Journal Brings Zen, and Bio, to Mental Health

first_imgThe Chronicle of Higher Education: Like many scientific disciplines, mental health is a fragmented place, with individual researchers plugging away on their favorite disorders, like depression, often without regard to how the disease connects to, say, physical health, let alone molecular biology.So just where is it that a group of scientists studying the intersection of Buddhist meditation and human-cell aging is supposed to publish?Alan Kazdin, a Yale psychologist, has decided it will be in his new journal, Clinical Psychological Science. Started this month by the Association for Psychological Science, the journal is an attempt to provide a high-profile home for interdisciplinary research that pushes the study of mental health in new—and curious—directions.“We’re doing the science of mental health, broadly conceived,” Kazdin says.The director of the Yale Parenting Center, Kazdin formerly edited the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, a premier publication in the field. The JCCP is the “Wimbledon” of clinical psychology, he says, but its contributors are largely limited to that specialty. “It will be very hard for them to get out of their mode and open widely to a variety of disciplines,” he says. CPS is intended to fill that void.Read the whole story: The Chronicle of Higher Education More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Third-party operators get access to ČD depots

first_imgCZECH REPUBLIC: The government has passed an amendment to the Railway Act obliging state operator ČD to provide non-discriminatory access to its depots on a commercial basis with effect from on April 1.Third-party operators will be granted access to ČD’s repair, maintenance and servicing facilities, fuelling and toilet waste emptying stations and train washing plants. However, the incumbent has the right to refuse access if the capacity is already being fully utilised.ČD has decided to hive off the facilities and their associated staff into a new stand-alone subsidiary Zařízení Služeb, which it expects will generate additional income. Any disputes will be handled by ÚPDI, the Office for Access to Transport Infrastructure, which will also start work on April 1.last_img read more

Bernie Ecclestone’s family tree, from eldest daughter Deborah, 65, to new born baby Ace, and his seven grandchildren

