Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley Announce Dimmer Twins Spring Tour

first_imgDrive-By Truckers founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have announced they will hit the road as a duo this spring, touring together as Dimmer Twins. The name Dimmer Twins is a nod to the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are sometimes referred to as the “Glimmer Twins.” This stripped-down duo setting will feature original solo and duo material written by Hood and Cooley, as well as some Drive-By Truckers songs that they’ve written over the years.Dimmer Twins will begin their spring tour on the East Coast, starting things off with a show at Savannah, GA’s Savannah Music Festival on April 11th, before stops at Asheville, NC’s Grey Eagle (4/12 & 4/13); Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head Live (4/15); Sellersville, PA’s Sellersville Theater (4/16); South Orange, NJ’s SOPAC (4/17); Port Washington, NY’s Landmark on Main Street (4/18); Albany, NY’s The Egg (4/19); and Tarrytown, NY’s Tarrytown Music Hall on April 20th.The duo will then head west with shows at Portland, OR’s Rev Hall (5/9); Seattle, WA’s Tractor Tavern (5/10 & 5/11); Eugene, OR’s WOW Hall (5/12); Berkeley, CA’s Freight & Salvage (5/15); San Francisco, CA’s Swedish American Hall (5/16); and will wrap things up with a tour closing two-night run at Los Angeles, CA’s Largo on May 17th and 18th.A Dimmer Twins fan pre-sale is currently underway here, with a general on-sale beginning this Friday, January 18th.For ticketing and more information head to the duo’s website.Dimmer Twins Spring Tour Dates:4.11 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Music Festival4.12 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle4.13 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle4.15 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Live4.16 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater4.17 – South Orange, NJ – SOPAC4.18 – Port Washington, NY – Landmark on Main Street4.19 – Albany, NY – The Egg4.20 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall5.9 – Portland, OR – Rev Hall5.10 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern5.11 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern5.12 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall5.15 – Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage5.16 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall5.17 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo5.18 – Los Angeles, CA – LargoView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

EIA: U.S. renewable generation topped coal, nuclear for second straight month in April

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Although U.S. net generation in April fell 6.6% below the same month in 2019, renewable generation has continued to grow as a source of the nation’s supply and surpassed nuclear and coal for the second month in a row.Renewables accounted for 23.3% of the total, expanding its lead on nuclear generation as the second-largest source of power supply. Nuclear generation made up 21.5% of the nation’s electricity, while gas-fired generation remained the largest supplier of power with a 39.3% share.According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest “Electric Power Monthly” released June 24, overall utility-scale generation net of hydroelectric pumped storage in April fell to 275.2 million MWh from 294.67 million MWh in the same month in 2019.Over the same period, gas-fired generation climbed 5.0% to 108.1 million MWh. Coal-fired generation declined 32.4% to 40.6 million MWh, to account for 14.7% of the net total. Renewable output declined by 5.3% to 64.2 million MWh, with wind having the largest share at 10.7%, followed by conventional hydro with an 8.6% share.Year-to-date through April, utility-scale generation declined 4.1% year on year to 1.24 billion MWh. Renewable generation grew 4.9% on the year to 257.8 million MWh, as the decrease in other renewable sources was offset by solar and wind. Coal-fired generation declined 33.5% year over year to 212.4 million MWh, while gas-fired generation climbed 10.0% to 490.7 million MWh. Renewable sources including hydro accounted for 20.8% of overall U.S. generation in the first four months of the year, above coal’s share of 17.2% but slightly behind nuclear’s share of 21.3%.Power-sector coal stockpiles increased by 6.5 million tons during the month, below the 10-year average build of 6.8 million tons. During the prior 10 years, April stockpile fluctuations versus the prior month have ranged from a build of 1.3 million tons to a build of 12.7 million tons. The EIA estimates that the April stockpile level of 152.0 million tons translates to 122 days of burn and 105 days of burn, respectively, for bituminous and subbituminous coal, 46.6% and 25.6% above the five-year averages for the month.[Krizka Danielle Del Rosario]More ($): Renewable generation eclipses coal, nuclear for 2nd straight month in April EIA: U.S. renewable generation topped coal, nuclear for second straight month in Aprillast_img read more

