African Minerals finds more iron

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Share KCS-content Iron ore explorer African Minerals said its flagship Tonkolili project in Sierra Leone contains more iron ore than previously thought. The Tonkolili project holds 12.8bn tonnes of iron ore, according to the latest resource estimate, up from 10.5bn tonnes announced in February. The update incorporates the Numbara, Simbili, Marampon and Kasafoni deposits at Tonkolili. Resources-hungry China will be a key customer of the Sierra Leone project. Spot iron ore prices have risen 43 per cent this year. More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img African Minerals finds more iron Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald whatsapp Thursday 16 December 2010 7:40 pmlast_img read more

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West Virginia igaming bill heads to Governor

first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Table games Horse racing West Virginia igaming bill heads to Governor Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter West Virginia is just one step away from becoming the fifth state to legalise online gambling, with a bill currently awaiting Governor Jim Justice’s signature. House Bill 2934, which was introduced by Delegate Jason Barrett on February 12, has been passed by both chambers of the West Virginia legislature, gaining final approval on the last day of the 2019 regular session. Casino & games Regions: US West Virginia 11th March 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter West Virginia is just one step away from becoming the fifth state to legalise online gambling, with a bill currently awaiting Governor Jim Justice’s signature.House Bill 2934, which was introduced by Delegate Jason Barrett on February 12, has been passed by both chambers of the West Virginia legislature. Having passed the House in February, it was then passed by the Senate on March 8, the second-last day of the 2019 regular session by a vote of 26 in favour, and seven against.As a result of minor tweaks made in the upper chamber, it then returned to the House for final approval, which was secured on March 9, with 78 Delegates voting in favour, 18 against and four abstentions.It now passes to the Governor for final ratification, though Justice can allow the bill to pass into law without his signature, as he did with the state’s sports betting regulations. Should it become law, West Virginia would join Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in regulating online gaming.The bill, named the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act, allows for five-year licences to be awarded to the state’s land-based casinos, at a cost of $250,000 (£192,600/€222,300), with igaming taxed at 15% of gross gaming revenue. Operators will be able to offer online poker, slots and table games.The state’s land-based venues, Hollywood Casino, Mountaineer Racetrack and Casino, Delaware North’s Nitro and Wheeling properties and Justice’s Greenbrier resort, would be able to allow online-only brands to run as skins under their licences.In related news, West Virginia’s only licensed online sports betting site, the Miomni-powered Delaware North-owned BetLucky brand, is currently offline. According to the West Virginia Lottery, this is due to a dispute between the operator’s sports betting solutions provider Miomni and a third-party vendor.This has also resulted in land-based sports betting at Delaware North’s Mardi Gras Casino & Resort and Wheeling Island properties being shut down.The lottery, which effectively acts as the regulator of gambling in the state, said it was monitoring the situation and was working with all parties to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.While West Virginia’s sports betting regulations allow for licensees to launch online services alongside land-based, Delaware North has been the only operator to move into the channel since the market opened on August 31, 2018.last_img read more

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Is now the right time to invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA?

