first_imgGreat experience to share dressing room with Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit: Vijay ShankarVijay Shankar said playing alongside some of the finest in world cricket like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, he learnt a lot about the game and the way it should be played.advertisement Press Trust of India ChennaiFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 23:53 IST Vijay Shankar said he learnt a lot about pacing the innings from watching MS Dhoni. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVijay Shankar said he was happy to be around the seniors in the Indian teamShankar said he learnt a lot about the mindset of MS DhoniShankar said he was surprised but happy to be asked to bat at No.3 in T20Is vs New ZealandVijay Shankar, who has made a strong case for himself to be included in India’s World Cup bound squad, feels that his biggest takeaway from the Australia and New Zealand series is learning the “art of chasing” from none other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Shankar had some decent performances with the bat during the New Zealand leg, now wants to finish games like Dhoni.”I was happy to be around with the seniors. Just watching them prepare for matches and learning. Moreover, I learnt a lot by watching Dhoni during run chases. I learnt a lot about how to pace an innings, especially during chases. I learnt about his mindset,” Shankar, who returned on Monday, told PTI during an interaction.For him, it was like living a dream as he shared the dressing room with Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.”It was a great experience to share the dressing room with names like Virat Kohli, M S Dhoni, Rohit Sharma. It is important to watch and learn from the seniors in the team,” the soft-spoken Shankar said.Shankar, who had confessed after the final T20 International that he was surprised when promoted up the order to No 3, said that he was specifically told by the team management before the start of the series.”I was surprised but at the same time was very happy to be asked to bat at number three. I was told before the series started that I would bat at one-drop. In T20s, there is not much time to settle down and the approach needs to be positive.”advertisementThough he got a few 40’s, Shankar lamented that he couldn’t take the team home during the final T20 International.”I thought I should have got more runs. Also, I felt disappointed that I could not take the team home in the third T20. I had the chance. It is a learning experience for me. I need to adapt faster and also be consistent…” he added.He got an important partnership with Ambati Rayudu in Wellington ODI when India were 18 for 4 and he cherished batting in challenging conditions.”When I walked in at 18 for 4, it was all about playing time and building a partnership (with Rayudu). It was a good challenge as the New Zealand bowlers were bowling well. We had a good partnership. I should have gone on and made a big score…” he added.The Tamil Nadu all-rounder, who has been around the India ‘A’ set-up for a while before graduating to the senior side, said his focus is on constant improvement while adding that he saw every match as an opportunity to do well.”I have done the hard work and got the opportunity in the national team. Now my focus is on constant improvement. I have to step up and do well in every match I get to play. I see each game as an opportunity to do well,” he added.Asked about chief selector MSK Prasad’s recent remark that he was in the reckoning for a spot in the World Cup squad, the all-rounder played it down.”I don’t want to think too far ahead. I want to do well in every game. Every day is important for me…” he said.”I still need to fine-tune a few things. I will also work with my childhood coach S Balaji, a former ICF cricketer, with whom I have worked for more than 13 years, whenever I am in Chennai,” he added.The 28-year-old Tamil Nadu cricketer, who made his ODI debut against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground before the New Zealand series, said it was a big thing and “a happy feeling” to get started at an iconic venue.”Yeah… to make my ODI debut at the MCG was a big thing and a happy feeling. Having watched so many matches and dreamt of playing at such venues, I was delighted to play there,” he added.Also Read | MS Dhoni’s experience will help Virat Kohli keep a cool head in the World Cup: SangakkaraAlso Read | Pant, Rohit as openers for India in World Cup? Shane Warne has an interesting takeAlso Read | Why India need MS Dhoni’s experience at 2019 World Cup: Former CSK teammate explainsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow Vijay ShankarFollow Virat KohliFollow MS DhoniFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Indian cricketlast_img read more

