Groves says Froch ‘has 48 hours to readjust’ after gameplan is revealed

first_imgGeorge Groves says champion Carl Froch will need to adjust his tactics after the challenger told him his gameplan for the opening rounds of Saturday’s world super-middleweight title showdown.Hammersmith’s Groves is the underdog but insists he will cause an upset and dethrone the Nottingham man.Video courtesy of iFL TV. See also:Confident Groves squares up to Froch after final press conferenceGroves reveals his plan to beat Froch in Saturday’s world title clashHearn predicts Groves will go on the attackRelaxed Groves unfazed by Froch – trainerFroch claims Groves will be ‘annihilated’Groves: Froch is wrong, I’m ready for himGroves stays cool at tense weigh-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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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When Giants hire their next manager, expect culture shock in the dugout

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — When a scuffling Giants offense was shut out at home on June 24 against the Rockies, manager Bruce Bochy decided to make a change.Bochy moved first baseman Brandon Belt from the middle of the order all the way to the top, bringing one of his slowest players to a slot traditionally reserved for speedy table-setters.At the time of the switch, Belt owned a .359 on-base percentage but had just 29 RBIs in 74 games. He was effective at drawing walks and working deep counts, but …last_img read more

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Govt vows to crack down on violence

first_img14 September 2012 South Africa’s law enforcement agencies will no longer tolerate violence, illegal gatherings or the carrying of dangerous weapons, particularly in the country’s mining sector, government ministers have warned. Forty-four people were killed, including two police officers, during clashes between striking Lonmin platinum mine workers and the police in Marikana, North West province last month. President Jacob Zuma has appointed a judicial commission of inquiry to probe the incident. The government was concerned about the spread of violence, threats and intimidation in the mining sector, and would implement measures to curb the situation, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said in Pretoria on Friday. Briefing the media on behalf of the government’s justice, crime prevention and security cluster, Radebe said the ministers responsible for South Africa’s security had met and reflected on the situation prevailing in the industry. Acts of violence and intimidation undermined economic and security stability, and if the situation continued unabated, it would make it even harder to overcome the challenges of slow economic growth, high unemployment, poverty and inequality in the country. The government would “not tolerate these acts any further,” Radebe said, and had “put measures in place to ensure that the current situation is brought under control.” These included effectively dealing with illegal gatherings, the carrying of dangerous weapons, incitement and threats of violence. The law enforcement agencies would not hesitate to arrest those who broke the law, Radebe warned. “Government is making a clarion call to all South Africans to desist from these illegal acts and work with the law enforcement agencies to ensure that the situation is brought to normality.” Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa did not rule out the possibility that more police officers would be deployed to troubled areas. “We will do everything possible in the Constitution to ensure that normalcy prevails in those areas,” Mthethwa said. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said that if the instability and low production on South Africa’s mines continued, the cost would be noted be in terms of the country’s overall economic growth numbers. South Africa’s current account deficit would also be affected, as would employment. “Everybody in South Africa has a responsibility to ensure that we boost the confidence in our economy and our country,” Gordhan said. “What we say, what we do, the violent acts we engage in, the incitement … of violence, undermines confidence in the South African economy, and if we undermine confidence, we undermine investment, both from South Africans and foreigners.” Talks with the mining industry were ongoing, Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu said. “We are engaging with the mining industry on a regular basis … All of us are … concerned [about] its impact on the economy, its impact on the workers, so we will continue to engage in a way that will make sure we find stability very soon,” Shabangu said. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Be the RULER of Your Emotions: Understanding and Applying Emotional Intelligence Skills

