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Six Liverpool players in Champions League squad of season

first_imgLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been included in the Champions League squad of the season despite failing to reach the final.Ronaldo’s Juve only reached the last eight before being knocked out by Ajax, while Barca fell to eventual champions Liverpool despite Messi’s dazzling display in the first leg of their semi-final meeting.Messi’s 12 goals in the 2018-19 Champions League saw him claim the competition’s top scorer honour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? After securing their sixth European crown with a 2-0 win over Tottenham in Saturday’s fina, Liverpool have three defenders in the squad – Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk – along with Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane and goalkeeper Alisson.Following their stunning run to the last four, Ajax have five representatives in the squad – captain Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong, David Neres, Hakim Ziyech and Dusan Tadic – while losing finalists Tottenham contribute Jan Vertonghen, Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko.The selection, which was made by UEFA’s technical observers, also includes Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.Among UEFA’s technical observers are Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez, England manager Gareth Southgate and former Manchester United boss David Moyes.#UCL Squad of the Season 2018/19 UEFA’s Technical Observers have selected their 20-man squad from this season’s UEFA Champions League… — #UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) June 2, 2019 Champions League squad of the season in full: Alisson (Liverpool), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk (both Liverpool), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham); Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), David Neres (Ajax), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax); Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Lucas Moura (Tottenham), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Dusan Tadic (Ajax). Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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NSLC Announces Second Quarter Results

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) released its second quarter results today, Oct. 21, for June 29 to Sept. 27, 2015. Compared with last year, net income was $72.5 million, up $3.5 million, while total sales were up $8.1 million to $177.1 million. Total volume of alcohol sold was up 3.2 per cent and overall customer transactions were up 2.1 per cent. The average dollar value of each transaction also grew by 1.2 per cent. All Nova Scotia product categories experienced growth. Nova Scotia wine sales grew by 9.0 per cent, while sales for Nova Scotia commercial wine, produced here without local grapes, increased by 9.4 per cent. Craft beer sales grew 26.7 per cent to $2.3 million, ready-to-drink sales increased 50.8 per cent, while local spirit sales grew by 128.2 per cent to $0.3 million. A detailed news release can be found by following the News Releases link on the NSLC website at . -30-last_img read more

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New Guidebook Educates About Forest Conservation

first_imgA new hands-on guidebook is available that describes how Nova Scotians can help keep the province’s woodlands healthy. A Field Guide to Forest Biodiversity Stewardship provides best forest management techniques for anyone interested in the province’s forest ecosystems. “Three-quarters of our province is forest and preserving that rich biodiversity is a responsibility that we all share,” said Minister of Natural Resources Lloyd Hines. “By teaching people to be good stewards of our environment this guide will help ensure our forests stay healthy for future generations.” The guide was compiled from first-hand experiences of people working in forest conservation. It features notes on the variety of wildlife and habitats found in Nova Scotia’s forests and includes both regulations and recommended practices for responsible forest stewardship. “The guidebook is an exciting release which will provide a dynamic introduction to forest biodiversity for woodland owners, forestry contractors and nature enthusiasts,” said David Sutherland, co-ordinator with the Association for Sustainable Forestry. “It complements several other department publications and will assist in promoting a progressive direction for forest-stewardship activities in our province.” Biodiversity includes all the plants, animals, and other organisms in an ecosystem and the processes that connect them. It is closely connected to a forest’s overall health. Any change in the environment can affect every species in the forest. A Field Guide to Forest Biodiversity Stewardship is available for download at For a free hard copy contact the Department of Natural Resources library by email at or by calling 902-424-8633.last_img read more

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Female First Nations leader says Winnipeg store treated her life a thief

first_imgMatt Thordarson APTN National NewsAn Indigenous leader is claiming she was discriminated against while shopping at a pharmacy in Winnipeg.Sheila North Wilson is grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak in Manitoba.She’s speaking out now because she wants her story to bring awareness.last_img

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Mounib Cancellation of TuitionFree Public Education Needs a Revolution

