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Ole Miss keeping an eye on the line

first_imgOle Miss’ Justin Bell, left, blocks defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche during practice. The Ole Miss offensive and defensive lines will be a focus early in the season to see if they can establish themselves at the line of scrimmage.Ole Miss’ Justin Bell, left, blocks defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche during practice. The Ole Miss offensive and defensive lines will be a focus early in the season to see if they can establish themselves at the line of scrimmage.OXFORD – They are the two of the most often used clichés in college football: “You have to establish the running game to win,” and “You have to dominate the line of scrimmage to win.”Both refer to one thing: being successful at the line on both sides of the football. And as often as they are used, they’re still relevant for No. 17 Ole Miss as it begins the 2015 season on Saturday against UT-Martin (11 a.m., SEC Network-Alternate).Ole Miss returns the same corps on both the offensive and defensive lines. The only noticeable addition from a personnel perspective on the starting offensive line is true freshman Javon Patterson at guard, while the Rebels added junior college transfer D.J. Jones and redshirt freshman Breeland Speaks to their depth chart at defensive tackle.“They can come in right away and replace those guys,” defensive line coach Chris Kiffin said of his new faces. “Breeland is big and strong and learning the game on the run, while D.J. is a little more polished and experienced after playing juco ball. Both are very athletic at 300 pounds and can play the run. They can also get to the quarterback. They will be huge for us.”With the exception of the LSU and Auburn games, Ole Miss stopped the run very well in 2014. The unit allowed the third fewest yards per rush in the Southeastern Conference while also allowing the second-fewest rushing touchdowns in the conference.“The biggest thing we have is competition, and I think that’s showing throughout fall camp,” Kiffin said. “That’s how we’ve challenged the guys, as we know we have a deep group with eight to 10 guys we think can play. We need them to elevate their games and challenge each other to become really good. We have depth there. I feel good about it right now.”However, while Ole Miss feels confident about their defensive line, questions surround the offensive line and running game particularly.Ole Miss was largely ineffective when it tried to run the football, particularly in SEC games. The Rebels ranked 10th in yards per rush and had the second most rushes that resulted in zero or negative yards while also having the second fewest rushing first downs.“It is very difficult to judge where you are when you go against each other for three weeks,” said Coach Hugh Freeze of his team’s running game in fall camp. “You know, our defense knows us really well, and our offense knows us real well. I think our defense is very talented and we have had very few negative runs, which I like. So again, I am cautiously optimistic.”Ole Miss will most likely need to see significant improvement in the run game if it wants to compete for a SEC West title and ultimately a SEC championship. In the previous ten seasons, only one team has won both a division and league title finishing outside to top half of SEC yards per rush (2004 Auburn), according to ESPN Stats and Information. Further, of those 10 champions, eight finished third or better in yards per rush.Ole Miss returns its top-two rushers from 2014 in Jaylen Walton and Jordan Wilkins, and both were the team-leaders in yards per carry respectively. Additionally, the Rebels could possibly have an addition-by-subtraction scenario following the transfers of Mark Dodson and I’Tavius Mathers as both were below the team average in yards per carry.“Jordan Wilkins has had a really good spring and a really good camp,” Freeze said. “I would say right now he is the 1A and 1B with Jaylen Walton. Akeem Judd is doing well, too, so those guys will all get some playing time.”last_img read more

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Resonate partners with Currys PC World and epic.LAN

first_imgResonate Total Gaming is partnering with Currys PC World and epic.LAN for its upcoming event in Glasgow, the festival announced through a press release.From October 19 to 21, Resonate Total Gaming takes over the SEC Glasgow to celebrate the biggest Scottish gaming festival. In collaboration with Currys PC World and epic.LAN, the event is hosting competitions for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League.As a sponsor, Currys PC World is opening its own arena where visitors can play two of the most popular games of the year, Fortnite and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Some competitions may require the players to pre-register, and other are organised on-the-day.Jon Winkle, epic.LAN managing director said: “Esports in the UK has been growing at a phenomenal rate with more and more events taking place across the country. For the first time, the UK has seen multiple international level events, and we’re providing an opportunity at Resonate for players to have their first esports stage experience to begin their path to becoming a professional gamer.”The ASUS Republic of Gamers Bus is making a stop at Resonate Total Gaming. The travelling PC gaming experience is packed with the latest ASUS products for visitors to try out.Lyndsey McElwee, event manager at Resonate said: “We want our visitors to have access to a full gaming experience and our esports arena is a major attraction for grassroots players and first timers to test and show their skills in a competitive environment at Scotland’s largest gaming event.”Other activities at the event include escape rooms, an interactive zone for games’ launches, and the retro-zone. Aspiring game developers can book the Young Designer Workshops by BAFTA, the workshop is free of charge.Esports Insider says: The event is bringing a complete gaming experience to Glasgow. Players can visit the booths, join the workshops and play on stage. For young aspiring players, this could the beginning of their careers. Events like Resonate Total Gaming are necessary to encourage the next generation. Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

