Big shot confrontation at Champs

first_imgFormer Cornwall College and Calabar High School thrower Warren Barrett and expert throws coach Marlon Gayle will be watching the Boys and Girls’ Champs Class 1 shot put extra keenly. Barrett and Gayle expect big putts from reigning champion Kyle Mitchell of Calabar and season-leading Petersfield High School ace Kevin Nedrick, but neither is 100 per cent sure who will win. Barrett is hoping his former Calabar training partner will win, but Gayle is simply envisaging a great duel.Speaking at the G.C. Foster College for Sports and Physical Education, where he lectures and coaches, Gayle believes that the record of 19.52m will fall. “I think it’s time for the record to go,” he said at the Central Championships. He traced the ownership of the record from Ashinia Miller, who put 18.98m in 2011; to Fedrick Dacres; at 19.29m in 2013; and to the present holder, Demar Gayle, whom he coached at Edwin Allen. “If you check historically,” he recalled, “Ashinia had it about two years; Dacres took it, and Dacres had it for two years.””Demar did the very same,” he recounted of young Gayle’s 2015 mark of 19.52m.”It is two years old now,” pronounced the coach, “and I think it is time.” His guess is based on Nedrick’s outstanding 2017 season and his 20.08m throw at the CARIFTA Trials.Barrett believes in Mitchell. “I still think Kyle can come on top,” he said recently, “because both guys are capable of one big throw.” Mitchell’s big missile upset Barrett at Champs last year when it landed 19.27m from the circle. “That’s what I’ve noticed about both of them,” he expertly observed, “because last year, both of them threw 19m once, and it was to the shock of many.”Asked what makes the tall and athletic Nedrick so good, Gayle said, “This is a young man that loves competition, and I really admire that”. But he gives Mitchell high ratings in part because of fine work by Calabar throws genius Julian Robinson. “Based on what I’ve seen in Kyle, it’s just to put a few things together and I think from there, it should an exciting competition.”He is longing for a restaging of the 2013 shot fest between Dacres and Chadwick DaCosta from Kingston College. “That was an awesome competition,” the coach said.THRILLING SHOT PUTThe Class 1 shot put has been a thriller all season long. When Nedrick and Mitchell met at the Charlie Fuller Memorial at Manchester High in January, Mitchell took the lead with his last effort with a distance of 18.33m. The Petersfield boy cranked up a final-throw heartbreaker of 18.85m to win. He followed that with heaves of 19.05m at the STETHS Invitational and 18.94m at Western Champs.Nevertheless, Barrett hopes that the Calabar tradition in the throws will continue. “I think that Kyle can come out on top, hopefully, with a 20m throw,” he said in the knowledge that Miller’s national junior record is 20.12m. “I’ve been talking to him and mentoring him about some things I’ve done last year,” Barrett revealed, “and how he can improve on that, so I’ve been talking to him and, hopefully, if it’s God’s will, he’ll come on top at Champs once again.””He’s a very good, very good competitor,” Barrett said of Nedrick. “He’s one of the best I’ve seen since I started track and field.”last_img read more

NBA: Durant offered kind words to Paul George on what to expect with Thunder

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (52) guards Indiana Pacers’ Paul George during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.  APKevin Durant’s departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors still leaves a sour taste in most people’s mouths.Over a year since his decision, the reigning NBA Finals MVP still relishes his time with the organization, as evidenced by him putting in a good word for the team’s newest dynamic wing player, Paul George.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments “He was pretty high on them. He thought it was a first-class organization in every way,” George said.Meanwhile, the former Indiana Pacers superstar also publicly addressed his change of teams for the first time.“There’s no right way to handle it,” he told the news outlet. ”I get the frustration. I get why people are upset. But at the same time, I want the average fan to understand that we only get a small window to play this game and more than anything you want to be able to play for a championship.”He added: “I love Indiana. That will always be a special place for me and I’m sorry for not holding on. But I wasn’t sure we’d ever get a team together to compete for a championship and that’s where all this came from.”  Khristian Ibarrola  /raADVERTISEMENT LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Mayweather to quit for good after McGregor bout Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ READ: Paul George heading to Thunder, Griffin stays with Clippers – reportsAccording to Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated, Durant had nothing but kind words for his former franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“KD was like, ‘That place will blow you away,’” George, who reached out to former Thunder players to get an idea of the franchise, revealed. ‘They can offer what other teams can’t in terms of the people and the preparation and the facility, down to the chefs and the meals.’Contrary to the supposed animosity he has with some of his former OKC teammates, Durant made sure to praise the city he played for in his first nine seasons in the league. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

