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Takeaways: here’s the Sharks team everyone expected to see

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — Pete DeBoer received everything he asked for during the Sharks two-game homestand this week.The Sharks (4-3-1) found some finish around the net, scoring nine goals. Martin Jones came up with the big save, stopping 48 pucks on 50 shots. In addition, the group found a way to come out on the right side of the special teams ledger as the power play went 3 for 9 and the penalty kill posted a perfect 6 for 6 …last_img read more

Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Disability

first_imgBy Ashley Ann Marshall, Catherine Corr, and Deserai MillerMany individuals are aware of the risk for abuse experienced by typically developing children, however, fewer are aware of the increased risk for children with disabilities. A common misconception is that young children with disabilities are less likely to be abused because they are regularly cared for or supervised by adults. However, this belief is untrue as children with disabilities are three to four times more likely to be abused or neglected than typically developing children, which can have devastating effects on their development [3].Children with developmental disabilities present unique challenges to parents, which can result in a less secure attachment and more punitive control. Subseqently, these outcomes are correlated with higher rates of abuse [1]. Additionally, children with disabilities require extra care and supervision, which can lead to parental stress. Through their literature review, Algood and colleagues (2011) found that parents of children with disabilities were more likely to experience emotional, physical, and financial stress. They also noted the importance of parents of children with disabilities creating a system of social support. Simply being aware that parents of children with developmental disabilities may experience higher levels of stress can help us to be vigilant when maltreatment is suspected and sensitive to the needs of these families.Not only are children with disabilities more likely to be abused or neglected, children that are abused are at an increased risk for disability [2] [4] [6] [7]. This bidirectional relationship highlights the importance of our need to be aware of these increased risks.We have a responsibility to recognize the signs of abuse and to be knowledgeable about the reporting process. Our role in understanding and reporting child abuse is difficult, but essential to supporting the healthy development of children. You can become familiar with some of the signs of abuse in children from the table below. If you believe a child is being abused or neglected you need to report it.  You are not in charge of investigating, so you do not need to have a certain amount of facts before you can report abuse or neglect.  Since you are not investigating, you do not need and should not push the child for more details than needed.  If you suspect immediate danger you can call your local emergency number. Also, most child protective workers will ask if you think there is an immediate danger. If you say yes, they will send someone out much faster.In summary, do not be fooled by the misconception that children with disabilities are at a lower risk for abuse and neglect. This is untrue and our fostering of this misconception could prevent children from receiving the help that they may need. We must be aware of the signs of abuse and vigilant in reporting when we suspect abuse or neglect has occurred.Table 1. Signs of abuse in children from Fresno Council on Child Abuse : http://www.fccap.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=48References[1] Algood, C. L., Hong, J. S., Gourdine, R. M., & Williams, A. B. (2011). Maltreatment of children with developmental disabilities: An ecological systems analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(7), 1142-1148.[2] Larson, S. A., & Anderson, L. (2006). Children with disabilities and the child welfare system: Prevalence data. Impact: Feature Issue on Children with Disabilities in the Child Welfare System, 19(1).[3] Murphy, N. (2011). Maltreatment of children with disabilities the breaking point. Journal of Child Neurology, 26(8), 1054-1056.[4] Musheno, K. (2006). Children with disabilities and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Impact, 19, 13.[5] National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (2010b). [6] Sedlak, A. J., Mettenburg, J., Basena, M., Petta, I., McPherson, K., Greene, A., & Li, S. (2010). Fourth national incidence study of child abuse and neglect (NIS–4): Report to Congress, executive summary. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.[7] Sobsey, D. (2002). Exceptionality, education, and maltreatment. Exceptionality,10(1), 29-46.This post was written by Ashley Anne Marshall, Catherine Corr, PhD, and Deserai Miller, LCSW. Ashley Anne Marshall graduated from the University of Dayton, where she received her bachelor of arts in psychology and family development.  She is currently a student in the Child Studies program empirical research track in Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.  Catherine Corr, PhD, is currently a research associate in the department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University.  Deserai Miller, LCSW, earned her Master’s degree in social work with a specialization in schools from the University of Illinois and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in early childhood special education.  Ashley Ann, Catherine, and Deserai are all guest bloggers for the MFLN Family Development Early Intervention team.last_img read more

5 days agoBarcelona coach Valverde happy with attacking trio for victory over Eibar

