Work On the Business Instead of In the Business

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now As a leader, you are so mired down with work that there isn’t any hope of every truly being caught up. You can delegate and defer to your hearts delight, but the demands are unrelenting. It can feel like every time you get one activity that needs your attention under control it’s replaced by two more. Running and gunning comes with the territory.If you really want to improve your effectiveness as a leader, you have to make time to work “on” the business instead of “in” the business.Time Away Isn’t Time AwayTime away from work isn’t unproductive time. It’s super-productive time. The time that you spend alone allows you to reflect, to think, to determine priorities, and reset. It’s impossibly difficult to do this heaviest lifting when you are engaged in the day-to-day operational tasks of leading your business unit. The urgencies and the interruptions are too great, your time to short.But taking time away–even a solid day–with no meetings, no phone, and no email gives you the chance to sit with a legal pad and a pen and hit the reset button. It gives you a chance to question your priorities. You can really delve into where you want to take your business unit, what it will take to get there, and what needs to change in order to succeed. Because you are not working in the business doesn’t mean that you aren’t working … it means you’re doing the most important work a leader is required to do.And it takes time away. Quiet time. Time to reflect. Time to think deeply. Time to make the hard calls that only the leader can make.If you feel a little guilty, don’t. Your work will still be waiting for you when you get back. But with a new set of eyes and a fresh perspective, you’ll have a better idea of what the right work is and whether or not what shows up should really command your attention.QuestionsWhy do you avoid taking time away from work?How often do you take time away to reflect, to think, to make big decision?How does quiet time, time alone, allow you to do your best thinking?Why does a leader need to take away?last_img read more

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Nadal makes Shanghai semis, ties Agassi for wins in Open Era

first_imgFourth-seeded Marin Cilic stands between Nadal and a second ATP final in two weeks.Cilic advanced to his first Shanghai semifinal by beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-4.The 25th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas ended Cilic’s streak of winning 21 service games in the sixth game of thesecond set.“I was a little bit angry with myself just with not keeping up the good tennis at that moment,” Cilic said.The other quarterfinals – Juan Martin del Potro against Viktor Troicki of Serbia, and Roger Federer against Richard Gasquet – are later Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Folayang preparing for Nguyen’s speed BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments MOST READ Nadal has yet to drop serve in Shanghai.Dimitrov extended the quarterfinal to a third set when he rebounded from a 4-2 deficit to win the second-set tiebreaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the third set, Nadal saved the one break point he faced in the match in the fifth game, and broke serve in the sixth to set up victory.“Winning a lot of matches in a row, so I’m very happy for everything,” Nadal said. “Of course, being able to win the U.S. Open, Beijing, and being in the semifinals here … I have to try to keep focus and hold that momentum. We’ll see tomorrow if I can have another good day.” LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return shot against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their men’s quarterfinals match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)SHANGHAI — Rafael Nadal tied Andre Agassi for seventh place on the list of all-time Open Era wins when he reached the Shanghai Masters semifinals on Friday.Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 was his 870th match win. Nadal also improved his win streak to 15 having won the China Open last week. In Beijing, he defeated Dimitrov in a three-set semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

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England’s Anthony defeats Vijender

