Talk Amongst Yourselves: Talking to children about mass shootings

first_imgThe Jewish Community Center in Overland Park was the site of a shooting Sunday afternoon. Photo via Jewish Community Center Facebook page.The Kansas City area today is mourning the loss of three people in the wake of shootings at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park and Village Shalom in Leawood.Mass shooting events can be especially troubling to children and teens who hear about them in the media or through talk with friends and family. How did your family find out about Sunday’s shooting? How did you talk to your children about the incident? How did they react?Talk Amongst Yourselves is’s daily conversation starter for northeast Johnson County. Have a topic you’d like to suggest?Email us!last_img

Listed firm seeks more acquisitions after ‘strong’ performance

first_imgBeech: ‘Exciting opportunities’David Beech, chief executive, said the firm remains confident in its growth plans following the listing, which created a £50m warchest for purchasing other businesses. Beech added: ‘We continue to see exciting opportunities in the regional legal sector and will look to make further acquisitions of businesses which offer complementary services in targeted geographies and sectors.’ Knights confirmed it will move the Turner Parkinson business into larger offices next spring to enable further growth. The firm now operates from eight offices in the Midlands, west country and north west, and has moved into the top 100 UK firms by revenue. The plc’s share price dropped around 3.4% following today’s update. A listed firm with two acquisitions already under its belt in 2018 says it will seek more opportunities to grow in the coming year. In a trading update today, Knights plc said its listing on the AIM stock exchange in June had been successful, with half-year results in line with expectations. The firm envisages a double-digit increase in organic revenue compared with the same period in 2017, alongside ‘strong’ profit growth. Half-year results covering the period ending 31 October are due to be published in January. During the six months in question, Knights has acquired Manchester firm Turner Parkinson and Leicester practice Spearing Waite, as well as floating on the stock market. last_img read more

Britton captures silver in under – 21

first_imgDefending men’s Under – 21 singles champion Shemar Britton was unsuccessful in his bid to retain his crown as he went down to Cuban Livan Martinez in the under – 21 final of the 2019 Caribbean Regional Table Tennis Federation (CRTTF) senior championship at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) on Friday evening.   Britton who played aggressively and at times allowed key moments to slip through his grasp, loss the match 9-11, 7-11, 9-11, 9-11 to the slightly sharper looking Martinez.  Britton secured a place in the finale by working over Bajan Tyrese Knight 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-5.Priscilla Greaves during her quarter-final duel against Esmerlyn Castro (Royston Alkins photo)  Meanwhile, Priscilla Greaves, who was Guyana’s best chance of securing a medal in the girls under – 21 category, was defeated by finalist Esmerlyn Castro of the Dominican Republic 12-10, 11-6, 11-7 in the quarter-finals. Castro was defeated by Cuban Daniela Carrazana Fonseca 4-2 in finals which prevented her from copping her fourth gold of the championships.   Guyana’s Colin France, playing in the 45+ category had to settle for bronze after he was defeated by Teddy Matthews 16-14, 11-9, 11-10 in their quarter-final bout.last_img read more