TAGS – Trophies For The Team Help Build Self Esteem

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0 If you’re a parent, you know growing up is hard. A child’s mind and body are always changing, and learning how to adapt to these changes can be incredibly stressful. Children can feel pressure from all aspects of their life: to succeed in school, to succeed at sports, to succeed at making friends. It is important for you to look for ways to let children know that they’re appreciated and can succeed, and trophies are a tried and true way to help.Commemorating a child’s achievements impacts them in several positive ways. It creates a memory for the child. Children will display their trophies proudly, and any time they see these awards, they will remember the story associated with them. It also provides the child a tangible object that they can feel proud of. It is not merely something given to them, but rather something they earned due to their achievements and skill. This encourages children to take pride in themselves, developing self-esteem. Perhaps most importantly, receiving a trophy, medal, or award is fun! Everybody loves the opportunity to be honored for their achievements, and children are no different.Friendly competition is a great motivator to improve one’s skill in a given area. The competitive spirit encourages children and adults alike to try their hardest. However, children appreciate tangible rewards for their hard work. A medal, trophy, or other award is a great way to give children something to strive for.All kids can benefit from receiving awards and medals in their life. Awards are a great way of acknowledging them for their hard work. Customized trophies, awards and medals from TAGS Awards & Specialties can help motivate your child, create a proud memory, and improve their self-esteem.last_img read more

Adams, Ruiz Gear Up for NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

first_imgThe pole vault finals will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m. COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Southland Conference will have two representatives at the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, with Tyler Adams of Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin’s Antonio Ruiz set to compete. Events will be held at Gilliam Indoor Station in College Station, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M. Adams, the four-time Southland heptathlon champion and all-time high point scorer at the conference championship meet, will compete in the heptathlon and high jump in College Station. At the 2018 league meet in Birmingham, Ala., the senior Bearkat earned three gold medals in the heptathlon (5,544), high jump (7-01.75) and long jump (24-02.25) along with a sixth-place 60m hurdles finish for a final point total of 34. Complete meet information can be found at Texas A&M’s championship homepage. Meet Schedule | Live Results | Live Video – Friday (5 p.m.) | Live Video – Saturday (4 p.m.)center_img The heptathlon events will begin at 12 p.m. CT on Friday with the 60m, long jump, shot put and high jump and conclude Saturday with the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1,000m run. The 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will air on ESPN3 on Friday and on tape delay Sunday on ESPN2. The coverage for day one begins at 5:30 p.m. while Saturday’s stream is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday’s tape-delay airing on ESPN2 is set for 6 p.m. Ruiz took gold in the pole vault at this year’s conference championship with a cleared height of 18-00.50, the league’s best overall on the season.last_img read more

