Texas seeks some respect with win over rival OU

first_img And they know it. “People are questioning if this team is going to go out and win the game,’ Longhorns defensive tackle Rod Wright said. “I’m thinking, `How will the world feel if they … see Texas go out and totally dominate OU?’ That will shock the world. That will make a statement and look like the No. 2 team in the nation trying to get to No. 1.’ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The 100th meeting between the Red River rivals will be held today in its traditional setting of the Cotton Bowl, about a 3 1/2-hour drive from both campuses, with fans turning the stands half-burnt orange, half-crimson, and the State Fair of Texas roaring all around the stadium. Sooners fans have been the ones whooping it up on the midway in recent years, thanks to five consecutive victories by a combined score of 189-54. One more and Oklahoma would tie its longest streak in the series, set from 1952-57 by the Bud Wilkinson-coached teams that also won an unprecedented 47 consecutive games. All summer, there was talk about this finally being Texas’ year, that the Longhorns would be peaking and the Sooners might be vulnerable. Well, it didn’t take until the second Saturday in October for both angles to play out. Oklahoma has lost twice and is out of the Top 25, and Texas has been No. 2 since the beginning of the season. The Longhorns (4-0) come in with the higher ranking for the first time since 1999, which also was the last time they beat the Sooners. They’ve won 11 consecutive since their last loss to Oklahoma, with quarterback Vince Young blossoming into one of the most exciting players in college football along the way. Young says he was too uptight against the Sooners last year. It showed, too, as he fumbled twice and threw for just 86 yards. Now he’s playing with the confidence of someone who has come through with his feet against the Wolverines and his arm against the Buckeyes. “When the guys walk up on the sideline and say, `Vince, go out there and get `em,’ that just helps me play better and helps me be me,’ he said. “Right now, that is the difference with our team right now, our chemistry and just having a good time.’ The Sooners (2-2) are breaking in all sorts of new players, most notably freshman quarterback Rhett Bomar. With defenses focusing more on running back Adrian Peterson, he hasn’t looked like the guy who blistered Texas for 225 yards last year and now he’s hobbled by a sprained ankle. Despite all of Oklahoma’s problems, the Sooners have one intangible that could go a long way: No one on the roster has ever lost to the Longhorns. “We’re going in there to win,’ defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek said. “We think we can.’ Oddsmakers don’t. The point spread has grown to 14 and some folks who swore they’d never pick the Longhorns until the year after they beat the Sooners are having second thoughts. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img DALLAS — Beating Michigan in the Rose Bowl was great. Winning at Ohio State was a big thrill. Yet for the second-ranked Texas Longhorns, their national reputation still hinges on one thing: Whether they can finally beat Oklahoma. last_img

25 days agoLiverpool manager Klopp to add to backroom staff

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool manager Klopp to add to backroom staffby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to add another member to his backroom staff.According to the London Evening Standard, Porto coach Vitor Matos is close to joining the Anfield club.The Portuguese will take on the responsibility of closing the gap between the academy and the first-team.It was the role previously held by Pep Lijnders before he was promoted following the departure of Zeljko Buvac.Matos previously worked alongside Lijnders at Porto.The 31-year-old enjoyed a two-year stint in China sandwiched in between spells at the Primeira Liga club. last_img

Louisville Commit G.G. Robinson Says It’s “Messed Up’ That The Cardinals Pulled Their Offer From Matt Colburn

first_imgThe bad side of college football recruiting was showcased by Louisville Monday night, as the Cardinals pulled their scholarship offer from commit Matt Colburn, less than two days before National Signing Day. Bobby Petrino’s program received some serious criticism from recruiting analysts following the news, including this rant from a Rivals.com writer that called for all South Carolina high school players to boycott Louisville. Even a Cardinals’ commit thinks Louisville was rough on Colburn, a three-star running back out of Irmo, South Carolina. G.G. Robinson, a three-star defensive end committed to Petrino’s program, tweeted the following Tuesday morning. Man what Louisville did to my boy Matt was messed up….. That’s awful— GG (@GGRobinson85) February 3, 2015What Louisville did isn’t unheard of, but doing it less than 48 hours before National Signing Day seems fairly classless. The Cardinals’ 2015 class ranks No. 31 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

