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New recruits fuel SMB bid for No. 5

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Romeo: Hoping for positive startSan Miguel coach Leo Austria is well aware that all eyes are on his Beermen when the Philippine Cup kicks off the Philippine Basketball Association Season 44 on Jan. 13.“Four straight (Philippine Cup titles) and we’re gunning for fifth,” he told the Inquirer. “Notching four was already unprecedented.”ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Nietes wants 4th world title to usher in new year Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? But Austria said that he is treading carefully.“Over at social media, people are saying there are not enough basketballs to go around [the team],” he said. “The challenge now lies in conjuring the perfect chemistry. I always try to tell keep everyone in line to avoid them from being consumed by an individualistic mind-set.”Austria, who had steered San Miguel Beer to six PBA titles, touched up on Romeo, who, he acknowledged has been the target of flak by fans.“We had a lengthy conversation,” he said of his first chat with Romeo since the cager’s trade from TNT. “He shared a lot of things.”“I told him that’s only the start,” Austria said. “You’re up for more. You should no longer be the awards. It should be a championship. He was positive about it.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The expectations are swelling. You could see it everywhere, on paper,” he added. “The same could be said with our formidable lineup. We still have to work things out. I know that talent couldn’t prevail if you put in the hard work.”The toil, according to Austria, starts with the team’s chemistry. He believes he can expand his notoriously limited player rotation sans imports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“It’s all-Filipino. I feel like my rotation is going to be great. It could include 10, 11 or maybe 12. And with our new additions? That’s exciting,” he said.San Miguel acquired embattled guard Terrence Romeo, international veteran Paul Zamar, and recalled old hand Ronald Tubid as part of the campaign to reassert their dominance in the prestigious conference. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES MOST READ BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid View commentslast_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar wishes Leander Paes on birthday, says good luck for Rio Games

first_imgCricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday wished India’s veteran tennis star Leander Paes on his 43rd birthday. (Paes to pair with Rohan Bopanna at Rio Olympics)Tendulkar also wished Paes luck for the forthcoming Rio Olympics scheduled to start on August 5.The batting maestro is one of the four Goodwill Ambassadors for India at the Rio Games. The other three are Bollywood actor Salman Khan, Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra and Oscar-winning music composer, AR Rahman.Happy Birthday @Leander. May you have a rocking year and Chalo Rio mein Tiranga Laherayein! sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 17, 2016Paes will partner Rohan Bopanna in the men’s doubles category and will gun for a medal in his seventh Olympic appearance.Paes recently won the French Open mixed doubles crown along with Swiss partner Martina Hingis.Paes has bagged 18 Grand Slam titles in both men’s doubles and mixed doubles events till date.last_img read more

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‘I can’t stop now’ – Adli aiming for the top with PSG

first_imgNxGn ‘I can’t stop now’ – Adli aiming for the top with PSG Sabrina Belalmi & Robin Bairner 21:07 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Yacine Adli NxGn Getty/Goal Composite NxGn PSG PSG v Monaco Monaco Coupe de la Ligue The 17-year-old is in no hurry to break into the first team but is eager to soak up as much knowledge as he can from their star men Yacine Adli is regarded as the gem of the Paris Saint-Germain academy. The 17-year-old was elected as the club’s outstanding youth prospect last season and was nominated as one of the best 50 teenagers in the world in the 2018 NxGn .The lanky attacking midfielder is acutely aware that he has not yet achieved anything in the game and knows that he must take strides forward in the weeks, months and years ahead.“I don’t think these awards have changed my status,” he told Goal . “It’s payback for the work that I do daily. These are nice distinctions but I can’t stop here. Like I say, there’s a lot of work to do and I have to look higher.” Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The midfielder has not yet made his first-team debut, but he has been involved in the squad, featuring as an unused substitute in a Coupe de la Ligue victory over Strasbourg. He is not, however, putting any timeline on when he might finally wear the senior shirt.“I’ll take it as it comes,” he said. “My first goal is to progress and to adapt little by little to the top level. Now, if there’s a chance to play, I’ll take it.”Unai Emery has shown faith in numerous PSG youngsters, including the likes of Christopher Nkunku and Timothy Weah, who have earned increasingly regular game time as the season has gone on. Adli is on his viewfinder, though, having trained with the squad in Qatar.“It was a very good apprenticeship,” he admitted, before considering how his game has improved.“I think I’ve become more mature, largely thanks to my integration into the adult game with the reserves, certain training sessions with the professionals. I’ve also improved technically, tactically thanks to David Hernandez, who I’ve watched a lot of videos with, which has really helped me. “But I think there are still some aspects I can improve. I’m aiming higher, so I’m full of things that can make me better.”As well as working with players such as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the first team, he has had the chance to test himself against some of Europe’s top young players in the UEFA Youth League. He found facing Barcelona a particularly enlightening experience.“That kind of match allows you to evaluate your level a little, but it’s not an end point. Sometimes those matches can pass you by,” he said. “For example, in that game, we didn’t get a chance to play our usual game. That shows us something about playing at a higher level and allows us to learn.“Barca are a club that have put things in place for a number of years, but PSG’s still young in this regard and we’ll learn little by little.”last_img read more

