LinkedIn A new study in the journal Social Psychology provides evidence that wearing glasses can increase the electoral chances of political candidates.“A range of research has shown that appearance can influence election success. However, most studies focused on general appearance (e.g. ‘Who looks more competent?’). If specific features were examined, they were mostly unchangeable, for example the shape of the face,” said study author Alexandra Fleischmann of the University of Cologne.“In contrast to that, we were interested in whether glasses – a specific feature that politicians could easily change – could also have an impact on election success.” Share Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Fleischmann and her colleagues used Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to conduct eight experiments to investigate how wearing glasses impacted hypothetical political candidates.The researchers found that participants from the United States were more likely to vote for politicians when they wore glasses. Glasses had a positive effect for both liberals and conservatives, but the effect was stronger among more liberal participants.However, the positive effect of glasses was influenced by situational factors. Participants favored candidates in glasses after being told the most important problem facing the country was complex legislative problems. But this positive effect went away when participants were instead told the most important problem was an attack from a neighboring country.“Glasses seem to make you look more competent and intelligent, but less dominant. As competence is very important for election success, people seem to vote for politicians wearing glasses more,” Fleischmann told PsyPost.The findings did not extend to participants in India. Fleischmann and her colleagues found that this could be because of differences in cultural stereotypes about glasses.“We found it very interesting that glasses did not help politicians in India. While Indian participants also cared for intelligence in their politicians, they simply did not associate glasses with intelligence — potentially, because glasses are rarely worn in India in contrast to the U.S. or other Western countries.”The study — like all research — includes some limitations.“Participants in our studies did not know much about the politicians, except for their appearance. Additionally, they only indicated who they would vote for, but knew that this would have no real-world effect,” Fleischmann explained.“We therefore measured the pure effect of glasses, and this effect might be less strong in real elections. Of course, it would be interesting to study the effect in a real election, though random assignment of glasses to politicians would not be possible there.”The study, “You Can Leave Your Glasses on Glasses Can Increase Electoral Success“, was authored by Alexandra Fleischmann, Joris Lammers, Janka I. Stoker, and Harry Garretsen.
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Photo/Marc HoeksemaBut the Lumberjacks have been struggling lately, and any kind of win is welcome.The Jacks, who came into Saturday night’s game with a 2-4-1 record in the month of March, had to come from behind to force a tie and overtime, before leading scorer Egor Afanasyev settled things with a goal in the OT shootout to give Muskegon a 4-3 victory at L.C. Walker Arena.Afanasyev ended the game after the first three Lincoln shooters , and the first two Lumberjacks, failed to find the mark in the shootout. He scored the winner with a nice fake and backhand shot that left Lincoln goalie Jacob Mucitelli completely fooled.“I had to score,” said Afanasyev, the Lumberjacks’ leading scorer, who is sixth is the USHL league point race. “I was pretty confident in my moves. Just faked a forehand and put the puck backhand top shelf.”Afanasyev said it was nice to end his team’s two-game losing streak, but added that there is no reason for fans to be concerned about the Jacks’ recent struggles.“Things go up and down all the time throughout a season,” he said. “You can’t play all 60 games perfect. We just have to get back to our game, but we aren’t frustrated.”“Just wait until the playoffs. That is the most important part.”The Lumberjacks are now 37-15-4 on the season. Their magic number to clinch the Eastern Conference title and a first-round bye in the playoffs is now at seven points.Muskegon’s Michael Hakkarainen crosses the redline with the puck. Photo/Marc HoeksemaAfter the victory, the Lumberjacks learned from Coach Mike Hamilton that they are getting the next three days off to unwind, before returning for their last six regular season games, beginning next Friday at home against Waterloo.“Our guys are battling,” Hamilton said. “We are at that point in the season where we are mentally and physically whipped. It’s a long season and the guys are putting in six days a week. We are going to give the guys a few days off so they can go and get mentally back. This will be the first long break of the year.