Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ronaldo was given an additional four-match ban for shoving the referee in the back after he was shown the red card.Ronaldo concluded his Instagram message with “Thanks to my teammates and fans for their support.”The message was accompanied by a photo of the moment when referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea showed Ronaldo the red card.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has also criticized the extended ban of his best player.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as “persecution.”Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that “it is impossible to remain silent in this situation, 5 games!! It seems exaggerated and ridiculous to me, this is called persecution!”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano US men’s basketball enters a new world—without its stars Ronaldo’s outburst came after the Spanish soccer federation ratified his suspension, which was announced on Monday.The Real Madrid forward will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later on Wednesday. Madrid holds a 3-1 advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’He will also miss the first four matches of the Spanish league, which Madrid opens on Sunday at Deportivo La Coruna.Ronaldo was suspended for one match after being sent off during Sunday’s first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Spanish media reports said Madrid appealed Ronaldo’s second yellow card, when the Portugal forward was booked for diving.last_img read more

James Yap says Ginebra fun to beat: ‘So many people will hate you’

first_imgThroughout his career, James Yap has always been a poster boy.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “Whenever you face Ginebra, you always go up against six people and that includes the fans,” said Yap in Filipino Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena after Rain or Shine sunk Globalport, 103-97, in the quarterfinals rubber match.“I think I’ve said this before, Ginebra is so fun to beat because there are so many people who will hate you.”Yap is no stranger to breaking the hearts of the Ginebra fateful. He did that several times in the past including two playoff series in the 2012 Commissioner’s Cup and 2014 Philippine Cup where Purefoods ended up taking the championship.This time, however, Yap is carrying a new team for the first time in the semifinals and he is still excited to face his old nemesis in the playoffs.“So it will be love, love, love for me and coach Caloy [Garcia] because this will be the first time for us,” said Yap who had a season-high 27 points in the game against the Batang Pier. “I’m sure coach Caloy is happy, and so am because we’re in the semifinals because when I got here the farthest we’ve come is the quarterfinals.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He was the undisputed face of the PBA in the early part of his career, winning two MVPs in 2006 and 2010 as part of the Purefood franchise.And even when he was traded to Rain or Shine in 2016, he remains a presence in the league despite his diminished role.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’This positive notoriety that Yap has built in his 14-year career has always made him a crowd darling, but that doesn’t mean he will hesitate to play the role of the villain.The Elasto Painters are set to face Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, arguably the most loved franchise in the PBA, in the Commissioner’s Cup semifinals and Yap is ready to wear his cloak of antagonism. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The heavyweight battler bringing back ‘the old Pacquiao’ View commentslast_img read more

Ginebra outplayed by Magnolia in PBA semis, admits Cone

first_imgView comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown There won’t be any three-peat celebration for Barangay Ginebra after it got dethroned in the PBA Governors’ Cup even before it reached the king’s hall.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Gin Kings allowed the Hotshots to go on a spirited 11-2 run, capped off by free throws from Paul Lee, with 13.7 seconds left to play, to close out the game.“They outplayed us, they certainly deserved it,” said Cone who has 21 PBA titles making him the most successful coach in league history.“We were on fumes down the stretch, in the fourth quarter our guys were tired and we just lacked legs,” said Cone. “We made a couple of errors down the stretch, and they made the free throws, that was it. That’s the story.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Dinwiddie, Russell help Nets get first win without LeVert MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Gin Kings failed to advance to the finals of the league’s third conference after Magnolia eliminated them in the four games, 112-108, Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Instead of sulking in defeat, Ginebra head coach Tim Cone is looking at the defeat as a source of motivation for their future campaigns in the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Their coach was awesome, he coached a great, great series and we just came up short,” said Cone. “We’ll move forward, move on from it. Hopefully, we’ll use it as motivation going through to the next conference.”Barangay Ginebra was 1:18 away from sending the series to a deciding fifth game but it couldn’t hold on to its five-point lead, 106-101, that it built just 26 seconds earlier.last_img read more

