Building Resilience One Step at a Time

first_imgRegardless of where we are in life, we can all make small changes and set goals to build our resilience. Changes may be as simple as calling a friend or as complex as developing a new skill.ReferencesHow to build resiliency. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/resilience-training/in-depth/resilience/art-20046311. Published 2019. Accessed June 26, 2019.The road to resilience. https://www.apa.org. https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience. Published 2019. Accessed June 26, 2019.Saletnik L. Building Personal Resilience. AORN J. 2018;107(2):175-178. doi:10.1002/aorn.12067Underferth D. When setting diet and exercise goals, be SMART. MD Anderson Cancer Center. https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/SMART-goals-diet-and-nutrition.h10-1591413.html. Published 2019. Accessed June 26, 2019. Self-care1, 2Take care of yourself first by eating healthy, participating in hobbies and regular physical activity, and getting plenty of sleepView yourself in a positive light and talk to yourself with careTake time to yourself for relaxation By: Annabelle Shaffer, BS, Master’s candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignWhat is resilience?We often think of resilience as our ability to tough it out through a bad situation alone.1 But, resilience is much more. It is a skill we consciously work to build and it allows us to adapt to undesired situations, such as workplace stressors or the death of a loved one.2 Having resilience also means we don’t attempt to face all of life’s’ challenges on our own, rather, we reach out to friends, family, and professionals for support. Resilience is great, how do we build it?Research shows that resilience is associated with optimism, self-confidence, humor, adaptability, self-esteem, hope, and flexibility.3 Several strategies to build personal resilience have been identified and relate to building and maintaining personal relationships, self-care, and maintaining a positive outlook on one’s professional and personal life.Building and maintain personal relationships1, 2Seek out opportunities to meet new people, such as faith groups, volunteering, or exercise clubsKeep in touch with close friends via electronics or in-person meetingsRemain close with family members and help one another whenever possiblecenter_img Maintaining a positive outlook on one’s professional and personal life1,2Accept that change is a part of living and look for the positives in each changeBe proactive in resolving challenges: create plans to resolve challenges and seek help when neededMove towards your personal and professional goals: always set realistic and achievable goals. Use the SMART goal method4 to ensure you can reach your goals:Specific: Do you know exactly what you are working to achieve?Measurable: Can you consistently measure your progress?Attainable: Do you have the necessary tools, time, and resources to reach your goal?Realistic: Based on where you are at currently, can you actually achieve this goal?Timely: Do you have a starting and ending date? Mark it on your calendar!last_img read more

What To Do During the Last Two Weeks of the Year

first_imgThere is a lot of whining this time of the year about how no one is in the office, and there is no work that a salesperson can reasonably do. It is not true that “no one” is at work. And there is always work you can do during the last two weeks of the year.If They Are at WorkA lot of the people who you need to call will be out during the last two weeks of the year. They will take time off for the holidays, and they may add vacation time on either end of the holidays.Just knowing that people are gone can sound like tough sledding. It’s difficult enough to get your prospective clients on the phone during a normal work week (you are using the phone, aren’t you?), let alone making calls when many people are not at work.But some people are at work. And those that are at work have very little to do. Many of them are simply killing time, cleaning their desk, and organizing themselves for the next year. Some are standing at the water cooler chatting it up.The people who are at work have time to kill.If You Have Chops and a PlanIf you have the chops to pick up the phone and schedule appointments, you will find people willing to speak with you (If you’ve been reading this blog for any reasonable period, you have the chops, don’t you?). Even if it isn’t the main contact that you feel you need to meet, there is much you can learn from other people who work inside your dream client’s company.Spend time with the people who agree to meet with you, doing as much discovery work as possible. Find out about the company, and find out about the other stakeholders you need to meet. And spend time on some personal chatter because that’s what people like to do around the holidays.When you schedule an appointment, stop by the store and pick up a couple of stockings and stuff them with candy. Give one to the person who is willing to meet with you, and leave one for the contact you are trying to reach with a note.If you are at work, work. Make appointments with people who are at work inside your dream client’s company, and start developing relationships and insights.last_img read more

