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Prevent “toxic stress” in childhood to offset lifelong problems

first_img“Toxic stress,” or adversity, in early childhood can lead to a lifetime of mental and physical problems—including disruption of the body’s metabolism or brain development —and pediatricians should take a leading role in providing care that addresses the problem, according to two reports in the journal Pediatrics co-authored by Jack P. Shonkoff, Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at Harvard School of Public Health and director of the University-wide Center on the Developing Child.Adversity in early childhood has been linked with increases in heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other ailments, as well as learning and social difficulties, according to the reports.“You can modify behavior later, but you can’t rewire disrupted brain circuits,” said Shonkoff, quoted by New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof on Jan. 7. “We’re beginning to get a pretty compelling biological model of why kids who have experienced adversity have trouble learning.”Shonkoff was lead author on a Dec. 26, 2011 report titled “The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress.” His co-author was pediatrician Andrew Garner, who was lead author on an accompanying policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics titled “Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong Health.”last_img read more

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PREMIUMIn leading Ummah, Amien Rais breaks ties with PAN

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Linkedin Facebook politics PAN ummah-party amien-rais infighting Former National Mandate Party (PAN) patron Amien Rais, a staunch critic of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, has announced the establishment of his new party, the Ummah Party, formalizing a bitter divorce from the political vehicle he cofounded and grew in 1998.Amien announced the move on YouTube on Thursday, in a move experts see as bringing his new party into clear opposition to the government.In a slight riff aimed at the Jokowi administration, he said the state was capable of “upholding equitability” and committing “colossal tyranny”.“It all depends on the ruling government, whether it defends the interests of the people and ummah [Islamic community], or, on the contrary, defends those of conglomerates and the corporatocracy,” he said in a video post.“Eventually, a community of m… Topics : Google Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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Abramovich has doubts over Jose Mourinho return – report

first_imgChelsea owner Roman Abramovich has doubts about reappointing Jose Mourinho, according to the Daily Express.Mourinho has been touted for a return to Stamford Bridge, but it is claimed Abramovich is worried that past disputes between the pair could be repeated.A source said to be close to the Russian is quoted as saying: “Roman is not sure of Jose, because of the history between the two of them and what happened before.“He is worried that the same things could happen again. He’s still making up his mind.”The Daily Star suggest Mourinho could be back at Chelsea as soon as this month if his Real Madrid side are knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester United.Meanwhile, Emmanuel Frimpong is in line for a free transfer to Fulham this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.Whites boss Martin Jol recently suggested he would be interested in taking the midfielder on loan again next season.But it is claimed that Frimpong is not part of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger’s long-term plans and can leave for nothing at the end of the current campaign.The Mirror also report that Chris Baird is set to sign a new contract at Craven Cottage.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Penza: John Jaso showing ability to adapt as his career in the big leagues goes on

first_imgHe’s been working out in the outfield again this … At this rate, baseball glove manufacturers must love John Jaso.And at this rate, Jaso might as well need to get a bigger equipment bag with all the leather he’s carrying around on a day-to-day basis.I say this because the McKinleyville native and current Pittsburgh Pirate is working his way into becoming Major League Baseball newest super-utility player.He’ll play first base just as he did in his first season with the Pirates.last_img

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Jose Canseco on new podcast: I turned down Madonna, injected Sasquatch with PEDs, or is it the other way around?

first_imgJose Canseco launched a podcast Wednesday. Sasquatch, you’ve been warned.You, too, dear reader.“This is going to be such a different type of podcast,” Canseco said on the inaugural post of “The Truth Hurts.” If you stick with it for all 103 minutes, your brain will be begging for relief as well.“We’re going to talk about every subject matter,” Canseco prattled on. “Not just baseball. We’re going to cover everything from finances to divorce and marriages, baseball, Sasquatch, aliens, the …last_img

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SA software tracks umpires

first_img28 July 2005The International Cricket Council (ICC) is using South African-developed software to monitor decisions made by international umpires.According to the Council, more than 3 500 umpiring decisions are made in test matches and one-day international (ODI) series each year. About 90% on average are correct.However, since on-field decisions are based on an umpire’s judgement, controversial calls will feature in all matches.In an effort to ensure that umpiring standards are upheld and that decisions during a match are consistent and accurate, the ICC makes use of a sophisticated video-based umpire assessment system known as Umpirestat, devised by SA’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).All international cricket matches in which elite umpires are involved are recorded on video tape, which is subsequently sent to the ICC along with the referee and captains’ reports on the umpires’ performance. Umpirestat then permits a frame-by-frame analysis of all the calls made during a matchAccording to Dr Tony Kirkbride, manager of the CSIR’s Sports Technology Centre, an analyst extracts the video clips of all decisions, including any controversial calls, made by the umpires. These decisions can then be reviewed by the assessor or individual umpire.The ICC reviews the video clips to determine the accuracy of the umpires’ decisions and provides them with a comprehensive report.These assessments provide the basis on which the ICC’s Umpires and Referees Manager is able to discuss any areas of concern with the umpires directly and provide feedback underpinned with video footage.The CSIR developed the software from Crickstat, a programme its devised to analyse cricket matches.The ICC currently assesses umpires on five areas: correct decisions, coping with pressure, player management, communication, and application of regulations.Umpirestat underpins this process by providing accurate and objective data on decisions.Source: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Kayak Launches Direct Hotel Booking Feature as It Preps for an IPO

