What I Would Tell My Younger Self

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now My Teenage SelfYou know you really are an asshole sometimes. Your Mom is raising four kids by herself and you can really be a selfish, little bastard. Start helping her, damn it.Remember to thank the good people at the restaurant later on in life. They gave you a job and fed you. Working fulltime at the age of thirteen is going to do more to help you succeed than almost anything else. Yes, even just washing dishes is going to form your character.Identify and get close to people with a way bigger vision of themselves than anything you are comfortable with. Your vision is way too small. Stunted, really.Later on, you are going to love a really nice suit and a really great tie. No. Really. Stop laughing.Don’t listen to people who tell you street smarts trump book smarts. Don’t listen to people who tell you book smarts trump street smarts. These things aren’t mutually exclusive, and combined they are more powerful than either alone. Go to school.My Early 20’s SelfGet out of bed before the sun comes up and get busy. The fastest way to win is to hustle. Don’t hang out at night partying with your friends. Do the work that matters instead.Talent by itself isn’t enough. Confidence and marketing provide a surer, straighter path to success. Double down on the marketing and promotion.Did you ever do anything about that whole “school” thing we talked about?You are a leader when you decide to be, not when someone gives you permission. Just start leading.Uh, dude, you might want to get those headaches checked out at some point. It could be something serious. Just sayin.My Late 20’s SelfLife isn’t a race. Take your time. You can accomplish a lot AND enjoy the experience at the same time. You don’t get go back over this ground again.Write down everything, every story. You are going to wish you could recall all the places, the faces, the names, and the lessons later on.Damn, boy! That wife is yours is something special! Don’t botch it up!My 30’s SelfLook, people have been having babies for a three and half million years. You aren’t going to screw it up worse than anyone else has . . . I hope.Twins. Really? Well now isn’t that going to be interesting?Your work and your job aren’t the same thing. Don’t confuse them. Spend more time doing your work than doing your job. You don’t know what I am saying? Well, think about it until you figure it out.Don’t be so damn judgmental. Everybody is dealing with their own pain, their own fears, and their own life. Who made you their judge?You can’t pay people to not have to lead them or manage them. It doesn’t work that way.My Early 40’s SelfGet started. Don’t wait for permission. Share what you know with people who need it.More margin! More margin!You only have these little people in your house for a few more years. Love them and prepare them to be healthy, happy grown ups. Make your mark, man!Your TurnWhat would you tell your younger self?last_img read more

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Search on for 3 workers trapped in coal mine

first_imgSearch operations continued on Thursday at an opencast coal mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha’s Talcher where three workers are feared trapped.A 30-member National Disaster Response Force team is trying to trace the workers under massive heaps of coal and debris. Rescue operations have been affected due to intermittent rain.Mound collapseThe accident had taken place around 11 p.m. on Tuesday when a portion of an earthen mound caved in and trapped several workers. While nine persons were rescued, one body was recovered. The public sector firm had said that labourers working on the night shift at Bharatpur opencast mine in Talcher Coalfields had come under a dump slide due to a strata failure. MCL (Technical/Operations) director O.P. Singh said sincere efforts were being made to trace the trapped workers.The incident was also raised in the State Assembly with Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra saying that the MCL authorities should be taken to task for their laxity, apart from giving adequate compensation to the kin of the victims.last_img read more

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5 PH footballers begin camp, nurse dreams of trip to Munich

