New device safety guide created for Donegal parents

first_imgDonegal Youth Service has launched a new guide for parents and guardians about Internet and device safety. The guide aims to highlight the dangers of the online world, and offers information and simple practical solutions for any parent or guardian to follow.  The official launch of ‘A Parents Guide to Device Safety’ took place on Tuesday the 13th of March in LYIT.Gareth Gibson, Youth Information Manager and Project Lead said “We are delighted to be able to bring this booklet to parents and guardians across Donegal.  As part of our work with CYPSC we had the chance to conduct research a few years ago which highlighted the need for increased awareness among parent in relation Internet Safety.  DYS has been facilitating an increased number of parent’s sessions since, during which parents indicated a need for help to set up devices safely and the content of this booklet is in direct response to that request.” Donegal Youth Service Launch New ‘A Parents Guide to Device Safety’ BookletAs part of the launch Gareth Gibson and Youth Support Worker Dominic McGlinchey presented some of the information from the guide.  Attendees were shocked by statistics, such as 22% of children surveyed were in contact with strangers online, and the level of information apps are collecting about you if you don’t check the permissions settings as soon as you download them.The launch was attended by CYPSC members, Donegal Youth Service staff, An Garda Siochana, as well as a host of individuals representing other statutory organisations such as Tusla.(Left to right): Dominic McGlinchey (DYS), Gareth Gibson(DYS) Anne Timony Meehan (CYPSC), AnnMarie McGrath (Community Garda)Lorraine Thompson (DYS)The 54 page booklet is a simple, yet comprehensive guide for parents and guardians to ensure young people are safer online.  It covers everything from privacy settings on Facebook, email scams, app permissions, to parental controls on the Playstation Network and much more. You can pick up a free copy of the guide at Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road Letterkenny. This is a project of the Safe & Secure Subcommittee of the Donegal Children & Young People’s Services Committee.  This project was led by Donegal Youth Service, supported by CYPSC Seed Funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.The Letterkenny Youth Information Centre at Donegal Youth Service offer a range of age-appropriate workshops and services on Cyberbullying and Internet Safety for young people, parents/guardians and teachers.Donegal Youth Service is a countywide youth organisation, meeting the needs of young people all over Donegal.  For more information you can pop in to 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny, call 074 91 29630, email, visit and stay up to date with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.New device safety guide created for Donegal parents was last modified: March 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CYPSCdevice safetyDonegal Youth ServiceGardainternet safetyPARENTSTUSLAlast_img read more

