FIFA, WCup sponsors talk in secret over corruption crisis

first_img Six current or former FIFA executive committee members were indicted or had guilty pleas unsealed by the US Justice Department, which is investigating bribery, fraud and racketeering in the allocation of broadcasting rights and tournament hosts. The case prompted FIFA President Sepp Blatter, a target of US prosecutors, to announce he would leave within months and try to reform the scandal-plagued organisation. However, Visa said last month it doubted that “meaningful progress can be made under FIFA’s existing leadership.” Current sponsors fill only seven of 34 available slots FIFA has allocated for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. FIFA has a revenue target of around $6 billion in the four-year commercial cycle tied to the tournament, but has failed to sign any new deals since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. No major deals are likely to be signed before the election to replace Blatter is held on February 26, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said last month. ZURICH (AP): FIFA has met with some World Cup sponsors in a meeting they demanded after a corruption crisis rocked football’s governing body. Little detail was revealed after the closed-door session yesterday, shrouded in secrecy at FIFA headquarters and attended by Adidas, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Visa. “No further comment will be made on the internal discussions between the parties,” FIFA said in a terse, three-paragraph statement. Still, FIFA said it had “reaffirmed its commitment to transparency, reform, and collaboration with its valued partners.” The five sponsors issued a joint statement of just two paragraphs. “FIFA provided the sponsors with updates on several topics,” it noted. “During this meeting, we reiterated our expectations for robust reform, and we will continue to engage with FIFA.” Gazprom and Hyundai were absent without a reason given by FIFA or the sponsors. No mention was made yesterday of appointing two sponsor representatives scheduled to join a FIFA-appointed reforms committee. The reforms panel, chaired by former IOC director general, Francois Carrard, first meets September 2-3 in Bern, Switzerland, FIFA said earlier yesterday. Long-standing sponsors typically slow to criticise FIFA have spoken out since American and Swiss federal investigations of corruption were revealed in May. GUILTY PLEASlast_img read more

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Community feeding project continues at West Ruimveldt

first_imgA nonprofit youth organisation on Saturday afternoon embarked on its second seed planting exercise which is a part of an initiative to support and feed their community. Youth Challenge Guyana (YCG) which operates out of the David Rose Centre in West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, began planting organic vegetables with the help of residents and the Guyana School of Agriculture just a few months ago.The vegetable planting is a part of a ‘co-op garden’ that the organisationGSA representative Osbert Nurse planting the first vegetable in the second batchintroduced in order to assist residents of the West Ruimveldt community with their food production. The participants have not only been able to plant and harvest their own vegetables but they have also been instructed on best practices they should utilise when farming.Executive Director of (YCG) Demetri Nicholson explained the thought behind continuing the initiative with a second batch of vegetables, “We’ve seen the amount that just a small plot has been able to produce, and the community said we should continue,” he stated. Nicholson also touched on the Guyana School of Agriculture’s involvement in the project. He explained that they have provided technical support, which has come in the form of an instructor. Osbert Nurse has been working along with residents, teaching skills and best practices and ensuring that the crop production goes well. The young man is also there to provide solution and cures for any infections that may arise to threaten the crops.Guyana Times spoke with one resident who was enthusiastic about the work he is involved in. Moses, of West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, noted that the initiative was beneficial to him since he wishes to become a farmer. The young man expressed gratitude at being able to learn what he should and shouldn’t do. Another resident, Pauline Yard, said she was happy to be a part of the project and said she was happy to harvest the fruits of her labour.To date, there are a number of flourishing vegetable plants which sit in the compound of the David Rose Centre; these include bora, calalloo and ochra. This second batch of vegetables will include eggplant (baigan) and tomatoes along with those vegetables that were planted before.last_img read more

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‘FC Hollywood’ nickname back to haunt Bayern Munich