Rabat  –  Secretary General of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU) Nabila Mounib, has been quoted as saying, “The cancellation of the public education system’s free tuition in Morocco needs a revolution on a national scale.” During a video interview with Moroccan news outlet Lakome, Mounib said, “The issue of education in Morocco is an important priority, because progress in developing countries cannot be achieved only through an excellent quality of education in public schools.”“To create equality [among citizens], the public schools’ quality should be excellent and the tuition fees should be fully-funded because there are Moroccans who cannot pay the tuition,” Mounib added. Seeking to contextualize the current uproar over the imposition of tuition fees in public schools, Mounib said, “Whenever we notice that [the government] is preparing to ratify a law against the free education system in public schools, personally, I feel that this needs more than a revolution on Facebook – it needs a revolution on a national scale.”Mounib continued her remarks, noting that “[the government] attempts to apply Samuel Phillips Huntington’s theory, wherein when someone tries to carry out [indirect] sabotage, he partially injects it dose by dose in order [for people] not to realize its [harms].”In an attempt to offer solutions to reform Morocco’s educational system, Mounib suggests the following: “Today, we have a document that proves Moroccan education needs comprehensive and inclusive reform […] and we should consider that the investment in this field [education] is a strategic investment – because the building of citizens is building the future itself.”“In this regard, we [at PSU] say that we will counterattack each damaging project that targets the free education system in public schools. In turn, we as Moroccans should have the courage to defend our public school system and scientific research until affiliates come [together] in [the development] of a global future for humanity in general,” Mounib added.“I stress that every step to cancel tuition-free education in public schools is damaging for the country and a marginalization of the majority of citizens,” Mounib concluded. read more

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Prospect of lasting peace fading by the day in Gaza and West

The Council was briefed by Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, as well as Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.In a sombre assessment, Mr. Mladenov characterized the hope of a peaceful two-state solution as “slim.” Extremists are on the rise and that the risk of war looms large, he explained.Against this backdrop, the immediate challenge is the prevention of an economic and humanitarian implosion in the West Bank and Gaza.The Palestinian people, he continued, need the support of the international community more than ever, as a range of issues are exerting a “heavy toll” on those living in Gaza and the West Bank. These include ongoing violence, the lack of progress towards peace, financial pressures and unilateral measures by the Government of Israel.Mr. Mladenov cited a recent decision by Israel to withhold some $140 million in Palestinian tax revenue transfers (the equivalent of money paid to Palestinians convicted of terrorism or security-related offences, and their families), and the decision of the United States Government to halt funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) as factors driving financial instability in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.Ms. Mueller also described the “rising vulnerability” of Palestinians in Gaza, with salaries for public sector employees reduced or withheld, including in the health and education sectors, unemployment at over 50 per cent, and the fact that most citizens are dealing with food insecurity.Funding cuts have forced the World Food Programme (WFP) to suspend assistance to some 27,000 people and reduce rations to another 166,000 beneficiaries. There is still, she continued, a considerable funding gap, and she urged Member States to step up and increase their support for humanitarian operations. UN Photo/Loey FelipeUrsula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), addresses the UN Security Council on situation in the Middle East.A number of political steps, said Mr. Mladenov, are necessary for the establishment of peace, including an end to the designation of land for exclusively Israeli use, as well as the cessation of Israeli settlement construction and expansion, and the creation of opportunities for Palestinian development in the West Bank. Demolitions and seizures of Palestinian-owned structures have continued across the West Bank, with some 900 Palestinians in East Jerusalem facing eviction.The Special Envoy condemned violence and terror in the region over the past few months, which has seen the deaths of 40 children killed by Israeli forces, and the firing of 18 rockets towards Israel by Palestinian militants. There has been an upsurge in settler violence over the past year, he reported, with 20 recorded incidents of Israeli settlers injuring Palestinians or damaging their property.The casualty figures are “stretching the capacity of health care providers” in the territory, said Ms. Mueller, putting the entire system at the risk of collapse: “Since the start of demonstrations in March 2018, over 27,000 Palestinians have been injured, more than 6,000 of them by live ammunition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 122 amputations have taken place since the start of the mass demonstrations, including 21 paediatric amputations.”An international community committed to supporting both parties, leadership, and political will for change are, contended Mr. Mladenov, of primary importance and, until they are found, “Palestinians and Israelis will continue to slide into increasingly hazardous territory.” read more

