On a Positive Negative

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now It’s difficult to overthrow the status quo. People don’t change without good reason. The kind of gaps that give rise to change can be negative or positive.The survival of the company is the greatest possible dissatisfaction and threat a business will ever face. That’s framing the problem or challenge in the negative. And it’s dissatisfaction, plain and simple.Another form of dissatisfaction is a company not reaching it’s full potential because it isn’t capitalizing on the opportunities available to it. Even if you frame the capturing of those opportunities as a positive vision of the future instead of negative one.Missing your revenue goals is dissatisfaction stated in the negative (how else could it be stated, you might ask). The opportunity to capture revenue you might otherwise miss is the same form of dissatisfaction stated as a positive.Diminishing margins is identifying a gap in a way that is negative, and perhaps one that is easily indicated by concrete evidence. Increasing your margins is the identification of that same gap in a positive way.Dealing with the rising cost of doing business is framing a form of dissatisfaction in the negative. Identifying ways and opportunities to better contain costs, manage the supply chain, and produce greater efficiencies, is framing that same gap in a more positive way.Positive or NegativeShould you always speak about gaps in the negative? Should you always frame them in a way that rubs salt into the wound?Or should you always frame gaps in the positive? Are people more can compelled by a positive vision than they are by the negative consequences of not doing something about the gap?It’s easy to answer questions like these as if there are universals. But it’s more complicated than that. There isn’t one right answer. There is only effective and ineffective.Sometimes things that have worked for you in the past and suggest that they would work for you now fail to produce the results you want. Other times things that have failed for you in the past end up being just the ticket for achieving the result that you want.Being effective means being aware and making good judgments about what might work in the particular circumstance you’re dealing with right now. So do something about making better choices or lose more opportunities. Or, maybe, take advantage of this opportunity to produce even better results.QuestionsAre all of the gaps you find in your prospective clients negative?Do you always frame them in the negative?Are you proactive enough to find the positive gaps after you’ve helped your clients with the negative gaps that won you the business?Which language is more powerful in motivating you personally? Are you more prone to take action through your fear or your aspirations? Is this always true?last_img read more

Remember the Heroes

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now The time to protest a war is before it begins. If you disagree with the war on whatever grounds, you should call your Congressman, write the President, and march in the street holding up signs. You should make your voice heard (and as loudly as possible). That is your right and your duty.But once the war has begun, the time for protest is over. You have to support the decision and work to end it as quickly as possible (something we in the United States aren’t at all very good at). The decision is made, and the soldiers in harms way require your support to complete their missions. Protests only show a weak resolve, poor intestinal fortitude, and increase the horror of war.Today is a day to remember heroes who did what their country asked of them. And more.The soldiers who served and died didn’t want to go to war. They wanted to be home with their families. But they did what we asked of them.The soldiers who served and died didn’t want to put themselves in harm’s way. But that was their duty, and their honor and their responsibility required it of them. So they marched into the fray.The soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice didn’t want to make that sacrifice. They didn’t want the medals. They didn’t want their family to receive a flag in their place. But they gave all.The soldiers that we lost gave themselves out of the love they had for the soldiers standing next to them and out of the duty they had to their country.You are a beneficiary of their sacrifice. Be grateful to the heroes who were asked to do the unthinkable and did so out of duty, honor, and the love of their country. Your country.last_img read more

CBI summons Lalu and Tejashwi again

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation has issued fresh summons to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Yadav in a case of corruption in the award of maintenance contracts of two Railway hotels to a Patna-based private company.The agency has asked Mr. Prasad to appear before the investigating team on Monday and his son the next day. The agency has registered a case against Mr. Prasad, his wife, Rabri Devi, and son under Sections 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, read with provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Ms. Devi for Tuesday for recording her statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. It is alleged that during Mr. Prasad’s tenure as Railway Minister, contract conditions were changed to favour Sujata Hotels in awarding the maintenance contracts of Railway hotels in Ranchi and Puri, in lieu of about three acres of commercial property in Patna.last_img read more