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, seen in action during a German First division Bundesliga match in Gelsenkirchen, on September 19, 2017 © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZBERLIN, Germany, Sep 26 – Bayern Munich play Paris Saint-Germain away in a blockbuster Champions League clash on Wednesday with the old ‘FC Hollywood’ nickname having returned to haunt the Bavarian giants.In the 1990s, Bayern earned the ‘FC Hollywood’ tag when the off-field antics of stars like Lothar Matthaeus and Jurgen Klinsmann made the headlines as much as the team’s success on the pitch. Even the coach got in on the act when Giovanni Trapattoni famously exploded in rage at his players’ performances during a press conference.Since Ottmar Hitzfeld steered Bayern to the 2001 Champions League title, the moniker has been redundant, but recent events, combined with below-par results, have seen it reappear in the German media.A shock 2-0 Bundesliga defeat at Hoffenheim, then last Friday’s 2-2 draw at home to Wolfsburg when Bayern threw away a two-goal lead, have not helped coach Carlo Ancelotti with his team now third in the table.The Italian has been criticised on all sides.The behaviour and comments of stars Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery or Robert Lewandowski has added to the simmering tension.– Star tantrums –Bayern Munich’s German forward Thomas Mueller, seen in action during their German first division Bundesliga match against Schalke, in Gelsenkirchen, on September 19, 2017 © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZMueller moaned about being benched when Bayern won at Werder Bremen last month, saying: “I don’t know exactly which qualities the coach wants to see, but mine don’t seem to be 100 percent in demand.”Then Ribery hurled his shirt in a rage after being substituted in the 3-0 Champions League win over Anderlecht and Robben slammed Bayern’s performance after the Belgians played for 80 minutes with 10 men.Lewandowski criticised the club’s conservative spending policy, making the point they risk being left behind by their European rivals, in a thinly-disguised attack on chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and president Uli Hoeness.Ancelotti’s situation has been further hampered by the loss of Manuel Neuer — out until January with a fractured foot — and replacement goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has yet to impress.Unless results pick up, the German media will be asking how much time Ancelotti has left, especially if Bayern lose heavily in Paris.“I have a contract until 2019,” Ancelotti recently said about his future.“The criticism has gone beyond its limits. I am used to being criticised, but to be frank, this is too much!”German daily Bild are already convinced Bayern have Hoffenheim’s 30-year-old coach Julian Nagelsmann lined up as a possible replacement.Ancelotti was recruited to great fanfare when he took charge last year after Pep Guardiola left to coach Manchester City.– ‘Step backwards’ –Bayern Munich’s head coach Carlo Ancelotti reacts on the sideline during their German first division Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg, in Munich, on September 22, 2017 © AFP/File / Guenter SCHIFFMANNGuardiola’s frantic urging and marshalling of his players was juxtaposed by Ancelotti’s calm observations from the sidelines.Under Guardiola, Bayern reached the Champions League semi-finals for three years running, but under Ancelotti they bowed out in the quarter-finals to Real Madrid last season.Ex-Bayern and Germany star Paul Breitner has been Ancelotti’s biggest critic.“I miss the chaos and craziness, like under Pep Guardiola,” said Breitner on a recent talk show.“Carlo Ancelotti has not let the team develop. I haven’t seen any movement, it’s all static and the team has taken at least a step backwards.”Nagelsmann took Hoffenheim to the brink of a place in the Champions League group stage recently and won the award as Germany’s coach of the year.He let slip in a Bild interview that Bayern “play a big role in (his) dreams”, while Ancelotti has had to laugh off reports of a possible move to China.And so the drama rumbles on at ‘FC Hollywood’, where Ancelotti may well be replaced unless he sates Bayern’s unquenchable thirst for silverware.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Moyes is the firm favourite for Real Sociedad job, claims Hunter

first_imgGraham Hunter claims former Manchester United manager David Moyes is the firm favourite to be the next Real Sociedad boss.The La Liga side sacked Jagoba Arrasate on Sunday and have been linked with a swoop for the Scot.Moyes hasn’t had a job since being sacked as Red Devils chief earlier this year, and Hunter insists a spell in Spain may be on the cards.“Real Socidedad have just sacked their manager Arrasate and David Moyes is the firm favourite to land the Real Sociedad job,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “It’s not signed and sealed but it’s very likely.”last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, November 11

