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Bataan, Valenzuela score as records set for win streak, game duration

first_imgAt 2 hours and 39 minutes, the game was the longest in the history of the fledgling league and also its first double overtime game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Alfred Batino also notched a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Risers, who grabbed the solo lead with a 9-1 record.Later, Chris de Chavez knocked in two triples in the second overtime as Valenzuela held off Marikina, 102-99, to snap a five-game slide.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissStruggling in the last five games, De Chavez picked the right time to find his groove, finishing with 16 points as the Idol Cheesedogs survived a battle of attrition in front of their rabid supporters.Paolo Hubalde had a solid all around effort of 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to go with five steals for Valenzuela. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Inspired Knights Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Homegrown star Gio Espuelas proved equal to the challenge as Bataan set a league record with nine straight victories after an 87-74 drubbing of Pampanga late Thursday night in the MPBL Datu Cup at Valenzuela Astrodome.Even without Jeepy Faundo and Vince Tolentino, the Risers of coach Jojo Lastimosa showed they had more than enough firepower as Balanga-born Espuelas sparkled with a career-best 13 points.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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England hope to turn tables in second Springboks Test

first_imgThey looked to be heading for a handsome first Test triumph when leading by 21 points after just 18 minutes in Johannesburg only to collapse and lose 42-39.To get their minds off a fifth consecutive beating this year, the players opted for a snakes-and-spiders show.“We had a reptile show and a barbecue so that the boys could get their minds away from what happened in Johannesburg,” said defence coach Paul Gustard.“There were some long green snakes, some long black-and-white ones too. The players chose to do it and organised the show.South African captain, Siya Kolisi (R), and flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit, seen during a Springboks training session at St Stithies College in Johannesburg, on May 28, 2018 © AFP/File / Christiaan Kotze“They reacted differently to the slippery guests. Some seemed comfortable close to the snakes while others were quite nervous.”Head coach Eddie Jones hopes the reptilian diversion works as he tries to snap a run of defeats since February by Scotland, France, Ireland, the Barbarians and South Africa.While his position does not appear to be in immediate danger, the Australian knows he was hired to transform England into world rugby heavyweights, not bumbling middleweights.Media reports suggest all may not be well in the England camp with Gustard leaving after the tour — the latest departee from the coaching staff.The training methods of the Australian have also come under fire from an English club boss with 15 players returning injured from camps since Jones took charge two years ago.But the most pressing problem is on the field with England winning 24 of 25 Tests under Jones before failing in the last four.He wants England to dominate South Africa early on at the 45,000-capacity Free State Stadium in central South Africa, but not crumble this time.“When you win like South Africa did last Saturday you go into the next game with a bit of confidence so we have to make sure we dent that confidence early on,” he said.“Bloemfontein lies at altitude and the ground is very fast. It has an average of 60 points per Test so we are anticipating an ebb-and-flow game like we had in Johannesburg.“We were brilliant at times early on in the first Test. Perhaps we got a bit seduced by our start, leading to uncharacteristic and costly errors.”Jones resisted calls from some pundits to wield the axe mercilessly, making two changes to the starting line-up, both in the pack.Flanker and former captain Chris Robshaw is dropped for the first time by Jones, making away for New Zealand-born Brad Shields, who gives England an extra lineout option.The other change was expected with lock Joe Launchbury, fit after a calf injury, taking the place of Nick Isiekwe.South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus also makes two changes and, like England, they are both among the forwards.Frans Malherbe takes over at tighthead prop from Wilco Louw, who is “punch-drunk” from playing so much rugby this year, according to Erasmus.And the Springboks hope to counter the height of Shields at the back of lineouts by selecting lock/flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit as a loose forward.“I guess the second Test will be even more intense because both teams are so desperate for victory. We would like to seal the series and England want to keep it alive,” Erasmus said.“We are playing at altitude again, although not as high as Johannesburg. The faster the pace of the game, the more space that will open up.“I expect England to be smarter and sharper. Eddie (Jones) is sure to have a few tricks up his sleeve.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England’s winger Brad Shields (R), seen with teammtes during the captain’s run at the Saint Stithians College in Johannesburg on June 8, 2018, on the eve of their first Test match against South Africa © AFP/File / Christiaan KotzeJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jun 15 – England have turned to snakes as they try and turn the tables on hosts South Africa in Bloemfontein after an extraordinary first match last weekend in the three-Test series.Another defeat Saturday in the second showdown and English dreams of winning a series in the republic for the first time will disappear, reducing the Cape Town Test to a dead rubber.last_img read more