West Ham midfielder REJECTS Jamaica call-up in favour of England

first_img1 Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Michail Antonio was overlooked by Roy Hodgson West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio has revealed he turned down Jamaica’s advances in the hope he will one day be able to play for England.Roy Hodgson named his Three Lions squad for the upcoming fixtures against Germany and Holland, including uncapped Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater but overlooked West Ham captain Mark Noble.Hodgson confirmed he ‘deliberately ignored’ some England regulars to blood new talent ahead of the Euros and Antonio was one of those to miss out on the 24-man squad.  Hammers fans have been impressed by Antonio since joining from Nottingham Forest last September. The 25-year-old has netted three goals in his last four games and has been tipped for an opportunity with the Three Lions.He told BBC Sport: “Jamaica called but if I keep doing what I’m doing hopefully I can get an England call.“You see it with Dele Alli, he’s come from League One and he’s already in the England squad, you see it with [Jamie] Vardy. “Hopefully I can get the call-up as well.”last_img read more

DONEGAL POOL PLAYER DEFEATS WORLD CHAMPION IN THRILLING EXHIBITION MATCH

first_imgPOOL: A stunning performance by Shaun Sharkey ensured a famous victory over double World champion Jason Twist.Twist, performed an exhibition of unparalleled quality in Ownie’s Bar, Dungloe on Thursday night. In front of a packed arena, Jason showcased his talents against players from across the county, some of whom only got a break-off shot in their two frames.Young Keelan McMongale from Fintown was given the onerous task of playing first but acquitted himself very well and was unlucky not to take the first frame.A host of local and county players also tried their luck, with Patrick Duffy and Helena Sharkey, both from Dungloe, putting in the night’s best performances.The showcase match, though, pitted Dungloe’s young Irish International, Shaun Sharkey, against Jason. There were no flamboyant exhibition style shots here as it was pure match-play between two very talented players.Shaun, roared on by a partisan home crowd, prevailed on a 3-2 score-line in a thrilling match played to an extremely high standard.The staff of Owenie’s put in a massive effort to organise the event which was a fundraiser for the Donegal county pool teams.An array of fantastic prizes were gathered from very generous sponsors and a massive €2,040 was raised through the event.This money will be used for accommodation and travelling expenses for the county teams and Donegal Pool Association are deeply indebted to Owenie’s for their efforts.DONEGAL POOL PLAYER DEFEATS WORLD CHAMPION IN THRILLING EXHIBITION MATCH was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

ELECTION 2014: WE NEED TO ASK WHY SPANISH FISHERMEN GET A THIRD OF OUR FISH – CARTHY

first_imgSinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has said that the future of the fishing industry depends on having strong representatives in Europe and there needs to be a review of how Irish boats get just 7 per cent of fish in Irish waters.The Midlands Northwest candidate said tonight: “The fishing industry has been decimated by decades of underinvestment and European bureaucracy.“EU regulations governing Irish fishing have brought the industry to its knees. It has been estimated that the commercial value of Ireland’s fisheries between 1975 and 2010 was €210 billion. Over this period Ireland’s share of this was €17 billion while our net loss was €184 billion. “Ireland has roughly 20% of the EU’s waters but one of the smallest fishing quotas. Even in our own waters Irish fishermen have only a 7% quota. Spain has a 34% quota and can regularly land abundant catches of monkfish and other varieties long after the quota has been reached for Irish fishing vessels.“Ireland’s fishing industry and ports like Killybegs and Ros a Mhíl need a strong voice in Europe arguing for their rights. In 2013 Sinn Féin’s sitting MEP Martina Anderson successfully amended the CFP report to include the 1976 Hague Preferences which will now seek to ensure special recognition for Irish fishing communities and their quotas.“Sinn Féin has shown what we can do. By voting for Sinn Féin MEP candidates, people would be electing a strong team who have and will continue to stand up for Ireland’s fishing communities.”  ELECTION 2014: WE NEED TO ASK WHY SPANISH FISHERMEN GET A THIRD OF OUR FISH – CARTHY was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:Euro electionfishing industryMatt Carthylast_img read more