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Arsenal are set to launch a stunning £30million January raid on Barcelona for duo Pedro and Dani Alves, who are also being followed by Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea. (Daily Express)And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also eyeing £10million-rated Ipswich youngster Tyrone Mings. Gunners scout Pat Holland has watched the defender on several occasions and was present at Saturday’s 1-0 home win over promotion rivals Watford. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United have joined the race for former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who is unsettled at Paris Saint-Germain. (Metro)Manchester United have moved a step closer to signing former Barcelona legend Victor Valdes after the goalkeeper revealed he is ‘almost ready’ to return to competitive action. (Daily Express)Gerard Pique is set to put Manchester United and Chelsea on alert by holding showdown talks with Barcelona. (Daily Mirror)West Brom have declared star man Saido Berahino will not be leaving the club in January, amid interest in the England new boy from Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)And here’s all the latest talkSPORT.com headlines….Exclusive – Gerrard the greatest Liverpool player in history, claims Kop heroExclusive – Liverpool legend ‘baffled’ by Rodgers’ persistence with BalotelliEurope’s most creative player! Did Chelsea sell this man too soon?Real Madrid to trump Tottenham in race for German midfield star?Super striker with 199 goals ‘would love to play for’ Liverpool – too late?More misery for Tottenham? Italian side set to swoop for Spain starletLiverpool on red alert over unwanted Barcelona defenderNewcastle youngster in line for Yeovil loan movelast_img read more

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GAELIC GAMES: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS

first_img*Jigs & Reels*The club, in conjunction with the Parents Association of Scoil Mhuire National School, Milford, held a Jigs & Reels competition as a fundraiser for the year on Friday past in the Silver Tassie. It was a great nights entertainment which saw a fantastic turnout from the local community. The club would like to thank Noel Cunningham, MC on the night, and John Bosco for providing the entertainment between dances, the sponsors, the judges, especially Danny O’Carroll (Buster from Mrs Browns Boys) who made an extra special effort to be there. A huge thank you especially to the dancers who made huge sacrifices over the past number of months and their hard work and dedication shone through on Friday night. A lot of that credit must go to their teacher, Natalie McGeever, who did a fantastic job. Christy McCafferty and Joey McFadden won the peoples vote, while Aidan Cannon and Agnes Ryan won the judges vote. It was also decided to donate 10% of the profits towards assisting the Milford people involved in a serious car accident that occurred in Australia last week. Presentation of the cheques and a thank you to the dancers will take place in the Travellers on Saturday 23rd. *Scor Sinsir*Congratulations to all the club members who participated in the Senior Scór Semi Final in Burt on Saturday 16th. The club competed in five different categories, with three out of five making it through to the county final, a truly great success rate which reflects all the hard work put in by Brendan Ward and his team. The instrumental group, Ballad Group and Quiz team made it through and although we didn’t make the final in the recitation and solo singing competitions all the club members who participated on the night made it through to the county final as members of the groups. Thanks to Brendan and Christina for the use of the house for practise and all the refreshments. This was the clubs first serious foray into Scór Sínsir for many years and bodes well for the future. The Scor Sinsir county final takes place next Friday 22nd February at 7.30pm sharp in Glenswilley and all support would be greatly appreciated.*Junior Championship* The Seniors have been drawn to play Naomh Ultan in the Preliminary round of the Championship with the winners facing either Robert Emmetts or Muff*Club Membership*Please note that club membership is now due. Membership rates are €20 for adults, €10 for children, and €50 per family. Alternatively you can download a standing order form from the club website (www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie) for the weekly club lotto. Entry to the lotto database costs €17 per month which also entitles you to 11 weeks free entry to the lotto as well as full family membership. Membership forms will also be available to download from the website in the coming days. The deadline for payment of membership is the 17th of March and can be paid to any committee member, see the website for committee details. PLEASE NOTE: The club will only source Donegal tickets for fully paid up members as of the 17th of March.*Sen/Res/u21/Minor Training*Training for all Senior, Reserve, U21 and Minor players continues every Wednesday at 7pm at the pitch in Milford. Training will also take place on Saturday, time to be confirmed. If for any reason you are unable to attend let the management know.*Ladies Training*Training continues at the pitch every Wednesday at 6.30pm and Saturday morning at 10am. *U14 Training*The U14’s have training every Friday at Fern from 5.30pm to 7pm.with League starting at the start of March it is important we get everyone out. Managers are Darragh Kelly and Gerry Crossan.*U10 Training*U10 Training continues this Sunday at Moyle View Park at 12.00. All Children are requested to bring Mouth Guards/Gum Shields plus Water Bottle. Could all parents please try to get children to use the Gum Shields a number of times during the week as it is quite difficult for the children to get used to them. They are compulsory since 1/1/2013. If anybody does not have Gum Shields yet they will be on sale at Training on Sunday. *Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with either Barry on 086-3400082 or Aidan on 087-1223177.Hoodies (Kids 5-11: €29.99. Kids 13-14: €38. Adults S-XXL: €39.99)Track top (13/14 – Adult XXL: €38)Windcheater (Adult S-XXL: €23)Hat (€7.50)Polo Shirts (Navy) (13/14 – Adult XXL: €29.99)Training T-Shirt (Kids 5-11: €18. Kids 13-14: €19.99. Adults S-XXL: €23)Initials can be added at an additional €2 each*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 14-18-20-22. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners gets €25. The winners were: Ciaran Alcorn, Pat Curley, Milford, & AP Friel, Ballyare. Next weeks Jackpot is €5,620.*Conversational Irish Classes*There will be no conversational Irish classes this week due to Ash Wednesday but they will resume next week. Adults and children welcome. Admission: Adults €2, Children €1. The classes will be for 1.5 hours and refreshments will be providedGAELIC GAMES: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAELIC GAMES: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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Senate overwhelmingly passes 2018 Farm Bill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After making it out of conference late yesterday, today with a vote of 87-13 the Senate passed Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 — the final 2018 Farm Bill.“This 2018 farm bill is a complete package — one that will serve all Americans,” said Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation president. “Farm and ranch families in particular will find a good degree of risk management support they need to help them weather the prolonged downturn in the agricultural economy that many of us are facing. Next year, we are going to face continued challenges across farm and ranch country, and this new farm bill gives us the tools we will need to weather this ongoing storm.”The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked members of Congress, especially the bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, for crafting a farm bill that includes much-needed reforms to help American dairy farmers. Dairy provisions in the legislation include:Higher coverage levels in a renamed Margin Protection Program (MPP) that address deficiencies in the current program’s feed-cost formula.Greater flexibility to allow producers of all sizes to access Tier 1 premium rates.Expanded access to additional risk management tools, allowing producers to participate in both MPP and the Livestock Gross Margin insurance program.Continued support for land and water conservation programs that assist dairy producersNutrition provisions intended to enhance consumption of fluid milk.U.S Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) pointed out improvements in the commodity programs for Midwestern crops by making the Agriculture Risk Coverage program more workable, allowing growers participating in the ARC program to update yields, increasing funding for market and export promotion programs, improving crop insurance, and an amendment to expand crop insurance coverage for planting malting barley. The 2018 Farm Bill also includes Brown’s provisions to protect Lake Erie and water quality across the state of Ohio. The final bill includes provisions from Brown’s bipartisan Give Our Resources the Opportunity to Work (GROW) Act, which will better utilize existing federal water programs to protect waterways and expand access to quality farmland.“This bipartisan bill is good for farmers, good for taxpayers, and good for Lake Erie,” Brown said. “I’m proud of our work to keep Lake Erie and Ohio waterways clean for the businesses, farmers and residents who rely on them, while also maintaining quality farmland for Ohio farmers.”U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) joined Brown to announce that they secured a provision to increase research funding for Central State University. For more than 100 years, Central State University was denied 1890 Land Grant status, meaning it was ineligible for funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its innovative scientific research. Portman and Brown’s provision corrects that oversight and increases the amount of formula funding that Central State will be able to receive from USDA, while not jeopardizing the funding of any other 1890 Land Grant.“Central State University serves an important role in food and ag research and development in Wilberforce and throughout Ohio,” said Portman. “Central State deserves to be treated in the same way as other historically black colleges when it comes to accessing federal funding under the Farm Bill, and I was pleased this important amendment was included.”The new Farm Bill also secures several victories for conservation, beginning farmers, and rural communities, according to Center for Rural Affairs Policy Manager Anna Johnson.“We are pleased that Congress has maintained the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in the final bill, and included many policy changes to strengthen the program,” Johnson said.Policy changes include increased support for key practices such as cover crops, resource-conserving crop rotations, and advanced grazing management.Johnson praised the bill’s provisions for programs that support new farmers and rural vitality. Several valuable programs for beginning, socially-disadvantaged, and veteran farmers; value-added agriculture; and local foods are combined into two new programs that will permanently preserve their functions. These are the Farming Opportunities Training and Outreach Program, and the Local Agricultural Marketing Program.In addition, Congress increased funding for the Conservation Reserve Program – Transition Incentive Program to $50 million. Johnson said this change will do important work to facilitate beginning, socially-disadvantaged, and veteran farmers working with retiring farmers to access land.“We deeply appreciate that Congress has chosen to invest beginning farmers and rural communities through these programs,” she said.The Farm Bill now heads to the House for possible passage later this week, before making its way to the desk of President Trump for his signature.last_img read more

