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India Tour of England: Wriddhiman Saha returns home after recovering from COVID, shares photos with family; Check pics India Tour of England: India’s wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha returned home on Tuesday morning after recovering from COVID-19. He was supposed to join the rest of the players in Mumbai on May 19 but received special permission from the BCCI to visit his family in Kolkata as he was in quarantine for the last 17 days in Delhi. He tested positive while with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021 on May 2. He will now join the India squad in Mumbai on May 24. Ahead of a long four-month tour to England for the ICC WTC Final and England series, he shared pictures with his children and wife.Wriddhiman Saha wrote while sharing a lovely photo with his wife Romi Mitra with the caption, “Feels great to be back with family.”India Tour of England: Wriddhiman Saha was the only Sunrisers Hyderabad player to test positive for COVID-19 and the game against Mumbai Indians on May 4 had to be postponed. Soon, the entire IPL 2021 was suspended the same day.Also Read: India tour of England: Big relief for Team India, Wriddhiman Saha tests negative, to join India squad in MumbaiIPL 2021: While all the players had returned to their respective homes, Wriddhiman Saha could not as he was still recovering from COVID-19. He returned a positive result in a set of three COVID-19 tests done at the end of his recovery, meaning his quarantine period was extended. But after clearing the tests, he was allowed to go back to his home in Kolkata.India Tour of England: “He has just recovered from Covid-19. Due to the presence of antibodies, he is at low risk of picking up a fresh infection,” someone with the knowledge of the matter told The Telegraph on his return to Kolkata.Also Read: IPL 2021: SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha opens up on battle with Covid-19, says “I was very scared”India Tour of England: Before leaving Kolkata, Wriddhiman Saha will receive further COVID-19 test and again during the bio-bubble in Mumbai. Team India will leave for England on June 2 along with the women’s team. BCCI has made it clear that the players will need to travel together and no separate charter plane will be arranged for any player.Apart from Wriddhiman Saha, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakaravarthy and Prasidh Krishna, Chennai Super Kings’ bowling coach L Balaji and batting coach Michael Hussey, Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra of Delhi tested positive for the virus during IPL 2021 bio-bubble.For more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide slow start, India eye breakthrough; NZ 22/0 (14 ovs)- Follow Live Updates
Shares in the world’s local bank, HSBC (LSE: HSBA), have underperformed the wider FTSE 100 over the past 12 months. Investor sentiment has turned against the business as the group has struggled to grapple with civil unrest in Hong Kong, HSBC’s most profitable market.The group generated around 80% of its profits in Hong Kong and mainland China in the third quarter of last year. This also means the bank is highly exposed to the coronavirus outbreak in China.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…These factors will almost certainly hold back the group’s growth in the near term. But for investors with a long term perspective, HSBC’s outlook is extremely attractive.Cost-cutting driveTowards the end of last year, HSBC announced it’s planning to substantially reduce its global headcount. The group employs around 240,000 people worldwide and management has reportedly been contemplating aggressive job cuts for some time.The axe is most likely to fall in Europe, where HSBC is struggling to break even. However, in Asia, the group is achieving double-digit returns.These returns may fall in the short term due to civil unrest and the virus outbreak. Nevertheless, over the next few decades, he bank is almost certain to benefit from China’s continued economic growth and development.Indeed, the region remains relatively undeveloped from a financial perspective compared to the West. For example, at the end of 2018, the number of credit cards per capita in China was just 0.47. Hong Kong’s penetration rate is around 2.6 cards per person. It sits at a similar level in the United States.Across the rest of Asia, the opportunity is even more significant. The number of credit cards per capita in Thailand, for example, was just 0.3 at the end of 2019.This presents an enormous opportunity for HSBC as one of the most recognisable banking brands in China, and one of the world’s largest sector groups.Tremendous opportunityAs such, now could be an excellent time for investors with a long term perspective to buy shares in HSBC. Looking past its short term headwinds and concentrating on its long term growth potential, the bank certainly looks undervalued at current levels.Shares in the lender are dealing at a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of just 10.7. The long term average is around 13. Meanwhile, the stock is trading at a price-to-book ratio (P/B) of just 0.9 compared to a P/B of one or more for its peers.These numbers suggest shares in the bank offer a wide margin of safety at current levels. 