The Age 2 December 2015Worried parents have nominated excessive screen time as their biggest health fear for children, higher than drug use, asthma and cancer.The poll of 2000 adults by the Royal Children’s Hospital also found parents were six times more likely to be concerned about obesity in children other than their own.The survey asked people to rate 29 childhood health issues, including allergies, cancer and asthma.Dr Anthea Rhodes, director of the Australian Child Health Poll, said it was the first time people had been asked about their biggest health concerns for children.While the excessive use of electronic devices was expected to feature highly, Dr Rhodes said it was surprising to see lifestyle issues top the list.http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/too-much-screen-time-is-biggest-health-concern-for-kids-parents-say-20151201-glchxi.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.Victorian parents rate screen time biggest health risk for teensHerald Sun 1 December 2015HOURS seated in front of the TV, iPads and computers is the biggest health concern facing Australian teenagers, according to a groundbreaking report by the Royal Children’s Hospital.An Australian-first poll of Victorian adults found their biggest health concerns for teenage children is screen time — ahead of their fears of drugs, bullying, child abuse and suicide.TOP TEN CHILD HEALTH PROBLEMS (as rated by percentage of respondents)1. Excessive screen time 58%2. Obesity 55%3. Not enough physical activity 54%4. Unhealthy diet 54%5. Bullying 53%6. Illegal drug use 50%7. Family and domestic violence 49%8. Internet safety 45%9. Child abuse and neglect 45%10. Suicide 41%http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victorian-parents-rate-screen-time-biggest-health-risk-for-teens/news-story/d79e9d1dc9999e35650890d96c5b06c5
KCCA have won only one game away from home in the competition (file photo)CAF Confederations Cup – Play-offs 2019Otoho d’Oyo vs KCCA FCStade Omni Sport Marien Ngouabi d’Owando, OwandoSunday, 13-01-2019 @5:30pmBRAZAVILLE – KCCA FC will be confident they can register a win on the road when they take on Otoho in the CAF Confederations Cup play-off Round first leg on Sunday afternoon.Mike Mutebi’s side have represented Uganda in three of the last four years on the continent and judging by their results, the look to be on a steady improvement curve.In the first round tie, the Kasasiro overcame Tanzanian side Mtibwa Sugar 5-1 on aggregate, including a first ever away victory for KCCA in the competition.However, assistant coach Morely Byekwaso thinks the game against Otoho will not be an easy affair.“The players are all in good condition ahead of the game. It is a bit cold and rainy unlike the climate in Kampala, said Byekwaso in ahead of the game.“We have prepared well and looking forward to the game.“We know they are a good side and it will be a very difficult game but we believe we are better than them and God willing, we will get good results in Congo.KCCA FC travelled to Congo minus midfielder Jackson Nunda who sustained an injury in the 1-0 win over URA at the start of the week. Bernerd Muwanga who is still recovering from a long term injury also stayed in Kampala along with Saddam Juma who is still injured.For Otoho who are in their maiden Confederations Cup, they dropped into the competition after elimination from the Champions League.The Congolese Champions lost out to Platinum Stars on away goals rule to fail to reach the Group Stages of the Champions League.Against KCCA, they come up against a stronger side on the continent and a win for Otoho at home will clearly boost their moral heading into the game.Head to head:This will be the first meeting between the two sides.Otoho will be featuring in only their 7th game on the continent under the revised formats.In the other six, they have won two, lost two and drawn two.At home, they are yet to lose, winning two and drawing one of the three fixtures so far.For KCCA, this is their second appearance in the Confederations Cup.In their last campaign (2017), they were eliminated at the Group Stages of the competition.This is KCCA’s 13 match in the CAF Confederations Cup. In the other 12, they have won 6, drawn one and lost only 5 games.Away from home, Mutebi’s side have won only one of their last six matches (Do L5).The KCCA squad in Congo:Charles Lukwago (GK), Malyamungu Jamil (GK), Bukenya Lawrence, Awany Dennis Timothy (c), Gift Ali Abubakar, Musana Hassan, Kaddu Henry Patrick, Mutyaba Muzamiru, Kyambadde Allan, Kizza Mustafa, Achai Herbert, Ssenjobe Eric, Mutyaba Mike, Sserwadda Steven, Kirabira Isaac, Poloto Julius, Okello Allan, Obenchan Fillbert.Comments Tags: CAF Confederations Cup 2018/19KCCA FCOtohotop
