Warriors 2018 championship ring — with a secret message

first_imgAt Tuesday’s season opener, the Golden State Warriors received their rings commemorating the 2018 NBA championship.As far as we know, it doesn’t decode anything, but it is reversible: You can twist off the top (revealing a hidden message) and flip it over to display an alternative design.Details:(NBA.com image)• The top of the ring has the player’s number and a depiction of the east span of the Bay Bridge on a field of 74 diamonds (representing the 74 wins in the season and postseason), …last_img

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Australian universities woo students from India

first_imgPromising quality education and bright job prospects, 18 educational institutes from Australia are touring six cities of India as part of an “education fair”.According to Tom Calder, trade commissioner of the Australian Trade Commission, eight Australian universities were ranked among the top 100 in the world in 2011.”We also have lower unemployment rates compared to the United States or the United Kingdom. An Indian student with an Australian qualification will easily get employed there,” Calder informed. “The universities also offer job assistance,” he said.He said tuition fees in the universities were between Australian $14,000 (over Rs.eight lakh) to $35,000 (over Rs.20 lakh) per year for under-graduate courses and between Australian $15,000 and $36,000 per year for post-graduate courses.Apart from the generic courses in science, management and commerce, Australian universities also offered mining, oil and gas, water and sports management courses, he said.”However, at present, engineering and science courses at the post-graduate level remain the favourite among Indian students,” he said.On the racial attacks on Indian students in Australia, Calder said the country was much safer now, adding that such incidents could take place anywhere in the world.”Local authorities have stepped up efforts and Australian people are much more aware of people of different ethnic backgrounds around them,” he said.- With inputs from IANSlast_img read more

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Arzani earns Rodgers’ praise as Celtic deny exit clause

first_imgCeltic coach Brendan Rodgers has strongly refuted reports Daniel Arzani could cut his two-year loan deal with the Hoops short due to a lack of game time, while also heaping praise upon the Australian teenager. Arzani is yet to feature for the first-team and it was suggested he could return to parent club Manchester City by the end of the year should he fail to work his way into the senior side.Rodgers however claimed no such clause exists and looked to clarify what Celtic are looking to achieve with Arzani.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “His situation is very simple,” Rodgers said.”He is a 19-year-old boy who has come in for two years to get experience. He has burst onto the scene and of course they will want him to do well, but there is no exit clause.”He has adapted very well and much as people would love him to come in and play he wasn’t ready. So it’s all a process.”Coming in after a World Cup with players a number of weeks ahead of him in terms of fitness and training, he is adapting to a more physical game.”There are lots of things, but he is very happy and we have been very pleased in terms of how he is making progress.”It’s not easy to just snap your fingers and just come into a top team with top players who have done very well, but I have been really pleased with how he is developing and working and adapting to how we want to work.”It’s a really good education for him.”While yet to see any action with the first-team, Arzani has featured for the Hoops academy side and didn’t take long to leave his mark scoring a fine free-kick in his first start.The Aussie teenager featured off the bench for the Socceroos mid-week against Kuwait with Robbie Slater suggesting Arzani’s move to Scotland was ‘an obvious error’.last_img read more

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Why angry people are poor in communication

first_imgPeople with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social interaction, the findings showed.In a new study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, the scientists showed that white matter in a region of the brain called the superior longitudinal fasciculus (SLF) has less integrity and density in people with anger issues than in healthy individuals and those with other psychiatric disorders.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The SLF connects the brain’s frontal lobe– responsible for decision-making, emotion and understanding consequences of actions–with the parietal lobe, which processes language and sensory input.“It’s like an information superhighway connecting the frontal cortex to the parietal lobes,” said lead author of the study Royce Lee, Associate Professor at University of Chicago in the US. “We think that points to social cognition as an important area to think about for people with anger problems,” Lee said. Lee and his colleagues, including senior author Emil Coccaro, MD, Ellen C. Manning Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at Chicago.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFor the study, the researchers used diffusion tensor imaging, a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that measures the volume and density of white matter connective tissue in the brain. Connectivity is a critical issue because the brains of people with psychiatric disorders usually show very few physical differences from healthy individuals.“It’s not so much how the brain is structured, but the way these regions are connected to each other,” Lee said.last_img read more

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