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How Do You Know If Sales Is Your Path?

first_imgI’ve met people that knew from a very young age that they wanted to be lawyers, doctors, writers, police officers, and fire fighters. My younger brother, Jason, knew he wanted to be a professional stand up comedian when he was in third grade (His teacher gave him an assignment to draw a picture of what he wanted to be when he grew up. He drew a stick figure with the words “comedy man” scribbled above it).I don’t know any person that grew up dreaming of being a salesperson. I am sure there must be someone somewhere that grew up dreaming of carrying a bag, but I’ve never met that person (and I have met a lot of salespeople).So how do you know if sales is your path?To be honest, I have no idea how to answer this question. But since a young reader wrote to me to ask me to answer the question, I’ll do my best to share a few thoughts.If you don’t love what you do, then you stop doing it and do something else. You only get one ride on this great, spinning rock. That ticket is good for about 80 or so trips around the Sun and then you are greeted with an evicition notice. So far, there’s no appeal. I can’t think of one good reason not to do what makes you happy. If selling doesn’t make you happy, then do what does make you happy (Unless you decide to become an entrepreneur. If you believe that being an entrepreneur isn’t a sales job, you are in for a seriously big surprise).If you aren’t happy prospecting and opening relationships, if you don’t relish the challenge and rewards of creating a relationship out of thin air, then selling might not be your path. If you aren’t comfortable working on the line between conflict and collaboration, then selling might not be your path. If you would rather be told what to do, repeating the same tasks over and over again without being required to use all of your persistence, all of your initiative, and every ounce of your resourcefulness, sales might not be your path. I could make an exhaustive list here, but it won’t help.I love selling because I love the competition and challenge. I love creating value by solving problems. And I love helping other people get results that they wouldn’t get without my help. But that’s me. That’s my path. Yours is different.No one can answer the questions as to what your path should be for you. Most people won’t even bother to give you good advice. They’ll tell you to play it safe in a world that punishes people that do so. The best I can offer is that you shouldn’t do something that doesn’t make you happy, and to know that discovering your path is your path—and it might take you a lot of years to stumble upon it. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

RJD leader shot dead in Bihar

first_imgA local Rashtriya Janata Dal leader was shot dead in Samastipur district of Bihar on Thursday following which party president Lalu Prasad and Leader of the Opposition Tejashwi Yadav questioned the Nitish Kumar government over the prevailing law and order situation in the State.Bike-borne killersRaghuvar Rai, 50, State general secretary of the RJD and a local leader of the party in Samastipur, was gunned down by unidentified bike-borne assailants while he was taking a morning walk in Janardhanpur village. Mr. Rai was taken to a hospital in neighbouring Darbhanga district where he was declared brought dead. He was also a former deputy chairman of the district council.‘Motive unclear’Locals said three men on a bike fired at Mr. Rai from close range and sped away. “The identity of the assailants and the number of the vehicle are not known… their motive is also yet to be ascertained. The police are conducting raids at several places to nab the killers,” said Samastipur Superintendent of Police Harpreet Kaur.Soon after the incident supporters of the deceased leader staged a protest and blocked traffic on Samastipur-Darbhanga road demanding immediate arrest of the assailants.The RJD chief and his son targeted the Nitish Kumar government over the incident, pointing to the deteriorating law and order situation in the State. “He [Nitish Kumar] feels no shame, keeps saying there is rule of law. People are being killed like insects in Bihar and he goes on playing the same record,” tweeted Mr. Prasad in Hindi.‘Rein in the goons’Mr. Yadav tweeted: “Nitish Kumar ji, please rein in the goons who enjoy state patronage. What is the use of your keeping the Home portfolio. Criminals have been killing workers of RJD and RLSP but till date you have kept silent.”Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha too tweeted, alleging that the State government had become “deaf, dumb and mute”.last_img read more

Industrialist Anand Mahindra tweets on cricket

first_imgIndustralist Anand Mahindra: “Silver lining? This series will help reverse the waning interest in cricket in England. That prevents the game becoming a south Asian sport.”?,Industralist Anand Mahindra: “Silver lining? This series will help reverse the waning interest in cricket in England. That prevents the game becoming a south Asian sport.”?last_img

