“Wait For It,” Usher from $149.00 “Helpless,” Ashanti Related Shows “It’s Quiet Uptown,” Kelly Clarkson “Satisfied,” Sia “Dear Theodosia,” Regina Spektor (Photo: Getty Images) The weekend may be over, but The Hamilton Mixtape is sure to keep those party vibes going! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly anticipated follow-up album dropped on December 2, and fans were eager to hear Alicia Keys’ takes on Eliza, Jimmy Fallon’s spin on King George, John Legend’s George Washington and more. We asked Hamil-fans to rank the tracks that had them hitting the repeat button upon the Mixtape’s release, and it appears they were excited to listen to cut songs from Hamilton. Perhaps there will be more on Volume 2! While we start a countdown for that project, take a look at (and a listen to) your top 10! “Wrote My Way Out,” Nas Hamilton “My Shot,” Busta Rhymes View Comments “Burn,” Andra Day “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done),” K’naan “Congratulations,” Dessa
Somewhere between bottles and diapers and a bike without training wheels, there’s an opportunity to instill in your children the same love for the trail and wild spaces you have. As an outdoor enthusiast you may be lamenting the loss of available time to pursue activities you are interested in with the addition of children to your family. But there’s no need to sit and be idle. Today there are a many of ways to keep parents and kids alike motivated and ready for time on the trail. It turns out meaningful inspiration, sound advice and wisdom can be gleaned from the parental trailblazers that came before us. We turned to the Deuter ambassador team for relatable and actionable ways to continue to do what you love.New parents find that the time they spend outdoors is not necessarily reduced but the activities get a little tamer. Before becoming parents Jesse Cunningham and his wife tended to put in long hours on technical pursuits like multi-pitch ice climbs and overnight backpacking trips. “With children our activities are more often less technical in nature,” Cunningham said, Aimee Eaton, who’s currently on a year-long quest to catch every game fish in the country with her toddler son and husband, expresses a similar sentiment “while we continue to spend as much, or more time outdoors than pre-baby, that time has shifted to fishing smaller waters.” Though the change of pace or objective doesn’t have to stymie outdoor pursuit. “Some people claim having children has curbed their outdoor lifestyle,” Deuter ambassador Melissa Edge explains, “but I believe it has enriched mine. I am able to see the world differently through a child’s eyes. The slower pace allows us to appreciate where we are going and what we are doing.” In the frenzy of ambitious summit attempts, all-day ski tours and endurance mountain bike rides it’s easy to let slip the reason we’re out there in the first place – discovery of and connection to the natural world. As with outdoor trips sans children, the right gear and proper planning make the experience. First aid, more water (and diapers) than you’d ever think you’d need are essential, explains Elisa Rispoli. The Deuter Kid Comfort 3, she claims, has a potent case for being the most indispensable piece of gear for outdoor parents with toddlers. Plenty of compartments for holding the aforementioned necessities plus first class comfort for passenger and parent alike make for sublime time on the trail.Es wird schon dunkel, Toni hat den finalen Geocache gefundenOnce the little ones are under their own power, Deuter ambassadors turn to the family line of packs to help lighten the load. “Kids are stronger than you think: One day we hiked 1,700 feet up a pass only to discover our 7-year old son’s pack contained rocks (mementos of the trail)” said Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin. Deuter’s Climber and Fox packs offer the same technology, features and benefits of Deuter adult packs, just shrunk down to fit budding adventurers. It’s important for kids to have gear that is suited to their size, weight and ability, which is why Deuter makes the Kikki and Schmusebar packs for even the littlest of hikers. “If a child is uncomfortable doing any outdoor activity due to their gear not being suitable, it will be miserable for everyone,” explains Melisse Edge, who blogs about adventuring with kids at adventuretykes.com.The right gear will only take you and the little ones so far. The last mile in creating unforgettable outdoor experiences is still up to the guides, or in this case, the parents. Sparking an emotional connection to the outdoors creates indelible moments and lasting bonds. Creating them takes practice, perseverance and patience. “Keep the trips fun. Don’t try to bite off too much. Shorter is always better if you finish when everyone is still happy,” is Cunningham’s advice. “Have a bailout/backup plan for if things don’t go well and be open to making creative changes to your plans as needed,” he continues. Creating the avenues that fueled your excitement for the outdoors for your children will foster their enjoyment of it as well. Whether that’s the serenity of an alpine lake, the thrill of bagging a peak or settling in at a remote campsite, the connection is fostered through relationship with place. “We’ve always educated ourselves about the places we explore and now we can pass that knowledge down to our son, but it doesn’t “feel” like learning,” said Edge. “It’s more of a discovery for him.”
