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Match moments in Bangladesh vs West Indies World Cup match

first_imgThe West Indies would be praising their luck for losing the toss against Bangladesh in their World Cup Group B match in Dhaka on Friday. Maybe they wanted Bangladesh to bat first and give their bowlers an opportunity to show their bowling prowess.And that’s what the West Indies bowlers got on with, counting the opposition scalps.Tamim Iqbal was dismissed on the third ball of the match to Kemar Roach. Roach soon increased his tally to finish with the figures of 6-0-19-3 and earned the Man-of-the-Match for his efforts.That first early wicket started a competition of sorts among Sulieman Benn and skipper Darren Sammy .While left-arm spinner Benn finished with figures of 4-18, Sammy claimed three scalps to wrap-up the Bangladesh batting on 58 in the 19th over after just 90 minutes of play.It took the Windies just 44 minutes and 12.2 over to reach the target. They crushed co-host Bangladesh by nine wickets.last_img read more

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PM alleging I did nothing for Assam not true: Manmohan Singh

first_imgGuwahati, Apr 11 (PTI) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows that his allegation regarding his predecessor not doing anything for Assam is not true.”I dont want to be decided by the Prime Minister but he knows what he is saying is not true,” Singh told reporters after casting his vote at Dispur Government High School here.The former Prime Minister said that the people will “reward the Congress for the good work it has done for the people of the state for the last 15 years”.Singh came alone, amidst tight security, after 1 PM to cast his vote though both he and his wife Gursharan Kaur are voters in Dispur constituency.Singh, representing Assam in Rajya Sabha since 1991, is enrolled in the electoral roll as voter no. 570 while Gursharan Kaur is enrolled as voter no. 571.The former Prime Minister was offered a Rajya Sabha ticket by late Congress Chief Minister Hiteswar Saikia when Singh became the Union Finance Minister in the Narasimha Rao government.His address has been listed as a rented premise of Hiteswar Saikia and in the electoral roll it is mentioned as House no. 3989 in Sorumataria area of Guwahati. PTI DG MM SClast_img read more

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Euro 2016: Misfiring England still have reasons to be cheerful

first_imgEngland huffed and puffed their way to an uninspiring 0-0 draw with Slovakia on Monday but although they finished only second in Group B, their Euro 2016 campaign is still firmly on course. (Full Euro 2016 Coverage)A game against the Group F runners-up, Hungary, Iceland, Portugal or Austria, is the next, not-too-daunting, challenge for Roy Hodgson’s team who have played solidly enough in the tournament without ever hitting top gear.Hodgson did leave six first-choice players out of his starting side against Slovakia and if they reach the quarter-finals the stuttering displays of the group stage will be forgotten.”If we had won the game people would say we didn’t miss the players who were left out and when we don’t they say the team selection is wrong, I am used to that one,” Hodgson told reporters. (England into last 16 after goalless draw against Slovakia)”We brought players on which was useful. It kept up our domination but I am not certain it would have made a vast difference because we would still playing against 11 players in defence.”CONCERNS FOR HODGSON Although England’s overall position is pretty healthy, concerns do remain after the performances in the group matches.They conceded a late equaliser to draw with Russia, needed a stoppage-time goal by Daniel Sturridge to beat Wales 2-1 and dominated possession against Slovakia without ever looking likely to break down their massed defence.England scored only three goals in three games as much-vaunted strikers Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy failed to transfer their prolific Premier League exploits to the international arena.advertisementKane lost his starting place after looking jaded in the Russia match and in the first half of the game against Wales.Vardy and Sturridge were sent on as halftime substitutes against the Welsh and both scored but, handed starting berths against Slovakia, they never looked like a threatening combination in St Etienne – Vardy wasting England’s best chance of the match when he shot straight at the keeper after breaking clear early in the first half.LACK OF CREATIVITY Possibly the biggest concern for Hodgson is the lack of creativity in his midfield.Captain Wayne Rooney, who impressed in his new deep-lying role against Russia and Wales, was left out of the starting lineup against Slovakia and Jack Wilshere was handed a chance to stake his claims.The Arsenal player, who has barely played in yet another injury-ravaged season, endured an anonymous game and the introduction of Rooney and Dele Alli as second-half substitutes did little to improve England’s link play.Having made it safely through to the knockout stages without playing particularly well, however, Hodgson has reason to be optimistic about his team’s prospects for the rest of the tournament.”Finishing second is a disappointment but we are still in the last 16 and who is to say the team we will play will be that much stronger?,” he said.”You just don’t know, the way we are playing I am not frightened of anybody.”last_img read more

