Unhappiness Is in the Eye of the Beholder

first_imgScience:A smile and a frown mean the same thing everywhere—or so say many anthropologists and evolutionary psychologists, who for more than a century have argued that all humans express basic emotions the same way. But a new study of people’s perceptions of computer-generated faces suggests that facial expressions may not be universal and that our culture strongly shapes the way we read and express emotions.The hypothesis that facial expressions convey the same meaning the world over goes all the way back to Charles Darwin. In his 1872 book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, the famed naturalist identified six basic emotional states: happiness, surprise, fear, disgust, anger, and sadness. If facial expressions are just cultural traits, passed down through the generations by imitation, their meanings would have diverged by now, he argued.Read the whole story: Science More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

COVID-19 Update April 30: Barbados PM address to the nation

first_img St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Measures agreed upon to allow travel between Guyana, Suriname(Department of Public Information, Guyana, Press Release, Tuesday April 21, 2020) Some new ground rules have been agreed to by both Guyana and Suriname on travels between the two neighbours, in light of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guyana and Suriname met…April 22, 2020In “Business”PAHO Director: COVID-19 Threatening Fight Against Infectious Diseases(Nation News) Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Dr Carissa F. Etienne has warned that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is threatening to set the region back in its fight against diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis (TB) and mosquito-borne diseases. In a webinar media briefing Tuesday, Etienne…August 12, 2020In “CARICOM”Update St. Kitts and Nevis – Prime Minister Address to the Nation: April 24My Fellow Citizens and Residents:Last Friday, the 17th of April, after a long debate in the National Assembly, a Resolution was passed by a two-thirds majority as required by the Constitution, to extend for six (6) months the State of Emergency, which began on the 28th of March 2020. This was necessary…April 25, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020center_img Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley addressing the Nation on matters of national importance 29 April 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC last_img read more

Another strange case at the US Open. The tennis player…

first_imgThe match was finally played with a three-hour delay, during which the organizers discussed whether to let Mannarina on the court. The Frenchman then succumbed to Zvereva 7: 6, 4: 6, 2: 6, 2: 6.Mannarino was already leaving the hotel when the organizers informed him that they had been contacted by the local health authorities and recommended that he be quarantined in his room. “I was surprised. My thoughts were already on the court,” admitted the 39th player in the world rankings.The 32-year-old native of the suburbs of Paris is one of the members of the French party, who had to agree to a stricter regime before the tournament in order to participate in the US Open at all. But the situation that occurred immediately before the match surprised him.“It was really weird. I was just lying in the room trying to concentrate in case I could get on,” Mannarino confided.Eventually, he lay in the hotel for over two hours before getting permission to leave the room.“We have been in constant contact with the players during the negotiations with the authorities,” the US Tennis Association (USTA) said in a statement. “However, due to medical secrecy, we cannot provide any further information on the whole matter,” added US officials.“I was especially happy to be able to start at all,” Mannarino said after the match, in which he even won the first set, but then he was no longer enough for the world number seven.last_img read more

HK “Riga” scores two goals again in ten seconds and loses…

first_imgThe start of the fight was very successful for the Rigans. 19-year-old Rihards Liģis slipped out of the goal and already in the fifth minute reached 1: 0 in favor of the guests, scoring his second goal in six games of the season. Just 10 seconds later, “Rīga” broke the rules, passed the first minority, but was allowed into the second minority in the 16th minute. “Krasnaya Armiya” left the puck on the hair court in the attack zone, but in the continuation of the attack at the free throw from the front of the goal was Danila Hulapov.It was Hulapov who gave Riga a second majority in the last minute of the first third, but instead of regaining control, he reached 1: 2. Krasnaya Armiya withstood the numerical minority, but Hulapov returned to the ice and helped Artyom Pugachov get out alone against Rhine Liepina (2: 1). It only took 19 seconds and the home team threw a third puck. Two “Riga” defenders lost the puck behind their goal, and Matvey Averochkin scored 3: 1. Also yesterday, “Krasnaya Armiya” at the beginning of the second period in a very short interval from 1: 1 reached 3: 1, scoring the second and third goals with a difference of 12 seconds.In the last third, the teams exchanged realized majority, but at the end of “Krasnaya Armiya” scored two more goals – 6: 2. “Riga” will play the fifth and sixth away games in a row on September 17 and 18, visiting the Moscow region “Atlant”.Moscow’s “Krasnaya Armiya” – “Riga” 6: 2 (1: 1, 2: 0, 3: 1).Gates: 4:15 Liģis (Spilva) 0:1, 15:39 Hulapov (Kuzminov, Alishalov, more), 21:23 Pugachov (Hulapov) 2:1, 21:42 Averočkins (Poltapovs) 3:1, 45:21 Kuzminovs (Anops, more) 4:1, 47:59 Mintautiiskis (Fyodorov, more) 4:2, 52:05 Zugans (Kuzminovs) 5:2, 57:36 Anops (Pugachev) 6:2.Litter: 28:20Penalty minutes: 10:12Goalkeepers: Kirils Samsonovs – Reinis Liepins.Resources used:Hockey. MHL. Regular season. Game number …last_img read more