first_imgBy: David Lee Sexton, Jr., MSPixabay[Chess by klimkin on June 29, 2016, CC0]Have you ever found yourself overcome with emotion? Not necessarily even a single emotion, but multiple, possibly conflicting emotions, and just felt completely unable to interpret what you are feeling? It’s likely that many of us have experienced something like this that stands out in our memories, but it is probably associated with a significant event or moment in life. It stands to reason that people would find it difficult to interpret and regulate emotion during a stressful or traumatic event, but have you considered your ability to process simple, day-to-day emotion? Most of us probably take for granted the complexity of our feelings during everyday life, perhaps because we do not recognize how complex they can really be. Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University, addresses this when discussing the concept of emotional intelligence by asking individuals he teaches one question: “in one word, how are you feeling today?” (“Use a RULER”, 2013). (…I, for one, can’t think of a word that fully encapsulates how I feel today. Happy? Content? Content, but kinda tired, maybe… Oops. That’s more than one.)Nothing seems to fully express it. Dr. Brackett finds that this is the case for most individuals. They are able to talk about their emotions, but narrowing it down to one word proves to be far more challenging (“Use a RULER”, 2013). Keeping in mind that grown adults have trouble with this, think about how difficult it must be for children to express their emotions.Emotional Intelligence (EI) and RULERIn general terms, emotional intelligence (EI) refers to one’s ability to understand and control his or her own emotions, as well as understand and empathize with the feelings of others (“RULER Overview”, n.d.). In order to help individuals, especially school-aged children, develop the skills to gain this understanding and control, Dr. Brackett and his team isolated the following five skills, which form the acronym RULER and can help individuals improve EI (“Use a RULER”, 2013):• Recognize: The first step is to avoid suppression of emotion. It is important to acknowledge emotions, rather than ignoring them.• Understand Causes and Consequences: It is also important to identify what stimulus caused the experience of a particular emotion. This can help in understanding the potential positive or negative consequences of that emotion.• Label: RULER also notes the importance of broadening one’s emotional vocabulary. In other words, learning words that more accurately describe what you feel. For example, are you just sad? Or are you melancholy? Somber, perhaps?• Express Emotions Appropriately: This skill involves determining the appropriate way to express one’s emotions in varying social settings.• Regulate Emotions: Finally, learning how to control your emotions and engage in appropriate expression at appropriate times is emphasized.These skills can be applied in many ways, such as facilitating one’s effectiveness as a leader (“Use a RULER”, 2013); however, the skills were initially developed in order to provide an evidence-based method of developing social and emotional learning in schools (“RULER Overview”, n.d.). Evidence suggests that development of EI, attained through use of the RULER skills, is important in teaching/learning, decision making processes, and academic success, and this has been demonstrated through evaluation of the RULER approach, which found that students using RULER did, in fact, experience greater academic success (“RULER Overview”, n.d.).Mood Meter AppYep! There’s an app for that! Dr. Brackett also developed an app called “Mood Meter”, which individuals can utilize to attain greater awareness of their own emotions. The app can also help users expand their emotional vocabularies and develop strategies for regulating their emotions and expressing them appropriately.ReferencesUse a RULER to measure how you feel. (2013). Executive Leadership, 28(9), 6.Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. (n.d.). RULER Overview. Retrieved from: http://ei.yale.edu/ruler/ruler-overview/This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.  You can also listen to our Anchored. podcast series via iTunes and our website.last_img read more

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CAG: Cricketers are given incorrect income deduction benefit

first_imgSachin TendulkarThe woes of Indian cricket and its stars never seem to end. After their ungainly ouster from the World Cup, now it’s Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar who have been bowled a bouncer by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for being given an incorrect benefit of income deduction,Sachin TendulkarThe woes of Indian cricket and its stars never seem to end. After their ungainly ouster from the World Cup, now it’s Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar who have been bowled a bouncer by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for being given an incorrect benefit of income deduction as sportsmen. The tax department feels shortchanged by Rs 4.42 crore.The CAG report, tabled in Parliament on May 14, put the blame squarely on the I-T Department for giving incorrect allowance of deduction of income to both the players for their earnings from endorsements and from cricket commentaries. Tendulkar was allowed an aggregate deduction of Rs 8.89 crore on income from endorsements and publicity activities on the grounds that this was in foreign exchange. Sudha Krishnan, principal director-audit, CAG, says, “They said he is an artist but we say he is a model.”BCCI, the richest sporting body in India, has been passing itself off as a charitable organisation to avoid paying taxes. But according to the I-T Department, Tendulkar may have to cough up about Rs 3.5 crore in tax arrears while Gavaskar may be poorer by Rs 80 lakh. Both the players may appeal to the third umpire-the Central Board for Direct Taxes- but the chances of reprieve are slim.Tendulkar’s first brush with the taxmen came in 2002 when Fiat gifted him a Ferrari-360 Modena through Formula 1 ace Michael Schumacher. The master blaster was given tax exemption for importing the car, which created a furore. Fiat finally payed the dues to end the controversy.advertisementBCCI chief Sharad Pawar has also come down strongly on endorsements by cricketers, saying, “The system needs to be strengthened. I’ve asked players to submit their copies of old contracts.” Clearly, there seem to be taxing times ahead.last_img read more

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Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough, Who Had Knee Surgery 2 Days Ago, Posts Video Of Leg Lift

first_imgAlabama Bo ScarbroughAlabama Bo ScarbroughThis past Friday, Alabama freshman running back Bo Scarbrough, a five-star recruit from Tuscaloosa, tore the ACL in his right knee during a team scrimmage. Monday, he underwent surgery to repair the injury. Wednesday, he’s already starting rehab, completing straight leg lifts. Really.Scarbrough, who is clearly excited about how his recovery is going, posted a 30-second Twitter video of himself extending and lifting his right leg in a doctor’s office. It’s impressive, given the quick turnaround.Two day out of surgery and already can do a straight leg lift! It’s a blessing to be able to come back and work hard! pic.twitter.com/8NQ31ZDsjR— Bo Scarbrough (@starbo06) April 8, 2015Scarbrough was a huge get for the Tide, and has a bright future ahead. Let’s hope he’s back on the field as soon as possible.last_img read more

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Are The Rangers And Blackhawks Clutch — Or Lucky

How did these “hot” teams fare? They played 56 games … and won 28, or exactly half. So they’re basically doing as well as you would by flipping a coin. Previous clutch performance in playoff games doesn’t seem to count for much.There’s just a teensy tiny bit of good news for Blackhawks and Rangers fans. While a 50 percent winning percentage isn’t great, it’s slightly better than the overall winning percentage for teams facing elimination, which is 45 percent. (Teams facing elimination are usually underdogs because of selection bias: If they were playing as well as their opponents, they probably wouldn’t be facing elimination to begin with.) The difference is too small to be statistically significant, however.4A more thorough study would need to control for factors like home-ice advantage and overall team strength. Still, in my experience, your prior when working with hockey data should be that if something looks random, it probably is. The Rangers may have some other advantages late in playoff series. They have Henrik Lundqvist. And they’re an excellent five-on-five team, whereas their special teams are just average. Games 6 and 7 of playoff series historically feature relatively few penalties, which could play to the Rangers’ strengths.The problem is that Tampa Bay has been a very good five-on-five team, too. And should the series go to Game 7, the Lightning have also been pretty good in the clutch, with a 6-2 record in elimination games since 2010. But, hey: Having to win two coin flips isn’t so bad; the Rangers have come back from much worse odds before. Fear not, Blackhawks fans. Your team might have lost to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night, going down three games to two in the insane Western Conference finals. But the Blackhawks have battled back before. Since 2010, when faced with elimination from the playoffs, they have an excellent 9-3 record.And there’s hope for you, too, Rangers fans. Your team also needs a win — on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals — to stay alive. But the Rangers have been through this before — a lot. Since 2010, they have been faced with playoff elimination 18 times. They are 14-4 in those games.There’s just one problem. Having a good record in elimination games doesn’t seem to predict much about how a team will fare the next time it must win or go home.In the table below, I’ve listed all instances in the NHL expansion era1Since 1967-68. in which an NHL team faced elimination in the playoffs but came in with a “hot” record in previous such games. A team qualified as “hot” if it was at least five games over .500 in playoff elimination games2I define an “elimination game” as one when a team faces elimination by losing — not when it has the chance to eliminate its opponent. So Tuesday’s Game 6 counts as an elimination game for the Rangers, but not the Lightning. If the Rangers win and the series advances to Game 7, it will count as an elimination game for both teams. in the current season plus the past five seasons.3So since 2010, for instance, for playoff teams this year. read more

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Lacazette ready for a fresh start at Arsenal

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette is ready to move from the struggles of his debut campaign at Arsenal and prove doubters wrong by improving on his goal tally in the upcoming seasonThe Frenchman struggled to live up to his £46.5m price tag from his transfer last summer and ended, what promised to be a an exciting spell, in disappointing fashion with just a mere 17 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions.Lacazette’s performances were often the subject of criticism by both pundits and fans alike throughout the entire season and he was omitted from the France squad that would later win the World Cup this year.But the 27-year-old has refused to let the criticism get the better of him and he is now ready for a fresh new start with the Gunners after scoring the equalising goal in their victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night.“I don’t care how people judge me,” said Lacazette, according to Reuters.“I know if I stay in Arsenal the club is happy and my team-mates as well. This is the most important thing.“It (last season) has finished and for me it’s the past. OK, when I didn’t score, of course I was frustrated but it’s finished. It was my first season so I can’t be too hard on myself, even if I wanted to score more goals.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’ve learned from this and now I am happy to start a new season.”Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was signed by Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January for a club record fee and the striker made an instant impression by scoring 10 goals in his first 13 Premier League games.But Lacazette denies that he feels any rivalry towards Aubameyang.“I never said it (Aubameyang’s arrival) was bad for me, only people in the press said it was bad,” he said.“I was happy because I knew I could play with him.“I didn’t see him as a rival, more like a team-mate, so since the beginning I was happy about his signature.”Arsenal will begin their Premier League campaign against Manchester City on August 12.last_img read more

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New categories for legal fishing proposed in Parks amendments bill

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2015 – The National Parks Amendments will create a new category for fishing if approved as is; Director Dr. John Claydon in a one on one with Magnetic Media said the two categories will expand where fishing can happen while preventing destructive practices. The change is to make current ‘fishing zones’ to be ‘non commercial fishing zones’ which means for residents there is a greater area protected for recreational fishing that is non commercial. The term ‘fishing zones’ will allow both commercial and recreational fishing to happen and three national parks will be expanded to give the fishing industry more places within which to fish. The proposal names them as: Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea National Park, West Caicos Marine National Park and East Bay Islands National Park. Dr. Claydon said the proposals were determined by the National Parks Ordinance Review Committee. The members of the Committee were representatives of the Office of the Premier, Environment and Home Affairs, Attorney General’s Chambers, DEMA, National Trust, Planning Department, Water Sports interests, members of the Public and the Opposition party. The amendments which span 65 pages in a document posted at the DEMA website are already Cabinet approved, but the public contribution will be presented to Cabinet for further considerations. The consultation has as its final deadline January 17, 2016. Related Items:Attorney General’s Chambers, dema, dr. john claydon, Environment and Home Affairs, National Parks Ordinance Review Committee, national trust, planning department, premier, Water Sports interests Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bermuda swears in youngest Premier in country’s history TCI Premier Responds To Beaches’ Letter Announcing Closure Cabinet Report by Premier, His Excellency present.last_img read more

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