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Final Four: Duke v. Mich / Kentucky v. Wisconsin

first_imgMarch Madness will officially creep into early April this year, as the NCAA’s Final Four is finally here:On Saturday, Apr. 4 at 6PM Eastern Time, the Duke Blue Devils will fact the Michigan State Spartans, followed by the Wisconsin Badgers, who will attempt to become the first team all season long to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats – the Tournament’s heavy favorites and already dubbed one of the greatest college teams of all time.The winners of each game will square off in the Championship Game on Monday, Apr. 6 at 9PM Eastern Time. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Del Potro, who nearly quit 3 years ago, says everything is almost perfect now

first_imgJuan Martin del Potro advanced to the final of the US Open after world No.1 Rafael Nadal retired with a knee injury during the semi-final on Friday.Del Potro, who reached his first US Open final since winning the Grand Slam in 2009, will face Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the summit clash on Sunday.When Del Potro takes the court on Sunday he will look to not only end a nine-year Grand Slam title drought but also extend a comeback from when he almost quit professional tennis three years ago.The third seed said persistent wrist ailments nearly led to him exiting the sport in 2015, what he called the “worst moment” of his career.”I was close to quit this sport because I couldn’t find a way to fix my wrist problems. I have been suffering a lot. I got depressed for couple of months also,” Del Potro told reporters.Read – Novak Djokovic sets up US Open final with Juan Martin del Potro”I didn’t expect to get this kind of emotions playing tennis again. Reaching finals, winning titles, having my highest ranking ever in this moment, everything is almost perfect.”9 years later:@delpotrojuan will contest his 2nd Grand Slam final here in Flushing Meadows.The 2009 champion awaits the winner of Djokovic/Nishikori…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/lPhFY8AafGUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2018The Argentine credited his group of loyal friends, who were seen cheering him on Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium, with helping him stay in the game.advertisement”They are very important for me to be in this stage at the moment because they were behind me in (those) years, trying to keep my mind in positive way, [to] never give up during my wrist problems,” Del Potro said.”I didn’t know if I [would] be a tennis player again or not. But I’m here.”for a champion…@delpotrojuan always showing respect…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/GaukdtprbLUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2018Del Potro, who lost to Nadal in last year’s semi-finals, said he was now focused on extending his career, sticking to a daily yoga regime and spending hours on treatments for his wrist and body.Unfortunately, Rafa Nadal has retired after 2 sets in the semifinals, sending Juan Martin del Potro through to the final…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/uegztbgIylUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2018″I know I’m not 100 percent, but I can play tennis in this [condition]. I will be proud if I [am] still playing tennis for more years.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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England debate over Lancaster resurfaces but now is time for looking forward

