Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

Police say five people survived the crash but the rest of those on board died.

The chartered aircraft, flying from Brazil via Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense team.

The team was due to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico National.

The first leg of the final of the cup, South America’s second most important club competition, was scheduled for Wednesday, but has now been suspended.

The match was seen as the biggest in the history of the relatively small club, which entered Brazil’s top division for the first time in 2014.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said it was suspending “all activities”.

Chapecoense issued a brief statement saying: “May God be with our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests travelling with our delegation.”

It said it would refrain from any further statements until it had assessed the extent of the crash.

Later the team’s vice-president, Ivan Tozzo, told cable channel SporTV: “There are a lot of people crying in our city. We could never imagine this. Chapecoense is the biggest reason for joy here.”

One of the survivors was confirmed as Chapecoense defender Alan Ruschel.

Reports suggest that at least two other footballers – goalkeepers Jackson Follman and Marcos Danilo – may have survived.

Originally six survivors were reported, but police later said one of those rescued had died.

 

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Kanye west hospitalized in L.A. After Canceling Rest Of Tour

After Kanye West abruptly canceled the rest of his Saint Pablo tour, there have been reports of the singer being hospitalized in Los Angeles.  According to CNN, NBC NEWS and People, the singer was led taken to UCLA Medical Center on Monday to be treated for exhaustion.

Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department talked to USA TODAY and told them that the LAPD replied to a disturbance call at 1:20 p.m. PT Monday on North Laurel Avenue in West Hollywood. He further said no crime had been committed.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said that the fire department responded to “an unspecified medical aid request” in the 900 block – North Laurel Avenue.  He said, “An adult male, described as medically stable, was taken to an area hospital for further assessment”.

However, both departments failed to identify the person involved, citing medical privacy laws.

Most recently, Kanye West cut short his concert on Saturday in Sacramento after some songs, yet not before calling Beyoncé and addressing Jay Z: “Call me, brah, you still ain’t call me. Jay Z, I know you got killas, please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man,” he said. The latter show made the fans so upset that the Ticketmaster had to refund their tickets.

The 21 left dates that Kanye West had scheduled throughout New Year’s Eve were canceled early on Monday.

On Monday night, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner attended the Angel Ball in New York City to honor the late Robert Kardashian Sr. Jenner offered ET this explanation on the red carpet as to why West canceled his shows: “I think he’s exhausted. Just really tired,” she said. “It’s a grueling tour.”

Kim Kardashian, West’s wife, wasn’t in attendance. CNN reported that she arrived in New York Monday for the event, but flew back to L.A. to be with her husband.

 

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan

Japan has raised the tsunami warnings issued later to a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit its eastern coast. The earthquake struck near Fukushima at about 06:00 local time 21st November, prompting initial warnings of 3m (9.8ft) high waves. However, the waves that hit the coast were much lighter.

Thousands of locals were directed to evacuate the area and minor injuries were reported. In 2011, an earthquake and tsunami struck the area killing 18,000 people. It was one of the most powerful to be recorded ever, also it caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, where a massive clean-up operation is still going on.

The US Geological Survey originally put the magnitude at 7.3 but later downgraded this to 6.9, lower than the number given by the Japanese authorities. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that no tsunami damage is expected, though there may be small changes to the sea level. According to JMA, the latest tremor was an aftershock of the 2011 quake and depth of quake was estimated to be 30km (18.6 miles) on Monday. Japan Times said that the area was still generating at least an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude or more each year.

Strong tremors could be felt as far away as the capital, 100 miles south of Fukushima prefecture. Buildings in the capital shook for at least 30 seconds. The BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo says thousands of people have followed evacuation warnings and headed for higher ground.

Ships could be seen moving away from harbours in Fukushima prefecture and car manufacturer Nissan suspended work at its Fukushima engine factory.

 

 

 

Cognitive Psychology: Explanation and Theories

With the development of modern science, Cognitive Psychology has gained extensive acceptance in a short period of time. This branch of psychology deals with the way an individual process information. It is a complex process which requires the study of how we receive the information from the environment and then respond to it. Perception, attention, language, memory and thinking are the main factors of internal processes. Researchers study these factors and help access the information for a possible treatment. Cognitive psychology is helpful in eliminating the negative factors of emotional distress and behaviors.

In 1976, Ulric Neisser originated the context of Cognitive Psychology which emerged many intercessions that has ultimately advanced the Psychological field. Knowledge of human perception and behavior has facilitated people in many different fields as well. It majorly includes medicine, business and education.

Cognitive psychologists supports in achieving the goal of problem solving. The first step in this process is the identification of the issue. Once the problem is acknowledged, the individual will create a formulation plan that will help him achieve the objectives. This psychology helps you analyze and organize your priorities.

Four main features define every system of cognitive psychology. These include therapist and client relationship, psychological distress originates from mental errors, focusing on changes for betterment and psychological treatment to focus problems.

