Goodtimer educational toy helps your child develop good habits » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – Goodtimer acts as a behavior chart reinvented for modern families. It encourages kids to do their best using positive reinforcement, tangible incentives, and family participation. An interactive and friendly clock-like companion that glows with soothing green lights and encouraging sounds, Goodtimer is a fun game where kids earn Good Time© when they make good choices. What’s Good Time? Unlike time-outs that punish bad behavior, Goodtimer encourages your kids when they follow your family’s house rules. With Goodtimer, it’s totally up to your family. Kids LOVE feeling celebrated for their accomplishments when they earn Goodtimer tokens they can save and exchange for fun incentives. And parents LOVE that their kids are finally listening without the need for nagging, yelling, and time-outs. Best of all, with Goodtimer’s patented approach and adjustable difficulty settings, it grows with your child, encouraging them to form healthy habits for years to come.last_img read more

Listen to Peterson’s views before judging

first_imgHowever, you also say: “Many understandably find Peterson’s views reprehensible.” You note that one student claims “his thinly veiled racism, classism, misogyny and blatant trans phobia have no place at Skidmore College.”Neither your editor nor the student cites examples of Peterson’s “reprehensible” opinions. Both should read Peterson’s book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.”   Two of his rules are: “Tell the truth —  or, at least don’t lie,” and “Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.” If our citizenry were to adhere to just these rules, our culture would be strengthened.Wouldn’t we all benefit from reasoned critiques of views with which we disagree instead of the current trend of trashing people? I realize that many politicians and much of our media resort to trashing rather than reasoning, but that can be changed by us.Richard EvansBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Your April 27 editorial, “Allow free speech on campus,” encourages Skidmore College to allow Jordan Peterson to speak on campus. I applaud your position.last_img read more

CSFB runs with the bulls

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Pape Diouf, who led Marseille to Ligue 1 title, dies from coronavirus

first_img Diouf had been due to leave for Nice earlier on Tuesday to be treated in France, but a sharp deterioration in his health — which saw him placed on a respirator — prevented him from boarding the plane.Diouf was also a journalist and football agent before taking over at the Stade Velodrome.Moving to Marseille aged 18, he was set on a career in the military, but soon switched paths.After studying at the prestigious Sciences Po in Paris, he worked at the La Marseillaise newspaper before becoming a football agent, most notably for Didier Drogba, who enthralled the Velodrome in 2003-04. Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died aged 68 after contracting the new coronavirus, a family source told AFP on Tuesday.Diouf, who was born in Chad but had French and Senegalese citizenship, led the club between 2005-2009 and helped build the side who lifted the Ligue 1 title in 2010.He was hospitalized in Senegal after contracting the virus there and became the country’s first COVID-19 fatality. Topics :center_img He later became president at Marseille, “a difficult post, where there were very few men from diverse backgrounds,” said Jacques-Henri Eyraud, the club’s current president.”But he fought tooth and nail, and won the hearts of thousands of supporters.”Diouf himself was acutely aware of the lack of diversity at the management level, telling an interviewer in 2008 that the fact he was the only black president of a top-tier European club was “a painful observation.””Pape will remain in the hearts of the Marseillais forever, as one of the great architects in the club’s history,” Marseilles said in a statement.Senegal President Macky Sall also paid tribute to “a great figure of sport” on Twitter.”To his family, I offer, on behalf of the nation, my deepest condolences.” last_img read more

Gold Coast’s newest luxury boutique apartments come at a hefty price

first_imgRender of The AU at Surfers Paradise.A NEWCOMER to the Surfers Paradise skyline is luring the elite through the promise of a lavish lifestyle and sophisticated architecture.The AU is a new boutique residential project by listed company ASF Group featuring 12 full-floor apartments starting from $3.35 million.There are also two luxury penthouses on offer.Residential facilities are set to include 24-hour concierge, a resident’s lounge with a wet-edge pool, sauna, gym and lounging terrace.Render of The AU.Render of The AU.The full floor apartments span more than 250sq m and include a private foyer, study, three ensuited bedrooms and an open-plan living areas extending to beachfront balconies.As well as beach, ocean and skyline views from its position on The Esplanade, the apartments are include imported stone, honed marble and herringbone timber flooring along with gold highlights.MORE: Coast’s ‘Brady Bunch’ selling houseMORE: Why this mega mansion keeps sellingASF Group director David Fang said The AU offered a lifestyle, service and style on a scale not yet seen on the Gold Coast.“Surfers Paradise is one of the top places worldwide where people come to live, work and play,” Mr Fang said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoRender of The AU.Render of The AU.“The AU is the pinnacle of these elements, and will be the ultimate in lavish living for the elite few.”The 19-level building, designed by the Archidiom Group draws inspirations from the sun, surf and sea.Its high-end interiors are the work of Sydney designer Greg Natale, who was briefed to bring Versace into the 21st century.Marketing agent Jamie-Lee Edwards, of Kollosche Prestige Agents, said The AU appealed to owner-occupiers downsizing from luxury riverfront and beachfront mansions across the Gold Coast.“These stunning full-floor sky homes are exceptional in their capacity to cater to downsizers wanting premium space, high-end appointments, utmost privacy and world-class facilities at arms-reach,” she said.Render of The AU.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Attention to little details pays off big for Hammock in Sprint Series of Texas opener