ANTOINETTE IS THE LATEST WINNER OF A FREE PORTRAIT WITH DONEGAL DAILY AND CRISTEPH STUDIO

first_img” I never win nothing”Antoinette Coyle , operations manager with the newly refurbished Clanree Hotel.Donegal Daily in conjunction with the Cristeph Studio in Letterkenny continues to run its weekly free portrait competition for readers.Antoinette Coyle , operations manager with the newly refurbished Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny, is the lucky lady to win the latest portrait voucher.Antoinette is the third winner for the month of August and was over the moon with her prize. “I could not believe it when I got the phone call at work to say that I had won. I do enter alot of competitions but I never win nothing, she said . I will be looking forward to getting good use of the prize at the Photographic Studio in Letterkenny,” she said.And remember – entering could not be easier.All you have to do is to go on the Cristeph Studio Facebook page and give Brian McDaid and his team a like.ANTOINETTE IS THE LATEST WINNER OF A FREE PORTRAIT WITH DONEGAL DAILY AND CRISTEPH STUDIO was last modified: August 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:ANTOINETTE COYLEBrian McDaidclanree hotelCristeph Studiofree portraitlast_img read more

€2m Sports Capital windfall allocated to Donegal clubs, organisations

first_imgOver €2 million in Sports Capital grants has been allocated to clubs and organisations across Donegal, it has been confirmed.This evening, the awards that have been approved by the Minister for Transport and Sports were confirmed.In total 71 different organisations within County Donegal benefit from the allocation. The biggest award on the list is €99,500 to the Naomh Padraig GAA club in Lifford for the development of a sand carpet playing pitch and training pitch.Choiste Forbartha an Fháil Charraigh have been awarded €97,500 for a synthetic floodlit astro turdf playing pitch; Aodh Ruadh GAA club get €96,000 for a replacement playing surface; Letterkenny Community Centre and Letterkenny Rovers each get €89,500 for developments; Glengad FC’s are to develop an all-weather training pitch and floodlights and get €86,000 Burt GAA club have been given €85,000 for training pitch drainage; the Donegal League’s development at Ballyare has been allocated €83,500 for the redevelopment of the pitch and installation of fioodlights; Cloughaneely GAA club get €76,000 for their pitch development.The funding has been welcomed by Donegal TDs and Councillors.County councillors praised clubs and organisations across the county who contribute so much to life here. Cllr Martin Harley praised Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh and Minister for Sport Brendan Griffin for providing more funding to grassroots sports clubs because of the enormous benefits these groups bring to the communities they serve.“All the clubs being funded today by the Government deserve enormous credit for the work they do in their communities including GAA, soccer, boxing, rowing, cricket, community groups, swimming and multi-sports facilities,” said Cllr Martin Harley.“I am delighted with this massive allocation. Each application was graded and funding allocated accordingly. I know clubs in the Finn Valley areas are over the moon with their allocations.”Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh said: “These clubs across the county contribute so much to healthier communities.“They operate in what I would call the illness prevention sector; they contribute so much not just to the physical health of people young and old, but also to the mental wellbeing of our people too. “It makes sense therefore for Sports clubs to be part of the health sector, to be acknowledged for the work they do and for Government to spend more money supporting that work. It makes sense – morally and financially.“Prevention is better than cure and as a country we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our sporting organisations and this large allocation to Donegal today recognises that.”And Cllr Bernard McGuinness said: “I know in this age of technology, sports clubs now also have to compete with online gaming, gadgets and SnapChat. Getting young People involved in sport is key to the future of our country and our Government we will do more to help. We have to.“We have to do all we can to help young people engage in sport for longer and to take that healthy lifestyle into adulthood. On behalf of the people of Inishowen I want to thank Minister McHugh for this splendid allocation this evening to the peninsula. It’s great news.” Minister McHugh paid tribute to Minister Brendan Griffin: “As a government we are there to help and support sports organisations. Grassroots sports represent an incredible movement and I cannot imagine an Ireland without it.“It would be a much poorer country without the heartbeat of our parishes. I want to commend all sporting organisations for what they do every day for our society and assure them all that Government is committed to supporting that work.”Minister McHugh went on: “I have been out around the county and spoken to many of the clubs behind brilliant initiatives in their communities.“They deserve the funding they get. I have also met Minister Griffin and discussed the possibility of a scheme for those clubs who were invalid this time around.”Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher added: “I am aware there are many other communities which are disappointed that did not receive funding from this round of funding from sports capital.“The grants today will be of huge benefit for the voluntary groups, clubs and community organisations which have been approved funding today.“ I wish to compliment the organisations which were successful in securing the funding for their organisation and wider communities.“Application such as these approved today involve a great deal of work and effort on the part of the organisations and their voluntary members.”€2m Sports Capital windfall allocated to Donegal clubs, organisations was last modified: November 30th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aodh RuadhBURTCloughaneelyDeputy Pat the Cope GallagherGlengad UnitedLetterkenny RoversLiffordNaomh Padraiglast_img read more

