6 Lies About Success

first_imgThere are many lies about success. It’s easy to believe these lies, and doing so will distort your perception of what real success is.It’s all about the money. Success isn’t all about the money, even though that is what some people believe success to be. It isn’t about money, even though that is how the media portrays success. There are plenty of people with money that aren’t successful when measured on any other scale. No one would call Mother Theresa or Gandhi failures, even though they wouldn’t fare well on this scale. It’s not money.It’s not about not having money. If success isn’t only about money, money is a scorecard of sorts. It is a reflection of the value that you create. Money provides you with security, experiences, and choices. Money also allows you to give back at a greater level. Not having any money doesn’t guarantee that you are successful, and there are plenty of people with no money who also aren’t successful on any other scale. It’s not about not having money.It’s about being popular. Some people with a measure of fame are perceived to be successful. And on that one measure, you might believe that they are successful. But fame is no indication of success either. Many of the people with names that are well-recognized are not successful when measured another way. It’s not fame.It’s about being beautiful on the outside. There are people who are beautiful on the outside that are hideous on the inside. Time destroys physical beauty. Time destroys one’s athletic prowess, too. But time can never destroy true success. It’s not physical beauty.It’s about being smart. Some of the smartest people you will ever meet will also be horrible to other human beings. They might have parchment, prizes, and awards for their intellectual prowess, but none of those prove success outside of a very, very narrow measurement. It’s not intellect.It’s about natural talent. Talent is no sign of success. Many of the most talented people never do anything with their talents, and many people with far less talent do more with what little they have. It’s not about having talent.The truth about success is that it is defined by each of us individually. My success is not the same as your success.My success is about living up to my potential, making the contribution I am here to make, and doing something meaningful with my life.Your success is about living up to your potential, making the contribution you are here to make, and doing something meaningful with your life.last_img read more

Gallant stand fails to save Ceres

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Arriving in the city outside Beijing just 12 hours before kickoff due to visa issues, the Busmen showed no fear against the Chinese powerhouse—coping well, too, with the freezing conditions—and even had the match’s first big chance courtesy of Stephan Schrock.Released by a fine ball from Mike Ott, Schrock’s close-range effort was saved by Chinese keeper Zhang Lou in the 13th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Busmen looked the more threatening side in the early minutes, before the strong and powerful Modeste broke the deadlock with a header off a corner kick in the 19th minute.Ott also had a great chance five minutes after the restart when Zhang missed a clearance, before the ball fell to the diminutive Ceres winger, who couldn’t get power on the effort. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Katsuragawa back for Southwoods; Manotoc to miss seniors’ tourney MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Seven minutes later, Modeste made it 2-0, finishing clinically past Toni Doblas after picking up a through ball from Alexandre Pato.Ceres now shifts its attention to the AFC Cup, where the Busmen will face the winner of the playoff between Lao Toyotaand Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia in the group stage on Feb. 13 in Bacolod City. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES A battling performance from Ceres-Negros wasn’t enough to overcome a star-studded Tianjin Quianjian side on Tuesday as the Busmen fell, 2-0, in their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League playoff at Tianjin Olympic Stadium.French striker Anthony Modeste scored a goal in each half as Tianjin clinched a spot in the group stage, while relegating the Philippines Football League champions to the second-tier AFC Cup.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Ain Rasheed Khan presents Calcutta’s Muslim population in stark socio-economic terms

