing evil, and bringing as many as we can into the kingdom of God with us, by sharing the good news of Jesus.last_img read more

They Say Your First Million is the Hardest

first_imgWe’re not talking money. Get this. There are more than a million (pronounced: milllllllllion) geocaches hidden around world waiting for you to discover. It’s a big deal.Right now there are 1,057,398 caches out there somewhere. Remember, just short of a decade ago there were only 75. You’re now truly within minutes of a geocache almost anywhere on earth (and beyond).Find yourself in Libya for a conference on shoe-repair? Enjoy finding all ten geocaches there. Traveling around the Indian Ocean collecting bacteria spores and you’re sitting out a long layover in Seychelles: 17 geocaches. Christmas Island? The International Space Station? Kyrgyzstan? The moon?Yes. Oh Yeah. Yep. Errr… No (not quite yet).The first million geocaches took about a decade to accumulate. The second million will be outside your door before you know it. Some geocachers are really racking up the numbers. It takes more than all your fingers and toes to count the people who found more than 15,000 geocaches.  And more than 100 people have 10,000 finds or more.However, the best of anything (geocaching included) can’t be measured by numbers, but in moments. You might want to cue the violin music. Cough. Cough. “…Right now, Catch a magic moment, do it right here and now. It means everything …” Did I say violin music? Maybe I meant the rock ‘n roll stylings of 80’s super group sensation Van Halen.You get the idea. Still… I’m sure there were plenty of “moments” while you’re logging more than 15,000 geocaches.A Promise NOT to be “N 45° 25.9 W 122° 22.4”Not many people can make the promise not to be “N 45° 25.8 W 122° 22.4.” But I do. However, I won’t promise to not make you work. Sure you could click this, and find the answer. Not you though. Your voyage of discovery is true… wait… you’ve already clicked the link. Okay, the link goes to Boring, OR, USA. Okay. So I won’t be “boring.” I might take away hyperlinks in clues though.Here’s something you can do to keep “boring” far far away and the adventure of geocaching close at hand. Stay in touch. Look to your right. “Like” our Geocaching.com page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Share your geocaching world of discovery through Tweets, pictures on Facebook and Flickr and video on YouTube and maybe I’ll keep posting the hyperlinks (just maybe).Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMother of Father’s Day: Investigating The 3 Parts of Every GeocacheJune 21, 2015In “Community”Geocaching.com Turns 14 – Rare Fun Facts RevealedSeptember 2, 2014In “Community”What is Geocaching?March 5, 2018In “Geocaching Info”last_img read more

The Distance Between Two Hearts: Veteran Parenting Training

first_imgBy Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPixabay[Love by marcicism on June 26, 2015, cc0]At the beginning of this year, we shared a blog about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Training Online Self-Help Portal. As we mentioned, in the past blog, this portal is accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere and showcases a variety of resources including apps, videos, and other tools through the use of different courses covering a range of topics. In this particular blog, we will turn our focus to the Veteran Parenting Course.This course “provides parents with tools that strengthen parenting skills and helps them reconnect with their children”. There are 6 modules within the course that each includes an introduction, a summary, and topic-oriented sections with videos, interactive activities, and parenting tips. Below you will find the name of each of the modules along with words of wisdom shared at the beginning of each, a brief description of the topic, and the sections within the module.Back into the Family“The biggest gap between you and your child may not be the physical distance. You can be right next to your child and still feel that you are a thousand miles away. It’s the distance between two hearts that counts”.This module focuses on the transition back to family life and includes Managing Your Expectations, Anticipating your Child’s Reactions, Reestablishing your Parental Role.Promoting Positive Parent-Child Communication“Connecting with your child can be challenging regardless of how long you’ve been home. Sometimes it’s not what you say, but how you say it”.This module highlights the importance of communication and includes Prepare for Positive Communication, Apply Communication Strategies, and Talk about Your Deployment and Military Service.Helping Your Child with Difficult Emotions and Behaviors“Your child looks up to you. You are the North Star when they are lost. When they are in the dark, you are their light”.This module encourages parents to take “another point of view” by  looking at their child’s emotions and reactions through their child’s perspective rather than just their own.  It includes the Impact of Your Emotions, Manage your Own Emotions, Understand your Child’s Behavior, Help your Child Cope, and Getting Help.Positive Approaches to Discipline“Discipline is a tool. Learn to use it effectively to help shape your child’s future”.This module emphasizes the importance of effective and appropriate discipline within the home. The module includes The Basis of Effective Discipline, What is a Positive Approach, and Effective Discipline Strategies.Managing Stress and Emotions as a Parent “Finding ways to navigate stormy parenting seas will help you and your family set the course for smooth sailing”.This module assists parents in managing their own feelings so that they are able to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children. It includes  Managing your Emotions, Managing Parental Stress, Communicating your Feelings, and Dealing with Unhelpful Thoughts.Parenting with Emotional and Physical Challenges“To the world you are one person, but to your child you are the world- no matter how you have changed.”This module provides a guide for parents who may be facing physical and/or emotional challenges that they see as barriers to their own parenting. It includes Before Getting Started, Patrick’s Story,  and Erin’s Story.This course has been built to assist all parents in dealing with both everyday parenting challenges and those unique only to military families. Additionally, no registration is required and all participation is completely anonymous- no personal information is gathered.For those participants who feel that they don’t have the time to complete all six modules or who feel that they need assistance in one area more than another, the modules are designed to where they can be accessed and utilized independently of one another. Check out this wonderful resource today!This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Program Coordination for the MFLN Family Development Team. The MFLN 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