What is Autism?Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning it can range from very mild to very severe. The Autism spectrum is complex to the point that two individuals could both be on the high end of the spectrum but have completely different struggles, signs of Autism, and needs for treatment. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) doesn’t discriminate, it can occur in all ethnic, age and socioeconomic groups, although it is more prevalent in males. The National Autism Association has a great article covering the “Signs of Autism,” along with general and developmental screening information that can be found here. The month of April is national Autism Awareness month. Earlier this month, we put together a collection of resources and discussions to help raise awareness and provide further education to those interested. Below are the different topics we discussed online.To join the conversation please leave a comment below or connect with us on Social Media. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and we have a LinkedIn group. For more information on any of the above topics, please check out our handouts created to provide additional or condensed information.What is Autism?Understanding AutismCaregiving & AutismFinancial PlanningMyth vs Fact Financial PlanningThe financial challenges of ASD can be just as overwhelming as the emotional challenges. As the caregiver to an individual with ASD, it is important to plan-ahead. The Autism Support Network put together a financial game plan that you can incorporate, along with a trusted financial advisor, to ensure that you child is taken care of financially. Myths & MisconceptionsDespite an increasing understanding of ASD, misinformation abounds. Here’s how you can help in dispelling common misconceptions.You can test your knowledge with our Myth vs Fact worksheet below! Understanding AutismIn order to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by those with ASD, we need to dig a litter deeper to identify potential signs.Individuals with autism often experience social impairments and communication difficulties along with repetitive characteristic behavior.The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke explains some of the common signs of ASD and gives examples of how individuals with ASD might find social interactions difficult as well as examples of repetitive and characteristic behaviors. Access the ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet’ here!Autism & CaregivingParents have unique experiences and challenges that they face as caregivers to individuals with ASD. Learn how you can gain a new perspective by stepping into the shoes of a caregiver to someone with autism.David Royko wrote a piece for Parents Magazine entitled “What It’s Really Like to Raise a Child with Autism.” There are many ‘eye-openers,’ within his post that might help those who are not the primary caregiver to an individual with autism, better understand some of the experiences parents face. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on April 21, 2017.
Some Sioux City residents will be ringing in the New Year with fireworks today and tonight.City code allows fireworks to be used on your own property or a property where written permission is given from 1pm this afternoon until 12:30 a.m. tonight….ending 30 minutes after the New Year begins.Setting off fireworks in a public park, city owned property, or on a public roadway, street, or alley is strictly prohibited.The discharge or possession of fireworks on city property will be subject to a $500 simple misdemeanor, $250 on private property.No person under the age 18 shall purchase, possess or discharge fireworks without parental supervision.Sky lanterns are NOT allowed in Sioux City.If you have any questions regarding the use of fireworks, please call Sioux City Fire Rescue at 279-6377.
Chelsea boss Lampard: Hudson-Odoi, James will face Grimbsyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will make his first-team return in the League Cup on Wednesday against Grimsby Town.This follows his recovery from an Achilles injury.The England international was forced off during the draw against Burnley in April and underwent successful surgery days later. The winger will feature alongside Reece James, who is yet to make a competitive appearance for Chelsea’s senior side following a season on loan at Wigan.Asked about the duo, manager Frank Lampard told Chelsea’s official website: “They’ll be involved on Wednesday night.”We need to look at players that haven’t been playing so much. We will pay Grimsby due to respect but it certainly is minutes for certain players that haven’t been there.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
APTN NewsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make a speech in the House of Commons Wednesday about a so-called new legal framework regarding Indigenous people.The speech is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. in Ottawa.“I think it’s time we recognize that a rights-based approach to Indigenous issues and to a partnership with Indigenous people to reconciliation is what we have to do,” said Trudeau Wednesday morning.“We have a constitution that created a space for Indigenous rights, but over the past decades, we haven’t done a very good job of putting those rights at the forefront of all our decision-making and all our engagement with them.”Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott was asked to speak about the legal framework but declined.More to come.
