Deciding What Your Story Means

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now I sneezed. The young man working in the airport store said, “God bless you.” I replied, “Thank you. Already has.”The young man then challenged me. He said, “What does that mean?” I said, “I am blessed. I have great wife, great kids, and I am happy.” I didn’t expect to be challenged any further, but he wasn’t done. He walked around the counter and said, “How can you be happy?” I answered, “I’ve always been happy. Aren’t you happy?”“I could never be happy,” he said. “It’s impossible.” He went on, “Well I guess I could be happy if I had money. Lots of money, like thousands of dollars.” I said, “Look, you’ve had thousands of dollars and it didn’t make you happy, and that money is gone now.” He said, “You’re right. I spent that money.”He said, “I would be happy if I had millions of dollars then. Millions and millions of dollars. That would make me happy.” I said, “No, you wouldn’t be happy. Money is an amplifier. If you are five star, gold plated jerk, with money you are a five star, gold plated, rich jerk. But, if you think money will make you happy, it’s not that difficult to get.”He said, “I can never have money?” I bit, “Why not?”“Because I didn’t go to college, and I got terrible grades in high school. My parents were divorced,” he said. I said, I know millionaires that have that same story. He said, “Yeah, will I started doing drugs when I was eleven years old.” I said, “Well, you’re not eleven years old, and that isn’t stopping you from doing anything you want to now.”I asked this young man how old he was, and he told me he was 24. I told him that his excuses for not being happy were stories that he was telling himself, and that a lot of people decide to frame those stories as the reason they changed their beliefs, their behaviors, their actions, and their results. I shared with him that I personally shared a good part of his same story myself, that happiness is a choice, and money has very little to do with it, other than offering freedom and choices.I finished our conversation telling him that happiness is a decision you make, and it is mostly made up of being grateful, including being grateful for the adversity that allows you to accept the challenging circumstances and discomfort with producing the results you are capable of. Sadly, he didn’t believe a word I said. He likes his story too much to consider another view.It’s very difficult to let go of our stories. The decision you have to make about your story is what frame you use to tell it. If you use a negative frame, your story is an excuse for what you believe is wrong with your life. If you tell it with a positive frame, your story is the reason you grew through your adversity and are now in a different place.What story do you tell using a negative frame as an explanation for why you don’t have what you want?How would your story be different if that story was the reason why you started taking the actions that moved you closer to your goals?last_img read more

Missing viewpoints in Kashmir newspapers

first_imgEditorials are vanishing from dozens of Kashmir dailies, an indication of the pulls and pressures the media face after the Centre’s decision to revoke Jammu & Kashmir’s special status on August 5.Prominent dailies such as Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Observer resumed publications from August 17, after an unusual six-day holiday on the occasion of Id, but without the editorials.Though Greater Kashmir resumed editorial space on Wednesday, dailies such as the Kashmir Age are still skipping editorial pieces.“Absence of communication lines and the staff’s difficulty to move around is making it difficult to come up with the content on a daily basis,” a GK staffer told The Hindu.In all dailies, there is an absence of any opinions or editorials on the Centre’s latest decision to suspend Article 370. Many smaller dailies have stopped writing editorials, and instead publish syndicated columns. However, there are a few newspapers such as the Rising Kashmir and the Brighter Kashmir, which have not ceased writing the editorials. “It is like walking the razor’s edge to balance your editorial position. Many newspapers have decided not to publish editorials fearing the axe will fall on them in case of any imbalance. We have decided not to express our opinion,” said Farooq Wani, the editor of Brighter Kashmir.last_img read more

Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid child custody dispute

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games “I am sadly unable to compete in this year’s U.S. Open due to my ongoing family situation that I am working through,” Azarenka said in a statement.In last week’s post, Azarenka wrote that she separated from Leo’s father shortly after Wimbledon, where she lost to Simona Halep in the fourth round on July 10.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 shutout“As we work to resolve some of the legal processes, the way things stand now is that the only way I can play in the U.S. Open this year is if I leave Leo behind in California,” Azarenka wrote, “which I’m not willing to do.”Azarenka has not played since Wimbledon, and the former No. 1 player is now ranked 204th. She was the runner-up in New York in 2012 and 2013, losing in the final each year to Serena Williams. Those were also the years that Azarenka won her two Grand Slam singles titles in Australia. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short programcenter_img FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, returns a shot to Yanina Wickmayer, of Belgium, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka says her participation in the U.S. Open is in doubt because she might not be able to bring her baby son with her to New York as a result of her separation from the child’s father. Azarenka says via a posting on Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, that she is “faced with a difficult situation which may not allow me to return to work right away.” (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)NEW YORK — Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the U.S. Open on Monday because she was unable to resolve a custody dispute with her infant son’s father.The 28-year-old star from Belarus gave birth to her first child in December and she returned to the tour in June. She detailed the dispute with the boy’s father in a long Twitter post last week, saying she might not be able to bring her son with her to New York.ADVERTISEMENT Williams, who is pregnant with her first child, also will not play in this year’s U.S. Open. On the men’s side, three top-10 players have withdrawn with season-ending injuries: defending champion Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Rugby World Cup winner reveals heart surgery after tick bite MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Oklahoma State upsets Oklahoma in OT, overcomes Trae Young’s 48

first_imgCilic posts 100th Grand Slam match win, makes Aus Open quarters Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments LATEST STORIES Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting QUOTABLEYoung, on stepping up in the second half: “I could have done that the whole game. I wasn’t attacking as much. I was thinking too much in the first half. I didn’t play my game in the first half. That came back and bit me. I just didn’t play my game in the first half but I did in the second.”REMEMBER THE 10Oklahoma State held a pregame moment of silence to honor the 10 people affiliated with the school’s athletic program who died in a plane crash on Jan. 27, 2001.UP NEXTOklahoma hosts Kansas on Tuesday.Oklahoma State visits Texas Tech on Tuesday. “We’ve got to work harder on getting more motion away from the ball and get the ball moving a little bit,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “Again, obviously what Trae is doing with the ball is pretty special, but we need to get a little bit of movement, too.”Jeffrey Carroll had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Kendall Smith added 20 points for Oklahoma State (13-6, 3-4 Big 12). Smith’s 3 with 8 seconds left in regulation tied it at 73.“It’s a game of runs,” Smith said. “They were playing well, but we fought and did what we were capable of. We’re fighters, and that’s what it came down to.”The Cowboys went on to post their first win over a Top 10 team for first-year coach Mike Boynton.“Really happy for my kids as they continue to show what they’re about and who they are as people,” Boynton said. “Guys that keep fighting for each other, keep fighting for the culture that we’re trying to build, keep fighting to try to help people understand that we’ve got a pretty good basketball team. We can compete with anybody in the country.”ADVERTISEMENT Oklahoma State led by two points late in overtime when Carroll missed a free throw that gave the Sooners a chance with 7.4 seconds remaining. Young struggled to get the ball up the court and was forced into a poor shot.Oklahoma (14-4, 4-3) was coming off a loss to Kansas State. The Sooners had beaten Oklahoma State 109-89 in Norman on Jan. 3.The Cowboys played a nearly flawless first 10 minutes and bolted out to a 25-6 lead. The Sooners slowed the surge with an 8-0 run, but Oklahoma State held strong. Smith’s 3-pointer as time expired in the first half gave the Cowboys a 42-30 lead. The Cowboys held Oklahoma to 30 percent shooting before the break. Young scored 14 points in the first half, but he made just 4 of 15 shots.“Got to start out the game better,” Young said. “That’s the one thing. I’m going to get back and watch film. Just being ready to go from the beginning. That starts with me. I didn’t bring the energy from the beginning. So just do that and we will get better.”Oklahoma scored the first seven points of the second half to force an Oklahoma State timeout. A dunk by Brady Manek on an assist from Young cut Oklahoma State’s lead to 44-41. The Sooners tied the game at 53 on a long pass from Young that led to a layup by Kameron McGusty, and a 3-pointer by Young gave the Sooners the lead for the first time.Smith’s 3-pointer at the end of regulation gave the Cowboys a chance to regroup.“He is, in a lot of ways, the epitome of what our team is,” Boynton said. “We’ve had a lot of tough moments, for whatever reason at different times, and those kids don’t quit. They don’t give up, they don’t feel sorry for themselves.”BIG PICTUREOklahoma: The Sooners had a backbreaking week. Two losses to unranked teams, even on the road, won’t look good for the Sooners on Selection Sunday when it comes time to consider the highest seeded teams.Oklahoma State: The Cowboys have had several close calls against good opponents this season and finally got their breakthrough. It’s exactly the kind of boost they needed to strengthen their NCAA Tournament resume. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters III (21) and guard Tavarius Shine, right, celebrate at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Oklahoma State won 83-81 in overtime. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)STILLWATER, Okla. — Trae Young had a sinking feeling when his final shot left his hand.The freshman point guard scored 48 points, but he missed a deep 3 at the buzzer in overtime as No. 4 Oklahoma fell to Oklahoma State 83-81 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT “I knew it wasn’t going to go in,” he said. “No, I didn’t feel comfortable.”Young, who leads the nation in scoring, had 34 points after halftime. He matched the fifth-highest scoring effort in Sooners’ history after also missing a 3-point try at the end of regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYoung shot 14 for 39, including 8 for 20 on 3-pointers, and made all 12 of his free throws. ESPN Stats & Info said the 39 shots and 20 3-point attempts were both Big 12 records.None of Young’s teammates scored more than eight points. MOST READlast_img read more