first_img Support The Guardian On Monday, the day before the second anniversary of his final match as England’s head coach, Stuart Lancaster was still dealing with the fallout from the failed World Cup campaign as he responded to comments about his four years in charge made in a serialisation of a new book by Rob Andrew, the Rugby Football Union’s former director of professional rugby.Lancaster is now based in Ireland, along with one of his former England coaches, Andy Farrell, but there is nowhere far enough away to escape from references to the 2015 World Cup and, in particular, the selection of Sam Burgess, who had switched codes less than a year before the start of the tournament and was named in the squad as a centre having been deployed at wing forward by his then club Bath.Andrew referenced Burgess as evidence that Lancaster and his coaches had lost their way as selectors. He did not attribute England’s downfall to the performances of one player – in the limited time he had on the field, Burgess showed in his ability to off-load and sustain moves why the management had been so keen to pick him – but cited the effect it had on the morale of a group that had been bound together tightly in an environment that stressed how caps had to be earned. In response, Lancaster simply stated that everyone was entitled to their opinion and he would keep his own thoughts on Burgess to himself, for now. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn The Breakdown Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on Twitter blogposts It was thought at the time that the prospect of the Wales centres running at Ford would make England vulnerable defensively but when Jamie Roberts charged at him last month during the Premiership match between Harlequins and Leicester, the outside-half hauled him down. Effectiveness in the tackle, rather than courage, was the concern raised against Ford’s defence who in the 2015 World Cup was still an inexperienced international, as he was when Jones picked him.Jones, however, was starting out and could afford to be bold in a way that Lancaster, scarred by four Six Nations near-misses, could not at the World Cup. The debate may have resurfaced this week because of Andrew’s book serialisation but it is one that is pertinent because Jones has made it clear he will be leaving England at the end of their 2019 World Cup campaign in Japan. The search for his successor should have started already, even if the RFU believes it can persuade him to change his mind.The RFU’s chief executive, Stephen Brown, has said the best person for the job would be appointed. Andrew was part of the panel that appointed Lancaster, and his observations about the World Cup have been taken as an admission of a mistake. The entire book would need to be read to gauge that but, after the 2011 World Cup, when senior players undermined Lancaster’s predecessor, Martin Johnson, with acts of selfishness and stupidity, a rebuild was needed.Lancaster preached the virtues of hard work and told his players to put the cause before their personal interests. There was a steady improvement but was it a sign of the pressure that was building that the RFU rewarded Lancaster and his coaches with new contracts that ran until 2020?Immediately after England’s exit, Jones, who was ending his time with Japan to move to South Africa to lead the Stormers, said England needed to go for someone with international experience, a coach who would not be sidetracked by external criticism or advice. If the RFU decides the head coach from 2020 is not to be found among the current management, the next stop is the Premiership where Jim Mallinder, Dean Richards and Rob Baxter are the leading English directors of rugby.Six of the 12 clubs have Englishmen in charge but if candidates from outside were considered, with Brown saying nationality is not an issue, Saracens’ Mark McCall would surely attract interest. England have in the past approached the New Zealanders Warren Gatland and Wayne Smith, and John Mitchell spent two years on Clive Woodward’s management team, but how many are there with the necessary international experience?“We want to be the strongest country for rugby across the globe,” said Brown. “I don’t think there’s an excuse not to be that.” Quite. England and France are the two countries in the world that can afford to properly fund both the professional and amateur sides of the game rather than have to prioritise but identifying the right coach is about more than money. Who will be making the decision?• This is an extract taken from the Breakdown, the Guardian’s weekly rugby union email. To subscribe, just visit this page and follow the instructions. Rugby union Read more From the start of his tenure, Lancaster said he wanted an inside-centre who was an alternative fly-half, a second-five to put it the New Zealand way; a player who could help drive the team tactically and complement the 10. He struggled to find one, starting George Ford and Owen Farrell together once – against Samoa in the autumn of 2014 – having given them 16 minutes at the end of the match against New Zealand earlier that November and 10 minutes in Rome during the Six Nations.The uncertainty of Lancaster – who moved Brad Barritt to 13 in 2014 to accommodate Kyle Eastmond and Billy Twelvetrees – about his midfield continued through 2015. Luther Burrell, who in no way resembles a second-five, started at 12 in the Six Nations and one of the three warm-up matches, along with Burgess and Barritt.Lancaster never found what he was looking for, not helped by injuries, and while his successor, Eddie Jones, put Ford at 10 and Farrell at 12 in his first match against Scotland at Murrayfield in February 2016, he tried Farrell and Burrell together in the first Test in Australia that year, an experiment that lasted 29 minutes.Ford has remained at 10 since then and when Farrell – who won his first cap under Lancaster at inside-centre – was not available for the tour to Argentina this summer, two outside-halves, Alex Lozowski and Piers Francis, each started a Test at inside-centre. Jones, in the continued absence of Manu Tuilagi, a player he has envisaged playing at 12 rather than 13, knows his own mind and is consistent. England were adrift tactically in the 2015 World Cup, starting Ford against Fiji, securing a bonus point, and then restoring Farrell to outside-half against Wales and playing Burgess and Barritt in midfield. Read more England rugby union team Since you’re here… Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Share on WhatsApp Barbarians women’s team to make historic debut in Ireland in November Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Nick Saban Has Major Injury Update For Damien Harris

