3 Predictions for Corporate Innovation in 2019

first_imgFollow the Puck AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Renee Johnson Never have enterprise firms had such a short shelf life. Innosight’s 2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast found that, if the current churn rate holds, fully half of S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the coming decade. Could half of the S&P 500 companies be replaced in the coming 10 years?While 80 percent of executives surveyed by Innosight said they “strongly” or “somewhat” agree that they need to transform, 55 percent of those same executives said they expect their competition to come from existing industry players rather than new competitors.Corporate leaders may be right on the first point, but they’re likely wrong on the second. One of the most significant threats to corporations is disruption from agile startups with a culture of experimentation and risk-taking. For example, Petsmart was forced to make the largest e-commerce acquisition to date in late 2017 when it was blindsided not by industry peer Petco, but by Chewy.com. Similarly, the entire ground transportation industry was turned upside down by ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, which have captured more than 70 percent of the U.S. business traveler market, according to a report by Certify.Petsmart and dozens of other enterprises learned the truth of corporate innovation the hard way: Companies that don’t look to the future will soon become part of the past.What’s Coming in Corporate InnovationThe news isn’t all bad for enterprise leaders, though. Three trends show corporate innovation is alive and well in 2019:Corporations will look beyond traditional R&D and toward partnerships.Over the past three decades, return on R&D spending has declined by two-thirds. As corporations see diminishing returns on internally focused innovation, they’re increasingly looking to external partners for innovation. Fortunately, one-on-one startup-corporate partnerships are no longer their only option. Although they take more effort, accelerators and semi-internal incubators are two emerging solutions. Mastercard’s Start Path program accepted 11 new startups last year, for instance, most of which were directly relevant to Mastercard’s own financial services. Others, like Google parent company Alphabet, are spinning off startups built by internal team members.The quickest, newest way to get an external perspective, however, is through corporate innovation consultants like Cie Digital. Chief operating officer Alvin Fong argues that it’s Cie’s experience with companies of multiple sizes spanning across different industries that sets it apart. “Startups and corporations come at innovation from two totally different perspectives,” explains Fong. “The best solution is often to find a partner who’s seen the subject from both sides of the fence.”Artificial intelligence will be a primary source of innovation.Although barely one-third of enterprises have adopted AI to date, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Survey, that’s changing rapidly. The research giant also found that the number of companies implementing one or more AI technologies has grown by 270 percent in the past four years. Chris Howard, distinguished research vice president at Gartner, suggested in a press release that corporate innovation around AI can’t wait for the right talent. “In order to stay ahead, CIOs need to be creative,” Howard explained. “If there is no AI talent available, another possibility is to invest in training programs for employees with backgrounds in statistics and data management.” What subfields of AI are the best bets for corporate innovation? Machine learning pilot programs doubled last year compared to the prior one, Deloitte data showed, and are expected to increase again by 2020. Particularly in the healthcare industry, natural language processing is a hotspot, growing to nearly $8 billion by 2022 from $667 million in 2016.Improving the customer experience will be a top priority. Even as brands invest more in technologies like AI, consumers are clamoring for more human customer experiences. A PwC report released last March showed that 75 percent of consumers want more social interaction in the future, while 64 percent think companies have lost touch with the human side of CX. What’s more, consumers say they’re willing to open their wallets for a better CX. “CMOs take note: Our research revealed that 65 percent of U.S. consumers find a positive brand experience to be more influential than great advertising,” David Clarke, PwC principle and experience consulting leader, said in a press release. “Our findings quantify the potential ROI on experience investments, upwards of 16%.”While AI has a role to play in all types of corporate innovation, many of the best CX changes brands can make are low-tech. Respondents to the PwC survey said fast and efficient service, knowledgeable and helpful employees, and convenience is their top three CX priorities. For today’s companies, corporate innovation is literally a life-or-death choice. This past decade is proof that their scale, history, and expertise aren’t enough to keep smaller peers from surpassing them. Without an eye on the customer experience, investments in AI technologies, and the right partnerships, 2019 might be a brutal year. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#agile corporations#AI#artificial intelligence#corporate innovation#Partnerships I’m a freelance writer and mother living in the Bay Area. I write about parenting, tech, gadgets, and am absolutely thrilled that my work allows me to be there raising my children. last_img read more

Amit Shah a surprise guest in Nagpur

first_imgBJP president Amit Shah made a surprise visit to Nagpur, and called on the leadership of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at its headquarters on Monday.The meeting comes in the backdrop of the presidential election to be held in July. The ruling National Democratic Alliance is yet to announce its candidate.The visit raised many eyebrows as it came hardly a couple of days after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s birthday celebrations in the city for which Mr. Shah was invited but he did not attend.Mr. Shah met party election coordinators and office-bearers at Ravi Bhavan here before heading to the RSS headquarters.‘Courtesy visit’According to BJP media wing head, Chandan Goswami, the BJP president paid a “courtesy visit” to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi. Mr. Shah and Mr. Bhagwat had flown to Nagpur on the same flight in the morning.Mr. Shah did not speak to the media, but Nagpur city BJP president Sudhakar Kohale said the BJP president spoke to the office-bearers, MPs, MLAs and organisational secretaries from the Nagpur area, and asked them about the party’s “booth expansion project”. “He asked us about our preparations regarding this project. He also inquired about Ajivan Sahyog Nidhi,” Mr. Kohale said.last_img read more

