Theres A Team That Can Beat The Warriors — It Just Doesnt

3Bucks1551511740.6 13Jazz3702613725.6 25Bulls226194816.3 15Grizzlies3742713324.9 8Pistons189148529.5 27Pacers232114415.4 22Suns4392910918.9 21Mavericks4071910119.1 24Cavaliers216205117.7 2Nets1431313746.7 18Trail Blazers3912611020.9 9Hawks189208428.5 1976ers210195920.4 29Raptors24910289.8 11Lakers3922815727.2 7Rockets3383616330.3 TOTAL MINUTES SPENT … 12Clippers3952515627.0 16Wizards212126422.3 How teams have fared against the Warriors, from 2014-15 to 2016-17 TEAMBEHINDTIEDAHEADPERCENTAGE OF TIME AHEAD After the Warriors accomplished the inevitable — winning a championship with relative ease after adding superstar Kevin Durant to a 73-win core — there were two natural questions looming for the rest of the NBA: What will it take to dethrone this budding dynasty, and when will that realistically happen?The answer, as far as oddsmakers are concerned, is seemingly no time soon. Even Cavs star LeBron James, the greatest player of his generation, sounded unsure of how to beat the Golden State going forward after the club extinguished Cleveland in five games.“Teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together, to be able to hopefully compete against this team,” said James, whose team needed a historic shooting night to stave off a sweep. “They’re assembled as good as you can assemble, and I played against some really, really good teams that was assembled perfectly, and they’re right up there.”By examining the Dubs’ handful of losses in recent seasons, a formula does appear to emerge, albeit in a regular-season setting. And while that doesn’t answer the larger question about dethroning them, it helps illustrate what teams have consistently done to knock Golden State off stride.The league’s other 29 teams were less likely to beat the Warriors by playing an inferior version of Warriors basketball. Cleveland needed to practically burn down the nets with its 3-point shooting to win a Game 4 shootout. But opponents have been more successful by taking Golden State out of its element: having enough defense and length to disrupt the Warriors’ shooting, while having enough offense to keep up with the inevitable points allowed.Opponents with top-12 defenses1The top-12 defenses that knocked off the Warriors this past year included the Spurs (twice), the Grizzlies (twice), the Jazz, the Heat, the Bulls and the Celtics. fared best against the Dubs this past season, accounting for eight of Golden State’s 15 regular-season losses. More broadly than that, beating the Warriors will likely require slowing them down2The Warriors averaged 23.7 points on fast breaks in wins, and 17.7 in losses this season., not only in transition, where they’re far and away the best in the league, but also in half-court scenarios.The clubs that have the most success against them have smart, versatile defenders who possess the length to contest Golden State’s sharpshooters3During ABC’s broadcast of Game 5 on Monday, announcers discussed a graphic showing that Kevin Durant’s release point on his jump shot was 10 feet, 3 inches high, making it a nearly impossible task to defend him without considerable height, length and athleticism. — the team shot 41 percent from 3-point range in its regular-season wins, but just 27 percent in its losses — and the height and size to switch defensive assignments and neutralize the Warriors’ highly unusual methods for setting screens. Includes regular season games since 2014-15.Source: ESPN Stats and Info 4Heat1582510536.5 5Celtics1712310334.6 23Magic213225318.4 14Kings4072814525.0 1Spurs1842926755.6% 6Thunder3462416330.5 20Pelicans3873810820.1 26Hornets232114515.5 10Nuggets3242313828.4 17Timberwolves3883311221.0 28Knicks242133311.5 That partially explains how long, rangy teams such as the San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks have done better against the Warriors during the past three regular seasons than just about anyone else. They have respectable defenders they can throw onto the Warriors’ best scorers, and the ability to force Golden State far later into the shot clock — where efficiency plummets — than most other teams can.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/spursd.mp400:0000:0000:20Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/bucksd.mp400:0000:0000:22Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It’s abundantly clear that shutting down this offense altogether is a pipe dream. Aside from tying for the most efficient regular-season offense of all-time, the Warriors scored at least 113 points in all five games of the NBA Finals. You also need to be able to score on them to have a chance. This past season, it often took a team that moved the ball4Eight of the Warriors’ 15 losses came to teams that ranked in the top 12 in the league in passes thrown per game. and shot well (opponents who walked away with victories hit 38 percent of their 3s against the Warriors, up from 31 percent in defeats) to win. Because of how the Warriors’ defense can smother an opponent, it also helps to push the ball in transition without turning it over too much (think Wizards or Clippers).Or, if you play a more deliberate style, you may be able to find points in half-court situations if you’re willing to set multiple screens that shed seconds off the shot clock (like Utah, which played at a snail’s pace but was among the NBA’s most efficient teams in late-clock scenarios). Then, of course, there are the Cavs, who, with James and Kyrie Irving, can create scoring opportunities for themselves regardless of how well the Warriors defend.But as we saw in Game 3: Even a duo going off for a combined 77 points might not be enough to win a single game against Golden State, let alone four in seven tries.It’s easy to look at Milwaukee’s and Utah’s rosters and see considerable upside5The Jazz, of course, need Gordon Hayward to re-sign with the club in order to continue their upward trajectory.. The same is true of Boston, which has the No. 1 pick in this loaded draft. But most contending clubs look at least one star away from truly competing with the Warriors in the next year or two, if not longer. The Spurs — who had a promising start to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals before Kawhi Leonard was knocked out for the series — will become a greater challenger if they manage to pry Chris Paul away from the Clippers. And Cleveland, if it manages to find solid, attentive wing defenders somehow, may be capable of doing better next season.In the meantime, don’t be surprised if more teams than usual decide to take the long view in the years to come. The Warriors can be beaten, but doing that requires near-perfection — something almost no other team can produce anywhere near often enough to unseat them. read more