Mammals thrived long before death of dinosaurs: study

first_imgWashington, Jun 8 (PTI) Mammals began to flourish ten to twenty million years before dinosaurs became extinct about 66 million years ago, contradicting the view that mammals were suppressed by success of the giant animals, a new study has claimed.”The traditional view is that mammals were suppressed by the dinosaurs success, and that they did not really take off until after the dinosaurs went extinct,” said David Grossnickle from University of Chicago in the US.”This study shows that therian mammals, the ancestors of most modern mammals, were already diversifying before the dinosaurs died out,” said Grossnickle.The old hypothesis hinged upon the fact that many of the early mammal fossils that had been found were from small, insect-eating animals – there did not seem to be much in the way of diversity, researchers said.But over the years, more and more early mammals have been found, including some hoofed animal predecessors the size of dogs, they said.The animals teeth were varied, too. Grossnickle, along with Elis Newham at the University of Southampton in the UK analysed the molars of hundreds of early mammal specimens in museum fossil collections.They found that the mammals that lived during the years leading up to the dinosaurs demise had widely varied tooth shapes, meaning that they had widely varied diets.These different diets proved key to an unexpected finding regarding mammal species going extinct along with the dinosaurs, researchers said.Not only did mammals begin diversifying earlier than previously expected, but the mass extinction was not the perfect opportunity for mammal evolution that it has traditionally been painted as, they said.advertisementEarly mammals were hit by a selective extinction at the same time the dinosaurs died out – generalists that could live off of a wide variety of foods seemed more apt to survive, but many mammals with specialised diets went extinct.Scientists were surprised to see that mammals were initially negatively impacted by the mass extinction event.”I fully expected to see more diverse mammals immediately after the extinction. I was not expecting to see any sort of drop,” said Grossnickle.”It did not match the traditional view that after the extinction, mammals hit the ground running. It is part of the reason why I went back to study it further – it seemed wrong,” he said.According to Grossnickle, the reason behind the mammals pre-extinction diversification could be a possible link between the rise of mammals and the rise of flowering plants, which diversified around the same time.”We cannot know for sure, but flowering plants might have offered new seeds and fruits for the mammals. And, if the plants co-evolved with new insects to pollinate them, the insects could have also been a food source for early mammals,” said Grossnickle.The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. PTI SAN SAR SARlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: No way Pakistan can beat India, says Virender Sehwag