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde happy with attacking trio for victory over Eibarby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was happy with victory over Eibar.Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann each scored a goal at Ipurua during the 3-0 win.After a few difficult matches, it looks like the three frontmen are finally starting to understand each other on the pitch.”It’s a question of time and of playing matches,” Valverde said about his front three.”In the end, great players always find each other [on the pitch] and know where their teammates will be and know where the pass will go.”They’ve participated and worked very hard.”This is the reward.”They scored a goal each, they understood each other well.”The new players are finding their place and trying to understand each other.”It’s a question of time before they understand each other better.” last_img read more

Greg Reid Exiled From FSU Heading To Valdosta State

Exiled from Florida State because of multiple off-the-field issues, cornerback Greg Reid looks like he will land at Valdosta State for his final year of college football.ESPN reports that Reid sorted through his options and is in the process of enrolling at the school located in middle Georgia.Reid was dismissed from FSU  for a violation of team rules — and it was not his first offense. As a three-year starter and a top special teams player, Reid had to be a malcontent for coach Jimbo Fisher to kick him off the team. But to maintain any credibility within his team, Fisher had little recourse, for Reid found himself in trouble several times during his Seminole career.Most recently, Reid was arrested a few weeks ago and charged with driving with a suspended license, a seat belt violation and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to the Lowndes County (Ga.) sheriff’s office. Reid told police he had no knowledge of the marijuana found in his car.Last fall, Reid was on perjury charges for lying to police about the identity of a man who fled the scene of a traffic stop on a scooter. That charge was later dropped. However, he was suspended last year for an undisclosed violation of team rules.Last season, Reid played in 11 games and started nine. He made 32 tackles and had two interceptions, along with 563 kick return yards. He moved into second place in school history with 89 career returns and 1,117 return yards and was named one of three most valuable players on special teams at Florida State’s annual banquet.Last Tuesday night in Lake Park, Ga., Reid was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.For Fisher, that was it. Now Reid apparently has found a new school. But for how long? read more