Mayweather, McGregor get ready for business

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. APLas Vegas, United States — Conor McGregor vowed to destroy Floyd Mayweather here Wednesday as the two fighters faced off ahead of their money-spinning boxing duel that could become the richest fight in history.In stark contrast to their lurid, trash-talking global press tour last month, a subdued McGregor and a stern-looking Mayweather spoke respectfully as they looked ahead to Saturday’s 12-round boxing contest at the T-Mobile Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather, 40, looked relaxed throughout, even taking time to quietly admonish members of his entourage shouting at McGregor.And rather than the abuse of last month, Mayweather praised McGregor as a “helluva fighter, a stand-up guy and a tough competitor.”“It’s not going to be an easy fight,” Mayweather said. “It’s going to be blood sweat and tears. “He’s the best at what he do, I’m the best at what I do. It comes down to the two competitors going out there and displaying our skills.”But Mayweather’s words came with a warning for McGregor.“After 21 years I’ve been hit with everything and I’m still right here,” Mayweather said.“And if you give it, you must be able to take it.“Anything and everything in boxing that can be done, I’ve done it. I was born a fighter, I will die a fighter. He’s going to bring his best. But it’s not going to be easy, Conor.”McGregor is hoping his punching power can catch Mayweather out on Saturday. But the American veteran warned he had faced plenty of hard hitters before.“Manny Pacquiao got bombs, Canelo (Alvarez) got bombs, Shane Mosley got bombs. But remember this — I got a great chin. And the same way you give it, you’ve got to be able to take it.”The showdown between Mayweather and McGregor was confirmed in June after a protracted guessing game about whether the two fighters from different sports would meet. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saturday’s bout could become the most lucrative fight in history according to Showtime Sports television executive Stephen Espinoza.Mayweather could add another $200 million to his career earnings depending on pay-per-view sales while McGregor, who only four years ago was a struggling former plumber’s apprentice living on welfare, could collect $100 million.This will be the most widely distributed pay per view in history,” Espinoza said.“That’s not hyperbole that’s fact. We are well on the way to a record-setting event.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Who’s the best puncher? Mayweather says it could surprise LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Been to a lot of these crazy press conferences,” said McGregor, a two-time UFC world champion. “This is a lot more subdued. More business-like, the way I like it.“We are prepared for 12 three-minute rounds of non-stop pace. We are prepared, I will put pressure on him and break this old man. Trust me on that.“I don’t see him lasting two rounds. I feel I have the decision to end it inside one.“Keep your hands up, keep your hands down, I don’t care, I’m going to break through whatever’s in front of me.”‘I’ll die a fighter’ ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Mayweather, who bombarded McGregor with expletives and homophobic slurs during last month’s frenzied publicity blitz, did not swear once during Wednesday’s news conference.McGregor, the massive underdog for this weekend’s bout, restricted himself to verbally abusing a heckler in the audience who predicted he would be knocked out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcGregor faces his first ever professional boxing contest against Mayweather, the undefeated former welterweight king who has come out of a two-year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star.However McGregor, the 29-year-old from Dublin, insisted he was ready to stun the world of combat sports by upsetting Mayweather, who would improve his record to a perfect 50-0 with a win. 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PBA D-League: Metropac-San Beda routs Wangs

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town James Canlas also got 10 points, six rebounds, and four assists for Metropac-San BedaDonald Tankoua scored eight points and four rebounds, while AC Soberano got 11 points before going down with a strained hamstring.Wangs Basketball, which dropped to 1-1, got 21 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals from Axel Inigo.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MANILA, Philippines–Metropac-San Beda clobbered Wangs Basketball, 94-70, to stay unscathed in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img ONE: Jeremy Miado hopes to face Dejdamrong for third time Calvin Oftana paced the Movers with 17 points and seven rebounds, leading a decisive 13-2 run that helped them pull away for good midway in the fourth quarter.Evan Nelle chipped 11 points, seven assists, and six boards as the team’s young stars took charge in their second win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesCoach Boyet Fernandez was impressed with his rookies’ performance so far in the tournament.“Ang galing ng mga rookies ko. I’m happy with the way they’re stepping up. The guys coming off the bench are proving that they are capable of playing,” he said. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View commentslast_img read more