ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsPPD Zagreb try to solve problem with left back position with signing Bosnian NT member Duško Čelica. A 28 years old shooter came from French team Cesson Rennes in replacement for injured Domagoj Pavlović, who suffered arm injury and will be out until February 2015. Croatian champions have also young gun Stipe Mandalinic on that position, but he is recovering from knee injury which put him out from the court since April 2014.Čelica played in Slovenian teams Cimos Koper and RK Maribor, Bosnian RK Bosna Sarajevo, Qatari El Jaish… Vive Tauron Kielce back on winning track! Recommended for you Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail Strong PSG Handball with superb Corrales win in Zagreb Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Barca Lassa make disasterous a new start of Veselin Vujovic Related Items:Duško Čelica, ppd zagreb
Seniors for SM East with Coach Shawn Hair: Team Manager Chace Prothe, Liam George, Lane Johnston, Coach Shawn Hair, Stanley Morantz, Trevor Thompson, Connor Rieg. Photo provided.SM East boys basketball celebrates the season. The Shawnee Mission East boys basketball team ended the year 13-9 and made it to the championship of the Sub-state, falling to 6A runner-up Lawrence. Coach Shawn Hair captured his 400th career win along the way. Varsity letters were earned by all five seniors (Liam George, Lane Johnston, Stanley Morantz, Connor Rieg, and Trevor Thompson) and seven underclassmen (Kelyn Bolton, Seamus Carroll, Will Curran, Ben Dollar, Anderson Maddox, Jack Schoemann, and Jack Workman). More than 130 players, coaches and family members attended the End of Season Banquet Wednesday.The night was capped off by a highlight video (produced by SME parent, Brian Libeer) which can be seen here.It’s a sell-out in Roeland Park. The Spring Wine Fling planned for Saturday night at the Roeland Park Community Center is sold out. The benefit to raise money for a shelter at R Park is sponsored by the Citizens Fundraising Initiative for R Park. No tickets will be sold at the door because the event, featuring wine, food and music, has reached the capacity set by the fire marshall.Overland Park focus turns to helping residents after fire. After Monday’s major fire, the city has shifted its effort to working with affected residents. “The CityPlace Fire incident command responsibility has shifted from the Fire Department to the Planning and Development Services Department. Planning and Development Services initiated its emergency operations plan late Monday,” the city said in a release. “Follow-up contact with owners or residents of the 25 homes damaged or destroyed by Monday’s eight-alarm accidental fire is proceeding to initiate repairs and rebuilding efforts. A map of the damaged property has been posted here with more information.
“[Athletics Director] Mark Coyle and his administration have incredible confidence in us to go about this route and we are going to be better because of it,” Smith said.Before becoming the assistant head coach, Smith was a two-time captain for the Gophers. He was also a key force behind the program winning its only national championship in 2002.“Having the confidence of the administration to move in this direction hopefully supplants me here for a long long time,” Smith said. “Allows me to give back to the University that did so much for me.” Gophers men’s golf head coach moves to administrative roleSmith will move to associate head coach while Carlson becomes director of men’s golf. Max BiegertOctober 31, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintHead coach John Carlson is moving to a new role as the director of men’s golf, while assistant coach Justin Smith took over as associate head coach, the University announced Monday.Carlson, who served as the head coach for the last six years, will move into an administrative role with his new position. Smith will take over the day-to-day tasks for the program. He will lead individual instruction, practice and coaching during competition. Smith will also lead the way in recruiting. He said he’s always wanted to make Minnesota his permanent home and this gives him an opportunity to do so.“When it comes to player and team development, that will be my role,” Smith said. “I want to make sure that our 12 guys are ready to play each event and develop the values and the culture that we know they can play their best in.”Carlson will manage more alumni, donor and local course relationships. He will also help to coordinate the team’s tournament schedule, instruction plans and recruiting. Developing the new indoor practice facility will also be one of his duties.