first_imgWe can all admit that 2017 has gotten off on a crazy foot. But we’re not here for details or complaints, just some possible solutions. Bestselling author Don Miguel Ruiz reveals some of these based on ancient Toltec wisdom in his self-help book, The Four Agreements.Ruiz was born into a Mexican family of traditional healers, but instead he chose the path to become a medical surgeon. After coming to terms with an out-of-body-experience (stay with me now), Ruiz was pushed to re-examine his life and his beliefs.Now, before you click-away thinking this is some cookie cutter, self-help book — think again. Ruiz presents a short, easy-to-read, and universally digestible set of tools to combat the self-limiting beliefs that create unnecessary suffering and stress on a daily basis. Hell, even the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all-time), Tom Brady and his wife Giselle have been reading The Four Agreements for almost a decade.“It hit me at the right time,’’ Brady told “It was very relevant at that point in my life, and I read it once a year to reflect and gain a little perspective. It’s served me pretty well.’’If you’re thinking this sounds outlandish and it’ll never work, maybe you’re right. Or, maybe it’s just easier said than done. Every self-building book should be taken with a grain of salt. However, it takes nothing away from the impact these four simple steps could have in helping you regain or strengthen the happiness in life. And if not your life, for the lives of others around you. For the reading averse, here’s a summary of the four agreements and what they mean:Agreement 1: Be Impeccable with Your WordSimply put, speak with integrity and meaning. Say what you mean and only what you mean. Use the provocative power of language towards something bigger than you — truth, life, science; whatever makes you happy.Agreement 2: Don’t Take Anything PersonallyThis is one of the hardest to accomplish, but also one that has the most to offer (and it’s Tom’s favorite mantra). Nothing that others do occurs because of you. How others act, what they say, and what they do is rooted in their own “dream” as Ruiz states. This dream refers to the implicit reality nested in others. Everyone is raised to see their world through their own lens and there are many things in life that are simply out of your control. At the end of the day you’re only responsible for yourself and your actions.Agreement 3: Don’t Make AssumptionsWhat’s that old saying again? “When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.” Oh boy is it true. Instead of assuming, which can rile someone up in the wrong way, communicate with others to hash out any misunderstandings. Ruiz says this one agreement can “completely transform your life.”Agreement 4: Always Do Your BestThere’s a reason why your parents may have reiterated this to you as a child. Your best may not be the best every time, but it’ll let you avoid any regret after the fact. This can be a huge contributor in not letting you get down on yourself when things don’t go according to plan.If you’re interested in reading Don Miguel Ruiz’s works, you can find The Four Agreements on Amazon for just under $8. Editors’ Recommendations How to Change a Light Fixture Without Getting Shocked REI’s Gear Rental Program Will Change How You Experience the Outdoors On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Fall Foliage Forecast: Where and When to See the Leaves Change in 2019 Why Mental Health Matters (and Why It’s Time to Change Our Perspective) last_img read more

first_imgNova Scotia is taking its online tourism marketing to a new level with innovative new tools such as Google Earth Nova Scotia to reach the 70 per cent of tourists who use the Internet for travel planning. The 2007 tourism marketing campaign was launched at Stanfield International Airport today, April 24. The location reflected the province’s new tourism plan that includes a gateway strategy with an increased focus on markets that have direct air access to Nova Scotia. The plan, New Realities, New Directions, was introduced in December. It also includes a courtship strategy that drives customers to for engaging samples of unique Nova Scotia experiences, as well as a strategy to continue developing those experiences to build the province’s tourism brand. “Since most of our potential visitors are shopping for Nova Scotia information online, we’re putting ourselves right in front of them on popular websites and making it easier to buy Nova Scotia experiences online,” said Len Goucher, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “Nova Scotians don’t get to see the entire scope of our marketing in target markets, so were proud to share this campaign and show the full extent of what we do to promote Nova Scotia as a vacation destination.” The tourism plan was developed through the industry-led Tourism Partnership Council. “The new tourism plan and this marketing campaign are very much a reflection of our industry’s knowledge of, and experience with, today’s traveler,” said Chris Millier, council chair. “This is the direction we need to take to ensure Nova Scotia businesses continue to grow in today’s highly competitive global tourism industry.” The marketing campaign delivers the customer courtship component of the tourism plan. This component is summed up in three words: lure, sample, buy. A wide variety of advertising will lure potential visitors to Examples of print advertising include The Globe and Mail, New York Times, National Geographic, Canadian Living, Smithsonian, and Food and Wine. Ads will appear on many of these publications’ websites, as well as on Google and Google Canada, AOL, Canoe and Yahoo. Television ads are airing in Atlantic Canada — Nova Scotia’s largest market — from May to October. They will also air in Ontario, Calgary and the northeastern United States early in the season. Once lured to the website, potential visitors will sample unique Nova Scotia experiences and can book vacation packages online. There are 17 video vignettes, grouped by core experience, on the website. They are accessible from the home page and give visitors enticing samples of Nova Scotia, from Celtic music and wine and cuisine, to motorcycling and surfing. More vignettes will be added. Potential visitors can also explore these experiences through Google Earth Nova Scotia. The province is among the first to use the technology as a tourism marketing tool. Visitors to can download data placing more than 100 Nova Scotia experiences, represented by tartan dots, across the province. By clicking on the dots, people can learn about cycling the Cabot Trail, touring vineyards in the Annapolis Valley, seeing Bluenose II in its home port of Lunenburg, and more. Seventeen of the locators link to corresponding vignettes on the website. Potential visitors can also sample Nova Scotia experiences through promotional events in target markets. The department will run an event with a kitchen party theme in Ottawa, featuring the core experiences of cuisine, music and culture. The department will also kick off the Parks Arts summer concert series and promote Nova Scotia’s genealogical connections in Boston. The department has seven consumer trade shows on its schedule, including SaltScapes from April 27 to 29 in Halifax. It has also participated in a wide variety of travel trade shows selling Nova Scotia as a destination to tour operators. Staff are working aggressively to ensure travel media publish free editorial information promoting Nova Scotia. The department will monitor the season through industry partners and its comprehensive system for reporting tourism statistics. The system includes counting overnight visitors — excluding Nova Scotia residents — at all entry points to the province and gathering the number of room nights sold from licensed accommodation operators. Detailed tourism statistics are posted regularly on the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage website at .last_img read more