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Juve fightback to retain unbeaten start

first_imgGoals from Marek Hamsik and a Goran Pandev brace looked to have given Napoli victory but the visitors hit back through Alessandro Matri, Marcelo Estigarribia and Simone Pepe.“That was a very important response from the team, we had the legs, the tactics and the technique,” said Juve coach Antonio Conte.“If we hadn’t we wouldn’t have been able to come back in a game like this and we could even have won because we had the chances to win.“We started well, we made some mistakes in concentration at the back and went two goals down but we showed great humility, force and desire.“The lads did really well and tonight I’m proud to be the coach of these guys.”Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri was disappointed but didn’t blame his players.“The glass is half empty. We had a spectacular first half but in the second we paid too much for our recent commitments and especially in defence many players were tired.“Juve were physically stronger than us. I’m disappointed because on their third goal (Pepe) played a one-two with our defender that left him clean through on goal.”Napoli suffered a blow before kick-off as top scorer Edinson Cavani was ruled out with injury but his replacement Pandev didn’t disappoint.There was early drama when the hosts were awarded a penalty on the quarter hour mark after Andrea Pirlo’s rash challenge on Ezequiel Lavezzi.Hamsik stepped up to take the spot-kick and coolly slotted home off the post, only for the referee to order it to be retaken for encroachment.Television replays showed most of the players in the area were Juve ones.At the second time of asking, the Slovakia midfielder blazed his effort over the bar and although a Juve player may have been in the area, this time there was no retake.Napoli did not have to wait long to take the lead and did so courtesy of Hamsik on 23 minutes.Lavezzi swung a free-kick into the box and Leonardo Bonucci’s attempted headed clearance was weak, giving Hamsik, who had been in an offside position when the free-kick was taken, a simple headed finish from six yards.Napoli were in total control and Pandev wasted a pair of glorious opportunities.Gianluigi Buffon got down well to save his first after the Macedonia forward had made space, but Pandev got his angles all wrong on the second from Lavezzi’s pull-back.Pandev doubled Napoli’s lead five minutes from the break. After Christian Maggio and Pirlo challenged for the ball it broke kindly for Pandev inside the box, and the forward’s finish with his weaker right foot was classy.Juve earned a lifeline three minutes into the second period as Matri converted Arturo Vidal’s pass, although he was helped by a huge gap opening up in the home defence as several defenders had been dragged out of position.Juve failed to build on that momentum and Pandev seemed to have killed the game midway through the half.Bonucci over-committed himself on a cross from Maggio and Pandev controlled, turned and shot home in off the post in a flash.However, just four minutes later Napoli’s defence went walkabout again and Estigarribia was left unmarked at the back post to slot under Morgan De Sanctis.And 11 minutes from time Napoli’s defence inexplicably backed off, allowing Pepe to run from the halfway line, play a lucky one-two off a home defender and finish precisely.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000ROME, Italy, November 30 – League leaders Juventus twice fought back from two goals down to earn a thrilling 3-3 draw at Napoli on Tuesday and stretch their unbeaten start in Serie A to 12 games.The Old Lady of Turin also opened up a two-point lead over second placed AC Milan having battled back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits.Napoli blew the chance to reignite their title chances and the point leaves them down in sixth and nine points behind Juve.last_img read more