first_imgMuslims at namaaz in A Seventh ManA Seventh Man Produced by the West Bengal GovernmentScript, music and direction: Ain Rasheed KhanGhazals, courtesans, costumes and chandeliers – such is the make-believe stuff on which the Muslim theme in the Indian cinema is generally built. From Pakeezah to Umrao Jaan, it is,Muslims at namaaz in A Seventh ManA Seventh Man Produced by the West Bengal GovernmentScript, music and direction: Ain Rasheed KhanGhazals, courtesans, costumes and chandeliers – such is the make-believe stuff on which the Muslim theme in the Indian cinema is generally built. From Pakeezah to Umrao Jaan, it is the same sickening tale of misrepresentation of a community as stereotypes in the entertainment industry.M.S. Sathyu’s Garm Hawa, made in the ’60s, was the first major deviation from the beaten trail. But it was a flash in the pan that gleamed in isolation until this year, with Sagar Sarhadi’s excellent film, Bazaar.However, the handling of the Muslim theme in documentary cinema does not suffer from such handicaps. Ain Rasheed Khan, who is a former chief of the detective department of Calcutta Police, has made this moving anthropological study of the Muslims in Calcutta with the relentlessly scrutinising eye of an investigator trying to discover a pattern in a random mosaic of cases.The compact-as-a-sonnet 40-minute documentary presents the city’s Muslim population in stark socio-economic terms, without the addition of any artistic frill. With 14.6 per cent of the city’s population, every seventh man in Calcutta is a Muslim. And, mostly rotting away in their ghettos, they are possibly a half of the urban poor.Imperious Contempt: Khan’s searching camera finds curious textures in the weather-beaten faces of Muslim workers slogging away at tailoring workshops, bakeries, eating houses, automobile garages and printing works.It pans across scores of historical paintings – of Attkins and Doyley, Daniel and Zofany – to zero in on the ubiquitous Mohamedan slave-boy, the khitmutgar, the odd man in a fez cap – drawn in appropriately reduced size to express imperious contempt – who had the temerity to challenge the company’s rule and, hence, bore the brunt of retribution.advertisementFrom the squalor of the Muslim slums of Rajabazar, Khan loops backward to history, and shows Calcutta as a stifling graveyard of Muslim power. Wajed Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Oudh, found refuge in Calcutta after the British had annexed his kingdom. Tipu Sultan’s children were interned and kept in the city. For the nawabs of Dacca, Bogra and Murshidabad, Calcutta was the inevitable last destination.Maybe Khan wanted to portray a 200-year-long process of decline, but his cameos of present-day Calcutta Muslims raise quite a few unanswered questions. It shows the Muslims as some sort of an atavistic group, a community that has nearly lost its power to adapt itself to changes in social attitudes and technology.The Muslim boatman in Khan’s film does not know how to combat the challenge of steam barges; the Muslim bangle-maker cannot switch over to mechanised plastic moulding; the zari-maker is unable to re-employ his craftsmanship in other areas when popular taste changes.The film comes to life in a few neatly-shot sequences of frenzy, such as at the soccer field when the Mohammedan Sporting Club enthrals its supporters; at the Muharram celebration with its deep undertone of guilt and violence; and at a qawwali show where a fanatic hysterically gyrates to the tune of ‘Allah-hu-Allah’.It avoids going deeper into the quake-prone zone of Hindu-Muslim relations, but provides in exchange an eminently credible hypothesis that communal harmony can be achieved only at work-places and that human sweat is the best glue that can keep communities together.The film achieves a fast editing pace, almost like a sitar rhapsody, but never lets attention flag. It does not ‘fake’ a single shot, which is the best compliment that can be paid to any Indian documentary.last_img read more

PBA D-League: Petron-Letran halts Ironcon-UST’s unbeaten run

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alvin Pasaol took over for the Knights in the final 3:12 of the game, scoring eight of Petron-Letran’s final 16 points.He finished with 27 points and eight rebounds but it was Jerrick Balanza who led all scorers for the Knights with a season-high 34 points with nine rebounds and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Knights also bounced back from their 83-64 loss to Cignal-Ateneo last week and improved to a 4-2 record in the Aspirants Group while the Growling Tigers dropped to 4-1 after their four-game winning start.“I told my team before the game that we joined this league to beat these kinds of teams especially those who have yet to lose,” said Petron-Letran head coach Bonnie Tan. “At least this game showed us that we can bounce back.” Kemba Walker gets 43 in possible Charlotte farewell as Hornets eliminated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Jeremiah Taladua came off the bench for the Knights and poured in 13 points and grabbed four rebounds while Renato Ular had himself an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double.Soulemane Chabi Yo led the Growling Tigers with 25 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks while Brent Paraiso had 17 points, five rebounds, and two assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Petron-Letran put a stop to Ironcon-University of Santo Tomas’ winning run with a convincing 114-101 win in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

IPL 2017, SRH vs KKR: Kolkata knock defending champions out in rain-curtailed eliminator

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir led from the front to knock defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a seven-wicket win and made it to the Qualifier 2 in a rain-interrupted eliminator clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.KKR will take on Mumbai Indians on Friday at the same venue.Chasing 48 to win in six overs after rain and wet outfield ate up a large chunk of playing time, forcing Duckworth-Lewis method to come into play, Gambhir steadied the ship after KKR were 12/3 at one stage with an unbeaten 19-ball 32.Ishank Jaggi, playing his first match, was not out on five.At the start, Chris Lynn was on the money right away, smacking Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a six in the first ball he faced.But the second ball saw the destructive Australian get out after replays showed Lynn had edged to wicketkeeper Naman Ojha off a Bhuveshwar near-yorker.Yusuf Pathan, promoted up the order to score at a brisk pace, lasted just one delivery before he was run out. Robin Uthappa did not last long too, holing out to Shikhar Dhawan at deep mid wicket off Chris Jordan’s bowling.Earlier, KKR rode on a superlative show by their bowlers to restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to 128/7 in 20 overs.None of the Hyderabad batsmen could score a half century, with skipper David Warner managing only 37 off 35 balls as the highest score of the innings.Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/20) was the pick of the bowlers while Umesh Yadav (2/21) continued his good show as the two-time IPL champions made the most of the slow Chinnaswamy wicket to keep Warner and company in check.advertisementCoulter-Nile leaked just three runs from the penultimate over with Trent Boult (1/30) allowing just seven in the final over also taking the wicket of Naman Ojha (16) off the final ball.Hyderabad got off to a sedate start, managing just 30/1 in the Powerplay. In-form Shikhar Dhawan (11; 13b; 1×4) skied a rising Umesh delivery for wicket-keeer Robin Uthappa to pouch the ball.Warner, in red-hot form, found the fence just twice in the first six overs with Dhawan pulling Umesh for another boundary before falling to his India teammate couple of overs later.It took the generally explosive Warner eight overs to hit the first six of the match, punishing a poor Piyush Chawla ball by rocking on to his backfoot and pulling the leg-spinner to deep midwicket. At the halfway stage, the defending champions were 61/1.With Shah Rukh Khan in attendance, the men in purple did well to put a lid on Hyderabad’s run flow.Umesh and Boult bowled brilliantly in the first 10 overs with the pair conceding 16 runs in three overs and 10 runs in two overs respectively.Fit-again Coulter-Nile looked in good shape too, taking the wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (24; 26b; 2×4, 1×6) who hit a good length delivery outside off stump straight to Suryakumar Yadav — playing in place of injured Manish Pandey — at extra cover.In the next over, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla — drafted in for Colin de Grandhomme — scalped the priced wicket of Warner who saw his middle stump uprooted trying to pull a back of a length delivery.Yuvraj Singh (9; 9b; 2×4) struck two good looking boundaries but fell to Umesh’s guile, pulling a bouncer straight down the throat of Piyush at deep square leg.With the ball not coming on to the bat, Hyderabad batsmen could never get going. Vijay Shankar and Naman Ojha eked out an expensive over from Boult taking the Kiwi pacer for 13 runs.But Shankar was out soon with Coulter-Nile taking his wicket only to pull off a superb catch off his own bowling to sent Chris Jordan back in the hut for a golden duck.last_img read more

Emery: PSG deserved to win

first_imgStrasbourg v PSG ‘We deserved to win’ – Emery claims dominant performance despite PSG’s shock loss Sacha Pisani 08:38 12/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) UnaiEmery-cropped Getty Images Strasbourg v PSG Strasbourg PSG Ligue 1 Videos The PSG boss lamented Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Strasbourg after he felt his team created plenty of chances to come away with a victory A disappointed Unai Emery said Paris Saint-Germain deserved to win after the Ligue 1 leaders crashed to a surprise loss at Strasbourg.PSG’s unbeaten season came to a shock end Saturday when they were upstaged 2-1 by Strasbourg at Stade de la Meinau.Kylian Mbappe cancelled out Nuno da Costa’s opener before half-time but PSG came unstuck for the first time since April 30 – a run of 25 matches in all competitions – after Stephane Bahoken restored Strasbourg’s lead past the hour. 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 “We’re disappointed. The team did what they had to to win,” Emery said.”We deserved to win, but that’s football. It’s difficult to keep winning games, to win all the time. During each match, we try to play well and win.”Today, the team created a lot of chances, dominated the game. But with two opportunities, we gave Strasbourg the chance to beat us.”When you look at all the chances we created, you could say that it wasn’t our day.”Is this the goal to end PSG’s unbeaten run?! pic.twitter.com/Ycdl0FNkuB— Goal (@goal) December 2, 2017PSG are nine points clear of reigning champions Monaco atop the table, though Marseille are third and a point further back ahead of their trip to Montpellier Sunday.Brazilian full-back Dani Alves added: “There isn’t much to explain. I think it was a tough day, we were jagged during the match and we paid an expensive price for it.”We didn’t make the goal right away, but it’s things that happen, accidents and some warnings that we can’t think that everything is flowers, sometimes there are road accidents, we’re not going to change anything, just try to improve even more.”last_img read more