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Travel search company Kayak has just announced that it will begin handling hotel reservations itself, rather than just referring customers to its partner sites when they are ready to book a room. This marks Kayak’s expansion beyond just aggregating travel information, so users can research and reserve their travel needs.Kayak is introducing the “Book Now” feature in limited beta, but the simple booking process will be available on its website and mobile apps in the coming weeks. Customers will still have the option to book their hotel rooms elsewhere. But the move will help keep users on the Kayak site, rather than driving them elsewhere to complete their purchases.The addition of direct hotel reservations will bring Kayak into competition with the likes of Orbitz and Expedia, but it comes as Kayak prepares for an initial public offering.When the company filed for its IPO last year, it reported that it had generated revenues of $128 million for the year-to-date, a 48% increase from the previous year. The site also said that it had seen an almost 40% increase in traffic.But as Kayak prepares for its IPO it needs to continue to grow that revenue and traffic and to fend off competitors in travel search. The most obvious of these is Google, which is in the process of buying the travel information provider ITA Software. In order to defend itself against this, Kayak announced last week that it had partnered with Bing in order to feature Kayak data in Bing search results. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#NYT#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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The Energy Star Homes Program Raises the Bar with Version 3

first_imgBeginning on January 1, 2012, homes enrolled in the Energy Star Homes program will need to comply with a new specification — dubbed Energy Star Version 3 — that is stricter than the current Version 2 specification.Version 3 will still offer builders two possible paths to obtaining an Energy Star label: a performance path and a prescriptive path. Since it’s impossible to provide a comprehensive description of Version 3 in a short article, I’ll confine myself to commenting on some of the highlights of the new specification.By now, Energy Star builders are familiar with the Thermal Bypass Checklist. The Version 3 specification has given the checklist a new name: the Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist.Joining that checklist are three new checklists:Among the requirements found in the Water Management checklist:While it’s hard to imagine that builders won’t be tempted to slip in the occasional 2×4 with a spot of mold on it, the checklist probably won’t slow down progress on many building sites, since the entire checklist lacks teeth. The only person required to verify that the builder has complied with the checklist is — drumroll, please — the builder.Energy Star builders will need to achieve HERS Index targets that are lower (that is, stricter) than the Version 2 HERS targets. Actual HERS targets will depend on the climate zone — in Vermont, most Energy Star homes will need a HERS Index between 60 and 70 — and the size of the home.That’s right — Version 3 includes a “size adjustment factor.” The bigger the home, the lower (stricter) the HERS target. The Energy Star program deserves credit for this long-overdue innovation.To calculate the size-adjustment factor, The Energy Star program assumes thatIf you plan to build a larger home — for example, a 3-bedroom home measuring 2,600 square feet — then the Energy Star program… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

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CWG scam: Multi-pronged probe gathers steam