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Baseball Ohio State begins ninegame homestand against Northern Kentucky

Scouting Northern KentuckyThe Norse have had a rough time getting things going this season, compiling a 12-22 record that includes an abysmal 6-19 road record. The one thing that has gone well for the Norse this year has been their ability to produce at the plate. As a team, they are batting .275 with 36 home runs so far this season, including a pair of hitters with eight home runs and four regulars batting above .300. The team has scored a total of 211 runs, averaging 6.21 runs per game. Its star bat this season has been junior first baseman and pitcher Trey Ganns. Ganns has eight home runs, while his .310 batting average is sitting as the team’s second-highest among starters. Ganns, the team’s cleanup hitter, has demonstrated an acute ability to clean up the bases, leading the Norse with 32 RBIs this season.Scoring runs has not been an issue for the team. Rather, the issue has been keeping the opponents from scoring runs of their own. Across 287.2 innings the season, the Norse have posted a team ERA of 6.41, which ranks 260th out of 295 Division I programs. Pitchers have struggled to limit contact, having surrendered 364 hits this season (.370 opponents’ average). Finding More Consistency in the OffenseThe Buckeyes’ inability to keep the bats going for extended periods of time has been cited by coach Greg Beals as the chief issue for the team.After the team took two of three against Penn State with a combined 16 runs over the final two games of that series, the OSU offense mustered just two combined runs against a pair of midweek opponents in Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan, and was shut out by Michigan State in its first of the three games in the past weekend’s series. “We’ve been working really hard just with our offensive approach,” Beals said in a press conference last Thursday. “The two midweek games, we didn’t score enough runs to win the game, especially Wednesday night’s game, we pitched the ball really, really well.”Though his team has shown a lot of signs of struggle, Beals said he believes the talent is there for his team to start putting it all together, and he hopes his bats can click in opportune moments.“Each of the guys in our offensive lineup have shown signs of greatness, and we’ve got to find a way to get that out more consistently, and it’s an approach thing that we’ve got to do,” Beals said. “We’ve got to make sure that we are locked in on the pitches we are going to get and be consistent in that approach throughout an at-bat and be able to string some quality at bats together to produce some runs.”The Buckeyes hope to get that offense going again when they take on Northern Kentucky on Wednesday with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Then-junior outfielder Tre’ Gantt is greeted by teammates outside the dugout after scoring a run over the weekend in the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge in Surprise, Arizona. Credit: Courtesy of Press Pros MagazineOhio State (15-21, 4-8) has been on the road for a while.It’s had some midweek home games mixed in there, but the past two weekend series have been on the road for the Buckeyes.Now OSU is getting a chance to enjoy some home cooking with its second nine-game homestand of the season, which will kick off on Wednesday with a matchup against the Northern Kentucky Norse (12-22, 6-6 Horizon League).The Buckeyes found little success the last time they played nine consecutive home games, amassing a 4-5 record and a 1-4 record in conference games. read more

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Selfies have ruined the smile historian claims

first_img “Technology has made it interesting for the culture of the smile,” he told the Hay Festival.  Selfies have ruined the smile because grinning has been replaced by pouting, a historian has claimed. The historian said that when selfie-sticks were first being used, people would smile “and the face becomes… “The world of the selfie, the wonder of narcissism, the selfie-stick and the way that seems to make the smile absolutely everywhere. It is the way in which we establish our authenticity in the world.” Professor Colin Jones, author of The Smile Revolution, said that technology had brought about a cultural change to the way people smiled and that the “duck face” pose was now replacing the “Cheshire cat“.last_img read more

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Injured Trisha Chetty ruled out of Womens World T20