first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama heads into its final regular season game against in-state rival Auburn in just a few days. The Tide enter the contest as the unquestioned No. 1 team in the country and are heavy favorites despite the rivalry nature of this game.Nick Saban’s squad is a 24-point favorite against the Tigers who entered the season as a top-10 team. One major question mark facing the Tide this weekend was the health of star running back Damien Harris.Harris suffered a concussion in Alabama’s win over The Citadel last weekend.On Wednesday afternoon, Saban revealed some major new for the Tide. Harris cleared he concussion protocol and should be good to go for Saturday afternoon’s game.Saban on SEC teleconference: Damian Harris has cleared concussion protocol.— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) November 21, 2018That’s great news for the Tide moving forward. The team might not need Harris in this weekend’s game against Auburn, but the Tide face off against Georgia in the SEC title game in two weeks.Having Harris back for the title game against the Bulldogs is a must.last_img read more

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In the news today Jan 7

first_imgThe Canadian Press Three stories in the news for Monday, Jan. 7 ANTI-PIPELINE DEMONSTRATORS AWAIT RCMP ACTIONIndigenous demonstrators blocking access to a planned pipeline in northern B.C. say they are anticipating RCMP action over an injunction filed against them. TransCanada says it has signed agreements with all First Nations along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route to LNG Canada’s $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat.  But the protesters say the company lacks the authority to build through Wet’suwet’en territory because the house chiefs, who are hereditary chiefs rather than elected band council leaders, have not given consent.———SASKATCHEWAN TO APOLOGIZE TO’60S SCOOP SURVIVORSSaskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is set apologize to survivors of the ’60s Scoop at the legislature this morning. About 20,000 Indigenous children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes starting in the 1950s until the late 1980s. The practice stripped children of their language, culture and family ties. Survivors are hoping the apology comes with action to reduce the number of children in care. Alberta and Manitoba have already apologized for their role in the apprehensions.———HEART ATTACK, STROKE CAN HARM EARNINGS: STUDYA new study says middle-aged Canadians who’ve had a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest are less likely to be working three years later — and those who can keep working often experience a significant drop in income.  Looking at data from 2005-to-2013 the researchers found the financial fallout from suffering a stroke was the most significant, with a 31 per cent drop in earning power, compared to 23 per cent for cardiac arrest and eight per cent for heart attack. The study is published in today’s Canadian Medical Association Journal.___ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Re-trial in Saint John of Dennis Oland on charge of second-degree murder in the death of his father Richard continues.— A re-trial in Halifax is scheduled for former taxi driver Bassam Al-Rawi, accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger.— Garry Handlen stands trial in Vancouver for murder of 12-year-old Monica Jack in 1978.— B.C. Civil Liberties Association holds Vancouver news conference after the release of the B.C. Court of Appeal’s decision on the government’s appeal of a lower court ruling over solitary confinement.———last_img read more