Email Researchers at MIT and Northwestern University have developed a new peer-to-peer networking tool that enables sufferers of anxiety and depression to build online support communities and practice therapeutic techniques.In a study involving 166 subjects who had exhibited symptoms of depression, the researchers compared their tool with an established technique known as expressive writing. The new tool yielded better outcomes across the board, but it had particular advantages in two areas: One was in training subjects to use a therapeutic technique called cognitive reappraisal, and the other was in improving the mood of subjects with more severe symptoms.“We really wanted to see two things,” says Rob Morris, who led the work as a PhD student in media arts and sciences at MIT. After graduating in February, Morris is now commercializing the technology through a New York-based company he co-founded, called Koko. “Could people get clinical benefits from it? That’s hypothesis one,” he says. Pinterest “Hypothesis two is, ‘Will people be engaged and use this regularly?’” Morris adds. “There’s a lot of great work in building web apps and mobile apps to provide psychotherapy without a therapist in the loop — it’s these self-guided programs. There’s almost a decade of research showing that these things can produce really profound improvements for people. The problem is that, once you release them out into the wild, people just don’t use them. The way we designed our platform was to really mimic some of the interaction paradigms that underlie very engaging social programs.”On that score, too, the results of the study were encouraging. The average subject in the control group used the expressive-writing tool 10 times over the three weeks of the study, with each session lasting about three minutes. The average subject using the new tool logged in 21 times, with each session lasting about nine minutes.Buggy thinkingMorris; his thesis advisor, Rosalind Picard, an MIT professor of media arts and sciences; and Stephen Schueller, a clinical psychologist at Northwestern, describe the study in a paper appearing this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.Morris, who had majored in psychology as an undergrad at Princeton University, initially enrolled in a PhD program in psychology in California. But he concluded that a traditional psychology program wouldn’t grant him enough latitude in researching the therapeutic potential of information technology, a topic that quickly captured his interest. So he applied instead to do graduate work in Picard’s Affective Computing Group, which specifically investigates the intersection of computing technologies and human emotions.“I was at MIT without an engineering degree and really trying to race to learn computer programming,” Morris recalls. He found himself spending a lot of time on a programmers’ question-and-answer site called Stack Overflow. “Whenever I had a bug or was stuck on something, I would go on there, and almost miraculously, this crowd of programmers would come and help me,” he says. “It was just this intuition that, just as we can get people on Stack Overflow to help us identify and fix bugs in code, perhaps we can harness a crowd to help us fix bugs in our thinking.”People suffering from depression frequently exhibit what Morris describes as “maladaptive thought patterns”: You lose your job, and you conclude that you’ll never find another one; your roommate comes home and shuts herself up in her room, and you assume it’s because of something you’ve done.Psychologists have sorted these thought patterns into categories. Predicting your future unemployability is an instance of “fortune-telling”; assuming you know your roommate’s motivations is “mind-reading.” Others include “overgeneralization,” “catastrophizing,” and “all-or-nothing thinking.”Cognitive reappraisal involves, first, identifying maladaptive thought patterns and, second, trying to recast the events that precipitated them in a different light: The job you lost offered no room for promotion and wasn’t aligned with your interests, anyway; your roommate has been having trouble at work and may have just had a fight with a colleague.Strength in numbersA user of the new tool — which Morris calls Panoply — logs on and, in separate fields, records both a triggering event and his or her response to it. This much of the application was duplicated exactly for the expressive-writing tool used by the control group in the study.With Panoply, however, members of the network then vote on the type of thought pattern represented by the poster’s reaction to the triggering event and suggest ways of reinterpreting it. As users demonstrate more and more familiarity with techniques of cognitive reappraisal, they graduate from describing their own experiences, to offering diagnoses of other people’s thought patterns, to suggesting reinterpretations.