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WCU professor earns UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

first_imgDavid A. Shapiro, the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University, was honored Friday, May 27, by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors with the 2016 Oliver Max Gardner Award, the highest honor the board presents to faculty of the 17-campus system.The award, established through the will of North Carolina Governor O. Max Gardner and presented since 1949, recognizes faculty who have “made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.” It is the only award for which all faculty members across the 17 campuses are eligible. The honor, which carries a $20,000 cash prize, was presented to Shapiro by UNC President Margaret Spellings and Board of Governors Chairman Lou Bissette.As a speech-language pathologist and board-certified specialist in fluency and fluency disorders, Shapiro has given the gift of unimpeded communication to thousands of people who stutter by helping them achieve fluency of speech. His work has taken him to six continents for both research and service delivery, and he has been honored for his efforts by state, national and international associations. As president of the International Fluency Association, he expanded the organization’s membership from just the United States and United Kingdom to countries around the globe.He launched international advocacy efforts similar to Doctors Without Borders to assist people with fluency disorders in developed and developing nations, including countries where reaction to stuttering may lead to discrimination, injury – even death. Through his international outreach, Shapiro has positively affected the lives of people who stutter in more than 30 countries on six continents, ranging from the Czech Republic to several African nations, and from Japan to Norway.“Over these years, I have worked with many people,” Shapiro said in accepting the award. “A man who never ordered a meal at a restaurant for his wife in their 40-year marriage now does so and communicates independently. A young woman who looked away and spoke little so that her boyfriend would not see her stutter now looks him in the eye and says, ‘He’s going to hear what I have to say whether he wants to or not.’ A child who stuttered severely and was bullied now speaks without hesitation and is an advocate for others.“I have traveled to interesting places. With a colleague from France, I worked with people who stutter from 20 different African nations. I have met indigenous healers in huts with smoke and herbs and bones, and learned about diviners and herbalists. Most importantly, I learned that our own view of the world is not necessarily shared; it represents a view, not the view,” he said.As an educator in Western Carolina’s Department of Communication Science and Disorders, Shapiro also has taught and mentored hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom have gone on to successful careers as clinicians and scholars using Shapiro’s techniques.“It is difficult to capture nearly four decades of excitement into a few minutes. Indeed, I have had guiding lights. One such light is WCU. WCU is where dreams are visualized and realized. The students – the best and the brightest, some of whom may not have competitive dossiers, some of whom represent the first in their family to go to college – come to a place that is inspired. With the able support of faculty, staff and special services, they leave campus among the world’s best leaders,” Shapiro said.“Faculty have similar advantages. At WCU, there is a degree of freedom to thrive and to become,” he said. “For me, WCU represents the American dream: You come as raw material, you work hard, you serve your community, you commit to learning and growing, and you prosper.”Shapiro joined the WCU faculty in 1984 and was appointed the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor in 2008. He began his professional career in 1977 as a clinician in the Department of Communication Disorders in the Bristol, Connecticut, public school system. He then worked briefly with the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor before becoming a clinical supervisor and lecturer at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. Shapiro later served as an instructor, researcher and supervisor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington before coming to WCU.He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology, speech-language pathology and audiology from the State University of New York at Albany, followed by a master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Vermont-Burlington. He completed his doctorate in speech-language pathology from Indiana University-Bloomington.Shapiro is the author of “Stuttering Intervention: A Collaborative Journey to Fluency Freedom” and has written or co-authored more than 85 academic papers and articles in seven languages. He has been awarded approximately $1 million in grant funding over his career and has given numerous lectures and presentations across the globe.Shapiro served as president of the International Fluency Association from 2012 to 2015. He has received many recognitions and awards for his teaching and service, including WCU’s University Scholar Award. Within North Carolina, Shapiro has been recipient of the UNC Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Clinical Achievement Award from the North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association.Nationally, he was elected Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and served as president of the Council of Supervisors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. He received a research fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and was honored with the Award of Distinction for Outstanding Clinician from the International Fluency Association.Shapiro is the second WCU faculty member selected for the O. Max Gardner Award since its inception. The first was Frederick Harrison, retired professor of biology, who received the award in 1991 in recognition of his work as an internationally recognized authority on the biology of freshwater sponges. Harrison served as editor of the 15-volume encyclopedic treatise on the functional anatomy of invertebrates, “Microscopic Anatomy of Invertebrates,” and was project adviser for the “Sponges In Space” experiment that flew aboard the space shuttle Columbia.last_img read more

