first_imgJust when you thought Oxford’s nightlife scene couldn’t get much bleaker, it has been announced that the building containing Wahoo, the popular club which closed its doors last year, is set to re-open later this month – as Oxford University’s new entrepreneurial centre, The Oxford Foundry.The Foundry is described on the Said Business School’s website as “an eco-system, offering the opportunity of idea generation, experiential learning, and the development of an entrepreneurial mindset”. Developers say it will be used by around 23,000 students, staff, and alumni across a range of disciplines.The change comes after a multi-million pound deal in July 2016 between Nuffield College and Christ Church to transform the area around Frideswide Square. Over the summer the building has been transformed from a bar area and comedy club, famed for hosting Glee nights, to a space that describes its core purpose as “creating more entrepreneurial people”.It is planned that the Foundry will open to entrepreneurs across all of the University in Michaelmas term.Though Wahoo’s management have been reportedly seeking a new venue for the club, none has yet been found.The news comes as another setback to Oxford’s nightclub scene, with campaigners claiming that gentrification of the city centre is eroding Oxford’s nightlife and driving music venues out of the city. In August it was announced that the much-loved nightclub Cellar will close in early 2018 to be turned into a retail space, while Lola Lo’s shut in March.last_img read more

first_imgDani Parejo (L) celebrating with Ezequiel Garay after scoring against Atletico Madrid last week (Getty Images)A dead-ball specialist and exceptionally well-rounded midfielder, Parejo ranks top in Valencia’s squad for passes completed (1,753), key passes (78) and goals (nine) in La Liga this season, while he is also second for tackles won (66) and third for interceptions (43).He is also renowned for his leadership, driving Valencia on last season as they secured a Champions League spot and barring a brief spell during Gary Neville’s ill-fated spell in charge, he has been the club captain since the 2014-15 season.Parejo is the heartbeat of the Valencia side and has the ability to dictate games on his own if given too much time and space on the ball. It will be the job of either Lucas Torreira or Mateo Guendouzi to ensure he has neither.One to watch – Gonçalo GuedesGonçalo Guedes was one of the breakthrough acts of the 2017-18 season, emerging as one of La Liga’s most promising attacking prospects after joining Valencia on a season-long loan from PSG where he had struggled for game time.The 22-year-old ended 2017-18 with nine assists and five goals to show from 33 appearances – a respectable tally from his first full season in a top European league – and his form culminated in a call-up to Portugal’s World Cup squad. Advertisement Advertisement Comment Like Arsenal, Valencia’s domestic form has faltered recently (Getty Images)Since the turn of the year, Valencia have for the most part been much improved, stringing together a 12-game unbeaten sequence in La Liga from January to April, progressing beyond Celtic, Krasnodar and Villarreal in the Europa League and reaching the Copa Del Rey final.AdvertisementConsecutive defeats to Atletico Madrid and Eibar have dented Valencia’s top-four hopes although they are only three points behind fourth-placed Getafe, while they face Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final later this month.Considering how they fared in the first half of the campaign, that Valencia are in a position to potentially win a domestic and continental competition as well as secure a top-four place highlights the scale of their improvement since January.Recent form – WWWLL Arsenal face Valencia for a place in the Europa League final (Getty Images)Arsenal will be desperate to end a turbulent run of results when they take on Valencia in the first-leg of their Europa League semi-final at the Emirates.Since securing an impressive 1-0 victory against Napoli in the cauldron of the San Paolo, Arsenal have conspired to lose three Premier League games on the spin to plunge their top-four hopes into serious jeopardy.With only two league games remaining, Unai Emery’s side are fifth in the table, two points away from Chelsea in fourth and four behind Spurs in third. Those circumstances have led to even greater significance being placed on their Europa League campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementTaking into account Arsenal’s domestic form, winning the Europa League now appears to be their most likely route into next season’s Champions League, although Valencia – a club that Emery managed between 2009-12 – will not make it easy for them.ADVERTISEMENTHere is the lowdown on Arsenal’s upcoming opponents.Star Man – Dani ParejoArguably one of Europe’s most under-rated midfield players, Dani Parejo has been marshalling the Valencia side from the middle of midfield for the best part of a decade.Now 30, Parejo was once considered the jewel in Real Madrid’s academy crown but like the vast majority of the club’s homegrown talents, he was forced to make his name elsewhere due to the intense competition for places at the Bernabeu.Parejo, who must be in a very select group of players to have represented both QPR and Real Madrid in the same season, excelled in two years with Madrid-based Getafe prior to signing for Valencia in 2011 where he has