A Note to Young Entrepreneurs

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You aren’t going to be Uber. Well, a few of you may be, but most of you will not. There are a lot of businesses that are being disrupted, and many more will be, but not all of those disruptions will result in an Uber (or something like it).You aren’t going to be Gary Vaynerchuk either. The mistake you make in believing that he is your model is that you mistake what you see on the screen for entrepreneurship. He continually tells you to eat s…, but you rarely see him doing the real work that makes him an entrepreneur. You don’t see him reviewing financials and doing the more unpleasant tasks that come with being an entrepreneur.Most of what is entrepreneurship isn’t quite so sexy, even though it’s great that you have a dream. But the real reasons you are going to struggle to create a business is going to come down to a few things:Delivering Something Cheaper: There are some things that lose their quality when you make them cheaper, think fast food. The fact that you can sell something for $29 doesn’t necessarily translate to an ongoing concern. You may get 35,000 to pay that monthly, but it is not something you should count on. If your only goal is $1,000,000, become a plumber and get three or four trucks.Underestimating Customer Acquisition: If you don’t how to acquire customers, you are not going to have an ongoing concern. You are going to have some paperwork from LegalZoom and a business card. Maybe you’ll have cool sneakers, too. Growing a business starts and ends with acquiring clients (or customers). That is the core function of a business, and scaling up has nothing to do with anything other than acquiring and serving more customers.No Base of Understanding: The real challenge for many of you who profess to want to start something is that you have too little experience in business when you start. You haven’t been around a business to know how things work. You haven’t had to rub against the conflicts and challenges and you lack the experience to know how to operate.“But wait,” you say, “Iannarino, there are kids flipping tennis shoes on Instagram making more money than I am.” This is a true statement and it makes my point. It’s their salesmanship and their marketing that is generating their success, not a rented office, not special coffees or green drinks, not your cool sneakers, not the slide deck that is going to cause the private equity and angels to beat a path to your door, nor is it your business cards.If you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to build a business by gaining customers. You have to do the difficult things to stand up a company. The success and the accolades may come later, and when they do, you won’t feel the same way about them anyway.last_img read more

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Set for UST return, Renzo Subido soaks in D-League experience

