New York Magazine:September has a back-to-school vibe that’s hard to shake. This tends to be true even if it’s been many years since you were a student, and even if you currently have no school-age children at home. The writer Gretchen Rubin has observed that September is like the “other January,” in that many people come up with resolution-type goals for their post–Labor Day selves. “Even if you’re a big grown-up adult,” she said in a recent Facebook chat, the traditional start of the American school year “kind of has that sense of new beginning.” Your actual 2016 resolutions are likely long-forgotten, but that’s okay. September is your second chance.This notion of new beginnings, incidentally, was the subject of an insightful 2014 paper by a trio of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. In it, they found evidence of something they called the “fresh start effect” — that is, that people are much more likely to think of the bigger picture of their lives, and set goals accordingly, just after beginning some new era. These could be, and often were, big milestones: a new job, a new marriage, a new school year. But, just as often, they were much smaller than that: the start of a new month (or even of a new week or day), or the first day back at work after a vacation.Read the whole story: New York Magazine More of our Members in the Media >
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Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has admitted Sunday’s 4-2 defeat to Southampton has severely damaged the team’s confidence ahead of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.The Nigerian forward struck twice but it wasn’t enough for the Blues, as Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick to lead the Saints to a brilliant home win.Iheanacho, 19, hopes his performance will have earned him a start for City’s semi-final second leg trip to the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.But he admitted Manuel Pellegrini’s side saw their preparations dented ahead of the biggest game of their season.“This was not good preparation, this game didn’t give us enough confidence but we’ll put it behind us as soon as we leave here and focus on the game on Wednesday,” said Iheanacho.“We need to put it behind us, it’s gone, it’s not going to come back.“So many things went wrong in the game, we lost so many balls and we didn’t defend well.“We lost so we’re not happy, but we’ll put it behind us and come back stronger.” Kelechi Iheanacho (L) scored twice against Southampton 1
Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The fallDonnarumma’s agent, Mino Raiola, claimed the goalkeeper had outgrown Milan and deserved Champions League football.The goalkeeper signed a bumper €6million a year deal in July 2017, and a separate €1million contract for his brother Antonio, but fans were less than impressed.Raiola claimed, the following December, that his client signed the deal under ‘psychological pressure’ and the club had reneged on contract agreements.Fans became unhappy and the Milan ultras made their feelings known.They unveiled a banner that read: “Psychological violence by giving you €6million a season and signing your parasite brother? It’s time to leave… our patience with you is over.” 3 Gianluigi Donnarumma is just 19 The banner unveiled by Milan fans RANKED Despite being just four seasons into his fledgling career, here is how he has gone from hero, to villain and now hero again.The riseDonnarumma was brought into the Milan first team squad at just 15 and went on to make his debut in October 2015, when he was 16.After a string of good performances he was hailed as Buffon’s heir in the Italy goal.He ousted ex-Real Madrid man Diego Lopez for the starting spot and has been their number one ever since. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The goalkeeper has played 128 Serie A games for his boyhood club and looks to be improving all the time.Italy legend Dino Zoff took to Corriere della Sera to praise Donnarumma after his heroics to hold Roma to a 1-1 draw on Sunday, which included a stunning double save.“It is simple, he has become a man. He is more aware, he is an adult,” Zoff said.“He is learning how to manage the phases of his life, which are also the phases of the match. Today, I give a mistake, it does not come down anymore.” ADVICE 3 REVEALED Getty It is easy to forget that Gianluigi Donnarumma is still a teenager.The 19-year-old has had a checkered time at AC Milan since making his debut at the age of 16.He has been hailed as the heir to Gianluigi Buffon for his country, been reduced to tears by the Milan ultras who demanded he leave, and now appears to be back on his way up. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Donnarumma was reduced to tears in that match and he was given the nickname ‘Dollar-umma’.He moved from saviour to traitor in record time at the Italian club.The rise againDespite the threats from the ultras, Donnarumma stuck it out at his boyhood club and kept his place in the first team.His performances in the 2018/19 season have been very good, particularly in the last two months. Donnarumma has played 128 Serie A games Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF 87.3% – Starting from November 2018 Gianluigi Donnarumma is the goalkeeper with the highest save in terms of percentage in top-5 European Leagues (min.3 apps). Safety. pic.twitter.com/jINGwa7qu2— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) February 5, 2019The 19-year-old has been named in the WhoScored team of the week three times out of the last four.Zoff made those comments following his latest outing and Milan president, Paolo Scaroni, has come out this week and ruled out the possibility of selling one of their most prized assets. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice
TED, the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference made up of short talks by brilliant people from around the world, is now making its archives available with subtitles in more than 40 languages. This is the kind of news that could make a real impact in a lot of peoples’ lives.TED Talks are brain stretching, tear-jerking, 18 minute nuggets of emerging wisdom. The new translation project is sponsored by Nokia and uses the awesome volunteer-powered translation service DotSub.Unfortunately, the multi-lingual subtitles aren’t available in the embedded TED video players. They are in DotSub’s usual players, though that service uses an iframe. (Update: June Cohen from TED drops by in comments to let us know that this will change. “We’ll actually have subtitles available on our embeddable player, in around a week’s time. We’ll follow that with subtitled MP4s you can download (maybe 6 weeks later). Watch this space…” Thanks June!) If you speak languages other than English, the rest of the DotSub site is quite worth a visit as well. So far 306 translations have been completed, hopefully more will be performed soon. Bringing these TED videos to more people around the world is a big win for humanity. It is truly remarkable how TED has gone from a closed gathering for the global elite to becoming far, far more publicly available. Andy Carvin has some more details over at NPR. Tags:#international#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts
david nield 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi… You won’t be able to get an Apple Watch yourself for another couple of weeks, but the early reviews—from publications ranging from the New York Times to CNET and the Verge—are in.The bottom line? Apple’s much-hyped wearable is stylish and has lots of promise, but also falls short on several fronts. In particular, the watch has a limited battery life and, uncharacteristically for Apple, issues with responsiveness and user friendliness.See also: The Apple Watch Looks Great—But It’s Going To Disappoint A Lot Of UsersWe’ve distilled some of the highlights from four major reviews by Nilay Patel at The Verge, David Pogue at Yahoo Tech, Scott Stein at CNET and Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times—some 18,000 words in total by our count. You can thank us later.Build QualityThere seems to be little doubt that Apple has put together another stylish, well-crafted, beautiful bit of gadgetry. Stein calls it “beautifully constructed”; Patel describes it as “a masterpiece of engineering.” Everyone has good things to say about the build quality.It also sounds like a watch that’s compact enough to look unobtrusive on the wrist. At 2.9 ounces (with a leather band), it’s heavier than the Moto 360 but not as hefty as some of the heavy duty luxury men’s watches on the market. In terms of looks, Apple has apparently succeeded.Responsiveness And InterfaceSeveral reviewers are reporting a lag in the responsiveness of the Apple Watch, particularly whenever a GPS signal from the iPhone is involved. This is the sort of software bug that later updates will presumably fix (as Apple is apparently promising), but it’s still inauspicious out of the gate.Unlike most other smartwatches, the Apple Watch screen isn’t on constantly. And in an effort to eke out as much battery life as possible, the first generation Apple Watch appears to be a little underpowered. Its screen takes a split-second to activate, while regular apps also take their time to display information.By and large, reviewers reported a steep learning curve for the watch’s interface—so steep that the phrase “steep learning curve” earns a place in the headline of Manjoo’s NYT piece. It’s not always easy to work out what to do next, or how to get notifications back, and so on.Apps And AlertsThe apps on the Apple Watch (and there are a lot more on the way, of course) proved something of a mixed bag. The fitness apps got high marks across the board, but more than one reviewer questioned the usefulness of having regular apps—like Twitter—beeping away on your wrist.“The Twitter Glance is set to display top trends, but by the time it loads I could have pulled out my phone,” Patel writes. The watch faces, meanwhile, come in for high praise (they’re “stunning,” in Pogue’s words). Reviews were much more mixed regarding the watch’s emoji and heartbeat messaging options Apple has talked up over the past several months. But the watch’s specially developed “taptic feedback” engine—which buzzes your wrist in different patterns for various notifications—won praise as a useful way of getting alerts and distinguishing between notifications without having to look at a screen.Battery LifeBattery life proved to be one of the biggest problems for most reviewers. As we expected, the Apple Watch just about makes it through a day’s worth of use, but that’s it—you’ll be searching for your charger by the early or late evening.David Pogue was alone in finding his Apple Watch lasted until the second day of use—though even in that scenario you’re still going to want to charge it every night. TL;DR verdict for the TL;DR summary: The Apple Watch is unquestionably a nice device, but it hasn’t answered the question of why you need it. And if you decide you do, you might consider waiting for the second generation device.Photo courtesy of Apple Related Posts The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearables How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi… Tags:#Apple#Apple Watch#smartwatches#wearables