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Chelsea star to retire, Man United want Bayern attacker, Everton takeover talk and Spurs January bid

first_img1 Transfer rumours and paper review Here is a selection of stories from Sunday’s newspapers and newspaper websites…Chelsea want to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and will bid £40m for the French attacker. (Sunday Express)  Jose Mourinho wants to end Radamel Falcao’s loan at Chelsea and the Blues will try to reach an agreement with Monaco. (Sun on Sunday) Chelsea are open to selling Diego Costa in January and are looking at bringing in two new strikers. (Sunday Mirror)Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic has threatened to retire from international football because of the attitude of his Serbia team-mates. (Evening Standard) Manchester United are keeping tabs on the situation with Arjen Robben, who has fallen out with Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski. (Sunday Mirror)  Everton look likely to become the sixth US-owned Premier League. (Daily Star Sunday)Tottenham are pondering a £7m move for 26-year-old Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida. (Daily Star Sunday)Newcastle United are will make a bid to sign £20m-rated West Brom striker Saido Berahino in the January transfer window. (Sun on Sunday) Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA’s Michel Platini could be banned from football for six years over a payment made to Platini in 2011. Both men deny wrongdoing. (Mail on Sunday)last_img read more

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HAS DJ QUIT LETTERKENNY NITECLUB FOR LOVE WITH BRIAN McFADDEN?

first_imgBrian McFadden has flown new love Vogue Williams to Australia, sparking rumours that she may quit her role at a Letterkenny club to spend more time with himThe pair were photographed earlier today going through Sydney airport. McFadden is working in Australia currently as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent.Rumours have surrounded McFadden and Williams since they met in April at Voodoo where Williams is a regular DJ. Vogue, a star of RTE’s scripted reality show Fade Street is a regular on the Dublin social scene and is signed with top model agency Assets.Asked if she was enjoying Australia, Vogue told The Sunday Telegraph: “I’m loving it here. It’s great and I’m seeing little bits of Australia.”Today a close friend said: “She has fallen for Brian. They really fell for each other when they stayed at the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny last month.“They are definitely an item, so I doubt if she will be back at Voodoo anytime soon. She just won’t have the time.” HAS DJ QUIT LETTERKENNY NITECLUB FOR LOVE WITH BRIAN McFADDEN? was last modified: May 27th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian McFaddenletterkennyStation House HotelVogue Williamslast_img read more

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UCLA and Northridge are shorthanded, scoreless

first_img Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cal State Northridge’s men’s soccer team had an opportunity to make a statement Friday against 12th-ranked UCLA, but the Matadors, missing their top scorer, instead settled for a 0-0 nonconference tie in front of 784 at Matador Field. “They’re a great program,” CSUN coach Terry Davila said. “We wanted this one.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week UCLA defender Patrick Ianni, a U.S. under-20 national-teamer, picked up a red card after an altercation with Derek Hanks as they jostled for position on a Bruins corner kick. UCLA (7-3-1) played the remainder of the match a man short, and it nearly proved costly in the 30-minute overtime. Matadors defender Matt Tracy moved into the attack in the 92nd minute and fired a near-post low shot, forcing Bruins goalkeeper Nate Pena to make a diving save to his right. CSUN had another chance in the 103rd minute, but Ferguson Agwu’s shot sailed wide. The match’s best scoring chance came early in the second half. CSUN’s Chad Borak outjumped two defenders for Zach Feldman’s well-placed cross into the box, but his header just cleared the crossbar. center_img The Matadors (7-2-3) were without Willie Sims, who suffered an injury to his right knee last week. Sims, a former Reseda High standout who has scored eight goals this season, said he could return for Wednesday’s game against UC Irvine. An uneventful first half saw the Bruins and Matadors combine for seven shots, but the intensity picked up after intermission and reached a boiling point in the 77th minute. last_img read more

