Blog Post – Golf Clash Gemmes http://golfclashgemmes.com/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 06:07:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://golfclashgemmes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Blog Post – Golf Clash Gemmes http://golfclashgemmes.com/ 32 32 Blog: Monkeying around Bessie Street (09/20/22) https://golfclashgemmes.com/blog-monkeying-around-bessie-street-09-20-22/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 05:00:56 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/blog-monkeying-around-bessie-street-09-20-22/ In early August, I used an Out of the Past article about a squirrel monkey that escaped from its owner in Capaha Park in 1972. A day or two later, I received a phone call from a woman who told me she remembered the incident well, as she was young at the time and lived […]]]>

In early August, I used an Out of the Past article about a squirrel monkey that escaped from its owner in Capaha Park in 1972.

A day or two later, I received a phone call from a woman who told me she remembered the incident well, as she was young at the time and lived in the area. She asked for a copy of the 1972 article.

The Missourian actually carried three articles about the wandering monkey, as well as a photograph. The unidentified photographer shot nearly an entire film role of the pet and his Bessie Street admirers. I have included a few at the end of this blog.

Posted August 7, 1972 in southeastern Missouri:


The little monkey that has been trotting around Bessie-Franklin Street since Saturday is taking a nap high in a maple tree this morning. (Southeastern Missouri Archive)

THE MONKEY SWINGING FREE IN THE TREES OF BESSIE STREET

Monkeys take place in the Bessie-Franklin Street neighborhood. A small, foot-long monkey keeps coming back to a maple tree in the yard of Mrs. John X. Johnson, 1513 Bessie, and won’t leave.

The gray squirrel monkey with a long tail was first spotted Saturday night by George T. Rasmussen, 1524 Bessie. Knowing his story would not be believed, he said nothing until she was seen again on Sunday evening – this time by Miss Mary Jo Johnson, 1513 Bessie, in the front yard maple.

Attempts to catch the monkey were unsuccessful.

Kenneth Hahs, an employee of Sunny Hill Garden and Pet Center, Inc., tried out Sunday night. Alfred Jones, 1509 Bessie, got a little closer when he stuck a banana on a fishing rod. The monkey grabbed the banana, but could not be attracted.

Cape Girardeau police say the animal belongs to Mike Parker, of East Cape Park, Illinois, who lost it Saturday night in Capaha Park. Mr. Parker can’t catch his stray pet either.

Swinging, crawling or walking, the monkey somehow made his way down Broadway on Saturday night to a drive-in where he was given treats. It is also fed by residents of the Bessie-Franklin area.

The monkey appears to have a temporary home and was at noon today still running elusively around the neighborhood.


Posted August 8, 1972 in southeastern Missouri:

MONKEY — The foot-long gray squirrel monkey that has been frolicking in the Bessie-Franklin Street neighborhood since Saturday night is still up to the task. This morning the monkey stole a peach from a cage meant to catch it. Neither owner Mike Parker, East Cape Park, Illinois, who lost the animal at Capaha Park, nor neighbors were able to catch the elusive little creature.


Posted August 15, 1972 in southeastern Missouri:

17-DAY MONKEY HUNT ENDS IN PET CAPTURE

The lost gray squirrel monkey that had been hanging around the Bessie-Franklin Street neighborhood for several weeks was captured late Monday afternoon after a 17-day chase.

Police say they received a report from Ms. BD Grim, 151 S. Minnesota, late Monday afternoon that a monkey was attacking a dog. When officers arrived, they found the elusive little animal in a pen with the dog.

The monkey’s owner, Mike Parker, of East Cape Park, Illinois, was contacted and retrieved his monkey.

According to Ms Parker, who would rather ‘just have the monkey stay lost’, the new pet jumped out of her car on July 28 in the 300 block of Henderson and escaped through a guy rope. The monkey was found nearly three kilometers from where it fled.


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Is Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy right on the hot seat as key injuries continue to mount? – Dallas Cowboys Blog https://golfclashgemmes.com/is-dallas-cowboys-coach-mike-mccarthy-right-on-the-hot-seat-as-key-injuries-continue-to-mount-dallas-cowboys-blog/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 10:34:16 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/is-dallas-cowboys-coach-mike-mccarthy-right-on-the-hot-seat-as-key-injuries-continue-to-mount-dallas-cowboys-blog/ FRISCO, Texas — This was the 17th question in the press conference, after about 7 minutes and 50 seconds, following the Dallas Cowboys’ 19-3 loss Sunday night to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “Before the season, there was a narrative there with you in the hot seat,” a reporter asked coach Mike McCarthy. “After a performance […]]]>

FRISCO, Texas — This was the 17th question in the press conference, after about 7 minutes and 50 seconds, following the Dallas Cowboys’ 19-3 loss Sunday night to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Before the season, there was a narrative there with you in the hot seat,” a reporter asked coach Mike McCarthy. “After a performance like this, do you feel that pressure wavering?”