first_imgDo not bring these items in SEA Games venues Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Still, the 5-foot-9 Subido isn’t losing sight of his individual targets as he makes a much awaited comeback with the Growling Tigers, this time with coach Aldin Ayo calling the shots.“I’m more than excited. It’s a very different system. I’m excited to play for coach Aldin,” he said. “Coach Aldin is a guard-oriented coach, so I’m using all the experience I get here in Marinero and I’ll bring it to UST.” Zark’s-Lyceum gets reality check in first D-League game Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “I know that everything I can learn this conference, I can bring to UST,” he said.So far, Subido has been nothing but excellent for the Skippers, leading his side to the 94-92 victory over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 22-year-old led the fight with 20 points, five assists, and three rebounds in the victory.While he’s looking to gain experience, Subido’s focus is firmly on the big picture rather than his individual performance. “We’re taking it one game at a time but the goal is to win the championship. But we know that it’s not going to be easy since we are going up against the top collegiate teams. So we’re just going to go all out every game,” he said.That mettle was tested against the Jawbreakers.Marinerong Pilipino jumped to a 17-point lead in the third quarter, 56-39, before Zark’s Burger-Lyceum made a late run and cut the deficit down to two numerous times within the final two minutes.But the Skippers had the end-game poise, making huge stops in the clutch as Subido calmly sank the game-clinching freebies.“It was a good win for us. We’re happy that we won the game because it’s a good way to start the conference and it was a good experience with us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESFor Renzo Subido, his time with Marinerong Pilipino in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup has a purpose.And his main goal? To become a better leader for University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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Exclusive: I never try to outplay anyone, happy with my own game, says Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli is in the midst of a sensational year, having collected 992 T20 runs, including 367 in the ongoing Indian Premier League. And he has achieved everything with a steadfast dedication to his own approach and his own style. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )Not the one to club big sixes or play aerial shots at will, Kohli believes in running hard and placing well. Not so long ago, Ian Chappell rated Kohli a better placer of the cricket ball than the legendary Brian Lara. These tactics have helped Kohli stay two steps ahead of his opponents.While the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Glenn Maxwell make T20 cricket look exciting and sometimes ridiculously easy with their audacious stroke-play, Kohli prefers to be more technical and is happy to have found his own game in an increasingly competitive format.Kohli has so far hammered three fifties before notching up his first T20 hundred against Gujarat Lions on Sunday. And don’t forget his run before the IPL. He was the top-scorer in the three-match series against Australia, then turned up to play a sensational knock against Pakistan in the Asia Cup T20, cracked a sublime unbeaten 41 against Bangladesh in the final and then took India to the semi-final all on his own in the ICC World Twenty20.How is so remarkably successful in T20 cricket, without ever appearing to be in a hurry? (I have learnt to stay honest on and off the field: Virat Kohli )”See it’s a very basic thing. You need to find your game. Need to be confident about your game. There has been no one way of playing cricket ever and being successful at it. It’s all about how convinced you are in your head about how you can play and succeed,” Kohli told India Today in an exclusive interview.  advertisement”I have come to terms with my strengths and limitations.”I have understood that balance. In that process have learnt to do what needs to be done at whatever stage of the game. I don’t try to emulate or outplay anyone.”I am happy with where my game is right now. Am very confident in my own head about what I need to do,” he said.Kohli, who leads a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore in the OPL, has stood out in a line-up that includes Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson – three of the greatest T20 batsmen ever to have graced the game.Consequently, Kohli’s legions of fans have grown exponentially over the years. During the IPL, the 27-year-old has been a hot favourite cutting across venues, cities and states. Kohli’s fan base is as strong as ever, irrespective of which jersey he has donned. (Kohli settles down as a Twenty20 great ) “That’s in fact been one pleasant change in this IPL. People have cheered me everywhere I have gone the same way as they did during the World Cup,” Kohli said.”It makes me feel that if you work hard and are not very desperate to change people’s perception about you, than they come to terms with the fact that you are doing what you are doing very honestly.”They keep the club culture and the franchise bit out of the equation and support who you are as a person. It’s been very pleasant for me that wherever I have gone, people have wanted me to do well and responded with lots of love, even when they are the opposition fans.”last_img read more

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Watch! Yuvraj Singh celebrates with Hazel Keech after Sunrisers Hyderabad lift maiden IPL title

first_imgYuvraj Singh had won it all – the 50-over World Cup, the World T20, the Champions Trophy. The elegant left-hander, after announcing his arrival at the international stage after with the U-19 World Cup triumph in 2000, went on to become one India’s most celebrated match-winner. However, the Indian Premier League trophy kept eluding him for eight seasons. (Also read: Yuvraj Singh’s wait for glory ends with memorable IPL season) Yuvraj had watched his India teammates Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma lay hands on the trophy for the better part of a decade. But on Sunday, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Yuvraj’s long wait came to an end as his new team Sunrisers Hyderabad thumped Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore to clinch IPL glory at long last. Yuvraj, who was out of action during the initial stages of the season, came to the fore in the final smashing a 23-ball 38 which included quite a few of his vintage drives. (Five reasons why RCB lost IPL 2016 final )The SRH all-rounder couldn’t hide his emotions after winning the coveted trophy as he went berserk with his teammates. High on emotions, Yuvraj was running out of words when former Australia opener Matthew Hayden waylaid him for an interview. (Also read: India’s future safe in Virat Kohli’s hands, says Warner)It seems the celebration didn’t stop there. Yuvraj continued to soak in the moment with his would-be-wife Hazel Keech in the Sunrisers’ team bus. Seated next to Hazel, who had turned up during a lot of matches to cheer for her man and his team, a pumped up Yuvraj was seen boastfully flashing his medal in front of the camera. Not just Yuvraj but Hazel also seemed to be smitten by the fervour at the victorious Sunrisers camp.advertisementWATCH THE VIDEO HERE..last_img read more

