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first_imgTo apply, please download the ‘TFA National Indigenous Team Expression of Interest’ document and follow the instructions.Position descriptions for both Coaches and Managers are also available to download; please see below.Expression of interest for these positions closes on COB Friday 16th October 2009 and should be forwarded to Adam Raptis at adam.raptis@austouch.com.au or fax (02) 6212 2822.Related Filestfa_national_indigenous_team_eoi-pdfindigenous_coach_position_description-pdfindigenous_managers_duty_statement-pdflast_img


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first_imgSurat: A sessions court here Friday convicted Narayan Sai, son of jailed self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, in a rape case filed against him by a former woman devotee in 2013. The sentence will be pronounced on April 30. Besides Sai (47), who is lodged at Lajpore Jail here since 2013, the court held four of his aides, including two women, guilty of various offences. Sai was convicted under IPC sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 323 (assault), 506-2 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (conspiracy). Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Of the 11 accused, six were acquitted. Additional Sessions Judge P S Gadhvi will pronounce the quantum of punishment on April 30. The minimum punishment for rape is 10 years in jail, while the maximum punishment is life imprisonment. Sai’s aides–Dharmishtha alia Ganga, Bhavna alias Jamuna and Pavan alias Hanuman–were held guilty for being part of a conspiracy. Sai’s driver Rajkumar alias Ramesh Malhotra was held guilty under IPC section 212 (harbouring an offender). Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Ganga and Jamuna, also called “sadhika” (women disciples), were accused of putting the victim in illegal confinement and thrashing her at Sai’s behest. They were also accused of trying to brainwash her into agreeing to have a relationship with Sai. Hanuman, a loyal “sadhak” (disciple) of Sai, was accused of abetment, including taking the victim to Sai’s room. Surat Police had filed a 1,100-page charge sheet against Sai in 2014. In 2013, after Asaram was arrested for raping a girl in Rajasthan, two Surat-based women accused Asaram and his son of sexual exploitation. The elder sister accused Asaram of sexual assaults between 1997 and 2006 when she lived at his Ahmedabad ashram. The younger sister accused the godman’s son of sexual assaults when she lived at Asaram’s ashram in Jahangirpura area of Surat between 2002 and 2005. Sai was arrested from Delhi-Haryana border in December 2013. When he was in jail, Surat Police claimed to have unearthed Sai’s plans to bribe police officers, doctors and even judicial officers to weaken the case against him. Asaram, meanwhile, was convicted by a Jodhpur court for rape. The trial against him in the case filed by the Surat-based woman is going on at a Gandhinagar court.last_img read more


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Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins protects his goal during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternFreshman goalie Matt Tomkins returned to the lineup as the Ohio State men’s hockey team took four points from a weekend series against Michigan State.Tomkins, who sustained an injury during a 6-1 victory against Niagara Nov. 9, tallied 59 saves over the two games as OSU (11-6-1, 1-2-1) earned its first-ever points in the Big Ten play.A season-high crowd of more than 8,000 Saturday saw the Spartans ride an early lead all the way into the third period, only for the Buckeyes’ junior forward Darik Angeli to score midway through the final stanza.Neither team could find the winning goal in the final minutes or in the overtime period. The shootout ended 3-2 in favor of Michigan State, as Angeli was stopped by sophomore goalie Jake Hildebrand, giving the Spartans (6-10-3, 0-2-2) the extra point in the Big Ten conference standings.Friday night’s game saw the Buckeyes — who are tied for second in the Big Ten in goals per game with 3.25 — continue their strong attacking in a 5-3 victory. Leading the charge was junior forward Ryan Dzingel, whose three goals, to go along with an assist on a goal by junior forward Nick Oddo, extend his streak of games with at least a point to 10.Dzingel credited the play of his two linemates, Oddo and freshman forward Nick Schilkey, as the key to his recent success.“I feel like our line has been clicking and we know where each other are on the ice,” Dzingel said. “I enjoy playing with these guys and I was just fortunate enough to get a couple goals.”Michigan State coach Tom Anastos said after Friday’s game his team “had to be better” in the defensive zone.“I thought it was a big difference in our game because (defense is) really part of our identity,” Anastos said. “That’s the expectations we have, so that was much more in alignment with how we should be playing all the time.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play against Big Ten opponents for the rest of the regular season. Coach Steve Rohlik said the competitive nature of the two games against Michigan State is something that will be repeated ad nauseam in the Big Ten.“It’s going to be a broken record every weekend,” Rohlik said. “It’s going to make our players better and it’s going to make us (as) coaches better.”Next up for the Buckeyes is a trip to Minneapolis for two games against No. 1 Minnesota. Their first game against the Gophers is outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium, home of Minnesota’s football team. Puck drop for the game is set for 9 p.m. Friday. read more


