Cruciate curse strikes Laois Ladies yet again

first_imgHome Sport GAA Cruciate curse strikes Laois Ladies yet again SportGAALadies FootballLaois Senior Ladies Football Team Pinterest Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp WhatsApp Cruciate curse strikes Laois Ladies yet again Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAoife KirraneLaois Ladies FootballLaois Ladies Footballers In the world of injuries, news of a cruciate ligament tear is one of the worst reports a player can hear.Cruciate tears can take up to six to nine months of recovery after surgery and rehabilitation, if everything goes exactly to plan.The Laois Ladies intermediate team have been striken with another cruciate injury blow in the past few days.St Cloneth’s player Aoife Kirrane suffered a tear to her cruciate the Monday after Laois’s quarter-final win over Offaly.Aoife came on as a sub in the match and the following Monday she felt her cruciate go in a warm-up drill before a club match.“Aoife felt the tear and got a scan there on Thursday where she got the results,” said Laois manager Kevin Doogue.Second cruciate injury this yearOf course this isn’t the first cruciate injury to make its impact on the Laois Ladies team. Former captain Laura-Marie Maher suffered the same blow after nine minutes of Laois’s league match against Tyrone in April.However Doogue is confident about the strength and depth of the Laois side.“It’s a horrible blow for Aoife. She came on and played well against Offaly. These things happen on a team and every team gets injuries,” said Doogue.Laois Ladies now travel down to Wexford for the Leinster semi-final clash against the home team in Bellefield GAA Complex, Enniscorthy on Sunday June 17 at 2pm.SEE ALSO – 5 minutes with… Laois Ladies football captain Mags McEvoy By Siun Lennon – 16th June 2018 Community Twitter Rugby Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Twitter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Previous articleFr Paddy: First Communion – Sacrament or Pantomime?Next articleBusy N80 junction needs further works carried out Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebooklast_img read more

GWL sells subsidiary to Mackenzie, beats Q2 earnings expectations

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Handshake of businessmen - success, congratulation, greeting & business partner concepts 123RF Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Keywords Mergers and acquisitions,  EarningsCompanies Canada Life, Great-West Lifeco Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corp. Canadian PressMichelle Schriver That will result in Winnipeg-based GWL receiving net cash of $145 million if the deal receives regulatory approval and closes as expected in the fourth quarter.Canada Life said the fund management company it’s establishing, Canada Life Investment Management Ltd., which is expected to commence operations in the fourth quarter, will assume fund management responsibilities for the investment funds in 2021.In a separate release, Mackenzie said the addition of $36 billion in assets under management through the deal increases its total to $172 billion, making it one of Canada’s largest asset managers.Paul Mahon, CEO of Great-West Lifeco, said the transaction supports Canada Life’s strategy to strengthen and grow its Canadian wealth management business.“It leverages an already established and strong working relationship between our companies,” he said in a statement.“By working together, we will have access to Mackenzie’s at-scale investment management capability, while retaining control of our overall Canadian wealth management strategy, including our product shelf and solutions for our customers.”In an emailed statement, Barry McInerney, president and CEO of Mackenzie Investments, said the transaction made sense “because it’s consistent with Mackenzie’s objective of solidifying our position as a leading Canadian asset management firm and increases our access to growing markets such as the group retirement space.”Further, being part of the same corporate family will be helpful, he said. GWL and Mackenzie’s parent company, IGM, are both subsidiaries of Power Corp.“There is an existing familiarity and shared culture between our two organizations that have and will make this transaction a success for our people and clients,” McInerney said.Power Corp.’s division Power Financial owns 66.9% of GWL and 62.1% of IGM Financial, and the two subsidiaries own small interests in each other.Great-West Lifeco beats earnings expectationsAfter announcing the sale, GWL released its earnings for the second quarter, which showed a roughly 88% increase over a year ago.Net earnings attributable to common shareholders were $863 million, or $0.93 per common share (EPS), for the second quarter of 2020 compared to $459 million, or $0.49 per common share, for the same quarter last year.The increase was mostly due to favourable contributions from insurance contract liability basis changes and equity market recoveries in-quarter, the report to shareholders said.Base earnings were up 13% in the quarter annualized, reaching $706 million or $0.76 per common share, compared to $627 million or $0.67 per common share a year ago.The increase in base earnings was primarily driven by business growth in the capital and risk solutions segment and strong investment experience, the report to shareholders said.GWL beat analyst expectations, which predicted net earnings of $0.72 per share and base earnings of $0.60 per share.In a release, Mahon said the “strong” quarterly results reflected a “resilient business model, robust balance sheet, effective risk framework and high-quality investment portfolio.”Further, “we’ve moved key strategic initiatives forward, including digital technology investments, and mergers and acquisitions such as the sale of GLC Asset Management and addition of Personal Capital,” he said. “[GWL] remains well-positioned to drive business growth through differentiation and capital deployment.” Great-West Lifeco Inc. (GWL) is selling its Canadian subsidiary GLC Asset Management Group Ltd. to Mackenzie Financial Corp., a subsidiary of IGM Financial Inc., for $175 million in cash.As part of the deal, GWL subsidiary The Canada Life Assurance Company will acquire fund management contracts relating to the private label Quadrus Group of Funds and other Canada Life branded investment funds from Mackenzie for $30 million in cash. Related news Laurentian Bank reports $53.1M profit in Q2, beats expectations Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