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related“We are a well balanced side”- W.I Women CoachMarch 18, 2014In “Sports”Women’s IPL not yet feasible – RajMarch 21, 2018In “latest news”Injured Dale Steyn ruled out of World Cup, Beuran Hendricks named replacementJune 4, 2019In “latest news” Trisha Chetty drives on the up (IDI/Getty Images)Wicketkeeper-batsman Trisha Chetty has been ruled out of South Africa’s World T20 campaign after the recurrence of a back injury. Faye Tunnicliffe, the 19-year-old Boland wicketkeeper, has been called up as replacement but she will not arrive in time to play the team’s opening game against Sri Lanka on Monday.“It has been very frustrating for us as a team,” South Africa coach Hilton Moreeng said. “You have to feel for a player like Trisha Chetty who has worked extremely hard and recovered well to get here. It’s really unfortunate, it’s something that’s reoccurred and we couldn’t control. We wish her a speedy recovery. After speaking to her, after we got all of the medical reports, you could tell it was very frustrating and disappointing for her as well.”Tunnicliffe made her international debut in September, during the three T20Is South Africa played against West Indies in Bridgetown and Tarouba.“Faye Tunnicliffe who is coming in to replace Trish is one of the promising young wicket-keepers that we have in the country,” Moreeng added. “She is also familiar with the conditions, she was with us on the last tour.“We know that we are in a tough group and we’re ready for that. At the end of the day we can only control what we can, we just need to stay focused.”It is possible that Lizelle Lee will take up a temporary place behind the stumps until Tunnicliffe links up with the South African squad, which is expected to be as soon as possible. (ESPNCricinfo) read more

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Nóirín OSullivan announces major restructuring of some garda sections but shes not

first_img Noirin O’Sullivan and Deputy Commissioner John Twomey at today’s press conference Source: via FacebookWhen asked whether she would resign over the motion of no-confidence in her leadership which is due to take place in the Dáil next week, O’Sullivan would not say yes or no but indicated that she would not step down, repeatedly saying that she was committed to implementing reform in An Garda Síochana.“I have a journey of work that I have to do and I have to make sure that I see out that commitment,” she said. “We have to keep the lights on while we’re rewiring the house”.She repeatedly stressed that she was putting “corrective action” in place “to stop these things from happening again”.The focus now, she said, is on “who, where and what” exactly caused the two issues.She assured the public that “if we identify any individual or any group of individuals… it will be addressed,” repeatedly describing what is happening in the gardaí as “a matter of real cultural reform”.“We are going to identify things that are wrong, things that are broken”.“We are absolutely committed and determined to address the issues”.Reporting by Michelle Hennessy and Nicky Ryan Poll: Do you have confidence in the Garda Commissioner? Read: Political parties are piling in on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan 92 Comments Monday 27 Mar 2017, 4:26 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: COMMISSIONER NÓIRÍN O’Sullivan has announced a “radical restructuring” of parts of An Garda Síochana in the wake of the breath test and fixed charge notice scandals.Speaking at a press conference at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park this afternoon, O’Sullivan said that the policing of roads and divisional management will undergo major changes.It followed the baffling discovery last week that almost one million random breath tests that never happened were recorded on internal garda systems over the last five years. Separately, almost 15,000 summonses to court were wrongly issued to drivers over the past ten years.At today’s press conference, O’Sullivan noted the “disquiet” around the two problems, saying that they were potentially major ethical issues. “It gives us no comfort to say that we’ve identified these issues,” she told reporters. “What is very important is what have we done about it”. Share287 Tweet Email By Christine Bohancenter_img Short URL Mar 27th 2017, 4:26 PM 22,866 Views Nóirín O’Sullivan announces major restructuring of some garda sections – but she’s not going anywhere “We are going to identify things that are wrong, things that are broken”. last_img read more

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Seward Highway Open Near Milepost 109 After Vehicle Collision

