Twiddle kept the jams flowing at the College Street Music Hall last weekend, hitting the famed New Haven, CT venue for two nights on Friday and Saturday. The band had some fun on night one with members of Dopapod and Kung Fu, and the musical magic continued with a great second showing in Connecticut.Due to an illness, keyboardist Ryan Dempsey was unable to perform, and Josh Dobbs from Cats Under The Stars filled in for the entire night. The show also featured Adrian Tramontano of Kung Fu, who added percussion to the entire performance as well. Twiddle’s core members, Mihali, Zdenek, and Brook Jordan, were only amplified by the new energy on stage, opening with “White Light” and keeping the set rocking throughout.The band also welcomed their fair share of special guests on night two, including Teddy Midnight guitarist Wiley Griffin at points during both sets. The West End Blend Horns also made an appearance, joining in on “Polluted Beauty” and “Lost In The Cold” at the end of set one. Finally, Kung Fu bassist Chris DeAngelis appeared in the show-closing “Latin Tang,” even getting in to a bass battle with Zdenek Gubb. When bassists battle, we all win.You can listen to a full audio recording of the show below, courtesy of Matt Moricle.See the full uTwiddle setlist, posted below.Setlist: Twiddle at College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT – 9/10/16Set 1: White Light, Brick Of Barley, Second Wind, Polluted Beauty, Lost In The ColdSet 2: Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Beethoven and Greene, Carter Candlestick > Jamflowman > Frankenfoote, Latin TangShow Notes: This show was a part of the “Festively Plump” 2016 summer tour. The entire show featured Josh Dobbs (Cats Under The Stars) sitting in on keys for Ryan who did not play due to illness as well as Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) sitting in on auxilary drums. Aqueous opened the show. “Brick Of Barley” & “Beethoven and Greene” featured Wiley Griffin (Teddy Midnight) on guitar. “Polluted Beauty” & “Lost In The Cold” featured The West End Blend Horns. “Latin Tang” featured Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu) on bass and featured a bass duel with Zdenek.
What do babies need in order to learn and thrive? One thing is conversation — responsive, back-and-forth communication with their parents and caregivers. This interactive engagement is like food for their developing brains, nurturing language acquisition, early literacy, school readiness, and social and emotional well-being.A dispiriting number of children don’t get that kind of brain-fueling communication, research suggests. In early childhood policy (and in the wider media), much attention has been paid to the so-called word gap — findings that show that low-income children hear 30 million fewer words, on average, and have less than half the vocabulary of upper-income peers by age three. But putting that alarming number in the spotlight obscures a more critical component of the research, says Harvard Graduate School of Education literacy expert Meredith Rowe: It’s not so much the quantity of words but the quality of talk that matters most to a child’s development.In a commentary published Tuesday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, Rowe joins forces with Boston Medical Center pediatrician Barry Zuckerman to offer specific guidance to pediatricians and parents about just what kind of talk is most important, and at what ages and stages in a child’s growth. Rowe and Zuckerman (who launched Reach Out and Read, an early childhood literacy program that provides books to children at pediatric visits) are collaborating across disciplines to reach an often elusive audience: parents of infants and toddlers around the age of three, who haven’t yet started preschool.Good talk, early “Parents should not get the wrong message and be stressed out about talking all the time or meeting a set number of words per day,” Rowe and Zuckerman note. “Instead they should focus on finding time for even brief high-quality, loving interactions.”Here’s what that looks like at different ages.Birth–6 months: Responsive “motherese”Effective communication during these early months is infant-directed speech, colloquially called “motherese.” This is the retinue of exaggerated sounds and facial expressions that parents use to gain their infants’ focused attention. (Regular adult speech doesn’t capture infants’ attention; neither does speech on television.) When parents respond warmly to an infant’s babbling, they set the stage for language learning — and create a bond that lays the groundwork for resiliency.6–18 Months: Babies as language spongesInfants’ receptive vocabulary — words they can understand — increases dramatically now; they can point to their nose about six months before they can say “nose.” They learn best from social interactions with caregivers that focus on the here and now — on real objects or bright pictures of an object. Gesturing — especially pointing (and naming) — is key in this stage.18–36 Months: Upping the anteAs verbal and cognitive skills develop, parents can begin to have more challenging conversations with their toddlers. Asking “what” and “where” questions, taking turns in conversation, and using more and different words are essential during this period.36 Months and older: Beyond the presentAt this age, children learn most from conversations about the past and the future. Parents can begin to build their child’s storytelling skills, talking about what happened first and what came later — even recording a child’s play on a smartphone and then asking the child to describe what’s happening. At this age, ask challenging “why” and “how” questions, and answer a child’s questions with clear explanations.Additional resourcesHow to lay the groundwork for your child’s vocabulary growth.How to build knowledge and literacy by focusing first on talking.