Lima Group Condemns Detention of Venezuelan National Assembly’s Vice President

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo May 22, 2019 The Lima Group condemned the detention of Venezuelan National Assembly Vice President Édgar Zambrano, accused of supporting the April 30 efforts against the regime of Nicolás Maduro. The detention took place after the illegitimate Constituent Assembly stripped Zambrano and other legislators of their parliamentary immunity. In a statement released May 9, the group said the detention was a “void and unconstitutional action.” Legislators Henry Ramos Allup, Luis Germán Florido, Mariela Magallanes López, José Simón Calzadilla Peraza, and José Blanco Delgado also lost parliamentary immunity for their efforts in support of Venezuelan democracy. “According to the Venezuelan Constitution, the only institution that can lift parliamentary immunity is the National Assembly,” the release said. “The removal of this privilege without due process by an illegal authority like the Constituent Assembly is an affront to democratic principles and human rights recognized by international law.” On the evening of May 8, agents of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN, in Spanish), forcefully arrested Zambrano, accused him of “high treason” and took him to SEBIN’s headquarters. “The regime has kidnapped the Assembly’s first vice president,” said Interim President Juan Guaidó via Twitter. “They are trying to destroy the power that represents all Venezuelans, but they won’t get their way.” Governments of the region condemned Zambrano’s detention and demanded his immediate release. The Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Néstor Popolizio, Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Holmes Trujillo, and Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Faurie, condemned the congressman’s detention and demanded his immediate release via Twitter. For his part, Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs Roberto Ampuero also condemned the congressman’s detention. “We hold Maduro’s dictatorship responsible for this new attack on human rights, as well as the intensified repression that Venezuelans suffer.” “The arbitrary arrest yesterday evening of Edgar Zambrano, first vice-president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, is an unacceptable and illegal act that is yet another reflection of the repression of the former Maduro regime,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 9. “This is an attack on the independence of the nation’s democratically elected legislative branch and is part of the Maduro regime’s continued attempts to crush dissent and free debate in Venezuela.”last_img read more