first_imgAustralian star Markella Kavenagh is the first actor to join the cast of Amazon’s much-awaited ‘Lord of the Rings’ series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor, who has featured in shows such as ‘Romper Stomper’, ‘The Cry’ and ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, will portray the role of Tyra. Further details of her character are yet to be revealed. The streamer had recently announced that ‘Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom’ helmer JA Bayona will be directing the first two episodes of the show. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainHe will also serve as executive producer alongside partner Belen Atienza. Bryan Cogman, who worked as a writer and co-executive producer on ‘Game of Thrones’, also boarded the project as a series consultant. He is helping out the writing team of Patrick McKay and JD Payne, who were announced as series developers last year. Amazon has made a multi-season production commitment to the TV series. It will produce the show in cooperation with the Estate of J R R Tolkien, publishing house HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. However, the series will not be a retelling of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy. It will explore story set before the events in the first LOTR novel, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Quebec businesswomen Isabelle Hudon has been named Canada’s new ambassador to France.She replaces former Conservative MP Lawrence Cannon, who announced in June he would be leaving the post this month.Hudon had been executive chair of Sun Life Financial Quebec and senior vice-president, client solutions, for Sun Life Financial Canada.From 2004 to 2008, Hudon was president and chief executive officer of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and then served as president of Marketel until joining Sun Life Financial.Cannon, a former Conservative foreign affairs minister, was named ambassador by then-prime minister Stephen Harper in 2012.His term was to have expired last spring, but was quietly extended.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada-France relations are based on strong cultural ties and a commitment to shared goals.“Canada and France are true partners and true friends, much of which can be attributed to what we share — a common language, a common history and a common set of values,” she said in a statement.Cannon marked his departure with a tweet: “Ending my mandate … inspired by all the encounters I made, honoured to have served my country as ambassador. Thank you @CanEmbFrance.”last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: An 18-year-old boy bled to death after his neck was entangled in a kite string at Timarpur in North Delhi. The boy was going to the market to get some summer cooler equipment on Monday evening. As he was riding back home on his bike, his neck was cut by a sharp manjha (string). The police were immediately informed. He was soon rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his grievous injuries.The deceased was later identified as Ravi, a resident of Yograj Colony, Gandhi Vihar in Timarpur. When the police reached the spot they found a black colour string with traces of blood on it. The police have seized the string found on the road. The police team is now searching for the accused. “We have registered a case under section 336 of IPC (Act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304A (causing death by negligence). Our teams are working on it. The accused is yet to be identified,” said Nupur Prasad, DCP North. Despite ban on Chinese manjha , it is being sold illegaly and the sale increases around Makar Sankranti and Independence day when kite flying becomes a tradition. Around this time, birds become the major victims of the Chinese manjha as the bird hospitals are flooded with cases where the birds are grievously injured by the kite strings. Several human loss of life has also been reported from various parts of the country because of the Chinese manjha. The dangerous part is the majha is glass coated and causes grievous injury if the victim is moving in high speed.last_img read more