LeBron May Already Be The Greatest Laker Of AllTime

8Russell+4.1Bryant22.4Dantley.189 BPM is calculated since 1974. PER and WS/48 are calculated since 1952.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 9Grant+4.0Howard22.3Howard.172 LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform used to be the stuff of fan photoshops and NBA 2K’s franchise mode.1Usually accomplished by switching off the game’s trading AI. But now it has become reality, after the announcement Sunday night that James is signing a four-year, $153 million free-agent contract with L.A. It might be jarring at first to see James in Lakers gear this fall — but he’ll fit right in with a franchise whose destiny has always been determined by Hall of Fame talent. In fact, even among the Lakers’ many, many historical stars, James could be the best player who ever suited up for the team the first second that he steps onto a court wearing Forum blue and gold.In their 70-year history, the Lakers have won 16 NBA championships, one behind their archrival Boston Celtics for the most by any franchise in the league. And most of that success has been due to the team’s immense star power: players such as Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor … the list goes on and on. If we measure player value using a mixture of Basketball-Reference.com’s Player Efficiency Rating and Win Shares, and look back in history to 1963,2For accounting purposes, this was the first season for which we know exactly how many minutes a player split between teams if he switched teams midseason. Los Angeles has gotten nearly 1,200 total wins above replacement3Using the same replacement-level threshold as in Daniel Myers’s VORP metric. from players who either eventually ended up in the Hall of Fame or are likely to be there someday — a number that represents roughly 60 percent of the team’s total wins above replacement over that period. In each regard, only the Celtics have gotten more out of their Hall members, and the Lakers might have surpassed even Boston if we could have also included the contributions of Mikan and Vern Mikkelsen (who played before we have a precise accounting of a player’s minutes spent with each team during a season). 4O’Neal+5.3West23.1Johnson.225 1James+11.1Mikan28.5Chamberlain.248 2Johnson+7.4James28.3James.238 7Gasol+4.4Chamberlain22.8Malone.205 The Lakers’ greatest players, by the numbersWhere LeBron James ranks in career Box Plus/Minus, Player Efficiency Rating and Win Shares per 48 minutes relative to other Lakers Which teams have relied on Hall of Famers?The franchises with the most wins above replacement (WAR) from players who are currently in, or are likely to be in,* the Hall of Fame, 1963-2018 PistonsLanier • Thomas • Hill56239 Top 10 in BPMTop 10 in PERTop 10 in WS/48 WarriorsCurry • Barry • Mullin53939 * Weighting active players’ WAR by their Hall of Fame probability.WAR is calculated using a mixture of Win Shares and Player Efficiency Rating.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 76ersBarkley • Erving • Chamberlain71350 3Jabbar+5.4O’Neal26.1Jabbar.228 Thunder/SonicsPayton • Durant • Westbrook56636 FranchiseTop three HOF players by WARWAR By all HOFHOF % of total WAR LakersBryant • Jabbar • Johnson1,16558 6Bryant+4.4Johnson23.0O’Neal.208 From 1997 through 2013, the Lakers had picked up double-digit WAR from Hall of Fame players in 16 of 17 seasons, almost always managing to pair Bryant with an all-time great like an O’Neal or a Pau Gasol (who, perhaps surprisingly, has a 93 percent Hall probability according to Basketball-Reference). It was part of a pipeline that had flowed nearly uninterrupted since the days of Mikan in the 1950s. But since 2014, Los Angeles has gotten a mere 2.4 WAR from future Hall of Famers, almost all of it belonging to Gasol before he departed for the Bulls. (Apologies to Lou Williams and Jordan Hill, but they’ll probably have to pay to visit Springfield like the rest of us.)Even granting that we don’t know what the future will ultimately hold for younger prospects such as Julius Randle, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, the Lakers had never gotten fewer than 7 WAR from Hall of Famers in any five-year span since 1963 — and that dark period came from 1992 to 1996, right after Johnson abruptly retired after contracting HIV. The franchise really was never forced to confront life without an NBA legend for so long until very recently.And thanks to James, it won’t have to anymore. Our CARMELO projection system thinks LeBron will add about 12 wins to the Lakers’ tally next season. Depending on whether L.A. can also trade for Kawhi Leonard (or sign another star to pair with James), the team could see its Hall of Fame contributions be rebuilt even further. Either way, the Lakers’ pipeline of all-time talent is gushing again.Moreover, by the historical metrics, LeBron might instantly be the best player who has ever suited up for the Lakers (in terms of stats produced across a player’s entire career, not just with the Lakers). James is the NBA’s all-time career leader in Box Plus/Minus (which can be calculated going back to 1974), easily outpacing Johnson. Among fellow Lakers, he trails only Mikan in Player Efficiency Rating (ranking one slot ahead of O’Neal), and he trails only Chamberlain in Win Shares per 48 minutes (coming in one spot better than Jabbar): 5Horry+4.8Jabbar23.0West.213 JazzMalone • Stockton • Dantley55841 SpursDuncan • Robinson • Gervin73939 CelticsBird • Pierce • Parish1,21363% 10Harper+3.8Baylor21.8Bryant.171 RocketsOlajuwon • Harden • Malone68845 KnicksEwing • Frazier • Reed56339 You can make the case that Jabbar — and maybe also Chamberlain and Karl Malone, who had a cup of coffee with the Lakers when he was 40 — generated more total value in their careers than James has to date. So his case as the greatest player to ever wear a Lakers uniform is not totally open and shut. But the fact that James can even enter the argument, a day into his tenure with one of the most decorated franchises in pro sports history, is telling about his stature among NBA legends.It remains to be seen if James will be the Lakers’ lone surefire future Hall of Famer next season; whether he gets big-name help will likely determine L.A.’s viability as a true threat to the Golden State Warriors’ supremacy right away. Whatever happens, though, James has finally restored to the Lakers the one resource they’ve scarcely been able to live without over the years: legendary talent. read more