On Id, Mamata appeals for unity

first_img “We are insaan (humans) first, Hindus, Muslims or Christians later,” she said amid cheers from the crowds.This was the first public appearance of the Chief Minister after receiving United Nations highest award for public service to State’s Kanyashree scheme. Ms. Banerjee received the award on June 23 which is UN Public Service Day at The Hague in Netherlands. Representatives of Muslim community congratulated the Chief Minister for receiving the award.Ms. Banerjee said that in times like this, one has to “show courage and conviction”. “Stay together. No one will be able to do anything to you,” she told the gathering. GJM set to intensify stir for Gorkhaland Urging people from different communities to stay united West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said there is an environment of intolerance in the country.“I know the atmosphere of intolerance has given this country a lot of pain. But, we do not think that way. We are here for all. We are united,” Ms. Banerjee said at a gathering on the city’s Red Road, where thousands of people observed Id-ul-Fitr prayers.Also Readlast_img read more

The stench of unfulfilled promises in ‘model’ Phulpur

first_img“This is our own little Prayagraj,” laughs Pramila Pal. Her sarcastic allusion to the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, is aimed at the huge pool of mud and slush formed at her door because of drain water running from different directions. “We face a lot of problems in moving about. But it becomes most embarrassing when we have visitors,” says Ms. Pal, who belongs to an OBC (Other Backward Class) community. She lives in Jaitwardih, a village roughly three kilometres from the banks of the Ganga in the Phaphamau region of Allahabad. While residents remember the village as always being bereft of civic amenities and basic infrastructure, their grouse is that there have been no real improvements despite its adoption as as a ‘model village’ after the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014. Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who adopted the village, was the local MP till last year and the upcoming bypoll on March 11 is to elect his successor.Barring a few patches, most of the roads and gullies in the village are kuccha, uneven and in a decrepit state, marked by overflowing drains. Lone developmentThe lone development that has taken place in the village since it was adopted was the installation of toilets, says Magru Yadav, a resident. Sachin Yadav, a property dealer, complains that Mr. Maurya never paid heed to the civic issues nor delivered on constructing the promised pathways. Locals also say that while the power supply is satisfactory, water supply in the village is irregular. A few blocks away, in the Jatav locality, Kanchan Bharatiya says the village “urgently needs a colony to come up as most of its residents were still living in mud houses.” Another issue facing the village is that of security. The solar lights in the local Sulabh complex were recently stolen.Mahavir Yadav, the pradhan, says the poor roads and the absence of a good drainage system are the bane of the village. He, however, says that a water tank, one Sulabh toilet complex and 92 electric panels have come up in the village after Mr. Maurya adopted it.Mr. Keshav Prasad Maurya was not available for comment.last_img read more

Ateneo bags sixth win, hands NU third straight loss

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. PVL: Arellano secures semis spot, drops UP in thriller Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “NU’s a tough team, we knew that coming in,” said Arespacochaga. “We played their pace, which was an up and down game. Good thing in the fourth quarter we played better defense.”And that defense was focused on NU’s J-Jay Alejandro who had 21 points coming into the fourth but was limited to just three in the final period.Ikeh tied his career-high of 18 points, to go along 11 rebounds, while Vince Tolentino also finished with his own career-high of 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo remained perfect in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after turning back National University, 96-83, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles scored their season-high and retained their spot atop the eight-team ladder with a 6-0 record while the Bulldogs slipped to their third straight loss and fell to a 2-4 card.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City NU trailed 85-73 late in the fourth but the Bulldogs tried to build momentum with five unanswered points to cut the deficit to seven, 85-78, on an Issa Gaye throwdown in transition with 2:46 to play.Thirdy Ravena, however, quelled any hopes of a comeback with a booming triple that gave Ateneo a 10-point lead, 88-78, with 2:20 remaining in the game.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 shutoutChibueze Ikeh effectively put the game away as he rolled to the basket for the open layup to push the lead to 14 with under a minute to play.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga knew they had to avoid playing NU’s pace after allowing the Bulldogs to partially dictate the tempo in the first three quarters. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

A title and second-place in tow, Saina Nehwal returns from ‘satisfactory’ Europe leg of BWF events

first_imgAce Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal returned to Hyderabad after two creditable finishes in the European leg of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Super Series tournaments.Saina, who won bronze medal at the London Olympics this year, won the Denmark Open title last week, making it her fourth consecutive title victory. However, she could followed that up with only a runner-up finish at the French Open, as the World No. 3 lost tamely to Japanese Minatsu Mitani in the final.The year 2012 has been a rewarding one for Saina with title triumphs in Switzerland, Thailand, Indonesia and Denmark, besides the Olympic medal. She is expected to return to action at the Hong Kong Open beginning November 20.Satisfied with her performance in Europe, Saina said, “I am very happy to have played so well in Denmark and France and now I will be concentrating on Hong Kong Open. I’m very happy to have won in Denmark…happy with the way I played.”last_img read more