first_imgThe multi-pronged probe into the 2010 Commonwealth Games scam gathered steam on Tuesday with the ED registering a case for alleged Foreign Exchange violation, Income Tax sleuths conducting searches in the premises of businessman Sudhanshu Mittal and CBI looking into separate complaints of corruption.In the first case to be filed in the scam, the Enforcement Directorate is proceeding against a few officials of the Games’ Organising Committee(OC) for alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act(FEMA) as part of its probe into alleged corruption in the Commonwealth Games. The identity of the officials were immediately not known.The Income Tax department conducted searches in the premises of Mittal, a BJP activist, and some consortiums in and around Delhi in connection with alleged financial irregularities in works related to the just concluded Games.More than 200 officials of the I-T department swooped down on about 30 premises, including in Chandigarh and Ludhiana, of four business consortiums, with a foreign entity in each, to probe contracts worth more than Rs 700 crore which were awarded to execute overlays and other works for the sporting extravaganza.I-T department sources said the first consortium– PICO international and Deepali Designs– with Mittal as Director and his relatives as other stakeholders, has bagged contracts worth about Rs 230 crore.Mittal, considered to be a close associate of former BJP President Rajnath Singh and late party leader Pramod Mahajan, had taken over the post of Director in the company in February this year and the contracts were awarded after that, I-T sources said.advertisementSources in the department said the I-T probe will specifically look into the contracts awarded by the Games OC and the role of its officials and contractors including charges of bribing.Official sources said Central Bureau of Investigation CBI) has also received 20 complaints regarding the Games which also include overlay works. A CBI team had even visited the OC office here on Monday.”CBI is working in close coordination with the ED in connection with the case registered by the Directorate under FEMA,” sources said.He said the complaints received by the CBI also include those pertaining to CPWD works, which are being looked into.”CBI is awaiting for reports from CVC, CAG and the I-T department. CAG has its own Central Technical Examiners and will do a financial audit. If something crops up, CBI will move in,” the sources said.Besides the special Committee instituted by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to probe the alleged corruption, the Comptroller and Auditor General, Central Vigilance Commission, Income Tax Department, Enforcement Directorate and the CBI are also probing OC officials.In another development, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has found discrepancies in tenders and alleged misappropriation amounting to about Rs 8,000 crore.The discrepancies found by CVC related to payment to non-existent parties, wilful delay in execution of contracts, over-inflated price and bunglings in purchase of equipment through tendering have been noticed.Meanwhile, a report of the Delhi Development Authority has said “irregularities” and “deficiencies” were found in construction of the Games Village by private builder Emmar-MGF. Action is likely to be taken against the construction firm within a week.  EMAAR-MGF may face action for Village messPrivate builder EMAAR-MGF, which constructed the Commonwealth Games Village, is expected to face penal action this week as the government has found various “irregularities” and “deficiencies” in its work.The Delhi Development Authority, which had given the contract to EMAAR-MGF for construction of the Village for the sportpersons, submitted its interim report on Tuesday to the Union Urban Development Ministry, 12 days after being asked to do so, sources said.In its report, the DDA has said that there were various “irregularities” and “deficiencies” in the construction of 38 towers of the Village and the builder even exceeded the permissible limits of construction, the sources said.The DDA submitted its report in response to Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy’s letter to DDA on October 7 asking for a report on the alleged irregularities and deficiencies in the Village after several foreign delegates said the place was “unlivable” and “filthy”.”The report is under examination in the Ministry. The Ministry is likely to give a direction to the DDA in the matter shortly,” the sources said, indicating that some penal action could be taken against the builder within a week.Asked about the nature of action, the sources said there are “adequate provisions in the agreement” with the builder to take action against it for faulty execution of the project.These could be confiscation of security deposit or blacklisting of the company, they said.advertisementIn the letter, Reddy had asked DDA, which functions under the administrative control of the Urban Development Ministry, to file a report, saying the allegations had adversely affected the image of the DDA.There have been reports of delay as well as deficiency in the execution of the project which have not only adversely affected the image of DDA but also the Commonwealth Games 2010 as a whole,” Reddy said in the letter.The letter was written during the Games but it was kept under wraps so that the mega event passed off peacefully.last_img read more

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CSA gives India biggest ever official reception

first_imgWith the South Africa celebrating 150 years of Indian settlement, Cricket South Africa (CSA) hosted the biggest ever official reception for the visiting Indian cricket team in Johannesburg.”The official welcome reception for the Indian team is the biggest ever for any team that had visited South Africa,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola said during the reception on Monday night.Apart from the players and board officials of both teams Indian Consul-General Vikram Doraiswami too was present on the occasion.During his welcome speech, CSA president Mtutuzeli Nyoka said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men deserved No. 1 Test team spot.”This is a team that has over the last two years swept all before them. I think that by all accounts they deserve the number one status in Test cricket,” he said.Nyoka singled out Sachin Tendulkar for praise and saluted the champion batsman for his contribution to the game.”I want to say thank you to you (Tendulkar) for the many years of wonderful memories that you have given us. You are a true champion, a true hero. You are one of the most decorated cricketers playing today. I salute you as a sportsman, as a cricketer and as a human being,” the CSA president said.Nyoka also lauded the cricketing links between the two countries.”South Africa is what today because of its relationship with India. CSA is a vibrant, strong organisation not least because of the relationship it has with BCCI, and I hope our mission of friendship and brotherhood continues for a very long time,” he added.advertisementIn keeping with the jovial spirit at the reception, Indian Consul-General Doraiswami said, “We’ve always believed our cricket team is the best and rankings are just a matter of devious Western subversions. It’s good to have it finally recognised officially.”He also recalled how former South Africa paceman Allan Donald had given troubled times to the Indians during the first tour way back in 1992-93.”Thank God you don’t have White Lightning (Donald’s nickname) anymore!” Doraiswami said.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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