How Covid-19 is changing the world for children?

first_imgCovid -19 and its impact has been in existence for more than 6 months in our lives, it has not just impacted the economy, regular life but also has created a different kind of impact in the lives of children.Post-Covid -19 the world of children has changed quite a lot, it’s too early to conclude what kind of impact these changes will create in their lives or if these changes will become part of their lives in the future, following are my observations and thoughts about how Covid -19 is changing the world of education.Social Interaction:Social interaction is a key factor in the development of a child, it’s informal but an important process through which a child learns and observes about a different kind of behaviour develops an understanding of self, learns to identify various reactions of others learns to identify the difference between familiar and unfamiliar learns to communicate in different social settings. Covid -19 has reduced the social interaction drastically and it will surely have some impact on the behaviours and skills that children acquire through social interaction.Communication and language:Communication and language development is one of the key development factors for the children, and it takes place differently in different age groups, in the early years of children develop communication and language skills by talking to each other, through music, by listening or telling the stories, as they grow older they start understanding complex instructions of others, learn grammar, use stage or group platform often and develop confidence, a lot of such development takes places efficiently when children are together, though teachers have created certain tools to continue this development in the Covid -19 era through online education, this is one aspect we may say has changed in the world of children.Parenting:The role of parents in the education of children have also witnessed certain changes post Covid -19, the foremost requirement for parents in the new world is to set up a learning environment at home and help children in doing the adjustment in the new world. Due to restrictions, children have not been participating in the usual post-school activities, so after the online school time is over, parents also have to engage children in other activities so that the development continues, most of the parents have not been trained properly about their roles and the way they can contribute very effectively in the development of the child. Due to the new additional responsibility parents have also started taking more interest in exploring their role in the development of the child and some of them have enrolled in the parenting education programs, I think this will have a very positive impact in the long run.Role of the Teacher:The world of children are incomplete without the teachers; one major change that has happened in the lives of teachers and children is the disappearance of the classrooms so the first challenge for teachers was to adjust themselves and children in the new world of online classrooms. Though it has been proven in many ways that the development of children takes place more efficiently in an offline world, however, the blended form of online and offline learning can make the take away for children more relevant.  The positive part is due Covid -19 the testing and acceptance of online learning delivery methods have taken at a very fast speed, teachers have been able to understand their roles and have been delivering sessions using information technology tools effectively. And in the future when there will be a demand for blended learning, the teaching competency would be readily available to deliver. So in a way Covid -19 has made the children and teachers future-ready.last_img read more

Rain, snow and ice for parts of Midwest to the East Coast

first_imgABC NEWSBY: BRITTANY BORER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A cold rain will spread out along a cold front as a low pressure system makes its way across the Midwest today.By the afternoon some light snow could mix in with the rain for northern Ohio, eastern Michigan and parts of western New York.By Monday morning, heavy rain could be a hassle heading out in Boston with some showers in New York City and Philadelphia through the late morning.Light snow is also possible in the Adirondacks and western Catskills as colder air is expected behind this front by Tuesday.Snow accumulations will likely be minimal, though an inch or so is not out of the question for northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio, near Toledo. Ice, however, could be a concern with the mixture of snow and rain with the colder air on the back side of the front refreezing any standing moisture on hard surfaces.Elsewhere, much of the South through the Mid-Atlantic is expecting warmer than normal temperatures today. Temperatures in the low 70s in Atlanta today are consistent with normal highs in the month of October.As a cold front passes, temperatures will dip closer to average on Tuesday for most spots. The cool down does not last long, however, as mild air returns mid-week.As far as Thanksgiving Day is concerned, folks along the East Coast could wake up to a soggy start. By the evening, however, most of the showers will have exited the region making way for peeks of sunshine.Much of the country will be warm and dry with the cooler air bottled up in the Rockies. The Northwest will likely see scattered rain and snow showers to start off the holiday which will taper off as the day goes on.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Feetures! supports Kids Run the Nation

first_imgPerformance sock specialist Feetures! has announced its partnership with the Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation youth running program. As a top pledge supporter for 2016, Feetures! will directly contribute funds to the Kids Run the Nation’s Fund, a grant making effort that supports local and regional youth running programs across the United States.The official youth running program of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Kids Run the Nation offers tools and resources for organizing youth running programs in schools, after-school programs, community centres, homeless shelters, and other local venues.In 2007, the RRCA developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assist these organizations in implementing and enhancing new or currently established programs. Feetures’ support of the Kids Run the Nation Fund will ‘increase the RRCA’s grant giving ability by 50% for 2016, allowing for grants to be awarded to an additional 10-15 deserving youth running programs.’“The missions of Feetures! and Kids Run the Nation are closely aligned in working to encourage healthy lifestyles through physical activity,” said Joe Gaither, Feetures! Director of Marketing. “We’re thrilled to provide the Kids Run the Nation Fund with this opportunity to reach more children and foster the next generation of runners.”“It’s inspiring to see a run specialty brand like Feetures! contributing to the future of the sport in such a meaningful way,” added Erica Gminski, RRCA Youth Programs Coordinator. “By increasing our grant making abilities by 50% in 2016, Feetures! will help the Kids Run the Nation program get closer to achieving our vision of a locally managed youth running program in every grade school in the US.” Relatedlast_img read more