Officials tour credit union-renovated homes

first_imgby: David MorrisonExecutives from the $29 billion State Employees’ Credit Union and the city of Greenville, N.C., toured two formerly dilapidated homes the credit union renovated through its real estate management subsidiary, State Employees’ Credit Union*Real Estate.The renovated structures were the result of more than two years’ partnership between the credit union and the city to identify economically troubled areas and distressed property for revitalization, mostly in West Greenville, the credit union said. It modeled its work in Greenville on a similar project in Durham, N.C., the credit union added. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgDillon Brooks scored 25 points, Grayson Allen matched a season high with 20 and Ja (jah) Morant had 17 points and 10 assists for the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies dropped to 1-5 in the restart and are barely hanging onto eighth place in the West, with Portland, Phoenix and San Antonio close behind. In other NBA action:— Gordon Hayward hit three free throws with 2:29 remaining in overtime to put the Celtics ahead to stay in their third straight win, 122-119 over the Magic. Hayward finished with 31 points and Jayson Tatum scored 29, including the tying basket with 4.2 seconds left in regulation. Nikola Vučević led Orlando with 26 points and 11 rebounds.— Rookie Darius Bazley scored a career-high 23 points off the bench in the Thunder’s 121-103 rout of the Wizards. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 18 as Oklahoma City moved to 3-2 in the seeding games. Washington is 0-6 since the restart. Matt Olson hit a three-run homer in the third and Matt Chapman connected the very next pitch, taking the score from 1-0 to 5-0 on consecutive offerings from Astros starter Cristian Javier.Robbie Grossman also homered and Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) contributed an RBI single as the A’s dealt the Astros their fifth consecutive loss.Elsewhere around the majors:— The Rays pulled out a 4-3 win over the Yankees on an RBI single by Michael Perez in the bottom of the ninth. Mike Brosseau and Brandon Lowe both homered in the seventh, when the Rays tied it at 3.— Brady Singer picked up his first big league win by allowing two runs over five innings of the Royals’ 4-2 decision over the Twins. Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single and Mikael (MY’-kehl) Franco added a solo blast to back Singer. Popyrin withdraws from US Open; Krueger gets wild-card spotNEW YORK (AP) — Alexei Popyrin withdrew from the U.S. Open on Sunday, allowing 2012 champion Andy Murray to move into the main draw.That means Murray can relinquish the wild-card invitation he received from the U.S. Tennis Association, which now will be given to American Mitchell Krueger.Popyrin is a 21-year-old Australian who is ranked 103rd. He joins Australians Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) as players who are skipping the tournament.LPGA-MARATHON CLASSIC Kang rallies to winSYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang pulled off a stunning comeback in winning the LPGA’s Marathon Classic in Ohio.Kang trailed by five with six holes to play before igniting her comeback with consecutive birdies. She had pars the rest of the way and didn’t take the lead until Lydia Ko took double bogey on the final hole.Kang finished at 15-under in winning for the fifth time in her LPGA Tour career.F1-70TH ANNIVERSARY GP Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The NHL’s Western Conference playoff pairings are set, while the Eastern Conference opponents are a little clearer after wins by the Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals.The Stars rallied in the final minute of regulation before beating the Blues, 2-1 in a shootout. Jake Allen was on the verge of a shutout win until veteran Joe Pavelski tied it with 31.4 seconds left in the third period. Denis Gurianov (goor-ee-AH’-nav) provided the lone shootout goal to close out the win.The Stars will take on the Flames and the Blues will square off with the Canucks in the opening round. The other Western Conference series will have the top-seeded Golden Knights versus the Blackhawks and the Avalanche against the Coyotes.The Capitals were 2-1 winners over the Bruins, which means Washington will take on the Islanders in the first round. Goals by T.J. Oshie (OH’-shee) and Tom Wilson helped the Caps avoid an 0-2-1 finish in the round-robin tournament. Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots in the victory.The Bruins went 0-3 in the round-robin tourney and will square off against Carolina in the opening round. — Rookie Andrés Giménez had three hits and scored three runs as the Mets doubled up the Marlins, 4-2 in the rubber match of the three-game set. New York received shutout ball from its bullpen after winning pitcher Jacob deGrom survived seven hits over five innings.— The Brewers were 9-3 winners over the Reds as Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) homered, tripled and drew a bases-loaded walk Milwaukee avoided falling to 0-5 at home for the first time since 1970, the franchise’s inaugural season in Wisconsin. — Angels right fielder Jo Adell was charged with a rare four-base error when a fly ball from Nick Solak popped out of the rookie’s glove and sailed over the fence in the Rangers’ 7-3 win. Solak who had two hits and scored three runs to help Texas complete a three-game sweep.— Mitch Moreland’s second home run of the afternoon was a two-run, walk-off blast over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 5-3 win against Blue Jays. Rafael Devers also homered and Boston relievers combined for three hitless innings of shutout relief.— Detroit completed a three-game sweep as Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth to send the Tigers past the Pirates, 2-1. The pitchers’ duel came after the two teams combined for 46 runs in the first two games of the series. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-PGA CHAMPIONSHIPMorikawa is last man standing in tight PGA ChampionshipSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — American Collin Morikawa has become a first-time major champion by winning at San Francisco’s Harding Park. — Justus Sheffield pitched four-hit ball over six scoreless innings of the Mariners’ 5-3 win against the Rockies. Dylan Moore slammed a two-run homer in the bottom of the first to put Seattle ahead to stay.— The Dodgers spotted the Giants a 2-0 lead before AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts each hit a three-run homer to give Los Angeles a 6-2 victory. The Dodgers have won nine of 12 and took two out of three from their NL West rivals.— Manny Machado homered twice and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. slammed his eighth home run of the season as the Padres coasted past the Diamondbacks, 9-5. Dinelson Lamet (lah-MEHT’) no-hit Arizona until Kole Calhoun led off the seventh with a homer.— Ronald Acuna (ah-KOON’-yah) Jr. belted a go-ahead, two-run homer while the Braves scored five times in the fifth inning of a 5-2 verdict over the Phillies in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Adam Duvall added a three-run double later in the fifth to put Atlanta ahead, 5-1.