During the launch, Coach Micheal Marum announced the captains and his 25 players for the 2016 season.The Team has been trimmed from a 36 men squad to the final 25 which will be led by Co-Captains Noel Zeming for the backrowers and Adam Korave for the forwards.“This season we are starting with 25 players and out of the 25 players we have 9 new boys,” Marum said.The final 25 man squad is Warren Glare, Justin Olam , Phillimon Kimisive ,Benjamin Hetra ,Edward Goma ,Noel Zeming ,Ishmael Baikawa, Bland Abauv,Stargroth Amean, Atte Bina , Ase Boas,Watson Boas,Nickson Borana Adam Korave Tuvi Lepan Henry Noki, Simon Peter, Wartovo Puara jnr, John Ragi, Gahuna Silas, Thompson Teteh, Adex Wera, Esau Siune and Noel Zeming (c).Marum thanked the family of sponsors and assured Papua New Guineans they will do their best in this year’s season.He said the competition starts next month and the boys are kept fit at training for the 2016 season with the theme “Hunting the intrust Cup for 2016”.
Jul 12 2018College students entering adulthood often drink too much. Negative consequences can include missed classes, poor grades, a wide array of injuries, and even assault. Many academic institutions have addressed this problem by offering computer-delivered interventions (CDIs) for rapid and wide dissemination to students. Although effective in the short term, CDIs are not as helpful longer-term as face-to-face interventions. However, face-to-face interventions are typically only used with students who receive alcohol sanctions, whereas CDIs can be used with large groups (such as student athletes, or all incoming students) and are more cost-effective. This study examined the usefulness of “boosters” – personalized emails sent to post-CDI participants – for maintaining decreased drinking.Related StoriesNew research examines whether effects of alcohol/pregnancy policies vary by racePeople use executive control processes to ignore cues that signal something rewardingSobering up: In an alcohol-soaked nation, more seek booze-free social spacesResearchers enrolled 537 volunteers from among undergraduate college students (362 females, 175 males) at a mid-size public university in the southeast for this study. Participants were 18 to 24 years old and had consumed at least one alcoholic drink in the previous two weeks. They were randomly assigned to one of three groups: CDI-only, CDI + booster email, or assessment only. A booster email with personalized feedback was sent to the CDI + booster email group two weeks after completion of the CDI. All participants were followed for up to nine months after the intervention.Although the brief CDI did not exert effects on drinking or alcohol-related problems, the brief CDI plus a simple email booster with personalized feedback resulted in significant reductions in drinking and alcohol-related problems among young adults of legal drinking age. Furthermore, reduced drinking continued through month nine. However, the same strategy showed no effect on underage drinkers. The authors speculated that the booster email may be very timely for legal-drinking-age college students, who may be most receptive to messages about reducing risky drinking. Further, legal-drinking age-college students could be more receptive to booster content when they receive it shortly after the original intervention, as in the current study’s 2-week window, when they may be more motivated to control their drinking.Source: http://www.rsoa.org/