Mississippi State Releases “Noise” Hype Video Ahead Of 2015 Season

first_imgMississippi State highlights ahead of the 2015 season.Mississippi State Football “No Noise” Hype VideoThe 2014 campaign was historic for Mississippi State, as the Bulldogs, who started the season unranked, rose to No. 1 in the polls after huge victories over LSU, Texas A&M and Auburn in succession. While the squad didn’t finish the year how it wanted, it’s clear that Mississippi State football was as relevant as it’s been in quite some time this past year. Heading into 2015, the Bulldogs want to finish the job and compete for a national championship in the College Football Playoff.Thursday, MSU released a hype video titled “Noise” to tease the 2015 campaign. It chronicles last year’s rise before setting the stage for the upcoming season. Check it out:Mississippi State opens with Southern Miss on September 5.last_img read more

ABS Fleet Management Partner on Cyber Security

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license ABS Advanced Solutions and Hong Kong-based Fleet Management Limited have reached an agreement to partner up on cyber security.Under the deal, the ship manager would implement the ABS FCI Cyber Risk™ solution for its 220-vessel liquid cargo fleet, which would help the company comply with regulatory requirements.“Working together, we will provide a comprehensive cyber security solution to assist in ensuring compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as well as additional cyber-security related guidelines and requirements—creating a safer fleet,” Russell Medeiros, Vice President, ABS Advanced Solutions, said.“New digital technologies not only bring about considerable opportunities to the maritime industry, but also introduce potential new vulnerabilities. That’s why we are continually innovating and investing in technology to stay ahead of the curve and ensure our vessels operate to the highest safety and technical standards,” said Kishore Rajvanshy, Managing Director, Fleet Management Limited.The IMO requires cyber security to be addressed in Safety Management Systems by January 2021; TMSA3, SIRE, BIMCO, IACS and Rightship have specified additional industry guidelines and commercial requirements. The ABS FCI Cyber Risk model supports compliance with all of these requirements.last_img read more

Detention of Yechury Raja at Srinagar airport antidemocratic CPIM

first_imgNew Delhi: The CPI(M) on Friday hit out at the government for detaining its general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI leader D Raja at Srinagar airport, saying it was an “anti-democratic” act, which showed the ruling BJP’s “authoritarian face”. The Left leaders had gone to Srinagar to meet CPI(M) MLA Md Tarigami and other party colleagues. “The politburo calls upon the people to protest this anti-democratic act of the BJP government,” the statement said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “This shows the authoritarian face of the BJP government,” it added. Yechury and Raja had written to Satya Pal Malik on Thursday informing him of their visit and requesting him to facilitate their entry. “Both of us had written to the Jammu and Kashmir governor requesting him that there should be no hurdles for our visit… despite that we have been detained. I wanted to meet my ailing colleague and our comrades who are here,” Yechury told PTI. On Thursday, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was detained and sent back to Delhi from the Srinagar airport.last_img read more

Older adults care about strangers welfare in financial decisionmaking study finds

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Dec 30 2018A recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that when it comes to making financial decisions under risk, older adults will regard the financial outcomes of others’ as their own and make choices that they would have selected for themselves.”Citizens in approximately one third of the countries around the world rely heavily on decisions made by older adults who may be government, business or community leaders. It is important to not only understand how these elderly people make decisions for themselves, but also how they make decisions on behalf of others, as their decisions can lead to significant gains or losses,” said team leader Assistant Professor Yu Rongjun, who is from the Department of Psychology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.The results of this study were reported in the journal Psychology and Aging in September 2018.Closing the knowledge gap in financial decision-makingPeople often need to make financial choices for themselves, and sometimes, on behalf of others. Studies have shown that younger adults take more risks when making financial decisions for others. However, there is a lack of understanding about the decision-making behavior of the elderly.To address this knowledge gap, Asst Prof Yu and his team conducted studies to compare how younger adults and older adults make financial decisions, both for themselves and for others.The NUS study was conducted from 2016 and 2017, and involved 191 Singaporean participants. Among them, 93 were older adults with an average age of 70, while 98 were young adults averaging 23 years old.The participants were asked to complete a series of computerized decision-making tests in which they were assessed based on the choices they made under uncertainties. The research team used computational modeling to analyze two aspects of the participants’ financial decision-making: loss aversion, which is a tendency to weight potential losses more strongly than potential gains; risk-aversion asymmetry, which looks at the tendency to be risk-averse for potential gains and risk-seeking for potential losses.Financial decisions vary with age Related StoriesBridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis IndustrySchwann cells capable of generating protective myelin over nerves finds researchScientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid researchThe results show that when younger adults are making financial decisions on behalf of others, they take more risks even when the decisions put the person they are acting for at a disadvantage. For the seniors, they make similar choices for themselves and when they act for others. Hence, the findings suggest that older adults care more about strangers’ welfare.”Our results demonstrate that decision-makers of different age groups have different motivational goals. The young adults may treat the finances of others’ differently from their own, perhaps regarding them as being less important. On the other hand, the older generation may care more about social harmony and emotional experience, and have less emphasis on material gains,” explained Asst Prof Yu.He further elaborated, “Although we did not manipulate decision-making power and participants simply made choices for strangers in our study, we speculate that similar age-dependent decision-making patterns may also apply to real-life workplace. For instance, a young boss may choose one insurance plan for his employees and another plan for himself. The plan that he picks for others may be more risky and potentially disadvantageous compared to the plan he chooses for himself. On the other hand, an older boss is likely to select the same plan for his staff and himself. The findings of this study resonate with our earlier research which showed older adults are more generous towards strangers.”To deepen their understanding on the financial decision-making process of people from different age groups, Asst Prof Yu and his team will be conducting neuroimaging studies to examine the underlying neural basis of their observations. Source:https://news.nus.edu.sg/press-releases/welfare-in-financial-decision-makinglast_img read more

