Kids invited to come ‘play’ on Saturday

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Kids invited to come ‘play’ on Saturday The Worldwide Day of Play event officially began all Nickelodeon channels on Oct. 2, 2004. Nickelodeon suspended programming for three hours. During that time, there was no programming and a special message appeared on the screen.The message that appeared on Sept. 29, 2007 included “Get off the couch, get up from the floor and definitely quit slouching in your bed. You should be celebrating! Ride a bike, do a dance, kick a ball, skate a board, jump a rope, swing a swing, climb a rope, run a race, do anything that gets you up and playing!’And, that’s exactly what Neeley said she hopes will happen on Saturday.“We encourage all boys and girls to come play at the Boys and Girls Club from noon until 2 o’clock on Saturday,” she said. “They might be surprised at how much fun ‘playing’ can be.” Book Nook to reopen Print Article Sponsored Content You Might Like Teacher earns top prize at museum event The old adage that the early bird gets the worm doesn’t always hold true. But on Sunday night, the early… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day On Saturday, kids in every state across the United States and in 10 countries will participate in a Worldwide Day of Play.First Lady Michelle Obama will join Nickelodeon in celebrating the network’s seventh annual Worldwide Day of Play by sharing a special message encouraging kids and families to turn off their televisions and computers and “get out and play,” especially outdoors.But, even with the First Lady’s encouragement and Nickelodeon’s dark period from noon until 3 p.m., getting kids off the couch might be a tall order, said Pamela Neeley, director of the Boys and Girls Club of Pike and Surrounding Counties in Troy. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “This will be a time of fun and games and it will be different from the structured after school program that we normally have,” Neeley said. “We will have several activities and games for the kids to participate in and some of them will be different from anything they have done before. We are considering playing some of the games that children used to play.”Neeley said that games like today’s grandparents and great grandparents played would be considered “lame” the standards of today’s kids.Drop the handkerchief and Farmer in the Dell just wouldn’t get it but there are games that even today’s kids will find challenging and fun. And, Saturday will tell.“We’re not going to have kids sitting in the bleachers talking,” Neeley said. “We’re going to all be up and active and having fun playing.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 8:07 am Thursday, September 22, 2011 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Next Up“Kids today would rather sit in front of a computer, play video games or talk on the phone than go outside and play,” Neeley said. “Kids don’t know how to play anymore unless it’s an organized sport. And, that’s what the Worldwide Day of Play is all about – getting kids up and playing.”On Saturday, more than 3,000 local events are scheduled worldwide and the Boys and Girls Club in Troy has joined the effort to get kids to “Go play.”From noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, all kids ages six to 16 are invited to “get up, get active and go play” at the Boys and Girls Clubs at the Family Life Center on Highway 29 north in Troy.last_img read more

Students should return for Hilary despite Tier 4 announcement

first_imgOxford’s university-wide guidance encourages UK students to arrive at least four days before the start of their in-person teaching, in order to allow individuals to take two lateral flow tests. Until students have received two negative results they are not permitted to take part in face to face teaching or sport.  The University confirmed earlier in the month that teaching would start in two separate waves, with most practical courses beginning at their advertised start date, and most other subjects beginning in-person teaching from Monday 25th January. Any content before this date will be delivered in an online format. Colleges have subsequently confirmed their individual arrangements for students’ return in Hilary Term, which can be found here. Residency requirements will remain in place for Hilary Term apart from where a specific exemption is in place, in order to ensure that students can “take full advantage of Oxford life”. However, individuals concerned about returning to Oxford can make an application to the Proctors requesting that be given dispensation to study remotely. Students are expected to return for Hilary term despite Oxford being moved into tier 4, the University has announced. “The move to Tier 4 may impact some services provided by the University and colleges. We continue to monitor the local and national situation, and will consider the detailed implications of the change in alert level. Further information will be provided as soon as possible”. “We are committed to providing a good mix of in-person teaching and online support – building on our experiences in Michaelmas term. “Under Tier 4, universities and workplaces will remain open. We therefore expect teaching and research to continue at the University in the New Year, and for students to return for Hilary term broadly in line with the arrangements communicated at the end of Michaelmas term. Following the government’s announcement, an update on the University’s website said: “We are looking forward to welcoming students back to Oxford in Hilary term. We want to help make the most of your Oxford experience, within the constraints of the pandemic. Image: Sara Price / Pixabay. The statement comes following the news that Oxford will be placed under tier 4 from Boxing Day. This means that all non-essential retail must close, and individuals are only permitted to meet one other person from outside their household at a time, in an outdoor public space. The measures have been brought in after two new mutations of coronavirus have been identified, which increase the infectiousness of the disease.  The university is also recommending that a third test be taken ten days after arrival in Oxford, in order to identify anyone who has been infected after arriving at the university. Meanwhile, international students have been told to try and arrive in time to fulfill any quarantine requirements before the start of face to face teaching for their course.last_img read more

Renew Estate gets final approval to build 300MW solar farm in Queensland, Australia

first_imgRenew Estate gets final approval to build 300MW solar farm in Queensland, Australia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Construction of Renew Estate’s 300-MW Rodds Bay Solar Farm in Queensland will kick off this year after a “notice to proceed” was issued to the local transmission company.The developer said in a press release on Thursday that the project has passed all tests related to system strength and generator performance standards. Its construction will be launched by the third or fourth quarter of the year according to the connection agreement with Powerlink Queensland that was signed in January.The Rodds Bay Solar Farm, with a given capacity in direct current (DC), will be installed on grazing land near the town of Bororen, south of Gladstone, and will become one of the largest solar parks in Australia. The project was granted planning consent by the Gladstone Regional Council in the summer of 2018, which also allows the developer to couple the power plant with an 82 MW/164 MWh of battery storage capacity.According to the project’s website, the solar park is expected to generate up to 625 GW of electricity per year, or enough to cover the consumption of around 88,000 homes.Sydney-based Renew Estate is a joint venture between Wirsol Energy Pty Ltd, whose parent is Germany-based Wircon, Energy Estate and Beast Solutions.[Veselina Petrova]More: Notice to proceed issued for 300-MW solar farm in Queenslandlast_img read more