Written by Rebecca Bardenhagen, M.Ed. and Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D.Parents/guardians of children with special needs may deal with challenging behaviors on a regular basis. Service providers can offer ideas and resources so that families can limit undesirable behaviors and increase the occurrence of desirable behaviors. A helpful technique that service providers can familiarize parents with is completing an “ABC” chart. Below is an explanation of the steps for this process.What is an ABC (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence) chart?An ABC chart is used to collect information about an undesirable behavior. It investigates (The University of Kansas, n.d.):A – the antecedent, what happens immediately before the behavior?B– the behavior, what is the observed behavior?C– the consequence, what is the response that immediately follows the behavior?What are the steps in collecting information for the ABC chart?Step 1: Write down a specific definition of the problem behavior including the following:Who is present when the behavior occurs? (Ex: dad, sister)When does the behavior occur? (Ex. each evening when dad gets home)Where does the behavior occur? (Ex. at the dinner table) Step 2: Collect information about the behavior.In this step, information is gathered about what is specifically happening. Observations regarding the following should be gathered (South Bend Community School Corporation, 2016):Frequency: How often does the behavior happen? (Ex: twice a day, Friday afternoons)Duration: How long does the behavior last from beginning to end? (Ex: 2 minutes, 1 hour)Intensity: How serious/bad does the behavior get? (Ex: stays at whining and complaining, escalates to harming others)Step 3: Identify why the child is engaging in the behavior.According to the Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability (n.d ), negative behavior is communicating some kind of information to you. It serves a purpose, perhaps to get attention, to avoid an activity, to get a wanted item, or for sensory needs.Understanding why a child is engaging in a behavior can offer parents/guardians the reasons behind the behavior, allowing for possible change to the antecedent or event that triggered the misbehavior, or it may lead to a change in the consequences given.Step 4: Create a plan and put it into action.In this step, the antecedent or consequence can be changed to investigate whether behavior is improved.Antecedent Change Example: If it was determined that an undesirable behavior is always triggered when the child is asked to clean up toys (antecedent), a change in how to tell the child he/she has to clean up would be appropriate. For example, giving a 5-minute warning, then 2-minute warning before the clean-up will occur may help to prepare the child for the task. This antecedent change may prevent the undesirable behavior from occurring.Consequence Change Example: Instead of providing a negative consequence for misbehavior, rewarding the desired behavior may help to stop the misbehavior. Beforehand, talk to the child about what behavior is expected. In the case of the misbehaving child when asked to pick up toys, explicitly inform the child that the expectation is that toys should be picked after the warning time has expired. If the task is completed without misbehavior, a reward that is mutually agreed upon will be given. During the time the child is picking up toys, praise for on-task behavior.Step 5: Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Plan.After the plan is put into place, the behavior may become worse before it gets better (Neitzel and Bogin, 2008). The child may be testing adults to determine if they will follow through with the new plan. Try the plan at least 3 to 4 weeks. Collecting information in this step follows the same format and procedures as in step 2. If no behavioral improvements are observed, additional changes may need to be made to the antecedent or consequences.Attached is an example of a completed ABC chart as well as a blank ABC chart for you to access. Parents should use the “My Notes” section to write down what they have learned, consider changes in antecedents or consequences, and record evaluation results.Developing an ABC chart at home empowers parents to generalize the plan to the school environment. Service providers can advise parents to share their plan and its implementation with their child’s teachers so that similar positive effects may be experienced at school.References:Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability (n.d.). The ABC Model of Behavior. Retrieved on April 21, 2018.Neitzel, J. & Bogin, J. (2008). Steps for implementation: Functional behavior assessment. Chapel Hill, NC: The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, The University of North Carolina. Retrieved on April 22, 2018. South Bend Community School Corporation, Special Education Services (2016). Data Recording. Retrieved on April 25, 2018.The University of Kansas (n.d.). Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC) Chart. Retrieved on April 22, 2018.