remained ever since. Gonçalo Guedes is Valencia’s top-scorer in European competition this season with three (Getty Images)Following months of speculation over his future, Guedes eventually returned to Valencia on August 30 in a club-record £36m deal signing a six-year contract.AdvertisementAdvertisementTo say that Guedes has suffered from ‘second season syndrome’ at the Mestalla would be a touch unfair, however, it did take him 22 games to register his first goal as a permanent Valencia player, scoring in a 3-2 win over Girona in March.Since then, though, he’s been a strong run of form, with eight goals and two assists in his previous 13 games in all competitions. Although Guedes has started as a central striker in recent matches against Levante and Real Betis, he predominantly plays on the left wing and given Arsenal’s issues at right-back, he could be a big threat.The manager – Marcelino García ToralMarcelino García Toral has been in management for over two decades but it is only during his time in Valencia, initially with Villarreal and now with Valencia, that he has emerged as one of the most highly-rated coaches in Spanish football.Following his sacking by Sevilla in 2012, Marcelino restored his reputation during an impressive three-and-a-half year stint with Villarreal, guiding the team to promotion from the Segunda Division in his first season before leading the side to three successive top-six finishes in La Liga as well as a Europa League semi-final.center_img Former Arsenal midfield Francis Coquelin is suspended after picking up a late booking against Villarreal in the last round (Getty Images)Either right-sided midfielder Carlos Soler or the versatile Danish international Daniel Wass is likely to come into central midfield to partner Parejo in Marcelino’s favoured 4-4-2 formation.Last summer’s World Cup breakout star Denis Cheryshev is also unavailable after he was ruled out for campaign last week due to a knee injury. Italian right-back Cristiano Piccini has missed Valencia’s previous four games after suffering a concussion a fortnight ago but could be back in contention.Season so farValencia started the season in rather bizarre fashion, drawing eight of their opening ten La Liga matches with a solitary victory and defeat apiece thrown in for good measure. Including Champions League and Copa Del Rey matches, they won only two out of 15 games by the start of November.Although results started to pick up, Valencia had been dumped out of the Champions League and were languishing in 15th place in La Liga by Christmas, piling the pressure on Marcelino. What to expect from Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final opponents Valencia Valencia were beaten 1-0 at home by mid-table Eibar at the weekend (Getty Images)How they could line-upNeto; Wass, Gabriel, Garay, Gaya; Torres, Soler, Parejo, Guedes; Rodrigo, GameiroMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Oliver Young-MylesWednesday 1 May 2019 11:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link189Shares Marcelino has earned plaudits for his work at Valencia (Getty Images)After leaving Villarreal on the eve of the 2016-17 campaign, Marcelino returned to management in May 2017, penning a two-year deal with Valencia. In his first season, Marcelino steered Los Che into the Champions League courtesy of a fourth-place finish and he earned the La Liga Manager of the Year as a result.Things haven’t been quite as smooth-sailing for him this term, however, with reports in January stating that he was on the verge of the sack after Valencia had crashed out of the Champions League group stages and been beaten by Segunda Division side Sporting Gijon in the Copa Del Rey.AdvertisementAlthough his long-term future remains in doubt, Marcelino has stabilised results somewhat in recent months, with Valencia losing only three of their last 24 matches in all competitions to reach the Europa League semi-finals and compete for a top-four place in La Liga.Team newsA booking received two minutes from the end of Valencia’s 2-0 win over Villarreal in the last round means that former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin will be denied a return to the Emirates due to suspension.Coquelin’s absence is a blow to Marcelino as his central midfield options are already stretched with the influential Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a nasty sounding intermuscular haematoma.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Black Stars midfielder, Laryea Kingston, believes the modern game demands that the head coach of the senior male national team explains why players are called up for national assignments.Kwesi Appiah’s 24 man squad for the final Afcon qualifier against Kenya has caused some level of uncertainty with many insisting he explains the rationale behind certain names that made the cut.Kingston is of the opinion that the national team belongs to the people of Ghana and thus Appiah must make time to elaborate on his decisions.“I think it is very important because this is a national duty so the citizens will like to know the reason why certain players were called.“Press conferences are very necessary and if the coach is comfortable then it should happen because it is very important,” he told Citi TV.Appiah’s 24 man squad has a number of debutantes including Caleb Ekuban of Trabzonspor and Kwame Bonsu of Asante Kotoko.The Black Stars are seeking all 3 points in the game against Kenya to enable them top Group F. By: Benjamin Nketsia/ read more