Building up Momentum for Change

first_img7 December 2011Ten innovative projects which will help thousands of people across the world deal with climate change have been launched at COP 17 in Durban as the first platform of the UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change initiative.President Jacob Zuma, International Relations Minister COP 17 president Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres launched the projects at an informal event on Tuesday.Zuma showed his lighter side by making a joke about people in KwaZulu-Natal thinking COP 17 was about police officers before delving into the importance of such projects.Focus on public-private partnershipsThere are two South African projects on the list: the Buffelsdraai Landfill Site Community Reforestation Project, where rural communities collect seed, grow trees and plant these in a degraded forest area; and the eMalahleni Reclamation Plant, which treats underground water for everyday usage.The first platform of the Momentum for Change initiative is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and focuses on public-private partnerships, especially those that benefit the urban poor in developing countries.One project that stands out involves “solar bottle bulbs”, where a 1 litre soda bottle is filled with a solution of purified water and bleach. The bottle is inserted halfway through a hole drilled in the metal roof and its sides are sealed. The bottle then looks like a bulb through a sunroof and provides a good amount of light by deflecting sunlight into gloomy interiors.These are now used in Manila, providing light to almost 10 000 people.Enabling people to contribute in practical waysThe projects, Zuma said, made it possible for individuals and communities to contribute in a very practical way to the process of reducing emissions, adapting to climate change and improving their quality of life.“These are projects that give people access to energy while at the same time, saving water,” Zuma said. “These are the projects that protect our ecosystems and … improve our food and water security. These are the projects that can be scaled up, replicated, enhanced and further innovated.”Nkoana-Mashabane used her address to highlight the role of women in Africa when dealing with adaptation and mitigation for climate change.Implementation? Ask a woman!She asked for projects to bring change and impact on the lives of women. She said women should no longer have to walk long distances to fetch water or wood, which in turns causes harm to forests.She added, half jokingly, that when you wanted projects to be implemented, you should ask women to do them for you.Ban, a self-confessed champion of gender equality, challenged African men to do more on the continent to help cope with climate change.He said if sustainable development was to become a reality, issues around global health, water scarcity, food prices, poverty and gender inequality had to be addressed.He once again said leaders needed to look beyond their borders, because climate change impacts did not respect borders and affected both the rich and poor.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Supporting Cloud Services Endanger Your Uptime