Also in health news, WHO announced that its governing body meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, today agreed a new malaria strategy for 2016-2030 to reduce the global disease burden by 40 per cent by 2020, and by at least 90 per cent by 2030. It also aims to eliminate malaria in at least 35 new countries by 2030.“Between 2000 and 2013, the global malaria mortality rate dropped by 47 per cent,” according to the WHO announcement. “Nevertheless, millions of people are still unable to access malaria prevention and treatment, and most cases and deaths continue to go unregistered and unreported.” In 2013, malaria killed more than 580,000.WHO member States also approved the health agency’s budget for 2016-17. The budget of nearly $4.4 billion includes a $236 million increase over the current programme budget requirement to meet the needs of countries; leverage the experience gained during the Ebola outbreak; and address emerging priorities such as antimicrobial resistance, health and the environment.In its latest update outbreak in West Africa, which has affected nearly 27,000 people with more than 11,000 deaths, WHO reported that the week ending on 17 May saw the highest weekly total of confirmed cases of Ebola in over a month, with 35 cases reported from Guinea and Sierra Leone. Guinea reported 27 cases, compared with seven the previous week. “This is a substantial increase compared with nine cases reported the previous week,” the update said.“The geographical area of transmission has also expanded compared with recent weeks, with a total of six districts reporting cases (three in Guinea, three in Sierra Leone), compared with three the previous week (three in Guinea, one in Sierra Leone),” it said.And “because of the proximity to Guinea-Bissau of the recent cluster of cases in the Guinean prefecture of Boké, a response team from Guinea-Bissau has been deployed to the border to assess points of entry,” WHO reported. “An epidemiological investigation team has also mobilized to ensure any contacts who cross the border are traced.”Guinea Bissau has so far not reported any Ebola cases.“The cases in Boké were tightly clustered in the coastal sub-prefecture of Kamsar, and initial investigations suggest they may have originated from a chain of transmission in Conakry,” according to the update.WHO said although the exact origin of the cluster in Boké is unknown, an investigation has linked most of the confirmed cases to four probable cases who attended a funeral of another probable case in mid-April, which may have been the source of the outbreak.“Difficulty engaging local communities has made case investigation and contact tracing in the area challenging,” it noted. read more

first_imgClimat : 2010 pourrait être l’année la plus chaude depuis 130 ansÉtats-Unis – Les relevés de température de la Nasa pour le mois de mai confirment la tendance au réchauffement global. Mais seule une prise en compte dans la durée de paramètres multiples permettra d’identifier la part des activités humaines dans ce processus.Statistique est le maître-mot en matière d’analyse climatique. Bien que les Français aient enduré un début d’année bien plus froid que d’habitude, la hausse des températures mondiales pour 2010 par rapport à la moyenne calculée pour la période 1951-1980 ne fait aucun doute, comme le montre une étude récente du Goddard Institute for space studies de New York, rattaché à la Nasa.À lire aussiCanicule : Comment se protéger efficacement contre la chaleur ?Une nuance, cependant, pourrait infléchir cette tendance : si un épisode du fameux courant “El Niño” a bel et bien réchauffé l’est du Pacifique en début d’année, les récents relevés du satellite franco-américain Jason évoquent la survenue possible, cet été, du phénomène inverse, “La Niña”, induisant une baisse des températures dans cette région. De plus, les spécialistes notent une tendance globale à la diminution de l’influence de ces deux phénomènes sur le climat mondial depuis 1998.    Les climatologues insistent sur la nécessité de mener ces études statistiques sur une longue durée – au moins trente ans – pour départager, dans ce réchauffement, le rôle des gaz à effet de serre de celui des variations normales dues à des phénomènes naturels. Dans cette optique, 2010 n’est qu’un élément de plus pour illustrer la tendance.Mais la répartition géographique des changements climatiques, la hausse des températures nocturnes et la baisse de régime de notre soleil, enregistrée ces dernières années sans la répercussion attendue sur notre environnement terrestre, sont autant d’indices qui suggèrent fortement un réel et important impact des activités humaines sur le climat. Le 15 juin 2010 à 13:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgUn orque transféré des Pays-Bas aux CanariesMorgan, un orque trouvé épuisé et affamé en juin 2010 au large des Pays-Bas, a quitté mardi le delphinarium de Harderwijk qui l’avait recueilli. L’animal devait être transféré vers un zoo de Ténérife, une île des Canaries. L’orque Morgan, une femelle trouvée en juin 2010 au large des Pays-Bas dans la mer des Wadden, et recueillie par le delphinarium d’Hardewijk, au centre du pays, a quitté mardi son bassin. Comme l’a indiqué à l’AFP la direction de l’établissement, l’animal devait être transféré vers un zoo de Ténérife, une île espagnole des Canaries.À lire aussiQuand trois ours lippus se mettent à jouer avec un ballon roseL’animal de près de 1.100 kilos a été extrait de son bassin avec une grue, puis déposé dans un conteneur à moitié rempli d’eau. L’orque sera transporté par camion et avion vers le zoo canarien. “Pour le moment, elle n’est pas stressée, elle est plutôt calme”, affirmait hier la porte-parole du parc néerlandais, Bert van Plateringen, contactée par l’agence de presse.Le delphinarium a souhaité réaliser ce transfert car le bassin où vivait Morgan était devenu trop étroit. Les écologistes s’étaient vivement opposés au départ de l’orque pour les Canaries. Craignant que ce voyage ne soit fatal à l’animal, ils préconisaient de le réadapter à la vie sauvage de façon progressive. L’affaire a été portée en justice, et le 21 novembre dernier, le tribunal d’Amsterdam a autorisé le transfert de l’orque, estimant qu’il n’avait “aucune chance raisonnable de survivre en pleine nature” (voir notre article).Le 30 novembre 2011 à 09:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Renee Young confirms marriage to Dean Ambrose on her Twitter account