BSEB de-affiliates 36 schools for non-compliance

first_imgBihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Tuesday decided to de-affiliate 36 schools and colleges all over the state for not act in accordance with the prescribed rules and criteria to run these institutes. BSEB chairman Anand Kishore said in a press release, “The Board has decided to suspend the affiliation of 36 schools and colleges for their failure to comply with the prescribed norms for running the institutions. These schools and colleges failed to adhered to the criteria and norms set by the Board on which they had taken affiliation.” Here is what the BSEB chairman has to say:The board has also served a show-cause notice to the schools asking them to explain why their recognition should not be cancelled, Kishore said, adding that the institutions have to reply within 15 daysAn inquiry was also being conducted about schools and colleges which have been granted affiliation in past two years during the tenure of tainted former BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, he saidThe institutions were among the 212 schools and colleges in 31 districts which were being probed by a committee constituted by district magistrates The committee will check whether these institutions are complied with the 18 criteria fixed by the Board to run educational institutions, Kishore said, adding that the committee made on-the-spot inspectionsOut of 212 institutions, the Board has so far received reports about 150 schools and colleges, and of these, the affiliation of 88 institutions has been cancelled, he saidThe students studying in schools and colleges that have been suspended, would be admitted to nearby schools in special circumstances, said KishoreHe said that there were shortcomings with regard to the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff and the schools’ buildings were not constructed as per the criteriaMost of the schools did not have proper library, laboratory, playground, sports equipment, fire safety norms, administrative room etc, he saidThe intermediate toppers scam that came into limelight three months ago had exposed the affairs prevailing in the Board, especially during the tenure of former Board chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh. advertisementSingh and his wife, ex-MLA Usha Sinha, have been arrested in the case. A special investigation team headed by Patna SSP is investigating the matter.Read: After Bihar topper scam, BSEB once again mired in controversy Read: Spiritual head of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine to establish university to spread sufi teachings Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.com.last_img read more

Exclusive: My hubby is irritated that I talk about Khatron Ke Khiladi all the time: Geeta Phogat

first_imgAce wrestler Geeta Phogat, whose life has inspired Aamir Khan’s Dangal, will be seen on your TV screens tomorrow onwards in Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors TV. As for Geeta, she would not waste a single second after wrapping up the promotional activities of the show, and will get back to her first love–wrestling beginning Monday. Because she has promised to win the upcoming national championship in November and make India proud. And for that she and her husband are planning to shift to an akhara, so that they can be there 24X7 and practice.We caught up with Geeta at The Lalit, Connaught Place as she came promoting her show.JOINED KHATRON KE KHILADI FOR EXPLORING SOMETHING NEW”I’ve done wrestling all my life and I’ve never tried any other sport apart from that. One of the reasons to join the show was to explore other sports. Of course, I asked my family, my father, they said it’s up to me if I wanted to do the show. Sisters said that you must not say no to any stunt no matter what.”But turned out things didn’t go as planned. Geeta had to say NO to performing certain stunts.DIDN’T WANT TO ATTEMPT CERTAIN STUNTS”There are things that I haven’t done since my childhood. And I don’t do those things whatever might be the consequences. In Khatron Ke Khiladi, I felt that I shouldn’t do a certain stunts, and I refused to do them. You will know the details only once you watch the show,” she smiles.advertisementYES, I FELT SCARED; I CRIED”I didn’t fear the stunts, but there were certain things that happened due to which I felt scared, I cried. But then again, I can’t share much details about it,” she adds.I DIDN’T HANG OUT WITH OTHERS”I never used to go out, party or hang out with other people. I can understand that nearly all of them are TV stars and they are used to partying and going out. They used to ask me on all off days, if I wanted to go out with them, but I always used to tell them ki aaj neend poori karni hai, ek hi din ka rest mila hai,” she smiles, adding, “but I’m really lucky to have worked with all of them; they all were very supportive and very nice.”MY HUSBAND GETS IRRITATED WHEN I TALK ABOUT KKK”Life after marriage has been good. Earlier we used to talk over phone, now we stay together. And it helps that we are from the same field. We talk about wrestling mostly. But after doing Khatron Ke Khiladi, I talk about the show all the time and that has got my husband irritated. He says that these talks disturb him.”NO SATISFACTION IN DOING TV SHOWSMeanwhile, Geeta is looking forward to going back to what she loves the most–wrestling from this Monday. The wrestler admits that she wants to stay away from the limelight as much as possible and wants the promotional activities to end soon. “There’s no satisfaction in this life. The satisfaction that I get from wrestling is unparalleled.”last_img read more