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The Qantas Wallabies and Barbarians have met on 10 occasions with the Australians having the wood over their all-star counterparts notching 7 wins from the 10 games. The match continues a long tradition of Qantas Wallabies vs Barbarians games – the last of which was hosted in Australia in 2009 at the Sydney Football Stadium. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Australia line up for the national anthems during the Bank Of Scotland Corporate Autumn Tests match between Scotland and Australia at Murrayfield on November 21, 2009 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) Australian Rugby Union today confirmed the Qantas Wallabies will head to the Northern Hemisphere after the Rugby World Cup to take on the Barbarians at Twickenham. The Barbarians will be out to secure a hat-trick of southern hemisphere scalps when they face off against the Qantas Wallabies on Saturday, 26 November.Barbarians’ president Micky Steele-Bodger said Barbarians matches against international touring sides were invariably high quality affairs.“Our two most recent games have been great spectacles and the victories over the All Blacks and Springboks have captured everyone’s imagination.“Our fixture against Australia in November provides us with a unique opportunity to complete an historic hat-trick so once again we will be inviting world-class stars to make up our team.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
“On tours I was invariably in the midweek team, so I used to go out and party a lot,” says Lafond, who plays golf with one hand because of a bad back. “I slept a lot in hotel lobbies because I didn’t want to wake the players up in the middle of the night.”Close bond: Elie Vaquerin, whose celebrated brother Armand died in tragic circumstances (Pierre Carton)There is a poignant ‘Loved and Lost’ section in which the author talks to immediate relatives of four great rugby men who died tragically young: Fouroux, Robert Paparemborde, Pierre Lacans and Armand Vaquerin. The latter, a French championship winner a staggering ten times from 1971 to 1984, allegedly killed himself playing Russian roulette in a Beziers bar.Beresford hasn’t lost a child but he writes movingly about a traumatic week in 2000 when his son William looked set to succumb to septicemia – they had even been offered the services of a priest – before he made a miraculous recovery.Pierre Dospital, whose famed strength came from carrying huge slabs of meat in an abattoir, lost a seven-year-old son to a blood clot in 1977. “He was inside me for matches and I would say to him, ‘Come with me, let’s do it together’. I didn’t need more motivation than that.”Who were the most difficult players to write about?“There were two, for very different reasons,” says Beresford. “One was Marc Cécillon, killed his wife, how do you tell that? He was a magnificent player. And actually I really liked him when I met him. What he did was terrible but all I felt for him was compassion, I could see the sorrow in his eyes. He’s completely destroyed his life.“Pascal Ondarts, a great friend of his, says we can never forgive him but we also can’t leave him to lie in the gutter.Lolo goes solo: Laurent Rodriguez, watched by Pierre Berbizier, heads for the Irish line in 1988 (AFP/Getty)“The second guy who was tough to write about was Pierre Berbizier because he divides opinion. He’s an incredibly impressive man. Some people are very complimentary about him, others are critical. There are some fractured relationships. I wanted to bring out some of those characteristics but didn’t want to offend him. I wrote it about four times.”There are several references to the violence that was once part and parcel of the French game and which could not happen today, at least not at elite level.Sean Fitzpatrick, who writes the foreword, had a sabbatical in France in 1986-87 and played for the Romans club. He recalls entering the changing room and being thrown a kind of cricket box, used for protection against being kicked in the groin. Eye-gouging – la fourchette – was another unpalatable aspect.Le Casque D’Or: Jean-Pierre Rives, “a creative force and powerful independent thinker” (Pierre Carton)Dubroca was kicked in the head playing for Agen against Toulouse during the 1986 French final. He swallowed his tongue and only swift action by Berbizier and a doctor averted the hooker’s potential death.Beresford says he feels 60% English and 40% French, so there were no tears shed when les Rosbifs slipped up in Paris in this year’s Six Nations. Does he support a particular French club?“I’ve got a soft spot for Bayonne,” says the writer, who runs international business development for a London-based software company, Pollinate.