Without Bernadeth Pons, new era begins for FEU Lady Tamaraws

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening “The heart of Ebon is just different from the other rookies and you can see that she’s really a leader.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “Of course we’ve moved on and we can’t rely on just one player to carry us because teamwork is really important for us,” said Pascua in Filipino during the team’s practice Wednesday at FEU.Pascua said captain Jerrili Malabanan and other veterans such as Kyle Negrito and Heather Guino-o can take the leadership mantle for the coming season.The fun-loving mentor is also looking forward to rookie Lycha Ebon to make an immediate impact for the team since she’s playing the same outside hitter position that Pons once played with the Lady Tamaraws.“We have veterans like Jer, Kyle, and Heather, then there’s also Ebon and all of those guys were once leaders in high school,” said Pascua. “Ebon just has to go through a little adjustment with the team.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Robert Bolick explodes for 26 in debut, leads NorthPort to rout of Blackwater Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It’s a new area for Far Eastern University as it enters the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament without leader Bernadeth Pons.Pons bid goodbye to the team after Season 80 where she led the Lady Tamaraws to a runner-up finish, the highest FEU has placed in the tournament since winning the title in Season 70.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The absence of Pons is an obvious blow to the Lady Tamaraws, who have relied on their talisman for the better part of two years, but head coach George Pascua said his squad has slowly moved on from it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starslast_img read more

Amputation repair

first_imgIn case of a complete amputation, the body part can be reattached. The body part should be wrapped in a clean, damp cloth, placed in a sealed plastic bag, and the bag immersed in cold water (ice water if available). Cooling the severed body part will keep it alive for much longer than if it is at room temperature or warmer.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

Australia reward consistent Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges with central contracts

first_imgBatsmen Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges and Joe Burns have been rewarded for their strong form over the past 12 months by being awarded central contracts by Cricket Australia on Friday.The trio became regulars in the side in the last year and have moved onto the centrally contracted list after the retirements of six players following last years’ unsuccessful Ashes series in England.They were not on the original list but were upgraded throughout the season with the more matches they played.Khawaja scored 713 runs in six tests at an average of 101.85 in the last 12 months, while he was also consistent in the small number of one-day and Twenty20 international matches he played.Voges, who only made his test debut last June, posted a Donald Bradman-esque average, scoring 1,337 runs at an average of 95.59, with five centuries and four half centuries.Burns scored three test centuries and 692 runs in his eight matches in the last 12 months at an average of 53.23.Cricket Australia typically award between 17 and 20 central contracts each year. Centrally contracted players earn a minimum of A$270,000 ($206,577) for the year, with match payments on top of that.Bowlers Nathan Coulter-Nile, John Hastings and Peter Siddle, who is battling stress fractures in his back, were all given central contracts, as was test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill.”We believe the players chosen in this group are those that are right in contention to represent the country over the next 12 months,” chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said in a statement.”Following a number of high-profile retirements, we believe this group of players gives us a healthy blend of youth and experience to represent Australia at the highest level, allowing us the best chance of maintaining our number-one rankings in test and ODI cricket, as well as improving our performances in the T20 format.”advertisementAustralia were knocked out of the World Twenty20 in India in the pool phase earlier this week, with their next tour a triangular one-day series against West Indies and South Africa in the Caribbean in June.Centrally contracted players: George Bailey, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, James Pattinson, Adam Voges, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warnerlast_img read more

Williams sisters win sixth Wimbledon doubles crown

first_imgSerena Williams put the icing on the cake of another magnificent Wimbledon campaign by teaming up with sister Venus for a sixth doubles crown at the All England Club on Saturday. (Serena Williams wins seventh Wimbledon title, equals Steffi Graf’s 22 majors)The reigning Olympic champions beat Timea Babos of Hungary and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court — hours after Serena claimed a record-equalling 22nd grand slam singles title by defeating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3. (This one I’ll always remember, says Serena Williams)Serena has now won both the Wimbledon singles and doubles (with Venus) in the same year on four occasions. Together, the American duo have a perfect 14-0 record in grand slam doubles finals.”It’s unbelievable,” said Serena. “It’s a feat even I couldn’t have thought would have happened. It’s amazing.”For Venus it was a consolation after she lost to Kerber in Thursday’s singles semi-finals — denying her a first grand slam singles final since losing to Serena at Wimbledon in 2009.”It’s a privilege, it’s an honour,” said Venus. “When you enter the doubles draw, you dream of winning. Then we enter the singles, we dream of winning.”To have Williams on both of those, somehow in 2016, it’s another dream come true.”The sisters, who paired up again this year after a two-year absence, have won 14 grand slam doubles titles together — moving them level with American Gigi Fernandez and Belarussian Natasha Zvereva in second place on the all-time list.They still have some way to go, however, to match the 20 of Martina Navratilova and fellow American Pam Shriver.advertisement”I didn’t know about that stat until yesterday, that we were 13-0,” said Venus. “It’s not something you really think about. You just get to the final and try to win.”I don’t think it made us nervous. You got time. If you get down a break, you always have time to get the break back. You can always go to a third (set).”When you’re out there, you probably realise you have a chance to go for it again.”The Williams sisters are now 22-1 in all doubles finals they have played together.last_img read more

