10 Things You Must Resist to be Successful

first_imgWhat you may not realize is that your biggest battle isn’t about what you should do, but rather, about what you should not do. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Negativity: There is tremendous pressure to become negative. Most of the media that come in through your senses is negative. If you don’t protect yourself, you can become cynical, skeptical, and pessimistic. Resist negativity in all of its forms and maintain a positive attitude.Apathy: In an age of nihilism, many struggle with finding meaning and purpose, becoming apathetic and not believing that anything matters. The reason you are given a life is so you can decide for yourself what matters and make the difference you want to make.Complacency: A little bit of success can cause one to rest on their laurels, being too satisfied with where they are and missing the opportunity to reach their full potential. Pleased is fine, satisfied is not.Fear: Fear provides one of two things. It provides a reason to fly away or a reason to fight. Resisting the desire to turn away and step into your fear is courage, and it is all that is necessary to turn fear into fuel.Judgment: Resist jousting others harshly and look on them instead with compassion. Then offer yourself that same lack of judgment. Unless you have a time machine, there is nothing you can do about your past, so there is no reason to live there.Comfort: Humans are designed to seek pleasure and avoid pain – not only pain but discomfort. But the price of success and happiness is effort. It’s not that pleasure is all bad, just that too much of a good thing is a bad thing. The laws of success require that you do the hard work of planting seeds if you are to yield your harvest.Entertainment: Variety. Distraction. Novelty. You are hard-wired to seek these things, and in a world of infinite distractions, entertainment is always present and always available. There is nothing inherently wrong with entertainment and distraction, but you must resist allowing it to dominate your time and energy.Ingratitude: You have much for which to be grateful. But it is easy to take for granted the things for which you should be grateful. When you are truly grateful, you will appreciate the bad with the good, the cold with the warmth, and the struggle with the success. Resist ingratitude.Procrastination: Much of the work you put off should be done now. By putting it off, you reduce the time you have to produce the best result possible. You increase the stress. At some point, you need to do something with a tight deadline, and the fact that you have put off doing other work brings a sense of being overwhelmed. Fight the desire to push things into the future that should be done now.Excuses: You must resist absolving yourself of responsibility for that which you are responsible. By taking responsible you empower yourself, and you create trust in others. You own the outcomes you are responsible for generating.last_img read more

Ambedkar statue found damaged in Saharanpur

first_imgA part of the western district of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh was tense on Tuesday after a statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar was found damaged in a village, following which locals staged a protest on the road.The incident was reported from Ghunna village in the Kotwali Dehat area of Saharanpur, which has been sensitive over the last few years due to clashes between the Dalits and the dominant upper castes.SSP Saharanpur Dinesh Kumar Prabhu said the statue was damaged on Monday night by some “anti-social elements.”Locals blocked traffic which was restored after discussions between the administration and the protesters.Members of Dalit-Ambedkarite outfit Bhim Army were reportedly leading the protest.Mr. Prabhu said the administration had replaced the damaged statue. Police had been deployed in the area and the situation was peacefullast_img read more

Guardiola introduces Man City training-ground fines

first_imgPep Guardiola has introduced a new set of fines in a bid to keep his Manchester City players on their toes, Goal understands.Guardiola has been ramming home the dangers of complacency during team meetings since the start of the season.While coach at Barcelona and Bayern Munich he suffered some shock results in the first weeks of his respective clubs’ title defences, including a 2-0 Camp Nou defeat to Hercules in 2010 and two draws from four games in 2011. At Bayern in 2014 his champions failed to win two of their first four matches. Article continues below 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! City have won three and drawn one of their first four games of the campaign and Guardiola, who has ruled out another 100-point season, has charged his side with being more consistent.He also wants them to be more resilient in the face of set-backs in big matches, such as the high-profile defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United in April.As part of his drive to focus minds, Guardiola has taken steps to improve behaviour around the training ground.The Catalan has banned the use of mobile phones in analysis sessions and team meetings at the club’s City Football Academy, although players are allowed to use their phones inside the dressing room. Left-back Benjamin Mendy has vowed not to use his phone in the dressing room, however, after Guardiola warned him publicly to spend less time on social media and focus more on his football.Mendy was also fined for turning up late to training ahead of the start of the season, another example of the sanctions handed out to the City squad.Previous fines at City had been charged as a percentage of a player’s salary, but are now pre-arranged, flat fees and do not differ depending on a player’s earnings or stature in the squad.Guardiola’s desire to keep his squad in line also played a role in Leroy Sane being dropped from the City side to face Newcastle on Saturday.Sources have told Goal that the Germany winger’s focus has been questioned by Guardiola and his coaching staff in recent weeks, although the City boss had publicly stated that he has no problems in that area.Guardiola is no stranger to handing out sanctions, having started in his first season as a coach back in 2008.Then, his Barca B players were fined for being late, for being sent off, for staying out past 11pm and when Guardiola deemed they were not working hard enough in training.last_img read more

