The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Value Themselves

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now There is a psychological phenomenon called impostor syndrome. When someone manifests impostor syndrome, they feel that aren’t worthy of the position in which they find themselves. They run from success because they fear being found out. What if they’re not really that good? What if someone finds out?The Real DealHustlers don’t have impostor syndrome. They never feel that they are undeserving of their position, their opportunities, their accolades, or their rewards. The simple reason hustlers don’t feel like an impostor is because they believe in themselves and their accomplishments. The hustler knows that it’s okay to take credit for what she’s done. She moves from one accomplishment to the next, never dismissing or diminishing her them.The poor non-hustler isn’t an impostor, but they feel like one. A lot of non-hustlers struggle to value themselves and their accomplishments. They don’t believe that their story is good enough. They don’t believe their accomplishments are big enough. They compare themselves to others who have done more and instead of being inspired feel smaller. They don’t know that the person with whom they are comparing themselves is more like them than different.Confidence in Who You AreHustlers look at their accomplishments and know that they create value. Because they value their accomplishments, they are confident in who they are. The confidence that comes from knowing who they are gives them confidence in what they do.Confidence is why hustlers are impervious to failure. The hustler learns from everything they do and tries again and again.Because the non-hustler doesn’t feel that their accomplishments are anything to speak of, they don’t feel confident in who they are or what they do. Where a hustler sees every accomplishment as the stepping-stone to the next, the non-hustler feels like an impostor, hoping not to be discovered.The hustler promotes themselves and their accomplishments. The non-hustler hides from his accomplishments, hoping no one asks any questions or looks any deeper.Your Self WorthThe reason hustlers achieve so much is because they have a high self-worth. Non-hustlers don’t value themselves enough, and their low self-worth is perhaps their greatest liability. Neither the hustler nor the non-hustler get what they deserve in life; both get exactly what they believe they deserve.Hustlers value themselves, and so do other people. You are worth more.last_img read more

Rain wipes out play at French Open; first washout since 2000

first_imgPersistent rain accompanied by a flood warning washed out an entire day’s play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000, throwing an unwelcome spotlight on delayed plans to build a retractable roof over Centre Court.The abandonment also created a scheduling headache for organisers, who called off play shortly before 2pm local time, pushing 10 fourth round singles matches, including those featuring world number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, back to Tuesday.While the three other grand slams — Wimbledon, U.S. and Australian Opens — all have at least one showcourt with a roof, Roland Garros fans will have to wait till 2020 or later before any covering appears.’ROOF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY’French Open director Guy Forget said Monday’s non-event — coming on top of four rain-affected days earlier in the tournament — proved that installing a roof as soon as possible was essential.Roland Garros’s redevelopment plans have been put on hold by environmental activists looking to protect nearby greenhouses.”For those in our country who still have doubts and who ask themselves ‘do we absolutely need to modernise our stadium?’, look at the facts. Today offers proof that this is absolutely necessary,” Forget told reporters.FLOOD WARNINGMonday’s flood warning from the French national weather was at orange — the second highest alert level — and covered parts of northern France including Paris and surrounding areas, and said heavy rains could continue until Tuesday afternoon.BACKLOGS TO BE CLEAREDInstead of staging just four quarter-finals on Tuesday, organisers — who told soggy and disappointed fans to apply for refunds from the tournament’s website — will have to clear the backlog of last-16 matches first.advertisementNow only two men’s quarter-finals will take place on Tuesday, defending champion Stan Wawrinka’s showdown with Albert Ramos Vinolas and second seed Andy Murray’s highly-anticipated duel with French favourite Richard Gasquet.The delays will also affect competitors as those hoping to win the title will have to play matches on successive days if the tournament is to finish on Sunday as scheduled.More than 50 first-round matches were held over during the previous washout on May 30, 2000. That tournament finished on time.Rain forced the postponement of the 2012 men’s final between Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, which was held over two days and finished on the Monday.PONCHOS AND UMBRELLASWhile a handful of sodden spectators sat hunched under umbrellas on Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday watching a replay of Gasquet’s emotional win over Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori a day earlier, thousands of others took shelter by cramming into the corridors under the main showcourts.Americans Dot Hillegass and daughter Kim McGeorge had tickets for Chatrier — on what was to have been a highlight of a six-day trip to Europe and their first experience of live professional tennis.Told the washout was the tournament’s first since 2000, Kim McGeorge remained philosophical. “What are the odds on that? It was obviously not meant to be,” she said.”It’s a disappointment. They need a retractable roof,” said her mother, unwittingly tapping into the day’s hot debate.The miserable weather meant brisk trading for the shops and boutiques in the grounds.And there were no prizes for guessing which products were flying off the shelves.”Above all, it’s the umbrellas and ponchos that are doing well,” said Vincent Martinez, human resources coordinator for shops selling Roland Garros-branded merchandise.”But people are going home earlier so in general we prefer sunny days.”Souvenirs in hand, an estimated 25,000 ticket-holders started trudging out of the grounds at 1:48 pm — with their only memory being that they went to Roland Garros on the day rain washed out play for the first time in 16 years.Shopping should be part of a special experience for tennis fans, Martinez said, adding: “Today was also unforgettable, though perhaps not in the best way.”last_img read more

