US Navy Awards Two Contracts to Harris Corporation

first_img View post tag: contracts Harris Corporation has been awarded two five-year multi-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with a combined ceiling value of $70 million to support the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center’s littoral, expeditionary and maritime mine defense programs. The contracts were awarded during the fourth quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2015.Harris will compete for delivery orders to provide hardware, materials and supplies that support critical fleet readiness and the expansion of science and technology programs advancing the state of maritime mine defense capabilities.Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: americas Share this article US Navy Awards Two Contracts to Harris Corporation View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Harris Corporation View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Awards Two Contracts to Harris Corporation August 24, 2015last_img read more

Toto Releases Cover Of Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” Following Weezer’s Bizarrely Realized “Africa” Cover [Listen]

first_img…And here’s Weezer’s original version for comparison:Weezer – “Hash Pipe” The saga of @WeezerAfrica continues today, as 80’s hitmakers Toto have released their reciprocal cover of Weezer‘s “Hash Pipe”. The existence of the track was revealed by Toto guitarist Steve “Luke” Lukather recently on Los Angeles radio station KROQ.In case you haven’t been following along with the surreal series of events surrounding Weezer, Toto, and an enterprising Twitter account reportedly run by a 14-year-old named Mary, here’s a quick recap: Over the past year, the @WeezerAfrica Twitter account has led a valiant effort to convince Weezer to record or otherwise perform a rendition of Toto’s “Africa”. The campaign picked up momentum in recent months, with Weezer first trolling fans by performing Toto’s “Rosanna” in late May.After the Rivers Cuomo-led “Rosanna” cover went viral, the band eventually acquiesced to the Internet’s request, performing “Africa” to close out the month. They later released their rendition of “Africa” as a single—with a screenshot of @TweezerAfrica’s initial tweet as the single art—and the cover’s popularity and amusing backstory have since made it Weezer’s highest-charting hit in years. Toto’s own Steve Porcaro even joined Weezer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a rendition of “Africa” back in June. Now, Weezer regularly includes the song in their live shows to the wild excitement of their fans. On Wednesday, they even welcomed Weird Al Yankovic to shred an accordion solo on their rendition of “Africa” at the L.A. Forum.Last month Lukather and Porcaro explained that Toto had been planning cover of a Weezer song since Weezer’s initial Toto covers went viral. In the KROQ interview, he talked about the band’s reactions to the @WeezerAfrica hysteria, noting,We had just gotten back from the road. … But I was here, home, in my studio, where I’m happiest, and I saw all this action going on with “Africa”. They had released “Rosanna,” they did “Africa.” I sent Luke an e-mail on the road—he was in Europe. I said, “Come on. We gotta return the favor. Let’s pick out a tune and send it right back to ’em.”He continued, noting how the band eventually landed on “Hash Pipe” to cover.You know, we listened to “Beverly Hills.” … I wanted to maybe even do a real “Africa”-type version of that—I was thinking about for a minute. But you know what? We wanted to make it different, but we wanted to do something rock ‘n’ roll. I wanted to show everyone what a good rock n’ roll band we can be. I love the band. I love their music. [Joseph Williams] and I were listening to different ones trying to figure out which ones he’d like to sing and we settled on “Hash Pipe”.In response, Lukather added,I thought “Hash Pipe” had a better melody. … I love the message, you know what I mean? … And we wanted to do it justice. We wanted to do our thing to it, but still pay respect to it. And we added a couple of our kitschy little things to it, which I hope that they laugh [at]. We wish we could be in the room when they hear it.Lukather also offered some more details on how Weezer’s initial cover came about and what he thought of their rendition, explaining,Their manager reached out and asked, “Would you guys mind?” Mind?! Please. Are you kidding me? Kick ass on it! I actually reached out to Rivers on Twitter like, “Hey man, thanks a lot.” I don’t know if it’s a piss-take or not, but it’s a win-win for everybody. …Our music has such little nuance. We spent so much meticulous time. These guys stood this shit up in an afternoon. And let’s face it: they kicked ass on it. I think Rivers has a great voice. And the way they did the harmonies with the auto-tune in there which gave it a kitschy thing. I didn’t know if I was gonna like it or not. I thought they were going to make fun of us. …We love the thought of maybe some Weezer fans checking out Toto a little deeper, and, you know what? At the same time, I love the thought of maybe some snooty Toto fans checking out Weezer, loosening their wigs a little bit and enjoying some good rock and roll.So what’s next? Weezer/Toto mash-ups? A joint performance? Who knows. The whole saga is stranger than fiction, anyway. But it does seem to have some serious legs. We’d bet this isn’t the last time you’ll hear Toto and Weezer mentioned together.You can listen to Toto’s cover of Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” below via Spotify and Apple MusicToto – “Hash Pipe” [Weezer cover]last_img read more