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Live Streaming of NTL Finals

first_imgHere are the links for the live streaming of the NTL Elite Eight finals:Women’s – QLD Chiefs v NSW Mets:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt5xEomcXPoMen’s NSW Mets v NSW Country Mavericks:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lov9utrxHR0There are plenty of ways that you can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from finals day at the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League. We’ll be updating the Touch Football Australia Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the day with all of the latest news and results. Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the following links:www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliawww.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the #ntl2013 and #elite8 hashtags)For all of the results across the day, head to www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com. We’ll also be live streaming throughout the day, head to www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus to watch the games. To find out which games will be live streamed, click on the ‘browse videos’ section on the top menu of the channel and then on ‘events’ or stay tuned to our social media pages for links. Good luck to all teams on finals day of the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League!Related LinksNTL Finals Daylast_img read more

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Fashion and form shine in V-Moda’s Crossfade Wireless cans

first_img The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached Editors’ Recommendations 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags In most aspects of life, “everybody else is doing it” doesn’t make for a very good creed to follow. However, when applied to the competitive new world of wireless headphones, it’s a fact that has to be reckoned with. That’s why it’s no surprise that V-Moda — a company that makes headphones as stylish as they are durable — has gone wireless. And while we’ve heard this tune far too often as of late, V-Moda’s gorgeous new Crossfade Wireless have us just a bit giddy.Like so many manufacturers, from Sennheiser to Beats, V-Moda’s new wireless headphones look almost exactly like their hardwired predecessor, the V-Moda M100, only without the strings. That’s especially attractive when applied to V-Moda design — just look at these cans. However, style (and marketing hype) aside, it’s clear that V-Moda has done more to craft this new offering than simply jamming a Bluetooth chip into the company’s flagship headphones.As we’ve come to expect, V-Moda appears to be just as focused on functionality and performance as it is on style and convenience here.Related: Parrot’s futuristic Zik 3 cans work wirelessly with Apple WatchTouting “uncompromised hybrid listening options,” V-Moda’s Crossfade Wireless attempt to close the wide gap commonly found between the sound of an amplified wireless signal, and a hardwired headphone connection. To that end, the Crossfade Wireless sport a CSR BlueCore Chipset for wireless connection, claimed to offer the “perfect balance of unequalized hi-fi sound, and power consumption,” in order to create what the team calls “virtually identical analog and wireless playback.”That’s exciting, as the Crossfade Wireless offer a “refined version” of the same 50mm drivers that made the company’s M100 an unexpected critical darling, known for rich and powerful bass alongside a clear and balanced upper register. In addition, the new headphones claim to offer less latency than traditional wireless models, as well as avoiding a “powered EQ,” so as not to reshape the sound when the cans are fired up. Perhaps most impressive, the new Crossfade Wireless forego the usual $100 surcharge most manufacturers charge for wireless convenience, offered for a $299 MSRP.By the numbers, the headphones offer an impressive claimed frequency response of 5Hz-30kHz, 12 hours of wireless runtime per charge (good, not great), and a total weight of 292 grams. Like the M100, the cans are heavily armored and boast V-Moda’s nearly-unbreakable SteelFlex headband, memory foam earpads, and compact Exoskeleton carrying case for easy packing. Those who order through V-Moda’s website — at $1 more than the $299 retail MSRP — will also get a second pair of 3D-printed shields to change up the style on the earcups.The Crossfade Wireless are available now in Phantom Chrome and White Silver, with Gunmetal Black and Rouge colors soon to follow.last_img read more

