Parents’ Guide to Bubble Guppies

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Bubble Guppies is a popular Kids’ TV Show. This article describes each character and also the lyrics to the theme song.

The Characters

Mr. Grouper

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Mr. Grouper is the best preschool teacher in the world.  He is friendly, funny, and full of information.  He sees every day as an opportunity for discovery, ending each one with an awesome field trip!

Molly

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Molly has star power!  She’s smart, she sings, and she’s a really good friend. She co-hosts the show with Gil, and every Guppy and land-dwelling preschooler wants to swim with her.

Gil

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Gil is the silly, playful co-host of the show. If he sees a ball, he has to throw it; if he finds an electric guitar, he has to play it; if there’s a pig costume around, he’ll be oinking in no time. He wants EVERYONE to join in his adventures!

Goby

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Goby loves putting on costumes, telling stories, and speaking in silly voices. He uses his imagination to invent exciting adventure stories for his friends to act out.

Deema

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Deema is energetic and goofy with a personality as big as her hair. She loves being the center of attention and making others laugh, telling jokes in her operatic, singsong voice.

Nonny

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Nonny is super-smart and always willing to keep trying.  It’s hard to get an enthusiastic response out of “Mr. Cautious.”

Oona

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Oona is there whenever a friend is sick or feeling down, or a pet needs care.  Sweet, sincere and gentle, Oona finds wonder everywhere.

Bubble Puppy

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Bubble Puppy is a playful little puppy with a fish tail.  He loves to play with all the Guppies, especially when he gets to pop a bubble!

Theme Song Lyrics

All: Bub-bub-bubble, Gup-gup-guppies!

Boys: Bubble, bubble, bubble!

Girls: Guppy, guppy, guppies!

Gil: Bubble!

Molly: Bubble!

Goby: Guppy!

Deema: Guppy!

*Clap Clap*

All: Bubble Guppies!

Molly: I’m Molly!

Gil: I’m Gil!

Goby: I’m Goby!

Deema: I’m Deema!

Oona: I’m Oona!

Nonny: I’m Nonny!

Bubble Puppy: Arf, arf!

Molly and Gil: Bubble Puppy!

All: Bub-bub-bubble, Gup-gup-guppies!

Girls: Bubble, bubble, bubble!

Boys: Guppy, guppy, guppies!

Goby: Bubble!

Deema: Bubble!

Oona: Guppy!

Nonny: Guppy!

*Clap Clap*

All: Bubble Guppies!!

*Clap Clap*

All: Bubble Guppies!!

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Parents’ Guide to PAW Patrol

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PAW Patrol is a popular Kids’ TV Show.  This article describes each character and also the lyrics to the theme song.

The Characters

Ryder

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RYDER is a 10-year-old boy who runs the Lookout and serves as PAW Patrol’s leader. Ryder adopted each of the puppies and trained them to be a part of PAW Patrol. When he receives a distress call, he summons the pups by sounding the PAW Patrol Alarm from his PupPad.

He functions as the team commander, picking the right pup for the job, organizing the pack, and – when the work is done – making sure they all get a healthy dog snack, a relaxing soak at his friend Katie’s Pet Parlor, or a run out at the Lookout’s Pup Park.

Chase

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This German Shepherd police pup is a natural leader. Athletic, smart, and “by the book” organized, seven-year old CHASE can herd traffic down the right detour, block off dangerous roads, and solve any mystery.

He can sniff out anything, but he happens to be allergic to both cats and feathers.

Marshall

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MARSHALL is the team’s brave firedog – an excitable, all-action, six-year-old Dalmatian pup. He’s always ready to roll, but sometimes he gets too excited and can be a little clumsy.

Rubble

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RUBBLE is a construction Bulldog – a tough, gruff five-year-old pup with a heart of gold. Not only is he strong and eager to help, he’s funny and unexpectedly sweet!

He loves to skateboard, snowboard, and get covered in mud, but he also loves warm baths at Katie’s Pet Parlor.

Skye

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At seven years old, SKYE is a cute, smart Cockapoo puppy. She is a fearless daredevil who will try anything with grace and a smile. She’s smart, loyal, and quick with a quip, sometimes gently teasing the bigger dogs who can’t seem to keep up!

She loves to get paw-dicures and look good. When there’s no mission for the PAW Patrol, she can be found snowboarding or playing her favorite videogame, Pup Pup Boogie.

Zuma

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ZUMA is a playful, water-loving Labrador pup, and the team’s water rescue dog. At five years old, he’s the youngest PAW Patrol member – a happy, energetic beach puppy who loves to laugh and surf.

He’s always trying to get the more serious pups like Chase and Rubble to “lighten up.”

Rocky

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ROCKY is a six-year-old Mixed Breed recycling pup. He is a creative canine, has a thousand ideas, and someone else’s trash is often his treasure.

Rocky can usually find just the right thing to solve a problem. Rocky can get a little scruffy; he’s not a fan of baths and doesn’t like getting wet at all.

Everest

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The most recent pup to join the PAW Patrol, Everest is a fearless and feisty eight-year-old Husky pup and the team’s amazing forest ranger. She’s completely at home in the wild and is big help to Jake up on his mountain.

Everest comes down to join the team for any rescue in the snow or the woods.

Theme Song Lyrics

PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol
We’ll be there on the double

Whenever there’s a problem
‘Round Adventure Bay

Ryder and his team of pups
Will come and save the day

Marshall, Rubble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Skye
Yeah! They’re on the way!

PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol
Whenever you’re in trouble

PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol
We’ll be there on the double

No job’s too big
No pup’s too small!
PAW Patrol, we’re on a roll!
So here we go
PAW Patrol
Whoa-oh-oh-oh
PAW Patrol
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh
PAW Patrol!

*Bark*

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How to Grow Your Own Pumpkin

smallpumpkinPumpkins take all summer to grow and are ready for harvest at the beginning of winter.  Just in time for carving for Halloween!

If you have plenty of space in your garden but not a lot of time, growing pumpkins is a low-maintenance chore.

Where to Grow

Many people plant pumpkins directly into an old compost heap because pumpkins like plenty of nutrients and moisture.  Otherwise, you will need to enrich the soil with organic matter and select a sunny spot.

Types and Varieties

The large, orange winter pumpkins are an obvious choice to grow, but they don’t taste that great.  It is worth growing one or two for carving.  However, for eating, it is best to stick to winter squashes.

Winter Squashes

Winter squashes come in all shapes and sizes.  Many are incredibly beautiful with their bumps and nobbles.  There is also a wonderful diversity of colors, ranging from orange and yellow, to green, multicolored and even blue!

Pests and Diseases

Squashes and pumpkins are generally trouble-free.

Harvesting and Storage

Pumpkin and squash fruits should be left outside until they take on their full color.  If the weather is fine, leave them outside.  But as soon as frost is forecast, bring them inside.

Leave the skins to harden and the stalks to dry to prolong the storage period (this is known as “curing”).

Pumpkins do not store well.  Therefore, it is best to carve them by Halloween or eat by Christmas.

Squashes can last much longer and are generally tastier.  They can last right into the new year.  Store them in a cold, dry and light place such as a garden shed or greenhouse.

In the Kitchen

Most pumpkins typically have orange or yellow flesh.  Once peeled and the seeds removed, the flesh can be roasted with other winter veggies.  The sweet and smooth flesh is also fantastic pureed and made into hearty winter soups.

The seeds are edible and can be roasted.

Calendar

Mid-Spring

Sow seeds individually in small pots.  Place the flat seed on its side and cover with 1/2 inch (1 cm) of potting mix.  Keep in a well-lit and warm place (above 18 C).

Late Spring

Pot into larger pots if frosts are still likely.  When all chance of frost has passed, plant outside with at least 3 ft. 2 in. (1 m) between plants, or sow seeds directly into the ground.

Early Summer

Keep unruly plants under control by moving their long, winding stems back into their allotted space.

Mid-Summer

Water if very dry.  A couple of really good soaks should do.

Late Summer

Fruit should be set and starting to ripen.

Early Fall

Once fruits start to ripen and reach their full size, start to harvest from now on.

 

 

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles – Wildcard Game 2016 – Full Rosters

Toronto Blue Jays

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Baltimore Orioles

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Starters Marcus Stroman Chris Tillman
Infielders Darwin Barney
Josh Donaldson
Edwin Encarnacion
Ryan Goins
Justin Smoak
Devon Travis
Troy Tulowitzki
Pedro Alvarez
Chris Davis
Ryan Flaherty
J.J. Hardy
Manny Machado
Trey Mancini
Jonathan Schoop
Outfielders Jose Bautista
Ezequiel Carrera
Kevin Pillar
Dalton Pompey
Michael Saunders
Melvin Upton Jr.
Michael Bourn
Adam Jones
Hyun Soo Kim
Nolan Reimold
Drew Stubbs
Mark Trumbo
Catchers Russell Martin
Dioner Navarro
Caleb Joseph
Matt Wieters
Pitchers Joe Biagini
Brett Cecil
Marco Estrada
Scott Feldman
Jason Grilli
Francisco Liriano
Aaron Loup
Roberto Osuna
Ryan Tepera
Brad Brach
Zach Britton
Dylan Bundy
Brian Duensing
Mychal Givens
Donnie Hart
Tommy Hunter
Ubaldo Jimenez
Darren O’Day
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Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles – Wildcard Game 2016 – Starting Pitchers

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles will be battling out in a one-game Wildcard playoff on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

We will compare the two starting pitches from the two respective teams.

