Alkohol ist sozialer Schmierstoff für Männer (Alcohol is a social lubricant for men)

first_imgDer Spiegel:Der Mensch ist ein soziales Wesen. Er trifft sich gern mit Freunden, freut sich mit anderen und leidet mit ihnen. Mitunter lockert ein Bier oder auch ein Glas Wein die Zunge und bringt Menschen schneller einander näher. Psychologen der University of Pittsburgh haben die Wirkung von Drinks auf die soziale Interaktion nun in einer Studie mit 720 Probanden untersucht. Ihre Beobachtungen klingen zunächst wenig überraschend: Wer Alkohol trinkt, auf den wirkt das Lächeln anderer Menschen ansteckender.Allerdings gab es diesen Effekt kurioserweise nur in Männergruppen, berichten Catharine Fairbairn und ihre Kollegen im Fachblatt “Clinical Psychological Science”. Sobald eine Frau mit am Tisch saß, verstärkte Alkohol die ansteckende Wirkung eines Lächelns kaum.Read the whole story: Der Spiegel More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Beach-dune permit, GLO visit top shoreline talks

first_img Share By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe SPI Shoreline Task Force considered a beach-dune application for a multi-use sidewalk as well as heard shoreline department updates during its Dec. 12 meeting.Up for consideration was a beach-dune application for a multi-use trail that would begin at the current walkway termination near Gulf Boulevard and E. Sunset Street, and connect it to the current beach access adjacent to the Parkshores Condominiums. The project description provided by Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill states that the proposed 10-foot wide, 127-foot long sidewalk would be placed across the landward side of the undeveloped beach front lot located at 6004 Gulf Blvd.“The Parkshore Beach Access, we’re under the assumption that it’s going to become more highly used due to the fact that the park is opening — the city park — and there’s an easement that allows folks to get from the park to that beach access, so we’re assuming there’s going to be some influx of traffic there,” Hill said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedTask force talks dune permits, shoreline master planBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS During their Monday, Dec. 4 meeting, the South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force considered a beach and dune permit, heard reports on beach related issues and programs, and weighed in on a proposed ordinance addressing the removal of equipment on the beach in the…December 8, 2017In “News”Shoreline Task Force mulls retaining wallBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Shoreline Task Force reviewed two beach dune permits in its Dec. 2 meeting. The first was a Beach-Dune Permit for walkover construction at the Marisol Condominiums, 1700 Gulf Blvd. The project involves constructing a 5-foot wide by 300-foot long dune walkover in…December 9, 2016In “News”Taskforce mulls parking feesBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 12, 2015 Monday afternoon, Coastal Resource and Parks Administrator Reuben Treviño and City Manager Bill DiLibero attended the Shoreline Task Force meeting to update the committee on projects and improvements along the beach. Treviño came to the Task Force with a follow-up…February 13, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss on Kante, Kovacic & Gilmour injuries, transfer news and more