Robert Darnton closes the book

first_imgEarly this summer, Robert Choate Darnton, Harvard’s Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, will pack up his book-lined office on the second floor of Wadsworth House.As of June 30, the celebrated historian, digital library pioneer, and champion of books will leave the University he first saw as an undergraduate in 1957. A scholar of Enlightenment France and of the history of the book, he returned to Harvard in 1965 to join the Society of Fellows, decamped to Princeton University in 1968 for 39 years, and came back to Harvard in 2007.A May 13 sendoff will celebrate Darnton ― a former Rhodes Scholar and MacArthur Fellow — as a champion of free, open-source access in a universe of stored knowledge threatened by commercial exploitation. “If I could characterize what I’ve done since 2007 in one word,” he said, “it would be ‘openness’ ― to open up Harvard to the world. Knowledge should be seen as a natural resource.”In 2007, after arriving at the University as its chief librarian, Darnton joined in a polemic already underway, fighting an attempt by Google to digitize books at Harvard and elsewhere that were covered by copyright. At Harvard, by agreement, Google would go on to digitize about 850,000 books already in the public domain, but its attempt to digitize copyrighted books was eventually ruled a violation of antitrust law.“The danger of commercialization is an ever-present danger,” said Darnton. “Google tried to create a commerce of access, [but in the end] could not put up a wall around our libraries and charge admission.”As a counterpoint, he added, with the complications of copyright in mind, “We want to digitize everything and make everything free of charge.”Darnton’s accomplishments are many. In 2008, he followed up on a vote by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences to make all scholarly articles available online, free of charge. He opened an Office for Scholarly Communication and started Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH), an open-access repository of peer-reviewed literature. (Since then, all Harvard faculty have adopted the same policy.) “Articles reach more than 100 countries,” said Darnton of DASH and its audience, “far more than could ever be reached if published in just a journal.”DASH downloads (which are reported monthly to contributing scholars, per article) now total more 5.3 million.The current system of print journal publishing remains “wildly irrational and very expensive,” Darnton said. He believes that “in 10 years open-access journals will completely dominate things.”In 2010, he began what is likely the highlight and highest triumph of his passion for open access. During a gathering at Harvard, about 40 library scholars, experts, and others — drawn by a two-page proposal he had written — discussed how to harness the Internet to create a digital library that would “get our cultural heritage available to everyone” for free, said Darnton.“It sounded extravagant and utopian,” he said. But the Boston-based Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is two years old now. It links more than 1,200 U.S. libraries, archives, museums, and other repositories, and has made 10 million items available online. DPLA is already linked to analog outlets in Europe and Australia, said Darnton, and within five years will be part of a globe-spanning, knowledge-making “world digital library.”That goal “was a dream of philosophers of the Enlightenment,” said Darnton. “We can do what Jefferson only dreamed of. We have the Internet, and he only had the printing press.”In 2013 Darnton took another digital step, starting the Colonial North America project, an attempt to harness scattered collections in Massachusetts, New York, and Quebec to create a database of documents that explain some of the origins of the New World. Harvard alone has something like 400 million manuscript documents. A thematic database on such an unprecedented scale “will transform our knowledge of the origins of the country,” said Darnton. The documents at Harvard, by themselves, he said, illuminate “the beginning of America.”The project bore fruit right away, with the discovery at Houghton Library of a 1767 Boston boycott petition containing more than 650 names that provided the first full snapshot of core activists — including many women — who a few years later sparked the American Revolution.Books and bytes bothDarnton is just as at ease among the manuscripts and books of the past as he is in the brave new world of the Internet. Both are complementary means of knowledge dispersal, he said, and both are thriving.“People ask me all the time: Is the book dead? Are libraries obsolete?” said Darnton. He says the answers are no and no. “More books are produced every year than ever before,” he said of the print trade. “One medium doesn’t displace another,” just as radio wasn’t killed by television, and as television didn’t succumb with the arrival of the Internet.Darnton, whose academic accomplishments include reviving the history of the book as a scholarly pursuit, offered a startling example: Three centuries after Johannes Gutenberg invented the movable-type printing press, the manuscript was still a profit-making enterprise. (In some instances, the economics of scribal publishing trumped those of moveable type.)“I see the ecology of the book expanding, getting richer, getting more diverse today,” said Darnton.The business of electronic books is also evolving “to communicate information in new ways,” he said. In academics, dissertations are increasingly drawn away from a text-only model into a universe of video clips, audio, and digitized artifacts that expand the sense of a topic. “We are going through a period of transition,” said Darnton, “in which dissertations will be largely written on computers, stored in databases, and communicated through the Internet.”At Harvard, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences recognized this reality in 2010, opening a new secondary field to ease the way to multimedia Ph.D. dissertations. Two years before, a dissertation included vials of scent.