“I’m 0-1, we’re 0-1 as a football team,” McCarthy said. “Obviously I have a little more work to do coming out of this game than I would like, but that’s our business.”

Pretty much or not, every week will be a referendum on McCarthy’s immediate and long-term future. It was the biggest storyline of the season after a disappointing end to the 2021 campaign with a home playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers in January.

With the defending champion AFC Bengals Cincinnati visiting AT&T on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS), McCarthy will be looking to avoid his first 0-2 start since his freshman year with the Green Bay Packers (2006).

Now he will have to do it without starting quarterback Dak Prescott, who underwent right thumb surgery on Monday. Prescott’s return is uncertain, although owner and general manager Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas earlier this week that the quarterback could return within four weeks. Prior to the operation, sources said Prescott would need six to eight weeks to recover.

If the Cowboys lose to Cincinnati, the McCarthy conversation will only escalate, despite Jones’ statement early in training camp.

“I want to be very clear: he wouldn’t be sitting here today if I didn’t think he was the man to lead this team to a Super Bowl,” Jones said in July.

But should McCarthy be in the proverbial hot seat?

On the day he took over in 2020, he thought he would inherit an offensive line that included perennial Pro Bowlers in Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and Travis Frederick, with a top-notch right tackle in La’el Collins.

They never played a game together under McCarthy, with Frederick retiring before the 2020 season.

McCarthy was also getting Prescott, who was apparently entering his prime. In Game 5 of the 2020 season, Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. Last season he missed a game with a calf injury which plagued him for most of the second half of the season.

And now the fractured thumb.

Sunday’s game against the Bengals will be McCarthy’s 35th in Dallas. Prescott will have missed 13, and he could potentially miss the next three games, if not more.

“It’s football, really,” McCarthy said when asked if he felt like he hadn’t taken a break. “I already lost my starting quarterback. It’s unfortunate. Frankly, my emotion goes to the person because I know how invested these guys are in this. But yeah, that’s all part of the challenge. It makes it even more enjoyable when you get to where you want to go.”

While injuries can derail a season, McCarthy has repeatedly noted that his finest moment — winning Super Bowl XLV — came with the Packers needing 77 players this season. When the Cowboys finalized the roster this year, he noted that 10 rookies played key roles in that Packers Super Bowl win.

It might seem like the Cowboys have had way too many offensive line combinations under McCarthy. Since the start of 2020, the Cowboys have used 43 different five-man units for at least one slam together, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. This ranks 13th in the NFL; the Philadelphia Eagles lead with 61.

Not only is Prescott missing Sunday’s game, but so are safety Jayron Kearse, who sprains his left knee and led the Cowboys in tackles last season, and left guard Connor McGovern. Add to that, the Cowboys lost left tackle Tyron Smith through December with a torn hamstring in one of the final practices of training camp.

“Man, this is the league, man,” tight end Dalton Schultz said. “[McCarthy] is like, ‘Listen, guys that are in this room, you’re going to play. At some point, something will happen. You’re going to get an opportunity and you’re going to be expected to play at a high level.

Jones’ story must be factored into what may or may not happen with McCarthy.

He has made a coaching change mid-season since becoming owner and general manager in 1989.

In 2010, the Cowboys got off to a 1-7 start and Jones replaced Wade Phillips with Jason Garrett. Coincidentally, the last game Phillips managed was a 45-7 debacle against the McCarthy Packers at Lambeau Field in which the efforts of several players were called into question.

Phillips was 10 months away from winning the NFC East and a playoff victory at the time of his dismissal. If this season goes in the same direction, there could be another parallel with 2010. In Game 6 of this season, quarterback Tony Romo suffered what turned out to be a broken collarbone that put end of the season.

None of this story matters to players. None of the outside noises really matter. What matters is winning against Cincinnati.

“Obviously we’re under a microscope, and that’s fine,” Martin said. “I think guys understand that. It’s part of the game. Everyone deals with injuries. Yeah, it’s a shame some guys weren’t there, Dak was hurt a bunch. But we’re not the only team dealing with injuries, and that’s really up to the players. I think we can do a better job of rising to the occasion when some guys are out. It’s not all in the coaches. It’s up to the players to take some responsibility and really take some slack.