James Vince dropped from England squad for final Test vs India

first_imgEngland have named a 13-man squad for the fifth and final Test against India, starting on September 7 at the Oval.The only man to get the axe from the previous 14-member squad for the fourth Test was James Vince.Vince was called in as a back-up to Jonny Bairstow, who had injured his finger while keeping in the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.Ollie Pope, who made way for Moeen Ali in the fourth Test in Southampton, also retained his place in the side but will join up with the squad late as he will be involved in county cricket with Surrey.England have also kept Chris Woakes in the side despite the all-rounder missing out on a place in the playing XI for fourth Test because of an injury.”England National Cricket Selectors have named a 13-man squad for the fifth Specsavers Test match against India at Kia Oval starting on Friday September 7.Ollie Pope will play for Surrey in the first two days of their Specsavers County Championship Division One match against Essex at Chelmsford and will join the rest of the Test squad on Thursday morning,” said a press-release.The Test will be Alaistair Cook’s last match in an England shirt as he announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday.Cook has been struggling for runs in the current series against India having scored just 109 runs so far in four matches at an average of 15.57 with a highest score of just 29.Cook, who made his debut for England in 2006, will bow out as the sixth highest run-scorer in Test history. He has so far amassed 12254 runs in 160 Tests at an average of 44.88 with 32 hundreds and 56 half-centuries. He is the only active player in the 10,000-run club in the longest format.advertisementCook’s final Test at The Oval later this week will be his 159th consecutive game in the longest format, the longest such streak in all international cricket. He missed just one Test in his entire career (vs India in Mumbai, 2006) that too because of a stomach bug.Cook also led England for more than four years and was the country’s 79th captain in the longest format before handing over the reins to Joe Root in February last year.England have an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy M10 may come with 6.2-inch Infinity-V display, Exynos chip

first_imgSamsung is just a few days away from announcing the Galaxy M series for the first time ever in India. Based on what we know so far, the Galaxy M10 and M20 are most certainly expected to go official first while the Galaxy M30 may launch at a later date. The Galaxy M10 and M20 are both expected to offer similar designs, but the hardware will be a little different. We know quite a lot about the M20 and now some new information has cropped up about the Galaxy M10.The Galaxy M10 will be the cheapest among the two phones and is rumoured to fall under Rs 10,000 in India. A leaked manual spotted on the internet suggests the Galaxy M10 will offer a 6.2-inch screen with a 720p resolution, which is understandable if it indeed falls below Rs 10,000. Samsung has already confirmed that the new Galaxy M devices will be the first Samsung phones to sport Infinity-V displays with a V-shaped notch.The Galaxy M10 is said to get an Exynos 7872 chipset and not an Exynos 7870 chip as was previously reported based on a Geekbench listing back in November. The budget Galaxy M phone will also come with 2GB and 3GB of RAM and will support dual SIM cards with a dedicated slot for a microSD card.Samsung is also teasing big batteries with the new Galaxy M phones. While the Galaxy M20 is rumoured to come with a massive 5,000mAh battery, the Galaxy M10 is said to house a 3,400mAh battery which is pretty big as well in the scheme of things. Unlike the Galaxy M20 which will most definitely come with a Type-C port, the Galaxy M10 will get a microUSB port and will most likely lack fast charging support. The good news is that there will be a 3.5mm headphone jack for audiophiles.advertisementThe Galaxy M10 will also come with dual rear cameras with a 13MP main sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor. The render of the Galaxy M10 seems to suggest no fingerprint sensor on board, so facial recognition will probably be the only biometric option on offer. The Galaxy M phones are also expected to ship with Android 8.1 Oreo instead of Android Pie. The Galaxy M10 and M20 will go official on January 28 and both the phones will be exclusive to Amazon India.ALSO READ | Samsung confirms Galaxy M series India launch on January 28, Galaxy M10, M20 expected firstALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 key design details revealed: Here’s what you need to knowALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 with 6GB RAM and Android Pie spotted, may launch soonlast_img read more