first_imgAfter India’s last World Cup 2019 match against New Zealand on Thursday was washed out, the Men in Blue are now scheduled to clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in Manchester on June 16. While fans and experts all around the world are excited at the prospect of the 2 Asian giants slugging it out after a long time, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has come out in full support of the Indian team saying that he can’t see Pakistan in any way coming up trumps in Manchester.During a video chat with former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar on the latter’s Youtube channel, Sehwag was asked about his predictions for the match.Shoaib had posed a question to Sehwag as thus: “Which team are you backing in the next match after considering everything from toss to playing conditions etc.?”Sehwag, replying in his inimitable style, said: “I don’t believe that Pakistan will be able to beat India on the 16th in any way whatsoever.”But Shoaib differed from Sehwag by saying: “I feel that if Pakistan wins the toss, they should win. Also, it will open the tournament. After that, any team amongst England, Australia, Pakistan and India can win the tournament.”India will be without their regular opener Shikhar Dhawan when they take on Pakistan with KL Rahul expected to open the innings with Rohit. India are currently on the 3rd spot in the points table with 5 points from 3 games after the washout against New Zealand on Thursday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz will target Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India out to make fielding superiority count against Pakistanadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoNapoli president De Laurentiis ready to trigger Ospina option

first_imgNapoli president De Laurentiis ready to trigger Ospina optionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis is ready to sign outright David Ospina.The Colombia goalkeeper is on a season-long loan from Arsenal, with the deal including a purchase option.Ospina has impressed De Laurentiis and coaching staff on and off the pitch since arriving in Naples.And Gazzetta dello Sport says the president is now ready to trigger the permanent option in the player’s contract.Ospina can be signed outright for €3.5m TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

PIOJ Stages Consultation on Medium Term Economic Framework

first_imgThe Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will, on Friday, February 15, host several stakeholder partners at a workshop to review and finalize preparation of the Medium Term Socio-Economic Framework (MTF) for the 2012 to 2015 period. The workshop, scheduled for the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, beginning at 8:30 a.m., is a continuation of the series of consultations by the Institute, to identify priority outcomes, strategies, programmes, and targets for national development over the ensuing three-year period. This is in keeping with the provisions of the country’s long-term National Development Plan (NDP), Vision 2030 Jamaica. Stakeholders expected to join PIOJ officials for discussions include: senior technical officers from ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); senior officers from private sector organisations including the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ); civil society groups, including non government organisations (NGOs); trade unions; faith-based and community-based organisations; representatives of the Jamaican Diaspora and Returning Residents Foundations, and academia. Consultations commenced with the Vision 2030 Jamaica Country Assessment and National Prioritization Workshop, which the PIOJ staged in collaboration with the Office of the Cabinet in April 2012.Vision 2030 Jamaica Programme Director, Richard Lumsden, informsthat the initial workshop yielded broad stakeholder consensus on the main economic, social, governance and environmental issues, and the national priorities for the medium-term. These include: national security and justice; accountability and human rights; education, training, youth development, early childhood development and parenting; unemployment, growth, and tax reform; natural environment, energy, waste management and land use planning; poverty and social protection; productivity and business environment; and science, technology and innovation.MTF 2012-2015 is the second in the series of seven consecutive three-yearly MTFs for the implementation of Vision 2030 Jamaica, which seeks to position Jamaica to attain developed country status within the next 17 years, and in the process, make the country the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business.last_img read more