Black and yellow mimics OSUs scarlet and gray

I know a majority of the Ohio State fan base is composed of Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals fans. Just hear me out. It pains me to say it, but the NFL fan base most comparable to our Buckeyes’ is the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers’. Sure, there are slight differences. For example, Buckeye fans don’t appease their fat gullets (quite as much) with greasy sandwiches that have 18 layers of french fries, a Pittsburgh staple. Watching the Steelers clinch their fourth Super Bowl appearance in my lifetime reminds me that I dislike them and their fans for the same exact reasons the rest of the nation dislikes Buckeye fans. The national perception of us Buckeyes is that we’re brash, we annoyingly span every corner of this great nation and, generally, no one likes us. Same with the Steelers. But, Buckeye and Steeler nations have every right to be as arrogant as we are. Over the past decade, no other sports team has been as successful, save for, arguably, the New England Patriots in the NFL. I might be a Cleveland fan, but my attitude is the exact opposite as an OSU fan. In Columbus, I’m not waiting for the other shoe to drop. The other shoe drops on the opposing team, especially once Big Ten play starts. OSU has won seven conference titles in the last 10 years. The Steelers are just off the pace, as far as division titles go. They’ve won six. Pittsburgh doesn’t quite measure up in that respect, but it can boast that its coaching stability is even more impressive than OSU’s. Over the last 40 years, the Steelers have had only three head coaches, compared to OSU’s four. Consider today’s constant coaching turnover in professional sports: The Oakland Raiders have had three coaches in the last four years alone, and they were one of seven NFL teams to switch coaches before the 2011 season. You can see similarities in the players, too. OSU’s star quarterback, Terrelle Pryor, sells off a few trophies, signs a few autographs and gets preferential treatment from a tattoo parlor. The Steelers’ star quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, signs a few autographs and gets preferential treatment from the police. Seriously, though, the tradition of sustained success is truly something to behold, no matter how much loathing the Steelers and Buckeyes face. Any hate directed at both most likely is intertwined with more than a hint of jealousy. The parallels are there, and it doesn’t make me any less of a Cleveland fan to admit it. It’s because, I know, during Super Bowl XLV, I’ll be the biggest Green Bay Packers fan this side of Brett Favre’s Mississippi. I won’t be alone. Most of America will be with me. read more

Ohio State womens basketball trounces Nebraska earns 3seed for Big Ten tournament

The Ohio State women’s basketball team won 10 of its final 12 regular season games, securing the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.OSU (21-9, 13-5) capped that run with a 78-60 win against Nebraska (20-9, 10-8) on Sunday in Lincoln, Neb.Freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell led the Buckeyes with 28 points in the contest to go along with a career-high 10 rebounds.However, the real star of the show could have been sophomore forward Shayla Cooper.Coming off the bench, the 6-foot-2-inch transfer from Georgetown scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds.The Buckeyes blew the game open with a 15-0 run to close the first half, capitalizing on nine Nebraska turnovers. However, in front of a crowd of 8,418, Nebraska refused to go down easy.The Cornhuskers kept up with the Buckeyes during the beginning of the second half before a lay-in by Mitchell settled the crowd by sparking a 9-0 run that put the Cornhuskers away for good.Mitchell has moved into third place on the OSU single-season scoring list with 736 points so far this season and has helped the Buckeyes gain momentum on a four-game win streak to close the regular season. Heading into the matchup, Mitchell was second in the nation with 24.4 points per game this year.Junior guard Ameryst Alston said before the Buckeyes took on Iowa last week that it was a goal for the team to have a high seed in the Big Ten Tournament so they could sit out the first two rounds.The Buckeyes have achieved that goal with their third seed and will have the chance to watch any possible opponent play before they take the court on Friday.The Big Ten Tournament is scheduled to take place in Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., from Wednesday through Sunday. read more

Lorenzo Insigne reveals preference between Messi and Ronaldo

first_imgInsigne prefers Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to new Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo is the talk of Italian football at the moment after completing his much-protracted transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus. However, Insigne believes the forward will not be able to win games on his own in the Serie A.Ronaldo finalized his move to Turin on Monday ending a nine-year Spanish La Liga rivalry with Lionel Messi which began since he moved to Spain in 2009.Debates over who remains the superior player will still continue from now till end of time as it stands.The five-time Balon D’Or winner will be hoping to lead Juventus to the top of European football as they seek to win the UEFA Champions League final again.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Juventus have won the Scudetto for the last seven years in succession but are yet to win the Champions League since 1996.“I’m curious to see how he adapts to the Italian game,” Insigne said about Ronaldo to Gazzetta Dello Sport on Tuesday as quoted in FourFourTwo.“Personally I prefer Messi but you can’t question Cristiano’s abilities. Winning the Balon D’Or on five separate occasions is not an easy feat to achieve.”Insigne and Napoli will be hoping to do one better and finish top of the Serie A after coming second last season finishing four points behind champions Juventus.last_img read more