first_img Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 LAST week, Bernie Ecclestone became a dad for the fourth time at the grand old age of 89.The ex-Formula 1 boss and his third wife Fabiana, 44, welcomed baby Ace into their extravagant world.Bernie Ecclestone and wife Fabiana welcomed Ace into the world last weekCredit: Getty – ContributorThe new arrival makes for a remarkable family tree – starting with Bernie at the top, his children and then his grandchildren.SunSport breaks it down for you, in full.BERNIE ECCLESTONE, 89The patriarch of the family, Bernie was born in Suffolk in 1930.Worth £2.5billion, Ecclestone had been associated with F1 since the 1950s – during the 1958 season he entered two Grand Prix races, but failed to qualify for either.In 1972 he became a team-owner, acquiring Brabham, which he ran for 15 years.Two years later, Ecclestone formed the Formula One Constructors Association, emerging as chief executive in 1978.In 2017, Bernie was removed from his position after the Formula One Group was taken over by Liberty Media.Not bad for the son of a fisherman, who left Dartford West Central Secondary School at 16 and first worked as an assistant in a chemical laboratory testing gas purity.Bernie Ecclestone has amassed a £2.5billion fortuneCredit: AP:Associated PressNiki Lauda, right, drove for Ecclestone’s Brabham racing teamCredit: Getty – ContributorIVY BAMFORD, FIRST WIVENot much is known about Bernie’s early years, when he ran motorcycle shops and car dealerships.His first wife, a local girl called Ivy, was believed to be two years older than the businessman when they married in 1952.They welcomed daughter Deborah three years later, but the marriage fell to pieces and they drifted apart.It’s unknown if Ivy, who would be 91 today, is alive.SLAVICA RADIC, WIFE NO2Bernie married the 6ft 2in former Armani model Slavica in 1985, three years after they met at a promotional event at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.Despite the height difference (Slavica stands a foot taller than Bernie), a language barrier, and an age gap of 28 years they remained married for 23 years.In 2009, she topped the Sunday Times’ Rich List in the “richest divorcees” category – getting a reported £740million settlement.They have two daughters, Tamara and Petra.Slavica Radic at 6ft 2in towered over EcclestoneCredit: Getty – ContributorSlavica had two daughters with Bernie, Tamara and PetraCredit: Getty ImagesBernie had to hand Slavica £740m in their divorce settlementCredit: GC Images – GettyFABIANA FLOSI, WIFE NO3Not much is known about the 44-year-old Brazilian.But Bernie met Fabiana in 2009 at the World Motor Sport Council, marrying three years later in a private ceremony at their £23million Swiss chalet in Gstaad.She helps run his coffee plantation in Brazil, where their brand Celebrity Coffee is produced.In 2016, her mum Aparecida Schunk was kidnapped and a ransom of 28million was demanded. Nine days later, she was found safe.Last week, they welcomed their first son together, baby Ace.Bernie met Brazilian Fabiana Flosi in 2009Credit: Getty Images – GettyFabiana manages Bernie’s coffee plantation in BrazilCredit: fabianaecclestone/InstagramThe pair married in 2012Credit: Getty Images – GettyDEBORAH, ELDEST DAUGHTER, 65Deborah has preferred to stay out of the limelight, despite her famous family connection.The only child from Bernie’s first marriage, she is said to have followed her dad into business.It is believed she has two children of her own.However, their names and ages are unknown.TAMARA, 36Bernie’s first child with Slavica, Tamara has dabbled with modelling, presenting and reality TV.For the 2009 F1 season, she presented motorsport coverage for Sky Sports Italia.In 2011 she starred in Tamara Ecclestone: Billion $$$ Girl on Channel 5 and then in ITVBe’s Tamara’s World in 2017.In-between, the brunette beauty appeared nude in Playboy magazine.Tamara Ecclestone has modelled, been a presenter and starred on reality TVCredit: Getty – ContributorSocialite Tamara lives in a stunning £70m home near Kensington PalaceShe is married to Jay Rutland and they have a daughter Sophia, 5Credit: Getty Images – GettyShe has one daughter, Sophia, 5, from her seven year marriage to Jay Rutland.They live in a lavish £70million mansion, a stones throwaway from Kensington Palace.PETRA, 31Arguably the more famous of Bernie’s socialite daughters with Slavica, Petra is now based in Los Angeles.At 19, she launched menswear label FORM, which was sold in Harrods.Her personal life was splashed across the front pages after an acrimonious £5.5 billion divorce row with ex-husband James Stunt, who she split with in 2017.She was granted sole custody of their three children, Lavinia, 7, and twins James and Andrew, both 5.And in May, Petra gave birth to a baby girl with fiancé Sam Palmer, but has remained tight-lipped on her name, which gives Bernie seven grandchildren ALL younger than his latest child.Petra Ecclestone is now based in Los AngelesCredit: Getty – ContributorPetra had an acrimonious divorce from James Stunt in 2017Credit: twitter/Petra StuntPetra has four children, giving Bernie seven grandchildren in totalCredit: Getty Images – GettyI want to be a dad again at 90 and I don’t need Viagra, says ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone Real or Fake? 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Traffic Stop takes 3.5 Million Dollars’ Worth of Drugs off the Streets

first_img               Dealing Marijuana Level 5 FelonyAn Indiana State Trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 70 eastbound, near the 66 mile marker, for a traffic violation of following too closely.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Danny J. Luttrell II, 27, Indianapolis, Indiana, and a passenger in the vehicle was identified as Brandon M. Pierson, 27, also of Indianapolis, Indiana. Danny J. LuttrellBrandon M. PiersonDuring the trooper’s conversation with Luttrell and Pierson, he detected the aroma of, and observed criminal indicators. A subsequent search of the vehicle discovered that Luttrell and Pierson were transporting approximately 250 pounds of marijuana and 50,000 vape cartridges that were filled with THC. The items were discovered in the cargo storage area of the box truck.The street value of the marijuana is estimated at 2.5 million dollars and the vape cartridges estimated value is one million dollars.Luttrell and Pierson were returning to Indianapolis, Indiana, from Burbank, California.Both Luttrell and Pierson were taken into custody and transported to the Hendricks County jail.All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. A traffic stop Wednesday morning on I-70 yielded over $3 million in drugs.Arrested and Charged were:    Danny J. Luttrell,  Indianapolis, Indiana               Dealing Marijuana Level 5 Felony   Brandon M. Pierson, Indianapolis, Indianalast_img read more