Steve Cotterill succeeds Harry Redknapp as Birmingham City manager

first_imgTopics Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Cotterill’s new role, which will officially begin on Monday, sees him return to the club having been Redknapp’s assistant manager for three games at the end of last season. He left that position in the summer to pursue opportunities as a manager and gets that chance back at St Andrew’s.Carsley was caretaker manager for two games following Redknapp’s dismissal and led the side to four points, drawing with Derby County before beating Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.The former Blues midfielder will be in charge for the league match with Hull City on Saturday before Cotterill takes the reins next week. The first-team coach, Paul Groves, and the goalkeeping coach, Kevin Hitchcock, will remain part of Cotterill’s backroom staff.“A lot of quality candidates applied for the manager position and we underwent a very, very careful and meticulous process of selection,” Ren added. “We are also delighted that Lee Carsley will be Steve’s assistant manager and, with the rest of the management team, we are excited about the future prospects. We are sure they can do a great job.”Cotterill has had a lengthy career in management, with spells at Cheltenham Town, Stoke City, Burnley, Notts County, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City. He led Cheltenham, his hometown club, to three promotions and the FA Trophy during a five-year spell. He also led Notts County, who were in disarray when he took over, to the League Two title in 2009-10. Bristol City won the 2014-15 League One title with a record 99 points under his stewardship, and also added that season’s Football League Trophy, though his spells with Pompey and Forest were less successful.Cotterill is Birmingham’s fourth manager in under a year after the club’s owner, Trillion Trophy Asia, sacked Gary Rowett in December before his successor Gianfranco Zola resigned in April having overseen only two wins in 22 league games. Redknapp came in with the brief of keeping Birmingham in the Championship and managed to do so on the final day of last season.Before this campaign he vowed to lead the club back to the Premier League. However, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager struggled despite signing 14 players during the summer transfer window and subsequently lost his job this month. Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Read morecenter_img Share on Twitter Birmingham City have appointed Steve Cotterill as their new manager and successor to Harry Redknapp. The 53-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Championship club, and will be assisted by Lee Carsley.Redknapp was sacked on 16 September after City took only four points from their opening eight league games of the season.The chief executive officer, Xuandong Ren, told the club’s website: “We have every faith in Steve Cotterill to help us achieve the ambitions we all share.” Championship Share on Facebook news Birmingham City Football League roundup: Ipswich pile pressure on Sunderland’s Graysonlast_img read more

Drake & Hutch: Boxers that Save Lives

first_imgChances are good you’ve pretended to be a superhero while wearing nothing but your underwear, but thanks to the British clothing company Drake & Hutch, you actually will be one when wearing their skivvies. There’s an ugly side of fashion where both high-end lines and affordable chains use sweatshop labor to maintain profits. Drake & Hutch founder Pete McGuinness decided it mattered to him who made his clothes.Related: Our Favorite Underwear BrandsIn 2013, the world was rocked by the Rana Plaza collapse which killed an estimated 1,134 people in Bangladesh. This tragedy has been called the deadliest accidental structural failure in history. The workers in this willfully-neglected building were making clothes for companies all over the world, including brands like Walmart, J.C. Penny, and The Children’s Place in the US. There’s a hidden human cost to that t-shirt being so cheap and most companies work hard to keep it that way.Not McGuinness. He chose to be completely transparent about the production of his Drake & Hutch tees and boxers. For a couple of years, McGuinness focused on finding the right resources, from raw materials to ethical manufacturers, that would enable him to create luxury clothing he could feel good about making and you would feel great about wearing. He saw, in action, how happy workers, paid a living wage, create superior products.Let’s say you decide on a pair of Drake & Hutch’s Kensington Boxers, possibly the mint green pair with stag heads. Excellent choice! On the website, you can track its life, from its design inception in London’s famous Jermyn Street, to the cotton grown in the US and Turkey, over to Porto, Portugal, where a partner factory produces the underwear. Even the mill in Italy where the waistbands are made is highlighted. All of Drake & Hutch’s facilities and suppliers are deliberately located in Europe, the United States, and Australia, which have stringent laws on working conditions and pay.At £22 (roughly $28 depending on the exchange rate) a piece, these boxers are a bit pricer than what’d you’d normally buy, but that’s because they’re a quality garment, designed and made with integrity and meant to last. Ironically, buying less expensive clothes can cost you more because they wear out so quickly. Each of those 22 pounds represents how every person in the process of making the garment benefits rather than being exploited.With any luck, Pete McGuinness will be a trendsetter in more ways than one: when consumers are informed about the production process behind their clothes, they’re empowered to send a message that they want quality pieces made by people who have a good quality of life.Related: This Odor-Fighting, Bacteria-Killing Underwear is Made with Pure Silver Editors’ Recommendations A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts The Best Men’s No-Show Socks to Keep Your Feet Happy and Stink-Freelast_img read more