first_img For the most part, last week was absolute carnage in broader markets. So as we start a new week that has also begun badly, I’d like to encourage you to take a deep breath and think about your long-term financial goals, such as your retirement years. Perhaps you’re about to invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA. Then you’re possibly wondering if this new week could be a good time to put your money to work. Let’s take a closer look.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Stocks and Shares ISA deadline loomingOn 12 March, the FTSE 100 plunged over 10% on its worst day since 1987. The following day saw some calm return to the markets. But none of us can know how this week or March will end.However, Britons know that we’ve an important date coming up in a few weeks. As our tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April, the deadline for individuals to contribute to the previous year’s ISA is April 5. In other words, you’ve less than three weeks to use your £20,000 ISA allowance for this tax year. The rapid decline in stock markets is unnerving for many investors. Yet it’s hard to deny that it has created buying opportunities for long-term portfolios.After all, if you liked a company for robust fundamental reasons and dividends in February, you should really like it even more when its share price is on sale now, especially if you buy it via an ISA that has tax advantages.Are we in a recession?Even though the market decline makes this potentially an opportune time to invest in many stocks, it’s also important to consider which industries to concentrate on.We don’t know how corporate earnings may perform over the next few months. Many economists are debating whether a large number of countries may already be in a recession. As 2019 ended, several City analysts highlighted that we were possibly at the tail end of nearly a decade of economic growth. In spite of a few short-lived downturns over the past 10 years, most economies have enjoyed stable growth since the crisis of 2008/09.We won’t know when the next recession has exactly started until we’re in it, but as we’ve been finding out in recent days, investor sentiment and the economy can change rather quickly. If you think an economic slump is upon us, you may want to reconsider your portfolio diversification strategy, including your Stocks and Shares ISA. Certain industries tend to do better in times of slower economic growth.A resilient industryExactly what traits are common to defensive stocks? A defensive company typically has a constant demand for its products or services. It isn’t correlated to the rest of the business cycle either.Analysts regard consumer staples companies as defensive. People continue to buy household items, cleaning products, and other essentials such as personal hygiene products, even when their salaries are shrinking. And the COVID-19 outbreak means everyone must pay more attention to basic hygiene than before.Two stocks to consider for a Stocks and Shares ISA could be Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever. And supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco could also be appropriate. Anecdotal evidence and social media posts suggest that many consumers are currently stockpiling. And we’re all going to continue to eat, drink, and shop for basic necessities even in a recession. Is now the right time to invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA? Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Monday, 16th March, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

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Why is the FTSE 100 rallying as the UK heads towards a recession?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. We are all aware of the tragic impact the coronavirus is having around the globe. The need to stay at home has virtually shut down the economy. The knock-on effect is high unemployment, falling GDP and a weaker pound. Few analysts disagree that the UK is heading for a recession, indeed we might actually already be in one.A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. We have to wait until May 12 to find out the reading for the first quarter of 2020, but it could easily be negative. As for the current quarter, it is unlikely we are going to see the economy grow. Despite this, in the past 30 days the FTSE 100 stock index has rallied over 12%. So why is that? And what does it mean for investors? Have we left it too late to take advantage of quality companies at bargain prices?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A health barometer?Usually the FTSE 100 index is seen as a barometer of how well the UK economy is doing. The stock market gauges investor confidence and general sentiment. If we look at the chart over the past few decades, we can see that it has broadly followed how the economy has performed. For example, when the UK sank into a recession with the global financial crisis in 2008/09, the FTSE 100 fell by around 30%. During the growth years from 2013/19, the index rallied to reflect this.Recession-readyOne of the main reasons why the index is rallying despite us potentially already being in a recession is because it is priced in. This expression is used when the price of an asset already reflects the current situation. For example, if there is a bright yellow jumper which no one wants, it may go on 50% sale. As an investor, we would say the lack of demand is now priced in.This can be said of the FTSE 100 index. The fall of over 30% in early March reflected the worst-case scenario for the UK due to the implications of the virus. In a way, this drop assumed a recession already, even a depression! The price thus reflected this opinion. So the rally over the past month has come as investors have realised that the worst-case scenario might not actually happen.The lockdown imposed and the signs around the world of slowing death rates (Wuhan, Italy, Austria etc) over the past couple of weeks have provided optimism in the stock market. The market is still ready for a recession (hence why it is still down over 15% from the peak). But it is nowhere near as bleak as it was a month ago.My Foolish takeawayFrom this, I am doing the following. Firstly, I am not selling any stocks I currently own. If I had sold a month ago then I would have lost out on this rally. Secondly, I am looking to buy stocks which are defensive and could perform well during a recession. Supermarkets and the healthcare sector are good examples here. Yes, those stocks are more expensive today than they were in the depths of crash, but they are still quality companies I feel can grow and reward me once the crisis is over. Finally, I am making sure I keep my finger on the pulse of market sentiment, so I can react quickly whatever happens! Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Jonathan Smith Why is the FTSE 100 rallying as the UK heads towards a recession? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

