Obesity, stunted growth in Thai kids spur worries
The Department of Health (DoH) has expressed concerns over the growing rate of obesity and short stature among Thai children, saying this needs to be addressed urgently. Speaking after a meeting with his officials to develop physical activity programmes to address the health issues on Wednesday, Bancha Khakong, DoH deputy director-general, said health problems facing Thai kids have become a serious issue. Dr Bancha cited data he obtained from the Public Health Ministry which said the obesity rate of Thai children was found to be higher than the target value of 10%, saying the obesity rate of k...
The Bangkok Post
1.3 billion school-age kids worldwide lack internet – UN
1.3 billion school-age kids worldwide lack internet – UNPia Lee-Brago(The Philippine Star) – December 3, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — About 1.3 billion school-age children worldwide affected by school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic are unable to log on to internet at home, the United Nations revealed yesterday.The report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said the massive number is a “digital canyon” that represents two-thirds of the world’s children, aged 3-17.The report, titled “How Many Children and Yo...
Commentary: I will let my kids play football, despite my devastating injury
Ten years ago — during the annual college football game between Harvard and Yale — a photographer snapped a picture of my body, face down on the football field, that The New York Times published to illustrate the dangers of college football.As a linebacker for Yale, I had just tackled Harvard’s star running back at the perfectly wrong angle while we were both running full speed. We then collapsed on the field. I was motionless. Harvard’s running back was OK, fortunately. But the impact tore two nerves in my neck, causing searing chronic pain and permanently paralyzing parts of my right shoulde...
Ron Howard talks about casting choices, rehearsing actors and directing kids
You can’t empathize with something you can’t relate to. Netflix’s star-studded, true-to-life family drama “Hillbilly Elegy” certainly isn’t something some people who grew up in urban communities can immediately relate to—from the seeming helplessness inherent in its mush to its maudlin sentimentality.But as we told Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Splash,” “Cocoon”) during our recent interview with him and the film’s lead actor Gabriel “Gabe” Basso, we loved seeing the temperament and dynamics of a lot of dysfunctional Filipino families we’ve ...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Kelly Clarkson: 'I'm really worried for my kids amid divorce'
The Since U Been Gone star was granted primary custody of her two children, daughter River, six, and four-year-old Remington, on Monday (30Nov20), although the exes will still share joint physical and legal custody.And though they will primarily be based with mum in Los Angeles, where she hosts her U.S. daytime programme The Kelly Clarkson Show, the hitmaker is still battling financial and other issues with Blackstock, who is demanding $436,000 (£320,700) per month from her in spousal support, according to People magazine."It's horrible," Kelly shared on her show as she opened up about the dif...
Getting COVID-19 tests for kids can be difficult, but schools often require them. ‘It really puts parents in a tricky position’
CHICAGO — Earlier this month, a school nurse sent Kim Zlatin’s 9-year-old daughter home after she complained that her stomach, head and body ached.Zlatin, 42, of Northbrook, suspected greasy food from the night before was to blame, but her daughter needed to test negative for COVID-19 before she could return to class.Her pediatric practice didn’t do the tests, so she called half a dozen other places to find the soonest appointment available. Ultimately, Zlatin and her daughter headed to Arlington International Racecourse, a state-run site that offers tests without appointments. They waited in ...
The Goonies cast reuniting for live reading for charity
Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Martha Plimpton, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Jonathan Ke Quan, Jeff Cohen, Joe Pantoliano, and Robert Davi will take part in an online gathering to re-enact scenes from the 1985 film to benefit the organisation No Kid Hungry.The virtual event follows a cast reunion, hosted by Josh Gad, in April (20)."Millions of kids in America rely on the meals they receive at school for the nutrition they need," Tom Nelson, president and CEO of Share Our Strength, which is staging the collaboration, says. "With more students learning virtually than ever before and with record jobs an...
Kelly Clarkson granted primary custody of kids
The Breakaway hitmaker shocked fans in June (20) when she filed for divorce from music manager Blackstock, and now a Los Angeles judge has agreed the pop star should serve as the primary guardian for daughter River, six, and four-year-old Remington.The exes will still share joint physical and legal custody, but the kids will be based with their mum in Los Angeles, where Clarkson films her eponymous daytime talk show, and they will have daily video calls with their dad, who has chosen to live in Montana, "at a mutually agreed upon time".Blackstock will have custody of the children on alternatin...
PROOF POINTS: When parents got involved in schools, kids did no better
By Jill BarshayResearch has shown that students whose parents are involved in their schools are more likely to attend regularly, behave well and earn higher grades. There’s also evidence that all students do better when they attend a school with engaged parents, the kind that not only nag their kids about doing homework but also who show up for parent-teacher conferences and school events. That’s why policymakers often try to boost parent involvement in schools in low-income communities with poor test scores.But efforts to boost parent involvement in Mexico provide a cautionary tale. Student a...
The Hechinger Report
Mourinho praises Tottenham 'kids' as Scarlett becomes club's youngest ever player
Jose Mourinho praised Tottenham's "kids" as Dane Scarlett became the club's youngest ever player following his appearance in the Europa League.Tottenham picked up a comfortable 4-0 home victory over Ludogorets on Thursday night to move one step closer to qualifying for the round of 32 in Europe's second-tier competition.Benfica loanee Carlos Vinicius hit a first-half brace to put the hosts in full command of the contest, making the most of his chance to shine with Harry Kane granted a well-earned rest ahead of Sunday's London derby clash against Chelsea.Harry Winks then managed to find the net...