Coal company in India seeks bids for solar power FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:A major coal mining company in India has issued a tender to develop solar power projects worth 150 megawatts of capacity. The tender will be awarded for engineering, procurement, and commissioning work, in addition to 10 years of operations and maintenance contract.Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is among the largest coal mining companies in India after the behemoth Coal India Limited. SCCL is predominantly operational in the state of Telangana in southern India, and claims to own reserves of 9 billion tonnes of coal.The company is planning to set up 150 megawatts (AC) of solar power projects across Telangana in order to meet its green energy goals. It has thus contracted services of the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to host this auction on its behalf. The bids will thus be adjudged on a per megawatt basis, i.e. cost of the erection and maintenance of the projects.The auction comes months after the company announced plans to set up a total of 550 megawatts of solar power capacity. The company had estimated the cost of development of this capacity at around Rs 2,475 crore ($360 million), with annual savings of Rs 24 crore ($3.50 million).The 150 megawatts of capacity will be spread across five sites, with the capacity of each project varying from 10 megawatts to 50 megawatts. The auction is open only for Indian companies, which includes Indian subsidiaries of foreign companies.The tender document does not mention how the power generated from these projects would be used. It is possible that SCCL would use this power for captive use, or enter power purchase agreements with willing buyers at a later stage.More: Indian coal mining company tenders 150 megawatts of solar
312 Petersen Rd, MorayfieldMrs Peto said they absolutely loved the home and the peaceful surrounds but it was time to downsize.“We are getting older, we don’t need (the large garden) anymore,’’ she said. “We want to spend more time with the grandchildren.’’Mrs Peto said her favourite part of the home is the deck where she likes to sit and enjoy the winter sunshine.While the home has a private and secluded feel, it is only a few minutes from shops, schools and public transport.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019 312 Petersen Rd, Morayfield.This Morayfield property features a contemporary homestead sitting on 3.1ha of private bushland.The home is owned by Alexander and Marianna Peto. 312 Petersen Rd, Morayfield 312 Petersen Rd, MorayfieldThe acreage retreat, at 312 Petersen Rd, is entered through automatic gates which lead to a tree-lined driveway.The home features large bedrooms and there are formal and informal living rooms. It has a wood heater, airconditioning, skylights, wooden floors and tinted windows. 312 Petersen Rd, MorayfieldThe living and dining areas are open plan.The kitchen features luxury touches, including stainless steel appliances, soft-close drawers and granite bench tops, plus a butlers’ pantry.It opens out on to an L-shaped wraparound veranda which overlooks the bushland gardens.The main bathroom is fully tiled and all of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.The main bedroom has a walk-through robe and an ensuite which includes a shower, toilet and bidet.There is a separate rumpus room which leads out on to an undercover alfresco deck, which overlooks an area where there is a barbecue and pizza oven, perfect for entertaining. There is also a shade house and gazebo with a fishpond.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports have stated that they will settle the salary arrears of former Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah.This comes after they admitted that they are the body responsible for paying the monies and not the Ghana Football Association.The Ministry pays his salary not the FA.What this means is that the Ministry is the supervisory body of football and for that matter sports in general.But the FA are the employers of the coach.They recommend him to the Ministry to be paid.Why Kwesi Appiah is on the neck of the GFA is because he signed a contract with the GFA and not the Ministry.Whatever happens we have accepted that we will pay.” revealed aide to the Sports Minister Kofi Asare Brako.Appiah had accused the Ghana Football Association of disrespect after going without his salary for 5 months as well as unpaid bonus for one match bringing the total amount to 185,000 USD.The FA in response to his claims clearly stated that the responsibility of paying the coach did not rest with them.Despite declaring the intent to pay Appiah, the Ministry of Youth and Sports did not give any timelines as to when these payments would be made.