“This break is unusual, but at the end of the day we can keep playing average or we can try to do something.”The first period was scoreless, with the Lumberjacks outshooting the Stars 10-9.The Jacks finally got on the scoreboard at 12:36 of the second period when Cam Knuble scored his third goal of the season with a wrist shot from the left circle, and Muskegon led 1-0 after two periods.The teams traded goals in a much more active third period.Lincoln started things off just 22 seconds into the period when Tristan Ashbrook scored a power-play goal. The Stars had the early power play because Knuble was called for a penalty for checking from behind as the clock expired at the end of the second period.The Lumberjacks went ahead 2-1 less than a minute later when Afanasyev notched his 24th goal of the season.But the Stars wouldn’t go away. 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LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli endured the wrath of fans on social media after he announced his retirement from the racing promotion at the end of the season. Ciccarelli expressed his disappointment with NASCAR banning the Confederate flag as well as protests during the national anthem. Amid protests against racism in the United States, Ray Ciccarelli’s controversial comments did not go down well with fans and his NASCAR peers. Also Read | Ray Ciccarelli Quits NASCAR Over Decision To Ban ‘racist’ Confederate FlagsRay Ciccarelli quits NASCAR, says his family was abused on social mediaAfter a week of social media bashing, Ray Ciccarelli says his wife and family endured the same fate as he did on social media. “My wife, my family have been attacked and abused on social media,” Ciccarelli told TMZ. “It’s just heartbreaking. Ciccarelli further adds that his comments were largely misunderstood by the masses and hence the backlash was unwarranted. According to reports, the 50-year-old initially withdrew from this past weekend’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. However, he did participate in the race, finishing at 29th place. During the interview, Ciccarelli said his post on Facebook was not to defend the Confederate flag, but it was to say that he understood both sides’ feelings towards the flag. Also Read | Who Is Ray Ciccarelli? Twitter Roasts NASCAR Driver Who Quits Over Confederate Flag BanHe further noted that banning the NASCAR confederate flag pleases one section of the crowd. It is also entirely possible that doing the same will offend another section, per Ray Ciccarelli. “My viewpoint, all I was trying to say is how do you take [the flag] from one group and help support the group that it offends and then what do you do to the group that you took it from? Now, they get outraged,” he explained. In his now-deleted Facebook post, Ray Ciccarelli said he was also against kneeling during the national anthem as a sign of protest. During the interview, however, the NASCAR driver backtracked on his previous comments stating he does not have a problem if someone wants to kneel during the anthem. As far as on his stance about quitting NASCAR at the end of the 2020 season, Ciccarelli said his decision will be announced soon.Also Read | NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Encourages Teams To Sign Colin KaepernickRay Ciccarelli’s now-deleted Facebook post”I could care less about the Confederate Flag but there are ppl (people) that do and it doesn’t make them a racist,” he wrote in his post. “All ou are doing is f****ng one group to cater to another.” Cicarelli concluded his post stating he does not want to get involved with the “political BS” and hence decided to step away from racing. First Published: 16th June, 2020 12:00 IST #NASCAR Truck driver/owner Ray Ciccarelli says he won’t continue in NASCAR after this year. He cited his reasons in this Facebook post: pic.twitter.com/NKrgPZFvyJ— John Haverlin (@JohnHaverlin) June 10, 2020 COMMENT Written By Also Read | LeBron James Clowns Ray Ciccarelli After Driver Quits NASCAR Over Confederate Flag Ban Sujay Chakraborty Last Updated: 16th June, 2020 12:00 IST Ray Ciccarelli Claims Family Was Abused On Social Media After NASCAR Retirement Decision NASCAR driver Ray Ciccarelli was forced to backtrack on his controversial Confederate flag remarks after his family was abused by fans on social media. WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US
ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys are urging a federal judge to dismiss Ashley Judd’s civil suit that alleges Weinstein ruined her career by blackballing her in Hollywood.Judd sued Weinstein in April, claiming the disgraced Hollywood mogul sabotaged her chances of landing a role in the blockbuster The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in 1998, after she rejected his sexual demands a year earlier during an encounter in a Beverly Hills hotel room. The suit was filed after Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson admitted in a December 2017 interview that he had been considering both Judd and actress Mira Sorvino — who also says Weinstein sexually harassed her — for roles in LOTR but decided not to cast them after Miramax, the