The Difference Between Awareness and Distraction

first_imgThe world isn’t a very complicated place for the lion or the gazelle. They are born with the instincts they need to survive, and things haven’t changed much on the plains for tens of thousands of years. If you are a lion, you need to hunt. If you are a gazelle, you need to run faster than a lion.The world is, was, and always will be a complicated place for human beings. To successfully navigate this world—especially in this Disruptive Age—you need more knowledge, more insight, and more wisdom. You need awareness, yes, but you need to understand the difference between awareness and distraction.It’s the Economy, StupidIf you monitor economic conditions, things like the stock market indexes, production, labor, and trade, that information can provide you with knowledge. If you have the experience that gives rise to knowing how to make decisions based on what you see, you may have insight. If you know when and why you should act, you may have wisdom.But if you obsess over economics and allow the media narratives to drive your behavior, you have moved from awareness to distraction. You have massive control over your personal economy and none over the general economic conditions.Not Changing MindsIt’s good to keep an eye on the political happenings where you live. You need to know what the issues are, and you need to know who you believe you can trust to govern, who you can trust to lead. It is your right to vote, and many would suggest that it is your responsibility as a citizen, and that means you need to stay informed, so you have the knowledge and wisdom to choose wisely.But, if you spend your time obsessing over politics and arguing with people on social media because they don’t share your politics, you have moved from awareness to distraction. Your power ends at the voting booth unless you support your candidate enough to join their campaign and work for them. You aren’t changing minds, nor are you likely to have yours changed, regardless of the argument.Be More Anti-SocialThe social channels are a wonderful source of information, entertainment, and community engagement. People you know and trust can curate and synthesize information for you, pointing you at what deserves your time and attention. Your friends, connections, and followers can also point you at entertaining content, all of which can keep you up-to-date with popular culture, something that can make you more interesting and a better conversationalist, even if the content doesn’t rise to knowledge, insight, or wisdom.The time you spend on the social channels can quickly take you from awareness to distraction by leading you down a rabbit hole of never-ending novelties.The time you spend in distraction is time that you have stolen from your highest priorities. Your single, finite, non-renewable resource is your most important resource, and you must treat it as such. To do less is to squander this gift. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Wisconsin Ends Kentucky Hoop Dream

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Nobody ever said they were perfect. Now, the Kentucky Wildcats aren’t undefeated, either.The hard-nosed Wisconsin Badgers did what nobody else could this season: They knocked off the Wildcats 71-64 on April 4 behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from birthday boy Frank Kaminsky and a clutch comeback down the stretch.Now, instead of Kentucky going for history, it’s Wisconsin heading to the final April 6 to play Duke. The Badgers, who lost 80-70 to Duke in a December meeting in Madison, opened as a one-point favorite.“I just feel like we wanted to win the national title, and we didn’t do it,” Wildcats freshman Tyler Ulis said. “So the season was a waste.”Some of the Kentucky players skulked off without shaking their opponents’ hands.The Wildcats close the season at 38-1 — two wins short of becoming the first undefeated team in college basketball since the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers. Instead, this NBA-ready group joins the star-studded 1991 UNLV team as the latest to take an undefeated record into the Final Four but lose in the semifinals.“I’ve had some tough losses and some unbelievable wins at the buzzer,” coach John Calipari said. “My concern is that these guys keep it in perspective. They just had an historic year. If you want to blame anyone, blame me.”Plenty of folks will take pleasure in that. Trending on Twitter shortly after the buzzer: “38-and-Done.” And “38-and-1.”All easy pickins for the many detractors of Calipari’s group of “One and Done” players, All-Americans and other future first-rounders and lottery picks.But there’s more than one program sending players to the NBA — more than one team that keeps on fighting even when things look bleak.Wisconsin had every reason to turtle, going without a point for six minutes during an 8-0 Kentucky run that put the Wildcats up by four and left the Badgers gasping for breath and resting their hands on their knees.Instead, they answered the Kentucky run with an 8-0 run of their own to set up the pullaway. It was a Kentucky-like effort, the kind the Wildcats pulled off yet again last week in a two-point win over Notre Dame in the regional final that made them look more gritty than invincible.“I think you guys have seen that all year,” Wisconsin senior Sam Dekker said. “Whether we’re down six or up 20, we’re going to be us, and we’re going to play our game.”Dekker, a future NBAer himself, did most of the damage during Wisconsin’s comeback and eventual pullaway.He started the run with bucket from the paint over Trey Lyles, then Nigel Hayes tied the game by tipping in an air ball after the clock had clearly turned to “0.” No violation was called, and in a game full of shaky officiating that left both coaches screaming, it generated momentum for the Badgers and left Kentucky flat.Tied at 60, Andrew Harrison missed on Kentucky’s next possession. Dekker followed by spotting up for a 3-pointer that gave Wisconsin the lead for good with 1:42 left, then drawing a charge call when Lyles slammed his shoulder into Dekker’s chest.Another free throw made it 64-60 and Kentucky was in full comeback mode.Ahead 64-63 with 24 seconds left, Kaminsky, who was celebrating his 22nd birthday, hit two free throws. He and Bronson Koenig went 7-for-8 from the line over the last 24 seconds to seal the win.“Best birthday present I’ve ever had,” Kaminsky said.Kentucky’s last, best chance came while trailing by three with 12 seconds left. But Karl-Anthony Towns, who led the Wildcats with 16 points and nine rebounds, received the ball in the post and got fouled. He made only one free throw, and from there, Wisconsin iced it from the line.Some stats that made the difference: Wisconsin shot 47.9 percent from the floor — 13 points higher than what Kentucky allowed this season — and went 10 for 20 from 3-point range.The Badgers, ranked 262nd in the country in offensive rebounding this season, finished with 12 to only six for Kentucky. It helped explain how Kentucky could lose despite shooting 48 percent itself and committing only six turnovers.Junior Willie Cauley-Stein, a key to Kentucky’s success this year, finished with two points and five rebounds.Calipari said the pressure of being perfect wasn’t the difference in this one. “I think what impacted the game was the most was Wisconsin and how they play,” he said.A bunch of Wildcats tugged at their jerseys and walked slowly off the court — losers for the first time this season, and the first time since last year’s final against UConn. A few, like Towns, Cauley-Stein and Lyles, will be first-round picks if they leave college for the NBA’s millions.They wanted a title, too. “We didn’t care about the record,” Towns said. “We just cared about the trophy that came with it.”(EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Photo: QB Jalen Hurts Is Already Taking Shots At Texas