BAHAMAS StateRecognized Funeral to be held for Mr Calvin James Johnson

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 7, 2017 – Nassau – The Cabinet Office announced today that a State-Recognized Funeral will be held for Mr. Calvin James Johnson, former Parliamentarian on Thursday, 9th November, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street.Further, the body will lie-in-repose on Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 from 9:00am – 5:00pm at Butler’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets.  Viewing for the general public will be from 1:00 pm – 5:00pm.Press Release: Bahamas Cabinet Office Related Items:last_img

Police search for suspect who robbed Mission Valley Target

first_img KUSI Newsroom MISSION VALLEY (KUSI) — Investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating an unknown suspect wanted for a commercial armed robbery of a Target store located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego.On March 25, at approximately 10 p.m., a loss prevention officer (LPO) noticed a male inside the Target store located at 1288 Camino Del Rio North.The LPO recognized the male from previous encounters. As the LPO was monitoring the male, he saw the male grab three memory cards and attempt to remove them from their security cases.The male then went to the bedding area of the store and used a towel to conceal the cases. The male then removed one of the memory cards and placed it inside his pant pocket.The LPO confronted the male. The male placed the towel on the ground and walked towards the exit. The LPO followed the male. As the male was near the exit door, he pulled out a folding razor knife from his waistband and told the LPO to stand back. The male left the store and was last seen getting into an early 2000’s gray Cadillac CTS.The suspect is described as a White male, approximately 28-years-old, 6”0” tall, 170 lbs., wearing a tan colored long sleeve dress shirt, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes.Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. April 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 11, 2018 Police search for suspect who robbed Mission Valley Target Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

UP member beaten to death in Patuakhali

first_imgA union parishad member was killed by some miscreants at Bhanga Bridge area in Bauphal upazila in Patuakhali on Friday, reports UNB.The deceased is Rafiqul Islam, 42, a member of ward no 6 of Naomola Union Parishad in the upazila.Locals said, some miscreants equipped with local weapons attacked Rafiqul at the place around 12:00pm and beat him severely.The injured was rushed to Bauphal Sadar Hospital where physicians declared him dead around 1:00pm, said Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bauphal police station.Later, police detained seven people in this connection, the OC added.last_img