first_imgPAIGE, Texas (March 19) ­– Added attention to little details helped pay off for Jerry Hammock in the Saturday night Sprint Series of Texas opener at Cotton Bowl Speedway.Hammock led start to finish of the 20-lapper for IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars at Paige and had an advantage of close to half a straightaway over Jeff Day at the checkers.“We ran the bottom. The track was hard and slick and never built a cushion. The sweet spot was right around the bottom,” said Hammock, who’d started outside the front row. “It seemed like every time we caught lapped traffic somebody would spin and there was a caution, so lapped cars weren’t a problem.”Jason Howell, two-time and defending champion Dustin Woods and Johnny Miller completed the top five. Hard charger Kenny Elwood gained the last transfer spot after starting last in his “B” and ended in 10th.Hammock was a three-time SST winner and finished second in the points race last season. He’d won previously at Cotton Bowl in 2014.“We’re excited about this season. We’ve kind of restyled our car,” Hammock said. “We went back to our favorite color red (the car was black last year) and found some little-bitty things to make the car better that I think are going to pay off.”Feature results – 1. Jerry Hammock; 2. Jeff Day; 3. Jason Howell; 4. Dustin Woods; 5. Johnny Miller; 6. Michael Day; 7. John Ricketts; 8. Beau Smith; 9. Rodney Henderson; 10. Kenny Elwood; 11. Larry Howery; 12. Reagan Reed; 13. Chase Parson; 14. Gary Kelley; 15. Gary Floyd; 16. Brandon Moeller; 17. Johnny Brown; 18. Chris Huckeba; 19. Trevor Reed; 20. Steven Elliott.last_img read more

World Chess Championship officials sue to stop pirating of match

first_imgBy Laila KearneyNEW YORK,(Reuters)-Organisers of the World Chess Championship sued yesterday to block a trio of website operators from distributing footage of the Nov. 11-30 match in New York, which is expected to draw millions of online viewers.The lawsuit, filed by World Chess U.S. Inc and World Chess Events Ltd in Manhattan federal court, seeks to limit the operators from streaming the 12-game contest between world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and challenger Sergey Karjakin of Russia.Instead, the tournament organisers want to protect their exclusive rights to air the event run under the auspices of the International Chess Federation, or FIDE.“These entities expend no time, effort, or money of their own in organizing, producing, or hosting the chess events for the World Championship and instead reap economic benefit from free-riding on the work and effort of World Chess,” the lawsuit said.The defendants, Chessgames Services LLC, E-Learning Ltd and Logical Thinking Ltd were not immediately reachable for comment.While spectators will watch the tournament from the venue in lower Manhattan, most professional chess tournaments are viewed over the internet. That makes streaming of the events particularly important, organisers said.The match between the grandmasters, both in their 20s and competing for a $1 million prize, will be streamed live in 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR), a first in any sport.The feature, in which users are meant to feel more immersed in the game, costs $15 per user, but the company will also provide moves and analytics as a separate product free of charge.Match organisers said in September that the virtual reality feature is part of a long-term goal to increase profits off of chess matches by making the games more interactive online.The World Chess Championship has been held in an official capacity since the late 1800s. Its global popularity in the pre-internet era peaked in 1972 during the Cold War when American Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the world crown.The 1995 match between then world champion Garry Kasparov of Russia and Viswanathan Anand of India was the last title contest to be held in the United States – in New York’s World Trade Center.last_img read more

Mets, Marlins reschedule PPD game for Monday afternoon

first_img LIVE TV The New York Mets and Miami Marlins have rescheduled Thursday’s game postponed by player protest for next Monday.It’s the last mutual day off for the clubs this season and will require the Marlins to fly up from Miami between home games scheduled against Tampa Bay on Sunday and Toronto on Tuesday.The Mets and Marlins jointly walked off the diamond at Citi Field on Thursday, draping a Black Lives Matter T-shirt across home plate. It was one of seven games postponed by protesting players Thursday in response to the shooting by police of a Black man in Wisconsin last weekend.The Mets also announced that Thursday’s makeup game against the New York Yankees at Citi Field will be played at 4:10 p.m.Image credits: AP First Published: 29th August, 2020 07:12 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News FOLLOW UScenter_img Written By WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 07:12 IST Mets, Marlins Reschedule PPD Game For Monday Afternoon The New York Mets and Miami Marlins have rescheduled Thursday’s game postponed by player protest for next Monday COMMENTlast_img read more