No plans to form govt. with PDP in J&K: Congress

first_imgThe Congress on Monday sought to scotch speculation that the party was exploring the possibilities of forming a government in Jammu and Kashmir with Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Emerging from a meeting of key Congress leaders on the Kashmir situation here, former Union Minister Ambika Soni said the party wanted fresh polls in the State that has been placed under Governor’s rule after the BJP withdrew support to the PDP.Announcing that the meeting was held to “discuss the situation arising out of the imposition of Governor’s rule in the State,” Ms. Soni said there was no possibility of an alliance with the PDP, which had failed to fulfil its promises to the people of the State.Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad,and Jammu and Kashmir Congress Committee president Ghulam Ahmad Mir were present in the meeting.‘Not foolish’A Congress delegation will also be visiting Leh, Ladakh and Kargil soon to assess the situation. On Tuesday, about 100 party members will meet in Srinagar for the same purpose.Later, speaking to journalists, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said in reply to a question whether the party was looking to form a government in the State: “We are not as foolish as you [the BJP] think. Our demand is that elections should happen there immediately. First, you destroyed the administration of that State, made an unethical alliance, and today you want to rule there through Governor’s rule. Three years are left there; why don’t you announce elections? Order polls if you have the courage.”“Look at their policies in such a sensitive State and they also thump their chests on nationalism,” he added.Asked about the implications of Ms. Mufti reportedly meeting former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Mr. Singhvi said: “Meeting with somebody has not to be read in terms of all other kinds of conclusions you are drawing. I have made it clear. I don’t think we should jump to conclusions.”However, the Congress media cell denied knowledge of any such meeting.Mr. Singhvi also said that terrorist incidents, army deaths, cross-border attacks and ceasefire violations had increased in the State.last_img read more

Raj Kapoor’s memorial to get world’s largest peace hall in Pune

first_imgLate actor Raj Kapoor’s memorial in Loni Khabhor, Pune, will soon contain the world’s largest peace hall designed by architect and educationist Dr. Viswanath Karad, founder-chairman, MIT University.The hall will be inaugurated on October 2 this year with a World Peace Conference. The hall will be larger than the St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and house statues of various philosophers, saints as well as scientists. Construction of the monument began in 2005 with no blueprint, sketches or a professional architect, but only with help from local labourers. The structure will stand for world peace and will have bronze structures weighing around 2,000 kilos each. “I had wanted to create a peace monument and started my work 13 years ago on the structure. It was a tribute to Mother India who has withstood the onslaught of time and amalgamated the cultures that came in as her own. It developed with time into a magnificent dome and will now house the world’s largest peace library besides being the world’s largest peace prayer hall,” Dr. Karad said. The memorial, which stands on the same land as the late actor’s farmhouse, was purchased by Dr. Karad from Kapoor’s family 13 years ago, and he began working on the hall shortly thereafter. Kapoor, in his will, had stated that his farmhouse, if ever sold, should go to an educational institution. Kapoor’s bungalow, which still exists on the land, will stand along with statues of him from his best films, a seven-pagoda tribute and the peace hall. “Something more had to be done here. The dome was destined to be on this land,” Dr. Karad said.On being asked about his hidden narrative in his new architectural project Dr. Karad said “Philosophy, spiritualism and science coexist and when they come together, the world becomes a better place to live in. Whether it be my speech in the UN or here, through the statues of the saints, philosophers or scientists who bless us, the mission is world peace and coexistence. The dome was destined to be on this land. I am merely an instrument.”last_img read more

Odisha’s wildlife sanctuaries ravaged by Fani

first_imgCyclone Fani: Anger boils over in hungry Puri  “As per eye estimate, the cyclone damaged nearly 55 lakh trees, mostly casuarinas,” said Harsabardhan Udgatta, Divisional Forest Officer of Puri (wildlife) division. “As many as 20% of the trees were uprooted, while the rest were found snapped and broken. The devastation has left around 400 spotted deer homeless,” he said.Apart from deer, the sanctuary, spread over an area of 87 sq km, was home to wild boar, jackals, striped hyenas, wolves and mongooses. While the DFO asserted that no carcasses of spotted deer had been sighted, it was hard to imagine that the animals had actually escaped the cyclone’s fury.Nandankanan closedIn Bhubaneswar, the cyclone had uprooted decades-old trees inside the Nandankanan Zoological Park. Several animal enclosures too have been affected forcing authorities to shut down the zoo for an indefinite period. The Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary, which is close by, has also been impacted with thousands of trees uprooted. Authorities are attempting to assess the extent of damage.As a result, hundreds of displaced monkeys have now entered residential colonies in the periphery of Bhubaneswar. Residents have reported cases of the simians iattacking people after loss of habitat and food sources. Severe Cyclone Fani rendered not only several thousand people homeless as it tore along India’s east coast last week, but also dealt a body blow to wildlife and forest resources in the region.The scenic stretch along the tree-lined Marine Drive that bisects the Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary adjacent to the Bay of Bengal between Puri and Konark, is now a wasteland with hardly any tree left untouched, wildlife officials said.Also Readlast_img read more