first_imgView comments The five were chosen after the National Youth Futsal Cup organized by Allianz PNB Life, PFF and Henry V. Moran Foundation last May.The four-day AJFC, now on its ninth edition but with the Philippines in the lineup just this year, is being held at Finns Recreation Club under the supervision of FC Bayern coaches led by Klaus Augenthaler and retired striker and AJFC ambassador Giovane Elber.“Have fun and enjoy,” Sollorin remembered the coaches telling them.Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Singapore also sent their players aged 14 to 16. The final cast will fly to Munich on Aug. 17 to 22 to meet the FC Bayern players, train under the coaches of the German club and watch the Bundesliga 2017-2018 opening match at Allianz Arena.One participant will also get the Good Sportsmanship award which is equivalent to a one-week scholarship later this year at Aspire Academy, an internationally-renowned sports institution in Doha, Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “They get shy around the other kids,” said Landagan. “At the same time, they’re still very playful.”“I told them to interact with the other kids and assert themselves on the field,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKonrad Keim Sollorin of Ateneo de Iloilo, Aeron Tenollar of Baguio City, JM Mitra of De La Salle Zobel and Gawad Kalinga Football Program’s Jasper Beruan and Jeofrey Fresado arrived here Monday and began camp the following day.They were accompanied by Allianz PNB Life brand director Rei Abrazaldo. Mitra’s parents and Sollorin’s father are also here. Former FC Bayern Munich striker Giovane Elber (fourth from left) joins PH’s Konrad Keim Sollorin, JM Mitra, Jasper Beruan. Aeron Tenollar and Jeofrey Fresado at theAllianz Junior Football Camp at Finns Recreation Club in Bali, Indonesia.BALI, INDONESIA—More than skills training and the much-coveted trip to the FC Bayern junior camp in Munich, Germany, camp directors want the 49 teenage players participating in a football clinic here to learn teamwork and improve on their character.Coach Jess Landagan of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) said the five Filipino players, all aged 14, at the ongoing Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) have yet to overcome their timidness and develop concentration.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Battle on top: SMB, Star collidelast_img read more

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IPL 2011: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians- MI win by 8 wkts

first_imgMumbai’s Lasith Malinga claimed five as Mumbai beat Delhi by eight wickets in the Indian Premier League match at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Sunday. Score | PhotosLike Delhi, Mumbai too lost their opener early in the second over with Davy Jacobs falling to Morne Morkel on 1. Mumbai were 1/1 at the stage. Post that Sachin Tendulkar and Ambati Rayudu decided to forge a partnership. The two had put 30 runs for the second wicket when Rayudu (14) got run out on the first ball of the seventh over. Mumbai were 31/2 at the stage.Rayudu was the last wicket to fall for the visitors as Sachin Tendulkar (46 not out) and Rohit Sharma (27 not out) went on to score the home run for the team in the 17th over and Mumbai won the match by eight wickets.Delhi inningsMumbai’s Lasith Malinga claimed five as Delhi were all out for 95 in 17.4.Delhi captain Virender Sehwag won the toss and elected to bat in his home ground. But, it wasn’t the kind of start he would have liked as Delhi lost early wickets with Mumbai’s Sri Lankan import Lasith Malinga claiming two wickets in the space of one ball in the second over.First a fine yorker from Malinga saw David Warner walk back on 1 in the second over and then new man Unmukt Chand came and went with – bowled Malinga 0 written against his initials in the scoreboard.There was more to come as captain Virender Sehwag in a bid to hike the run rate after a maiden over got run out on 19 in the fifth over when Delhi were batting on 27.advertisementWith three wickets down, Mumbai went for the kill right away and the next man to fall was Australian Aaron Finch. The last ball of the seventh over had him top-edging a Harbhjan Singh ball to keeper Ambati Rayudu on 8.Post those early setbacks Naman Ojha and Venugopal Rao forged a 42-run partnership before Ojha fell to opposition spinner Ali Murtaza on 29 in the 15th over and Delhi lost their fifth wicket on 82/5. And a few minutes after Ojha had reached the dug out that new man Irfan Pathan too followed. He was short of his crease when keeper Rayudu removed his stumps and he was run out on a duck. Delhi were 82/6 at the stage.Then Malinga, who had done early damage, came around to do some more damage by claiming Venugopal Rao (26) in the 16th over. And Delhi were down to 88/7. But Malinga being Malinga, was hungry for more and after two ball he bowled Morne Morkel.Finally, he claimed Ashok Dinda to end Delhi’s innings on 95 in the 18th over. Surprisingly, of the five scalps he took on the day four were clean bowled.last_img read more