Christopher Metcalf, Leon House: Social barriers must be broken on gambling treatment

first_img Share Related Articles Submit Share The treatment of problem gambling requires a programme which has been tailored to each individual, explained Christopher Metcalf, co-founder of Anonymind and Leon House.Opened in June 2019, Manchester-based Leon House Health & Wellbeing is a 23-bed purpose-built facility, focused on the treatment of problematic gamblers which prides itself on taking a different approach to more traditional treatment centres.Metcalf told SBC that by partnering with Cognacity, a team of psychiatrists based on Harley Street in London, Leon House wants to break the barriers to accessing treatment by offering a programme which fits around each individual’s life.“We initially looked at the conventional treatment of gambling addiction, but we decided that we wanted to break down the barriers for people entering treatment. You see figures being thrown around, ranging from something like 400,000 to 1.2 million problematic gamblers in the UK – but realistically, there is only a very small minority of people accessing treatment.“We worked alongside Cognacity to work out why this is, and one of the main barriers to treatment was the length of treatment for problematic gamblers. In the UK, this can range from 3 months up to 12 months.“From our perspective, if a problematic gambler has a family, a job or other commitments, it takes a lot for you to take up treatment for that period of time. It’s not convenient for most individuals to access the services available. So we want to break those barriers down.”By using what he described as a ‘short-burst treatment model’, Leon House and Cognacity offer three-day residential programmes which give problem gamblers the opportunity to gain a full psychiatric assessment as well as working out key ways to manage their addiction.Christopher Metcalf – Leon HouseMetcalf explained that the key to the success of this approach is ensuring that there is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ programme, but rather it is tailored each treatment programme: “One important thing that we have recognised is that a large number of people will come forward with a gambling problem, but 90% of the time, there are a number of comorbid issues that can be associated with gambling – including bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression.“So ultimately, if we can get a full understanding of those co-morbid issues, we can support that individual by treating the right mental health issue as well as the right addiction from the very start. Our team of psychiatrists and psychologists can then collate the right treatment programme moving forward.“So with the short-burst model, they come for an initial psychiatric assessment, followed by an intense three-day residential programme. Following that, they have a series of additional programmes which have been tailored to that individual – we didn’t want to take a ‘one size fits all approach’ because each person with a gambling addiction responds differently.”This model has proven to be successful since its launch, with Leon House reporting a 100% retention rate from those who have attended the residential programme.He continued: “The key to this has been making the programme both accessible and focused on the individual. It means that people don’t have to change their lifestyle or miss out on family time, and this flexible approach has worked really well.“Feedback from the psychiatric team has also shown that this approach is benefiting the individual. The residential programme is teaching individuals to develop coping mechanisms that they can use in real life, allowing them to identify things such as triggers and take appropriate steps to deal with that.“One of the issues that we identified with the longer residential programmes is that those who take part almost become institutionalised. If they stay there for 9 to 12 months, and then leave, they could be experiencing things like gambling adverts for the first time once they have had to use their coping mechanisms, and that can be quite difficult.“What we’re trying to do is we’re trying to prevent people from relapsing and ensure that they remain engaged with the programme.” SBC announces digital future for Europe, America, CIS & Africa July 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 RecoverMe: Using mHealth to support problem gambling treatment August 5, 2020last_img read more

ALPENA: ‘Protect the rights of these children’ at the US southern border

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. (WBKB) — The conditions of refugees in detention centers on the US southern border have received a lot of national attention. The People for Social Justice of Alpena rallied the community together on Michigan’s coastline to voice their anger.“Close the camps! Close the camps!” Marchers chanted as they walked with poster signs from the National Marine Sanctuary to the lawn of Alpena County Circuit Court. The people are protesting against the inhumane conditions refugees face at the US southern border.“It’s atrocious what’s going on in our country right now,” said a protester.Some read testimonies of migrant kids being mistreated in the custody of US law enforcement.A woman read at the podium on the courthouse grass, “this is from a girl age 15…Jane sleeps on a mat with me on a concrete floor. We spend all day, every day in that room. There are no activities. Only crying.References of “kids in cages” were seen on dozens of posters and displays along Chisholm Street.Judi Stillion was distraught. She helped bring everyone together with the People for Social Justice, a local activism group. “I would encourage everybody to write to their congressman and express their outrage as well. I can’t believe there’s anybody that’s not upset by this.”Stillion and others are upset by reports from the US government saying that several migrant children have died under their supervision.Another speaker at the podium, “protect the rights of these children and all children like civilized countries do.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious A ‘berry’ fun season to do some berry picking at AJ’s Berry FarmNext Friends of Alpena Public Library requesting gently used books for annual salelast_img read more