Create blog

1 day ago

Babies’ Inability To Make Eye-contact/smile Used To Trigger Autistic Interventions | Psych Central

The ability to coordinate attention with another person without a smile, without an emotional component, seems to be particularly important for high-risk siblings in the development of ASD symptoms, says Devon Gangi, Ph.D. student and first author of the study. The detection of markers associated with autism early in life, before a child can be diagnosed with autism, is important to help identify children at the greatest need for early interventions. The findings show that early joint attention initiation without smiling matter-of-fact looking at an examiner to communicate interest in a toy was negatively associated with ASD symptoms. According to the study, the less joint attention without smiling at eight months in a high-risk sibling, the more likely they were to have elevated ASD symptoms by 30 months. Experts believe impairments in joint attention are a core deficit in ASD. Now we know that less early initiating joint attention without smiling is a particularly important skill for high-risk siblings.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/07/25/babies-inability-to-make-eye-contactsmile-used-to-trigger-autistic-interventions/72870.html
To read more from the author please visit http://www.cheap-plymouth-hotels.co.uk/48-hours-the-best-of-things-to-do-in-metro-detroit-the-detroit-news/

6 days ago

Law And Order: Youth Accused Of Threatening Another Person With A Knife | The Batavian

Loper was arrested on a warrant for an alleged incident May 23 at a location on West Main Road, Batavia. At the time of his arrest, Loper was allegedly found in possession of a needle and a controlled substance. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Loper was jailed on $5,000 bail. Terrence Devon West, 36, of Lorimer Street, Rochester, is charged with felony DWI, felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation. West was stopped at 1:40 a.m., Thursday, on Townline Road, Bergen, by Deputy Joseph Corona.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/law-and-order-youth-accused-threatening-another-person-knife/43806

1 week ago

Tree Monkeys Win District Title - July 18, 2014

Team members are, first row, from left, Isaac Anderson, Caden Force, Greg Minnick, Tristan Redinger, Carter Mock and Carter Putt; second row, Andrew McGee, Kadin Homer, Hunter Martin, Charlie Weber and Nico Fanella; and third row, coach Travis Redinger, coach John Mock, manager Bryan Martin and coach Scott Weber. (Submitted photo) Click photo for gallery The Tree Monkeys, Indianas entry in the District 7 East 7- and 8-year-old machine pitch tournament, won the championship. Team members are, first row, from left, Isaac Anderson, Caden Force, Greg Minnick, Tristan Redinger, Carter Mock and Carter Putt; second row, Andrew McGee, Kadin Homer, Hunter Martin, Charlie Weber and Nico Fanella; and third row, coach Travis Redinger, coach John Mock, manager Bryan Martin and coach Scott Weber. (Submitted photo)
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.indianagazette.com/news/indiana-sports/tree-monkeys-win-district-title,20253427/

1 week ago

Why Natural Gas Prices Traded Down Last Week - Yahoo Finance

Natural Gas Fund (UNG) or natural gas producers such as Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Devon Energy (DVN), Range Resources (RRC), and Quicksilver Resources (KWK) should monitor inventory draws and builds because theyre significant data points in the national supply and demand picture of natural gas. The supply and demand dynamics of the commodity affect its price and, in turn, the margins of companies that produce natural gas. This weeks marginal decrease in natural gas prices is a negative for these companies. Background: Natural gas inventory is far lower than average Current natural gas inventory is ~33% lower than the average of the past five years because last winter brought extremely cold weather. Natural gas demand surged, which resulted in a large depletion of inventories as well as an increase in price. The front month natural gas futures contract was trading around ~$3.50 per MMBtu in early November to peak above $6 per MMBtu at points in February. Its currently at ~$4.20 per MMBtu.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-natural-gas-prices-traded-170019352.html

2 weeks ago

Team Report - Cincinnati Bengals - Yahoo Sports

He's improved. I see it. I see it on the practice field." It's hard not to be optimistic in shorts in June at the first day of mini-camp. Everyone looks great this time of year, it seems, and a few impressive practices don't shadow one touchdown to six interceptions in three postseason losses. But, the chatter among coaches and players has been of Dalton leaving a good impression during the offseason program.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://sports.yahoo.com/news/team-report-cincinnati-bengals-151208588--nfl.html

