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Study offers new psychological explanation for men’s tendency to overestimate women’s romantic interest

first_imgPinterest Share on Twitter LinkedIn Share “This study was motivated by a paper published by Carin Perilloux and Rob Kurzban in Psychological Science in 2012. The conclusion of that paper was that men have evolved the tendency to overestimate women’s sexual interest, and women under-estimate that of men’s,” Lee told PsyPost.“My thought on this was that there are a lot of differences between men and women that could explain this bias without appealing to inherent sex differences. For instance, people (regardless of their sex) who are interest in short-term sexual encounters may be more likely to overestimate sexual interest, it just so happens that men tend to be more interested in these types of relationships.”A speed-dating study was conducted among a sample of 1,226 heterosexual young adults with an average age of 19. Each participant met around three to four members of the opposite sex for a total of 3 minutes each, adding up to 3,850 interactions. After each meeting, subjects rated their sexual interest in their partner and the perceived sexual interest of their partner. Subjects also completed the Sociosexual Orientation Inventory which measured their willingness to partake in uncommitted sex by assessing their past experiences, their attitudes towards casual sex, and their desire for sex. Finally, subjects rated their own attractiveness.Results were consistent with previous studies, showing that men, overall, perceived higher levels of sexual attraction from women than women did from men. Effects were also found for each of the three potential mediators. When it came to sociosexual orientation, those with an inclination towards short-term relationships perceived more sexual interest from their partners. As the authors point out, this could indicate that people who are more open to casual sex overperceive other’s interest in them in order to maximize opportunities for mating.Next, those who rated themselves as higher in attractiveness also perceived greater sexual interest from their partners.“If we assume that individuals have some insight into their own attractiveness (indeed, self-rated attractiveness was positively associated with received sexual interest from partners in our sample), this finding could suggest a learning effect in which individuals who have received interest in the past raise their internal representation of their own attractiveness, which in turn influences their perceptions of sexual interest from potential partners in future interactions,” Lee and associates say.The final and largest effect on perceived interest from a partner was the rater’s own sexual interest. In fact, subjects’ perceptions of a partner’s sexual interest were more strongly associated with their own interest in that partner than the partner’s actual sexual interest. This effect is consistent with the idea that people tend to project their sexual interest onto others, and could “reflect a broader tendency for individuals to assume that others think like themselves” rather than an evolutionary adaptation.Importantly, when researchers took the three mediators into account, the effect for sex disappeared. This suggests that sex differences in perception of sexual interest can be completely explained by the factors of sociosexual orientation, self-ratings of attractiveness, and projected sexual interest. This challenges the idea that sex differences in misperceptions of sexual interest have evolved solely to accommodate the different mating strategies of men and women.“There doesn’t appear to be an inherent difference between men and women regarding perceptions of sexual interest, and any misperceptions in sexual interest appear to be more due to more individual differences, such as that in motivation,” Lee said.“While our particular paper identified some individual differences that helped explain differences in misperceptions in sexual interest, we did not investigate an exhaustive list.”The study, “Sex Differences in Misperceptions of Sexual Interest Can Be Explained by Sociosexual Orientation and Men Projecting Their Own Interest Onto Women”, was authored by Anthony J. Lee, Morgan J. Sidari, Sean C. Murphy, James M. Sherlock, and Brendan P. Zietsch.center_img Email Share on Facebook New research suggests that men’s tendency to overestimate women’s sexual interest is more than just an evolutionary adaptation. The study found that differences in sociosexual orientation and the tendency to project one’s interest onto others completely explained sex differences in the misperception of partner’s interest. The study was published in Psychological Science.Previous research has consistently found that when it comes to gauging a partner’s sexual interest, men and women display different biases. Men tend to overestimate women’s sexual interest, while women underestimate men’s sexual interest. Some researchers have speculated that these differences have evolved to serve the mating strategies of each sex. From an evolutionary perspective, men have more to lose by underestimating a partner’s interest and potentially missing a mating opportunity than women do. Women, on the other hand, have more to lose by overestimating a man’s interest and engaging in sex with an uncommitted man.Study author Anthony J. Lee, a lecturer at The University of Stirling, and his team wanted to explore whether there might be other factors involved that can explain men’s and women’s differences in perceptions of sexual interest.last_img read more