first_img April 12, 2017 at 5:42 pm Twitter Google+ 6 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next Facebook Wonder if she wore shoes Renee Young confirmed her marriage to current WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose on Twitter earlier this morning.Marriage is nice. Thanks for all the love — Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) April 12, 2017Dean Ambrose was first seen on RAW wearing a ring on his finger, followed by Renee wearing a ring during Talking Smack last night on the WWE Network.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 Now Playing Up Next April 12, 2017 at 6:31 pm Now Playing Up Next Jeffery Adam Phillips Jamie Stidiford Seth Rollins WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins April 12, 2017 at 11:11 pm Now Playing Up Next Jon Moxley: AEW Was Bigger Than WWE Title Videos Articles Gerald Bocook April 12, 2017 at 10:16 pm Videos Articlescenter_img Aww, good for them! ^_^ WhatsApp Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Dean is a lucky sonofabitch Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions April 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm Aww… Good. They’re cute together. Jim Bilbee April 14, 2017 at 1:06 am Ronda Rousey So that’s what KO was talking about before he was cut off on talking smack. Say what?!?!?! Jon Moxley Joins AEW Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Shawn Michaels WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Videos Articles Steven Herrera Jon Moxley To Go To NJPW J™ Comments are closed.last_img read more

first_imgPORT ORCHARD — A 22-year-old man was booked into the Kitsap County Jail for investigation of attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man who had been sleeping, and then stole his car.The Kitsap Sun reports the man was arrested early Thursday.The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called Wednesday to a house in Manchester.The victim told investigators he was at the house with the 22-year-old suspect and a 19-year-old woman when he fell asleep. When he awoke, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Wilson says the suspect was standing over the victim with a rifle and shot him. Wilson says the man was shot in the bicep and that another bullet grazed his scalp.Wilson says the victim then jumped out of a second-story window.Wilson says the suspect and his girlfriend were found at a Bremerton apartment.last_img read more