— The Braves rolled to an 8-0 rout of the Phils in the nightcap as Acuna homered twice. Freddie Freeman went deep as Atlanta spoiled Spencer Howard’s big league debut. Harvick also took the first two stages in Saturday’s victory before earning the second state Sunday.Martin Truex Jr. finished third and Kyle Busch finished fourth. Busch remains winless on the year.NFL-NEWSReferees group has agreement with NFL on virus protectionsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL Referees Association board of directors has reached an agreement with the league for health protections along with a program allowing game and replay officials to opt out of the season. Update on the latest sports The East matchups will be determined once the Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets complete their game tonight. The winner will face the Lightning in Round 1, while the loser will go home. The other East series will have the Flyers taking on the Canadiens.NBA-SCHEDULERaptors take No. 2 seedLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were able to wrap up the No. 2 seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs while preventing the Memphis Grizzlies from wrapping up a spot in the Western Conference play-in series.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 26 points to help the Raptors beat the Grizzlies, 108-99. Norman Powell chipped in 16 points and Kyle Lowry added 15 as Toronto wrapped up its fifth consecutive season with at least 50 wins. — DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and backup Rudy Gay added 19 as the Spurs outlasted the Pelicans, 122-113. Dejounte (deh-ZHAHN’-tay) Murray scored 18 for San Antonio, which moved into 10th place in the West as the Spurs try to gain a spot in the play-in game. JJ Redick scored 31 points with a season-high eight 3-pointers for New Orleans, which is on the verge of elimination.MLB-SCHEDULEUNDATED (AP) — The Athletics and Astros ignored social distancing recommendations on Sunday by resorting to some antisocial behavior.Benches cleared and even the stands emptied during Oakland’s 7-2 victory over the Astros. It was the first dust-up between the two teams since A’s pitcher Mike Fiers (FY’-urz) revealed the Astros stole signs during their World Series run while he was with Houston.Oakland’s Ramon Laureano got hit by a pitch for the third time in the three-game series. Laureano began exchanging words with animated Houston hitting coach Alex Cintron, then left first base, threw down his batting helmet and began sprinting toward him. Astros catcher Dustin Garneau tackled Laureano before the A’s outfielder reached Cintron, touching off a wild scene in which players streamed out of the stands to join the scrum. The Cardinals haven’t played since July 30. In other MLB news:— The Indians sent Zach Plesac back to Cleveland on Sunday in a rental car after the young right-hander violated team rules and Major League Baseball’s coronavirus protocols. A club official told the Associated Press the 25-year-old Plesac went out with friends in Chicago on Saturday night following his win against the White Sox. The person added that the team got Plesac a car so he wouldn’t be on a plane with teammates and staff in the event he contracted the virus.— Pirates utility infielder Phil Evans will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion and fracturing his jaw. Evans was injured when teammate Gregory Polanco’s right elbow hit Evans in the face while the two were chasing down a flyball hit by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. Evans briefly lost consciousness on the play, but director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk says he is expected to make a full recovery. — The Yankees have placed slugger Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Stanton was hurt in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader with the Rays while advancing from first to second base on a wild pitch. The 23-year-old closed with a 6-under 64 to win the PGA Championship by two strokes over Paul Casey and third-round leader Dustin Johnson. Morikawa was tied with Casey before an eagle on the par-4 16. He closed with consecutive pars for a 13 under total.Johnson fell behind with a bogey on the par-5 14. He also was second in last year’s PGA Championship, three months after his runner-up finish at the Masters.Jason Day, Matthew Wolff, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and Scottie Scheffler shared third at minus-10.NHL-SCHEDULEStars, Caps win — The Nationals-Orioles game had to be suspended with the Birds leading 5-2 in the top of the sixth. Stephen Strasburg threw scoreless ball in his first start of the season until Hanser Alberto’s two-run double and Anthony Santander’s two-run single in Baltimore’s five-run fifth. The grounds crew had trouble placing the tarp over the infield during a thunderstorm, leading to the suspension.MLB-NEWSMonday’s Pirates-Cardinals series postponedUNDATED (AP) — Another Cardinals series has been postponed while the team continues dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.The upcoming three-game series with the Pirates has been called off. It’s the Cardinals’ 11th, 12th and 13th games to be derailed by the outbreak. Verstappen storms to unlikely victory over Mercedes duoSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen has sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas third. Hamilton and Bottas struggled with their tires to clear the way for Verstappen to take an unlikely win. NBA-GREEN FINEDNBA fines Draymond Green $50,000 for Devin Booker commentsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green’s suggestion for Devin Booker’s future did not amuse the NBA. The league fined Green $50,000 on Sunday for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments about Booker, who is the Phoenix Suns’ star guard.Green said Saturday during an appearance as an analyst for TNT: “Get my man out of Phoenix. It’s not good for him. It’s not good for his career.” TENNIS-US OPEN-WITHDRAWALS Officials will be given until Thursday to opt out for a $30,000 payment with jobs guaranteed for 2021. The deal also gives officials protections if they test positive during the season or show symptoms after arriving for a game. In other NFL news:— New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury. Coach Sean McVay won’t reveal the nature of Robinson’s condition, which isn’t coronavirus-related. Robinson is participating in the Rams’ team meetings, and he doesn’t need surgery or another medical procedure. — The Washington Football Team has activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list. Foster tore an ACL and caused additional damage to his left knee during offseason workouts in May 2019 before missing that season.— Wide receiver Chester Rogers has signed with the Dolphins. Rogers started 22 games over four seasons with the Colts before becoming available. He has 111 career receptions for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns. August 9, 2020 — Michael Wacha (WAH’-kuh) has been placed on the injured list because of right shoulder inflammation three starts into his one-year contract with the Mets. Manager Luis Rojas said that Wacha felt pain in his shoulder after allowing four runs in five innings on Friday. NASCAR-MICHIGANHarvick completes weekend of dominanceBROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has completed a weekend sweep of NASCAR’s Cup races at Michigan International Speedway.Harvick held off Denny Hamlin over the final laps and finished 0.09 ahead to become the first driver to win Cup races on consecutive days since Richard Petty in 1971.last_img read more