Scientists and diplomats have identified scores of ecologically significant ocean areas that could benefit from international recognition. Many could eventually become new marine reserves in international waters—but the list, released late last week by a science advisory group to the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), is far from producing action.Still, the process is “a laudable start in employing a scientifically rigorous methodology to identify those special ocean areas that deserve greater protection,” says conservation scientist Richard Steiner, a consulting researcher in Anchorage, Alaska.The advisory panel, which met last week in Montreal, Canada, tackled a wide range of issues, including identifying so-called ecologically or biologically significant marine areas, including those in waters not controlled by a specific nation. An estimated 1% of world oceans are already protected by various kinds of reserves, but there are few protected areas in waters beyond the 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zones off national coasts. The few existing international marine protection zones are either part of the Antarctic Treaty System, or are related to particular species such as marine mammals or to specific risks, like dumping.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In contrast, roughly one-quarter of the 207 sites on the advisory panel’s list are in open ocean areas (see here, click on UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/L.9). In compiling it, scientists confronted a series of tricky questions during nine regional meetings. In the Arctic, for example, scientists used models to identify key “areas where coral or sponge concentrations are likely,” but they can’t be sure. Elsewhere, scientists grappled with how to protect species that have yet to be discovered. In the end, seven criteria—including vulnerability and biological productivity—guided scientists to target specific areas, like the “Shrimp and sardine route from Tabou to Assinie” off the Ivory Coast, and more general ones, like “The Marginal Ice Zone and the Seasonal Ice-Cover Over the Deep Arctic Ocean.” The Arctic ice zone was controversial; as a result, it is one of 14 areas surrounded by brackets on the list, indicating disagreement among the delegates to the advisory body.The next step is for the draft list to be debated and ratified by the 194 nations that are parties to the CBD, which helps establish global conservation policies. The nations will meet in October in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Actually establishing reserves in many of the areas, however, could take far longer, relying on national programs or other treaties. So could figuring out how to enforce any management measures, such as fishing bans. “It is a long and convoluted path,” says activist Richard Page, with Greenpeace International. Still, he says, “this week we came one more step on the way towards securing a global network of ocean sanctuaries.”Meanwhile, marine conservationists are hoping that a related effort—a new proposed agreement to protect high seas biodiversity under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea—will help further the cause. “[T]he high seas provide a range of ecosystem services, from driving weather systems and modulating the climate to the production of a high percentage of the oxygen we breathe,” states a letter signed by hundreds of marine scientists, including conservation icon Sylvia Earle, in support of the Law of the Sea approach. “[T]he high seas are full of life that needs protection.”But Steiner is cautious, given the world’s poor track record of protecting species covered by existing treaties. “These acronym-rich bureaucratic processes,” he warns, “can be a way for governments to pretend to address a problem—in this case risks to ocean ecosystems—with the actual goal of avoiding political action to solve the problem.”
FBI’s investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks that killed five people in the United States was marred by weak scientific practices and analytical gaps, a report by Congress’s watchdog agency has concluded. The findings, released 19 December, mirror those reached by a similar study conducted in 2011 by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).In 2008, FBI concluded that microbiologist Bruce Ivins, who worked for a U.S. Army research laboratory in Maryland, was responsible for the letter attacks. Ivins committed suicide shortly before the FBI released its findings. But the government’s case was largely circumstantial and rested in part on genetic analyses of anthrax spores used in the attacks and in Ivins’s laboratory.The 2011 NAS review concluded that the science behind the investigation could not rule out the possibility that someone other than Ivins committed the crime. Last week’s study, from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), comes to a similar conclusion. In particular, GAO found that contractors hired by FBI to test and evaluate the anthrax spores relied on poorly designed sampling and statistical methods. “[T]he FBI lacked a comprehensive approach—or framework—that could have ensured standardization of the testing process,” the report states. “As a result, each of the contractors developed their tests differently, and one contractor did not conduct verification testing, a key step in determining whether a test will meet a user’s requirements, such as for sensitivity or accuracy.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)FBI also failed to conduct research to “provide a full understanding of the methods and conditions that give rise to genetic mutations used to differentiate between samples of B. anthracis,” the report states. Similarities between the strains used in Ivins’s laboratory and in at least four attack letters were a key element in FBI’s case, but a failure to understand how the bacteria mutate over time could complicate efforts to compare samples. Several government agencies are now sponsoring research aimed at filling this gap, and FBI has taken steps to improve its scientific practices, the report notes.FBI “needed better science and measurement in order to be more conclusive,” GAO’s chief scientist, Timothy Persons, told The New York Times. “It sounds nitpicky, but that’s important in building up the scientific evidence for an important case.”The GAO report “confirms what I have often said—that the F.B.I.’s definitive conclusions about the accuracy of their scientific findings in the Amerithrax case are not, in fact, definitive,” Representative Rush Holt (D–NJ), who requested the report in 2010, told the Times. (Holt is retiring this month from Congress and in February will become the CEO of AAAS, publisher of ScienceInsider.)GAO was careful to note, however, that it “did not review and is not taking a position on the conclusions the FBI reached when it closed its investigation in 2010.”