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ICC Champions Trophy: AB de Villiers hails ‘amazing’ Hashim Amla post win over Sri Lanka

first_imgSouth Africa skipper AB de Villiers has hailed the “amazing” Hashim Amla after the Proteas opener set yet another batting record by becoming the fastest player in history to reach 25 ODI hundreds.Amla’s latest masterpiece, in just his 151st ODI innings, was the mainstay of South Africa’s 299/6, a commanding total on an Oval wicket that proved too much for Sri Lanka’s batsmen to chase down during their Saturday’s Champions Trophy clash.”It was an amazing innings,” de Villiers said.”Hash did really well to assess the conditions, and communicated well with us what kind of score was going to be good. It was important for the first 10-15 overs not to lose too many wickets. There was quite a lot in that wicket early on, it was really tough to score. Both of them (Amla and opening partner Quinton de Kock) normally bat around a hundred strike rate without even trying, so that told the story,” he added.When de Kock departed in the 13th over, South Africa were on just 44, but thereafter Amla and Faf du Plessis wrenched back control of the match.”Faf played exceptionally well coming in that situation,” de Villiers added. “We were going at around just under three an over when he came in to bat, so there was big pressure there. They did really well to shift it back to Sri Lanka.”In terms of the number of innings required to reach the 25-century milestone, Amla is comfortably out on his own.To put his achievement in context: Virat Kohli, acknowledged as perhaps the most complete ODI run-maker of the century, required 162 innings; Sachin Tendulkar 234, Ricky Ponting 279, and Kumar Sangakkara 379. Amla needed 151.advertisementHis 103 from 115 balls only ended with a run out, contained five fours and two effortless sixes. He now boasts 51 international hundreds across Test and ODI formats.”He’s an amazing player and a great asset for us,” de Villiers said. “And not just on the field but off the field. He’s a great human being. I’m so very happy for him, all the runs he’s scoring, hopefully we have many more years of it.”For all Amla’s serene brilliance, it was Imran Tahir, who claimed the Man of the Match award. A four-wicket intervention – including a superb goggly in his first over to befuddle Chamara Kapugedera – plus a direct hit from mid-on to remove Suranga Lakmal, was enough to claim the award and in the process reassert his position as one of the champion ODI bowlers of his era.The Proteas will next lock horns with Pakistan on June 7 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.last_img read more

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Marketing Partnerships Help Boost Awareness of Nova Scotia

first_imgTourism Nova Scotia’s industry partnership programs are helping Nova Scotia’s world class tourism experiences reach more people online. The Digital Marketing and Inspiring Content programs provide matching dollars to tourism operators and organizations interested in attracting Canadian travelers from outside of Atlantic Canada as well as those from the northeast United States. The programs help tourism businesses develop video and photo content and digital marketing tactics, such as social media advertising, search-engine marketing, and display and video advertising. “Investing in the digital marketing program with Tourism Nova Scotia led to greater awareness of Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie, especially in Ontario,” said Larry Peach, tourism manager, Municipality of Clare. “Traffic to our website increased exponentially, and the program helped double out-of-province registration to our event.” In 2017, about 30 program participants invested $523,467 in the two programs. Tourism Nova Scotia matched their contribution, for a total investment of $1,046,934. “Nova Scotia has so much to offer visitors, and we are making strong inroads in getting that message to our target audiences,” said Michele Saran, CEO, Tourism Nova Scotia. “This partnership model is a great example of how the private and public sectors can work together to grow tourism.” Nova Scotia’s tourism revenues continue to grow and are on track to beat last season’s record-setting results. “Achieving the kind of growth to reach $4 billion in tourism revenues by 2024 means developing new, quality experiences and taking new approaches to attract visitors,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Business. “I applaud the industry and Tourism Nova Scotia for taking up this bold challenge and for working together to make our tourism sector stronger.” Visit Tourism Nova Scotia’s corporate website at https://tourismns.ca/ or go to https://tourismns.ca/ or go to https://www.tourismns.ca/programs/partner-programs</A> for more information about partner programs. The 2018-19 Digital Marketing Program application period is open until 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.last_img read more

