BIGDADDYKOOL, a top contender for the June 25 Cal’s Jamaica Derby, looks the one to beat when he takes on six fellow three-year-olds in the opening restricted allowance race (non-winners of two) over 1700 metres at Caymanas Park tomorrow. Trained by Anthony Nunes, BIGDADDYKOOL was a fast-finishing fourth (beaten 4-1/4 lengths) to FUTURE KING in the Post to Post 2000 Guineas over a mile on April 9, this after running miles wide into the straight. He has worked well in preparation for this race, and with the competition less than fierce, should have little difficulty in beating THE PROMISE LAND and company. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the ride from the convenient mark of 53.0kg. TWILIGHT CITIZEN, a fast-finishing second to stable-companion to TRADITIONAL STORM over 1300 metres on April 23, is tipped to go one better in the second race over a similar trip to be contested by eight starters, including GOLD SCREW, who just failed to stave off TARANTINO over 1820 metres recently, and MINY LEE, who was third in that race. GOLD SCREW will have lots of supporters even with female apprentice Mellisa Ward replacing former champion jockey Wesley Henry, but the Carl Anderson-trained TWILIGHT CITIZEN, with apprentice AndrÈ Powell, only needs to get it right at the start to score an overdue win. The third race should provide the lightly raced RAWALPINDI EXPRESS with his maiden win on his fifth start. True, the five-year-old son of Coded Warning is proving expensive to follow, but with champion jockey Shane Ellis now taking the ride, the hint should be taken. IDON’TKNOW looks the principal danger in a seven-strong field over 1100 metres. Recent winner PRINCE O’SHAUN, now back over an ideal trip after flopping over the straight behind MIRACLE RECOVERY on April 24, looks nicely off at the weights (53.0kg) with 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey, and should rebound with a win over 1500 metres. (1) BIGDADDYKOOL (2) TWILIGHT CITIZEN/ GOLD SCREW (3) RAWALPINDI EXPRESS/IDON’TKNOW (4) PRINCE O’SHAUN/BURNING MEDIC (5) AQUILO/EL CLIENTE (6) URBAN PRINCIPAL/ DUSSELDORF FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES LIVE CONTENDER BURNING MEDIC, who finished a close second to MIRACLE RECOVERY, looks a live contender in the 10-horse field, along with the bold front runner TROPICALDEPRESSION. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by AQUILO (Javanne Patterson up) and URBAN PRINCIPAL (Odean Edwards), both of whom finished second last time out. Their respective dangers are EL CLIENTE (Omar Walker) and DUSSELDORF, with Shane Ellis up.
By Rachel Dorman, MS & Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT[Flickr, Aiden happily playing by Mike Porcenaluk, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015A child’s brain is rapidly developing from birth through the first few years of age. In fact, during this time period the right brain is in a critical stage of development and is highly susceptible to negative impacts brought about by relational trauma . Relational trauma typically involves experiencing family violence, sexual abuse, chronic illness or family separation . Today’s post highlights the findings of Dr. Allen N. Schore, clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. In his recently published work (2013) Dr. Schore discusses previous research regarding the impacts of relational trauma on children’s brain development and how children are able to regulate the stress of trauma.Dr. Schore (2013) explains that a child’s right brain, including the limbic system and cortical system, is rapidly growing during the first few years of life. Consistent caregiving is needed for a child to develop normal attachment which helps foster healthy right brain development. When a child endures relational trauma from the primary caregiver during these years there is a probability of impacting the child’s brain development.Dr. Schore poses that trauma occurring between the caregiver and child ruptures the child’s attachment, causing the relationship to be unpredictable for the child. When relational traumas occur for children, one short-term effect that can be found is hyperarousal, or frantic distress. This can cause the brain to secrete a major stress hormone, corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) which leads to elevated heart rate, respiration, and crying followed by screaming. As the relational trauma continues to occur and a pattern is set, children tend to show signs of disassociation and hypo-arousal, (low arousal) which leads to children’s body’s shutting down metabolic activity and the heart rate decreasing. In addition, the child can become immobilized with a non-responsive stare. These stressful events leave an imprint on the stress-sensitive cortical and limbic regions of the brain, which can impact the child’s ability to regulate stress later in life.Professionals working with military families can benefit from understanding the impacts of relational traumas on children’s brain development. It is critical to be aware of the signs and damaging impact of relational trauma in young children not only to advocate for healthy home environments but also to help prevent children’s exposure to future relational trauma. Knowing the risks and being able to identify a child in distress could have a lifelong impact on their brain development.References Schore, A. (2013). Relational trauma, brain development, and dissociation. In Ford, J., & Courtois, C. (Eds.), Treating complex traumatic stress disorders in children and adolescents (3-23). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. “Children and Relational Trauma.” (2004). Ackerman Institute for the Family. Retrieved February 13, 2014.This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT. Both are members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now My brother, Jake, just told me a story from Doyle Brunson’s biography.There was a guy Doyle played poker with back in the old days. This poker buddy’s friend drove a fruit truck. The two of them got together and counted all the watermelons one day. Later, as this poker player was hanging around with his gambling buddies, his friend pulled up in the truck. The poker player suggested to his gambling buddies that they should bet on who could come closest to guessing the total number of watermelons in the truck.Of course, the poker player knew exactly how many watermelons were in the truck. He collected $500, and later split it with the driver.The poker player is not a hustler. He is a con artist, a con man.Hustling is about putting forth the effort. It’s about acting with urgency. It’s about finding a way to create value and, yes, it is also about capturing some of that value.Hustling isn’t about cheating someone. That’s the opposite of hustling. That’s trying to find a way to capture value without creating any for the other party. That’s stealing.Hustling isn’t about looking for an unfair advantage. It’s not about trying to gain a competitive advantage by being dishonest. It’s about gaining an advantage that seems unfair by working harder than anyone else would.Hustling isn’t about deceit. It’s about caring more than anyone else would dare and earning the trust on which lifetime relationships are built.Con artists cheat. Con men are deceitful and dishonest. Hustlers hustle. And a hustler will out-perform, outlast, and out-earn a con artist every time.