Chatham man arrested after found with syringe full of meth

first_imgA 40-year-old Chatham man, who has a court order to not possess or consume illegal drugs, is facing charges after Chatham-Kent police found him with a syringe full of methamphetamine.Police said the accused was released from court on May 16 with several conditions, including the drug prohibition.He was believed to be under the influence of drugs when found by police in a parking lot on Wellington Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday.Police said he also had a loaded syringe containing methamphetamine in his possession.The accused was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and drug possession.He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing, police said.Failing to complyTwo men were taking into custody by Chatham-Kent police Thursday night pending a bail hearing in connection to separate incidents of not abiding by court-imposed release conditions.Police said a 29-year-old Chatham man was released from custody on Aug. 6 with several conditions, including he obey a daily curfew of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.An officer on general patrol saw a cyclist fail to stop at a stop sign on Cornhill Street near Sheldon Avenue in Chatham around 9:30 p.m.The officer stopped the man for this offence and learned through investigation he was breaching his curfew, resulting in his arrest.A 33-year-old Chatham man was released from court on July 30 with several conditions, including he report to the bail supervision program immediately.He failed to do so and was located by police and arrested.Three people arrested on separate warrantsThree people wanted on various warrants were arrested by Chatham-Kent police on Thursday.Police said a 31-year-old Windsor woman, wanted for being in possession of a stolen credit card, breaching conditions of her probation order and failing to attend court, was arrested in Windsor.She was transported to Chatham-Kent and later released with a Sept. 11 court date.Police said a 30-year-old Walpole Island man, wanted for domestic-related offences, turned himself in at police headquarters.He was charged with assault, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, mischief under $5,000, break and enter and failing to comply with his release conditions.The accused was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.A 29-year-old Walpole Island man, wanted in connection with a traffic stop in Chatham and a shoplifting incident at the Wallaceburg Walmart store, was arrested by police.He is now charged with impaired driving and theft and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.He was released with a Sept. 6 court date.Break and enterChatham-Kent police are investigating a break and enter that occurred at a Wallace Street apartment in Wallaceburg some time between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1:30 p.m. Thursday.Police said about $700 damage was caused by the apartment being ransacked.Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kyle Wright at [email protected] or 519-436-6600 ext. 87310.Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more

What Facial Features, Body Parts, and Body Types Are the Most Attractive?

first_imgWait . . . am I really the only one who finds the female bodybuilder fantastically erotic and alluring?  Whatever.  You people are missing out.  There’s nothing like being with a woman with thunderous and powerful thighs.A new survey asked people what body types, facial features, and body parts are the most attractive.  Here’s what they found . . .1.  Curvy women were voted the most attractive, followed by average and thin.  Muscular women got less than 4% of the vote.2.  Men with average bodies were voted the most attractive, followed by muscular and thin.3.  The EYES were voted the most attractive facial feature on both men and women in a landslide.  The jaw line and the mouth came in second and third.4.  The most attractive body parts on a guy are biceps, chest, and stomach.  The legs were the least important.5.  And the most attractive body parts on a woman are the chest, butt, and legs.  Arms were the least important.last_img read more