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DONEGAL TEENAGER SIGNS FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT WITH STEVENAGE

first_imgFormer Letterkenny Rovers Youth star Dale Gorman has penned a professional contract with League Two side Stevenage FC. The talented midfielder was signed by Stevenage FC in the summer of 2013.Gorman has spent the last two years with the club’s academy side and has delivered a series of accomplished displays which have ultimately earned him a professional contract with the club’s first-team. Gorman is due home now for six weeks before returning to Stevenage in the middle of June for his first pre-season with the first-team.Gorman expressed his delight on his Facebook timeline, “Delighted to have signed my first professional contract at Stevenage FC.“Back home tomorrow for the summer break and looking foward to the season ahead. 🙂Gorman comes from good stock, his father Anthony played for Linfield FC and won several League titles. He also played with Derry City, Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps during an illustrious career.DONEGAL TEENAGER SIGNS FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT WITH STEVENAGE was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dale GormannewsProfessional ContractSportStevenage FClast_img read more

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Warriors 117, Kings 116: Warriors escape with Durant, Thompson leading the way

first_imgOAKLAND – Soon enough, the Warriors will no longer slog through games or have poor shooting nights.Although they do not have a definitive timetable, the Warriors said they expect Stephen Curry to play at some point on their upcoming five-game trip within the next two weeks.That moment cannot come soon enough. The Warriors prevailed with a 117-116 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday at Oracle Arena. But it required a valiant effort from Kevin Durant (a season-high 44 points) and …last_img read more

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Brand South Africa’s South African Competitiveness Forum and the Pan-African University Dialogue overview with Dr Kobby Mensah

first_imgBrand South Africa and the University of South Africa (UNISA) successfully partnered to host the South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF) and the Pan-African University Dialogue in a two-day programme on the 11th -12th September 2018 and wrapping up the South African visit with a day-tour in and around Johannesburg and Soweto on the 13th September 2018.The conference brought together academics, and industry representatives from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria to provide expert input on key issues that impact the competitiveness and reputation of the Pan-African brand. Additionally, to collaborate on finding a way forward in the Pan-African Marketing and Nation Brand research in the era of the Continental Free Trade Area.Further to this, it was important to determine inclusive solutions to the future of education in Pan-African brand marketing for students and educators across the continent.Dr Kobby Mensah from the University of Ghana Business School, a lecturer in the fields of tourism and marketing and one of the panellist at the dialogue, unpacks the two-day programme and his contribution to the dialogue.In a one-on-one conversation, Dr Mensah shared his key highlights on the dialogue, “There is a need for us to collaborate on a number of things, especially as academics, sharing of ideas in areas of study and collaborative research on the identity of Africa, Pan-Africa brand identity. To have a homogenous approach to building and maintaining Pan-African brand identity.”Dr Mensah’s presentation took on the topic of Pan-African identity and some of the ideas he reflected in the presentation was that “As Africa, we are suffering from the problem of autonomous sources of information – news, documentaries and textbooks which do not reflect the truth of who we are. We need to take charge, especially in technology to promote positivity about our countries and the Pan-African identity”As a lecturer he makes sure to challenge his students to advance in digital tourism were they share pictures of their communities, where they blog about their beautiful hidden gems, to influence the African narrative and change perception.When asked about the possibility of a future for a Pan-African brand. Yes, he said; “I definitely see the future and there must be clarity as to what it is we want in terms of a Pan-African Brand. How do we develop a brand that can be accessed within the African space and be able to push into the world?”Dr Mensah was amazed by the information shared by other colleagues and presentations it was “refreshing to see and hear”. This reaffirmed the imperative need for collaborative efforts and changing the principal learnings of what Nation brand is for a country and Pan-Africa.Rounding off the intensive yet informative dialogues, delegates were treated to a tour in and around Johannesburg and lunch served in the popular Lebo’s Backpackers.Dr Mensah encourages Africans to travel their continent and with Ghana, “travellers will be enthralled by the cultural diversity, and the colourfulness of the Ghanaian people and their kente garments”.last_img read more

