Playing Hard to Get May Get the Girl, Study Finds

first_imgMSN:With Valentine’s Day here, men who are looking to make a love connection on Internet dating sites should initially keep women guessing about just how interested they are, a new study suggests.Researchers at the University of Virginia and Harvard found that when college women first viewed the Facebook profiles of four male undergrads, they were most attracted to the men when they weren’t sure whether the men liked them a lot or just an average amount.Read the whole story: MSN More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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Pennies for Princesses

first_imgA highlight of the Cape Community Newspaper calendar is the annual Pennies for Princesses Women’s Day fundraiser. Now in its sixth year, tickets for the glittering gathering are sought after, and this year was no different. According to Chantel Erfort, editor of Cape Community Newspapers which publishes Athlone News and its sister titles, tickets were sold out within a minute of sales having opened. Held on Friday August 12 in the ballroom of the Table Bay Hotel, a whopping R88 400 was raised for Dews of Quietness, a support group for women and children based in Retreat. From left, are Candice Sinclair, of the Table Bay Hotel, who donated R20 000; Moriedah Dien of Dews of Quietness; Heidi Edson who donated R20 000 on behalf of GrandWest, and Ms Erfort, who handed over a cheque for R48 400 raised through ticket sales. Another picture on page 12.last_img read more

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Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

first_imgAs the world officially remembers the genocidal murder of 800,000 Rwandans in 1994, United Nations leaders warn that ethnic cleansing and mass atrocities continue to blight humanity and call for sharper action to prevent such violations in the future.Twenty-four years ago, on 7 April, ethnic Hutus in Rwanda began the frenzied slaughter of Tutsis, moderate Hutus and others in what is widely regarded as one of the darkest episodes in recent history.In memory of the Rwandan victims – and as a sombre reminder of the international community’s failure to intervene – the UN observes 7 April every year as an “international day of reflection.”“Today we remember all those who were murdered and reflect on the suffering of the survivors, who have shown that reconciliation is possible, even after a tragedy of such monumental proportions,” said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a message for the grim anniversary.“Rwanda has learned from its tragedy; so must the international community,” Mr. Guterres said, expressing concern about “the rise of racism, hate speech and xenophobia around the world.”The UN will hold a commemorative ceremony on the Rwandan genocide at its New York Headquarters on 13 April on the theme “Remember, Unite, Renew.”last_img read more

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Commentary: Henry can pull an Elliott for Tide in 2015

first_imgWill Alabama lean on running back Derrick Henry to carry the offense in its pursuit to win a national championship this season?Will Alabama lean on running back Derrick Henry to carry the offense in its pursuit to win a national championship this season?Ezekiel Elliott proved last season how important a running back can be in college football.Fourteen teams averaged between 477.7 and 303.3 yards passing, but Ohio State leaned on Elliott in winning a national championship in the first year of the College Football Playoff. He rushed for 696 yards in Ohio State’s final three wins as he put up a career-high 246 in title game against Oregon.This was after rushing for 220 yards in the Big Ten championship game and 230 on Alabama in the national semifinals. Elliott scored eight times in Ohio State’s final three games.So keep passing if you want, but if you’ve got a game changer in the backfield, feed him the ball. Alabama, Georgia and LSU have that, which makes them serious contenders to win it all this season.Nick Chubb emerged out of Todd Gurley’s shadow to finish second in the Southeastern Conference in rushing last season with 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns as a true freshman.Derrick Henry led the Crimson Tide in rushing with 990 yards on 172 carries. With T.J. Yeldon battling injuries, Henry averaged 7.1 yards in Alabama’s last two games.Then there’s Leonard Fournette, who has the greatest upside of the three. Like Henry, Fournette shared carries, but managed 1,087 yards and 10 touchdowns on 187 attempts as a true freshman at LSU.Now I like Arkansas’ 1-2 punch of Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins, whom both rushed for 1,000 yards last season. Bret Bielema gets them their touches, too.Roc Thomas could have that breakout year at Auburn. He’s talented, in a great offense and plays alongside a QB-WR combo in Jeremy Johnson and Duke Williams capable of opening up the run game.Missouri’s Russell Hansbrough gets it done and anyone in the same backfield as quarterback Dak Prescott at Mississippi State will be solid, but none of them are better than Henry, Chubb or Fournette.However, will the SEC’s top trio of backs be focal points of their offenses this season like Elliott was down the stretch in Ohio State’s national championship season? They should be.Not only are Henry, Chubb and Fournette the best offensive players on their respective teams, Alabama, Georgia and LSU each have question marks at quarterback.Jacob Coker still hasn’t nailed the starting job for the Tide and who knows how LSU’s quarterback situation will shake out. Brandon Harris is more talented than veteran Anthony Jennings, but has he learned from the lumps he took as a freshman last season and is he ready to take leadership of that offense?Georgia’s starting quarterback could very well be graduate transfer Greyson Lambert. He started at Virginia, but it’s a lot to ask a quarterback to learn the system and be the man in three months.Out of the three coaches, Mark Richt will most likely focus his offense around his star back. He didn’t change much last season when Gurley got hurt. Chubb averaged 23.5 carries in UGA’s last eight games.I expect that trend to continue, unless Richt starts thinking about how Gurley went down. Richt might not want to put the wear and tear on Chubb in fear he may lose him to injury as well.Nick Saban loves running the ball — by committee to keep fresh legs — but he’s not deep at that position.Tyren Jones was booted off the team after marijuana charges, Bo Scarbrough injured his knee in spring practice and Altee Tenpenny transferred to UNLV. That leaves Henry and Kenyan Drake, who is Alabama’s most explosive offensive weapon, but had a season-ending leg injury last year.This situation could turn out to be a blessing for Alabama.Saban leaned on Mark Ingram in 2009 and Trent Richardson in 2011 – and finished both seasons with a national championship. Ingram ran the ball 271 times for 1,658 yards and 17 touchdowns and Richardson had 283 rushing attempts for 1,679 yards and 21 touchdowns.In two seasons, Henry has a total of 207 carries. If he gets that number of touches this season, Henry can have an even bigger year than Richardson and Ingram because of his ability to break the long run.I don’t see Saban trusting Coker or whoever he starts at QB to make many plays, particularly early in the season. Alabama doesn’t have a go-to receiver like Amari Cooper, either, but Lane Kiffin is the wild card.Kiffin took Alabama’s offense to another level — and has earned Saban’s trust. So the offense won’t be vanilla. Whatever Saban and Kiffin cook up, Henry should be the offense’s main ingredient.As for Les Miles, who knows what he’s going to do. He mentioned Fournette and Michael Jordan in the same sentence at SEC Media Days last year, but didn’t truly unleash him until midseason. Fournette should be the man out the 2015 gate, but Miles does do funny things with the ball.We’re a long way from January 2016, but like Elliott was last season for Ohio State, Henry, Chubb and Fournette could be the difference in their schools winning it all or falling short of a national title. Duane Rankin, Advertiser columnist, can be followed on Twitter @DuaneRankin or reached at [email protected] gannett.com. Go Mobile, Montgomery! Download our apps herelast_img read more