P.V. Sindhu marches into Indonesia Open second round

first_imgPV Sindhu kicked off her campaign at the Indonesia Super Series Premier event with a straight-games victory over Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong in the women’s singles event here on Tuesday.The fourth-seed produced a rich vein of form to register a 21-12, 21-19 win over Chochuwong in a one-sided opening round contest that lasted just 33 minutes.Sindhu will now lock horns with Beiwen Zhang of United Statest in the second round.Earlier, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal came out with a splendid performance as she bounced back from a game down to register a 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 win over Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon in a grueling contest that lasted for 57 minutes.Meanwhile, in the mixed doubles event, the Indian pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa knocked out of the tournament after suffering a straight games defeat at the hand of Indonesian duo of Irfan Fadhilah and Weni Anggraini.The Indian pair was defeated by 12-21, 9-21 in a clash that lasted for just 29 minutes.last_img read more

VIDEO: Ovation of the Seas Struts in Rotterdam

first_imgOne of the largest cruise ships in the world, Ovation of the Seas, arrived at the Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam on April 15.The newly-built cruise ship, owned by Miami-based cruise line giant Royal Caribbean Cruises, sailed to Rotterdam from Southampton, UK.The cruise ship is now expected to continue its 52-night Global Odyssey culminating in the arrival to Tianjin, China, from where it will begin its first China sailing season in June 2016.Ovation of the Seas, the company’s third Quantum-class vessel after Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, was delivered on April 8.The 348-meter-long ship was built by the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft and is the cruise line’s 24th vessel.Constructed in 18 months, Ovation spans 18 decks and encompasses 168,666 gross registered tons.Featuring 2,091 staterooms, the ship can carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy.World Maritime News Staff; Video Courtesy: Navingolast_img read more

Abe Trudeau to tout trade gains without Trump participation in Pacific Rim

OTTAWA — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s whirlwind visit to Ottawa this weekend offers the Liberal government a rare chance to trumpet a strong international alliance in the face of unyielding strain with its two top trading partners.Canada finds itself between a rock and a hard place with the United States and China: the Trump administration is holding firm on punitive metal tariffs while the People’s Republic’s ongoing imprisonment of two Canadian men following the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer in Vancouver has thwarted the Trudeau government’s Asian trade ambitions.Abe and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will celebrate their successful launch of the rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership late last year — the 11-country Pacific Rim trade alliance that was rescued after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from it in January 2017, nearly killing it.The two countries are also charter members of another international club that doesn’t include the U.S.: the Alliance for Multilateralism, a French-German initiative aimed at supporting the post Second World War architecture — the United Nations, NATO, the World Trade Organization, and others — to which Trump has taken a wrecking ball.Abe is to host the G20 summit in June and will join Trudeau at the G7 leaders’ gathering in France in late August, and while Trump’s seat at those two multilateral tables is guaranteed, continuing U.S. participation is no longer a given with its mercurial president.International Trade Minister Jim Carr, who met Abe in Japan in January and will accompany Trudeau on Sunday, said the summit is about reinforcing strong Japanese-Canadian ties that have only flourished more since the new TPP. He cited increased exports of Canadian beef, pork and heavy machinery to Japan.“The Americans chose for their own reasons not to be part of that group,” Carr said in an interview Saturday. “Our interest is to take advantage of the ratification of this agreement in our countries, to deepen the trading relationship, which we are already doing.”Abe arrived in Ottawa on Saturday, hours after playing a round of golf with Trump at his Virginia course on a visit that demonstrated personal bonhomie but bore no fruit towards advancing a U.S.-Japan trade deal to replace the TPP that Trump abandoned.Carr said the Abe-Trudeau bond is also strong and that it will help “set the stage” for this summer’s round of multilateral summitry — foreign trips that will be Trudeau’s last before Parliament breaks in June ahead of the October election.“We are agreed that the rules-based multilateral trading order is in the interest of all of those nations who have benefited from post-war freer trading relationships among countries. We believe that rules-based trading systems create growth and create jobs,” said Carr.Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press read more