Ceona’s PLSV ‘Polar Onyx’ Secures …

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location zoom Ceona Chartering (UK) Limited (Ceona) and Odebrecht Oil & Gas S.A. (OOG) have entered into an agreement to deliver subsea construction services to Petrobras utilising Ceona’s new construction vessel, the Polar Onyx, as a pipelay support vessel (PLSV).The contract for the Polar Onyx’s first project was signed on the 16th of December 2013 in Rio de Janeiro at Petrobras’s office and lays out a work schedule due to commence in May 2014, with Ceona operating in partnership with OOG.The vessel will work as part of the expanding Petrobras fleet of PLSVs in deep and ultra-deep waters offshore Brazil, installing and recovering flexible risers, flowlines and umbilicals in depths of up to 2,200 metres, and the vessel will be in operation with Petrobras for a firm period of 12 months.Ceona’s high-capacity flexible/umbilical pipelay and subsea construction vessel, the Polar Onyx, was moved from Ulstein Verft’s dry dock in Norway early December, following an intensive outfitting programme, to the shipyard’s quay, where the interior works will be completed and the vessel systems brought online.In early March 2014 it will be outfitted with a 270t VLS built by Huisman at Schiedam, The Netherlands.The Polar Onyx is being built to the highest standard for dynamic positioning DP3, and is equipped with a 250t AHC offshore crane. It will have a 275t vertical lay system, situated over the moon pool, and is capable of installing flexible pipes and umbilicals to 3,000m water depth. The vessel is designed to operate in the SURF/Construction/IRM market, with high capacity for flexible pipe loads.Under the partnership, OOG will handle the Brazilian Service Contract while Ceona will manage the vessel and the delivery of subsea services. Mark Preece, Executive VP Commercial and Business Development at Ceona, commented: “We’re delighted and honoured to have the confidence of one of the most experienced oil companies in deep water worldwide. It places the bar high for us as the Polar Onyx will work on deep water flexible and umbilical installation projects for Petrobras in Brazil. The vessel will be used at her full potential and our teams are ensuring that we will be ready to deliver safely and efficiently. We have a strong partnership with OOG, and Ceona intends to deliver subsea installation services of the highest quality in the market.” Renato Bastos, Projects Director Subsea at OOG, commented: “This award represents a remarkable achievement for us and an unparalleled opportunity to serve and contribute with our client Petrobras in bringing new fields on stream and reaching their production goals. It is a proof of confidence we are very proud and honoured with, and we strongly believe that, through our project management, engineering and operation capabilities, a solid partnership with Ceona allied to the deployment of a high-standard asset like the Polar Onyx we have the key elements in hands to deliver a safe and successful project.” Ceona Chartering, January 7, 2014last_img read more

Swiss firm paid 363 cr bribe for aircraft deal in UPA2 CBI

first_imgNew Delhi: With trouble mounting for arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and his associates, the CBI has registered a case with respect to kickbacks of approximately Rs 363 crore allegedly received to seal an aviation deal between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Swiss Pilatus Aircraft, which had agreed to supply 75 basic trainer aircraft to India at over Rs 2,800 crore in 2012, during the UPA-2 regime.Booking several unnamed officials of the Defence Ministry and the Indian Air Force, in addition to Bhandari and other alleged middlemen, CBI sleuths late on Friday night raided nine places related to Bhandari and his alleged associates, Bimal Sareen, Deepak Aggarwal and Himanshu Verma in Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Noida. The raids continued till Saturday morning and also covered the offices of Pilatus Aircraft at Nehru Place in Delhi, sources in the know told the Millennium Post. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceThe Central Bureau of Investigation had started a preliminary enquiry in the case in November 2006, investigation into which has led them to believe that there is evidence of large amounts of kickbacks paid to Bhandari by Pilatus, through several of his companies registered in India and the UAE. The probe agency has alleged that Pilatus had entered into a criminal conspiracy with Bhandari and Sareen, a director in his company, Offset India Solutions, and subsequently signed a service provider agreement with Bhandari in June 2010 to procure the contract for supplying the 75 basic trainer aircraft. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics PrizeFurther, the CBI has alleged that Pilatus paid over Rs 7 crore into a bank account registered to Offset India Solutions in two separate tranches in August and October of 2010. Then Bhandari’s UAE company, Offset India Solutions FZC was allegedly paid around Rs 355 crore in subsequent tranches between 2011 and 2015 by the Swiss plane manufacturer. Bhandari’s wife, Sonia Bhandari also allegedly received part of the kickbacks. The agency suspects that the funds had been used to “influence” officials of the Indian Air Force and the MoD. Moreover, the probe agency has accused Pilatus of concealing the service provider agreement with Bhandari and the subsequent payments made to his companies. The Defence Ministry solemnised the Rs 2,895.63 crore deal with Pilatus in May 2012. This action from the CBI spells new trouble for Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra, as the Enforcement Directorate continues to allege that Bhandari was his close associate who had purchased benami properties in London on behalf of Vadra, through his UAE-based companies. Mysteriously, Bhandari was allowed to flee from the country despite a lookout circular issued against him and was last found to be residing in London. When the Income Tax Department was probing him, his phone call records clearly established that he had been in regular touch with a BJP leader who is now a minister in the UP government and had also been the party’s Bengal affairs in-charge. When the ED investigated Bhandari, it was also found that he had allegedly paid a senior journalist Rs 5 crore. Curiously, in both cases, neither the Income Tax Department nor the ED pursued those leads. A red corner notice has been issued against Bhandari.last_img read more