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Best way to bowl to Hardik Pandya, don’t bowl to him at all: Jasprit Bumrah

first_imgHardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah starred for Mumbai Indians in their Super Over victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 2 which meant that MI joined Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals in the playoffs stage. Both Pandya and Bumrah picked 2 wickets apiece but Manish Pandey’s 71* almost brought Sunrisers home.Pandya, who bowled the last over of SRH’s innings, couldn’t defend six of the last ball as Pandey hit the ball over the ropes to take the match into the super over. But a superb over from Bumrah saw SRH being able to muster just 8 runs. Pandya then returned to hit a six off the first ball off Rashid Khan to all but seal the match.After the match, Pandya and Bumrah went for a chat regarding how the match and the season has gone for them. Given that Pandya has been in ominous batting form this IPL season, Bumrah asked him if the best way to bowl to him was ‘not to bowl’, Pandya laughed away the suggestion, saying ‘maybe’.”Maybe! I’d like to think that way but everything is coming off nicely. The environment in the team is so good that even if you are down (they lift you up). I want to thank everyone in the team as they were there during the toughest time. That’s how this team plays and its been fantastic,” responded Pandya.Pandya then returned the favour by asking Bumrah what went through his mind during the Super Over, to which Bumrah said that ‘backing yourself’ in such situations is very important.advertisement”Just focusing on what I have to do during the super over; in tough situations, you try to back yourself as much as you can while trying to keep things simple. That’s my approach and it works for me,” replied Bumnrah.Commenting on Pandya’s last over where he leaked 16 runs off the final over, Bumrah said that he doesn’t want to confuse the bowler in such situations by clouding his thinking.”If there are too many people (giving directions) we might end up confusing you too much. But we want you to back yourself. Whatever ball you feel like bowling, you should bowl it and it is your decision,” said a smiling Bumrah.Also Read | Feels good: Rohit Sharma elated as Mumbai Indians seal IPL 2019 playoffs berthAlso Read | IPL 2019 Playoff Scenarios: 4 teams in race for the final berthlast_img read more

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MORE LOCAL RED CROSS HELP HEADS TO FLOOD STRICKEN TEXAS

first_imgAt least two volunteers from the Siouxland Chapter of the American Red Cross are on their way to Texas to assist with relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast.Tammy Lee, Executive Director of the Siouxland Chapter of the Red Cross, says this is the biggest nationwide call for volunteers in 15 years.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VOLS.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……get them deployed. ;27Lee says in terms of wide spread devastation and people affected by the tropical storm, she says Harvey is similar to Hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans back in August of 2005:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VOLS2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……Katrina days. :14Lee says around 130-thousand storm refugees are needing to be fed and cared for daily and Sioux City will likely deploy its emergency response vehicle to the region soon:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VOLS3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………back into their home. ;19Siouxland residents can help with the effort by making a donation to the Red Cross:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VOLS4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………51109. ;23Lee says you may also call 1-800-Red Cross toll free to make a donation or to check on family and friends within the hurricane zone to inquire about their whereabouts and safety.Photo by Blanca Averylast_img read more

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Cosco Shipping Orders Third Pulp Carrier at Dalian

first_imgzoom Cosco Shipping Specialised Carriers has exercised an option to order a third 62,000 dwt pulp carrier from China’s Cosco Dalian Shipyard.In late August 2017, the company ordered two pulp carriers at the Chinese yard, with an option for one more. The previous two vessels were ordered at a price od CNY 222 million (USD 33.6 million) a piece, the shipping firm informed in a stock exchange release.The first carrier from the batch is scheduled to be handed over to the company in January 2019, while the other two ships would be delivered later that year. The units will feature a length of 201.8 meters, a width of 32.2 meters, and will be able to reach a speed of 13.5 knots.The order was made on the back of a contract of affreightment (COA) signed with Brazil’s pulp and paper company Suzano Papel e Celulose in March 2017.Under the five-year contract, Cosco Shipping Specialised Carriers would deploy the new ships to carry Brazilian cargo to the Far East.A total of 300,000 tonnes of paper pulp are expected to be transpored on an annual basis, starting from the first quarter of 2019.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Ontario animal welfare agency lays 14 animal cruelty charges against mink farm