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Blog: Everything resonates (09/13/22) | Greene County Daily World https://golfclashgemmes.com/blog-everything-resonates-09-13-22-greene-county-daily-world/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:48:34 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/blog-everything-resonates-09-13-22-greene-county-daily-world/ All. An emptied house where furniture, lamps, carpets, plants used to be. Walls that have known shades ranging from pink to green to gray-blue. Others who saw a different shade of green, to another a different gray. Memories fill every room. The scents of coffee cakes religiously prepared in a tube pan, the clinking of […]]]>

All.

An emptied house where furniture, lamps, carpets, plants used to be. Walls that have known shades ranging from pink to green to gray-blue. Others who saw a different shade of green, to another a different gray.

Memories fill every room. The scents of coffee cakes religiously prepared in a tube pan, the clinking of plates and silverware from many meals.

Knocks on the door of visitors, family and friends. Laughter in the yard from a long gone playground and swimming pool.

Cupboards emptied of clothes, shoes, books, jewelry, keepsake boxes and trinkets.

All loaded into trailers and vehicles and transported to other locations, to the next location. Time passes, nothing lasts forever.

It’s a hard thing to say goodbye to a space you’ve occupied for the better part of the past two decades and then more. The one where heights are measured on a door frame under a coat of paint, where chalk smiley faces are still stuck in the brickwork near the front door.

Remnants of what once was.

I’m not writing this to be a sad thing, although it is sad in its own way. How coming in and out of your childhood home for the last time can’t be a bit sad?

I walked through the rooms after almost everything was packed and loaded, feeling the space, absorbing the memories, and remembering all the ways each used to look. The sound of footsteps creaking on hardwood in a room filled with nothing but space.

Echoes.

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West Seattle Blog… | SEATTLE SCHOOL STRIKE: Talks continue; no class monday https://golfclashgemmes.com/west-seattle-blog-seattle-school-strike-talks-continue-no-class-monday/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 23:32:00 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/west-seattle-blog-seattle-school-strike-talks-continue-no-class-monday/ 4:32 p.m.: Seattle Public Schools officially canceled classes for a fourth day as the Seattle Education Association the strike continues. The district just sent out this update: Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and the Seattle Education Association (SEA) are making good progress in negotiations as they worked through the weekend but have yet to reach an […]]]>

4:32 p.m.: Seattle Public Schools officially canceled classes for a fourth day as the Seattle Education Association the strike continues. The district just sent out this update:

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and the Seattle Education Association (SEA) are making good progress in negotiations as they worked through the weekend but have yet to reach an agreement. We continue to negotiate and remain ready to resume school as soon as an agreement is reached.

There will be no school on Monday, September 12 for all grades, including kindergarten and kindergarten. A message was sent to families and staff this afternoon. He is posted on the site.

We will update families and staff on the status of the school for Tuesday Monday afternoon.

ADDED AT 8:50 PM: A SEA update arrived a short time ago:

The 6,000 members of the Seattle Education Association continue their strike for student needs, calling on Seattle public schools to provide adequate student support, reasonable workloads and respectful pay. Educators are increasingly frustrated with the school board’s unwillingness to listen to students and educators and commit to providing the supports and staff needed to succeed. Picketing will resume at 8 a.m. Monday at all Seattle schools.

The negotiating team met face-to-face with SPS and the mediator on Saturday and Sunday, working about 2 p.m. Saturday and staying at the table today at that time.

CONTEXT: District Updates are here; union updates are here. SEA’s contract expired on August 31, after nearly three months of negotiations; the strike began on what was supposed to be the SPS’s first day of class on Wednesday. This is SEA’s first walkout since 2015. This strike, like this one, began on a Wednesday; a tentative agreement was announced the following Tuesday morning.

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Redemption season for a more vocal Saquon Barkley? Why the Giants star is ready to prove the doubters wrong – New York Giants Blog https://golfclashgemmes.com/redemption-season-for-a-more-vocal-saquon-barkley-why-the-giants-star-is-ready-to-prove-the-doubters-wrong-new-york-giants-blog/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 12:07:51 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/redemption-season-for-a-more-vocal-saquon-barkley-why-the-giants-star-is-ready-to-prove-the-doubters-wrong-new-york-giants-blog/ EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – There’s something different about the Saquon Barkley we’re seeing this year. And it goes far beyond the fact that the New York Giants running back is healthier and more explosive on the field this summer. Barkley has an advantage that was generally non-existent for the first four years of his career. […]]]>

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – There’s something different about the Saquon Barkley we’re seeing this year. And it goes far beyond the fact that the New York Giants running back is healthier and more explosive on the field this summer.