Study highlights disparity in providing mental health services across EU countries

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 29 2019Access to inpatient care for young people with mental health issues varies significantly across Europe, with mental health services providing up to fifty times more beds depending upon the country you live in.The UK is 18thout of 28 countries in Europe for the number of inpatient beds available per 100,000 young people, despite having the largest number of services dedicated to child and adolescent mental health.Research led by Professor Swaran Singh of Warwick Medical School has highlighted the disparity in mental health service provision across the twenty-eight EU countries. Researchers are calling for better national policies from EU countries that standardize services and improve access to mental health services for children and adolescents experiencing mental illness.The figures are among findings to be presented at an event on 29 April to mark the completion of the five-year MILESTONE project led by the University of Warwick and involving research teams in 7 other countries, which aims to improve transitions for young people from child (CAMHS) to adult mental health services across Europe.It is the first comprehensive evaluation of children’s mental health services in Europe and examines young people’s experiences in transitioning to adult mental health services for the first time.As part of the project, which received 6 million euro in funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, researchers conducted a survey of CAMHS provision in all twenty-eight countries in the EU. The survey highlighted that the number of pediatric beds available, a measure of the capacity of those services, varied significantly country to country. While Sweden had the least with 1.2 beds per 100,000 young people, Germany had the most with 64 beds per 100,000 young people – over fifty times as many.It has highlighted the lack of consistency in the management of children and young people with mental health issues across Europe with significant variations in how services are delivered. For example, the UK has a relatively low 9.4 beds per 100,000 young people, but has by far the largest number of public CAMHS (939).Mental health issues are on the rise in young people.One in ten 5 to 16 year-olds are affected by a mental health issue and 50% of mental health problems are established by the age of 14.For most young people, reaching the milestone birthday that marks the start of adulthood is a celebratory affair. However, for those relying on the support of CAMHS it can mean uncertainty and possibly the loss of the support that has helped them so far. In the majority of European countries, when service users reach a certain age – 18 in the UK, for example – they are no longer eligible to use children’s services and are instead moved to adult services.Related StoriesInternational study aims to more accurately describe mental health disordersState lawmakers eye federal dollars to boost mental health counseling by peersOnline training program helps managers to support employees’ mental health needsThis transition has little clarity. The findings indicate that while a number of young people move on to adult mental health services with minimal disruption, a large proportion are discharged without guidance on how to continue their support, have to take on the burden of convincing adult services to accept them, experiencing long waiting times for appointments and having to repeatedly explain their problems to different services.Warwick Medical School’s Professor Swaran Singh, Project Coordinator for the MILESTONE project, said: “The MILESTONE project is a genuine milestone in youth mental health research since for the first time it shows the nature and magnitude of the problem of transition from child to adult mental health services, something that has been often discussed but never quantified and understood in such a detailed and nuanced manner. We tried one way of bridging the transition divide through our managed transition trial. There may be other ways and perhaps the best way forward is to try a few models and test them for long term outcomes in young people with emerging mental health problems.”With around a tenth of young people likely to experience mental health issues, it’s a matter of concern that the approach to child mental health varies so dramatically across Europe. Our youth deserve better mental health care than they currently receive.”Findings from the MILESTONE project will be presented at a public dissemination event on 29 April at Church House, Westminster. Attendees will get to hear from young people and sector-leading UK and international speakers, gain a better understanding of wider issues linked with transition and discuss the next steps in shaping policy, service provision and research. It will also feature the premiere of a new short film ‘I am the Loneliness of 4am’, which captures how young people feel when they face problems accessing care at the transition boundary.Source: https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/inpatient_care_forlast_img read more