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Tories turn to Bryan Adams songwriter for election campaign theme

first_imgTORONTO — The Progressive Conservatives have turned to Bryan Adams’ longtime hitmaker Jim Vallance to pen their campaign song.The guitar-driven tune is packed with Vallance’s trademarked pop-rock zeal, as a chorus of voices belt lyrics that include: “A brand new day, a better way, it’s time for you to get ahead.” A bilingual version offers the second and last verses in French.Vallance’s chart-toppers include Adams’ hits “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Run to You,” “Summer of ’69” and “Somebody.” He’s also provided songs for Michael Buble, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart and KISS.The federal election campaign formally launches today, with the vote set for Oct. 21.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer kicks off his campaign in Quebec and Ontario, while Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is set to fly to British Columbia for a rally in the NDP-held riding of Vancouver-Kingsway.The NDP will be in London, Ont., while the Greens are in British Columbia, where Elizabeth May will launch her campaign in Victoria. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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India City of Guwahati Launched Buses for Women Only

Casablanca – The Indian city of Guwahati now has eight buses that only women are allowed to ride. This aims to stop the constant harassment they face, such as groping and staring.The state chief secretary Jitesh Khosla and district transport officials provided eight buses for women in Guwahati. In addition, boys under the age of eight will also be allowed to use the special buses.There are also special buses andmetrocompartmentsfor women in the capital, New Delhi. Moreover, the buses have women conductors that operate during the morning and afternoon, in order to ensure females are safe on their way to and from work.Equally important, the female conductors have been trained in martial arts for self-defense.In the past two years, India has received a lot of media attention after numerous sexual attacks and threats. Women in India feel unsafe at the sight of crowded public transportation full of men. For this reason, working women and schoolgirls are relieved that their country is finally taking some actions to maintain security for female passengers.Zerifa Wahid, an Indian film actress and brand ambassador for this service said, “Girls and women have started working in different professions. I think this will help them feel secure”.If the operation succeeds, then the service will be offered across the entire country. This new measure could help reduce sexual crimes towards India’s female population. read more

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UN envoy confident appropriate action will be taken after Afghan Koran incident

An investigation has been announced by the head of the UN-mandated International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) into the incident, in which troops yesterday inadvertently improperly disposed of a large number of Islamic religious materials, including copies of the Koran.A large number of protesters gathered today in front of Bagram air base, located outside Kabul, according to media reports. In the wake of the incident, Ján Kubiš, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, met today with Maulawi Qiyamuddin Kashaaf, the Chairman of the Ulema Council of Afghanistan.Mr. Kubiš, who is also head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), expressed his full confidence that ISAF will “rapidly conclude the investigation, take appropriate follow-up action as soon as possible and move quickly to hold people behind this incident accountable,” the mission said in a statement. He also stressed that the UN deeply respects the Islamic faith, traditions and culture of Afghanistan, and that he shared the concerns of the Afghan people regarding this “sad mistake.” 21 February 2012The United Nations today voiced its confidence that the NATO-led military force in Afghanistan will take appropriate action to hold accountable those responsible for the reported burning of copies of the Koran. read more

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Wimal grilled at BIA by CID on passport

The Parliamentarian claimed that he was stopped at the BIA in an attempt to prevent him from travelling overseas to address the Sri Lankan community in Europe. (Colombo Gazette) National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa was questioned by the Criminal Investigations (CID) department at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning when he was about to travel overseas.The Parliamentarian said that he was questioned on his passport when he was about to leave on a visit to Europe.