EU member states ratify Macolin Convention for 1 September 2019

first_img Submit Related Articles IBIA boosts platform ranks as Kambi joins integrity body December 3, 2019 The Council of Europe (CoE) has this afternoon confirmed that the mandate of the ‘Macolin Convention’ on the manipulation of sports will be enforced from 1 September 2019.Established in 2014, the Macolin Convention seeks to develop an EU member-wide cooperative framework to eliminate all-levels of sports corruption/manipulation, through information sharing and data exchange.Furthermore, the Macolin Convention seeks to provide EU member states’ regulatory, legal and police enforcement stakeholders with common definitions, cooperative mechanisms and legal clarity for prosecuting match-fixing and sports corruption offenders.In its update, the CoE confirmed that Switzerland became the fifth Council of Europe member state to ratify the convention – following Norway, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, triggering Macolin’s ‘entry into force’.“The Macolin Convention is good news for everyone who values fair play and integrity in sport,” said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland.“The convention is a major step forward in the fight against corruption in sport and has received firm backing from major sports organisations and partners including FIFA and UEFA. I urge all of our member states, and countries around the world, to sign and ratify the convention as soon as possible.”Despite Brexit, the UK government will support inter-state cooperation networks established by the Macolin Convention, with Sports & Civic Society Minister Mims Davies signing the UK up to Macolin cooperation frameworks in December 2018.A total of 37 countries, including Australia, have now signed the convention. Other non-European countries, including Cape Verde and Morocco, have also expressed an interest in joining. Share Share Camelot under fire for exploiting National Lottery age limits July 20, 2020 Bet on Alfa demonstrates integrity commitment with IBIA membership October 1, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more


first_imgBUSINESS PROFILE WITH THE DONEGAL ARTIST FIONA What is your career and what do you do?Fiona: I am an artist working in batik on silk and oil on canvas, I do paintings of the Donegal landscape. us about your first job and how much were you paid?Fiona: In 1993, I was an art teacher in a secondary school in Northern Ireland,  I was paid £10 an was your first success in business?Fiona: My solo exhibition in Lincoln, England. the one local or international business person you look up to?Fiona: Joe Mangan, of Mangan has been your biggest mistake in business?Fiona: Not researching before I bought is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Fiona: When something goes wrong put it down to experience and move What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today?Fiona: Believe in what you are doing, don’t give up, Market your business, don’t be the best kept one item would you take with you to a desert island and why? Fiona: Camera, The landscape always changes, if I saw a sunset I would want to capture it, the next one would never be the What item can you not do without?Fiona: What item would you prefer to do without?Fiona: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Fiona: Make quilts, When will you retire?Fiona: Will probably always What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Fiona: Change to meet peoples needs, good service will always keep a customer, be What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Fiona: Encourage people to spend money if they can afford it, try to get rid of the fear in the country.BUSINESS PROFILE: ARTIST FIONA HIGGINS was last modified: December 13th, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Striker Falcao says Chelsea move ‘does not seem possible’