Hungary Audi workers in rare strike over wages

first_img © 2019 AFP Audi, one of Hungary’s largest exporters, employs some 13,000 staff in the western city of Gyor where it has made engines since 1994 Flights scrapped as Berlin airports brace for Monday strike Workers at the German car giant Audi’s plant in Hungary called a one-week strike Wednesday over a wage dispute, a rare case of industrial unrest in an economy that relies on the automotive sector. Audi, one of Hungary’s largest exporters, employs some 13,000 staff in the western city of Gyor where it has made engines since 1994. Car-making accounts for almost a third of Hungary’s total industrial output, and around 20 percent of exports.The plant’s largest union – the 9,000-member AHFSZ – said the strike would last from Thursday to January 31 and affect all parts of the facility.AHFSZ leaders told local media that talks with management would continue during the strike, but that it could be extended if no agreement is reached. Some 4,000 of the workforce at the Audi plant downed tools for a two-hour “warning strike” last week. Talks over 2019 wage levels began last September, with workers seeking an 18 percent wage increase.According to AHFSZ, workers at a Mercedes factory in Kecskemet, central Hungary, received a 22 percent wage increase for 2019 without having to resort to strike action.Since Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government tightened strike rules in 2012, industrial action has been rare in Hungary.After new changes to labour laws were passed by parliament in December, unions across the economy have threatened coordinated strike action.That legislation increases the amount of overtime employers can demand from workers and has been dubbed a “slave law” by unions, political parties, and civil groups who have held a series of street demonstrations in protest.center_img Citation: Hungary Audi workers in rare strike over wages (2019, January 23) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-hungary-audi-workers-rare-wages.html 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. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Fugitive Bill turns an Opposition stick to beat govt with

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL July 25, 2018 COMMENT PIYUSH GOYAL, Interim Finance Minister   –  PTI Elders pass legislation but use debate to accuse Centre of letting offenders flee economic offencecenter_img A week after the Lok Sabha passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, the Rajya Sabha, too, gave its nod to the legislation proposed to prevent economic offenders from fleeing the country.The debate on the Bill, however, turned political as the Opposition used the opportunity to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for the Centre’s “inability” to stop accused in various cases Vijay Mallya, Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi, and Lalit Modi from leaving the country.The Opposition MPs said non-performing assets (NPAs) had become a “systemic crisis” under the NDA government and alleged that the PM, who promised that he would be a chowkidar (gatekeeper) of the country, seems to have “slept during his duty”. The BJP countered it by saying that the NPAs are a legacy of the previous UPA government, and that the new Bill would ensure that offenders would not leave the country without facing punishment.Stand-in Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said the Bill would help the Centre deal with “severity of the problem”. Current laws, he said, do not allow the government to impound the culprit’s property. “This Bill is an effective, expeditious and constitutional way to stop these offenders from running away. Legislative changes must be in place to confiscate assets of such absconders till they don’t present themselves in front of the courts. We will also work out what has to be done with the confiscated assets,” Goyal said.Trinamool Congress member Sukhendu Shekhar Roy said fixing a minimum threshold of ₹100 crore would only help the culprits, as they could form 20 or more companies, and seek loans in the name of each. Congress MP Vivek Tankha said only 10 per cent of black money existed outside the country; he asked the Centre for the details of the measures it had taken to recover ill-gotten wealth within. Tankha questioned the Centre’s wisdom in fixing the minimum cap of ₹100 crore. “Even an offender of ₹10 crore is bad,” he added. Goyal, however, justified the financial limit and said the measure was to “catch the big offenders and not to clog the courts”.Neeraj Shekhar of the SP alleged that several economic offenders had left the country with the “active support” of the Centre. “Make laws which can be implemented. How much black money has come back to the country in the last four years?” he asked.Later talking to reporters, Congress MP and spokesperson MV Rajeev Gowda said there are wide legal loopholes in the “hurriedly brought” Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill. “If the constitutionally problematic sections are struck down – nothing worthwhile shall remain in the Bill – it is in no way different from existing law. Is this not just a ‘face-saving exercise’ after Modi government’s massive failure to tackle 13 bank loot scams worth ₹70,000 crore where at least half a dozen people have officially run away after duping banks? Where are the extradition treaties with those countries to bring these fugitives back?” Published on SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more