Impossible Knowledge: Are You an Expert?

first_imgThe Huffington Post:I grew up with a habitual overclaimer. He wildly exaggerated his expertise, at times claiming knowledge of things he couldn’t possibly know — people, events, ideas that simply do not exist. Being unfamiliar with overclaiming, I just called him a liar.I couldn’t have known the word “overclaimer,” nor the concept. The word didn’t exist and is only used today in the world of psychological science. Even so, we’re all familiar with these people who feel the need to overestimate what they know about the world. What underlies such assertions of impossible knowledge?Read the whole story: The Huffington PostWray Herbert is an author and award-winning journalist who writes two popular blogs for APS, We’re Only Human and Full Frontal Psychology. Follow Wray on Twitter @wrayherbert. More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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NBA to play first exhibition game on African continent August 1 in Johannesburg

first_imgThe National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced that the NBA’s first game in Africa will take place Aug. 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. The announcement was made at a press conference in Johannesburg by NBA Africa Vice President and Managing Director Amadou Gallo Fall, Hon. Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula and U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick S. Gaspard.The game will feature a Team Africa vs. Team World format and will be played in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, SOS Children’s Villages Association of South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Team Africa will be comprised of players from Africa and second generation African players, and Team World will be comprised of players from the rest of the world. The game will air live in Africa on SuperSport.Eight-time NBA All-Star and NBPA President Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers will serve as Team World’s captain and two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng of the Miami Heat — born in South Sudan — will serve as Team Africa’s captain.NBA executives, coaches, general managers and legends will also participate, including: 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets Coach Lionel Hollins, Brooklyn Nets General Manager Billy King, NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Africa Ambassador Hakeem Olajuwon, San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens, Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri and New Orleans Pelicans Coach Monty Williams.Full rosters of players, coaches and legends, along with ticket information will be announced at a later date.The game will take place following the 13th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development program that has reached 1,000 campers from 31 African countries since 2003.http://targetmarketnews.com/storyid04241501.htmlast_img read more

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Andy Blackwell – A man of many sports—but a Hall-of-Famer in baseball