WATCH: Bayern-bound Davies nets brace in Whitecaps finale

first_imgAlphonso Davies gave Vancouver Whitecaps fans something to remember him by – and something for Bayern Munich to salivate over.The teenage Canada international suited up for the final time for the Whitecaps on Sunday as the Canadian side closed out their 2018 MLS campaign at home against Cascadia rivals the Portland Timbers.Davies has already agreed to a move to join the Bundesliga champions this winter for an initial fee of $13 million (£10m/€11m), an MLS record that could eventually rise to $19m. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In his MLS finale, and just days ahead of his 18th birthday, the teenager showed the skill that made him such a valued commodity.With the game scoreless in the 28th minute, Davies picked up the ball around the midfield line and went on an impressive run through the Portland half, beating one defender and then turning Timbers defender Bill Tuiloma the wrong way before launching a rocket from the edge of the area to give the Whitecaps a 1-0 lead.A thing of beauty.@AlphonsoDavies scores his first of the game.#FarewellPhonzie pic.twitter.com/TY1NiHMQKv— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) October 28, 2018Things got even better for Davies just three minutes later.In the 31st minute, a cross in the area was not well dealt with by Marco Farfan, who brought it down and did not see Davies approaching from behind.Davies picked the defender’s pocket, and Tuiloma could not get over in time to stop the Whitecaps star from beating Jeff Attinella for the second time on the day.The kid rises to the occasion. AGAIN. @AlphonsoDavies gets his second of the game and eighth of the season. #FarewellPhonzie pic.twitter.com/plyj3VJbE5— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) October 28, 2018While a hat trick would have been an even sweeter way to go out, Davies will just have to settle for the brace and the winner, as the Whitecaps held on for a 2-1 victory.The goals brought Davies’ total on the season to eight, to go along with nine assists in 31 MLS games for the teenager in his third campaign for the Whitecaps.He will now head over to Germany, where he will join Bayern Munich in January, though head coach Niko Kovac had previously mentioned the possibility of Davies training with the club earlier.With Davies turning 18 on November 2, and the Whitecaps season finished, the teenager may be in Germany sooner rather than later.last_img read more

Video: Urban Meyer Interviewed Ryan Day Ahead Of Ohio State’s Opener

first_imgOhio State coach Ryan Day on the sideline during a football game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes offensive coordinator Ryan Day looks on during the second half in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)The Ryan Day era is just about to begin at Ohio State, as the former offensive coordinator is now taking over as the head coach. He’ll have large shoes to fill due to the departure of Urban Meyer.Meyer’s decision to retire might not be as crucial of a blow as many expected because of Day. Throughout the 2018 season, the Buckeyes did an excellent job of grooming him for this position.On Saturday, the 40-year-old coach will have his first chance to show he’s a worthy successor to Meyer.Before Ohio State gets ready to face Florida Atlantic, Meyer conducted an interview with Day for FOX Sports. The full interview won’t be aired until this weekend, but a preview of it was just released. The main question that Meyer asked Day was how he feels when he walks into Ohio Stadium.“First off, my heart starts pumping,” Day told Meyer. “You think back on all the great players and great coaches that have been here before. The great games that have been played here at the Horseshoe just make you realize it’s such a responsibility when you step in here.”You can watch the preview of this interview here:”First off, my heart starts pumping.”Catch the full interview with Urban Meyer and Ryan Day on what it means to be the head coach at @OhioStateFB during Big Noon Kickoff Saturday at 11am ET on FOX. pic.twitter.com/wt2hHfCbQF— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 27, 2019Ohio State will try to make the College Football Playoff after missing out the past two years.Day is going to deal with a ton of pressure, but he seems ready for the challenge. As for his team, we’ll find out if they’re also prepared for this season when Week 1 begins later this week.last_img read more

UNESCO head condemns Pakistani journalists death

According to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Abdul Hameed Hayatan, 25, became the 11th Pakistani journalist to die this year when he was found dead in a canal near Turbat in western Pakistan’s Balochistan province last week, along with his friend, Hamid Ismail.“An act of violence on a journalist is not only a crime against the individual victim. It also represents an attack on freedom of expression, which is a fundamental right and a cornerstone of democratic society,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “I call on the authorities in Pakistan to spare no effort in investigating this murder and bringing the culprits to justice.”Mr. Hameed, known also as Lala Hameed Baloch, worked mainly for the Urdu-language Daily Intikhab. He was found dead on 18 November with gunshot wounds after disappearing from his hometown of Gwadar on 25 October. According to International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) statistics, four of the 11 journalists killed in Pakistan this year were killed in Balochistan province. 26 November 2010The chief of the United Nations agency that defends press freedom today condemned the recent murder of a Pakistani journalist, calling it an attack on democracy. read more

