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Trump Appears to Know Why Colin Kaepernick Isnt Back

Kaepernick settled a 2017 lawsuit against the NFL in February in which he alleged collusion. The athlete, who filed the litigation with Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, claimed the league blacklisted the two after they began kneeling during the national anthem at 49ers games. The demonstration, which Kaepernick began during the 2016 preseason, was in protest of the killings of Black Americans by police. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” he explained to NFL.com. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” “If he’s good enough, and I think if he was good enough, I know the owners, and I know Bob Kraft and so many of the owners. If he’s good enough, they would sign him,” Trump said to reporters at the White House August 9 before heading to his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort for his summer vacation. “So if he’s good enough, I know these people, they would sign him in a heartbeat. They will do anything to win games. So I would like to see it. Frankly, I would love to see Kaepernick come in if he’s good enough.” By spring 2017, Kaepernick became a free agent and has remained unsigned ever since. His ongoing unemployment is something for which Trump has taken some credit. The president even called for any NFL star who knelt during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to be fired. To Trump, kneeling rather than standing as the anthem plays is a sign of “disrespect” to “our flag.” Days after Colin Kaepernick declared he’s ready to go back into the NFL, President Donald Trump appeared to give him a vote of confidence — at least somewhat. Trump’s remarks on Kaepernick, who has not responded to the president, come two days after the free agent quarterback indicated he’s gearing up to get back to work as a signed pro football player. On Twitter Wednesday, the former San Francisco 49ers player said, “5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.” Kaepernick’s actions drew fierce criticism from Trump, who became one of his biggest detractors. The tweet accompanied a video of Kaepernick doing a weight-heavy workout that said he’d been denied work for 889 days. Speaking to reporters Friday, the leader of the free world said Kaepernick ought to have a shot at coming back to the league if he’s up to par. “It was reported that NFL owners don’t want to pick him up because they don’t want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump. Do you believe that?” Trump said at a Kentucky rally in 2017. “I said if I remember that one, I’m going to report it to the people of Kentucky. Because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag, right?” read more

ADHD may emerge in adulthood too

first_imgWhile it is well established that childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may continue into adulthood, new research suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood.ADHD is a developmental disorder marked by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and is one of the most common behavioural disorders in children. It is widely believed that adult ADHD is the continuation of the disorder from childhood.However, researchers in this study found that nearly 70 per cent of the young adults with ADHD in their study did not meet criteria for the disorder at any of the childhood assessments.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Adults with this ‘late-onset’ ADHD had high levels of symptoms, impairment and other mental health disorders. Published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, these findings have important implications for our understanding of the disorder, as ADHD that onsets in adulthood could have different causes to its childhood version. “We were very interested by this large ‘late-onset’ ADHD group, as ADHD is generally seen as a childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorder,” said one of the researchers Jessica Agnew-Blais from King’s College London. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“We speculated about the nature of late-onset ADHD: the disorder could have been masked in childhood due to protective factors, such as a supportive family environment. Or it could be entirely explained by other mental health problems,” Agnew-Blais said.“Alternatively, late-onset ADHD could be a distinct disorder altogether. We think it is important that we continue to investigate the underlying causes of late-onset ADHD,” Agnew-Blais noted.For the study, the research sample included more than 2,200 British twins from the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study. As this study was a cohort of twins, researchers were also able to examine the genetic basis of ADHD. They found that adult ADHD was less heritable than childhood ADHD, and that having a twin with childhood ADHD did not place individuals at a higher risk of developing late-onset ADHD.last_img read more