first_imgPittsburgh native Andy Blackwell—a man who, at first, was known as the “only Black guy on the team”—turned out to be the best guy on the team, and a Hall-of-Famer.Gone are the days when 20 percent of the Major Leagues were filled with Black baseball players. And nowadays, it’s hard to find a baseball team of any level that’s even 10 percent Black.But the baseball bug bit Blackwell as a kid, and it took him to his highest levels in the world of athletics.“I found that I had the most success as a child in baseball,” Blackwell told the New Pittsburgh Courier in an exclusive interview. “Baseball was bigger in Black communities back then.”Blackwell played in the late 1980s and early 1990s for in the Uptown Little League, winning championships in tournaments held in Brookline. “I had a lot of fun, winning, playing as a child in baseball.”Blackwell remembers having a parade through the middle of the old Martin Luther King Jr. Field in the Hill District. It was there that he played for the Cardinals. “I was 8 years old…my first little league game I hit a home run, and I felt confident from there,” Blackwell recalled. “When I became 10, 11, 12 years old, teams didn’t want to pitch to me. I was just ahead, above kids at 10 years old when they were 12.”Blackwell went on to star at quarterback for Westinghouse High School, while also starring in baseball and basketball. He graduated in 1997. Blackwell then spent time playing baseball for Garrett Community College (Md.), the Canton, Ohio Crocodiles, semi-pro team North Pittsburgh, and then for St. Johns Lefty’s Saints. With the St. Johns team, Blackwell won multiple local championships, made multiple trips to the semi-pro baseball World Series and won the National Amateur Baseball Federation (semi-pro) World Series in 2013 in Battle Creek, Michigan.But Blackwell’s on-field successes didn’t come without some direct—and indirect—backlash.“When I went to play professional baseball, it was like, ‘who are you?’ I was the only Black guy on the team, I had braids in my hair, other racist stuff I had to deal with,” Blackwell said about his time with some of the teams. “They were calling me Snoop Dogg, the coach didn’t think I could play, didn’t even put me in the game for three or four months. He had no conversation for me, but one day I got in the game and went 3-for-3, and I told him I could really play.”Blackwell said he still didn’t get into the starting lineup, and he “was getting no fun out of sitting on the bench, and I knew the guys playing weren’t better than me.”Better late than never, Blackwell eventually got his chance, and the rest is history.“I was a center fielder, batted .400, and for 10 years of the league I led in runs scored and stolen bases. No hitting the ball to center field, everything was caught,” Blackwell said about his time with St. Johns, where he never experienced direct or indirect discrimination.ANDY BLACKWELL, left, was a standout quarterback for Westinghouse in the mid-1990s.Blackwell was inducted into the semi-pro baseball Hall of Fame in Evansville, Indiana in 2014. He was among the youngest players ever selected to that Hall.“It was a feeling of joy,” Blackwell told the Courier about his Hall of Fame selection. “When you play semi-pro, you feel like you’re playing for the love, and to actually get something out of it was pure joy. I made history and I was proud of myself.”When you play semi-pro ball, said Blackwell’s coach, Tom McCarthy, “you love playing baseball. It’s not the easiest commitment, but the guys who have played for us, they still continue to be highly-dedicated to playing. They are the kids that are going to be there every night, and Andy was like that. You knew he would be there.”McCarthy said Blackwell’s biggest talents were his “speed, hitting, defense…he had everything and every tool you would expect or want out of a player.”Though Blackwell retired in 2015, McCarthy told the Courier he has been in talks with Blackwell about returning to the field if an age 28-and-up league is formed.But for now, Blackwell is focused on getting today’s Black kids hip to the games they love—baseball, basketball, or football. Blackwell currently is a football coach for the Homewood Bulldogs (ages 13-14). “I think I have the skills, and I know what to teach the kids,” he said. “Teach them the proper skills and techniques and (make sure they) stick with it.“Whatever you’re into, you do it all year long, and you’ll be the best. I want to just put the excitement back into our younger kids.” PITTSBURGH’S OWN ANDY BLACKWELL was a three-sport athlete at Westinghouse High School, then became a Hall-of-Fame baseball player in the semi-pro leagues. The photos show Blackwell as a baseball player in Homewood, then as a World Series winner in the semi-pro leagues.last_img read more

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On track to help Windermere

first_imgBy Garry Howe Former Richmond champion and AFL media commentator Matthew Richardson has signed up to walk the Kokoda Track…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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GALWAY UNCHANGED FOR LEINSTER FINAL REPLAY

first_imgTeam v Kilkenny1 James Skehill 2 Adrian Tuohy3 Daithi Burke4 John Hanbury5 Padraig Mannion6 Gearoid McInerney7 Aidan Harte8 Johnny Coen9 David Burke10 Joseph Cooney11 Joe Canning12 Niall Burke13 Conor Whelan14 Conor Cooney15 Cathal MannionGame is live on Galway Bay FMprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email There are no changes to the Galway Senior Hurling to take on Kilkenny in the Leinster Hurling Final replay on Sunday at Semple Stadium in Thurles. 3pm.last_img

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55% Of People Regularly or Always Fake Their Web Identity

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Pic by miss.chaos Our currentpoll has been causing a bit of water cooler discussion amongst the Read/WriteWebauthors. The question we’re asking in the poll is: in your current Webactivities where an identity is required (i.e. you can’t be anonymous) do youever fake all or part of your identity?After 511 votes so far, an astonishing 55% of respondents say they regularlyor always use fake Web identities. Just 12% of people said theyalways use their real identity. Remember we’re specifically asking about thetimes when you use an identity rather than being simply anonymous – so forexample if you use online dating sites, peer-to-peer transactions sites such ascraigslist or ebay, and general social networking sites like MySpace and SecondLife.One thought amongst the R/WW authors was that the poll might be a bit toogeneral. Indeed the poll results reminded me of a comment made on an earlier R/WW post(by Jitendra Gupta) about ThrowawayIdentities. This is an extract from the comment I’m referring to, which wasmade by a 19-year old:“I think there’s two areas that need to be treated separately:1 – Teenage social things like myspace, IM, video games etc. 2 – Serious things where someone can ruin your career or life by stealing youridentity.In the second area a system like openID is needed, but in the first it’sfun to change your identity and it’s even part of the experience.”So perhaps the Web is encouraging people, particularly the youngergeneration, to experiment with identity in social networks and the like. Thatit’s all part of the Web experience these days. Butwhen it comes to ‘serious’ things, like buying and selling on eBay, then peoplewill use their real identities.What do others make of the poll results so far? 55% of people regularly oralways faking their Web identity seems quite high, but is it just a reflectionof the current era of the Web – which is mostly about socializing andentertainment? Also perhaps faking your Web identity is just plain common sense onsocial networks and social blogs, because who knows if what you write today willbite you in the bum 10-15 years down the line. Related Posts richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#web last_img read more