Getting to Know You: A Follow Up to Our Speech Development Webinar

first_imgby Mollie Romano, Ph.D., SLP-CCCImage from, CC0Infants spend much of their very first year getting to know their caregivers, as caregivers get to know them! Even after a few weeks of life, sensitive and nurturing parents know what their baby likes and doesn’t like, their habits, their temperaments, and their quirks as they watch development unfold rapidly. While my own children are bigger now, I love watching my friends get to know their own newborns.  I follow their postings on Facebook as they muse over the way their newborn sleeps with his eyes partially open, or the funny sounds she makes after eating just before falling asleep. These little things mark the growing connection between caregivers and their children, and it sets the stage for communication development within the context of those early relationships. During our webinar on March 8, Dr. Woods and I discussed major milestones during that incredible first year, from vocalization development to gesture use to the emergence of a first true word.A few questions came up during our webinar regarding the early vocalizations infants begin to intentionally produce around 8 weeks of age.  I mentioned how the “control of phonation” stage typically involves vowel production. There is minimal normative data that points to a specific order of acquisition of vowel sounds. However, what is known about motor development provides some clues.  In most areas of development, babies master the easier skills first and use them to build more advanced skills. In terms of speech sounds, vowels are very easy to produce – all you have to do is move your tongue to a different spot in your mouth and send some sounds out of your vocal folds. Easy as pie compared to some consonant sounds that require specific positions in the mouth! Because infants in this age range do not yet have much head and neck control and are on their backs much of the time, gravity pulls the tongue back in the mouth. For this reason, the so-called back vowels, like “ah” and “oooo” are some of the early sounds infants begin to vocalize intentionally! But in short order, they begin playing around with other sounds too, and it is a delight to hear!Additionally, all that vocal play isn’t just about the sounds themselves, it is about drawing in a responsive partner who makes those silly sounds back and engages in a “conversation” with the baby. Yet some children do not produce the inventory of speech sounds we should hear in the first year of life. Children with hearing loss, for instance, do not vocalize with the same variety of sounds as a typical infant would, and this is an early marker for detecting a problem with hearing. Likewise, because these sounds develop in a social context, children with social communication difficulties like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often show differences in speech sound production. Data indicate that infants and toddlers with ASD use speech sounds for communication at a lower rate than their peers, but they also vocalize to show distress at a higher rate than typical infants [1].  Other special populations begin to show differences in speech sound development in their first year as well. Infants with Down syndrome typically begin by vocalizing with vowels and at a similar rate as their peers, but by the end of the first year, they do not use as wide a range of consonants or patterns of syllables in their babbling [2].Parents and teachers can do so much to support sound development by imitating the sounds that a baby makes, and by adding on a few additional sounds! No fancy tools or gadgets are required! By engaging with the baby, copying her first, and adding on sounds in a simple and fun way, caregivers can build up or increase those sounds.In fact, many caregivers just do this naturally through what used to be called “motherese.”  “Motherese,” or the more gender equitable “infant-directed speech,” involves using an exaggerated intonation, a higher pitch, and lots more repetition. Interestingly, research shows that it works and that instinctively caregivers use infant-directed speech around the world!  Infant-directed speech keeps little ones more engaged and conversant and helps them participate in those early conversations. It may feel silly for some adults, but it works and is an effective way to draw infants into back and forth exchanges with a social partner. For children who are dual language learners, this fun, exaggerated speech could aid each of their language systems even more!There is so much more to learn and discuss about the first year of language development, and we will continue to build on it in the next webinar. We will focus more on dual language learners as well as how language builds up to conversations and toward pre-academic skills. Join us on June 28, 2018, for all that, and more!  To learn more about the upcoming webinar and to register visit the Learn Event page for more information.ReferencesPlumb, A. M., & Wetherby, A. M. (2013). Vocalization development in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 56(2), 721-734.Sokol, S. B., & Fey, M. E. (2013). Consonant and syllable complexity of toddlers with Down syndrome and mixed-aetiology developmental delays. International journal of speech-language pathology, 15(6), 575-585.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, Ph.D., members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on YouTube.last_img read more

In a playful moment for Globalport, Jarencio lets Araña be coach

first_imgNabong guarantees GlobalPort will make playoffs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “They’re play around and the way they treat each other is like they’re still college players. But when it’s time to work, they do their jobs,” he said in Filipino. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Late in the game between the Batang Pier and Kia on Wednesday was another testament to Jarencio’s beaming demeanor that radiates to his players and creates a buddy-buddy kind of relationship with them.At the 1:37 mark of the fourth quarter and GlobalPort was on its way to victory, Jarencio let one of his veterans Ryan Araña call the shots during a timeout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We all know that coach is a very cool coach. He’s like your buddy on the court and even in practice. So during our huddle, I sat on the bench, gave me the board and told me to draw the last play for Stanley (Pringle),” Araña recalled in Filipino.“So I drew up a play and everyone was listening and that’s the good thing about this team. We can poke fun at coach Pido but at the same time, we respect him a lot so that’s our advantage over other teams because we have that kind of relationship with our coach.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven in his time at the helm of University of Santo Tomas, every post-game press conference with Pido Jarencio is something reporters look forward to because of his comedic persona.And it’s no surprise that the GlobalPort coach Jarencio also brings that same jovial vibe of his in practices and games.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Pringle went on to score on a free throw off the play that Araña mapped out en route to the Batang Pier taking a 108-91 victory, their fifth in 10 games as they enhanced their bid to clinch a playoff spot.“We were able to score but it wasn’t exactly the play that I drew up and Stanley was subbed out after so I got mad a little bit in the corner and I saw coach Pido and he was just laughing at me,” Araña said smiling.Araña also described Jarencio as always optimistic and isn’t fond of dwelling on the past.“He always gives us long breaks. Not actually long breaks but like two days off. And we don’t want to abuse that and instead, we want to repay that gesture by playing our best and so far, the result has been good,” he said.Jarencio is far removed from his coaching days in college, but it doesn’t seem like it.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Lopez proud to see former teammate Blatche play for Gilas