UPDATE Girl Shot At Texas School In Good Spirits Boy Charged

first_img Share Photo via Twitter @grlopez4A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized Monday morning after a shooting was reported at a school in the Ellis County town of Italy.A 15-year-old girl who was wounded in a Texas high school shooting is “in good spirits,” and the 16-year-old boy suspected of opening fire in the cafeteria has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault, officials said Tuesday.Italy Independent School District Superintendent Lee Joffre, who visited the girl at a Dallas hospital and spoke to reporters outside Italy High School, said, “It is an amazing demonstration of her strength that she was able to survive this.”In a statement addressed to parents and the community Tuesday, Joffre said the girl, whose name has not been released, was shot multiple times Monday morning at the high school in Italy, south of Dallas.The teenage boy who was arrested not long after the shooting was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the Ellis County district attorney’s office announced Tuesday. He was being held at a juvenile detention center, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in juvenile court.Police have not released the suspect’s name and Italy police Chief Michael Taylor did not respond to a request for comment.Assistant District Attorney Ann Montgomery declined to say whether the boy’s case will remain in juvenile court or whether prosecutors will move to charge him as an adult.Montgomery would not say why the suspect was charged with two counts. Ellis County sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald also declined to comment on that.Cassie Shook, a 17-year-old junior at the school, has told The Associated Press that she was driving up to the building Monday when she saw “the doors fly open and everyone screaming and running out of the building.” She said she was angry when she learned who the suspect was because she’d complained about the boy at least twice to school officials, including to a vice principal.“This could have been avoidable,” she said. “There were so many signs.”Shook said she first went to school officials after the boy allegedly made a “hit list” in eighth grade and her name was on it. Then last year, the boy got angry during a class and threw a pair of scissors at her friend and later threw a computer against a wall, she said. She said the boy was removed from the school but eventually was allowed back.Tina Haight, whose daughter attends the school, told KDFW-TV in Dallas that she had complained to school administrators after the same boy threw scissors at her daughter in anger.Joffre has repeatedly said that he can’t comment on disciplinary actions involving students. He says that the district “adheres to regulations established by the Texas Education Agency.”“I have confidence that our administration always addresses the Texas education code appropriately,” he said.In his statement Tuesday to parents and the community, Joffre said he understands they have “many questions and concerns.” At a news conference Tuesday afternoon at a church that lasted less than five minutes, Joffre said he’d like to help “possibly address some of the concerns” about “conversations and speculation regarding student discipline.” He noted though that while he could talk generally about disciplinary procedures, the law prohibits a district from speaking specifically regarding student discipline or any other student incidents.Shook said the girl who was shot had moved to the school district a few months earlier. She said the girl had briefly dated the suspect, but that she did not know much about her.Fitzgerald said authorities would inquire about any dating history involving the two as part of the investigation. The sergeant also said officials know where the handgun used in the shooting was obtained. He declined to publicly reveal that information.School resumed Tuesday. Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched the building for weapons and explosive devices before students arrived. Joffre said law enforcement officers would be on campus through the day.“It was an extra assurance for us to be ready for our students today,” he said.Italy, a town of about 2,000 people that dubs itself “The Biggest Little Town In Texas,” is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Dallas.___An assistant district attorney is declining to say whether the case of a 16-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside a Texas high school will remain in juvenile court or whether prosecutors will move to charge him as an adult.The Ellis County district attorney’s office said Tuesday that the boy has been charged as a juvenile with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A 15-year-old girl was wounded in the shooting inside the cafeteria at the high school in the small town of Italy (IT’-lee) south of Dallas.Assistant District Attorney Ann Montgomery would not say why the suspect was charged with two counts. Ellis County sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald also declined to comment.A preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday in juvenile court. The suspect is being held at a juvenile detention center.___The head of a Texas school district where a 15-year-old girl was shot and a 16-year-old boy has been arrested says in a statement to parents and the community that he understands they have “many questions and concerns.”Italy Independent School District superintendent Lee Joffre said in the Tuesday statement that he met with the victim following the Monday morning shooting at the high school in Italy, located south of Dallas. He says the girl, who is in a Dallas hospital, was shot multiple times.A parent and a student in media interviews have expressed concern about past incidents involving the suspect. Cassie Shook, a 17-year-old junior at the school, told The Associated Press the boy got angry during a class and threw a pair of scissors at her friend and later threw a computer against a wall. She had said the boy was out of school for a time, but was allowed to return.At a Tuesday news conference that lasted less than five minutes, Joffre said he’d like to help “possibly address some of the concerns” about “conversations and speculation regarding student discipline.” He noted though that while he could talk generally about disciplinary procedures, the law prohibits a district from speaking specifically regarding student discipline or any other student incidents.