Students who do sports score better grades: study

first_imgLondon, Apr 3 (PTI) Students who participate in sports during their academic years earn grade point averages that are nearly 9 per cent higher than those who finish their degrees without having participated in such activities, a new study has found.Researchers analysed the influence of regular, official physical-sports activity on the academic results of university students.”Although there are previous studies that have indicated that taking part in sports activities has negative effects on academic performance, the most commonly accepted belief is that the impact of sports is far from being negative and is, in fact, remarkably positive,” said Maria Jose Sanchez Bueno from Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M) in Spain.Researchers selected a sample of 3,671 students who started undergraduate degree programmes beginning in 2008 and finished their degrees before 2015.”Our final results show that participation in regular, official physical-sports activity positively affects the academic performance of UC3M students,” researchers said.Specifically, those students who participated in sporting activities earned grade point averages that were 9.3 per cent higher than those of students who completed their undergraduate degrees but did not take part in any sporting activities, they said. PTI SAN AKJ SARlast_img read more

Ningbo China – Reported by Elite Traveler the Pr

first_imgNingbo, China – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineRolls-Royce has expanded its presence in Greater China with the opening of a new showroom in Ningbo, East China.The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ningbo showroom is the eighth in the country. Other Rolls-Royce showrooms in Greater China are located at Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen.The launch follows a successful first quarter where sales of the world’s pinnacle automotive brand in mainland China tripled, compared to the previous year.Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Asia Pacific Regional Director, Paul Harris, who officially opened the new showroom, said: “The new showroom reflects our commitment to the Chinese market, already our third largest in the world. Greater China continues its rapid growth and with a healthy order bank for both Phantom and Ghost models, I am confident this will be a record year for the market. As a result, we are already considering further dealer expansion into other areas of China.”“We are experiencing solid demand for our cars throughout China, increasingly from customers in their early 30s or even as young as their 20s, proving that, our brand has been successful in broadening its appeal. Ningbo is no exception, with this important city being the engine of the economy on the east coast of China,” General Manager for Greater China, Jenny Zheng, added.“We are delighted to be able to represent Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Ningbo. Already, we have received tremendous interest from Ningbo and the surrounding area, and this opening allows us to better serve our discerning customers. We have also invested heavily in our 16 staff and service centre with the latest equipment,” said Richard Tang, Chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ningbo.Located at the heart of Ningbo’s commercial district, the two-car showroom showcases the company’s latest global standards, including the newest car configurators, exceptional level of customer individualized bespoke options, along with the finest interior and exterior finishes. Its design offers a unique and contemporary Rolls-Royce brand experience, evoking dynamism and modernism while providing a tranquil and relaxing environment for customers. Recently, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced its first app for iPhone and iPod touch, allowing potential customers and enthusiasts to configure their own Ghost, the new model from Rolls-Royce.www.rolls-roycemotorcars.comlast_img read more