Barkley has an advantage that was generally non-existent for the first four years of his career. There is a chip on his shoulder that appears to be the size of a Manhattan skyscraper. Instead of tiptoeing in front of the microphone, as he had apparently done before to maintain the finely chiseled image he wanted, Barkley lets it all fly.

It started late last year in an interview with Kim Jones on WFAN in New York. It was there that Barkley first issued the warning to ‘stay on this side of the table when the going gets tough’ after nearly three years with injuries. He has reiterated that message in various forms publicly on several occasions since then, and it culminated last month with perhaps his most poignant admission to date.

“People are trying to write me off. … You know what? F—everyone. I’m ready to go crazy. And I am [going to] let the world feel me,” Barkley let loose on the 2ndWind Podcast hosted by two of his close friends.

It would have been surprising if Barkley hadn’t said the same at this point last year. But that was just an extension of a more open version of the running back that started to surface when things went off the rails last year.

Barkley, 25, hasn’t had a great season in 2021. He wasn’t fully healthy, coming off a torn ACL the previous year and then sadly injured his ankle during the week 5 when he stepped on the foot of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis. . He also admitted that he did not have full confidence in himself and his body.

That led Barkley to rush for 593 yards on 162 carries (3.7 yards per carry) in 13 games. His rushing yards above expectation per carry was minus-0.28, according to NFL Next Gen stats. This basically means that when the ball was in his hands last season, Barkley was a below average running back. Not exactly what you’d expect from the No. 2 overall pick and Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2018.

It spurred doubters, and now we see a more vocal version of Barkley.

“I mean, I really wouldn’t say anything triggered it, but I guess I’d just say I’ve been out a few games in the last couple of years,” said Barkley, who has missed at least three games in three of his four professional seasons. “I’m probably sick of it, and not even with the outside noise, but just even with having to take time off from games and rehab and all that. All the bad things I guess you could say.

“I guess I’m a little sick of this. So that just brings me to a place where right now I’m just happy, enjoying life, enjoying the game that I love, and just want to hang out and have fun.

Moments after Barkley uttered the words, he lashed out at “all the pros with clickers” who criticized his running style and called him a dancer. Clearly Barkley has seen and heard the doubters, and he admitted as much to ESPN in an interview earlier this summer. He’s talked about being active on social media and on his phone, so it’s not something he can reasonably ignore.

“He’s a guy who won’t forget that stuff,” said quarterback Daniel Jones, one of his closest friends on the team. “Whether that changes his work ethic or his approach, I’m not sure that’s the case. I think he has that naturally. He’s an extremely competitive guy.

But the outside noise is also not ultimately what motivates Barkley for a bounce-back season in his contract year, although he could use that as motivation.

“It’s not really something to prove [them wrong]”, Barkley said. “I talked about it with my friends. I’ve always been like that, even when I train. I always find things to motivate me. I will invent stuff, even before, when I had no doubts, I told myself that I had doubts.

Barkley isn’t the first and won’t be the last to do so. Former Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., now a free agent, constantly referred to himself as someone who was an underdog his entire life. Still, Beckham went to Isidore Newman, the same top New Orleans high school where Eli, Peyton and Cooper Manning played, played at LSU and was 12e overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

But the fact that we’re only just starting to hear about this side of Barkley five years into his career is interesting.

“I feel like as we mature as men, we understand that you just have to speak your truth. Understanding that being humble is a cool thing, but speaking your truth is a beautiful thing, and it takes balls to do it,” said cornerback Darnay Holmes, who considers Barkley a friend and a mentor. “I feel like he’s gearing up to be that. He’s a father. He understands that his child admires him. So many different ways he behaves. He knows that his youngster is following in his footsteps.

This new public approach has therefore caught the attention of almost everyone who pays attention to it. Teammates included. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Motivation comes in different shapes and sizes. It also sometimes changes from year to year, week to week. Insightful coaches take this into account.

“I think you try to teach your players as best you can to motivate them,” Giants first-year coach Brian Daboll said. “Sometimes players can motivate each other in certain different ways. I think that’s good. Every player is different. What motivates you can be different from what motivates me. So I kind of let those guys be themselves, and if they have something in mind and it motivates them, that’s great.

Whatever Barkley seems to be doing, it has worked so far. He has looked better this summer than at any other time since the start of the 2019 season and he is significantly more confident than last season. He admitted recently that he was “very, very ahead” of where he was at this point last year when he was only just cleared to return to full training.

Everything is shaping up for a much better 2022 season, as long as he stays healthy.