Kuldeep Yadav more lethal on dry wickets, says Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli heaped praise on left-arm leg spinner Kuldeep Yadav for his three-wicket haul in the 105-run victory against the West Indies in the second One-day International (ODI) cricket match at Queen’s Park Oval.Kuldeep Yadav in his 3/50 on Sunday picked up West Indies opener Shai Hope (81) and middle order batsmen Evin Lewis (21) and Jason Holder (29).Carribbean opener Hope looked in good touch, scoring at a strike rate of 92.04 but failed to carry his team to victory as he was adjudged leg before wicket off Yadav’s delivery.Middle-order batsmen Lewis and Holder fell prey to Yadav in similar fashion after being stumped by Indian wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.”When batsmen try to attack, he can slow his pace down, just beat the batsmen halfway into the pitch. So he (Kuldeep Yadav) is quite amazing with what he does with the ball. I’ve faced him in the IPL as well, he’s not easy to get away – especially when the wicket is dry like it was today,” Kohli told reporters after the match on Sunday.”He becomes even more lethal. Credit to him for putting in a performance like that in his first bowling performance in ODIs,” he added.The Indian skipper also mentioned that Yadav’s cross seam deliveries make it hard for the batsmen to read him from the wrist.”It becomes difficult when he bowls cross-seam deliveries turning both ways. Usually bowlers bowl seam-up deliveries turning in and cross seam bowling the googly. But he can do both bowling cross seam, so that it becomes difficult to pick from the wrist,” Kohli said.advertisementA wristspinner is always a bonus, something we have identified now in this series, so all sorts of options are open.”The 2019 World Cup, we’ve got 15 players here, then we’ve got a pool of 10 or 12 back home who will probably be tested over the next two years, see how they react in pressure situations, and who’s able to make more impact through the middle overs for us, especially with the ball.”That’s something we need to look at as a side, to improve upon going ahead, then figure out who the best guys are,” he added.Kohli also hinted that batsman Rishabh Pant might get the chance in the third match of the tournament, which is on June 30.”We’ll sit down and decide as a team about changes that can be made. We’ll go to Antigua and regroup, and that’s a possibility as well, give a few guys an opportunity,” Virat Kohli said.Kohli also considered Ajinkya Rahane as the third opener for his side. Rahane scored a century on top of the order in the second ODI.”Jinks (Rahane) has great potential at the top of the order, but when Rohit and Shikhar as an opening partnership play well in one-day cricket then that becomes a powerful package for us,” he said.”Jinks is always in there for us as the third opener, and having got the opportunity in this series he has batted really well. Today, the way he paced himself I thought was really, really nice. He was going at a run a ball, never fell behind,” Kohli added.last_img read more

What a shame Minerva Punjab did not turn up for I-League match, say Real Kashmir FC

first_imgReal Kashmir FC expressed sadness and regret over the fact that Minerva Punjab FC did not travel to Srinagar for the I-League match on Monday, calling it a “sad day for football”. Real Kashmir posted a video of the set up at the TRC Ground for the match but called it shameful that Minerva did not turn up.Ever since the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, Minerva have refused to travel to Srinagar for the match citing security concerns. They first asked AIFF to postpone the match or move it to a neutral venue but AIFF decided against their appeal and said their match commissioner and local security had given them a go-ahead for the match.Minerva then asked for written security assurance from Indian Army or the Government of India or the Home Ministry and upon not receiving the same, they decided not to travel.”Sad day for football. We play to heal not spread hate. Normal day in Srinagar but @minervapunjabfc did not turn up. This ain’t football. All teams felt safe and enjoyed in Srinagar ask @Mohun_Bagan @NerocaFC @AizawlFC @Churchill_Goa @lajongfc @ChennaiCityFC @GokulamKeralaFC @ILeagueOfficial,” Real Kashmir FC tweeted.Sad day for football. We play to heal not spread hate. Normal day in Sgr but @minervapunjabfc did not turn up.This ain’t football.All teams felt safe and enjoyed in Sgr ask @Mohun_Bagan @NerocaFC @AizawlFC @Churchill_Goa @lajongfc @ChennaiCityFC @GokulamKeralaFC @ILeagueOfficial pic.twitter.com/DrvBtMa9pMReal Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) February 18, 2019Real Kashmir also posted a video of the TRC Ground and areas around it in Srinagar, saying Srinagar was normal. They captioned the video as, “Whole of Kashmir was waiting for today’s game against @minervapunjabfc. What a shame they did not turn up. Everything was in place. Earlier we even agreed to change the date from 17 to 18 Feb considering their @TheAFCCL travel issues. Video shows situation. Play to heal not hate.”advertisementWhole of Kashmir was waiting for today’s game against @minervapunjabfc. What a shame they did not turn up. Everything was in place.Earlier we even agreed to change the date from 17 to 18 Feb considering their @TheAFCCL travel issues. Video shows situation. Play to heal not hate. pic.twitter.com/K7UQBM1tHBReal Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) February 18, 2019On Sunday in their club statement, Minerva said they will not travel to Srinagar without written security assurance and if three points are awarded against them, they will take the matter to court.”If three points are given to Real Kashmir for the match despite failing to provide security assurance, then we will appeal the decision and consider moving court for relief,” the club said in an official release.East Bengal, who have snow-postponed match against Real Kashmir in Srinagar on February 28, are also not willing to travel to the state for the game. They have also said they will take the legal route if the date or venue is not changed.Debabrata Sarkar, an influential East Bengal club official, said: “When the state is facing so many problems and there is curfew, we do not understand why AIFF is so adamant about holding the match in Srinagar.”I don’t know what Minerva is going to do, but we may also think of going to court if the venue or date of the match is not changed.”last_img read more

