In Charge, and Sounding the Part

first_imgThe New York Times:Science has not proved the trope that power changes everything. But it does suggest, at least, that it changes the vocal cords.As people gain authority, their voice quality changes, becoming steadier in pitch, more varied in volume and less strained. Power sounds distinctive, creating hierarchies measurable through waves of sound.That is the finding of research published last year in the journal Psychological Science, adding weight to the idea that a speaker’s power comes not just from words but also acoustics. Crucially, it’s not about being loud; just turning up the volume can actually be a sign of relative weakness.“The easiest way to exert authority is by speaking more loudly. But that can just come across as yelling, which can turn people off,” said Adam Galinsky, a professor at the Columbia Business School, who wrote the paper along with researchers from San Diego State University. “It’s not the volume, but the ability to control it.”Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Mitchell hopes to salvage senior season with postseason run

first_img STARKVILLE – Eight players stepped out of the dugout before Ross Mitchell. Mississippi State’s senior left-hander needed three outs cushioned by a three-run lead last Saturday against No. 1 LSU to secure his first Southeastern Conference win of the season.Seven batters later, Mitchell walked off the mound with two outs and the score tied 7-7.“It’s been a challenge,” Mitchell said. “It’s been a lot of ups and downs.”Mississippi State scored in the 12th inning to win its only game of the series. Much like his team, nothing has come easy for Mitchell this season.A ninth-inning error spoiled Mitchell’s final outing at Dudy Noble Field. He pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing three runs – all unearned – on three hits.It was the first time this season Mitchell pitched more than an inning and didn’t allow an earned run in a conference game.“The balls just haven’t been going to my players like they usually do,” Mitchell said. “I feel like I’m confident up there. I feel like I’m making pitches.”Mississippi State’s biggest problem lies on the moundMitchell entered last weekend’s series having allowed 16 runs in 14 1/3 innings against SEC teams. Those numbers include four runs Ole Miss scored off Mitchell last week in a non-conference game in Jackson.Mitchell and MSU (24-24, 8-16) travel to Ole Miss (25-24, 11-13) this weekend for a three-game series beginning on Thursday.The bloated pitching numbers come after Mitchell silenced SEC bats the last three seasons.Mitchell owned a 1.85 ERA in 121 2/3 innings in his first three seasons with Mississippi State. His success led to a couple of All-American selections.“Ross pitched really well (against LSU),” MSU coach John Cohen said. “He shoved the ball in the strike zone. He got ground balls. He did exactly what we want him to do. It was neat to see him pitch that well.”This year college baseball introduced a new baseball with flatter seams. It’s allowed for more offense, but also reduced the sink for some pitchers.“I do think the smaller seams have hurt Ross a little bit,” Cohen said.“It’s hard for me to tell from my viewpoint. I’m not going to make that an excuse,” Mitchell said. “If the balls are messing me up, it’s my job as a pitcher to figure out a way to get outs, whether that’s a softball or a baseball.”Mitchell isn’t alone in his struggle. Mississippi State has a collective ERA of 4.28 – the highest team ERA since 2011.There have been bright spots as of late. Zac Houston and Dakota Hudson pitched 3 1/3 scoreless after Mitchell departed last weekend.Houston hasn’t allowed a run in 10 2/3 innings. Hudson has appeared in five of MSU’s last six games, earning the win on Saturday. Add the Ross Mitchell of 2012-14 and Mississippi State’s bullpen could embody the reputation it built the last few years.“I believe we have the talent. I believe some key pitchers are starting to step up and fill some roles with confidence,” Mitchell said. “I think we’re going to make a good push here and try to make a postseason run.”Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

