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Let teens sleep, says Oxford don

first_imgRussell Foster, a professor of neuroscience at Brasenose College, has concluded that teenagers naturally need more sleep than adults and children.Speaking up against the stereotype of teenagers being simply too lazy to get up on time, he told the BBC, “there’s a biological predisposition for going to bed late and getting up late. Clearly you can impose upon that even worse habits, but they are not lazy.”Russell said his tests showed students performed better in the afternoon. He suggested opening schools an hour later to catch pupils at their natural peak, claiming this could reduce truanting and depression.last_img read more

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The Meadows Music And Arts Festival Will Not Return In 2018

The Meadows Music And Arts Festival will not be returning to Citi Field in Queens, New York, in 2018, according to an announcement from Founders Entertainment. From the organizers of Governors Ball, the two-year event has brought together the likes of Kanye West, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Cage the Elephant, and Kamasi Washington for its inaugural year in 2016, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay Z, Run The Jewels, Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, Big Gigantic, De La Soul, TV On The Radio, Nas, Bassnectar, Weezer, and more in 2017.In Friday’s announcement, Founders Entertainment expressed their hopes to move from Queens’ Citi Field to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park–though this plan was not achievable in 2018, and they are looking to make the official change in location in 2019.Read the full statement below:After careful consideration, we have decided to take 2018 off and focus our efforts on returning in 2019. Our goal from day one has been to create a marquee, multi-day, fall music festival in Queens. After two great years at Citi Field, we were excited to shift our venue focus entirely to Flushing Meadows Corona Park – the location we always hoped to move to in year 3. However, after review of our application by NYC Parks, we were not able to obtain a workable multi-day permit for a 2018 festival in the park. Our sights are set on The Meadows in 2019, and we look forward to working together with all city partners and agencies. read more

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De Gea non-committal over next move

first_imgManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea admits he does not know what his future holds as he continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid. “We will see what happens regarding my future,” De Gea said to Spanish sports newspaper AS. “Right now I’m on holiday.” De Gea has a year left on his contact at Old Trafford and is yet to sign an extension. The Madrid-born player is currently in Spain and was named on Sunday as the “adopted son” of the Castilla La Mancha region, where he grew up. “I’m delighted for this recognition,” he said. De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in a £17.8million deal in 2011 and has made 133 appearances for the Barclays Premier League side. Real, meanwhile, have yet to announce who will be their coach for the new season despite strong suggestions – including an off-hand comment from vice-president Eduardo Fernandez de Blas – that outgoing Napoli boss Rafa Benitez will be named as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor. United manager Louis van Gaal has indicated the 24-year-old’s future is in his own hands with Madrid keen to take the former Atletico stopper back to the Spanish capital. But if the decision does lie with De Gea, his mind does not yet appear to be made up. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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MBB : Syracuse finds effective lineup to close out games in final minutes

first_img Published on November 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr As Dion Waiters hustled up and down the court, playing a more crucial role down the stretch against Virginia Tech on Wednesday, he noticed something on the sideline.Scoop Jardine, his cousin and Syracuse’s starting point guard — the player whom Waiters was effectively replacing in crunch time in Madison Square Garden — was cheering on the sidelines. Despite playing only five minutes in the second half of that game, Jardine stayed composed and focused on the sideline.‘It’s probably tough, but you couldn’t see it in him because he’s a great team leader and that’s what they do,’ Waiters said. ‘That’s what really got me was just to see my cousin out there happy for me. It was priceless.’As the Orange struggled to find points against Virginia Tech, it turned to a lineup of Brandon Triche, Waiters, Kris Joseph, C.J. Fair and Fab Melo down the stretch. And though Jardine played more second-half minutes against Stanford on Friday, when it came down to coming back in the final minutes, those same five were on the court. They got the job done both games, making enough shots and providing enough energy to win the NIT Season Tip-Off.The No. 4 Orange (6-0) takes on Eastern Michigan (4-2) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The game is a return to Syracuse for former SU assistant coach Rob Murphy, now the Eagles’ head coach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse is looking for consistency on offense, so the Orange’s key five down the stretch could be a main rotation once again.‘That’s our best offensive lineup right now,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after Syracuse beat Stanford. ‘You have the two best guards offensively. Obviously Kris, our best offensive player, and C.J. Fair is a very good offensive player. That’s our best offensive team.‘And they’re pretty good on defense, too.’The difference between Syracuse’s starting five and the five that finished the two games in New York City is Waiters and Fair replacing Jardine and Rakeem Christmas. Christmas, a freshman forward, played just seven minutes combined against the Hokies and Cardinal. Fair started the second half in each game and played the full 20 minutes against Stanford.Against Stanford, with SU trailing 52-45 in the second half, Jardine came up with a steal on the defensive end. But he rushed a pass upcourt in transition toward Joseph, who didn’t see the ball.Jardine’s pass hit off Joseph’s back or heel and he wasn’t able to react, Stanford’s Josh Huestis stole it, and the Cardinal called a timeout.In that timeout at the 7:51 mark, Boeheim put Triche in for Jardine, completing the group of five that remained on the court for the rest of the game. The Orange outscored Stanford 24-11 from that point to win.‘You know, I guess we went back to what was working (Wednesday) down the stretch,’ Joseph said after the game. ‘That’s the lineup we went with. It was working for us, so tonight we went with the same lineup. The results were the same.’Boeheim said after the Stanford game the combinations may be different going forward, it just depends on what players are giving SU the best chance to win. He credited Jardine for playing well offensively — 14 points, although he had six turnovers. The senior played 27 minutes Friday after playing only 20 on Wednesday.But Waiters and Fair have been too good to sit. So when Triche was red-hot against Virginia Tech — 18 points, 4-of-6 from 3-point range — it was Jardine who watched Waiters down the stretch.And against Stanford, the sophomore guard’s three-point play gave SU its first two-possession lead of the second half at 64-60. Waiters credits Boeheim’s increased faith in his abilities as an influential factor in how far his clutch game has come.As a whole, the Orange scored 18 points in the final five minutes against Stanford. That would equate to 72 points in a 20-minute span, and although it’s an offensive five utilized mainly at the end of games, it’s one that can be the most explosive for Syracuse.‘We all got great chemistry, but tonight we were just clicking, that five,’ Waiters said after SU’s win over Virginia Tech. ‘You see, coach, when you’re clicking, he just lets you stay in there.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more