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James McElya of Cooper Standard Elected 2008-2009 MEMA Chairman

first_imgRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – James McElya, executive chairman of Cooper-Standard Automotive in Novi, Mich., has been elected 2008-2009 chairman of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Board of Directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement McElya served chief executive officer of Cooper-Standard Automotive from December 2004 through June 2008. Prior to this, McElya had been a corporate vice president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., which was the parent company of Cooper-Standard Automotive until 2004. McElya has more than 30 years of automotive experience and was previously president of Siebe Automotive Worldwide, a division of Invensys, PLC. He spent 22 years with Handy & Harman in various executive management positions, including president, Handy & Harman Automotive, and corporate vice president and officer of the parent company. In addition to his involvement with MEMA and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), McElya has served as a board member of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and an advisor to the National Alliance for Accessible Golf (NAAG). Other MEMA board officers include: • Vice chairman – Terry McCormack, CEO, president and director, Affinia Group • Vice chairman – Gordon Ulsh, president, CEO and director of Exide Technologies • Treasurer – Eugene Ezzell, president, Mikronite Automotive Technologies Charles “Charley” Johnson, president, CEO and director of Proliance International Inc., will remain on the board as immediate past chairman. New members of the board are: • John Corey, president and CEO, Stoneridge Inc. • Dennis Michaels, president and CEO, Link Manufacturing Inc. • Peter Morse, president, Morse Automotive Corp. • Tom Ward, president, Snap-on ToolsAdvertisement Directors continuing to serve on the board include: • Robert Devenney, senior vice president, Danaher Corp., Professional Tool Group • Joseph McAleese, president and CEO, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and HDMA chairman • Robert “Bob” McKenna, president and CEO of MEMA • Alfred “Al” Stecklein, president, Schrader and Plews, Tomkins Plc. • James Orchard, CEO, Dayco Products – Mark IV Auto • Francisco “Frank” Ordonez, president, Delphi Product and Service Solutions and vice president, Delphi Corplast_img read more

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Riding the Mexican wave

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What’s Important

first_imgNational news articles chronicling the recent escape from New York to the Hamptons amid the COVID-19 pandemic have left a wave of emotion in their path. Articles like “Coronavirus Leads To Class Warfare In Hamptons,” “Hamptons Food Stores Ransacked By The Wealthy Amid Coronavirus Pandemic,” and “Wealthy New Yorkers Flee To Hamptons, Hudson Valley To Escape Coronavirus” have been published by the New York Post, Bloomberg, and CNBC. It’s true the East End has seen an influx of residents, with weekenders setting up shop and summer stayers coming back early. And yes, they are buying large quantities of food and other necessities, leaving many locals angry. But to declare class warfare by pitting the rich against the poor — insinuating that every local is poor and all wealthy are greedy — at a time like this is just not helping the situation. As a community, we should be sharing and discussing how our local fishermen are feeding the community rather than falling hook, line, and sinker for the clickbait. The public’s health is what’s important right now. Share a link to a local food pantry. Share a resource for a senior citizen. It’s unrealistic to think that anyone who owns a second home is not going to use it at a time like this. A pandemic could have easily happened in July, and we should be as prepared as possible any time of year. The grocery stores may not have been ready for the inflow of patrons, but none in the country were, and we all can, and will, adapt going forward. If New York City residents want to use their Hamptons home to quarantine, by all means do so, but please also respect the local community. Stay home. Do not congregate in public spaces and do not hoard groceries and supplies. And this should go without saying, but do not, please, under any circumstance hop on public transportation to the East End or anywhere if you’ve been exposed to, or worse, tested positive for COVID-19. A specifically cringe-worthy moment happened when we spotted a sponsored Instagram post from Blade helicopter service Sunday evening advertising “WFH = Work From the Hamptons,” offering a two-night stay at a luxury hotel and a round-trip ride from Manhattan. This is unacceptable. It is a time for everyone to stay home, not head out on vacation. Sharelast_img read more