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update -Friday  According to Anchorage Police only minor injuries were sustained during the two vehicle collision. UPDATE 11:50amBoth lanes of the Seward Highway have been reopened at Mile 109. The closure is valid from 10:57 a.m., until 2:57 p.m. Original PostThe Seward Highway is closed near milepost 109 due to a crash/vehicle fire according to the Department of Transportation. According to the DOT, drivers should watch for police and fire trucks on the highway. Limited details are known at this time, updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster ups the exclusivity factor

first_img Preview • 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: Verdant velocity Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster, Huracan EVO GT Celebration dazzle 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar Comment Monterey Car Week 2019 Lamborghini 5:37 More about 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 1 More From Roadshow Tags 2019 Lamborghini Urus review: Part SUV, part supercar Exotic Cars Performance Cars 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder first drive: Worth every sunburn Lamborghini’s Aventador SVJ is more than a ‘Ring monster Now playing: Watch this: 62 Photos Enlarge ImageJust 63 of these supercars will be made. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow It certainly wouldn’t be Monterey Car Week without a flood of new concept cars and supercars. Lamborghini didn’t disappoint and revealed not one but two models on Friday. First up is the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster. Naturally, it follows the SVJ 63 Coupe revealed previously and it’s also limited to, as the name implies, 63 units globally. The production figure corresponds with the Italian firm’s founding year of 1963. Any 1 percenters looking to add a new supercar to the garage will have the chance to select one of eight design motifs for the SVJ 63 Roadster, though the photos depict the matte gray Grigio Acheso with orange details. The car also sports a set of matte titanium wheels and a special carbon-fiber part that covers roof, engine cover, engine air vents, windshield surround and mirrors. There will be no mistaking this special edition for any other Aventador as it wears a “63” livery inside and out, too. The cockpit of this Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster features gray and orange to match the exterior, though it shares other elements with the seven additional design motifs. Each of the 63 cars will come with tri-tone Alcantara upholstery, carbon-fiber trim and a steering-wheel badge to mark the SVJ 63 Roadster’s significance. Like all other SVJs, a 6.5-liter V12 makes 760 horsepower. Lamborghini Huracán EVO GT CelebrationEnlarge ImageLamborghini is proud of its racing success so far, so it made a tribute model. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow If the Aventador SVJ 63 isn’t flashy enough for you, the Huracan EVO GT Celebration should do the trick. It honors the Huracan EVO GT3 race car that’s come off of two banner racing seasons, including two consecutive wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. The company said it will build 36 of these cars — the sum of 24 and 12 to represent the EVO GT3’s dominance on the track. The wild green and orange livery is meant to evoke the GRT Grasser Racing Team livery, which is one of the teams that’s contributed to Lamborghini’s winning streak. I admit, it’s rather polarizing, but the company said there are eight other combinations to choose from with three other colors. No matter which color, the livery style stays the same, as does the racing number 11. Badging and vinyl also mark the race car’s championship wins on the sides and near the engine bay. Finally, the Lamborghini Squadra Shield is an option for the roof with the Italian and US flags framing it. Meanwhile, the interior features the shield, flags and laurel as standard equipment and color-contrast stitching depending on which color scheme an owner chooses. Like other Huracáns, a V10 provides the power. A shame if you’re not local to North America because other global buyers won’t have the chance to own an Huracan EVO GT Celebration. Both special-edition cars will arrive in early 2020. Share your voice Lamborghinilast_img read more

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India hopes to calm fuel price stink with basmati fragrance