first_imgRadamel Falcao has told Sky Italia he doubts he will end up playing under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.The Colombian striker was heavily linked with the Blues prior to his move to Monaco and Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge last summer.Mourinho is reportedly keen on Falcao.And there have since been reports that Falcao is unhappy in Monte Carlo and could yet move to Chelsea.“There has been a lot of speculation about European clubs interested in me. I don’t think about that,” he said.“Would I like to play with Mourinho? I’d never considered it. As of today it does not seem possible, as we are on very different paths and I have a five-year contract with Monaco.“But Mourinho is a coach with a fantastic career. Nobody can deny his capabilities.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council Annual Conference Feb. 19

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Forages and Grasslands Council Annual Conference will be held February 19, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg. The program theme is “Fitting the Pieces Together in a Forage System.” The keynote speaker will be Dr. Stacey Hamilton, University of Missouri Extension State Dairy Specialist, who will discuss “Balancing risk and rewards of annual and perennial pastures” as well as “What we are learning about irrigating pastures,” based on his work with grass-based dairies in Missouri. Chris Penrose, OSU Extension Educator, will speak on what he has learned from his on-farm research with “N-Inhibitors for grass production.” A highlight of the program is always the Producer Panel, and that tradition will continue with several producers highlighting their forage, dairy, sheep, and beef production systems.Details of the program and a registration form will be available at or to go directly to the program go to will be due by February 12, 2016. For more information contact Gary Wilson at [email protected]  or (419) 348-3500.last_img read more

Parentification in Military Families

first_imgJay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDIn a recent research article, Hooper, Moore & Smith, (2014) provide a review of the research literature on parentification in the context of military family systems and military culture. Parentification is not unique to military families, but may occur in any family where there is a role reversal between the parent and the child.[Flickr, IMG_4660 by Anders Osterberg, CC BY-ND 2.0] September 17, 2015What is parentification?The authors define parentification as the disturbance or lack of appropriate boundaries between family subsystems, resulting in functional or emotional role reversal between parents and children in the family [1]. Recently, the term parentification has been used more widely in the military family literature.Why this is important:An increasing number of individuals on active duty are supporting families with children.Clinical practice should be informed by the military culture – military families face atypical stressors, such as frequent deployments.[Flickr, Washing Dishes by Val, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Functional vs. Emotional ParentificationThe authors distinguish between two forms of parentification: functional and emotional. Examples of functional parentification would be a child taking on additional household tasks and performing specific functions that the deployed parent might have taken care of previously, such as taking out the trash or babysitting. However, emotional parentification refers to the remaining parent using the child inappropriately for emotional support, which leads to increased emotional burden for the child. While it might be necessary and okay for children to help out in the household, and provide functional support, it is inappropriate and damaging for children to provide emotional support to their parents.The researchers in this article state that far-reaching effects of parentified children can include poor academic performance, an inability to form positive relationships, and feeling overburdened and overwhelmed. Systematic evaluation should be used to identify the extent of parentification. While a good clinical interview should be able to help clinicians determine whether parentification is occurring, some additional tools are available:Parentification Inventory [2]Information on the Parentification Questionaire [3]The researchers emphasize that clinicians should consider a strength-based approach to treatment, because the child or adolescent may have experienced parentification as positive. Intervention and treatment strategies should be informed by the context and role adopted during the parentification process, according to the authors.References[1] Hooper, L. M., Moore, H. M., & Smith, A. K. (2014). Parentification in military families: Overlapping constructs and theoretical explorations in family, clinical, and military psychology. Children and Youth Services Review, 39, 123-134. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.02.0030190-7409.[2] Hooper, L. M. (2009). Parentification Inventory. (Available from L. M. Hooper, Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487).[3] Jurkovic, G. J. & Thirkield, A. (1998). Parentification Questionaire (Available from G. J. Jurkovic, Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303).This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) 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, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more