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Cairo: ‘Mazzarri not up for debate’

first_imgTorino President Urbano Cairo denied reports Walter Mazzarri could be fired after a 4-0 loss to Lazio. “The coach is the only one not up for debate.” The Granata are sliding down the standings and have been struggling badly ever since their Europa League play-off exit to Wolves. This evening they were flattened 4-0 at the Stadio Olimpico, with Nicolas Nkoulou also sent off in the second half. “Mazzarri is the only one not up for debate,” Cairo told Sky Sport Italia. “The team will go into a training retreat, a necessary step for them to reflect, unite, take a good look at themselves and consider what we need to do next. “What is necessary now is a fair and open confrontation, no holding back, absolute honesty.” Cairo had a long conversation with Mazzarri in the dressing room after the game. “We analysed the match and the situation in general. We didn’t even start the match that badly, but after a while I saw a Toro side that was too ugly to be true. That is not the team I know, the one that beat Atalanta and Milan this season. “We need to get ourselves back on track straight away, because I never want to see another performance like that again. I didn’t sell anyone over the summer, instead I strengthened the squad that had finished seventh last term with a second half of the season worthy of a Champions League spot.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Indian women archery team seals Olympic berth

first_imgIndian women’s recurve team earned Olympic quota for 2016 Rio Games while the men’s trio failed to advance after squandering a handsome lead at the archery World Championships, here today.Pitted against seventh seed Germany, Indian trio of Deepika Kumari, Laxmi Rani Majhi and Rimil Buriuly showed nerves of steel to bounce back from 1-3 to coast to a 5-3 win and make the last eight, the yardstick for making the Olympics cut.The experienced men’s team of Rahul Banerjee, Mangal Singh Champia and Jayanta Talukdar however had heartbreak as they squandered a 4-2 lead before losing 26-29 to second seed Italy in a thrilling tiebreaker.Also read: Indian teams advance in Archery World Championships Banerjee, Talukdar and Champia can still earn individual berths by finishing among 32 when the individual section that gets underway tomorrow.Coached by Poornima Mahto, the women’s team on the other hand showed tremendous character after Karina Winter, Elena Richter and Lisa Unruh took away the first set 46-59.The Indian women’s trio leveled the second 5-5 to make it 3-1, while the Germans won the third by a narrow 51-50 margin to make it 3-3.Just when it mattered most, Indians snatched the match away with a thrilling 53-52 finish in fourth set to earn their quota places for the next year’s Olympics.In the quarterfinal, the 10th seed Indian women’s team will now face Colombia.last_img read more

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20 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer delivers Pogba injury update

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer delivers Pogba injury updateby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is unlikely to call upon Paul Pogba for the trip to Newcastle on Sunday.Pogba has had a nagging ankle problem since United’s 1-1 draw at Southampton at the end of August and missed France’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra.He was also unavailable for the Red Devils in fixtures against Leicester and West Ham before starting games against Rochdale and Arsenal. Asked if he would have any key players back from injury for the weekend, Solskjaer said: “I don’t know. Let’s see on Saturday morning. Probably not.”On Pogba being fit for Sunday, the Norwegian added: “Probably not, there’s an international break as well, so it might be time for us to give him 10 or 14 days extra to be ready for the Liverpool game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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