Team Toronto Blue Jays Baltimore Orioles
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Name Marcus Stroman Chris Tillman
Birthdate (Age) May 1, 1991 (age 25) April 15, 1988 (age 28)
Height 1.73 m 1.96 m
Pitches Right-handed Right-handed
Repertoire 57.5% Fastball (92.4 mph)
14.7% Slider (86.6 mph)
12.4% Cutter (89.8 mph)
10.1% Curveball (81.3 mph)
5.3% Change-up (84.7 mph)
56.8% Fastball (91.7 mph)
15.6% Cutter (85.7 mph)
12.4% Curveball (75.3 mph)
15.2% Change-up (83.7 mph)
Wins 9 Wins 16 Wins
Losses 10 Losses 6 Losses
Starts 32 games 30 games
Innings Pitched 204 innings 172 innings
Strikeouts per 9-innings 7.32 K/9 7.33 K/9
Walks per 9-innings 2.38 BB/9 3.45 BB/9
ERA 4.37 ERA 3.77 ERA
Match-up Similar to Tillman, Stroman got a close look at his wild-card opponent in the final week of the regular season, throwing 7  innings in a 4-0 loss to the Orioles. Coming in, Tillman is rested, not having pitched since Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Facts Stroman surpassed the 200-inning mark for the first time in his young career, finishing with 204 innings.

When Stroman’s stuff is working, he can be as tough as any pitcher in baseball, but he can be inconsistent and gave up 21 home runs this season.

While his overall regular season numbers don’t jump out, Stroman’s second half was a different story.

After struggling with a 7.71 ERA during the month of June, Stroman had a 3.71 ERA in July, a 3.13 ERA in August, and then a 3.41 ERA in September.

Former top prospect in the Seattle Mariners system. In trading Canadian pitcher Erik Bedard on February 9, 2008 to the Mariners, the O’s landed Tillman and outfielder Adam Jones.  This trade helped rebuild the Orioles into the contender they are today

It took a while for Tillman to develop, but the 6-foot-5 right-handed has provided 4 straight seasons of serviceable innings for the Orioles, winning 16 games twice during that span.

While he’s not an ace and he doesn’t throw very hard or strike out a lot of people, Tillman is a solid starter who can be really good when he’s on.

Playoff Performance Stroman was a workhorse in the 2015 playoffs.

Considering how well Francisco Liriano pitched down the stretch, many were urging Jays manager John Gibbons to go with the lefty on Tuesday against the O’s, but Stroman’s playoff run in 2015 and desire to pitch in big games was the deciding factor in going with the fiery right-hander.

Tillman hasn’t fared very well in the playoffs.

Even though he got a win in the 2014 ALDS over the Detroit Tigers, Tillman went just 5 innings, giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 6. Both runs came on solo homers.

In the 2014 ALCS against the Kansas City Royals, he was touched up for 7 hits and 5 runs in just 4 1/3 innings.

 

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Excel Tips – How to Clear Formats of a Cell

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How to Fix Netflix if it fails to broadcast to Chromecast

NetflixThis article gives you the step-by-step guide on how to resolve the issue where Netflix fails to broadcast to Chromecast.

Our Set-up

The Problem

  • From time to time, we’ve noticed that the Chromecast will fail to receive the “casting” from our Samsung Galaxy S4, especially when we switch from one Netflix profile to another.
  • Casting any shows from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Chromecast will just show an idled “Ready to cast” screen.

The Solution

  1. On the Samsung Galaxy S4, bring up the Settings screen by touching the phone from the top edge and pressing downward.
    Bring up the Settings
  2. On the Settings screen, press “MORE” and then “Application manager”.
    Application manager
  3. Scroll down and look for “Netflix”.
    Look for Netflix
  4. Now, press the CLEAR DATA button to remove any conflicting data that might have persisted.
    Clear Data
  5. Return to the home page and launch the Netflix app.  You will need to sign in again (since we’ve clear the app data).
  6. Now you should be able to cast your show on the big TV screen again.
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What Google Algorithm Updates Mean for SEO

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How to Structure a Perfect LinkedIn Profile

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