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first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow, June 26, at 6pm, at the Sterling Community Center in Sterling. The Alaska Incident Management Team will be on site to give an update on the Swan Lake Fire.For More InformationIncident phone number: (208) 391-3488Inciweb.nwcg.govFacebook @BLMAFS & @AK.ForestryTwitter @BLM_AFS & @AK_ForestryFirewise: firewise.org All interested residents are welcome to attend and ask questions about this incident and efforts being made to protect the community and critical infrastructure The meeting will be streamed on the Alaska DNR- Division of Forestry (DOF) This stream will be provided for those who are not able to attend the meeting in person. If the Facebook live stream does not transmit properly, the video will be uploaded after the meeting for residents to view. Incident command staff will be on hand to provide fire information and will share the strategies and tactics being used to protect critical infrastructure throughout the community of Sterling.last_img read more


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first_imgMathurapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally in West Bengal’s Mathurapur on May 16, 2019.IANS [Representational Image]After smashing through all bastions in the north and middle India — from Haryana, Himachal, Uttarakhand and Delhi in the north to Bengal in the east, all the way up to Assam in the northeast, Hindutva has a new sheen, hue and connotation. It is a relentless drum roll of persuasion which argues for Hindutva Plus, the dynasty is damned.Plugging and playing into the fears and aspirations on a rapidly evolving India, the politics of appeasement has given way to majoritarianism instead of greater inclusiveness. India circa 2019 stands on the cusp of a new age, discarding the age of identity politics.A fork has come on the road where miasma and prevarications have been junked, it is a strategic shift where the GOP has been blown out of the water for the second time in a row. It is time to accept what was thought to be politically incorrect, for there is a fine line between calculation and candour. The short path between the two is strewn with deceit.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unique populist development model predicated on welfare economics to connect with the poorest of the poor at the bottom of the pyramid is his other arrow in the quiver. Empowering people and reaching out to them with the fruits of economic reforms has been his version of Modinomics.A catalogue of welfare schemes targeting the poor has obviously worked on the ground. This double attack is paying enormous dividends. From forward castes to SC/ST and backwards, the Modi equity and persona is larger than life almost Gargantuan and unstoppable.By being the progenitor of the Hindu vote bank, Narendra Modi using subliminal messaging to give majoritarian forces a new identity has swept all-comers over the last five years in Indian electoral politics.The new Hindu order works on the cult of appeasement and anti-minorityism. A consolidation of the Hindu vote cutting across caste fault lines has helped Modi win repeatedly in recent memory.First when he bagged 73 out of 80 seats (including two Apna Dal victories) in the 2014 general hustings followed by a virtual rout of the opposition in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh state elections. In between there is Assam, Jammu division of Jammu and Kashmir and in totality a clear triumph for the Hindu Hriday Samrat Narendra Modi as the Hindu vote aggregated behind him.Covert messaging appealing to the subconscious against appeasement and constant pandering of Muslims has led to the spectre of anti-minortiyism making Hindus vote en bloc thrice over in Uttar Pradesh. Pertinently, this phenomenon goes beyond the temple and Ayodhya, it is about Hindu Asmita or chauvinism or even machismo which was compromised by pandering to minorities. It has struck a chord with Hindus, across all strata and states. Resulting in naked majoritarianism and even Islamophobia and Muslim bashing, an unfortunate spin-off being mob lynchings and the cow assuming a larger-than-life position in our collective national consciousness. A supporter of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party waves the party flag during an election campaign rally being addressed by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.Reuters file [Representational Image]Deep down, this grouse of appeasement has resulted in a consolidation of the Hindu vote. Modi and BJP President Amit Shah know that the rise of majoritarianism in India is peaking and is still to reach a crescendo.Increasingly, majoritarianism is equal to faux nationalism. This translates into majoritarianism nationalism as a derivative of ethnocentrism. While India, unlike its neighbours in South Asia, has been accommodative of religious and linguistic minorities all these years, the trendline is changing dramatically.The almost imperceptible shift in India of the middle ground of public opinion in favour of