Bravo extends fine batting form in Big Bash T20

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo extended his fine batting form, upstaging both West Indies teammates Chris Gayle and AndrÈ Russell, as he fired Melbourne Renegades to a handsome five-wicket win over Sydney Thunder yesterday.Chasing a challenging 174 at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Renegades swept to victory in the final over with Bravo hammering a stroke-filled 47 off 24 deliveries.He struck three fours and three sixes and put on 91 for the third wicket with captain Cameron White, who top-scored with 61 from 46 deliveries.Bravo, who also got a half-century at the weekend, looked en route to another when he moved into the 40s with two sixes off medium pacer Russell in the 18th over.However, he was deceived with the fourth ball, top-edging a slower delivery for Russell to snare the caught and bowled chance. Three balls later, Russell accounted for White to finish with two for 42 from his four overs.Gayle had earlier struck a breezy 28 off 20 deliveries as he put on 46 off 29 balls for the first wicket with Tom Cooper who got 25.He perished in the fifth over, caught at fine leg off seamer Clint McKay, looking for his sixth boundary of the innings.Opting to bat first, Thunder mustered 176 for five off their allotted 20 overs, with opener Usman Khawaja (62) and Shane Watson (62) both top-scoring.Khawaja helped add 61 for the first wicket with Jacques Kallis (13) and a further 57 for the second wicket with Watson.Russell, batting at number four, belted a four and a six in scoring 16 from nine balls, while Bravo picked up two for 26 from four overs of medium pace.last_img read more

The Next Two Giga-Events!

first_img SharePrint RelatedAnkündigung der nächsten beiden GIGA-EventsMarch 6, 2015In “Deutsch”New Giga Announcement!January 15, 2016In “News”An inside look into Mega and Giga EventsAugust 27, 2019In “News” Geocaching HQ announces the next two Giga-EventsMainz Gutenberg 2015 (GC50FTF) – May 16, 2015 in Mainz, GermanyProject GeoXantike (GC56APX) – June 6, 2015 in Xanten, GermanyAnd you thought Mega-Events were huge! Giga-Events are the largest event type and are attended by over 5,000 geocachers. For those who attend, you’ll earn the rare Giga icon in your statistics, plus you’ll get the opportunity to meet tons of geocachers from around the world.Learn more about Giga-Events here.(Hier kannst Du den Artikel auf deutsch lesen)Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Suicide Risk: Relationship to Combat Exposure

first_imgJay Morse& Heidi Radunovich, PhDSuicide remains an important topic for clinicians serving the active duty military due to the high rates of suicide among active duty members, National Guard and Reserve members and military veterans. Research led by Dr. Craig Bryan, Executive Director of the University of Utah National Center for Veteran Studies, provides a rigorous look at suicide risk and its relationship to combat exposure.[Flickr, 090817-A-8124P-084 by North Carolina National Guard, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Combat exposure and suicide risk in two samples of military personnelThe objective of the study by Bryan, Hernandez, Allison, and Clemans (2013) [1] was to identify the relationship between exposure to combat and suicide risk. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze two samples of military personnel: active duty military who were participating in a routine neurocognitive screening, and deployed military personnel participating in a routine evaluation or treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI).In this study:(1) Combat exposure was directly related to PTSD (and to fearlessness of death) but did not show a direct or indirect effect on suicide risk.(2) Symptoms of PTSD were shown to be strongly associated with depression, which in turn was directly related to suicide risk in the non-clinical sample (those who were participating in the routine screening), and indirectly related to suicide risk in the clinical sample (those who had TBI) where,(3) Depression was directly related to a low sense of belonging or perceived burdensomeness, which in turn was related to suicide risk in the clinical sample (those who had TBI).What does this mean to clinicians?Suicide risk may not be as closely related to combat exposure as previously thought. Other factors should be considered when evaluating suicide risk, including symptoms of PTSD and symptoms of depression (particularly a lack of a sense of belonging and a feeling of being burdensome).For more information on the National Center for Veterans Studies projects, link to the University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Studies.References[1] Bryan, C. J., Hernandez, A. M., Allison, S., & Clemans, T. (2013). Combat exposure and suicide risk in two samples of military personnel. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69(1), 64-77. doi:10.1002/JCLP.21932This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more