first_imgSTOUFFVILLE, Ont. – Ontario’s animal welfare agency has laid 14 cruelty charges against an unnamed mink farm.The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it began an investigation in February after concerns were expressed about the welfare of the mink on the farm.The OSPCA says their investigation revealed sick animals with injuries and large lesions, rough handling of animals, unsanitary conditions and a lack of general care.The agency says it declined to name the farm due to internal policies.The farm faces five counts of permitting an animal to be in distress, two counts of causing an animal to be in distress, three counts of failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention, three counts of failing to provide care necessary for general welfare and one count of failing to provide adequate and appropriate sanitary conditions.OSPCA deputy chief inspector Jennifer Bluhm says there is no excuse for failing to treat animals humanely.“No one is exempt from the law when it comes to providing for the animals in their care,” she said in a statement.last_img read more

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Report Facebook shared private messages with partners

first_imgA New York Times report says Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users’ personal data than it has previously revealed, letting them read private messages or see the names of friends without consent.The newspaper on Wednesday detailed special arrangements between Facebook and companies like Microsoft, Netflix and Spotify, in the latest revelations on how the social network shares user data.It says Facebook shared data with more than 150 companies through apps on its platform even if users disabled sharing.Facebook responded to the report in a blog post, which said the partnerships did allow features like “messaging integrations” but nearly all have been shut down over the past few months. None of the deals gave outside companies access to data without user consent, it said.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Moroccan Athlete Wins 2018 Dubai 270Kilometer Ultra Marathon

Rabat – Moroccan runner Rachid El Morabity won the “Meraas Al Marmoom Ultramarathon 2018” in Dubai on Saturday evening.El Morabity finished the world’s longest desert ultra marathon of 270 kilometers in under 32 hours (31:17:29), ahead of French runner Muriel Robert and Iranian runner Akbar Najdi Niryan.In the women’s category, Moroccan Aziza Raji achieved finished second (40:03:20) behind American runner Magdalena Boulet (37:27:59), while Russian Oskana Riyapova finished third (42:17:43). Read also: Moroccan Runner Rachid El-Morabiti Wins Maathon des Sables For Fifth TimeThe sporting event brought together runners from 35 countries who specialize in endurance races.The victory comes a week after Rachid El Morabity and his brother Mohammed scored Morocco a gold medal during the Oman Desert Marathon. The brothers won first and second places, respectively.Aziza Raji also honored Morocco by claiming first place in the women’s category at the Oman Desert Marathon. read more

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UN Economic and Social Council sets up committee on global geospatial information

According to the latest report of the Secretary-General on global geospatial information management, the rapid technological advances in geospatial information and related technologies have made this kind of information readily available.Geospatial information has application in many fields including humanitarian, peace and security, environmental and development challenges facing the world, such as climate change, natural disasters, pandemics, famines, population displacement and food and economic crises, according to the report.Building the infrastructure for the gathering, validation, compilation and dissemination of geospatial information is therefore as important for countries as the building of roads and telecommunications networks.However, there is currently no global multilateral or intergovernmental mechanism that can play the important leadership role of setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and promote its use to address key global challenges.The Secretary-General proposed that the UN take the lead role and serve as the coordinating entity of the global geospatial information community, hence the decision to create the committee.The committee is mandated, among other tasks, with providing a platform for the development of effective strategies on how to build and strengthen national capacity on geospatial information, especially in developing countries.It will also compile and disseminate best practices and experiences of national, regional and international bodies on geospatial information related to legal instruments, management models and technical standards, thus contributing to the establishment of spatial data infrastructures.The committee will comprise experts from all Member States, as well as from and international organizations, who will serve as observers. 27 July 2011The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today voted to establish a committee of experts on global geospatial information management to coordinate international dialogue on spatial data infrastructures and enhance cooperation in that field. read more