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CANADAS WALK OF FAME WANTS TO MOVE ITS STARS TO JOHN STREET

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement “Over the years, 173 stars have been inducted, and I think that in time it’s lost its purpose,” said Jeffrey Latimer, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame.“I think we have an incredible opportunity over the next number of years,” he added.The proposal is to bring Canada’s Walk of Fame into the design and planning stage of the $50-million, multi-year project now underway on John Street between Front and Stephanie Streets. Advertisement Jeffrey Latimer, CEO of Canada’s Walk of Fame. His organization wants to create a more ‘focused and centralized’ hub for the attraction. (Martin Trainor/CBC)center_img Twitter Advertisement The concrete stars of Canada’s Walk of Fame could soon be on the move.The city will consider a proposal next week to move the stars to John Street as part of a project to turn the area into a pedestrian-friendly cultural corridor.It’s hoped that the move will help revitalize the 19-year-old attraction, giving the stars a defined starting point for the first time. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Canadas Walk of Fame to add Donovan Bailey Anna Paquin Viola Desmond

first_imgTORONTO – Six influential Canadians from the circles of sports, entertainment and culture will be added to Canada’s Walk of Fame next month.Olympic gold medallist Donovan Bailey, Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin and civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond, are among the diverse selection of people who will be inducted at the annual awards gala in Toronto on Nov. 15.The others are Canadian folk icon Stompin’ Tom Connors, telecommunications leader Ted Rogers and science TV host and environmental activist David Suzuki.Half of this year’s honourees are posthumous recognitions as the organization’s incoming CEO Jeffrey Latimer attempts to draw equal attention to Canadians outside the entertainment and sports worlds.Desmond, who died in 1965, emerged as a figure who challenged racial segregation in Nova Scotia during the 1940s after being jailed for sitting in the whites-only section of a movie theatre. She fought the charges in court, and after losing various proceedings, closed her business and left the province. Desmond is often credited as Canada’s Rosa Parks, even though her trial pre-dated Parks’ 1955 challenge of bus segregation in Montgomery, Ala.In 2010, Desmond was given a posthumous pardon and an apology from the Nova Scotia government. More recently, she was featured in both a Heritage Minute and chosen to grace the new $10 bill. She is only the second honouree to be recognized specifically for her social justice work, after Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour was inducted in 2014.Connors, who died of kidney failure in 2013, is hailed as a writer of Canada’s cultural songbook with staples like “Bud the Spud,” “The Hockey Song” and “Sudbury Saturday Night.”Rogers, the late president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. who died in 2008, is considered a seminal figure in Canada’s broadcasting landscape. His upstart company stepped into the cable industry in 1967 and in the decades that followed became a dominant player in TV, radio and publishing.Bailey is a two-time Olymipic gold medallist and three-time world champion sprinter who once held the 100-metre world record.Actress Paquin is the youngest Canadian to win an Academy Award, capturing the honour for her role in the 1993 film “The Piano.” She has gone onto play Rogue in the “X-Men” movie franchise and Sookie in HBO’s “True Blood.”Suzuki, who holds a PhD in zoology, rose to international fame with his CBC-TV program “The Nature of Things,” which has aired around the world. He’s also an outspoken activist for numerous causes, including his own David Suzuki Foundation which encourages living in a sustainable environment.This year’s Canada’s Walk of Fame additions bring the number of inductees to 173. The ceremony will be broadcast in a one-hour TV special on Dec. 3. Eric McCormack, star of “Will & Grace” star and a former inductee, will host the festivities.last_img read more

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TN fishermen claim Lankan Navy chased them away