RADON GAS IS A DANGER IN MANY IOWA HOMES

first_imgHealth officials say about seven in ten Iowa homes contain elevated levels of radon gas and while many homes have dangerous radon levels, residents may be oblivious.Every one of Iowa’s 99 counties is considered at high risk for elevated radon levels.Research scientist Dan Tranter says the colorless, odorless, radioactive gas occurs naturally and rises up from the soil.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/RADON.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………”in non-smokers” :09Radon test kits cost between 10 and 15-dollars and they’re available at hardware and home improvement stores as well as at many city and county health departments.The best time to test for radon is now, during the winter heating season.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/RADON2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……”in our homes” :11Tranter says only 1% of Iowans have had their homes tested.had tested.”An EPA study finds the national number of homes with elevated radon levels is one in 15, while in Iowa, the figure is five in every seven homes.Radio Iowalast_img read more

Looking back: Thayer Evans calls OSU ‘Chokie State’

first_img<br /> <A href=”http://msn.foxsports.com/video?videoid=9afa9038-9594-4607-9803-2b77fc8bbcd3&#038;src=v5:embed:syndication:&#038;from=shareembed-syndication” target=”_new” title=”Evans: Another Poke Choke” class=”external”>Video: Evans: Another Poke Choke</A><br />UPDATE: This video might not work on mobile (sorry!)Yep.And if that’s not enough, how about this jewel from the Fiesta Bowl where he pretty clearly misuses quotes and takes stuff pretty far out of context?Look, he can say or write whatever but this is pretty brazen language for somebody “with no axe to grind” as he claimed here.You can be a realist without invoking the terms “chokie state” and calling Mike Gundy “bumbling.”Again, has nothing to do with what factually happened in Stillwater, but it might explain why this all started to begin with.h/t OKC DaveIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Lehmann: How I helped Fabregas stay grounded

first_imgPremier League Jens Lehmann: How I helped Cesc Fabregas stay grounded at Arsenal Jens Lehmann Last updated 1 year ago 23:30 11/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Wenger Lehmann Getty Premier League Arsenal Arsène Wenger Goal publishes an exclusive extract from the former Arsenal goalkeeper’s new autobiography, The Madness is on the Pitch The hierarchy always obeys one simple principle: he who plays well is at the top, even if he has never been a so-called leading player before. Age barely plays a role for a position within the team, either. In my last year at Arsenal, for example, at just twenty years old, Cesc Fàbregas was suddenly a very important man. I remember his first game for us, three years previously, in the Champions League away at Celta Vigo. We were standing in the lift together, his gaze glued fearfully to the floor like that of a fifth-grader on his way to the headmaster. Later, he was supposed to put a few crosses towards my goal as a warm-up but could not find any rhythm. ‘Cesc, you’re with the pros here; you should be able to manage a cross,’ I told him, resulting in his not hitting any ball at all any more. However, fast-forward a few years and he was suddenly at the top, with my task changing to telling him to stay grounded. Out of everyone in a team, it is the best ones who have to show respect to the others in order to be accepted as outstanding.Arsenal 6/1 to win Europa LeagueIf they do not, the team cannot have maximum success, since the figurative Indians will not fight for the Chiefs. A team made up of twenty stars will still not play good football if they do not combine well with each other, both on the pitch and in private. The soft factors – a player’s wellbeing, his family’s happiness – all have a decisive impact on his performance; already at scouting level, Arsenal were attaching great importance to it, as if they were shooting an expensive Hollywood film that can only captivate an audience if all roles are cast fittingly. Arsène Wenger had always had a great knack for good casting. Just how great it was only became clear when important players left the club. The first were Ashley Cole, Sylvain Wiltord, and Edu; followed by Patrick Vieira and Kanu; then Thierry Henry, Freddie Ljungberg, Robert Pirès and Sol Campbell; finally, Alex Hleb and Mathieu Flamini to name only a few. Cesc Fabregas and Arsene Wenger, FC Arsenal Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player None of them played as outstandingly at their new clubs as they had at Arsenal – surely, one of the greatest compliments to the boss. Not only did he have a knack for choosing players, but he knew how to read statistics well and recognised in advance when a player had exceeded his zenith and it was time to part with him. At Arsenal, the system made the players successful, not the other way around. Conductor Wenger managed to have everyone in his perfect orchestra stand out through synergy with their colleagues. I asked a few team-mates, and they all said they had not found this kind of interplay at any other club. It was only in my last year that Arsène went a little of the mark once. He appointed me club captain, a sort of elder statesman representing the team outwardly. Besides shaking a few hands in the VIP rooms post-match, this role requires paying attention to one thing: the dressing room. Observe the tone and see that the players show each other enough respect. I had to call the younger players to order a little on occasion, but all together, we harmonised quite well. At times, things were jolly in the dressing room, for instance when my colleague Emmanuel Eboué involuntarily showed of his white long johns, making us laugh like a band of pubescent boys on a class trip. Lehmann book coverLegendary, too, is the story of a UEFA Cup match in Bremen before I joined the club that was recounted to me time and again. During the morning walk around Bürger-Park, the players were larking about with a physio called Winky. Ray Parlour gave the latter a push, causing him to collide with a cyclist who happened to be passing by. She fell headlong of her bike onto the pasture, did a roll or two, and finally ended up covered in leaves. Winky ran up to her at once and, in trying to wipe the leaves of her, he touched her breast. ‘Of, of, you bastard,’ screamed the woman, who, luckily, remained unharmed. The whole team was laughing so hard that the pre-match team meeting had to be postponed by fifteen minutes. While the game was still going, Winky was summoned via the loudspeakers and, shortly after, taken away in handcuffs. The cyclist must have reported him to the police. Winky was able to clear the matter swiftly and was let go before the game was out – in which Ray Parlour, of all people, ended up scoring a hat-trick. Later, Arsène Wenger would say, ‘Ray, from now on, I want you to push Winky into a female cyclist before every game.’ Among all this, I myself learned one thing: as representative, one does not always get to play. My club captain colleague, World Cup winner Gilberto Silva, for example, found himself sitting on the bench most of the time.Jens Lehmann’s autobiography, The Madness is on the Pitch, is available from the publisher (deCoubertin) at a special introductory offer.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Missouri Man Arrested For Posting Threats On Yik Yak Towards Mizzou Students