Six unions band together to fight devastating cuts demanded by Liberals

TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne likes to paint the Progressive Conservatives as the instigators of labour unrest, but she’s the one waging war, union leaders said Wednesday.Six public sector unions representing about 57,000 members are issuing a call to arms and joining forces to fight what they’re calling “devastating” cuts to Ontario civil servants.“We will not let the government pick us off one at a time,” said Gary Gannage, president of the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario.The governing Liberals are demanding cuts, clawbacks and concessions on health and retiree benefits, sick pay and salary progression, he said.It flies in the face of Wynne’s recent comments that it would be a mistake to “declare a war on labour” as the Progressive Conservatives would do if they were in power, he said.“I feel like posting that statement on the door of the negotiating rooms that I’m currently spending most of my days in, because it feels like war has been declared,” Gannage said.It hasn’t been this bad in the 34 years he’s been in the public service, he said. That’s why the six unions have signed a “historic” pact to stick together, he added, something that hasn’t been seen since the previous NDP government imposed austerity measures on the civil service — including the notorious unpaid “Rae Days.”The group includes the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents 35,000 government workers, and the Professional Engineers, Government of Ontario, which represents 615 surveyors and engineers who work directly for the province.“We’ve got a lot of experience with burn barrels, strike lines and how to shut down the Ministry of Finance,” said OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.He said he doesn’t understand why the Liberals are picking a fight with the public service. At least the Tories have been honest that they’d force a pay freeze, Thomas said.“Even (Tory Leader Tim) Hudak, he’ll just pass legislation, he wouldn’t torture you so long at the table and cost you a lot of money,” he said. “He’d just go screw you.”PEGO, which agreed to a two-year wage freeze in 2013, said its members take their role in protecting the public seriously and don’t want to be concerned about potential cuts to their pensions and benefits.“We want to make sure that the food you eat is going to be safe, the water you drink is going to be safe,” said union president Ping Wu.Government Services Minister John Milloy had little to say in response, insisting he won’t negotiate through the media.“Talks are continuing and I always remain confident and optimistic that we’re going to reach a deal that’s in everyone’s best interest,” he said.Milloy wouldn’t say what the government is seeking in its negotiations with AMAPCEO. But the union said the Liberals are effectively demanding a wage freeze for four more years and a halt to merit pay for most employees, which would prevent them from moving within their salary range.The government is also trying to reduce long-term disability benefits and slash pensionable income for employees with a disability, among other things, the union said.In 2010, the cash-strapped Liberals announced they would seek to freeze wages for two years from the public sector to balance the books.Some groups have been able to negotiate hefty pay raises since then, such as this year’s 8.5 per cent increase for the Ontario Provincial Police. Wynne also re-opened talks with public school teachers after the government made the controversial move to force contracts on them that froze their wages.Gannage said he won’t slam other unions for successfully negotiating new collective agreements, but there is “inconsistency” in the government’s approach.“In this season, there seems to be some availability to form partnerships with certain groups,” he said.“And then, you know, turn the corner and all of a sudden, the fiscal situation is so terrible that you have find your own offsets to pay for your own increases.”AMAPCEO, which represents 11,500 professional and supervisor employees, said negotiations are currently deadlocked and the two sides are in mediation.The union received a 94-per-cent vote in favour in its strike vote in late March. by Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 16, 2014 3:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Six unions band together to fight ‘devastating cuts’ demanded by Liberals read more