A Sri Lankan Court on Tuesday extended till March 7, the remand of 10 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested on February 7 by the Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their waters, Rameswaram fishermen’s association President P Sesuraja said.As many as 33 fishermen and 129 boats are in the island nation’s custody, he added. The fishermen returned to the shore this morning, the official said. The fishermen, who had ventured into the sea from this island town in more than 600 boats, were intercepted by the naval men, he added. Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly chased away nearly 3,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen off Katchatheevu islet and snapped fishing nets of 40 mechanised boats, the Press Trust of India reported.The Lankan Naval personnel cut the nets and chased away the fishermen on charges of entering their territorial waters on Monday, Rameswaram fisheries department assistant director Kulanchinathan said. read more

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US construction spending dips as decline in federal projects offsets home construction

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jan 2, 2013 11:48 am MDT WASHINGTON – Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in November from October because a steep drop in volatile federal projects offset another gain in home building.Construction spending dipped 0.3 per cent in November, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. It was the first decline since March and followed a 0.7 per cent increase in October, which was revised lower.Total spending declined to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $866 billion. That is 16.1 per cent above a 12-year low hit in February 2011. Even with the gain, the level of spending remained only about half of what’s considered healthy.The November figures were dragged lower by a 5.5 per cent decline in spending on federal government projects. Federal spending fluctuates sharply from month to month. In October, it rose 9.7 per cent.Spending on residential construction, however, has steadily increased over the past eight months and rose 0.4 per cent in November.Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist for Capital Economics, said the decline in construction spending was “nothing too much to worry about.”“This is a volatile series month to month,” Ashworth said. “The recent surge in housing starts suggests that residential construction spending will expand at a fairly rapid pace this year, particularly when Hurricane Sandy rebuilding is added in.”Spending on commercial projects dropped 0.7 per cent. Spending on office buildings, hotels and shopping centres declined. Overall government spending dipped 0.4 per cent.A separate report last month showed that builders broke ground on fewer homes in November after starting work at the fastest pace in more than four years in October. Housing starts are on track for their best year in four years.Strength in home building has been one of the bright spots for the economy this year. But overall construction is still being offset by weakness in commercial real estate and tight state and local government budgets.Sales of new homes rose 4.4 per cent in November to the highest annual pace in two and a half years. New-home sales are more than 15 per cent higher than a year ago.From July through September, residential construction grew at an annual rate of 13.5 per cent. Housing construction is on track to contribute to economic growth this year, the first time that has happened in the five years since the housing bubble burst.Though new homes represent only a fraction of the housing market, they have an out-size impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to statistics from the National Association of Home Builders.Builders are increasingly confident that the housing recovery will endure. A measure of their confidence rose in November to the highest level in 6 1/2 years. US construction spending dips, as decline in federal projects offsets home construction gain AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Research Cafe looks at bullying from classroom to workplace