Scott L Schwartz Helps Raise Over 70000 For Alicias House Food Pantry

first_imgThis September, Actor/Director/Producer Sheriff Scott L. Schwartz returned to Chicago, IL to show his support for Alicia’s House Food Pantry for a week of fundraising events and appearances.Scott L. Schwartz Brings Goodwill To ChicagoScott helped raise over $72, 375,000 to benefit Alicia’s House Food Pantry. While Scott was in town he visited the children at Lutheran Memorial Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital. Scott is an essential part of the fundraising for Alicia’s House Food Pantry along with former Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas, and Juan Hernandez (founder). They started the week of fundraising with “Tip A Star” (celebrities serving for tips) at Beggars Pizza, Manteno Veterans Home, Chamber Dinner, and finished with the popular Alicia’s House Golf Outing Dinner and Silent Auction.Scott L. Schwartz At Lurie Children’s Hospital In ChicagoScott L. Schwartz is widely known as the “Ultimate Bad Guy” from his acting career including: Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13, Starsky & Hutch, Spiderman, Fun With Dick And Jane, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Mentalist, Castle, among other feature films and TV shows. What most fans don’t know is that Scott is really “The Ultimate Nice Guy” and has been visiting children’s hospitals worldwide for the past 15 years after losing his sister to lung cancer in 1998. He realizes the value and impact of making a lasting impression on children with cancer and how important it is to make each child feel special. Scott enjoys visiting pediatric hospitals and bringing what joy he can into the lives of every child he visits. They are always smiling during his visits and usually begging him to return soon.The Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation is making a difference in the lives of each child in need by continuing to visit hospitals worldwide, helping Alicia’s House Food Pantry, Children’s Hospitals Worldwide. For the past ten years Scott has been an essential part of the fundraising for Alicia’s House Food Pantry along with former Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas and the founder (former pro wrestler) Juan Hernandez. Scott recently accepted the CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Award (a prestigious award that others that David Beckham, Gwen Stefani among others have received). Last year Scott was invited by General Mills to be an Ambassador for Outnumber Hunger. Outnumber Hunger partners with Feeding America and Big Machine Label Group to help Feeding America secure meals on behalf of local food bank. Scott will show his support through raising awareness with his fans about Outnumber Hunger and the staggering issue of hunger in America.Alicia’s House Food Pantry is completely supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and the various fundraisers. All of the money raised will go to feed the hungry and support the pantry. Alicia’s House Food Pantry is 100% Non-profit.To honor the memory of Alicia, who passed away at the age of 4, January 14, 2001, her Grandma Stella & her Poppy Juan started a non-for profit food pantry called Alicia’s House. Alicia’s House will continue to feed hundreds of hungry families and each box of food distributed will contain Alicia’s special loving touch. The goal of Alicia’s House is to try and alleviate hunger and some of the problems associated with hunger. Alicia’s House provides food, at no cost, to low-income residents of Crete, Beecher, Steger, Monee, University Park, and South Chicago Heights. Alicia loved people and loved helping people. She would spend hours working with her grandma, at the church pantry, making boxes of food to hand out to people in need. Although her grandma had a specific way to nutritionally pack the boxes, Alicia would always add her special touch by making sure each box would contain a special treat, usually candy.Find out more here.Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more