IPL 2019: CSK players getting older but wiser too, says Stephen Fleming

first_imgIPL 2019: CSK players getting older but wiser too, says Stephen FlemingChennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said his team players are getting older but wiser as well as the defending champions have started with a bang winning all their matches so far.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 2, 2019 21:23 IST Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is happy that the adage ‘Old is Gold’ fits his team aptly. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said his team players are getting older but wiser tooFleming said it is not tricky to go with a consistent side as the players know the roles they have been picked forFleming feels MS Dhoni has remained pretty much the same over the yearsCliched as it might sound, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is happy that the adage ‘Old is Gold’ fits his team aptly.The defending champions have started with a bang winning all their matches so far and start favourites against the wobbly Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.”They have been around for a lot (of time) and know what to do and they can handle the start of the tournament quite well and it was a case with (Dwayne) Bravo here in Mumbai a year,” Fleming said at the pre-match presser.”Of course, the talk (is) about the team is getting older (but) from my point of view they are little bit wiser 12 months wiser,” Fleming told reporters here.Last year West Indian Bravo had played a match-winning against Mumbai Indians in their lung-opener after he turned the match on its head and the team later went on to win the IPL title.”One of the benefits of maintaining the same side with a little turn-over is that you can start the season little bit ahead of other teams, who have a big-turn-over (change) of players.”Continuity is an important aspect of squad building, said Fleming.”So we turned up with the very much the same team that played the final (last year) apart from one or two injuries. If you are changing only one player, roughly again, it doesn’t have a major impact.””Probably the most important (thing) is that it allows to get into the competition a little-bit quicker. The guys know the roles they have been picked for,” explained Fleming when asked how tricky is to go with a consistent side.advertisementThe former New Zealand skipper was content that experienced players were standing up and the team was winning key moments.”It’s been a good start, would not say that it was dominating performances, but good hard-fought wins. Last game (against Rajasthan Royals), I was pleased with a lot of things.””By no means, we are anywhere near where we want to be but we are just winning key moments with some experienced players standing up, which is a good sign,” Fleming noted.Their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has rolled back the years and has been in prime form. His match-winning unbeaten innings helped CSK to come out of ruble against Rajasthan Royals and they came out triumphant.Asked whether Dhoni has remained the same over the years, Fleming quipped,”He is pretty much. I thought the last innings he played was one of the good ones.””His composure and skills at the end of the innings help us win the game and have been a dominating factor between two teams. His presence is calm, his influence over the team has been consistent over the years,” he said.Also Read | IPL 2019: CSK are not 60 year-olds, we are all 32-35, says Dwayne BravoAlso Read | Watch: CSK players celebrate coach Stephen Fleming’s 46th birthday after beating RRFor 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 bykarishma Tags :Follow Stephen FlemingFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Mumbai Indianslast_img read more

CBI books cop for taking Rs 175L bribe

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked an inspector of the Delhi Police District Investigation Unit (DIU) in a Rs 1.75 lakh bribery case, where the accused officer allegedly promised to get a good chargesheet filed on behalf of the complainant. The probe agency has registered the case against Sharat Kohli, posted in Pitampura, Outer District.According to the CBI’s case against Kohli, the complainant had filed a police complaint regarding a knife attack where he was the victim. The complainant’s case was later transferred to the DIU, where the accused officer was assigned to investigate the matter. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to the complainant, Kohli demanded Rs 1.75 lakh as bribe amount for himself and one public prosecutor. Kohli allegedly said that he will make sure that a solid chargesheet is filed against the complainant’s alleged assailant and that the public prosecutor will also oppose the assailant’s bail plea in another case enthusiastically. The complainant did not want to pay the bribe and hence made a written complaint to the central probe agency.last_img read more

Women leaders at UNhosted forum urge peaceful end to IsraeliPalestinian conflict

3 June 2010Women leaders attending a United Nations-hosted conference in Madrid today called for a just and peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including an end to the three-year-old blockade of the Gaza Strip. The conference, co-hosted by the International Women’s Commission for a Just and Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Peace, was convened in part to mark the 10-year anniversary of the passage of Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.The landmark resolution, adopted by the Council in 2000, stresses the importance of giving women equal participation and full involvement in peace and security matters and the need to increase their role in decision-making.“There are reasons for hope,” Inés Alberdi, Executive Director of the UN Development Fund (UNIFEM), told participants at the opening of the two-day meeting yesterday. “Women in conflict-affected regions worldwide have successfully leveraged support for women’s leadership and inclusion at all stages of conflict resolution and peacebuilding as mandated by UN resolution 1325.”Conference participants, including government leaders and nearly 100 experts on women’s human and political rights and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening joint action in seeking an end to the occupation and achieve a two-State solution, with Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in peace. An urgent priority, according to a news release issued at the end of the conference, was the “pressing need to end the siege on Gaza, which motivated the civilian-led humanitarian flotilla.”On Monday Israel raided a six-ship convoy that was carrying humanitarian goods and activists and heading for Gaza. The attack, which left 10 civilians dead and many wounded, drew international criticism, including from UN officials, as well as a call for an immediate investigation into the incident. Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate and honorary member of the Commission, urged the Israeli and Palestinian participants to see the attack on the flotilla as a tipping point and vastly scale up mobilization for peace, justice and women’s leadership in resolving the conflict.Participants also highlighted, among others, the importance of mobilizing Israeli and Palestinian constituencies and leaders to demand concrete steps towards ending the occupation and achieving a sustainable two-State solution.The Commission, formed in 2005 in an effort to strengthen implementation of resolution 1325, is comprised of Palestinian, Israeli and international women’s leaders and is co-chaired by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Finnish President Tarja Halonen. read more

