The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Never Stop Improving

first_imgWhen it comes to self-improvement, hustlers are unmatched. Ask any hustler and they’ve listened to everything Ziglar, Tracy, and Robbins have ever published. They’ve listened to Covey, Brown, and Rohn. They’ve watched all of the videos. They’ve read the books.When you hear a hustler talk about what they were doing before they really started to hustle, the story is always the same. They were in trouble and failing miserably. They were broke, often financially, psychologically, spiritually, and emotionally. But at some point, they started to take in seriously positive, empowering ideas, and those ideas took root.You’ll hear stories about how they listened to Ziglar while driving in their to a sales call. You’ll hear stories about how they were up late watching television and bought Robbins’ stuff from an informercial. They’ll tell you about the first time the read Hill’s masterwork (and the second time they read it, and the third time the read it, ad infinitum).The hustler will tell you how they spent money they didn’t have to invest in themselves. They’ll tell you that the actions they took after they changed their beliefs were the actions that helped them to hustle–and eventually succeed.There are different varieties of non-hustlers. Some non-hustlers are cynics; they believe that positive, empowering thoughts and ideas are bunk, that the tools for a positive personal psychology are useless. Other non-hustlers refuse to invest in themselves, insisting they can’t afford to pay for programs, books, and course, yet always finding time and money for beers with the boys. And some non-hustlers believe that they are good enough as they are, where they are, refusing to be made uncomfortable by the belief that they could be more, do more, have more, and contribute more, the implications being too much for them.The hustler is right now listening to an audio program, attending a workshop, or reading something they can use to improve their game. The non-hustler is right now falling further behind, failing to keep up with the world changing around them, and missing opportunities.What are you doing to improve right now, this minute?QuestionsWhat is the last audio, video, or written program on self-improvement that you have purchased?If you haven’t listened to it, watched it, or read it from cover to cover, why not?How much will you invest in your personal development this year, hustler?If you aren’t investing in yourself, what are you spending money on that could be diverted to the best results producing asset you will ever own: You? 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 Nowlast_img read more

Odisha Governor orders probe

first_imgOdisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has ordered a probe against S. Pasupalak, current Vice-Chancellor of Orissa University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT), a premier agriculture university of eastern India, for his alleged involvement in a corruption case.Stating that the corruption issues raised in a petition appeared to be genuine and serious, the office of the Governor directed Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi to get the allegation probed by the vigilance department.Pradip Maharathy, Minister for Agriculture and Panchayati Raj and pro-chancellor of OUAT, had received two petitions that detailed alleged manipulation of records for personal benefit, erroneous advertisement for recruitment in Krishi Vigyan Kendras, manipulation of records and abuse of position for undue personal benefits. The same petitions were forwarded to the Governor’s office.“After going through the documents, the Governor has directed an in-depth inquiry by State vigilance department. The inquiry report may be submitted within six weeks for taking appropriate action in the matter,” the Governor’s office said.Allegation of corruption and manipulation is not new in the OUAT. Two former Vice-Chancellors of the university had also faced allegations of corruption.last_img read more

NGT orders action against polluting distillery

first_imgFollowing a plea alleging violation of environmental norms by a Karnal-based distillery, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Haryana government to take action against “erring officials”.Following a report submitted by a panel comprising representatives from the Central Pollution Control Board and the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) that stated violations by the unit, a Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel rapped the HSPCB for inaction.‘Failed to act’“We find that in spite of the report showing serious violation of law, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board has failed to initiate any action for prosecution and assessment and recovery of compensation for the damage caused. This may show either negligence, collusion or incompetence of the State PCB,” the Bench observed.Directing the HSPCB to take immediate steps, the green panel said, “The State PCB may now forthwith take steps in this regard to protect health of inhabitants and to uphold the rule of law, failing which action may be initiated against Chairman and Member Secretary of the State PCB.”last_img read more

Boxers in limbo say AIBA as IOC mull Tokyo 2020 exclusion

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES “Boxers from around the world who have been training for years towards their Olympic dreams continue to be left in the dark about where, when and how they can qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games,” an AIBA statement said on Thursday.“AIBA has provided not one, but four comprehensive reports over the course of the last year to the IOC for review.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“(So) it is very surprising that the IOC are unable to provide a conclusive decision regarding boxing’s Olympic future at this time,” the statement said.Boxing’s inclusion in Tokyo depends on the outcome of an investigation into AIBA by the IOC, which has presented the body with a list of 41 questions via audit firm Deloitte. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Javee Mocon last-second tip lifts Rookies-Sophomores past Juniors View comments FILE – (R-L) Cuba’s Joahnys Argilagos, USA’s Nico Miguel Hernandez, Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov and Colombia’s Yurberjen Herney Martinez pose with their medals after winning in the boxing matches in the Rio Olympics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZThe under-pressure International Boxing Federation (AIBA) criticized on Thursday the IOC’s decision to wait until late May before delivering their verdict on the sport’s Olympic fate as it fights for its place on the 2020 Tokyo roster after a storm of corruption allegations.AIBA said the International Olympic Committee’s refusal to comment on a wide-ranging audit for nearly another two months left their members “in limbo”.ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img “The matter is being studied and we will make no comment for the moment,” IOC spokesperson Christian Klaue said on Thursday.“We will file a full report at the IOC Lausanne executive committee meeting on May 22,” he added.Gafur Rakhimov stepped down as head of AIBA last week, which the IOC deemed as merely the first step in a long march towards the required standards.AIBA made a plea to the IOC on Wednesday, saying “significant progress” had been made on their accounting and claiming that the body would collapse without IOC support.The IOC has suspended AIBA’s Olympic qualification and may take control of that process itself.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Ducking and weaving for its survival, the AIBA says it should be given the chance to turn things around.“Considering where we were one year ago, AIBA has made significant progress towards reducing its debt and has gone from a negative cash flow,” AIBA executive director Tom Virgets said in a report.Virgets said of the report that the AIBA “is dependent on the Olympic dollars” for its survival.Relations between the IOC and AIBA were hit hard at the 2016 Rio Olympics when 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations of bout fixing.An internal investigation by AIBA has raised serious questions about the judging at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with particular suspicion falling on a French official.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