first_imgWhere’s your site? In a server sitting in the back room, most of us would say, or at a host provider across the country or even (if you’re planning for disaster) scattered across cloud instances around the world.The truth is we usually don’t know — and not knowing could set us up for a world of hurt.That’s because many sites depend on external Web services that, together, make up each site. Services such as third-party advertising, analytics, social-media controls or newsfeeds, just to name a few. If any of those services crash or flake out, they can take down, slow down or generally give sites the appearance of suck.Given the recent GoDaddy and Amazon EC2 East outages, and the coding problems with Facebook’s Like button that halted the loading of many client sites, administrators need to pay a lot more attention to what goes into their final site experience, because an outage or failed service can have a domino effect.Missing The ObviousIt’s a serious issue for Web administrators, though not one that comes up in covversation until there’s a problem. In a way, it’s analogous to riding in a hot-air balloon and realizing that, oh yeah, that 50-gazillion-BTU propane torch two feet from your head will be pretty darn hot. It’s obvious when you are standing there in the basket and your scalp is getting cooked, but when you see the pretty, serene pictures of the graceful balloon in flight, it doesn’t really occur to you to wear a hat to avoid first-degree burns.The analogy holds true for sites. Add some Twitter buttons or a Facebook Like button or too, throw in some banner ads, a little Google Analytics monitoring and suddenly your site is now dependent on four additional hosts in order to work at peak efficiency. It’s obvious when you think about it, but is it on your list of things to care about?Complicating the situation even further is the fact that the number of hosts that a site owner has to actually touch can changes depending on where the site is located. Cloud application-monitoring service Compuware has illustrated this pretty neatly in the map below, which shows the average number of hosts that contribute to a typical web transaction in the locations shown (based on over 250 million Web measurements).Average Website Hosts Per User Transaction, June 2012Most of the additional hosts are third-party services that sites in these locations tie into in order to deliver the full experience. With some sites dependent on 10 hosts or more, the chances for some kind of failure goes up significantly, explained Compuware’s Stephen Pierzchala, APM Technology Strategist.A Bad Taste For Visitors“A site is like a big pot of stew,” Pierzchala said. “If one ingredient tastes bad, it can ruin the whole stew.” And there are a lot of ingredients on most sites.An analytics script can fail, causing the site to load slowly, or a content-delivery network that the site uses can fail, making the site crawl for in one part of the world. Or, as with what happened last May with a faulty Facebook Like button that admins embedded in sites, pages could simply stop loading after the Like button appeared, Pierzchala said.The take-away for admins is the importance of knowing what’s on a site. What are the components and where do they come from? Just as important, who’s putting stuff on your site? If content is auto-fed to your pages from an outside provider, what happens when its server borks?Once you have identified the third-party providers, “take control of your third parties. Don’t let them control you,” Pierzchala emphasized.Identify what-ifs. Build fail-safes into your site’s code to work around failures, and set up lines of communication with service providers to ensure you can learn about problems from them, and before you hear from disgruntled visitors. Knowledge is a powerful thing to have when things go awry.Because when you site fails, all that your visitors will know is that you and your brand — not some host sitting halfway across the world — disappointed them.Images courtesy of Shutterstock and Compuware. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Web 2.0 center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting brian proffitt Related Posts last_img read more

I’m the Most Ecstatic Baby on the Block! Adding Emotional Words to Babies’ Vocabularies