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Breaking Down Gender Bias in the Construction Industry

first_imgQ&A: Why Are There So Few Women Builders in America?Natural Building in NicaraguaAn Energy-Auditing Class in MontanaBlog Review: Eco Build Trends Blog What are the rewards?According to cumulative Gallup Workplace Studies, companies with inclusive cultures do better on several indicators than those that are not inclusive: customer satisfaction +39%, productivity +22%, profitability +27%, and turnover down by 22%.As leaders in the fields of renewable energy, green building, building science, and sustainable design, our success and the success of our industry is contingent on creating inclusive and equitable companies. To support this work, a number of members of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association have collaborated to produce “Breaking Down Gender Bias: A Toolkit for Construction Business Owners.” It’s full of practical tips you can use to introduce these issues into your workplace, either as a business owner or an employee. What will it take to change our field?We all know that equality and equity are not synonymous. Equality is treating everyone the same. Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful. What we need is gender equity. On a practical level, that means putting in extra effort to attract, recruit, train and retain employees in order to increase gender diversity.Here are a few basic ways to make your business more equitable:Use gender-neutral language in job postings and job descriptions.Respect everyone’s self-identification — call everyone by their preferred name and pronoun.Ensure that adequate gender-neutral restroom facilities are available on every job site.Ensure that all crew members have properly fitting personal protective equipment. (It can often be unsafe for smaller people to use “standard” PPE.)Develop and enforce a zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy — not only for your employees but for all subs on a job site.Connect with tradeswoman organizations and post your jobs on their websites.Be willing to challenge your assumptions about an applicant’s ability to perform the work — give people a chance to prove themselves.Make it a priority to hire and work with other subcontractors or vendors that are women- or trans-owned and/or who make it a priority to hire women, trans, and gender non-conforming people.Surveys of women and LGBTQ workers in the construction industry (including engineers, architects, and specialty trades) consistently show that these employees are frequently targeted with harassment and discrimination by their co-workers.Some of this treatment is explicitly sexual harassment, and some is subtler, and at times, even well-intentioned. For example, some men see it as just being polite to offer to carry something for a woman, but the offer implies that women or smaller-bodied people can’t lift heavy things or perform the same tasks as their co-workers.Every female or gender non-conforming contractor I know can tell a dozen horror stories of inappropriate things said to them on a job site. Some are directed at making them feel uncomfortable, unwanted, and disrespected as an authority or leader despite their skills and qualifications. Others — which are often chalked up to “locker room talk” — using vulgar or explicit language. With our community’s focus on high performance construction, integrated process, and building science and technology, the construction profession is becoming more sophisticated and requires a more diverse set of skills. Increasing the profile of our industry will also help attract a diverse workforce that includes more women and gender non-conforming workers. By KATE STEPHENSONThe construction trades have long been among the industries with the lowest percentage of gender diversity in the workforce. As of 2015, less than 3% of workers in the construction and extraction trades were women — data on the percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers in the trades is not available — and the design field is not much better off. According to a 2012 survey of AIA member firms, only 16% of the AIA’s membership is female. Forty-nine percent of architecture students and 39% of interns are women, but just 17% are firm principals and partners. And these numbers have not changed significantly in the last 30 years. Why does it matter?We have a huge shortage of skilled labor in the trades right now. According to the Associated Builders and Contractors, 1.6 million new skilled workers will be needed between now and 2022. We can double the number of people available to fill this need by actively recruiting, supporting, and creating training programs for women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people.Often, the construction trades are looked down upon by our society and our education system. The industry is not necessarily seen as a place where one can learn professional skills, experience career advancement, or be compensated with a living wage and benefits. We need to change this perception of our industry: Jobs in the building trades, engineering and design can be lifelong careers that support families, providing employment with relatively high wages, especially for women. According to a New York Times article from 2011, the gender wage gap in construction is lower than in any other sector, and women earn 92.2 cents on the dollar of what men earn.center_img RELATED ARTICLES Changing the company culture is importantChanging these workplace dynamics takes a real intention on the part of business owners and managers. It’s one thing to go out of your way to hire women, transgender and gender non-conforming people in your company; but you also need to do the work to change your company culture so those people feel welcome and thrive in that work environment.Here are some tips for retention:Sponsor and offer an apprenticeship program to young women, trans and gender non-conforming people and promote the career opportunities available in the trades.Offer a buddy system that starts from the job offer stage and assists women, trans and gender non-conforming people to form relationships, build networks, and transition successfully to the company.End isolation on worksites by assigning women, trans and gender non-conforming people, especially those new to the trades, in pairs or more.Guarantee pay equity within your company.Offer flexibility – family-friendly work schedules will make your business more attractive to all genders.Change the company’s culture to embrace diversity and flexibility as an ongoing commitment to the entire workforce – not just ‘special treatment’ for women, trans and gender non-conforming people. What are the barriers to increasing gender diversity?Clearly, there is a lack of role models. Traditional gender stereotyping begins when children are very young, and is reinforced when girls are encouraged to play with dolls and boys are encouraged to play with trucks and toy tools. Often those raised as boys gain building experience by helping their dads with projects around the house, while those raised as girls, even those who express an interest in carpentry, don’t have the same experience working with tools and building materials.This connects to ideas of leadership, “toughness,” and prowess with physical or spatial problem solving. By the time kids are in high school, there may be a sharp gender-divide in confidence with these skills — one that has nothing to do with natural talent. Instead, it is the result of socialization and unequal access based on stereotypes about talents correlating with gender. The end-result is that when it comes to hiring a laborer or carpenter on the crew, it’s more likely that a male will be hired over a female because they are perceived to be stronger and have more previous experience.Gender stereotypes also frequently play into how students are “tracked” or exposed to career counseling in high school. Those raised as boys are more often encouraged to pursue vocational trades such as carpentry, welding, plumbing and electrical while those raised as girls are typically pushed towards health care, cosmetology and education. And that’s assuming they have access to vocational education at al l— regardless of gender, the availability of vocational education has been decreasing steadily over the past 50 years. Kate Stephenson is a partner in HELM Construction Solutions LLC and an experienced leader in the fields of green building, professional education, sustainability and business management. This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Building Energy, a publication of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.last_img read more