$10m Victorian Budget breakthrough for MSRSP at Mildura

first_img$10m Victorian Budget breakthrough for MSRSP at Mildura Mildura Rural City Council Mayor Jason Modica has welcomed the Victorian Government’s budget commitment today of $10 million to complete Stage 2 of the Mildura South Regional Sporting Precinct (MSRSP).Cr Modica said the funding represented a major milestone for the project and was the result of strong and consistent advocacy from local community and government leaders, including Local Member for Mildura Ali Cupper.“This amazing result shows what can be achieved when a community bands together, side by side with Local Government and State Government leaders to achieve a goal,” Cr Modica said.“It also further illustrates that we’re on the right path with our Mildura Future Ready (MFR) funding and advocacy strategy, which was the catalyst for this massive project getting started just a few short years ago.“Today’s announcement brings the Victorian Government’s support for the MSRSP to $13.75 million, which combined with the Australian Government’s commitment of $17.5 million illustrates the strong support our region, and this project, has received from government.”Council has contributed $12.1 million to the project, while the Mildura Netball Association, South Mildura Sporting Club, Sunraysia Football Netball League and Sunraysia Volleyball Inc. have injected more than $370,000.Cricket Victoria have also been major supporters, through $275,000 from the Local Cricket Infrastructure Fund.Stage 2 of the MSRSP comprises:Sports Hub AdministrationSquash Courts with Umpire ViewingSecond Oval with associated Change Rooms and amenitySealed car park expansionLandscaping improvements /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australian, Australian Government, breakthrough, community, council, Courts, cricket, Cricket Victoria, football, future, Government, infrastructure, local council, Local Government, Mildura, Mildura Rural City Council, project, Victorialast_img read more

Coetzee beats Olesen in playoff to win Mauritius Open

first_imgBEL OMBRE, Mauritius – George Coetzee beat Thorbjorn Olesen on the second playoff hole to win the Mauritius Open on Sunday. Overnight leader Coetzee had a trio of birdies at the par-5 18th hole – one at the end of the final round and two in the playoff – to clinch his third European Tour title. ”Being on the playoff was the most comfortable I felt today,” the South African said. ”I just had to get the job done, it doesn’t matter how long it takes.” Olesen also birdied the first playoff hole before being limited to par at his second attempt in the inaugural event on the Indian Ocean island. Earlier, both players finished on 13-under 271 at Heritage Golf Club after Coetzee shot 2-under 69, one behind his Danish opponent. Coetzee started with three birdies on his first five holes before stumbling with a bogey-six at No. 7. He needed a birdie at the last to force the playoff but could have won outright after he almost eagled the hole from 30 feet. Coetzee was the highest-ranked player at the tri-sanctioned European, Asian and South African tour event. Mardan Mamat of Singapore shot 67 to finish third on 12-under 272.last_img read more