“He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in. He’s playing as well as I’ve seen him play since I’ve been here,” said receiver David Sills V, who is training with Barkley during the season. off-season. “He is so confident right now. Not that he’s ever been, but his confidence is on another level. So we’re all behind him and can’t wait to see what he does this year.

It comes just at the right time. Barkley is playing on the fifth-year option in his rookie contract. He is expected to become a free agent after the season.

There will be plenty of opportunities for him to impress. The Giants don’t have a deep rush room — Matt Breida, Antonio Williams and Gary Brightwell combined for 192 rushing yards last season — and the team and Barkley are both equally motivated to allow him to take on a charge. monstrous work.

“Good. He’s looked really good since the spring,” general manager Joe Schoen said. “He’s fast, he’s fast, good hands.”

Barkley also seems happy with how the summer has gone: without a hitch. He was the Giants’ only point guard available every practice day and declared himself ready for the season ahead of the final preseason game last weekend.

In Barkley’s mind, he’s back. And not just in a physical way.

“I’m just getting back to being myself, and when I say that, I’m not even talking about hurdles, jumps, long breaks,” he said. “Just smile again and just enjoy it. Enjoy soccer. This is where I am at right now. I did a lot of work not only on my body but also on my mind. And I am at peace.

And he’s not afraid to tell you about it.

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Young Money blog guru Iona Bain can’t do simple mental math due to dyscalculia https://golfclashgemmes.com/young-money-blog-guru-iona-bain-cant-do-simple-mental-math-due-to-dyscalculia/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 21:00:59 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/young-money-blog-guru-iona-bain-cant-do-simple-mental-math-due-to-dyscalculia/ Iona Bain has made a name for herself as the go-to financial guru for millennials. She writes books and appears regularly on TV and radio to talk about money management – and as the crisis of the cost of living is getting worse, his advice has never been more needed. So it’s surprising to discover […]]]>

Iona Bain has made a name for herself as the go-to financial guru for millennials. She writes books and appears regularly on TV and radio to talk about money management – and as the crisis of the cost of living is getting worse, his advice has never been more needed.

So it’s surprising to discover that the Oxford-trained brains behind the award-winning Young Money blog can’t do even the most basic mental math. Iona, 34, admits: “If I add, I have to use my fingers.

She demonstrates by holding up five fingers on one hand and one on the other. “I know it’s six, but even so, I’m a little doubtful that I have the right answer,” she said.

Iona Bain, 34, the Oxford-trained mastermind behind the hugely popular and award-winning blog Young Money is unable to do the most basic mental arithmetic because she suffers from dyscalculia – a condition similar to dyslexia but affecting numbers

She said: “The ten times table is the one I'm the best at.  Five I struggle with.  As for the equations, they fill me with panic and horror'

She said: “The ten times table is the one I’m the best at. Five I struggle with. As for the equations, they fill me with panic and horror’

“The ten times table is the one I’m best at. The five I struggle with. As for the equations, they fill me with panic and horror.

Anyone whose head spins when faced with a tax return can find their way around it on some level. Yet Iona isn’t just bad at math. She suffers from dyscalculia, a learning disability that affects understanding numbers.

Most people, with a little effort, can even calculate quite complex sums on paper.

Yet people with dyscalculia struggle with simple number concepts.

In its most severe form, the disease can cause sufferers to struggle, for example, to count the bananas in a diet – although Iona says she doesn’t have it that badly. Other sufferers find it impossible to count backwards. “The numbers are just a mystery – they don’t make sense to me like they do to other people,” she explains.

Anyone whose head spins when faced with a tax return can find their way around it on some level.  Yet Iona isn't just bad at math.  She suffers from dyscalculia - a learning disability that affects a person's understanding of numbers

Anyone whose head spins when faced with a tax return can find their way around it on some level. Yet Iona isn’t just bad at math. She suffers from dyscalculia – a learning disability that affects a person’s understanding of numbers

But the condition is not as rare as it seems: it is estimated that 6% of the population suffer from some form of dyscalculia, an astonishing number of four million people in the UK, although in least a third of them go undiagnosed, according to a 2018 study that involved randomly testing elementary school children.

Iona, who studied music before moving into financial journalism, admits her career choice may seem unusual, but she’s adamant that the challenges she faces are her strength, not a weakness.

“A lot of people think they’re bad with money because they feel intimidated by numbers, and I can relate to that,” she says. “I just thought if I can do it, anyone can do it.

“A lot of what I do is to help people understand what drives them to use money the way they do – why they overspend or avoid saving, for example.