US factory orders rose in June as demand for aircraft soared

US factory orders rose in June as demand for aircraft soared WASHINGTON – Orders at U.S. factories increased in June as demand surged for aircraft.The Commerce Departments said Thursday that factory orders increased 3 per cent in June, a solid rebound after declining in May and April. But the gains largely came from a massive 131 per cent jump in orders for civilian aircraft, a category that can be volatile on a monthly basis.U.S. manufacturing has been recovering from a slowdown in late 2015 caused by lower energy prices and a strong dollar that made American products more expensive overseas. Factories have responded with a relatively slight upturn in hiring. Manufacturers added a modest average of 8,833 jobs during the first six months of this year.Excluding the transportation sector that includes aircraft, factory orders slipped 0.2 per cent in June.Demand fell for computers and electronic products, while primary metals, machinery and motor vehicles eked out gains.Other manufacturing indicators point to continued but cautious growth.The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its index of factory activity fell 1.5 points to 56.3 in July. Still, any reading above 50 signals that manufacturers are expanding.Separately, the Federal Reserve said that factory production advanced 0.2 per cent in June and 1.2 per cent over the past 12 months. FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, Susan Stacy moves a tube to sort recycled plastic bottle chips being processed at the Repreve Bottle Processing Center, part of the Unifi textile company in Yadkinville, N.C. On Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. factory orders for June. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Aug 3, 2017 8:03 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Baftanominated BBC show reedited after falsely claiming innocent priest was behind Gunpowder

Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents, in the running for the “specialist factual” award at next weekend’s ceremony, stated that Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators met Father John Gerard, a Jesuit priest, to receive “God’s blessing” for the plot to blow up Parliament in 1605. None of this is proven. The show, made by 72 Films for BBC Two, suggested that Fr Gerard knew about the conspiracy and may even have helped devise it, all of which as a surprise to Michael Maslinski, the priest’s 10 times great-nephew.  The BBC has agreed to re-edit a Bafta-nominated documentary after implicating an innocent priest in the Gunpowder Plot. “John Gerard has been revered in my family for 400 years… To see him represented…

Man shot in both legs in paramilitary style attack in west Belfast

first_img Mar 24th 2019, 11:33 AM https://jrnl.ie/4558170 14,354 Views Norglen Parade, Belfast Image: GoogleMaps Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 26 Comments Sunday 24 Mar 2019, 11:33 AM Norglen Parade, Belfastcenter_img By Cónal Thomas Share25 Tweet Email Image: GoogleMaps POLICE IN BELFAST are investigating after a man was shot in both legs in a “paramilitary style” attack last night. Police received a report at approximately 8.05pm that a man had been shot in the Ardmonagh Parade area of west Belfast. “The man was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment of the injuries to his lower legs that resulted from the shooting, which is believed to have occurred around 7:55pm,” the PSNI has said.  Police have condemned the shooting. “This was a vicious and brutal attack at a time in the evening when families were going about their business. The very fact that whoever pulled the trigger thought it was acceptable to recklessly shoot this man in a built-up area where children and teenagers could be passing by shows the contempt they have for their community.”Police are appealing for information from people who were in the Ardmonagh Parade or Norglen Parade area last night or those who may know anything about the incident. Anyone with information can call detectives at Musgrave Police Station on 101 and quote reference number 1162 of 23/03/19 or call Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Short URL Man shot in both legs in ‘paramilitary style’ attack in west Belfast The man was shot in the Ardmonagh Parade area last night. last_img read more