first_imgIndia had a mixed day at the boxing competition of the Commonwealth Games as three of their boxers reached the finals, while the World No.1 boxer Vijender Kumar suffered a shock defeat to settle for bronze.Suranjoy Singh (52kg), Manoj Kumar (60kg) and Paramajeet Samota (+91kg) assured India of at least three silver medals by beating Pakistan’s Haroon Iqbal, Bahamas’s Valentino Knowles and Tonga’s F.A. Junior, respectively.But middleweight boxer Vijender’s defeat stunned the crowd at the Talkatora Stadium as he lost to England’s Anthony Ogogo 3-4 after being handed two warnings. Vijender was first warned for hitting his opponent on the back of his head and then for holding the Englishman.Interestingly, the England boxer defeated his Indian counterpart despite not landing even a single scoring punch. In fact, Vijender was undone by the warnings, each of which cost him two points.The decision created a huge furore as the Indian Boxing Federation lodged a protest to the jury but it upheld Canadian referee Michael Summers’ decision. “The jury reviewed the bout and decided that Vijender was holding his opponent and the referee was right in warning him.The Indian team pointed out that even Ogogo was holding Vijender, but the jury didn’t agree and gave the England boxer a clean chit,” Indian Boxing Federation secretary-general P.K. Muralidharan Raja said.He said he had no problems with the jury’s decision. Vijender was furious. “It is unfair. Even he (Ogogo) held me but wasn’t warned,” he said. Vijender was leading 1-0 after the first round.advertisementIn the next round, none of them scored any points. In the third round, Vijender hit two scoring blows and extended his lead to 3-0, but then the Canadian referee Michael Summers handed the warning twice to Indians which resulted to an unexpected ouster of the brightest Indian contender for gold medal.Ogogo, exulting after perhaps the biggest win of his career, said, “a boxer of Vijender’s stature should not have acted the way he did in the ring”. “Critics will say that Vijender lost because he was handed a warning twice but the reality is that I was not given scores even after clear punches.Had those points been given to me, I would have been an outright winner.” Earlier, Commonwealth Championships gold medallist Amandeep Singh (49kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg) and nine-time national champion Dilbag Singh (69kg) had to be content with bronze medals after losing their semi-final bouts.Jai lost to Thomas Stalker of England 5-10 after he was also warned twice. In the evening session, Suranjoy crushed Iqbal, the younger brother of professional star Amir Khan, 9-3.Manoj played a mixed game of attack and defence to register a 2-1 win over Knowles. In the final on Wednesday, Suranjoy will face Benson Njangiri of Kenya, while Manoj is pitted against Bradley Saunders of England who beat Louis Colin of Mauritius 10-7. Samota will play Abdul Haqq Tariq of Trinidad.last_img read more

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Moto C Plus with massive battery to launch in India soon, confirms Motorola

first_imgMotorola recently launched the Moto Z2 Play and Moto C in India. The smartphone manufacturer is now preparing to announce the high-end version of the Moto C, dubbed Moto C Plus in India. Moto C Plus was first launched in the US back in May and said that the smartphone will hit the Indian shores by June. That’s exactly the company is doing. Moto India via a tweet now confirms that Moto C Plus is coming to India soon. However, didn’t reveal the launch date yet.Motorola took to its official Twitter and Facebook account and posted that the company is coming with the Moto C Plus in India soon. The tweet reads: “Yes, it’ll give you the latest, clean and customizable smartphone experience. Yes, it’s THAT cool! #MotoCPlus #ComingSoon.” If the reports surfacing the web Moto C Plus will hit the Indian shores in the month of June itself. Well, Moto C and C Plus will come to India in June, this was already confirmed by India Today Tech last month.Yes, itll never let you run out of juice.Yes, its THAT charged!#MotoCPlus #ComingSoon pic.twitter.com/Idg3npJ86V- Moto India (@Moto_IND) June 14, 2017Motorola is tweeting about Moto C Plus launch almost everyday. Moto India on Wednesday tweets that the upcoming Moto C Plus will come with an excellent battery set up which will be capable of delivering nearly 30 hours of battery backup to the users. The smartphone was initially launched with 4000mAh battery, the Indian version of the device could also come with the same battery.advertisementMoto C Plus was initially launched at a price tag of Rs EUR 119, which is roughly around Rs 8,300. However, like Moto C, the company could bring a new variant of the device for India, probably a much cheaper one. To recall, Moto C was launched in the US at a starting price of Rs 6,200, however the company announced a cheaper variant in the Indian market. Moto C in India was launched with 4G VoLTE support, 5-inch FWVGA display, 1GB RAM, and 16GB storage at Rs 5,999.Also Read: Moto C, Moto C Plus with Android Nougat launched, coming to India in JuneIn the US, Moto C Plus was launched with a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) display and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Furthermore, the smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor and is coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. On the camera front, Moto C Plus sports an 8-megapixel camera on the rear which comes with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, and a LED flash and is backed by a 4000mAh battery.last_img read more

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3-day programme for Independence Day celebrations in Assam

first_imgGuwahati, Aug 11 (PTI) The Assam Government will observe the 71st Independence Day with a three-day programme in a befitting manner throughout the state.All the Deputy Commissioners and Sub-Divisional Officers are directed to celebrate the occasion by organising various programmes in their respective Headquarters for three days beginning August 13.As per the programme, events such as extempore speech, drawing, music and other similar competitions will be held among school students and the prizes for the winners will be given at the Independence Day function, said a government release here today.Similarly, on August 14 Run for National Integrity will be organised in all Circles, Blocks, District and Sub-Divisional Headquarters.Sports competitions will also be organised among children and youth on the 13th and 14th of this month with the prizes distributed in the main function of Independence Day on 15th August, the release added. PTI ESB RGlast_img read more