first_img Lampard news conference: Chelsea boss on injury news, players’ futures, transfers and more Lampard news conference, Lampard news conference: Chelsea boss on Kante & Kovacic injuries, players’ futures, Crystal Palace and more Elsewhere on West London Sport: Lampard news conference: Chelsea boss on Kante & Kovacic injuries, players’ futures, Crystal Palace and more Lampard news conference. Lampard news conference: Chelsea boss on Watford, injury latest, transfers and more Lampard press conference: Boss on Chelsea win, Werner & Havertz debuts, possible signings and more Lampard news conference: Chelsea boss on injury news, players’ futures, transfers and more Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss on Liverpool, injury news, transfers and more by shareaholic Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss on Liverpool, injury news, transfers and more Lampard press conference. Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss on Wolves, injury news, possible moves and more Live updates as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s crucial game against Wol Live updates as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks at a news conference via video on the eve of his side’s game against Sheffield United. . Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss on Wolves, injury news, possible moves and more Lampard news conference: Chelsea boss on Watford, injury latest, transfers and more Live updates as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks to the media on the eve of his side’s game against Watford. Lampard press conference: Boss on Chelsea win, Werner & Havertz debuts, possible signings and more Brighton v Chelsea: live updates. Live10/07/2020 1:50 pmThat’s all from Frank Lampard, who has Mateo Kovacic back from injury but confirmed that Billy Gilmour faces months out after knee surgery. Thanks for joining us.Embed from Getty Images10/07/2020 1:48 pmLampard is asked about Kante’s injury problems. He says the problem is that Kante had an injury last summer and there was an effort to get him back, which led to a “domino effect” and it’s important to assess the situation during pre-season.10/07/2020 1:47 pmAsked again about Jorginho, Lampard says he “very pleased” with the way the player has responded to being out of the team.10/07/2020 1:46 pmAsked about Tammy Abraham, Lampard says he has learned a lot during his first season in the team and he hopes he keeps developing.10/07/2020 1:45 pmLampard refuses to be drawn on the issue of Jorginho when asked if he believes the midfielder will still be at Chelsea next season. He repeats that his focused is on games coming up.10/07/2020 1:44 pmKante’s not fit but Kovacic is back in the squad, Lampard says. Tomori is close to being fit but isn’t quite ready.10/07/2020 1:43 pmLampard says it was a “big challenge” to take over at Chelsea but he believed in himself. He also praises Chris Wilder for the job the Sheffield United manager has done.10/07/2020 1:42 pmLampard says he is “pretty happy” with where Chelsea are but they cannot let up.10/07/2020 1:41 pmLampard also refuses to comment on the potential signing of Kai Havertz when asked about the Germany winger.10/07/2020 1:40 pmLampard is asked about Abraham’s contract situation and is reluctant to comment. He says the striker just needs to focus on his game.10/07/2020 1:40 pmAsked if momentum is with Chelsea in the battle for a top-four finish, Lampard says they are in charge of their own destiny and must focus on each game.10/07/2020 1:39 pmLampard says the injury “hits him hard” but “is part of football” and he has spoken to Gilmour and told the youngster he should be pleased with his progress. Lampard adds that Gilmour’s character is “fantastic” and that he will be bounce back.10/07/2020 1:38 pmBilly Gilmour had a knee operation this morning and will be out for three or four months, Lampard said.10/07/2020 1:37 pmLampard has arrived. Here we go.10/07/2020 1:23 pmWe’re waiting for Frank Lampard, who should arrive shortly. Live updates to follow.10/07/2020 1:10 pmInjury update expectedLampard will provide an update on the fitness of Mateo Kovacic, who has been hoping to return to the squad. He is also likely to comment on N’Golo Kante and Billy Gilmour, who are nursing injuries. And, as usual, the Blues boss is bound to be asked about the possibility of comings or goings when the transfer window reopens. Chelsea continue to be linked with Kai Havertz and there remains speculation over the futures of a number of the current squad. Stay tuned.10/07/2020 12:55 pmLampard news conferenceChelsea face Sheffield United on Saturday and Blues boss Frank Lampard is due to speak at a news conference – via video – from around 1.30pm today. We’ll have live updates.last_img read more

Third time’s the charm for Thomas

first_imgIPGC Pattaya Golf Society at The Links BarMonday, August 31, Greenwood C & B (white tees) – StablefordThe Pattaya Golf Society was last here at Greenwood three weeks ago.  On that occasion we reported the course appeared well on its way back to the good conditions we are used to, but today’s course offering was disappointing.  Fairways were uncut, meaning many lies presented a challenge normally associated with the first cut of rough.  Bunkers were OK, but the greens, so good three weeks ago, were very slow.  Notwithstanding those issues, we are confident that this course will be fine in the very near future, and at 600B green-fee it is very good VFM. Three weeks back we reported five ‘2’s; today there were none.  That would no doubt please the podium as our turnout of just three groups meant a relatively modest payout.  Tied second with a very credible 34 points was Aussie Stuart Thompson, his post-accident swing still a work-in-progress.  Alongside Stuart was Papua New Guinean Brendan Gilsenan, whose two-over par round was equally meritorious having been achieved with rental clubs.David Thomas. The day’s winner is testimony to perseverance.  At this course on our previous visit, 10 August, David Thomas tied second, with 36 points.  The visit prior, he also tied second, with 34 points.  Today he finally broke through for the win, and by five shots to boot with a 3-under par total and 39 points.  Give enough monkeys enough typewriters …?Back at the Links, Mr Len drew Murray Edwards’ name for the lucky “beer” draw, whilst the booby bevvy was awarded to a golfer of some note – in absentia.  The “of some note” label is clearly justified, as we are referring to the golfer whose performance has so dominated August’s player standings that he is likely to win player of the month by a record margin.  So with some irony we note that Jon Batty’s performance today put him into a place with which he is not familiar – last.Wednesday, Sept. 2, The Emerald – StablefordSeptember for the Pattaya Golf Society began with a visit to Emerald in Ban Chang on Wednesday and the small group found a course in good condition and void of other golfers!  Fairways are improving all the time here and the greens are consistent.  Pin positions however gave concern as many were set on slopes and lagging a putt was virtually impossible.  The R&A has some sound advice for greenkeepers regarding pin positions and it should be required reading (in Thai) for the masters of the courses’ greens.In third place was Thai golfer Wichai Tananusorn with 32 points, enjoying golf on his return from a break in Chang Mai, and in second with the best gross of the day (81) was Russell Exley and his second place score of 35 points set a high standard.  However, the field had ignored the progress of Aussie golfer Brendan Gilsenan, an old friend of the group, and his nine holes every week in jungle conditions in PNG served him in good stead for the broad grassed areas of Emerald in the very humid conditions.  He returned his best ever score with PGS, 39 points and enjoyed his final outing with the group this trip.There was one birdie ‘2’, Russell’s excellent effort on the seventh and the booby bevy went to Huw Phillips for his 5-13 split figures.  The non winner’s beer draw was appropriately won by Mr Len.Friday, Sept. 4, Phoenix – StablefordOn Friday, the Pattaya Golf Society left The Links in Soi Buakhao to play a stableford round at nearby Phoenix, from a mix of the blue and white tees, all exclusively marked with IPGC tee markers, making it a sterner test than normal for the field.The course was in good condition and greens were consistent, but the bunkers need to be half emptied of sand and have it transferred to other areas of the course which are under construction.  Phoenix, as always with money at the top of their priorities, would save a fortune in building costs and improve the bunkers immensely, in one fell swoop!The single flight saw two birdie ‘2’s, both on the Ocean par threes with Murray Edwards almost nailing an ace on hole five and Mark Lang securing a birdie on the seventh.  On the main stage four golfers shared second place with scores of 33 points, the only surprise being high handicapper John Tallett sharing the spotlight with the long hitters Mark Lang, Jon Batty and Wichai Tananusorn.  Well done indeed John!  The winner, on his return from England, was Simon Kendall and his 39 points gave him a clear win by six points.Elsewhere in the field the Welsh pair of Huw Phillips and Mr Len both saw their efforts rewarded with the booby bevy and Jesper Hansen enjoyed a free beer as a result of the always eagerly awaited non-winners’ draw.With two more visits to the course next month we fear it will be a long time before many Pattaya golf groups return as the proposed high season green fee almost doubles what the discerning golfer will pay at courses like Khao Kheow, Greenwood, Bangpra and Emerald.Enjoy Phoenix while there is still time.last_img read more

