The kids will be all right

first_imgScience News:As I was getting Baby V into the car recently, she pointed to her arm and said, “Owie! Bit!” Sure enough, she had the angry red imprint of a snack-sized mouth on her arm. It turns out she had tangled with a little boy who used his teeth to make his point.I know that biting is a totally normal way for a frustrated kid to communicate. And I know that Baby V has probably gotten her fair share of licks in. In the grand scheme of things, this bite is really no big deal. But moments like these remind me of one of the most terrifying parts of being a parent: As much as I want to, I can’t always protect my kid from bad things.That fundamental truth shifts my focus away from trying to insulate my daughter from all of the cruel parts of the world to figuring out how to help her handle them and move forward. How do I help my kid bounce back from inevitable pain, both small and large?Read the whole story: Science News More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Five questions with Wisconsin beat writer Jeff Potrykus

first_imgTAMPA — At the end of each game week we chat with a beat writer who covers Auburn’s opponent to get some insight into the team on the opposing sideline.This week we hear from Wisconsin beat writer Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for some additional background on the Badgers heading into the Outback Bowl. You can follow Jeff on Twitter @jaypo1961. 1) If Melvin Gordon is even slightly under 100 percent due to the sickness that held him out of practice Sunday, what’s the impact on the running game? Gordon is the best back in the country and, if given a seam, can rip off long gains on any play. Even if he is 100%, look for backup Corey Clement to get work, too.Clement, who was slowed late in the season (AC joint right shoulder) but is healthy now and is quick, explosive and powerful. 2) A lot of teams exposed Auburn’s secondary but Wisconsin has passed so little this season. Any indication Wisconsin will open up the passing game? There have been a few times this season since Joel Stave returned to the starting lineup when offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig came out throwing.The wide receivers are average but this is a good play-action team. I’ll be curious to see if UW throws early if the Tigers crowd the line of scrimmage. Tight end Sam Arneson could play a key role in the passing game. 3) Has Wisconsin been best in the 3-4 or 4-3? Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda plays a variety of fronts/packages and at times uses one down linemen.They lost fifth-year senior DL Konrad Zagzebski (knee) in the Big Ten title game and his experience and savvy won’t be replaced.I’m guessing UW’s base in this game will be a 2-4-5 in an attempt to combat Auburn’s skill and speed.Look for reserve quarterback Tanner McEvoy, a safety last season, to get work on D as a hybrid S/LB. 4) With all coaching changes, do you think the team has moved on from Andersen leaving? The freshman took the departure of Andersen hard. But the veterans have been through this before. They aren’t numb to it but they moved on quickly and love Alvarez. 5) Auburn wins if? Auburn wins if it controls UW’s running game, Gordon and Clement. If UW can’t run, Stave can’t carry this team with his arm.last_img read more

Cappawhite Gaels on Cloud 9 after Under 21 win

first_imgSpeaking to Tipp FM Sport after the game Cappa Gaels manager Franny Quinn said it was tremendous stuff from his side. A Dara McCarthy goal five minutes from full time edged Cappawhite Gaels into pole position to beat the Moyne Templetuohy-Thurles Gaels combo 1-17 to 0-19 in the Under 21 B hurling final at Boherlahan yesterday.The game was finely poised as the Mid Tipp side, with Conor Bowe on form, lead by a point on a 0-10 to 0-9 scoreline at the break.Moyne moved four points clear in the second half before a spirited Cappa comeback, capped with McCarthy raising the green flag, meant another county title went westwards this year. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

Jamaican Nunes out front in production division

first_imgJamaica’s Christopher Nunes ended the first day as the top individual in the production division, as the locals rebounded after a poor start in that section on the opening day of the Pan American Handgun Championships at the Woodleigh Complex in Clarendon yesterday. Nunes ended the day with a score of 1645.0320, which places him ahead of Estonia’s Dmitri Udras (1507.5366), who was 91 per cent complete, and another Jamaican Paul Shoucair (1435.3298), who was 87 per cent complete. Veonie Campbell-Simpson (1202.3626) was seventh with 75 per cent completed. The other Jamaicans in the division, Richard Darin was 28th, Anthony Johnson was 29th, Michael Bradshaw 31st, Ekpedeme Otuokon 36th, and Sanjay Welsh 42nd. Jamaica’s production team captain, Ryan Bramwell, noted that they had a bad start but recovered to end the day strong. “The first day is always a nervy day. Everybody was a little nervous on the first stage, but we shot it solid. I had a little equipment issue to start with, but I got through and picked up at the end,” Bramwell said. “But we got through those first two stages solid and with six stages down, I think we are in a good standing. We are feeling much more confident,” he said. He added: “The US is strong, the Canadians are strong, and so are the Argentinians, but once we get solid performances from everybody, we will definitely challenge and get a good placing,” he added Over in the Open division, Jamaican ace, Lesgar ‘Speedy’ Murdock (505.0000), hold third spot with 35 per cent of stage completed. He ended the day behind Australia’s Joseph Sullivan (1413.3707), who completed 100 per cent and US’ Carol Moreland (1007.3028), who has done 71 per cent. Jamaica Howard Brown (372.9428) also sits 13th and Kevin Cheung (365.5394) 14th. In the Standard division, Richard Yap (483.2733) is the highest placed Jamaican at sixth. That section is led by Richard Oh (1603.6053) of Canada, followed by Juan Diaz (1447.1505) and Daniel AldeCosea (1172.2325) of Uruguay. The next best Jamaican in the division are Greg Henry (418.6718) at 15th and Paul Dixon (363.5887) at 20. In the Classic division, where Jamaica does not have a team, Richard McNamus of the US leads with 1467.7844, with Regenyi Kund (1337.8479) of Hungary in second and Roberto Gomes (535.0000) of Brazil in third. Jamaica’s Steve Sherman, competing as an individual, was placed 19th with a score of 145.0000, with nine per cent of stage completed. BAD STARTlast_img read more