These are serious players. World Cup winners and veterans of more than 100 games each for the Hurricanes.That Boyd felt compelled to drop Savea to the bench and exclude Jane from the 23 to play at Ellis Park on Saturday (Sunday morning NZ Time), speaks volumes for how much he must rate Goosen. “Wes is fast, he’s probably the quickest guy we’ve got over short-ish periods. He’s strong, he’s got a massive workrate and he’s just been accurate, so everything we’ve asked him to do he’s done for us,” Boyd said from Johannesburg.And the coach felt Goosen deserved to be rewarded for that.Savea took the news hard and Boyd expects a response, when a chance off the bench presents itself. As for Jane, this is his last season with the franchise and he faces the prospect bowing out in a fluro vest, running water bottles and instructions from the coaches.But, as Boyd noted, there were a few blokes with strong selection claims who had to be squeezed in, once centre Vince Aso was declared fit to play.”We talked during the year that when we get to the back-end of the season, reputation counts for nothing and form will dictate selection,” said Boyd.”At the end of the day we were keen to get Vince back into the midfield in partnership with Ngani, where they’ve performed pretty well in Matt Proctor’s absence. So, with Vince going in there, there was a bit of a log-jam.”Jordie Barrett, who’d done an able job in Aso’s place, has returned to fullback. That pushed Nehe Milner-Skudder back to the right wing, where Goosen had played to such good effect in the quarterfinal win over the Brumbies.In the end Goosen swapped sides and Savea got the tap on the shoulder.The dice felt better for captain Dane Coles, who’ll make his first start since March 18 following last week’s 30-odd minutes off the bench. In doing so, the hooker will become the eleventh Hurricane – after Andrew Hore, Jane, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Rodney So’oialo, Jeremy Thrush, Neemia Tialata, Tana Umaga, Victor Vito and Savea.to make 100 appearances for the franchise.Coles grew up in Hurricanes country and dreamed of playing for the team from a young age. One game would’ve been plenty, so 100 seems hard to comprehend.”I used to go to the games and catch the train in from the [Kapiti] coast and watch them at the stadium, so it’s always been the team I supported,” Coles said of the milestone.”I think it just shows how hard I’ve worked to get to where I am today and all the persistence and the times I used to sit on the bench behind a legend [Hore] and stuff like that. I’m just stoked that I’ve been given the chance and I’ve played so many games for a club that I love and a jersey that I love.”So it means a lot to me and my family and I suppose my friends that have supported me all the time. So very humbled that I’ve been given the chance to start and play a hundred games for the club.”Beyond Coles and Ricky Riccitelli swapping places, the pack is unchanged from that which met the Brumbies. Now, more than ever, the onus is on the blokes in jerseys 1 to 8 to make sure their star-studded backline can play.Coles knows that as well as anyone.HURRICANES: Jordie Barrett, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Wes Goosen, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, Brad Shields, Ardie Savea, Vaea Fifita, Sam Lousi, Mark Abbott, Jeff To’omaga-Allen, Dane Coles (c), Ben May. Reserves: Ricky Riccitelli, Chris Eves, Loni Uhila, Reed Prinsep, Callum Gibbins, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Otere Black, Julian Savea Photo by: HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES (Julian Savea has been benched for the semifinal against the Lions).
The Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem will be the rival this Sunday of the Serbian Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open, the first ‘Grand Slam’ of the season, after tracing this Friday in his semifinal to the German Alexander Zverev and prevailing by 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4). The Austrian defeats the German 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) The fifth and seventh seekers fought for more than three and a half hours to become the other end of the oceanic ‘big’ and the tennis player who would have the mission of winning ‘Nole’ for the first time in the final game in the Rod Laver Arena. The prize went to the executioner of Rafa Nadal in the quarterfinals, who won the ticket for his third final of ‘Grand Slam’ after the two losses against the Balearic in Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019.For this, Thiem had to recover from a first set where Zverev, in his first semifinal of a tournament of this nature, played at a very good level against an opponent with too many mistakes. The one of Wiener Neustadt, however, was able to replenish to settle his tennis and although he wasted a break of advantage, he broke again and after saving two balls of break with his service, he matched the sleeve.The duel was balanced then, although it was Zverev who had the best option in the third quarter. The Hamburg equalized an initial break of his opponent and with 5-4 up had two set balls to the rest, but missed them and the fifth seed continued his idyll with the tiebreaks. The fourth set, without breakage, had that destiny and the number five in the world, as it did before Nadal, managed better to meet Djokovic. Photo: Reuters read more
The Senior Flyers travelled to Spirit River Saturday night and lost in overtime.The Flyers ended up losing to the Rangers 4-3 in overtime. Adam Horst, Todd Alexander and Paul Wiens each scored one goal in the game.Paul Wallman of the Rangers scored the OT winner.- Advertisement -The Flyers will now play Horse Lake Thursday night. You can hear that game live on Moose FM starting at 8:15pm.After that, the Flyers have a break from the NPHL and will host Prince George Jan 15 & 16 at the North Peace Arena. Prince George has put together a triple A team. read more
December 13 is the third annual Get from Giving event, which encourages residents to share a meal and use the opportunity to help others in need. Another way to help out this winter is by sponsoring a family for Christmas. The FSJWRS provides single parent families with help over the holidays, with the help of local businesses. A family is matched with a business, which then assists with the cost of dinner and gifts for the parent and children. Families applying for a Christmas hamper provide information on the ages, sizes, and likes and dislikes of the children, and the business has the option of shopping for the family itself or having the Women’s Resource Society do it on its behalf. – Advertisement -Anyone interested in sponsoring a family of any size is encouraged to call 250-787-1121. read more
Eran Zahavi will be surely be in the running for the 2016 FIFA Puskás Award for goal of the year.The Maccabi Tel Aviv ace netted an incredible overhead kick against Maccabi Petah Tikv during the Israeli league clash over the weekend.As a certain talkSPORT pundit might say – take a bow, son!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Fox’s run on “CSI” nearly ended in 2004 when she and co-star George Eads were fired during contract negotiations. They were later hired back. “If I thought the show were on its last legs, I would have tried harder to stay the course,” said Fox. “But I feel like it’s going to be around for a while, so if I don’t want some of those dreams to pass me by, I have to get off the ride for a while.” Fox has been a cast member since “CSI” premiered in 2000. Jorja Fox is waving goodbye to “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Fox, 39, tells EW.com she has quit the Las Vegas-based forensics drama, saying she wants to explore other opportunities. “There are all these things I want to do,” she said in a story posted Monday on the Web site. “Some are personal. Some are professional. And I really need to do some of them before I get too old.” She has wrapped up filming on the hit CBS series and will make her last appearance as Sara Sidle in an episode to air next month, the Web site says. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
CASTAIC – A Castaic couple was found dead Thursday afternoon in their Stonegate neighborhood home, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty heater. Brian Donald Austin, 56, and his wife, Nina Dell Austin, 51, were found by sheriff’s deputies who were called by a worried friend who hadn’t heard from the couple for a few days. Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Doug LaCount of Station 149 in Castaic said that health hazardous materials squad was en route to clean the air in the Austin’s Agate Court home so detectives and coroner’s officials could investigate. “They appear to have succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning,” LaCount said. “We took our CO reader in the house and detected a high reading.” He said that the deputies who found the couple were dizzy when they came out of the house and that one deputy was given oxygen. Deputy John Liebe, who was one of the first officers at the scene, said a caller said the couple had recently complained of feeling ill a few days ago. “We found the front door unlocked,” he said. “They were in bed, with no signs of trauma or foul play, but it smelled a little funny and, sure enough, while we were in the house, the heater kicked on.” Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