Cognitive Psychology features three main theories. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) was given by Albert Ellis. The theory aligns that a person creates his own psychological problems by misinterpretations. Eliminating negative emotions created by irrational beliefs is the main emphasis of this philosophy. REBT works on the framework of A-B-C. This means Activating event, Beliefs and Consequences. The theory can be understood by different examples.

The other main therapies are Aaron Beck’s cognitive therapy and Donald Meichenbaum’s cognitive behavior therapy. The main purpose of these theories is the eradication of negative behavior by altering the cognitive process.

The Social Perception on Simpsons

The exceptionally popular sitcom, “The Simpsons” is entertaining people for nearly 30 years. The animated series features the Simpsons, a typical American family living in a fictional town of Springfield of the United States.  The imaginary town is well-constructed and has all the major social institutions. The sitcom shows everyday problems and activities of the Simpsons family and other social interactions which is pretty interesting and hilarious.

With over 5 members in the Simpson’s family, Homer portrays a typical American dad who loves beer and watching TV. With a plump tummy and a balding head, Homer earns and supports the family and keeps getting into trouble. Marge Simpson is the wife of Homer and is a typical house wife. She raises the 3 children, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Bart and Lisa are archetypal brother and sister who keeps fighting and have elementary school issues. Maggie is the toddler in the house. Like any other family, they have a dog and cat.

“The Simpsons” is not only entertaining, but it also depicts the common aspects of an American society. The physiognomies which are a part of life, of ordinary people. Including government, police or religion, the show also interprets the darker aspects which covers corruption, homosexuality or alcoholism. The reality based incidents are made hilarious for the lighter note.

The Simpsons” is an animated sitcom for all ages. Some people believe that the show is not for kids as it often include dark humor. Recently, the jokes of Simpsons are being highlighted as regards to prophecy of the real world. This happened when Donald Trump defeated Hilary Clinton in the Presidential Elections, the happening was already shown in one of the episodes of the sitcom. Several other jokes have also been accurate on a number of occasions. The director of “The Simpsons”, David Silverman, has regarded the debacle as just a coincidence. The 27th season of the sitcom is being aired currently.

Smart Phones Make Children Smarter

Digital technology has turned the world into global village. Not only people can gain access to the world information, but also they can interact with people at any part of the world. This has also made the children smarter, since they get the access of smartphones pretty frequently. Smartphones are given to children on various occasions which involves distraction from whining or crying and also to make the kids learn through educational videos. Whatever the reason, children knows how to operate the smartphones pretty smoothly.

Many believe that using smartphones can harm children in various ways. However, research reveals that exposure of smartphones allows children to be sharper. Playing games and watching intellectual videos can help in the development of children’s minds.

With over thousands of entertaining applications available for children, parents should select the applications based on content, context and the mental ability of their child. Educational videos like “Dora” helps the children in becoming more interactive. They learn by watching videos and it is also very engaging. It won’t be wrong if we say that smartphones have become the “most wanted” children’s toy. They attack and cry for the gadget whenever they see it. Their smartness level lies in the fact that even a 2 year old baby will pose for the camera and knows what a selfie is!

With the access of smartphones, pre-teens have become much more knowledgeable than the previous generations. They learn different languages, make friends all over the world and know about the latest trends of the world.

Parental guidance is necessary to limit unethical exposure. Content exposure of children under 11 should be viewed by the parents or guardians. Where there are several pros of the smartphones, cons are unlimited too. With smarter children, parents need to be extra cautious in order to save them from the evils of the world.

5 Ways How Canada Will Be Impacted By Trump

Canada and America’s years of harmonious relations might be in jeopardy as with the election of Donald Trump as the President of States. Canadians are stressed over how Trump’s campaign guarantees could resonate north of the border. Here are the key issues we need to consider:

Trade:

Donald Trump made U.S. trade plans a key issue in his campaign, and this issue could have the high impact on Canada after he becomes active president. The president-elect campaigned on a vow to force Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, to give advantages to U.S. organizations.

Climate Change:

Hard-won advance in the battle against climate change will be drastically moved back if Trump adheres to his statement. Trump promised to back America out of the 2015 Paris arrangement, a historic worldwide climate treaty for controlling emanations and restricting worldwide temperature increments.

Economy:

Worldwide financial markets and stocks jerked early Wednesday on news that Trump had emerged as the winner. In any case, Trump’s long haul plan to support the U.S. economy — making 25 million employments and prodding development through tax breaks and infrastructure spending — could support Canada’s financial fortunes, as well, if the president-elect can get it going, said Craig Alexander, senior VP and chief economist at the Conference Board of Canada.

Border:

Trump pledges to construct a divider on the U.S.- Mexico border however dismisses a divider on the border with Canada as too long, excessively costly, and needless. However it’s unclear as of now if Trump administration will respect deals to guarantee a thinner and smoother border to the north.

Outside Policy:

Canada is re-drawing in with the United Nations on climate change, Syrian refugees and peace operations, right after Trump has flagged America is digging in to look after itself. Trump guaranteed to stem not only Mexican immigration but even to restrict Muslims from entering the U.S. He called Syrian refugees “Trojan horse” debilitating public safety America’s “quality of life.”