FIFA reduces bans for Blatter, Platini

first_imgZURICH (AP):Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini had their bans from soccer reduced from eight years to six by FIFA’s appeal body yesterday, two days before the sport’s ruling body tries to turn the page on years of scandals by electing a new president. Blatter and Platini were initially found guilty of wrongdoing by FIFA’s independent ethics committee, which is led by a German judge, over a previously-secret 2011 financial transaction.Platini, the UEFA president, said not being cleared was an “insulting decision, shameful and a denial of rights” — and announced he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Blatter, as FIFA president, authorised a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) to Platini, which was found to be unethical and a conflict of interest. But following hearings last week, an in-house appeal committee comprising members of federations voting in tomorrow’s presidential election decided to relax the suspensions. The committee is headed by Larry Mussenden of Bermuda, who is currently campaigning to win a May vote to become president of CONCACAF and a FIFA vice president.”The appeal committee considered that Mr. Platini’s and Mr. Blatter’s activities and the services they had rendered to FIFA, UEFA and football in general over the years should deserve appropriate recognition as a mitigating factor,” FIFA said in a statement.Both Blatter and Platini have constantly denied wrongdoing and claimed they had a verbal deal for additional salary that former France great Platini would receive for working as Blatter’s presidential adviser from 1999-2002.Platini had been the leading candidate to succeed Blatter in FIFA’s emergency election before the payment was revealed in September.”The reasons given against me are baseless, trumped up and surreal, given the facts and explanations that I gave during the hearing of the appeals board,” Platini said in a statement released through his legal team. “This decision is in reality a political decision taken by the FIFA administration.”He added: “I am the victim of a system that had only one goal: To prevent me from becoming FIFA president in order to protect certain interests that I was about to bring into question.”Platini said he would pursue all possible means to appeal, starting with CAS, and that he had asked his legal team to launch an appeal to the Lausanne-based court “without waiting”.Platini has previously said he asked for a salary of 1 million Swiss francs when approached in 1998 to work for the newly-elected Blatter.Blatter said there was a contract for 300,000 Swiss francs, the same as FIFA’s then secretary general in line with its salary structure, plus a “gentleman’s agreement” to get the rest later.Swiss law obliged FIFA only to pay the deferred money within five years. It was not until 2010 that Platini, by then UEFA president, reportedly asked for the balance and was paid in February 2011.That timing has raised suspicion as the payment came during a FIFA presidential election campaign. UEFA later urged its members to support Blatter — who promised them it would be his final term — against Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar.Blatter won that 2011 election unopposed after Bin Hammam was implicated in bribing Caribbean voters. From then on, Platini was the likely successor to lead FIFA.Platini’s provisional suspension by the ethics committee last October, pending a full investigation, stalled his presidential bid and the ban in December effectively ended it.Both were fined by the ethics judges in December. Blatter was ordered to pay 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000) and Platini was fined 80,000 Swiss francs ($80,000).The Platini payment emerged during a wider Swiss federal investigation of FIFA business, including suspected money laundering in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.Switzerland’s attorney general, Michael Lauber, opened criminal proceedings against Blatter in September for alleged mismanagement and misappropriation of FIFA funds.That case also relates to Blatter signing off undervalued 2010-2014 World Cup broadcast rights for the Caribbean to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner.Platini’s status in the Swiss investigation is “between a witness and an accused person,” Lauber has said.last_img read more

Durant surprised fancied Warriors got Cousins: ‘I guess we ruined it’

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It wasn’t the first time Durant had visited the Philippines.In 2011, Durant took part in the Ultimate All-Star Weekend where he teamed up with his fellow NBA stars like Chris Paul and Derrick Rose in an exhibition game against the Philippine national team at Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cousins, however, played in only 48 games last season after tearing his left Achilles.Durant feels Cousins would give the Warriors a boost of energy.“Last year was just the same and we needed an injection of energy and I think DeMarcus is going to provide that.”The 29-year-old Durant arrived in the Philippines from China Saturday for his Manila Tour with Nike a month after leading the Warriors to their second straight title. He is scheduled to leave Monday afternoon.After sharing his thoughts with the media, Durant gave his Filipino fans a show at Smart Araneta Coliseum where he joined select ballers and some of the country’s top collegiate stars in a scrimmage.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors superstar, couldn’t wipe the smile off his face while talking about his newest All-Star teammate DeMarcus Cousins.Durant was surprised the Warriors, who are already overflowing with star power, were still able to upgrade their roster by adding Cousins in another wild year in NBA free agency.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Yao Ming graduates from Shanghai Jiao Tong University Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Anti-US rally in Manila against attacks in Iraq PLAY LIST 01:06Anti-US rally in Manila against attacks in Iraq02:29Robredo to Duterte: 200,000 vote margin no small matter02:19Robredo refuses ‘unfair’ tag; asks critics to read her drug war report02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Around July 2nd, things kind of change for us but adding somebody like DeMarcus, whom I’m very excited about working with. I think it’s going to be a fun year for us,” Durant told Filipino media in a press conference on Sunday at Whitespace Manila in Makati.“I don’t see how everybody let him fall to us but I guess we ruined it,” the two-time NBA champion and two-time Finals MVP said, grinning from ear-to-ear.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cousins, one of the best big men in the NBA today, shocked the basketball world after reportedly agreeing to sign a one-year deal worth $5.3 million to join the Warriors.The 27-year-old Cousins is a four-time All-Star and is coming off a season where he averaged 25.2 points and career-bests 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game for the New Orleans Pelicans. View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Gattuso named new Napoli coach after Ancelotti sacking

first_imgGattuso left AC Milan at the end of last season after failing to qualify for the Champions League.“The aim is to recoup points and get back into the Champions League positions,” said Gattuso, who won the 2006 World Cup as a player with Italy.“We need to work hard, win back points and come through this tricky period.“It’s embarrassing to see Napoli where we currently are in the table.”The 41-year-old replaces a friend in Ancelotti, who coached Gattuso to two Champions Leagues and one Serie A title over eight years in charge of seven-time European champions Milan.“Ancelotti is like a father to me,” he added. “He’s always been close to me and supported me. He’s won it all and I still have a lot to prove.”Former Rangers midfielder Gattuso joins Napoli at a difficult time despite their arrival in Monday’s draw for the knockout stages of Europe’s top competition.Last season’s Serie A runners-up sit 17 points behind league leaders Inter Milan.More worryingly they are eight behind fourth-placed Cagliari, who hold the final spot for next season’s Champions League, and have been engulfed in a row between the players and owner Aurelio De Laurentiis.De Laurentiis ordered the players into a week-long training camp after defeat by big rivals Roma early last month — a decision with which Ancelotti publicly disagreed — but they rebelled and were hit with a massive fine that incurred the wrath of players’ union FIFPRO.“This team has what it takes to finish in the top four,” insisted Gattuso. “The team is aware of the difficult situation and wants to do well. I’ve been encouraged.“I fear nothing. I know I’m going to be working with experienced people. I hope to get results.”Gattuso signed a contract extension with AC Milan in April, but left the San Siro after they could only finish fifth in Serie A, missing out on a first Champions League campaign since the 2013-14 season.Media reports in England suggest both Arsenal and Everton are keen to hire Ancelotti, who has won three Champions Leagues as a coach, after sacking Unai Emery and Marco Silva respectively.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gennaro Gattuso has never won a major trophy in his short managerial career © AFP / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Dec 11 – Gennaro Gattuso said it was “embarrassing” for Napoli to be seventh in the Serie A table, after taking over from Carlo Ancelotti as coach at the Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday.Ancelotti was sacked as boss despite taking Napoli into the Champions League last 16 with a 4-0 win over Genk on Tuesday.last_img read more


first_imgJim McGuinness has taken part in a suicide awareness video produced by students at Sligo IT.The Donegal GAA manager joins others including former rugby star Alan Quinlan and BBC presenter Adrian Logan to appear on the video.The video, called ‘Who Would You Tell?’ will be launched by Armagh GAA player Oisin McConville in the Hume Hall in IT Sligo’s Student Services Centre at 1pm today. The full list of people featured in the video is as follows:Jim McGuinness – Donegal GAA ManagerJohn Muldoon – Connacht Rugby PlayerAlan Quinlan – Former Ireland and Munster Rugby player Finian Hanley – Galway GAA CaptainMike Rainsford – Mental Health Promotion/Suicide Resource Officer, HSE WestAdrian Logan – BBC PresenterKevin Keane – Mayo GAA Player / IT Sligo StudentEmma Hansbury – FAI International Young Player of the Year 2013 / IT Sligo Student Helen Campbell – IT Sligo StudentKaren Samuels – Ulster BankLisa Brady – iRadio DJJIM MCGUINNESS PLAYS HIS PART FOR SUICIDE AWARENESS WITH VIDEO APPEARANCE was last modified: February 27th, 2013 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:Jim McGuinnesssuicide awarenesslast_img read more