CAS rules Narsingh intentionally took substance in tablet form

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 22 (PTI) While handing down a four-year ban on Narsingh Yadav, the Court of Arbitration for Sports has ruled that the wrestler failed to produce any “real evidence” regarding the sabotage theory he had advanced and the balance of probabilities” was that he orally took the banned substance intentionally in tablet form on more than one occasion. In its full award, the ad hoc panel of the CAS relied on expert evidence that Narsinghs dope offence was not due to one-time ingestion of the prohibited substance and its concentration in the first test result (of June 25) was so high that it had to come from an oral ingestion of one or two tablets of methandienone, rather than from a drink where the powder had been mixed with water. The expert opinion was given by Professor Christiane Ayotte from Canada who was presented by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Professor Ayotte is a member of IAAF Doping Commission since 1995 and was elected representative of the Heads of IOC Accredited Laboratories in 1995-1996. She is currently the Director of the WADA-accredited laboratory in Montreal. Narsinghs urine sample taken out-of competition on June 25 was found to contain metabolites of methandienone and long term metabolite of methandienone. Another sample taken out-of competition on July 5 was also found to contain long term metabolites of methandienone. “…all in all found the sabotage (s) theory possible, but not probable and certainly not grounded in any real evidence. The panel therefore determined that the athlete had failed to satisfy his burden of proof and the panel was satisfied that the most likely explanation was that the athlete simply and intentionally ingested the prohibited substance in tablet form on more than one occasion,” the CAS panel said. The CAS had handed Narsingh a four-year ban in its operative award on August 18 barely hours before his 74kg freestyle opening bout was scheduled. “The panel had to weigh circumstantial evidence of the athlete against scientific evidence of WADA to determine whether it was satisfied with the athletes position that he did not take the prohibited substance intentionally. The panel is conscious that expert evidence offered by Professor Ayotte may be susceptible to qualification by other expert (s). However, the panel has no reason to question the scientific data and/or her expert testimony,” the full award said. Narsingh had submitted that the doping offence was due to sabotage carried out by Jithesh (a junior wrestler and a member of Sushil Kumars entourage) by mixing his energy drinks with prohibited substance on either June 23 or 24. The panel also noted that the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the NADA had heard three persons — Paswan, Rahul Kumar and Pankaj Kumar — who had confirmed that they had seen Jithesh trying to contaminate Narsinghs food earlier on June 5 by pouring some powder into the curry. PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

