Humblebragging Makes People Dislike You, According to Science

first_imgYour false modesty isn’t fooling anyone, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.—“It’s such a common phenomenon. All of us know some people in our lives, whether in social media or in the workplace, who do this annoying thing,” says study author Ovul Sezer, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. “You think, as the humblebragger, that it’s the best of both worlds, but what we show is that sincerity is actually the key ingredient.”Sezer and her team conducted a series of experiments to determine how common humblebragging is and how others perceive it. They found that humblebragging is everywhere: Out of 646 people surveyed, 70% could recall a humblebrag they’d heard recently. Read the whole story: TIME More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Rock and Pop launch ‘biggest ever’ fleet renewal for Trenitalia

first_imgITALY: FS Italiane President Gianluigi Castelli announced that the group was investing €6bn in new regional trains at the launch of two types of rolling stock at InnoTrans. In the ‘biggest-ever’ fleet renewal programme, FS would receive 600 trains by 2023, with deliveries running at nine sets per month and a target of 13 a month in the future.Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Danilo Toninelli underlined the environmental importance of rail travel and stressed the need to invest in regional and commuter services. The two trains are the single-deck ETR103, part of Alstom’s Coradia Stream family branded ‘Pop’by Trenitalia, and the double-deck ETR521 high-capacity EMU built by Hitachi Rail Italy to its Caravaggio design and branded ‘Rock’ by Trenitalia. Director General of FS Italiane Gianfranco Battisti said that the new trains would enter service from May 2019 as part of a rolling stock renewal programme ‘without precedent’ in the history of Italian railways.Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Italy Alistair Dormer said that the Rock was the first train that his company had designed and built in Italy for Italy and was at ‘the cutting edge of technology’.Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President and Managing Director of Alstom highlighted the environmental advantages of the Coradia Stream, noting that the Pop would consume 30% less energy than the previous generation of regional trains.last_img read more

County to conduct unprecedented December mosquito spraying

first_imgThis time of year, dry weather and cooler temperatures typically keep mosquito populations low in Palm Beach County.  However, weather systems that recently moved through the area have caused unusually high mosquito populations to develop, prompting the county’s Mosquito Control Division to conduct an unprecedented December spray program.The weather system’s accompanying high winds have complicated matters by preventing the use of aerial spraying as wind speeds have exceeded the legal application limit.  Aerial spraying requires a narrow range of wind conditions, between 2 mph and 10 mph, to effectively reduce mosquito populations. In the meantime, spraying will be conducted by trucks, and crews will be working in areas with the most severe mosquito activity in the county.Aerial spraying will resume delivering wide-area relief as soon as wind conditions allow, perhaps over the holidays.  We ask that the residents of areas plagued with mosquitoes be patient while all efforts are made to deliver mosquito control services to these areas.To further help control mosquitoes, residents are asked to drain or minimize standing water on their properties.last_img read more

U.S. Open 2019: Rafael Nadal brushes past John Millman

first_imgFIRST SERVE PERCENTAGENadal – 58Millman – 68PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVENadal – 80/56Millman – 63/36TOTAL POINTSNadal – 93Millman – 70 Nadal, a three-time champion at Flushing Meadows, improved to 15-0 in first-round matches in New York.The Spanish second seed will face another Australian, Thanasi Kokkinakis, in the second round. Related News U.S. Open 2019: Carlos Ramos not umpiring me? ‘I don’t know who that is,’ Serena Williams says U.S. Open 2019: Coco Gauff, 15, battles into second round U.S. Open 2019: Roger Federer fends off Sumit Nagal in New York test Rafael Nadal maintained his perfect first-round record at the U.S. Open, cruising past John Millman on Tuesday.The 18-time grand slam champion was untroubled by Australian Millman, easing to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Staring at the second round like… @RafaelNadal sprints past John Millman 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. | #USOpen pic.twitter.com/7CN1vxrHCs— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) August 28, 2019After a grueling start featuring numerous long exchanges, Nadal broke for 3-1 when Millman ⁠— trying to be aggressive ⁠— sent a forehand long.Not even a time violation when serving for the set could slow down Nadal, who closed out the opener.While not at his best, Nadal looked comfortable and he broke in the fifth game of the second set, forcing Millman into an error with a brilliant forehand down the line.Nadal eased through the second set and made the perfect start to the third, breaking in the opening game after another big forehand.Millman stunned Roger Federer on his way to the U.S. Open quarterfinals last year, but he was no match for a typically relentless Nadal, who powered through. STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNRafael Nadal [2] bt John Millman 6-3 6-2 6-2WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSNadal – 21/31Millman – 17/22ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSNadal – 6/3Millman – 4/0BREAK POINTS WONNadal – 5/15Millman – 0/3last_img read more