Security Council team discusses Ivorian elections on latest leg of African tour

At a press conference in Abidjan, the Ivorian commercial capital, Ambassador Jorge Voto-Bernales of Peru said the group had held talks with President Laurent Gbagbo and Prime Minister Guillaume Soro.Mr. Voto-Bernales said both leaders stressed that the UN – which operates a peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire known as UNOCI – should remain involved in the country, to certify the identification process, help in the organization of elections and to implement the peace agreement reached in March.That accord, known as the Ouagadougou Peace Agreement, sets out a series of measures to deal with the political divide in Côte d’Ivoire, which has been split between the Government-controlled south and the rebel Forces Nouvelles-held north since 2002.Among other steps, the agreement calls for creating a new transitional government, organizing free and fair presidential elections, and merging the Forces Nouvelles and the national defence and security forces through the establishment of an integrated command centre. It also calls for dismantling the militias, disarming ex-combatants and enrolling them in civil services programmes, as well as replacing the so-called zone of confidence separating north and south with a green line to be monitored by UNOCI. Since the agreement was signed, Mr. Gbagbo and Mr. Soro of the Forces Nouvelles reached a separate pact designating Mr. Soro as the new Prime Minister, stipulating he will remain in office until presidential elections are held, and then barring him from running in that election.Mr. Voto-Bernales said the Council delegation and the Ivorian officials discussed the modalities of how the UN can assist the process leading up to elections scheduled for later this year, as well as the elections themselves.They also considered how to maintain the functions of the office of the UN High Representative for Elections, Gerard Stoudmann, and whether it would be included in the office of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative.During its stay in Côte d’Ivoire, the Council delegation also met Foreign Minister Michel Bassolet of Burkina Faso, which facilitated the Ouagadougou Peace Agreement.Earlier, while visiting neighbouring Ghana, the delegation held talks with that country’s President, John Kufuor, focusing on the planned hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping force for Sudan’s violence-wracked Darfur region.The mission heads now to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the final stop on its five-nation tour in Africa, before returning to New York on Thursday. 19 June 2007The Security Council delegation visiting Africa wrapped up its visit today to Côte d’Ivoire, where the role of the United Nations in staging elections scheduled for later this year was the focus of discussions with the leaders of the divided West African country. read more

Terrorists linked to organized crime in traffic of nuclear biological materials –