“Bayonne is the heartland of French Basque country and the stadium there, Stade Jean Dauger, has something mystical about it. Jean Dauger was one of the great French centres, although he hardly played for France (three caps) because he went to rugby league for a while.”Although the rugby chat is very much the core of the book, there is a strong sense of the travelogue to Beresford’s work too. There are visits to vineyards and he is particularly nostalgic about Provence, which he first sampled in 1986. “I’m sure it is where I perfected the art of small talk, partying, flirting and procrastination.”Brothers in Arms has been published in both French and English editions. It runs to more than 400 glossy pages and includes some stunning photography by Pierre Carton.Any profits arising will go to four charities close to Beresford’s heart: the UK Sepsis Trust, Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation and 40tude, which tackles colon cancer. David Beresford decided to trace and write about the French players he idolised in his youth. The result, Brothers in Arms, has been shortlisted for Rugby Book of the Year The book has been shortlisted in the rugby category of the Telegraph Sports Book Awards – read about the full list of contenders here.BUY NOW with Amazon Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Book Review Brothers in Arms: Raising a glass to FranceThe past 12 months have seen some outstanding rugby autobiographies, but it’s always refreshing to read something away from the norm. That’s the case with Brothers in Arms, a self-published book by first-time author David Beresford.You have to go back to the Seventies and Eighties for the genesis of the book, when Beresford was growing up in Bath. The 1980 Grand Slam apart, it was a barren era for England’s national team. Across the channel France were in their pomp. In the Eighties alone, France won six Five Nations titles (three of them shared) and Grand Slams in 1981 and 1987.Beresford found their swashbuckling rugby mesmerizing. “I loved watching Jérôme Gallion and Didier Codorniou, as did my brother,” he says.BUY NOW with Amazon “England were rubbish between 1981 and 1988, so we supported France, who had these players with exotic names who played for clubs with wonderful names: Bayonne, Toulon, Agen, Biarritz, Narbonne… I studied French from 1978 to 1985 at King Edward’s School in Bath, so I developed a love for the country as well.”Entente cordiale: Philippe Dintrans, David Beresford, Sean Fitzpatrick and Daniel Dubroca (Pierre Carton)Wind forward 30 years and Beresford, now a successful businessman, decides to take a work break after a company flotation. The 18-month window allows him to pursue an ambitious project: tracking down all his French rugby heroes from the Eighties and writing a book about them for charity.Between November 2017 and June 2019, he made around 20 trips to all corners of France, a country he already knew intimately having worked there. A fluent French speaker, he dined with legends of the game and learnt about their careers and their lives.A happy bonus for this passionate epicurean was the opportunity to indulge in fine food and wine. Whilst at Loughborough University, he spent a year studying in Bordeaux and recalls a meal “so rich and enticing that eating it was like being seduced by an ensemble of French maids smeared in goose fat”. He is similarly taken by the gastronomic delights that accompanied the compiling of this book.The success of the project derives in large part from Beresford’s ability to interact with his subjects as if he himself was French. “I wanted to do something that no other journalist could have done. What was my point of difference?” he says.Blue velvet: Eric Bonneval is tackled by Joe Stanley during the 1986 clash with NZ in Toulouse (Corbis)“The players found it fascinating that this unknown bloke turned up, knew all about them, loved them and their country and customs, could converse with them fluently in their own language, and wanted to cover their glory years. What’s not to like!“But you’ve got to win them over really quickly; from your first sentence they’re going to form an opinion of you. It’s not just about the language, it’s has he lived here, can he talk about food and wine, does he understand the customs around kissing and shaking hands and when you eat and when you don’t eat, all this sort of stuff. It makes a big difference.”Basque great: Pascal Ondarts, whose hotel near Bayonne served as an unoffical HQ for the project (Pierre Carton)His journey starts in the Basque Country with an exquisite fish lunch with the revered Serge Blanco. Two bottles into a three-hour meal, Blanco teed up interviews with Patrice Lagisquet, Didier Camberabero and Daniel Dubroca, ringing them there and then and passing the phone to Beresford. Blanco, Laurent Pardo and Pascal Ondarts were all instrumental in connecting the author with players.Beresford’s dream tour was to embrace 32 players and one coach. We learn much about these giants of yesteryear.At Lourdes, when Jean-Pierre Garuet lifted his opposite number in the scrum, the