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Walt Disney Company Invests in Young Native American Leaders

first_imgThe American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) has announced that The Walt Disney Company has committed $250,000 to create The Walt Disney Company American Indian College Fund Scholarship Program.The program will provide Native American and Alaska Native students who have financial need with multi-year support to attend tribal colleges and universities nationwide.The donation, announced at the American Indian College Fund’s 25th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles – which featured a performance by Jeff Bridges and the Abiders – will also support the “25 in 25” capital campaign to expand the College Fund’s student initiatives, including professional development, networking opportunities, internship programming and a new scholar and alumni program.“The College Fund is so honored to be the first American Indian organization to team with The Walt Disney Company on the implementation of a scholarship program for Native American students,” said Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “Collaborations like this help dreams come true and allow our students to experience a little of the magic that is Disney.”“When we looked at the American Indian College Fund we saw not only an organization doing important work, but one that benefits all tribes and educates future leaders and storytellers,” said Paul Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “Their mission aligns with our commitment to the inclusion, celebration, and growth of people from all different backgrounds and cultures.”Students can begin the application process online at www.collegefund.org.last_img read more

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Gardaí recover body of missing Mayo man

first_imgGARDAÍ IN MAYO have recovered the body of a 49-year-old man who had been reported missing.Adam Obermuller was last seen on Sunday, 19 January at around 10.30pm near the pedestrian walkway under the bridge at Lough Lannagh Road in Castlebar.Gardaí said today that his body has been recovered.last_img

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Cork farmer airlifted to hospital after farm accident

first_img A FARMER WAS airlifted to hospital in Cork yesterday after being seriously injured while working on his farm.It happened in Mourne Abbey near Mallow at around 4pm in the afternoon.It’s understood that his injuries are from a tractor related accident.The man was airlifted to Cork University Hospital by Valentia Coast Guard.A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Authority told TheJournal.ie that it will be investigating the incident.Read: Young woman killed in Cork crash> 20,481 Views Short URL Dec 3rd 2016, 1:58 PM By Cliodhna Russell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3117881 8 Comments Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie Cork farmer airlifted to hospital after farm accident It’s understood that his injuries are from a tractor related accident. Share Tweet Email Saturday 3 Dec 2016, 1:58 PMlast_img read more

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At best incompetence and at worst deception The week in quotes

first_img By Nicky Ryan 8,687 Views Short URL Everyday, Gary would come out first and then Delia would come out and they would have a kiss and he told her he loved her.The grandfather of Gary Kelly (18) speaking at his funeral. Gerry and his girlfriend Delia, both 18, died in a car crash earlier this week. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieWe are not a special class. We are the same class. We are human beings.Disability rights activist Joanne O’Riordan marked the tenth anniversary since Ireland promised and failed to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities with a speech outside the Dáil. Source: RollingNews.ieI looked at my hands. They were pure white. That means one thing, you don’t have a long time left after that.Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae revealed he almost choked to death at the weekend. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieAt best, incompetence and, at worst, deception.Garda Commissioner on recent revelations that one million random breath tests that never happened were recorded on internal garda systems over the last five years. Source: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/PA WireAs leaders of our shared global community, we must continue to work towards gender empowerment and respect for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, remembering always that we are all ultimately members of one race, the human race.US First Lady Melania Trump called for women’s empowerment in a rare public speech. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeWell I’ll tell you this: We’ll be here long after you’re gone.Fianna Fáil’s Sean Fleming hit out at Minister for Finance Michael Noonan over his treatment of the Public Accounts Committee. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ieFirst let me say that Owen Paterson is a complete tube.Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams used a very Northern Irish insult when describing a Tory MP. 5 Comments Share3 Tweet Email Source: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ieThe warrant, as read to me, is severely factually flawed.Ian Bailey’s response to his arrest warrant, issued this week. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesHe had two young kids. Everyone is so used to that feeling of comfort, you know the one, the heli flies overhead and you know it’s there, there for us all, doing its duty. But now it’s just not there any more is it.A Coast Guard volunteer speaking at the funeral of Captain Mark Duffy, a crew member of Rescue 116. http://jrnl.ie/3315376 Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 6:30 PM Apr 2nd 2017, 6:30 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘At best, incompetence, and at worst, deception’: The week in quotes Here’s what was said and who said what this week.last_img read more