Hindu ultra-nationalism rather than Hindutva is clear as daylight. Hindutva has actualised into a Hindu identity shift. Hindutva may not necessarily mean Ram Temple and Ayodhya anymore, but a more aggressive mien displayed by Hindus who want to reclaim their identity and land. Aggrieved as they reckon they are after years of minority pacification. I condemn these lynchings, an offshoot of lumpenisation and mobocracy, but equally, understand the need for Hindus to reclaim their identity.The wave of majority identity politics across the world is a harsh reality.Majoritarian impulses have sparked humiliation of religious minorities and lower castes in India, driving a cleave within the fabric of India. The faultlines have become so stark that the Congress under Rahul Gandhi tried practising a similar type of soft Hindutva identity politics.Nida Kirmani, a Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and her views published in the Dawn sometime back provide an interesting prism: The seeds of this majoritarianism were not only present in the explicitly right-wing BJP but were also present in the rhetoric of the Congress party. And alongside the bonds of cooperation and friendship between religious communities were also strands of resentment and distrust, which flared up periodically. Modi did not create Hindu majoritarianism. He only stoked the embers that had been simmering in the Indian polity for several decades. However, India is not exceptional; majoritarianism is not an exclusively Hindu malaise. Like twins separated at birth, India and Pakistan both continue to carry the same toxic ingredients within our countries’ DNA.Somewhere in these two-three lines remains buried the Modi DNA, that he is not the creator of Hindu majoritarianism, but has played on the underlying fears of the Hindu majority embedded deep in their psyche.It is very subtle at one level, but the contagion of stimulating the threshold of this particular sensation has spread far and wide. It has kick-started a consciousness that the minority has been given too much and it is constantly taking from the majority. More than that, it will become the majority in India if this process of appeasement continues — is another strand to this theme. While this may not be true, the latent and dormant intuitive mind listens to the inner voice which plays on these very underlying fears.Majoritarianism is a global phenomenon, an offshoot of terrorist attacks and the rise of Islamists and Jihadists. Kenneth Roth, writing in the World Report succinctly articulates its dangerous rise: The appeal of the populists has grown with mounting public discontent over the status quo.In the West, many people feel left behind by technological change, the global economy, and growing inequality. Horrific incidents of terrorism generate apprehension and fear. Some are uneasy with societies that have become more ethnically, religiously and racially diverse. There is an increasing sense that governments and the elite ignore public concerns. In this cauldron of discontent, certain politicians are flourishing and even gaining power by portraying rights as protecting only the terrorist suspect or the asylum seeker at the expense of the safety, economic welfare, and cultural preferences of the presumed majority. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]They scapegoat refugees, immigrant communities, and minorities. Truth is a frequent casualty. Nativism, xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia are on the rise. The rising tide of populism in the name of a perceived majority has paralleled a new infatuation with strongman rule that was apparent particularly prominently during the US presidential election campaign. If all that matters are the declared interests of the majority, the thinking seems to go, why not embrace the autocrat who shows no qualms about asserting his “majoritarian” vision — self-serving as it may be — and subjugating those who disagree.Joshua Kurlantzick, a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, writing for The Washington Post, said: Populism’s continuing appeal should remind long-standing, mainstream political parties worldwide that the factors behind the populist wave are, if not universal, found in many different countries now. Furious voters may turn to populist outsiders who would shock political systems but not destroy them – or who could well demolish them.Either way, 2018 and 2019 will provide more reminders that populism is here to stay.Mukul Kesavan points out, majoritarianism is not simply Islamophobia – in India or Myanmar or anywhere else — Majoritarian politics results from the patiently constructed self-image of an aggrieved, besieged majority that believes itself to be long-suffering and refuses to suffer in silence anymore.The cultivation of this sense of injury is the necessary precondition for the lynchings, pogroms, and ethnic cleansing that invariably follow. When centrists like Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron were re-elected in Europe despite strong anti-immigration rhetoric, the world breathed a sigh of relief, but with Merkel now under pressure from her own allies in the national coalition on the same prickly issue of migration, the far right is making a staunch comeback.(To be Continued)last_img read more