Chooks tournament to boost PH Olympic hopes

first_imgThe Philippines’ bid to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics’ 3×3 event is set to get a major boost as the new year comes off wraps.Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 is set to bolster the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ campaign in generating points to qualify for the Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan, in 2020 by mounting a national tournament.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “The biggest points comes from joining the World Tour. That’s our goal. In one year, there are around 40 tours around the world,” said tournament commissioner Eric Altamirano.“Our goal is to join more of [the World Tours] because participating affords us points. But again, before joining the World Tour, you have to have your own league,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTwelve teams are slated to bill the opening conference of the tournament. Several squads from the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League have signified their intention to join the tournament. Also joining are Zark’s Burger Quezon City, along with clubs from Pasig, Cebu, and Davao Occidental.“Out of this 3×3 league that we are initiating is where we will pick the pro team that will represent the country in the World Tour which starts some time in April,” Altamirano stressed. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia A conference will be broken down into six legs, all of which will have a champion. In the final phase, all of the teams will be ranked according to points.The champion will take home a whopping P1 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Unseen best versus a full package Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Water woes hit WBD after reduced GWI production

first_img…1 of 2 wells restoredFor the past three weeks, water supply to residents in West Bank Demerara has been severely affected after two wells operated by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) decreased its production rate.Director of Operations Dwayne ShakoAt present, the utility company is still trying to remedy the situation and trucks are now supplying potable water, while one well still remains unfixed. The area is usually supplied by three wells in Westminster, L’Oratoire, and Onderneeming.Director of Operations at GWI Dwayne Shako explained on Friday that the L’Oratoire and Westminster wells dropped their production rate by 39,000 and 40,000 gallons of water per hour respectively. This created a serious dent in the supply chain and many households were affected.“For the last three weeks, we experienced a severe drop in production in one of the wells and by the time we attempted to do some work on that well, we experienced a severe drop in the next well,” he explained.According to the Director, the water is sourced from groundwater reserves so these problems cannot be detected instantaneously.“Because this is a groundwater source and it is coming from very deep, we would not see the effect right away. It will take many months and possible years of rain to really have any immediate effect on the aquifer. The issue really is that from time to time, because of migration of particles. We many times experience a loss in production”.On Friday morning, the L’Oratoire well was restored but the Recht Door Zee Phase Two and Onderneeming Phase Two communities remained without potable water.“The team tried really hard to get L’Oratoire back in operation and we completed that well this morning (Friday) and were able to restore service at that well. We now have a smaller part of Westminister, Dairy and the Recht Door Zee (Phase One) area that has now gotten some amount of relief but we still have the Phase Two of both the Recht Door Zee and the Onderneeming area,” said Shako.Regional Manager Denise Woolford explained that they have put plans in place to have water supplied via trucks. However, it is a limited access to cater for daily activities. Until the West Minster well is fully operational, these efforts will continue.“In an attempt to alleviate the issues being faced, we put measures in place to truck potable water in the areas. We have three different sets of tankers that will be going in and they will be working round the clock. The water that we’re providing in the area is free but we’re just asking that they conserve. This trucking is going to continue until we have West Minister back in operation,” Woolford stated.Adding to that, Shako shared that the tankers are large, resulting in technicalities to maneuver on smaller streets.“We were very skeptical about starting the water distribution because the tankers are large. In Onderneeming, the streets are small so we’ll try to stay on the main road and pump water through the streets if we can…We’ll try our best to ensure that everybody receives a supply of water,” he positioned.last_img read more

Liverpool ace pens new deal and joins Championship side on loan

first_img Danny Ward: The 23-year-old featured for Wales at Euro 2016 1 Danny Ward has signed a long-term contract with Liverpool and will spend next season on loan at Championship outfit Huddersfield Town.The 23-year-old goalkeeper has agreed fresh terms at Anfield having made his first-team debut last season under Jurgen Klopp following a successful loan stint with Aberdeen.Ward was the back-up to Simon Mignolet upon his return from Aberdeen but the Belgian’s competition for next term is expected to come from Loris Karius, who Klopp lured from former club Mainz at the end of last season.Having represented Wales in their opening Euro 2016 win over Slovakia when Wayne Hennessey was injured, Ward will now head to West Yorkshire to play under Klopp’s old colleague and close friend David Wagner.“I’ve spoken before about using the loan market to bring special talent to the club and Danny is another great example of this,” Huddersfield boss Wagner said on his club’s official website.“Danny is a goalkeeper that Liverpool rate very highly, which is why he has signed a new long-term contract at the club. He did very well out on loan last season and I believe we can help him take the next step in his career this season, so he will return to Liverpool a better goalkeeper.“He is good with the ball at his feet, which is important in our style, but most importantly he is excellent at keeping the ball out of his net.“Danny has had a very busy season that was extended by the part he played for Wales in Euro 2016, so he will be given some time off before he joins the squad when we depart for Austria towards the end of the month.”last_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENT WINS TOP AWARD AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