‘Maria Sharapova can still make it to Rio Olympics’

first_imgMaria Sharapova will be returned to the national Olympic entry list for the 2016 Rio Games in case the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issues a positive ruling on her appeal, Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president Shamil Tarpishchev said.Two weeks ago Sharapova was reported to have filed an appeal with the CAS in Switzerland’s Lausanne against her two-year suspension, which was imposed on June 8 by the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) Tribunal over anti-doping violations, reports TASS. (Also Read: Maria Sharapova banned for two years for doping)”We are closely monitoring the news from CAS,” Tarpishchev said in an interview with TASS on Tuesday.”The decision must be made before July 18. In case of a positive appeal’s outcome Sharapova will replace (Ekaterina) Makarova.”Following the five-time Major champion’s suspension Tarpishchev had announced that Sharapova was substituted in the Olympic roster by Makarova, who at the moment had the better ranking in the Women Tennis Association (WTA).The RTF stated in late May that it decided to enter in the Olympic team Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavliuchenkova and Darya Kasatkina.In early March, Sharapova announced that her doping tests revealed the presence of performance enhancing drug meldonium in the body system. Following the announcement, the former World No.1 was provisionally suspended from all tennis-related activities.The drug meldonium (mildronate) was included in the list of preparations banned by WADA from January 1, 2016.The presence of the meldonium substance in the athlete’s blood during and between competitions is a violation of anti-doping rules. The substance belongs to S4 class on the WADA blacklist (hormones and metabolic modulators).advertisementWADA announced on April 13 that the concentration of less than one microgram of meldonium in the body system of an athlete, whose doping tests were conducted before March 1, was acceptable.last_img read more

Barca team news vs Athletic

first_imgPrimera División Barcelona Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Athletic Club Ben Hayward Last updated 2 years ago 14:00 10/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Andres Iniesta Lucas Digne Lionel Messi Barcelona La Liga JOSEP LAGO Primera División Athletic Club v Barcelona Athletic Club Barcelona Everything you need to know ahead of the league leaders’ visit to San Mames in the Primera Division on Saturday… Barcelona travel to Athletic Club in La Liga on Saturday as coach Ernesto Valverde returns to his former team for the first time since moving to Camp Nou in the summer.Valverde was an Athletic player and also spent two spells at San Mames as coach, between 2003 and 2005 and later from 2013 to 2017.Barcelona 7/5 to beat Bilbao to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barca’s trip to the Basque Country comes with the Catalan club on top of La Liga, with eight wins and a draw from their nine previous fixtures.Here, Goal looks at everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s match…BARCELONA INJURIES Ousmane Dembele is still sidelined with a thigh injury and is unlikely to feature again in 2017. Rafinha is also out for Barcelona, with Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal both doubtful for the game against Athletic.Jordi Alba is available again after recovering from a minor injury.Ousmane Dembele Getafe BarcelonaBARCELONA SUSPENSIONS Gerard Pique was sent off for two bookable offences in the Champions League earlier this month, but Barcelona do not have any players suspended in La Liga.Gerard Pique BarcelonaBARCELONA POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPJordi Alba is set to return at left-back for Barcelona at San Mames with Valverde ready to field a strong side for the trip to the Basque Country.Valverde could opt for 4-4-2 in Bilbao, with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi in attack.Gerard Deulofeu’s recent return to form means he is line to feature on the right wing, although Sergi Roberto is also in contention for a starting spot in midfield.Barca possible XI AthleticATHLETIC TEAM NEWS Athletic Club have had a mixed bag of results so far in La Liga this season and lie in 11th place with 11 points after nine rounds of matches.The Basques have beaten Girona and Sevilla at San Mames, as well as Eibar away, but have lost to Leganes, Valencia, Las Palmas and Atletico Madrid. On Wednesday, they were held to a 1-1 draw against tiny Formentera in the Copa del Rey and have won only one of their last six in the Primera Division.Iker Muniain is sidelined with a long-term injury and will play no part against Barca, while Mikel Balenziaga and Oscar De Marcos are both doubtful.Athletic Sevilla LaLigaBEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Athletic have lost their last nine La Liga games against Barcelona, the last four without scoring a single goal. At home, the Basque side have lost their last three La Liga games against Barcelona. They have never lost four in a row. Ernesto Valverde has only won two of his six La Liga games as a manager against Athletic, both with Espanyol. The other four were all defeats. Lionel Messi has scored 11 goals in his last 13 La Liga games against Athletic, but only one of those came in his three games at the new San Mames. Luis Suarez has scored six goals in his last six games against Athletic in all competitions. TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Athletic Club versus Barcelona kicks off at 20:45 local time at San Mames on Saturday and will be broadcast live from 19:40 UK time on Sky Sports Football .last_img read more

10 months ago​West Ham star Nasri: I cried for first time in my career

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​West Ham star Nasri: I cried for first time in my careerby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United star Samir Nasri has admitted that he cried when he thought that his career was over.Nasri was banned from football for 18 months for violating a drug policy, due to taking an intravenous drip for hydration.Now he is back in the Premier League and he cannot believe how things have turned around for him.”I’m a guy who, mentally, I’m really strong, but for maybe the first time in my life, I cried about my career because I thought it was over,” Nasri told West Ham’s official website.”I had some really tough moments when I was really down.”But now, coming back to the most competitive league in the world, with a team full of ambition with a manager that I know, and with a stadium like this… Man! It’s the best job in the world!”The competition, the dressing room, and to be back on the pitch, that’s what I was waiting for, for a whole year.”I’m looking forward to the next game, a derby against Arsenal so I’m sure the atmosphere will be even more crazy.” last_img read more

DNV GL Becomes DAkkS Accredited EU MRV Verifier

first_imgzoom Classification society DNV GL has received the accreditation from German accreditation body DAkkS to verify compliance with the EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) regulation. The regulation requires operators to monitor and report CO2 emissions based on ship fuel consumption. It applies to all merchant ships of 5,000 gross tons or above calling at EU (and European Free Trade Association – EFTA) ports.The first step for a shipowner or ship operator to comply with the EU MRV regulation is to prepare and submit a monitoring plan for each of their ships that falls under the scope of the regulation by August 31, 2017.These monitoring plans, as well as the emission reports, are subject to verification by an independent verifier such as DNV GL. The first monitoring period under the new regulation begins in 2018.To achieve compliance with the first phase of the regulation, DNV GL said it has launched an MRV monitoring plan application. This is available through the My DNV GL portal, and is free of charge.“The choice of DAkkS as our accreditation body represents a conscious decision to go with a truly European accreditation body, which understands the needs of the market and the regulatory context,” Nils Wegener, MRV Manager at DNV GL, said.DNV GL will act as a DAkkS accredited EU Maritime MRV verifier. Verification activities cover the review and approval of monitoring plans (2017), verification of emission reports and issuing of Documents of Compliance (required from 2019).last_img read more

Archives Launches Tribute to Silver Dart Pilot

first_imgIn honour of the centennial anniversary of the flight of the Silver Dart in Baddeck, Nova Scotians can celebrate the first person to fly an airplane in Canada through a new online exhibit presented by the Nova Scotia Archives. J.A.D. McCurdy and the Silver Dart: Canada’s First Aerial Navigator features 65 photos, news clippings, portraits, and artwork dedicated to the Cape Breton-born engineer who took to the skies in 1909 under the guidance of inventor Alexander Graham Bell. “Nova Scotia has always been a home for innovators,” said Bill Dooks, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “The legacy of J.A.D. McCurdy, Alexander Graham Bell and the Aerial Experiment Association is an important part of our history and appeals to residents and visitors alike.” The virtual exhibit traces the life of Mr. McCurdy, from his childhood in Cape Breton, his landmark flights and impact on the history of aviation, and his time as Nova Scotia’s Lieutenant Governor. Featured in this exhibit are photographs of the Silver Dart soaring above the snow-covered scenery of Baddeck Bay, McCurdy and Premier Angus L. MacDonald addressing the future Queen Elizabeth, and celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Silver Dart in 1959. “We are proud to present this tribute to a truly inspiring Nova Scotian,” said provincial archivist Brian Speirs. “We are pleased that Mr. McCurdy’s family has chosen to donate his personal papers to the province of his birth.” Centennial celebrations will take place across the country on National Aviation Day, Feb. 23, but the spotlight will be on Baddeck, where the history of aviation in Canada began. “J.A.D. McCurdy is considered a father of Canadian aviation and a great subject for the Nova Scotia Archives’ virtual exhibit,” said Shane MacFarlane, Chair of the Silver Dart Centennial Association. “The work done by Mr. McCurdy, and the legacy he left behind in Baddeck with the flight of the Silver Dart, is a significant part of our heritage and one that this exhibit and our events will celebrate.” The exhibit is on the Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management website at www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/mccurdy/ . Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management acquires, preserves and makes available the province’s documentary heritage.last_img read more

Realtime monitoring could decrease boilwater advisories on First Nationsstudy

first_imgA study by Ontario researchers suggests real-time monitoring technology at water treatment plants on reserves could significantly reduce the number of drinking-water advisories issued for First Nations across the country.Edward McBean, an engineering professor at the University of Guelph and his former student, Kerry Black, explored the potential benefit of the systems, which use sensors to track characteristics like flow rates and chlorine levels, in an effort to help reduce the number of precautionary boil-water advisories that can linger on reserves for weeks.After analysing such advisories and interviewing those who work on water treatment plants in several communities, the researchers suggest the number of advisories could be reduced by more than 36 per cent if real-time monitoring was implemented.“I believe real-time monitoring is part of the solution to the water advisories on First Nations,” McBean told The Canadian Press in an interview. “This method can empower communities to regain control of their water systems.The research was published recently in the Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology — AQUA.McBean said he was inspired to look into the area after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged in 2016 to eliminate boil-water advisories in Indigenous communities — a goal McBean thinks is nearly impossible.“Exactly how he’s going to try do that, I don’t know,” McBean said.McBean decided to focus on developing a process to tackle precautionary drinking-water advisories. The idea, he said, is to reduce the number of such advisories that are not related to inadequate water quality.“Across all Canadian communities, 78 per cent of boil-water advisories were issued on a precautionary basis due to problems with drinking water equipment or processes,” the study says.Those problems, McBean said, often do not mean a change in water quality but a boil-water advisory will nonetheless remain in effect until conditions return to normal. And water testing, especially for remote communities, takes a long time with samples being shipped off to laboratories hundreds of kilometres away, he said.Real-time monitoring systems, McBean suggests, can deal with the matter.There are sensors that monitor attributes that include water temperature, pH levels, and water turbidity — with alerts that can be sent in real-time to an operator who can then act swiftly on that information.“Reliance upon real-time monitoring is an option for early identification of problems that can help to reduce both the frequency and duration of drinking-water advisories, and alert operators to problems about which they might not have been aware,” said the research paper.The study notes that some reserves have implemented real-time monitoring pilot projects. The federal government invested in such a project in 57 First Nations in Alberta in 2012, and several Ontario First Nations that were on boil-water advisories for about 1,000 days over the past 10 years have benefited from a real-time water monitoring system implemented in 2013, the paper said.McBean acknowledged, however, that real-time monitoring is not a panacea. Water treatment plant employees interviewed for the study said they appreciated the new technology but many operators interviewed expressed concern about the security of the data and a general distrust of a third party “big brother” watching over the communities.One community member, according to the paper, noted: “I would be concerned about who has access to this information, how it might be used, and whether it would be used against (the community).”Real-time monitoring also requires training, which some are averse to, the paper said. And if the quality of the water going into the system is inadequate or the infrastructure is poor, real-time monitoring is irrelevant until those problems are first solved, McBean said.McBean acknowledged that his suggestion of real-time monitoring was one part of the solution but noted that eliminating boil-water advisories is essential, whether it’s by 2021 as Trudeau has promised, or at a later date.“You cannot live without water. That’s obvious, but it’s important to remember for those of us who have good drinking water,” McBean said. “We’ve got to do it. The question is how can we do it? I hope this method is a start.”last_img read more