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Paws for Purple Hearts helps Military veterans train service dogs

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Lauren Phinney, ‘Paws for Purple Hearts’ helps Military veterans train service dogs 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings“Paws for Purple Hearts” conducts canine-assisted warrior therapy in partnership with several healthcare systems in the county.The ribbon cutting ceremony held Thursday celebrated their new facility in the Sorrento Valley area that will allow more training sessions for our Wounded Warriors.The dogs are trained by vets, for vets, and they work to improve the lives of veterans or active-duty Military facing mobility challenges or trauma-related conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or a traumatic brain injury.KUSI’s Lauren Phinney was LIVE with the story. Lauren Phinney April 12, 2018 Posted: April 12, 2018last_img read more

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Boil water notice issued for Fort Lauderdale neighborhood

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A boil water notice has been issued for a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood.The notice includes homes located along Northeast 19th Avenue between Karen Drive and Northeast Seventh Place, Tuesday.Crew from the city are completing emergency repairs to a nearby water main.Residents are advised to boil their water until tests show it is safe to drink.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Family of four jailed for cheating forgery

first_imgMalkajgiri: The Metropolitan Magistrate court at Malkajgiri on Tuesday sentenced four members of a family on charges of forgery and cheating. He awarded V Sarvesh Yadav (38) and V Sridevi (33) three-year rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 10,000. He also sent V Naga Sai Yadav (32) and V Kalavathi (70) to one-year rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 10,000 each for cheating and forgery. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us According to the police, on March 11, 2015, the complainant A Aruna Jyothi (40) lodged a complaint in Neredmet police station stating that in 1986 her father Lakshminarayana purchased a plot admeasuring 160 sq yards in her name at Vinobhanagar, Neredmet. After her marriage, she left the house and since then the original documents were left with the accused and they were enjoying the benefits of the property like rental earnings from the shops which were leased out. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us With an intention to grab the property, her brother Sarvesh Yadav forged her signature and created fake documents and gifted the plot to his younger brother Naga Sai Yadav and took the witness signature of her mother Kalavathi and her sister Sridevi. The original documents were with her mother, when the complainant asked about the original documents the accused threatened her with dire consequences.last_img read more

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2 siblings hacked to death

first_imgTwo siblings were hacked to death by miscreants at crematorium in Alfadanga upazila of Fardipur on Thursday night.Police said the miscreants equipped with sharp weapons attacked Idris Mollah, 48, and Lavlu Mollah, 42, sons of a certain late Zahur Mollah of Magura village in Boalmari upazila, leaving them critically injured.They were taken to Alfadanga Health Complex and then shifted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital where they died in the morning, said Shekhar union parishad chairman Md Israfil Mollah.They are believed to have been killed over to previous enmity.last_img read more

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Air vortex cannons are more fun when you add propane and fire

first_imgHow do you make a kid’s toy that’s been around since the 1960s even more fun? By scaling it up and cranking up the danger factor, obviously.Way back in 1965, Wham-O introduced the Air Blaster. It could blow out a candle from about 20 feet away. Numerous other companies have released air vortex cannons since the 60s, but they haven’t changed a heck of a lot since then.That’s because they’re so elegantly simply to construct. You can make a vortex cannon at home with just a few inexpensive parts, like a cup, some popsicle sticks, a rubber band, and a trash bag. Or you can go big and grab a trash can to build your airzooka.The fun doesn’t have to end once you’re done seeing how many cardboard things you can knock over from a distance or who can blow the most epic smoke ring using your creation. You can bring fire into the mix like the Backyard Scientist did.He recently whipped up a vortex cannon using a galvanized metal trash can, complete with its own stand for easier aiming and firing. After he put away the fog machine, he and his partner pulled out a propane tank and lit things up.To ignite their invisible floating propane donuts, they mounted a lit sparkler a few feet away from the vortex cannon. The result is pretty spectacular — you’ll see it at about the 1:50 mark in their video:Vortex cannons can put on an impressive show even when there’s no visible flames. You can, for example, pretend that you’re the Big Bad Wolf and use one to blow down a few houses:last_img read more