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Chelsea’s Granovskaia’s meeting with Conte agent revealed, two ‘walls’ in Sarri’s…

first_imgAntonio Conte, despite all of the stories sending him far away from Stamford Bridge towards the end of the season, remains Chelsea’s manager for the time being. The amount of money Roman Abramovich would have to give him in his severance package remains the primary reason for this, but the Blues are working towards getting it all sorted so that Maurizio Sarri can take over as soon as possible.This is, in essence, what Il Mattino were reporting on Tuesday, revealing Marina Granovskaia held a meeting on Monday with Conte’s agents, with €10m in wages and a series of bonuses linked to next season’s performances being discussed.That’s why, according to the Italian newspaper, the private jet expected to take Sarri to London remains firmly on the airport strip for the time being.Embed from Getty ImagesDown Napoli’s end, Aurelio de Laurentiis remains adamant he wants money from Chelsea in order for them to appoint his former manager.These are the two ‘walls’ currently standing in Sarri’s way, and until they’re torn down, he will remain at home, getting paid by his ex-club on a contract technically keeping him there until 2020.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDash Living Hong KongExpat’s Favorite – Fully Serviced Studio from HK$10,000 / moDash Living Hong KongUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndolast_img read more

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UK government wants Premier League back “as soon as possible”

first_img(Reuters) – The U.K government’s cabinet minister responsible for sport said he has been in talks with the Premier League with the aim of getting football back on the field as quickly as possible. Speaking at a parliamentary questions session, Oliver Dowden, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, said: “I personally have been in talks with the Premier League with a view to getting football up and running as soon as possible in order to support the whole football community.“But of course, any such moves would have to be consistent with public health guidance,” he said.The Premier League, which has been on hold since March 13, remains suspended until at least April 30 while lockdown measures are in place in the United Kingdom until May 7, when the government is set to review the current restrictions in place. But three London clubs, Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur, along with Brighton, have already re-opened their training grounds, allowing limited return to training while observing social distancing protocols.Those clubs say that players will only be using outdoor field facilities for individual work and will not take part in team activities.Premier League clubs will hold their latest conference call on Friday as they continue to evaluate various options for finishing the season but a re-start of matches is not expected until June at the earliest. Last week the league said it was “working through complex planning scenarios” and there are a number of practical hurdles that they face.With the ban on mass public gatherings likely to be one of the last restrictions to be removed, rescheduled games could be held behind closed doors, possibly at neutral venues.English cricket’s governing body, the ECB, has been given the leading role for all sport in the country, including soccer, in examining how to create ‘bio-secure’ venues, with the focus on stadiums with hotel facilities connected or nearby — to limit the need for extensive travel.last_img read more

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