Ewen McQueen: Cinderella effect can’t be ignored

first_imgNZ Herald 2 September 2014In the Weekend Herald last Saturday, psychologist Nigel Latta summed up the 10 things he had learned from presenting his television series on social problems in New Zealand.Number five was the statement: “People who should know better seem to ignore the science with hardly a backward glance.” Latta went on to say that our leaders and policymakers “seem to ignore good science when it doesn’t suit”.Latta is right and often in this series his analysis was insightful and brought issues into sharper focus.However, his episode on family violence and child abuse fell short. Indeed on this issue he was himself guilty of ignoring the science.The episode gave the terrible statistics on child abuse and family violence and drew on research showing predictable links with poverty and alcohol misuse.However, Latta avoided what social science shows is the leading risk factor – revolving door families.These are the families where mum’s latest boyfriends come and go, and both mum and her children are at hugely increased risk of violence and abuse – the so-called “Cinderella effect”.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11317470last_img read more

Juve Brazilian Defender Out of Nigeria/Brazil Friendly

first_imgItalian champions Juventus have informed that Danilo has withdrawn from the upcoming friendly between Brazil and Nigeria at the National Stadium in Singapore.According to the medical bulletin, the former Manchester City star has suffered a left thigh muscle injury which was confirmed after medical examinations performed at JMedical and he will return to the pitch only after the international break.Daniel Alves (São Paulo), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Renan Lodi (Atlético de Madrid), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos (PSG), éder Militão (Real Madrid) and Rodrigo Caio (Flamengo) are the other players classed as defenders on the Brazil roster for the friendlies against Senegal and Nigeria. The Brazilian Football Confederation have not yet announced a replacement for Danilo.As for Nigeria, Gernot Rohr is sweating over the fitness of Glasgow Rangers star Joe Aribo, who suffered a nasty head injury against Livingston on Wednesday.Manager Steven Gerrard has hinted that the central midfielder will not return to action until after the international break.Benfica’s Tyronne Ebuehi and Brighton’s Leon Balogun have not been handed call-ups because of concerns about their fitness.Despite ending his 28-match goal drought a few days ago, Leicester of England’s Kelechi Iheanacho has been left out, same as Bryan Idowu who was invited for the last friendly against Ukraine.However,, the Super Eagles Manager has picked in-form Granada of Spain midfielder Ramon Azeez, who scored against Barcelona, as well as Czech -based forward Peter Olayinka, who was one of the goal scorers in the matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League group phaseAlso, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem have returned from injury. Beyond that, the squad is largely unchanged from the side that was forced to a 2-2 draw by Ukraine in Dnipro on September 10.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) celebrates with his Juventus teammatelast_img read more

How overloaded school bags lead to functional scoliosis

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – Here’s a warning for students who may potentially suffer from back pain. Consistently lugging an overweight backpack can lead to multiple health conditions.By the time class lets out, students bare the weight of carrying textbooks and other items across their backs.“Two straps is always better than one,” said doctor of physical therapy Eve Van Eck. “Most kids nowadays will use one strap even if two straps are available and I have to advise against that completely.”Overloaded backpacks can have adverse health affects in school age children. It can lead to pain around the neck, shoulders and back. And even nerve damage if students aren’t carrying the right kind of backpack.Van Eck said most experts agree that anything over 10–15% of your body weight is too heavy. Heavy enough to cause to functional scoliosis.“Visually, you can see if an individual is having a hard time picking up or putting down a backpack,” said the physical therapist. “Or you can see a postural change once they put the backpack on. Chances are it’s doing damage to your spine.”The best solution is to pack light.“You want to make sure you’re not bringing things to school or leaving school with things you really don’t need.”Student who can’t avoid the heavy sack should carry heavier books in their arms to offset the weight.Van Eck said even if students wear their backpacks properly, if they’re hunched over, that’s a sign the bag is too heavy. It could lead to future back problems.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Drug Court receives $500,000 federal grantNext Michigan State Police troopers teach first-graders valuable safety tipslast_img read more

Inzy: Indian batsmen were better than us on paper but played for themselves, not…

first_imgAdvertisement 7m9mgrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsgxg7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eta2e5w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5s6vraWould you ever consider trying this?😱2oaqdCan your students do this? 🌚58a0v4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Inzamam-ul-Haq, the former Pakistani skipper-turned-chief selector has declared that the difference between his country and India two-three decades ago, was that the Indian batsmen would only play for individual records and not for the team. Speaking to his once colleague and now commentator Ramiz Raja, ul-Haq went on to adding that unlike their neighbours, Pakistani batsmen played for their team with the complete support from the captain, especially under Imran Khan’s reign.Advertisement In a talk show on Ramiz Raja’s YouTube channel, Inzamam opened up on Imran Khan’s captaincy and how the latter wouldn’t drop any player after a series of bad patches which led Pakistan to glory, back in his days.Advertisement “Imran (bhai) was not a very technical captain, but he knew how to get the most out of his players. He backed the young players, he backed the players he believed in and this made him a great captain,” said the 50-year-old.“He would not drop any player if he failed in one series as he believed in giving the player a long rope and this the biggest reason why everyone in the side respected him so much.”Advertisement He then shifted his focus to the Indian team and made the bold statement that they only played for themselves and not for the team.“During our time, India had a very strong batting line-up than us on paper. Our record as batsmen was not better than theirs. But if one of us made even 30-40 runs, we made it for the team. If an Indian player scored a century, it wouldn’t be for the team, he would be playing for himself. That made a difference.”When asked about the current situation of Pakistan Cricket, Inzamam said that the players are talented but are too afraid of failure; leading the team to frequent disastrous situations.“Now our players are scared of losing their place. They think they only have one or two innings to make their mark, so they don’t realize what the team needs,” “That is why, if the captain and coach are on the same page, they can give players the sense of security and confidence to play according to the team’s needs,” he added.  If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.comAlso follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.com You may also like:Commitment to Resurgence: Imran Khan vows to reform Pakistan cricketPakistani legend wants Indo-Pak bilateral series to raise funds for Coronavirus  Advertisementlast_img read more