Wolf Administration Announces Education Department Receives $7.2 Million Grant to Assist Students with Behavioral Needs
September 18, 2017 Wolf Administration Announces Education Department Receives $7.2 Million Grant to Assist Students with Behavioral Needs Education, Press Release, Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will receive $7.2 million for school districts to help with student behavioral health under the Middle School Success: The Path to Graduation (P2G) grant program.“Pennsylvania must do everything we can to ensure every student is able to succeed, no matter the circumstance,” said Governor Wolf. “This grant is critical to helping teachers, administrators and faculty to provide the critical services and resources to schools and students.”More than 24,000 Pennsylvania students are currently identified as having behavioral needs, which could lead to chronic absenteeism and inhibit post-graduate or career success. To better help students, school districts across the commonwealth will receive funds to aid in ongoing professional development to ensure that every student can succeed.“The Wolf Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Education have made a commitment to preparing students for success, whether in college and career,” said Secretary Rivera. “This grant aligns with that mission and will provide more resources to ensure that our important work continues.”Through evidenced-based instructional practices, P2G will help local educational agencies address the academic and behavioral needs of middle school students with disabilities and students with emotional and behavioral needs. This will result in:School personnel will be better equipped to implement intervention methods and support at-risk students.Resources will be developed to provide parents and guardians with educational materials.Middle school building teams will utilize an early warning system to implement action plans for at-risk students.Institutions of Higher Education will partner with PDE to prepare preservice teachers to analyze critical data that impacts graduation and dropout rates.The P2G grant will begin in October and extend over the course of the next five years. For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, or to read PDE Secretary Rivera’s budget testimony, visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.pa.gov or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Light the Capitol Christmas Tree SHARE Email Facebook Twitter First Lady Frances Wolf, Holidays, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf joined hundreds of people in the state Capitol Rotunda today to celebrate the holidays with the 2018 Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony.“This is a wonderful time of year to come together with family and friends to celebrate the season,” said Governor Wolf. “As we gather around the beautiful Capitol Christmas tree and trees across the commonwealth, let’s reflect on our blessings and everything the holiday has to offer.”The tree is an 18-foot Douglas Fir from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Carbon County. It is decorated with more than 900 LED lights and more than 1,600 total hand-made ornaments from senior centers throughout the commonwealth coordinated by the PA Department of Aging and Pre-K/Head Start students through Pre-K for PA.The Governor and First Lady were joined by Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper and the Rev. Dr. Amy Doyle Welin, Acting Dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Stephen. The Quakertown High School Varsity Singers performed and led the singing of Christmas carols and Santa Claus made an appearance.In addition to the Rotunda Tree, there is a 20-foot Douglas Fir on the Capitol Steps and a 16-foot Douglas Fir in Soldiers’ Grove.The Rotunda tree will be lit daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., while the Capitol Steps and Soldiers’ Grove trees will be lit daily from 5:00 p.m. to midnight. All trees will be lit daily through the week of January 7, 2019. December 06, 2018
LifeSiteNews 1 May 2015Parents at one Maine school are upset that children as young as six were exposed to a book promoting transgender issues, in the name of “acceptance.”Parents were not only not consulted, they were never even notified of their children’s exposure to transgenderism.Horace Mitchell Primary School read the book I Am Jazz to first-grade students. The book is about a boy who identifies as a girl from the age of two, “with a boy’s body and a girl’s brain.” He eventually finds a doctor who tells his parents, “Jazz is transgender.”Parents began to inquire about what was being taught at Horace Mitchell Primary after children came home with questions about their own sex and wondering if they, too, might be transgender.One mother, upset that teachers would broach the subject of transgenderism with her little boy, said the primary school ignored her complaint. “I feel like my thoughts, feelings and beliefs were completely ignored…My right as a parent to allow or not allow this discussion with my child was taken from me,” she told Hannity.com.https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/first-graders-exposed-to-book-about-transgender-boy-without-parental-notifi
Information about the company product line is available at the www.hookerharness.com website, on Facebook or by calling 815 233-5478. “With cockpit safety paramount to IMCA drivers, the Hooker Harness latch and link system provides a peace of mind that is crucial for optimal driver response,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Safe nights are enjoyable nights at the track and Hooker Harness goes above and beyond to ensure that experience.” Certificates are mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official results from designated specials are received. FREEPORT, Ill. – Hooker Harness again gives awards to special events drivers this season, its fifth as an IMCA sponsor. Hooker made seat belts and harnesses for aviation applications before expanding to the racing industry; Hooker seat belts and harnesses are manufactured to individual customer specifications, so they are not manufactured until actually ordered. Any necessary alterations are made at no additional cost. The Freeport, Ill., custom seatbelt and shoulder harness manufacturer gives $50 certificates to top five finishers at all events in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, and at designated specials for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.