2007 Semantic Technology Conference – Showcased Big Internet Potential

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#conferences#Events Guide#web emre sokullu 1 Most of the sessions were showcases of semantic technologies on various topics – health sciences, web search, criminal justice, legal publishing, and more. TextDigger, a semantic web search company, talked about their CNET case study. In order to further increase their pageviews and ad revenues, CNET collaborated with their spin-off company TextDigger to overhaul their search recommendation system; they combined their archaic collaborative filtering based system (which depends on wisdom of crowd and statistical methods) with a new semantic equivalence based one and tried to compare the response of their users. The results were very promising for TextDigger and the whole semantics space – from 700,000 unique queries per day, the percentage of clickthroughs increased from 7.9% to 19.1%; and the pageviews were at a level they had only previously reached at Christmas times. As a result, CNET decided to stick with this semantics-based solution for their search recommendations.AskMeNow and Convera Another semantic search upstart (but a public one, with a $20M market capitalization already) to show their wares was AskMeNow. They showcased their semantic search capabilities integrated with mobile solutions, claiming that they have over a million active users asking questions on the move.Convera was another semantic search company at the event. It focuses solely on custom tailored, domain specific enterprise search solutions.Other HighlightsExhibitors at the conference included a wide variety of companies. Visual Knowledge is perhaps the most interesting one, because they showcased the very first semantics powered video game concept, Treasure Hunt. Saltlux which comes from Korea, showcased how semantics and mobile 3G technologies can work together to bring location aware services to your mobile; hopefully we will see similar innovations in the USA too in the near future. Syntactica‘s Intelligent Lexicon product allows you to abstract (i.e. summarize in a few paragraphs) a long dissertation of hundreds of pages. Government funded Cycorp showcased their terrorism data mining product which can successfully answer extremely complex domain specific questions, like “were there any attacks on targets of symbolic value to Muslims in 1987 that coincided with a Christian holy day”.All in all, the Semantic Conference was a wonderful opportunity to mix with many people trying to solve the problem of information organization. The Internet is a great utility, but it may one day become much more usable – with breakthroughs in the semantics field that are coming soon to the mainstream. There’s a lot of potential in the companies and technologies mentioned in this post! Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Semantic Conference was held last week in San Jose. I went along to check it out. In the keynotes, Oracle’s Robert Shimp noted that the attendance has never been so great and remarked that this as a clear proof that the semantics industry is growing at a tremendous pace. Half of the attendees were from high-tech startups that we’ve never (or barely) heard of. But we will probably hear of them in a few years! The other half were from huge organizations like NASA, Department of Defense, US Air Force, Stanford University, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Ford Motors, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Google and Walmart. In other words, the audience was very diverse.The first day of the event was full of tutorials and therefore the academic level was very high. The most widely discussed topic was OWL (Web Ontology Language), which was accepted as a web standard by W3C about 3 years ago.The second day started with the keynotes. Oracle, the title sponsor of the event, underlined their strong commitment to semantics and their unique support of RDF in Oracle 10g database systems. NASA Headquarters CTO Andrew Schain started his speech by noting their internal data problems, such as high volume of unorganized, distributed data silos. He finished with their semantics-based solution to this – the beta stage RDF data browser Jspace, which is expected to be released as a stable open source version very soon.Yahoo’s Dave Beckett talked about the early stage semantic web practices at Yahoo – products such as Movies, Finance, Food and Underground.CNET and TextDigger A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

CEA to advice certain states on plugging revenue gap post GST rollout

first_imgNew Delhi, May 16 (PTI) With some states facing revenue shortfall even after 10 months of GST rollout, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has been tasked with suggesting ways for the laggard states to shore up their tax mop-up.The GST Council in its May 4 meeting had identified about 5 states, including Punjab and Bihar, which face maximum revenue shortfall post implementation of the indirect tax regime from July 1, 2017.Tax officers from Punjab and Bihar are likely to meet Subramanian next week, followed by a meeting with Chhattisgarh officers, an official said.”The GST Council in its last meeting (on May 4)has tasked the Chief Economic Adviser to meet the states which are suffering revenue shortfall post GST implementation to understand the reasons and suggest corrective action,” the official told PTI.As per official data based on revenue collection till February 2018, 11 states were facing maximum revenue shortfall, with shortage in Bihar and Punjab at over 40 per cent. The same for Himachal Pradesh was as high as 50 per cent, while for Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh the shortfall was around 40 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively. While Odisha faced a shortfall of 30 per cent, it was 28 per cent for Madhya Pradesh and 20 per cent for Assam.Besides, Jharkhand, Tripura, Jammu & Kashmir and Puducherry had suffered a revenue gap of over 20 per cent.As per the data, states like Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and UT Delhi suffered the least shortfall in GST revenue (below 20 per cent) compared to monthly revenue to be protected till February.advertisementAMRG & Associates Partner Rajat Mohan said low GST collections might lead to high fiscal deficit for states and hence tax and non-tax resources available exclusively to states authorities might be tapped. “Tax avenues which may be tapped include stamp duties, registration fees, property taxes and state excise duties. Also, focus could be more on non-tax revenues which include services in the form of state educational institutions, sports facilities, electricity distribution, water supply and sanitation services,” Mohan said. EY Partner Abhishek Jain said concrete reasons for the shortfall in state revenues need a detailed analysis. “Some of the possible reasons could be lower purchasing power of these states (GST revenue being collected by the consumption state), impact of rate change on products with the earlier VAT rates being higher than the SGST component currently, and laxity in tax compliances,” Jain said. In 2017-18, the Centre had released Rs 41,147 crore to the states as GST compensation to ensure that the revenue of the states is protected at the level of 14 per cent over the base year tax collection in 2015-16. The revenue gap of each state is coming down since July and the average revenue gap of all states for last financial year was around 17 per cent, according to the finance ministry. Under GST, a cess is levied on luxury, demerit and sin goods over and above the highest tax rate of 28 per cent and the proceeds are utilised to compensate states for revenue loss. PTI JD ANU ANUlast_img read more