first_imgThomas P. O’Neill III, the son of Tip O’Neill, has talked about his father and what the Irish Diaspora Award and Donegal means to him.Thomas P O’Neill, the son of Tip O’NeillThe O’Neill roots run deep here in Donegal and all over Ireland, with generations of friends and family and it is really no surprise that Thomas feels so at home when he comes back to visit.“My links to Donegal and Ireland are very family orientated, I have friends in Ireland who I’ve known for decades and my family and I go back and fourth a few times a year. I love visiting Donegal, every time I come here I feel like I’m coming home.” Donegal County Council have been involved in a range of initiatives over the past number of years making initial contacts and discussing areas of potential collaboration and highlighting the importance of keeping the Irish Diaspora on the frontline.The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award is a prestigious award that recognizes achievements of members of the Irish Diaspora and the global impact of Irish people everywhere.Thomas talks about poignant memories of Donegal and taking long walks along the waterfront with his father. “I have great memories of Donegal and my father walking with me by the lake at the parkway in Buncrana ands it’s just great to see how far Ireland and the North of Ireland have come since then.”The recipient of the third annual 2014 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award has been announced as senator Therese Murray President of the Massachusetts State Senate.Talking about this year’s recipient of the award, Thomas says that the award couldn’t have gone to a better person who’s doing great things for Donegal and Massachusetts links.“She comes from a very similar background as the O’Neills and it’s great to see her recognised for her Irish links. She has done wonderful things for Massachusetts and Ireland in terms of making links with the Irish Diaspora.It’s a great achievement not only for her but for all Irish Americans, giving her this award was definitely the right thing to do.”Thomas the oldest son of the late U.S. Speaker Tip O’Neill, began in politics by running his father’s campaigns and later on his own. With family history and big shoes to fill Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree in public administration at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. Following his father down the rabbit hole of politics in 1972 he ran for a seat in the legislature, the same district his father had once represented, but only stayed for one term.Today Thomas P. O’Neill III is the founder and chief executive officer of O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public relations and government affairs consulting firm. O’Neill and Associates integrates federal, state and local government relations with strategic communications, media relations and marketing to provide custom public affairs campaigns to clients in a diverse range of industries.Tip O’ Neill was renowned for helping to change Ireland with his influence and wisdom, and while most remember him as an influential politician, Thomas remembers him just simply as Dad.TIP O’NEILL’S LEGACY LIVES ON IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 14th, 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:DiasporadonegalTip O’Neilllast_img read more

Teacher exodus growing

first_img The governor this year added $49 million in incentives for school districts to attract teachers into the lowest-performing schools, Bersin noted, and an agreement was made with the University of California system to train an additional 1,000 math and science teachers over the next five years. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials said they have been working hard to recruit new teachers and to reduce the number working with only temporary or emergency credentials. “We never stop recruiting. We are already two months into recruiting for next year,” said Deborah Ignagni, the LAUSD’s director of certificated recruitment. Most of the recruiting is done within California, with some nationwide and in Canada, she said. In the past, the district has also recruited in the Philippines, Spain and Mexico, and it might do so again this year. The district hired 2,376 teachers this year, bringing the total to 34,610, although the biggest need for new teachers is in math, science and special education. The district has also reduced the number of emergency credentialed teachers from 3,749 in 2002 to the current 249. The central administration does not assign teachers to specific schools but recruits them to the district and sets up interviews with principals and local school hiring committees. But some educators feel a school’s location makes a difference in the quality of its teachers. Frank Wells, who has been principal of Locke High School in South Los Angeles for the past two years and was previously assistant principal at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, sees a difference in the quality of teachers at the two schools, mostly because of community involvement. He feels that parents in affluent communities are more assertive, and so lower-performing teachers might be transferred to schools like Locke, where parents are less vocal. “Parents (at Taft) wouldn’t tolerate what we’re subjected to here,” Wells said. “That community doesn’t tolerate it. The squeaky wheel gets addressed.” His school has about 3,400 students, with 128 classroom teachers. Of those, 32 have only emergency credentials or are interns – a number he feels is too high. Some education officials feel the assignment of inexperienced teachers to lower-performing schools is a result of collective-bargaining agreements, in which teachers with seniority can transfer out of inner-city schools. But A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, said experience doesn’t always equate to quality. “It’s true that a lot of inexperienced teachers are in the inner city and hard-to-staff schools, but that doesn’t automatically mean that they’re not good teachers or not able to do the job,” Duffy said. And, he said, if the district improves a school’s resources such as staff development, safe campuses and higher salaries, “veteran teachers will be falling over themselves to get in there.” Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “There is a very narrow window of opportunity,” Gaston said. “So it really is incumbent upon the policy community to act now to mitigate this situation.” While struggling with short staffing, schools with the most students from minority and low-income families will also get unevenly large shares of the least-experienced teachers. California sends 85 percent of intern teachers to these schools, Gaston said. Schools that rated lowest in the Academic Performance Index were five times more likely to have underprepared teachers than higher-performing schools, according to the report. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has faced sharp criticism this year over education funding, plans to focus on the issue next year, according to his education secretary, Alan Bersin. “This is a huge and critical infrastructure need that the governor understands as we experience this generational shift,” Bersin said. SACRAMENTO – California will face a shortage of up to 100,000 teachers in the next decade as retirements crest even while schools cope with tougher federal requirements for student learning, according to a report released Wednesday. At the same time, enrollment has been dropping in teaching-preparation programs in the state – from 76,000 in 2002 to 67,500 in 2004, according to the report from the nonprofit Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, based in Santa Cruz. Center director Margaret Gaston said the 2005-06 school year could be one of the last in a long time when the supply of teachers meets demand. California schools have about 306,000 teachers and hire about 22,000 a year just to cover normal attrition, Gaston said. But the baby boomers, about one-third of the current teachers, are expected to retire within 10 years – meaning the state is going to have to step up recruitment. last_img read more

