Month: July 2019

Distracted Kindergartners May Earn Less As Adults

first_imgIf you’re wondering why your salary is so low, it bears asking: Were you inattentive as a kindergartner? According to a 30-year study, children who were distracted kindergartners earned less money, on average, in their early 30s than their more attentive classmates did. While these findings may seem discouraging (after all, aren’t kindergartners known for being rambunctious?), the researchers see it another way. “Early behaviors are modifiable,” they wrote in the study, “making them key targets for early intervention.” [11 Facts Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby’s Brain]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65752-kindergarten-behaviors-linked-to-salary.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  In other words, if this behavior is caught early enough, perhaps children can learn to become more attentive over time, which could help them later in life, the researchers said. Even so, these results are correlational, meaning it’s not clear if one feature actually causes another. And, according to an expert not involved in the study, it’s unclear why the link between inattention and lower salary exists. Distracted kids In the study, researchers pulled data from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Kindergarten Children to see what behavioral ratings teachers gave 2,850 kindergarteners living in Canada. Nearly all of the children (96%) were white and ages 5 or 6 when the ratings were taken in 1985. Children were rated as inattentive if they met the following criteria: They lacked concentration, were easily distracted, had their head in the clouds and lacked persistence. Then, about 30 years later, the researchers took the average of these children’s tax returns filed from 2013 to 2015. After adjusting for participant IQ and family background (which included factors such as the parent’s education levels, ages, employment status and whether the family structure was intact or not), the researchers found a significant pay gap between the inattentive and attentive students. At the time of follow up, the average salary for men was $27,500 and $15,200 for women (in U.S. dollars). The teachers had rated the children on a sliding scale; for each 1-unit increase in inattention the children received, the men earned about $1,271 less a year, while the women were paid $924 less annually. Moreover, kindergarten ratings of physical aggression (fighting, bullying, kicking and biting) and opposition (disobeying, refusing to share materials, blaming others, being inconsiderate and acting irritable) were associated with lower earnings (about $700 less annually), but only for the boys. On the flip side, kindergarten boys who were more prosocial (behaviors that included stopping quarrels, inviting bystanders to join in a game and helping people who were hurt) earned an average of $476 more a year as adults than less prosocial boys, the researchers found. “The association between childhood behaviors and future earnings is not surprising,” the researchers wrote in the study. “Children who fight with their peers, are careless in their work, do not attend to instructions and do not complete assignments are likely to underperform in school and subsequently in the workplace as adults, which may be associated with lower earnings.” [5 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Bullying] An outside take Don’t banish rule-breaking Johnny to the low-wage bin just yet, though. This study has several strengths and a few weaknesses, said Jessica Agnew-Blais, a medical research council postdoctoral research fellow at the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved with the research. It’s important to know that “this association between childhood behavior and adult earnings can be identified quite early in schooling — already by kindergarten,” especially because “this could allow for better early intervention,” Agnew-Blais told Live Science in an email. However, the study leaves many questions unanswered. For instance, “What level of inattention symptoms mean a child should screen positive, i.e., receive an intervention?” Agnew-Blais asked. “Would there be any negative effects of being identified as needing additional support, for example stigma? … These questions go beyond the scope of the current study, but would be important to consider if children were to be screened for these problems.” It would also be helpful to know the exact cause of this link between inattention and lower earnings later in life, she said. For example, “Is it through peer relationships? Educational problems? Poor social support? Poorer mental health in adulthood?” Agnew-Blais asked. “This is not really a weakness of this study, per se, but an area for future research.” She added that while some support programs — such as Sure Start in the United Kingdom and Head Start in the United States — indicate that early intervention can help children later in life, these types of programs aren’t always available. “Sadly, funding is being cut for exactly these types of programs in many countries,” Agnew-Blais said. The study was published online yesterday (June 19) in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. 25 Scientific Tips For Raising Happy & Healthy Kids Top 10 Stigmatized Health Disorders 9 Weird Ways Kids Can Get Hurt Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndohear.comThese German hearing aids are going viralhear.comUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Mercedes-Benz Smart Models Worth ConsideringKelley Blue BookUndoAncestryThe Story Behind Your Last Name Will Surprise YouAncestryUndolast_img read more

BJP demands repoll in violencehit booths of Bengal

first_imgMay 20, 2019 SHARE COMMENT West Bengal COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on RELATED center_img Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal after the meeting with Election Commission officials in New Delhi on Monday   –  Sandeep Saxena BJP NaMo TV goes off air after Lok Sabha polls A delegation of BJP leaders, led by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, met Election Commission officials here on Monday and said the seventh phase of polls in West Bengal witnessed widespread violence, booth capturing and rigging. The party demanded re-poll in violence-hit booths across the State.The party said in a memorandum submitted to the EC that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerji has threatened the people of the State that she will ‘deal’ with her opponents after the conclusion of polls. “Given the acrimony, violence and booth capturing by the Trinamool Congress goons across the State, during the entire seven phases of elections, the BJP and the innocent people of West Bengal seriously apprehend widespread violence and reprisals against those who may have supported the BJP,” the memorandum said.The party hoped that the poll panel will strongly check the post-poll violence by the TMC, its leaders and goons. “All EVM strong-rooms should be guarded by Central Forces and the State forces should not be allowed to come close to them. We also request you that the central police force continues to be deployed in West Bengal until the conclusion of the electoral process and formal notifications of the constitution of the new Parliament,” the memorandum added.The leaders said BJP candidate Nilanjay Ray was attacked and his vehicle vandalised by the TMC. In the Kolkata Uttar seat, the party claimed that their candidate Rahul Sinha was heckled outside the polling booth. In Jadavpur, too, BJP candidate Anupam Hazra was heckled, the party claimed. national elections Election Commission of Indialast_img read more

Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy govt presents its first budget

first_img Press Trust of India AmravatiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:02 IST Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy. (Image: Twitter)The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Friday presented its first Budget in the Andhra Pradesh Legislature with a total outlay of Rs 2.27 lakh crore for 2019-20.In February, the then Telugu Desam Party government had presented a Rs 2.26 lakh crore vote-on-account budget ahead of the general elections.The revised estimates for 2018-19 showed a cut of over Rs 29,000 crore in the budget, against the Rs 1.19 lakh crore estimates presented in March last year.Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath, who presented his budget, estimated that the revenue deficit would be Rs 1,778.52 crore and the fiscal deficit Rs 35,260.58 crore.The huge revenue deficit continues to be a cause for concern as the state, reeling under an acute financial crisis, is faced with a mounting expenditure bill with the introduction of numerous new doles for different sections.As per the figures given by the Finance Minister, the revenue deficit in 2018-19 was estimated to be Rs 11,654.91 crore, down from Rs 16,151.68 crore in the previous year.Of the total expenditure of Rs 2,27,974.99 crore proposed in the 2019-20 Budget, revenue expenditure estimated alone would be Rs 1,80,475.94 crore, Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath said.Capital expenditure was estimated at Rs 32,293.39 crore, including Rs 8,994 crore towards principal repayment of public debt.Incidentally, the states debt burden soared to Rs 2,58,928 crore by the end of the 2019 fiscal.”This government has inherited probably one of the worst financial positions ever inherited in the history of our country.The debt of the residuary state at the time of bifurcation (in June 2014), which was Rs 1,30,654 crore, reached a whopping Rs 2,58,928 crore by 2018-19, Buggana Rajendranath said.Further, over Rs 10,000 crore was borrowed through various corporations and diverted for spending by government.Another Rs 18,000 crore worth bills were kept pending, he added.”With all these liabilities, as soon as we came into the government, we were told that there was a resource gap of around Rs 45,000 crore to fulfill the commitments under.Vote-on-Account budget presented in February.This resource gap is further amplified by the budget necessary for our new programmes, Buggana Rajendra also said.The demand for Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh thus gained significance, the Minister noted.”The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 was passed only after Special Category Status was promised and this was not the case with any other bifurcation.Andhra Pradesh is the only state that is demanding Special Category Status for reasons beyond its control, as bifurcation has severely deteriorated the finances of the state,” the minister pointed out.Also, Andhra Pradesh was the only state whose Special Category Status was approved by the Union Cabinet but has been pending for implementation, he said.”Therefore, I am appealing to the Prime Minister and Government of India that Andhra Pradesh be given Special Category Status,” the Finance Minister said.Summing up his presentation, Buggana Rajendranath quoted the great political philosopher Chanakya, saying the latters”Chaturvidha Vikasa” (four-pronged development) would be the goal of their government.”Achieving the desired target,sustaining the achievement, expanding the sustained achievements, ensuring expanded results…are useful for all, the minister said, quoting ChanakyaALSO READ | Lok Sabha clears bill to set up central, tribal universities in Andhra PradeshALSO WATCH | Nataka in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi breaks his silence, says BJP using money power to topple govtsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Kashyap Tags :Follow Y S Jagan Mohan ReddyFollow Telugu Desam Party (TDP)Follow budget 2019-20Follow Andhra PradeshFollow Buggana Rajendranath Reddy Andhra Pradesh: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy govt presents its first budgetThe YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Friday presented its first Budget in the Andhra Pradesh Legislature with a total outlay of Rs 2.27 lakh crore for 2019-20.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Kerala CM takes dig at Congress MLAs on quitting spree

first_img Press Trust of India ThiruvananthapuramJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:42 IST Pinarayi Vijayan said the Congress leadership must be prepared to face the challenges. (Photo: PTI)With Congress lawmakers quitting and cosying up to BJP in various states, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took a dig at them, saying the grand old party was giving a helping hand in the saffron party’s membership drive.”In various states, the people’s representatives and leaders of the congress are joining the BJP. Congress has become a party engaged in increasing the membership of the BJP,” he said at a function.Apparently referring to the mass resignations in Congress in various states, including Karnataka and Goa, Vijayan asked whether a party like that “should remain an orphan without a leader” at a time when the country was going through a very difficult phase.Pinarayi Vijayan said the Congress leadership must be prepared to face the challenges.Not only during victories, but also during a crisis situation, there is a need to face it and give strong leadership, he said.The Chief Minister said the CPI(M) had for long been saying that those in the Congress cannot be trusted and none were sure when they would leave their party.There is no limit to the money being floated by the BJP, he said adding, Congressmen were like rats meekly following the pied piper.Meanwhile, KPCC President Mullapally Ramachandran hit out at Vijayan, saying he should find immediate solutions to strengthen CPI(M) at the national and state levels after the drubbing the Left front received in the Lok Sabha polls, instead of interfering in Congress’ internal affairs.”Congress does not want Vijayan’s panecea for resurrecting the party,” he said.Vijayan had from the beginning thwarted Rahul Gandhi’s efforts to form a front of secular democratic forces against the BJP at the national level, Ramachandran said in a statement.Also Read | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesAlso Read | Karnataka crisis: Will face all issues on floor of House, says CM KumaraswamyAlso Watch | Kumaraswamy seeks floor test, says he govt has numbersFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Kerala CMFollow Pinarayi VijayanFollow Karnataka crisis Kerala CM takes dig at Congress MLAs on quitting spreeApparently referring to the mass resignations in Congress in various states, including Karnataka and Goa, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked whether a party like that “should remain an orphan without a leader” at a time when the country was going through a very difficult phase.advertisement Nextlast_img read more