Spiraling violence claims hundreds of lives in Somalia – UN refugee agency

Continued fighting, which broke out on 7 May in several parts of north-west Mogadishu between Government forces and the opposition Al-Shabaab and Hisb-ul-Islam, “is leaving a trail of civilian casualties, destruction and renewed displacement,” William Spindler, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.Since violence broke out last month, the agency estimates that over 160,000 people have been driven to other parts of Somalia or to neighbouring nations, with some 26,000 uprooted between 19 and 22 June alone.Most of the internally displaced persons (IDPs), numbering nearly 50,000, have moved to safer areas within Mogadishu or to makeshift camps on the capital’s outskirts. A further 45,000 people have fled towards the so-called Afgooye corridor 30 kilometres south-east of Mogadishu, joining 400,000 other IDPs who have been displaced since 2007.Some of the newly displaced are families who had recently returned to the capital after a period of relative peace in the first quarter of this year, Mr. Spindler said.“Many IDPs tell stories of hardship and suffering as they try to flee the embattled Somali capital,” he added, noting that most people escaping the clashes are leaving on minibuses, whose drivers are charging $250 or more, carrying 20 people on average.According to UNHCR’s local partners, a mother of six who had left Mogadishu said it took her nine days to reach Afmadow, 400 kilometres west of the capital, with transporters taking her money and leaving her family stranded along the route.“The deteriorating security situation has sharply reduced deliveries of desperately needed humanitarian aid to the displaced in and around Mogadishu,” the agency’s spokesperson said, adding that UNHCR partners, which are providing emergency aid to IDPs, are facing growing security problems.Neighbouring Kenya is seeing numbers of Somalis crossing the border increase. Since the start of the year, 38,000 new refugees – virtually all of them from Somalia – have arrived. The Dabaab camp, the largest in the world, is currently home to nearly 300,000 people, three times the number it is intended to hold.More than $4 million has been allocated from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to alleviate overcrowding and assist Somali refugees at Kenyan camps, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.Last week, the Security Council voiced its concern at the situation in Somalia, reiterating its support for the Transitional Federal Government, its efforts to achieve peace, security and reconciliation in Somalia through the UN-facilitated Djibouti process, which aided the formation of the new government in February, as well as the creation of a newly-expanded Parliament and election of President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed. 26 June 2009The United Nations refugee agency today voiced its grave concern over the escalating violence and worsening displacement crisis in the Somali capital, where local hospitals report that over 250 civilians have been killed and nearly 1,000 others wounded since fighting erupted last month. read more

Skype for Windows Phone goes gold

first_imgAfter a two-month beta period, the time has finally come for Skype to make its official debut in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Its arrival is an important one — not just because Microsoft acquired Skype a while back and you’d expect to find their apps running on their own mobile OS. It’s also important because it ticks off one more box on the list of big-name apps that were available for everything except Windows Phone.While Skype should run on just about any device with Windows Phone 7.5 or better installed, the team offers up a list of “certified” phones. It includes the Nokia Lumia 900, 800, and 710 (no surprise given the company’s unique arrangement with Microsoft), the HTC Titan and Radar, and the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash. Bad news for those of you who were considering making the move from a featurephone to an entry-level smartphone: devices like the upcoming Nokia Lumia 610 won’t be able to run Skype. 256MB of RAM just won’t cut it.The first stable release of Skype for Windows Phone packs all the important features you’d expect, including chat and video calling (provided you own a second-gen device with a front-facing camera). Users can also place calls to toll-free numbers without having Skype credit on their accounts, manage contacts, and participate in group audio calls. One thing the app doesn’t do is run in the background — a bit of a downer, since that means you can only receive calls or chats from your friends when Skype is active.You can, however, switch between a video call and a chat session while you’re using Skype. A badge appears in the video window when you’ve got a new incoming message, and you can tap it to make sure you don’t ignore something important.More at Skypelast_img read more

Médecins généralistes vers une consultation à 23 euros

first_imgMédecins généralistes : vers une consultation à 23 euros ?Quatre syndicats de médecins, représentant 65% des généralistes, demandent une augmentation de leur tarification de un euro dès ce lundi 1er février. Le prix de la consultation attendrait ainsi 23 euros.Le 1er juillet 2007, la consultation chez un médecin généraliste passait à 22 euros. Cependant, quatre syndicats de généralistes exigent à nouveau une augmentation de leur tarification de un euro.À lire aussiUn site internet pour mieux choisir ses consultations médicales Ils comptent mettre dès aujourd’hui ce tarif en application, l’estimant plus en adéquation avec leur récente requalification. En effet, ils peuvent bénéficier du statut de spécialiste depuis 2007, et espèrent ainsi profiter d’une tarification plus élevée. De plus, ils assument de plus en plus de responsabilités, malgré une tarification parmi les plus basses de la médecine.Selon les syndicats, cette augmentation permettrait l’implantation de cabinets médicaux dans des zones où ils se font rares.Cependant, l’Assurance maladie a insisté sur le fait que la consultation chez un généraliste était fixée à 22 euros et que les médecins ne suivant pas cette règle risquaient des sanctions en particulier la fin de la prise en charge de leurs cotisations sociales par la Sécu.Le 29 janvier 2010 à 11:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