About Town

first_imgGirl’s got the glamour Gazette reporter Rebecca Skilton has been asked to go above and beyond a few times this…[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

Galway City Council Notice re Connacht Semi-Final

first_imgIt is expected that attendance will be over 20,000 and as such high traffic volumes are expected in Galway, Salthill and Pearse Stadium areas as a result. Galway City Council and An Garda Síochána have met with the Galway GAA and Pearse Stadium Committees in preparation for the fixtures. A Traffic Management Plan is being put in place to ensure that delays are minimised. Bus Éireann will operate an increase public transport service between Eyre Square and Salthill and GAA clubs are organising private buses also to the match. This will include priority to all traffic on the Threadneedle Road, Bishop O’Donnell Road, Seamus Quirke Road, Quincentenary Bridge, Headford Road and Bothar na dTreabh as per attached map. Galway City Council will monitor our Traffic Control System and the Gardaí will direct traffic at all primary junctions along this route. All Supporters and Patrons are advised to use this route to and from the Stadium and to avoid the City Centre.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Pearse Stadium will host two games this Sunday 11th June. Kick Off at 1:30pm and 4pm. All Supporters and Patrons are urged to plan their journey and to arrive early, in order to avoid traffic congestion and delays. An Garda Síochána will be policing traffic and parking violations. The GAA are requesting, through clubs and media, that all Patrons arrive early, to park in the designated Car Parks and to park legally and responsibly at all times. Local Food and Beverage businesses in Salthill will be offering discounted prices to Match Day ticket holders before and after the games.last_img read more

Supporters Update – Donegal Road Diversion Lifted For Sunday

first_imgThe Statement Reads… Donegal GAA have released an update on the Road Diversions that were in place that would have affected those going to Sunday’s game between Donegal and Galway in O’Donnell Park Letterlenny “I wish to advise that Donegal County Council have given Donegal GAA the following commitment in regards the the proposed road closure at the N13 between Kilross & Stranorlar at Tircallen.The road closure will be in force from Friday at 7pm. The contractor will work around the clock to ensure that the culvert is fitted and the road is tarred prior to Sunday morning and it is hoped that the road will be fully re-opened on Sunday morning to allow for the diversions to be lifted and traffic to flow freely without restrictions on the road.***IN THE EVENT THE WORKS ARE NOT COMPLETE***In a worst case scenario if the works are not completed by Sunday morning, the traffic coming from the south of the County and Galway will be permitted to travel on one lane of the road without restrictions (No traffic lights), whilst the diversion will remain in place for traffic coming from Letterkenny.For traffic leaving the game in Letterkenny the diversion will be changed to allow traffic from the match to travel through without restriction and the diversion will be in place for traffic coming for the South of the County.Donegal GAA will be contact with Donegal County Council throughout the weekend. As of now we expect a small time delay, however NO restrictions will be in place for those travelling to the game from South of the County of Galway the road will be open on the return journey also.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