Exxon to Drain Oil from Failed Pipeline

first_imgLAUREL – Exxon Mobil Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to use vacuum trucks to suck any remaining oil from a failed pipeline near Laurel that spilled an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River.Geoff Craft, the company’s incident commander on the spill, said the use of the vacuum trucks should prevent any more oil from polluting the scenic waterway.It is not known how much oil is left in the 1,600-foot section of 12-inch pipeline that runs beneath the river. Draining that piece of the company’s Silvertip pipeline could begin by this weekend and take several days to complete, said Tom Livers, deputy director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.The cause of the July 1 pipeline failure remains under investigation.Hundreds of cleanup workers continue mopping up oil spread over dozens of miles downstream from the spill, and a congressional hearing on the accident is scheduled for Thursday in Washington, D.C.About 100 people attended a community meeting on the spill Wednesday night in Laurel that was hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency.Landowners along the river said they were unsure what steps to take with damaged pastureland, but there were fewer complaints about Exxon Mobil’s response to the spill than a similar meeting last week.“No complaints, just questions,” said Jerry Hanson of Billings, who has been unable to graze his eight llamas on land he owns along the Yellowstone.“I’ve heard I should not be cultivating that land for two years,” Hanson said. “No cleanup has started yet. What I’m concerned about is I’ve got 8 acres of pasture grass covered in some amount of oil. How much is too much? I have no idea.”A representative of the Environmental Protection Agency said soil along the river is being tested and results will be available within a week to answer questions such as Hanson’s.Only about nine barrels out of the estimated 1,000 barrels of oil that spilled have been recovered.EPA on-scene coordinator Steve Merritt said Wednesday he did not expect that figure to increase much more.“There’s no recoverable oil flowing on the water downstream,” Merritt said. “We are now very much in the shoreline cleanup mode.”On the wildlife front, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman said two dead creatures have been found so far — a fish and a duck. Two toads, a snake and a bird with oil on them have been captured for rehabilitation, although some animals with small amounts of oil on them have been allowed to remain in the wild.Gary Hammond with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said the state is focused not on individual animals but on the potential for more profound damage to the river’s ecology. Representatives of the wildlife agency will join crews searching the river for areas with oil beginning this week, Hammond said.“There’s a lot of places we haven’t been able to get to yet,” Hammond said. “We’re going to be ramping up that effort.”Twenty people have reported health concerns related to the spill, said Yellowstone County Health officer John Felton. Many of those cases involved people suffering from nausea or breathing problems attributed to fumes given off by crude.But officials say those fumes are dissipating as the oil degrades, breaks down. Felton said no one has been hospitalized and the public health risk is considered low.Also Wednesday, Exxon Mobil submitted a revised cleanup plan after the EPA said a prior work plan from the company was incomplete.Livers said the document was being reviewed to ensure it complies with state cleanup standards. Those standards are more stringent than federal cleanup rules.The EPA has directed Exxon Mobil to clean up oil from the spill and remediate sections of fouled shoreline by Sept. 9. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