This Day in History: Sir Clifford Clarence Campbell

first_imgSir Clifford Clarence Campbell: Jamaica’s First Born Governor GeneralBy: Cerone WhiteOn this day in Caribbean history, June 28, 1892, Sir Clifford Clarence Campbell (ON, GCMG, GCVO) the first Jamaican- born Governor General of Jamaica was born. The position of the Governor-General is highly revered and because the chosen individual represents the monarch/head of state on ceremonial occasions such as the opening of parliament, the presentation of honors, and military parades.Campbell was born in Petersfield, Westmoreland, Jamaica to parents James Campbell, Civil Servant and Blanche, Blance Ruddock. Campbell attended Petersfield Elementary School from 1901 to 1912 and then further pursued his education at the Mico Training/Teaching College from 1913 to 1915. After graduating from college he turned his attention to politics, due to his longtime activistism for the Jamaica Labor Party (JLP). Campbell served as speaker of the of the House Representative and later as president of the senate from Aug. 31, 1962, to Nov. 30, 1962, then after Jamaica gained its independence in 1962 he took the office of Governor General on Dec. 1, 1962.  Jamaica’s first Governor-General was Sir Kenneth Blackburne who was in office from Aug. 6 – Nov. 30, 1962. Blackburne was born in Bordon, England and he was knighted in in 1952.Campbell’s rise to the top didn’t come easy. He rose to the top facing racial criticism from across the board by both black and white Jamaicans. When he took to the highest office in the land he broke the racial barrier. It was the notion that only whites should be given that position because of the influential capabilities. According to a published article ‘Clifford Campbell, born 120 years ago’ in the Jamaica Observer it was said that up until the 1970s there were many white Jamaicans residing in the island. They were, for the most part, the descendants of the slave owners. The Campbell’s had to endure upper-class gossip about their lack of social graces but that did not deter them from carrying out their duties.Campbell served on this platform from Dec. 1, 1962 – Mar. 2 1973. After his service to his country, the first Jamaican-born Governor General dedicated the rest of his life to public service. Before his death, in Sept. 1991 he was a part of several organizations where he served in various capacities. He served as the last VP of the Association of Westmoreland Branches of the Jamaica Agricultural Society and a member of the delegation sent to investigate conditions of Jamaican farm workers in the U.S.A. in 1945 he also was a part of other organization. Campbell died at the age of 99 he was replaced by acting Governor General Sir Herbert George Holwell Duffus then shortly afterward the position was filled by Sir Kenneth Blackburne.last_img read more

Ousmane Dembele apologises to teammates for showing up late to training

first_imgAdvertisement 2e6mNBA Finals | Brooklyn VslejWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ef2ht( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 0ybfzwWould you ever consider trying this?😱55atlCan your students do this? 🌚1l4a89Roller skating! Powered by Firework Ousmane Dembele seems to have been under fire from his Barcelona teammates and manager after a series of unprofessional behaviour off the pitch, the recent being two hours late to training on Sunday, costing him a reported 200,000 Pounds as fine. Luckily for himself and the club, the French forward is keen on making amendments for his actions.Advertisement Ousmane Dembele apologises to teammates for showing up late to trainingDembele’s punctuality is one of the few weaknesses of the striker that creeped up in his behaviour very recently, drawing negative speculation from his teammates and the Spanish media. Barcelona legend Rivaldo weighed in his opinion when he said that the Frenchman ought to have behaved more professionally, even if he wanted to force a move away from the club.Dembele however was more than willing to work on his behaviour, so much so that on Monday before the training session ahead of their Champions League clash with Tottenham, the Frenchman apologised to his Barcelona teammates and manager Valverde for his actions and promised that it wont happen again. His apology was short and appreciated all around the dressing room.Advertisement The striker scored a goal the following day against Spurs in Bracelona’s final group game in this year’s tournament. Carles Aleña, after the Tottenham game, said: “He apologised to the dressing room. We accepted it. He knows he’s done wrong. He’s a good kid, we’re with him until the end. We have to show him affection.”Read full article here :Advertisement also :Did Jurgen Klopp moaning about the referees allow Virgil Van Dijk escape without a red card against Napoli?Michy Batshuayi mocks Phil Jones after defender scored comical own goal  Advertisementlast_img read more

Riches heads Gigginstown’s Galway Plate challenge

first_imgRoad To Riches, who won the Plate in 2014 and was pulled up when a well-backed 9-4 favourite last season, is likely to be joined in the feature chase of the seven-day festival by last year’s victor Lord Scoundrel, Balko Des Flos and Devils Bride as Gigginstown seek a third win in four years. Dual Grade 1-winning chaser Road To Riches is set to spearhead a four-strong challenge for Gigginstown House Stud in the €250,000 Galway Plate next month, according to racing manager Eddie O’Leary. O’Leary said: “We have kept four in training for the Plate and Road To Riches will have another go. He really enjoyed himself when he won the race a few years ago and he was not right when he ran in the race last year. Lord Scoundrel won the race last year and he will be back to defend his crown. Devils Bride is another that is highly likely to show up and he seemed to be coming back to form nicely at Down Royal last time. Balko Des Flos could be interesting off his rating. He was a good staying novice last season and could be an ideal type for the race.”An extra €30,000 in prize-money has been added to the Plate, with total prize-money for the meeting boosted to a record level of more than €2,000,000.Tim Higgins, chief executive of Tote Ireland, said: “We’re delighted the Galway Plate will this year be worth €250,000. The race is always a thrilling one and the quality of the race really stands up especially when you look at the most recent winners.”The richest race at the meeting is the Guinness Galway Hurdle, which is worth €300,000. The festival runs from Monday, July 31 to Sunday, August 6, with the Plate taking place on Wednesday and the Hurdle the following day.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