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first_imgAn aerial view of Doha’s diplomatic area. Reuters file photoSaudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism, in an unprecedented breach between the most powerful members of the Gulf Cooperation Council.The coordinated move dramatically escalates a dispute over Qatar’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s oldest Islamist movement, and adds accusations that Doha even backs the agenda of regional arch-rival Iran.The three Gulf states announced the closure of transport ties with Qatar and gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their countries. Qatar was also expelled from a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.These were more severe measures than during a previous eight-month rift in 2014, when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors from Doha. At that time, travel links were maintained and Qataris were not expelled.A split between Doha and its closest allies can have repercussions around the Middle East where Gulf states have used their financial and political power to influence events in Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.Qatar is also due to host the World Cup in 2022.AL JAZEERAIn a statement on state news agency SPA, oil giant Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of backing militant groups and spreading their violent ideology, in an apparent reference to Qatar’s influential state-owned satellite channel al Jazeera.“(Qatar) embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region, including the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS (Islamic State) and al-Qaeda, and promotes the message and schemes of these groups through their media constantly,” SPA said.The statement went on to accuse Qatar of supporting what it described as Iranian-backed militants in its restive and largely Shi’ite Muslim-populated Eastern region of Qatif and in Bahrain.There was no immediate Qatari reaction to the announcements, and Qatari officials could not be reached for comment, but it has denied supporting terrorism or Iran in the past.Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous nation, said on its state news agency that Qatar’s policy “threatens Arab national security and sows the seeds of strife and division within Arab societies according to a deliberate plan aimed at the unity and interests of the Arab nation.”last_img read more


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first_imgThe closure comes after engineers found some major structural problems with a bridge on the ramp. TXDOT’S Danny Perez says a concrete slab popped up and was a hazard for drivers: “Definitely was not a condition for folks to travel on. So, as a precaution, we decided to close the road completely.” Perez explains what it will take to repair the bridge. “We’re demolishing that portion of the bridge, gonna put new concrete there. We’re actually gonna use these heavy duty cranes. We’re gonna lift that portion of the bridge to put it back into place where it had actually shifted out of place and that bridge will be fully functional and operational.” Unfortunately for commuters, the work will take several weeks.“The plan is to get it open by mid-January, but we’re hoping to get it open a lot sooner. So, we wanna make sure we’re getting that done. We know it’s a vital corridor for folks getting in and out of downtown”, says Perez.He explains that the damage was not caused by an accident or some other specific event. It just deteriorated over time.        The City of Houston suggests the following detours:IH-10 (Katy Freeway) westboundTraffic on Louisiana will turn left onto CongressProceed on Congress to Franklin and turn leftUse Franklin to turn right onto the IH-10 (Katy Freeway) HOV lanesIH-45 (North Freeway) HOV northboundTraffic on Louisiana turns right on FranklinProceed to Travis and turn leftUse Travis to access the IH-45 HOV lanes – / 4 Sharelast_img read more


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first_img Share APWith tensions rising over Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low” as he moved ever further away from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow.“Right now we’re not getting along with Russia at all,” Trump said flatly during a White House news conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Soltenberg.It was a grim assessment that echoed the words of Trump’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who left an almost two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow declaring the countries had reached a “low point” in relations.Trump said Tillerson had completed a successful meeting with Putin, where “things went pretty well.” But he said it was an open question where relations go from here. He said “it would be a fantastic thing” if the two nations got along better but cautioned that “it may be just the opposite.”Could Syria have launched the chemical weapons attack with Russia’s advance knowledge? Trump said it was “certainly possible” though “probably unlikely.”The less-than-positive assessments of relations by both Trump and Tillerson reflected the former Cold War foes’ inability to forge greater cooperation, as Trump until recently has advocated.More than 80 people were killed in what the U.S. has described as a nerve gas attack that Assad’s forces undoubtedly carried out. Russia says rebels were responsible for whatever chemical agent was found, which the Trump administration calls a disinformation campaign.The Moscow news conference came after Putin met Tillerson for the first time since Trump took office. The diplomats know each other well from Tillerson’s days as Exxon Mobil CEO. Putin had even honored Tillerson with a friendship award.Beyond Syria, Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election also hovered over what was the first face-to-face encounter between Putin and any Trump administration Cabinet member.Lavrov blasted U.S. claims that it has “irrefutable evidence” of election interference.