Motorcyclist killed by wrongway driver on SR76

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter BONSALL (KUSI) – A motorcyclist was killed after being struck by a wrong-way driver suspected of being under the influence on a freeway in Bonsall.Authorities say a 25-year-old man from Camp Pendleton was driving a Lexus sedan eastbound in the westbound lanes and collided head-on with a man on a Suzuki motorcycle. on State Route 76 near Via Monserate Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said.The incident occurred at 3:54 a.m., said CHP Officer Mark Latulippe.“A Lexus IS 300 was traveling eastbound within the westbound lanes of SR-76 and collided head-on with a man on a Suzuki motorcycle traveling in the correct, westbound direction, killing the rider,” Latulippe said. “A third vehicle was involved when it was struck by debris from the initial impact.”Latulippe said the unidentified motorcyclist died at the scene, while the Lexus driver was taken to Palomar Medical Center with minor scratches.“He was determined to be impaired and was subsequently arrested,” Latulippe said.The westbound lanes of SR-76 were affected from the time of the collision until about 7 a.m. as investigators processed the collision scene, Latulippe said.The incident remains under investigation.Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has additional information, is urged to call the CHP at (858) 637-3800. Motorcyclist killed by wrong-way driver on SR-76 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img Updated: 7:13 AM Posted: January 1, 2019 January 1, 2019last_img read more

first_img“It’s now supporting the affinity group structure,” he says. “We wanted to put the full control—strategy, sales and all the operations functions—under the direct control of that market manager or expo leadership team.”“Whether you’re looking at expo operations or accounting or audience development,” he adds, “you’ve got either the shared services model where you have a corporate entity that services everybody, or you decentralize those roles and put them in the with the business units.”Registration, which had been part of expo operations but is now under the purview of Cygnus’ audience development team, will remain the only shared service among the verticals.“It was a logical fit,” Wood says. “Besides servicing the events and making sure the attendees are all registered, we’re really matching that [events] data up with our other internal databases. [Database improvements] have been a big push for us the last couple of years.”Though there were no specific affinity groups at the time, the new model is roughly similar to the structure in place before Cygnus underwent a series of major organizational changes following its emergence from bankruptcy in 2009, Wood says.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! Cygnus Business Media is restructuring its events operations after an organizational review late last year.The move, which officially began late last month, comes in spite of a successful year for the company’s events, which posted a 4.4-percent gain year-over-year. Resources of its previously centralized expo operations unit will be dispersed among its three principal verticals: construction, public safety and a unified agriculture, technology and transportation group.One position—director of expo operations, held by Pam Nutting—was eliminated as a result, but Ed Wood, Cygnus vice president of human resources, says cuts will not go further. All other expo operations staff will be absorbed into one of the three affinity groups, reporting to each respective group’s vice president. The transition will take place over the next several weeks as Cygnus wraps up a busy first-quarter event season, Wood says.last_img read more

first_img(Photo by Karla James)The holidays are a time of tradition, but also reflection for why we celebrate the way we do. And in Sitka, no holiday is as much of a lightning rod for cultural debate as Alaska Day. Historically, October 18th marks the day Russia transferred Alaska to the United States. But in the Alaskan Native community, many regard it as the day their land was lost — bought and sold by colonial powers. KCAW’s Emily Kwong reports on how two perspectives for one holiday collided on the very same hill.Listen now“The time is October 18th.”The year is 2017, but you wouldn’t know it at first glance. There’s beards and bonnets and soldiers lining the rim of Castle Hill with guns pointing to the sky. This year’s Alaska Day is the big one for Sitka – the 150th – and even the gun salute will be historically accurate: 42 cannon shots echoing off the mountains.Head bent over a script, Harvey Brandt narrates the historical moment when the Russian flag is lowered and the American flag is raised.“It was an unusually fine day. Like this. Maybe not quite as nice as this,” Brandt said.How by 3:30, a large concourse of people had assembled.“Comprising Americans, Russians of all classes, Creoles and Indians, all eager witnesses of the ceremonies,” Brandt continued.That’s a direct quote from the New York Times on that day. The script is rich with primary source material, folded in by the Alaska Day Committee to make this year’s reenactment as accurate and inclusive as possible.But venture a few paces to the bottom of Castle Hill and there’s a group of people gathered for whom this moment brings a great deal of pain. Dionne Brady-Howard is a member of the Kiks.ádi clan, original occupants of the land.“There’s never really been a time of healing, whether we’re talking about the cultural genocide, the taking of our languages across the state, and all of the trauma that came from being told who we were wasn’t good enough and who we were wasn’t who we should be,” Brady-Howard said.Through social media and word of mouth, her family organized a counter ceremony this Alaska Day to drum and sing their sorrow out loud. The crowd is much smaller than the one atop Castle Hill, but listening intently. Some are Native, some are non-Native. A few are crying.“Anytime race relations are brought up, too often people of color are told how we shouldn’t feel,” Brady-Howard said.Brady-Howard, who is a social studies teacher, goes on to say, “It’s like our African American brothers and sisters in the Lower 48 who are told to just get over slavery.” She then leads the group in an Eagle sorrowing song from the Kaagwaantaan clan.“I couldn’t walk up the steps to the hill and I’m glad I didn’t have to,” Brady-Howard said. I’m glad I could be right here.”Jennifer Carter is a history-buff of Russian descent, who has always attended the Alaska Day reenactment in the past. But she’s still shaken by a confrontation she saw last year, when a friend brought a sign to Castle Hill thanking her ancestors and was told by one organizer it was disruptive.“And she was treated very rudely,” Carter said. “I just vowed that I couldn’t be a part of that anymore, so I’m very grateful to have the chance to be here observing the other part of the story that isn’t vocalized.”And Carter plans to attend this sorrowing ceremony, if it happens again, every Alaska Day. You could say that October 18th, 2017 was an unprecedented day in this respect: the historical reenactment was split in two. Some, like AJ Bastian sitting with her kids atop a stone wall, were a little disappointed by that.“It should all be together, so that the children especially who were growing up together should see that we’re all making better choices now than in the past,” Bastian said.While others, like Peter Bradley, protested the reenactment altogether. He passed out a resolution calling for the re-naming of Alaska Day to Reconciliation Day.“There’s a lot of people that are left out of Alaska Day right now, the original people of this land that cared for it for a long time,” Bradley said.Make no mistake: Alaska Day in Sitka is a visibly joyful one: parents off work, a big parade and pie sale. But charged moments like this show that beneath the surface, the traditions surrounding the holiday are fraught. And for Brady-Howard, the traditions are an opportunity to have a conversation.“It’s not necessarily about the Transfer ceremony itself,” Brady-Howard said. “I think it’s going to continue to be a thing in Sitka. For me what, it’s more about an ability to see another person’s perspective and to not automatically go to that defensive place that prevents progress.”Suggesting that though holidays like Alaska Day come around every year, how they’re commemorated isn’t set in stone.last_img read more