Rare Cosmic Laser Show Reveals Details of Binary Star System

first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Astronomers observed a rare laser emission that indicates a double star system is hidden inside the Ant Nebula.The phenomenon is connected to the death of a star, and was discovered by the European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory.When low- to medium-weight stars like our Sun approach end of life, they cast out layers of gas and dust into space, creating a “kaleidoscope of intricate patterns” known as a planetary nebula.(Fun fact: The term is a misnomer that originated in the 1780s with astronomer William Herschel who, while viewing an emission nebula through his telescope, mistook the glowing shells of ionized gas for planets.)That’s what’s happening to the Ant Nebula—but with added fireworks.“The infrared Herschel observations have shown that the dramatic demise of the central star in the core of the Ant Nebula is even more theatrical than implied by its colorful appearance in visible images,” according to ESA.To most Earthlings, lasers typically conjure Mission: Impossible-esque security grids, music festival light shows, or a really funny way to mess with your cat. But in space, focused emissions are few and far between.Astronomer Donald Menzel (after whom the “Menzel 3” Ant Nebula is named) was one of the first to suggest that natural light amplification by stimulated emission of radar (laser) could occur in gaseous nebulae.“When we observe Menzel 3, we see an amazingly intricate structure made up of ionized gas, but we cannot see the object in its center producing this pattern,” lead study author Isabel Aleman said in a statement.“Thanks to the sensitivity and wide wavelength range of the Herschel observatory,” she continued, “we detected a very rare type of emission called hydrogen recombination line laser emission, which provided a way to reveal the nebula’s structure and physical conditions.”Which, as described by ESA, include gas 10,000 times denser than a typical planetary nebula—and a possible second star.Ordinarily, the region “close” to the dead star (the distance between Saturn and the Sun) is empty; most material is ejected outwards, and any lingering gas would fall back in.The only way to keep gas close to the star is if it orbits around it in a disc.“In this case, we have actually observed a dense disc in the very center that is seen approximately edge-on,” co-author Albert Zijlstra said. “This orientation helps to amplify the laser signal.“The disc suggests the white dwarf has a binary companion,” he explained. “Because it is hard to get the ejected gas to go into orbit unless a companion star deflects it in the right direction.”While the elusive partner star has not yet been spotted, this study provides evidence that the Ant Nebula was created by the “complex nature” of a binary star system.“Such emission has only been identified in a handful of objects before,” Toshiya Ueta, principal investigator of the Herschel Planetary Nebula Survey project, said. “This was a remarkable discovery that we did not anticipate. There is certainly more to stellar nebula than meets the eye.”last_img read more

Video Sergio Ramos Mohamed Salah meet again

first_imgSergio Ramos and Mohamed Salah met each other for the first time on Thursday night since May’s Champions League finalSalah was forced to leave the pitch in Kiev in tears back then after Ramos dragged him to the floor in the first half of the game.The Real Madrid captain caused damage to Salah’s shoulder ligaments and the Egyptian king was then forced to watch Liverpool lose 3-1 from the bench.The incident between Salah and Ramos caused a huge uproar with many fans setting up petitions demanding that FIFA and UEFA punish the latter for his challenge.As a result of the injury, Salah’s participation in Egypt’s first World Cup campaign in 28 years was limited to a restricted role with the national side exiting the tournament in the group stages without a single point.On Thursday evening, Ramos was named the 2017/18 Champions League defender of the season.Upon receiving the award, Ramos walked back to his seat and tapped the shoulder of Salah – who had been seated in front of the Spaniard.In the video below, Salah seems to refuse to acknowledge Ramos at all.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Remember me?” ? pic.twitter.com/U4ZVhZ7PAW— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 30, 2018Ramos made sure that Salah was not out of his sight throughout the entire evening.Ramos: “How’s the arm?”Salah: “I don’t want to talk about it…” pic.twitter.com/2hlb9JQ4fl— Dale O’Donnell (@ODonnellDale) August 30, 2018last_img read more

Sen Sullivan Weighs In On State of the Union Topics

first_imgPresident Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress is Tuesday night, but the White House has been offering previews of his main proposals for weeks. Alaska’s new Republican senator, Dan Sullivan, said before the speech he was expecting to hear an overly rosy depiction of unemployment.Download Audio“The vast majority of that decrease in unemployment has been Americans dropping out of the work force,” Sullivan said. “The labor rate participation is at the lowest rate in 30 years, so to me that’s not progress.”Labor participation, or the percentage of adults with jobs or looking for jobs, peaked in 2000. Economists say only some of the decline can be explained by baby boomers retiring and similar demographics.Obama is also proposing to increase the tax rate the wealthy pay on capital gains. For all Americans, capital gains are taxed at a lower rate than earned income. Sullivan says a capital gains tax increase is not good policy.“You know, when you raise the capital gains tax, you’re inhibiting investment, and I don’t think that’s what the country needs right now,” he said.Democrats who support the tax increase say it would affect very few taxpayers, since most report no capital gains and fewer still have incomes higher than $465,000 a year, the threshold for triggering the increase.Sullivan says he’s waiting to see the details on Obama’s proposal for free tuition at community colleges. He’s skeptical of the plan, although he says college education is important.“The most important thing we can do for college students right now is make sure they have good jobs, good opportunities,” he said.Sullivan says he’s concerned that free college tuition for all will saddle young people with greater national debt.last_img read more