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBrook Lopez thinks the Philippines is lucky to have Andray Blatche as its naturalized player.“I can’t say enough because I know how much he loves the game and I know how much the Filipino people love the game as well. It’s a natural partnership,” Lopez said on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Lopez feels proud seeing how far his former teammate has gone since leaving the NBA with Blatche making a name for himself in the international stage.“It was great to see him be a part of the Gilas team. It’s a great thing and I love seeing him play for this country,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV The two spent two years together with the Brooklyn Nets before Blatche opted to go to China and play for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in 2014.That same year, Blatche’s naturalization papers were approved which allowed him to represent the country starting in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingLooking back at their two seasons together, Lopez shared that the 6-foot-11 Blatche is just a bundle of joy to be with, imparting character to the team on and off the court.“Playing on the same team with him, he’s such an amazing talent,” he said. “He made things easier for me when we’re on the floor together and he’s such a fun locker room guy. He brings a lot of energy. We call him ‘Dray Live’ and he’s a great guy and a great person to be around.” BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

Aguilar, Ginebra escape Star despite costly foul and poor FT shooting

first_imgAlso, had the Kings lost the game, they would have likely blamed it to their horrible 12-of-30 free throw shooting.“Because of our missed free throws we kept them in the game. We just have to make our free throws and lessen our turnovers,” Aguilar said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Cardona makes PBA return with GlobalPort: ‘I feel like a rookie again’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “What I was trying for is to go over him. But he stopped, pulled back, and went for a pump-fake. He was able to foul bait me,” recalled the athletic forward.With Ginebra leading by three, 95-92, Aguilar fouled Hill, who was attempting a three-point shot with 0.6 tenths of a second left. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHill cooly made his free throws to send the game into overtime.Fortunately for Aguilar, he was able to atone for his mistake with a follow-up dunk in OT that sealed Ginebra’s sixth straight win. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Japeth Aguilar. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJapeth Aguilar could only heave that sigh of relief after Barangay Ginebra eked out a heart-stopping win over Star Sunday night.And he had every reason to feel relieved after almost costing the Gin Kings the game with a careless foul on Malcolm Hill at the last-second of regulation.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img “I’m proud of my teammates. As the match escalated, we picked each other up and helped each other. It was really a test of character for us,” he said after finishing with 12 points, nine rebounds, and two assists in 30 minutes of play.“We really got tested in this game. They really came out with ferocity. They played with fire and intensity.”Ginebra coach Tim Cone explained that there’s no reason for him to dwell on Aguilar’s play with the game still on the line.“It just happened. We were trying to switch out and we had Japeth out there specifically because he has the ability to switch out on smaller guys. So his instinct on a pump-fake is to jump for the shot, and he just went to his instincts,” Cone said.“Obviously, it wasn’t a good instinct and it wasn’t the right thing to do, but he just went to his instincts, and in those situations, you just gotta try to stay disciplined,” he added. “But it’s the last play of the game. There’s 15,000 people in the stadium and they’re screaming, and it’s Manila Clasico, so you just gotta move on from it. It’s not that big of a deal, but you just gotta move on.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

Hazard: I’ll support Egypt for Salah

first_imgWorld Cup Hazard: I’ll support Egypt at World Cup for Salah Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 09:16 6/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mohamed Salah Egypt Getty Images World Cup Mohamed Salah Eden Hazard Belgium v Egypt Belgium Egypt Friendlies African All Stars The Belgium attacker praised Egypt’s performance in the absence of their star, who he hopes will take part at the World Cup Belgium star Eden Hazard said he will support Egypt at the World Cup for his friend Mohamed Salah following Wednesday’s international friendly.Egyptian sensation Salah is recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in the Champions League final last month and the Liverpool forward missed Belgium’s dominant 3-0 victory in Brussels .Egypt are optimistic Salah will be fit for their World Cup Group A campaign against Uruguay (June 14), hosts Russia (June 19) and Saudi Arabia (June 25). Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Hazard was on target in the first half at Stade Roi Baudouin after Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring against Egypt midweek before Marouane Fellaini completed the win in the second minute of stoppage time.Speaking afterwards, Hazard praised Egypt’s performance in the absence of Premier League Golden Boot winner Salah, who he hopes will take part at the showpiece tournament.”Egypt have good players. We managed to take control of the match and scored an early goal which made things easier for ourselves,” Hazard told ON Sport .”We are glad about defeating Egypt 3-0. I wish Salah the best and hope he returns. I will support Egypt in the World Cup for him.”Egypt are so different without Salah but they still performed well with compact lines. Their playing style is close to that of Tunisia.”I spoke with Salah after the Champions League final and sent him a message, as I said he is my friend and I want to see him in the World Cup.”We’ve beaten the @Pharaohs ! 3-0 ! Great support once again by @fanclub1895  See you Monday   @fedefutbolcrc  Tickets available on ! #REDTOGETHER #BELEGY #WorldCup — Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 6, 2018 Belgium manager Roberto Martinez also hopes to see Salah at the World Cup, adding: “Mo Salah is not just a good player, he’s an outstanding footballer, he’s a world class footballer after what he’s done this season.”Any team is going to miss the goal scoring threat of Mo Salah. We all wish him a speedy recovery and we want to see him in the World Cup.”Belgium led 2-0 at half-time thanks to Lukaku and Hazard following a comfortable opening 45 minutes against Egypt.Martinez made a host of changes at the break and it impacted Belgium’s fluency, though substitute Fellaini added a third in the 92nd minute.”I don’t think we are physically, tactically and mentally ready … and that’s why the Costa Rica game will be important,” said Martinez, whose Belgium will face Panama (June 18), Tunisia (June 23) and England (June 28) in Group G after Monday’s friendly against Costa Rica.”I don’t think our performance was perfect, far from it. There are many aspects that we need to improve. But what I like is that when we make mistakes we’ve got the togetherness to try to overcome them and I don’t think we had that before and that’s very pleasing.”last_img read more