studio that was owned by Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob, told them the actresses were a “nightmare” to work with.Jackson said he later realized the Weinsteins’ comments were likely part of a smear campaign against the actresses.Weinstein’s lawyers argued in a filing in federal district court in Los Angeles that Judd waited too long to bring her civil suit, stating she “certainly knew of the alleged sexual harassment and her injuries, if any, at the time of the hotel encounter” and “further knew she was not cast in LOTR by the time filming began.” The first film was released in December 2001 but the legal memo states that Judd “claims she did not know until late 2017 that Weinstein was purportedly behind the casting decision.”In a statement obtained by Deadline, Judd’s attorney, Ted Boutrous, responded to the motion, calling it “baseless” and “flawed,” adding they look forward to “moving forward with discovery into his outrageous behavior, and proving to a jury that Mr. Weinstein maliciously damaged Ms. Judd’s career because she resisted his sexual advances.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
TAYLORSVILLE — Amid the ragtag play at the Pro Players Charity Classic Monday night at SLCC Lifetime Activities Center, a first-round draft choice stood out above all the NBA veterans.No, not Enes Kanter.No, it wasn’t Jimmer Fredette.It was actually the Jazz’s second first-round choice, Alec Burks of Colorado, who stole the show in a game featuring Jazz players against NBA stars and a few other Jazz players.Burks, the No. 12 overall pick out of Colorado, scored 29 points on 12 of 13 shooting, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. And he did it despite playing less than half the game.”It was great, a lot of fun,” the 6-foot-6 shooting guard said afterward. “I hadn’t done this in awhile, so it was fun to get on the court and play a game.”And what about that shooting range?”People don’t think I can shoot,” he said. “But I’ve been working hard and it showed a little bit here tonight. I’m ready to play basketball.”Another former first-round draft choice who impressed Monday night was Derrick Favors, the 6-10 forward out of Georgia Tech. Favors finished with 24 points, including 16 in the third quarter when he put on a dunking exhibition.”It was fun to get out here and play in front of the fans and to play with the guys again,” said Favors. “I’ve been working out so hard and I’ve got a lot more confidence in my game.”Neither Burks nor Favors started the game for the Jazz side, but their play off the bench was a big difference in the eventual 144-128 victory.Burks entered the game with a little under four minutes left in the first quarter and immediately made his presence known with a drive to the basket, ending with a dunk.About a minute later, he scored on a reverse layup and within another minute, he threw down another dunk off a nice pass from Favors from the baseline.OK, so Burks can score inside.But just before the end of the quarter, he fired in a 3-pointer from the left angle, the first of five on the night.The purple team, which was down 19-13, was suddenly up 30-26 as Burks led all scorers with nine points in a little more than three minutes of action.The second quarter was more of the same as Burks opened the scoring with a reverse dunk and followed with a 3-pointer from the right angle. Ninety seconds later, Burks connected with another 3-pointer again from the right angle.That was eight points in less than three minutes, giving Burks 17 points on 7-of-7 shooting in less than eight minutes of play.The only thing that stopped Burks was former University of Utah star Johnnie Bryant, who was acting as the Jazz coach and left him on the bench for the final six minutes of the half.In the third quarter Burks just kept going. He didn’t get in until the 3:55 mark, but after assisting on baskets by Elijah Millsap and Favors, he scored on a layup. Then he closed the quarter with back-to-back 3-pointers from the left side and right side to put the Jazz up 100-92.Burks finally missed a shot early in the fourth quarter, but came back with a breakaway dunk a minute later and added another dunk.The leading scorer in the game was Golden State’s Stephen Curry, who poured in 38 points, made several of his patented long-range bombs from “Jimmer” range and also impressed with several dunks.Fredette finished with 19 points, despite missing on about a half dozen long-range shots, but he showed he can play with the big boys.As for Kanter, he left the game midway through the first quarter with a bloody chin, courtesy of Favors’ elbow and didn’t return. He had eight stitches to go along with his four points.Other impressive performances were turned in by Jeremy Evans, who scored 17 with several spectacular dunks that excited the crowd, C.J. Miles, who scored 21 and NBA veteran Corey Maggette, who scored 22.The game benefited several charities, including the Special Olympics. At halftime a pair of local Special Olympic teams entertained the crowd with a 10-minute mini-game.email: [email protected]