first_imgThe appetising fragrance of India’s basmati rice will soon have a major role to play in keeping fuel prices down.This is because India is seeking alternative options to dollar payment for keeping the Iranian oil flowing despite US President Donald Trump’s clampdown on global trade with Iran.Iran is the biggest importer of Indian basmati and the commodity is a serious contender to become India’s rupee payment conduit for keeping the Iranian oil taps open.India is taking steps to relax basmati export norms to facilitate continued oil imports through the rupee route without inviting US sanctions.New Delhi wants to make the most of the exemption that Washington has granted it along with seven other oil importing nations in transactions with Iran. India has also received US waiver for its role in the development of Iran’s Chabahar port.India’s basmati exports last year topped $4.7 billion with Iran continuing to maintain its top position with imports worth $905 million. Indian basmati exports during the 2018-19 fiscal year has already crossed $2 billion with Iran keeping the top spot and Saudi Arabia a close second.Last year’s strong export performance of the commodity had increased sowing in India but the sudden re-introduction of the US sanctions was a dampener. Now that the US has granted India an exemption in the trade with Iran, the prospects of a thumping performance in basmati export have brightened. The rupee payment route will ease the trade even further, export sector sources say.The rupee payment facility and the enabling of even barter deals with agricultural commodities have come as a boon to the market that had suffered some amount of uncertainty over the situation in the Middle East and tension between Washington to Teheran. Iran usually decides the import quotas after the harvest season by mid-November. So, the traders think the decision of the Indian authorities to ease the norms has come at an opportune time and will help boost the market sentiment.  Indian farmers of rice varieties other than basmati have already found cheer in the Chinese market outlook. A recent buyer-seller meeting in China, which is the world’s biggest producer and importer of rice, has had an excellent outcome for Indian exporters. About 80 percent of India’s $4.7 billion worth of basmati exports last year went to the Middle Eastern countries led by Iran. Indian producers want to do better this year after having sown more areas after last year’s bullish brighter global outlook. Punjab and Haryana produce nearly 50 percent of the basmati varieties that go at a premium in the export market. Uttar Pradesh produces about 12 percent.last_img read more

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Growth mindset found to temper impact of poverty on student achievement

first_img © 2016 Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids’ beliefs about intelligence Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Larkmead School. Credit: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 Citation: Growth mindset found to temper impact of poverty on student achievement (2016, July 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences The concept of intelligence is difficult to pin down, much less measure. So, too, is answering the question of whether it is possible for a person to become more intelligent by trying—most scientists in the field believe that it is mostly fixed at birth. But because it cannot be proven, people tend to have their own opinions—those who believe that a person can become more intelligent through hard work are referred to in psychological terms as having a growth mindset. Conversely, those who believe that intelligence is fixed at birth are referred to has having a fixed mindset.In order to gain some insight into whether such beliefs can have an impact on academic performance, the researchers worked with the public school system in Chile in 2012—they tested 75 percent of the entire class of 10th grade students and then monitored their academic performance. In addition to demographic questions, students were also asked questions about whether they believed intelligence was fixed at birth or whether it could be improved through hard work, such as by studying schoolwork.In studying the data, the researchers found that as expected students living in poverty tended to have much less academic success. They also found that students living in poverty were much more likely to have a fixed mindset. But they also found that those students living in poverty who had a growth mindset tended to do much better academically than those living in poverty who had a fixed mindset—so much better that their scores were nearly equal to students who were not living in poverty but who had a fixed mindset. These results, the researchers suggest, indicate that targeted interventions may help low-achieving students living in poverty perform at a higher level; however, the researchers are quick to point out that they are not advocating substituting mindset manipulation for poverty reduction programs. (—A trio of researchers from Stanford University has found that high school children living in poverty who have a growth mindset tend to do better in school than those with a fixed mindset. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Susana Claro, David Paunesku and Carol Dweck describe a study they carried out with high school sophomores in Chile, what they learned, and what their findings may indicate regarding children, education and poverty. More information: Susana Claro et al. Growth mindset tempers the effects of poverty on academic achievement, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1608207113AbstractTwo largely separate bodies of empirical research have shown that academic achievement is influenced by structural factors, such as socioeconomic background, and psychological factors, such as students’ beliefs about their abilities. In this research, we use a nationwide sample of high school students from Chile to investigate how these factors interact on a systemic level. Confirming prior research, we find that family income is a strong predictor of achievement. Extending prior research, we find that a growth mindset (the belief that intelligence is not fixed and can be developed) is a comparably strong predictor of achievement and that it exhibits a positive relationship with achievement across all of the socioeconomic strata in the country. Furthermore, we find that students from lower-income families were less likely to hold a growth mindset than their wealthier peers, but those who did hold a growth mindset were appreciably buffered against the deleterious effects of poverty on achievement: students in the lowest 10th percentile of family income who exhibited a growth mindset showed academic performance as high as that of fixed mindset students from the 80th income percentile. These results suggest that students’ mindsets may temper or exacerbate the effects of economic disadvantage on a systemic level.last_img read more