AEK’s Soccer Downfall Another Greek Humiliation

first_imgATHENS – The bad economy is hurting soccer clubs around Europe. But for Greece’s storied but troubled AEK, the fall has been especially steep.Ignominiously ousted from the country’s Super League in April, the beloved club slid into bankruptcy – -the result of years of what fans roundly criticized as bad management and excessive spending, compounded by the country’s deep recession.Now as the government in Athens hangs on with an international bailout, AEK has found what it hopes to be a local savior: oil and shipping magnate Dimitris Melissanidis.“We are starting from scratch and we are fated to succeed,” the billionaire said at a July news conference where he introduced his new managers and the start of ticket sales for next season. He also predicted the club would be back in the Super League after two years.Yet as training camp started in late July, Mr. Melissanidis was still negotiating with other potential investors and he has yet to say how much he will put up himself.Meanwhile, authorities have been questioning five former club presidents over what police listed as €170.8 million ($224 million) in tax arrears and penalties.Unlike Greece, which still struggles to pay off its debts and stay in the Eurozone, the team is trying to fill its depleted roster and make a clean start outside the Super League.Established in 1924 in Athens, AEK is one of Greece’s three big teams and arguably the one with the deepest emotional pull. Its name is the Greek acronym for Athletic Union of Constantinople because the club was formed by Greek refugees who fled from Istanbul during wartime.AEK claims 28 national titles and has over the years regularly placed well in European competitions.Its recent troubles, while extreme, weren’t exactly a shock; Greek soccer has long been beset by match-fixing scandals and dirty money. In 2003, as the government sought to polish the sport’s image ahead of the Summer Olympics in Athens, AEK’s then-owner Makis Psomiadis was forced out amid charges of missing millions from the team’s accounts and a player revolt.He was convicted of fraud in 2009 and sentenced to four years in prison, and is currently being tried on money laundering, embezzlement, tax evasion and match-fixing charges involving other clubs.Mr. Psomiadis has denied any wrongdoing. His lawyer, Christos Stathis, told local media in May that his client was “devastated” by AEK’s relegation but “doesn’t feel he shares responsibility for the financial collapse of the team.”After his departure, the club set ambitious plans for a rebound—underpinned, like the Greek economy, by mounting debt. By 2007, it had brought in Brazilian striker Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira, better known as Rivaldo, for €1.3 million a season. His fancy “bicycle kick”—a midair backward flip – energized fans and helped to send season-ticket sales to a record.But unexpectedly, AEK failed to qualify that year for the lucrative Champions League. Revenue shrank, leading to the departure of star players.AEK posted a €15.8 million loss in the 2008-2009 season, compared with a €12 million profit from the previous season. The club bounced from owner to owner, each with fresh promises of revival.The credit-fueled Greek economy began teetering, too. In October 2009, a new government stunned its Eurozone partners by revealing much higher-than-known deficits, sparking Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis.AEK’s losses widened as television revenue fell and money from the state gambling monopoly OPAP dissipated.By the end of the 2011-12 season, AEK had accumulated losses of €60 million, according to a survey published by Direction Business Reports. That was almost a quarter of the €264.7 million in losses racked up by the 14 first-league teams put together.By mid-2012, with Greece gripped by protests against painful austerity, AEK couldn’t pay its players and released them from their contracts; most left. The team drew a new squad from young, cheaper amateurs – who were soon delivering another disappointing season.Ewald Lienen, a former player from Germany, took over as coach in October 2012. He started providing a rare bonus for his players – free breakfast – after medical exams showed many weren’t eating well.“We found a lot of the players had deficiencies with iron, other things, because of their nutrition,” said Mr. Lienen, who also handed out food cards for dinner. “In other countries, the players don’t imagine the problems we are dealing with here,” he said in a recent interview.A short time later, Mr. Lienen was gone as well – dismissed following another loss in early April. He was succeeded by Traianos Dellas, a former AEK player from the team’s golden period.On April 14, when AEK faced rival Panthrakikos, its viability was on the line. Even a tie would secure another year of television revenue, plus rights to a stadium to play in and an opportunity to renegotiate some of its debts. Losing meant certain bankruptcy and relegation from the Super League.The score was 0-0 with three minutes to go when AEK defender Mavroudis Bougaidis extended his right toe. It was a gambit to bounce a corner shot away from his team’s goal. Instead, the ball rocketed into AEK’s net – an “own goal.” Angry fans stormed the field; players fled into the locker room for safety.AEK was relegated to the second division because of the loss. It was also declared formally bankrupt, which knocked it down one more notch to the third, amateur division – but also allowed it to cancel its debts.Nevertheless, in March police issued arrest warrants for five former team presidents: Andreas Dimitrelos, Demis Nikolaidis, Nikos Thanopoulos, Giorgos Kintis and Stavros Adamidis. All five voluntarily submitted to questioning regarding the back taxes, police said; All five have denied any wrongdoing.Mr. Thanopoulos, who was president during the 2009/10 season, was convicted after a short trial on June 28 of failure to pay accumulated debt of €78.8 million owed to the state and sentenced to five years in prison.The sentence was suspended pending payment amounting to €36,500 in this case – something common in Greece for financial crimes. Mr. Thanopoulos plans to appeal, according to local media.“My conscience is clear,” Mr. Thanopoulos told reporters ahead of the verdict. “I think I did the best I could, with many personal sacrifices.”A police official said it was up to prosecutors to decide when the others would be tried.The team has defended Andreas Dimitrelos, who was club president at the time of the warrants, arguing that all the debt resulted from actions before his brief tenure, which ended in April. The statement didn’t assign blame to anyone else.Mr. Dimitrelos said in an interview that he had tried to keep the team operating “so that there would be an expression of interest from some buyer. “This didn’t happen because the team dropped from competition,” he added, noting that he wasn’t responsible for the roster or its poor performance.Meanwhile, the new owner, Mr. Melissanidis, is already talking about rebuilding the team’s rundown stadium.About €20 million in European Union development funds, or a third of the estimated cost, has been earmarked for the project, according to the regional governor, Yannis Sgouros, who describes it as an economic boon.Half the revenue from next season’s ticket sales also will go toward construction of the stadium, which will be called Hagia Sophia, after the former Orthodox church, now a museum, in Istanbul.“This is a symbolic gesture,” team spokeswoman Aggeliki Arkadi said. “It will give the fans of AEK the satisfaction that they helped in that procedure, the same way that the refugees from (Istanbul) built AEK’s first stadium.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Predators Take 2-1 Series Lead Over Stars With 3-2 Victory (Vids)