28 September 2011The United Nations committee entrusted with helping countries tackle terrorism today voiced concern at the close connection between terrorists and transnational organized crime, including the illegal movement of nuclear, chemical, biological and other potentially deadly materials. After a day-long meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), which was set up in the days following the attacks by Al Qaida against New York and Washington on 11 September 2001, stressed that despite “the real and significant achievements of the last 10 years,” much remains to be done at the national, regional and international levels. In an outcome document it said “terrorism continues to pose a serious threat to international peace and security, as evidenced notably by the terrorist attacks carried out recently in various regions of the world and by terrorists’ adaptation to, and misuse of new technologies, such as the Internet, for their communication, propaganda, financing, planning, recruitment and operational purposes.” It noted with concern “the close connection between terrorism and transnational organized crime, including trafficking of illicit drugs, money-laundering, illegal arms trafficking, and illegal movement of nuclear, chemical, biological and other potentially deadly materials.” Urging all to ensure zero-tolerance towards terrorism, it called for urgent action to prevent and combat the scourge by preventing those who finance, plan, facilitate or commit terrorist acts from using their respective territories and bringing them to justice. Member States were also urged to prevent the movement of terrorists, including the supply of weapons, through effective border controls, to ensure that funds for charitable purposes are not diverted to terrorist purposes, to implement comprehensive strategies to address conditions that lead to the spread of terrorism including radicalization and recruitment, and to take appropriate steps to prevent and counter incitement to commit terrorist acts. “Terrorism is still as potent a threat today as it was 10 years ago,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told this morning’s opening session. “Tens of thousands of people have lost their lives. Repeated attacks have had severe economic consequences and taken a toll on State stability and regional harmony.” Both the outcome document and the speakers stressed the need for States to ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with international law, in particular human rights, refugee and humanitarian law, underscoring that effective counter-terrorism and respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law are complementary and mutually reinforcing. Mike Smith, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee’s Executive Directorate (CTED), noted that the international community had become much more aware of the fact that human rights and counter-terrorism need not conflict. “Counter-terrorism programmes that ignore the human rights dimension are less effective and can even be counter-productive,” he said, also stressing “the critical need” to address the social and other societal conditions recruiters exploit to persuade young people to support terrorism.“Naturally issues such as education, humanitarian support and good governance are important for their own sake, but they are also relevant to our work and should be taken into account in broader, more comprehensive and integrated strategies to address terrorism,” he said. He noted the CTED’s close relationship with international and regional organizations such as the global police body Interpol, the Organization of American States (OAS), the African Union (AU) and the Council of Europe. These organizations “have a familiarity with their member States, a strong presence in key countries, and very often important technical expertise,” Mr. Smith said. “Partnering with them means our recommendations are followed up and better implemented in-country than otherwise we could reasonably expect.” With regard to the problem of incitement, he stressed that counter-terrorism work will have to engage actors going well beyond government, including civil society, professional associations, academics, journalists, parliamentarians, the private sector, teachers and religious leaders. “How to do this will be a challenge but it is one that all of us will need to take up,” he said. “We have a very strong system of international cooperation which has to be worked on,” the CTC Chairman, Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India, told a news conference. read more

Colombage Pushpakumara grilled by PRECIFAC

Former Navy Commander Jayanath Colombage and former Minister Jagath Pushpakumara appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) today.The was asked to appear before the commission to record statements over two separate cases.

Brock Film series to screen Oscarnominated short films Wednesday

The similarities are chilling. The topic, disturbingly timely.DeKalb Elementary, a 21-minute American film about a gunman entering an Atlanta elementary school and encountering a compassionate employee, is set to be screened this week during the Brock University Film Series.It’s one of five films nominated for the Academy Awards Best Live Action Short Film category, all five of which will be screened during the special BUFS Gala Oscar Night Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Landmark Cinemas starting at 7 p.m.The schedule includes the full field of films from Australia, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. that will be competing for the Oscar title in Los Angeles Sunday, March 4.“They represent a wide array of styles and topics, including DeKalb Elementary, which wades into the debate over schools and school shootings in a powerful and sobering manner,” says Anthony Kinik, Assistant Professor of Communications, Popular Culture and Film, and one of the BUFS selection committee members. “Short films such as these ones continue to play an important part in the international film festival circuit, and they frequently offer a stepping stone to a bright career in film.”Wednesday’s gala event will include a red carpet and prizes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for Brock students, and can be purchased in the lobby of Landmark Cinemas Wednesday night. read more