FAI Cup Round Two – Galway United 1 Cork City 0 – The Commentary

first_imgPictures are courtesy of Galway United FC – Check out their Facebook Page for more – Galway United booked their place in the Quarter Final of the FAI Cup with an outstanding 1-0 win at home to Cork City at Eamon Deacy Park. Conor Melody’s goal just before Half Time the difference between the teams. Galway United will face Shamrock Rovers at home in the Quarter Final.Here is another chance to hear the commentary of the game with Mike Rafferty and Derek Rogers.Presented by Gerry MurphyFirst Half Second HalfThe Galway United Team who faced Cork City on Friday Night Let’s keep the run going! United are back in league action at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night when we face Limerick. Kick-off: 7.45pm. The club will be running a “Cup Night” which will grant FREE admission to Galway FA teams at all levels that have won silverware this season! print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Son Jaden receives Hume Innkeepers Kerry Dyck Memorial Scholarship

first_imgKerry Dyck, who lost a battle with cancer earlier this year, would have been very proud of his son after Jaden was named the recipient of the inaugural Hume Innkeepers Kerry Dyck Memorial Scholarship Tuesday at the Lakeside Pitch.“It’s a $500 scholarship given to a youth player playing in the men’s league based on soccer ability, overall involvement in the sport in Nelson as judged by all members of our team (Hume Innkeepers),” said Kevin Lewis of the Innkeepers. “We presented it to Jaden because of his soccer ability, leadership qualities and that he refs and coaches in Nelson Youth Soccer,” Lewis added.The money will be used for Dyck as he continues his post-secondary education.The Hume Innkeepers play in the Mallard’s Men’s Open Adult League with Oso Negro, Old Dogs and Dyck’s team, Nelson Youth Soccer Selects.Kerry Dyck, a graduate of L.V. Rogers High School, was a key cog in Nelson Youth Soccer for many years, coaching and serving on the executive. He was also coach and manager of the Hume Innkeepers for many years, helping the squad capture the 2017 Mallard’s Men’s Open League last fall.Kerry Dyck was also honoured last month by BC Soccer, claiming the Awards of Merit.Kerry Dyck was nominated by the BC Soccer Membership as well as the Board of Directors for recognition of contributions to soccer, during a period of ten or more years, as a player, manager, coach, official, or administrator at the club/league or district Level. The announcement was made during the spring by BC Soccer Association.last_img read more

Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles leads tributes as Chas Hodges dies age 74

first_imgTOTTENHAM legend Ossie Ardiles tweeted his tribute to Chas Hodges, who died this morning aged 74.Ardiles said: “So so sad to hear of @ChasnHodges passing.4 Ossie Ardiles tweeted his tribute to Chas Hodges after the star passed away this morning aged 74Credit: PA:Empics Sport4 Hodges and his musical partner Dave Peacock were popular among Tottenham fans for a series of Spurs singlesCredit: Getty – ContributorSinger Chas Hodges has died at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer”Wonderful musician, wonderful man. Always generous, always smiling. Spurs trough and trough.”Big Thanks for this marvellous song you gave us that will be always in our hearts.”RIP my friend. Thoughts & prayers with his family and friends.”Hodges was immensely popular among Tottenham fans and as part of his duo with Dave Peacock.Most read in footballLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startART ATTACKInside Arsenal’s celebrations as Arteta is showered with champagne as he dancesLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVEStones update, Sancho latest, Havertz to Chelsea newsSo so sad to hear of @ChasnHodges passing. Wonderful musician, wonderful man. Always generous, always smiling. Spurs trough and trough. Big Thanks for this marvellous song you gave us that will be always in our hearts. RIP my friend. Thoughts & prayers with his family and friends— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) September 22, 2018 4 Ardiles, in action for Spurs against Arsenal, labelled Hodges a “wonderful man”Credit: Getty Images – GettyThey performed four FA Cup final songs with Spurs, including Ossie’s Dream in 1981, which reached number five in the charts.Tottenham also paid tribute to the star on Twitter, after he passed in the early hours of this morning following a battle with oesophageal cancer.Spurs said: “Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own, Chas Hodges.”Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”Video for classic Chas and Dave track Snooker LoopyEveryone at the Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own, Chas Hodges. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 22, 2018 4 Hodges, right, recording Hot Shot Tottenham in 1987 alongside Peacock, left, and Clive Allen, centreCredit: PA:Press Associationlast_img read more