US factory orders drop 1 per cent in May demand in key

WASHINGTON – Orders to U.S. factories fell in May by the largest amount in three months, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped for a second month.Factory orders declined 1 per cent in May from April, when orders retreated 0.7 per cent, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Orders in a category that serves as a proxy for business investment were down 0.4 per cent.Much of the weakness in May reflected a big 35.3 per cent fall in demand for commercial aircraft. But even outside of the volatile transportation category, orders were up only a tiny 0.1 per cent. The lacklustre showing suggests that manufacturing is still struggling with challenges such as lower energy prices and a strong dollar, which dampens exports.Durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, dropped 2.2 per cent in May, even weaker than a preliminary report last week that had estimated a 1.8 per cent drop. Orders for nondurable goods edged up a slight 0.2 per cent.American factories have struggled this year because a strong dollar has made U.S. goods more expensive overseas, hurting American exports. Falling energy prices have also trigged sharp cutbacks in investment spending by oil companies.Those factors, combined with an unusually harsh winter, sent the economy into reverse in the January-March quarter. But economists are optimistic that economic activity rebounded in the April-June quarter to growth of around 2.5 per cent and will strengthen further in the second half of this year.They expect continued solid gains in employment will boost household incomes and spur stronger consumer spending, which accounts for 70 per cent of economic activity. A separate report Thursday showed that the labour market created a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate dropped to a seven-year low of 5.3 per cent.Giving hope that manufacturing prospects are brightening, the Institute for Supply Management reported Wednesday that its gauge of manufacturing activity rose to 53.5 in June, up from 52.8 in May. The June reading matched January’s level for the highest this year, and it offered evidence that manufacturing growth has accelerated over the past two months. Any reading above 50 signals expansion. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 2, 2015 8:02 am MDT Last Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US factory orders drop 1 per cent in May; demand in key investment category also down read more

Caribbean States lighting path towards sustainable future says UN chief in Barbados

This is a year for global action, with international community in the final stretch of preparing a transformative post-2015 agenda for sustainable development that will be agreed in New York in September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in Bridgetown, where, two decades ago, the Barbados Programme of Action was adopted to tackle vulnerabilities facing small islands. “I want to salute Caribbean countries for taking on ambitious renewable energy targets. By 2020, for example, Barbados will be one of the world’s top five leading users of solar energy on a per capita basis. You are lighting the path to the future,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during a high-level symposium focused on sustainable development in the Caribbean. This meeting was among the UN chief’s first stops in Barbados, where later today he is expected to make opening remarks to the 2015 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, and where tomorrow, he will, among others, hold an interactive dialogue at the University of the West Indies. “Twenty years ago, this very building was the site of the First Global Conference on Small Island Developing States that adopted the Barbados Programme of Action – the first compact between this group and the international community,” he noticed. For small island developing States, Mr. Ban added, this space is “hallowed ground.” Encouraged by the presence of so many leaders of governments, regional and international organizations, the private sector, academia, and civil society, the Secretary-General highlighted the “continuing Caribbean commitment to put our world on a safer, more sustainable and equitable pathway,” a few days from the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “As leaders of some of the most vulnerable countries in the world, you don’t need to be told that our planet is at grave risk. You are on the climate frontlines. You see it every day,” he continued. Convinced that sustainable development and climate change are “two sides of the same coin,” the UN top official went on to say that this generation could be the first to end global poverty, and the last to prevent the worst impacts of global warming “before it is too late.” To get there, he underlined, the international community must make sure that the proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) are “focused, financed and followed up – with real targets, real money and a real determination to achieve them.” Considering these goals as a sort of a “to-do list for people and the planet”, Mr. Ban emphasized that it will take partnerships to make that happen. In that regard, he said, the Third International Conference on Small Islands Developing States in Samoa last year laid a pathway for collective action and success within the post-2015 development agenda. But, as the world prepares for a new sustainability framework and the sustainable development goals, a number of critical partnership areas must be strengthened, in particular the need for capacity building; financing; access to technology; and improved data collection and statistics. Member States also must continue working together to link the global agenda to regional agendas and to deepen regional integration and to address the “unique needs and vulnerabilities” of small island developing states and middle-income countries, such as the debt challenge. “And we need to keep forging the way forward towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathway that will benefit both people and the planet,” the Secretary-General underlined. He gave the assurance that, through the Green Climate Fund, and in working with world leaders, he will continue to insist that small islands and least developed countries are top funding priorities. “My main message to you is to remain fully engaged and keep working with us to strengthen our partnership during this vital year for humanity. Together, we can build a better, more sustainable world, for all.” Later, in an address to an event on ending violence against women, the Secretary-General said the Caribbean has among the highest rates of sexual assault in the world. Three Caribbean countries are in the global top ten for recorded rapes. Moreover, he noted that in the eastern Caribbean, UNICEF estimates that child sexual abuse rates are between 20 and 45 per cent – meaning at least one in five precious children are affected. Most are girls who have no choice but to live close to their attacker. “They desperately need our help. Too many women are afraid to seek help. One study showed that up to two thirds of all victims suffer without ever reporting the crime. I am outraged by this. Shame belongs to the perpetrators – not the victims. We have to change mindsets – especially among men,” declared the UN chief. In that light, he said he was proud to be the first man to sign onto the UN’s HeForShecampaign, and he invited more men to take the HeForShe pledge. “I encourage you to join UNICEF’s End Violence global campaign. And every day, I count on all of you to work for true equality.” In the margins of the 36th meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community in Barbados, the Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Maxine McClean, of Barbados, a country he congratulated for its upcoming leadership of CARICOM. read more