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Chart, ExxonMobil and Indian Oil collaborate

first_imgVirtual pipelines deliver LNG by road, rail, and waterways not connected by physical pipelines.“We believe this collaboration with ExxonMobil, a major LNG supplier with a local presence in India, coupled with our ongoing work with IOLC will accelerate India’s ability to offer a cleaner energy solution within the growing cities and networks,” said Jill Evanko, Chart’s President and CEO.“We are excited to offer our cryogenic equipment to support what each party in this collaboration believes will accelerate clean energy progress while doing so with localised equipment manufacturing in India. Source: Chart Industries, Inc.In early 2019, Chart signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IOLC to promote the development of the LNG market in India, focusing on modular liquefaction, regasification applications, LNG bunkering, fuelling stations and alternative LNG mobile transportation.The letter of content announced this week expands the reach and potential scale within a significantly growing country that has committed to clean energy options.Read more like this – subscribe todayEnjoyed this story? Subscribe to gasworld today and take advantage of even more great insights and exclusives in industrial gases.Visit www.gasworld.com/subscribe to access all content and choose the right subscription for you.last_img read more

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USCG Raises Security Measures against Ships Calling at Gambian Ports

first_imgThe US Coast Guard is, as of July 6, imposing a set of conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the Gambia, as the country was deemed to have deficient port anti-terrorism measures.Any vessel that visited a port in the Republic of the Gambia in its last five port calls prior to calling at any US port will have to implement measures per the vessel’s security plan equivalent to Security Level 2 while in Gambian ports.Ship operators must ensure that each access point to the vessel is guarded and that the guards have total visibility of the exterior (both landside and waterside) of the vessel while the vessel is in Gambian ports.The vessel’s master and the Company Security Officer must also attempt to execute a Declaration of Security while in Gambian ports, as well as log all security actions in the vessel’s security records.The security actions taken must be reported to the cognizant Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) prior to arrival into US waters.The vessel may also be required to ensure that each access point to the vessel is guarded by armed, private security guards and that they have total visibility of the exterior (both landside and waterside) of the vessel while in US ports.last_img read more

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Where lords fear to tread

first_imgThe House of Lords debate on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill has featured a procession of eminent lawyers honing their advocacy skills. All of which has made it a formidable place for those without a legal background. Some noble lords have been at pains to find suitably parliamentary language in which to apologise for any shortcomings. Speaking during the debate, Lord Newton of Braintree feared that, as a non-lawyer, he was ‘trespassing with great trepidation into this lawyers’ paradise territory’, while justice minister Lord McNally admitted he had a ‘feeling of foreboding’ whenever he was confronted with the former lord chancellor Lord Mackay (pictured). In a splendid putdown, his Labour counterpart Lord Bach said that McNally had ‘played the role of a non-lawyer with immense skill during the debate’. But not everyone fears to tread on legal toes. Over in the Commons, speaker John Bercow declared in advance of justice questions that ‘I am not a lawyer, and I say that as a matter of some very considerable pride’.last_img read more

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Lollipop Campaign launched to raise funds

first_imgHAZEL ALLIES-HUSSELMANAlthough the Bridgetown-based Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled (CTAPD) is in dire need of funds, they won’t allow this setback to stop them from doing what they do best – especially since a group of volunteers formed a fund-raising committee to turn this situation around.On Saturday June 5, staff and volunteers participated in the Lollipop Campaign, which was hosted at Vangate Mall. Chief executive officer (CEO), Wilfred Diedricks, said this nine-year-old campaign was initiated by the CTAPD’s umbrella body, the Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities.The project involves selling lollipops for R3 each. He admitted that a lot of lollipops needed to be sold to make an impression on their current financial situation, but he is excited about the prospects. He expressed gratutide to the CTAPD’s fund-raising committee, saying: “I am so appreciative of what they are doing. They are a group of 10 committed people and it is so heartwarming for me to see all the hard work they put in. If it continues like this, we will get back on our feet. However, we still have a lot of work that must be done.”He remembers going to the Reable Centre in Bridgetown, where the CTAPD is based, as a teenager. He was appointed CEO in December last year.“This building was erected in 1972 and it now needs a lot of work. During my first weeks here, the neighbours opposite came knocking here to complain that a building next door, which also belongs to us, has been used as a drug den. The neighbours were upset with us, claiming that we allow it. We dealt with that situation successfully, and since then, our neighbours have come here to help. So many of them have extended a helping hand. Bridgetown is taking ownership of CTAPD now,” he said.Chairperson of the fund-raising committee, Arnold Zietsman, said many people want to contribute positively to their community.“Some of our team members are students from the University of the Western Cape and the University of Cape Town and despite their hectic schedules, they always make themselves available. Over the past four weeks they have also met every Saturday,” Mr Zietsman said.Staff member Fatima Martin said the volunteers’ involvement at the centre brings value to the community. We are so grateful for their positive contribution, and we would like to show them our appreciation, but for that, we have to make an appeal to businesses for sponsorship. “We would like to print T-shirts for them as a token of our appreciation, and hope that we can partner with a business to make this happen. We would also like to thank the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) for sponsoring the cost of the poster to advertise the Lollipop Campaign,” Ms Martin said.For more information, contact the CTAPD at 021 637 1204.last_img read more