“The whole world is adjusting this way,” Darnton said of electronic publishing in all forms, “and the library has a huge role to play in it.”Libraries aliveSo, like books, libraries are not dead or dying either, said Darnton. But for them to prosper requires advancing on two fronts, analog and digital. “We must acquire everything important in all fields of scholarship,” he said of printed books, along with “electronic outputs of all kinds, partly in cooperation with other libraries.”The future of libraries will require “being connected, and cooperating on a very large scale” regarding acquisition, preservation, and storage, said Darnton. “I see a future in which financial problems can only be solved through different forms of cooperation.” As a template for such interaction, he cited a “carefully elaborated” memorandum of understanding signed by the Harvard Library and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.“The library still pumps intellectual energy into every corner of campus,” said Darnton. “I see the library as the heart and soul of Harvard. It has always been that. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t change.”An emerging ethic of free knowledge in an open-access digital world “does not mean anything goes,” said Darnton, with child pornography as an example of reasonable limits. (He is a trustee at the New York Public Library, which has a policy in place.) “At the same time, the public needs protection. We have to protect privacy” from assaults like large-scale personal data retrieval by the National Security Agency (“appalling,” said Darnton) and from nation-scale Internet censorship, as with what he calls “the Great Firewall of China.”The First Amendment — though not a license to do or say everything — still needs protecting, said Darnton, because, without it, many people have “suffered terribly,” going back centuries. In his book “Censors at Work” (2014) Darnton presented a close-up, archival view of the damage such repression can do. His examples were Communist East Germany, British India under imperial rule, and Bourbon France, where “book police” carried out regular raids in search of “mauvais livres,” or bad books.Back to historyBourbon France, after a fashion, is where Darnton will go when his time at Harvard ends.“I have to vacate this office,” he said of his spacious room in Wadsworth House at the south edge of Harvard Yard. “But I won’t have to go to meetings. I won’t have to write memos. I’ll do history.”Darnton has written or co-written 27 books, and his next will be a print rendition of work from his new website, robertdarnton.org. His first fully online publication is “a systematic compendium from a lot of sources,” said Darnton, a multi-layered, digitally assisted exploration of the world of books just before the French Revolution.The site’s hundreds of documents and essays relate a complicated tale of foreign printers, clever smugglers (“the entire Enlightenment was printed outside of France”), busy censors, and avid readers. There is a core narrative, and then clickable layers beneath that, including dozens of letters from smugglers, for instance. “You can read vertically as well as horizontally,” said Darnton.Studying book smugglers in Bourbon France was not among his early dreams. “For me, it was newspapers,” Darnton said. “My orientation from the very beginning was to be a newspaper reporter.”His father, Byron Darnton, was killed in 1942 while covering the war in the Pacific for the New York Times, and emulation was his son’s first impulse. “I thought I would succeed my father,” said Harvard’s Darnton. “My brother did.”While John Darnton did longtime work in newspapers, eventually winning a Pulitzer Prize, the elder brother beat him to the first byline: in the New York Times at age 4. During a tour of wartime Washington, D.C., a reporter friend of his father’s wrote up the boy’s baby-talk commentary, which required translating mispronunciations. Some are still apt, like “penny-gone” for “Pentagon.”At Bedford (N.Y.) Junior High School, Robert Darnton wrote a regular column for the local newspaper. During college, he did “boot camp” at the Newark Star-Ledger, where among the “touching stories and complaints, you learn a lot.”In 1960, after three years at Harvard College, he graduated magna cum laude. While at Oxford from 1960 to 1964, Darnton was a stringer for the New York Times, and covered for vacationing foreign correspondents. (He emerged from Oxford in 1964 with a D.Phil.) “I was writing stories all along,” said Darnton.After Oxford, back in New York, Darnton spent a few months as a Times police reporter before signing on as a junior fellow with Harvard’s Society of Fellows. (Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., his undergraduate tutor, provided the recommendation.)“The first thing I did as a junior fellow was to go into some key archives,” said Darnton, who still has on his desk shoeboxes full of file cards from his early research. (“These are antiques,” he offered. “Modern graduate students don’t have a clue about them.”) It was while sifting old manuscripts, letters, and books that he found — felt, really — his true calling: to be a kind of reporter who specializes in ages past, as a historian.“It was the act of experiencing, of doing research, and writing it up as an attempt to make sense of the past that I found my vocation,” he said. “You make contact with people who have been dead for centuries, and get some sense of the tenor of their lives. I found that thrilling.”last_img read more