Columbian, Barangay Ginebra figure in key Govs’ cup clash

first_imgBarangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone harped about his team controlling its destiny as the battle for prime playoff positions in the PBA Governors’ Cup heats up.Incidentally, Columbian’s young coach, Johnedel Cardel—Cone’s former player—is cashing in on the same approach as the Dyip try to stay alive.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Rice industry paralysis Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Faeldon, BuCor exec clash at Senate over early release of convicts PLAY LIST 04:21Faeldon, BuCor exec clash at Senate over early release of convicts02:08Ginebra planning for long series vs San Miguel01:41Good voter registration turnout in week 1 – Comelec02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’center_img Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “I heard they might continue to miss Greg [Slaughter]. But I know coach Tim. He’s not one to back down,” Cardel said.The last time these two squads met was in a no-bearing contest in the Commissioner’s Cup which the Dyip won, 127-123.Slaughter is day-to-day for the crowd darlings because of a thumb injury. But Ginebra will be bringing a lot of steam following a high-wire escape from TNT last week.“I just hope we’d play better this time out,” Cardel said. “These guys are still young. We’re still on the learning curve, so we’re just focusing on picking up the lessons and trying to mature.”“Just a push and I think we’ll be fine,” Cardel added.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Out-of-it-all Phoenix Pulse and Blackwater, who both showed a lot of promise early in the season, tangle in the 4:30 p.m. game for the right to end their season on a winning note.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The bottom teams all won recently, putting pressure on our quarterfinal hopes. [Friday’s] game [against Ginebra] should be an important one,” Cardel told the Inquirer on the eve of his Dyip’s clash with the Gin Kings at Smart Araneta Coliseum in a game that could spell both teams’ fortunes in the playoff race.Make no mistake about it, though, Columbian is battling for survival, while Ginebra is jostling for a twice-to-beat privilege in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceColumbian is tied for seventh spot with NorthPort and Alaska at 4-6, and a loss in the 7 p.m. game could tell on its chances of making it past this round.And even the absence of a key player for the Kings isn’t exactly a reason for Cardel, the former La Salle standout, to relax. NSAs confident-scheme to top SEA Games out View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Steven Finn out to impress selectors in Ireland ODI series

first_imgEngland fast bowler Steven Finn is hoping to impress the selectors during the two-match one-day series against Ireland after being left out of the Champions Trophy squad.Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Jake Ball, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes will lead the England attack in next month’s tournament on home soil.”These matches (against Ireland) are an opportunity,” Finn told reporters. “They are going to be hard fought… and they are an opportunity for me to remind England that I am still there and ready to go if they need me at any stage.”Finn, 28, was a regular in England’s Test side last year but missed parts of the season through injury.”At the moment I am in and out and that is something that just happens as you go through your career,” Finn said.”You will have peaks and troughs in form and when you are on the periphery of England all the time, you just have to deal with the disappointments, which sometimes can be hard to take – it is just the way it goes.”The two one-dayers against Ireland will be played on Friday and Sunday.last_img read more

Molex: easy-on FFC/FPC connectors in 0.5mm and 1.0mm pitch forms

first_imgMolex announces two FFC/FPC connectors designed to serve the growing information market needs of automakers and television display manufacturers, as well as designers requiring small-pitch, high-reliability connectors. The Easy-On FFC/FPC connectors are offered in 0.5mm pitch and 1.0mm pitch forms to provide a reliable connection while reducing space, weight and cost in this competitive market.Both the 0.5mm and 1.0mm Easy-On FFC//FPC Connectors have a double-bottom contact terminal design that removes dust and contaminants from the connection better than single-bottom contact terminals. Both also offer a vacuum pick-and-place area on the top of the housing to allow for easier board assembly and cost savings, and a cable ear-tab locking terminal to ensure a secure connection.Both connector sizes feature a heat-resistant resin housing and a range of 4 to 80 circuits, spread across multiple profile heights, to provide the greatest degree of design flexibility. In addition, the 0.5mm connector offers single and double contacts to ensure reliability and versatility in circuit size, height and cable styles.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Mouser now shipping Arduino MKR shieldsNext Kontron: upgraded VX305C SBC supports 12-core Intel Xeon-D processorlast_img read more

a month agoKevin McCabe release statement after Sheffield Utd ruling

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin McCabe release statement after Sheffield Utd rulingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe legal team for Kevin McCabe have released a statement after a High Court ruling paved the way for HRH Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to become sole-owner of Sheffield United.McCabe has been ordered to sell his shareholding in the Premier League club’s parent company to the Saudi royal.In a statement, issued by public relations firm Tavistock Communications, a spokesperson said: “It will not surprise readers of the judgment to learn that the McCabes do not agree with every aspect of the judge’s decision.”However they are nevertheless grateful to the judge for the time and care he has taken over the judgment and they wish to make clear that in disagreeing with some of the conclusions they mean no disrespect to the judge.”Serious consideration is now being given, with the advisors to Sheffield United Limited, to an appeal against the judgment.” last_img read more

Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal live streaming: When and where to watch Calcutta Football League match

first_img Next India Today Web Desk KolkataSeptember 1, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 13:46 IST Mohun Bagan will be up against East Bengal in the Calcutta Football League on Sunday. (IANS Photo)Defending champions Mohun Bagan will be under pressure to deny the Alejandro Menendez-coached East Bengal a hat-trick of derby wins when the arch-rivals clash in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division here on Sunday.The Maidan heavyweights missed out on dream date in the Durand Cup summit clash here last week after East Bengal made a semi-final exit.They now get ready to resume their old rivalry in the season’s first derby.The I-League runners-up, East Bengal, with a well-oiled unit under Menendez, start as favourites against Mohun Bagan who are still grappling to find a perfect combination under fellow Spaniard Kibu Vicuna.The last season’s derby saw both team play out a 2-2 draw while East Bengal, who have six points from three matches to occupy fourth place, won both their legs against their arch-rivals in the I-League.Overall, the two teams have clashed 367 times with East Bengal winning 129 to Mohun Bagan’s 118, while 120 ended in a draw.What time does the East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan match start in Calcutta Football League Premier Division 2019?The East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan match in Calcutta Football League 2019 starts at 3:00 PM IST at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on September 1 (Sunday).Which channel will telecast the Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal match live on TV?The Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal match in Calcutta Football League 2019 will be telecast live on Sadhna News Bangla.Where to watch live streaming of Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal match in Calcutta Football League 2019?The Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal match live streaming will be available on Sadhna News Bangla’s official YouTube Channel.advertisementAlso Read | Durand Cup: ATK pip Mohammedan Sporting as Mohun Bagan seal semifinal spotAlso Read | Mohun Bagan condemn razing of East Bengal’s centenary gate, offer to bear expenses for re-erectionAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Kolkata DerbyFollow Mohun Bagan vs East BengalFollow Mohun BaganFollow East Bengal Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal live streaming: When and where to watch Calcutta Football League matchMohun Bagan vs East Bengal Live Streaming: The I-League runners-up, East Bengal, with a well-oiled unit under Menendez, start as favourites against Mohun Bagan who are still grappling to find a perfect combination under fellow Spaniard Kibu Vicuna.advertisementlast_img read more

Tiger Woods undergoes knee surgery schedule unaffected

first_imgLos Angeles: Tiger Woods revealed he had undergone surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee but said he expects to be fit to play at the PGA Tour’s inaugural event in Japan in October. In a brief statement on Twitter on Tuesday, reigning Masters champion Woods said he had undergone keyhole surgery last week to mend “minor cartilage damage.” Dr Vern Cooley, who conducted the procedure, said in the statement he expects Woods to make a full recovery. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”We did what was needed, and also examined the entire knee,” Cooley said. “There were no additional problems.” Woods said he was already walking following the surgery and expected to return to practice in the “next few weeks.” “I look forward to traveling and playing in Japan in October,” Woods said. It is the fifth time since 1994 that Woods, 43, has undergone surgery on his left knee. In 2008, he famously won the US Open at Torrey Pines despite being informed weeks before the tournament he had suffered two stress fractures of the left tibia. Woods made a successful return to top flight golf in 2018, winning the season-ending Tour Championship after missing most of the previous two years through a debilitating back injury. In April, he won his 15th major after completing a memorable victory at the Masters, his first major win since the 2009 US Open.last_img read more

Alec Baldwin Gives Voice To Tiger In Circus

first_imgAs the Santa Fe City Council prepares to hold a public hearing tomorrow on a proposed ban on traveling animal acts — just days after a tiger once used by Ringling Bros. circus escaped from a truck and was shot dead in Georgia — actor Alec Baldwin highlights the cruelty of animal circuses in his new PETA campaign.Video: Alec Baldwin Tells the Heartrending Story of a Tiger in a CircusIn the video, the Emmy winner supplies the voice for an abused tiger who is separated from his mother, whipped, and trained to perform bizarre stunts.“Whenever I tried to play, I was whipped, jabbed, or hit with a stick,” Baldwin says in the video. “They made me perform scary tricks, like jumping through rings of fire. I knew what would happen if I didn’t obey. And this happened over and over and over, until I knew there was no escape. Until my spirit was crushed.”Councilor Signe Lindell introduced the bill to ban the use of wild animals such as tigers in circuses and traveling shows in Santa Fe earlier this year, and PETA’s supporters in the city have been vocal in their backing of the measure.PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” — notes that while Ringling Bros. shuttered this spring, other circuses that feature cruel animal acts are still touring in Santa Fe and other parts of the country. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended the license of Culpepper & Merriweather Circus (which frequently brings big cats to New Mexico) in 2011 after it demonstrated a “shockingly cavalier attitude” toward the health and safety of animals by failing to hire an attending veterinarian, provide tiger cubs with adequate nutrition, and provide a wounded tiger cub with care and treatment. In addition, while the circus was on tour, a tiger named Delilah gave birth to three cubs who were taken away from her to be raised by a circus worker — two died within weeks of their birth, and a third was later seized by inspectors who found him confined to a dog carrier in the hot cab of a truck.This isn’t the first time that Baldwin has helped PETA oppose cruelty under the big top. His 2012 video exposé of elephants in the circus helped lead to a similar ban on traveling wild-animal acts in his native New York in June.PETA supports animal rights, opposes all forms of animal exploitation, and informs the public on those issues. The group does not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.last_img read more