Bulls great… Tigers best

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER BALWYN had answers to every Noble Park question – downing the Bulls 17.14 (116) to 11.10 (76)…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mallard’s Source for Sports Team of the Week — U14 Selects

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer U14 Selects have been on a bit of a run of late, capturing a pair of medals on the Girl’s Rep Soccer Tour. The Reps recently defeated city rivals U13 Selects to capture the gold medal at the Terry Walgren Girl’s Soccer Tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Previously, the Selects earned a silver medal in Coeur d’ Alene.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the Selects with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Paul Burkart, Allie Zondervan, Lakpa Dietz, Natanya Hanley, Isabelle Morley, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkart, Camille Gebhart and coach Pat Perkins.Front, Emma Gregorich, Maya Mierau, Darian Voisard, Merissa Dawson, Bronwyn Sutherland, Maddy Sternloff, Amelia Martzke, Emily Graeme and goalkeeper Haley Cooke. Missing, Kali Horner, Emma DeCosta and Morgan Livingston.last_img read more

Leafs acquire Doyle, Badger as franchise gears up for next season

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs are busy gearing up for next season by making a few roster moves.Leafs management have acquired two players while sending another off to North East Alberta.Wednesday, the Leafs traded the playing rights of forward Tyler Nypower to the St. Paul Canadiens of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League in exchange for a development fee.Nypower was a key cog in the Leafs offence last season, finishing fourth in team scoring with 12 goals and 26 assists for 38 points in 38 games for Nelson. The six-foot, 165 pound forward, who came to Nelson from Columbia Valley Rockies, added three goals and two assists in 10 playoff games for the Leafs.Earlier in the week, Nelson acquired two Nelson Minor Hockey products, goalie Curt Doyle and Tyler Badger in separate deals with Castlegar Rebels and Osoyoos Coyotes.Doyle, a 20-year-old netminder, and Badger, a 16-year-old forward, both came to Nelson in exchange for development fee.Doyle, who played five games in 2016 for Nelson, has been part of the Rebels goaltending team for the past three seasons, finishing with 3.91 goals against average in 2019.Badger was picked up by the Coyotes following a season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy.In 47 games last season for Osoyoos, Badger scored 10 goals while adding 13 assists for 23 points.The Nelson Leafs begin the 2019-20 season in August with its Main Training Camp at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

Poch hails I’m A Celeb winner Redknapp and jokes Spurs have finally won trophy

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has congratulated Harry Redknapp for being crowned King of the Jungle – and claimed his victory as silverware for Tottenham.Redknapp has become a nationwide hit after making a huge impact on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.2 Harry Redknapp was crowned King of the Jungle – a trophy Mauricio Pochettino claimed for TottenhamCredit: Rex FeaturesThe 71-year-old former Spurs manager won the ITV reality show on Sunday night on the back of his impressive showing in Australia.And though he knew little about what happened Down Under, Redknapp’s triumph was more than enough for Pochettino to claim the end of Tottenham’s decade-long wait for silverware.Spurs boss Pochettino said: “He won? Congratulations to Harry.”One trophy for us. At least.”2 Mauricio Pochettino says Redknapp winning I’m A Celeb can go down as a trophy for SpursCredit: AP:Associated PressPochettino’s failure to lead Spurs to any silverware during his time with the club has seen much scrutiny put on his players and his leadership.For all their impressive performances, nurturing a young squad on to become one of the best in England, there is nothing to show for it.The last time Tottenham tasted victory in a major competition came in 2008 when they won the League Cup.Pressure has been growing on the club to win something given the riches of talent they currently have in the squad.BRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormRED LETTER DAYKeane and Neville urge Man Utd to invest big after securing Champions LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordGREAT SCENERonnie Whelan celebrates with grandson as Liverpool lift Premier League trophyAnd only when they do manage to make that step will they be able to silence the critics who believe Spurs lack the killer instinct needed for success.But Pochettino can at least see the funny side of the situation – though clubs like West Ham and Portsmouth may also view Redknapp’s success as down to them.Harry Redknapp says his ‘scrubbed up’ I’m A Celebrity pal Emily Atack ‘looks very useful’ as he’s asked about her chances with son Jamie but when he saw her in the jungle he thought ‘you haven’t got a prayer!’last_img read more