Novel green polymers offer lowcost remediation of metalcontaminated mine wastes

first_imgA newly developed polymer (X3) which facilitates plant growth in metal-contaminated soils has opened the way to effective, low-cost, and environmentally friendly in-situ remediation of mining and industrial waste sites. This innovative economical, environmentally safe polymer has a high metal binding efficiency which greatly mitigates the risks of leaching or dispersion into the environment. More significantly it can reduce the bioavailability of toxic metals and salinity in root zones and reduce soil penetration resistance thus facilitating root growth and allowing plant establishment on highly contaminated mine spoils that otherwise would be lethal to any vegetation. This improvement will contribute to stable ecosystems with reduced erosion risks. The X3 polymer also acts as a temporary water reservoir delivering water to plants and enhancing their survival, a particularly useful characteristic in arid environments.The X3 technology is quite radical and has been successfully demonstrated at all stages from basic soil leaching tests to germination trials in Petri dishes, small scale pot tests and major glasshouse trials with selected grasses. At each step, the technology has met or exceeded its expectations. It enables grass to grow on previously barren mine waste rock and tailings. The grass plants are healthy and the application of X3 results in significant soil quality improvement to the point that second generation plants have been observed. Preliminary research has answered each of the initial questions of scale-up positively. Questions still to be investigated are whether X3 is a robust and sustainable technology applicable to many soil types and able to sustain permanent soil quality improvement and plant establishment in a field situation, through normal weather cycles and extremes. A long-term glasshouse trial will answer some of the questions but the technology will need to be successfully demonstrated in a field trial to establish a principal reference site.Such trials are challenging and necessarily lengthy in order to cover natural variations and several regrowth cycles until a stable ecosystem can be confirmed. Meanwhile, X3 particle design will need to be further improved, optimised and tested to suit each specific contaminated soil condition. The benefits of X3 have been thoroughly assessed by the world-ranked mining and environmental specialists Golder Associates. It predicted that the X3 technology could be economically competitive compared to other available remediation techniques and has the potential to be effective at establishing a good vegetation cover on mining or industrial sites which in turn will result in high social acceptability. Technically, it will be logistically easy to implement, should have a lower maintenance requirement, and can be adapted to be used for many waste types. It now needs long- term investment, close partnership with the mining industry, to be demonstrated on a number of different site types to fully evaluate its use as a practical technology, and to further develop it into a proven rehabilitation tool. This is a unique opportunity for interested sponsors to invest into a promising technology at the cutting-edge of soil remediation with high potential for significant commercial, environmental and reputational benefits. The X3 innovative technology has been acknowledged by the mining industry and received the “Excellence in Environmental Management Award” at the 2011 Australia Mining Prospect Awards, and was a finalist in the 2011 Australian Innovation Challenge. It has also recently been nominated for the 2012 prestigious Australian Museum Eureka’s Environmental research award.The opportunity: AMIRA project P1063 GRASS (Green Remediation Advancement for a Sustainable Solution) aims to provide the research, case studies and methodology required to make application of this technology on operational sites commercially feasible. It is seeking sponsors for the work which will be conducted in two phases of two and three years respectively (with a go/no-go decision at the end of the first phase).Researchers: A team of 16 experts in complementary disciplines at two leading Australian Universities, The University of Queensland and The University of New South Wales.Investment required: For an operating company AU$172,900 for year one and AU$142,200 for the second year of the first phase (two years); AU$169,600 for year one, AU$100,400 for year two and AU$104,300 for year three of the second phase (three years). For a supplier sponsor the sponsorship is AU$57,600 and AU$47,400 for the first phase, AU$56,500, AU$33,500 and AU$34,800 for phase two respectively.Supplementary funding sources including government grants will be explored to cover cost of research.Sponsor benefits: For operating companies these include preferential access to the technology, discounts on the commercial use of the patented product, the opportunity to have soil samples matched to X3 technology to test application potential, and the opportunity (one only) to provide the test site for the pilot field trial resulting in remediation at no cost.The potential benefit to the industry and to individual companies of successful development of this technology is very significant in sight of the onerous legacy issues remaining from previous mining activity. The X3 technology is anticipated to be widely recognized and accepted as a safe, sustainable, economical, practical and less environmentally disruptive alternative to current soil remediation techniques. It will assist mining companies to reduce environmental impacts globally and enhance environmental compliance allowing relinquishing lease obligations and minimising rehabilitation costs and penalties. Sponsors, with preferential access to the technology, will benefit in the first instance.For further information please contact: Kriba Reddy [kriba.reddy@amirainternational.com] Ph: +27 82 4160653last_img read more

Safari une gestion des mots de passe simplifiée

first_imgSafari : une gestion des mots de passe simplifiée ?A l’instar de Google, Apple chercherait à simplifier la gestion des mots de passe stockés par son navigateur. C’est du moins ce que laisse présager la version bêta de Safari 5.2, livrée avec la dernière Developer Preview, mouture qui, comme son nom l’indique, est destinée à être testée par les développeurs de Mac OS X 10.8.La dernière version test de Safari 5.2, fournie aux développeurs, s’est dotée d’un nouveau gestionnaire de mot de passe. Comme l’explique le site Clubic, de nouvelles fonctionnalités font leur apparition dans le navigateur web d’Apple.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Un onglet “Mot de passe” a été notamment ajouté dans les préférences. Un outil visant à gérer les identifiants stockés par Safari. Mais pour l’heure seulement mentionnée, la nouveauté la plus importante est une fonctionnalité permettant au navigateur de générer lui-même un mot de passe complexe lié à un site Internet.Un système qui devrait offrir à l’internaute la possibilité de n’utiliser qu’un seul et même mot de passe pour accéder à différents services tandis que le navigateur créera des identifiants spécifiques aléatoires pour assurer la plus grande sécurité possible. Intégré au service iCloud, cet outil pourrait permettre de synchroniser ce mot de passe unique sur les divers terminaux Mac et iOS d’un internaute. Ce générateur automatique de mots de passe a tout l’air d’être la réponse d’Apple à celui sur lequel planche Google pour son navigateur Chrome. Un projet révélé en février dernier.Le 25 avril 2012 à 19:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Gary Lineker addresses accident at King Power Stadium

