I’m not okay, neither are you

first_imgThe Sydney Morning Herald:Self-esteem is big business. Peruse the self-help section of any bookshop and you’ll find row after row of books dedicated to feeling good, getting happy and making the most out of you. But despite all these apparent solutions, a recent survey by health insurer Bupa found that Australia is the world’s most depressed nation. (To make matters worse, the survey also helpfully pointed out that we’re rather fat.)Being positive may seem like a good idea – but it’s not guaranteed to make our lives more fulfilled.In fact, positive thinking can create an “empathy deficit”, argues Barbara Ehrenreich in Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World. Staying upbeat becomes such a prized goal that we end up ostracising those who might bring us down – the elderly, for example, or the unwell. Meanwhile, our own self-esteem swings between telling us that we are fabulous and that we are rubbish. Neither statement is particularly useful for a life well lived.Read the whole story: The Sydney Morning Herald More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Trainer Subratie shines on weekend card

first_imgTRAINER Gary Subratie yesterday saddled three winners, including back-to-back victories at five furlongs straight, CLEOPATRA’S CHILD and BOLD AFLAIR in the eighth and ninth races, respectively.Subratie closed the 11-race card and his three-timer with last year’s Jamaica Derby runner-up, SENTIENT, practically down in class, running among $1 million optional claimers, his only serious opponent being improved KINGSMAN, who he rushed past a furlong out to beat by two and three-quarter lengths at seven and a half furlongs, clocking 1:31.2.CLEOPATRA’S CHILD, unfortunately disqualified after passing the post in front two weeks ago when jockey Dane Dawkins weighed in short of the declared 120lb, returned as a winner without a penalty, making all to beat UNKNOWN SOLDIER in 1:00.1.In the day’s overnight allowance, BOLD AFLAIR used his perfect stands’ side draw and benefit of returning at the exact weight from his last race, to make all the running.One of four runners, who featured in a bang-up finish behind DUNROBIN three weeks ago, United States-bred BOLD AFLAIR outsprinted rivals to win by a widening four lengths ahead of another course specialist and former stablemate, KD FLYER.CAMPESINO and CRYPTOCURRENCY, breaking from post-positions one and two, respectively, were outsped from poor draws and both weakened inside the last furlong.A rank outsider, 24-1 shot, NUCLEAR THUNDER, closed for third, relegating CAMPESINO to fourth as BOLD AFLAIR cruised home with Anthony Thomas in 59.0 seconds for the trip.Racing continues at Caymamas Park on Saturday.last_img read more

Muhammad Ali’s old training camp sold to John Madden’s son

first_imgIn this photo taken Monday, June 6, 2016, a sign is displayed inside the gym at Muhammad Ali’s training camp in Deer Lake, Pa. Since Ali’s death at 74, residents have been coming to the rustic hilltop camp to pay their respects. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) _ The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali’s former training camp in Pennsylvania.The camp’s longtime owner, renowned martial arts instructor George Dillman, said he sold the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to Mike Madden, with closing to take place Thursday afternoon.The purchase price was not disclosed.“It’s sinking in. I’ll be heartbroken, but it’s time to move on,” Dillman told The Associated Press.Madden, a real estate developer, plans to preserve the buildings and memorabilia, according to Dillman, who said his son will manage a bed and breakfast and continue to run martial arts camps at the site.A representative for Madden didn’t immediately return a phone call.Ali who died last month, bought the wooded 5-acre tract in 1972 and installed 18 primarily log buildings, including a gym, a dining hall, a mosque, visitors cabins and a horse barn. He trained at Deer Lake until his last fight in 1981, using it to prepare for his major bouts against George Foreman and Joe Frazier.The camp still looks much as it did in Ali’s day. His desk and typewriter occupy an office near the gym. The dining hall has the original stove and kitchen table. His footprints can be seen on the wood-planked ceilings _ Ali had trod on them while the camp was under construction.Ali sold it in 1997 to Dillman, who trained Ali and once operated it as the Butterfly & Bee Bed and Breakfast.On Thursday, Dillman fondly recalled sparring with Ali and working with him on his foot positioning and hand speed.“We took a karate back fist and converted it into an overhand right,” he said.The Reading Eagle first reported the sale.last_img read more