HSE begins roll out of vaccines to disabled people under 65

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – March 12, 2021 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleAction needed to speed up Finn Valley broadband – McGowanNext articleNews, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries on Friday March 12th News Highland Twitter Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA HSE begins roll out of vaccines to disabled people under 65 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th This week, the HSE has commenced the roll out of covid-19 vaccination to people under 65 yrs of age with a disability in the CHO 1 area, which encompasses Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan Monaghan and SligoVaccinations took place in Sligo, Inishowen, and Castleblayney.Statement in full -Vaccination Roll out to under 65 year olds with a Disability commences across CHO 1 areaThis week Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo) commenced the roll out of covid-19 vaccination to people under 65 yrs of age with a disability.Persons in this group will include those who live at home or in residential care settings including community group homes, those who attend Disability day services, those who are in receipt of home support/personal assistant services and others with a disability who do not access disability specific services.This week vaccinations took place in Sligo, Inishowen, Donegal and Castleblayney, Monaghan.It is important that people with disabilities are supported to access information about COVID-19 vaccination by people who they know and trust. This may include their family, friends, advocates, key workers, support staff and/or member/s of the health and social care team (for example nurse, social worker, speech and language therapist, psychologist). This supports the person with a disability in making a decision to accept or refuse the vaccine. Adapting the information to match a person’s communication needs in advance of them being offered the vaccine assists with the decision and to know what vaccination will involve.  There are resources available to assist support staff to have these conversations including the HSE ‘Easy Read’ guide to the COVID-19 vaccination which can be accessed through the following link to Cara O’ Neill, Head of Health and Wellbeing and CHO 1 Covid-19 Vaccination Lead “People over 65 years with a disability have already received their vaccination and I am delighted we have now commenced the roll out to people under 65 years this week.  People will be contacted and invited for vaccination over the next 4 weeks, no one will be left behind.”Edel Quinn, Head of Disability Services, CHO1, stated that “the further roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme to people with disabilities is very welcome and is an important development in protecting and supporting people with disabilities, their families and carers. The CHO1 Disability Services have a schedule developed which will ensure vaccination of people with disabilities under 65 years across the five counties of CHO1 – Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo – over the next number of weeks. I would like to acknowledge the significant additional work undertaken by our staff in delivering the vaccination programme as soon as vaccine supplies allowed.”We continue to work on the roll out of the vaccine programme as quickly as possible, this is a large complex logistical operation and involves a massive team effort right across the entire health system, it also involves co operation and support from our interagency partners Gardai, County Councils, Defence Forces, Volunteer Centres, Order of Malta and community and voluntary agencies.  To date vaccinations have been administered to older people living in residential care, all people over 65 years with a disability in residential care, all people over 65 with a mental health condition living in residential care, people living in congregated settings and all health care workers.  GPs are continuing to vaccinate the over 85 years population with 80-84 years now being vaccinated in most areas.  Dedicated vaccination centres in Sligo, Letterkenny, Cavan and Monaghan are now administering vaccine to priority groups. Work to finalise the vaccination centre in Carrick on Shannon continues.last_img read more

Chiliboy’s rise and fall is a cautionary tale

first_img Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ The ignominious end to Chiliboy Ralepelle’s once-inspirational career must not be quickly forgotten in a South African rugby context, writes CRAIG LEWIS.By way of punishment, the eight-year ban handed down to Ralepelle sends out a serious statement.It comes after the former Bok hooker tested positive for a banned anabolic substance – Zeranol – during an out-of-competition test last year.It’s the third time he’s been seriously linked with a banned substance. From the first 2010 incident, Ralepelle was cleared of culpability after supplements were deemed to have been contaminated, but he tested positive again in France in 2015, and served a two-year ban before the Sharks offered him a second chance.READ: ‘It’s a sad end to my career’That period back in South Africa appeared to be one of redemption for Ralepelle, who started two Tests for the Springboks in 2018, while he was hailed for his leadership role when the Sharks went on to win the Currie Cup later that same year.‘I have to give credit to this group of players, and particularly Chiliboy, who played a magnificent leadership role throughout the whole season,’ then Sharks coach Robert du Preez said after the win over Western Province in the final.It’s less than two years later, and despite Ralepelle’s decision to appeal the latest ban, his career is over. He may hope to clear his name to some degree, but the damage is done.As a trailblazer at the start of his career, and who captained the Boks in an ‘unofficial’ match against a World XV in 2006, Ralepelle was once an icon of South African rugby.Born in Tzaneen of all places, Ralepelle’s rise from humble beginnings to effectively becoming South Africa’s first black captain was a story that should have been celebrated for generations to come.Instead, as the 33-year-old has admitted himself, it’s a really ‘sad’ end to his career.There’s no point in pretending we have all the facts when it comes to this ultimate and final fall from grace.What also should be noted is how Ralepelle made an interesting – if not strange – comment to Sport24 when he issued words of warning to other players.‘All I’ll say is that the athletes out there have just got to take care of themselves, look after themselves and make sure that, even if you buy bread, you know who the baker is and what they put in that bread.‘At the end of the day you’ve got to protect yourself because the onus stays with you as an athlete. It doesn’t matter what you drink, eat or take. Whatever plant you smell, you better make sure it’s clean.’Ultimately, his implication is that once again he unwittingly consumed a banned substance. Yet that flies in the face of the old idiom: once bitten, twice shy.It almost beggars belief that Ralepelle would not have taken every possible precaution to ensure any testing would return a ‘clean’ finding after his past incidents.His point does remain a valid one, though. In this day and age – with stringent and regular testing – players cannot afford to take any risks. And, essentially, the onus is entirely on the player – intent or lack thereof to ‘dope’ does not matter in the professional sports world.A positive test is a positive test.Only time will tell whether the full story of Ralepelle’s latest finding are aired in a public space, but one can only hope that he can find a road to redemption once again.In the meantime, it should serve as a reminder for all athletes about just how quickly things can come crashing down if every precaution is not taken.And, in a wider context, perhaps it also speaks to the need for mentorship, support and guidance to be provided to players – particularly those who find themselves thrust into an unfamiliar spotlight and immense pressures that are not always easy to handle.It’s a cautionary tale that should resonate throughout South African rugby. 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Tencent launches app for streaming PC games to smartphones