“But when it comes to real numbers, I’m not shy to admit that I’ll use a calculator for sums that other people would probably find easy.” It doesn’t matter if you’re doing math in your head or using a calculator, as long as you get it right.

Often the cause of dyscalculia is genetic and the condition can be inherited, although Iona is the first to be diagnosed.

University College London neuroscientist Professor Brian Butterworth believes there is a ‘telling trait’ of the condition that sets it apart from simply being bad at maths.

It is estimated that six per cent of the population suffer from some form of dyscalculia, an astonishing number of four million people in the UK.

It is estimated that six per cent of the population suffer from some form of dyscalculia, an astonishing number of four million people in the UK.

He says, “Can you estimate the number of items in a display, like in a bowl of fruit, quickly and accurately? Dyscalculics have problems above one item, and up to four they are slower than typical individuals their age.

“Beyond that, they are less and less precise.

“People with dyscalculia may lack an intuitive understanding of simple number concepts such as the relationship between multiplication and repetitive addition – for example, that six times three equals six plus six plus six. And they may not grasp what is meant by place value – how, in a four-digit number, each digit denotes thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones.

Peter Jarrett, Chairman of the Dyscalculia Committee of the British Dyslexia Association, adds: “A person with dyscalculia may not understand that a train leaving at 09:00 and arriving at 09:52 has a journey time of 52 minutes, and even how long 52 minutes east. They often have trouble with speedometers, not understanding how fast or how fast they are driving.

Iona has developed a range of coping strategies so that her condition does not affect her ability to control her finances.

“In addition to using a calculator to add things up, there are specific online calculators that make it easier to calculate mortgage rates or tax rates and other complicated equations. To be honest, few people can do these kinds of calculations, because they are complex. The good thing is you don’t have to.

“Mobile banking apps are also useful because they often display your expenses in a simple visual form rather than bank statements, which were those huge lists of numbers that used to make my head spin.

“If you’re not sure you’ve done something right, ask someone else for help. There’s no shame in that – I ask my dad to check things out, and luckily he’s good with numbers.

Dyscalculia is often detected at school because children skim through the rest of the curriculum – as Iona did – but find math to be a blind spot. Her first memory of having a problem with maths was when she was nine years old, when she was at school in Edinburgh. The class was asked to complete the solutions to the multiplication questions. “I felt overwhelmed and panicked,” she says. “The other kids went off to recess and I told the teacher I couldn’t do it.”

Dyscalculia is often detected at school because children go through the rest of the curriculum but find math to be a blind spot

Dyscalculia is often detected at school because children go through the rest of the curriculum but find math to be a blind spot

In high school, she was in the last group in math. “I was in tears doing my math homework,” she says, “and my parents knew it wasn’t because I wasn’t trying.”

Iona told them she felt a “deep disconnect from the numbers”, and at 14, after a school assessment, she was diagnosed with dyscalculia. She received after-school coaching to help her pass her math exams.

“There is a need for more training on dyscalculia for teachers,” says Jarrett. “When teaching students with dyscalculia, you use more tangible visual situations and tools, like cutting a pizza or showing them how a £20 note equals four fives. In the workplace, employers need to understand that being bad at math doesn’t mean you’re bad at your job.

There is no cure for dyscalculia, but Mr Jarrett is working with scientists in Singapore on an app with a game to help children with the disease develop their number sense.

He despairs that other measures are not taken. “Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance sent a letter to Boris Johnson in 2020 to better support young people with dyscalculia, but little seems to have been done.”

Meanwhile, Iona simply begs for more understanding. She says: “The truth is, we celebrate people who are naturally brilliant at math, but not being good with numbers shouldn’t be a problem or a hindrance for anyone. I hope to be proof of that.

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Former Raiders first-rounder Clelin Ferrell thinks new program can help – Las Vegas Raiders Blog https://golfclashgemmes.com/former-raiders-first-rounder-clelin-ferrell-thinks-new-program-can-help-las-vegas-raiders-blog/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:58:00 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/former-raiders-first-rounder-clelin-ferrell-thinks-new-program-can-help-las-vegas-raiders-blog/ HENDERSON, Nev. — Clelin Ferrell was starting to feel like he used to when a familiar but unwelcome sensation hit him. Pain. After an offseason and early part of training camp spent marinating in new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s scheme and beginning to apply what he learned on the field, Ferrell’s right ankle went the […]]]>

HENDERSON, Nev. — Clelin Ferrell was starting to feel like he used to when a familiar but unwelcome sensation hit him.

Pain.