Research Café: Bullying – from classroom to workplace, is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Scotiabank Atrium, Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.There was a time, not too long ago, when the taunts and punches from schoolyard bullies were just considered a part of growing up. At workplaces, people would endure office gossip or a volatile boss for the sake of staying employed.But, as a society, we’ve come to our senses. We realize that the physical and emotional costs of bullying – heightened by the tragic stories we hear in the news – are far too great.For several decades research, including studies led at Brock, have been looking at bullying from every imaginable angle. The field involves expertise in psychology, sociology, health sciences, biology, technology and business.Research Café: Bullying – from classroom to workplace, will draw on some of the expertise at Brock to open a conversation and exchange knowledge and ideas with others in the community about the complex issue of bullying in society today.The café is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Scotiabank Atrium, Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.Marty Mako, a health promoter for Niagara Region Public Health and a member of the President’s Task Force on Community Engagement, will moderate the panel.Mako says he expects the café will be of interest to many people in the community, particularly practitioners, who share in concerns about bullying and the impact it has on the physical and emotional well-being of children, teenagers and adults.“As a health promoter with a passion for translating theory into practice, I’m impressed by how this event will bring a group of researchers and practitioners together,” he says. “The panel of experts will share ideas and help build more awareness and understanding of bullying. The goal is to work together as a community to better understand the issue, and find ways to reduce and prevent bullying that will make our day-to-day environments – schools, playgrounds, workplaces and digital spaces – safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and backgrounds.”The Research Cafe discussion will be an extension of a podcast conversation about bullying that features panel members Professors Lisa Barrow and Zopito Marini. The podcast is produced by Brock Research and will be posted to its website soon.Panel:Lisa Barrow, Assistant Professor, Goodman School of BusinessBarrow is a workplace bullying expert and is the author of two books titled In Darkness Light Dawns: Exposing Workplace Bullying, and Hope For A Healthy Workplace. She provides workplace bullying training for leaders, managers, unions and employees. Barrow also provides coaching and conflict resolution for employees involved in bullying.Ann Farrell, PhD student, Psychology Farrell’s doctoral thesis, supervised by Prof. Tony Volk, will explore how individual and environmental factors influence various subtypes of adolescent bullying both independently and interactively. Farrell is a recipient of a SSHRC graduate student scholarship.Zopito Marini, Professor, Child and Youth StudiesMarini is a developmental and educational psychologist and his research interests focus on the area generally known as sociocognitive development. Projects currently under way in his lab examine bullying, victimization and intervention strategies; bullying involving unique contexts and distinct populations; and incivility as a precursor to bullying.Natalie Spadafora, master’s student, Child and Youth Studies Spadafora’s master’s research, supervised by Prof. Zopito Marini, is examining what motivates students to choose to intervene or not when witnessing a bullying situation. Spadafora is a recipient of a SSHRC graduate student scholarship.Tony Volk, Associate Professor, Child and Youth StudiesVolk is a developmental psychologist interested in the area of parenting and child development. His work on bullying focuses on using an evolutionary perspective to help understand the causes and functions of bullying and studying bullying outside of traditional school settings.Heather Woods, master’s student in EducationWoods is working with her supervisor, Education Prof. Sandra Bosacki, on a study to ask teachers who are at the front-line of anti-bullying intervention and programming in elementary schools to share the perceptions they have about their confidence and ability to effectively intervene in all types of bullying situations.Woods is a recipient of a SSHRC graduate student scholarship.Moderator:Marty MakoMako has been a health promoter for Niagara Region Public Health since 2005. He works in the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention division. Mako has an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and a master’s in Business Administration. Mako serves on the Brock University President’s Task Force on Community Engagement and is an active volunteer with many community organizations including the City of St. Catharines Heritage and Sustainability Committees, United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Out of the Cold and the Humane Society.The Jack and Nora Walker Canadian Centre for Lifespan Development Research Centre, and Brock Research have partnered with the Faculty of Graduate Studies to present the Research Café as one of the annual events held in conjunction with the Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference. read more

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Thierry Anti brings HBC Nantes to Cologne Exceptional adventure

← Previous Story Meshkov Brest sign Sandro Obranovic and Darko Djukic Next Story → ZAGREB, AALBORG, ZAGREB: Lovro Jotic goes back home Thierry Anti is the man who brought HBC Nantes at VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/2018, for the first time in the history of the French team. The 59-year old experienced coach has three EHF Cup finals (two EHF Cup finals with HBC Nantes and Cup Winners Cup Final with US Creteil) in his long and successful career, but making dream came true with the team on which bench sitting since 2009, is the biggest result so far.It’s a real pleasure. We had a lot of emotions during this match, we started very well, in defense we were solid. We managed to block them in the first half but at the beginning of the second period, with a little relaxation on our part, they accelerated. We did not feel stressed but we realized that it was not that easy to go to the end. We have been patient. It’s a real pleasure for us, for the club, for all those who follow us. I know that a lot of fans were at La Troc ‘, here there were some supporters, I saw some Breton flags, others some “H”. What we experienced this year is an exceptional adventure. Now we will go to Cologne and we will try to play the blow thoroughly. What was a dream at first, even if it was a goal of the club for in a few years, we managed to do it after our second participation. I congratulate everyone, my players, the leaders, the staff and all our supporters – concluded Anti for the official club’s website. HBC NantesThierry Anti read more

