Arsenal landing Welbeck is a huge coup, claims Wilshere

first_img1 Arsenal and England team-mates Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere England midfielder Jack Wilshere says Arsenal have pulled off a coup by landing Danny Welbeck from Premier League rivals Manchester United.The Three Lions striker switched clubs last week for £16m and impressed when he came on as a late substitute in the drab 1-0 win over Norway on Wednesday.Olivier Giroud has been ruled out until January with an ankle injury and Webeck has been brought in as cover for the short-term and to lead the line for the Gunners in the future.“Danny has got great enthusiasm,” Wilshere said. “He is a willing runner and tracks back.“He’s fantastic on the ball and great athlete. He’s a great addition for Arsenal and I hope he’s great for England as well.”last_img read more

First Lady to participate in Early Childhood Education Project

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGeorgetown, Guyana – (June 3, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, participated in the Guyana Early Childhood Education Film Project, which is aimed at encouraging parents and guardians to participate more in recreational activities with their children, particularly in the area of reading. The filming was done at State House.Ms. Quenita Walrond, Nursery Technical Coordinator for the Guyana Early Childhood Education Project within the Ministry of Education, in an invited comment, said that from the inception of the project, Mrs. Granger has been a staunch supporter.The project, Ms. Walrond said, looks at how the gaps can be closed in children’s performance in the public school system; children from the hinterland as compared to the performance of children from the coastland.“We found that there were certain key areas where we could work to help our children and families from the hinterland to improve those education outcomes and literacy and numeracy specifically. So the project has three actionable components, one of which includes a mass media campaign that is targeting all parents and caregivers across Guyana that says parents and caregivers spend the most time with their children and so they are their first and best teachers. And that is where the First Lady comes in,” she said.Mrs. Granger, who has always been a firm believer in early childhood education, said she was happy to participate in the project, noting that it is education which will ultimately lead to a nation’s growth and development.last_img read more

Prandelli confident despite Cagliari defeat

first_imgGenoa Coach Cesare Prandelli believes his team is improving and growing despite their narrow defeat at Cagliari on Wednesday.Prandelli is taking positives from their 1-0 defeat as Diego Farias’ first-half strike made the difference at Sardegna Arena.“We faced a very organized Cagliari, but in the first 20 minutes we had the courage to score goals,” Prandelli said, as quoted by Football Italia.“The incident with the goal conditioned the result. We have to go home without three points, but we could have got something more.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We’re growing in terms of the collective, but there’s a lot of regrets because we were in control out there.“The lads are working hard and are disappointed, but if we’re all together we can do it.“We could have done better in the final third. I’m satisfied with the attitude, but we need to improve in the final third.”last_img read more

Early stress in starlings found to lead to faster aging

center_img (Phys.org) —A combined team of researchers from Newcastle University and the University of Glasgow, both in the U.K. has found that stress in young starlings can lead to shortened telomeres—which prior research has suggested leads to faster aging and development and behavioral problems later on in life. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the team describes how they stressed young starlings and then tested them to see what it might have done to them. More information: Developmental telomere attrition predicts impulsive decision making in adult starlings, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: rspb.royalsocietypublishing.or … .1098/rspb.2014.2140Press release Prior research has found that telomeres—the caps on the ends of chromosomes—become shorter each time cells divide. Scientists have also found that it’s this shortening that causes aging in humans and other animals—and aging related illnesses such as diabetes, artery disease, some cancers and premature death. Other research has shown that shortening of telomeres doesn’t happen at the same pace in every species or even in the same species, which explains why some animals seem to age faster or slower than others of their kind. In this new effort, the researchers found that the process can be speeded up by stress—at least in young starlings.The researchers removed starling chicks from their nests and placed them in other nests, some with more hatchlings, others with less. Living with more hatchlings has been found to be more stressful for chicks as they have to compete more hardily for scarce resources from the mother. In testing the chicks 14 months later, the researchers found that those that had been placed in the more stressful nests had shorter telomeres. They also tested them for impulsiveness using delayed feeding techniques. Those raised in the more stressful nest, turned out to be more impulsive—they tended to go for immediate small meal rewards rather than wait a little longer for a much bigger reward.The team suggests their findings may be transferable to humans, as telomere length in people has been linked to both aging and impulsiveness as well. They believe that it’s likely that stress while young (due to a harsh or unpredictable home environment) can lead to premature aging and impulsiveness as a young adult, and likely age related illnesses later on in life. Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society Blast_img read more