Members can stay within their budget, even during “dangerous” shopping seasons

first_imgWe’re entering a dangerous season for budgets. Members no sooner navigate the treacherous waters of back-to-school when, oh no, it’s holiday shopping season! The lists seem to get longer every year, but budgets strangely enough never seem to grow accordingly. Staying within a budget is something everybody has to work at. If your members plan to hit the department stores and shopping malls with a list and a prayer that they won’t overdo it, or worse, run out of money, wish them luck.Or you can do something better. Make sure as their credit union you are providing them with the latest tools to help manage their money. After all, credit unions are about serving all their members’ needs, from the big ones to the little ones, including helping them stay within a budget. Of course you can’t go shopping with your members, looking at everything they throw in the cart and scrutinizing what they’ve spent and what they have left. It’s impractical, impolite, and besides all that, you wouldn’t all fit in the minivan.Prepaid cards mean never having to say you’re sorry for overdrawing your accountYou may not be able to go with your members, but there are tools your credit union should be offering to help them manage their funds and stick to a predetermined budget without fear of going over. The combination of a prepaid debit card and a solid mobile app they can sync to will enable members to watch those dollars more closely. Prepaid debit cards like the CUMONEY® Everyday Spend card allows members to load the amount they want to spend ahead of time and use only that for all their shopping. The great thing about prepaid debit cards is they cannot be overdrawn, making it very difficult for members to go over their budget.They are even more helpful when trying to teach young consumers about staying within a budget. Sure it can be a great time saver for mom and dad when their teen wants to do their own back-to-school or holiday shopping, but handing a teenager a credit card and turning them loose in a mall could have devastating results. The NewGen® prepaid debit card for teens * from LSC® is awesome for watching their spending while still giving them a bit of financial freedom. Since users have to load prepaid cards, and they’re not directly linked to a member’s account, it means no NSF’s. Plus most teen cards like NewGen have set transaction limits as well as maximum daily spending limits.Making lists, checking them twice We’re all living in the mobile age now. Statistics say there are nearly 183 million smart phone users in the world right now – soon it will be 200. The smartest among them are credit union members shopping with prepaid debit cards, leaving their cash and credit cards at home, and using their phone to manage their budget. At this point we all know cards are safer than cash, and prepaid cards are even more secure with their set amounts and limits, and not being linked to a deposit account. What you may not know is some prepaid card providers are beginning to offer free mobile applications which can be downloaded onto smartphones to sync-up and manage prepaid accounts.Prepaid debit card users love that mobile apps like the CUMONEY® prepaid mobile app are a quick, convenient way to keep an eye on their balance. Members can review purchases, double check how much was charged, and determine if they need to load more funds, no matter where they are. Keeping one eye on their shopping list and the other on their prepaid card’s mobile app will help them be sure they stay on task.Helping your members stay within a budget is good for them and for your credit union. Plus it’s just another way you stand out by offering competitive products that are beneficial for your members and their families. At the very least, you’ll help reduce some of their stress during those crazy, crowded trips to the mall. 73SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bart Scott Bart is the Marketing Communication Coordinator for LSC in Naperville, IL. He has worked for the Illinois Credit Union System in various roles for nearly five years. Prior to his … Web: www.lsc.net Detailslast_img read more