first_imgDALLAS — Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne withstood a flurry of shots when the Dallas Stars had an extended power play in the second period, including a 5-on-3 advantage.Then came his incredible save with the game tied midway through the third before the Predators got the game-winner.Rinne stopped 40 shots, including seven when the Stars skated with an advantage for 2½ consecutive minutes, and Mikael Granlund scored on a wrist shot with 8:19 left to push the Predators to a 3-2 victory Monday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series.“He’s the backbone of this franchise. He has been for a very long time,” defenseman P.K. Subban said of Rinne, who made his 86th consecutive playoff start for the Predators. “He’s one of our most important players, if not the most important, and he showed that again tonight.”Loop this alley-oop. You won’t regret it. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/VuTVDqgZiV— NHL (@NHL) April 16, 2019After three consecutive one-goal games, Game 4 is Wednesday night in Dallas.Granlund’s tiebreaker came only about 3½ minutes after the Stars got even at 2 on a goal from Tyler Seguin off a backhand pass from Stars captain Jamie Benn following some interesting puck play behind the net.Stars fans wanted a penalty when Subban was on the back and reaching over Alexander Radulov in a battle for the puck. But play continued and seconds later Benn delivered a spot-on pass from the side of the net to Seguin in front.Right after that, Benn had a point-blank shot that Rinne pushed aside with his skate to keep the game tied.“He was terrific all night,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “At that point, you’re under fire a little bit, they start to grab the energy in the building. … That save was big.”Granlund, acquired in a trade with Minnesota in late February, got the puck from Dante Fabbro after Kyle Turris won a faceoff against Benn.Rocco Grimaldi scored in his second game in a row for the Predators, and Filip Forsberg had a perfectly timed play for a goal.Playoff Pekka is something special. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/cD5ibqmwS5— NHL (@NHL) April 16, 2019Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Stars, who played their first home playoff game in three years. American Airlines Center is less than 5 miles from the Cotton Bowl Stadium where they will play the Predators outside in the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day next season.“Never get too high, never get too low,” Stars first-year coach Jim Montgomery said. “It’s 2-1, I think we’ve been the better team two out of three games. Keep playing like that, usually hockey gods get back on your side.”Nashville led 1-0 when Grimaldi took a shot from outside the right circle and got the puck past an unobstructed Ben Bishop, who finished with 25 saves.Grimaldi didn’t have a goal in the last 13 regular-season games after scoring Feb. 19 at Dallas. The center was a scratch in the opener of this series scored a goal in Game 2 while filling in for Brian Boyle, who had an appendectomy after Game 1 and is considered week-to-week.The Predators led 2-0 when Nick Bonino flicked the puck high in the air — his pass went airborne from the circle left of Rinne along the boards and over both blue lines. Forsberg was at the blue line when the puck was over his head, and delayed enough to avoid going offside before gaining control and charging in for the goal.Montgomery said the Stars looked at replays when considering a challenge, but after seeing several angles “thought it was onside clearly.”NOTES: Dallas was 0 for 4 on power plays and is 1 for 13 in the series. Nashville is 0 for 8 after failing to score on its only chance with an advantage. … Nashville is 3-0 in Dallas this season, after also winning both regular-season games there. … Stars C Jason Dickinson was bleeding after being slammed into the boards by Colton Sissons late in the first period. It was the second time Dickinson took a big hit in this series. He went to the locker room and went through concussion testing after a collision with Boyle in Game 1. … Like Boyle, RW Wayne Simmonds is week-to-week. Simmonds took a shot off his knee in Game 2. … A Stars fan was removed from the area near the Nashville penalty box after the second period. … Dirk Nowitzki was back in the building where a week ago he announced his retirement after a record 21 seasons with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and was honored with an elaborate ceremony after his final home game. The crowd went wild when Nowitzki was shown in a suite wearing a Stars playoff T-shirt and waving a rally towel.UP NEXTGame 4 on Wednesday night in Dallas, before the series shifts back to Nashville for Game 5.By: Stephen Hawkins, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Watch: Virat Kohli, Anushkha Sharma hang out with friends in Nottingham

first_imgVirat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma were spotted hanging out with some friends in Nottingham ahead of India’s first One Day International against England.The power couple has been spotted together going out on walks and enjoying coffee in England. They rarely get a lot of time together otherwise.India toured Ireland in June for two T20Is which they won. They then returned to England to play a three-match T20I series which they won 2-1. India will also play England in a three-match ODI series in July and a five-match Test series in August.Anushka joined Kohli after India returned to England from Ireland. On Sunday, when India wrapped up the T20I series over England with a comprehensive victory, Anushka was seen hugging Kohli.She has attended all three T20 matches against England and was seen in the company of Sakshi Dhoni and wives of other India cricketers.Kohli, one of the busiest cricketers in the world and Anushka, a high-profile actor and producer, spend a lot of time away to honour their professional commitments.advertisementDuring the IPL, Anushka attended a few of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s matches.Kohli and Anushka had tied the knot in December last year in Tuscany. After two reception parties in Delhi and Mumbai, they flew down to South Africa for a honeymoon before the Test series got underway.Day out with my beauty! @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/ksurAb0VQHVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 10, 2018Kohli was in outstanding form in South Africa, scoring 871 runs across formats. He then took a break and missed the Nidahas Trophy before returning to the field for RCB. He was later scheduled to play for Surrey in June but pulled out with a neck injury.The 29-year-old India captain has been quiet with the bat so far but that is because he has experimented with the line-up, giving plenty of chances to KL Rahul up the order.Kohli will be back leading the Indian team in a three-match ODI series against England starting Thursday in Nottingham.Fresh from their T20I series win, an upbeat India will be looking to continue with the momentum when they take on the hosts in the first ODI at Trent Bridge.The Kohli-led side won the recently concluded T20I series 2-1 and the team management hopes for another valuable performance by the team.Happy birthday Mahi Bhai. God bless you. pic.twitter.com/YeuQ8k9oWbVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2018With the ODI World Cup scheduled to be held here next year, the three-match series will also give Kohli and his teammates a fair idea of the playing condition in England.The Indian team carries a deep batting line-up with most of their batsman in good touch with the willow. While both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul slammed a century each in the T20I series, Kohli twice missed out on a chance to score a fifty.Suresh Raina, who replaced an unfit Ambati Rayudu, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will once again provide depth to the batting order while all-rounder Hardik Pandya too has the ability to demolish any bowling attack.In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will once again be the key. Kuldeep has claimed 20 wickets in his last eight ODIs while Chahal scalped 24 wickets in his last ten outings.Apart from the duo, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will share the new ball.On the other hand, hosts England, would try to leave the T20I series defeat behind and will take some motivation from the ODI series against Australia, where the Eoin Morgan-led side had crushed the visitors 6-0.It was the same ground where England scripted a world record in ODI history after putting 481/6 on board against Australia recently.Like India, the hosts’ batting line-up also runs deep with the likes of Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Morgan and Ben Stokes.With the ball, spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali will be a major threat to the visitors.The pace attack will once again rely on the shoulders of Liam Plunkett, Stokes, David Willey and Mark Wood, depending on who all feature in the playing XI on Thursday.advertisement(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Chasing History: Where Rudolph, Washington Stand in OSU Record Books