Tressel letting Pryor roam free

Through four games, the Heisman contender has averaged 26.8 pass attempts per contest. Last year, he topped 26 attempts in a game just four times. Pryor has also led the Buckeyes in rushing in two of their four games. There remains work to be done. Pryor twice forced a throw into double coverage against Ohio, resulting in a pair of interceptions. But he has limited his mistakes and capitalized on his talents. Need evidence? Check out his effortless, 53-yard touchdown gallop in the first quarter against Eastern Michigan. The Buckeyes could have used their depth at running back to wear down the Eagles defense and burn the clock, leading to a quick, painless victory over an overmatched opponent. Instead, Tressel put his quarterback on display. The more Pryor excels, no matter the competition, the more his confidence will bloom and the less the perfectionist will have to tweak. Pryor is far from perfect. He could use some more touch on his short and intermediate passes. Tressel is always pushing him to improve his footwork. His decision-making has been a point of emphasis for three years. But he clearly learned from his sophomore year, when he hit rock bottom after the Purdue debacle and took a backseat on the trip to another Big Ten crown. Now, he looks like a quarterback who knows his limits and can harness his talent. Pryor finally tossed aside the kneepads and helmet. Now he hopes he can ride into the Arizona sunset in early January. Something happened during the 41 days between Ohio State’s 21-10 victory at Michigan last November and the Rose Bowl. Coach Jim Tressel took the training wheels off Terrelle Pryor’s bike. The quarterback threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 72 yards in leading OSU to its first bowl win in four tries. Tressel has demonstrated additional leniency in Pryor’s junior year. Tressel often refers to Pryor as a perfectionist. The quarterback had plenty to keep himself busy with after laying an egg in a loss at Purdue last October. In that game, Pryor committed four turnovers, constantly forcing the issue and paying the price. Following the defeat, Tressel morphed the offense from Pryor-centric into run-focused. The Buckeyes relied on the legs of “Boom” and “Zoom,” taking the pressure off their work-in-progress signal caller. As a result, OSU stormed through the toughest section of its schedule, disposing of Penn State, Iowa and Michigan in succession in November to capture a fifth consecutive conference title. But Tressel knew that at some point, he would have to re-instill trust in his quarterback. Pryor didn’t let him down against Oregon. And now, after a summer of further progression, Pryor seems up to the task at hand. Namely, playing the role of leader and offensive centerpiece for a championship contender. And Tressel isn’t shying away from maximizing his exploits. read more

The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_imgEACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.1. #CHILDREN: The HSE’s head of child services will meet the Garda commissioner and lead the executive’s review into the taking of two children from Roma families in Tallaght and Athlone.2. #ALCOHOL: The Government’s plans for minimum prices on alcohol were published today with the Department of Health stressing that it won’t mean across the board price increases. Alcohol sponsorship of sport will remain legal subject to a working group report.3. #JOBS: Aer Lingus is to close a cabin crew base at Shannon Airport employing 87 people following a dispute with the IMPACT trade union.4. #CANNABIS: Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan today launched the Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013 which would legalise the use of cannabis and legislate for its cultivation. Here’s what it said.5. #MADDIE: Police in Portugal are to reopen the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from a holiday resort six years ago.last_img read more