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An Example to Follow: Military Fathers, Parenting, and Deployment

first_img[5] The National Fatherhood Initiative (2014). Deployed Dads: The Risks Facing Military Children and how You Can Help. Retrieved from: https://www.fatherhood.org/fatherhood/deployed-dads [3] Reaves, K. (2018). Dad’s 101 Preps Men for Fatherhood. Retrieved from: https://www.shaw.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1494731/dads-101-preps-men-for-fatherhood/ [2] Murray, L. (2019). Baby Center Childbirth Class Videos. Retrieved from: https://www.babycenter.com/childbirth-class [4] Military OneSource. (2019). The New Parent Support Program. Retrieved from: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/parenting-and-children/parenting-infants-and-toddlers/the-new-parent-support-program Return to article. Long DescriptionUS Air Force [Overwhelmed? ‘Dads 101’ offers pointers for new fathers by Staff Sgt. Zachary Wolf, Oct. 19, 2011, CC0]Military families have their own unique set of challenges that they face. One of those common challenges is deployment and what that means for the parent being deployed and the family as a whole. With Father’s Day coming up, I wanted to highlight some resources I found and some things to remember that might help while dad is away on deployment. One article[1] I found from Military One Source gives ideas and suggestions for new fathers during deployment and how to deal with the stress of both. Some suggestions include:Creating a plan with your partner on getting to and from the hospital and arranging assistance for the weeks after the birth.Take parenting or birthing classes together. There are tons of online resources like this one from Baby Center. [2].Taking care of finances before leaving for deployment, including setting up power of attorney, and any car or home repairsThere can also be parenting training on base for deployed dads that are usually provided by an extension of a Family Advocacy office. This [3] article in particular highlights one such “Dads 101” class at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. To know more about the Family Advocacy Program and their New Parent Support Program, click here [4].Finally, for research on the struggles that military children face due to having a deployed dad, I suggest this quick article[5] from The National Fatherhood Initiative. It offers the top five risks that young children in military families may face.References[1] Military OneSource. (2018). Becoming an New Father While You’re Deployed. Retrieved from: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/parenting-and-children/parenting-through-deployment/becoming-a-new-father-while-you-re-deployed?inheritRedirect=true&redirect=%2Fparenting-and-children By: Jason M. Jowers Dads 101 cover photo This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Learn more about us at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.last_img read more