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See Ya, iPhone 4: Apple Drops Support For A Phone That Sold Millions

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple#iOS#iOS 8#iPhone#iPhone 4#iphone 4s#upgrade iOS#WWDC#WWDC 2014 adriana lee Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … At Monday’s keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference, a showcase for its latest software, Apple executives didn’t drop a hint of “one more thing,” as the company’s late cofounder Steve Jobs used to do years ago. But there was indeed one more thing—a bit of bad news for owners of older Apple phones.When Craig Federighi, Apple’s software chief, pulled up the names of devices capable of running iOS 8, the next mobile software for iPhones and iPads set to launch this fall, the iPhone 4 was not among them, MacRumors noticed.The iPhone 4, which more or less defined a look for modern iPhones that Apple has only subtly tweaked, sold 1.7 million units in its first three days on sale in 2010, and continued to sell briskly alongside more modern models, especially in price-sensitive developing markets. Apple executive Craig Federighi quietly gave the iPhone 4 the ax on Monday at WWDC.iPhone 4geddaboutitThe list of iOS 8-capable devices Federighi displayed at WWDC included:iPhone 4siPhone 5iPhone 5ciPhone 5siPod touch 5th generationiPad 2iPad 4iPad AiriPad MiniiPad mini with Retina DisplayThis is not entirely a surprise. The iPhone 4 had trouble running iOS 7. It’s three generations behind at this point. Apple released software tweaks under iOS 7.1 to address some of those performance issues for the iPhone 4, but the company appears to be cutting the gadget loose now.Apple will continue supporting the iPhone 4s, which it still sells at retail, even though it, too, had trouble dealing with iOS 7.In some emerging markets like India, Apple reintroduced the iPhone 4 as a low-end device to compete with cheap Android smartphones. It discontinued the device once more in May, according to reports, though some Apple resellers apparently still stock it.What About The 4S?If you have an iPhone 4, it’s time to face facts: Your phone is not going to benefit from any of the new software improvements Apple’s bringing out. If you mostly use it for texting, email, and Web browsing, that may be fine. But if you’re a heavy user of popular apps, you may find that you’re missing new must-have features in the apps you love.The only way you’ll get the changes Apple just unleashed—including changeable keyboards, revamped Messages and the new Health app, among other things—will be to purchase a new handset.If you have an iPhone 4s, you’ll want to think long and hard about updating that phone when iOS 8 comes out—because those updates may come at a cost to performance that you find unacceptable.If you think about it, dropping support for these earlier models is a clever way for Apple to get hardware laggards to upgrade their devices in the otherwise-slow summer months before it’s set to unveil new phones, as Apple typically does in the early fall.Photo by William Hook; image of Federighi via Applelast_img read more

