TIME - Top Stories
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That requires a good teacher, at least in the beginning. Results come from a structured class taught by a certified instructor, says Ann Gibson, an associate professor of exercise science at the University of New Mexico, who warns newbies not to assume they can pick up Pilates by looking at a few online pictures or guides. There needs to be a lot of focus on rolling down or up from the ground, one vertebrae at a time. The other unique part of Pilates isn't physical, but mental. One of the key concepts of Pilates is called centering, or understanding that all movements originate in your core. Like yoga, its about breathing and focus and being mindful of your bodys movements, Gibson says. At least one study has linked Pilates to enhanced mindfulness and something called sensory awareness, which may induce relaxation, mood improvements and stress reduction.
MarketingProfs
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Having a strong understanding of your customers helps you spot warning signals before sales go completely south, as well as discover trends that can lead to new areas of growth and opportunity. Here are five steps you can take. Read the full article at MarketingProfs
SABC Digital News
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The African Diaspora Forum has been at the forefront of highlighting the plight of foreign nationals in South Africa and represents their myriad of interests. It was formed after xenophobic violence broke out and spread throughout the country in 2008. Since it has sought to unite communities, forster understanding and promote tollerance. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The Economic Times
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“We will work together with all the business leaders in the group to drive a lot of discipline on capital allocation and shareholder returns,” he said later in a media release. “I look forward to the opportunities of the group in this new role for the years to come and seek support from everyone so that we can collectively make it happen,” Chandrasekaran said. The new chairman of the holding company said he wants to reinforce a leadership mindset at the group, leverage its enormous collective strength and deliver superior returns to shareholders. “This can only be achieved with a relentless focus on the customer, by gaining a deeper understanding of their aspirations, and by designing our products and services to meet their needs,” he wrote in a letter to employees. “In today’s context, where technology is playing a key role in business success, the need for innovation is vital to help reimagine and reinvent our businesses for the future.
Global News
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Scientific American - Latest
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ScienceDaily
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Researchers have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from dying cancer cells. The discovery may prove to be of great importance for immunological treatment of cancer as well as autoimmune diseases in the future.
Phys.Org
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Mondoweiss
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After Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter January, Ido Zelkovitz, head of the Middle East studies department at Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel and senior researcher at the University of Haifa told Mondoweiss that both sides of the Israeli political spectrum agreed on one thing Azaria shot a terrorists in their eyes which in the end, he said would indeed lead to a pardon after Azaria serves a small part of his sentence. “Even if he was unarmed and he couldnt put anyone in danger, the common idea among all the Israeli camps is that Azaria shot a terrorist and there is no debate about that question — it is a mutual understanding. That is why in the future the pardon will be accepted,” Zelkovitz said. Abu Shamsiya agreed, telling Mondoweiss that he would be shocked if Azaria was actually made to serve his full sentence.
Futurity
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A growing body of literature shows that paternal involvement plays a role in reducing child mortality and morbidity, and improving social, psychological, and educational outcomes. But not every father takes a hands-on approach to caring for his children. I'm interested in understanding why some fathers are more involved in caregiving than others, Rilling says. In order to fully understand variation in caregiving behavior, we need a clear picture of the neurobiology and neural mechanisms that support the behavior. Dont dismiss dads as just the breadwinners Researchers have long known that pregnant women experience dramatic hormonal changes that prepare them for child rearing. Oxytocin, in particular, is traditionally considered a maternal hormone since it is released into the bloodstream during labor and nursing and facilitates the processes of birth, bonding with the baby, and milk production.
TEDTalks (video)
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Cultural theorist Brittney Cooper examines racism through the lens of time, showing us how historically it has been stolen from people of color, resulting in lost moments of joy and connection, lost years of healthy quality of life and the delay of progress. A candid, thought-provoking take on history and race that may make you reconsider your understanding of time, and your place in it.
Phys.Org
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Voice Of America
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National Geographic
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The Huffington Post
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It does raise dangers though, which people may worry about. If these computers were to get out of their box one day, they might pose a considerable threat. Görlach : In your opinion, what sparks new innovation and ideas? Will A.I. and machines foster these processes? Rees : Moments of insights are quite rare, sadly. But they do happen, as documented cases suggest (laughs). There is a great saying: Fortune favors the prepared mind. You have got to ruminate a lot before you are in a state to have one of these important insights. If you ask when the big advances in scientific understanding happen, they are often triggered by some new observation that in turn was enabled by some new technological advancement. Sometimes that happens just by a combination of people crossing disciplines and bringing new ideas together; sometimes just through luck; sometimes through a special motivation that caused people to focus on some problem; sometimes by people focusing on a new problem that was deemed too difficult previously and therefore didnt attract attention.
Autocar
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In a letter to Opel and Vauxhall employees, Barra asked for understanding and approval of the possible sale of GM Europe's operations, including the Opel and Vauxhall brands. The sale would "enable PSA Group and Opel/Vauxhall to improve their position in the rapidly changing European market, due to complementary strengths of both companies", said Barra in the letter, adding "we will do everything possible to ensure the interests of all involved are respected". Negotiations between PSA and Opel revealed The story broke Tuesday morning last week that GM was in high-level negotiations for the sale of its European operations, including the Opel and Vauxhall brands, to the French-based PSA Group, which controls Citroën , DS and Peugeot . The negotiations centre around plans for PSA to take a majority stake of GM's European subsidiaries Opel and Vauxhall in a deal that could have significant implications for the European automotive industry.
NASA - ISS Reports
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The Huffington Post
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The Huffington Post
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One source briefed on the meeting said it had confirmed the view that Germany and its European partners must prepare for a policy of hostility towards the EU. A second source expressed concern, based on his contacts with the administration, that there was no appreciation for the EUs role in ensuring peace and prosperity in post-war Europe. There appears to be no understanding in the White House that an unravelling of the EU would have grave consequences, the source said. The White House said there was no transcript of the conversation. The sources who had been briefed on it described it as polite and stressed there was no evidence Trump was prepared to go beyond his rhetorical attacks on the EU - he has repeatedly praised Britains decision to leave - and take concrete steps to destabilise the bloc. But anxiety over the White House stance led French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference, to issue unusual calls last week for Pence to affirm during his visit to Europe that the U.
Social Media Today
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BBC Parliament
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We have started doing that, returning £27 million to Macau recently and a memorandum of understanding with Nigeria. If we can, we shall do that. I think this amendment and the new clause one, and there are many things I agree agree with in the spirit of that clause and says it loud and clear. Those who want to exploit laws around the world and immunity or state sponsorship or state umbrella or tacit support, it won't be good enough.
BBC Parliament
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I think that would be a valuable source of reassurance. I give way. I am delighted to tell my honourable friend that I will commit to both collecting this and making sure they are published annually alongside other stats about the proceeds of crime. Can I thank the Minister for such immediate, swift and decisive accidents and provision of that assurance? I think it will be extremely useful. The only other aspect of which I think it will be useful to have some reassurance is understanding that there is a wider ongoing review of UK wide asset freezing powers.
BBC Parliament
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Despite receiving this evidence. -- £13 million. None of the crime agencies have opened a single investigation. Understanding the Minister made... This case does shine a light, I believe, and the weaknesses of our own justice system, which is really what we're here to address today.