Two more persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with an incident in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district, in which five persons had assaulted three others for allegedly carrying beef, following which the attackers and the victims were held. With this, the number of people arrested in the May 22 incident, a video of which went viral on the social media, stood at 10, an official said. According to the police, a group of five “gaurakshaks” (cow vigilantes) allegedly beat up two men with sticks and forced one of the victims to thrash a woman accompanying them with chappals. While the five self-styled cow vigilantes were held under various sections of the penal code, the three persons who got thrashed were arrested under the Madhya Pradesh Govansh Vadh Pratishedh Adhiniyam. “We arrested siblings Rasheed Hakim (24) and Sammi Hakim (20) on Sunday for selling meat to the three people who were beaten up on May 22,” informed Dunda Seoni police station in-charge G.S. Uike.
Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The Celtics said Smart returned to Boston after the injury to his right hand “from a non-basketball incident” before Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.Smart says he will learn from it and come back better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSmart is averaging 10 points and a career-high 4.7 assists this season, his fourth in Boston. He missed a potential winning shot against the Lakers on Tuesday night, then did not play against the Clippers on Wednesday. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sanchez sets up 2 goals on Man United debut in FA Cup win Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kyrie Irving #11, Marcus Smart #36 and Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics get back on defense after during a 108-107 Los Angeles Lakers win at Staples Center on January 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss about two weeks after cutting his right hand hitting a picture frame.Smart apologized to his teammates, coaches and fans on Twitter on Friday afternoon, saying, “I feel like I let all y’all down.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: October 9, 2019, 4:42 PM IST Bengal Warriors and Tamil Thalaivas will see a clash in the Pro Kabaddi League 2019, Season 7, on Wednesday (October 9). The PKL 2019 season 7 fixture Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas will be played at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. While Bengal Warriors will be looking forward to end their league by moving to the top of the standings, Tamil Thalaivas will be eyeing on another victory after their last win over Jaipur Pink Panthers. Presently, the Bengal Warriors are standing second in the league and can move to the premier position after winning the match today. The PKL 2019 season 7 fixture Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas will be played at 7:30 PM.The PKL 2019 season 7 in currently into its 12th week and is inching towards the playoffs stage. The first match on Wednesday will see Tamil Thalaivas and Bengal Warriors fight it off at 7:30PM. This season, 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. The PKL Season 7 will conclude on October 19, 2019. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas match start?The 128th match of PKL 2019 season 7 is scheduled to start at 7:30PM. The match between Tamil Thalaivas and Bengal Warriors will be played at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas clash on TV?The PKL 2019 Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas match can be viewed on television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas match on live streaming?The live streaming of Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar.