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Analysis: Will Chudley, the underrated heartbeat of Exeter Chiefs

first_img…before receiving a return on the loop. Taking the ball flat, Johnson attracts two defenders:Garner awarded the try without consulting the television match official. This was somewhat fortunate for Chiefs because Mitchell Lees slightly mistimes his decoy line here.Chudley runs behind his back-rower for a split-second, meaning Exeter could easily have been penalised for crossing:In the absence of a whistle though, there is a simple three-on-two. Chudley draws opposite number Dan Robson……and Slade assists Nowell:At this stage, Exeter were rampant and did not need to wait long for a third try.Selling dummiesThere was a training ground feel to this next score, Wasps failing to derail another drive:Despite rumbling towards the whitewash initially, the maul appears to lose momentum momentarily. At this point, Chudley calls runners onto the blindside.Robson responds, hauling across his wing Frank Halai and Thompson. Ashley Johnson also pulls himself out of the maul:Purposefully or otherwise, Chudley has coaxed a couple of Wasps bodies away from the defensive effort. Chiefs spin the opposite way, regather impetus and crash over.Fittingly, Chudley ended the first period with a characteristic piece of unglamorous graft.Rescue actChudley’s back-field coverage is highlighted earlier in this piece and, just before the break, more positional anticipation helped his side recover from a potentially tricky situation.This time, he must initially press into the primary defensive line because when Robson turns to find his fly-half, Wasps have six runners in the wide left channel. As soon as Gopperth shapes to kick though, Chudley turns to sprint after the ball.Seemingly chasing a lost cause, he perseveres and is able to reel it in a metre or so from the right touchline before passing to Dollman, who clears. The slideshow below tracks Chudley’s movement and emphasises his application:Three tries either side of the interval catapulted Wasps back into the contest, but Exeter rode the storm to make it 34-27 thanks to Waldrom’s third. Then came a crucial box-kick from Chudley that allowed Chiefs to retain the ascendancy.Making a slice of luckSlick restart receipts spread calm throughout a side, so this would have buoyed Exeter. Once more, Short is the catcher and Chudley the clearer.This time, his box-kick is so close to the touchline – precisely where scrum-halves are told to aim them – that Nathan Hughes suffers a momentary lapse of concentration.Allowing it to hit the floor, the in-form No 8 sees the ball bounce infield. Following up on the chase, Slade and replacement loosehead Carl Rimmer combine to recover possession:Because Chudley has held his ground in back-field after kicking, Welch passes to Julian Salvi from the ensuing breakdown:Still, the scrum-half makes up the 40 metres to reach the next ruck and deliver a pass to Steenson:Put simply, Chudley’s performance was non-stop.SnipingJust as we began, we will finish with a glance at some Chiefs phase-play with Chudley in the driving seat. Even before reaching this ruck, he swivels his head to the right, directing prospective runners:There are a few steps across-field to negate Wasps’ line-speed……and an inviting between Gopperth and Alapati Leiua is manufactured for Ian Whitten:Sure enough, the Ulsterman runs a nice outside arc to cross the gain-line:Tracking tirelessly, Chudley is swiftly on the scene. Scanning, he clocks that both Ed Shervington and Jake Cooper-Woolley have migrated to the openside before filling in the blindside guard:There is a tiny gap for Chudley to dart into:He scored from a very similar piece of opportunism on the same ground around seven months ago:And though Shervington and Simon McIntyre recover to shackle Chudley on this occasion, excellent support from Rimmer and his colleagues ensures Chiefs keep the ball:A few phases later, Moray Low shunts over:Exeter sit second in the Premiership table and, despite the loss of Slade, can be confident heading into a Champions Cup double-header against mighty Clermont.For Chudley, two fearsome fixtures represent an opportunity to reinforce his class on a grander stage. In May, he earned an England appearance at Twickenham against the Barbarians. In April, Exeter Chiefs and Wasps met on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Coventry and played out a topsy-turvy encounter that was won at the death by a stunning Joe Simpson try.Icy cool Gareth Steenson salvaged a losing bonus point for the visitors with a last-gasp drop-goal but the result was a significant sucker-punch in terms of their title hopes. Though Exeter promptly turned over Saracens at Allianz Park the next weekend, they missed out on the play-offs.Rob Baxter‘s charges place great onus on season-by-season improvement, so this Saturday would have felt extremely satisfying – bar a suspected broken leg sustained by the outstanding Henry Slade.Back in the West Midlands, Chiefs had four tries shortly after half an hour and ended with seven against a defence that had shipped two in their four previous fixtures. While Wasps mounted a resurgence to reach 27-27 in the second period, a domineering pack performance paved the way for a fantastic Exeter victory.Behind the forwards, Will Chudley gave another display of understated excellence. Having represented England Students during his time at Loughborough