Telangana State progresses only when rural areas are developed

first_imgPatancheru: Gudem Mahipal Reddy said that the real progress of the state was possible only when rural areas are developed. On Sunday, he participated in inauguration various developmental works, taken up with an estimated cost of Rs 9 crore, in Patancheru mandal. He inaugurated an electricity substation at Velimela, an eidgah at Kollur village and various other works at Lakkaram, Kyasaram, Muthangi, Chitkul and other villages of the mandal. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Speaking at a programm organised by Chitkul Sarpanch Neelam Madhu at the village, the MLA said that the KCR government had been spending thousands of crores to strengthen the rural areas financially as well as socially. A systematic effort is being made to develop basic infrastructure in villages based on the growing population, he said. Mission Bhagiratha, a mission to provide drinking water, has already been started, he said. Patancheru MPP Golla Srisailam Yadav, sarpanches Sudheer Reddy, Upender, Manik Reddy, MPDO Ananth Reddy, senior leaders Dasharath Reddy, S Srinivas, N Linga Reddy, MPTCs and others participated in the programs.last_img read more

What is going on with Mass Effect Andromeda

first_imgIt looks like those rumors about the fourth installment in the Mass Effect franchise being delayed until 2017 are true.An update on the official Mass Effect site confirmed the rumors that have been floating around for weeks, but assured fans that this delay would be in everyone’s best interest. Bioware states they want to “deliver everything the game can be and should be,” and after the very mixed reception Mass Effect 3 received, maybe this is the right decision.Mass Effect 3 was a near perfect game, but if you read any of the passionate “feedback” online about the ending, some felt it pretty much ruined the entire series for them. I wouldn’t go that far, but the last part of the Mass Effect 3 story did fall short of what had been building up from the moment you jumped back on to the Normandy. More than anything, Mass Effect 3 felt like it suffered from developer fatigue and crunch to get it out on time.It’s a problem many games go through, and why you end up with titles that have serious and plentiful bugs, or hours of content that should have been included at release instead shipping in DLC packs months later. If developers, or more to the point the money pushers at the top of the food chain, stopped having their teams work ridiculous hours at the end of projects and instead set realistic deadlines, we wouldn’t have games that were essentially dead on arrival. Or at the very least, we’d have fewer games that fall well short of what they could have delivered and what fans expected/deserved.That appears to be what Bioware is hoping to avoid doing all over again by pushing back the release date for Mass Effect 4.In their note, Bioware did give a few updates on Andromeda as well: it seems an open world, nay, universe system is being built up for players to explore. In previous games you could fly to planets and explore either via a probe or through a mission on the surface. But it was very locked in to place. One of the things that the team says they are working on is creating a whole new experience of exploration and “where you’ll go, how you’ll get there, and how you’ll play.” It probably wont be on the level of No Man’s Sky, but for the Mass Effect universe, getting to spend more time within the worlds they have created will be a hell of a lot of fun.So if this delay means a better gaming experience for everyone involved – from the creative team getting to tell the story they want backed up by solid gameplay – then it’s a good thing. Pushing titles back shouldn’t always be seen as a sign of problems within a company. In fact, as players we should be more accepting and less demanding of release dates being hit..last_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 30, 2014 Hitachi to Distribute RaySearch The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD RayStation integrates RaySearch treatment planning solutions and combines unique features such as multi-criteria optimization tools with full support for 4-D adaptive radiation therapy. It also includes RaySearch’s algorithms for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and VMAT optimization and dose engines for photon, electron and proton therapy.  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 Communications 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 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 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.  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 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 | 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 January 30, 2014 — RaySearch Laboratories AB has entered into a long-term distribution agreement with Hitachi Medical Corporation. The agreement makes Hitachi fully responsible for marketing, sales and service of RaySearch’s treatment planning system, RayStation, in Japanese markets beginning April 1, 2014. Hitachi serves 300 of about 700 radiation therapy centers in Japan. 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 Related Contentlast_img read more