first_imgyik yak app logo.Twitter/@EMichiganEagles The issues at Missouri continue to escalate, following the resignation of system president Tim Wolfe after a string of racially-charged incidents across the Columbia campus spurred large-scale protests by students. Things took a frightening turn on Tuesday night, when a local man posted terroristic threats towards black Mizzou students on the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak. Warning: some of the posts contain explicit language.University of Missouri police arrest suspect for posting online threats https://t.co/Beq5jfNSIK pic.twitter.com/8baXsfJXTu— Mary Georgantopoulos (@marygeorgant) November 11, 2015Update on Missouri University: Anonymous posts death threat towards black students on Yik Yak!#ConcernedStudent1950 pic.twitter.com/cIZGhhfFib— Ray Warren Symposium (@rwsymplc) November 11, 2015screenshotted this before it got removed #Mizzou pic.twitter.com/tK2MjCRvM9— Lara Haft (@badpriestess) November 11, 2015Early this morning, a local 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly making the threatening posts, though it has not yet been confirmed that he was the poster. According to reports, he is not a Mizzou student, and was not near campus when the messages were posted.19-year-old Hunter M. Park for making terrorist threats towards the Mizzou campus on social media. pic.twitter.com/wx5YcjqhmW— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) November 11, 2015Have apprehended suspect who used multiple accts to threaten @Mizzou students. He was never physically near campus @MUalert— R. Bowen Loftin (@bowtieger) November 11, 2015The school sent out this email to students this morning.#Mizzou sent this email to students this morning. pic.twitter.com/PvbiK4YwJp— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) November 11, 2015We hope these issues pass, and Missouri proves to be a safe, inclusive place for all students soon enough. Please stay safe, everyone.last_img read more