Messi Joins Controversial Israeli Teams Fan Club Accused of Racism

Football superstar Lionel Messi is now a member of the Beitar Jerusalem fan club. The team’s owner Moshe Hogeg presented Messi with a card during an event in Barcelona on Tuesday, according to the Times of Israel. Messi is also involved in Hogeg’s tech company Sirin Labs, where he advertises the company’s products like their new phone Finney. Hogeg bought the football team earlier this year, and it seems he has brought Messi along to represent that as well.In the past, Messi has faced scrutiny  several times for his close relationship to Israel. In 2013, Messi and his club team FC Barcelona visited Israel in a peace tour, where a photo emerged of him kneeling at the wall with a Jewish yamaka, drawing criticism from many Arabs that said he was alienating a large amount of his Muslim fanbase with his actions. Messi also tried to visit Israel again this year with the Argentina national team for a friendly game before the world cup, but it was canceled after fans protested the game because of Israeli actions in Palestine. International protests grew after a video emerged of a Palestinian football player being shot by Israeli snipers.Read Also: Lionel Messi Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Tax FraudMessi’s latest involvement with Beitar has already drawn controversy, due to the fan base’s past actions. In 2012, fans of the team marched into a mall in Jerusalem and began assaulting Arab employees, and in 2013 fans of the team protested to the team’s signing of its first two Muslim players. In 2017, an official on the team also stepped down after declaring he would never bring a Muslim player back to Beitar, according to Al-Araby news. Beitar has responded to these incidents by trying to crack down on racist behavior, threatening to revoke fans’ tickets displaying anti-Arab sentiment. In addition, police have conducted operations against violent, bigoted fans as well. Despite these actions, it seems Beitar’s reputation has become intertwined with its fans actions, and Messi’s allegiance to the team will likely inflame old tensions and continue to alienate a large part of his international fanbase. read more

Dior celebrates sisterhood impertinent girls in Paris

PARIS — Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri once again celebrated feminism and sisterhood in her collection for Christian Dior at Paris Fashion Week, delving into the independent youth subculture styles of 1950s Britain.Wearing a marl Dior dress, Jennifer Lawrence swept down the stone steps inside the Rodin Museum, the venue for Dior’s show on Tuesday, to form her own sisterhood with English actress Gemma Arterton and model Karlie Kloss.Lawrence remained an island of calm in the heaving mass of cameras that eventually caused security to reroute guests. She showed her engagement ring from New York art gallerist Cooke Maroney as photographers vied for shots in the sweltering room.Here are some highlights of the first full day of fall-winter 2019 collections at Paris Fashion Week:DIOR’S GANGA gargantuan art installation covered the runway walls, spelling out words such as “feminists”, as Dior’s first female designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri, took the theme to the sassy styles of British “Teddy Girls”, a rebellious breed of British teens during the 1950s.It was new territory.Monochrome gingham, full skirts, big black leather belts, pointy shoes and cutoff bobby socks all evoked the girls who formed part of a largely forgotten subculture that took its name from the Edwardian-style “Teddy” jacket donned by male adherents.The Teddy Girls rebelled against austerity after World War II and replaced it with messy exuberance in their clothes. It’s laudable that Chiuri sought inspiration in “the queens of a ravaged landscape” who were “impertinent characters,” according to the description in the program notes.For fall-winter, slightly awkward bell hat-hybrids led the eye down to Edwardian coats, their exaggerated lapels touched on a trend seen in Milan. Pleated or buttoned-down, full skirts evoked the end of wartime rationing.The collection was far from glamorous. Intentionally so.___JACQUEMUS IS A SHOWMANThe rising fashion showman of Paris Fashion Week, Simon Porte Jacquemus, recreated a village square in southern France, aptly named “Place Jacquemus,” for his collection in a warehouse space on the outskirts of the French capital.In the bright colours of summer, Mediterranean-style shutters are flung open above a yellow bakery beside a sign advertising “pain”, French for bread. A house with drain pipes had wash hung up to dry on a line.The sheer ambition and realism — the set continued around the sides of the seating — bowled over the audience on Monday night.One guest reportedly called Jacquemus “the new Karl Lagerfeld.”Style-wise, Jacquemus — who harks from Provence — continued to be inspired by and evoke his southern French roots. He referenced them in past collections, and the biographical fashion had started to wear a little thin.Luckily, the 29-year-old moved in a welcome and more sophisticated direction this season without sacrificing the southern vibe.Gone was the raw sensuality of bombshell femme fatales,. In its place were thoughtful and arty designs.Loose silhouettes featured soft statement coats, culottes, pantsuits, buttoned-down shirts, utilitarian pockets and leg-long fisherman’s boots.Vivid colours were the biggest statement of the collection: oranges, sea blues, greens and bright pink mirrored the eye-catching set.__SIA GOES TO THE BALLETAustralian pop singer and songwriter Sia has unveiled a shoe collection for French dance and fashion company Repetto.The designs channeled three of the ballet-inspired house’s styles – the demi-pointe ballet slippers, the Sophia ballerina flat and the Zizi tuxedo-oxford.To celebrate the project, Sia created a series of images with “muse” Maddie Ziegler, who as a girl rose to instant fame for her visceral dancing in the video for “Chandelier.”Repetto called the designs “whimsical” and said the “collection will capture the spirit of everyone who lives to their own beat.”___Thomas Adamson can be followed at Twitter.com/ThomasAdamson_KThomas Adamson, The Associated Press read more