first_imgFormer Leicester City and England striker Gary Lineker has addressed the horror accident involving Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter.The helicopter was leaving the stadium after Leicester’s Premier League clash against West Ham on Saturday evening but for some reason, the helicopter crashed as soon as it took off.The Foxes were held to a one-all draw at the King Power Stadium by visitors, West Ham United.Manuel Pellegrini’s men took the lead in the first half through defender Fabian Balbuena in the 30th minute but were also reduced to ten men, after captain Mark Noble was sent off in the 38th minute for a rash challenge.Nigeria international midfielder Wilfred Ndidi salvaged a point for Leicester in the 89th minute of the game when his long-range strike was deflected past Lukasz Fabianski in the West Ham goal.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Lineker addressed the helicopter crash that has engulfed his favoured team Leicester City, during BBC’s Match of the Day program.He said: “Then, after Leicester played West Ham this evening, the helicopter owned by the Leicester chairman took off from the pitch at the King Power Stadium and a few seconds later crashed outside the ground.”“Clearly, this is a breaking story and we’ll do our best to keep you updated throughout the programme.”“First, this is what happened during the game.”last_img read more

YouTube comments hidden by default in companys new test

first_imgWill YouTube say no comments? Sergei Konkov/Getty Images YouTube’s comments section can be a mix between no man’s land in a war zone and the Wild West. Translation: The place can be dangerous. So instead of making you read what the New Statesman called “the worst of the internet,” YouTube is working on a new feature that would hide comments by default.YouTube didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment but it confirmed the test in a statement to TechCrunch on Friday. “This is one of many small experiments we run all the time on YouTube, and we’ll consider rolling features out more broadly based on feedback on these experiments,” the Google-owned site told the publication. XDA developers had spotted the test in India on Wednesday. You have to scroll past engagement buttons and recommended videos to find the comments section on Android and iOS now, but the new test reportedly hides the comments section entirely. Comments would instead be accessible by clicking a new icon, beneath the video and to the right of the thumbs-down icon. Comments could also be found by scrolling past the recommended videos, like before, but you’d have to tap to see them. It remains to be seen whether a user’s engagement with a video would drop if comments were hidden.  Comment YouTube banning supremacist and hoax videos, Amazon unveils… CNET Apps Today Share your voice Tags Now playing: Watch this: 1:12 1 Mobile Software Mobile Apps YouTubelast_img read more

No legislative action on special sessions seventh day

first_imgThere was no legislative action on the seventh day of the special session. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)There were no committee meetings and only technical floor sessions in the Capitol on Wednesday, the seventh day of the Alaska Legislature’s 30-day special session.Listen nowThere has been no sign of progress in resolving the state’s budget crisis. House Speaker Bryce Edgmon put out a statement Tuesday saying that House members could go home for the Memorial Day holiday. He called on the Senate to act on a new revenue measure to use as a basis for negotiations. He also said he wants the Senate to appoint members to a committee to work out differences between the two chambers over changes to oil and gas taxes and tax credits.Leaders of the two chambers are seeking to set the terms of the negotiations. Edgmon wants revenue measures to be a part of a compromise, while Senate President Pete Kelly has said his caucus doesn’t want a broad-based tax. It’s not clear at this point what will cause either side to budge.There has been some progress on the only bill in the special session that’s not related to the budget. The Senate Finance Committee met Tuesday to hear testimony on Senate Bill 79, which is intended to reduce overdose deaths from prescription opioids. Most professional groups appear to support the bill, but some doctors and pharmacists would like to see the Senate make changes to the bill. The House passed its version, House Bill 159, on Monday. The State Medical Board said one of the bill’s main provisions – which limits most opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply – is too vague.Special sessions typically cost $20,000 to $30,000 each day, according to the Legislative Affairs Agency. Much of that is to cover the living expenses for lawmakers and housing costs for them and their staffs who have to stay in Juneau.Edgmon said House members won’t collect per diems while they’re home, which would lower the cost if they follow through on that.But Alaskans who’d like to see the Legislature fix the state’s budget problem are unlikely to see much action until at least next week.last_img read more