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Poll Do you support Mick Wallace and Clare Dalys actions at Shannon

first_img Poll Results: Yes (4886) No (8671) YESTERDAY, TDS MICK Wallace and Clare Daly were arrested at Shannon Airport as they tried to board and inspect a US military aircraft.Daly said that it is “ridiculous” to accept US assurances that there are no weapons on board these military aircraft.The pair didn’t get to go on board the aircraft as they were spotted by Irish Defence Forces staff guarding the plane, and arrested. They were later released.Today we ask you: Do you support Mick Wallace and Clare Daly’s actions at Shannon Airport?center_img I’m not sure (861) YesNoI’m not sureVoteRead: Just released and Mick Wallace is tweeting pictures of US military craft at Shannon>last_img read more

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Pourquoi nos yeux sécarquillentils lorsquon a peur

first_imgPourquoi nos yeux s’écarquillent-ils lorsqu’on a peur ?Selon des chercheurs en psychologie de l’Université de Toronto, si nous ouvrons grand les yeux lorsque nous avons peur, c’est pour élargir notre champ de vision et avertir du regard nos interlocuteurs sur la provenance du danger. Pourquoi a-t-on les yeux qui s’écarquillent lorsque nous éprouvons de la peur ? Selon des chercheurs en psychologie de l’Université de Toronto, cette expression du visage ne permet pas seulement de communiquer aux autres notre ressentiment mais joue également un rôle bien stratégique face au danger. L’ouverture excessive des paupières permet en effet d’élargir le champ de vision et d’avertir d’éventuels interlocuteurs sur la localisation du danger.

Pour en arriver à une telle conclusion, les scientifiques ont mené une série d’expériences optiques sur des volontaires. Les résultats, publiés dans Psychological Science, indiquent que les candidats simulant l’expression de la peur sont capables de distinguer davantage de motifs visuels situés hors de leur champ de vision périphérique que les personnes ayant une expression neutre ou de dégout. Par ailleurs, les participants définissent plus précisément le motif fixé par leur interlocuteur lorsque ses yeux sont écarquillés.Autrement dit, ils sont capables de trouver avec davantage de précisions ce que leur interlocuteur regarde. D’après les chercheurs, c’est le contraste davantage prononcé entre l’iris et la sclérotique (blanc des yeux) qui permet de localiser plus facilement et rapidement le point fixé pour repérer l’éventuelle menace. Ainsi, en écarquillant les yeux le “peureux” envoie un signal parfaitement clair à ceux qui l’entoure en leur indiquant de regarder dans une direction bien définie. Une preuve de la nature sociale de l’homme ?À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Les expressions émotionnelles ressemblent à ce qu’elles ressemblent pour une raison précise. Elles sont socialement utiles pour communiquer les états émotionnels mais cette nouvelle recherche suggère qu’elles sont aussi utiles en tant que signal physique”, a expliqué le Dr Daniel Lee qui a participé à l’étude. D’après les chercheurs, cette tendance à écarquiller les yeux est bien présente chez tous les mammifères, notamment chez les vaches. Les auteurs suggèrent ainsi que le besoin d’élargir son champ et de prévenir autrui serait le résultat d’une adaptation due à l’évolution. Néanmoins, l’homme présente un contraste encore plus important que certaines espèces au niveau de l’oeil. Ceci prouverait à quel point il est une espèce sociale, relèvent les chercheurs. “Notre capacité à analyser le regard des autres personnes est déjà finement réglée; le fait que ce traitement est encore amélioré par l’élargissement expressif des yeux souligne l’importance de nos yeux en tant que signaux sociaux”, a conclu Daniel Lee cité dans un communiqué.    Le 6 mai 2013 à 13:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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