Report: Plzen 2 Sporting 1 (2-3 ag)

first_imgViktoria Plzen 2 Sporting CP 1 (aet, 2-3 agg): Battaglia header sends visitors into quarter-finals Ryan Benson 04:37 16/3/2018 jesus-cropped Getty Images Rodrigo Battaglia’s extra-time goal proved crucial, as Sporting CP beat Viktoria Plzen 3-2 on aggregate despite losing 2-1 on Thursday. Sporting CP have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League thanks to a 3-2 aggregate win over Viktoria Plzen, as Rodrigo Battaglia got the vital goal in extra-time in Thursday’s 2-1 defeat.The Portuguese side’s luck appeared to have deserted them when Bas Dost saw a penalty saved in second-half stoppage time, sending the game to extra-time after Marek Bakos’ brace had wiped out Sporting’s 2-0 lead from the first leg.But Jorge Jesus’ men stepped things up a notch in the first half of extra-time, making the most of their superiority with Battaglia’s header on the stroke of the interval, and Plzen – who needed another two goals in response – were left deflated. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp It took the home side just six minutes to pull themselves back into the tie, as Bakos headed in at the far post following a fine Jan Kovarik cross from deep on the left flank.However, Sporting did a good job of restricting their flow of further chances, and they should have drawn level just before the break – Bryan Ruiz slamming a left-footed volley wide from about eight yards out.Sporting missed another glorious opportunity early in the second half.Bruno Fernandes’ long-range strike was parried to Marcos Acuna, whose follow-up effort bounced back off the right-hand post before he then hit the rebound over.And Plzen capitalised just after the hour mark – Bakos sweeping into the bottom-right corner from just out the six-yard box following Radim Reznik’s pinpoint cut-back.Dost was presented with the perfect chance to get a vital away goal right at the end of normal time, but his tame penalty – which he had won – was easily saved by Plzen goalkeeper Ales Hruska, securing extra-time for the hosts.Sporting’s progression, though, was ultimately sealed just before half-time in extra-time, as Battaglia headed in Fernandes’ cross, taking Sporting into the last eight.last_img read more

Italy just a stop on road to Kiev for Madrid & Barca

first_imgUEFA Champions League Italy just a stop on road to Kiev for Madrid & Barca Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 20:47 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(26) Cristiano Ronaldo Mario Mandzukic Juventus Real Madrid UCL 03062017 Getty UEFA Champions League Real Madrid Barcelona Opinion The two Clasico rivals were kept apart in Friday’s draw and will be expected to advance to the last four after the two were paired with Serie A sides The road to Kiev passes through Italy for Real Madrid and Barcelona. The two Spanish sides have won the Champions League three times apiece since 2009 and both will be considered favourites to advance to the semi-finals this time around after drawing Juventus and Roma, respectively.Real are 12-time European champions and have claimed the famous trophy in three of the last four years, including back-to-back successes under Zinedine Zidane over the past two seasons.Barca, meanwhile, have won the competition on five occasions and last lifted the coveted cup when they completed a treble in 2015, having also achieved a triple triumph in 2009 and then followed up with another victory in 2011. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Both of the Clasico rivals were handed tough draws in the last 16. Real, having finished second in their group, were paired with Paris Saint-Germain, while Barca faced Chelsea. In the end, however, the two teams prevailed with relative ease.On Friday, Real were drawn against Juventus in a repeat of last season’s final (which Los Blancos won 4-1 in Cardiff), while Barca face Roma for a place in the Champions League semi-finals. Both sides will be happy with the lot.Juventus, in theory, is a tough draw for Real. The Italian champions are one of Europe’s great teams, but this is an Old Lady that really is getting on, an ageing team that somehow found a way past Tottenham in the second round despite only being the better team for around 20 minutes of the entire tie.”Honestly, I feel Tottenham were superior for much of the tie,” Real legend Emilio Butragueno said after the draw. “But Juve showed their character to qualify. That says a lot about the winning mentality they have, like ours.”It did. Juve found a way to win, just like Madrid. And although historically Real have had difficulty against the Italian giants in the European Cup, Zidane’s side would appear to be in better shape following their recent return to form.CLQFGFX“Real are concentrating on the Champions League,” former Juve midfielder Pavel Nedved said. “We will have more difficulty in that we are fighting on three fronts. It will be very tough but we’re ready to face this part of the season.”Meanwhile, Barca probably have the best draw of all in Roma. The Italian side edged out Shakhtar Donetsk in the last 16 and are way off the pace in Serie A title race this season, so even reaching this stage is a bonus.”We will face the best team in Europe,” Roma legend Francesco Totti said. “Barcelona will also be concerned at facing us. Roma has a very important and tough task ahead.”Perhaps. But it could have been much worse for both Barca and Real. The Primera Division pair managed to avoid Manchster City, Bayern Munich and Liverpool in Friday’s draw, while neither really wanted an all-Spanish tie against Sevilla.So, Italy should really be just another stop for the two Liga clubs on the road to Kiev and perhaps, a first Champions League Clasico since 2011.last_img read more