first_imgjalen hurts during the sec championship game against georgiaATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after rushing for a 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Last week, Jalen Hurts made the decision to transfer from Alabama to Oklahoma. Despite recently joining the culture in Norman, the veteran quarterback is already embracing the program’s best rivalry.The Sooners have aspirations to win the Big 12 once again this upcoming season, which will require taking down the Texas Longhorns. Tom Herman’s offense will revolve around Sam Ehlinger, meanwhile Lincoln Riley will have to build his unit around another transfer at quarterback.Losing Kyler Murray will definitely have an impact for Oklahoma, but adding an experienced signal-caller that has made three trips to the College Football Playoff should help.Fortunately for Oklahoma, Hurts is acclimating well to his new program and cementing his status as a member of the Sooners.Hurts spent time with his future teammate Spencer Rattler over the weekend, as the two posed for pictures.Both quarterbacks wasted little time throwing shade in the direction of Texas by throwing up the “Horns Down” gesture.Here is the photo:Jalen Hurts is a quick learner. Who would’ve thought?!? @OUBarstool pic.twitter.com/nHWzAKgRNS— Comeback SZN (@ComebackSZNshow) January 21, 2019This inverted version of Texas’ famous hand signal has become one of the most popular taunts around the country, and it’s clear that Hurts had no trouble joining this trend.Although this was most likely a playful gesture from the upperclassman, the Longhorns could possibly use this as bulletin board material.Get ready for another epic battle between Oklahoma and Texas in 2019.last_img read more

Roger Federer to face David Goffin in his 13th Halle Open final

first_img Next Associated Press Halle | GermanyJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 10:40 IST Roger Federer will face David Goffin in the Halle Open finals (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSFederer defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert to reach his 13th finalGoffin has won only one of his eight previous meetings with FedererFederer is bidding to win his 10th title at HalleRoger Federer will play David Goffin in the final as he bids for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title on Sunday.Federer defeated the 43rd-ranked Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-3 and Goffin brought an end to Matteo Berrettini’s eight-match winning streak with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win in the semifinals on Saturday.Federer had one of his easier matches on his way to his 13th final in Halle, converting three of eight break opportunities without facing any himself.Goffin had lost six consecutive tour-level semifinals before he saved all three break points he faced to beat Berrettini who won the Stuttgart Open last Sunday in 1 hour, 37 minutes. Berrettini had won 83 of his previous 84 service games before their semifinal.Goffin has won only one of his eight previous meetings with Federer, who lost last year’s final at the grass-court tournament to Borna Coric.Federer already has the best grass-court record in the Open era with 18 titles, and the 37-year-old can set a personal record with his 10th at a single event in Halle.Also Read | Fortunate to be playing tennis again: Andy Murray after winning return in doubles at Queen’s ClubAlso Read | Angelique Kerber downs Maria Sharapova at Mallorca OpenAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow David GoffinFollow Halle Open final Roger Federer to face David Goffin in his 13th Halle Open finalHalle Open tennis: Roger Federer will bid for a record-extending 10th title at the grass-court tournament on Sunday. He reached the final after Federer outclassing the 43rd-ranked Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-3advertisementlast_img read more

Dry Bulk Market in the Dumps at Least Until 2017

first_imgzoom The dry bulk shipping market will remain in recession due to contracting demand for iron ore and coal, and any recovery is not expected until 2017, according to the Dry Bulk Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.Falling demand and oversupply has severely impacted commodity values, with iron ore and coal prices in virtual free fall, Drewry says. The dry bulk shipping sector has been a casualty of these developments with resultant impacts on vessel earnings.However, there is some optimism for small vessel employment, as the onset of El Nino weather conditions will increase demand in the long-haul grain trade.The depressed state of the dry bulk sector has led to doubts about the future of many shipowners and their ability to withstand prevailing market conditions. Drewry also believes that the future of a number of yards and owners are at risk.Given the uncertain economic outlook, Drewry’s forecast takes account of two possible scenarios.The most likely is the base case scenario, which assumes that demand grows at a faster pace than supply in 2015 and beyond, helping dry bulk shipping recover by 2017.However, the less likely low case scenario takes a more pessimistic view of future Chinese iron ore and Indian coking coal import demand.“In the low-case scenario, the dry bulk trade would contract in 2015 with only modest growth in subsequent years, creating a depressed market and making it difficult for many shipowners to survive the unfavourable market conditions,” said Rahul Sharan, Drewry’s lead analyst for dry bulk.Weak demand has enforced some control in vessel supply, through high levels of demolitions as well as delayed or cancelled deliveries. Drewry expects slippage rates to remain high through the remainder of this year and next which will keep a lid on any fleet growth in 2015.“We expect a marginal improvement in earnings from the third quarter but this will be too small to have any noticeable effect on industry income. We anticipate a recovery from 2017 driven by rising demand from developing Asian economies,” added Sharan.last_img read more