first_imgMrs Mpumalanga second runner-up 2017 – Lucia Ochan, is playing her part whilst in the running for the prestigious crown of Mrs Africa 2019. As a prominent businesswoman, founder and patron of the Lucia O Foundation. Mrs Ochan is making strides towards a better future for all in her community, this through her Emphakatsi – INdlovukati (She Elephant) – Women in leadership and rural women empowerment series project.The project will be launched in partnership with rural women in order to uplift, empower and develop the community positively.“The reality is that many rural people are rendered second-class citizens in their own countries,” said Ochan, adding, “They are often far removed from urban economic nodes and live under extreme measures of poverty often without basic amenities such as clean drinkable water, sanitation, housing, electricity, schools, etc.” The launch will consist of a Creative Masterclass for upcoming young fashion designers (youths between the ages of 18-26) in the morning and provide insights into the clothing, textile and jewellery industry. Brand South Africa through its Constitution awareness programme, fully supports initiatives that seek to ensure that the values enshrined in the widely admire constitution, are indeed a lived experience by all parts of our society. “Through our Play Your Part programme, Brand South Africa pursues to celebrate those amongst the community who take it upon themselves to initiate positive social change. We hope this programme inspires other members of the community to get involved and ensure young people can be fully engaged in their right to education”, said Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Relations Manager; Ms Toni Gumede. Programme and Details: Date: 15 November 2018Venue: Nutting House, MbombelaTime: 11h00 – 15h00last_img read more

first_imgFDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… How to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Related Posts Looking at the ADHD treatment landscape, it can be easy to feel frustrated. Medication may be the typical ADHD treatment strategy, but ADHD medications treat the symptoms, not the root causes, of ADHD. Moreover, research shows that while ADHD medications offer a short-term academic boost, their long-term benefit is basically zero. Plus, most pharmaceutical approaches to ADHD treatment can cause side effects ranging from insomnia to heart palpitations. ADHD Treatment AlternativesBefore defaulting to medication as an ADHD treatment for you or your children, talk to your doctor. Decide together whether any of the following non-pharmaceutical treatments might work:1. Curricula that addresses ADHD’s causesTwo individuals with the same ADHD symptoms might be struggling with the disorder for different reasons. For one, it could be an issue with processing auditory information. For another, it might be cognitive processing challenges. A third might simply be overly sensitive to light and sound. All three people may appear to have the same issues, but each has unique strengths and challenges stemming from separate causes.Programs that work to address sensory-motor integration and cognitive processing speed have been shown to be particularly effective for ADHD treatment. Axiom Learning, an education service founded by Harvard University alumni, uses gamified exercises as part of its LEAP 3.0 program to accelerate cognitive processing and improve sensory-motor integration. Because it’s a cause-oriented ADHD treatment, many sufferers find they no longer have the condition at the program’s end.2. Executive function coachingDo you have trouble starting tasks or remembering important information? Is time management your Achilles’ heel? If so, your executive functioning skills might need some attention. Think of executive functioning skills as your brain’s CEO: Without an effective leader, you’ll struggle with self-management, learning, and decision-making tasks. Just like CEOs hire coaches to hone their leadership skills, ADHD sufferers benefit from consistent and targeted practice to strengthen their executive functioning skills. Learning Efficiency’s Executive Functioning program addresses executive functioning challenges, like time management and organization, as well as underlying processing issues such as working memory and attention. With targeted coaching and improved organizational skills, everything becomes easier to manage. 3. DietWithout adequate ADHD treatment, you may notice your symptoms are worse at certain times of day than others, such as when blood-sugar levels spike or drop. Nutritional interventions can mitigate many symptoms associated with ADHD, such as hyperactivity, poor concentration, impulsivity, and oppositional behavior. Research shows that an elimination diet — which cuts out sugar, gluten, dairy, eggs, certain meats, and food dyes — improved symptoms in 70 percent of children with ADHD. Whether part of a broader ADHD treatment plan or not, maintaining a healthy diet is critical. Get plenty of protein, replace simple carbohydrates with more complex ones, and eat more omega-3 fatty acids. Also known as the mediterranean diet, this combination is not only associated with better health outcomes, but also a lower prevalence of ADHD. 4. Cognitive behavior therapyAlthough children and adults with ADHD experience emotions similar to those of their peers, they have more difficulty in recognizing, responding to, and managing their emotions. Something as small as a snide comment by a friend might make them feel incapable or anxious. In their moment of stress, they might snap at a peer for something unrelated. And all it takes is a couple instances of this behavior to start a pattern — something an ADHD treatment plan can address.Although discussing destructive thoughts and behaviors might not seem like an ADHD treatment, CBT has a lot of evidence behind it. A study on adolescent ADHD treatment published in Focus, a psychiatry journal, found that CBT can significantly improve self-efficacy and daily functioning abilities in teens with comorbid anxiety or depression diagnoses. 