Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Aries – You know what you want to say, but it doesn’t come out right. You get your tongue untwisted although your mate or partner may find it hard to forgive something you said during the first half of the month. Spend quiet time alone with your loved one to iron things out.Taurus – A dawning need to express your independence may lead to rash actions. Make sure spectacular opportunities aren’t too good to be true.Gemini – Reconciliations are possible late in the month if you are willing to listen and compromise. A renewed sense of romance may permeate a long-term relationship that has been under stress lately.Cancer – If you are unattached, romantic and social opportunities may present themselves in an educational or cultural setting. Be willing to listen to another’s ideas and philosophies.Leo – Think twice before you file for divorce, quit your job, or make other drastic changes in your life. Personal freedom has always been important to you, but you may find that it’s worth less then you thought it was if you find yourself alone or broke.Virgo – Take your time when deciding what changes you want to make in your life, or before taking a flyer on an investment. Most things that are worthwhile can wait for a bit.Libra – Take time off to enjoy a weekend drive early in the month to recharge your battery. Get those contracts and settlements signed and completed before the end of the month.Scorpio – You could meet the right one for you at someone else’s wedding. Or, if already attached, find that your vows take on a renewed meaning. You are emotional and sentimental, perhaps overly so.Sagittarius – When you feel good, it shows. Improve your appearances by improving your health. Avoid overindulgence in rich foods. Make improvements in your working environment. Women co-workers are helpful to you.Capricorn – You can experience much satisfaction in romantic relationships if you remember to handle them with sensitivity and consideration. Don’t get so carried away with having a good time that you neglect your responsibilities. An expensive vacation is no fun if it leaves your checking account so empty you can’t pay your bills.Aquarius – Your workplace situation may cause you stress. Resist the temptation to use your professional position for personal advantage, particularly with women. Around mid-month you could meet a powerful new friend through mutual interests.Pisces – Invite friends and family over for a little get together. Treat yourself to a new hair style. You’re attractive and feel good after mid-month. This marks the beginning of exciting events for you for the next few months if you exercise caution and common sense.IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL.Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on Astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.org
NZ Education HQ 30 June 2017With the New Zealand Government looking to shift education into a digitally-oriented system, there is concern from the community over the amount of screen time students will be exposed to.Education minister Nikki Kaye announced last week the Government would spend $40 million on raising teachers’ skills to deliver the new curriculum, which will involve all pupils from Years 1 to 10 taking part in digital technologies education.The new content will cover two key areas – computational thinking and designing and developing digital outcomes – which are likely to include computer programming, as well as unique Maori content.Family First NZ, which focuses on issues relating to families in the public domain, and which prides itself on being a voice advocating for strong families and safe communities is concerned about the extra screentime students will be exposed to with the new Digital Technologies-Hangarau Matihiki curriculum.It says government agencies have not provided enough research – or guidelines around this issue.National Director of Family First NZ Bob McCoskrie has spent several years teaching in secondary schools and tertiary institutions, as well as working as a social worker with young people in South Auckland for more than 15 years.“Screen technology may be a beneficial aspect of modern life, but the Minister of Education needs to do some homework on the growing concerns from health and development experts about the disproportionate use of screentime in many families’ lives, particularly the young in New Zealand,” McCoskrie says.According to McCoskrie, screentime should be treated as a personal health and wellbeing issue to be formally included in the health education curriculum and taught in the classroom from primary school.significant sleep disturbances, attention problems and impulsiveness, McCoskrie says.In 2015, a report WE NEED TO TALK – Screen time in NZ, Media Use: An Emerging factor in child and adolescent health by biologist / psychologist Dr Aric Sigman, was commissioned by family group Family First NZ.It was in response to the Ministry of Education telling Family First that “It is up to individual schools to decide the extent to which they will use digital technology to support teaching and learning”, and “The Ministry has not undertaken specific research on appropriate amounts of daily screentime for young people.”“Also, there were admissions to Family First from the Ministry of Health they have only provided guidelines for screentime use outside of school time (a maximum of two hours per day for five to 18-year-olds) and no guidelines at all for under-fives or to the Ministry of Education, or to Early Childhood Education services,” McCoskrie adds.Most parents, children and teachers remain unaware of the medical and developmental risks and the position of medical bodies on discretionary screentime, while many children and adolescents in NZ continue to significantly exceed medical guidelines.The ages at which children start viewing screens and the number of hours watched per day is increasingly linked to negative physiological changes, medical conditions and development outcomes including significant sleep disturbances, attention problems and impulsiveness, McCoskrie says.“Children are more susceptible to developing a long-term problematic dependency on technology.“The research is there – but it seems the Ministry of Education is turning a blind eye to it,” McCoskrie says.http://nz.educationhq.com/news/40454/families-group-concerned-about-the-increase-in-screen-time-at-school/#
Hearts of Oak interim head coach, Edward Odoom, has revealed that he is working with the team’s forward players to improve on their finishing.Hearts are joint 3rd lowest scoring side in the Ghana Premier League with 9 goals which only betters the 7 scored by WAFA and the 8 scored by Eleven Wonders.Odoom admits that the inability to score is a challenge but he has put some measures in place to sharpen the team’s attack in coming matches.“We are gradually moving to solve a our goal scoring problem. We have started working on it because that the team lacks at the moment.Last week, I had a session with the team’s strikers for an hour before the full team trained and we will continue doing that. I believe that it will help the team. Against Bechem United, I saw signs and I am convinced that it shall be well.”5 of Hearts’ 9 goals this season have been scored by Kofi Kordzi and he got the goals against Bechem United, Dreams FC, Liberty Professionals and Ebusua Dwarfs.Hearts travel to Karela in Week 11 of the Ghana Premier League.