FanMade Voldemort Origin Story Brings the Magic

first_imgStay on target More than 20 years after Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger entered the pop culture zeitgeist, the magical world of Hogwarts continues to captivate audiences of all ages.Case in point: Fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir has garnered more than 7 million YouTube views since its debut on Jan. 13.The 52-minute prequel focuses on Harry’s nemesis, Lord Voldemort (a.k.a. Tom Marvolo Riddle), a half-blood wizard considered the most powerful and dangerous dark sorcerer of all time.Tom Riddle (Stefano Rossi) finally gets an origin story (via Tryangle Films)Released over the weekend by Italian studio Tryangle Films, the video is a non-commercial production not affiliated with movie studio Warner Bros. or author J.K. Rowling.Writer/director Gianmaria Pezzato and producer Stefano Prestia last year teased the film in two short trailers, highlighting some very impressive VFX and a compelling storyline.Origins of the Heir, completed on a €15,000 ($18,350) budget, tells a dark, twisty tale of Tom Riddle, from his school days as Slytherin head boy to his early career as He Who Must Not Be Named.The idea, according to Tryangle Films, is to highlight “the psychological complexity of Tom Riddle before he became known as Voldemort.”“The movie follows the part of his life that has mostly been left out in the official movies of the saga,” Pezzato and Prestia said.It’s hard to separate the acting from dodgy voiceover work, and I nearly laughed out loud at a few questionable lines. (And what the fork is up with Sigurdsson’s goth guise?) But overall, the origin story is engaging and exciting.Tom Riddle actor Stefano Rossi does some light reading on set (via Tryangle Films)If you’re craving some Potter-related entertainment ahead of this year’s controversial Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald—or just have an hour to spare during a particularly slow day at the office—tune in to this fan-made flick.The Italian cast consists of a whole lot of nobodies—at least across the pond. Stefano Rossi (Tom Riddle) and Andrea Baglio (Wiglaf Sigurdsson) appeared in a handful of (mostly Italian) projects since 2007, and English actors Rorie Stockton (Lazarus Smith voice) and Mitchell Thornton (Tom Riddle voice) are slowly building their resumes.For everyone else, this is their first IMDb credit. Catholic School Bans ‘Harry Potter’ Books Because SpellsToy Tuesday: The Best Animal Toys center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Peugeot camps tiny with two capable compact camper vans

first_img Phys.org, 2015 The iBox kitchen includes a dual-burner stove, slide-out for small fridge, sink and storage drawers. The sink can collapse and fold flat against the face of the kitchen, providing access to the worktop next to the stove. The deployable faucet is attached to a 70-cm (28-in) hose, allowing it to work as a shower and sprayer.Inside, the bed deploys quickly to fill out the width of the cabin with a 140 x 192-cm (55 x 76-in) mattress.Peugeot’s announcement doesn’t list pricing for either of these camper van models, but Irmscher prices the full Traveller-compatible iBox kit (kitchen and fold-out bed, fridge sold separately) at €4,707 (approx. US$5,225). Listings for Alpin Campers show pricing starting around €29,600 (US$32,850) for a new Nissan NV200 camper van.We’ll be stopping by Peugeot’s booth at this year’s Caravan Salon to get more details about these two vans and to see the variety of other Peugeot-based motorhomes it’ll have on display.Source: Peugeot Germany Google Analytics settings Alpin Camper uses the same general layout in the Partner as it does with other small vans, setting an extendable sofa opposite a kitchen block. That sofa pulls out into a bed with very cozy 112 x 195-cm (44 x 77-in) dimensions. Below the sofa, two under-seat storage drawers offer space for clothing and other belongings, while the frontmost drawer is actually a small compressor fridge. Across the aisle, the passenger-side kitchen block includes a cartridge stove and a sink hooked to fresh and waste water tanks. The conversion even includes a parking heater with LCD temperature control.Peugeot will host the public world premiere of the Partner Alpin camper van at the Caravan Salon, which begins on August 30.Moving up in van size but down in interior living space, Peugeot will also be showing a Traveller converted by way of the Ischer iBox plug-and-play camper module. A rebranded variant of the Czech-designed Egoé Nest, the iBox packs a fold-out bed atop a slide-out kitchen box, offering an easy way to repurpose van into road trip-ready camper van. We recommend Peugeot, Mitsubishi team up on electric vehicle project The simple Irmscher iBox turns the Peugeot Traveller into a camper van for under €5,000Jast Photography Yes No Peugeot plans US return 30 years after exit David E. Lanfear, MD, myCME, 2019 Phys.org, 2010 Innovative HF Delivery Models: Putting Patients at the Center of Carecenter_img Powered by Phys.org Implement use of shared decision-making tools to help patients with HF identify treatment strategies that align with their preferences, values, and goals Seven sustainability lessons we can all learn from backpackers While Citroën seduces motorcyclists with its big, cavernous Biker Solution camper vans, sister brand Peugeot is busy appealing more to frugal, efficient nomads. At this year’s Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, Peugeot will be putting the focus on compact but livable camper vans. Both the Partner Alpin Camper and Irmscher Traveller capitalize on efficient, space-saving layouts to offer cozy living in the great outdoors.Bavaria’s Alpin Camper does conversion work on the VW T6, a mid-size van, but its real bread and butter is mini-campervans based on small vans like the VW Caddy and Nissan NV200. It’s even made an all-electric mini-campervan out of the Nissan e-NV200.The latest clay from which Alpin molds a habitable sculpture is the new Peugeot Partner. You may have missed it, but Peugeot debuted the new Partner panel van in 2018, a few months after the Geneva Motor Show debut of the new Rifter passenger van and flashy Rifter 4×4 off-road camper van concept. The Partner/Rifter is the smallest model in Peugeot’s van lineup, measuring between 440 and 475 cm (173 and 187 in), which happens to be right in Alpin’s wheelhouse. I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Privacy policy Erica Spatz, myCME, 2019 myCME Clinical Convergence®: The Learning Pathway in Atopic Dermatitis: Maximizing Positive Outcomes for Your Patientslast_img read more