Without planning theres no future in Italy Sacchi

first_imgThe legendary tactician believes that the only way for the Azzurri to get into the spotlight again is if the federation improves tooAfter Italy national team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, alarms went off in the football system of the country.And now, with a new World Cup in sight, legendary coach Arrigo Sacchi spoke to Corriere Della Sera about what’s next for the country.“There was only one in Italy who tried to fix things alone and look how that ended. [Robrto] Mancini can do his bit, but as long as the Federation doesn’t improve, it won’t do any good,” he said.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“Look at Germany and the project they put in place when they lost the 2006 World Cup at home. A broad, modern plan which bore fruit in 10 years.”“Without planning, there’s no future, only improvisation,” he added.“I ask you: when did we win everything? We know the answer to that when there were three foreigners [on each team] and all were champions.”“Before they had won nothing, here they matured. We helped them and they helped us. That’s progress,” he said.last_img read more

The reason Karim Benzema is such a misunderstood player

first_imgDespite having just reached an incredible milestone for Real Madrid, we will explain the reason Karim Benzema will forever have so many haters.As the people who have always enjoyed Karim Benzema’s game as a forward in European football celebrated his latest conquest, there will always be that unbearable hater who will never understand that the Frenchman is one of those players who is born once every generation.The Lyon product just surpassed the 200-goal barrier with his brace against Viktoria Plzen and this sparked a whole new debate about whether he is the right striker for Real Madrid or not, but Benzema will shut people’s mouths repeatedly until the day he retires because that’s what he does.The best way to understand the type of player that Karim Benzema really is, suffices with only stopping for a few seconds and watch the play from the first goal he scored in the Champions League.This dribbling skill is what sums up Karim in a nutshell, a player who can produce a moment of magic like this can get away with anything and should have credit for as many years as he wants.But if the critics that always come after Karim are so adamant on taking him down want stats, let’s look at the numbers and compare him to other great Real Madrid players who share a spot with him on the 200-Goal Club. 💬 @Benzema…More than 200 goals for @RealMadrid ✅Real Madrid’s fourth highest scorer in European competition ✅Highest-scoring French player in European competition ✅#RMUCL | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/kulft7nepV— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 8, 2018No need to talk about anybody else but Raul Gonzalez Blanco, one of Real Madrid’s most respected players and the second all-time top scorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo.During his 16 seasons for the club, Raul Gonzalez played a total of 741 matches and scored 323 goals during that time.Karim Benzema has already played 420 matches and scored 201 goals with the white shirt, this leaves the Frenchman with a 0.47 goal average against Raul’s 0.44.It may not be much but, Benzema has the better goal average compared to Raul and the foreigner somehow gets far more criticism from the press than the beloved Madrid ‘Angel’ ever got.In fact, Raul is arguably one of the most respected players from that institution and he didn’t win as many trophies as Benzema has won during his 9 seasons at the club.The best way that the striker can explain this hatred against him is by saying the following statement after the match against Viktoria Plzen: “When I go out on the field I don’t just want to score goals,” he said to Marca after the match.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I want to give assists, play, score goals… what a striker does. It’s always the same but I play football to make history and sometimes people don’t understand what I do on the pitch.”“But it doesn’t bother me anymore because I’m 30 years old, I have children and I don’t think about these things,” he concluded.🔝⚽ @Benzema200+ goals for @RealMadrid!#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/4pECO0WXky— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 7, 2018But we don’t really need to do much in order to change this negative energy directed at Karim Benzema, the solution has been in front of our noses this whole time.What Real Madrid needs to do in order to let this wonderful player be his own man, is to just change the number he wears on the back of his jersey.You are reading this correctly, if Karim Benzema didn’t have the number ‘9’ shirt and maybe another number like the ’11’ or ’10’, he wouldn’t get so much criticism for not scoring as many goals as a proper striker should.Karim gives so much more to the game than just goals, if the club brought another player like Harry Kane and give him that number, it would be very beneficial for everybody and Benzema would finally feel free to keep playing the gorgeous football he’s always shared with all of us.From the Ronaldo.com team, we urge Real Madrid to hear our request and remove the number ‘9’ shirt from Karim Benzema’s back. You can thank us later.5⃣ Goals4⃣ Goalscorers3⃣ Points2⃣ Champions League debuts1⃣ Fantastic performance!#RMUCL | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Bpeo2q3x4z— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 7, 2018Why do you thin Karim Benzema gets criticized so much despite being one of the best footballers in the world? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more