first_imgQBPass YardsPass TDs Hart Lee Dykes3,51031 Mike Gundy8,47357 Brandon Weeden9,26075 Josh Fields6,09055 Mason Rudolph9,35261 Dez Bryant2,42529 Mike Gundy8,47357 Zac Robinson8,31766 Zac Robinson8,31766 Call me crazy, but I think Washington not only surpasses Woods’ receiving yards mark, but also his TD record of 42.Sure, Washington’s tracking to finish just short of Woods. But it’s also worth noting: Washington’s played the role of water boy in every fourth quarter this season.  Oh, and his 18-TD pace this season would leave him with 44 career receiving TDs — two more than Woods’ historic mark.The fact that Washington has even thrust himself into the same sphere of Woods is pretty incredible. Woods was an amazing college receiver, no doubt, but Washington’s production with the talent around him really says something about his ability to stand above the others.If No. 28 can pick up where he started against Pitt last season again this weekend, he could certainly put himself in a fine position from here on out.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Rudolph’s deep ball has earned him the spot atop the Mount Rushmore of OSU QBs in yards passing, but his touchdowns through the air? He’s got plenty of work to do to catch Weeden. As of now, he sits at third behind Weeden and Robinson — only 5 behind his summer mentor.Here’s that same chart re-ordered by TDs instead of yards. Brandon Weeden9,26075 Rashaun Woods4,41442 D’Juan Woods2,75120 QBPass YardsPass TDs Justin Blackmon3,56440 Mason Rudolph became the all-time leader in yards passing in Oklahoma State history on Friday night against South Alabama, passing the G.O.A.T. along the way. Rudolph’s 9,352 yards (and counting) is a record that will likely stand for quite some time, considering the previous record-holder before Weeden was a 50-year-old mulleted millionaire who resides in the west end zone.This is the first of many records likely to be broken this season by both Rudolph and his running mate James Washington. So let’s take a look at where each stand in the OSU record books going into the Pitt game this weekend.First, here’s a chart for where QB1 stands on the leaderboard among the greats in passing yards and TDs. If Rudolph can continue his three-touchdown-per-game pace, he’ll crush the record books by a wide margin. Even if he only gets 2 pass TDs per game moving forward, he’ll be on track to ever-so-slightly break Weeden’s record before the regular season ends.As for Washington, Rashaun’s numbers are … NSFW. ?Even with Washington’s 121.5 yards receiving per game average he’s notched throughout two games, he’s still on track to finish with 4,381 — just shy of Woods’ remarkable record of 4,414 (depending on how many games the Pokes play this season).Here’s a look at the numbers for all-time leaders in receiving yards and TDs. WRReceiving YardsReceiving TDs Josh Fields6,09055 Mason Rudolph9,35261 James Washington3,16629last_img read more

Munkebo Maersk Becomes Biggest Ship to Sail on the Thames

first_imgzoom The 18,300 TEU Triple E container ship Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway today.The 399 metre long, 60 metre wide, 195,000 ton boxship, equivalent in length to almost four football pitches, is one of the largest container vessels in the world, operating on Maersk’s new East-West Network.It was drawn alongside DP World London Gateway Port, adjacent to Europe’s largest logistics park, at 7.30 am local time, with the help of the Port of London Authority’s pilots.It comes just weeks after the Edith Maersk called at DP World London Gateway, which at 366 metres, had held the previous record for the largest ship to sail up the River Thames.Chief Executive of DP World London Gateway, Simon Moore, said: ”This is yet another record and landmark moment for DP World London Gateway. By welcoming the Munkebo Maersk we have demonstrated again that we are more than capable of handling the world’s biggest container ships, in this case operating on the Asia-Europe routes.”Image: London Port Authoritylast_img read more

Melbourne’s New RoRo Terminal Opens for Business

first_imgzoom The first phase of Australia’s largest RoRo and automotive terminal at Webb Dock West in Melbourne was officially launched on April 10, the Melbourne International RoRo and Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) confirmed.MIRRAT was awarded the rights to design, construct and operate the new terminal, as part of the country’s AUD 1.6 billion (USD 1.2 billion) Port Capacity Project, in July 2014 by the Port of Melbourne Corporation.Under the first phase of the project, a new 185,000 square metres facility north of the current Webb Dock West car terminal was constructed, while the second phase will see the incorporation of the current automotive terminal at the south end of Webb Dock West from January 1, 2018, taking the total size of the facility to 355,000 square metres.Once finished, the facility will have a capacity to handle up to a million units per annum and, with a total berth length of 920 metres, it will capable of accommodating three vessels at the same time, MIRRAT said.The facility will also include a 8000 square metres fully enclosed and weather proof cargo storage area, a maintenance area and truck parking facilities.The project is expected to increase the number of vehicles handled by the port of Melbourne from the 2013 level of 370,000 vehicles to some 600,000 cars in 2025, and eventually to one million vehicles in 2040, the company said.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Georges Bank Moratorium Extended to 2022