By Greg GrabianowskiBRITT, Iowa (May 7) – Ryan Ruter raced from 10th starting to win the Friday feature for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds at Hancock County Speedway.Kelly Shryock was the runner-up with Josh Ruby third.Heath Tulp came from the outside of row three to win the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Tulp held off a serious challenge from the hard-charging Derek Green, who finished second. David Smith was third.Shane Swanson started on the pole in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature and never gave up that position, although he had to deny the fast closing George Nordman. Third was Nick Meyer.Jay Sidles and Tony Smidt led the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature field to the flag stand but at the end of the race, the victory went to Andrew Borchardt, who came from his inside fifth row starting slot.Smidt finished second followed by Weston Koop.Kaytee DeVries was the winner of the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event.
Press Association Trifolium proved jockey Bryan Cooper right with a brilliant display in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Defy Logic adopted his customary front-running tactics under Tony McCoy, but got in tight to the third fence from the finish and Trifolium quickly found himself in front. He continued to pour it on from the home turn and stayed on all the way to the line to comfortably take the Grade One prize. Felix Yonger (5-2) made a couple of jumping errors down the back straight, but finished well to grab the runner-up spot, with stable companion Mozoltov (7-2) back in third. Defy Logic was bitterly disappointing back in fifth but was found after the race to have burst a blood vessel. Byrnes said: “I knew he was in the form of his life coming here. I didn’t really expect him to win, but I thought he’d be there or thereabouts. “We put cheekpieces on him the last day and he was a bit free early on, so we took them off today and it helped him settle. “His jumping was fantastic and if you look back at the formbook, he had pretty good form in heavy ground over hurdles. “From day one over fences in Thurles, every day his jumping has been brilliant. As Gigginstown House Stud’s new number one jockey, Cooper could have ridden the better-fancied Mozoltov, but instead sided with the Charles Byrnes-trained 7-1 shot Trifolium. The seven-year-old chased home reopposing 11-8 favourite Defy Logic in the Racing Post Novice Chase over the course and distance last month, but travelled noticeably well on this occasion. “He was able to settle in behind Defy Logic today and that was the secret. “I felt he was back in the same form as he was going to Cheltenham two years ago (third in Supreme Novices’ Hurdle). “We had a terrible year with him last year and nothing went right, but all roads lead back to Cheltenham now.” Cooper said: “It was a hard decision (to elect to ride Trifolium), but the bottom line is that I went for experience. “Mozoltov is a fair horse but he only had one other run over fences.” Of Trifolium, Cooper said: “He’s beat them all out there, and is entitled to go for that (Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival) now.”
Thiruvananthapuram: India thrashed the West Indies by nine wickets in the fifth and final One-Day International to clinch the series 3-1 here on Thursday.India had won the first and fourth matches. The second match ended in an exciting draw while the visitors outplayed India in the third ODI to claim their first and only victory of the tour.India played brilliantly in this match as both bowlers and batsmen did their job.First, the bowlers restricted the visitors to a paltry 104 then the top-order batsmen played handsomely to wrap up the issue in just 15 overs.Chasing 105, India lost Shikhar Dhawan (6) in the second over. Pacer Oshane Thomas clean bowled the Delhi batsman with just six runs on the board.Unperturbed by the fall of Dhawan’s wicket, Rohit Sharma (63 not out) and skipper Virat Kohli (33 not out) played sensibly and guided India to a comfortable victory. Rohit also completed his 37th half-century.Rohit slammed five boundaries and four sixes in his 56-ball innings while Kohli played 29 balls and hammered six boundaries.Earlier, a brilliant bowling effort saw India bundle out West Indies for 104.The Indian bowlers were on the mark right from the start. Some good line and maximum use of the conditions at the Greenfield International Stadium combined with some poor judgment by the West Indies batsmen helped the hosts create havoc in the visitors batting line-up.Apart from skipper Jason Holder (25) and experienced all-rounder Marlon Samuels (24) no other West Indies batsmen applied themselves and went back cheaply.For India, Ravindra Jadeja picked up four wickets while Jasprit Bumrah and Khaleel Ahmed took two wickets each. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav scalped one wicket each.Brief scores: West Indies: 104 (Jason Holder 25, Marlon Samuels 24; Ravindra Jadeja 4/34) vs India: 105/1 (Rohit Sharma 63 not out, Virat Kohli 33 not out; Oshane Thomas 1/33). IANSAlso Read: Sports News