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Order issued against sale or transfer of Udayangas property

The Fort Magistrate has issued an order against the sale or transfer of any land belonging to Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga.A warrant was issued on Udayanga Weeratunga last year over ongoing investigations into the controversial MiG deal. Udayanga Weeratunga claims he is in Ukraine and has refused to support any investigations against him. (Colombo Gazette)

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Buckeye field hockey notches No 2 seed in upcoming Big Ten Tournament

The Ohio State field hockey team defeated Northwestern Saturday for the 22nd consecutive time. The win secured the No. 2 seed for the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Tournament, which starts Thursday.The tournament will be played in East Lansing, Mich., on Michigan State’s campus.The Buckeyes will face the No. 7 seed Penn State in their first round game. Penn State defeated the Buckeyes 2-1 in overtime at State College, Pa., in the teams’ only meeting this season.“Of course it was a big loss and setback,” said senior goalkeeper Lindsay Quintiliani, who was named co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. “But we’ve bounced back since.”The Buckeyes are 6-1 since their loss to Penn State and are ranked No. 13 in the NFHCA Division I Top 20.The Nittany Lions have headed in the other direction. After defeating OSU, Penn State went 3-4 in its final seven games, failing to win another conference game and finishing in last place in the Big Ten at 1-5.If the Buckeyes win their first-round meeting with Penn State, they will move onto the semifinal round, played on Friday. There, the Buckeyes would face the winner of Indiana and Northwestern. The win over Indiana came in the Big Ten opener on Sept. 27. The Buckeyes finished the season with a win over Northwestern Saturday. Both victories came while their opponents were ranked in the top 20. If the Buckeyes get through the first two rounds, they will play in the tournament championship at noon Sunday. All signs point to Michigan State as the would-be opponent in the championship game.The Spartans have been dominant in conference play this season, going 6-0. Owning the top seed in the tournament, the Spartans receive a first-round bye and need only one win to reach the championship game. The Spartans are also playing on their home field and will be facing the winner of Iowa and Michigan, both of which they’ve defeated this season.The winner of the conference tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, which begins Nov. 14. If the Buckeyes fail to win the Big Ten tournament they will be looking for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. read more

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Mexican cartel responsible for decapitations and torture planning to flood Britain with

first_imgJoaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman  The National Crime Agency has warned the unnamed Romanian gang is able to bring large quantities of cocaine to the UK on a weekly basis using HGV goods vehicles.It is thought places such as Liverpool’s docks and ports in Dover, Folkestone and Harwich are key entry points for smuggling in a large amount of cocaine through huge shipping containers. The group’s leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has boldly escaped from maximum security prisons twice in Mexico and is currently awaiting trial in New York. While links between Central American cartels and British crime syndicates are nothing new, the Sinaloa’s brutal methods has caused concern over its influence on the increasingly violent British drugs trade.  View of cartridgeds and weapons from the gangsters and drug-traffickers at the Military Headquarter in Mexico City Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. View of cartridges and weapons from the gangsters and drug-traffickers at the Military Headquarter in Mexico CityCredit:AFP It is feared children are being used as mules to deliver drugs to rural areas from major cities.A spokeswoman for the NCA said: “There were a limited number of historic serious organised crime (SOCA) operations which had links between Liverpool based organised crime groups (OCG) and Mexican cocaine suppliers.“These drugs were transported via courier to varying European airports such as Frankfurt and Brussels before transiting on to the UK. A number of these couriers were intercepted at European airports with 4-5 kgs of cocaine in their possession. A 2014 MPS operation involved the rip on of cocaine at Mexico City airport and the rip off at London Heathrow.“NCA in collaboration with International partners identified a Romanian OCG with the capability to import large amounts of cocaine into the UK on a weekly basis using HGV transport. Intelligence indicates that the Romanian OCG are still being supplied by a Mexican OCG linked to the Sinaloa Cartel.”center_img Members of the navy stand behind what is believed to be around 80 million euro (£62.5 million) worth of cocaine  Members of the navy stand behind what is believed to be around 80 million euro (£62.5 million) worth of cocaine after one drugs haul Credit:PA A brutal Mexican drug cartel responsible for decapitations and torture is planning to flood Britain’s drug market with huge quantities of cocaine.The Sinaloa cartel has reportedly made a pact with a Romanian crime gang who have control over goods lorries, allowing the cartel to operate in Britain on a large scale, the Times has revealed. The alliance with the infamous drug lords, often described as the largest and most powerful cartel in the western hemisphere, will increase fears over the level of security at the UK’s borders. It is estimated as much as 100 tonnes of cocaine is shipped to the country each year, but the majority is intercepted by law enforcement agencies. The NCA believes the Sinaloa cartel has been drawn to the UK because of its lucrative market, where customers are prepared to pay large sums for cocaine.  Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Credit:CEFERESO last_img read more