___A 15-year-old girl who was wounded in a Texas high school shooting is “in good spirits,” and the 16-year-old boy suspected of opening fire in the cafeteria has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault, officials said Tuesday.School District superintendent Lee Joffre told reporters outside Italy High School that he visited the girl at a Dallas hospital.“It is an amazing demonstration of her strength that she was able to survive this,” he said of the girl, who authorities have not identified. Joffre did not provide details about her condition. He said in a statement released to the community later in the day that she was shot multiple times.The teenage boy who was arrested not long after the shooting Monday morning at the school south of Dallas was meanwhile charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the Ellis County district attorney’s office announced Tuesday.A preliminary hearing in juvenile court is scheduled for Wednesday. He was being held at a juvenile detention center.Police have not released the suspect’s name and Italy police Chief Michael Taylor did not respond to a request for comment.Cassie Shook, a 17-year-old junior at the school, earlier told The Associated Press that she was driving up to the cafeteria Monday when she saw “the doors fly open and everyone screaming and running out of the building.” She said she was angry when she learned who the suspect was because she had complained about him at least twice to school officials, including to a vice principal.“This could have been avoidable,” she said. “There were so many signs.”Tina Haight, whose daughter attends the school, told KDFW-TV in Dallas that she had complained to school administrators after the same boy threw scissors at her daughter in anger.Joffre said Tuesday that he couldn’t comment on disciplinary actions involving students, but that the school district adheres to regulations established by the Texas Education Agency.“I have confidence that our administration always addresses the Texas education code appropriately,” he said.Shook said the girl who was shot had moved to the school district a few months earlier. She said the girl had briefly dated the suspect, but that she did not know much about her.Ellis County sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald said authorities would inquire about any dating history involving the two as part of the investigation.Fitzgerald said officials know where the suspect obtained the handgun used in the shooting but he declined to publicly reveal that information.Agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched the school for weapons and explosive devices before students arrived Tuesday. Joffre said law enforcement officers would be on campus through the day.“It was an extra assurance for us to be ready for our students today,” he said.Italy, a town of about 2,000 people that dubs itself “The Biggest Little Town In Texas,” is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Dallas.___About 300 people packed a church in a small North Texas community to pray for a girl wounded in a shooting at the town’s high school.The vigil Monday night at Central Baptist Church in Italy (IT’-lee) was held to bring comfort to residents in the town of about 2,000 in the wake of the shooting at Italy High School.Authorities have a 16-year-old boy in custody as a suspect in the shooting of the 15-year-old girl, which occurred Monday morning in the school cafeteria.___A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate at a Texas high school on Monday had a history of aggressive actions at school, a fellow student said.The injured student, a 15-year-old girl, was airlifted to a hospital in Dallas following the shooting inside the cafeteria at Italy High School, which is in the small town of Italy about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Dallas. The boy fled after being confronted by a school district official but was later arrested.Cassie Shook, a 17-year-old junior at the school, told The Associated Press that she was driving up to the building when she saw “the doors fly open and everyone screaming and running out of the building.” She said she was angry when she learned who the suspect was because she’d complained about the boy at least twice to school officials, including to a vice principal.“This could have been avoidable,” she said. “There were so many signs.”Shook said she first went to school officials after the boy allegedly made a “hit list” in eighth grade and her name was on it. Then last year, the boy got angry during a class and threw a pair of scissors at her friend and later threw a computer against a wall, she said.“I ran out of the classroom screaming, telling everyone to hide because I was scared,” Shook said.Shook said police came to talk to the class after the incident. She said the boy was removed from the school but eventually was allowed back.Italy Independent School District Superintendent Lee Joffre said the district couldn’t comment on disciplinary actions involving students. Police have not released the boy’s name and didn’t return a message seeking comment about his past.Shook said the girl who was shot Monday had moved to the school district a few months earlier. Police said the girl was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where a spokeswoman said she couldn’t release any information about the girl’s condition.The school district of about 600 students is located near the center of Italy, a town of about 2,000 people that dubs itself “The Biggest Little Town In Texas.” Joffre said that about 45 to 55 students are typically in the high school’s cafeteria in the morning for breakfast. He noted that school would be in session Tuesday and that counselors would be available.“In a small town, the school district is the center of what goes on for our kids, and this morning’s tragedy hits the heart of this community,” Joffre said.Ellis County Sheriff Chuck Edge said during a news conference that the suspect “engaged the victim” and fired several shots from a semi-automatic .380 handgun just before 8 a.m. Edge did not say how many times the victim was shot.Investigators have said they don’t know the relationship between the victim and shooter, or what may have been the shooter’s motive.Edge said the suspect fled when confronted by a school district official but was later arrested by law enforcement on school grounds. Edge said the handgun was recovered at the scene and is in evidence.Edge said it’s unclear where the boy may have gotten the weapon. He also didn’t know what charges the boy might face.On Monday night, about 300 people packed an Italy church to pray for the wounded girl and their shocked community.last_img read more