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Jorginho enjoying Chelsea adventure – agent

first_imgThe agent of Jorginho insists that his client is enjoying his Chelsea “adventure” and is surprised by the club’s Neapolitan fanbaseThe Italian midfielder has settled in well at Stamford Bridge and has proved to be a valuable alley for his new teammates as they adapt to new manager Maurizio Sarri’s playing style.And his agent, Joao Santos, feels that the move to Chelsea has been a success so far.“Jorginho has started his adventure at Chelsea very well,” he told Radio CRC, via Football-Italia.“He’s already integrated himself, plus he also speaks English well, so he’s not having any problems settling.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“When a player is good, he can play in any League. Stereotypes matter little. If a player has quality, they can make the grade anywhere.”Santos also revealed that 50 Neapolitans greeted Jorginho at the end of Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Arsenal in Saturday’s London derby.“He’s very happy with how the match against Arsenal went. There were 50 Neapolitans who cheered him on and asked for photos and autographs,” he said.“This is why we love Naples and we’ll continue to. Their support has continued in London. Jorginho has many friends in Naples, like Mertens and Insigne.“He heard from them after Napoli’s win against Lazio and complimented the team.”last_img read more

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Shapoorji Pallonji to sell assets to clear off Rs 4000 Cr debt

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:41Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:40?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close The Shapoorji Pallonji Group is planning to sell its solar and road assets by March 2020 to reduce its debt by approximately Rs 4,000 crore. The company told Bloomberg that they are in talks with prospective investors to execute their plans of selling their assets as well as bringing in investors for their port business.The 154-year old group witnessed a massive downgrade of its flagship firm Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. due to the slowdown in the core sector. Responding to the slowdown, the company is planning the sale to improve its balance sheet and credit ratings amid the slowdown in the non-banking financial sector (NBFCs). Real estateAccording to MoneyControl, the Pallonji Group might face hardship in getting a desirable deal in return for their assets during the economic downturn. “There are many sweet deals, giving investors plenty to choose from. The group may have to sell at a discount,” Mathew Antony, managing partner at Aditya Consultancy, told Bloomberg.The real estate vertical has been sustaining prolonged lender pressure while telecommunication majors like Reliance Group and Essel Group have been facing financial challenges. Economy Slowdown (Representational Image)   ReutersWith bad loans and non-performing assets of major companies piling up due to the liquidity crisis and the slowdown in the sales, the banks have thin-lined their credits to certain sectors.However, Shapoorji Pallonji filed a total revenue of about Rs 50,000 crore in the financial year 2018-19. The company employs more than 60,000 people. The real estate giant, despite the slowing real estate sector, has been performing better than most of its peers.center_img Demonetisation destroyed smaller medium industry: P Chidambaramlast_img read more

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BTRC to lock over 1000 porn sites

first_imgBTRCThe Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Thursday directed all International Internet Gateways (IIG) to shut down another 1279 pornographic websites, reports UNB.”IIG already has started shutting down various kinds of porn sites following the order of the BTRC,” said Emdadul Haque, general secretary of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB).He also said, “We welcome the government initiative to keep internet safe through shutting down porn sites. This will help to keep internet service safe.”This is the regulatory body’s third move within two weeks as it ordered the International Internet Gateway (IIG) on 6 Feb to shut 244 porn sites and on 8 Feb to close 1300 others.Earlier in November 2016, the High Court directed the government to take initiative to block pornography websites and following the order, BTRC had blocked about five hundred such sites at that time.last_img read more