first_imgA Donegal student has won a top award at UCD.Nathaniel McHugh, a former pupil of Mulroy College in Milford, is a first year student studying Medecine.Nathaniel is to be presented with a High Achievers Award this evening in recognition of his academic achievement accomplishment this evening at a ceremony in UCD. UCD’s top tier of awards is through the UCD Ad Astra Academy which supports an exceptional group of high achieving and highly talented students.Staff at Mulroy College are very proud of Nathaniel’s achievement and wish him every success in his future studies and his future career.The Principal, Ms Fiona Temple stated: “Although I was not in the college during Nathaniel’s time, I have heard from many staff members of Nathaniel’s dedication and great work ethic.“I am delighted for him that he is receiving this award in recognition of his hard work and achievement to date. As a school we are very proud of him and have no doubt he will continue to succeed throughout his studies in UCD.”  DONEGAL STUDENT WINS TOP AWARD AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN was last modified: March 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fiona TempleMulroy CollegeNATHANIEL MCHUGHUCDlast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: SLEEP

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Due to the time change last week, we have all lost an hour of sleep, how it affects us differs from person to person, but have no doubt, sleep is very important.
Sleep was actually the first topic in my talk at Enterprise Week; it is one of the most important factors when it comes to health, recovery after training and being focused in business.We have all been there…you are sitting on the sofa and your eyes are burning in your head. Every time you blink, you feel as though you are going to fall into a coma.
 
You get up, struggle into the bedroom and slide under the bed sheets. As you lay your head on the pillow you look forward to a great night’s sleep…….but it doesn’t come. 

Instead you restlessly toss and turn all night, spending endless hours staring at the ceiling, checking the clock, looking at the time on your phone and wondering why you bothered getting into the bed in the first place. 

Finally you fall asleep, only to have the alarm rudely awaken you 2 hours after you finally managed to drift off in the first place. Welcome to bedtime……..The recommended amount of sleep per night should be between 7-8 hours.The average for adults today is around 6 hours.No big deal, right? Wrong!Sleep is the ultimate recovery tool. It is how our bodies and minds repair and recover from daily stresses and it is also how our bodies recover from our exercise and training sessions. 

It is as important as a proper nutrition plan when it comes to your weight loss or muscle building goals.Everything that you do will be affected by a lack of sleep.Your food choices will be poorer. 
When you are tired, you will always be looking for ways to give yourself a kick start. 
High sugary foods, energy drinks and high levels of caffeinated drinks are usually the first thing that people will reach for to get them through the day. 
You will probably not have the time or energy prepare proper meals and may be tempted to go for the pre-packaged processed food choice, or the take away.Your Body will work against you.
In a sleep deprived state, our bodies wreak havoc with our hormones. Our stress hormone cortisol will be high and our hormones Leptin and Ghrelin can also be affected. 
If cortisol is high during sleep you can be in a heightened state of alertness, not what you want for going to sleep.
Ghrelin is a hunger stimulating hormone that tells us when to eat. 
Leptin is an appetite suppressant hormone that tells us when to stop eating. 
When we are in a sleep deprived state we have higher levels of Ghrelin and lower levels of Leptin, which means we will have a false hunger and this can contribute to the poor food choices mentioned above and we won’t know when to stop eating them.

This can all lead to excess weight gain. What can we do to help?Here are 10 strategies that can help you to wind down and relax and may help you to get a better night’s sleep.Set a bedtime and stick to it.Turn off all technology for 2 hours before bed. Read a book.Take a bathGet your room to the right temperature; not too cold, not too hot.Invest in a good mattress and some good pillows.Avoid caffeine.Eat carbs in your last meal before bed. (They won’t make you fat)Once your alarm is set, don’t look at your phone and turn your clock so you can’t see it.Drink some chamomile tea before bed.Sleep is underrated by a lot of people when it comes to their goals, but it could be the ace in the pack that helps you win or lose.#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program based on your starting point, please contact me through the link below.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: SLEEP was last modified: April 5th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:columnemmet rushefitnessimportance of sleepsleeplast_img read more