Lima billboard is tapped for drinking water

first_img Generators inside the billboard process the air and filter it into water, stored and drawn by residents at the bottom of the billboard. The system has an air filter, a condenser and a carbon filter. The system is designed to generate 96 liters of water per day for the local community. A video showing the project presents more of the details. “Each generator captures the air humidity,” said a team member, “and from there it goes through a reverse osmosis system; each tank stores about 20 liters.” Five generators’ purified water is gathered into one tank. While this is a local initiative, a more far-reaching response has been announced, in the form of an ambitious plan under way to address Lima’s water issues, Peru’s state water company plans to invest $3.3 billion in Lima’s water and sewage infrastructure in over the next three years. According to the Ministry of Housing, about 700,000 Lima residents lack access to potable water, while another 600,000 rely only on water cisterns. The investment will allow for 148 water projects, to be overseen by Sedapal, the state-owned water utility company The company will build reservoirs, wells and water-treatment plants as well as replace 3,000 miles of water pipes in Lima. Citation: Lima billboard is tapped for drinking water (2013, February 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-lima-billboard.html © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A billboard in Lima, Peru, created by ad agency Mayo DraftCFB in collaboration with the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), captures the air’s humidity and turns it into potable water for Lima residents. Lima is referred to as a “desert megacity” where many residents cope with inadequate access to clean drinking water. The agency and university formed a team to produce what they refer to as the first billboard that produces drinking-water out of air. More information: www.utec.edu.pe/noticias-utec- … ra-agua-potable.htmlwww.peruthisweek.com/news-3624 … ater-infrastructure/center_img The collaboration is motivated by a need for many of the city’s local residents for clean drinking water in an area where the presence of rain is almost zero. Lima and surrounding villages are in a “coastal desert “of Peru. The partnership of an ad agency with a university stemmed from Peru’s UTEC need to come up with a solution to motivate students to apply for its engineering program. A UTEC motto is, “We will continue changing the world through engineering.” The water-bearing billboard promotes the capabilities of UTEC. Explore further Copenhagen tap water safe again after E.coli scare: city 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.last_img read more

Cannot lose touch with heritage

first_imgFor leading artist Paresh Maity, a globalised painter with an eye for diversity of Indian life, ‘identity is very important for any form of art to flourish’.‘I can be removed from my own heritage, but I cannot lose touch with it. Proper globalisation of Indian art is possible only when heritage meets modernity. If there is no root, you are baseless,’ said Maity.The waterscapes of riverine Bengal, the golden light of the Thar and the cosmopolitan colours of the bustling Capital have all come together on the canvas of Maity, who will be honoured with the Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education 2012 in the Capital Monday. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The artist says his journey from Midnapore to Kolkata and then to Delhi, Rajasthan and around the world in the last two decades has changed his colour palette, formats of creative expression and returned him closer to his roots in a strange way.Maity is known for his cutting-edge mechanical Western-style installations, bronze sculptures and giant paintings.‘It is always better to know your roots and build your artistic dimensions around it,’ the artist said. ‘You can have a different language, but the content of your art must be from your culture,’ he said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe 47-year-old artist is making a 12-foot installation of the seven cities of Delhi for the India Art Summit 2013.‘The installation is six feet in diameter. It portrays how the metropolis of Delhi have evolved over the centuries; how the ancient Tughlaqabad was like and it is now. I am using day-to-day material and lot of colours,’ Maity said.The next year will see Maity reconnect to his core oeuvre of water colour once again at the World Art Fair at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. ‘The water colours will be large — some almost 7 X 10 sq ft in size. They will be impressions of the places I have visited in the last 20 years. It is difficult to tackle water colour on large surfaces,’ Maity said.An installation of small boats will lend solidity to the minimal landscapes in water colour, he said. Maity, who began as a landscape painter in Bengal, took to the world the muted colours of the river banks with their silent meditative quality of life. There were no figures in his early landscapes — boats, jetties and laden skies lived in perfect harmony with his dark indigo, green, ochre and cobalt spaces.‘When I migrated to Delhi in 1990, I put the city on to my canvas. My art changed after I went to Rajasthan for the first time, figures started appearing in my paintings. The landscape became more colourful with a riot of yellow, gold, orange, red and green. Rajasthan is bathed in a golden light in winter,’ Maity said.In Delhi, Maity’s passion for big surfaces has grown over the years. ‘Initially, I did not have papers, I joined the papers and made bigger watercolours,’ he said.The artist returned to sculpting six years ago. One of his new age installations that made news around the world was an abstract concept, Procession of 50 Ants, made of 100 motorbike spares. It was exhibited at the Art Stage in Singapore in 2011.‘I broke down the machines (bikes) and reassembled them to resemble large ants, nearly five feet in length.’ Why ants? ‘They are very disciplined, very sensitive and intuitive. They live in small colonies and can sniff disasters,’ Maity said. [IANS]last_img read more