“We really wanted to see that people are utilizing this skill over and over again, not only in response to their own stressors but also as teachers to other people,” Morris says. “We can surmise that it’s a little easier to practice some of these psychotherapeutic skills for other people before turning them toward themselves. But we don’t have data supporting that.”For their study, Morris, Picard, and Schueller recruited subjects who described themselves as under stress, something that correlates highly with depression. Volunteers were asked to complete three questionnaires. One is a depression measure that’s standard in the field. Another assesses perseverative thinking, and the third assesses skill at cognitive reappraisal. After three weeks using either Panoply or the expressive-writing tool, the subjects again completed the same three questionnaires.Network effectsTo simulate a large network of users — and ensure that Panoply users would receive replies even if they were posting in the middle of the night — Morris hired online workers through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing application to supplement the comments made by study subjects. Each Mechanical Turk worker received a brief training in cognitive reappraisal, and about 1,000 contributed to the study.“It took a lot of time to figure out how to teach people these skills and give them examples of what to do in a way that is easily understood in a handful of minutes,” Morris says. “Some of them wanted to sign up afterwards. They were like, ‘Wow, I never knew I had these bugs in my thinking, too.’” LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook
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The Selkirk College Saints will be shooting for a strong finish to the first half of the season this weekend when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar Recreation Centre.The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions are getting set to head into the Christmas break and currently sit six points behind the first place Trinity Western University Spartans.Challenged by an unusual amount of injuries and struggles on the road, the Saints are eager to get regain the top ranking they’ve become accustomed to over the past two seasons.“There is so much parody in our league this season,” says Saints head coach Alex Evin.“Each weekend the standings change, so it makes each game important. One winless weekend in the Lower Mainland put us from second place to fourth place. Our players realize that we must play a full focused weekend or we will be left behind. We have had some great games in our home rink so far this season and I expect that to continue this weekend.”The Vikes, with two former Nelson Leafs — Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill — on the roster come to town after recently splitting a pair of games with the Simon Fraser University Clan.Sitting in second place and led by four-year veteran Adam Klein (22 points in 12 games), the Victoria are a much improved team after missing the playoffs last year. Willans currently is fifth in team scoring with (two goals, seven assists) nine points while Horswill is ninth with one goal and six assists.The Saints on the other hand are still reeling from a disappointing road trip to Vancouver earlier this month that resulted in 4-0 and 1-0 losses at the hands of the Spartans and the Clan respectively.“We didn’t bear down enough on our chances,” says Evin.“The goaltending was great for both teams in each of the games, including ours, but we ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard. Our goal scorers need to step up and provide us with timely goals when our other lines are not chipping in. It is a team game and we all need to find our scoring touch again.”A real bright spot this season has been the play of second year goaltender James Prigione, who currently leads the BCIHL with a goals against average of 2.30, while posting a save percentage of .910.“James has come into this season focused, in shape, and ready to play the bulk of the games,” says Evin.“So far he’s done everything I knew he was capable of and I hope our players can provide him with a few more goals, especially after being shutout twice when our goaltender was very solid.”This weekend the Saints hope to rekindle their offence led by veterans Darnell Dyck (13 points in 11 games) and Logan Proulx (11 points in 11 games). The Saints are currently unbeaten in 29 regular season and playoff games.The games this weekend are Saturday (November 29) at 7 p.m. and Sunday (November 30) at noon. All Saints home games are played at the Castlegar and District Community Centre.SAINTS NOTES: The Saints will be without key forwards Thomas Hardy (back) and Jesse Knowler (leg) for the remainder of the semester. As well Ryan Procyshyn (broken ankle) and Jamie Vlanich (knee surgery), both who have yet to suit up in the regular season, will have to wait till January to see their first action.