Oklahoma State football starts its season in less than one week. It’s definitely time to start freaking out. And to help you do so, here’s another hype video.I’ve said this before, but I can’t get enough of these. You could give me a Glenn Spencer cam and throw some good tunes on it, and I would watch the thing for 90 minutes.That said, this one is great. Maybe not the best. But still really good.Six days. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Solbakken: Solskjaer surely winning his Man Utd auditionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wolves boss Stale Solbakken believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves the Manchester United job after victory at Tottenham. Solskjaer outshone Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino last night as they both compete for the permanent Old Trafford post.FC Copenhagen coach Solbakken said, “It’s not that I don’t think Pochettino can handle both clubs, but there is actually a difference between the demands made by United and Tottenham.”I think Solskjaer can actually get the job. If United shows stability and great progress, playing steady battles against the best and beating some of them at home, then I think it’s a strong application. They may have a plan ready and have him as a B or C choice. Or they have no plan yet, see how it goes and give him the chance to show that he is the right man.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma coach Di Francesco happy for Schick after 2-goal Coppa blastby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco is pleased for Patrik Schick after his brace against Virtus Entella.The striker hit a double as Roma won 4-0 in the Coppa Italia round of 16.”He had a good game, even though he always satisfies me,” said Di Francesco.“He could’ve scored more goals, so he must keep working on becoming more clinical in front of goal, even in training. He mustn’t be satisfied.“Now he’s turned the page, playing regularly and giving the right performances. He’s growing. Some players grow at different rates.“He plays for a club where it isn’t easy to do so, with the weight of his transfer fee on his shoulders.“You can’t have everything right away, but he’s shown some important qualities in training and matches. Now he must keep improving and attack our opponents’ goal more.”
HALIFAX – Throngs of people lined the streets of downtown Halifax Saturday to see a sitting prime minister walk in the city’s Pride parade for the first time.The rainbow-clad crowd erupted in cheers as Justin Trudeau marched in the procession with his family at his side.Trudeau was dressed casually in a pink shirt and white pants, while wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wore a wide-brimmed hat to shade herself from the sun.The prime minister waved and yelled “Happy Pride!” to thousands of people along the parade route, stopping periodically to take selfies as members of the crowd called out his name.A couple of drag queens decked in makeup and voluminous wigs wrapped their arms around Trudeau as they posed for a group photo, after which the buxom blonds thanked the prime minister with a hug.“What a pleasure it is to be here,” he told them. “We all are together.”Trudeau walked near the front of the procession, intermittently flanked by marchers carrying a rainbow flag, a group of princesses and a float spouting confetti.As the festivities paused for a moment of silence, Trudeau raised his fist alongside several other members of the crowd.Trudeau became the first sitting prime minister to march in a Pride parade when he did so in Toronto in 2016, then attended the same event last month.He told reporters Friday that he longs for a day when his participation in Pride events won’t be so novel.“I’ll be the first prime minister to walk in the Pride parade in Halifax, but I’m very much looking forward to getting that over with so there won’t be any more ‘firsts’ and that it just be expected that prime ministers, when their schedules allow, march in Pride parades across the country,” he said.“(It’s) not just diversity of backgrounds, but it’s a diversity of everything that makes us different as Canadians and that includes standing up strongly for the rights of the LGBT2Q community.”Sydney Augustine-Bower made the roughly two-hour journey from Antigonish, N.S., to Halifax so she could attend her first Pride parade. Augustine-Bower, who identifies as pansexual, said it was heartening to see the leader of Canada showing his support for the LGBTQ community.“I think it sends a really important message that the prime minister of Canada … is going to dance around with a bunch of people, a part of the community that (was) oppressed for long,” Augustine-Bower said. “I think it’s great that these two groups of people who are very different can come together and have fun.”Upwards of 120,000 people participate in the Halifax Pride parade every summer, organizers said, and they expected an even bigger turnout this year thanks to their “special guest.”Halifax’s police service said in February that it would not participate in this year’s Pride parade amid a “national debate” about police involvement in such events.Pride Toronto members had voted to ostensibly ban official police floats from marches and parades in January, adopting a list of demands put forward by that city’s chapter of Black Lives Matter.Some local groups — including the Queer Arabs of Halifax, the Dalhousie Student Union and the South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre — have said they are boycotting the parade after a resolution to remove a pro-Israel campaign from the event was defeated at Halifax Pride’s annual general meeting last October.The first Halifax Pride March was held in 1988 with just 75 people. Since then, it has grown to each summer.