Actually, Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect — New Study

first_imgThe Washington Post:We’ve long been eager to believe that mastery of a skill is primarily the result of how much effort one has put in. Extensive practice “is probably the most reasonable explanation we have today not only for success in any line, but even for genius,” said the ur-behaviorist John B. Watson almost a century ago.In the 1990s K. Anders Ericsson and a colleague at Florida State University reported data that seemed to confirm this view: What separates the expert from the amateur, a first-rate musician or chess player from a wannabe, isn’t talent; it’s thousands of hours of work. (Malcolm Gladwell, drawing from but misrepresenting Ericsson’s research — much to the latter’s dismay — announced the magic number was ten thousand hours.)Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Picture of the day: Kochi LNG terminal

first_imgPetronet LNG has in 2013 opened South India’s first LNG import terminal with a nameplate capacity of 5 Mtpa at Kochi, Kerala.The terminal is located in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Puthuvypeen near the entrance to Cochin Port. The jetty is designed to receive LNG tankers between 65,000 to 216,000 cubic metres.Kochi terminal has two LNG storage tanks with a capacity of 155,000 cubic metres each.According to Pertonet’s website, South Asia’s first LNG reloading operation was carried out at the terminal in January of 2015.India’s largest LNG importer also said it has conducted bunkering operations to small ships at Kochi in February this year.[mappress mapid=”17055″]LNG World News Staff; Image: Petronet LNGlast_img read more

Marion Hall to premiere gospel sound in South Florida

first_imgMarion Hall, the former dancehall artist known as Lady Saw, will be making her Gospel premiere in South Florida next year. Organizers confirmed that she’s still headlining at One Love in the Park show slated for Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016, in Lauderdale Lakes. This will be her first performance following her announced rebaptism into Christianity.Dancehall star Lady Saw was baptized last Monday at the Emmanuel Apostolic Church in Kingston, hours after attending late deejay J Capri’s funeral service.Lady Saw said she was spiritually moved to return to her faith following the recent and sudden death of young dancehall singjay.Hall announced on her Instagram account that she was also cancelling all her upcoming dancehall shows.last_img read more

UK deploys experts to help Caribbean with storm threats

first_imgCourtesy of the Royal Navy The United Kingdom has deployed a team of specialists to the Caribbean to help mitigate the impact of impending storms threatening British Overseas territories.According to Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, 87 engineers, medics, maritime experts and other specialists have joined the regular crew of RFA Mounts Bay, which is the mobile hub of the British relief effort.1,000 personnel He added that approximately 1,000 personnel are deployed or being held at high-readiness for if further storms head towards the region.“ I want to assure everyone in our Overseas Territories that our Armed Forces have been pre-positioned in the region and are absolutely prepared to help. We will be there to support during this hurricane season while still helping those whose lives were devastated by Irma and Maria to rebuild their lives and homes.”Last September, several homes were  destroyed and infrastructure decimated when Hurricane Irma and Maria, two of the most powerful hurricanes for decades, hit the region back-to-back.As well as being able to carry vital aid and equipment, RFA Mounts Bay will use the Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter on board to provide aerial support. The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) troop, consisting of Royal Engineers from the British Army and Royal Marines, have been training with their French counterparts in Martinique to ensure they are fully prepared. This training is part of a six-month deployment to the region for hurricane season, while RFA Mounts Bay also carried out a significant HADR exercise in July.last_img read more