first_imgGovernment has introduced legislation to extend the moratorium on oil and gas exploration and drilling on Georges Bank to Dec. 31, 2022. Under the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act, government will also have the ability to further extend the moratorium in increments of 10 years. “Nova Scotians have been very clear about wanting the moratorium to remain in place,” said Energy Minister Michel Samson. “The Georges Bank fishery supports an important part of our rural and provincial economy, and this legislation will ensure this area remains protected for the long-term sustainability of these important fishing grounds.” The existing policy moratorium is set to expire on Dec. 31. Over the past few years, government has been actively working to reinstate the Georges Bank Moratorium under the accord acts, resulting in amendments to the federal version of the act being passed this past spring. The provincial bill mirrors the federal legislation, which is part of the joint management approach for the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area. These changes will be reflected in the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act. The legislation will also repeal the Offshore Licensing Policy Act (2010), which will no longer be required.last_img read more

Sixty years of excellence

first_img“Sixty years in the life of an institution are quite different from sixty years in the life of an individual. For an individual, the countdown has certainly begun – but for an institution, especially an institution dedicated to learning, it is just a milestone, albeit a significant one.” Thus, spoke Dr Jitendra Singh in his remarkably witty, lucid and frank interaction with the officer-trainees of the 94th FC at LBSNAA, as well as employees of the Academy last week (September 1) on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Academy. He also flagged off a cycle rally for ‘Eat Right Campaign’ by the newly established ‘Safe Planet’ initiative of the Academy in collaboration with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), inaugurated the Physiotherapy centre at the Wellness Centre, witnessed the signing of an MoU between the Academy and the All India Institute of Ayurvedic education for the establishment of an Ayurvedic Treatment Centre at the Academy, launched a Primer of rhymes in Hindi and English for the children of the Lalita Shastri Balwadi, and last but not the least, released the special first-day cover on the Academy brought out by the Chief Post Master General (CPMG) of Uttarakhand, Colonel Sukhdev Raj. Also Read – A special kind of bondDr Jitendra Singh was at the Academy to mark the Diamond Jubilee of LBSNAA – an institution established in 1959 by the Government of India by amalgamating the Metcalfe House Training School in Delhi and the IAS Staff College at Shimla to the Charleville Hotel and Happy Valley grounds. It was then called the National Academy of Administration. In 1972, it was named after the late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and became the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration. It got its present nomenclature, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in 1973. The Academy has grown from strength to strength over the last six decades, and with the formal permission to establish a nine hundred seat auditorium, it will be able to host the entire civil services batch of six hundred fifty-odd officer-Trainees selected by the UPSC through the Civil Services and the Forest Service examination. It may be mentioned that the Prime Minister is keen that all the young recruits train together for the development of esprit de corps, and this was reiterated by Dr Jitendra Singh. Departing from the prepared text, he spoke candidly about how civil services, especially the Collectors and Magistrates, were perceived in the past, but how this must change with the advent of democratic polity which was committed to the twin objectives of making India a $5 trillion economy as well as the transformation of the aspirational districts. Also Read – Insider threat managementThe main takeaways from his session included the need to bridge the trust deficit by changing the colonial mindsets, adoption of technology in governance, zero tolerance to corruption and the need for being accessible. These were the mantras for a successful administrator. Let us dwell on each of these in some detail. With regard to a trust deficit, he mentioned that simple yet transformative steps like self-attestation had made life so much easier for people who lived in the interior and did not have access to gazetted officers or public notaries. Not only had this reduced paperwork substantially, but it also empowered the citizen. With regard to the protection from arbitrary action against the civil services, he mentioned changes in the relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, and the inclusion of the element of Mens Rea (guilty intent) in the determination of prosecution. This was an issue which had been agitating the minds of civil servants, especially after the sentencing of HC Gupta in the coal-related transactions. He also mentioned the repeal of nearly 1500 outdated Acts from the statute book, which had long outlived their utility. With regard to technology, he was clear that over the next few years, almost all transactions of the citizen would be online, and with POS and DBT in place, it would be possible to eliminate corruption from all aspects of governance. And while the government was willing to extend its trust, any wilful default would also be met with stringent action. Last but not least, he exhorted officers to be accessible to all, especially those who needed them the most. While the social base of the entrants was indeed more representative than before, the general impression that officers are not willing to ‘listen’ to the grievances of the common man was a concern that needed to be addressed – the sooner, the better. Earlier, in his address to the employees of the Academy, where he also distributed ‘watches’ to the employees, he complimented them for running a very successful training institution which was indeed one of the finest exemplars of its kind in the world. He also lauded the efforts of the Academy in the Swachh Bharat Mission and hoped that the example set by this institution would be followed by others as well. An interesting anecdote narrated by him bears recall. Just after independence, the ICS (British) Collector of Hyderabad was invited for a reception, and he took the young Assistant Magistrate with him. While recusing himself from the party, he told his younger colleague to refrain from taking any dish with ‘salt’ in it: the implication is that one must not offend the host by declining the invite, one should not accept ‘unrestrained hospitality’ from any individual. The message was conveyed with deliberate nuance and subtlety! (Dr. Sanjeev Chopra is Director, LBSNAA, Mussoorie, and Honorary Curator, Valley of Words: Literature and Arts Festival, Dehradun. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Sacked school employees body found in pond