New Executive Director of Acadian Affairs

first_imgGovernment strategist Mark Bannerman will be the new executive director of Acadian Affairs, starting Monday, Sept. 19. Mr. Bannerman joins Acadian Affairs from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development where he spent many years working with the Acadian and francophone community. Most recently he served as executive lead for Strategic Initiatives. “Mr. Bannerman’s proven leadership within government is a definite asset as we continue to engage the Acadian and francophone community and build strong connections with our partners,” said Acadian Affairs Minister Michel Samson. “His experiences leading consultations with education stakeholders and negotiations with the federal government make him the ideal person to take the lead at Acadian Affairs.” Mr. Bannerman is replacing Vaughne Madden, who took a position with the 2019 Congrès mondial acadien in Moncton in June. “On behalf of government, I extend my deepest appreciation to Vaughne for many years of exceptional service to the province’s Acadian and francophone community,” said Mr. Samson. “I wish her great success in her new role.” Like Acadian Affairs on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Affairesacadiennes . Follow government in French on Twitter @GouvNE .last_img read more

Arrest made in case where mother fought off man who allegedly tried

first_imgWINNIPEG – A suspect has been arrested in a case where police say a Winnipeg mother had to fight off a man who tried to abduct her four-year-old daughter.Police over the weekend asked for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old Ruben Kyle Mawakeesick after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the alleged abduction that occurred late last month.Police say help from the public led them to a home Sunday afternoon, where they allege Mawakeesick resisted arrest and assaulted two officers.The mother was walking with her daughter last Thursday when police say a man grabbed the girl and attempted to leave with her.They say the mother fought the suspect and was able to safely retrieve her daughter.Police say the mother suffered a minor injury, and that the girl wasn’t physically harmed.They said after the incident that it appeared to have been random.Mawakeesick faces numerous charges that include abduction of person under 14 and sexual assault, as well as additional charges stemming from his arrest.Police allege that in addition to assaulting the officers, he also committed an indecent act while in custody at the police station.last_img read more

BC premier rejects call to dump Speaker Darryl Plecas as legislature breaks

first_imgThe Canadian Press VICTORIA — The spring session in British Columbia’s legislature is wrapping up amid more political turmoil as Premier John Horgan rejects calls to replace Speaker Darryl Plecas.Horgan says he hasn’t been officially approached by the Opposition to replace Plecas with a Liberal member, but his answer in any case would be still be no.Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson told the legislature on the last day of the spring session that Plecas has embarked upon “intrusions” of employees of the legislature, including examining their workplaces.Plecas didn’t deny the allegations and told reporters that he’s head of security at the legislature and wants to ensure people’s data is secure.The NDP is governing with the support of the three Green party members in the legislature and Plecas was tossed out of the Liberal caucus shortly after taking the job as Speaker in 2017.A report by Plecas alleging misconduct and overspending by two top legislative officials resulted in former clerk Craig James taking early retirement, while sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz was cleared but remains on suspension amid a police investigation.last_img read more

Manitoba Mountie accused of shooting at jeep without cause after traffic chase

first_imgWINNIPEG — An RCMP officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, criminal negligence and other charges stemming from an on-duty shooting.Const. Abram Letkeman is on trial for the death of Steven Campbell during a traffic stop in Thompson, Man., in November 2015.At the time, the independent agency that investigates serious actions involving Manitoba police said the officer tried to stop a vehicle that was driving erratically.It said he fired his gun when the vehicle suddenly accelerated and struck him.One of the first witnesses at the trial was Campbell’s partner, Lori Flett, who testified that he did not have a weapon and that his hands were not on the steering wheel when the officer fired shots through the windshield.Under cross-examination, Flett admitted to having trouble remembering some events that day, and also said she had been drinking and has used cocaine.The trial is scheduled to last two weeks.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

New York train derails killing four 67 injured

first_imgNew York— A train hurtled off the tracks in a New York suburb Sunday, killing at least four people, injuring 67 and coming perilously close to ploughing into a freezing river.New York emergency services launched a major rescue operation after the train careered off rails in the Bronx district as it headed for Grand Central station in Manhattan, with passengers giving accounts of horrific injuries.The New York fire department said four people were killed, 11 people seriously injured and another 56 had minor injuries. Officials said some of the passengers were “impaled” by debris as the train derailed. Others had to be cut free from the tangle of metal and suitcases on board.At least one passenger said the train was going faster than normal at the time the accident occurred. The train driver’s wagon came to rest only a few feet from the Hudson and Harlem rivers that join close to Spuyten Duyvil station which the train was about to enter.All seven of the train’s cars came off the tracks. Two carriages were left completely on their side after being thrown in the air by the derailment. Two others also left the track.More than 130 firefighters were quickly on the scene using air cushions to stabilize the wagons.Divers searched the rivers in case passengers were hurled into the frigid water by the force of the derailment. Three of the dead were thrown from the train, police said.Philip Banks, a top New York police official, told reporters more than 100 people were believed to be on the train which had left the town of Poughkeepsie at 6:00am (1100 GMT).The accident happened about 80 minutes later at the end of a curved stretch of track leading into Spuyten Duyvil.A freight train had derailed on a nearby stretch of track earlier this year.But passenger Frank Tatulli told WABC TV that the commuter train was going “a lot faster” than normal as it went into the bend. Other travelers gave similar accounts.The unnamed train driver survived the crash, police said, and was being treated for minor injuries. He was to be questioned by accident investigators later Sunday, they said.Sunday marks the end of America’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend and a surge of travelers was expected.The White House said that President Barack Obama had been briefed on the accident. New York state governor Andrew Cuomo went to the scene and he said the accident had cast a shadow over the Thanksgiving holidays.“Families have not yet been notified, so we’ll be working on that now,” Cuomo said.“Let’s all say a prayer and remember those people who we lost this morning and their families and we’ll let the first responders do their job.”Train services in the region were suspended because of the derailment and the accident, which will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).last_img read more