SJHL teams get mental health fund after Broncos crash

first_imgHUMBOLDT, Sask. – Saskatchewan hockey officials have announced an assistance program for players and their families following a bus crash that killed 15 people.The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League says the fund will provide mental health help for everyone involved in its dozen teams across the province, including the Humboldt Broncos.The Broncos were heading to a playoff game Friday when their bus collided with a truck at an intersection north of Tisdale.Fourteen others were injured.Former National Hockey League player Sheldon Kennedy was at the fund announcement and says many players will need long-term help to deal with the trauma.Kennedy survived a bus crash in 1986 that killed four of his teammates with the Swift Current Broncos.“We know more today than we ever did back then,” Kennedy said.“The scars that last a lifetime are real.”last_img read more

Flight to LA makes emergency Iqaluit landing

first_imgAPTN National NewsA flight from London heading to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing in Iqaluit Tuesday afternoon.American Airlines flight 137 landed in Iqaluit at 12:25 p.m. local time as a result of a medical emergency.According to Nunavut health officials, one of the passengers was admitted to hospital, but was treated and released.An American Airlines spokesperson said the plane also made a hard landing and had to be inspected before it could take off again.It made for a long day for the 236 passengers onboard.The plane hit the skies for L.A. at 3:30 p.m. local time.last_img

Ban calls on Myanmars authorities to build on recent gains towards transition

A new Government was established in the South-East Asian nation six months ago, and more recently the country has received a series of high-level bilateral visits. In addition, President Thein Sein has made a pledge for Myanmar to “catch up with the changing world.”“Real opportunities for progress exist, but the Government must step up its efforts for reform if it is to bring about an inclusive – and irreversible – transition,” Mr. Ban said in a press statement issued after the ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends on Myanmar, which was held at UN Headquarters on the margins of the 66th session of the General Assembly. “In particular, the authorities must cultivate improved dialogue with all political actors and release all remaining political prisoners,” he said.Mr. Ban said change is not only possible, but necessary, adding that the international community has a responsibility to support Myanmar’s change.Formed in 2007, the Group of more than a dozen nations and regional blocs is designed to serve as a consultative forum for developing a shared approach in support of the Secretary-General’s good offices mandate on Myanmar.Meanwhile, Myanmar’s Foreign Minister told the Assembly’s high-level debate today that the Government has launched a series of political, economic and social reforms aimed at improving the welfare of its people, but voiced regret that these efforts are being hampered by international economic sanctions.Wunna Maung Lwin said that States that imposed unilateral sanctions against Myanmar should lift them now that it has “emerged as a new democratic nation in accordance with the constitution approved by the overwhelming majority of the people.”He stated that Myanmar attached great importance to the promotion and protection of human rights, and that fundamental rights are guaranteed by the “relevant provisions of the constitution.”As a gesture of “national reconsolidation,” the Government had last month offered an olive branch to all “national race armed groups,” Mr. Lwin said, adding that some of the groups had accepted the reconciliation offer.He also highlighted what he said was the granting of an amnesty to 20,000 prisoners by Mr. Sein in May and that all of them had been released by the end of July.“The President in exercising the mandate vested upon him by the constitution will further grant an amnesty at an appropriate time in the near future.”The Government is also reaching out to the international community, Mr. Lwin said, pointing out that Myanmar had received visits by heads of State and high-level delegations from regional and international organisations over the past five months. The President also made official visits to Indonesia and China. 27 September 2011Recent developments bode well for progress in Myanmar, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, while calling on the new Government to do more to ensure to bring about an inclusive transition. read more