first_imgTencent launches app for streaming PC games to smartphonesLeague of Legends only game currently available, but more expected soonHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterTuesday 16th July 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleTencentTencent has launched its own mobile streaming app for PC games, joining similar endeavours from Sony, Microsoft, and Valve. The announcement comes via a translation from Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad, who posted the news on Twitter. The app allows users to stream their WeGame library directly to their iOS or Android device. However, at present it only supports League of Legends and auto-chess mode, Teamfight Tactics. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games At GDC earlier this year, Microsoft gave an hour-long presentation on how it is implementing its xCloud to work with mobile devices. It came just a few weeks after PlayStation launched Remote Play, and four years after Valve first introduced the SteamLink As the game streaming space becomes increasingly clustered, with Google Stadia promising a lot when it releases later this year, these first steps by Tencent only increase the pressure for companies to deliver. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesTencent in talks with US Committee to retain Epic and Riot stakesThe CFIUS is investigating whether user data handled by the two studios could constitute a “national security risk” because they are Chinese-ownedBy Marie Dealessandri 6 days agoTencent’s Timi Studios reportedly earned $10bn in 2020The Honor of Kings studio is the world’s biggest developer, Reuters reportedBy Marie Dealessandri A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Powership group notches preferred bidder status in RMIPPPP

first_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The 49% Black-owned group will provide power to South Africa’s national electricity grid under the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). Karpowership SA (KPSA) has welcomed the announcement made by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) appointing KPSA as a preferred bidder for projects in the Ports of Coega, Saldanha and Richards Bay. The ideal solutions for this bid were hybrid renewable options and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) to Power proposals, due to the nature of the bid and the needs of the South African population. The KPSA bid offers low-cost electricity generation, supported by a clean thermal energy solution using LNG, said the company in a statement. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA As part of our commitment to the South African government’s just energy transition, KPSA has committed to ensure that at least 65% of our workforce will be South African, employed from local communities. Our comprehensive Economic Development Plan is weighted towards long-term jobs, skills development, and economic upliftment in local communities at each of the three ports where Powerships will be stationed. KPSA has committed to a comprehensive Economic Development Plan that will provide socio-economic uplift to local communities where it operates through job creation, skills development and local supplier procurement. Have you read?Oya Energy hybrid facility selected as preferred RMIPPPP bidder Powership off the coast of Sierra Leone. Credit Karpowership SA The company said: “Karpowership SA will benefit from the global alliance of its parents with well-established and reputable brands such as Shell as our exclusive LNG supplier, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) from Japan, a world leader in LNG shipping industry, KPSA can assure a smooth transition to efficient and reliable electricity in South Africa at the most competitive cost.” According to the company, the technology is a cost-effective way to procure and deliver reliable electricity with inherent additional benefits to the grid system. “Using LNG, powerships generate electricity at an affordable all-inclusive delivered cost, which includes all capital costs such as fuel, equipment, as well as all operational and maintenance costs.” Have you watched?Heightened interest in LNG, webinar recordingcenter_img UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Powership technology can contribute to the avoidance of loadshedding during peak periods and when unplanned breakdowns occur at other power plants in the system, states KPSA. Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS Preferred Bidders have been selected through an open, highly regulated and transparent bid process determined by the DMRE. Generation TAGSLNGREIPPPPSouth Africa Previous articleNigeria: Federal Government to spend $3b in power sectorNext articleSupporting start-ups is integral to the off-grid industry Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. Powership technology KPSA explained that the powership technology is a fully self-contained floating power station that operates on regasified LNG, together with specialised floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) for the LNG. last_img read more