University, he was brought to Sandy Park three years ago in a typically astute Baxter signing following stints at Bedford and Newcastle.Since then, immense consistency and commitment have seen him rise steadily. Presently, Chudley is one of the very best in his position across this league. Here is how he inspired a truly emphatic win.Sparky decision-makingChiefs began the game by exerting huge pressure on their hosts, Tom Johnson stealing possession to foreshadow a 23-phase attack. From the off, Chudley probed the defensive line in front of him.These three consecutive phases demonstrate how he manipulated tacklers and unleashed Exeter runners. We begin as Chudley crabs into midfield from a ruck inside the Wasps 22. Watch Lorenzo Cittadini and James Gaskell. Neither inject line-speed because they are concerned about the scrum-half’s running threat:As a result, Chudley can send up Geoff Parling against a rather passive defence. No 8 Thomas Waldrom, who ended this clash with a hat-trick, and prop Ben Moon line up on either shoulder of their lock in an arrowhead formation – set either to take a short pass or resource the ensuing breakdown:Parling carries hard and Chudley is on the spot:Another couple of steps to the right hold Cittadini again before Chudley sends a long pass to full-back Phil Dollman. Looking to shut down space, George Smith shoots up. He disconnects from Cittadini, creating a ‘dogleg’:A step off his right foot takes Dollman past Smith and over the gain-line:With Steenson (circled) calling the shots, Chudley then plays in Waldrom, who is surrounded by supporting forwards:However, Smith resists the clear-out and manages to disrupt:Reacting rapidly, Chudley dives in to move the Australian openside off the ball:His quick thinking allows Exeter to retain the ball. Jack Nowell steps into the scrum-half role and the attack continues:Minutes later, Chudley showed similarly shrewd awareness in a defensive capacity.Positioning and persistenceAll game, Exeter managed territory with accurate authority. After a Steenson penalty had put Chiefs 3-0 ahead, Chudley passed back to Dollman, who cleared downfield.This slideshow depicts how Dollman chases his own kick (running past Chudley, who is circled) and follows up into the primary defensive line as Charles Piutau counters:Wasps remain on the front foot though, and locate some space on the right flank a couple of phases later.This next sequence shows how Chudley, adopting Dollman’s role in back-field, covers across to field a grubber from Sailosi Tagicakibau before sending the ball down-town:As a squad, Exeter ooze energy and industry. Epitomising both of these qualities, Chudley hares in pursuit of his own kick.Though Jimmy Gopperth and Ben Jacobs combine to manufacture some room for Elliot Daly, the Chiefs nine arcs back on himself to make a robust tackle:Of course, organisation and communication are two crucial attributes for any scrum-half. Both came to the fore as the visitors went over for their opening try.Guiding drivesBaxter has a fine lieutenant in Rob Hunter and Exeter’s lineout maul proved a potent weapon, splintering Wasps on numerous occasions. This first five-pointer required power and cohesion from the throw of skipper Jack Yeandle to the finish of Waldrom via Damian Welch‘s take, but Chudley’s nous also contributed:Battling through, Wasps Bradley Davies threatens to derail things entirely. While referee Greg Garner insists the Wales international lock is legal, Chudley incites a peel to the right:A reverse angle is insightful:And as the footage runs through, Chudley’s role is obvious:Sporting sages say a team is most vulnerable immediately after they have scored. Chudley ensured complacency did not creep in.Exit strategyThese days, a great deal of time and training are invested in collecting restarts and getting back into the opposition half. Following their opening try, Exeter executed this skill with sharp efficiency.The slideshow below captures a secure take from wing James Short and a pinpoint, contestable box-kick from Chudley. Slade is able to tear after it and tackle Guy Thompson. Johnson can swoop in to compete on the deck and, all of a sudden, Wasps are in a scrap to keep the ball:A Gopperth penalty reduced Exeter’s advantage to 8-3, but Chiefs were soon over the line once more.Pulling stringsWatching players pull off a set move probably ranks among the most gratifying experiences for a coach, so Baxter and co. would have been purring at this second try.The lineout provides the platform again. Yeandle hits Johnson, who feeds Chudley and a that shoots behind Steenson to find Sam Hill, who careers ahead:With a 25-metre blindside, Exeter bounce back to devastating effect:Examining the pattern step by step, we can appreciate how central Chudley is to an intricate strike move. First, as Slade and Nowell edge back towards the right-hand touchline, he flicks out a pass to Johnson… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scrum-half Will Chudley was instrumental in an emphatic 41-27 victory for Exeter Chiefs over Wasps on Saturday evening. We take a closer look at one of the Aviva Premiership’s most underrated players.center_img Under the radar star: Will Chudley prepares to feed a scrum If Eddie Jones is serious about starting afresh and rewarding the best domestic players, Chudley should at least be considered for his Six Nations squad. Many thanks to BT Sport and Premiership Rugby for the match footage.last_img read more

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Research on how self-control works could help you stick with New…

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate New Years 2019By Marco A. Palma, Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Director Human Behavior Laboratory, Texas A&M University, and first published on theconversation.comMany of us have already decided that things will be different in 2018. We’ll eat better, get more exercise, save more money or finally get around to decluttering those closets.But by the time February rolls around, most of us – perhaps as many as 80 percent of the Americans who make New Year’s resolutions – will have already given up.Why does our self-control falter, so often leaving us to revert to our old ways? The answer to this question has consequences beyond our waistlines and bank balances.Psychologists and economists have traditionally fallen into two seemingly contradictory camps about how self-control works. But recent research conducted by my colleagues and me suggests the two sides of self-control might both be at play in each of us.Self-control: A battery or a snowball?A well-known series of experiments conducted at Stanford University in the 1960s and ’70s asked children to choose between getting one marshmallow right away or waiting a few minutes and getting two marshmallows. Researchers found that the children who waited patiently, able to resist eating that first marshmallow even when no one else was around, tended to do better throughout life in terms of SAT scores and educational attainment, employment, health and other major measures of success.For those kids, self-control – not how intelligent, wealthy or educated their families were, or any other identified factor – was the main driver of their later success. In other words, the ability to delay gratification helps in virtually all aspects of life.But researchers have had trouble nailing down where self-control comes from and how it works. For decades, studies of self-control in short-term decision-making have led to two clear, but seemingly contradictory, results.One model suggested that self-control is a finite resource that can get used up if you lean on it too heavily, like a battery that loses its charge over time. Someone who resists the urge to eat a doughnut for breakfast, for example, might give in to the temptation of a cookie later in the afternoon. Each little demonstration of self-control throughout the day ends up exhausting the limited reserves.The alternative model suggested that exercising self-control can help you build up the skill. Not eating the doughnut might increase your motivation and confidence to stick with a healthy diet – like a snowball that gets bigger as it builds momentum rolling downhill.So is self-control something you run out of when it’s overtaxed? Or is it something that you get better at the more you “practice”? The debate continued as different research groups investigated the question in various ways – and came up with contradictory evidence for which model best explains the inner workings of self-control.Using biometrics to tell the whole storyPart of the problem has been how hard it is to conduct behavioral research. Traditional methods assume that test subjects fully understand the questions they’re asked and give honest answers. Unfortunately, researchers had no practical way of knowing whether this was the case, or whether they actually measured what they intended to.But here at the nation’s largest biometrics lab, my Texas A&M colleagues and I figured out a new way to investigate the question that didn’t rely on just what volunteers report to us.We designed a two-part experiment. First, we asked subjects to focus on a red bull’s-eye at the bottom of a computer screen for either six or 30 minutes. This task requires volunteers to exert self-control – it’s tempting to look away from the boring, unchanging bull’s-eye to the animated video playing elsewhere on the screen.Then subjects participated in a second laboratory task meant to measure impulsive buying: They could conserve a real US$5 cash endowment or purchase several household items on-site they hadn’t been looking to obtain. The task is analogous to going to the store and buying products that aren’t on your list. The idea is that self-control helps individuals reign in these impulse purchases.The bull’s-eye for subjects to focus on is at the bottom of the screen. In this image, eye tracking technology lets the researcher precisely monitor how many times, and when, subjects deviated from the