Trump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent

first_imgTrump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent However, the White House said Trump himself wasn’t aware. 35 Comments Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Image: Carolyn Kaster AP/Press Association Images https://jrnl.ie/3282214 LAWYERS FOR RETIRED retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn told US President Donald Trump’s transition team before the inauguration that Flynn might need to register with the government as a foreign agent.However, the White House today said Trump was not aware of the possible move.The disclosure by White House officials confirms the Trump transition team was aware of the situation involving the president’s pick for a top national security post either before he joined the government or soon afterwards.However, the White House’s acknowledgement raised new questions about whether Trump’s transition team, and later, his White House lawyers, fully vetted Flynn after being informed about his possible filing as a foreign agent for his lobbying during the presidential campaign that may have benefited the government of Turkey.White House spokesman Sean Spicer dismissed questions about whether the information should have given the transition team pause, saying Flynn had “impeccable credentials”.Trump fired Flynn last month after less than a month in the job, saying he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the US.Spicer confirmed that Flynn’s personal lawyer contacted Trump transition lawyers before the inauguration about the possible filing. But he added that Flynn’s representative only asked for guidance and did not provide more details about the lobbying work or Flynn’s business dealings.Spicer said Flynn’s decision whether to file as a foreign agent was a personal matter that his own attorney would need to handle.Among those told of Flynn’s lobbying work was Don McGahn, Trump’s campaign lawyer who served in the transition and later became White House counsel, a person with direct knowledge of the conversations between Flynn’s representatives and the transition team said.That person, who was not authorised to describe confidential conversations and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that during discussions after the inauguration White House lawyers were told Flynn was moving ahead with plans to file as a foreign agent.LobbyingOn Thursday, Spicer had said he did not believe Trump had been told of Flynn’s work as a foreign agent. Later that day, Vice President Mike Pence said he was unaware of Flynn’s foreign agent work until this week.Flynn and his firm, Flynn Intel Group Inc, filed paperwork this week with the Justice Department formally identifying him as a foreign agent and acknowledging his work for a company owned by a Turkish businessman “could be construed to have principally benefited the Republic of Turkey”.In the filings with the Justice Department’s Foreign Agent Registration Unit, Flynn and his company described $530,000 (about €497,000) worth of lobbying before election day on behalf of Inovo BV, a Dutch-based company owned by Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin. The lobbying occurred from August through to November while Flynn was a top Trump campaign adviser. Trump Source: Sipa USA SIPA USA/PA ImagesIn an interview with the AP, Alptekin said Flynn and his firm filed the registration after pressure from Justice Department officials. Alptekin said he disagreed with the decision to register. He also said he had asked for some of his money back.Flynn’s registration comes as he has drawn scrutiny from the FBI for his contacts with Russian officials. Through a spokesman, Flynn declined to discuss the registration. In the filing, his attorney said the lobbying contract quickly ended after Trump’s election in November.On Thursday, Spicer defended Flynn’s work, saying he did it as a “private citizen”, but he declined to say whether Trump would have hired Flynn if he had known about the lobbying.“There’s nothing nefarious about doing anything that’s legal as long as the proper paperwork is filed,” Spicer said.After Flynn joined the administration, he agreed not to lobby for five years after leaving government service and never to represent foreign governments. It appears that Flynn’s work wouldn’t violate the pledge because it occurred before he joined the administration in January. The pledge bars Flynn from ever doing the same type of work again in his lifetime.Under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, US citizens who lobby on behalf of foreign governments or political entities must disclose their work to the Justice Department. Willfully failing to register is a felony, though the department rarely files criminal charges in such cases. It routinely works with lobbying firms to get back in compliance with the law by registering and disclosing their work.According to Flynn’s filings, his firm’s work involved research, informational materials and a video on the cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, of orchestrating a botched coup last summer. Erdogan has called for Gulen’s extradition, a request the Obama administration rebuffed.Alptekin, the Turkish businessman, has denied having any ties to Erdogan’s government. But he is a member of a Turkish economic relations board run by an Erdogan appointee.Read: Taoiseach says he will raise the new travel ban with Trump when he visits the White HouseRead: Trump’s national security adviser quits after claims he misled White House over talks with Russians Mar 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 21,574 Views Share Tweet Email center_img Image: Carolyn Kaster AP/Press Association Images By Associated Press Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Friday 10 Mar 2017, 10:00 PMlast_img read more

Students design flamboyant bins placed throughout TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19, 2017 – Providenciales – You will see them all over Providenciales, they will make their way to South Caicos and even be a highlight at next week’s 47th Board of Governors Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank… the flamboyant garbage bins, designed by students of the Turks and Caicos were this week placed by the TCI Tourist Board and the Environmental Health Department, at various sites.  The bins, which are beautifully adorned with images of the marine life and other indigenous elements depicting TCI, can be seen at Caribbean Cruisin, Heaving Down Rock, Leeward Beach, Ricky’s Flamingo Café, the Bight Basketball court, Wheeland Park, Blue Hills basketball court, at Bugaloo’s in Five Cays and on Chalk Sound Beach.  Go to our Facebook page, there you can see images of these fantastically designed bins.  Congratulations to the winners of that competition held in November.#MagneticMediaNews#studentsdesigngarbagebins#flamboyantbinsplacedthroughProvo Related Items:#flamboyantbinsplacedthroughProvo, #magneticmedianews, #studentsdesigngarbagebins Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Sacked Imperial Pacific workers claim unfair treatment