Explore London’s Culinary Community with Evan Evans Small Group Experiences

first_imgBOCA RATON, Fla., March 6, 2019 – While London’s reputation as a food capital continues to grow, Evans Evans wants travelers to experience the incredible variety it has to offer through two of their new small group culinary experiences. These culinary tours offer travelers a perfect way to connect to this city’s local culture, whether they are visiting London for a long weekend or for a full-on vacation.As a recipient of the 2018 ‘Service Provider of the Year’ award from UKinbound and London’s longest-established and largest sightseeing company, Evan Evans provides unforgettable journeys to Britain’s most iconic locations.With a group of no more than 16 guests, Evan Evans’ two, half-day culinary experiences will take you off the well-beaten path. Our small group size makes for a more intimate and authentic way to connect with our expert tour guides who can give you the inside scoop on historical and contemporary attractions, and to meet fellow travelers who share a passion for food. Urban Culinary Experience London is a scrumptious tour that will lift the lid on London’s thriving artisanal food sector. As you journey into Hackney, the city’s trendiest borough, you’ll explore dining at a truly local level and learn its grassroots history. Experience pop-up dining with a difference at Eleven98, the brainchild of local chef Aidan Brooks, who welcomes you into his home for a unique two-course culinary experience.  You will also hear from Head Grower, Sophie Verhagen, who will explain where Aidan grows his ingredients and how he sources them. At 58Gin, visit the site of a proudly independent, award-winning gin distillery based under a railway arch in Hackney. Delight in a gin tasting session that explores the unique botanical blends and listen to the story of how Mark ‘Moonshine’ Marmont was inspired to set up his gin-making business from a kitchen table using traditional alembic copper stills from Portugal. You’ll also visit a unique bakery that provides an invaluable service to the local community. Luminary Bakery is committed to providing a supportive environment to female victims of poverty and violence by providing them with skills training and paid employment. (4-hours, from April 1 – Oct. 31) Borough Market & Gin Distillery Small Group Tour ushers you into London’s thriving food and drink market. Gain an insight into local culture as you visit the historic Borough Market– the oldest and largest food market in London dating back to 1014. You’ll enjoy the market’s sights and smells as you walk around. Its warren of passageways hides a sprawling cornucopia of everything from traditional British produce to international culinary delight. You’ll have ample time to explore the market at your own leisure and indulge in what’s on offer, from Sri Lankan street food to charcuterie from South Tyrol and everything else in between. Using our exclusive VOX audio headset technology, a professional tour guide will bring the history of this fantastic market to life on a guided tour that showcases its unique Victorian and Art Deco and architectural features. At London’s well-known Gin distilleries, you’ll get to taste and learn all about gin. Go behind the scenes and discover how this local distillery produces gin, examine the differences between styles of gin and hear how the various herbs used in the distilling process impact the overall flavor. (4 hours, from April 1 – Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 – March 31)   About Evan Evans Evan Evans is the longest-established and largest sightseeing company in London, and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930. Our exciting range of tours bring you the best Britain has to offer, from majestic palaces and castles and quaint country villages to the historic cities of Bath, Oxford and Canterbury. All tours are operated to the highest standard of quality on our new fleet of luxury, air-conditioned coaches and are escorted by professional local guides, whose wealth of knowledge and experience will ensure you have a day out to remember. About The TreadRight Foundation Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ. Past project partners include WWF, Conservation International, WildAid, The Travel Foundation and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include supporting various women’s social enterprises through the Artisan Alliance, the recently announced Wildlife Conservation Society’s Big Cat fund, WE.org and inspiring nature advocates like Céline Cousteau and Terri Irwin. To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.orglast_img read more

Is the right to vegan food a human right Ontario firefighter argues

first_imgAn Ontario firefighter alleges his human rights were violated when he was not provided sufficient vegan food while battling a massive blaze in British Columbia.Adam Knauff has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against his employer, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, over his treatment and subsequent suspension while fighting a fire near William’s Lake, B.C., in 2017.“The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry discriminated against me and failed to accommodate my sincerely held ethical beliefs (creed) when it failed to provide me with food that accommodated my personal commitment to ethical veganism, and then disciplined me and suspended me because I attempted to assert my right to accommodation of that sincerely held ethical belief,” he wrote in his application to the tribunal.The ministry, in its response, denied Knauff’s allegations of discrimination and human rights violations.The case centres on whether veganism is a form of creed — the definition of which was expanded by the Human Rights Tribunal in 2015 to include non-secular beliefs.Knauff, based in Kenora, Ont., has worked with the ministry since 2008 and is often dispatched outside the province. He filed the complaint based on the grounds that his creed was not accommodated.“I am an ethical vegan in that I not only follow a vegan diet, but I extend the philosophy of non-consumption of animal products to all other areas of my life,” he wrote. “I do not think that humans have the moral right to oppress other beings, or to cause them pain and suffering.”Knauff, now 40, arrived in northern B.C. on July 15, 2017, and was one of about 1,000 firefighters battling a massive forest fire — working 14 to 16 hours per day.About 10,000 homes were evacuated in William’s Lake, and the only store open was a Tim Hortons that police were helping run, he wrote in his complaint. He said the ministry had long known about his dietary constraints, and he had also filled out a standard food information form for the trip.“On some days during my deployment to William’s Lake, I was not provided with any food that was vegan or not otherwise contaminated with animal products, and therefore forced to go hungry,” he wrote.On July 16, he ate salad and side dishes. The next day, he wrote, there were no vegan meals, so he ate plain bagels and coffee from Tim Hortons. The day after that he was given “beans, oatmeal and fruits.”“After working 16-hour days for four days with inadequate nutrition I began to feel physically ill and mentally groggy,” Knauff wrote. “Until that point I had been trying to push through my hunger and exhaustion, sustaining myself on nuts and fruits.”He complained to the supervisor who said he’d “work on it,” the documents say.On July 20, he wrote: “The only source of protein in my dinner was a single black bean.” The next two days he had “inadequate dinners.”He asked for personnel to buy tofu during one of their service runs. He got three blocks of tofu, gave it to the camp’s chef, but never saw it again, he wrote.Things came to a head on July 23 when he was looking forward to a big barbecue dinner, where vegan burgers would be served.But, he wrote, the chef handled beef patties before touching the vegan patties with the same gloved hands.Knauff said he swore at the chef, who swore back. His supervisor gave him a warning, he wrote.“No one seemed to take my ethical beliefs seriously,” he wrote.The next night at dinner, he was served stir-fry with no protein. He was promised beans the following day, he wrote.He took his plate to his supervisor and asked him if he could see any protein on his plate. The supervisor offered him protein bars.“I was upset and told him ‘no,’” and then he told him — with a curse word — to fix the problem.“I know that I should not have sworn … but I was starving, exhausted, humiliated and defeated,” he wrote. “I had reached my breaking point.”But the real breaking point came the next day when he picked up his lunch, where, he alleged, half of the food was non-vegan.He poured it out in front of food staff and said, repeatedly, “this isn’t vegan.”That’s when his supervisor sent him home.The ministry says Knauff was sent home and suspended three days without pay due to his “inappropriate, insubordinate, unprofessional and aggressive behaviour.” He was also banned from fighting fires outside the province for the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018. The ministry also alleges Knauff threw the non-vegan food at staff, which Knauff denies.Base camp was difficult for all involved, as was trying to feed 1,000 firefighters with the closest towns with open stores hours away, the ministry says.It also argues that Knauff’s “vegan status is a sincerely held lifestyle choice, but does not meet the legal definition of creed.” It further argues that it “supported the employee and accommodated his food restrictions as if it were a component of his health needs or part of a recognized creed.”Camille Labchuk, the executive director of the advocacy group Animal Justice, said it hopes to intervene in the case because veganism in the workplace isn’t limited to Knauff.“Ethical veganism has never been ruled a form of creed,” Labchuk said.“This is a test case, but it’s important to have a clear statement from the tribunal.”Liam Casey, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

