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Children whose minds wander ‘have sharper brains’

first_imgThe Telegraph:A study has found that people who appear to be constantly distracted have more “working memory”, giving them the ability to hold a lot of information in their heads and manipulate it mentally.Children at school need this type of memory on a daily basis for a variety of tasks, such as following teachers’ instructions or remembering dictated sentences.During the study, volunteers were asked to perform one of two simple tasks during which researchers checked to ask if the participants’ minds were wandering.At the end, participants measured their working memory capacity by their ability to remember a series of letters interspersed with simple maths questions.Read the whole story: The Telegraph More of our Members in the Media >last_img

Bubba Wallace’s mom says NASCAR racer has been called the dreaded ‘n-word’ before too

first_imgLast Updated: 24th June, 2020 11:10 IST Bubba Wallace’s Mom Says NASCAR Racer Has Been Called The Dreaded ‘n-word’ Before Too Bubba Wallace’s mom, Desiree Wallace, revealed her son was targetted with racist attacks and jibes in the past. She also addressed the noose incident. Also Read | Bubba Wallace Noose Incident NOT A Hoax Despite Online Speculation Suggesting Otherwise(Image Credits: Bubba Wallace Instagram Handle) Written By LIVE TV Bubba Wallace – NASCAR’s only full-time African-American racer – has been vocally supporting the ongoing protests against racism in the country. The 26-year-old racer used his NASCAR platform to showcase his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. He also urged NASCAR to stop using the Confederate flags before the racing company eventually did the same. While the recent Bubba Wallace noose incident has seen a unified NASCAR supporting Wallace’s fight against the racist attack, his mother, Desiree Wallace says Bubba has been subject to racist attacks and jibes in the past as well.Also Read | No Charges In NASCAR Noose Incident Involving Bubba WallaceBubba Wallace called n-word: Desiree Wallace talks racism against her familyOn Monday, Desiree Wallace appeared SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show” where she opened up on Bubba Wallace’s previous experience with racism.  Desiree Wallace said the Bubba Wallace noose incident was not the first time the racer was subject to a racist attack. She revealed Bubba Wallace has experienced multiple racist incidents on the track, where a driver used to throw the n-word at him without any hesitation. “This is not his first incident. He’s been involved with incidents on the track. If he gets into it with another driver they’re quick to throw out the n-word,” Desiree said.Also Read | Bubba Wallace Parents, Net Worth, NASCAR Career, Personal Life And take On Confederate FlagDesiree Wallace talks noose incident and reacting to racist jibesDesiree Wallace further revealed that Bubba has also been told he does not belong in racing. However, it remains unknown if Bubba Wallace’s mother was talking about NASCAR or a different racing company. Bubba Wallace used to participate in Bandolero and Legends car racing series before he started competing in NASCAR.— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 23, 2020 Desiree Wallace also weighed on a noose being found in her son’s garage at the Talladega Superspeedway. Desiree, who is a native of Alabama, said she hopes it was not one of her son’s team member who committed the offensive act. “I teach my son, ‘You don’t throw back at them. You just get in that race car and win. That’s the way you fight back,‘” she added. Also Read | NASCAR Rallies Around Wallace In Poignant MomentThe investigation into the Bubba Wallace noose incident was concluded on Tuesday by the federal authorities. The FBI said Bubba Wallace was not a victim of a hate crime. The noose that was discovered in his garage had been hanging there since October 2019, which was confirmed by NASCAR’s video footage. Hence, there was no federal crime committed.NASCAR issued a statement to confirm the investigation has been concluded by the FBI. “Photographic evidence confirms that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall. This was obviously well before the 43 team’s arrival and garage assignment,” NASCAR said. First Published: 24th June, 2020 11:10 IST WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Sujay Chakraborty COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

NWFL Super 4: Rivers Angels Beat Delta Queens In Strange Game To Seal Spot…

first_imgEvelyn Nwabuoku’s second-half goal was all Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt needed to secure their place in this season’s Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Super 4 ahead of Delta Queens inside a wet and cold Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Thursday. Nwabuoku fired home in the 63rd minute from a 25-yard set-piece, beating a helpless Ihuoma Onuegbu in goal for Delta Queens. Both teams came into the game in the knowledge that victory for either side would guarantee a place in the season-ending Final Four tournament after Lagos side FC Robo picked the other available ticket with a victory over Osun Babes on Wednesday.The match between Angels and Queens was originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 11 but heavy downpour meant it was shifted to 8am on Thursday. However, kickoff was yet again delayed as the rain continued in the early hours of Thursday with the game eventually kicking off at exactly 11:20am although there was no shortage of drama as Delta Queens held up the match for 20 minutes in protest over the state of the waterlogged pitch. What eventually transpired was a strange game that saw just 24 minutes played in the first half with the referee allowing an hour and seven minutes of action in the second half.Wogu Chioma and Yetunde Adeboyejo both went close for Angels in the first half and Angels maintained their dominance in the second period with Nwabuoku rifling home the winner from a set-piece in the 63rd minute after Wogu had been fouled. Angels head coach Edwin Okon was understandably excited about his side’s progression to the Super Four but was quick to set his team’s focus on the task ahead. “I want to thank God for this victory and the Super 4 ticket,” began an excited Okon. Download Audio“Yes we’ve booked our place but the fight continues because we have a bigger task ahead of us. “If you check, the other three teams in the race, there are no pushovers, so we still have a lot of work to do,” he added. Tosan Blakson, head coach of Delta Queens was critical of the NWFL’s decision to sanction the game inspite of the ambient circumstances and said his team only carried through with the match out of professional courtesy. “Unfortunately for us, we heard the result of Robo yesterday and knew we needed a win in order to qualify,” said Blakson. “I came prepared because I knew today’s game was a winner-takes-all. “But I equally want to blame the board for making us play under the condition we did today. “We only agree to play because we want football to grow and my girls gave their best,” he added. Download AudioRivers Angels will compete in the NWFL Super 4 for a third straight year and join Bayelsa Queens, Confluence Queens and Adamawa Queens in the tournament which will determine the 2018/2019 league Champions.Relatedlast_img read more