Governor Wolf Commends House Leaders’ Call for Respect and Civility Press Release, Statement Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement commending Pennsylvania House leaders following their good joint appearance on the floor together to call for respect and civility:“I commend Leaders Dermody and Cutler for their joint call for respect and civility. Yesterday’s shared message was an important reminder of the vital work ahead for state government. Further, it recalled the successes that we’ve had working together like protecting victims of domestic violence, battling the opioid epidemic and passing the first Clean Slate Law in the country.“In the coming weeks, I look forward to working together to strengthen our workforce, reform our criminal justice system, lift people out of poverty, and invest in our schools. I believe there is room for bipartisan agreement on many issues and I join the leaders in aspiring to find common ground. In a time when too many are focused on advancing partisan politics, let’s remind everyone that Pennsylvania is focused on delivering for the people who we serve.” May 09, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Nasarawa Amazons who lost woefully in their first outing in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women basketball league going on at the Abuja National Stadium yesterday recorded the first victory with nail biting 55-51 victory over AHIP Queens from Kaduna.The AHIP girls were almost coasting home to win victory when the Amazons turned the game around and won the game with only two minutes left of play. Earlier in the day, Zamfara Babes who also lost their first game also tasted victory with a 47- 16 victory over Coal City girls from Enugu before the rampaging Inspector General of Police Queens demolished weeping team of the competition Oluyole Babes with a awesome 61-13 points victory.The league continues today with Plateau Rocks taking on Taraba Hurricanes, Delta Force playing Zamfara Babes, Ekiti Angels facing Oluyole Babes, AHIP Queens confronting power house and defending champion, First Bank, Sunshine Angels daring youthful Dolphins side and Benue Princess testing the strength of Nigeria Customs Babes.Speaking on today’s clash, First Bank Coach, Peter Favour Ahmedu said he was already looking beyond the first phase and focusing on the next phase.“I have seen the strength and weaknesses of all the teams in the competition and are now looking forward to the second phase,” he said.We will fine tune our strategy for the second phase and will not use the same tactics we used in the first phase,” he added.Ahmedu said he did not see any team in the first phase posing any threat to their ambition of retaining the title this year.The organiser, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has promised to put up a grand closing ceremony for the first phase which ends next Easter Monday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
A study led by Sarah Townsend, assistant professor of management and organization at the Marshall School of Business, discovered a new mechanism for coping with stress.Stress-free · Marshall assistant professor Sara Townsend hopes her study will eventually be beneficial to solving stress in the workplace. – Photo courtesy of Sarah TownsendThe study asserts that those in a stressful situation will benefit from discussing their feelings with those who are in a similar emotional state.Townsend’s study involved analyzing 52 female undergraduates who were paired up into teams of two for a public speaking exercise. The students were then told to prepare for and deliver a speech that was taped on video with their partner.Before their speeches, the participants were encouraged to discuss their feelings on the upcoming task. At this time, as well as during and after the recorded speeches, researchers measured each student’s level of cortisol, also known as the “stress hormone,” which is released by the adrenal glands during the body’s fight-or-flight reaction to stress.USC News reported that, according to the study, the results showed “that sharing a threatening situation with a person who is in a similar emotional state, in terms of her overall emotional profile, buffers individuals from experiencing the heightened levels of stress that typically accompany threat.”Having people in similar situations is key to the intended results.‘When you’re facing a threatening situation, interacting with someone who is feeling similarly to you decreases the stress you feel,” USC News reported.Marshall professor Trudi Ferguson, a lecturer in management and organization, discussed different coping mechanisms for stress in the workforce.“My personal experience is that stress can be reduced by grounding to validate people’s feelings, basically taking a step back and putting the project or presentation into context as to how big of a problem it actually is and will it matter a month from now,” Ferguson said.In addition to this study, Townsend is also spearheading a new Culture, Diversity and Psychophysiology Lab at Marshall.“My intention in the CDP lab is to get a group of graduate students and graduate research assistants to develop and run studies of high-impact research,” Townsend said. “As the name suggests I am interested in cultural differences and how people’s backgrounds shape their behavior, perceptions of the world, expectations and values, which in the end can lead to important benefits for future business leaders.”In an interview with USC News, Townsend went on to mention the future possibilities of her study in creating a better workplace.“We’ve found that emotional similarity is important,” she said. “So now the question is: How do we get people to be more similar? What can you do to generate this emotional similarity with a co-worker? Or, as a manager, how can you encourage emotional similarity among your team?”This post has been updated.