Team SA on a roll in Melbourne

first_img22 March 2006Swimming sensation Roland Schoeman finished off his assault at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne with another gold medal – this time in the 50 metres freestyle – while Babalwa Ndleleni captured bronze in the weightlifting to become the first black woman weightlifter to win a medal for South Africa.On the final day in the swimming pool, Schoeman clocked a fast 22.03 seconds to claim his third title after previous successes in the 50 metres butterfly and 4×100 metres freestyle relay. In so doing, he also established a new Commonwealth Games record, bettering the 22.30 recorded by Australian Brett Hawke at Manchester in 2002.‘I’m excited, it’s awesome’“I’m excited, it’s awesome,” Schoeman said after his third victory. “I knew I needed to have a better start in the final and fortunately I did.”Also in the pool, Midmar Mile champion Troyden Prinsloo picked up a bronze medal in the 1 500 metres freestyle, turning in a time of 15:11.08.Team South Africa impressed in the aquatic events, finishing with five golds, two silvers and five bronze medals in the water.Remarkable NdleleniBabalwa Ndleleni, competing in the 75 kilogram category, lifted a South African record 104 kilograms in the clean and jerk and 78 kilograms in the snatch for a total of 182 kilograms.What made Ndleleni’s success all the more remarkable was that she was ranked just sixteenth in the Commonwealth heading into the Games.Australia’s Deborah Lovely took gold with a total of 208 kilograms, six kilograms more than second-placed Sheba Deireragea of Narau.‘Best night as an athlete’In athletics events, meanwhile, South Africans shone in the field.Janus Robberts, so often a disappointment in major events, made up for it in a big way by capturing gold in the men’s shot put on Monday. The 120-kilogram giant recorded a distance of 19.76 metres with his third effort to take the title by a centimetre over Jamaica’s Dorian Scott, whose best put came with his final throw.“This night is my best night as an athlete. I will never forget this,” Robberts said after winning the biggest title of his career.Also on Monday, Geraldine Pillay picked up silver in the women’s 100 metres in 11.31 seconds. Jamaican Sherri-Ann Brooks won gold in 11.19.In the men’s 100 metres for elite athletes with a disability, Hilton Langehoven added another silver to the South African medal tally with his time of 11.22 seconds.There was further success in the field events for South Africa on Tuesday as Elizna Naude, the African record holder, won the women’s discus. Her winning throw of 61.55 metres left her a centimetre shy of a one-metre margin over second-placed Seema Antil of India.Shooting successFurther success followed for South Africa followed in the shooting events as Diane Swanton captured the gold medal in the women’s trap on Tuesday. Her 72 points equalled the Games record set by England’s Anita North four years ago.On Monday, the men’s 25-metres centre fire pistol pairs team had picked up a bronze medal.Francki van Rooyen achieved success in the individual apparatus finals in women’s gymnastics, laying claim to the bronze medal in the floor routine.South Africa also took third in the men’s triples of the bowls, defeating England two-one after a tie-break.last_img read more

Research Finds Text-Messaging Improves Children’s Spelling Skills

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Teens’ text-messaging habits are legion. They send thousands upon thousands of texts per month, and every once in a while, some unfortunate parents make the headlines when they get a bill in the mail for thousands upon thousands of dollars in texting charges. The increasing use of text-messaging by teens – and increasingly often, by younger children – has given some people cause for concern. They argue that the abbreviations used in texting are detrimental to literacy development. Spelling, grammar, phrasing – these are all somehow poised to suffer, critics of texting contend, because of the use of shortened words and sentences. Soon, they predict, students’ essays will be filled with LOLs and L8Rs.But a new study from Coventry University finds no evidence that having access to mobile phones harms children’s literacy skills. In fact, the research suggests that texting abbreviations or “textisms” may actually aid reading, writing and spelling skills.The research, set to be published in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning next month, examined the impact of text-messaging on 9- and 10-year-olds. The study recruited 114 children for the study, none of whom had previously used a mobile phone. Half of the group were given access to a mobile phone. Better Spelling Through Texting?Based on a series of reading and spelling tests, researchers found a “significant contribution of textism use to the children’s spelling development during the study.” The study made it clear that it wasn’t the access to the phone per se, or even the text-messaging as much as specifically the use of textisms that aided the development. The reason, writes Dr. Clare Wood, one of the authors of the study, “is partly explained by the highly phonetic nature of the textisms that are popular within this age group, as the phonological and alphabetic awareness that is required for the construction and decoding of these textisms also underpin successful reading development.”It’s also possible, the researchers add, that textisms add value because they are “another way in which students are exposed to print outside of school.” And while sure, it’s not the same as having students exposed to “great works of literature” on the weekends, it looks like texting is a good influence nonetheless. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#web center_img audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more