Billy Price and the Buckeyes prepare to take the field for warmups prior to the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBack to back.For the second year in a row, an Ohio State lineman was awarded the Rimington Trophy, which is given to the best center in the nation. One year after Pat Elflein won the award, redshirt senior Billy Price was voted to receive the trophy. He received the honor at the College Football Awards show Thursday night.Price beat finalists Alabama’s Bradley Bozeman and LSU’s Will Clapp for the trophy.The redshirt senior adds the trophy to his list of accolades, which includes the 2017 Big Ten offensive lineman of the year award. The Associated Press named Price a second-team All-American last season and he was named a first-team All-Big Ten honoree. Price was named a Rimington Trophy finalist on Monday and was named to the watch list in May. Both Price and Elflein switched from guard to center for their respective senior seasons.
Ohio State wrestler Ke-Shawn Hayes rolled into the 2016-2017 season fresh off a 29-1 unattached record in his redshirt campaign. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsKe-Shawn Hayes is one of the quietest guys in the room.The redshirt junior is not normally the one first thought of when looking at the Ohio State wrestling team, with senior captain Myles Martin, redshirt junior Kollin Moore and redshirt senior Micah Jordan on the roster.Hayes knows he often goes unnoticed. It’s something he has embraced. “It’s easy to go unnoticed with the talent on our team. I’ve done pretty well so far,” Hayes said. “With the injury I had my freshman year and I also wasn’t named an All-American last year, it especially seems easier to go unnoticed, but I’m just trying to get better every day and improve every time I step on the mats.”After ending his redshirt freshman season in November after suffering a knee injury in 2016, Hayes bounced back in a huge way last season, recording an overall mark of 29-7 with eight technical falls, seven major decisions and a pin. He placed third in the Big Ten Championships that season, earning the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Championships. According to Hayes, the knee injury hasn’t affected his ability to compete or earn accolades. This season, he said he is feeling better than ever before.Hayes said the competition on Ohio State’s roster is a grind to face in practice, but will help him in the long run. “Anytime you face this high level competition all the time, in our room alone, let alone the Big Ten season, it’s a grind on your body, especially when you’ve been doing it for so long,” Hayes said. “I’ve had a lot of little things here and there like anyone else, but I’m just trying to get better in my wrestling so that I have a lesser risk of another injury. Wrestling when you’re tired after an injury is something that I put off and it really hurt me last year, but I’ve been working on it and it won’t be an issue this year.”Having success on the wrestling mat has never been a problem for the redshirt junior.Dating back to his high school days, Hayes was the No. 4 overall recruit by InterMat and finished with a 38-0 record as a senior, leading Park Hill to its third-straight Missouri state championship. He won all but seven of his matches by pin or technical fall and was named the Kansas City All-Metro Wrestler of the Year.Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan said Hayes’ track record in high school made him a valuable recruit and into what he is for the Buckeyes now. “Ke-Shawn has always been a winner,” Ryan said. “He’s a gritty guy who has great character. He gets it done on the mats and in the classroom as well. He’s a great kid and a leader.”Hayes has racked up a nice list of accolades on the mats to be proud of, but out of all his accomplishments, Hayes said it’s his academic career at Ohio State that he is most proud of.“I’m most proud of the fact that I’ll be able to graduate early and have a Master’s Degree by the time I’m finished here,” Hayes said. “That’s definitely what I’m most proud of.”