Government asserts commitment to National unity

The Minister said that the stand on reconciliation was asserted following the 70th anniversary celebrations of the United National Party held over the weekend. He also noted that attempts were made to prevent the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from holding a successful event to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the SLFP recently but that failed. The Government is committed to National unity, Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa said.He said that the cohabitation Government will work towards establishing reconciliation after taking over a country which was divided. Premadasa said that the large turnout at the SLFP and the UNP events was a clear indication of the strength of both parties.The Minister said that the unity between the UNP and SLFP has prevented those who made money out of the war from getting a place in society. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Sniffer dogs to be purchased to boost security at BIA

Accordingly, a proposal made by Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva, to purchase 20 sniffer dogs and deploy them in Bandaranaike International Airport, was approved by the cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette) The Government has decided to purchase 20 sniffer dogs to boost security at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).The Government says it is important to deploy sniffer dogs that can identify explosives, firearms, drugs, money and illegal items in airports for the protection of civil aviation services. read more

Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data markets could tip Fed to rate

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Aug 28, 2015 10:16 am MDT Last Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data, markets could tip Fed to rate hike in September FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer listens during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Fischer said Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the Fed boosts interest rates in September. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) WASHINGTON – What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence.The market’s ride and how the Fed will react provide the backdrop for the annual high-profile economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fed Chair Janet Yellen decided to skip this year’s meeting, so Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is commanding top attention, with investors eagerly parsing his every word.Fischer’s message: Incoming economic data and market developments over the next two weeks will play crucial roles in determining whether the Fed raises interest rates at its September meeting.In an interview Friday with CNBC, Fischer acknowledged that before the recent market volatility, “there was a pretty strong case” for a rate hike at the Sept. 16-17 meeting, though it wasn’t conclusive. Now, the jury is out because the Fed needs to assess the economic impact of events in China and on Wall Street.But Fischer said Fed officials realize that they need to act before data requires them to hike rates to alleviate inflation.“When the case is overwhelming, if you wait that long, you will be waiting too long,” Fischer said. “There is always uncertainty, and we will just have to recognize that.”Fischer tried to reassure markets, as Yellen has, that when the Fed begins to raise rates, it plans to do so very gradually. The Fed’s key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late December 2008.Fischer said the first move would nudge that up by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent and then pausing to monitor the impact. He said with that small increase, rates will still be historically low, continuing to provide support to consumer and business borrowers.“We will be adjusting the knob slightly,” he said.Fischer said his “confidence is pretty high” that low levels of inflation will head toward the Fed’s target of 2 per cent as temporary effects from a big drop in energy prices fade. A government report Friday showed that the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation is up just 1.2 per cent over the past 12 months. It has been below 2 per cent for the past three years.Fischer will deliver more comments on inflation in a formal speech to the conference on Saturday.Other Fed officials who have spoken since the market turmoil hit with force have hinted at a delay. But they haven’t ruled out a hike in mid-September.William Dudley, president of the New York Federal Reserve, helped ignite a Wall Street rally this week when he told reporters that the case for raising rates in September was “less compelling to me” that it had been a few weeks ago, before sudden fears about China’s economy upset global markets.But Dudley added that the notion of a rate hike “could become more compelling by the time of the meeting as we get additional information” about the economy.Esther George, president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, which sponsors the Jackson Hole conference, said she was taking a “wait and see” approach.“We’ve seen data that suggests the economy is strong enough to act. So we’ll see what happens by the September meeting,” George, who doesn’t have a vote on the Fed’s policy committee this year under the committee’s rotating system, told Fox Business Network.George has long argued that the Fed must soon begin raising rates to avoid instability in the markets. She is among officials known as “hawks,” who tend to worry that rates kept too low for too long could escalate inflation or fuel asset bubbles.So far, the hawks have remained in the minority, outnumbered by the Fed’s “doves,” including Yellen. They typically stress the need to keep job growth strong and to raise inflation closer to the Fed’s target.Both camps have data they can point to support their views. The U.S. economy has been performing well. The government estimated Thursday that the economy grew at a healthy 3.7 per cent annual rate in the April-June quarter. And the unemployment rate is at a seven-year low of 5.3 per cent.But doves worry that the economy remains vulnerable to shocks, such as a major slowdown in China. They also point to lower-than-optimal inflation, depressed by a strengthening dollar and shrunken oil prices.The debate isn’t confined to the Fed’ s boardroom. This week, two prominent Harvard economists — Martin Feldstein and Lawrence Summers — wrote dueling opinion pieces.Feldstein wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the market turmoil argued for the Fed to move without delay. Summers, in the Financial Times, urged delay saying a rate hike now “risks tipping some part of the financial system into crisis, with unpredictable and dangerous results.”Many analysts believe with all the new uncertainty, the Fed will be hesitant to raise rates next month.“It isn’t just the market turbulence but global weakness which could raise questions about their targets for inflation and unemployment,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. She said she had pushed back her date for the first hike from September to December.“There is just too much volatility, too much to be scared of,” said David Wyss, an economics professor at Brown University. read more