Peter Moloney , Northern Board secretary, presenting the cup to joint Captains Luke Gavigan and Chad Mc Sorley.The eagerly awaited Under 13 Northern Board Final was contested today by Sean Mac Cumhaills and An Tearman with the Finn Valley side taking the honours.There was very little between these teams when they met in the league last month. A large crowd had gathered for throw in in the Center of Excellence in Convoy. Referee for the match was PJ Scanlon.Mac Cumhaills started the better of the teams and Luke Gavigan opened the scoring after a min. Oisin Gallen and Jamie Keegan added to this and after 15 mins Mac Cumhaills were 6 points up. Termon fought back and were unfortunate not to get on the score sheet. Further points for Oisin Gallen (2f), Joel Bradley (1f) and Jaime Keegan (1f) gave Mac Cumhaills a commanding half time lead of 0-12 to 0-00. This Termon team refused to lie down and came out all guns blazing for the start of the second half. They scored two quick goals, one from Ciaran Macan Duibh, and a point from Chonair Macan Duibh to bring them back into the game big style. It took another few minutes for Mac Cumhaills to settle down. A brilliantly taken goal by Conor Doherty gave Mac Cumhaills some breathing space. Further points for Joel Bradley Walsh, Anthony Gallagher, Chad Mc Sorley and Conor Doherty gave Mac Cumhaills the victory they deserved. final score was 1-19 to 2-03.Well done to both teams on an entertaining match.Best of luck to both teams in the All County Semi Finals. Sean Mac Cumhaills Team. Ciaran Foy, Adam Dunnion, Kieran Barron, Shane Griffin, Aaron Gillooley, Austin Duignam, Alex Mc Geehan, Chad Mc Sorley(0-02), Joe Boyle, Anthony Bruton, Luke Gavigan(0-04), Coner Doherty(1-02), Joel Bradley Walsh(0-02), Oisin Gallen(0-04)Jaime Keegan (0-04), Joey Laverty, Sean O Donnell, Karl Doherty, Anthony Gallagher(0-01), Shane Rowan, Jack Burke, Niall Gallen, Jordan Gallagher, Cian Gallen, Odhran Byrne An Tearmann. Kai Mac Caffartaigh, Chonair O Cathaigh, Caolan Gallachoir, Eoin Macuailt, Chonair Macan Duibh, Oisin O Casaigh, Antoin O Grainne, Dara O Dochartaigh, Ciaran Macan Duibh(1-00), Chonair Mac Phaidin(0-01), Chonair Macan Duibh, Roibeard Mac Eiteachain, Stoifan Mac Daibhid,Seamus Mac Grainne, Dara O Ruisell, Aaron O Reid,Eimhin O Colmain, Marc Gallachoir, Oisin Mc Menamin, Sean hAlcoirn, Colm Gallachoir, Chonair O Casaigh, Adan Mac Elbhainn.Under 13 northern board champions Mac Cumhaills CHAMPIONS! MacCUMHAILLS U-13 BOYS TAKE NORTHERN TITLE was last modified: October 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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) Tags:Mac CumhaillsNorthern FinalTermonU-13 Boys read more
SharePrint RelatedDear (Aspiring) Geocache Hider: Earn a SouvenirMarch 10, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”Time to Phone-a-Friend: Sometimes hiding a geocache takes twoJune 24, 2014In “Community”Be a better hiderAugust 21, 2018In “News” Get your geocache building tools ready. It’s time to become a geocache maker. First things first. Check out this video to learn the basics of geocache hiding:Now, are you ready to take your geocache to the next level? You’ll need to learn the magic formula for creating an unforgettable experience: innovative container + inspiring location + powerful storytelling. Check out these 7 tips and tricks for making the ultimate geocaching experience:1. Think everyday, household items. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to make an innovative geocache. Simple latches (like child locks!) and magnets can go a long way towards building a cool container.A geocache by Herr Potter that uses child proof drawer latches.2. Make sure the location matches the container. A tupperware container is awesome if it brings you to an inspiring location; it’s less awesome if it brings you to a parking lot. You can make up for a less exciting location by using a container that requires some brain power to open or is itself a work of art.3. Don’t forget the geocache page! A person’s geocaching experience begins the moment they open a geocache’s page. Tell a fun, fictional story or use the geocache page to teach a history or science lesson. Make sure the necessary information, including coordinates, is accurate.4. Geocaching needs a planet. So let’s take care of the earth! Read these 6 tips for hiding an environmentally friendly cache.5. Ask for permission. While it may not be as exciting as making an innovative container or discovering the perfect location, asking permission before placing a geocache is essential to creating a quality geocaching experience. You wouldn’t want geocachers to have a negative run-in with a property owner who isn’t aware of your geocache!6. Think longevity. Geocaches can live for a very long time, but this requires some tender, loving care. Take the D2W quiz to see if your geocache is made for life, and make sure to follow up on Needs Maintenance logs posted by other geocachers. No one likes a soggy logbook.See step-by-step instructions to recreate some of the world’s coolest geocaches.7. Look to others for inspiration. There’s a lot of creativity out there in the geocaching universe. To get your own creative juices flowing, check out the Creative Hides on our Geocaching Pinterest page to see what geocachers around the world are doing. Then check out these step-by-step instructions to learn some of world’s greatest makers’ secret ingredients to building a world-class geocache:Geocache on the Rocks by FoggA SHOCKING Cache by WVTimSchrader’s Ode to Dayspring by Herr PotterYou’ve read the tips. You’ve seen the photos. Now you’re ready…. Go forth & create!Are you a geocache Maker? Tell us about your most creative hide in the comments below. Share with your Friends:More read more