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first_img News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | June 25, 2012 2012 Best in KLAS Awards Released for Radiation Therapy Systems News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more June 25, 2012 — KLAS released the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure report, which details what end-users think about radiation therapy systems from specific vendors. The 2012 report recognized the Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion.Ratings for the top products were as follows:1. Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion          93.92. Elekta Elekta Synergy                                  87.13. Elekta Elekta Infinity                                   85.44. Varian TrueBeam                                        85.15. TomoTherapy Hi-Art                                  84.06. Accuray CyberKnife System                        83.97. Varian Trilogy                                           80.38. Varian Clinac iX                                        78.9 News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The Best in KLAS awards are based solely on the data from customers who provide feedback with an eye toward ultimately improving healthcare through better technology. The awards recognize vendors that offer excellent service and meet provider needs with product functionality. This report includes a total of 3,765 provider evaluations, including interviews with hospital and clinic executives, administrators, physicians, nurses, clinicians, directors and managers interacting with healthcare equipment and infrastructure solutions.For more information: www.KLASresearch.com  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion was recognized as the top product in the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards for radiation therapy systems. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Related Content Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communicationslast_img read more

INFINITT PACS wins KLAS Category Leader in PACS

first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more The 2019 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services report, published Jan. 31, 2019, ranks healthcare IT software and services vendors across numerous market segments based on interviews with healthcare providers. In this year’s report, INFINITT PACS ranked No. 1 Category Leader in PACS Community Hospital and #1 Category Leader in PACS Imaging Centers/Ambulatory market segments.INFINITT PACS, introduced to the market in 1997, is one of several products that make up INFINITT’ S Enterprise Imaging solution. INFINITT also offers a powerful Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) that manages DICOM and non-DICOM images and data, and helps reduce storage and management costs through consolidation. “INFINITT takes pride in these awards as they reflect the voice of our customers,” said David Smarro, president and CEO of INFINITT North America. “We value our customers’ feedback and we’re gratified to know they appreciate our efforts to provide superior products and services.”INFINITT stands out as one of the few vendors that develop their own technology rather than obtaining it through acquisition. This gives INFINITT a distinct advantage when it comes to support, integration and ongoing product development. INFINITT products are known for their performance, stability, intuitive user interface and innovation.You can view the entire 2019 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report here. For more information: www.infinittna.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share BERLIN — A strike by security staff at eight German airports on Tuesday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travellers.The ver.di union called on staff at airports including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen to walk off the job between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time (0100 and 1900 GMT).In Frankfurt alone where more than 1,000 security staff were participating in the strike, 570 flights were cancelled and that across Germany up to 220,000 passengers may be affected.“Air traffic is severely affected,” ver.di’s Benjamin Roscher in Frankfurt told the German news agency DPA.“We hope that the employers will finally be responsive to our demands.”Frankfurt is the main hub for Germany’s biggest airline, Lufthansa. The airline said earlier that passengers with a flight from Frankfurt can rebook for free onto another flight until Jan. 20.Ver.di said it is still waiting for employers to increase the pay of 23,000 security staff conducting checks and is demanding that their hourly rates rises to 20 euros ($23.10).More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksEmployers association BDLS says this could amount to a 30-per cent increase in some cases.“Again, the trade dispute is being carried out on the backs of hundreds of thousands of passengers, the airlines and many other companies belonging to the German tourism industry,” said Michael Rabe, the general secretary of the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry.Last week, strikes across Germany resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Tags: Aiport, Berlin, Germany, Strike Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos Tuesday, January 15, 2019 last_img read more

Personal Income Plunges in January Spending Up

first_img Personal income dropped $505.5 billion, or 3.6 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) fell $491.4 billion, or 4.0 percent, in January, the “”Bureau of Economic Analysis””:http://bea.gov/newsreleases/national/pi/2013/pdf/pi0113.pdf (BEA) reported Friday.[IMAGE]Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $18.2 billion, or 0.2 percent in January. In December, personal income increased $353.4 billion, or 2.6 percent, DPI increased $325.7 billion, or 2.7 percent, and PCE increased $14.8 billion, or 0.1 percent, based on revised estimates.The income drop was steeper than the 2.1 percent decline economists had expected. December’s income had been artificially inflated by special corporate dividend payouts in anticipation of changes in individual income tax rates, which were tied into negotiations to avoid the “”fiscal cliff.”” At the same time, January’s disposable income reflected the expiration of the two-year payroll tax holiday.The increase in spending was in line with economist forecasts.[COLUMN_BREAK]In January, dividend payments fell $362 billion or 34.8 percent. At the same time though, wages and salaries dropped $43 billion, all in the private sector. Government transfer payments–including Social Security payment and unemployment insurance compensation–rose $6.7 billion, half of which was Social Security as new cost-of-living adjustments kicked in January 1.The $18 billion monthly increase in personal spending was slightly higher than the $15 billion jump in December.Virtually all of the increase in spending came for services, which rose $28 billion. Purchase of non-durable goods in January was flat to December, and the purchase of durable goods–usually a sign of confidence because those purchases are funded by borrowing–fell $10 billion. Personal interest payments (non-real estate related) rose $3.6 billion in January, the first month-over-month increase since September, largely because of December durables purchases. As spending grew faster than income in January, personal savings fell from $797 billion in December to $284 billion in January, and the savings rate declined to 2.4 percent from 6.4 in December.Inflation, as measured by personal consumption expenditures–considered the Federal Reserve’s favored gauge–remained tame, dropping to 1.2 percent (year-over-year increase) from 1.4 percent in December. Core inflation (excluding food and energy) was 1.3 percent, down from 1.4 percent in December._Hear Mark Lieberman Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 8:45 a.m. and again at 11:45 a.m. EST._ March 1, 2013 393 Views Personal Income Plunges in January, Spending Up Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Economic Analysis Consumer spending Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Personal income Processing Service Providers 2013-03-01 Mark Liebermancenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