first_imgSpokesmen for the 80 Filipino construction workers terminated by Imperial Pacific International last week say they were discriminated against by on-site managers of the company’s Imperial Pacific Resort in Saipan and told to do jobs that were outside the scope of their skillset.Speaking to the Saipan Tribune on Monday, one of the workers – who asked not to be identified – said they were yet to be told the real reason for having their contracts terminated and that he was determined to give his side of the story. RelatedPosts Load More Imperial Pacific adds to Board of Directors as regulator looks to impose US$375,000 fine for late license fee payment Imperial Pacific pays remaining US$10.5 million balance on annual license fee Calls for 10% gaming tax renewed as report reveals Imperial Pacific tax payments of just US$21,000 in 2019 “We can’t defend ourselves and they [IPI] have been telling us different reasons,” the worker said. “Some are saying that we’re not qualified for the job or that we’re hard-headed.”Another worker claims they were hired to fulfil specific tasks but then asked to complete other jobs that they weren’t qualified to do, including the “dangerous” assembly of scaffolding.“There’s one mason who has yet to do mason work and was tasked to sweep the area while there’s a plumber who was asked to do carpentry,” he told the Saipan Tribune. “On top of this, we assemble scaffolding, which we’re not qualified to do. There are certified workers who assemble scaffolding because it is very dangerous.”IPI said in a statement over the weekend that it was prioritizing the employment of local construction workers over foreigners as well as scaling back the scope of construction after being granted a two-and-a-half year deadline extension last month through to 28 February 2021.“The purpose of the reduction is to adjust the level of labor supply based on the demand of the construction project,” the company said.“The adjustment is in line with effective workforce planning and efficiency improvement of the project. IPI plans to hire local construction workers who are released by Pacific Rim (IPI’s former contractor) to ensure their continued employment.”It has been rumored that IPI is preparing to release another 100 foreign construction workers.last_img read more

Police investigating fatal beating of man in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man died on Wednesday afternoon after he was allegedly struck by a blunt object in Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale Police responded to the area of Northwest 14th Street and 23rd Avenue at around 11:30 a.m.Investigators believe an altercation occurred between the man and another person before the victim was struck with a blunt object.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue transported the victim to the hospital, but he later succumbed to his injuries.Fort Lauderdale Police detectives are investigating this incident as a homicide and have detained two people.The identity of the victim has not been released nor has a suspect been named.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Will Reliance Jio 4G data users switch to Airtel Vodafone Idea and

first_imgReliance Industries caused a storm in the Indian telecom industry by introducing Reliance Jio in October last year, offering free unlimited access to high-speed 4G data, HD voice call, HD video call, SMS, and Jio apps for three months as part of its Welcome Offer. It didn’t end there as Reliance extended the offer for three more months, till March 31, but reduced the offer from 4GB of data per day to 1GB. This controversial move got Reliance Jio over 100 million subscribers, but can it retain the numbers after the Happy New Year offer ends?Well, Reliance Industries has introduced Reliance Jio Prime exclusively for its current subscribers in the hope of retaining them. The existing users can subscribe to Jio Prime membership for one-time payment of Rs 99, after which they have to pay Rs 303 a month for 1GB data per day (30GB of 4G data in a month) till March 2018.[READ: Best unlimited voice calling and data plans of Vodafone, Airtel and Idea Cellular] Reliance Jio subscribers will be hit hard after the free data offer is dropped by the end of next month, but the fact is Reliance Jio’s offer of Rs 10 per GB per day (Rs 303 per month) is still one to beat. So, most subscribers may opt for the Prime membership. But then Reliance Jio has its limitations too with its users complaining of bad network.According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular lead the pack in terms of 4G download speed. TRAI’s 4G speed data for the month of January revealed that Airtel tops the list at 11.862Mbps average speed (4.747Mbps in December), followed by Idea at 10.562Mbps (5.943Mbps in December), and Vodafone at 10.301Mbps (9.666Mbps in December). However, Reliance Jio’s 4G download speed in January was 8.345Mbps.In terms of 4G upload speed for the month of January, Vodafone leads at 5.696Mbps, followed by Idea at 5.631Mbps, and Airtel at 4.718Mbps. Reliance Jio’s 4G upload speed in January was 2.276Mbps.Airtel currently offers 1GB of 4G data and unlimited calling for Rs 345 for 28 days and 30 GB of data for 90 days for Rs 1,495. Vodafone offers unlimited calling and 1GB of 4G data (or 50MB of 3G) for 28 days for Rs 349. On the other hand, Idea offers 1GB of data per month and unlimited calling for Rs 348 for 28 days, and those owning new 4G-enabled handset can avail an additional 3GB of data.last_img read more