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Revolutionary plan to wipe existing world records in athletics

first_img The Jamaican men’s team hold the world record for 4×100 metre relay, which they set in 2012. 24 Comments https://the42.ie/3368536 “I am hurt and do feel this damages my reputation and dignity,” said Radcliffe.“It is a heavy-handed way to wipe out some really suspicious records in a cowardly way by simply sweeping all aside instead of having the guts to take the legal plunge and wipe any record that would be found in a court of law to have been illegally assisted.”– © AFP 2017The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Short URL ‘Revolutionary’ plan to wipe existing world records in athletics The European Athletics Council has proposed the move as a way to tackle the sport’s doping problems. THE EUROPEAN ATHLETICS Council has come up with a radical plan that would wipe out existing European and world records and set a clean slate as part of the fight against doping.The proposal was adopted during the Council’s meeting in Paris over the weekend, and president Svein Arne Hansen admitted it was “revolutionary”.In a nod to the stain that doping has left on athletics, he also said that “performance records that show the limits of human capabilities are one of the great strengths of our sport, but they are meaningless if people don’t really believe them”.“It’s a radical solution for sure, but those of us who love athletics are tired of the cloud of doubt and innuendo that has hung over our records for too long.”The project proposes that world and European records only be recognised if achieved at approved international events and if the athlete concerned “has been subject to an agreed number of doping control tests in the months leading up to the performance”, a statement said.All records set before 2005 will remain but only on a list of old records.The plan will be put forward to the council meeting of world governing body the IAAF in August.IAAF president Sebastian Coe, who attended the Council meeting in Paris, indicated that he was in favour of the proposal. May 2nd 2017, 9:55 AM 28,446 Views LeBron nails off-the-backboard alley-oop as Cavs see off RaptorsAfter 30 hours at sea, a surfer has been rescued by the Belfast Coastguardcenter_img Follow us: the42.ie I like this because it underlines that we have put into place doping control systems and technology that are more robust and safer than 15 or even 10 years ago,” he said.“There will be athletes, current record holders, who will feel that the history we are recalibrating will take something away from them but I think this is a step in the right direction and if organised and structured properly we have a good chance of winning back credibility in this area.”The idea was criticised by two leading Swedish athletes when asked by the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, with European heptathlon record holder Carolina Kluft saying: “Obviously I would find it disgusting if I were deprived of my record when I was completely clean.”Patrik Sjoberg, now aged 52 and who set the European high jump record in 1987, complained that the proposal “implied” that all records from 2017 or earlier were set by “doped athletes”.British athletics icon and women’s marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe tweeted her displeasure as well — the IAAF have only stored blood and urine samples since 2005 placing her 2003 record at risk. The Jamaican men’s team hold the world record for 4×100 metre relay, which they set in 2012. Image: Szwarc Henri Image: Szwarc Henri By AFP Tuesday 2 May 2017, 9:55 AM Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Ouragan Igor il sintensifie mais ne menace pas directement les terres

first_imgOuragan Igor : il s’intensifie mais ne menace pas directement les terres Atlantique nord – Le centre national américain des ouragans a annoncé dimanche 12 septembre que le cyclone Igor était passé en catégorie 4 sur une échelle de 5. Il ne devrait cependant pas pénétrer dans le golfe du Mexique.Après s’être formé samedi dans l’est de l’Atlantique, l’ouragan Igor s’est considérablement renforcé dimanche, a déclaré le Centre national des ouragans (NHC) de Miami, qui l’a classé en catégorie 4 sur l’échelle de Saffir-Simpson, qui en compte 5. Situé dimanche à 20h30 (heure française) à 1.800 km à l’est des Petites Antilles, l’ouragan a modifié sa trajectoire vers l’ouest, se déplaçant à 22 km/h.Avec des vents à 215 km/h, il est désormais considéré comme un ouragan majeur (potentiellement très destructeur, avec des vents dépassant 177 km/h). Il devrait se renforcer encore au cours des deux prochains jours – sans toutefois passer en catégorie 5 – et s’orienter mardi vers l’ouest-nord-ouest. Ne menaçant pas directement les terres dimanche soir, il devrait rester en dehors du golfe du Mexique, épargnant les installations pétrolières.Le 13 septembre 2010 à 11:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Gaz stellaires de 13 milliards dannées témoins des âges sombres de lUnivers