Nikola Karabatic two months out

French handballhandball injuryMontpellier handballNikola Karabatic One of the best World’s handballers, Nikola Karabatic (26) was injured in Champions League match of his Montpellier in Veszprem (26:27). Former player of THW Kiel, winner of all titles with French national team and probably the most known handball player in the World, injured left quadriceps muscle and first prognosis are that he can’t for next six to eight weeks.If we know that Daniel Narcisse is out of the court for a months because his knee surgery, France will be in difficult situation before World Championship in Sweden in January 2011. Also, right wing from BM Valladolid, Guillaume Joli is injured in a EHF CL match in Switzerland and has to pause the next 10 days. ← Previous Story Oltchim Valcea must win! Next Story → Bielecki will be awarded by the Polish Government read more

Unreal engine development kit gets iPhoneiPad support tomorrow

first_imgEpic Games has recently stunned us with the latest build of the Unreal Engine, but they’ve also surprised game developers by allowing free access to the engine and development kit. While that allowed for some great PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 projects to be started by indie developers, there was one key platform missing: iOS.That’s set to change tomorrow as Epic is releasing an engine update that adds iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad support. Now the same game, albeit with some fine-tuning per platform, can make an appearance on multiple devices including Apple’s ever-growing App Store.AdChoices广告If you need some idea of what Unreal Engine games look like on the iPhone, look no further than Epic’s own Infinity Blade released last week:The cost of using the Unreal Engine comes after you’ve actually released a game. If it’s a free game there is no cost. Paid for, and you incur a 25% royalty charge after your game has managed $5,000 in sales. There’s also a $99 fee for releasing on iPhone.Read more at GamesIndustry.bizMatthew’s OpinionThis is an important addition for the Unreal Engine, as it brings it inline with one of its competitors for indie developers: Unity. Both engines offer an attractive solution for games development. Unreal has the reputation and name recognition across the industry, where as Unity has built a community based on providing a complete solution at a very low price.Using an engine for the development of iOS games looked in doubt earlier this year when Apple decided to change the rules and restrict development tools as well as block Adobe Flash use. But then the company changed its mind and relaxed the rules. Now more companies are lining up to offer solutions for the device, especially as professional development houses look to release key IP on the mobile platforms.last_img read more