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We’re keeping our options open, says ABS applicant AA

first_imgBreakdown recovery and insurance business AA has insisted it is merely ‘keeping its options open’ by applying for an alternative business structure licence. The company today confirmed it has applied to the Solicitors Regulation Authority with a view to providing legal services in the future. It is expected AA would look to focus on the personal injury market if and when it does offer legal services. It already provides legal documents to members and has a small panel of national law firms for advice on PI claims. ‘This is all about keeping our options open and giving us the flexibility to progress,’ said a spokesman. ‘The AA is seriously interested in pursuing this route. There are exciting options and ABSs present an excellent opportunity for the AA to develop its offering.’ The company, which has more than 15 million customers in its breakdown cover and insurance business, is the second major brand this week to confirm an ABS application. Saga Legal Solutions yesterday announced it would seek to offer legal services through wills, probate and conveyancing. Saga and AA are both owned by private equity-backed holding company Acromas.last_img read more

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Whiplash panel entry rules ‘anti-competitive’

first_imgThe organisation created to run panels of independent whiplash experts is taking legal advice over concerns that the scheme is anti-competitive.Complaints have been registered that the biggest medical reporting organisations are filing multiple registration applications to give themselves a greater chance of being picked through the MedCo allocation system.Solicitor firms running claims can choose from one national provider and six second-tier organisations to carry out whiplash diagnosis.The Gazette revealed last month that the four biggest MROs have each submitted two applications to be top-tier providers.One of the biggest MROs, Speed Medical, has been reported this week to be registering at least 10 entries for the second tier. The company is reported in some forums to be appearing in some form in 45% of searches, although it is important to note this does not breach any existing rules.A spokesman for Speed Medical said it was one of several MROs to make mutiple applications, which were necessary to maintain the existing business.It is understood several complaints have been made to MedCo about anti-competitiveness, and the organisation has now started auditing registered companies to ensure compliance.There are concerns among some MedCo board members that the regulations as set out by the Ministry of Justice are harming the intention of the panels, which was to ensure financial incentives are taken out of whiplash diagnosis and fraudulent or exaggerated claims are reduced.A MedCo spokesman said: ‘The MedCo board recognises that this is a rapidly evolving market and that some behaviours, while currently permitted under the qualifying criteria as set out by the MoJ, may undermine the original policy intention. Processes may be updated in the future to address these concerns and users will be notified.‘The board is currently seeking urgent legal advice on the scope of its authority, within the legal framework set up by the MoJ, to address these emerging operational concerns. It remains for the MoJ to consider whether there is a case for adapting any aspect of the policy framework.’Dan Chesney, group marketing manager for Speed Medical, said the company faced a drop to 10% of its previous volume of medical reqeusts and it ‘needed to act’ to protect the jobs of its 200 employees.He added: ‘We had many customers and solicitors complaining about the service and actions of the other MROs, with appointments in three months’ time, asking for pre-payment of reports and clients being asked to travel distances to see a GP.’We knew that we could replicate the great service that we provide in other companies and give customers the option to receive that great service.’Any claim notification form for an RTA claim must be commissioned from a medical expert or medical reporting organisations sourced through the MedCo website.Medical experts have been required to pay a £150 annual registration fee, while MROs are split into two categories, paying a £15,000 or £75,000 annual fee accordingly per individual registration.Any company which has applied for tier-one status must show the ability to process at least 40,000 reports a year.Doctors Chambers and sister company Bodycare Clinics have each registered as tier-one MROs, Premex is registered along with its sister company UK Independent Medical, while Speed Medical and its sister company MLA will be high-volume providers.last_img read more