Effect of Teacher Student Relationship on Mathematics learning

first_imgMathematics has often been considered as a fiendish subject. Many students develop math phobia over time and try to stay away from mathematics. Gradually they even try to escape from the mathematics class. It is very often seen that students in a mathematics class take a plea to go to toilets or to complete the assignments given by other teachers. Some even try to malinger.In many videos and jokes which go viral from time to time, mathematics teachers are presented as Bahubali, Gabbar Singh and many of the likes. Songs like “Tere math salon se paresan hun mein”…… are also now day favourites of students, particularly of Secondary and Senior Secondary classes. When a math teacher enters a class, there is absolute silence in the class as if some sort of mourning is going on.Of course, there are many factors, which cause these problems like anti – math environment, higher expectation from the subject of mathematics, stereotypic interlinking of talent of a subject with math performance, the demand of mathematics in creating jobs etc. The overall implication of mathematics learning in our daily life also affects the burden of mathematics among students. Amongst these entire factors, one factor which plays a vital role in math performance is- Teacher-Student Relationship.Let’s assume that you attended a function by a social media invitation. But you don’t actually know the host. When you are all alone in the function and no one either welcomes you or talks to you, how do you feel? Will you ever want to attend such a function? Such is the case with the students suffering from math phobia.It is said that a teacher is a friend, philosopher and guide. So if a student can’t make his/ her math teacher his/ her friend or the math teacher fails to make students his/ her friend, then math learning is affected very badly. Also, it is well known that one hand cannot clap. So if only the math teacher wants to make friendship with students or if only students want the same and there is lack of positive response from the other side, then friendship cannot be established. Friendship does not occur anywhere with any person. To make a good friendship two persons have to come closer to each other. Once both starts moving closer a strong bonding occurs and this bond of friendship further strengthens the understanding, interest and aptitude towards mathematics.The concept of  ‘Kuchh tum badlo kuchh hum badlen’  works well here also. When the teacher and students start thinking of each other, they try to focus on some common points among them. They forget the differences. And what is the common point among teachers and students of mathematics? It is surely the love for mathematics, interest and curiosity in mathematics. So if the teacher and students both possess interest and curiosity in mathematics, then they can be good friends. And once teachers and students become good friends the problem is half solved.Friendship is all about sharing and caring. If the students can share their problems and difficulties and also happy with their teacher, then the teacher will be in a position to solve the problems. Students can easily share all secrets and personal sorrows and happiness with their friends. They should be able to do the same with their math teacher.A smile has greater power. A smiling face can buy many friends for nothing. So a mathematics teacher has to have a smiling face so that he is not considered again the Gabbar. A teacher has to have a friendly voice and a pleasant and humorous language, which are the basic elements of friendship.Research says that when students are not comfortable with their identity in the class, they lack motivation in learning. So a friendly relation between mathematics teacher and students is crucial to mathematical learning.last_img read more