instructions. Marco A. Palma, CC BY-NDOur innovation was that we did not have to assume people fully complied with the video-watching task – we were actually able to measure it via their physiological responses. By tracking eye movements, we could quantify very precisely when participants stuck to staring at the bull’s-eye – that is, when their self-control was keeping them on task. We also measured facial expression and brain activity for a clearer understanding of what was going on with each subject.Basically, we found that both sides of the self-control debate were right.For a while, most people could focus on the boring bull’s-eye. But they’d hit a fatigue point. After that, if subjects hung in there and still stuck with the task, they ended up exhausting their self-control “battery.” We could see this by looking at how many impulse buys they made in the second half of the study. If they’d pushed past the fatigue threshold in the previous task, they showed less self-control and ended up making more impulsive purchases. This pattern was shown in both what they “bought” in our experiment and also in the brain: The prefrontal cortex showed patterns indicative of impulse-buying behavior.On the other hand, subjects who eased off once they’d reached the fatigue threshold had a different experience. They remained in the “snowball” stage of self-control – they practiced the skill a bit, but didn’t overdo it to the point of exhaustion. In the next task, their brains didn’t exhibit the typical impulse-buying activity patterns. Exercising self-control on the bull’s-eye task, but not overdoing it, led to more self-control in our second task. These subjects did better at controlling impulse purchases than the other group of subjects who didn’t have the initial bull’s-eye-watching session that turned out to rev up self-control.Our study suggests that self-control has the qualities of both snowball and battery: Exhibiting self-control once makes it easier to do so again a short time later, but overdoing it initially makes us more likely to give up altogether.Understanding how to maximize self-control can help with that list of resolutions. Costello77/Shutterstock.comHow to make it past February 1Our new understanding of self-control provides lessons for sticking with those New Year’s resolutions.First, remember that slow and steady is best. If you want to get fit, start by walking around the block, not running five miles. Achieve enough to stay motivated, but don’t overdo it to the point of frustration. Don’t burn out your self-control battery.Second, remember that small acts of self-control build over time. Instead of drastically cutting all carbs or sugar out of your diet, consider giving up just one piece of bread or one can of soda per day. Over time, consuming fewer calories per day will result in gradual weight loss.And finally, realize that little acts of self-control in one area will improve your self-control in other areas. Getting traction with a healthier diet, for example, will increase your confidence and motivation to achieve another goal. As the self-control snowball gains some momentum, you’ll get better and better at sticking to your objectives.A more apt metaphor for our new understanding of self control is that it’s like a muscle. You can overdo it and exhaust it if you overexert yourself beyond your capabilities. But with consistent training it can get stronger and stronger. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! 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first_img June 13, 2019 Find out more KenyaAfrica News Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists News June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kenya KenyaAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Kenya RSF_en The Internet has been available since 1995, earlier than in most other African countries, and is not regulated. The number of users, mostly from the educated and upper classes, increases greatly every year. Despite there being no Internet law, the government, which has tense relations with the media, watches online activity closely. In late August and early September 2001, police searched two cybercafés in Nairobi and arrested several foreigners who were accused of distributing secret defence documents. Links:”The future of the Internet in Kenya” article in the regional daily The East African Standardcenter_img Organisation Help by sharing this information News to go further Receive email alerts April 6, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continentlast_img read more