Womens basketball Ohio State shakes off rough first quarter for 6156 win

OSU junior guard Kelsey Mitchell guards the ball in the Buckeyes 89-56 victory over Canisius on Dec. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s basketball team struggled again through their second-straight Big Ten matchup. The Buckeyes shot 32.3 percent from the field, but were bailed out by 26 bench points to help pick up a 61-56 victory over Purdue.In the first quarter, the Buckeyes surrendered seven turnovers while only picking up six points, a season low for OSU. Coach Kevin McGuff’s team earned just one assist in the first quarter, while allowing Purdue to pick up 20 points.An early full-court press by OSU kept things close, before Purdue was able to find holes in the Buckeyes’ defense and stretch its lead to 14 points.Attacking the hoop in the second, OSU and junior guard Kelsey Mitchell heated up. Of the Buckeyes 34 points at halftime, 12 came from the charity stripe, all scored in the second quarter.Outscoring Purdue 28-16 in the second, the lead was cut to just two. Backed by hot shooting, the Boilermakers headed to the locker room with a 48.3 percent mark from the field and the advantage.Heading into the fourth quarter with the game still in the air, freshman forward Tori McCoy stuffed a Purdue shot and picked up a layup on the other end. Later, McCoy swatted away another, before Purdue was called for a technical foul for arguing the block should have been a foul.Redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga picked up two late field goals to seal the deal for the Buckeyes. OSU is now 15-5 and 5-1 in the Big Ten.The Buckeyes will return to Columbus on Tuesday to face Wisconsin at 7 p.m. read more

Ohio State mens soccer prepares to defend Wolstein Classic title

The Ohio State men’s soccer coach said his team will need to perform better than it has so far to defend its Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic title this weekend. After winning their homefield tournament last season, the Buckeyes (0-2) are coming off back-to-back losses to the University of Dayton and the University of Illinois-Chicago last weekend. After the pair of defeats, OSU heads into its seventh-annual edition of the tournament this weekend to take on Coastal Carolina Friday and Davidson Sunday. In 2011, the Buckeyes won the Classic after sweeping Florida International, Stetson and Binghamton. “We’re not off to a good start,” said men’s soccer coach John Bluem. “We know that we didn’t play as well as we need to, so hopefully the guys are going to feel that motivation to perform better.” The two early-season losses, however, are not getting junior team captain and defender Sage Gardner down. Instead, Gardner is using the two early season losses as motivation for the weekend. “I think we’ve got to use those games to fuel our desire for the upcoming weeks, especially this weekend since it’s the Bert and Iris (Wolstein Classic),” Gardner said. Sophomore transfer and midfielder Yianni Sarris and freshman midfielder Zach Mason are new to the Buckeyes, but both agree the season has not started as planned. “I think we’ve had a good preseason building up to the regular season but the results haven’t been what we’ve wanted,” Mason said. Sarris agreed. “We definitely learned a lesson and we’re going to come out and do our best and do everything we can as a team to get some W’s this weekend,” Sarris said. The Wolstein Classic is important to players and coaches alike – Bluem said he knows the team could use the wins on the home pitch. “The Wolstein Classic is something we’ve always taken great pride in and tried to win that tournament for the Wolstein family,” Bluem said. “They’ve been good to us and we really want to try to play really hard for them.” With two difficult opponents, Bluem said the home wins would help the players forget any issues they had early on in the season. On Tuesday, Coastal Carolina moved up to No. 16 in the NCAA Division I rankings, but Sarris does not see that as a concern. “Both Davidson and Coastal Carolina are great teams … they’ve had great programs these last few years,” Sarris said. “But I think we can come back and get some wins this weekend.” Bluem said he sees possibility for a turnaround. “There’s work to be done and we’ll get better,” Bluem said. “So I think that everyone is looking forward.” OSU’s Friday game against Coastal Carolina at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m, while its contest against Davidson is slated for 2:30 p.m Sunday. read more