RTC Employees Union issues notice threatening agitation

first_imgVijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) recognised union, the Employees Union issued a notice to the RTC management on Thursday stating that the EU will launch agitation if the management and government fail to fulfil the assurances given to the Union. The Employees Union General Secretary P Damodar and other leaders met the Managing Director and the Vice-Chairman N Surendra Babu at the latter’s chamber on Thursday. The Employees union said the JAC of unions had withdrawn the strike notice last month due to the assurance given by the RTC management that their demands would be conceded in June/July 2019. Damodar has alleged the RTC management and the government have failed to fulfil the promise. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us He said the RTC has agreed to give postings from June 2019 to 1,167 applicants on compassionate grounds in a phased manner and it is getting delayed on the pretext of verification of certificates. He suspected the government is intentionally delaying the postings on the compassionate grounds. He alleged issuing identity cards to the spouses of the RTC staff and providing bus pass facility is also getting delayed. He said the discussion on payment of allowances is also not completed and more over, 10 days have passed since the RTC ED had postponed the meeting to discuss the matter. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Damodar has said the RTC management has failed to take a decision for the last four years on payment of cash related to the Uniforms. He said the employees are asking the management to pay Rs.1,000 per pair for purchase of cloth and stitching charges. He alleged the RTC is also not filling the vacant posts. Damodar has further said the RTC management has failed to fulfil the demands listed by the employees JAC on September 20, 2018 on pay revision and service conditions. He warned the EU will begin agitation if the government fails to fulfil the assurances it made in June, 2019.last_img read more

first_imgThe buffalo thief who ran away with UP Minister Azam Khan’s bovines has been traced by the state police.Seven buffaloes, worth lakhs of rupees, were stolen from a barn owned by Azam in Rampur on January 31, 2014, following which dog squads, crime branch sleuths and police personnel were put on the job to find them.The bovines were rescued after an intensive overnight search and five of the accused were nabbed earlier.Acting on a tip off, another accused identified as Chunan, a history sheeter, was arrested on Sunday in Moradabad district along with two others who were planning to commit a dacoity, Moradabad Superintendent of Police (Rural) Praval Pratap Singh said.last_img read more