Field study shows group decision making not always the best

first_img Explore further More information: Ant colonies outperform individuals when a sensory discrimination task is difficult but not when it is easy, PNAS, Published online before print July 29, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1304917110 Abstract”Collective intelligence” and “wisdom of crowds” refer to situations in which groups achieve more accurate perception and better decisions than solitary agents. Whether groups outperform individuals should depend on the kind of task and its difficulty, but the nature of this relationship remains unknown. Here we show that colonies of Temnothorax ants outperform individuals for a difficult perception task but that individuals do better than groups when the task is easy. Subjects were required to choose the better of two nest sites as the quality difference was varied. For small differences, colonies were more likely than isolated ants to choose the better site, but this relationship was reversed for large differences. We explain these results using a mathematical model, which shows that positive feedback between group members effectively integrates information and sharpens the discrimination of fine differences. When the task is easier the same positive feedback can lock the colony into a suboptimal choice. These results suggest the conditions under which crowds do or do not become wise. Citation: Field study shows group decision making not always the best (2013, August 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-field-group-decision.html Proportion of simulated individuals and colonies (population 100) selecting the better of two nests. Colonies perform better when the quality difference between the nests is small, but individuals choose more accurately when the difference is greater. Credit: PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1304917110 Ants share decision-making, lessen vulnerability to ‘information overload’ Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencescenter_img (Phys.org) —A combined team of researchers from Arizona State University and Uppsala University in Sweden has found that collective decision making by ants doesn’t always result in selecting the best option for adopting a new nest. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes experiments they conducted with ants and artificially lit nests to determine how the ants chose the best option. © 2013 Phys.org Temnothorax rugatulus, a type of ant that lives in Arizona, builds its nest in the ground—it has to pick a spot first however, and they way an ant colony does so was the focus of this new effort. The team wanted to know if collective decision making was always superior to that of individual ants.To find out, the researchers set up an environment where a colony of ants found itself in need of a new nest. Each test run involved a colony that had to choose between a control nest and one that varied in quality. Quality was based on how much light could enter the nest from holes that led to the surface. The more light, the lower the quality—ants like it dark and fewer holes mean less heat loss.The team noted that when one of the nests was obviously far superior to the other, both the colony as a whole, and individual ants more often chose the better option. What was surprising, however, was that individuals had a slightly better hit rate then the colony as a whole.When a colony “decides” it needs a new nest, scout ants are sent out to find a new site. When one of the scout ants finds one it likes, it releases a chemical that attracts another of the colony members. If that member also likes the site it too will release a chemical attracting another ant and so on. The site that gets the most “votes” is the one eventually chosen by the colony. But, when a single ant is forced (by the researchers) to make a decision about which site to pick, it has to look at all the options and make a decision on its own—that takes more time than the multiple ant approach because in that scenario, individual ants only ever review one site—its more efficient. It’s also more likely to lead to errors of course and that’s why the colony as a whole tended to choose the wrong best site more often than the single ants—when the choice was obvious—who could make the decision without having to waste time thinking it over. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

A fine selection

first_imgThe Imperial presents the Sunday brunch with some new offerings this time. Live seared foie gras, display of raw seafood and fish like rainbow trout, clams, mussels, squids, perch, mackerel, scallops (steamed, baked, grilled etc.) are included in the menu.Home cured and preserved cold meats, home smoked duck and home smoked salmon complement the innovatively laid out non alcoholic hangover shots to get over the heavy head from last night’s party. That’s not all hand-made pasta made live and filled with the goodness of whole wheat, home-made fancy cup cakes and vegan ice creams, liquid sandwich/ sugarfee desserts, dainty french pastry – Macaroons, Eclairs, millefieulle, home grown microgreens  – wheat grass, lentils, green peas, red amaranthus, mustard cress, raddish cress etc, are truly a feast to satiate you heart and tummy at the same time.The feast also offers selection one special starter served on your table. Adding to it The Imperial also brings you to some  unbelievable choices of world cuisine, all under one roof.last_img read more

US burger chain to open first Costa Rica location

first_imgRelated posts:Smashburger opens first Latin American restaurant in Costa Rica Starbucks buys coffee farm in Costa Rica Another fast-food chain closes in Costa Rica IHOP looking for investors to open in Costa Rica California-based burger chain Johnny Rockets will open its first restaurant in Costa Rica – one of two in the region – in August.The new eatery will be located at Mall Lincoln Plaza food court in Moravia, north of the capital.Desarrollos Gastronómicos Internacionales, owner of the local franchise, expects to add new restaurants in Escazú, southwest of San José, and in the provinces of Heredia and Alajuela by next year.The Costa Rica location will open simultaneously with one in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as the company also owns the rights to open restaurants in that country, as well as in Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.Each restaurant will create 30-40 direct jobs and requires an investment of some ₡250 million ($500,000). Most of the materials will be imported from California “to ensure that customers have the same experience as walking into a restaurant in the United States,” Antonio Burgos, a spokesman for the company, told the weekly El Financiero.Johnny Rockets is a themed restaurant brand depicting 1950s and ’60s U.S. burger joints. There are 300 locations in 30 states in the U.S. and in other 16 countries. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