Does your kid reject your political inclinations

first_imgIf your child is not enthusiastic about your political or ideological inclinations, do not be surprised. More than half of all children in the US either misperceive or reject their parents’ political party affiliations, a new study found.The researchers found that more discussion about politics in the home increases the probability that children correctly identify their parents’ party affiliations, but does not increase the likelihood that they will adopt those affiliations. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Parent-child communication is a vehicle for delivering information, but it does not always deliver agreement. As we all know, political discussions can sometimes lead to consensus and they can sometimes lead to conflict,” said first author Christopher Ojeda from Stanford University. “Prior to our work, existing research concluded that when parents and children were similar, parents passed on their political values,” said co-author Peter K. Hatemi from Pennsylvania State University. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHowever, an analysis of two family-based surveys threw up interesting results.In one sample of 8,636 families in the US, 51.2 per cent of children misperceived or rejected their mothers’ political party identification.In the second sample of 3,356 families, 53.5 per cent of children misperceived or rejected their mothers’ political party affiliation, and 54.2 per cent did so for their fathers’ identification.“Both datasets surveyed children in adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood, thereby capturing the full range of the life course,” Hatemi explained.last_img read more

People better at detecting laughter than words

first_imgWhether they are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness, humans pay more attention when an emotion is expressed through vocalisations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in speech.It takes just one-tenth of a second for our brains to begin to recognise emotions conveyed by vocalisations, a study said.The researchers believe that the speed with which the brain ‘tags’ these vocalisations and the preference given to them compared to language, is due to the potentially crucial role that decoding vocal sounds has played in human survival. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“The identification of emotional vocalisations depends on systems in the brain that are older in evolutionary terms,” said lead study author Marc Pell from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. “Understanding emotions expressed in spoken language, on the other hand, involves more recent brain systems that have evolved as human language developed,” Pell explained.The findings were published in the journal Biological Psychology. The researchers were interested in finding out whether the brain responded differently when emotions were expressed through vocalisations (sounds such as growls, laughter or sobbing, where no words are used) or through language. The researchers found that the participants were able to detect laughter more quickly than vocal sounds conveying either anger or sadness. But, interestingly, they found that angry sounds and angry speech both produced ongoing brain activity that lasted longer than either of the other emotions, suggesting that the brain pays special attention to the importance of anger signals.last_img read more

Students conduct road safety awareness campaign

first_imgKolkata: Several students from Krishnachandrapur High School at Mathurapur in South 24-Parganas participated in a massive ‘Safe Drive, Save Life’ campaign organised by the Sunderban police district and the local administration to make people aware about the necessity of following norms while driving vehicles.It may be mentioned that the “Safe Drive, Save Life” campaign, a brain child of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has immensely contributed towards building awareness and significantly reduced the number of road accidents in the state. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedDistrict administrations and police have been carrying out rigorous campaigns ever since it was launched by Banerjee. On the occasion of Republic Day, the school students joined hands with the police and the Krishnachandrapur Gram Panchayat to organise a programme on Raidighi-Diamond Harbour Road at Krisnachandarpur. Helmetless bikers plying through the area were given new helmets and also a garland. The school students also took out a rally with placards and festoons highlighting the importance of road safety and the implementation of “Safe Drive, Save Life” campaigns. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe students urged the bikers and drivers to follow traffic norms while driving their vehicles. All the helmet-less bikers who were provided with helmets made a pledge that they would no longer ride their bikes bare headed. Debasish Banerjee, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mandirbazar, Santanu Bapuli, Karmadhakshya of South 24-Parganas, Soumitra Mondal, CI Mandirbazar, Chandan Kumar Maity, headmaster of Krishnachandrapur High School, and Bapi Haldar, a local panchayat member, were also present. It may be mentioned that Kolkata Police is also conducting various programmes from time to time to make the campaign effective. Various orientation workshops are being held for the commuters and drivers. The city police also prepared a video to create awareness on road safety. The video is shown to the drivers at the orientation workshops.last_img read more