first_imgGaz stellaires de 13 milliards d’années : témoins des “âges sombres” de l’Univers Publiée dans le bulletin mensuel de la Royal Astronomical Society, la découverte, par des astronomes britanniques et américains, de gaz provenant d’une étoile volatilisée depuis 13 milliards d’années éclaire une période mal connue des débuts de l’univers.C’est grâce à la puissante lumière émise par un quasar – galaxie proche d’un trou noir – que les astronomes, à l’aide de deux télescopes, le “Keck” à Hawaï et le VLT au Chili, ont détecté ce nuage gazeux, vestige d’une étoile “pionnière”, une des premières à avoir brillé dans l’espace.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAUn nuage dont la composition diffère de ceux présents aujourd’hui dans le cosmos, et qui ressemble plus à ce qu’on s’attendrait à trouver concernant des étoiles faites seulement d’hydrogène et l’hélium, les premières à apparaître après l’ “âge sombre” de l’univers.”C’est une période sur laquelle nous savons peu de choses, mais l’univers était à ce moment-là un endroit plutôt ennuyeux, juste empli d’hydrogène et d’hélium, guère plus ; il n’y avait aucune lumière – c’est pourquoi il a été appelé l’âge des ténèbres (…) Les premières étoiles sont un peu comme le Saint Graal pour les astronomes”, explique le Pr Max Pettini, de l’Institut d’Astronomie de Cambridge, codécouvreur du phénomène. Le 8 janvier 2011 à 12:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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US Cops Cant Force You to Unlock a Phone With Face Finger

first_img A California judge ruled that U.S. law enforcement can not force people to unlock a mobile phone with biometrics.Courts previously allowed police to force unlock devices like Apple’s iPhone with fingerprints or faces, but not a passcode.This new ruling, first reported by Forbes, declares that all logins are created equal.The nine-page order, issued on Jan. 10 by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, denies a search warrant for an unspecified property in Oakland.Specifics of the criminal case—which involves two suspects accused of committing extortion via Facebook Messenger—remain sealed. According to Forbes, an unnamed victim was asked to pay, or have an “embarrassing” video released publicly.While police wanted to raid suspects’ property, feds fancied opening any phone on the premises using facial recognition, fingerprint identification, or the more uncommon iris scan (objectionable).The Galaxy S9 and S9+ support three different biometric authentication options: iris, fingerprint, and facial recognition (via Samsung)U.S. Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore OK’d the search, agreeing that investigators showed probable cause. But she drew the line at forcibly unlocking handsets.The request, she wrote in the order, “runs afoul of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments” protecting against unreasonable searches and self-incrimination, respectively.“The government cannot be permitted to search and seize a mobile phone or other device that is on a non-suspect’s person simply because they are present during an otherwise lawful search,” Westmore said.This marks the first time a judge decided biometric features, like passcodes, are “testimonial,” and therefore granted protection against self-incrimination.“The challenge facing the courts is that technology is outpacing the law,” Westmore declared, writing that finger and face scans are not the same as collecting fingerprints for comparison against physical evidence found at a crime scene.In this case, the judge suggested “other ways that the government might access the content that do not trample on the Fifth Amendment.”Obtaining Facebook Messenger communications from the parent company, for instance, under the Stored Communications Act, or a warrant based on probable cause.“While it may be more expedient to circumvent Facebook, and attempt to gain access by infringing on the Fifth Amendment’s privilege against self-incrimination,” Westmore said, “it is an abuse of power and is unconstitutional.”Her decision is not final, though. As Forbes pointed out, it could be overturned by a district court judge, as happened with a similar ruling in Illinois in 2017.More on Geek.com:Face ID or Touch ID on Future iPhones and Apple Watches? Why Not Both?Creepy Walmart Patent Reveals Shopping Carts That Track Your PulseNew AI-Powered System Can Identify You By the Way You Walk Stay on target Report: Amazon Testing Hand-Scanning Payment MethodThe Whole Front of This Smartphone Is a Fingerprint Reader last_img read more