India’s top men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pulled off a huge upset in the second round of French Open in Paris on Thursday as they ousted world No.2 and current All England Championships holder Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.Satwik-Chirag, who have been on the rise this year and won the Thailand Open earlier, defeated the extremely experienced pair Ahsan-Setiawan 21-18, 18-21, 21-13 in 53 minutes to reach the quarter-finals. Satwik-Chirag will next face the Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.Earlier in the day, Saina Nehwal registered an easy 21-10, 21-11 against Denmark’s Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt. After Satwik-Chirag’s big win, PV Sindhu also completed a comfortable 21-10, 21-13 win over Jia Min Yeo.Satwik-Chirag were on the attack right from the start and played an extremely good flat game to get the enormous victory. They started the match with three points on the trot but Ahsan-Setiawan fought back to close the gap to 7-8 but the Indian pair picked it up again from there to go into the break with an 11-7 lead.It was a cagey affair after the break and Ahsan-Setiawan even led 17-15 but from there, Satwik-Chirag won five straight points to bring up three game points and closed it down at 21-18.The second game started with Ahsan-Setiawan on the up as they took a 10-5 lead, only for the Indian pair to fight back and go into the break trailing only 9-11.Despite an excellent fightback from Satwik-Chirag, Ahsan and Setiawan managed to hold on to their lead and took the second game 21-18 to force a decider.The decider started with Satwik-Chirag racing off to a 7-3 lead and Ahsan-Setiawan could hardly find their way back as the Indian pair went into the break with a massive 11-5 lead.Satwik-Chirag stuck to their plan and did not let Ahsan-Setiawan crawl back into the game and registered the huge win. badmintonChirag Shettyfrench openFrench Open 2019 First Published: October 24, 2019, 9:25 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Brock LesnarDominickEddie GuerreroOrlando Performance Centre First Published: October 31, 2019, 5:20 PM IST WWE superstar Rey Mysterio has been involved in a storyline for the last few weeks which saw WWE Champion Brock Lesnar brutally beat his son Dominick, subsequently bringing in Cain Velasquez (Dominick’s godfather in the storyline) to exact revenge upon Lesnar at WWE Crown Jewel 2019. Cain Velasquez was the man who took the UFC heavyweight championship from Lesnar in October 2010.Now, according to an interview Mysterio had with MARCA, he reportedly revealed information regarding his son Dominick’s future in professional wrestling. Speaking to the Spanish news organisation, Mysterio said that his son will start training at the Orlando Performance Centre from 2020 and learn the ropes of the company.Mysterio, who is a one-time WWE Champion himself, told MARCA that his son has been preparing for more than two years and has learnt quickly. The veteran wrestler went on to add that he is delighted to be able to share a ring with his son before retiring.However, the recent storyline is not Dominick’s debut in WWE. The youngster has been a part of a number of storylines including one in 2005 which involved Mysterio and the late Eddie Guerrero and culminated with a Ladder Match at SummerSlam 2005. The match, which saw Dominick’s custody on the line, ended with Mysterio winning the match with help from Vickie Guerrero.According to an IB Times report, Dominick has informed Mysterio he wants to continue and build on his father’s legacy in WWE. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
After a plethora of melancholic outfits, Shraddha Kapoor is back with a bang in an impressive attire.From weird shoes to unflattering skirts–Shraddha’s dry fashion spell is over, it seems, and we’re beaming with happiness.Shraddha donned a chic maxi dress for a promotional event of her upcoming film, Half Girlfriend, and finally broke her fashion-blunder streak.Picture courtesy: Instagram/shraddhakapoor The Aashiqui 2 actress was spotted in the cross-halter-neck maxi dress by Babita Malkani, looking unquestionably serene.Also Read: Why would you wear that t-shirt if you want people to watch your movies, Shraddha?The white empire-waist dress had an abstract black print all over, with a tinge of chrome, which made it all the more vibrant. Also Read: Shraddha Kapoor looks like she’s dressed for battle! Shraddha had donned a pair of black open, strap sandals by Steve Madden with the ultra-graceful ensemble.Picture courtesy: Instagram/shraddhakapoor Sporting a statement ring by Aquamarine Jewellery, the actress carried her casual-yet-chic look with a calm demeanor. With her long locks left loose, and minimal makeup on, she was at her simple best, once again.We missed this fashionable side of you, Shraddha. We really did.