Herder Named Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week

first_imgHerder and the women’s tennis team travel to Saint Louis, Mo. on March 10 to take on Saint Louis University. The Bulldogs welcome Eastern Illinois University on March 12 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Herder, a member of the Drake women’s team, went a combined 2-1 for the week. She rolled past Milwaukee’s Eszter Zador 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles to help Drake sweep the Panthers 4-0. In doubles, Herder and Mela Jaglarz defeated Marquette’s Lesley Foe and Isabella Franks, 7-5 at No. 3 doubles for the Bulldogs only victory against the Golden Eagles. Tess Herder, a junior from Lee’s Summit, Mo., has been named this week’s Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Drake Graduate and Professional Programs. Academically, Herder holds a 3.97 grade point average and is majoring in elementary education. About Drake Graduate & Professional ProgramsDrake University offers graduate and professional programs in business, law, health care, leadership, education, public administration, counseling, executive education, and communication. At Drake, students discover proven outcomes, flexible scheduling for working professionals, and career advancement. Learn more about how Drake’s graduate and professional programs can take your career to the next level at www.drake.edu/graduate Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Onduparaka eyes second home win when they Ndejje

first_imgONDUPARAKA have won only one home game this seasonStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueOnduparaka FC vs Ndejje University Green Light Stadium, AruaARUA – Tuesday, 20-11-2018 @04:00pmNew league entrants Ndejje University visit crowd darlings, Onduparaka FC at the Green Light Stadium as the StarTimes Uganda Premier League continues.Both clubs lost in their last encounters, with Onduparaka losing 2-1 at Maroons while Ndejje was humbled by Brightstars (3-0) in Luwero.Onduparaka will hope to get their second win at home whereas Ndejje are out to register a maiden victory on the road.Onduparaka FC will start life minus Asaph Mwebaze who terminated his three year contract with the Caterpillars on Monday.The Arua based side is expected to have Simone Masaba as caretaker for the meanwhile.What they are saying:Raymond Komakech (Ndejje University head coach).“We are aware of the team we are going to face, so we have trained well.“My boys are not injured, are healthy and prepared to play and get the three points.“We lost our last encounter, but that is in the past now, so we are going to correct our mistakes and see that we don’t lose at home.Team news.Both clubs have no injuries so the teams are ready to do battle.Onduparaka will miss the services of Captain Rashid Toha who is away for National duty in Juba at the U23 AFCON qualifiers.Masaba will rely on the services of Ceasor Okhuti, Viane Sekajugo and Abel Eturude to get maximum points.For Komakech’s side they will look up to goalkeeper Derrick Emukule, Sam Matovu, Noel Nasasira and Francis Onekalit to get a positive result.Match Facts;It is going to be the first competitive encounter between the two clubs since Ndejje got promotion to the top flight.Onduparaka are in 7th position with 11 points while Ndejje are 12th with 6 points.Comments Tags: ndejje universityonduparaka fctoplast_img read more