Ten social media followers invited to meet 2019 Vitus Pro Cycling…

first_imgTen followers of Vitus Pro Cycling Team will receive an invitation to join the full 2019 rider line-up at an exclusive and intimate gathering, taking place in Derby, UK, on Thursday November 22, 2018.With the support of key partners, led by headline sponsor Vitus Bikes, the team is encouraging fans to apply and state why they would like to join the team in Derby on Thursday November 22, 2018. Ten winners will be announced this Friday (November 16, 2018).Cherie Pridham’s pro cycling team has been significantly strengthened for the coming season, thanks to continued and enhanced support from new and existing sponsors for a ‘values-based approach to professional cycling’.Ed Clancy, Graham Briggs, Alistair Slater, Chris Latham, Joe Holt, Dylan Kerfoot-Robson, Michael Mottram, Freddie Scheske, Adam Kenway, Red Walters, Liam Davies and Tim Torrie will meet this month as a team for the first time at the University of Derby’s state-of-the-art sports centre from 18.30 GMT.The facility, built at a cost of nearly £11m and opened just two years ago, will stage an informal gathering of riders, staff, sponsors and invited media. Competition winners will have the opportunity to mingle with the riders, including Clancy, a triple Olympic champion.“We’re very pleased to extend an invitation to our community of followers on social media to meet our new rider roster for 2019,” said Cherie Pridham, Vitus Pro Cycling Team’s owner and manager. “We’re delighted with the squad. With proven winners like Ed Clancy and Graham Briggs, and riders of real pedigree, such as Ali Slater and Chris Latham, we’re certain Vitus Pro Cycling Team can make a real impact next year on the biggest races of the domestic calendar and key events abroad.“By signing Joe Holt, Red Walters and Dylan Kerfoot-Robson, we’ve strengthened our commitment to developing young talent, and given the team a solid spine in the form of Michael Mottram, Freddie Scheske and Adam Kenway.“Adam was one of three riders who really impressed me this season, and we’re delighted that he’ll represent Vitus Pro Cycling Team again next year, alongside Liam Davies and Tim Torrie, two of our brightest prospects.”As well as winning three Olympic gold medals with Great Britain’s men’s team pursuit squad, Ed Clancy has won six world titles on the track, and a number of races on the road. This year, he won the Herald Sun Tour prologue, two rounds of the Tour Series and the London Nocturne.Graham Briggs is another prolific winner: a former British circuit racing champion, who sealed his place at this year’s Tour of Britain with victory at the Ryedale Grand Prix. Briggs won the combativity award in the 2017 Tour of Britain and raced for Pridham in 2012 and 2013.Despite a challenging financial climate, Vitus Pro Cycling Team has retained its key supporters for 2019 and attracted new, carefully selected partners with a commercial model that rewards investment with online engagement, bespoke marketing assets and B2B opportunities, as well as more traditional methods of exposure.“We’re very much looking forward to having followers of Vitus Pro Cycling Team with us in Derby at the first gathering of the 2019 Vitus Pro Cycling Team rider roster,” said Michael Kirkland, Chairman of Cherie Pridham Racing.“Our team is open, inclusive and transparent, and engaging with fans whose support means everything to our riders in races like the Tour de Yorkshire and Lincoln Grand Prix is our way of saying thanks. To welcome them to the University of Derby, a key supporter in the home of Cherie Pridham Racing, is entirely fitting.” Relatedlast_img read more

Air Liquide Laboratories celebrates

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Howard, Sassman Named to NFCA Player of the Year Top 25

first_imgThe award will be cut down to 10 student-athletes on May 14, and the Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year will be announced on May 30. Sassman has saved her best season for last, leading Division II with 8 triples and ranking in the top five in the Gulf South Conference in total bases (95; 3rd), batting (.432), slugging (.720; 4th), on-base percentage (.527; 5th), hits (57; 5th), RBIs (43; 5th), and doubles (13; 5th). FULL WATCHLIST Sassman and Howard are two of three players from the GSC to make the list, joined by Shelby Booker from Alabama Huntsville. Additionally, UWF and Winona State are the only schools with multiple student-athletes on the watchlist. The senior currently ranks seventh in UWF history with a .370 career batting average, fourth with a .604 career slugging percentage, sixth with 44 career doubles, second with 24 career triples, and first with 31 times hit by pitch. Her 24 triples also lead all active Division II softball players, rank second among active players at any NCAA level, and are the most in GSC history. The Lake Butler, Florida, native is a three-time GSC Freshman of the Week and has reached base in 40 of 45 games played this season. In all, Howard leads UWF with 23 multi-hit games this year, and she has had multiple hits in five of her last nine games. Teala Howard has been electric in her first season with the Blue and Green, and she ranks in the top 20 in the country in hits (68; 10th), batting (.459; 17th), and stolen bases (37; 15th). LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association released its Top 25 Schutt Sports/NFCA Player and Pitcher of the Year Watchlist on Thursday, and senior Rhiannon Sassman and freshman Teala Howard each earned a spot on the list. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Mystery virus postpones upcoming Caymanas Park raceday

first_imgThe Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) has postponed this Saturday’s race meet at Caymanas Park due to the lack of entries. Clovis Metcalfe, chairman of the JRC, said the meet has been moved to next Wednesday and this was result of a mysterious virus which has been affecting the horses at the track. “It is nothing new because it has happened in the past and the horses have gotten better within a couple of days,” Metcalfe said.”The virus is something that you can’t really pin exactly what it is, but what we can tell is that the horses are eating, but they are running some temperature of a 103 to 104 degrees,” he said. “But we know that after three or four days, the few are going away and they are back to normal, so it is a temporary situation.” A number horses were scratched from today’s races because they were deemed unfit to run by the vet. It is understood that over 100 horses have been affected by this virus. [email protected]last_img read more