MOST READ View comments “Federer is entered to play, which is different from the last two years when he withdrew ahead of time,” Palmieri said. “So the fact that he’s entered means it’s possible for him to play. It’s impossible to predict, though. … Knowing him, it’s more probable that he’ll come only if he’s playing well.”While he is a four-time runner-up, Federer has never won the Italian Open — making it one of the few significant trophies he hasn’t claimed.“Playing three consecutive tournaments on clay at his age is complicated,” Italian tennis federation president Angelo Binaghi said. “But I think it also depends on his results in Madrid.”The only top men who have withdrawn from Rome are sixth-ranked Kevin Anderson and 16th-ranked Milos Raonic, who are both injured.The only top woman to pull out so far was three-time champion Maria Sharapova, who is recovering from a right shoulder injury.ADVERTISEMENT Williams has not played since withdrawing from her third-round match at the Miami Open in March with a previously undisclosed left knee injury. She hasn’t played in Rome since winning her fourth title at the clay-court event in 2016, when she beat Madison Keys in the final.Roger Federer’s status, meanwhile, remains a question mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFederer’s announced schedule has him playing the Madrid Open next week as his only warmup for the French Open, which starts May 26.The 37-year-old Federer skipped the clay season the last two years. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid The Italian federation said 1999 champion Venus Williams and former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka received wild cards to the tournament according to the WTA rule for former top-20 players. Another wild card was given to Sara Errani.The men’s wild cards are Matteo Berrettini, last week’s Hungarian Open champion, and Andreas Seppi and Lorenzo Sonego.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte FILE – In this Sunday, May 15, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams poses with the trophy after beating Madison Keys 7-6, 6-3, in the final match of the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri tells The Associated Press that he spoke with Williams’ representative “four-five days ago” and that “she has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early” for the May 13-19 event. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)ROME — Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open.Tournament director Sergio Palmieri told The Associated Press on Friday that he spoke with Williams’ agent and that Williams “has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early” for the May 13-19 event.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Madrid Open favorite Naomi Osaka recaptures spark Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has started 2019 fiscal year with new objectives aimed at addressing environmental issues and enhancing competitiveness.On the occasion of MOL’s 135th anniversary, Junichiro Ikeda, the company’s president & CEO, delivered a speech to employees on April 1, 2019. During the speech, he presented the company’s new Rolling Plan 2019.As informed by Ikeda, “aiming to make the MOL Group a collection of businesses that have a clear advantage and boast the highest competitiveness” has been positioned as the vision for MOL ten years from now.The vision has been unveiled after the company reviewed three core pillars it set forth. These include providing stress-free services from a customer perspective, promoting environmental strategies and developing the emission-free business into one of MOL’s future core operations, and investing management resources in fields where MOL has the greatest strength as the newly added pillar.“By adding the element of ‘from a customer’s perspective’ to stress-free services, and taking various strategic measures to address environmental issues, we will further enhance our relative competitiveness,” MOL’s president and CEO said.By following the first two pillars, MOL intends to move forward with five group-wide priorities — marine technical skills, ICT strategy, technology development, environment and emission-free businesses, and work style reforms — as mid-term actions.The company’s key phrases for 2019 fiscal year are said to be ‘LNG fuel’, ‘use and application of data toward autonomous sailing (promotion of Senpaku ISHIN NEXT)’, and ‘workplace reforms’.Moreover, the company wants to further develop its strengths and improve competitiveness by focusing its management resources on fields where MOL has the greatest strength, particularly the offshore business.In addition, MOL has set focus themes for FY2019. One theme is to establish a group-wide safety and quality management system with the objective of reflecting seriously on the incidents that occurred at the end of last year.The second theme is developing a strategic response to stricter regulations on SOx emissions effective in January 2020.“We have a daunting list of things to do-complete the technological verification of compliant fuel oils, properly time the changeover from current fuels, secure a supply of compliant fuel and negotiate with business partners and customers, to name just a few. This is a big challenge for the ocean shipping industry, but I think this is a good opportunity to differentiate our businesses at the same time,” Ikeda added.Ikeda also said that a new organizational structure will be established to support the promotion of Rolling Plan 2019.“We are currently seeing a trend toward economic deceleration, and the ocean shipping market still faces many uncertain factors. By no means we can say that we are in a strong position in our field,” Ikeda pointed out.“We set sail in FY2019 while anticipating rough seas, but we can see our course clearly. The will … and our accumulated efforts and achievements, must become the impetus for further growth,” he concluded.For fiscal year 2018, MOL expects its ordinary profit to exceed its initial outlook. This is due to wide-ranging efforts made to improve profits under Rolling Plan 2018.