There Is No Presidents Trophy Curse But That May Not Help The

The New York Rangers’ Stanley Cup hopes are officially on life support. New York trails the Washington Capitals 3-1 in the series going into Friday night’s game, and the Rangers have just a 16.5 percent probability of advancing to the Eastern Conference Final if you calculate their odds using each team’s regular-season Simple Rating System (SRS) scores.The Blueshirts’ potential upset loss is particularly significant because they won the Presidents’ Trophy for the 2014-15 season, an award given annually to the team with the NHL’s best regular-season record. By definition, winning the trophy is an accomplishment reserved for great seasons, but there’s also a reputed downside to the honor. The widespread perception around the league is that the Presidents’ Trophy is cursed, its winner having only gone on to hoist Lord Stanley’s Mug eight times in the 28 full seasons since the Presidents’ Trophy was first awarded for the 1985-86 season.And you can change that record to 8-for-29 if the Rangers fall to the Caps.But hockey is a notoriously unpredictable sport. If the competing roles of talent and luck in a team’s record are roughly even over an 82-game regular season, randomness reigns supreme in the playoffs, where even great teams can be beaten in a best-of-seven series if the puck bounces the wrong way a few too many times. Luck may be hockey’s “bullshit dump,” but there’s also no denying that the game is, in many ways, built on a foundation of chaos.Given that, have the Presidents’ Trophy winners really won all that much less than you would expect from teams with their talent levels?As it turns out, not only have they not won less, they’ve actually won slightly more. Specifically, they’ve captured more Cups and more overall playoff series than we’d expect based on their regular-season SRS ratings after simulating the postseason brackets for every year from 1986 to 2014:In fact, Presidents’ Trophy winners have won more playoff series than expected in 41 percent of postseasons since 1986, matching expectations 23 percent of the time and falling short 36 percent of the time.Statistically, then, there’s no significant difference between how much playoff success you would expect Presidents’ Trophy winners to have based on their regular-season performance and how much they actually wound up having.In other words, there is no curse of the President’s Trophy.The Rangers might become the latest regular-season league-leading squad to fall short of the Stanley Cup. But that’s more a testament to their own play — and the chaos of playoff hockey — than any curse hanging over Madison Square Garden. read more

Exclusive Top public school head resigns after year of controversy

first_imgA headmaster at one of Britain’s leading private schools has resigned following a long-running row with parents and former students over his alleged draconian methods.Richard Pleming, who was targeted last year by an online petition to get him sacked at Charterhouse, which costs £12,000 a term, says he is stepping down halfway through the school year to return to teaching.​  The claims in the petition, which were largely made anonymously, were all denied. Former students and teachers claimed Mr Pleming, 54, and his wife Rachel, 51, were disliked by some parents, staff and members of the board of directors. Cricket at Charterhouse School, Surrey Cricket at Charterhouse School, SurreyCredit:Chris Mole/Alamy Last year “Pleming Out” graffiti was reportedly daubed on buildings and several members of staff were said to have walked out over his claimed authoritarian methods – claims which are denied by the school.However, Mr Pleming made no mention of the criticism in his resignation letter yesterday. Instead, he said he had considered his position with his wife while they were on a tour of the Far East.“The trip also gave us an opportunity to reflect on our time at Charterhouse so far and consider our plans for the future,” he said. “The last three years have been very rewarding, but school leadership is an increasingly complex and challenging business, and having been a headmaster for five years now and given the job my all at two different schools, I have come to the conclusion that I want to spend the remainder of my career back where I started.”center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Pleming said he will remain as head until Christmas, “after which Andrew Turner will take on the day-to-day running of the school as acting headmaster, while I will be working on a number of strategic projects for the governors until I depart at the end of CQ17.”He added: “Teaching has always been my first love, and I want to enjoy a few more years in the classroom, engaged in the core business of our profession.“This is a decision I have been weighing for some time, and it has certainly not been taken lightly.”Simon Robinson, chairman of Charterhouse’s governing body, said in a separate letter that he accepted Mr Pleming’s resignation “with deep regret”.Mr Robinson wrote: “Richard has made an enormous contribution to our school in his three years here and we shall all be very sorry to see him go.”One source said the decision was “long overdue”.“The only thing that’s surprising is the timing. He was not well liked, but in recent months the clamour for him to go had calmed down.”Allegations of poor exam results, low morale and “mass resignations from teaching staff” were first raised last summer by parents of pupils at the school in Godalming, Surrey.A former pupil, Jessica Rees, 52, whose father Brian was head between 1973 and 1981, said there had been “vociferous criticism” of Mr Pleming. Ms Rees, an expert forensic lip reader, reported claims of “over-the-top discipline during which pupils are faced by [the] head without any support or representation”. She said there had also been claims of “foul language in public”.Marina Lademacher, 19, who went to Charterhouse sixth form, began the petition – now removed – which was said to have received 200 signatures calling for him to go. last_img read more