Cricket: Alastair Cook gets stunning welcome from Indians in his final test

first_imgAdvertisement grlNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg4rpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 40muWould you ever consider trying this?😱8qCan your students do this? 🌚ntRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: The Times)Advertisement England test opener Alastair Cook who announced that he would retire from international cricket following the conclusion of the fifth test got a stunning guard of honour from the Indian players when he set out to bat today at Oval.Advertisement Earlier, the England skipper Joe Root who had won the toss chose to bat first. Cook was then given a standing ovation as he arrived at the crease and immediately looked comfortable on a slow pitch against a below-par India attack.Cook added 60 runs for the first wicket before his partner, Keton Jennings got out to Ravindra Jadeja. He then continued his flawless innings joining hands with the incoming Moeen Ali. Also in the course of his innings, Cook was awarded a life after he was dropped on 37 by Ajinkya Rahane in the gully region.Finally, he fell for 71 after Jasprit Bumrah cleaned his stumps. This knock of 71 marked the 89th time Cook crossed 50 or above in test matches.Cook, who holds the record for most appearances, runs and centuries for England, had already been presented with a commemorative cap by England director of cricket Andrew Strauss and England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves before the start of the game.Post-retirement, Cook has stated that he would continue to play for his home side Essex in the County Championships.Also Read:Cricket: “We are also hurt like you guys are” says Shikhar Dhawan to his fans   Advertisementlast_img read more

Home owner gutted over offal dumping

first_imgBy BRIDGET SCOTT A HARKAWAY resident of 34 years said more rubbish has been dumped on his proepty this year…[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

Healthy minds vital during pregnancy

first_imgA NEW perinatal emotional health and wellbeing clinic in Berwick has opened to meet the community’s “growing need“ for perinatal…[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

Lodsys Moves Forward With Lawsuits Against iOS App Developers

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Despite a letter from Apple lawyers last week stating that its licensing agreements protected iOS app developers, Lodsys is moving forward with its lawsuits against developers for patent infringement. Lodsys owns four patents that it claims app developers must pay to use, and in a series of blog posts today, Lodsys outlined its plans to continue its legal efforts to obtain those payments.Lodsys disputes Apple’s claims that agreements between the two companies cover the third party developers building iOS apps. While the company notes that Apple’s defense of developers had a “very positive reaction” in the press and by developers (duh), it warns that “Developers relying on Apple’s letter do so to their own detriment and are strongly urged to review Apple’s own developer agreements to determine the true extent of Apple’s responsibilities to them.”Although Lodsys had initially given developers 21 days to respond to its legal threats, it went ahead today and filed lawsuits against developers, saying that it opted to “move its litigation timing to an earlier date than originally planned, in response to Apple’s threat, in order to preserve its legal options.”in an attempt to demonstrate that it’s willing to put its money where its mouth is, Lodsys says that it will pay $1000 to any developer to whom it has sent an infringement notice if it turns out that the company’s claims are baseless. Although Macrumors interprets this as a sign the company is confident that it will prevail in court, it could be seen as another grandstanding effort.Regardless, the lawsuits are a serious matter and as it appears that the legal threats have spread from iOS to Android developers, they could stifle innovation and development on mobile platforms, particularly if third party developers have to shell out the money to pay to use the technology to which Lodsys holds the patents. audrey watters Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Columbia pedestrian dies from injuries suffered in May accident

first_imgThe pedestrian badly hurt on a south Columbia street in May dies from his injuries.His wife, Adrienne, says on her Facebook page that Randall Siddens died on Monday afternoon.Siddens, 34, was picking up traffic cones after a race on the morning of Sunday, May 5, on Grindstone near Old Highway 63. A police car with flashing lights was behind him. But officers say Regine McCracken was speeding and on a video chat while driving when she swerved across a lane of traffic and hit Siddens.McCracken is facing a felony assault charge and more right now.Siddens leaves behind a wife and three children. One of them was born after the accident. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family.last_img read more