club directors would buy a round of pastis for the whole team. Laurent Rodriguez, the mighty No 8, was so strong that he could lift a maul up and rip the ball away.Alain Lorieux, welcoming Beresford to his house in the foothills of the Alps, admonishes him for swirling his champagne – “the finesse comes from the bubbles that have to attach themselves to the side of the glass,” he points out. He also proudly digs out a Midi Olympique article in which Martin Johnson has singled out the ex-Grenoble lock for praise.Jean-Pierre Rives’s beachfront house, an hour east of Toulon, contains not a single rugby memento. “I gave away all my medals. The memories are in my soul,” says the great golden-haired warrior, captain of France’s 1981 Grand Slam-winning team.Line break: Alain Lorieux looks for support against the Scots in their RWC 1987 clash in Christchurch (AFP)Hugo MacNeill, the ex-Ireland full-back, likened defending against the French back-line to facing a squadron of fighter jets coming at you from all directions. “It looked chaotic but they knew instinctively where the space was, where to support each other, which angles to hit.”As a former centre, that resonates with Beresford. He particularly savours meeting men like Codorniou, the “Mozart of rugby” who is now a politician, and Philippe Sella, who coach Jacques Fouroux described as having the strength of a buffalo and the touch of a pianist.Sella set up a sporting association, Les Enfants de l’Ovale, to help underprivileged children. Lagisquet, whose daughter has Down’s syndrome, founded the Chrysalide Association that supports parents of kids with learning difficulties.Related content: The Magic of Mixed Ability RugbyJean-Baptiste Lafond was the most difficult man to trace. He and Pardo, the man at the heart of the French Barbarians, have a well-earned reputation as serial ‘partygoers’. So much so that when France needed an injury replacement at the 1987 World Cup, they summoned Lafond even though he wasn’t fit – they wanted him there for morale purposes! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Men of repute: the France team that met Scotland at the 1987 World Cup. They reached the final (Getty)
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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Back to School 2018By William Sharp, Instructor, Psychology and Human Development, Wheelock College and first published on theconversation.com.It’s that time of the year. Summer vacations are almost over.For most kids, this time of summer has been about finishing the readings and completing the packets that were handed out to them as summer work. As a result, school often conjures up ideas about reading, writing and arithmetic (the “three R’s”).But this approach is both problematic and myopic. As pressures to meet standards in the three R’s increase, other areas fall off the radar. Having an answer to a question becomes more important than knowing how to think about it.As a psychoanalyst in private practice and a classroom teacher, I know that the time of transitioning back to school is crucial for both parents and children. This can also be a time to support the emotional development of children.Sometimes just one hour of “emotional tutoring” – attending to social and emotional development – can be more efficient than spending hours tutoring. It can remove blocks to learning and open up energy for higher-order thinking.So what can we do as parents and educators to get there?The pressure of the reading, writing, arithmeticThere are 180 days of school, on average, in US public schools. Ask a teacher how many days are spent administering tests and preparing for said tests, and you might wonder how anything else gets covered. I was supervising a school-based clinician who worked on Thursdays and couldn’t see his clients for six straight weeks because of test prep and actual testing.Peter Taubman, a professor of education at Brooklyn College, in his book Disavowed Knowledge, describes how today’s students get treated as though they were just animals that need to be trained and told what to repeat, as opposed to building their “curiosity, attunement, analysis, and a focus on creating conditions such that the …student can generate material for further elaboration… .”Even the Council on Basic Education (CBE) report notes:Of particular concern… are signs that the growing attention to mathematics, reading, writing, and science may well be coming at the expense of other academic subjects, including the arts and foreign language.