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Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: June 10, 2016

first_imgGetting Started with Flexbox with Practical Examples: Making the transition for the CSS box model and floats to flexbox is a lot easier with these code examples for responsive navigation, thumbnails, forms, and sticky footer.Computer says NO to HTML5 document outline: Since the HTML5 document outline is not implemented, the HTML 5.1 specification now requires developers to use h1-h6 to convey document structure. This makes sense, since Steve Faulkner points out no search engine makes use of the document outline. Assistive technology can’t make use of it since it’s not exposed via browser accessibility APIs.What I Found InterestingAlternative Search Engines for Designers and Developers: With its motto, “We don’t track you,” I’ve been a fan of the DuckDuckGo search engine for a while. It’s the first time I’ve heard of the two search engines, StartPage and Ecosia, which I plan to explore further this month. How cool! Find out how Google Doodles are made, with this video from Nat and Lo, who take a closer look at the behind-the-scenes work at Google. In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about an ironic user experience glossary, find out what to look for when you choose a search engine optimization plugin, discover how Google Doodles are created, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post with some of my favorite resources I’ve read in the past week about user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter. Tweet of the WeekGood code is good.Good marketing is great.Good UX design is a necessity.— Brian Krogsgard (@Krogsgard) June 9, 2016User ExperienceYou May Not Care About UX, But Do You Care About Human Suffering?: Instead of focusing on what you can gain with good user experience, consider what is lost when you don’t focus on it. We need to be more more socially responsible.The ultimate consequences of good and bad UX stretch far beyond the business realm—which is (ironically) why UX can have such a dramatic effect on business metrics. New WordPress Plugin: Term Debt Consolidator: If you’ve been publishing for a while, you’ve added lots of tags to your site. And some might be the singular or plural version of the same tag. The Term Debt Consolidator plugin will group the similar tags together, and offer you option to choose a singular term. Can’t wait to try this on my site! Yoast SEO vs. All-in-One SEO Pack: What’s the Difference (And Which One is For You): Not sure which plugin to use to improve your search engine optimization? Check out Torque’s in-depth look at Yoast SEO and All-in-One SEO, with a focus on strengths and features for each plugin. CSS and HTML10 reasons you should be using Atomic Design: If you’ve been working in front-end development, you’ve likely heard of Brad Frost’s Atomic Design methodology. Richard Bray shares 10 reasons why adopting atomic design can benefit your web projects.Do you really need that form field?Make every field *fight* for its place in your forms.– @AaronGustafson #UX #UserExperience— Experience Design (@xdpractice) June 6, 2016 Movement Might Be 10 Years Old; But 10 Years Behind With Accessibility: Melissa DiVietri loves attending our Detroit-based Movement Festival (weekend of music events held over Memorial Day), but found their accessibility accommodations lacking. In her post, DiVietri commented Movement is the only festival she’s ever attended that didn’t have Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations. WordPressScheduled Post Shortcut for WordPress: For people like me, who schedule posts for future dates, having a shortcut in the Posts menu to manage them is a great time-saver. Child Theme Check Plugin Helps WordPress Users Navigate Parent Theme Updates: Wondering what changes in a WordPress parent theme might impact your child theme? The Child Theme Check plugin will help you quickly review parent theme changes after an update.center_img UX Battle of the Week: Hotels.com vs Booking.com: In the competitive benchmark study conducted by UserZoom, 60 users were asked to use their own devices to test navigation, core tasks, and share their overall user experience. It was a close battle. Who do you think won? Making Content Strategy Practical: Content strategy provides understanding for you as the designer, stakeholders, decision-makers, and users, says Michael Metts, senior UX designer at The Nerdery. But sometimes content strategy tools and techniques aren’t very practical. The Misbegotten UX Glossary: It’s offbeat, funny, and will get you nodding your head as you read through the first ironic UX glossary.AccessibilityResearch with blind users on mobile devices: When the Government Digital Service conducted research into how users who are blind use mobile devices, specifically touch devices, they discovered new usage patterns as well as design challenges.When writing alt text, ask yourself this question: When you write alternative text, the text that describes images, ensure you write alternative text that is useful, says Jessica Ivins.It would certainly help to raise the importance of accessibility in web projects.There should be a conference rule that says no conference shall be held without at least one talk on accessibility. ☝🏻— Sara Soueidan (@SaraSoueidan) June 9, 2016 Android Instant Apps, Progressive Web Apps and the Future of the Web: Is the web threatened? Are we spending too much time worrying about native?If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 28, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to improve user experience with micro-interactions, find a six-point checklist for creating accessible videos, discover some spooky CSS, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility,…In “Web design & development links”October 19, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the relationship between information architecture and content strategy, find pragmatic rules for web accessibility, discover how and why you would use negative grid lines in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 16, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn what Alan Cooper has to say about conversational interfaces, find out how to navigate a website with a keyboard, discover how to use fr in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