TOMMY DUNNE CALLS FOR CONSISTENCY AS CRITICAL LAST PHASE APPROACHES“Both mindsets will be similar,” United manager Tommy Dunne explained. If St. Pats win, then they’re level with us and if we win, we go six points clear. From both camps, it’s a must-win game if there are any aspirations of doing anything in the league. We’re heading into the final phase of matches and we will be looking to get a points haul similar to the first phase, but it’s easier said than done. We’re now coming into the stage of the season where it’s hotting up. It’s a really important time for all the clubs. It’s all happening now and it leads us into the last phase with interest. We feel if we can perform to the level that we’re capable of and we can improve on our performances in certain areas, especially when we are in possession, then we can give ourselves a good chance at Richmond Park. If you don’t put a run together then you won’t challenge, you have to be consistent in your play and results.” print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email EX SAINT VINNY FAHERTY INSISTS UNITED MUST BUILD ON DUNDALK WINVinny Faherty’s deft header on the stroke of 45 sealed the points for Galway United against his former side Dundalk, but the Moycullen native was keen for the Tribesmen to build on the result when they travel to the Stadium of Light on Friday.“It was great, but I’m not trying to bring it down or anything – we just need to back that up now. We dropped points against Longford, but it was great to win against Dundalk. Now we need to move on to Pat’s to get another three points to try to move on up the table. It is up to us as a squad to keep it up, to keep building. We have a great stadium, we have a good fan base, it is a great town. There is no reason why Galway United shouldn’t be one of the top clubs in the country. It is up to us to push the club right up there.”TEAM NEWSTommy Dunne must continue to plan without the services of attackers Jesse Devers (broken hand) and Padraic Cunningham (groin).REFEREERay Matthews (Longford)GALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSVinny Faherty – 11Padraic Cunningham – 3Gary Shanahan – 3Kevin Devaney – 2Enda Curran – 2Ryan Connolly – 2Ruairi Keating – 2Eric Foley – 2Marc Ludden – 1John Sullivan – 1Paul Sinnott – 1FORM GUIDESt. Patrick’s Athletic – DLWDWGalway United – DLWDWLAST MEETING10 May 2016 | Galway United 0-3 St. Patrick’s Athletic Galway United travel to Richmond Park tonight to face St. Patrick’s Athletic in the Airtricity League Premier Division (Kick-off: 7.45pm) Three points currently separate the sides ahead of Friday’s clash and both clubs will have aspirations of keeping the pressure on Shamrock Rovers, who currently sit in 4th position in the league table.United overcame league-leaders Dundalk last week at Eamonn Deacy Park, winning 1-0. Former St. Patrick’s Athletic player Vinny Faherty nodded home the all-important winner on the stroke of half time.Ahead of Friday’s important league encounter, both clubs have recorded victories over one another in 2016 and Galway United boss Tommy Dunne will be hopeful that his side can replicate their fine performance on opening day, where the Tribesmen came from behind to win 3-1 against the Saints at Richmond Park.
Ireland 58-10 Malta Irelands fourth try scored by centre Paddy James ~ Ireland V Malta in the Carlisle grounds Bray Sat 8th October 2016© Michael Chester+ 353 87 [email protected] Ireland fired a World Cup warning to their rivals with a 10-try demolition of Malta in their international rugby league match at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray. The Irish Wolfhounds were too fast, too powerful and too skillful for the visiting Maltese. They raced into a 28-4 half-time lead with tries from prop Gareth Gill, wing Rob Armstrong, centres Alan McMahon and Paddy James, and hooker Connor Philips.Malta shored up their defence at the start of the second-half but further tires came through McMahon, scrum-half James Kelly twice, captain Casey Dunne and substitute Adam Boyce as Ireland demonstrated some tremendous handling skills and lines of attack.It was an impressive performance from an Ireland team comprised entirely of home-based amateur players, against a Malta Knights team of both amateurs and professionals. Several of the Irish put their hands up for inclusion in the squad for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Spain and Russia later this month when Ireland’s overseas-based professionals will also be available for selection.Ireland face Jamaica in Bray next Sunday in another warm-up match before travelling to face Spain and hosting Russia at the Carlisle Grounds on October 29th.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email