R5.4bn for criminal justice revamp

first_img11 February 2009 Efforts to review the forensic and investigative capacity of the South African Police Service are already under way, and together with enhanced technologies would give a welcome boost to the country’s fight against crime, he said during his 2009/10 Budget speech to Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday. Finance Minister Trevor Manuel on Wednesday announced a R5.4-billion allocation for the overhaul of South Africa’s criminal justice system. Funding is also provided for additional policing capacity during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, for building new prisons and for implementing the Child Justice Bill. Source: BuaNews In his state of the nation address on Friday, President Kgalema Motlanthe said that crime remained a major source of insecurity for South Africans. “Daily experience, in poor and affluent neighbourhoods alike, is one of apprehension at the possibility of violent attack.” South Africa’s crime situation, Motlanthe said, pointed to weaknesses in building the bonds of community solidarity, weaknesses in the criminal justice system – from investigation of crimes to rehabilitation of offenders – as well as weaknesses in the efficiency of the court system, both in terms of technical and other infrastructure and management. The funds will also go towards increasing the number of police officials from 183 000 in 2008/09 to over 204 000 in 2011/12. Motlanthe said that while South Africa’s overall crime rate, having peaked in 2002, had consistently declined since then, it was still not dropping fast enough. “The fact that incidents of violent robberies in households and businesses have been on the increase, and crimes against women and children have not abated in any significant measure, is a matter of great concern,” he said during the opening of Parliament. “A further R5.4-billion is allocated to interventions aimed at improving criminal justice services, the creation of an integrated fingerprint and DNA database, improving detective capacity, [and] upgrading IT and telecommunications systems,” Manuel said.last_img read more

SA’s first grid-connected solar PV plant

first_img16 September 2013 Norway-based Scatec Solar announced on Monday that it had completed its 75-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Kalkbult in the Northern Cape three months ahead of schedule, making it first project under South Africa’s renewable energy programme for private producers to be grid connected and operational. Scatec Solar was one of 28 independent power producers that signed contracts with the government late last year, in the first round of a programme that will see an initial 1 400 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy being added to South Africa’s energy mix, while bringing an estimated R47-billion in new investment into the country. The Department of Energy aims to bring 17 800 MW from renewable sources online by 2030. Scatec Solar has been awarded three projects with total capacity of 190 MW under the government’s programme. Construction of its next two projects, located in the Northern and Eastern Cape, has started and completion is expected by the middle of next year. The completed Kalkbult plant consists of more than 312 000 solar panels mounted on 156 kilometres of substructure, inverters, transformers and a sub-station. Kalkbult’s electricity will be sold to state company Eskom through a 20-year purchase agreement. According to Scatec Solar, the annual production of 135-million kWh will cover the electricity demand of 33 000 households, while reducing the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by almost 115 000 tons per year. “The South African authorities are committed to implementing an ambitious renewable energy programme, and we find great satisfaction in being able to contribute to its success through our own projects, which we have actively been developing in South Africa over the last four years,” Scatec Solar CEO Raymond Carlsen said in a statement on Monday. “This country boasts some of the best conditions for solar power in the world, and the annual output of 135-million kWh produced at the Kalkbult plant will benefit both the region and the local community in which we operate.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more