People will face no difficulty in reaching the pandals assures Kolkata Police

first_imgKolkata: Rajeev Kumar, Commissioner of Kolkata Police, has assured that traffic flowduring Durga Puja this time will be as normal as previous years, despite the incident of Majerhat Bridge caving in. He sought cooperation of people in ensuring the same.Kumar was speaking at the coordination meeting organised ahead of the Durga Puja at Netaji Indoor Stadium.It may be mentioned that Kolkata Police had to bring in several diversions in movement of traffic in South Kolkata due to the Majerhat Bridge incident. At the same time, the state government along with the police is trying to find a way to ease the movement of traffic. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWith only around a month left for Durga Puja, the police are also trying to ensure normal flow of traffic as early as possible.Kumar said: “Everyone has to work together. On behalf of Kolkata Police and Kolkata Traffic Police, I can assure you all that pandal hoppers will be able to reach their destinations without facing problems like all the previous years.”There are several famous Durga Pujas in South Kolkata and lakhs of people visit the pandals. Majerhat Bridge was an important connection between people of the city and the pandals of Behala. But pandal hoppers have heaved a sigh of relief with the assurance of the Commissioner of Police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAt the same time, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), the Public Works Department (PWD) and Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department have taken up a series of initiatives to improve the condition of roads in the port area.The initiative has been taken up as most vehicles are now passing through those roads in the absence of Majerhat Bridge.Initiative has also been taken up to ensure a proper drainage system for Sonadighi. The Public Works Department (PWD) will also strengthen and widen Taratala Road and Hyde Road.Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) will be carrying out the temporary repairing of Transport Depot Road as and when required. At the same time, a portion of the road stretching from the railway tracks to Hyde Road will be widened and strengthened.last_img read more

Why Just Having Your Phone Near You Messes With Your Brain

first_imgMarch 21, 2018 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »center_img Arianna Huffington and her team at wellness company Thrive Global might’ve been onto something when they put a mini “Phone Bed” up for sale designed to separate people from their devices while they sleep.A recent study by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California, San Diego and Disney Research sought to determine how just having your smartphone near you, even if you aren’t looking at it or using it, can affect you cognitively.The team conducted two lab experiments with 800 participants. In one, participants completed math problems while memorizing random letters, to test their capacity to keep track of information while engaging in a complex task. In the other, the researchers presented participants with incomplete image patterns and asked them to select from a set of images to complete each pattern, which tested reasoning and problem-solving.Related: 20 Odd Facts About the Smartphones in Our PocketsThe researchers asked some participants to turn off their phone’s sound and vibration notifications, and some to power off their phones. They then divided the participants, asking some to place their phones in front of them, face-down, others to stow their phones in their pockets or bags and others yet to keep them in another room during the experiments. The participants who performed best on the tasks were of the latter group, followed by the ones who stowed their devices. The worst performers were the ones whose phones were on their desks during the tasks.“Merely having their smartphones out on the desk led to a small but statistically significant impairment of individuals’ cognitive capacity,” the researchers wrote in a summary of their findings in Harvard Business Review, “on par with effects of lacking sleep.” Participants’ whose phones were nearby displayed a diminished ability to learn, reason and develop creative ideas.As for why this happens, the researchers explain that “humans learn to automatically pay attention to things that are habitually relevant to them, even when they are focused on a different task.” This is why your ears perk up when you hear someone say your name across the room, for example, even while you’re in the middle of a conversation with someone else. When you try to ignore the pull of your smartphone, you’re expending effort to suppress this urge, which is a distraction that makes you think less effectively.The researchers also found that participants who identified with statements such as, “I would have trouble getting through a normal day without my cell phone” performed even more poorly than their less-addicted counterparts on tasks when their phones were in close proximity.There’s plenty of anecdotal and scientific evidence to prove that smartphones are detrimental to our health and well being. They’re anxiety inducing, cause car accidents and distract us from work and social bonding. But that doesn’t mean they’re inherently bad. Smartphones, of course, add efficiency, convenience and connectivity to our lives.So keep using your smartphone, the researchers advise. Just carve out times to separate yourself from it when you need to focus.Related video: Be Smart About Writing Off Your Smartphone During Tax Time Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more