UN antiAIDS programme and womens agency condemn scams using their names

“These e-mails sometimes carry the UNAIDS logo, and emanate from or refer to an e-mail address which is made to look like a United Nations address,” it said. “These e-mails do not emanate from UNAIDS, and are not in any way associated with UNAIDS projects or events.” It suggested that recipients should not send money or personal information to anyone “who claims to be awarding funds, grants, scholarships, certificates, lottery winnings, or prizes, and/or who requests payment for registration fees and hotel rooms reservations, in the name of UNAIDS.” The complaint joins that of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), which says “it is currently aware of fictitious vacancy announcements that are being circulated through the Internet, the purpose of which is to get people to register for training and send in a fee.” It adds: “UNIFEM, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process.” read more

Football Quarterback battle officially begins with start of spring practice

Quarterbacks Tate Martell and Dwayne Haskins watch the 2017 Cotton Bowl from the sideline on Dec. 29. in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorJ.T. Barrett watched as Ohio State officially began spring practice.For each of the past five seasons, he has been a part of it all, suited up in pads with the practice jersey. Tuesday, however, he could only stand in the sideline and watch a trio of quarterbacks — those who waited behind him for reps last season — compete to take his old spot on the team.It will be a difficult battle to find out who replaces one of the most decorated quarterbacks in program history, but head coach Urban Meyer said he is not stressing over the uncertainty. When there is as much talent competing for the spot, he believes things will work out just fine for his team.“I think I’m more stressed about center. I think when you have quality players going at it, there’s no stress at all,” Meyer said Tuesday. “I think we’ll be fine at quarterback. Who’s it going to be? I don’t know. But I know they work really hard and I see not two, but three guys that think they should be the quarterback. So I spend more time at the positions that I don’t know.”The clear favorite heading into spring practice was redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins. The 6-foot-3, 218-pound pocket-passer won the backup quarterback spot in 2017 after redshirt junior Joe Burrow broke his hand. For the most part, Haskins filled in the typical role of a backup, mostly appearing during garbage time in blowouts.However, during the team’s rivalry game against Michigan in a matchup that determined the winner of the Big Ten East, Haskins was called upon to take over under center after Barrett left with a knee injury with the Buckeyes trailing, 20-14.Haskins drove the team down the field for the eventual game-winning score and was quarterback for 17 of Ohio State’s 31 points in the win. He finished the game 6-for-7 with 94 passing yards.In delivering the win, many thought Haskins separated himself from the rest of the contenders for the quarterback position. Meyer hinted that while Burrow and Haskins were close at the beginning of the season, Haskins might have moved ahead.“I think we all know that Dwayne kind of finished the season and finished it strong against the team up north,” Meyer said. “Joe before his injury was neck-and-neck, so this is going to be — we’re trying to do the best we can to make sure they have equal opportunity to compete.”Burrow still has a shot to win the competition, as does redshirt freshman Tate Martell. But Burrow is in a position that neither of the other quarterbacks are in: He has a viable backup plan.If Martell or Haskins lose the battle and transfer, believing they are good enough to start elsewhere, they will be forced to sit out a full season. Burrow, on the other hand, graduates in May and could transfer to another school and play immediately without the penalty.Meyer said he has talked with Burrow and his family about the chance of a departure, and said that he probably does owe Burrow an answer on the position battle before it’s too late for him to transfer. Even so, he added he doesn’t want to rush his decision along.In a perfect world, Meyer said the team knows by the start of the summer how that position group shapes up. But he does not typically have those perfect scenarios fall his way.“I’ve had it several times where you’re nip and tuck with two guys going after each other for the next five [months] or going after the backup spot,” Meyer said.The decision of who will succeed Barrett at quarterback will likely remain unanswered for some time. It would be a surprise if anything was announced before the Spring Game on April 14. The three players will head into the scrimmage with the chance to make another pitch for the gig.Until a decision is made, Meyer will just continue to encourage the competition, knowing that the talented trio will come up with a solution in due time.“We’ve had that before here, and I just think it keeps people on pins and needles. Performance, it’s science that performance is better when you have someone beyond comfort — discomfort of competition of times,” Meyer said. “If you’re just by yourself, you have a tendency to be complacent. That’s something that you’re going to watch very closely.” read more

