Children’s Lies Are a Sign of Cognitive Progress

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal:Child-rearing trends might seem to blow with the wind, but most adults would agree that preschool children who have learned to talk shouldn’t lie. But learning to lie, it turns out, is an important part of learning in general—and something to consider apart from fibbing’s ethical implications.The ability to bend the truth is a developmental milestone, much like walking and talking. Research led by Kang Lee, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, shows that lying begins early in precocious children. Among verbal 2-year-olds, 30% try to pull the wool over their parents’ eyes at some point. At age 3, 50% regularly try it. Fibbing is common among 80% of 4-year-olds and is seen in nearly all healthy 5- to 7-year-olds.Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

New quarry act on the cards for Dominica

first_imgLocalNews New quarry act on the cards for Dominica by: – December 27, 2012 Share Quarry at Point Michel. Photo credit: dominica.nuDominica might have a new quarry act in the new year to address concerns which have been raised over quarrying activities on the island.This is all part of efforts to tackle climate change and the island’s participation in a pilot program for climate resilience according to Minister for the Environment, Dr. Kenneth Darroux.The pilot program is being funded by the World Bank and almost forty million dollars has been allocated towards climate resilience.“We are hoping that in the first quarter of 2013 we can start drawing down on these funds for these much needed projects especially infrastructure, sea wall and stuff to protect our coastal development,” Dr. Darroux stated. The strategy identified seven areas towards national development that are being affected by climate change.The Ministry has submitted projects to the World Bank and a team has visited the island on two different missions this year.Dr. Darroux explained that he had been visited by a few quarry operators who expressed their dissatisfaction with the manner in which the new legislation was done.“I had the Planning Division reschedule the workshops with them just so that they could get their feedback.“We know their input would be very important because I’m sure the new quarrying act would mean financial implications for them, etcetera. “So we did that, we went back to the drawing board have their input, and we are in the process of taking some of their suggestions into consideration.”A climate resilience program will also be a main feature of the ministry in 2013.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share 82 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

PH beach volley teams harvest bronzes in SEAG

first_imgDij Rodriguez, Angelique Gervacio, Cherry Rondina and Bernadeth Pons won a bronze medal for Team Philippines in the 30th Southeast Asian Games women’s beach volleyball. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO MANILA – The Philippine women’s andmen’s beach volleyball team salvaged bronze medal finishes in the 30thSoutheast Asian Games beach volleyball over at Subic, Zambales. The men’s team of Jaron Requinton,Jude Garcia, James Buytrago, and Edmar Bonono, meanwhile, created history. Theybecame the first Philippine team to win a SEA Games medal in men’s beachvolleyball team. Negrense Bernadeth Pons and CherryRondina as well as the pairs of Angelique Gervacio and Dij Rodriguez nailed thewomen’s beach volleyball bronze by defeating the Singapore team. Rondina and Pons, still hurt withtheir defeat to Thailand last week that denied them a chance in the finals,vented their ire on Serene Ng and Ee Shan Lau for a 21-17, 21-13 straight setdomination.center_img Gervacio and Rodriguez then followedsuit as they turned back Singapore’s Eliza Hui Hui Chong and Gladys Lee andwalked away with a 21-18, 21-16 result. This is the first time since 2005 thatthe Philippines captured a SEA Games women’s beach volleyball medal. The lastFilipinas who pulled off such a feat were Heidi Ilustre and Diane Pascua forthe bronze medal. Requinton and Garcia delivered thegoods in the “golden match,” besting Kingsley Tai and Trevis Tan in straightsets, 25-23, 21-13, to complete a 2-1 victory against Singapore./PNlast_img read more