Long Island’s Craig Biggio Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

first_imgBiggio will be inducted at a ceremony on July 26 in upstate Cooperstown along with three pitchers: one-time Yankees southpaw Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, the Boston Red Sox ace who happily inflamed and already heated Red Sox-Yankees rivalry (and spent four years with the Mets), and John Smoltz, a key member of the Atlanta Braves’ three-headed pitching monster that included recent hall of fame inductees Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.Johnson and Martinez, both of whom were on the ballot for the first time, appeared on more than 90 percent of the 549 ballots cast—with Johnson coming in at an impressive 97.3 percent.Out of the four, Biggio is the only inductee to play for one team during his lengthy career.He spent 20 years with the Houston Astros—a career that began in 1988, only one year after he was drafted by the franchise in the first round of the amateur draft.Known for his durability and versatility, Biggio secured more than 3,000 hits while playing three different positions: second base, catcher and outfield.Biggio’s career was not defined by dominant performances, but rather his longevity, which oftentimes precludes a player from induction.But Biggio, the consummate teammate, compiled impressive numbers during his 20-year career. He was a reliable defender, having been awarded four gold gloves between 1994-97 at second base. He scored more than 100 runs eight times, slugged 291 home runs and drove in 1,175 runs. A seven-time All-Star, Biggio posted a .400-plus on-base-percentage four times.Biggio’s .281 batting average belied his offensive production: he hit more doubles than any other player in three different seasons, and twice finished with the most runs scored. He was presented the Silver Slugger award—given to the best offensive player at each position—five times, once as a catcher and four times as a second baseman. Biggio was also a threat on the base paths, five times finishing in the top 10 in stolen bases.Once again falling short of the ballot cut was Mike Piazza, the former Mets catcher who on the surface would seem to be the perfect candidate for the Hall of Fame. But Piazza, who played during the steroid-era, as did all four inductees, has fallen under suspicion of having tainted numbers despite his never being linked directly to performance enhancing drugs.The four players most closely associated with baseball’s steroid era—Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa—all fell well short of the 75-percent mark. Don Mattingly, the beloved Yankees first baseman whose career was derailed by a back injury, received only 9.1 percent of the vote in his final year on the ballot. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York After falling two votes shy last year of entering the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Long Island-native Craig Biggio on Tuesday learned that he had appeared on enough ballots this time around to enter Cooperstown. Biggio, who grew up in Smithtown and attended Kings Park High School, appeared on 82.7 percent of the ballots cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America—comfortably eclipsing the 75-percent threshold to earn induction. It was his third time on the ballot.“It still hasn’t hit me,” Biggio said at a press conference after the results were announced. “It’s still very surreal.”Struggling for words, Biggio said his induction was “pretty cool, I gotta be honest with you.”center_img View image | gettyimages.comlast_img read more

Watch a Preview of Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 06, 2017 Budget News,  The Blog,  Videos On Tuesday, February 7th at 11:30 AM, Governor Tom Wolf will deliver his biggest policy speech of the year — the 2017-2018 Budget Address.Watch this preview from Governor Wolf, and make sure you tune in for the full 2017-2018 Budget Address live this Tuesday at 11:30 AM on Facebook Live or governor.pa.gov/live.TRANSCRIPT:Hi Pennsylvania – Tomorrow at 11:30 A.M., I’ll present my 2017-2018 fiscal year budget proposal for Pennsylvania.And, I will continue to take a different approach to moving Pennsylvania forward.For many years, our commonwealth has faced multi-billion dollar deficits. When faced with these challenges, the previous administration slashed funding for schools and our most vulnerable while using shifty accounting maneuvers that only worsened our short fall in the long run.We’re not going to do that. We’re not going to give Harrisburg another free pass while asking the middle class to make more sacrifices. Here’s what I’m going to do instead:Protect our historic investments in education and continue to increase funding for our schools.Get rid of red tape, do away with unnecessary bureaucracy in Harrisburg, shrink the size of our government, and eliminate waste.Make sure seniors and individuals with disabilities receive the quality services they need to thrive.Continue to dedicate resources to battling the heroin and opioid public health crisis that is devastating families throughout the commonwealth.And grow our economy by training our workforce and funding job creation initiatives that work.By cutting government waste and bureaucracy, we can and we will secure investments in Pennsylvania’s future. I hope you’ll tune in tomorrow at 11:30 AM to hear more. Thank you. Watch a Preview of Governor Wolf’s Budget Address By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