2 weeks ago

Erie Stops B-mets Winning Ways | Wbng-tv: News, Sp

With two outs, Lara uncorked a wild pitch, prompting Travis to dash home with Eries second run. Xorge Carrillos toss to the plate sailed past Lara and allowed Moya to scamper home on the play. Dixon Machado capped the three-run inning with an RBI double to the right-field gap. Trailing by four, Binghamton fought back and cut the deficit in half in the seventh. With a runner on first, Carrillo started a two-out rally with a single to right. After a walk by Rylan Sandoval loaded the bases, Kyle Johnson ripped a two-run single up the middle, trimming Eries lead to two. Reliever Bryan Augenstein took the reins from Ryan and retired Burgamy, stranding the potential tying run at first. Binghamton continued their comeback bid in the eighth.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.wbng.com/sports/Erie-stops-B-Mets-winning-ways-266839291.html

3 weeks ago

Try Convincing An Employer To Pay For An Online Degree - Yahoo News

"Even though it's not specific to the content you are learning, you are also developing the soft skills as you go along." Trying to fund your online education? Get tips and more in the U.S. News Paying for Online Education center. Devon Haynie is an education reporter at U.S. News, covering online education.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://news.yahoo.com/try-convincing-employer-pay-online-degree-140000872.html

3 weeks ago

Devon Energy To Sell Non-core Assets To Linn For $2.3 Bln

The assets comprise of about 900,000 net acres across the Rockies, Mid-Continent, east Texas, north Louisiana and south Texas regions with about 4,500 total wells. "Devon is now concentrated in some of the most attractive North America resource plays, with liquids expected to approach 60 percent of our production by year-end and multi-year oil production growth projected to be in excess of 20 percent," Devon President and CEO John Richels said in a statement. Devon noted that the divestiture of the Canadian and U.S. non-core properties have over the past few months generated more than $5 billion of proceeds at an accretive multiple of nearly 7 times 2013 EBITDA. The company also said it will have reduced net debt by more than $4 billion this year following the closure of this deal. Meanwhile, LINN's intends to fund the deal ultimately through the sale of its Granite Wash assets and other non-producing acreage in its portfolio. Any remaining proceed from the sale will be used initially to reduce debt and for general corporate purposes.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.rttnews.com/2343477/devon-energy-to-sell-non-core-assets-to-linn-for-2-3-bln.aspx

4 weeks ago

Sri Lanka Clinches Test Series Win In England - Yahoo News

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Sri Lanka clinches test series win in England June 24, 2014 3:43 PM 0 shares . . LEEDS, England (AP) Shaminda Eranga ended Jimmy Anderson's stubborn resistance with the penultimate ball Tuesday as Sri Lanka won the second test at Headingley by 100 runs to clinch its first ever test series win in England. Anderson faced 55 balls without scoring in a desperate last-wicket stand with Moeen Ali (108 not out) before he fended an Eranga bouncer to Rangana Herath at leg gully, giving Sri Lanka a victory of 1-0 series victory with one delivery to spare. The Sri Lanka players piled on each other in celebration, while Anderson slumped over his bat. He was in tears as he accepted England's player of the series award. England captain Alastair Cook, who posted scores of only 17 and 16 in the test, accepted that scrutiny over his captaincy would intensify while his own form and his team's performances continue to drop. "You're there at the top of the order to score runs and when you haven't done it for 12 test matches it becomes harder and harder," Cook said.
For the original article including any supplementary images or video, visit http://news.yahoo.com/sri-lanka-clinches-test-series-win-england-183924952.html

1 month ago

England Stuck Between Hope And Despair - Fifa World Cup - News - Uefa.com

The Independent: In his defence, Hodgson has introduced a new group of players to international football and his squad and subsequent team selections have not encountered much opposition. What they say Steven Gerrard: "The last couple of days have been grim. It hurts. It's killing me not to have any positives to speak about ." Roy Hodgson: "We obviously had really big hopes we were going to make the nation proud by going far in the tournament and we haven't done that, so any words on any other subjects are pretty empty at the moment." Getty Images Raheem Sterling offered hope Positives Raheem Sterling. The Liverpool FC forward had never featured in a competitive international before the opening defeat by Italy. However, his star was so ascendant going into the tournament that not only did he start, he was handed a central role that meant Wayne Rooney was pushed to the left. Rooney, for his part, finally opened his World Cup account against Uruguay and generally showed enough to silence those calling for him to be dropped. Still only 28, he is closing on Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time England scoring record.
For the original article including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2119148.html