first_imgBy Jenna M. Weglarz-Ward[Flickr, Simi and Rachael by Jerry John, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Children begin to learn about relationships and language starting in the womb. As babies listen to their mothers talk to the clerk at the grocery store, sing to the radio, and chat with family members, they begin to develop a brain for language. Once born, they continue to listen to their mothers and family members use language to communicate with each other, solve problems, and develop relationships. Even before their first words, babies understand the language around them and their brains develop pathways to strengthen their ability to understand and express themselves.At the same time, they are learning about the emotional environment. They experience stress, excitement, happiness, sadness, and frustration themselves and observe and feel other’s emotional states. They are learning that when Mom makes a certain face, she does not feel good but when her body feels a different way, she feels better. Similar to language, babies are developing neural pathways to help them learn what do with their own and other’s emotions.Research has indicated that the earlier and more we talk to our babies, the better their outcomes will be. Additionally, children with strong emotional literacy have better academic success and less challenging behaviors [3]. Betty Hart and Todd Risley’s [1] ground breaking work indicated that children who live in low incomes families are not exposed to as many words as children in more affluent homes, as many as 30 thousand less words before they enter kindergarten. This commonly referred to as the Word Gap. Additionally, vocabulary in lower income homes is more likely to be directive and negative (e.g, get your shoes, you’re in trouble). Children in more affluent homes are more likely to have exposure to a larger range of vocabulary. However, family income may not be the only factor that impacts the word exposure to children. Parents who struggle with mental health issues, are experiencing trauma or illness, are single parents, work long hours, have multiple children, or spend a lot of time with their smartphones, may be talking to their children less often than possible. Therefore, it is important to support all families in bridging the word gap.Not only does this word gap impact language and cognitive outcomes including school readiness, a lack of learning and understanding of emotional words can impede social and emotional development. It is common that children with language delays also have challenges in making friends and identifying and coping with their emotions. Therefore, it is important to not only talk to our babies more, but make sure that we are including emotional vocabulary as well.Dr. Dana Suskind at the University of Chicago has more recently expanded on this work through the 30 Thousand Word Initiative. Dr. Suskind, has been working to support parents and communities in talking to their children more in order to close this gap. In addition to the strategies we presented in our December webinar on emotional literacy such as expressing your own feelings, labeling children’s emotions, and reading and singing about emotions, Suskind [4] recommends the 3 T’s.Tune In: Notice what the child is focused on and talk about that. Respond when a child communicates – including when a baby cries or coos.Talk More: Narrate day to day routines, such as diaper changes and tooth brushing. Use details: “Let Mommy take off your diaper. Oh, so wet. Does that feel better now?”Take Turns: Keep the conversation going. Respond to your child’s sounds, gestures and, eventually, words – and give them time to respond to you. Ask lots of questions that require more than yes or no answers.What Emotional Words to Include?Starting with basic emotions such as happy, sad, angry are great. However, adding more complex words, even early, develops a rich emotional catalog from which children can use as they learn to understand and express their emotions. It is important to include both positive and negative emotions in their vocabularies.Complex Feeling Words [2]Affectionate, agreeable, annoyed, awfulBored, brave, bummed, beamingCalm, capable, caring, cheerful, clumsy, confused, cooperative, creative cruel, curiousDepressed, disappointed, disgusted, down, delightedEcstatic, embarrassed, enjoying, excitedFantastic, fearful, fed-up, free, friendly, frustratedGentle, generous, gloomy, guilty, gladHeavenly, hilariousIgnored, impatient, important, interestedJealous, joyfulKindLonely, lost, lovingMerryOverwhelmedPeaceful, pleasant, proud, pleased, positiveRelaxed, relievedSafe, satisfied, sensitive, serious, shy, stressed, strong, stubbornTense, thoughtful, thrilled, troubledUnafraid, uncomfortableWeary, worried, worn outWhile working with families, take time to share with them why it is important to share emotions with their children as well as how. In addition to modeling and practicing with parents, share resources available through our December webinar materials.References[1]  Hart, B., & Risley. T. (1995). Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American children. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.[2]  Joseph, G. E., & Strain, P. S. (2003). Enhancing emotional vocabulary in young children. Young Exceptional Children, 6(4), 18-27.[3]  Joseph, G. E., Strain, P. S, & Ostrosky, M. M. (2005). Fostering emotional literacy in young children: Labeling emotions. Center for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. [4]  Suskind, D. (2015). Thirty million words: Building a child’s brain. New York, NY: Dutton.This post was written by Jenna Weglarz-Ward & Amy Santos, PhD, 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, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more