How I Spend My Money A bank branch worker on €23500 who

first_img 06.02.19 How I Spend My Money: A logistics manager on €37,000 on maternity leave who dreads the thought of going back to work Today’s total: €5.50Friday7:20am – I wake up, shower, hit the road and arrive at work by 9:00am.12:00pm – I have some errands to run at lunch, so I grab food while I’m out. I find a nice small café and get chips, sausages and eggs with a coffee, which comes to €9.50.5:45pm – I finish work and head back down to my boyfriend’s house. I pick up garlic bread and ice-cream on the way (€4.50) and we have spaghetti bolognese for dinner.8:00pm – We watch some of The West Wing online. He has watched it all before, but I’m just starting season two – it’s incredible! We go to bed around 11:00pm Today’s total: €14Saturday8:30am – I’m up early since I have to go to work this morning. I don’t normally work Saturdays, but the overtime is really good, so I jump at the opportunity.10:00am – I arrive at work and grab a coffee from Insomnia (€3.25). Coffee prices in Dublin are crazy, I almost always make it in work, but this morning I just needed that extra kick. I use my reusable coffee cup since my boyfriend is always hounding me about it.1:00pm – Finished work for the day. I stop by Carphone Warehouse and move my deal from prepay to bill pay. I’ve been considering this for ages because I always run out of credit as I tend to call people quite a bit. It costs me nothing up front. After that, I’m absolutely starving so I grab a double cheeseburger and twisty fries from McDonalds (€4).3:00pm – I land in at home and change quickly because I’m meeting friends in town for the rugby match. I top my Leap Card by €15 and head for the bus.4:00pm – I get into town. I’ve been planning to buy a good warm jacket for some time now. I do a bit of hiking and have some trips coming up, so I definitely need something soon. I’ve done plenty of research so know exactly what I want. I head to the shop and buy the jacket I wanted (€180). I pay with my credit card – this is a problem for future me. I know I should be saving more, but I really do need this jacket, so I’d have to get it sooner or later. Besides, I wanted to treat myself for working that morning.4:30pm – I get to the pub and buy a drink (€6.10). We go to another few pubs after the match and I spend another €25.60 on drinks throughout the night. My friends earn a good bit more than me and buy a few more rounds too. We all share a taxi back to my friend’s place and we have another drink there. I crash on their couch for the night.Today’s total: €233.95Sunday12:00pm – I get up and get the Dart into town and then another bus down to my boyfriend’s place. We pretty much just lounge around for the day watching TV and chatting. I had a dodgy takeaway the night before so I don’t feel great – all the drinks didn’t help either, but I’ll never blame alcohol. I vomited when I woke up, much to the enjoyment of my friends who were glad their hangovers weren’t as bad. Today’s total: €0Weekly subtotal: €272.10What I’ve learned:I actually didn’t spend that much this week besides the jacket. And I did a big shop on the Sunday, so didn’t buy much groceries this week.As much as I can, I buy my groceries in bulk for a full week. If I don’t do this, I just end up buying stuff in the nearest Centra or Spar, which can get very pricey.My car is a big cost every month. I bought it when I was on better money in Cork and I’d honestly be lost without it. I live a good bit outside Dublin city and I really can’t deal with 40 minutes on a bus any time I need to do a shop or something like that.My monthly shops can be quite expensive. I want to start eating less red and processed meat – for the cost and the environmental factor. I like cod, but the texture of a lot of other fish is hard to stomach.I didn’t use the gym once this week, there’s always next week right?Are you a spender, a saver or a splurger? We’re looking for readers who will keep a money diary for a week. If you’re interested send a mail to money@thejournal.ie.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 60,292 Views Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 8:01 PM https://jrnl.ie/4495257 How I Spend My Money: A bank branch worker on €23,500 who made the move to Dublin to find a long-term career He is studying in his spare time so he can start to move up the ladder at work. Feb 24th 2019, 8:02 PM By TheJournal.ie reader 58 Comments Share5 Tweet Email4 Short URL WELCOME TO HOW I Spend My Money, a series on TheJournal.ie that runs on Wednesdays and Sundays and looks at what people in Ireland really do with their cash.We’re asking readers to keep a record of how much they earn, how much they save, if anything, and what they spend their money on over the course of one week. Want to take part? Details on how to do it are at the bottom of the piece.Each money diary is submitted by readers just like you. When reading and commenting, bear in mind that their situation will not be relatable for everyone, it is simply an account of a week in their shoes.  Last time, a chartered surveyor on €50,000 who is living between Dublin and the west of Ireland wrote about her urge to move back home. Today, a bank worker who is studying in his spare time writes about how he spends his money. Occupation: Branch staff with a large bankAge: 24Location: North County DublinSalary: €23,500Monthly pay (net): €1,690Monthly expensesRent: €550Car repayments: €300Car insurance: €95Diesel: €60-€90 (Depending on whether or not I drive home at the weekends)Pension: I pay €42.25 a month and my employer pays €185Household bills: €50Phone bill: €30Groceries: €130-€180Gym membership: €23.99Tea fund at work: €5Savings: Whatever I can afford at the end of the monthI moved to Dublin from Cork to start working in a bank. I was looking for more of a long-term career and the weekends off are nice. I took a €6,500 pay cut making the move. It’s not too big a cut, but I most certainly miss that extra bit of cash each month and the sharp increases in living costs don’t help.At the moment the pay isn’t great, but it should go up over the next 12 months if I pass my QFA (Qualified Financial Advisor) exams that the bank is paying for.I’m renting a room in Dublin. The cost means I can’t save much, which isn’t ideal, but it is what it is. At some stage I’d like to transfer to a branch back home, but my focus is on my exams right now.***Monday7:45am – I wake up, jump in the shower, get dressed quickly and head straight out the door. I’m never really hungry when I wake up, so I’ll normally have something to eat when I get into work. It takes me about 50 minutes to drive to work, I arrived just before 9:00am. I catch up on last week’s paperwork and make a cup of tea and a bagel for breakfast.12:00pm – I take my lunch, it’s a bit earlier than I’d prefer, but it’s just the way it works out today. I always have lunch in work, we have a kitchen and there’s nowhere around to get lunch – it helps with saving too. I have scrambled egg and brown bread. The brown bread comes from the tea fund at work and I bought the eggs last Friday. I have a coffee as well.5:00pm – I finish work and hit the road. Traffic is always heavy around this time and it takes just over an hour to get home.6:00pm – I cook some dinner and make spaghetti bolognese. I make enough for lunch tomorrow in work as well.7:00pm – I watch a small bit of TV before doing a bit of study for the QFAs. I only manage about an hour before giving up.8:30pm – I go down and chat to my housemates for an hour or so before feeling guilty about doing such little study. In the end I head back up and do about another hour.10:00pm – I call it a night.Today’s total: €0Tuesday7:30am – I wake up, grab a bowl of cereal, jump in the shower and head out the door.9:00am – I arrive in work, make a cup of tea and start some paperwork.12:00pm – At lunchtime, I have my leftovers from dinner with me, so I have that and a cup of coffee.5:20pm – I get out of work. I head into town to pick my boyfriend up and we go back to his place. We buy a cooked pizza each for dinner (€4.50) and I get a large Dairy Milk for later (€1.50).8:00pm – We go to the cinema to see Vice. It’s a really good movie, would highly recommend. Tickets are €10 each and we each pay our own way.11:00pm – We go back to my boyfriend’s house and I stay the night there.Today’s total: €16Wednesday7:20am – I wake up and shower. The drive is a bit longer from my boyfriend’s house, so I leave earlier.9:00am – I get into work and make a coffee and have some toast.12:00pm – At lunchtime, I go to a small shop across the road and buy some eggs (€1.50). I have scrambled eggs and toast for lunch and another coffee – work is very quiet so I’m really struggling to stay motivated today.5:30pm – I finish up at work and head home. Traffic isn’t as bad as usual.6:10pm – I arrive home and land myself on the couch for about an hour before deciding to make some homemade burgers. I realise I don’t have any burger buns so I pop down to the shop to buy some (€1.15).8:30pm – I’ve had the heating on for the last two hours, but this house doesn’t seem to keep any heat in. It’s still freezing, so I jump into bed and do some work on my laptop. Today’s total: €2.65Thursday7:20am – I wake up, shower and have a bowl of cereal and then I’m out the door.12:00pm – At lunch, I have the same as usual. Scrambled eggs and toast with a mug of coffee.5:30pm – I finish work and head down to my boyfriend’s house. We get pizza again (€4.50) and some Haribo (€1).8:00pm – One of our friends calls over for the evening and we have tea and catch up with each other. My exams are in May, so I feel bad about not doing any study, but I tell myself I’ll do more as the time gets closer.11:00pm – Bedtime.  Related Readlast_img read more