After an offseason and early part of training camp spent marinating in new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s scheme and beginning to apply what he learned on the field, Ferrell’s right ankle went the wrong way. . It was July 27, the first day of padded workouts for the Las Vegas Raiders, and the peak rusher who has come under intense scrutiny since the previous regime used the No. 4 pick on him. in the 2019 draft was ruled out.

He returned last week for a pair of joint workouts with the New England Patriots and the corresponding preseason final. Then that first feeling came back.

“I feel good,” Ferrell said after playing 14 snaps on defense, four more on special teams, in Las Vegas’ 23-6 win over the Patriots. “I just have to find this form of play [after] missed a good part of training camp because of the ankle, but I feel good. I just gotta keep learning, keep on [rehabbing] and take it in week 1 because as you can see the culture has changed for sure. We are well.”

With a change in culture thanks to a new coaching staff, expectations have not diminished for Ferrell. Rather, he’s rising to the challenge as he feels more comfortable in the new defense while fighting for his future with the Raiders.

Because as much as he’s been portrayed as a forgotten man in the Raiders’ pass rush — schoolmate Maxx Crosby is a Pro Bowler who just got a four-year, $99 million extension, l he offseason acquisition Chandler Jones could be on his way to Canton, sophomore defensive end Malcolm Koonce flashed and Tashawn Bower led the NFL with four preseason sacks – Ferrell is biding his time.

“Tashawn was killing it,” Ferrell said of the preseason. “Malcolm, I’m fine. I miss those reps because I wish I could really show what I put together in the offseason. But at the same time, I have to take it one day at a time. God has a plan, and I stick to it.”

As many longtime Raiders watchers have pointed out, it’s not his fault the Raiders drafted him fourth overall. Because, as then-general manager Mike Mayock said at the time, Ferrell was the Raiders’ second-largest defensive end in the draft, presumably behind San Francisco 49ers pro Bowler Nick Bosa, and the rusher was a huge need.

And if anyone on the current roster needs a redo, it’s Ferrell.

“I love everything about [the new defense] because it really stretches you as a football player,” Ferrell said. “It allows you to navigate and really find every inch of what you can potentially do. And for me it’s been a blessing, that’s for sure, for [Graham] ask me to do certain things.

“I think it can make me blossom into something that can really, really thrive.”

Ferrell, who worked alongside Crosby as rookie passing throwers in 2019, had 4.5 sacks in 15 games that year, even as a mid-season illness robbed him of strength and weight. In 2020, a particularly nasty bout with COVID-19 limited him to 11 games and he only had 2.0 sacks.

Last season, essentially replaced by Yannick Ngakoue, Ferrell played all 16 games but didn’t start once and finished with 1.5 sacks.

What’s it like to enjoy a clean slate, again?

“He’s a physical guy, and obviously we want to put a strong physical defense on the field, and Clelin has shown the ability to do that in more than one place,” Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said. “He put the edge a handful of times [against the Patriots], which is a good thing to see. He was involved in the pass rush, he fell into coverage, in fact, a few times.

“There are a lot of things we ask these guys to do on the edge [and] Cle must definitely be trying to make up for some lost time here, but that’s okay. That’s what these training sessions in the future will mean for him.”

Ferrell, like Crosby, is on his fourth defensive coordinator with the Raiders — Paul Guenther, Rod Marinelli, Gus Bradley and Graham — and says Graham “opened my mind when it comes to football.”

Unlike Crosby, Ferrell is in a contract year, as his fifth-year option was not chosen by McDaniels and new general manager Dave Ziegler (the Raiders’ other two first-rounders in 2019, running back Josh Jacobs and safety Johnathan Abram, didn’t have their fifth-year options either).

“It’s not even about the contract,” Ferrell said. “The most important thing, whether you play well or badly, everything is better when you win.”

The Raiders are coming off a cursed 10-7 season in which they set an NFL record with six straight wins and went to the playoffs for only the second time since 2002. What role could Ferrell play then if Las Vegas returned to the playoffs?

“He was involved in every encounter, he was attentive, he understands what his roles are that we ask him to play, and like I said it was good to have him back there,” said McDaniels. “In the limited number of opportunities he had [against New England] you could see some of the things we’re looking forward to with Clelin.”

So how much extra work could Ferrell get before the Raiders open the season at the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 11?

“Here’s the thing – we have two weeks until the first game,” Ferrell said. “And it’s really more like technique at the pad and just not being out there. More just getting in shape. I had a good base from which to start in camp. It’s mostly about knocking down rust.”