first_imgMarch 28, 2017 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read Elon Musk is at it again this week with news of yet another business venture in yet another futuristic field of research. He’s given us electric cars, a company dedicated to space exploration, is working on clean energy tech and is building a tunnel, but now he wants to connect our brains directly with computers.Musk’s latest venture is called Neuralink. It’s a medical research company whose technology is called “neural lace.” Very few details are known, but according to The Wall Street Journal, neural lace will allow individuals to directly communicate with a computer without the need for a physical interface.Long Neuralink piece coming out on @waitbutwhy in about a week. Difficult to dedicate the time, but existential risk is too high not to.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2017As Musk’s tweet suggests, we’re set to hear a lot more about Neuralink next week from the website Wait But Why.The new venture is being privately funded by Musk and hopes to perfect neural lace for use by humans. What it boils down to is a series of electrodes implanted in our brain which then allows a wireless link to computers. Thoughts, and therefore information, can then be uploaded and downloaded as desired. It’s a process Business Insider describes as allowing “humans to achieve higher levels of cognitive function,” and it would act like an AI layer within our brains.It sounds as though neural lace would allow for the quick uploading of new information without the need to learn it (just like in The Matrix, but without the physical link in your neck!). Achieving that also means figuring out how our brains store information so as to upload it in the correct format.One key question that will hopefully get answered next week is: how many years will we be waiting to have neural lace installed? Are we talking less than a decade or multiple decades? Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

first_imgMarket Study Report provides ‘Global Cutlery Sets, 2019 Market Research Report’, which is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Cutlery Sets market.Cutlery is cutting instruments collectively, especially knives for cutting food. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market. Cutlery Sets Market Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).Get Sample Copy of this Report @ this report, the global Cutlery Sets market is valued at USD XX million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the period 2019 to 2023.The report firstly introduced the Cutlery Sets basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:TTXDongjinBaccaratLinkfairShundaChicago CutleryGinsuKitchenAidRobert WelchHampton ForgeAmbrosi CutleryHenckelsWüsthofBergHOFFWMFThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-Stainless steel Cutlery SetsCarbon steel Cutlery SetsCeramic Cutlery SetsOn the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Cutlery Sets for each application, including-HouseholdHotelsRestaurantsGet a discount on this research report @ Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains  across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

WHO Zika no longer a global emergency

first_imgWHO: Zika no longer a global emergency Monday, November 21, 2016 Share Posted by Travelweek Group A meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) on Zika and microcephaly under the International Health Regulations was held on November 18th, resulting in the situation being downgraded from an emergency to an issue requiring longer-term research and management. The EC originally recommended a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in February 2016 on the basis of an extraordinary cluster of microcephaly and other neurological disorders reported in Brazil, following a similar cluster in French Polynesia associated with the Zika virus which required urgent and coordinated and research. Because research has now demonstrated a link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly, the EC felt that a robust longer-term technical mechanism was now required to manage the global response.As a result, the EC felt that Zika virus and associated consequences remain a significant enduring public health challenge requiring intense action, but no longer represent a PHEIC as defined under the International Health Regulations. Based on this advice, the Director-General declared the end of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish Steps“We are not downgrading the importance of Zika,” said Peter Salama, executive director of WHO’s health emergencies program, told The New York Times. “We are sending the message that Zika is here to stay and the WHO response is here to stay.”The tsunami of microcephaly cases that was expected to surge across Latin American has failed to materialize as had been feared, but many people have been affected by the virus, and pregnant women are urged to take precautions. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

first_img Comments   Share   Quick workouts for men Top Stories BERLIN (AP) — A German man taking his regular morning stroll was killed by an elephant who had escaped from a nearby circus, police said Saturday.The 65-year-old man was walking in the woods near Buchen, a town in southwest Germany, when the African elephant attacked him shortly after 5 a.m. (0300 GMT), said Heidelberg police spokeswoman Yvonne Schmierer. She declined to say what injuries the unnamed man suffered. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 The 34-year-old female elephant, called ‘Baby,’ was captured and returned to the circus. Police are now investigating whether someone let the elephant out of its secure enclosure, and why the animal acted aggressively toward the man.“There’s evidence of third party involvement,” said Schmierer. “Either someone forgot to shut the enclosure, or the elephant was released intentionally.”German news agency dpa reported that the elephant had previously injured people. It quoted a representative of the German branch of animal rights group PETA calling for authorities to take the elephant away from the circus.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top holiday drink recipes Sponsored Stories last_img read more