South Africa says unemployment at highest level in a decade

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa says unemployment has reached its highest level in a decade at 29%.Second-quarter figures released Tuesday show the number of unemployed rose by 573,000 over the past year, with only 21,000 jobs created.It is the latest grim report for Africa’s most developed economy, which in May announced that growth had dropped by the most in a decade during the first quarter.President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration is under public pressure to turn around the economy and clean up corruption. That dissatisfaction led to the worst election showing in 25 years for Ramaphosa’s ruling African National Congress in May.The unemployment numbers were released on the same day that South Africa’s struggling state-owned power utility Eskom announced losses of more than 20 billion rand ($1.4 billion) last fiscal year.The Associated Press read more

Somalia UN condemns second deadly terrorist attack in less than a week

According to initial reports, a car bomb – the second in less than a week – detonated outside a popular restaurant in Mogadishu on the evening of 15 October killing at least 5 people. In a statement, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, strongly condemned the attack and urged a quick response to bring the perpetrators to justice “swiftly.” “I am appalled by the complete disregard for the lives of ordinary Somalis, including children and passers-by,” Mr. Kay said. “Such crimes violate the most basic principles of humanity.” On 13 October, another attack left an estimated 13 people dead raising concerns about the impact such terrorist acts might have on the country’s tenuous peace. Although Somalia has long been torn by factional fighting and the spread of militant religious fanaticism in the guise of Al-Shabaab, recent military gains against the terrorist group have permitted the Federal Government of Somalia, with the assistance of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), to pursue a peace and state building agenda and to strengthen the country’s security sector, promote respect for human rights and women’s empowerment and assist in the coordination of international assistance. “The United Nations remains determined in our support for the Somali people as they work to realise their hope for a peaceful and stable future,” added Mr. Kay. read more

Hyundai joins the London Hydrogen Partnership

Hyundai Motor Company has strengthened its commitment to a cleaner, low carbon future by joining the Mayor’s London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP). Hyundai and LHP representatives, including Deputy London Mayor, Kit Malthouse, signed the agreement at the Greater London Authority headquarters last week.The LHP has initiated more than £50 million worth of hydrogen projects, attracting and rolling-out new hydrogen buses, taxis, scooters, refueling stations, materials handling vehicles and fuel cell Combined Heat and Power units to London. By joining the LHP, Hyundai will provide its knowledge in fuel cell electric vehicles, helping to drive development of the infrastructure needed to achieve a hydrogen economy.Deputy Mayor and Chair of the London Hydrogen Partnership, Kit Malthouse said, “Hyundai and members of the London Hydrogen Partnership will develop a plan for fuel cell vehicles, and will plan the hydrogen refueling station roll-out across London. Hyundai will provide invaluable insights and bring global experience to the Mayor’s innovative ‘smart’ low carbon, low emission transport activities. This partnership will help to continue placing London’s economy at the forefront of science and innovation.’President and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, Tony Whitehorn commented, “Hyundai is proud to be joining the London Hydrogen Partnership, helping to create a future for the capital that’s cleaner and more sustainable. Hydrogen delivers considerable environmental benefits and we are looking forward to working closely with the other partners of the LHP to drive forward its widespread introduction.”Earlier this year Hyundai became the world’s first vehicle manufacturer to begin assembly-line production of the zero-emission, hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell. As well as being delivered to public and private fleets around the world, the car is being used by Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to demonstrate the real-world benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology to members of the European Parliament, European Commission officials and other policymakers.Click through for more information on UK automotive and low carbon vehicles. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Dressta appoints Ferronordic Machines as allRussia dealer