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New York Jets’ Sauce Gardner calls himself a ‘different’ rookie, plans to ‘dominate’ – New York Jets Blog https://golfclashgemmes.com/new-york-jets-sauce-gardner-calls-himself-a-different-rookie-plans-to-dominate-new-york-jets-blog/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 13:47:49 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/new-york-jets-sauce-gardner-calls-himself-a-different-rookie-plans-to-dominate-new-york-jets-blog/ FLORHAM PARK, NJ — New York Jets rookie Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner was named the Week 1 starter Sunday by coach Robert Saleh. Even before the announcement – a mere formality – Gardner was already thinking big things. Looking ahead to the regular season, Gardner – drafted fourth overall – said he expects to “dominate” his […]]]>

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — New York Jets rookie Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner was named the Week 1 starter Sunday by coach Robert Saleh. Even before the announcement – a mere formality – Gardner was already thinking big things.

Looking ahead to the regular season, Gardner – drafted fourth overall – said he expects to “dominate” his opponents. He thinks he’s wired differently than other rookies, which he thinks should minimize typical growing pains.

“I think it’s going to be different than most rookie seasons,” Gardner said in an interview with ESPN. “People are always talking about this rookie wall, things like that. I take football very seriously, but at the same time I have fun with it. I feel like that’s why I can to be so successful. When I’m in the field, I smile and have a lot of fun with it.

“Everything comes naturally,” he continued. “I don’t think I’m going to hit the quote-unquote rookie wall. I think I’ll just be able to go out there and dominate whoever lines up in front [me].”

Confident, huh?

“Most certainly,” he said.

Each rookie corner has a target on its back; that’s how the NFL works. Gardner comes to the league with a stellar reputation — he didn’t allow a touchdown pass in college — but even the best prospects are tested, especially those who like to talk.

Gardner’s reaction? Bring it on.

“I just can’t wait to be there,” he said. “That’s all I have to say about it. I’ve heard since I started my freshman year in college, ‘You know, they’re going to attack you.’ Alright, I’ll wait.”

Gardner had a relatively calm training camp, but calm is good at his job. He didn’t make any plays, but neither did he get torched by one of the Jets’ veteran receivers. He didn’t miss a single practice and, from all indications, worked hard at his craft.

And he did a lot of talking. Like, nonstop.

“Sauce always talks, whether it’s garbage or not,” rookie catcher Garrett Wilson said. “I would say he has the edge on foul language, that’s for sure.”

Saleh said he hadn’t been around a rookie who talked so much from the cornerback Jalen Ramsey, when Saleh was linebacker coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016. Ramsey finished second in AP Defensive Rookie of the Year voting and was a first-team All-Pro in his second season. “The best of football,” Saleh said.

Gardner still has a long way to go before reaching this level, but he has mastered the vocal part perfectly.

“The guy can’t stop talking when he’s on the football pitch – and he supports it,” Saleh said.

Gardner doesn’t care about Ramsey’s comparison.

“I feel like that’s true,” he said. “[Saleh] is just to be honest. Jalen is a great player, he’s a great guy. He’s my guy. We chop it up from time to time. I see myself in him a little. We have a lot of the same tendencies, on and off the pitch, the way we carry ourselves, the way we talk a bit of trash on the pitch.”

It’s unusual for a rookie to be so brash, but Gardner isn’t like most rookies. He already has a sponsorship deal with Buffalo Wild Wings and his own signature sauce. It’s called “sauce sauce”, described as a combination of sweet and spicy smoky barbecue. He’s come a long way since the kid from Detroit nicknamed “A1 Sauce Sweet Feet” Gardner by one of his junior football coaches. Eventually it was shortened to… well, you know.

He actually played wide receiver until his sophomore year in high school, an experience that helps him now. His familiarity with the route tree and wide receptor separations helps him anticipate specific routes. A smart corner can eliminate certain routes depending on where the receiver is aligned.

“A lot of things I just know when they happen,” Gardner said.

“He’s this guy who constantly gathers information and then goes back to the locker room and writes it down,” defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich said. “He’s just building this database right now.”

Gardner alternated with the holder Bryce Room throughout training camp, largely because the coaching staff were unwilling to give him a starting job due to his rookie status. They wanted him to win it. Saleh made it official after Sunday’s preseason finale against the New York Giants, naming Gardner the starter after a “fantastic” summer.

“The sky’s the limit. I don’t think I have a cap,” Gardner said. “There is no ceiling. I pray to God the sky is the limit.”

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4 Peterborough United 6 seven 12
5 Plymouth Argyle 6 3 12
6 Derby County 6 2 11
seven Cambridge United 6 -1 ten
8 Charlton Athletic 6 4 9
9 City of Exeter 6 4 8
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