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Indonesia quake death toll tops 400

first_imgA man gestures next to damaged houses after an earthquake hit the area of Gangga on 12 August 2018. Photo: AFPThe death toll from an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has topped 400, authorities said Monday, as bodies were still being recovered from the ruins of destroyed buildings.The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake on August 5 levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses across Lombok, just a week after another tremor surged through the island and killed 17.“Search and rescue teams are still removing victims who were buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides,” said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.The total number killed in the quake is now 436, Nugroho said, with more than 1,300 injured and nearly 353,000 displaced.The hardest hit region of Lombok has been in the north, where 374 people died and more than 137,000 have been forced from their homes, according to the latest official tolls.Most of the displaced are sleeping under tents or tarpaulins near their ruined homes or in evacuation shelters, while makeshift medical facilities have been set up to treat the injured.Split open roads, particularly in the mountainous north of the island, are still proving to be a major headache for relief agencies trying to distribute aid.Nugroho said three helicopters, including one from the military, have been used to drop supplies to isolated communities, many of which urgently needed clean water, food, bedding and medicine.Meanwhile, the economic toll of the quake -including its impact to buildings, infrastructure and productivity – has ballooned to 5 trillion rupiah ($342 million).“This damage and loss is very large,” said Nugroho, adding the final figure was likely to be higher.Survivors of the quake have been shaken by hundreds of aftershocks, including a shallow 5.9-magnitude quake last Thursday which caused people to flee evacuation shelters screaming and crying.Authorities had previously said around 13,000 people sustained injuries and 387,000 were evacuated.Nugroho said the drop in the number of displaced people was due to the fact many were now spending time at their homes and gardens during the day and returning to shelters at the night. Others had chosen to return to their homes for good.last_img read more

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Matildas Delhi debut

first_imgEver thought how exciting it would be to witness your childhood favourite persona on stage, in the very Capital just before Christmas? There is a good news for all Roald Dahl fans as his famous novel ‘Matilda’ has been adapted into a play by the KidsWorld Theatre Group duo Bubbles Sabharwal and Lushin Dubey with performances on till Sunday at DLF Promenade.Talking about the play titled ‘Oye Matilda! Tu hai Ustad!’ co-director Bubbles Sabharwal said, “Our play is contemporary, and would connect well with the Delhi audience as in the play, Matilda’s family lives in West Delhi. While Mr Fernandez is a ‘jugadu’ guy, Mrs Fernandez is a materialistic consumer freak, and their son, Matilda’s brother is a phone freak. We have also written the play in Hinglish, just the way delhiites speak now. We’ve also composed a one-of-a-kind song, ‘Arre main hu ustad’ which is sung by the father, entirely based on the Hinglish dialect spoken these days. Our musician Laura Santana has done the music composition.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”It took us five-six weeks to prepare the play. These children come to us for a workshop, and now they are getting an opportunity to portray their skills at DLF. They’ve learnt teamwork, projection, working with props… all these lessons integrated together produces the play entirely,” informed Bubbles Sabharwal.When asked about the challenges Lushin and she had faced while working with children, Bubbles remarked, “I have been working with children for about 27 years, and noticed that people do not take children seriously. But over the years, now the situation has improved. We’ve been lucky to have good sponsors with God’s grace. Mothers would usually get their children for workshops as part of holiday activities, without knowing how it leads to personality enhancement, as over the years, a lot of life skills are learnt on stage. The first challenge is finding a sponsor, someone who beliefs in the cause of children. Children are like life insurance, you know you invested right when you open up the policy 20 years later. Similarly, theatre gives children a tremendous amount of confidence in dealing with people. The other challenge is to make the parents realise that if they allow the children two hours per day for five days a week, it is time well spent.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe duo is expecting a family audience for the show, with very little options of family entertainment available these days. Matilda is a novel by prominent British storyteller Roald Dahl, that tells the tale of a genius little girl who is utterly ignored by her family. Some other famous works of Roald Dahl are ‘The Twits’, ‘The Witches’, ‘The BFG’, and ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’, most of which have been adapted into films. Drop by with your little ones towards the end of the week to experience the awe in magic, as you watch children unfold the tale of Delhi’s Matilda.last_img read more