Makris backs Kangaroo Island daily ferry

first_imgSouth Australia’s richest man Con Makris is behind a bid to launch a daily Kangaroo Island ferry service between the island and Glenelg.The high-speed ferry will take off from the revamped Holdfast Shores Marina and transport 400 people to Kingscote, on Kangaroo Island.The Makris Group is working in conjunction with Caj Amadio to lobby the state government to endorse the pedestrian ferry, which will make the journey in just under two hours. In 2006, Mr Makris partnered with SeaLink to establish a short-lived catamaran service from Glenelg.A spokesman for Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis confirmed discussions were underway with department officials and the plan’s benefits were “being considered”.“Any proposal would have to meet the regulatory and development obligations of any project in this state,” the spokesman told Adelaide Now. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Don de moelle osseuse pourquoi et comment donner sa moelle osseuse

first_imgDon de moelle osseuse : pourquoi et comment donner sa moelle osseuse ?Du 25 au 30 mars, a lieu la 8ème semaine de mobilisation en faveur du don volontaire de moelle osseuse (DVMO) organisée à l’initiative de l’Agence de la biomédecine (ABM) et en collaboration avec l’Etablissement français du sang. L’occasion d’en savoir plus sur ce don un peu particulier. La moelle osseuse est une structure essentielle de notre organisme qui se situe, comme son nom l’indique, au coeur même des os. Ce tissu renferme les cellules souches hématopoïétiques (CSH), autrement dit celles qui sont à l’origine de toutes les cellules sanguines. Chaque jour, la moelle osseuse permet ainsi la création de milliards de cellules qui peuvent aussi bien être des globules blancs (leucocytes), des globules rouges (hématies) ou des plaquettes. Autant de structures qui sont indispensables à notre corps pour fonctionner et se défendre. Or, dans certaines maladies telles que des leucémies ou d’autres pathologies graves du sang, certaines cellules viennent à manquer. C’est pourquoi le don de moelle osseuse est aussi important. Néanmoins, comme pour le don du sang, il existe certaines conditions à respecter destinées à protéger le donneur comme le receveur. Puis-je donner de la moelle osseuse ?Pour devenir donneur de moelle osseuse, il faut être âgé de plus de 18 ans et de moins de 51 ans à la date de l’inscription (le don peut ensuite se faire jusqu’à 60 ans). Il faut également être en parfaite santé et ne souffrir d’aucune des conditions précisées dans les contre-indications. Ainsi, toute personne souffrant d’affections cardiaques, d’hypertension artérielle, d’affections respiratoires, de maladies du système nerveux ou ayant des antécédents de cancer ne pourra pas donner.De même, les affections métaboliques comme le diabète ou l’insuffisance hépatique, les antécédents d’embolie pulmonaire, les affections neuromusculaires ou la surcharge pondérale importante font également partie des contre-indications. De façon plus générale, toute prise de médicament à long terme (sauf contraception) empêche toute inscription en tant que donneur de moelle. Comment s’inscrire pour un don de moelle osseuse ? L’inscription se déroule en plusieurs étapes. La première consiste à se pré-inscrire à l’aide d’un formulaire sur internet, sur papier ou par téléphone. Suite à cette inscription, le centre d’accueil le plus proche va convoquer le donneur potentiel à un premier rendez-vous médical. Celui-ci va consister à évaluer l’état de santé du candidat grâce à un questionnaire de santé et à un entretien médical avec un médecin qui posera plusieurs questions sur sa santé actuelle et passée. Une prise de sang est également réalisée afin d’établir le typage HLA du candidat. Ceci va servir à identifier les caractéristiques de la moelle osseuse de l’individu afin de pouvoir les comparer à celles des malades qui ont besoin d’une greffe. En effet, pour qu’un malade puisse recevoir une greffe de moelle osseuse, il faut que le donneur possède les mêmes marqueurs spécifiques que ce dernier. Une fois ces étapes réalisées et si aucune contre-indication n’est apparue, l’inscription du donneur sur le Registre France Greffe de Moelle est validée. Néanmoins, il possède toujours le droit d’y renoncer et ce, sans avoir à fournir de justification. Comment se déroule un don de moelle osseuse ? Une fois le donneur inscrit sur le registre, celui-ci ne sera contacté que si un patient ayant besoin d’une greffe et ne pouvant avoir de donneur familial, est compatible. Ceci peut se produire rapidement après l’inscription, longtemps après voire jamais, les chances de compatibilité étant faibles. Si tel est le cas, le centre va contacter le donneur afin de fixer la date du prélèvement qui se fera entre un et trois mois plus tard.  Trois semaines avant le don, le donneur doit passer un entretien médical ainsi que des examens clinique et sanguins destinés à déceler toute contre-indication. Si le feu vert est donné, celui-ci doit alors prendre rendez-vous auprès du Tribunal de grande instance dont il dépend afin d’y déposer un consentement formel pour le don. Ceci atteste qu’il a été correctement informé de la procédure. Passées ces étapes, le don peut avoir lieu à l’hôpital ou dans un centre de l’Etablissement français du sang (EFS). Comment la moelle osseuse est-elle prélevée ?  Le prélèvement peut se faire de deux façons différentes : il peut s’agir d’un prélèvement par aphérèse ou d’un prélèvement par ponction dans les os postérieurs du bassin. C’est le médecin qui va décider en fonction des besoins du malade d’opter pour l’une ou l’autre des techniques. En effet, la première ne permet de recueillir que les cellules souches hématopoïétiques en grande quantité alors que la seconde permet d’obtenir à la fois les CSH et leur milieu environnant.Le prélèvement de moelle osseuse par aphérèse consiste à récupérer dans le sang du donneur les cellules de la moelle osseuse. Pour cela, le donneur reçoit pendant quelques jours par injection sous-cutanée un médicament qui va stimuler la production de ces cellules et les faire passer dans le sang. Le médicament est identique à ce qui est fabriqué naturellement par le corps. Cette technique nécessite un à deux prélèvements d’une durée de 4 heures environ.Le prélèvement par ponction dans les os postérieurs du bassin consiste comme son nom l’indique à aller chercher les CSH directement dans la moelle osseuse au niveau d’os bien particuliers. Cette intervention se fait sous anesthésie générale et nécessite 48 heures d’hospitalisation. Le volume prélevé est alors calculé en fonction du poids du donneur et de celui du malade. Contrairement à certaines fausses idées, ce type de prélèvement ne présente aucun risque de paralysie. Il est donc sans danger excepté les risques classiques liés à l’anesthésie.Comment se passe l’après-don ? Une fois prélevées, les cellules du donneur seront acheminées vers l’hôpital greffeur où le receveur sera transfusé dans un délai de 12 à 36 heures, la moelle osseuse ne se conservant pas longtemps. Le donneur verra lui les cellules de sa moelle se reconstituer rapidement après le prélèvement. A sa sortie, des questionnaires lui seront remis afin de suivre son état de santé le jour du prélèvement, un mois et un an après.  À lire aussiSemaine de mobilisation pour le don de moelle osseuse du 8 au 14 marsSelon la loi, ce don est totalement anonyme : ainsi, ni le donneur, ni le receveur ne connaitra l’identité de l’autre. En outre, le don est totalement gratuit, aucune rémunération ne peut être perçue et tous les frais médicaux sont pris en charge.Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur le site http://www.dondemoelleosseuse.fr/ Le 25 mars 2013 à 18:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Google Drive is Now a Piracy Paradise