5. Competitive sportsNumerous studies have shown exercise is one of the best natural treatments for ADHD. In both children and adults with ADHD, researchers at the Journal of Neural Transmission found that exercise improved cognitive, behavioral, and social-emotional functioning. Although both resistance and endurance exercises were effective, researchers noted cardio exercise was the better ADHD treatment for executive functioning and sensorimotor development. While the benefits of individual exercise are clear, group exercise may be an even more effective ADHD treatment. Dr. Danielle Fisher at Providence Saint John’s Health Center argues that in addition to helping individuals with ADHD learn discipline and sensorimotor skills, team sports help them learn social skills. That added benefit may be a key reason that, contrary to Ohio State University researchers’ expectations, people with ADHD participate in team sports at twice the rate of their peers. 6. Mindfulness MeditationMindfulness meditation doesn’t just feel good; it’s also an effective ADHD treatment. Mind-body therapies — including meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi — were found by a meta study published in Children to be effective pediatric ADHD treatments for symptoms ranging from anxiety to hyperactivity to emotional dysfunction. Perhaps the best part of meditative ADHD treatment is that it can be practiced anywhere. Although it can be tough to predict when symptoms will flare, set aside time after events, like tests or presentations, that you expect to be overstimulating. Simply listening to yourself breathe or watching traffic for five minutes is a great way to still your mind. Medication may be the standard ADHD treatment strategy, but it’s not the only one. When evaluating each ADHD treatment option, consider whether it can address the disorder’s underlying causes. Pills may provide temporary relief from symptoms, but they’re not the miracle ADHD treatment they’re often promoted as. Tags:#ADHD#ADHD treatment#attention deficit#attention deficit disorder#cognitive disorder#executive functioning#mental processing New Wave of Online Education: Helping Quiet Chi… Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at last_img read more

first_img Citation: New Wave of Marketing: Upcoming Island Def Jam Party Will Show Nokia N810 (2007, October 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from A party on October 23 at Ruby Skye, a posh night club in San Francisco introduces the New Nokia N810 Tablet and the advent of combining big music giants with titans of technology. The news release by Island Def Jam Music Group, a division of Universal and mspot, an established mobile music and radio company will introduce a new music subscription service and simultaneously co-sponsor Nokia will show off its subscription service MOSH and the new Nokia N810. The greatly anticipated new Nokia N810 Tablet is the answer to small computing with features that surpass the 800 series. Nokia has released images of the new N810 Tablet and it seems to have something for everyone. Sleek style, user friendly keyboard and graphic capabilities that are outstanding. The specifications have not been released by Nokia, but if pictures are worth a thousand words—WOW describes the new Nokia N810.Maybe, that is why Nokia combined efforts with Def Jam Music Group to throw a launch party with top artists and technology wizards. The new Nokia N810 is the ultimate (by appearances) in mobile computing, design and ease of operation. It can download brilliant images, flip over to the users calendar and down load music with ease. It is a work horse for small or large projects and offers true portability. According to Nokia, the new N810 is powered by maemo Linux based OS2008. It has a highly customize user interface and contains the Mozilla based browser with Ajax and Adobe Flash 9. It is Bluetooth supported with enhanced audio and visual capabilities. It is a road warrior in design and application. The user can update a blog, search Google, download music and watch vivid You Tube videos. Needless to say, all that is necessary is a Hot Spot or Internet connection.The Nokia N810 seems to provide that incremental advance that make it newsworthy. According, to Nokia the N810 will start shipping in mid November with a sale price of $479 USD. The new Nokia N810 is set to launch at a party hosted by Island Def Jam Group and Nokia. The highly anticipated Nokia N810 is a sleek, easy to maneuver road warrior. It has something for everyone and may be the first truly mobile computing device. Nokia N810 Tablet This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. New Nokia N810 Internet Tablet hits store shelves Explore furtherlast_img read more