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VIDEO KState coach Bill Snyder gives weak explanation for blocking player transfer

first_img A rare bad look for Bill Snyder, but a bad look nonetheless. Just let the kid go.“The feeling all along, if you’re a No. 2, you probably want to be a No. 1. If you have the option to leave and you have 22 No. 2’s on your team leaving, you don’t have much of a team left. It doesn’t make sense to not try to prevent that from happening.” Here’s Snyder explaining his decision:Bill Snyder goes on a dissertation about the decision to deny Corey Sutton the opportunity to transfer. @KCTV5 #KState #KstateFB pic.twitter.com/qTUkfnb7bO— Andrew Carter (@Andrew__Carter) June 2, 2017 Advertisementcenter_img Legendary Kansas State Head Coach Bill Snyder is entering a self-inflicted PR disaster by blocking Wildcat receiver Corey Sutton’s transfer to 35 schools.Snyder met with reporters and attempted to explain why he was not allowing Sutton to freely transfer. He didn’t cite his specific issue with Sutton leaving the program, and for some reason, mentioned that Sutton had failed two drug tests.So?Snyder is a unilaterally respected college football coaching legend for building a powerhouse program in the middle of the Dust Bowl, but we’ve seen this movie before, and it always ends up in bad press for the coach blocking the transfer.last_img read more

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Blogger 16 exposes limits on free speech in Singapore

