Month: December 2017

2017 – the way & getting out of it

Strolling the English countryside with a friend and dog is always uplifting. She’s been doing some amazing taekwondo coaching sessions with refugees this year. It’s always useful to learn about other humanitarian and development projects which make a lot of noise but don’t achieve…

Pathetic propaganda from a pathetic government

BBC dutifully reporting the Conservative propaganda (Dunkirk film is on TV this Christmas) about a Russian ship being escorted in the channel.  The propagandists never sleep and never take a holiday. More Cold War-style fake news, rehashed, reheated and imposed on the British public…

Christmas selection packs,The taste of the countryside – selection pack

Temporarily reunited with a television and newspaper. The news that Cadbury (now with American owners) is dropping a classic – fudge bar and replaced with an inferior US biscuit bar from the chocolate Christmas selection packs, which are a treat that have passed through generations…

Seasons Greetings – something different

I may be online on and off over the holidays due to various commitments but for today at least… My uncle isn’t just an outstandingly talented musician, writer, conductor but also music teacher throughout his career. In theory he moved out to Portugal for…

Russia resources in English at Roehampton University

There are over 1000 including some physics, engineering articles as well as resources relevant to our university departments (Life Sciences, Psychology, Education, Business, Law, Dance, Drama, Theatre, Performing Arts, Humanities, English & Creative Writing, Social Sciences, Media, Journalism). Due to limited time, have picked…

Human Performance and Health podcast 2: Diet, Exercise and Diabetes Risk – avoid the confusion

Podcast no. 2 is now up and it’s a fantastic conversation between Dr Duane Mellor and Dr Richard Mackenzie. There is tons of useful information about carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Mixcloud or Website (with transcript) One of Dr Richard Mackenzie’s students – Fulvia is…

GDPR and data protection links

Have just posted in a forum and adding here too. There was a good discussion at the London Moodle user group meeting this week about GDPR, Moodle and other technologies that capture user data / profiling. There seems to be ‘creative tension’ as one…

Keumgang – with application

A few of us had opportunity to try some of Keumgang at the weekend. The video has some application descriptions. Some of the blocks look quite similar in ITF

Macronutrients and training portions

We will have another podcast out soon which looks at carbohydrates. In the meantime, have been planning out own diet to try and increase the amount of vegetarian days I have (already quite a few) and try to build in more veg. Have done…

Reasons to love Yorkshire 1 (of many)

Interesting new Roehampton paper on attachment, need satisfaction and wellbeing in a sample of athletes

Luke Felton: https://pure.roehampton.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/luke-felton(695e90e4-7a48-4146-ba99-e4262dc2ae22)/publications.html Open access paper: http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/abs/10.1123/jcsp.2016-0013,  http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/pdf/10.1123/jcsp.2016-0013 Have only read first page, I have not worked or had any interaction with Luke or his research as yet so won’t comment on this study, but will read over the weekend as it focuses on relationships…

NIHR Research guidance videos

NIHR Clinical Research Overview: What makes a good research question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy-kJGbzK1I NIHR Clinical Research Network Study Support Service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWv56Y9rXyE What makes a good NIHR application – Professor Alan Smyth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW_CPB0a8kA What makes a good NIHR application – Dr Jon Dorling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxizYdIARas What’s it like…