Austrian eighth seed Dominic Thiem fought back from a set down to defeat Frenchman Gilles Simon 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday and move into the Wimbledon third round for the first time.Thiem, viewed as one of the talents that could, in time, push to enter the tennis elite, finished emphatically with an 135 mph ace, the last of three huge serves with which he closed out.The 23-year-old reached the semi-finals of the French Open for the second straight year last month, crushing Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, and has fourth-round appearances in the Australian Open and U.S. Open.Although he has yet to replicate that clay and hard-court form on grass, his display against the experienced Simon will leave him confident of getting past American Jared Donaldson or Italian Paolo Lorenzi in the next round.”It’s still not my natural surface,” Thiem told Reuters after his win.”But, of course, these victories give me a lot of confidence, also on this surface. For the first time in the third round of Wimbledon is also pretty special,” he added.What was evident though, as Thiem took control after losing the first set, was that the Austrian has been working on elements of his game that can help him on grass.”Footwork, of course, is important. Then, of course, I cannot change my swings and everything, but I try to play with less spin, to come in a little bit more. I worked on my volleys,” he said.”I didn’t work specifically on my grasscourt game. I think if I improve my game in general, it’s also going to improve on grass,” he added.advertisementThe Austrian now has a 6-2 record against Simon and has won their past five matches although this was their first meeting on grass.The 32-year-old Simon has shown a liking for the surface in the past — reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2015 — and that showed as he clinched the first set.But Thiem’s serve was strong, he won 78 percent of points on his first serve — he produced 17 aces overall and hit 45 winners to Simon’s 22.”I felt well at my serve the whole match. I had a quite good percentage, many aces I think. It’s an important shot on grass.”Of course, the last game was perfect for me. I’m happy, especially with my serve today,” he added.
Famous Formula One racer Michael Schumacher has been out of commission for over three years now after a ski accident which lead to serious head injuries. Keeping his injurious state aside, he has been a legend at the racing tracks for a long time.On his 48th birthday, here’s a story about a man and his passion for a revved up life.A racing star is bornMichael Schumacher was born on January 3, 1969, in the Hurth area of North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany. His father, Rolf Schumacher, a bricklayer, helped sow the racing seeds in him early on as the four-year-old Michael’s pedal kart was modified with a motorcycle engine. Soon, he crashed it into a lamp post. After this incident, his father took him to a kart track for the first time.The first bloodAt just five years, little Michael Schumacher won his first race and a year later, his first club championship. His family wasn’t particularly wealthy and he would often race using the discarded tyres of other wealthier competitors. With the help of a few friends, sponsors and local businessmen, he progressed into the world of racing. Moving to real carsIn the year 1988, Schumacher raced in cars in for two series. He wasn’t that impressive in the German Formula Ford but then, he won the Formula Konig. It was during this race that Willi Weber noticed his potential and later signed him up for his Formula 3 team. Later, in the following year, he became Schumacher’s manager. Formula Three championWith Willi Weber’s backing, he raced his first Formula 3 bout and finished at third position. He later on won the championship in the year 1990. It was during this race that he met two of his respected arch nemesis for future Formula One races, a certain Finn and Mika Hakkinen.advertisement Formula One debutSchumacher made his F1 debut on August 25, 1991 after a year racing in sports cars for Mercedes. The track was Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The Formula One engineers were blown away by his testing times at previous circuits. However, his debut didn’t go as planned as his car suffered a gearbox failure right after a few hundred yards. A series of wins and recordsChampionship titles: 7 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)Consecutive titles: 5 (2000-2004)Championship won with most races left: 6 (2002)Race wins: 91A fight for lifeDuring the end of December 2013, he got severely injured while skiing with friends and his 14-year-old son in the Alpine resort of Meribel in France. He hit his head on a rock and suffered severe head injuries. He then underwent two surgeries under critical condition. He never fully recovered from it and was kept under a medically induced coma for a bit.Although he has been moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, now, no update on his recovery has been given yet. He has rare moments of consciousness and awakening. It has been three years after the tragic incident and his family has asked for privacy during his long phase of rehabilitation.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON (AP) — Back at home, and back in charge, Bradley Beal scored 27 points, and John Wall added 20 points and 14 assists, leading the Washington Wizards to a 103-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night for a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 29 points, making a career high-tying five 3s, and 11 assists. But after his basket from beyond the arc pulled Atlanta within 101-99 with 70 seconds left, Wall responded with a 21-foot pull-up jumper.A miss followed from Paul Millsap, who had 21 points and 11 rebounds, but after Wall’s jumper was off the mark, the Hawks seemed to waste too much time at the other end and the buzzer sounded.The host has won every game in this series so far.Washington can close out the best-of-seven series and move into the conference semifinals by winning Game 6 at Atlanta on Friday.The Wizards won 30 games at home during the regular season, the second-most in the East, and they have now collected six consecutive first-round home playoff games.In a series that has been filled with plenty of physical play, referee whistles and smack talk, including a “Crybaby” accusation and a comparison to MMA fighting, there were fouls galore in stretches once again.Dwight Howard and Millsap both had three fouls at the half. Then Howard — who finally came to the fore in Game 4 with 16 points and 15 rebounds after a quiet start to the series — exited after picking up his fourth foul with 2½ minutes left in the third quarter. His fifth arrived on an offensive foul off the ball with 8½ minutes to go.Washington’s Markieff Morris picked up No. 4 after 2½ minutes of the third quarter and didn’t return until there were less than 6 minutes remaining in the fourth.Still, Washington stretched out a one-point halftime edge to 69-58 on Wall’s 3-pointer, before the Hawks responded. Tim Hardaway Jr. delivered eight of his 15 points in an 11-0 run that tied things at 69.The Wizards were ahead 83-79 entering the final quarter.About 2½ minutes after going back in, Morris drew his fifth foul — plus a technical for arguing, eliciting derisive chants about the officiating from spectators.INJURY NEWSWizards front-court reserve Jason Smith left in the final minute of the third quarter with a bruised left calf and did not return. Washington has been without backup C Ian Mahinmi (strained left calf) all series.HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri again vowed to stick with his style of football despite the Londoners suffering their worst defeat since 1991 in Sunday’s hammering at Manchester City as woeful away form threatens to ruin their season.The statistics do not make pleasant reading for the under-pressure Sarri. Chelsea’s 6-0 Premier League drubbing at the Etihad Stadium was alarming but it is the frequency of defeats away from Stamford Bridge that is causing the most concern.Four away losses in a row in all competitions without scoring equals Chelsea’s club record. Their last away goal was N’Golo Kante’s winner at Crystal Palace on December 30.The City reverse was Chelsea’s third away league defeat in a row in which they have conceded 12 goals, piling the pressure on a manager whose insistence on adhering to his philosophy of possession football is frustrating the Chelsea fans.However, the Italian remains unmoved.”My target is to play my football, and not to change to other football (styles), Sarri said. “Today I didn’t see my football. At the beginning it worked, so now we need to understand the reason why at the moment it isn’t working.”I am worried about my team and the performance – my job is always at risk.”TOP FOURThings have unraveled very quickly for Sarri and his side.When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho at Manchester United in December, it appeared Chelsea were in a straight tussle with Arsenal for fourth spot, with Sarri’s side three points ahead of their London rivals and 11 above United.advertisementBut after Sunday’s humiliation at the Etihad, United are in fourth place, one point ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea.To show how things have turned around, United now have a better goal difference than Chelsea, having been 21 goals worse off before Solskjaer’s first game against Cardiff on Dec. 22.Sarri’s tactical approach will be further tested should Chelsea’s poor form continue and they fall further behind in the race for the top four and Champions League qualification.Sarri, though, has an ally in Pep Guardiola.”I know what he wants to do,” the City manager said. “They want to try to do it, they beat us at Stamford Bridge. The people don’t understand how difficult it is to do something.”The people expect that it immediately comes, it needs time. It only is the belief of the owners.”Time, though, is not something usually afforded to the man in the hot seat at Chelsea, who have had eight different permanent managers in less than eight years. Sarri has yet to convince anyone that he will be treated any differently.Also Watch:
Despite sending mighty serves crashing down from a great height, towering world number five Alexander Zverev could offer only momentary resistance to Novak Djokovic in Paris, as the top seed barged into the semi-finals of the French Open on Thursday in straight sets.The 6ft 6ins (1.98m) tall German had served for the opening set at 5-4 before Djokovic simply clicked it up a notch to steal that set 7-5 then romp through the next two 6-2 6-2.”He was serving very well, it was a big challenge for me to find the right returning position,” Djokovic said on court afterwards.”I was 4-5 down, then I played five or six games perfectly, hitting clean balls. It was very windy but it felt good to play (after Wednesday’s washout).”So, business as usual for the man who hasn’t lost a Grand Slam match since a last-eight loss here last year.That disappointing defeat on a cold, darkening evening by Marco Cecchinato proved only a prelude to winning Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and January’s Australian Open.Thursday’s victory over Zverev was a 26th consecutive one in Grand Slam action, and it will take a mammoth effort to end that run.The man tasked next with stopping him is Austrian Dominic Thiem who, at world number four, is ranked one place higher than Thursday’s victim.Thiem was himself ruthless, dispatching Russian Karen Khachanov 6-2 6-4 6-2.Familiar faces occupy the bottom half of the draw with Roger Federer due to face Rafa Nadal in the first semi-final.advertisementAlso Read | French Open 2019: Federer excited about Nadal clash, ready to give his best shotAlso Read | Andy Murray to play doubles at Queen’s ClubAlso See
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan football landed a new commitment on Monday evening. This one comes courtesy of 2020 Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy offensive lineman Micah Mazzccua.Mazzccua, a three-star prospect, chose the Wolverines over offers from Maryland, Syracuse, Temple and Virginia Tech. He is the second St. Frances product to commit to Michigan in this recruiting cycle.Four-star linebacker Osman Savage committed to the Wolverines one month ago today. That was the same day Michigan offered Mazzccua.The 6-foot-5, 289-pound lineman visited Ann Arbor earlier this month. With his pledge, he becomes the first offensive lineman to commit to Michigan in the 2020 class.“Blessed to say I am verbally Committed to The University of Michigan #goblue,” he wrote on Twitter.Blessed to say I am verbally Committed to The University of Michigan #goblue 〽 @CoachJim4UM pic.twitter.com/VEtTsMs69q— Micah Mazzccua (@MicahMazzccua) February 26, 2019Mazzccua is the 86th-rated offensive tackle in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Right now, Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class ranks second in the Big Ten and in the top 15 nationally.You can see the full 2020 team composite recruiting rankings here.
Previous 1 of 17 Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking Visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is like taking a ride through the past.Set on over 20 acres of beautifully manicured grounds along the city’s revitalized river front, and with spectacular view of the downtown skyline, the Museum plays host to Bike Night every Thursday from May to September. All Harley-Davidson lovers are invited to ride their hogs to the Museum and put their beloved beauties on display for other like-minded bikers. We were lucky enough to visit during on of these bike nights and we recommend that if you’re planning on visiting, to make sure you do so on one of these evenings. The sheer scope, breadth, and customization of some of these motorcycles is a true pleasure and an object-lesson in genuine love for an auto brand.From the moment you enter the museum, you’re met with a long gallery of classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, spanning from the earliest Harley (Serial Number One), to the most recent, organized in chronological order. The display is one long walk from 1903 to 2017, with hundreds of bikes of different makes, models, and colors, that extends throughout the museum. Other amazing highlights include a wall of colorful gas tanks aka the Tank Wall (a favorite of the Instagram crowd), and displays showing the various different types of motorcycles Harley-Davidson has created over the years, including hillclimber bikes and the impressive board track vintage racing bikes that careened around a 45 degree wooden board track without brakes (while reaching speeds of up to 100 mph).One of the most interesting parts of the museum is the Custom Culture exhibit, showcasing the wild and wonderful world of customized Harley-Davidson bikes. From an owner-created tandem bike to a bedazzled patriotic piece of Americana, the ingenuity and creativity on display here is a true testament to Harley-Davidson’s long-lasting and beloved niche in the automotive world.Another can’t-miss part of the museum is the Archives and while it does cost extra, it’s certainly worth your while to see the impressive climate-controlled storage facility that holds hundreds of Harley-Davidson motorcycles (almost all of them in pristine, mint-condition) on a series of industrial shelves that move via controls like those found in a college library, so you can, literally, shuffle through the archives and take a ride into the past.Overall, the museum is an impressively designed, curated, and maintained homage to a classic American brand and the sub-culture that loves it.To learn more about the museum or to plan your visit, check out the Harley-Davidson Muesum’s official website here. Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground Next Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More Editors’ Recommendations