“We have not seen a single fact, or even a hint of facts,” he said. “I do not know who saw them. No one showed us anything, no one said anything, although we repeatedly asked to produce the details on which these unfounded accusations lie.”He also rejected American claims of incontrovertible evidence that Assad ordered the chemical attack.Still, Tillerson sought to stress the positives from his meetings. He said working groups would be established to improve U.S.-Russian ties and identify problems. He said the two sides would also discuss disagreements on Syria and how to end the country’s six-year civil war.But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria. Until the chemical attack, the Trump administration had sought to step back from the U.S. position that Assad should leave power. But Tillerson repeated the administration’s new belief that “the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.”Tillerson said Syria’s government had committed more than 50 attacks using chlorine or other chemical weapons over the duration of the conflict. And he suggested that possible war crimes charges could be levied against the Syrian leader. Russia has never publicly acknowledged any such attacks by Assad’s forces and has tried for the past 18 months to help him expand his authority in Syria.The civil war is separate from the U.S.-led effort against the Islamic State group in the north of the country.While the most immediate U.S.-Russian dispute concerned culpability for the chemical weapons, broader disagreements over everything from Ukraine to Russia’s support for once-fringe candidates in European elections were among other sore points.Steeped in geopolitical intrigue, the meeting between Putin and Tillerson wasn’t formally confirmed until the last minute, following days of speculation about whether the Russian would refuse to grant the former oil executive an audience. Putin’s decision to host Tillerson signaled Moscow’s intent to maintain communication with the U.S. even as the countries bash each other publicly in louder and louder tones.Tillerson was greeted frostily in the Russian capital as Lavrov began their meeting Wednesday by demanding to know America’s “real intentions.”“We have seen very alarming actions recently with an unlawful attack against Syria,” Lavrov said, referring to the 59 Tomahawk missiles Trump launched at a Syrian air base to punish Assad for using chemical weapons. “We consider it of utmost importance to prevent the risks of replay of similar action in the future.”Trump and others have indeed threatened similar action. But in a Fox Business Network interview, the U.S. president said he wouldn’t intervene militarily against Assad unless the Syrian leader resorts to using weapons of mass destruction again. “Are we going to get involved with Syria? No,” Trump said. But, he added, “I see them using gas … we have to do something.”Only weeks ago, it appeared that Trump, who praised Putin throughout the U.S. election campaign, was poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russia. Any expectations of an easy rapport have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing U.S. investigations into Russia’s activity connected to the U.S. presidential election.Allegations of collusion between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates also have weakened Trump’s ability to sweeten any offer for greater cooperation, such as by easing economic sanctions on Moscow related to its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region and support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.last_img read more


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first_imgHoverit explains that sitting in the levitating lounger is “like floating on a cloud.” Credit: Hoverit, Ltd. Citation: Hoverit Unveils MagLev Chair (2008, January 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-01-hoverit-unveils-maglev-chair.html The company has not released many details about how the magic is done, but they confirm that the chair gives the sensation of floating on air. The product is hand-built, and designed with state-of-the-art CAD software. The base of the chair floats up and down on two guide bars, presumably so that it won´t float away. The base has castor wheels to make the two-piece furniture easy to move.The Lounger not only feels unique, but it looks stylish, as well. The magnetic furniture is made of clear acrylic which allows you to see every component. Although there is no word yet on when it will go on sale (or its price), each lounger comes with a clear anti-scratch mat and a limited edition certificate and serial number.Thanks to the magnetic field it exudes, perhaps the floating chair will also have health benefits, the company suggests. According to its Web site, “Permanent magnets can also help back, muscular problems and headaches, so our furniture not only looks good – it may make you feel good too.”Hoverit will be demonstrating its revolutionary magnetic furniture at the Ideal Home Centenary Show, which takes place March 14 – April 6 in Earls Court London.via: InventorSpot.comMore information:Hoverit.co.uk British company Hoverit, Ltd., has recently introduced “The Lounger,” a chair that defies gravity by hovering a few inches above its base. The Lounger uses permanent magnets in the chair and base to life the chair in the air. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