Alevel results day 2018 Highest number of top grades for six years

Students across the country are receiving their A-level results on Thursday, with many subjects re-designed so that coursework and modules are axed. The number of top A-level grades is at a six-year high, despite the introduction of new “tougher” exams this year, national figures show. For the second year running, boys are winning more of the highest grades than girls, with 26.2 per cent of girls achieving As or A* compared to 26.6 per cent of boys. This is the second year in a row that the A*-A pass rate has risen. One in 12 (8 per cent) entries scored… In total, 26.4 per cent of students were awarded either an A or A* this year, the highest since 2012 when 26.6 per cent achieved these grades. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

VIDEO Baby porpoise rescued after becoming stranded on Dublin beach

first_imgA BABY PORPOISE was rescued yesterday by the Irish Coast Guard after becoming stranded on Portmarnock beach in Dublin.Just after 3pm, the coast guard was requested to assist the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) and the decision was made to bring the beached baby mammal back into the sea in the hope it would swim away.The boat team carefully placed the porpoise on board and brought it a kilometre out into the open water.(Irish Coast Guard/YouTube)The porpoise now named ‘Fungie Beag’ [little Fungie] was placed in the water, and the coast guard said that after some “initial hesitation” it successfully returned to the water and swam back into the Irish Sea, hopefully returning to its family.Porpoises are very similar to dolphins but have shorter beaks and are seen in the Irish Sea with the same swimming patterns as dolphins.Read: Man dies of suspected drowning off Wexford coast>Read: Three rescued after boat sinks off Bray>last_img read more

Gardaí probe boiler suitwearing gang who use new technology to steal highend

first_img 40,431 Views GARDAI IN NORTH Dublin probing a spate of car thefts are investigating claims that two men dressed in what appeared to be boiler suits were carrying out the crimes using a new type of technology which allows easy access to vehicles.The men were captured on CCTV leaving a property in Portmarnock last month. It appeared that they were wearing white boiler suits. They stole a vehicle which had been newly bought by a family just weeks previously. A garda spokesperson also confirmed that officers are investigating an incident of car theft in the Portmarnock area where it was claimed the boiler suit wearing men struck. Investigations are ongoing.The vehicle was taken using a method known as ‘relay theft’. Relay theftMany new cars now have electronic signals which send a message to the car to communicate that the key and the car are close to each other. These signals enable the car to be unlocked. Two thieves are usually required for a robbery involving ‘relay theft’. One will circle the house with what is known as a ‘repeater’, which will pick up the real signal emitting from the key.This signal is then passed to a bogus key which is held by someone standing by the car. The signal then travels to the bogus key and the thieves are able to access and start the vehicle. Most newer cars are fitted with this type of new of key. Gardaí believe that in this latest case, they are looking for two men with extensive criminal histories. This is due to the fact they were wearing what appeared to be boiler suits, which could potentially protect them from leaving any DNA. Officers believe that the men’s DNA profiles may have previously been taken.Stolen vehiclesAround 20 vehicles have been stolen from the Portmarnock and Malahide areas of north Dublin since the middle of June. Many of the vehicles have been written off by joyriders. However, gardaí believe that the more expensive vehicles are being brought north of the border where they are either stripped for parts or sold on. It is believed that while some homes are broken into or signal relay is used, on other occasions a method known as fishing is used. This is where the car keys are fished from a location inside the house, through the letterbox by using a specially adapted rod.In one incident in the Sutton area last month, two cars were stolen from outside a house using this method.Gardaí confirmed those incidents to TheJournal.ie.A spokeswoman said: “A burglary occurred at Bayside Square North, Sutton in the early hours of this morning Friday, 28 June, 2019 and the keys to two cars were taken from the house and the cars then stolen.” Image: Shutterstock/Gitanna 54 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Gitanna Wednesday 4 Sep 2019, 12:05 AM Share12 Tweet Email6 Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4793712 Gardaí probe boiler suit-wearing gang who use new technology to steal high-end cars The men were captured on CCTV leaving a property in Portmarnock last month. By Garreth MacNamee Sep 3rd 2019, 9:41 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