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 “We’re a mature society now, a very educated society, but at the same time a very sensitive society,” he said.Dodwell is on the board of directors for The Independent, another online news site launched two years ago. He doubts the government has lost much support from the general public over free speech issues, but also predicts change on the horizon.“The real test is the ballot box,” he said. “It’s a very important election coming up. Fifty years have come and gone, so we’re looking at the next leg.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories “The problem is that we don’t know where to draw the line. Where is the line that we get into trouble?” he asked. That leads to a culture of avoiding big issues. Wong assisted a government-sponsored community center project in which participants — young and old — were asked to create art that represented their hopes for the future of Singapore.“They draw more trees, they draw WiFi in the MRT (subway) stations. It’s painful. It’s really painful,” he said. “The country will not grow if we continue to be like that.”Between sips of a Hoegaarden beer in a modern hotel bar, Wong was grappling with his “love-hate relationship” with Singapore. He loves the clean streets, modern conveniences and lack of corruption that have made it a world business hub.He respects and admires Lee’s accomplishments and considers himself politically neutral. But as for the next election: “I would love to see things get chaotic a bit.”There’s already been a bit more chaos than usual for tamped-down Singapore in the court proceedings for Yee. A man ran up and slapped him outside court in front of the media. One of Yee’s attorneys, Alfred Dodwell, said he fears for his client’s safety if he is released. SINGAPORE (AP) — A government crackdown on a teen video blogger and independent news and opinion website has focused attention on free speech limits, and perhaps the next election, in this cosmopolitan but famously strict city-state.Five days after the death in March of Singapore’s founding father, 16-year-old Amos Yee posted his latest American-accented blog to YouTube, titled “Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead!” He shared it with the popular and provocative site The Real Singapore, one of several online alternatives to government-controlled TV broadcasts and newspapers. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories After it went viral locally, with over a million views so far, Yee was arrested and charged with transmitting an obscene image and deliberately “wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person.” He refused bail conditions that amounted to a gag order and has been jailed for over two weeks, awaiting a court’s judgment on Tuesday. He has pleaded not guilty and faces up to three years in prison. The government’s Media Development Authority shut down TRS, as it is known, earlier this month — though officials say it was for unrelated reasons.“These are the things that will split the whole society,” said Alvin Tan, who as artistic director of the respected theater company The Necessary Stage has tangled with censors for over three decades. “I think we’re waiting for a tipping point.” He has refused to self-censor but negotiates with government representatives, who have had a lighter touch recently with his plays.Singapore’s government has long aggressively protected its image and authority with legal action both against domestic and international critics, but Yee’s case stands out: A floppy-haired, wryly humorous teenager targeted by prosecutors for a strongly-worded video, sent to prison and shackled in court. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Meanwhile, the opposition has been on the rise, and could do relatively well in the next elections. It won 10 seats in the 99-seat Parliament in the 2011 elections, up from two previously. Losing even more seats to the opposition would be a huge blow for the People’s Action Party, which has ruled the country since 1959, and is now led by Lee’s oldest son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.“The question of who is to lead the next Singapore is going to be one of the scariest questions to answer,” said Shiao-Yin Kuik, a nominated member of parliament who runs a consultancy and small chain of restaurants aimed at encouraging public dialogue about social issues. Though she dismisses Yee’s blog comments as uninformed, she’s been working to encourage political engagement among young people.“A kid does not have it in his head that ‘I’m going to be president one day, or prime minister.’ It’s not in the narrative. And it’s not in the narrative of their parents,” she said.The hard part for young people in modern Singapore is determining how much they can say, whether in politics or art, without repercussions, said 26-year-old visual artist Wong Kel Win. He wrote his university thesis on self-censorship, which is widespread in the arts community and beyond. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Last fall the MDA banned film director Tan Pin Pin’s documentary about political exiles “To Singapore, With Love.” Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s minister for culture, community and youth, said the film “was deemed to be a real distortion of what happened in Singapore’s history, but disguised as a documentary.”“Freedom is not unfettered freedom. There are some limits. And the limits are put out there quite clearly,” he said Wong said the government intervenes only when concerned that speech will upset “social stability.”Standing next to his underground black box theater, Tan said the strong reaction to TRS and “famous Amos” could be due to the political landscape. “I find things tightening up because it’s just before elections,” he said.In the eulogies that followed Lee’s death the public was repeatedly reminded of his — and the ruling party’s — achievements, which will remain fresh in most people’s minds if the next general elections are called later this year, as is expected.But at the same time, with the passing of a stalwart who was the ruling party’s binding force, a political shift feels more possible. As Singaporeans celebrate 50 years of independence in August, they are also finding their own voices in social media, often the site for public debate on politics and social issues. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home In this May 5, 2015, photo, Shiao-Yin Kuik, a nominated member of parliament who runs a consultancy and small chain of restaurants aimed at encouraging public dialogue about social issues, speaks in Singapore. A government crackdown on a teen video blogger and independent news and opinion website has focused attention on free speech limits, and perhaps the next election, in this cosmopolitan but famously strict city-state. (AP Photo/Ryan Pearson)last_img read more

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first_imgBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Rescuers worked into the night searching for 15 gold miners missing and feared dead after three vertical shafts flooded Wednesday.Authorities said the flood was likely triggered by a power outage or an explosion in the shafts, which were 14 meters (about 50 feet) to 27 meters (90 feet) below the surface in the mine near Riosucio, in northwestern Colombia.“It’s completely flooded,” Leonardo Mejia, the mine’s owner, told The Associated Press from the scene. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories Sponsored Stories center_img He said some of the miners who were working underground managed to escape when they realized something had gone wrong, but he feared the 15 missing were all dead.President Juan Manuel Santos called on rescuers to “spare no effort” in the search. Authorities brought in extra generators to power pumps to remove the excess water as fast as possible but said it would take at least three days to clear the mine.Mining accidents are common in Colombia but usually take place in wildcat mines dominated by leftist rebels and criminal gangs.Natalia Gutierrez, the head of National Mining Agency, said the mine that collapsed Wednesday was in the process of being legalized. But she told Caracol television that preliminary accounts from the site raised questions about whether the mine was complying with safety protocols.Last year 120 people died in mining accidents, the highest tally since 2011.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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