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Rob McIntosh

first_imgRob McIntosh has been appointed Director for Crossrail at Network Rail, responsible for the £2·3bn surface works programme that NR is undertaking for the project. He had joined NR last year as Project Director for ETCS & Traffic Management from Invensys Rail where he was latterly Vice-President, Delivery.last_img

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Uganda Kizza Besigye’s son has won president of the Oxford…

first_imgAnslem Besigye, a student at Oxford University, won his bid to become president of the Oxford Union, one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.Oxford Union is one of the most prestigious debating societies in the world.His mother, who is the Executive Director of charity Oxfam International, tweeted about his victory: He followed his  father’s footsteps by running to become president of one of the most prestigious university debating societies in the world, the Oxford Union.To aid his campaign, Anslem Besigye has released an election video, which has already been viewed more than 50,000 times on Facebook.“I plan to hold public exhibitions on hot burning issues and current events. This is a great way to drum up attention for the team and to practice for exhibition rounds,” he pledges in the video.His father Dr. Kizza Besigye has been under house arrest since the country went to the polls on February 16, accused of plotting to incite Ugandans to hold mass protests over the election results.Long serving leader Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of the presidential election which was highly disputed by the opposition.Another opposition leader Amama Mbabazi went to court to contest Museveni’s re-election but the East African country’s highest court ruled that the poll result was fair.last_img read more

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West Florida downs Spring Hill in overtime

first_img Share West Florida downs Spring Hill in overtime Gallet tallies 3 points in win (Phot by Bill Stockland) center_img    PENSACOLA, Fla.  – It took an extra period for the Argonauts to earn this first win of the 2013 season after downing Spring Hill College in the 93rd minute at the UWF Soccer Complex Sunday. The Argos used an unfamiliar connection to get the goal after a cross from Marteinn Urbancic (Fr., Reykjavik, Iceland) found the foot of junior transfer Miguel Santos (Houston, Tx/Wallace State CC). Junior Dillon Gallet got the second assist on the goal from a set-up pass to Urbancic. UWF now has a record of 1-1-0 (0-0-0 GSC) while the Badgers drop to 2-2-0 (0-0-0 SSAC). West Florida opened the scoring in the game from a goal by Gallet off of a free kick from senior Jake Pratt (Niceville, Fla.) in the 21st minute. It didn’t take long for the Badgers to answer and took only 48 seconds to even the score from a shot by Tyler Hartlage that found the left corner of the net. Both teams would struggle to find the net again in regulation and the game was ended by Santos in overtime.The Argos outshot their opponent 18-10 and managed to attempt seven shots on goal compared to Spring Hills 4. Steven Hermosa (Sr., Orlando, Fla.) started in net for the Argos before Junior Stuart McCrory (Prattville, Ala.) replaced him at the half. McCrory was credited with the win after stopping one shot and allowed 0 goals in 47 minutes. Jacob Files was the losing goalkeeper after he stopped five shots and allowed two goals in 92 minutes. UWF will be on the road next weekend when they travel to play Christian Brothers Friday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. CT and Delta State Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. CT. The weekend will mark the opening of GSC conference play and Christian Brothers will begin to defend is GSC title. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)                         2013 West Florida Men’s Soccer         Spring Hill vs West Florida (Sep 08, 2013 at Pensacola, Fla.) Spring Hill(2-2-0, 0-0-0 SSAC) vs. West Florida(1-1-0, 0-0-0 GSC) Date: Sep 08, 2013  Attendance: 231 Weather: Hot and humid Goals by period       1  2 OT  Tot ———————————- Spring Hill………  1  0  0 –  1 West Florida……..  1  0  1 –  2  SCORING SUMMARY:  1.  21:11 UWF Dillon Gallet (1) (Jake Pratt) – Pratt to Gallet on free kick, Gallet header to right side  2.  21:59 SHC Tyler Hartlage (Eric Schwing) – Hartlage on a give-and-go with Chasteen  3.  92:25 UWF Miguel Santos (1) (Dillon Gallet;Marteinn Urbancic) – Gallet pass to Urbancic top of box, to Santos in box shot right Shots: Spring Hill 10, West Florida 18 Saves: Spring Hill 5 (Jacob Files 5), West Florida 3 (Steven Hermosa 2; Stuart McCrory 1) Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Silver Alert Issued Early Monday Morning Cancelled, Hodge Found Alive

