A leading behavioural scientist has suggested that Rugby Australia ''s settlement with disgraced homophobe Israel Folau could actually be a victory for LGBT youths and children.
New Delhi (India), Dec 6 (ANI): In a bid to ensure that children in tribal areas are not deprived of quality education, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government will put in place an extensive network of more than 400 new 'Eklavya Model residential schools' by 2022 across the country."We are developing an extensive network of 'Eklavya Model residential schools in the country. By 2022, more than 400 such new schools will be opened," said Prime Minister Modi in his address to the Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan, Gujarat, through video conference."The Central government is working for the education of tribal children with special emphasis on their skill development. The scholarship schemes for the tribal children have been made more transparent and more opportunity is provided to them for their education," he added.The Prime Minister said that small things are being taken care of in these schools, which are meant for tribal students."We are paying attention to every small thing like holidays are granted in these schools on tribal festivals. As a result, the drop out rate has decreased and the tribal children are also happy," he said."These schools are also being developed to provide them with modern sports facilities," said Prime Minister Modi.Stressing on the need for the government and the society to strive collectively to make the schemes a success, Prime Minister Modi said: "In my view, the government efforts alone are not sufficient. The government and society should collectively strive for making such schemes a success."Prime Minister Modi also shared the idea of pairing private and public schools wherein students from the rural background will learn from their urban counterparts and vice versa, thus boosting the idea of 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat'. He also congratulated Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan for spearheading the 'Ekal School Abhiyan' which aims to promote the education among rural and tribal children, and appreciated the Sangathan volunteers for their role in nation building by imparting education and awareness to more than 2.8 million rural and tribal children who reside in the remotest locations across India and Nepal.Congratulating the Sangathan on reaching the figure of 1 lakh schools across India, the Prime Minister said that working with passion, dedication, and commitment turns an impossible goal into an achievable one. He highlighted the fact that the Sangathan has been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize due to its commitment towards social service and for being an inspirational role model for the whole country.The Prime Minister noted that the Union Government is also working enthusiastically for better education and skill development in India. Schemes like scholarship for scheduled tribes' children, Poshan Abhiyan, Mission Indradhanush, and school holidays on the occasion of tribal festivals, etc., have helped not only in checking the school dropout rates but also promoted the holistic development of children.The Prime Minister remarked that as India completes 75 years of Independence, the success of Ekal Sangathan will help in realising Mahatma Gandhiji''s ideals of Gram Swaraj, social justice of Dr BR Ambedkar, 'Antyodaya' of Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Swami Vivekananda''s dream of a glorious India.Ekal Vidyalaya is a movement involved in the integrated and holistic development of rural and tribal India and Nepal. The main activity undertaken in this movement is to run one teacher schools, known as Ekal Vidyalayas, all over India, in the remotest rural and tribal villages to take the education to every child. (ANI)
Audio Hub UNICEF UN0119399 A seven year old boy stands in front of debris as Hurricane Irma moves off from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. 6 December 2019Climate ChangeThe number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six fold in the past five years, the UN Children s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a new report released on Friday.
Janhvi Kapoor shares a close bond with her elder brother Arjun Kapoor. Although the families had been estranged for some time, all children of Boney Kapoor have come close since the death of Janhvi Kapoor s mother Sridevi. Janhvi Kapoor recently attended the screening of Arjun Kapoor''s film Panipat which would be releasing worldwide today. She was dressed in a floral white and blue dress with black stripy heels and a light makeup look. She left her thick luscious locks open keeping it all natural. She also posed for a picture with brother Arjun Kapoor and his Panipat co star Kriti Sanon.
The research, which was published in Scientific Reports, tasked over 150 participants from Europe and Morocco with recognizing dog emotions. The volunteers were recruited in groups, with both adults and children between the ages of five and six. The participants included non Muslim Europeans as well as practicing Muslims both in Europe and in Morocco.
Climate related forced displacement places the lives, health, education and well being of children at risk. This child alert takes stock of the link between a changing climate, extreme weather events and the forced displacement of children and families in the Caribbean SIDS.
Little Leaves centers provide evidence based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to help children ages 1 to 6 reduce their symptoms of autism. Run in a pre school like setting, the program is specifically designed to help children improve their communication, play, social and school readiness skills, as well as build independence. Little Leaves clinical staff partner with each child s family to develop and implement individualized therapeutic plans.The new Little Leaves location also provides employment opportunities for jobseekers in the community. Once fully operational, the center will create over 50 new positions for board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) and behavior technicians. Currently accepting new clients, the center will have the capacity to serve up to 40 clients once it moves from its temporary location to its permanent space, which is still under construction.