New Delhi: The Delhi government had nothing to do with the demolition of the Guru Ravidas temple in Tughlaqabad, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday, after BSP supremo Mayawati alleged that the incident was a result of a collusion between the Centre and the AAP dispensation. Responding to Mayawati’s post on Twitter, in which she also alleged that the incident reflected a “casteist mentality”, Kejriwal said he felt sad that she held the AAP dispensation “guilty” along with the BJP-led central government in connection with the incident. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder “Mayawati ji, we all are deeply anguished. We strongly oppose it. I feel sad that you consider us guilty along with the Centre. In Delhi, land comes under the central government. We have nothing to do with the demolition of this temple,” he tweeted in Hindi. Earlier in the day, the BSP president alleged that the demolition of the Ravidas temple in the national capital’s Tughlaqabad area was a result of a collusion between the Centre and the Delhi government, and it reflected a “casteist mentality”. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings She also demanded that the temple be reconstructed. On Tuesday, Union Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said that the Centre is determined to find a solution and possibly identify an alternative site to “relocate” the temple. “We, along with Vice Chairman of DDA, are determined to find a solution and possibly identify an alternative site where the temple can be relocated. “We have also suggested to the affected parties to appeal to Hon’ble Court to issue necessary directions in this regard,” Puri had tweeted on Tuesday. The demolition took place on Saturday and it was done by agencies concerned, in the presence of police personnel, a senior police official had said on Monday. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had said that did not use the word temple, and said the “structure was removed as per the orders of the Supreme Court”. “The standing permanent structure was dismantled peacefully without any resistance or use of force in the presence of Guru Ravi Das Jayanti Samaroh Samiti members,” the DDA had said.
Kolkata: In a unique move to create health awareness among the local residents, the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation ( HIDCO) recently came up with an open gymnasium at New Town.This is for the first time an open air gymnasium has been set up in a township. Providing facilities to ensure sound health of local residents is the most important prerequisite of a clean and green city. Fitness equipment have been installed at the bus stations so that Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Pujathe passengers can workout while waiting for the bus or can do it after coming back from work in the evening. The machines that have been installed are chest press, air walker, arm wheel, sit up bench, leg press and cross trainer. In New Town, hundreds of men and women go out for morning and evening walk and jogging. They will be able to use these machines free of cost to keep themselves fit, said a senior HIDCO official. “One has to get membership in gymnasiums to use such machines and the charges in gyms are high. The same kind machines they will be able to use at the open air gymnasium at free of cost,” he said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayTushar Sil, former Mr Asia who runs several state of the art multi gyms in the city lauded the effort of HIDCO and said: “Many young boys and girls along with elderly people are going to gyms to keep themselves fit. After walking or jogging if they do work out at the open-air gym for some time that will keep fit. He urged the he Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation authorities to take steps for publicity so that more and more people are inspired to keep themselves heathy and fit. Some machines such as the cross trainer or leg press are highly effective to reduce obesity and maintain the strength of leg muscles.” PK Thakur, who is a doctor, also lauded the effort and said: “The way diabetes and obesity cases are increasing up among the people, particularly the youths, physical activities have become mandatory. If people can do light exercise with the help of machines that will help them to keep fit and control the disease. In the Western countries, open air gyms are available but the effort to develop the habit to exercise among the residents is welcome initiative.”
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LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):10:15 a.m.Britain’s High Court has rejected a claim that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is acting unlawfully by suspending Parliament for several weeks ahead of the country’s scheduled departure from the European Union.Transparency campaigner Gina Miller took the government to court in a bid to stop the suspension scheduled for next week.High Court judges ruled against her on Friday but said the case can be appealed to the Supreme Court.The top court is due to hear the case on Sept. 17.___9:30 a.m.Britain’s opposition parties are deciding whether to back Boris Johnson’s call for an election, or try to put more pressure on the embattled prime minister first.Jeremy Corbyn, who heads the main opposition Labour Party, is speaking to other party leaders Friday about a vote scheduled for next week.Johnson has lost one such vote but plans to try again Monday, saying an election is the only way to break the deadlock over Brexit.The opposition wants to be sure that Johnson can’t take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a divorce agreement. Parliament is in the midst of passing a law that would compel the government to seek a Brexit postponement.Johnson said Thursday he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than delay Brexit.The Associated Press