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Online poetry competition to help youth deal with HIV/Aids

first_imgYoung people will be able to voice-out their sexual expreiences or lack thereof through the DFL Lover + Another competition. (Image: DFL Lover + Another Facebook)A performance poetry competition encouraging young people to talk openly and creatively about relationships, intimacy, sex, HIV/Aids is calling on aspiring poets to enter.Drama for Life (DFL), an independent academic, research and community engagement programme based at the Wits School of Arts, under the theme Lover + Another, has been hosting regional and national poetry competition slams and workshops for about four years, educating the youth about HIV/Aids through poetry.With this year’s theme of “Human Connection”, it is calling on aspiring poets to record their performance poetry on their mobile devices and load them on the Love + Another platforms on Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter, or via email.According to Drama for Life, in the age of HIV and Aids issues of trust, intimacy, touch, lust, passion, sex, sensual pleasure, the erotic, betrayal, hurt, broken relationships, gender violence, sexual identities, discrimination, broken promises and love all demand attention, and are potent subjects for poetry.DFL adds that through the project’s use of the spoken-word culture, young people are able to directly address the risks and cultural factors affecting their sexual behaviour in terms of values and attitudes towards sex, relationships and HIV/Aids. The project is designed to be accessible to all youth in higher education institutions nationally, and those in townships and suburb communities across the range.Every entrant is allowed only one poem in the competition so they should send in their best work. The competition closes on 15 November 2014.The performance poetry community was launched in 2008. Through applied drama, Drama for Life engages future leaders in the field to become artists who understand the ethical and contextual issues related to drama that is used as a learning method, drama that shapes research and drama that can be used to bring about social behaviour change.DFL’s Lover + Another has been growing yearly since 2010 when only University of the Witwatersrand and University of KwaZulu-Natal were involved.In 2011 it was hosted in in five cities across the country: Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Cape Town, Grahamstown and Johannesburg.Due to the enormous response by the audience, the DFL Lover + Another Performance Poetry Challenge expanded its competition in 2012, working together with 23 universities in South Africa to create a national performance poetry challenge.last_img read more

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Harvard epidemiologist to lead revamped NIH children’s study

first_imgA seasoned pediatric researcher and epidemiologist has been tapped to head the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) revamped children’s study. Harvard Medical School in Boston’s Matthew Gillman had ties to the National Children’s Study (NCS), which NIH scrapped in late 2014. But Gillman says the new long-term study, which retains some of the original goals, is “set up in a way that will breed success.”NIH spent $1.3 billion on planning and pilot studies before ending the NCS, which aimed to explore how everything from toxic chemicals to social factors shape the health of 100,000 U.S. children from birth to age 21. On orders from Congress, which called for the original NCS in 2000, NIH replaced it last year with a program called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO).One former NCS investigator who blamed its downfall in part on weak scientific leadership says the choice of Gillman, who will start work in July, is good news. “Dr. Gillman is an accomplished child health epidemiologist with extensive experience in pregnancy and birth cohort research. He is ideally positioned to make ECHO a success,” says pediatrician and epidemiologist Nigel Paneth of Michigan State University in East Lansing. In announcing the appointment, NIH Director Francis Collins in Bethesda, Maryland, said Gillman has “deep experience in the fields of epidemiology, pediatrics, and internal medicine.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) For 17 years, Gillman has led a study that looks at how factors such as maternal diet influence the health and development of 1700 children. He also chaired one of the NCS’s many advisory groups and co-led its coordinating center when the NCS was in pilot testing. He sees his new job as a chance to “create a public resource whose whole is greater than the sum of the parts and to do something larger than what I can do from the university setting.”Unlike the sprawling NCS, ECHO will focus on just four disease areas: obesity; airway conditions such as asthma and allergies; neurodevelopment, including diseases such as autism; and prenatal and postnatal outcomes, such as birth defects. And instead of recruiting participants through doctors or by knocking on doors, ECHO will pull together existing studies of groups, or cohorts, of children.ECHO is expected to run for 7 years, one-third as long as the original timeline for the NCS. Leaders of participating cohorts will spend 2 years on harmonizing existing data. Those that meet milestones will continue for another 5 years and gather new data. ECHO will also include data analysis and coordinating centers and a pediatric trials network at so-called IDeA states, or states with relatively little NIH funding. Although not part of the cohorts, they will focus on same diseases.Congress has approved $165 million this year for ECHO, the same amount that had been planned for the NCS, and NIH has requested level funding in 2017. Proposals for the various components of ECHO were due on 15 April, and award decisions will be made by the end of September.NIH has said the study will include about 50,000 children. Gillman says that number could grow, given that 160 ECHO proposals have been submitted, most from leaders of cohort studies. “I think 50,000 is a reasonable estimate for now, but perhaps it will be even more once we see what the applicants came in with,” he says. Gillman also anticipates that the program will allow for new enrollment, which some researchers say is essential to explore how exposures in the womb shape health.One of Gillman’s first steps will be to convene a scientific advisory board to help ECHO’s steering committee develop a protocol. The original study used scores of advisory committees that generated an overly ambitious study plan. ECHO will have “fewer committees that have the remit to be part of the direction,” Gillman says. Instead, he says, decision making will be “streamlined” with the NIH director at the top of the chain of command.last_img read more