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Vardy likens mood at England camp to that of Leicester Citys

first_imgJamie Vardy believes that the mood at the England training camp is similar to that of what he experienced during Leicester City’s Premier League title-winning campaignThe forward was part of a side that stunned English football in the 2015/16 season by going from a team that could barely manage to survive in the top-tier league the year before to winning the Premier League the next year in convincing fashion.Vardy scored 24 league goals that season and is now regaining that very same feeling he had nearly three years ago.“We were exactly the same, very close (at Leicester)… having a laugh and a joke at training,” said Vardy, according to the New Indian Express.“I think that when you are enjoying it more, you play your best football.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We have all got that mentality where you just want to win. We want to make sure we are here as winners.”The 31-year-old is prepared to do everything that is required of him, even if his game time is limited.“You can only have 11 players on the pitch … just have to make sure you put in the pressure on the training field and, if you get given a chance, take it.”England will face Tunisia for their opening game in Group G.last_img read more

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Rossis concession statement in US Senate race

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi made the following statement regarding the Washington Senate race:“This evening, I called Senator Murray to offer my congratulations on her re-election to the U.S. Senate.“I ran for the Senate because I believe we need a basic course correction from where Washington, D.C. has been taking us and to make sure this country is as free, as strong and as prosperous in the future as it has been in the past to preserve the best of America for future generations.“That was a message that found a very receptive audience all across this state, though not quite receptive enough.“We’re sending at least one new person, maybe two, to Congress to represent Washington State. We elected a host of new people to the state legislature — all on the message of controlling spending and helping the private sector grow, saying no to government overreach and confronting some very difficult challenges in front of us.You’ve heard me say during this campaign that the problems we face are too big for one political party. They are, and I can say that with absolute certainty.“It is my hope that the new House and Senate will address them seriously, responsibly, and in a bipartisan way. I hope the President and Senate Democrats will join the new House majority to face these problems head on rather than leaving them for the next Congress or the next generation.“My hope going forward is that our representatives in Washington, D.C. will be thinking about how an issue affects Bellevue, Bellingham or Bingen, not the D.C. Beltway.last_img read more

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64 of retailers to extend national living wage to under 25s

first_imgAlmost two-thirds (64%) of retail chain respondents are set to implement the national living wage for all employees, regardless of age, according to research by Willis Towers Watson.Its survey of 24 UK retail chains with fewer than 5,000 employees to more than 100,000 staff, also found that 45% of respondents will pay more than the £7.20 national living wage rate, up to £7.50 an hour.The national living wage will come into effect for employees aged 25 and over from April 2016. The mandatory rate will begin at £7.20 an hour and is expected to rise to £9 an hour by 2020.The research also found:More than a third (36%) of respondents expect the national living wage to impact higher earners.Of those respondents that anticipate the new statutory rate affecting higher earners, 38% will review pay for the whole workforce.More than half (59%) of respondents do not expect the national living wage to impact existing staffing models.Tom Hellier, UK practice lead, rewards at Willis Towers Watson, said: “Only a small number of organisations foresee an immediate reduction in headcount or recruitment activity, or an increased reliance on part-time or seasonal staff, although this contradicts some research which predicts long-term job losses.“An area that does cause employers anxiety though is the potential for pay compression and, in particular, the potential costs associated with maintaining appropriate pay differentials across the organisation.“Another common theme we see in the research is concern that the national living wage will reduce retailers’ ability to differentiate from other organisations when it comes to pay. This will emphasise the importance of brand and the employee value proposition when it comes to attracting and retaining people into lower-paid jobs, which I believe will lead to some interesting innovation in this area in the months to come.”last_img read more

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