People pose in a cutout taxi cab ahead of the 2019

first_img People pose in a cutout taxi cab ahead of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) JERUSALEM — Pop star Madonna has rejected calls for her to boycott this year’s Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying she will “never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda.”Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday, ahead of her expected arrival in Tel Aviv for a performance at the Eurovision event.Madonna said her “heart breaks every time I hear about the innocent lives that are lost in this region and the violence that is so often perpetuated to suit the political goals of people who benefit from this ancient conflict.”She says she prays for “a new path toward peace.”The Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel has urged artists to skip this week’s Eurovision in Tel Aviv. In a statement, it accused Madonna of “artwashing” and urged her to cancel.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2019 5:21 am PDT Madonna rebuffs Israel Eurovision boycott callslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2019 8:34 am PDT NEW YORK — Early in the morning on a two-show day on Broadway, Jeff Daniels reluctantly talks about his Tony Award nomination.He doesn’t want to get his hopes up, so he prefers to “remain neutral” on the nod, his third. As for the role that got him there, well, that’s another story.Daniels perks up when the conversation turns to his portrayal of Atticus Finch, the small-town attorney immortalized in the Harper Lee novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” adapted now for the stage.Lee chronicled the innocence and tragedy of her childhood in the classic novel, shinning a light on the Jim Crow-era South as well as injustice in a small Alabama town.Nearly 60 years after the novel was published, Daniels sees the play embrace the same values.“I think the big thing that it did in the ’60s, that it also does now, is it slaps white America in the face,” Daniels said.The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1961, and the film version took home three Oscars, including a best actor award for Gregory Peck.That pedigree makes stepping into the shoes of Finch a daunting task, one that required a careful balance of research for Daniels.“I watched the movie once, and then put it away. I read the book once, and again with highlighting Atticus’ stuff,” Daniels said.That was just the starting point. From there, Daniels immersed himself in understanding 1930s-era Alabama so he could focus on the period, rather than imitating Peck, or, as he puts it, “climbing Mount Gregory Peck.”Daniels approached it like he was originating the role. “Peck either did the definitive, can’t-imagine-anyone-else-in-this-performance, or he was the only guy who got to do it. So, if you’re going to do it, that’s the approach you have to take and roll the dice and see what happens,” Daniels said.“It’s the role of a lifetime, and all I’m trying to do is give the performance of my life every night. Because I know what I got. I know how precious this role is, and that’s why I said yes to it for a year,” Daniels said.Eight times a week, Daniels feels the pulse of the play in front of a live audience. While Jim Crow laws have gone by the wayside, he said the story is still relevant today when it comes to racial bigotry.“It’s probably as pronounced as racism has been in decades,” he said. “We have to decide whether there is goodness in everyone. Whether there is compassion and generosity and civility and respect for others in everyone. Atticus believes that, and he comes to find out that that may not be the case. And I think as we look around today, that’s an arguable point.”Noticeably absent from the Tony nominations this season was a nod for playwright Aaron Sorkin, whose script fuels the work. But co-star Celia Keenan-Bolger — who earned one of the play’s nine nominations — said the cast and crew shared their joy with him.“We’re doing great at the box office, and so many people that were a part of the production were recognized. But, of course, the truth is that none of us would be here if it weren’t for Aaron Sorkin. So, our nomination is his nomination,” Keenan-Bolger said.___Follow John Carucci at http://www.twitter.com/jacarucciJohn Carucci, The Associated Press Jeff Daniels: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is role of a lifetime FILE – This May 1, 2019 file photo shows Jeff Daniels at the 73rd annual Tony Awards “Meet the Nominees” press day in New York. Daniels was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the play, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” adapted from the Harper Lee novel. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

Taxi drivers might strike again

first_imgTaxi drivers in Nicosia will announce this week a possible strike that will close main roads in the capital in a bid to protest “vindictive” attitudes from the state.In a statement on Sunday, the association of Nicosia taxi drivers said they would make their decision “in the next few days.”The “vindictive” attitude from the state – which it did not further explain – results in high running costs for the taxi drivers and illegal drivers creating unwanted competition, the association said.Taxi drivers and the state have a long running dispute over the same claims, which result in strikes every now and then that end up closing the roads for a short period of time.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more