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Tobeatic Management Plan Public Comment Period Extended

first_img The draft management plan and related materials are available onthe department’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/ , at anyEnvironment and Labour office, or by calling 1-800-567-7544. Information displays are continuing at local libraries. ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Tobeatic Management Plan Public CommentPeriod Extendedcenter_img Nova Scotians will have an extra two weeks to comment on thedraft management plan for Tobeatic Wilderness Area. Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash said the deadlinehas been extended to Friday, June 18. The extension is at therequest of stakeholders who are involved in the spring lobsterfishery. “There has been a lot of public interest in the draft plan andthe open houses have been well attended,” Mr. Morash said. “Butsome people who have an interest in the wilderness area felt anextra couple of weeks would help them complete their comments.” The draft management plan proposes management direction forecosystem protection, wilderness recreation, vehicle use,campsite leases and nature tourism. Public open-house information sessions will take place in Digby,today, May 19; Annapolis Royal, May 20 and in Dartmouth on Maylast_img read more

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In the news today Nov 13

first_imgFour stories in the news for Tuesday, Nov. 13———IN SINGAPORE, TRUDEAU SEEKS MORE TRADE WITH ASIAPrime Minister Justin Trudeau lands in Singapore today, looking for a way to expand trade in southeast Asia. He’ll be attending the East Asia Summit hosted by a bloc of 10 countries that together make up Canada’s sixth-biggest trading partner. Trudeau is the first Canadian prime minister to go. He’s there for a second year in a row.———LUBICON LAKE FIRST NATION TO INK LAND DEALAlberta’s Lubicon Lake First Nation expects today to mark the end of a decades-long fight for recognition. But Chief Billy-Joe Laboucan says the real work will begin after the band signs off on its land claim with the province and the federal government. He says the $113 million included in the deal will allow the band to get to work rebuilding the community of Little Buffalo.———CALGARY PLEBISCITE TODAY FOR 2026 WINTER GAMES BIDCalgarians head to the polls today to declare whether they want the city to host a second Winter Games. The question “are you for or are you against hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?” will be posed in a plebiscite to help determine whether the city should move ahead with a bid. Calgary was the host city of the 1988 Winter Olympics. While the result of the vote is non-binding on a city council that has the final say, the vote will influence council’s decision.———BERNARD LANDRY FUNERAL TO BE HELD TODAYA funeral service will be held this afternoon at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica for former Quebec premier Bernard Landry. Quebec’s 28th premier died Nov. 6 at home in Vercheres, Que., of complications from pulmonary disease at the age of 81. Landry became Parti Quebecois premier in 2001 after Lucien Bouchard resigned. He served two years before being defeated in the April 2003 election by Jean Charest’s Liberals.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— The new report by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation will explore the trade-off between location affordability and commuting costs.— Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will participate in a roundtable with Indigenous representatives and will announce support for Indigenous leadership in nature protection and species at risk.— Desjardins Group will announce its third-quarter results.— Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains makes a series of announcements and discusses the USMCA trade deal.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Canadian actress Amanda Brugel becomes series regular on The Handmaids Tale

first_imgHer character in The Handmaid’s Tale is a household servant known as a Martha who becomes close to the main character Offred, played by Elisabeth Moss.The story is set in a male-dominated, totalitarian society ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Offred is one of the “handmaids” forced to bear children for a commander and his infertile wife.Joseph Fiennes plays Offred’s commander alongside Yvonne Strahovski as his wife.The cast also includes Samira Wiley of Orange Is the New Black, Alexis Bledel of Gilmore Girlsand Max Minghella of The Social Network.The Toronto-shot Hulu series airs on Bravo in Canada and was renewed for a second season in May.The entire first season also launched on Bell Media’s streaming service CraveTV in the spring.The Handmaid’s Tale recently earned 13 Emmy Award nominations, including Best Drama Series.By VICTORIA AHEARN Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Facebook Advertisement Amanda Brugel, the lone Canadian cast member in Season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming second season.Brugel, who hails from Pointe Claire, Quebec, plays Rita in the series that’s based on Toronto author Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel.Brugel’s other credits include Kim’s Convenience, Eyewitness and Orphan Black. Twitterlast_img read more