April Fools Day jokes How many did you spot And did you

A drone capable of taking dogs for a walk was reported in The TimesCredit:John Phillips/Getty Images It’s a little-known fact that some #koala joeys are born with leopard print fur 🐨 We don’t yet know why only certain joeys are blessed with such incredible fashion sense, but we’re sure little April here is the envy of her friends. #seeaustralia #wildlife #australia pic.twitter.com/FJUDwdRk9E— Australia (@Australia) March 31, 2019 BBC iPlayer was reported to have launched its new “skip the sex” button to avoid watching racy scenesCredit:PA And did you spot our own? Royal Mint unveils its new 50p featuring poo emoji The report stated repeat prescriptions would have to be signed off by medics weekly to prevent “abuse of the system”.Conservative MP Michael Fabricant was in on the joke, telling the Daily Star: “They used to say ‘Guinness is Good for You’. I’m told that nowadays the NHS will not supply it in a pint glass but as an intravenous drip.”Britain to LEAVE Eurovision after Brexit The Royal Mint were said to have released six new emoji-based 50p pieces While Labour supporters understandably suggested Alice Nutter, the former singer of anarcho-punk group Chumbawumba. Passengers fined £2,000 for eating smelly foods on trains Britain faces a ban from Eurovision after Brexit, The Daily Express reported Fed up of having to endure stinky sandwiches and smelly snacks on trains? As part of new anti-social behaviour legislation, those caught eating offensive food items while in transit could face a penalty fare of up to £2,000.Check before you travel 👉 https://t.co/kePXd0M6Yz pic.twitter.com/Or9LRThRsw— British Transport Police (@BTP) April 1, 2019 Tourism Australia, the country’s official tourism agency, ‘revealed’ some koalas appear more stylish than others as “certain” joeys are born with leopard print fur.It tweeted: “It’s a little-known fact that some #koala joeys are born with leopard print fur “We don’t yet know why only certain joeys are blessed with such incredible fashion sense, but we’re sure little April here is the envy of her friends. ” Pints of Guinness could be prescribed on the NHS, according to The Daily Star The Guardian reported the UK’s leading institutions were looking at appointing a “healing tsar” to help reunite the country following social divisions caused by Brexit.According to the newspaper, among the “well-known” figures put forward by the secretive group is Bob Geldof, with one insider commenting: “He brought the country together with Live Aid – he can do it again.” Oxford University researchers claimed to have developed AI so sophisticated it is capable of beating the best humans at one of the world’s most challenging games – snap.Lead author Professor Joanne King, from Oxford’s Department of Computers And Related Decision-tree Systems, said: “Our tool is so sophisticated, it’s completely removed the need to even play the game, as it can tell you who has won before you even open the box.”Baby koalas “blessed” with “incredible fashion sense” The Daily Star announced free beer is to be prescribed on the NHS with pints of stouts provided to patients who are able to convince their GP they are suffering from tiredness. The Royal Mint were said to have released six new emoji-based 50p pieces Britain faces a ban from Eurovision after Brexit, The Daily Express reportedCredit:Jack Guez/AFP Pints of Guinness could be prescribed on the NHS, according to The Daily StarCredit:Ethan Miller/Getty Images The Telegraph’s guest political reporter, the curiously named Flora Poil, ‘broke’ the news today that jokes this year had been banned under an archaic parliamentary order, amid warnings the public can no longer tell the difference between reality and farce. The statute from 1653 apparently states that the issuing of false reports is strictly prohibited and punishable by the splitting of an offender’s ribs.Officials in the Cabinet Office were said to have taken the unusual step of asking media outlets to refrain from publishing the traditional stories on April 1 in case they trigger panic buying or spark riots. Sir Bob Geldof