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Little Bohs show they have very big hearts

first_imgFacebook THERE’S big heart in the UL Bohemian Rugby Club’s under-six and under-seven teams, as anyone who has ever seen them rise to the challenge of the game can verify.But it’s not the only way they have heart and the young players have shown remarkable empathy and commitment to the residents of The Park nursing home in Castletroy.The UL Bohemian RFC underage players aimed to spread happiness to the people who have been isolating throughout the duration of the Covid lockdown.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The players, along with their families, decided to show their support for the 42 residents of The Park Nursing Home in Castletroy, by providing each of the residents with care packages.The packages were put together with a fantastic amount of thought and attention for each of the residents currently at the home.The bundle of goodies included a range of six wooden bird houses (handmade by one of the club players), puzzles, books, six signed books by local long-listed author Donal Ryan, candles, lovely letters from the children, and of course, some essential sweets and chocolate goodies.In addition to these fantastic care packages, Supervalu also donated ten care packages to the UL Bohemian RFC collection.The venture was organised by underage coach, Ian Stephenson, and delivered with love directly to the staff and residents. WhatsApp Print Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleTechPost Podcast | Episode 13 | Don’t abandon your old gadgets, they are today’s antiques!Next articleLimerick walk-in/drive-through Covid test site to detect for asymptomatic cases only Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsCommunityLittle Bohs show they have very big heartsBy Bernie English – April 9, 2021 223 Linkedin Emaillast_img read more

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Opening of Miracle Field League ‘On’ for tonight

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article With rain in the forecast for today, the plans for the opening of the Miracle League Field are hopeful but tentative.Dan Smith, Troy City Parks and Recreation director, said the chance of rain today is 60 percent.“But we’re crossing our fingers and hoping we can get it in,” Smith said. “However, if we have to postpone the opening, then it will be either Monday or Tuesday, contingent on the schedules of the dignitaries.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Updated: Troy suspends fraternity over ABC raid Herbert Reeves, Troy University dean of student services, answers questions during a press conference in Troy, Ala., Wednesday, June 22,… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content “The postponement of opening night had no effect on the number of games the Troy Miracle Field League teams will play,” Smith said. “We’ll still have three games and we need buddies for those games.”Smith said businesses, organizations and individuals are encouraged to be buddies for the Miracle League teams.For more information or to become a buddy, call Smith at 670-6067. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford, former State Senator Wendell Mitchell, National Miracle Field League President Diane Alford and representatives from CGI in Troy are expected to attend.The opening ceremony will be followed by a one-inning game as opposed to the two-inning games that are played during the regular Miracle Field League games.The Troy Miracle Field League has two teams of 12 players each. There is no age limit and there are no umpires. “The Miracle Field League rules are modified,” Smith said. “There are no outs and every player bats and every player scores because the last player always hits a home run and clears the bases.”Dr. David Runyon is the coach of the Angels and Shane Brown coaches the Braves.“The Miracle League employs the buddy system and each player has a ‘buddy’ with him or her at all times,” Smith said.The buddies for the opening night game will be from CGI and members of the 2009 pre-minor tournament team. Opening of Miracle Field League ‘On’ for tonight By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Book Nook to reopen Published 9:00 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…last_img read more

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