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Not many people know that Im brother of Ayushmann Aparshakti Khurana

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Aparshakti Khurana believes the many film-goers are still oblivious to one key fact of his life: that he is the brother of Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana. The 31-year-old actor, who started his career as a radio jockey and later became an anchor on Indian television, made a successful switch to films with 2016 blockbuster “Dangal”, featuring Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim and Sanya Malhotra. He followed up with films like “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, “Stree” and most recently “Luka Chuppi”. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot Unlike his big brother Ayushmann, who made a debut as a lead hero with “Vicky Donor” in 2012, Aparshakti has mostly played supporting parts in the films, but he is fine with it. “Whenever I meet people, they call me Bittu of ‘Stree’ or Omkar of ‘Dangal’. And I believe not many people know that I’m the brother of Ayushmann. When they do get to know that we are brothers, then sometimes they are shocked and sometimes they say ‘Yeah, you sound so similar’ or ‘you look similar’. Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversary “I think it happens also because we both share different space. His space is completely different than mine. I have had a different journey than he had,” the actor told PTI. Aparshakti says that his career trajectory is also not similar to other Bollywood star kids or brothers, who have almost always been launched as a lead. “My journey is different from other star brothers, kids or sisters. I think that is one of the main reasons that people don’t question me on this. So far, the media and the audiences have not really roped me into the ambit of nepotism. “No one has really come up and said that I have been launched by someone. I’m still playing the friend of a film’s hero. No star kid has ever done this role but I have done it in five films.” The actor says he does not believe in planning anything and he just goes with his gut when it comes to making decisions. “There was a time in my school and college days when I really used to plan and they never shaped up, both at the personal and professional front. And I think whenever you plan things and they don’t happen, then you feel heartbroken. I have stopped planning things. I have stopped planning life, be it personal or professional,” he says. “I don’t really sit down and think like ‘I’ll do these things now.’ I just do things the way I want to do and the way they come to me,” he adds. After “Luka Chuppi”, the actor will be next seen in “Jabariya Jodi”, “Street Dancer” and “Kanpuriye”.last_img read more

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Increase the cost burden and manufacturing could go east motor industry warns

Higher taxes and more red tape could see more vehicle and component production moving to low-cost eastern European markets, threatening jobs and damaging the UK economy. The warning comes from SMMT, the motor industry body, in a budget submission to Chancellor Gordon Brown MP. SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘Government must not burden automotive manufacturing in the UK off the European map. Manufacturers must have the confidence to develop their operations and government must help us meet the competitiveness challenge. That means a light regulatory touch and an integrated approach to regulation in environmental and transport policy.’ The issue: Red tape and growing tax burden Research by the British Chambers of Commerce forecasts a £50bn cost to UK business between now and 2011, through compliance with workplace, consumer protection and environmental regulations. Proposals to load the automotive sector even further, for example, by including surface transport in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, must be avoided. Better regulation principles are strongly supported by the industry. The number of European type approval directives alone has risen by 25 per cent in the last decade. Manufacturers are therefore anxious that major UK policy reviews in areas like pensions, energy and transport do not impose additional costs on industry. The issue: Too much stick and not enough carrot Stable tax systems, clear incentives and consumer information drive the market for cleaner, alternative-fuelled vehicles. However, since the collapse of Powershift more than a year ago, car makers and consumers have faced uncertainty and no grants; these are vital to kick-start the market for low carbon vehicles. In addition, incentives for the early introduction of Euro 4 trucks were considered back in 2001. The industry has heard nothing since and urges the chancellor to act now. Christopher Macgowan commented, ‘Government has to embrace the concept of incentives in driving the market for the cleanest vehicles. Beating car buyers and commercial vehicle customers with tax penalties, while ignoring incentives, is absolutely counter-productive.’ The issue: Cost pressures for motorists As fuel costs rise for motorists and industry, stable VED rates for cars, vans and trucks become more important. In July 2005, SMMT and its members introduced the new car label tying VED rates to six colour-coded bands. Consumers should be given time to adjust to this system fully and government would be wise not to change the number of bands or increase VED for those already penalised through fuel taxation by choosing larger-engined vehicles. Christopher Macgowan added, ‘We recognise the pressure for higher VED rates, but firmer action would ripple through the new and used market. The precise effect on the market is unclear, but any move to increase tax could affect the commercial basis for some to manufacture in the UK.’The SMMT letter to the Chancellor can be downloaded belowDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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BBC Board chair to receive £10000 less a year than predecessor job

first_imgThe will need to establish a Board that places audiences at the heart of its decision-makingBBC spokesman Ms Fairhead surprise departure was announced in September after Theresa May reversed David Cameron’s decision to let her stay until 2018. In a statement, she said she did not want to put her name forward to chair the new governing body, which will come into existence in the New Year, and would instead be moving into the private sector. The new employee will join a number of staff and presenters at the BBC earning a six-figure salary. A spokesman for the BBC Trust confirmed it has nothing to do with setting the salary for the role. He said that it was completely normal for the Government to run the recruitment process.He added: “Our Charter consultation showed the public want a BBC that is bold, creative and above all independent. We welcome the start of the recruitment process for the new chair, who will need to establish a Board that places audiences at the heart of its decision-making.”The Department for Culture, Media and Sport declined to comment further on the recruitment process.  The new BBC Board chair will receive less money than their predecessor, it was revealed as the Government launched the recruitment process. The successful candidate will be offered £100,000 per annum for “at least two to three days work”- £10,000-a-year less than former chair Rona Fairhead, who stepped down last month.   They will be expected to have knowledge of broadcasting, as well as financial management and commercial media. It is understood the emphasis will be on ensuring the BBC stays independent from Government and politicians over the next four years. They will also focus on keeping audiences interested and “at the heart” of decision making. It comes after the BBC lost The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4 earlier this year. Previously, the head of the BBC Trust, the governing body being replaced by the board, has received £110,000 for three to four days work a week, as well as having their expenses reimbursed.The salary is set by the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, currently Karen Bradley, and chairs have included Lord Patten and Sir Michael Lyons. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Rasmus Lauge on the way to Flensburg

← Previous Story French tight win in Skopje Next Story → Superb Denmark wins in Belarus Rasmus LaugeSG Flensburg One of the biggest Danish handball talents Rasmus Lauge is on the way of changing team. The 24 years-old playmaker will replace Kiel for Flensburg according to German and Danish media. “Wunderkind” was one of the greatest foundation of the new “Zebras” era, but since he came to Kiel in 2013, Lauge didn’t show his TOP class potential, which gave him place in the Danish national team who won the Men’s EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia.He couldn’t find his place after knee injury, so it is question, whether he still has place in Kiel. THW Kiel announced transfer of Christian Dissinger yesterday…SG Flensburg signed Petar Djordjic from HSV Handball. read more

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150k raised for homeless man who returned valuable engagement ring

first_img(YouTube Credit: Newsforthenation1) A TEXAS MAN who returned a valuable diamond-and-platinum engagement ring to its owner is receiving some good karma for his kind act.A fund set up for Billy Ray Harris, who has been homeless for many years, has now raised almost $150,000.The donation website was set up by Bill Krejci as a gesture after Harris returned his fiancée’s engagement ring to her.Krejci’s fiancée, Sarah Darling, accidentally dropped the ring into Harris’s begging cup on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza and did not realise until the next day what she had done.“The ring was so big that I knew if it was real, it was real expensive,” Harris told KCTV. He brought it to a jewellers but decided not to sell it.“My grandfather was a reverend. He raised me from the time I was six-months-old and thank the good Lord, it’s a blessing, but I do still have some character.”Darling said she will be “eternally grateful” that he still had the ring when she returned the following day. “It seemed like a miracle. I thought for sure there was no way I would get it back.“I think in our world we often jump to like the worst conclusion, and it just makes you realize that there are good people out there.”More than 6,200 people have donated to Krejci’s GiveForward campaign, with 79 days still remaining.“Billy Ray and I got together for an hour or so yesterday afternoon,” wrote in a blog post on Saturday. “We talked about what he’s planning to do with the donations. The details would be better left for later but know that he has a very solid plan and a very solid way of making it happen.”last_img read more

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Concours les plus belles images scientifiques primées

first_imgConcours : les plus belles images scientifiques priméesLa dernière édition du concours “Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge” vient de récompenser les plus belles images qui ont représenté la science.Des résultats scientifiques peuvent-ils être une oeuvre d’art à la fois ? Les images sélectionnées par le “Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge” prouvent que c’est possible. Organisé depuis 2003, par la National Science Foundation et le magazine Science, il s’agit d’un concours qui récompense les images qui ont le mieux représenté la science. Sont notées à chaque fois l’esthétique, l’exactitude et l’innovation.Cette année, ont retrouve parmi les clichés gagnants le modèle 3D le plus détaillé qui soit du VIH, une infographie montrant comment les champignons influent sur notre vie au quotidien, ou encore une image très nette de nanoparticules d’or.Les vainqueurs de cette compétition auront droit à un article dans le prochain numéro du magazine Science.En attendant, découvrez quelques unes des meilleures images sur Maxisciences.Le 18 février 2011 à 14:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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PSG continues good run in Ligue 1

first_imgA single goal by Edinson Cavani gave Paris Saint-Germain its 22nd consecutive win in the 2018-2019 French Ligue 1 season.Edinson Cavani scored a penalty goal in the 42nd minute against Bordeaux to continue Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) perfect run in the French Ligue 1.The victory puts them 13 points ahead of LOSC, who have one more game played in the 2018-2019 season.And for manager Thomas Tuchel, it was a difficult game, but they managed to overcome all obstacles.“We really struggled to score, despite playing an excellent first half. We dominated, won back possession well and created a lot of chances,” he told the club’s official website.“We have played 4-4-2 a lot recently, but we can also play in different formations.”“Tonight Edinson suffered a muscle injury. The match against Manchester United is coming up very soon, and we will use the time to recover as quickly as possible,” he told the media.“This match is a huge challenge for us and it’s always better to play these types of matches with your key players. We already know that Ney is out, and we have doubts about Marco (Verratti) and Edi (Cavani).”“I am very happy to be back on the pitch after a few weeks on the sidelines. We had chances in the first half, but we suffered more in the second,” PSG midfielder Marco Verratti added.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“We need to keep improving. We didn’t manage to kill the game off. Everyone is impatient for Tuesday’s game. It will be a magnificent match to be a part of and we have confidence in our own ability.”“We all know that this is a very important match for us and the club. We need everyone to win,” he commented.“We need to attack and defend together. I am convinced we will play well.”“I didn’t play for several weeks before signing here, but I felt good on the pitch tonight,” Leandro Paredes said as he debuted in the midfield.“I’ve been here for a few days now and have been made to feel at home by the other players. We have a very big match coming up on Tuesday against Manchester. We will do everything to prepare as well as possible.”3⃣ points ✔️Now the attention turns to @ManUtd 🔜 pic.twitter.com/j1MvKk3jcs— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 9, 2019last_img read more

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ELECTION UPDATE Kevin MacDonald Enters Selectmens Race 24 Hours Before Filing Deadline

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Kevin MacDonald, a fierce critic of town leadership, is running for the open 1-year Selectmen seat recently vacated by Ed Loud. And, in what’s become a trend, he has waited until the very last moment to enter the race.In 2017, MacDonald pulled nomination papers approximately 24 hours before the filing to deadline to run for Selectman. Last year, MacDonald pulled nomination papers approximately 48 hours before the filing deadline to run for Town Moderator. This year, MacDonald pulled papers on Thursday, March 7 and returned them to the Town Clerk’s Office on Friday, March 8, prior to the 5pm deadline. The Town Clerk’s Office has yet to officially announce that MacDonald’s nomination papers — which require 50 signatures from registered Wilmington voters — have been certified. That notification is expected to come on Monday.The other looming question to be officially answered by the Town Clerk’s Office on Monday is whether or not Rob Fasulo, who was a close runner-up in last year’s Selectmen’s race, returned his nomination papers prior to the deadline. Fasulo pulled papers back on February 5, but – as of six hours before the filing deadline – had not returned them. An email to Fasulo from Wilmington Apple went unanswered.What we DO know is the Wilmington School Committee race (Jo Newhouse, Jesse Fennelly and Jason Samaha) and Shawsheen Tech School Committee (Robert Peterson Sr.) will be uncontested, barring any sort of write-in campaigns.We also know that incumbents Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira are on the ballot for the two 3-year Selectmen seats, as are challengers Mark Maselli, Daniel Murphy and Suzanne Sullivan. Daryn Marsh and Jomarie O’Mahony are on the ballot for the open 1-year Selectman seat.According to Assitstant Town Clerk Linda Golden, here are how the races stand as of Friday, March 8 at 11am, just hours before the filing deadline:Wilmington Board of Selectmen — 2 seats — 3-year termsGreg Bendel (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/3 — returned on 1/11 — certified on 1/14Kevin Caira (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/4 — returned on 2/8 — certified on 2/11Robert Fasulo, Jr. (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/5 — waiting for Town Clerk announcement on MondayMark Maselli (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/11 — returned on 3/6 — certified on 3/6Daniel Murphy (challenger) — pulled papers on 1/18 — returned on 1/28 — certified on 1/30Suzanne Sullivan (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/5  — returned on 3/7 — certified on 3/8Wilmington Board of Selectmen — 1 seat — 1-year termKevin MacDonald — pulled papers on 3/7 — waiting for Town Clerk announcement on MondayDaryn Marsh — pulled papers on 2/5 — returned on 2/19 — certified on 2/21Jomarie O’Mahony — pulled papers on 1/30 — returned on 2/19 — certified on 2/19Wilmington School Committee — 3 seats — 3-year termsJesse Fennelly (challenger) — pulled papers on 1/7 — returned on 2/20 — certified on 2/21Jo Newhouse (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/4 — returned on 3/1 — certified on 3/1Jason Samaha (challenger) — pulled papers on 2/28 — returned on 3/4 — certified on 3/6Incumbents Julie Broussard and Tom Talbot have announced they aren’t seeking re-election.Shawsheen Tech School Committee — 1 seat — 3-year termRobert Peterson Sr. (incumbent) — pulled papers on 1/3 — returned on 2/1 — certified on 2/2The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm.NOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.?  Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTOWN ELECTION NEWS: Kevin MacDonald Pulls Papers To Challenge Town Moderator Robert Peterson Jr.In “Government”TOWN ELECTION Update: Filing Deadline Is TODAY; Kevin MacDonald Pulls PapersIn “Government”TOWN ELECTION UPDATE: Ballot Is Set — 9 Candidates For 3 Selectmen Seats Spread Over 2 RacesIn “Government”last_img read more

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China Uighur treatment embarrassment Turkey

first_imgPeople protest at a Uyghur rally on 5 February, 2019 in front of the US Mission to the United Nations, to encourage the State Department to fight for the freedom of the majority-Muslim Uighur population unjustly imprisoned in Chinese concentration camps. Photo: AFPTurkey on Saturday condemned China’s treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as “a great embarrassment for humanity”, adding to rights groups’ recent criticism over mass detentions of the Turkic-speaking minority.“The systematic assimilation policy of Chinese authorities towards Uighur Turks is a great embarrassment for humanity,” Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement.The northwest Xinjiang region of China, where most Uighurs live, has been under heavy police surveillance in recent years, after violent inter-ethnic tensions.Nearly one million Uighurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in China have reportedly been held in re-education camps, according to a UN panel of experts.Beijing says the “vocational education centres” help people steer clear of terrorism and allow them to be reintegrated into society.But critics say China is seeking to assimilate Xinjiang’s minority population and suppress religious and cultural practices that conflict with Communist ideology and the dominant Han culture.“It is no longer a secret that more than one million Uighur Turks, — who are exposed to arbitrary arrests—are subjected to torture and political brainwashing in concentration centres and prisons,” Aksoy said in the Turkish foreign ministry statement .“Uighurs who are not detained in the camps are also under great pressure,” he added.Turkey called on the international community and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres “to take effective steps to end the human tragedy in Xinjiang region”.Most mainly Muslim countries have not been vocal on the issue, not criticising the government in China which is an important trading partner.Aksoy also said Turkey had learned of the “tragic” death in custody Saturday of Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit.“We’ve learned with great sorrow that dignified poet Abdurehim Heyit, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for his compositions, died in the second year of his imprisonment,” he said.“This tragic incident has further strengthened the Turkish public’s reaction to the serious human rights violations in Xinjiang Region”.last_img read more

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Whats Next For MexicanAmerican Studies in Texas

first_img Dr. Jerónimo Cortina, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston, explains what’s next. The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes. Sharecenter_img MORE: Inside the Controversy Around Texas’ New Mexican-American Studies Textbook (Houston Matters, June 3, 2016)last_img

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NASA Announces Astronaut Crews for First Missions on New Commercial Spacecraft

first_img Listen 00:00 /06:34 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Houston’s Johnson Space Center was the place NASA chose Friday to introduce to the world the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station. The new endeavor will return astronaut launches to United States soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.“Today, our country’s dreams of greater achievements in space are within our grasp,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “This accomplished group of American astronauts, flying on new spacecraft developed by our commercial partners Boeing and SpaceX, will launch a new era of human spaceflight. Today’s announcement advances our great American vision and strengthens the nation’s leadership in space.”Photo: NASANASA’s Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems to carry crews safely to and from low-Earth orbit – the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner.The agency assigned nine astronauts to crew the first test flight and mission of both Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. NASA has worked closely with the companies throughout design, development and testing to ensure the systems meet NASA’s safety and performance requirements.A new time for human spaceflight“The men and women we assign to these first flights are at the forefront of this exciting new time for human spaceflight,” said Mark Geyer, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “It will be thrilling to see our astronauts lift off from American soil, and we can’t wait to see them aboard the International Space Station.”Eric Boe, Christopher Ferguson and Nicole Aunapu Mann form the crew for the Starliner Test Flight, while Robert Behnken, Douglas Hurley, Josh Cassada and Sunita Williams will work on the Crew Dragon Test Flight. Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins are the astronauts selected to be the crew of the Dragon first mission.The new spaceflight capability provided by Boeing and SpaceX will allow NASA to maintain a crew of seven astronauts on the space station. That will maximize scientific research that leads to breakthroughs and also aids in understanding and mitigating the challenges of long-duration spaceflight.Photo: NASANASA’s Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems to carry crews safely to and from low-Earth orbit – the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner.NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is facilitating the development of a U.S. commercial crew space transportation capability with the goal of achieving safe, reliable and cost-effective access to and from the International Space Station and low-Earth orbit.center_img Share X Photo: NASANASA introduced to the world on Aug. 3, 2018, the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011. The agency assigned nine astronauts to crew the first test flight and mission of both Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. The astronauts are, from left to right: Sunita Williams, Josh Cassada, Eric Boe, Nicole Mann, Christopher Ferguson, Douglas Hurley, Robert Behnken, Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover.last_img read more

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Is Houstons Cultural Community Ready for the Next Storm

first_imgMedley Inc.Houston Airports System employees in front of the collaborative piece by San Antonio-based artists Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom, who donated the work to the Harvey Arts Recover Fund. This photo was taken during a temporary installation at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X As full-recovery from Harvey continues for many sectors in Houston, the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) said many in the city’s arts community are still unprepared for the next disaster.The alliance reports 71 arts and culture non-profits reported damages from Harvey, totaling more than $56 million dollars. In addition, HAA said almost all of those entities are still suffering from revenue loss, due to lost ticket sales and cancelled programs.That’s why the alliance is hosting a series of free workshops, lead by national experts from Performing Arts Readiness and CERF+, to help the arts community minimize future potential damage and become more resilient.– / 2The alliance says the cultural sector in the greater Houston area has an economic value of about $1.1 billion, and it’s important to make sure it’s resilient. “The greater Houston cultural community is vital to the region’s economy and to its quality of life,” Philamena Baird, Chairman of the Board of the Houston Arts Alliance, said in a statement. “The important work of building resilience will help prevent the disastrous effects of Hurricane Harvey from happening all over again when the next disaster hits.”The workshops will cover things like studio safety, documentation before and after a storm, safe storage, and insurance coverage. They will also inform attendees how to connect with various resources, like FEMA.“I don’t think you can name one arts and culture institution, or one person in the city of Houston, who wasn’t affected by Harvey,” said Lauren Hainley, Grants and Special Projects Assistant at the Houston Arts Alliance. “And I think, before a natural disaster like that, you believe that it could only happen to someone else, right? And once it happens to you, that’s when you start to think about, ‘I want to make sure this doesn’t happen to me again.’ And that’s why it’s important for us to start thinking about that.”You can register for the workshops here. Ready & Resilient WorkshopsTuesday, October 9, 20181:00pm – 4:00pmUH Clear Lake2700 Bay Area BlvdHouston, TX 77058Wednesday, October 10, 201810:00am – 1:00pmSugar Land City HallCane Room – First Floor2700 Town Center Blvd NorthSugar Land, TX 77479Thursday, October 11, 201810:00am – 1:00pmHouston Arts Alliance Gallery3201 Allen ParkwayHouston, TX 77019 – / 3 00:00 /00:46 Sharelast_img read more

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