is in line to become Britain's new "healing tsar", The Guardian reports British Transport Police warned it was taking a toughened stance against passengers who consume “stinky sandwiches and smelly snacks” on trains.As part of new anti-social legislation, the force said those guilty of eating “offensive food items” risked a penalty fare of up to £2,000.AI conquers world’s most sophisticated game – snap The Daily Mirror ‘revealed’ the BBC had today launched its new “skip the sex” button on iPlayer.The tool was said to be created to help prudish viewers following racy scenes in dramas such as Bodyguard, starring Richard Madden and Keely Hawes.A spokesman told the newspaper: “We have some amazing shows on BBC iPlayer, with tense drama, fascinating characters and indeed, some very well-executed sex scenes.”But we appreciate it can be pretty awkward for viewers sat around with the family, so this new BBC iPlayer feature will help them skip past the more embarrassing scenes.” April Fool’s Day has delivered once again. Those of you who opened newspapers this morning or accessed news websites this morning may have noticed some perplexing items that would have left you scratching your heads.Known as the day for celebrating practical jokes and spreading outlandish hoax stories, the day has not disappointed with plenty of imaginative tales ranging from Brexit to the newest 50p coin.Media outlets have traditionally used the date to let the imagination run wild with previous notable pranks including the BBC reporting Big Ben was due a digital update in 1980.Here’s our round-up of some of the stories that may have left you somewhat puzzled on first glance.’Skip the sex’ red button launched on BBC’s iPlayer BBC iPlayer was reported to have launched its new "skip the sex" button to avoid watching racy scenes Sir Bob Geldof is in line to become Britain’s new “healing tsar”, The Guardian reportsCredit:Graham Denholm/Getty After Deep Blue beat @Kasparov63, and @DeepMindAI’s AlphaGo defeated Lee Sedol, there was only one game left standing in the way of AI… until now. pic.twitter.com/FQP0fjZ3LT— Oxford University (@UniofOxford) April 1, 2019 A drone capable of taking dogs for a walk was reported in The Times The Daily Express’ Flora Olip reported Britain’s involvement in the Eurovision song contest was in doubt as a result of Brexit. According to the Paris-based L’Institute de Eurovision Song, Britain’s ‘glorious’ history in the BBC competition is set to come to an end.Vaya Mentira, chief executive of LIES, told the Express: “It has with a heavy heart that we have decided Britain should no longer compete in Eurovision.’Healing tsar’ to reunite Britain after Brexit The Times reported the latest innovation in dog-centred technology, the Drone Dog Walker.Drones equipped with a microphone and a camera were reported to allow owners to talk to their pets as the device takes them for a walk. Said to be available for £200 by Thumbs Up, the drones come with leash control technology to stop overexcited dogs,Free beer prescribed on the NHS Government white paper: with reports of potential shortages of toilet tissue and other essentials, Cabinet officials asked media outlets to refrain from publishing traditional spoof stories on April 1 Government white paper: with reports of potential shortages of toilet tissue and other essentials, Cabinet officials asked media outlets to refrain from publishing traditional spoof stories on April 1Credit:Getty Images The Sun reported the Royal Mint had unveiled its latest 50p pieces to enter circulation next month – all based on emojis including the poop.Written by Penny Drops, the smiling brown swirl is one of six themed pieces with others including a peach, a heart, a flame, an aubergine and a crying with laughter smiley.Coin expert Penny Silver told the newspaper: “What with Brexit, Royal Mint must have decided everyone could use some light relief.”Emojis are a great way to communicate and express ourselves, so it makes sense to mark this with a coin collection.”Give the dog a drone for walkies Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Vlado Bozic left Meshkov Brest