DiPietro-Wells, R. (2015). Field Talk: A Q&AField Talk is a monthly blog post sharing the voices of early childhood providers who serve or have served military families of young children with disabilities (birth to 5 years old). We hope you find it to be educational, personable, and encouraging.Photo used with permission.This month we welcome Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff, Ed.D., NCC, NCSC, TLC Trauma and Loss school Specialist.Dr. Ratliff is the Program Director and an Associate Professor of the M.Ed. School Counseling program at American Public University/American Military University.This interview was edited for length and clarity.Describe your current role.I serve as a content expert in school counseling and educate students who have a desire to be a professional school counselor in P-12 school settings. Many of my students are military spouses or in the military, so we often discuss needs and resources for military families through our program curriculum.I am fortunate to work for a university founded on supporting educational opportunities for our military and public service workers. We serve those who serve and that is very rewarding.What’s your favorite part of your current job?I love preparing my students to become professional school counselors. They have the amazing opportunity to impact the lives of students and families within the U.S. and abroad. The diversity of our learners is incredible and I truly enjoy supporting the educational goals of our students, many of whom are military connected. Knowing that we are filling a need for developing quality school counselors across the globe is a responsibility I take seriously and I love hearing from graduates who are making a difference on the front lines in our schools.Tell us about experiences you have had working with military families.First and foremost, I have personal experience as a former military kid, so I had to cope with the frequent moves, confusion of school transitions, and absence of my father figure while he was in Korea and temporary duty (TDY). I have now been a military spouse for 20 years and have a genuine understanding of the challenges of military life as an adult.Professionally, I was employed as a school counselor in the Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and the Washington, D.C. areas where I had the opportunity to work with military families and military children for 12 years. I helped children transition to new schools and adapt to new social environments and support systems. I facilitated group counseling for military children after 9-11 when constant deployments were in the beginning stages of “normal” life for these families, and I provided resources to support military families outside the school setting.How did you come to work with military families?Initially, military children and families were a significant part of the school populations where I worked, so meeting their needs was part of my role as a school counselor. However, the most important part of my work started after September 11th when I was working at an elementary school in North Carolina. For the remainder of that year, I shifted my focus in the school counseling program to address the needs of children with deployed parents and the spouses remaining behind. After implementing several counseling groups, one local family went so far as to transfer to my school, so their child could participate in my small group counseling program. That experience helped me realize the importance of providing free, accessible services to military families in “neutral” settings. Although access to counseling services has improved, there is a stigma to seeking counseling within the culture of the military, so providing services in the school setting was viewed as a normal part of children’s educational experience and removed some of the stigma.Describe a rewarding experience working with military families.Military families have a great deal of resilience despite the challenging circumstances they may face. One particularly rewarding experience occurred when I was working with elementary age students in group counseling. After a few weeks of sharing feelings of sadness, anxiety and anger, the group dynamics began to change drastically. After the initial shock of deployment and separation, the group members developed a new sense of resilience. They began to express pride in the deployed family member, began to express healthy coping mechanisms, and found a sense of community and support with one another. Watching them develop through the grief cycle and find strength and resilience was very rewarding. Watching members of the group provide support to each other helped to secure some normalcy in another otherwise not normal situation of having a parent sent to war.Describe a challenging experience working with military families.I could name several challenges, but if I have to describe just one it would be the transient nature of military families. There are several frustrations associated with changing schools, learning about new resources and new processes, and adapting to new environments. Continuity of care and stability is important and military life means you often have to disconnect from your support systems on a frequent basis. Some of the most challenging situations are when you finally see progress and then the family moves away. For example, evaluating students for gifted education or special education services is not a quick process. There have been many times when we were at the verge of securing resources and placements at the time when the student