UK offshore helicopter study wins award for innovative contribution

first_imgThe results of a joint project by Robert Gordon University (RGU) and Step Change in Safety into the body sizes of UK offshore workers on board various helicopter crafts has received an award for outstanding contribution to ergonomics.RGU said on Thursday that the three-month study was a response to a mandate from the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure offshore workers were sitting adjacent to windows through which they could make an emergency escape.The project involved measuring the shoulders of a 75,000 strong workforce to establish how many were designated as ‘XBR’ or ‘extra broad.’With these figures, the team would be able to advise seating logistics which maximized the probability of successful escape following concerns about window egress in an emergency situation.After the project was completed, the team was awarded the William Floyd Award from the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, for outstanding and innovative contributions to the field. The study was led by Arthur Stewart, from RGU’s School of Health Sciences.Stewart said: “[…] we were able to discover that approximately 3% of offshore workers had a shoulder breadth exceeding 55.9cm, reaching XBR status, and we could then examine the safety implications of their seat positioning within the different models within the helicopter fleet.”Stewart collaborated on the project with Emily Taylor, a senior business analyst from Step Change in Safety, who oversaw a range of aspects of the work, including being the central liaison with industry stakeholders such as the CAA and helicopter operators.Her work also included the marketing and promotion of the scheme directly to the workforce and licensing of equipment required.Taylor added: “Collaboratively, we identified a specific issue, created a simple more sustainable solution which was easy to roll out, with minimal disruption to the user and the sector.”Also playing a key role was RGU’s graduate Robert Ledingham from Survitec oversaw logistics for the study and organized a number of training events for measurers.Ledingham said: “Being able to continue the work I undertook during my Masters of Research project and apply the findings to a real-world health and safety application was a rare and fortunate opportunity of which I am proud.”The team accepted their award at an event held at Birmingham’s Hilton Metropole Hotel which hosted the 2018 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Annual Conference last week.last_img read more

Sergeant-major parents ‘just as bad’ as over-protective mums

first_imgWaikato Times 18 Nov 2011A parenting expert has hit back at social commentator Celia Lashlie’s claims that over-protective mothers are the reason many young men kill themselves behind the wheel. Parent Inc presenter John Cowan says “sergeant major” parents are just as bad. His comments come after Mrs Lashlie yesterday said many teenage boys were being killed on the roads because their mothers smothered them and refused to let them discover the consequences of their own actions. And while John Cowan agreed there was some truth to Mrs Lashlie’s comments, he said children also rebelled against parents who were too strict. “The flipside is the sergeant-major parents who are too strict and set too many rules, those kids don’t get space to think either. Parenting is hard and there are lots of ways to get it wrong. There is no silver bullet for any parent, it is basically engaging in their wold, teaching by example, nurturing and setting limits.” Mrs Lashlie’s comments sparked a flurry of online comments.http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/5989795/Sergeant-major-parents-just-as-bad-as-over-protective-mumslast_img read more

Football Friday-Week #5 (9-20)

first_imgWRBI Area Football Friday Games for Week #5-(9-20).On The Radio & On The Web-The Batesville Bulldogs host The East Central Trojans.Kickoff at The Dog Pound will be at 7.  Jerry Stenger and Jeff Miller will have the call of the game.  WRBI’s Countdown To Kickoff at 6.We will keep you up to date with our other area games.Greensburg hosts South Dearborn.Connersville at Rushville.Milan at North Decatur.Saturday’s games.Franklin County vs. Lawrenceburg at Lucas Oil Stadium-Indy.South Decatur at Tecumseh.last_img read more

Parma offer chance to right irritating Sassuolo draw

first_imgInter Milan assistant manager, Cristian Stellini , has said there’ll be no underestimating Parma. “We analysed that match and realised that the experience will be very valuable for us to avoid making the same mistakes against Parma. We need to be sharp and cool-headed in front of goal if we are to achieve victory. read also:Valencia interested in loan move for Chelsea goalkeeper “When we drew with Parma earlier this season, we created our own problems, so we must be up to the task. We must be smart enough to recognise the opportunities and take them, with the right attitude throughout the match. “We have to take it one game at a time and have been doing a lot of psychological work with the players, as this end to the season is a whole new experience for everyone.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter need victory to stay in touch with Serie A leaders Juventus. “This is an important game, coming after a pretty irritating draw with Sassuolo,” Stellini told Inter TV.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more