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a youth in Rajarhat on Sunday morning. The body was seen floating in a pond by local residents.Police said on Sunday morning, some local residents saw a decomposed body floating in a pond near Shilpota in Rajarhat. Rajarhat police station was informed. Later, police retrieved the body and sent it for autopsy. The deceased was identified as Kabirul Gaji (27) of Mohammadpur at Gajipara in Rajarhat. According to his family members, Gaji was missing since Friday night. It is alleged that he received a phone call from one of his friend and went out of the home. Since then his family members failed to locate him. After being informed, police lodged a missing diary. However, on Sunday morning local residents at Shilpota saw body of Gaji floating in a pond. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSome of local residents claimed that there were several injury marks on Gaji’s body. The police claimed that the marks were not due to injury and it developed as the body was decomposed and immersed in the water for a long time. However, the police are trying to know who had called Gaji on Friday night. But till Sunday night no foul play was detected. The police also claimed that Gaji was addicted to drugs and also an alcoholic. He must have fell in the pond in drunken condition, cops said. He used to work in a private school in New Town but was recently sacked from the job. After that Gaji used to sell ‘sattu’ in front of the TCS building in New Town. Police are questioning his friends. No complaint was lodged till Sunday night.last_img read more

Quebecs premier seeking younger image for party ahead of next shuffle

first_imgQUEBEC – One of Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s main challenges as he prepares for his next cabinet shuffle will be to give his greying party a more youthful air.Couillard, who is said to be contemplating a shuffle in the coming days, leads a team that is more golden-aged than school-aged.According to data compiled by The Canadian Press, more than a third of his cabinet ministers are over the age of 60, and over half are 55-plus.Only five of 26 cabinet ministers, or 19 per cent, are under the age of 50.After 3 1/2 years in power, the leader of Quebec’s Liberal Party is looking to do whatever he can to counter the opposition’s claims that his party is worn out.“Transformation” has been one of his refrains of late, and he’s made no secret of his desire to disassociate his party from the one that governed for a decade under former premier Jean Charest.But while Couillard has repeatedly said he’d like to give more room to women and young people on his team, the task could prove difficult.There are multiple factors to consider when forming cabinet, including representing all the regions.A leader must also try to balance men and women, age and experience, and everyone’s political aspirations.But if Couillard is serious about bringing a culture of youth to his cabinet, birth date is going to have to become another criteria for advancement.People aged 65 and up — an age commonly associated with retirement — make up 18 per cent of his caucus, while those under the age of 40 make up only eight per cent.Ever since voters handed his party a crushing defeat in a byelection in the former safe seat of Louis-Hebert on Oct. 2, rumours have been circulating that the premier will have no choice but to shuffle his cabinet to change his image, bring in new blood, and calm the grumbling in his caucus.As he has tried to cultivate a more youthful image, Couillard has occasionally contrasted himself with the leaders of the two main opposition parties, who both entered politics before the year 2000.“They come from the last century,” he said this fall in reference to the politics of Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee and Coalition for Quebec’s Future Leader Francois Legault.But on a generational level, little separates the three leaders.Couillard, 60, began his political career in 2003, while Legault, also 60, was first elected in 1998.Lisee, 59, began working as a PQ political strategist in 1994, before getting elected in 2012.last_img read more

High court seems likely to side with Merck in Fosamax case

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seems likely to side with drugmaker Merck in a dispute over the warning label on its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax.During arguments Monday in a lawsuit against the New Jersey-based company, only two justices seemed inclined to rule against Merck. A trial court initially threw out claims against Merck. An appeals court revived them.The case before the Supreme Court involves hundreds of people who sued Merck, alleging they were injured by Fosamax. They say they suffered Fosamax-related thigh-bone fractures and that Merck failed to provide adequate warnings on the drug’s label.Merck says the Food and Drug Administration rejected its warning attempt because the FDA believed available data didn’t initially support one.Fosamax is prescribed to prevent and treat osteoporosis in women who have gone through menopause.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Former Fox network reality guru Mike Darnell joining Warner Bros Television Group

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Former Fox network reality guru Mike Darnell joining Warner Bros. Television Group NEW YORK, N.Y. – Reality TV guru Mike Darnell, who just weeks ago concluded a colorful and groundbreaking 18-year stay at the Fox network, has landed at Warner Bros. Television Group, where he’ll serve as president of its unscripted and alternative programming.Darnell will have oversight of first-run syndicated series produced by Telepictures Productions and unscripted prime-time TV programming produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, the company said Thursday. This includes syndicated series such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Extra” and broadcast network shows including “The Voice” on NBC and “The Bachelor/The Bachelorette” franchise on ABC.Darnell, 51, is considered by admirers and critics as having played an unrivalled role in the explosion of reality TV across the schedule.“No single person has had a more profound impact on the unscripted and alternative genre than Mike Darnell,” Warner Bros. Television Group head Peter Roth said.Darnell’s hiring follows his unexpected departure from Fox, where he and the network prospered for nearly two decades.There he oversaw programs ranging from such hits as “American Idol,” ”Hell’s Kitchen” and “So You Think You Can Dance” to such lesser-regarded fare as “World’s Scariest Police Shootouts” and “Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire,” perhaps Darnell’s low point at the network, which raised questions about the true financial status of the show’s bachelor and his background, including allegations that he had struck an ex-girlfriend.On Thursday, Darnell said that his decision last May to exit Fox at the end of his contract was spurred by a hope “to stretch my fingers beyond network television and into other distribution platforms.”“My first thought was to go into production for myself,” he said.But Warner, he said, “made me an offer I couldn’t refuse — the opportunity to develop new shows and run the vast array of alternative shows that Warner Bros. already has going.” by Frazier Moore, The Associated Press Posted Jul 18, 2013 3:55 pm MDT read more