LinManuel Miranda And Vanessa Nadal Offer Chance To Attend Hamilton London Opening

first_imgLin-Manuel Miranda, his wife Vanessa Nadal, and Prizeo, the online platform that democratizes giving, announced today that they are offering the chance for one lucky fan and a guest to attend the West End opening night of the musical Hamilton in London on December 21, 2017.Beginning Nov. 13, Miranda and Nadal are inviting fans to make a donation to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and UK-based nonprofit 10:10 at prizeo.com/hamilton. For only $10, donors will receive 100 entries for the grand-prize opportunity to join the opening night celebration in London’s West End, including two VIP tickets to the performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre, two tickets to the exclusive opening night after-party, a meet-and-greet and photo with Lin-Manuel, roundtrip airfare, and hotel accommodation for two at five-star Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, located in the heart of London. The Prizeo campaign closes Dec. 6.Lin-Manuel and his wife Vanessa announced this campaign with a video in partnership with NRDC and 10:10. Watch here: prizeo.com/hamilton.“With Hamilton’s first international production, we think it is appropriate to tackle an issue that affects the international community: climate change,” Miranda said.Vanessa Nadal continues, “Yes, climate change is real. The U.S. federal government just this month released a comprehensive scientific report concluding that humans are the major cause of global temperature rise. And we see that humans around the world are paying the cost with extreme weather events and resulting devastation. We want to bring awareness and help slow the tide.”NRDC is an international environmental nonprofit working to safeguard the earth — its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends — for nearly 50 years. NRDC’s team of scientists, lawyers and policy experts are at the forefront of the international fight against climate change, from informing United Nations negotiations, to blocking the Trump administration’s attempts to derail U.S. progress, and building up clean energy sources from America to Asia.“From hurricanes to drought, wildfires to heat waves — no one, and nowhere, will be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” said NRDC President Rhea Suh. “Despite the Trump administration’s best efforts, the international community is responding. We must continue to work together to usher in a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow for our children and for future generations.”In honor of the Hamilton opening in London, a portion of the funds will support 10:10, a London-based organization, which brings people together to take positive, practical action on climate change, at home, work, school or in their community. From installing solar panels, cooking up a vegan feast, celebrating the power of onshore wind, or lighting up places with LEDs, they are dedicated to cutting carbon. The funds raised through this initiative will support a tree-planting project in 10 communities at risk of flooding in the UK. Through the project, 10:10 is aiming to plant 100,000 trees between fall 2018 and spring 2019.“While many around the world are already feeling the impact of a changing climate, we’re still not doing enough to protect them,” said Amy Cameron, Director of Operations at 10:10. “But we have many of the solutions, what’s needed now is action – at a local, national and international level. Hamilton reminded us of the incredible things people have done in the past to create a better world for the future, now it’s up to us to do the same.”The Mirandas and Prizeo are coming together as concerned citizens to work together for change.“We are thrilled to be closing out the year with yet another incredible opportunity to join our friend Lin-Manuel Miranda at Hamilton,” said Jan Friedlander Svendsen, Chief Creative Officer of Charity Network, Prizeo’s parent company. “Not only can we not wait to see the show in London – especially the portrayal of King George – but we’re genuinely honored to work with Lin-Manuel and his family, all of whom are genuine philanthropists. The Mirandas never shy away from taking on challenges, big or small. Climate change is an urgent global issue, and NRDC is the perfect partner to affect meaningful change.”This campaign is launching in London with the support of official hotel partner the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, official promotional partner OfficialLondonTheatre.com and official media partner BroadwayWorld.The Hamilton in London campaign runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 6 at prizeo.com/hamilton.last_img read more

Enbridge refuses to name 26 First Nations behind pipeline

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn this final part of APTN’s interview with the president of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipelines says the impact of the pipeline wouldn’t be significant.The interview aired on APTN Tuesday night. In the first part of the interview Monday John Carruthers said 26 First Nations have signed on to support the pipeline.When pressed for the names he said it’s not a secret who the First Nations are but Carruthers still wouldn’t say who they are.“The community will have to make that determination…whether or not they want to make that public,” said Carruthers.last_img