“The fact is, we are feeling creatures first. Pressures and obsessions to perform in one area of learning, growth and development can lead to neglect in others.The start of school is a time when mixed emotions need to be processed. A commercial from the 1990s for an office supply store captures this. With background music from a popular singer – Andy Williams’ It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – the scene showed two sad children next to a jubilant dad pushing a shopping cart around a store collecting school supplies. TAGSBack to School 2018theconversation.com Previous articleFBI recognizes Apopka Police Department for its help in capturing bank robbersNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The commercial serves as a reminder that the start of a school year has as much to do with emotions as it does with other subjects.The importance of social and emotional learningTrying to only accentuate the positive or force learning before a child is emotionally ready ignores what neuroscience and psychology tell us about the brain: we are ruled by emotions and not reason. Briefly, all information to our rational brains must pass through our limbic system, which is our feeling brain.If we become emotionally hijacked – that is, if our feelings become unregulated – even the best-made rational plan can be inaccessible. The stress of daily coursework can lead to such emotional hijacking.That is where Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) can come into play. SEL is learning how to understand ones own feelings and making good decisions to get what you want out of life. Both children and adults can benefit from the various SEL programs.They differ in some ways, but when distilled down, SEL programs share three common elements: self-awareness, talking or putting your thoughts and feelings into words, and providing some structure or a “holding” environment. These elements help reduce “emotional hijacking.”Any student who is identified as lacking some element of an SEL competency, for instance, self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making can benefit. These SEL competencies make reading, writing and arithmetic easier as a student’s emotional world is validated.If a child’s social and emotional world is left unattended to, he or she can be driven to distraction, acting out, and various unregulated emotional states.How you can support the transitionBack-to-school time comes with rich, teachable moments to support the social and emotional development of children.What can you do as a parent? RocksInMyHead, CC BY-NC-NDSo, if you are a parent, here is what you need to do:Be self-aware! Focusing entirely on your child’s transition overlooks your own feelings about transitions. They are tough for everyone. Knowing what you are bringing to the mix is important. Once you know it, you can work on helping your child develop his or her self-awareness.Talking helps. A simple question like, “Any thoughts or feelings about school starting?” is an opening. Let the question hang there. You don’t need to clarify or say more. Give them space to think and feel. If you have concerns about transitioning your child from summer to school mode, talk to your friends, a pediatrician or your child’s therapist.Structure time. Depending on your child’s age, you can start implementing bedtimes and times for breakfast in the morning that slowly move back to school timetables. This is easy enough with children, but tough to do with adolescents who just have notoriously poor sleep hygiene.And don’t forget, if there is summer homework that needs to be completed (summer reading, projects, etc), then you may want to help schedule that for your child.“Education is life itself”As an academic, I love and hate the back-to-school time. I love teaching. I am a sucker for back-to-school sales and love the smell of stationery and the feel of opening a new notebook.But I also love the summertime, without my students and schedules. I enjoy reading through the stack of both pleasure and subject-area books I have accumulated over the academic year. My summer is “me” time. Fall, winter and spring are “we” time. These are the elements of my own “self-awareness.”Back-to-school time brings mixed feelings, as do most important events in life. Our jobs as parents and educators should be to help with the social and emotional development of those in our care so that they can more easily do the reading, writing and arithmetic that they need as well, not the other way around.In an age where answers are only a smartphone away, knowing how to think and critically evaluate information should be the focus of education.In many ways, this is what John Dewey, the noted academic, philosopher and educator meant when he wrote:Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / people Mencap sends publication by people with learning disability to donors AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mencap’s upcoming quarterly magazine has, for the first time, been written and edited entirely by people with learning disabilities. The publication will be will be posted to 35,000 Mencap donors this week.‘Mencap Matters’, is traditionally written by Mencap staff. The magazine is designed to keep supporters up to date with work and services and to educate them on the issues affecting Mencap’s clients. The recent edition was guest edited by Youssef Abidat with written and photographic contributions from individuals recruited through Mencap’s intranet and newsletter. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 4 April 2005 | News