New UN appointments announced for political affairs civil aviation

Ms. Liu, whose three-year term begins on 1 August 2015, is the first woman to be appointed Secretary General of the UN specialized agency for civil aviation. She has held numerous positions with ICAO, most recently as the Director of the Bureau of Administration and Services, as well as with the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Mr. Jenca succeeds Jens Toyberg-Frandzen of Denmark, who has served in the Department of Political Affairs in an ad interim role since last November. His responsibilities will include overseeing the divisions dealing with the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and West Asia, as well as the Decolonization Unit and the Division for Palestinian Rights.Prior to today’s appointment, Mr. Jenca served as the Head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, a post he held since 2008. Also today, it was announced that Kandeh Yumkella is stepping down as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative as of July 2015.“It has not been an easy decision to end my 19-year career serving humanity under the auspices of the UN system, including as Director General of UNIDO. But I believe it is now time for me to go home to serve my people in Sierra Leone,” Mr. Yumkella said in a news release. read more

Fruta del Norte main underground fleet arriving over 200 operators under training

first_imgLundin Gold, the owner and operator of the Fruta del Norte gold project in southeast Ecuador, has announced its results for the year ended December 31, 2018. “During 2018 the team focused on the critical underground development and the start of construction on surface, and we are now halfway through construction,” said Ron Hochstein, Lundin Gold’s President and CEO.  “This year will see Lundin Gold achieve many important milestones, including mining its first development stopes and commissioning the process plant, all of which will lead to first gold expected in the fourth quarter of this year.” The company has also executed a gold concentrate offtake agreement with Boliden for approximately 50% of Fruta del Norte’s gold concentrate production over its first eight years of operations. Istvan Zollei of Orion and Michael Nossal and Craig Jones of Newcrest joined the board of the company pursuant to board representation rights as part of the equity financing.As at December 31, 2018 a total of 4.5 km of underground mine development had been completed.  Average advance rate in 2018 on declines and primary development was 9.8 m per day versus a target of 6.6 m per day, while advance rates on total development including auxiliary work was 11.6 m per day versus a target of 7.9 m per day. The advance rates exceeded the planned rates due to better than expected ground conditions, lower than anticipated water inflows and greater productivity from the mine contractor. The mine operating equipment fleet also started to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2018. Over 200 mining operator trainees began the company’s training program, with the first group of 100 beginning the final part of their training. This takes place on site and includes classroom sessions and experience with simulators and in the field.As at the end of 2018, earthworks were 75% complete. Projects that were completed during the year include the River Road which connects the camp to the plant site, the North Access Road, which improves logistics and shortens the distance to the national highway system, the process plant and paste plant site preparations, ventilation shaft access road and platform, and three major water storage and sedimentation ponds as part of the overall site water management. The tailings storage facility is one of the final major site earthworks projects and is well underway.For the processing plant, site-wide concrete is 69% complete and process plant concrete 62% complete as at the end of 2018, while site-wide steel 38% complete and process plant steel 18% complete.  During the fourth quarter of 2018, process plant mechanical equipment (grinding mills and carbon-in-leach tank) erection began. The majority of process plant equipment has been delivered, with the remainder in transit from factories.Infrastructure completed in 2018 and currently in use includes: mobile equipment maintenance shop, mine compressor station, mine wash bay, mine fuel station, tailings maintenance shop and process plant maintenance shop.  Infrastructure that is under construction includes: mine dry and administration building, laboratory, reagent storage building and gatehouse. Site-wide electrical distribution network is also under construction.  The mine substation is substantially complete, while the main Fruta del Norte power substation concrete is done, and main transformers have been placed on the foundations.In 2018, the company made significant progress on the 42 km powerline connecting the Project to the national grid and obtained the following permits and agreements:Construction permit from the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources.Requisite access rights obtained from all landowners.Execution of Cooperation Agreement for the Taday to Bomboiza powerline and substation with La Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (CELEC).Powerline construction started in September and is progressing on three fronts with 28 out of 107, or 27% of powerline infrastructure, being complete as of December 31, 2018.  The Bomboiza substation connection equipment has been ordered and detailed engineering is underway.In exploration terms, Lundin Gold has signed an earn-in agreement with Newcrest to form a joint venture company to explore eight early stage concessions to the north and south of Fruta del Norte, which exclude the large block of concessions surrounding the Fruta del Norte deposit. It has completed 6,245 m of drilling in six drill holes at the El Puma target, located in the southern Suarez Pull-Apart basin. Results indicated epithermal indicator elements; however, no significant mineralization was found.  The drilling indicated that further follow-up drilling is required. Mapping, geochemical sampling and permitting required for future drilling continues on a number of epithermal gold-silver targets.last_img read more