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Resilience and its Importance to Children

first_imgBy: David Sexton, Jr.Pexels[Happy Kid Play by Porapack Apichodilok, CC0]What is Resilience?Beardslee et al. (2010) describe resilience as a child’s ability to endure stressful situations in their environment, such as depression, mental, or physical illness of a parent or parents, poverty, or violence in one’s community. Marsten (as cited in Beadslee et al., 2010) elaborates by explaining that resilience is a natural phenomenon that children display as a result of innate childhood curiosity, relatability to others, and drive to survive and thrive despite profound obstacles.Characteristics of ResilienceBeardslee et al. (2010) break down resilience into four levels: Individual, family, school, and community. Resilience was displayed by children with a depressed parent through their ability to be successful in spite of the effects of that stressor. At the individual level, qualities indicative of success were the ability to complete activities related to their age, such as going to school. In addition, these children were able to engage with and relate to significant individuals in their lives, such as a parent, siblings, and peers, and also understand their home lives. Specifically, these children understood that their parent had a mental illness, this fact was not their fault, and they were free to live their lives in spite of their parent’s illness.Resilience at the family level was represented by a deep commitment from parents to their children, in spite of their hardships, demonstrated by a drive to care for their children at the cost of anything else. At the school level, resilience was displayed through care provided by schools and other institutions in a child’s life providing support for those going through hard times. Finally, resilience at the community level is characterized by building communities that are safe and supportive of their members. Promotion of high quality, early childhood education programs are also indicative of resilience at the community level.What Specific Challenges are faced by Military Children?Military children face a variety of unique challenges in their home lives that can cause significant stress. Mogil (2017) identifies several challenges that military families face that demonstrate the need to foster resilience in military children, especially. Children of military parents may experience separation frequently and for long durations. In addition, the absence of the military caregiver may result in altered responsibilities for the child, such as the need to care for a younger sibling and detection of higher levels of stress displayed by their parent at home. Finally,  some returning military parents may be affected by combat, mentally or physically, and some may not return at all. As such, promotion of resilience in military families is crucial to the mental and physical health and well-being of military children.Want to Learn More?To learn more about resilience and how it can be fostered in military children, please take some time to watch the MFLN Family Development Team’s free, archived webinar, presented by Catherine Mogil, Psy.D., Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in the David Geffen School of Medicine. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and serves as the Director of Training and Intervention Development for the Nathanson Family Resilience Center. Her recent research focuses on developing effective interventions for children and families in high-stress environments. FREE CEUs are available upon completion.Also, get social with us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about more great content, webinars, and free CEU opportunities in the future.ReferencesBeardslee, W.R., Avery, M.W., Ayoub, C.C., Watts, C.L., & Lester, P. (2010). Building Resilience: The Power to Cope with Adversity. Zero to Three. Retrieved from: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/357-building-resilienceMogil, C. (2017). From diapers to diplomas: Exploring resilience in military children. MFLN Family Development. Retrieved from: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/27283/This post was written by a member of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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Vimeo Updates Their Already Superior Web Player

first_imgThe latest Vimeo update offers faster speeds, embedded Video On Demand payments, translated subtitles and much more.With it’s sleek design and professional following, Vimeo is undoubtedly the best web player for filmmakers. However with today’s announcement, Vimeo has improved their product even more with the following updates:Loading Times are Twice as FastDue primarily to the switching over from Flash to HTML 5, the loading time after the play button has been hit is now cut in half. This is huge for mobile devices, as audiences are increasingly watching their films on phones and tablets. This update works no matter if a video is playing straight off of Vimeo or embedded on another site.Embedded Video On Demand PaymentsMore exciting than the title implies, Video On Demand payments make it possible to charge a viewer to watch content on Vimeo. With only taking 10 percent, Vimeo’s On Demand payment system has an overhead that is already much lower than Amazon. Used in conjunction with social media a viewer can now watch a trailer on Twitter, Facebook, etc., then instantaneously pay to view the entire film in the same viewing window. This new feature can be embedded on any website but you must be a PRO member to use it.Translated SubtitlesA long awaited feature that YouTube has had for a while, Translated Subtitles and closed captioning now offers your film’s closed captioning in a ton of languages. Vimeo has stated that unless you speak an archaic and mysterious dialect you will probably be able to find a language that works for you, and subsequently, your audience.A few of the smaller features include:Automatic pausing when playing another video.Preference sync across all the videos opened in a browser (HD, volume, scaling).The ability to add things to Watch Later queue without being logged in to your Vimeo account.With this newest update, Vimeo has improved the experience for both content creators and video viewers.If you like using Vimeo and want to know more about filmmaking, video editing and motion graphic design, head over to our Vimeo page where we share free tutorials from film and video professionals.last_img read more

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