moved to another school district. This sometimes requires students to endure further testing and adjusting to a new environment before decisions can be made, and therefore services may be delayed.From your experience, how are military families similar and different from other types of families? How do you change your practice between families?Military families often transition from being together, being separated, being reunited, enduring many high stress deployments, etc. For this reason, the family unit is constantly changing. In my opinion, military families share some characteristics with single parent families, particularly when one parent is deployed or away for long periods of time. In some cases, both parents may be deployed and this creates a unique situation where other family members are taking care of the children. This can uproot children and place them in a new environment with new rules, not to mention the grief they experience being away from both parents. Military families do have added stressors related to long separations and the anxieties that accompany lapses of communication, and missing holidays, sporting events, and graduations.One essential skill in counseling is the ability to adapt your approach and consider the unique culture of clients you are working with in practice. Understanding the transient nature of military families and understanding the family dynamics of separation, reintegration, and the deployment cycle in general, I am more diligent in seeking out resources for social support and more aware of assessing emergent needs. I have found that children need their non-deployed parent to exhibit resilience and optimism. In order to do that, non-deployed parents must have their needs met. This could be providing resources for respite care in order to provide self-care time for a non-deployed parent. I truly believe that you must take care of yourself before you can effectively take care of others.As providers, how can we support military parents who are deployed or away frequently due to trainings/school?Communication is key. Many of the interventions implemented in my small group counseling program involved communicating with the deployed parent. Even if communication is not immediately available, we can find creative ways to include the deployed parent. For example, my students recorded an ongoing journal about things they were doing while Mom or Dad were away and they would mail them monthly to their parent. This bridged the gap between what the parent was missing and helped the child connect with the parent through their daily activities even though the parent was not physically present. Some of the best experiences were when the deployed parent would return and thank us for providing that connection to their child while living a world away.Describe a specific stressor that military families with whom you have worked have shared or experienced.One specific stressor that tends to be a theme in working with military families is the constant rotation of deployments. It is a rollercoaster ride from the time of finding out about a deployment to the anticipation of them leaving to enduring the worry and stress while they are in harm’s way, and then the emotions associated with the homecoming and having to redefine life again as a family. Roles within the family change frequently and readjusting to those roles can create added stress. If you add symptoms of PTSD to the reunification, it can be even more complicated. I have worked with many families experiencing marital distress, coping with PTSD triggers, and learning to live with irritability or loss of family functioning – things that they did not have to cope with prior to deployment.What “insider” tips or advice do you have for service providers working with military families who have young children with disabilities?It is important not to assume that all military families who have young children with disabilities have the exact same needs. Although military families may share common experiences, they are not all exactly the same, just as children with disabilities are not all the same. It is important to ask questions, assess immediate needs, identify immediate sources of support, be familiar with the challenges and strengths associated with military families, be flexible, and have a system in place to assist with expected or unexpected transitions to new duty stations or other relocations. Also, as a service provider it is essential to know the community in which you work and be able to provide helpful support channels for various needs.If you could change or improve one thing for military families with young children with disabilities, what would it be?One improvement that I think needs continued attention is continuity of care. There should be a way for military families with young children who have disabilities to move from one place to the next with no interruption or delay in receiving services. I know some cases where the transition was not handled smoothly and children were on waiting lists to continue care they had on a regular basis.What types of resources have you sought out to feel more confident and competent at meeting the specific needs of military families? (e.g., trainings, blog posts, organizations, etc.)I attend trainings at counseling conferences, seek out information from publications and newsletters from the Military Child Education Coalition, and seek out research on topics related to military families. It certainly has helped to have firsthand knowledge of military culture and military life.This post was written by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Amy Santos, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. read more