first_imgDressta has appointed Ferronordic Machines as the official distributor of Dressta brand covering the entire nation of the Russian Federation. This new partnership adds to Ferronordic Machines’ product offering a full range of bulldozers and pipelayers. Headquartered in Stalowa Wola, Poland, Dressta has a rich heritage and has grown to become a global manufacturer of crawler dozers & pipelayers, renowned for engineering durable, powerful machines for the toughest applications, including in mining, where its products are widely used in bulk mining operations for stockpile management, conveyor shifting and other tasks.What gave to the company its current dynamism and a new vision for the future is its acquisition by Chinese group LiuGong in 2012, to officially become LiuGong Dressta Machinery. Since being acquired by LiuGong in 2012, Dressta has been steadily building its worldwide presence and reputation. The company focuses on continuous investment to R&D in order to drive innovation and further improvement of its products. In 2015, Dressta began to extend its network into new markets, such as South American countries like Chile, Ecuador and Argentina; whilst also strengthening its distribution reach in the home market of Europe with the appointment of dealers in the UK and France. The appointment of Ferronordic Machines in Russia further demonstrates Dressta’s commitment to expand its global footprint, says the company.To support its global network, Dressta has a “streamlined, efficient and responsive technical service organisation” within eight commercial and aftermarket hubs around the globe located in Russia, the US, South Africa, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Poland and Singapore “that provide a full sweep of technical & product support” to its customers and distributors. “Throughout its long history, Dressta has a proven track record in the CIS market having delivered around 14,000 units of machinery in Russia and the CIS countries. As the official distributor, Ferronordic Machines will also take over responsibility for the aftermarket support of the existing machinery population of Dressta bulldozers and pipelayers in Russia.”Lars Corneliusson, CEO & President of Ferronordic Machines, commented on the appointment:  “Dressta bulldozers are a perfect fit into our existing offering of products from Volvo CE and Terex Trucks. The addition of bulldozers will notably improve our ability to offer full-package solutions to our customers. This appointment is fully in line with our strategy to use our extensive dealer network to distribute complementary products.” Howard Dale, Chairman of the Board of Directors of LiuGong Dressta Machinery, said of the appointment: “We are pleased to have Ferronordic Machines on board of our global network: a fully fledged & dedicated distributor and leading service provider in CIS region. Both Dressta’s and Ferronordic’s mission & vision are parallel in this great industry and I have no doubts that this partneship will be a fruitful one for our customers in the region. Top-notch customer oriented service approach offered from more than 70 locations in Russia along with the extensive product offering of Dressta will create high-level 360 degree solutions that can meet expectations of even of the most demanding customers in Russia.”last_img read more

The iWallet biometrically protects your cards and cash with a fingerprint reader

first_imgAlthough they haven’t caught on as much as we might have all thought a few years back, biometric fingerprint readers are still useful for preventing expensive gadgets like your laptop from being accessed by data snoopers… but let’s face facts: much as you might not want thieves accessing your laptop, your wallet is just as much of a big deal, if not more so.We think, then, that the iWallet is absolute genius: it keeps all of your cash, credit cards and identification locked down with your fingerprint by using a biometric fingerprint reader to restrict access to you and you alone.It actually gets better, though. For added security, the iWallet will actually link to your smartphone via Bluetooth. If at that point your iWallet is separated more than 10-15 feet from your cellphone — in other word, if it loses its pairing — a loud alarm will sound. Not so great if a thief manages to walk off with both your phone and your wallet, but still. Unfortunately, a wallet this cool and high-tech isn’t going to be cheap: it starts at $300 for the polycarbonate model, $400 for the fiber glass and $600 for carbon fiber. Still, how can you put a price on security?Read more at iWalletlast_img read more