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first_imgEach individual was randomly given either a testosterone-boosting medication or a placebo and was assigned to a task designed to measure aggression. The men were told they would be playing a computer game against a player who was in another room. (The player was actually fictitious.) In the game, participants received points that they could exchange for money at the end of the task. They had to press a key 100 times to earn a single point worth 50 cents. Throughout the game, the computer screen would signal that the player had lost a point, indicating that the other, unseen player had stolen a point from them. In response, the men could either continue earning points by pressing the key, press a different “protect” key to safeguard their points for a variable amount of time, or press a third “steal” key to take a point away from the other player. One of the key targets in a new study is testosterone — although people often link the hormone with aggressive behavior, there is limited evidence to back that popular notion. To explore the relationship further, an international research team led by Shawn N. Geniole at the University of Vienna decided to investigate the neurobiological aspects of aggression and personality in men. Their findings are reported in Psychological Science. The scientists recruited men ages 18 to 40 for the study. The 322 participants completed personality questionnaires. Geniole’s team used the responses to develop a personality-risk score for each participant, with higher scores indicating greater dominance, less self-control, and more focus on their own needs and preferences. The participants provided saliva samples that the researchers used to determine baseline testosterone concentration; they also provided mouthwash samples that were used to extract DNA. Researchers have begun to investigate whether hormonal and genetic factors, when combined with certain personality traits, have something to do with aggressive behavior. This research did not look at behavior beyond the aggressive behavior shown in the experimental task. But the findings raise the possibility that the men who have a fiery interaction of testosterone, personality, and a certain genetic feature are the same guys who cut you off in traffic and speed through red lights. If the results hold up in real-world scenarios, scientists may someday be able to use a blend biological and psychological measures to identify people at greatest risk for dangerous driving. Some of the participants were told they would not get to keep the points they stole. In other words, they would only be able to reduce the other player’s earnings but would reap no financial benefit as a result. Previous research using this experimental approach has shown that people who self-report as aggressive tend to steal more points compared with less-aggressive individuals.   Geniole and colleagues suspect that the combination of testosterone, high personality risk, and a certain genetic trait combine to increase aggression, in part by increasing activity in reward-related regions of the brain. The researchers are interested in expanding on these findings by looking at other anger-related brain responses and investigating whether the effects are similar in women. For many people, driving seems to provide an outlet for their most pugnacious tendencies. They’re the people who cut you off, flash their headlights and honk, and recklessly weave in and out of traffic at high speed. And they’re a danger. The American Automobile Association recently estimated that 56% of car accidents result from aggressive driving. Reference Are these drivers simply more easily provoked by congested roads, or are they more prone to risk-taking? Could biology be at play? Results showed that men with higher personality-risk scores (suggesting high dominance and low self-control) were more vulnerable to the aggression-inducing effects of testosterone than were men with lower risk scores. But the testosterone effects seemed especially potent for men with a specific characteristic in the androgen receptor (AR) gene, which directs the development of male sexual characteristics. Additionally, these men reported experiencing more pleasure (but less anger) in the game. Next, the participants filled out a questionnaire rating the extent to which stealing points felt good and the level of anger they felt when their partner stole their points. The researchers then collected a second round of testosterone and DNA samples. Geniole, S. N., Procyshyn, T. L., Marley, N., Ortiz, T. L., Bird, B. M., Marcellus, A. L., … Carré, J. M. (2019). Using a psychopharmacogenetic approach to identify the pathways through which—and the people for whom—testosterone promotes aggression. Psychological Science, 30(4), 481–494. doi.org/10.1177/0956797619826970.last_img read more