Naturalistic developmental behavior interventions (NDBIs) have garnered more high quality evidence supporting their use than some traditional approaches for aiding young children with autism, said UT College of Education Special Education Assistant Professor Micheal Sandbank, principal investigator on the multi university research team.The analysis was published in the journal Psychological Bulletin and marks the first meta analysis of 130 reviewed studies of non pharmacological interventions designed for young children with autism.
His constant referrals to campmate Kate Garraway as love also got a lot of laughs but who is the comic s real love? Here is what we know about his wife.
Certain forms of leukemia tend to strike early in life and affect far more children than adults.
This also held true for women, with one third of women of low socioeconomic status suffering from obesity as opposed to 15.5% of those considered to be of high socioeconomic status. A man walks into a McDonald;s restaurant in central Jerusalem, on April 13, 2016. (Nati Shohat Flash90) Despite increases in the adult obesity rate, however, the NIHP report showed that childhood obesity is on the way down, with 6.9% of children reported to be significantly overweight. This is a slight drop of 7% 8% over previous years. The NIHP also found that around 20% of Israelis aged 16 74 smoke, a figure that appears to be in line with figures provided by the Health Ministry earlier this year, which reported that about one fifth, or 19.8 percent, of adult Israelis over age 21 are smokers. According to the NIHP, smoking rates also correspond to socioeconomic status, with men of low status smoking around twice as much as their high status counterparts. Arab and Haredi women were reported to have lower smoking rates. These figures did not account for the use of e cigarettes. Israelis smoking and drinking. (photo credit: Miriam Alster Flash90) The report stated that smoking rates remained relatively high despite recent efforts by legislators to stub out the habit among Israelis and claims by the Health Ministry that smokers are increasingly looking to quit. According to the ministry, 2% of smokers, or 24,865 people, applied for treatments to stop smoking this year, nearly double the figure in 2010. The fight against smoking has seen several sweeping changes in policy and law in recent years. Earlier this year, the Knesset passed into law new restrictions on advertising. Tobacco products cannot be advertised on Israeli internet sites, television or in public buildings. Ads are limited to print media only. A directive last year made smoking illegal in public entertainment venues, such as amusement parks and sports stadiums. In line with with global trends, the smoking rate in Israel fell from about 45 percent in the early 1980s to about 20 percent or less in the years since 2011. In 2016, that number rose to 22.5% before dropping back to around 20% in subsequent years. The NIHP also reported that while vaccination rates remain high, there has been a drop in the flu vaccination rate among those over the age of 65, with only 60.5% of those in this age cohort being vaccinated in 2018, down from 63.1% in 2016.Meanwhile, the Kan public broadcaster reported Sunday a slight increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Israel. According to the outlet, 2018 saw 427 cases, compared to 399 cases among those aged 15 or older the previous year.
Kim Stallwood and Philip McKibbin challenge animal lovers and animal advocates to think differently about their relationship with animals from the perspective of the Politics of Love.Would you say you re an animal lover ? It isn t difficult to find people who say they love animals. Many of us have cats or dogs, or both. In the United Kingdom, for example, almost half of households have pets. Very often these animals are thought of as family members. And a lot of us enjoy watching television programmes, like David Attenborough s, that bring the wonders of the natural world into our homes. Yet most of those who call themselves animal lovers knowingly participate in animal cruelty by eating meat, for example. Children easily appreciate the inconsistency here, but most adults still make excuses for their behaviour.
ANANTAPUR: Two children in Class III and Class V were treated in an inhumane manner as their hands and feet were bound with a rope to a bench for their lsquo;mischievous ' behaviour. The incident took place at the Masanampet Upper Primary School in Kadiri mandal of Anantapur district. The headmistress, who is now under inquiry for corporal punishment, has shifted blame on the children ''s parents. Speaking to the media, Sridevi said that the mother of one of the children had come to school, complaining that the boy had not been attending classes regularly. ”His mother beat him up badly, tied him there and left, ” Sridevi said. She added that it was the parents who tied the children ''s hands and feet.
The issue came into light when the parents of the students brought it to media attention. The two children studying in class 3 and class 5 said that it was the headmistress Sridevi instructed class 4 student to tie them up.
Two South Indian women claim to have identified their children in a picture of ISIS terrorists who surrendered before security forces in Afghanistan a few days ago. Bindu Sampath told NDTV she had identified her daughter, son in law and her granddaughter in a photo shown by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The son in law''s mother, Gracy Thomas told NDTV "his hands... his forehead" left her in no doubt the man in the photo is her son. The two women said they hoped their children could be brought back home."From the pictures I have identified my son in law and granddaughter. My granddaughter is sitting on the lap of a lady who is covered with a veil. And I'm sure that if she is sitting on a lady''s lap then it will be my daughter Chinnu (Fathima) only," Bindu Sampath, who lives in Kerala''s Thiruvananthapuram, said.