first_img All of us here at Geek.com absolutely obey every internet law there is. But not everyone online can be the paragons of cyber virtue we are. Piracy is huge on the web, in case you didn’t know. You’re never more than a few mouse clicks away from stealing all the free movies, TV shows, video games, music, pornography, and anything else you want. And these days the best place for pirates to look isn’t some shady back alley but our old friend Google Drive.screenshot via NDTVAs the internet becomes more domesticated, and big companies assert more control, specific piracy sites don’t stick around for that long anymore. Torrenting, while perfectly legal in theory, is so commonly used for piracy that no one host can avoid the long arm on the law forever. Only The Pirate Bay, which spells out its mission right in its name, has had enough muscle to bounce back from numerous shutdowns.So as a general file-hosting site that’s a part of the bigger Google umbrella, Google Drive has a safety, and a stability pirates can’t find at other sites. The nature of Google Drive also allows for some pretty clever workarounds to avoid copyright strikes.Sometimes pirates will share straight-up pirated files with each other through Google Drive, taking advantage of the generous storage space, but other times they’ll privately send documents with links to the content elsewhere. This could be a download link or a copy of the stolen movie uploaded unlisted steaming on YouTube where it’s harder to remove.Heck, some pirates even pass along the bootleg links inside custom maps made in My Maps because no one is checking those. Sharing illicit codes inside maps leading to hidden stolen treasure is such a pirate thing to do. Who knew so many people wanted to watch The Hitman’s Bodyguard?The companies that own this copyrighted material already aren’t pleased with Google given how easy it is for anyone to present that content on YouTube. So naturally, they want the tech giant to do something about the rampant hidden piracy happening via their cloud software, as the thousands of DMCA requests demonstrate. But even if Google does find a way to thwart this latest crafty solution, as long as pirates have more time and smarts than money, they’ll find a new way to take and spread what they want.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target 50 Attorneys General Launch Bipartisan Probe Into GoogleYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation last_img read more

Study makes chilling forecast about Northwest quake tsunami

first_imgSALEM, Ore. — More than 10,000 people could die when — not if — a monster earthquake and tsunami occur just off the Pacific Northwest coast, a new study predicts.Coastal towns would be inundated. Schools, buildings and bridges would collapse, and economic damage could hit $32 billion.The chilling report by the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission was presented Thursday to Oregon legislators.In 2011, the Legislature authorized the study of what would happen if a quake and tsunami such as the one that devastated Japan hit the Pacific Northwest.The Cascadia Subduction Zone, just off the regional coastline, produced a megaquake in the year 1700. Seismic experts say another monster quake and tsunami are overdue.“This earthquake will hit us again,” Kent Yu, an engineer and chair of the commission, told legislators. “It’s just a matter of how soon.”When it hits, the report says, there will be devastation and death from Northern California to British Columbia.Many Oregon communities will be left without water, power, heat and telephone service. Gasoline supplies will be disrupted.The 2011 Japan quake and tsunami were a wake-up call for the Pacific Northwest. Governments have been taking a closer look at whether the region is prepared for something similar and discovering it is not.last_img read more