Craftsman Style Homes Cost a Premium

first_img Amenities Craftsman Style Farmhouse Home Home Shoppers Homebuyers HOUSING markets Offers Zillow 2018-05-02 Radhika Ojha Craftsman Style Homes Cost a Premium in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Many dreamy-eyed millennials are entering the housing market with their sights set on farmhouse and craftsman style homes, but they may have to pay a price for their sense of style. Entry-level homes described as “craftsman” or mentioning farmhouse style characteristics come at a premium, according to a study released Wednesday by RealEstate.com. RealEstate.com, a Zillow Group brand focused on assisting first-time homebuyers, analyzed millions of descriptions of entry-level homes to determine which features cost homebuyers the most. Homes priced in the bottom third of the market are considered “entry-level.” Making up 42 percent of homebuyers and 71 percent of first-time buyers, millennials are beginning to have “an increasingly notable impact on the market,” according to RealEstate.com. In the entry-level sector, “craftsman” homes sold for 34 percent more than other comparable homes without the “craftsman” designation between 2016 and 2017. Starter homes with “coffered ceilings” or “clawfoot tubs” came at a 29 percent premium, according to the analysis. Other high-value features or descriptors included “mid-century,” “in-law,” “landscape/path/outdoor/deck lighting,” “exposed beam or ceiling,” “farmhouse sink,” and “wainscot.” All of these features came at a premium between 25 and 30 percent in the entry-level sector of the market. Buyers in the top tier of the housing market also paid more for these features, but the premiums were lower on a percentage basis. “Craftsman” and “coffered ceilings” bumped prices for high-end homes up by 20 percent. Homebuyers in the top tier prioritized “outdoor kitchens,” which came at a 28 percent premium, and “heated floor; radiant heat,” which cost buyers 25 percent more. While style was clearly a priority among homebuyers shopping for lower-priced homes, energy efficiency may be the most coveted feature. In the low-priced home sector, solar panels came at the ultimate premium, selling for 40 percent more than homes without. Homebuyers in the top tier paid just 13 percent more for solar panels. “In today’s competitive housing market, understanding what homes may command a premium or attract multiple offers can be hugely beneficial to buyers,” said Jeremy Wacksman, Chief Marketing Officer at Zillow Group. With nearly a quarter of homes selling for more than their asking price in 2017, according to research from Zillow, Wacksman urges home shoppers to “keep in mind which features or amenities matter most to you in a home.”“While a farmhouse sink or butcher block counters may appeal to many millennials and first-time buyers, not everyone may want to pay the premium those features may command,” he continued.center_img May 2, 2018 612 Views Sharelast_img read more