NYCC Doomsday Clock Gets Your Watchmen in My DC

first_imgStay on target Sipping wine and looking at comic book pages blown up and displayed as paintings in an art gallery feels like something out of an Andy Warhol pop art party. But at New York Comic Con what made this scene even more surreal was that these unfinished, dialogue-free, black-and-white pages were in fact the first issue of Doomsday Clock, the controversial upcoming twelve-part DC Comics event finally mashing up the DC Universe with the straight-up literary masterpiece Watchmen.You could practically feel Alan Moore and his snake god seething as we looked at illustrated tableaus featuring Batman reading Rorschach’s journal, Superman being turned into clock pieces by Doctor Manhattan, and Ozymandias putting his hand on Lex Luthor’s shoulder. Even though we’ve had over a year of teasing to prepare for this crossover, it still feels pretty audacious. “It’s dangerous,” said representatives in the room.It also feels pretty dumb. Watchmen is a perfectly self-contained, thematically complete story that has nothing to gain by interacting with other superhero universes. The premise of Doomsday Clock will probably satisfy my appetite for irony. The original book will always exist so I say do whatever dumb extra stuff you want. Throw Doctor Manhattan in Injustice 2. Why not? But at the end of the day there’s a reason Alien is art while Alien vs Predator is just fun.However, writer Geoff Johns wants to prove suspicious attitudes like that wrong. So he took us through the pages of Gary Frank’s artwork (of course done in nine-panel grids) and explained the beginning of story, as well as dropped some hints for later issues and character interactions. Unfortunately, right now we can only talk about and show you the first six pages.There are some juicy details here. It’s now 1992 in the Watchmen universe and the political climate has taken a nosedive since the squidtastic catastrophic events of the 1980s committed by Ozymandias, the smartest man in the world. Rorschach also makes an appearance, despite being dead. Johns wants to explore some heavy personal stuff, and not shy away from our own real-life political Hell (Russian! Make X Great Again!), but there’s plenty of humor as well. And of course the creators are trying their best to fit within the world the original Watchmen established, down to the tiniest clockwork details.We’d love to tell you more but DC would probably throw us out of a window for spoiling what comes next. So see for yourself when Doomsday Clock begins November 22. And browse through some sample art below!View as: One Page Slides1/91. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Crisis on Infinite ClocksLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Damon Lindelof Starts Beef With Alan Moore Ahead of HBO’s ‘Watch…Top Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019 last_img read more

Police Dundee mom vanished after buying snacks pills

first_imgMCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Investigators say a 38-year-old Dundee woman vanished last week after withdrawing a small amount of money from an ATM, fueling her SUV and buying a Gatorade, trail mix and a non-lethal amount of sleeping pillsCapt. Jeff Kosmicki of the Newburg-Dundee police said Tuesday the disappearance of 38-year-old Jennifer Huston is still considered a missing person case, with no evidence of criminal activity or danger to the public. He says her husband, Kallen Huston, has passed a polygraph test.The Yamhill Valley News-Register reports she left home late Thursday afternoon to run errands, and her husband reported her missing at 5 a.m. Friday.Police say there’s been no cellphone or credit card activity, and it’s apparent from surveillance video at her stops that she was alone.last_img read more

State Parks Encourage Alaskans To OptOutside For Black Friday

first_imgThere are nine State Parks on the Kenai Peninsula including: Clam Gulch, Deep Creek and Ninilchik State Recreation Area near Ninilchik, which has great beach access. Kasilof Area State Parks – two of these three parks offer great fishing at Crooked Creek and Kasilof River, and the third offers a wooded, lakeside setting. Anchor River State Recreation Area and Stariski SRS Near Anchor Point, which offers Insta-worthy views of the Alaska Range across Cook Inlet. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Vehicle parking fees are waived for the day at all parks managed by Alaska State Parks on Friday, November 23, to encourage Alaskans to #OptOutside. For more information about these fees, go to http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/asp/fees.htm. Kenai River Special Management Area and Captain Cook State Recreation Area, an over 3,400 acre park sits at the end of North Kenai Road. Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park These two parks sit across the bay from the town of Homer, offering cabins, backcountry camping, and miles of trail. Park visitors are encouraged to get outside and share their outdoor adventures on social media, and throughout the holiday season, by hashtagging: #OptOutside, #alaskastateparks and #akstateparks. Wendy Sailors, Business Development Specialist with the Alaska State Parks: “The idea is that you and your family and your furry friends can go park for free for this one day, and enjoy the outdoors.”  Caines Head State Recreation Area and Resurrection Bay State Marine Parks in Seward, which features six remote coastal park units.last_img read more