LEC adds DXRacer and Foot Locker as partners for 2019 season

first_imgRiot Games‘ premier European competition, LEC, has solidified its roster of partners for the 2019 season.The League of Legends event announced Foot Locker and DXRacer as its two new brand partners for the upcoming Spring and Summer splits.American sportswear and footwear retailer Foot Locker will be kitting out the on-air talent and supplying jerseys for the referees that oversee the action on-stage. The company is no stranger to League of Legends, partnering with EU LCS team Splyce last year.Ana Camargo, Brand Activation Director at Foot Locker says of the partnership: “We’re constantly looking to bring street style to new areas that our consumers are passionate about and deepen our connection with youth culture. Partnering with Riot Games gives us an exciting opportunity to kit out the on-air talent with the hottest drops of the season.”Gaming chair brand DXRacer partnered with the competition for the 2018 season and it has returned for 2019 – continuing to supply customised products for the players to sit on whilst playing. These custom chairs will also be on sale through DXRacer from March.Foot Locker and DXRacer are joining Alienware, Kia Motors, and Shell as partners of the competition. Kicking off earlier this week, the Spring Split will last until March 16th.Alban Dechelotte, Head of Sponsorships & Business Development EU Esports at Riot Games comments: “We’re excited to introduce our first fashion partner of the LEC. Our on-air commentators, analysts, and referees will all get fresh looks curated by Foot Locker.”The LEC was previously known as the EU LCS, emerging alongside the announcement of the first long-term partners to join the competition. The 10 teams that Riot Games accepted into the LEC are Fnatic, FC Schalke 04, G2 Esports, Misfits Gaming, Splyce, Team Vitality, Origen, EXCEL, SK Gaming, and Rogue.Esports Insider says: It’s good to see the LEC obtain an endemic partner in DXRacer as well as bringing in another company that’s popular outside of esports. This roster of partners is pretty well-rounded and should help to improve the overall look and feel of the competition for the following year.Follow ESI on Instagramlast_img read more

‘Bachelorette’ alum Ali Fedotowsky urges fans to get checked after revealing skin cancer diagnosis

first_imgJean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Ali Fedotowsky, star of 2010’s The Bachelorette, is urging fans to get themselves checked after opening up about her battle with skin cancer.“GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED. A couple weeks ago I found out I have skin cancer,” The 35-year-old revealed Thursday on Instagram. “When my dermatologist used the c-word, I just about fainted in his office.”The mother of two is remaining positive about her diagnosis and encouraged fans, “Thankfully, the type of skin cancer I have is rarely fatal and really never fatal when you catch it early.”Fedotowsky went on to explain that she’s been diagnosed with Basal cell carcinoma and urged fans to look at what her mole looked like before the biopsy, so they “know what to look for.”After vowing to never expose “my stomach to sun without sunscreen again,” the former Bachelorette used her platform to educate fans about her diagnosis and what they can do to prevent it.“Basal cell carcinoma is super common. The most common skin cancer. You probably know someone who has it. So it’s no big deal,” She revealed. “But what IS a big deal is not treating it and treating it early. That is why going to a dermatologist and getting your skin checked every year is SO important.”She also urged fans to be “rigorous about applying sunscreen” and be mindful what products they use on their skin.Fedotowsky competed on 2010’s The Bachelor but left after receiving an ultimatum from Facebook, where she was employed.  She returned as The Bachelorette later that year and became engaged to Roberto Martinez, but broke up a year later. After meeting TV host Kevin Manno in 2013, the two became engaged and later wed in 2017.  They have two kids together, Molly and Riley.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

APM Terminals, DOWUL Hold Talks on CBA

first_imgManagement of the APM Terminals Liberia and the Dock Workers Union of Liberia (DOWUL), the mother union of the APM Terminals workers, yesterday began negotiating the signing of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).The agreement will seek the welfare of all employees of the National Port Authority (NPA) and APM Terminals (due payers) against unfair labor practice and provide better salaries and incentives, including medical and transportation.The CBA, which is expected to be signed shortly, will finance training workshops for elected officers in the Trade Union Movement (TUM), encourage female participation in other activities, including seminars and conferences, both local and international.DOWUL President, Madam Jackie N. W. Doe, commended President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for her strong leadership in the country’s economy which, according to her, has resulted in more developments, such as coming of APM Terminals.On behalf of DOWUL, Madam Doe welcomed the agreement “with open-heart” and said they stand ready to work. “I believe that the signing of the CBA will help our people live a better life,” she noted.She said the agreement, when signed, will constructively engage management and aggrieved workers at all times to ensure stability in the workplace.Also speaking, the Managing Director of APM Terminals Liberia, George G. Adjei, said the company is at the moment operating in more than 100 countries. He assured that the management of APM Terminals will be pleased to sign such an agreement with DOWUL.Mr. Adjei said employees’ welfare is very essential and as such, he urged the union to come to the table so that they can work together as one family.For his part, Assistant Minister of Labor for Trade Union and Social Dialogue, Emmett Crayton, lauded both parties for the CBA and expressed the hope that the discussion would be fruitful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more