So why the need to increase its DMC presence Our

first_imgSo why the need to increase its DMC presence?“Our DMCs are what I call the ‘secret essence’ of Abercrombie & Kent. They are able to deliver the highest possible service and the highest possible attention to detail that our clients want. We cover the last mile and without those DMCs, we cannot deliver to our standard in that country. So it’s important that we really spread that coverage as fast as we can,” Kent said. Destinations on the radar include Colombia, Bolivia and Mongolia.In the cruise space, Abercrombie & Kent has established strong ties with Ponant for its ocean cruising program, and the luxury cruise visionary, Lefebvre, said that arrangement “will continue”. He added that A&K will now look to further develop its successful river cruise program, saying it will be expanded.Questioned where he views river cruise growth opportunities, Kent told LATTE that a new boat is already being built in Egypt, adding that “we’re trying to build another boat on the Yangtze River, we’ll look at the Amazon, we can look at the Mekong, but not Europe. We like off-the-beaten-track, experiential-type places. We’re not going to compete with Viking. They are such a great company.”Lefebvre added: “With 70 ships in European waters it would be impossible to compete.”Elsewhere in Abercrombie & Kent’s portfolio, the new partnership will provide opportunities to expand its “new project”, Wings Over the World. Complementing A&K’s private jet Around the World itineraries, the Wings Over the World program is more destination-specific and incorporates a private plane for travel within a country or region, such as India, China, Europe and Australia. “We are very excited about that program,” Kent said.Abercrombie & Kent Regional Managing Director of Australia/APAC, Sujata Raman, told LATTE she was excited about the new strategic partnership.“I believe it means that A&K is going to grow even faster, with some existing areas further to be developed.”Raman said she expects the alliance will see an expanded reach into expedition cruising.“That would certainly be a very logical mix, and I think we’ll probably be consolidating our global footprint in terms of having more offices open up around the world, and that really means for Australians, we can deliver the level of A&K service in more destinations and more experiences.”Kent and Lefebvre expect approval for their partnership will take “a couple of months”.Go back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterThis week saw the announcement that Abercrombie & Kent’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, Geoffrey Kent, had forged ties with Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of Heritage group and the Executive Chairman of Silversea Cruises, to jointly acquire 100% of Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies from Zhonghong Holding. LATTE spoke directly with Kent and Lefebvre from A&K’s Chicago head office to learn more about the venture.The businessmen and visionaries have held ongoing discussions for 30 years, but when Abercrombie & Kent’s Chinese owners, Zhonghong Holdings, suffered “financial difficulties” more recently, those talks became more serious “after the summer”.Both men live in the same country, Monaco, and according to Kent, “see each other all the time”. Kent was also a founding member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), sits on its Executive Committee and was Chairman of the organisation for six years. Lefebvre was also Vice Chairman of the WTTC, so the duo has had many dealings together in the past.Lefebvre told LATTE that many people were courting Kent to partner with him for the takeover from Zhonghong Holdings, “but at the end, I succeeded”.“I managed to convince Geoffrey that I was the best partner for him for the next phase of Abercrombie & Kent,” he said.Kent said: “I couldn’t be more happy. Here’s somebody who is a visionary, he started Silversea Cruises which is a huge success. We think alike and we’re going to really build Abercrombie & Kent into more of a powerhouse than it already is.”Their strategic alliance will see A&K “grow faster” and expanded into new areas and markets.“Experiential travel and adventure are what people want now. It’s a growing market and popular in regions such as the UK, Australia and the United States, but it is growing all over the world. I saw that with Silversea when we entered the expedition cruising market, it boomed,” Lefebvre said.Currently, A&K has 55 Destination Marketing Companies [DMCs] in over 30 countries, has its flagship Sanctuary Retreats luxury African safari and river cruise brand and its global tour operating company. According to Kent, the new venture will see Abercrombie & Kent expand its DMC business “at the rate of probably five to 10 a year”, and in the touring space, “probably make some acquisitions in Europe and expand our reach there.”“Ultimately we want to expand our outgoing business in Australia by double,” Kent added.Lefebvre added: “When I look at the distribution in Australia, I assume it should be much bigger.”last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email People attend the Hay Festival in Hay on Wye, Wales, Saturday June 1, 2019. At Britain’s leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety. Fifty shades of worry, about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit, dominated this year’s Hay Festival, an annual carnival of ideas held in Hay-on-Wye, a tiny Welsh town with 2,000 residents and 20 bookshops. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless) UK’s anxiety takes centre stage at Hay ideas festival by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Jun 3, 2019 3:05 am PDT HAY-ON-WYE, Wales — At Britain’s leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety.Fifty shades of worry —about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit — dominated the Hay Festival this year. The event is an annual carnival of ideas held amid sheep-studded green hills in Hay-on-Wye, a tiny Welsh town with about 2,000 residents and close to 20 bookshops.With Britain’s departure from the European Union in limbo, its population split, its politicians deadlocked — and divisive U.S. President Donald Trump in Britain on Monday for a state visit — many of the 600 authors and 100,000 audience members were asking where things went wrong, and what can be done about it.“I used to think ‘the Brits are so calm when they talk about politics. They don’t get angry,’” Turkish-British novelist Elif Shafak told an audience in Hay, 150 miles (240 kilometres) northwest of London. “I no longer think that way. Brexit literally broke the political narrative here and brought to the surface a much more toxic form of politics.”The festival, which ended Sunday, draws novelists, poets, scientists and politicians, and was famously dubbed the “Woodstock of the mind” by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. It’s an annual indicator of what’s on the mind of a large and largely liberal chunk of Britain. This year, the bestselling book in the onsite bookshop was “Heroic Failure,” an evisceration of Brexit failures by Irish journalist Fintan O’Toole.Britain’s 2016 decision to quit the European Union created a deep fault-line between the 48% of voters who wanted remain in the European Union and the 52% who voted to leave. Three years on, Britain’s politicians have failed to agree on exit terms, the country is still in the bloc, and voters on both sides are angry. The words “traitor” and “betrayal” are shouted and shared on social media in what often feels like a bad-tempered dialogue.“We have half the country who think the other half are idiots,” said British historian Peter Frankopan, whose book “The New Silk Roads” charts the growing power of Asia. “One of the challenges is how you blend those perspectives. How do you sit in the middle?”The depth of the political chaos has come as a surprise, even to the experts. American historian Jared Diamond, whose latest book examines nations under pressure in his latest book “Upheaval – How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change,” told his audience at Hay that he originally planned to include a chapter on Britain, a country long regarded as a stable leading democracy.“It was going to be a happy-ending chapter,” he said, about how Britain in the late 20th century overcame a crisis over its loss of empire “by finding a new identity in joining the European Union.”The 2016 Brexit referendum made him reconsider that thesis. Diamond said that at the moment, he’d hesitate to write about Britain at all.“Things are changing so fast with Brexit anything I wrote a week ago would be out of date,” he said.As it stands, Britain is due to leave the EU on Oct. 31, the delayed departure date set by the bloc amid political deadlock in London. Prime Minister Theresa May has given up trying to get her unpopular divorce deal approved by Parliament and will step down as Conservative Party leader on Friday.Most of the more than a dozen contenders to replace her have vowed to take Britain out of the bloc, even without a deal. Pro-EU Britons — along with most economists — say that would plunge the country into recession. But many Brexit supporters believe the only alternative is being stuck in the EU indefinitely.The deep division over Brexit looks to be transforming British politics. Last month’s European Parliament elections saw voters desert the Conservatives and main opposition Labour — the two parties that tried and failed to find a compromise EU divorce deal — for the newly formed Brexit Party and the fervently pro-EU Liberal Democrats.Several speakers searched for antidotes for the poison tainting Britain’s body politic.David Lammy, a lawmaker with the left-of-centre opposition Labour Party, lamented “this civil conflict in Britain that is making us navel-gaze at ourselves and not look outward into the world.”His solutions included people’s assemblies to find a way forward on Brexit, and a written constitution — something Britain famously lacks — “to get serious about who we are.”Shafak said people should ignore their Brexit fatigue and start listening to one another.“I don’t have to agree with Brexit, but I need to understand why people voted Brexit,” she said.___Follow Jill Lawless on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JillLawlessJill Lawless, The Associated Presslast_img read more