Anomia – the inability to recall names of people or objects or to recognise the written or spoken names of objects.
Twenty four hours hasn’t helped me decide who to back so I’ll bow to Inventory 2 who knows much more than I do about rugby.
He’s picking wins by the Irish and French.
He’s also picking Wanganui to beat East Coast in the Meads Cup.
You dont’ have to be an Apple user to appreciate the contribution Steve Jobs made to the company, communication, technology and business.
I’ll stick to borrowing someone else’s pictures:
The clocks went forward a couple of weeks ago but someone forgot to tell the weather it’s supposed to be warmer.
Metservice’s forcast for today is a national high of 15 degrees in Auckland and a low of 3 degrees in Manapouri.
They also have a special weather advisory:
Strong cold southwesterlies are expected to spread north across Southland, Otago and Canterbury early Saturday morning. This should bring a brief burst of cold rain, and snow to relatively low levels for this time of the year. Although conditions are not expected to be as bad as previously forecast, snow may briefly lower to 400 metres in Southland and eastern Otago, especially about the Catlins. In Canterbury, the snow level may dip to about 500 metres soon after dawn on Saturday. In most places, less than 1 to 2cm of snow is likely to accumulate. Farmers should note that although snow amounts are not large, the combination of low temperatures, snow or rain and strong winds could stress stock. Also, travellers in these areas should be prepared for snow briefly affecting higher roads.
We were at a barbeque last night. Four layers of merino, gloves and a ski jacket weren’t enough to keep me warm.
Women who work in traditionally male professions aren’t seen as being as warm but the effect is neutralised when people find they are mothers or their behaviour is seen as feminine.
In 3 experimental studies, the authors tested the idea that penalties women incur for success in traditionally male areas arise from a perceived deficit in nurturing and socially sensitive communal attributes that is implied by their success . . . . Results indicated that the negativity directed at successful female managers-in ratings of likability, interpersonal hostility, and boss desirability-was mitigated when there was indication that they were communal . . . these penalties were averted when communality was conveyed by role information (motherhood status) or by behaviour (Study 3). These findings support the idea that penalties for women’s success in male domains result from the perceived violation of gender-stereotypic prescriptions.
I wonder how men in these professions are regarded when it comes to warmth?
Do misconceptions based on gender work both ways so men in traditionally female occupations are regarded as weaker in what might be regarded as masculine traits?
If so why we are still gender stereotyping after all these years?
The idea that women in positions of authority are less feminine and men in nurturing roles less masculine is antediluvian.
When men were hunters and women stayed back in the cave to look after the children there were good reasons for differences in masculine and feminine traits.
But now we’re in the 21st century isn’t it time we got over penalising people for perceptions about gender-based character traits and behaviour?
Holcim was set to build a new cement plant near Weston in North Otago in the 1980s.
Then the world went into recession and the plan was put on hold.
The company started planning again to build on the site again a few years ago and gained resource consent. But economic uncertainty around the world has led to another delay in the decision.
The plans have been dogged by controversy and strong opposition.
However, it has also had strong support.
The plant would provide around 120 full time permanent jobs which would bring economic and social benefits to the district while strict consent conditions would ensure the safeguarding of the environment.
The plant would replace Holcim’s plant at Westport where the loss of jobs and business for the port would be difficult for the town.
Even if the decision isn’t made to build the new plant next year, it is likely it will be built eventually as the Westport site is running low of raw materials while there are plentiful supplies of lime and coal near the Weston site.
314 Roman Emperor Licinius was defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and lost his European territories.
451 The first session of the Council of Chalcedon began.
1075 Dmitar Zvonimir was crowned King of Croatia.
1200 Isabella of Angoulême was crowned Queen consort of England.
1480 Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and the eventual disintegration of the Horde.
1573 End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
1600 San Marino adopted its written constitution.
1806 Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire laid siege to the port of Boulogne by using Congreve rockets.
1813 The Treaty of Ried was signed between Bayern and Austria.
1847 Rose Scott, Australia social reformer, was born (d. 1925).
1860 Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opened.
1862 American Civil War: Battle of Perryville – Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell halted the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg.
1895 Zog I, King of Albania, was born (d. 1961).
1895 Juan Perón, Argentinean President, was born.
1895 Eulmi incident– Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, was assassinated and her corpse burnt by the Japanese in Gyeongbok Palace.
1912 First Balkan War began when Montenegro declared war against Turkey.
1918 World War I: In the Argonne Forest in France, United States Corporal Alvin C. York led an attack that killed 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
1920 Frank Herbert, American writer, was born (d. 1986).
1925 Cubana de Aviación founded.
1932 The Indian Air Force was established.
1939 Paul Hogan, Australian actor, was born.
1939 World War II: Germany annexed Western Poland.
1941 Stan Graham shot dead three policemen and fatally wounded two other men before escaping into the bush.
1941 US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson was born.
1943 US actor Chevy Chase was born.
1943 US children’s horror writer R.L (Robert Lawrence) Stine was born.
1948 Johnny Ramone, American musician (The Ramones), was born (d. 2004).
1949 Sigourney Weaver, American actress, was born.
1952 The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash killed 112 people.
1962 Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel published the article “Bedingt abwehrbereit” (“Conditionally prepared for defense”) about a NATO manoeuver called “Fallex 62″, which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany’s army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time.
1965 C-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones), was born.
1967 Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men were captured in Bolivia.
1968 Vietnam War: Operation Sealords – United States and South Vietnamese forces launched a new operation in the Mekong Delta.
1969 The opening rally of the Days of Rage, organised by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
1970 Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejected US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal as “a maneuver to deceive world opinion”.
1973 Yom Kippur War: Gabi Amir’s armored brigade attacked Egyptian occupied positions on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal in hope of driving them away. The attack failed, and over 150 Israeli tanks were destroyed.
1974 Franklin National Bank collapsed due to fraud and mismanagement.
1978 Australia’s Ken Warby set the world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
1982 Poland banned Solidarity and all trade unions.
1990 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Police killed 17 Palestinians and wounded over 00.
1998 Oslo’s Gardermoen airport opened.
2001 A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collided in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
2001 U.S. President George W. Bush announced the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
2005 – Kashmir earthquake: Thousands of people were killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia