first_imgOne of the major differences between people who are successful and those who struggle to create the success they want is that the successful never have to be told what to do, how to do it, or when to do it. They are self-starters who manage themselves and direct their work.If you study successful people, one thing that you’ll notice is that they’re self-directed. No one has to ask them to set a goal or to decide what outcomes they need to accomplish. Not only do they set their own goals, but the goals they set for themselves are far greater than the goals someone else would give them, were another person directing their work. They also do not need to be told the outcomes they need to generate to reach those goals. They do this for themselves.It is the rarest of occasions when a self-directed, successful person needs someone to tell them what they need to do. Successful people do not have learned helplessness, which means they are willing and able to figure things out for themselves. If they need help, or if they need to improve what they’re doing, they will find someone who is already producing the result they want, study that person, and ask that person for the coaching they need to be able to improve what they’re doing. Because they are self-directed, they find answers for themselves.If you look at any successful person, you will see that they are meticulous about their calendar. They track all of their commitments, and when something is due, they meet that deadline. They do not need to be told, reminded, or motivated by someone else to do the work. Their intrinsic motivation compels them to do what is necessary and propels them forward from one completed project to the next, without interruption, and without fail.People that struggle to create success tend to need someone to lead or manage their efforts. They need precisely the opposite of those who are successful and self-directed. They need someone to tell them what to do, how to do it, and when they need to have something completed. These people will complain of being micromanaged, but the reason they are being given the strong direction is that they’re not directing themselves already.Greater success is available to you. But to have it, you have to direct your own work, possess the discipline to do what’s necessary without being told, and produce the outcomes that success is built upon without having being asked to do so. 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 Nowlast_img read more

first_imgIndia’s domestic aviation market is currently the third largest in the world, and in a few decades the total aviation market of the country will reach that rank, according to recent surveys.India will surpass the United Kingdom, which is at the fifth position, by 2025 and in the next 10 years, it will be the third largest aviation market in the world, a survey by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed. By 2036, India will have 337 million new passengers while the total number of air passengers will reach 478 million. Other fastest growing markets are China, United States, Indonesia, and Turkey. By 2030, Indonesia will surpass the United Kingdom and take the fifth position.China will have 1.5 billion total passengers of which 921 million will be new fliers while the United States will have the corresponding figures of 1.1 billion and 401 million passengers.The survey published by the Canada-based airlines trade association also projects that the point at which China will displace the United States as the world’s largest aviation market (defined as traffic to, from and within the country) has moved two years closer since last year’s forecast. “We now anticipate this will occur around 2022, through a combination of slightly faster Chinese growth and slightly reduced growth in the U.S.,” according to the IATA statement.Many of the fastest growing markets are the ones that have a compound growth rate of more than 7.2 per cent, it added. Sierra Leone, Benin, Mali, Rwanda, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Malawi, Chad, Gambia and Mozambique are among the fastest growing markets.India was also said to have the third largest domestic air passenger numbers, with 97 million domestic passengers in 2016, according to a survey published by Sydney-based think-tank Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). The country beat Japan to take the third spot, behind the United States (719 million) and China (436 million).“India will become the third largest market 2-3 years ahead of what was projected. This is because the growth has been much higher,” Kapil Kaul, the head of CAPA India, told Livemint. Related ItemsCAPA aviation IndiaIATA report air trafficIndia air trafficIndia air travelIndia aviation marketWorld aviation marketlast_img read more

first_imgSomdev Devvarman’s opener in the men’s singles at the Commonwealth Games came as a wake-up call for the top seeded Indian player. Though Somdev grasped the match against Bahamas’s Devin Mullings with a 6-4, 6-2 score-line, the initial phases of the match were a bit jittery for him.Not many would have expected that Mullings would be able stand up against the world No. 97 Somdev but the Bahamian had something else in his mind. Mullings took a 4-1 lead within the first 20 minutes of the match. But before things could go worse Somdev regained composure and took away the set 6-4.The next set was an easy affair for Somdev as he took a comfortable 3-1 lead in the first four games and completed the set with a score of 6-2. Somdev’s opponent seemed to be troubled by the hot weather in the last phases of the match as he was seen gasping along with his ground speed becoming slower.After the match Somdev was in full praise of his opponent whom he had played in his college days. “Mullings is a really good player. He hits the ball really hard and also has a quick serve,” Somdev said. “And I think he is a bit deceptive too. He’s better than he looks. You have to really work hard if things are going his way in the match. He’s bound to trouble you.”Talking about his shaky start in the first set Somdev said he was a bit nervous playing his first Commonwealth Games match. “I was little nervous playing my Commonwealth Games match. I was trailing but I am happy that I came back strongly,” said Somdev. He also felt that the court at the RK Khanna Stadium had its part in his performance. “The court is a bit bouncy. I was having a hard time out there to adjust. I think it will take me a little while to adjust to these conditions,” said the 25-year old.advertisementSomdev added that it was his fitness level that stood him in good stead in performing well. “I am regularly working on my fitness with my personal physical trainer. Being at the top of your fitness is really important these days and it helps me winning matches. And I find it really funny when guys at the other end are struggling with the fitness,” said Somdev.Somdev next faces Sri Lanka’s Amresh Jayawickreme, who got past Bermuda’s David Thomas 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round.last_img read more

first_imgAustralia sealed a dominant 10-wicket victory before lunch on day five of the series-opening Ashes Test on Monday, having chased 170 runs without loss in a blow to England’s pride.Steve Smith’s team will head to the second Test in Adelaide this week brimming with confidence after decisively breaking England’s resistance at the Gabba.Openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, having driven Australia to 114 at stumps on day four, needed only 56 runs to complete the win in the morning and rarely looked in danger.AUSSIES WIN! 1-0 #BeatEnglandWarner finishes 87* and Bancroft 82* as the hosts win by 10 wickets at the Gabba! #Ashes (@CricketAus) November 27, 2017Vice-captain Warner finished unbeaten on 87, with Bancroft 82 not out after enjoying a maiden half-century in his Test debut.The debutant finished the match in style, bringing up the wins by smashing all-rounder Chris Woakes to the long-off fence twice, sparking a roar from the modest Monday crowd of 6,154.”It was good fun obviously, to share a good partnership was nice and to get the win in the end was good,” Bancroft said.A happy @davidwarner31 after scoring an unbeaten 87 in Australia’s win at the Gabba #Ashes (@CricketAus) November 27, 2017Four years after thrashing Alastair Cook’s England by 386 runs at the Gabba on the way to a 5-0 whitewash in 2013/14, Australia extended their unbeaten record at the venue against their old foes to 31 years.With Mike Gatting’s team the last English side to win at the Gabba in 1986, captain Joe Root had said his team were about due for a breakthrough.advertisementAnd at the end of day three, with the match still in the balance, paceman Stuart Broad said they were the best-positioned they had been in 30 years to win at the ground.It all smacked of bravado after lunch on day four, however, as England lost 5-40 during a fierce pace assault to be skittled for 195 in their second innings.Australia were left needing 170 runs for victory and Warner and Bancroft batted superbly after tea to drive the hosts to 114 without loss.Congrats to the Aussies. Brilliant performance, convincing win in the end ????º??´ó?ó?ó?ó?ó?ó????- Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) November 27, 2017The game had enthralled for three days.Australia’s fast bowlers struggled to capitalise on their edge in pace on a surprisingly slow and tepid Gabba pitch, while England’s rookie batsmen showed impressive composure in their Ashes debuts.While opener Mark Stoneman, James Vince and Dawid Malan all scored half-centuries, none could go on to really make Australia pay or stand up under pressure in the second innings when it really counted.The winning moment! #Ashes#ohwhatafeeling @Toyota_Aus (@CricketAus) November 27, 2017last_img read more

first_imgAustralia skipper Steve Steve said that they will not name the playing XI for the third Ashes Test against England until the toss on Thursday morning.However, he did indicate that the hosts might go with a extra seamer in the form of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh.The hosts, 2-0 up in the five-match series, could reclaim the coveted urn in Perth and Smith said Marsh would be included, probably for Peter Handscomb, if the WACA track was not quick enough.”We’re going to have another look at the wicket in the morning and decide if we need that extra bowling option,” Smith told a news conference.”The stats suggest over the last couple of years the bowlers have had a pretty heavy workload on this wicket, so we’re probably leaning that way at the moment.”It’s probably not as hard as I’d have liked it to be a day out but 24 hours can change a lot and in the morning hopefully it’s a bit harder and faster.”Mitchell, who will provide medium paced backup to frontline quicks Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, is no mug with the bat either. The Western Australian, who had shoulder reconstruction earlier this year, has a century and nine fifties in ODIs and two half-centuries in whites.Handscomb scored centuries against Pakistan in Brisbane and Sydney last season but has managed knocks of only 14, 36 and 12 in his three innings against England this year.Smith, though, said any changes to the line-up that won the first two tests would be purely to protect the pacemen.advertisement”If we do go down that route then it’s purely because we think we need an extra bowler on this wicket, nothing to do with anyone’s batting,” Smith added.”If we do go down the route of Pete missing out, it’s unlucky. We still see a very bright future (for him) indeed. If he is to miss out, there’s no reason he won’t be back in the team soon.”Smith said he hoped the wicket would be much different from the drawn 2015 Test against New Zealand when 1,672 runs were scored over five days.”It was so evenly paced, really slow, once you got in it was almost impossible to get out,” Smith recalled, adding that the groundsman had been working to get more pace into it.”I think he’s got more grass on it than he previously has to try and get that pace on the wicket.”Marsh is expected to slot in at number six in the order below brother Shaun, who would move up to replace Handscomb.”I think he’s tightened up his defence quite a little bit,” Smith said of the younger Marsh’s batting.”In defence, he has softened his hands up a bit. He still putting away the bad ball, he hits the ball probably as hard as anyone I’ve seen. He’s a strong lad.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

first_imgHardik Pandya and KL Rahul have fine-tuned their cricketing skills and appear to have returned wiser from a brief suspension earlier this year for his comments about women on a television show in January.Hardik has been delivering a string of stellar performances with the ball and bat in the ongoing edition of World Cup. He has scored 187 runs in 7 innings and also picked 8 wickets, thus making an important contribution in India’s dominating performance in the World Cup 2019.KL Rahul has managed to score 244 runs from 7 innings at an average of more than 40. Rahul has certainly filled in the shoes of experienced Shikhar Dhawan as an able opening partner for Rohit Sharma.On Saturday, Hardik and Rahul talked about their journey after the Koffee with Karan fiasco. During an interview with Star Sports, both admitted that the chat show row has improved them as a person and a cricketer.”It was a hard time but I honestly feel that I needed kick at my backside. It was unfortunate but there were certain lessons I needed to learn, there were certain things I needed to get serious about. It was hard for us to understand when people kept saying that everything happens for a reason, everything’s for the good. We couldn’t see it then but now looking back,” said KL Rahul.Hardik Pandya went onto add that he never wanted to feel as a victim and that is why he accepted the mistake and moved on.”We accepted it. The only thing which I really wanted to not feel as a victim. Because once you act as a victim, you carry that thing with you for years. We got time to improve ourselves as a human being and as a cricketer,” stated Hardik.advertisementAfter sharing their redemption journey, Hardik Pandya in a humorous way added that now he and KL Rahul crack jokes about the coffee row.”The way everything was going half of the people thought we are done, we are finished and I have read it so many times. Me being me and KL being KL, we joke around now. I don’t like coffee or I don’t like tea. We take it positively and move on,”Also Read | India vs Sri Lanka: How the teams have fared against each other at World Cups?Also Read | Don’t know when I will retire: MS Dhoni clears the air on speculationAlso See:last_img read more

first_imgTrois artistes accomplis et quatre collectivités ont été nommés, aujourd’hui 22 octobre, comme finalistes à deux importants prix pour les arts et la culture. Le Prix Portia White et le Prix communautaire pour les arts et la culture de 2010 seront présentés lors du cinquième gala de remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse qui aura lieu le vendredi 29 octobre au Quai 21, à Halifax. « Les arts et la culture contribuent au renforcement des collectivités à l’échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse et à l’amélioration de la vie des familles, a dit Percy Paris, ministre du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. Les finalistes aux prix ont laissé un héritage d’excellence créative et ont apporté une passion pour l’expression artistique au cœur de leurs collectivités. » Un jury d’artistes indépendants a examiné les mises en candidature au Prix Portia White et choisi les finalistes pour ce prix de 25 000 $, qui fait la promotion de l’excellence, de l’innovation et de l’expression dans les arts : — Neil Forest, originaire de Glen Margaret, est céramiste et professeur d’arts au Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Son approche à la céramique et au design, qui intègre la forme humaine et la technologie, a permis l’innovation au sein de l’un des meilleurs programmes de céramique du Canada. M. Forest a contribué à faire de la céramique un art plus visible par ses œuvres et son enseignement. — Mary Jane Lamond est une chanteuse et ambassadrice culturelle gaélique originaire de Glendale, dans le comté d’Inverness. Elle se sert d’arrangements et d’orchestrations modernes qui offrent un beau cadre pour les traditions et les chansons gaéliques de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Ses performances vocales saisissantes lui ont valu de nombreuses nominations aux prix Juno et aux Prix de la musique de la côte est, ainsi qu’un prix Much Music Global Groove. — John Little est un forgeron et sculpteur originaire d’East Dover, dans la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax. Il est un artiste autodidacte bien connu pour sa passion du processus de forgeage et son dévouement à l’enseignement, au mentorat et à l’évaluation d’expositions au Canada et en Nouvelle-Angleterre. Des membres respectés de la communauté musicale internationale ont reconnu les sculptures de métal forgé de M. Little aux fins de performance musicale comme des accomplissements considérables. Le récipiendaire du Prix Portia White recevra 18 000 $ et devra nommer un artiste de la relève ou un organisme artistique qui recevra le prix de protégé d’une valeur de 7 000 $. Le Prix communautaire pour les arts et la culture, d’une valeur de 10 000 $ et présenté par le Conseil de partenariat des arts et de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse, sera remis à l’une de quatre collectivités qui ont été choisies par un jury indépendant : — La collectivité de l’île Christmas au Cap-Breton est reconnue pour son accent sur la culture et les traditions gaéliques. Des concerts, des ceilidhs, des soirées de foulage traditionnel, des cours de langue gaélique, la promotion de la formation en langue gaélique dans les écoles locales, des panneaux routiers en gaélique et des programmes culturels au centre communautaire contribuent à l’intégration des arts et de la culture au tissu de la vie communautaire. — La Municipalité de Clare est l’une des principales sources créatives de la culture acadienne et francophone de la Nouvelle-Écosse. La communauté compte des institutions culturelles telles que l’Université Sainte-Anne, le Festival acadien de Clare, la nouvelle galerie d’arts Le TréCarré, le Conseil des arts de la Baie Sainte-Marie et les Rendez-vous de la Baie. C’est également en Clare que l’on trouve de nombreux artistes et groupes créatifs, notamment la troupe de théâtre Les Araignées du Boui-Boui, le dramaturge Ryan Doucette, les groupes Grand Dérangement et Blou, l’écrivaine Georgette LeBlanc et les artistes visuels Denise Comeau, Nadine Belliveau et François Gaudet. — La région de la Municipalité de Queens continue d’enrichir la vie communautaire en renforçant la tradition des arts et de la culture sur la rive sud. Les activités artistiques incluent des concerts au théâtre Astor et au Lane’s Privateer Inn à Liverpool, des pièces de théâtre par la troupe Winds of Change, des lectures à Port Medway, ainsi que des concerts maison, des galeries d’art local et des cours de danse. — La ville de Truro peut se vanter d’offrir un niveau enviable de soutien aux arts et à la culture. Le programme d’achat d’œuvres d’art de la ville et une campagne fructueuse de mobilisation de fonds qui a permis de créer le dynamique centre culturel Marigold à partir d’un cinéma abandonné du centre-ville ne sont que deux exemples des façons dont la région a placé les arts en plein cœur de la communauté. Le Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi, d’une valeur de 5 000 $ pour chacun des finalistes, et le Prix du chef-d’œuvre de la lieutenante-gouverneure de la Nouvelle-Écosse, d’une valeur de 25 000 $, seront également présenté lors du gala de remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse. Le gala est organisé par le Conseil de partenariat des arts et de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour obtenir plus d’information, y compris les renseignements sur l’inscription (en anglais seulement), consultez le Le Conseil de partenariat des arts et de la culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse, en consultation avec le secteur des arts et de la culture, offre des conseils et des recommandations qui guideront le ministère du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine en ce qui a trait à ses investissements dans les artistes, les industries culturelles et les activités culturelles de la Nouvelle-Écosse.last_img read more

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s shaping up to be a deadly year for livestock in the American Southwest as the number of cows and calves killed by Mexican gray wolves has skyrocketed, aggravating an already tenuous relationship between U.S. wildlife managers, environmentalists and rural residents.Federal reports show the endangered wolves have been blamed for the deaths of 88 domestic animals in New Mexico and Arizona in the first four months of the year.That’s on pace to surpass the nearly 100 livestock kills confirmed in all of 2018 and significantly more than has been recorded over the same four-month period in any year since the predators were reintroduced in 1998.More Mexican wolves are in the wild now than at any time since they were nearly exterminated decades ago. A subspecies of the Western gray wolf, Mexican wolves have faced a difficult road to recovery that has been complicated by politics and conflicts with livestock.Catron County Manager Bill Green said his constituents have seen calf birth rates drop by one-third or more and they feel there’s nowhere to turn because federal officials say they have a responsibility under the federal Endangered Species Act to restore the wolves.Some ranchers and rural residents expect things to get worse as the wolf population grows. There are at least 131 of the predators in the mountain ranges spanning southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.“On the local front, it’s been a battle to keep the impact as small as possible,” Green said. “We have several ranchers in areas next to wilderness that are already being run out of business.”Wolves were found to be responsible for killing more than three dozen cows and calves in April alone. That was almost double the previous month.While ranchers see the reintroduction program as a threat to a livelihood already complicated by drought and rising costs, environmentalists contend more can be done to discourage wolves from targeting livestock.The environmental group Defenders of Wildlife has been working with some ranchers in the Southwest. Some ideas are simple — from using range riders to keep a close eye on herds or quickly disposing of cattle carcasses to keep from attracting wolves.Brady McGee, who heads the Mexican wolf recovery program for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said wolves often can run into trouble because the grazing and calving seasons are year-round in the Southwest.“Part of this is for the wolf program to survive, we need to create a social tolerance out there,” he said. “In order to create that social tolerance, we have to be able to reduce and minimize wolves eating livestock and reduce those conflicts.”Some money is allocated annually for reimbursing livestock losses, but federal officials acknowledge they need more to provide incentives for the livestock industry to take more precautions to protect herds.McGee said wildlife managers could set up food caches for denning wolves to shift the focus from cattle. He also suggested ranchers reposition their herds at key times and pen them up in smaller pastures, explaining that some of the highest livestock mortality comes early in the year when wolves are denning.“That’s part of what the livestock industry could do, is be part of that chess game and move their cows around,” he said.Some argue the wolves already are highly managed: They’re rounded up when they stray outside certain boundaries, when they pair with the wrong mate or if they develop an affinity for livestock. Biologists also decide which captive-bred pups are matched with wild packs as part of fostering efforts to boost the population.Bryan Bird with Defenders of Wildlife says wolves are as much a social and cultural issue for ranchers and rural residents as they are a scientific challenge.“We believe that social change can only come from inside the community,” Bird said. “It doesn’t come from the federal government or the advocates pushing change on these people. It has to happen from within, and it has to happen organically.”Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press read more

28 February 2007A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced support for the new diplomatic initiative that will bring together Iraq’s neighbours and the five permanent members of the Security Council in a meeting in Baghdad. Responding to press questions, Michele Montas noted that the United States, Syria and Iran would be represented and said Mr. Ban would be sending his Special Representative for Iraq, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, to attend the meeting as an observer.“The Secretary-General hopes that the participants in the preparatory meeting will focus on urgently needed steps to reduce violence in Iraq and help stabilize the situation in the region,” Ms. Montas added, noting that he had discussed this idea with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari during their recent meeting in Berlin.“It is in keeping with the call the UN has been making for a convergence of national, regional and international efforts in support of the people and Government of Iraq,” she said. read more

A season that started with promise for the Cincinnati Bengals continued its spiral when quarterback Andy Dalton injured his right thumb in a 35-20 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.Dalton was hurt on his passing hand while trying to recover a shotgun snap that sailed over his head in the third quarter and didn’t return. After the injury, Baker Mayfield threw his fourth touchdown pass of the game to give the Browns a 35-7 lead.The Bengals started the season 4-1, but are 1-5 since and have lost their past three games.Two other players were hurt for Cincinnati: backup right tackle Jake Fisher, who suffered a back injury, and cornerback Tony McRae, who gave two thumbs up as he was wheeled off the field after a third-quarter concussion.For the Carolina Panthers, a quadriceps injury to cornerback David Jackson on the first play from scrimmage ended up playing a role in the Seattle Seahawks’ comeback win. Jackson did not return, and Russell Wilson exploited the Panthers’ secondary on a game-tying touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter.Carolina punt returner Damiere Byrd left with an arm injury in the first half and did not return. For Seattle, fullback Tre Madden left in the second half with a shoulder injury.The Ravens lost safety Tony Jefferson to an ankle injury in their victory over the Raiders. Oakland defensive tackle Maurice Hurst left in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury, and defensive end Jacquies Smith left in the first half after hurting an Achilles.New York Giants tight end Evan Engram injured his hamstring in warmups and didn’t play against the Eagles, and wide receiver Quadree Henderson left the loss to Philadelphia with a shoulder injury.Buccaneers offensive tackle Demar Dotson left in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers with knee and hamstring injuries and did not return. Tampa Bay also lost cornerback Carlton Davis II to a knee injury in the third quarter. For San Francisco, safety Jimmie Ward left in the first quarter with a forearm injury and safety D.J. Reed departed in the second half with a heel injury.Cornerback Lafayette Pitts sustained a head injury while covering a punt in the first quarter for the Buffalo Bills in their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags lost left guard Andrew Norwell when he hurt an ankle in the fourth quarter.___More AP NFL: and Associated Press read more

Ohio State freshman forward Kaleb Wesson (34) high fives his brother, sophomore forward Andre Wesson (24) after scoring in the first half in the game against Maryland on Jan. 11. Ohio State won 91-69. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn a crowd of Scarlet and Gray, packing the Schottenstein Center, Stephanie and Keith Wesson prepared to watch their two sons, sophomore forward Andre and freshman center Kaleb, take the court for Ohio State prior to its Jan. 22 game against Nebraska. Becoming Buckeyes was only a matter of time for the Wesson brothers. Keith, a former Ohio State player from 1983 to 1987, raised his sons in a Columbus suburb, practically preparing them to play for his former team. The two played together at Westerville South, but it wasn’t clear if that would continue at the next level.Andre and Kaleb won a state championship in 2016, playing at the Schott. A month later, Andre received an offer from Ohio State and signed his letter of intent with the Buckeyes. Now, the two play for the same team on the same court they shared that memorable moment.“I’m happy for them that all of their work paid off and it’s just truly a blessing,” their father said. “They had a lot of choices, a lot of great schools, and for them to choose Ohio State, where I played, down the street. Words can’t describe how excited and happy we are.”Even though the brothers are reunited, there have been roadblocks.In only his third collegiate game, Kaleb was suspended for the Buckeyes’ game against Texas Southern on Nov. 16 for “a failure to meet the expectations of the men’s basketball program,” according to an Ohio State spokesperson. However, after one more game, he took over the starting center position for an injured sophomore Micah Potter and has not let go of it since.Andre’s path to playing time this season has not been as clear.During the summer, Andre underwent medical tests on an unknown condition that forced him to stop basketball activity for some time, which instilled questions into his longevity with Ohio State. During this time, Andre’s father said he “literally couldn’t do anything.” He couldn’t pick up a basketball, swim or “walk fast,” according to his mother. Andre made it back to the court for the Buckeyes and has become the Buckeyes’ top forward off the bench, averaging more minutes than any other bench forward and playing at least 16 minutes in each of the team’s last six games. However, his father said the injury still slightly affects Andre, even months into the season. Keith said it was a challenge for his elder son to come back and get back into the speed of the game after months away. “An athlete who has been playing whatever sport since sixth grade, basically every day, that was really the hardest part for him,” Keith said. “And then just not knowing and not being able to do anything. It was tough on him, and it took a lot longer for him. He’s still recovering from this, especially from an offensive standpoint.”Overall, both Andre and Kaleb have made quite the names for themselves in their time at Ohio State. Kaleb has earned two Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors this season, while Andre has been praised by his teammates and head coach Chris Holtmann for his contributions off the bench.The brothers grew up highly competitive, Stephanie said. They were always fighting and were so hard on each other that sometimes their father had to step in. But Kaleb has always been Andre’s biggest fan. Their mother Stephanie said Kaleb stands up for his brother whenever a negative comment is made about him. Their parents have not missed a game this season, home or away.“I just want them to get to their highest potential, whatever that may be. I want them to leave it all out on the floor. I tell them all the time, enjoy every minute of this,” Keith said. “Having played, sometimes you get so caught up in the wins and losses and playing well or playing bad that you forget to soak in the experience; playing in Madison Square Garden, walking down Times Square, going to these great facilities, flying on a charter plane. “They get lost in the norm of how normal things appear but I always remind them that this isn’t normal.” read more

first_imgThe US Department of Energy has selected six research and development projects that will promote the production of hydrogen from coal at large-scale facilities. This central approach aims to combat climate change by allowing for the capture – and subsequent sequestration – of carbon dioxide generated during hydrogen production. The selections support President Bush’s Hydrogen Fuel Initiative, which provides funding for research and technology development to realize a future hydrogen economy that minimizes America’s dependence on foreign oil and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Pure hydrogen is a potential energy carrier for the future, and it may be produced from hydrogen-containing materials such as water and fossil fuels. Until other resources are available to produce hydrogen at lower costs, production from coal is the most economical source. However, the large-scale production of hydrogen from coal faces several technological challenges that must be overcome before its widespread use becomes a reality. To address these challenges, the new cost-shared projects will focus on two areas of interest: Ultra-Pure Hydrogen – Hydrogen has the potential to be used in a number of end-use applications, each having its own purity standard. Some of these end uses include hydrogen turbines, fuel cells, and modified internal combustion engines. Three projects will focus on the development and scale-up of advanced materials and devices for producing ultra-pure hydrogen from coal-derived synthesis gas. Process Consolidation – Strategies are needed for selectively removing pure hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and synthesis gas impurities in a single-reactor configuration that can operate simultaneously at high temperature and high conversion. Three projects will perform a combination of theoretical and experimental research to provide a scientific basis for consolidating multiple processes – synthesis gas cleanup, water-gas shift reaction, hydrogen separation, and carbon dioxide separation – into a single module.The six projects total nearly $9.4 million in value, with DOE providing $7.4 million and industry partners contributing more than $1.8 million. Praxair (Tonawanda, NewYork state) will develop a device to purify hydrogen before it is fed to a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell. At the heart of the device will be a palladium alloy-based hydrogen transport membrane that only allows hydrogen atoms to pass through its structure. The device will be integrated with a PEM fuel cell and designed such that, when it is produced in mass quantities, it is potentially the lowest-cost, most effective method to ‘polish’ crude hydrogen, independent of the source. Praxair will be joined by Praxair Surface Technologies (Indianapolis), the Colorado School of Mines (Golden), and Boothroyd Dewhurst (Wakefield, Rhode Island). Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, Texas) will develop and demonstrate a durable, ultra-thin (less than 5 micron) hydrogen-separation membrane with excellent resistance to sulphur and halides. The palladium alloy-based membrane is expected to meet or exceed DOE’s cost and performance targets for 2010. Partners with Southwest Research Institute in this effort are the Colorado School of Mines, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) and TDA Research (San Antonio, Texas). United Technologies Research Center (East Hartford, Connecticut) will undertake research, technology development, and economic analysis to further develop a sulphur-, halide-, and ammonia-resistant hydrogen-separation membrane. Based on alloys of palladium, copper, and transition metals, the membrane will potentially have commercially relevant hydrogen production flux and be capable of operating at high temperature and pressure. The United Technologies Research Center will collaborate with Power+Energy (Ivyland, Pennsylvania) and Metal Hydride Technologies (Burlington, Vermont) for this research. Media and Process Technology (Pittsburgh) will explore a membrane-based ‘one box’ process to generate low-cost hydrogen from coal. Cooled and particulate-free synthesis gas will be passed through a single reactor that converts the synthesis gas to hydrogen and carbon dioxide and separates the two using a carbon molecular sieve membrane. Bench-top testing will be conducted during year 1 of the three-year project, slip-stream testing will be conducted in year 2, and pilot-scale testing and cost analysis will be performed in year 3. Partnering with Media and Process Technology will be the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), Pall Corp (Port Washington, New York), and Southern Co (Wilsonville, Alabama). Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) will develop a process to produce high-purity hydrogen from synthesis gas in a single-stage reactor. The process will employ a calcium looping scheme in which a patented calcium oxide sorbent removes carbon dioxide from synthesis gas by forming calcium carbonate; the calcium carbonate is calcined to produce a pure stream of carbon dioxide and calcium oxide, which is recycled back into the process. The continuous removal of carbon dioxide enhances the ‘water-gas shift’ reaction – the conversion of synthesis gas into hydrogen and carbon dioxide – and enhances the purity and yield of hydrogen. Researchers at Ohio State will partner with Clear Skies Consulting (Cornelius, North Carolina) and CONSOL Energy (Pittsburgh). Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Massachusetts) will investigate the use of composite palladium and palladium-alloy porous stainless steel membranes to reduce the number of unit operations needed to produce hydrogen from synthesis gas at an advanced integrated gasification combined cycle power plant. The research will include developing processes to remove sulphur compounds from synthesis gas, synthesizing composite palladium and palladium-alloy porous stainless steel membranes, testing the membranes to demonstrate their effectiveness and long-term stability, developing comprehensive process intensification and control and monitoring strategies, and performing economic analysis. Worcester Polytechnic Institute will collaborate with Adsorption Research (Dublin, Ohio) on this project.last_img read more

Qatar handball ← Previous Story “Croatia Cup” with Balkan trio Next Story → Croatia beat Macedonia in Umag Only a week before the Asian qualification tournament for Olympic Games 2016, Qatar organized tournament at home court in Doha with the participation of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and China. Valero Rivera team showed great domination in the first two clashes against Saudi Arabia 32:22 and China 39:13.Almost on the same level was performance of the Asian vice-champions from 2014, Bahrain. Bahreini boys lead by Slovenian coach Borut Macek outplayed easily China 42:20 and Saudis 30:22.For the first place on the last preparation tournament before start of the Asian qualifications for Rio (November 14), will play the finalists of Asian Championship 2014 – Qatar and Bahrain.

first_imgFacebook : les données personnelles modifiées en un clicÉtats-Unis – Paramétrer la centaine d’options des données personnelles de Facebook est devenu compliqué. Deux logiciels proposent de simplifier la chose.Le journal 20 minutes présente deux applications permettant de simplifier la gestion des options de votre compte Facebook, en vérifiant rapidement qui est autorisé à voir quoi. scanne votre page de profil et indique quelles sont les données dont vous avez limité l’accès et quelles sont celles, au contraire, que vous avez laissé (trop) en vue. Openbook, lui, effectue une recherche parmi les statuts Facebook et vous renseigne sur leur visibilité. Le New York Times indique qu’il existe cinquante paramètres et plus de soixante-dix options concernant la protection des données personnelles sur le site de réseau social.Le 19 mai 2010 à 12:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img There’s something for every Whovian among this month’s new non-fiction releases from Obverse Books.The Edinburgh-based publisher is best known for printing tales of Iris Wildthyme, a renegade Time Lady spun out of Doctor Who in a collection of short stories, novels, and audio dramas.But the company also offers an inside look at the long-running BBC program through fanzines, episode guides, personalized accounts, and more.New this month is “Downtime: The Lost Years of Doctor Who“: A 400-page volume that tells the story of the many direct-to-video broadcasts and audio adventures produced in the decades between the Seventh Doctor’s final adventures in 1989 and the rebooted series in 2005.Obverse BooksDuring the interim, BBC One broadcasted only three new Doctor Who stories: the 1996 TV movie starring Eighth Doctor Paul McGann and companion Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook), and two Comic Relief projects—a 1991 comic book (devised by Richard Curtis, Neil Gaiman, and Grant Morrison), and 1999’s spoof “The Curse of Fatal Death” (starring Rowan Atkinson, Richard E Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, and Joanna Lumley).“Meanwhile, seemingly almost forgotten, some of the Doctor’s friends, enemies, and legally dubious clones continued their adventures in the direct-to-video market and their own spin-off audio adventures,” according to the Obverse book description.“Downtime: The Lost Years of Doctor Who” by Dylan Rees is available now in paperback form (£19.95), as an e-book (£9.95), or bundled together (£24.95).Obverse BooksIf you like nostalgia, join Finn Clark on his latest stop along an “epic journey,” in which he examines Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor and companion Sarah Jane Smith, with “a quick check on the Egyptian Pharaoh Erimem,” Obverse teased.“Time’s Mosaic: No. 5” comes in at a slim 279 pages, on sale in paperback (£14.95), e-book (£6.99), or both (£17.95).The publisher also revealed details of its 10th installment in the “Black Archive” series—an ongoing set of book-length insights into single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.“Doctor Who is endlessly fascinating, a powerful storytelling engine about which many millions of words have been written over the years,” author and editor Philip Purser-Hallard said last year. “There are certain stories, though, from all eras of the program’s history, which are exceptionally deep and rewarding—whether because of their unusually powerful writing, rich symbolism, or complex themes.”Obverse BooksThe first nine books cover the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors—from “The Ambassadors of Death” (1970) to “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven” (2014).In March’s “Scream of the Shalka,” Jon Arnold looks at the 2003 animated webcast of the same name, which revived the show with a new Doctor—two years before the show’s 2005 renaissance.“Our primary emphasis is on the stories as stories, rather than the behind-the-scenes history which has been covered in admirable depth elsewhere,” Purser-Hallard said. “While we aim to make an authoritative and significant contribution to the overall critical conversation about Doctor Who, we intend each of these books to be entertaining as well as of academic interest.”Readers can pre-order “Scream of the Shalka” from the Obverse Books website. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Feb 2016 – Back in the Turks and Caicos, the consultation process on the National Agriculture Police is set for next Tuesday February 17 at 10:30am at the Whitby Community Center in North Caicos. All are invited to attend. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Norovirus outbreak in North under control now, says Health New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos Related Items:National Agriculture Policy, North caicos, Whitby Community Center PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tributelast_img

first_imgA boating incident late Sunday on Lake Aleknagik claimed the life of 35-year-old Bryan Anderson of Naknek, the well-known boys varsity basketball coach at Bristol Bay.Listen nowAnderson was on a skiff with Jack Savo of Dillingham and two others. They were crossing the lake back to the Aleknagik launch after a hunting trip when he fell overboard, said Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Luis Nieves.“One of the passengers actually witnessed him falling off of the boat,” Nieves said. “That passenger immediately shouted to the operator, Mr. Savo. He maneuvered the boat to recover Mr. Anderson, finding him unresponsive in the water.”The boaters pulled Anderson to shore and attempted CPR, then brought him on the vessel and headed quickly back to the launch at Aleknagik.“They were met by local EMS, who then transported Mr. Anderson to Kananakak [Hospital] where they continued lifesaving measures until he was pronounced deceased at approximately 0250 hours,” Nieves said.Troopers were notified of the situation a little past midnight. The state medical examiner requested an autopsy.Nieves said there were life jackets on board, but that Anderson was not wearing one when he went into the water. Alcohol may have been involved, but Nieves was not sure of any other contributing factors to the tragic accident, such as weather, speed or the vessel striking an object.“It appears that other than no one wearing life jackets, which is not required by law but is strongly recommended, there is nothing that could have prevented this,” Nieves said.Next of kin were notified early Monday morning.last_img read more

first_imgAnchorage Democratic Rep. Geran Tarr, co-chair of the House Resources committee, gestures during a House floor session earlier this year in Juneau. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Wednesday was Alaska Day, a state holiday, but some lawmakers and their staff meting for an all-day crash course on oil taxes.It’s somewhat of a habit for Alaska’s Legislature to wade into a fight over the state’s oil and gas tax system. There have been seven major changes to the tax system over the last 12 years. And each time, the issue has been bitterly divisive.Lawmakers are gearing up to go at it again in January. But first, members of the House and Senate are trying to make sure everyone is speaking the same language.Anchorage Democratic Rep. Geran Tarr led the oil and gas tax working group. Her office helped coordinate the meeting.“The point is, the more everybody is on the same page, the more productive the conversations can be,” Tarr said.To that end, they planned to hear from consultants and an advisory board made up of members of the industry, analysts and state regulators.And the meeting was public — sort of.It wasn’t easily accessible. There was no way to call in. The legislative information office, or LIO, was closed for the state holiday. So the meeting wasn’t streamed like others are during the legislative session.And while the LIO technically serves at the pleasure of the Legislature and could be opened for a meeting, a spokesperson for the office said it would be uncommon to do that outside the regular legislative session.Instead, they held the meeting at the BP Energy Center.A staff member from Anchorage Republican Sen. Cathy Giessel’s office said about 40 legislative staffers registered to attend.There was a webinar, but lawmakers didn’t share how to register. The meetings were recorded and will be made available for viewing at a later date.Tarr said she didn’t think anyone would mind if members of the general public showed up, but the meeting wasn’t geared toward them.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen From Pres. Donald Trump’s claim that he has the right to pardon himself, to the summit with North Korea, to primary election results in eight states, the Houston Matters experts discuss the latest global, national, state, and local political stories — with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.Joining Craig Cohen for this week’s conversation are Jon Taylor from the University of St. Thomas and Nancy Sims of Pierpont Communications. Share 00:00 /17:44last_img

first_imgThree members of the UDH criminal organization based in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill were sentenced this week to double-digit prison terms for racketeering conspiracy charges after admitting to their involvement in gang activities.The men’s plea agreements brings to 35 the number of Cherry Hill gang members who have pleaded guilty to gang involvement and related crimes. And, 26 of those defendants, including the recent trio, have been sentenced to up to 35 years in prison, according to the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.On July 15, U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Asim Benns to 275 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervise release. The 33-year-old, also known as “Seem” was a member of UDH, named for the “Up Da (the) Hill” section of Cherry Hill, and was also a high-ranking member of the Black Guerilla Family gang with oversight of that neighborhood.Judge Russell also sentenced UDH gang members Donte “Tay” Thornton, 30, to 15 years in federal prison, and James “Mook Day” Scott, 24, to 10 years in federal prison, each followed by five years of supervised release.All three defendants admitted that part of their duties as UDH gang members was to maintain their power, territory and profits through the use of violence, including murder, intimidation, robbery and drug trafficking.Benns told prosecutors that he planned and/or participated in the murders of two rival gang members, and two other shootings.  In July and August of 2011, Benns and other UDH members also robbed two banks, stealing a total of $11,100, which they used to buy drugs to sell.Thornton said he worked with Benns on one of the July 2011 bank heists and participated in a 2003 shooting and a 2007 murder of a rival gang member.All three men admitted to taking part in the gang’s drug trafficking enterprise, distributing several kilos of heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.last_img read more