Relations between Jamaica and Haiti to be Strengthened

first_img Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, said the visit was timely and would strengthen the co-operation and friendly relations that Jamaica has with Haiti. Under the instruction of the Prime Minister, we are to provide some scholarships for Haitians at the HEART Trust/NTA; the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) and at some of our teachers’ colleges. President Martelly, during his visit, pointed out that education is one of his main priorities for Haiti. Story Highlights Bilateral relations between Haiti and Jamaica are expected to improve, following  the State Visit of the President of that country, His Excellency Michel Martelly and his delegation, last week.Speaking with JIS News, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, said the visit was  timely and would strengthen the co-operation and friendly relations that Jamaica has with Haiti.The State Minister  added that there is much that Jamaica has to offer in the areas of education, health, tourism, agriculture and security. “We have the expertise, the knowledge and we can assist them in terms of their development,” he said.President Martelly, during his visit,  pointed out that education is one of his main priorities for Haiti. “I have been able to give free access to about 1,300, 000 children to attend school. It is great to bring that mentality out, that it is important to attend school. However, what the children are taught in school is even more important,” Mr. Martelly  said.In light of the President’s interest in education, Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald G. Thwaites, said the Ministry is anxious to have discussions with the Haitian Government for Jamaican teachers of English to teach in that country and for Haitian teachers to teach French here.“Under the instruction of the Prime Minister, we are to provide some scholarships for Haitians at the HEART Trust/NTA; the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) and at some of our teachers’ colleges. This is necessary as their educational institutions were decimated by the earthquake in 2010,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, Minister of National Security, Hon Peter Bunting, said the Government of Haiti has an interest in re-establishing their force. “They were anxious to look at our model of a professional army to get an idea of a model they can follow. In our meeting, we also discussed support of policing, disaster and emergency management, their support in border security, protecting our Maritime space and of course their role in certain ceremonial occasions,” the Minister noted.last_img read more

HMM to Set Up Scrubber Installation Fund

first_imgzoomlllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a win-win fund for scrubber installation.HMM plans to complete the scrubber installation on its 19 containerships currently operated by the first half of 2020.The total investment amount will be KRW 153.3 billion (USD 135.8 million) which consists of HMM’s investment of KRW 46 billion. The remainder of KRW 107.3 billion includes Korea Ocean Business Corporation’s guaranteed loan of KRW 62.3 billion and a win-win fund of KRW 45 billion invested by five companies, Hyundai Corporation, SKTI, Hyundai Global Service, DSEC, and PANASIA.The five companies will get the first priority for the contract negotiation for long-term fuel supply, supply of scrubber equipment, and scrubber installation, according to HMM.HMM’s preparation for the IMO 2020 included installation of scrubbers on its recently built vessels at an early stage. Namely, two 11,000 TEU containerships, HMM Promise and HMM Blessing, are the world’s first commercially operating mega container vessels of more than 11,000 TEUs equipped with large scrubber systems. Additionally, HMM’s five 300,000 dwt VLCCs, starting delivery from January 2019, are also retrofitted scrubbers.The company also plans to install scrubbers on the newly ordered twenty eco-friendly mega containerships, including twelve 23,000 TEU vessels which are expected for delivery in the second quarter of 2020.“As the IMO’s new environmental regulation is expected to impose a heavy burden on shipowners, carriers not properly prepared for the IMO 2020 will be in a huge trouble,” HMM official said.“Thus, HMM will fully prepare for the IMO 2020 during the remaining period and will take this regulation an opportunity for a quantum leap.”last_img read more