Win cinema tickets

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday February 6.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘T2 Trainspotting’?A. Danny BoyleB. Mike LeighC. Ken Loach Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickT2 Trainspottingtrainspotting RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick victims of sex abuser seek justice in the DáilNext articleBruff Paralympian to be honoured at NUI Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – February 3, 2017 898 WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Printcenter_img Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Holcomb names Indiana’s first Secretary of Education

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – November 19, 2020 0 269 Facebook Holcomb names Indiana’s first Secretary of Education Governor Holcomb has announced his choice for Indiana’s first Secretary of Education.Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick is stepping down in January when her term ends. She’ll be replaced by Holcomb’s senior education adviser, Katie Jenner, who will oversee the state’s Department of Education with a new title.Jenner’s appointment comes after a change in the law to make the state’s education chief an appointed position rather than an elected one. Jenner will start in her new position on January 11. WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+ Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleSt. Joseph County Jail has become a COVID-19 hotspotNext articleFormer Notre Dame Football Coach Lou Holtz tests positive for COVID-19 Tommie Leelast_img read more

The negative side of positive thinking

first_imgTwo Democratic fundraising emails were sent to supporters. In one version, the candidate was leading a closely contested race; in the other, he was trailing. Which email got more clicks and coaxed more donations?Perhaps counterintuitively, the losing candidate’s message sparked the most action.The experiment was part of a study that explored how optimism can lead to inaction. Behavioral scientist Todd Rogers of the Harvard Kennedy School and colleagues conducted six related studies that explored “belief in a favorable future” across various contexts and cultures, and found that people tend to believe that others will come around to their point of view over time.“It often seems that partisans believe they are so correct that others will eventually come to see the obviousness of their correctness,” Rogers said. “Ironically, our findings indicate that this belief in a favorable future may diminish the likelihood that people will take action to ensure [it] becomes reality.”In one online study, the researchers asked 254 participants to report their views on nine wide-ranging topics: abortion, same-sex marriage, climate change, ideology, party affiliation, President Trump, soda, the National Basketball Association, and phone preferences. For all topics, the participants’ own beliefs were tied to their predictions of how others’ views would change.Data from more than 800 people in China, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom indicated that even when people were given an incentive to make accurate predictions about how people’s beliefs would change, they tended to believe others’ opinions would eventually fall in line with their own.“The most interesting aspect of this to me is how robust it is,” Rogers said. “This pattern of findings emerges for an unexpectedly diverse range of preferences, views, and beliefs — and it emerges across cultures. People biasedly believe that others will change in ways that align with their current preferences, views, and beliefs.”According to the researchers, this bias could help explain a host of behaviors, from staying in a bad job or relationship to underestimating future opposition to a political view.The studies were published in Psychological Science and were conducted by Rogers and Don A. Moore of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School (HBS). The research was supported by the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership and HBS.last_img read more