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Airbnb says Mexicos Riviera Maya reservation leader in Latin America for Easter

first_imgRiviera Maya, Q.R. — A report from Airbnb says that Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya was the power vacation spot this Easter holiday season making it the reservation leader in Latin America.The company says that Riviera Maya has become a powerhouse vacation rental preference in Latin America, outpacing other popular cities such as Havana, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and the Dominican Republic.According to Airbnb, they recorded 11,619 reservations for Riviera Maya for the Easter holiday season, a substantial growth over the previous year, and one that has generated profitable business opportunities for the local community.Their report is in contrast to a recent USA Today article that says, “Violence in resort cities such as Cancún, Playa del Carmen (in Quintana Roo state)…resembles the rest of the country, but it threatens Mexico’s lucrative tourism industry.”The figures from Airbnb are in addition to the more than 40,000 hotel reservations recorded for Riviera Maya this holiday season. Adrián Hernández Maldonado, president of the real estate section of the National Chamber of Commerce, said Airbnb provides an option in the tourist profile that differs from that of a hotel.He says that those who stay with a host coexist more with the community and generate economic benefits in businesses located outside the tourist strips.Airbnb reports that after Mexico’s Riviera Maya, the reservation preferences for Easter were Havana with 9,989 reservations, Mexico City with 9,478, Rio de Janeiro with 8,552 and Dominican Republic with 7,859 reservations.For this year, Trip Advisor travelers rated Playa del Carmen first choice destination in Mexico and 15th globally.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Arts and culture in brief the week ahead in Costa Rica

first_img Facebook Comments In tune with the patriotism on display during yesterday’s Independence Day celebrations, the new theatrical production of the life ofPancha Carrasco, the fearless Tica who played a key role in Costa Rica’s defeat of William Walker in 1856, comes to Desamparados with two showings at the Teatro de la Villa. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended by phone with Lisbeth González, 7273-9403 (Saturday, September 17, 7 p.m., and Sunday, September 18, 5 p.m.).Art City Tour is back again! Join the happy throngs in downtown San José as the next-to-last tour of the year sees museums and galleries open their doors for free admission, along with cafés, design shops and more in the city center, Barrios Amón, Otoya and Escalante, Los Yoses and La Sabana. As usual, shuttles will be available to take participants from one spot to the next. Full details here (Wednesday, September 21).Liking the reduced traffic during the long weekend? Live the dream of a less-clogged San José a little longer by joining the Day Without Cars on Sept. 22. Just leave your car at home – unless you’ve got at least three passengers in it – and take a bus or train, walk, skip… you get the idea. Business owners are encouraged to allow their employees to telecommute (Thursday, September 22). Related posts:Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica Arts, culture and Mother’s Day: the week ahead in Costa Ricalast_img read more

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October 19 2015On Friday October 9th four Arcosan

first_imgOctober 19, 2015On Friday October 9th four Arcosanti residents; Alix Dewald, Hildemar Cruz, Jonas Fister and Lorenzo Mastino, set out to the West Coast Communities Conference held at the ecovillage Groundswell located in Yorkville, CA. The conference gathered over 120 people from all over the nation that live in ecovillages, sustainable communities, artist collectives and other alternative living styles.[photos and text by Soleri Archives volunteer Hildemar Cruz]On Saturday the 10th representatives from the different communities had an opportunity to present information about their respective sites at the communities salon. Arcosanti had the chance to share information about Arcology with budding groups. In a time when collective society is eager to find efficient, intelligent and fulfilling modes of living, representing an alternative model for the city really broaden the perspectives of many participants of the conference. Some of the workshops offered during the conference include; Creative and Constructive Conflict resolution in community, Reaching Across the Generations in Community, and Community in Crisis Interactive Theatre Workshop.last_img read more

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Media Complaints Commission issues warning

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