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Few initial details are available but 76-year-old Henry Hodge of Anchorage was located safely in Haines, Alaska, after authorities issued a Silver Alert for him early Monday morning. Hodge had been described in the alert as 5’10”, 190lbs with gray hair, a bushy mustache, and hazel eyes, and authorities worried that he might be in danger. His last known whereabouts when the alert was issued had been in Willow, Alaska, in his 2008 white Dodge Ram truck. At 1:30 pm Alaska State Troopers said the elderly man was reported safe in Haines, Alaska, but few other details were available.last_img read more

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Seto wins gold at short-course worlds

first_imgISTANBUL – Japanese teen Daiya Seto rewrote his own record Thursday en route to winning the men’s 400-meter individual medley on the second day of the short-course FINA World Swimming Championships.Eighteen-year-old Seto shaved 0.87 second off his previous mark to take the gold medal in 3 minutes, 59.15 seconds in the final, touching the wall ahead of Hungarians Laszlo Cseh and David Verraszto, who timed 4:00.50 and 4:02.87, respectively. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “This is a huge confidence boost for me,” said Seto, who missed out on a spot in the London Olympics. “I will try to aim for the gold medal at next year’s (long-course) world championships (in Barcelona).”London Olympic bronze medalist Kosuke Hagino trailed in fourth in 4:04.13.Akihiro Yamaguchi, who owns the long-course world record in the 200-meter breaststroke, could only manage a seventh-place finish in 58.26 in the men’s 100 breaststroke won by Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli, who touched in 57.10.In the men’s 4×200, Japan’s team led by Yuki Kobori came sixth in 7:00.79. Ryan Lochte led the United States to the gold medal in 6:51.40, while Australia and Germany placed second and third, respectively, in 6:52.29 and 6:53.22. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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We expect medals! – Former Sunshine Girls Forbes, Henry forecast Jamaica podium finish at Netball World Cup

first_imgFormer national senior netball players Simone Forbes and Sasher-Gaye Henry said they are very anxious to see the Sunshine Girls end their 12-year medal drought at this month’s Netball World Cup (NWC) tournament, which will begin in Liverpool, England, on Friday. Forbes and Henry were members of the Sunshine Girls unit that last won a bronze medal at the 2007 NWC in Auckland, New Zealand. However, since then, the Jamaicans have finished fourth twice – in 2011 and 2015. Forbes, who is rated as the one of the best goal attacks to have ever played the sport, was vice-captain of the Sunshine Girls team in 2007. She told The Gleaner that Netball Jamaica has assembled a powerful team for the tournament, so she is very optimistic that they will be on the podium at the end of the competition. “It has been 12 years since we last won a medal, and these ladies, especially doing so well at the last Commonwealth Games, and last year was a good year for them, I really don’t see us not winning a medal this year,” she said. “I believe that this year, we should break that spell because when we won the bronze medal in 2007, it was an awesome feeling because I remember that year being a challenging year for the team. “We started out with seven and eight players, so when we won that medal, it felt like gold due to all the challenges that we had to go through and all the effort and sacrifices the girls had to make. “Fast-forward to this World Championships, I am twice as excited for this team, especially with the talent pool that we have,” she said. NO EASY FEAT Forbes warned, however, that the Sunshine Girls should not take any of the teams lightly at the competition. “We know that we have a very good team, and we know they are talented and they are working hard. So are other teams, and it is not going to be easy,” she said. Henry, who coached the Sunshine Girls to a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, in April 2018 before resigning in July that year, said that the NWC is going to be tough, but that she also believes that the Jamaicans can come away with a podium finish. “I think the Sunshine Girls can get into medal contention for first and second place, and they can even win the gold,” she said. “However, it all goes down to how well we manage the players and how well they play on the day in terms of limiting their turnovers and making the shots well. “The good thing is that we are now second in the world, and that is a boost for us because it is the first that we have reached this far in the rankings, and it speaks a lot of volume for us. It is certainly going to give us a lot of confidence, and they will try to push their best to execute on the day to ensure that we win a medal.”last_img read more