Coaching business must be stopped ACC chief

first_imgIqbal MahmudAnti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman Iqbal Mahmud said on Saturday that the coaching centres in the country should be shut forever at any cost, reports UNB.”We have to stop coaching business and the question paper leakage forever at any cost,” he said.The ACC chief made the comment while addressing a programme of Satata Sangha at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital marking the seventh day of ‘Corruption Prevention Week-2018’,”The coaching centers are not only illegal, they are the dens of corruption”, he added.He also urged the student, teachers and guardians to stand against coaching centres.The ACC chief also informs that the ACC has established 25,000 Satata Sanggha at different schools and colleges.last_img read more

UTAustin Removes Confederate Statues In The Middle Of The Night

first_imgBob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneLate Sunday night, Aug. 20, 2017, UT-Austin announced it would take down three Confederate statues on campus. A statue of former Texas Gov. James Stephen Hogg (shown here) was also removed.Late Sunday night, 10 days before classes were scheduled to start, workers at the University of Texas at Austin began removing three Confederate statues from a prominent grass mall on campus. The surprise news came with little notice, and the workers were done by sunrise. University president Greg Fenves announced that the statues of Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston and John Reagan were being removed because they depict parts of American history that “run counter to the university’s core values.” His e-mail to the campus community was sent just before 11 p.m. A statue of former Texas Gov. James Stephen Hogg was also marked for removal. “We do not choose our history, but we choose what we honor and celebrate on our campus,” he wrote. “As UT students return in the coming week, I look forward to welcoming them here for a new academic year with a recommitment to an open, positive and inclusive learning environment for all.”Photographs from the scene showed workers using heavy machinery to pull the statues down. They worked under bright lights behind fences while police officers looked on.The removal of the statues comes about a week after unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia surrounding the removal of Confederate statues in that college town. Neo-Nazis and white supremacists protested those statues’ removal, and clashed violently with counter-protesters. One person died in the violence. “These events make it clear, now more than ever, that Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism,” he said. A UT-Austin spokesman said in a text message that the university deliberately chose to remove the statues in the middle of the night “for public safety and to minimize disruption to the community.”The three Confederate statues will be relocated to the Briscoe Center for American History. The statue of Hogg “will be considered for re-installation at another campus site,” Fenves said.  Hogg was alive during the Civil War, but was too young to serve. UT-Austin spokesman J.B. Bird said the university had no objection to Hogg’s statue on campus, but “the entire statuary is one exhibit, so it all goes together.”The removal of the statues comes two years after Fenves made the decision to take down one of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. That move was supported by many on campus, but prompted an unsuccessful lawsuit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.The Davis statue removal coincided with nationwide calls for the removal of Confederate homages after a mass shooting in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.The three statues that remained until Sunday night were controversial on campus — and were occasionally vandalized. Lee was the top Confederate general. Johnston, a Texan, was also a general and was killed during the Civil War. Reagan, also a Texan, served as postmaster general in the Confederacy. Sharelast_img read more