John, Payne Earn Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week Honors

first_imgWomen’s Field Athlete of the Week – Demi Payne, Stephen F. AustinPayne set an NCAA record in the women’s pole vault at the Texas A&M Team Invitational Saturday, clearing 15-02.25 on her first attempt. The New Braunfels, Texas (New Braunfels H.S.), native blew by the field in College Station and nearly added to her NCAA record-setting flight, narrowly missing at 15-3 on her three allotted attempts. The Kansas transfer also claimed a world record in the pole vault with her historic jump Saturday. Combined with her father’s best jump as an All-American at Baylor, she is part of the best father-daughter combination all-time, passing the Russian duo of Alex and Liz Parnov. Demi and her father Bill hold a combined height of 34-5. Payne helped the Ladyjacks to a fourth-place finish out of nine teams at the meet. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the athletes of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own student-athlete. To receive honorable mention, an athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar junior Jannika John and Stephen F. Austin senior Demi Payne have been named the Southland Conference Women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Honorable Mention: Gabriela Busquet, Houston Baptist; Alexia Fortenberry, New Orleans; Danielle Demas, Sam Houston State.center_img Honorable Mention: Rechelle Bessard, Northwestern State; Misha Frazier, Southeastern Louisiana. Women’s Track Athlete of the Week – Jannika John, LamarJohn took first place in the mile run Friday at the Texas A&M 13-Team Invitational, finishing more than 20 seconds ahead of the next competitor in a time of 4:46.75 to set a meet record and rank second in school history. The Furstenfeldbruck, Germany (Technische Universitat Munchen), native had her mile time place seventh in the nation and top in the Southland for that event. The junior also led the distance medley team to a first-place finish, setting a meet record and breaking Lamar’s record by almost two seconds as her team ranks seventh in the nation. John helped the Cardinals to finish third out of 12 teams at the invitational.last_img read more

SANParks goes ‘wild about soccer’

first_imgSouth African National Parks (SANParks) has teamed up with the Dreamfields Project to merge the seemingly separate worlds of conservation and soccer for the benefit of young people living in communities situated around national parks. In a statement issued this week, the Dreamfields Project says its three-year partnership with SANParks’ People and Conservation (P&C) unit – dubbed “Wild about Soccer” – is aimed at engaging young people at the level of their passion: football. Raising awareness Dreamfields will provide DreamBags containing a complete soccer kit to the participating schools for continued development of their learners through the game of soccer. 5 September 2008 “As a start, we will be handing out DreamBags filled with soccer kits for tournaments in rural communities, but our long-term goal is to help fix up some fields in villages bordering on our parks,” Perlman said. SANParks CEO David Mabunda has endorsed the project, saying: “The best way to get young people to understand and develop respect for the environment in conservation areas is to start by making positive and visible changes in the environments where they live”. “Wild About Soccer”, he said, was not just about the beautiful game, but was about using sport as means of building knowledge about, and respect for, something worth preserving – our natural heritage. ‘A force for good’ Companies and individuals can sponsor a R5 500 DreamBag to a school. It contains 3 soccer balls, 15 pairs of boots and 15 sets of kit, including numbered shirts, shorts and socks. The DreamBag handover coincides with a DreamEvent, which is a soccer tournament at which the sponsor, community and other supporters come together and enjoy the beautiful game.center_img Launched in 2006, the Dreamfields Project is a section 21 company that uses soccer as a force for good in township and rural schools. “We are wild about this project, and wild about our partnership with SANParks.” DreamFields Project founder John Perlman saw the partnership with SANParks as “a way of changing the social make-up in marginalised communities”. Starting from Saturday, 6 September, school teams from communities on the borders of the world-renowned Kruger National Park will participate in a series of “Wild about Soccer” tournaments, culminating in a final tournament in Skukuza on 4 October. The Dreamfields Project joined forces with SANParks’ P&C unit to bring the “Wild about Soccer” tournaments to these secluded communities, with every tournament within the project providing an opportunity to educate young people about conservation and the environment. SAinfo reporter DreamBags To date, 240 schools and organizations have received DreamBags, while donations and sponsorships are being used to build new soccer fields and improve sporting infrastructure in townships and rural areas. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

a month agoChelsea youngster Mount: Stamford Bridge must become a fortress

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea youngster Mount: Stamford Bridge must become a fortressby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Mount says Chelsea must turn Stamford Bridge into a fortress.The Blues are yet to win a game at home this season.”Of course [we need to win more at home], if you look at the games we have had we can take positives from every game we have had,” Mount said with Chelsea facing home games against Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup and Brighton in the Premier League this week. “We need to win games at home, that’s a big focus.”We are doing well away and now the focus is building that fortress at home and, when teams come here, they know it will be a tough game. We showed that in the second half. “They are one of the best teams in the league and, in the second half, I felt like we dominated it.” last_img read more