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Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian

first_imgQuarters: 24-16, 38-36, 54-49, 70-68. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. JP Calvo added 11 markers, five boards, and two dimes, while Bong Quinto unloaded nine points despite shooting 4-of-14 from the field.“We need to be disciplined,” said Napa of the impending duel between the Knights and the Golden Stags. “We need to correct a lot in practice because we still had lapses, but we will do our job and the boys will give it their all, their hearts in that game.”Levi dela Cruz paced the Chiefs with 18 points and three assists, while Rence Alcoriza played the game of his life as he poured 13 of his 16 markers, alongside five boards in the losing effort.The Scores:LETRAN 70 – Nambatac 25, Calvo 11, Quinto 9, Balanza 8, Vacaro 6, Balagasay 5, Ambohot 4, Gedaria 2, Taladua 0.ARELLANO 68 – Dela Cruz 18, Alcoriza 16, Canete 12, Flores 7, Enriquez 5, Taywan 4, Nicholls 3, Abanes 3, Concepcion 0, Villoria 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Meca 0.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal PLAY LIST 02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeo Ambohot saved the day for Letran as the Knights escaped the clutches of Arellano, 70-68, to advance to the second phase of the fourth-place playoff in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Letran arranged a knockout duel against San Sebastian for the fourth spot on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena, while also halting Arellano’s four-game winning streak to end the second round.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Pop-up store for Filipino sneakerheads Showing that he’s no longer feeling the effects of his wrist injury earlier in the season, the 20-year-old scored the putback off Rey Nambatac’s miss and gave the Knights a slim 69-68 lead with 3.3 seconds to play.Levi dela Cruz botched the Chiefs’ inbounds play on the other end as he threw the ball to the side of the board, allowing JP Calvo to split his freebies with 0.2 ticks remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Like what I said, we really needed to play our A-game against Arellano even if they don’t have (Kent) Salado. They really played like a team until the end and that’s why it was a war of attrition until the end,” said coach Jeff Napa, who remained wary of Arellano, which played without Salado, who is nursing an slight MCL tear on his right knee.Nambatac scattered 25 points on a 4-of-7 clip from three on top of nine rebounds and three assists to keep his collegiate career alive. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

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Sylvanvale have a ball at clinic

first_imgThe 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Junior Clinic on Friday, 16 January at Remondis Stadium, Cronulla included a number of special guests, none more important than the group from the Sylvanvale Foundation. The group comprised of adults and young adults with different forms of physical and intellectual disabilities, all of whom had a great passion for learning about Touch Football and having as much fun as possible whilst doing so. With assistance from Touch Football Australia, New South Wales Touch Association and Cronulla Sharks staff, the group were provide a unique experience, by having a run around on the home ground of the Sharks as well as going home with a number of special gifts.Steve, a mad Cronulla Sharks fan, had an amazing time, and showed off all of the skills that he had learnt as part of the clinic, including trick passes and touchdowns.The Sylvanvale Foundation’s Operations Manager, Marti Travers, said the group have not stopped raving about their time at the clinic and are looking forward to using their new found skills.The group also had a chance to meet and speak with Australian Touch Football representatives, as well as members of the Cronulla Sharks NRL side, and made sure they got plenty of gear signed to keep as a memory of this special day.The Sylvanvale Foundation works with children and adults with disabilities to provide them with experiences as well help them to successfully live in their communities.More information on the Sylvanvale Foundation can be found at – http://www.sylvanvale.com.au/index.php To view photos from the day, head to the TFA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia and stay tuned to the TFA YouTube channel for the highlights – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksSylvanvale Cliniclast_img read more

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