Ivan PesicMeshkov BrestVlado Bozic Third team of Belarus this season, Meshkov Brest will have some changes between the posts. Former ASOBAL teams (Quenca and Teucro) Croatian goalkeeper Vlado Bozic (30) left the team by mutual agreement with the club. On his place is coming his compatriot from Slovenian RK Maribor Branik, Ivan Pesic. Bozic played for Belarus teams in the last two seasons. Before his transfer to the East, Bozic played also in German Bundesliga for Friesenheim. ← Previous Story Magnus Jernemyr leaves Barca Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 33): Narcisse, Ilic, Omeyer and Ahlm with a farewell victory separate from THW Kiel fans

New experience of handball in Szczecin

← Previous Story SIXTH SIGNING: Dejan Malinovic to US Creteil Next Story → Pots for Qatar 2015 are ready! Handball fans in Polish city of Szczecin will have a new experience of supporting player of local team Gaz System Pogon. One of the best Polish teams, in the second quality row behind unreachable Kielce and Plock, will get the fantastic hall for the upcoming season with 5.000 seats. Brand-new sports object could raise a level of ambitious of the team in near future… handball in Szczecinpogon szczecin

Catholic Church in Australia admits it has been slow to act on

first_imgTHE MOST SENIOR Catholic in the Australian state of Victoria today admitted the church had been too slow to act on paedophile priests, but insisted things had changed.Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart was speaking at a state government inquiry into the handling of child sex cases by religious and non-government bodies after hundreds of children were abused by clergy.The Church has previously told the hearing that about 620 children had been abused since the 1930s.“I would certainly say that the church has been slow to act,” Hart said, with the inquiry hearing that it took 18 years for paedophile priest Desmond Gannon to be defrocked.“Well better late than never,” Hart said of Gannon, adding: “We were too slow to realise what was going on. These awful criminals are secretive and cunning.”The church in Australia, as in other parts of the world, has endured a long-running controversy over its response to past abuses by priests.Last November, Prime Minister Julia Gillard ordered a national inquiry after a decade of growing pressure to investigate widespread allegations of paedophilia, two months after the Catholic Church in Victoria revealed hundreds of children had been abused.Hart, who has been the Melbourne archbishop since 2001, acknowledged that one of his predecessors, Archbishop Frank Little who died in 2008, had kept information about two paedophile priests secret and moved them to other parishes.“Archbishop Little kept all these things to himself and there were no records,” Hart said.When pressed on whether there had been a cover-up he said: “Well I have to agree with that.” He added:The only person who’s ultimately responsible is the archbishop at the time.Hart insisted the church had a zero-tolerance attitude to child abuse and was working to change the way it responded.“I do think that one of the things that we want to do together as a community and church is really to identify how we can do things better,” he said.Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric, Sydney Archbishop George Pell, is expected to appear at the Victoria inquiry next week, reports said.Pell, one of eight cardinals selected by Pope Francis to advise him on reforming the Catholic Church’s opaque administration, apologised at Christmas to those who “suffered at the hands” of priests and religious teachers.As well as the Victoria and national investigations, there is also a special commission of inquiry in New South Wales into similar allegations of abuse raised in the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney.- © AFP, 2013Read: Catholic Church audits show progress in child protection > Read: Irish priest being sued for alleged rape in USA > Read: Catholic child abuse: 164 allegations against 85 priests have led to zero convictions >last_img read more

LApple TV 3 pour bientôt

first_imgL’Apple TV 3 pour bientôt ?De nouvelles références de produits Apple, codées, apparaissent dans la liste des produits prochainement équipés de la version 5.1 d’iOS.Selon le site 9to5mac, de nouvelles références de produits Apple ont fait leur entrée dans la liste des produits équipés de la version 5.1 (bêta) du système d’exploitation d’iOS.Au vu de cette liste, il se pourrait que la troisième génération d’Apple tv soit codée sous le nom de J33, équipée de la version 5.1 d’iOS et du processeur A5 d’Apple, comme l’iPad 2 et l’iPhone 4S. Ce processeur devrait permettre d’afficher en 1080p. Les médias américains rêvent à une intégration du système de reconnaissance vocale Siri dans l’Apple TV.Les “noms de codes” iPad 3,2 et iPad 3,3 ainsi que la mention d’un iPhone 5.1 attestent des prochains produits Apple en développement.Pour rappel, IOS 5.0 avait été lancé en octobre dernier. Le 29 novembre 2011 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Comment booster sa mémoire En écoutant des sons durant son sommeil

first_imgComment booster sa mémoire ? En écoutant des sons durant son sommeilPubliant leurs travaux dans la revue Neuron, des scientifiques allemands ont réussi expérimentalement à augmenter les performances de mémorisation de volontaires en leur diffusant, durant leur sommeil, des sons apaisants en phase avec leur activité cérébrale nocturne. Dans le domaine des neurosciences, l’équipe du Dr Jan Born, de l’Université de Tubingen (Allemagne), a mené une expérience étonnante sur 11 volontaires. Il a été demandé à chacun de ces derniers de mémoriser des associations de mots. Le lendemain, ils devaient restituer un maximum de ces associations, en faisant appel à leur mémoire. Mais – c’est là que réside l’originalité – la nuit de sommeil séparant les deux parties de l’expérience n’avait rien d’ordinaire.À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Les scientifiques ont diffusé aux dormeurs de menues bribes de sons, des sortes de sifflements doux rappelant le bruit apaisant du ressac. Dans le même temps, ils ont mesuré l’activité électrique du cerveau de chaque participant à l’aide de l’encéphalographie. Le lendemain, après cette phase de repos, les volontaires ont donc passé le test de mémoire prévu. Et il s’est avéré que leurs performances étaient étonnamment meilleures qu’après une nuit de sommeil ‘normale’.Dans certains cas, elles se sont même avérées deux fois meilleures. En revanche, d’autres essais ont montré que si les sons diffusés la nuit n’étaient pas correctement en phase avec l’activité cérébrale nocturne, les bénéfices n’étaient pas au rendez-vous. “La beauté réside dans la simplicité. La stimulation auditive est à la fois pratique et éthique, comparée par exemple à la stimulation électrique”, conclut le Dr Born, qui entrevoit des applications pour les étudiants en période d’examens, les personnes âgées, etc.Le 21 avril 2013 à 17:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more