Pokemon Go makes people happier friendlier

first_imgPokemon Go users are more likely to be positive, friendly and physically active, say scientists who studied the wildly popular augmented reality game after its release last year.”There was plenty of negative press about distracted people trespassing and running into trees or walking into the street,” said James Alex Bonus, graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US.”But you also saw people really enjoying it, having a good time together outside,” Bonus said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPokemon Go creator claims 65 million regular users and more than 650 million app downloads.Even in the first few weeks following release of the game – in which players “catch” wild, virtual Pokemon creatures lurking in places like parks and public buildings, and train them to do battle against one another – players were easy to pick out on sidewalks.The large pool of players presented an opportunity to capture the effects of augmented reality games, researchers said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”There’s this idea that playing games and being on your phone is a negative social experience that detracts from things, but there haven’t been many chances to ask large groups of players about their experiences,” Bonus said. The researchers surveyed about 400 people three weeks after the game was launched, asking questions about their emotional and social lives and levels of physical activity before segueing into Pokemon.More than 40 per cent of their respondents turned out to be Pokemon Go players, and those people were more likely to be exercising – walking briskly, at least – and more likely to be experiencing positive emotions and nostalgia. “People told us about a variety of experiences with differential relationships to well-being,” Bonus said. “But, for the most part, the Pokemon Go players said more about positive things that were making them feel their life was more worthwhile, more satisfactory, and making them more resilient,” he said. They were also more social. Players were more likely than nonplayers to be making new friends and deepening old friendships.”The more people were playing, the more they were engaging in behaviours that reflected making new connections – making Facebook friends, introducing themselves to someone new, exchanging phone numbers with someone, or spending more time with old friends and learning new things about them,” Bonus said.Surprisingly, the survey respondents who showed more social anxiety were not less likely to be Pokemon Go players, even though aspects of the game encourage chance interactions with people including strangers.”We often focus on media violence and aggression and hostility, but there are opportunities where media is contributing to good life experiences,” Bonus said.The study was published in the journal Media Psychology.last_img read more

Lynched man identified one held hunt on to nab others

first_imgKolkata: The man, who was allegedly beaten to death on Wednesday at Muraripukur in Manikatala, has been identified as Ratan Karmakar of Adi Saptagram in Hooghly and one person was arrested on Thursday in this connection.According to sources, Karmakar frequently visited Hari Saha haat near Gouribari to buy clothes for his business of garments. It was alleged that he has been arrested for theft earlier. However, it is not clear whether he stole anything from the market on Wednesday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataKarmakar lived near the club where he was found dead as it helped to run his business. His wife died a few weeks ago at Adi Saptagram. His two daughters are married and the younger one lives at his house in Hooghly. Though local residents of Muraripikur know him as “chor Ratan” but his neighbours in Adi Saptagram said Karmakar was a good human being. He was allegedly dragged inside a local club and was beaten up badly till he died. Cricket bats, wickets and bamboo sticks were used to attack him. When he fell unconscious, the attackers left the club. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to local residents, the room that was being used as a club was actually an abandoned pump house room of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. As it was an abandoned place local youths had started using it as a club. It is alleged after it gets dark, people drink and indulge in anti-social activities here. Cops from Maniktala police station detained three youths on Wednesday night. Out of them, one identified as Tapas Saha, has been arrested. A few more accused are absconding and the police are trying to nab them. Searches are on in possible hideouts. Also, on Thursday, a team from state Forensic Science Laboratory collected samples from the spot. Bamboo sticks, cricket bat and wickets were seized and sent for examination. On Thursday, after autopsy, doctors said several injuries were found on Karmakar’s head and legs. He could have died due to internal hemorrhage.last_img read more

The game which will kick off at 3pm will form pa

first_imgThe game, which will kick off at 3pm, will form part of Justin Holbrook’s preparations for the 2018 campaign, with the match against Leigh following six days later.The South Stand will be open for this fixture and tickets are on sale now.They are priced at £10 for adults, £7 concessions and £5 juniors.Mark Aston’s Eagles have plenty of Super League experience – with former Saint Matty Fozard likely to face his old club.Holbrook will want to give his full squad a run out as the countdown to the new season steps up a notch.You can get your tickets at the Totally Wicked Stadium Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or by clicking here.last_img