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3 Ways to Milk the Internet for All Its Worth

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The giant companies of the Internet offer online sustenance to the masses. They feed people with information, satisfy the hunger to connect and give companies fuel to run successful businesses in the digital age.Sure, consumers and businesspeople have to pay for the prime Internet services (advertising and other premium services) but the core services are free. By this I mean the gamut of services available that can help small businesses succeed: web search, maps, directories and reviews.  The giant Internet companies operate on such a large scale that they can literally give away their services — at least at the most basic level — to the everyday Joe. Take Amazon and eBay. Using just one of those platforms, someone could sell sports memorabilia from a corner of the kitchen and reach millions of potential customers, without spending much more than time.Without even printing up business card, an entrepreneur can carve out a niche on the web by taking advantage of the opportunities that the Internet’s biggest players offer small businesses. Here are three ways (with many options that are free or at minimal cost) to mine the offerings of large online companies to the advantage of small businesses:Related: The 7 Essential Steps to Monitoring Your Online Reputation1. Protect the company’s online identity.While many buy insurance to protect their interests in case something bad happens to their company, a lot of small-business owners aren’t in the habit of protecting their online identity. Yet it’s possible for misinformation (or worse) about a company to be circulated online. This is a real risk (like a flood or a fire) to the viability of a business.Online products like SinglePlatform, BrightEdge and Get Found (offered by my company, GoDaddy) make it easier for a company to have control over basic information posted about it on large popular sites such as Bing, Google and Yelp. Now companies can manage that information from one central location.Related: Migrate Beyond Facebook. Make a Huge Impact on Smaller Niche Sites.2. Add social-media marketing to the daily list.SearchMetrics recently came out with this year’s list of the top search-engine ranking factors — and seven of the top 10 now involve social media.Groom the social profile of a business by posting relevant content on the sites frequented by its target customers. This takes time and developing a strategy to manage these tasks well. But today a business active on social networks amounts to a more successful one.3. Determine the best channels to reach clients.  Many consumers use a combination of trusted apps to look for products or services. Do additional research to discover the online channels that will work best to reach target customers in a specific geographic market and be sure the information posted about the company is correct online.Those businesspeople who are building relationships with customers face-to-face and online — especially via meaningful engagement on social platforms — should ask customers how they found out about their company.Leveraging all these online resources takes time.Embrace technologies that offer time-saving solutions for small and medium-size businesses to get the full benefit from the web, such as mobile apps that enable payment via a linked PayPal account or GoDaddy’s Get Paid. Or try an online bank application.That’s how to milk the Internet for its affordable small-business services without squeezing the last ounce of time from a daily schedule. Related: Google Hangout: The Best Apps and Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Small Business 4 min read Register Now » October 1, 2014last_img read more

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Demonstrations of Bernoullis Principle You Can Try At Home

first_imgRecently, I wrote about how it’s possible to explain the lift from an airplane wing without mentioning Bernoulli’s principle, which… well… ruffled a few feathers. Some people interpreted it as me saying the whole Bernoulli thing was bogus, which is obviously not the case; it’s just that you don’t need to invoke Bernoulli’s principle to explain the basics.So, in an effort to make Bernoulli feel better I’m going to go over Bernoulli’s principle and include some demonstrations you can do yourself.Let me start off with a super short description (and a very common one).As the speed of a fluid increases, its pressure decreases.Yes, that seems simple. But it’s also complicated. I will explain why this happens—but first I should define pressure. Here is an equation definition. However, this definition isn’t very useful in this case. Suppose I replace the “fluid” with a bunch of tiny balls. Yes—I like the tiny ball model for fluids (and this works for gases too). In this tiny-ball model, the molecules are like the tiny balls. They are moving around in all different directions with some range of speed values. Sometimes these balls can collide with a wall or surface. The collision causes a ball to change its momentum (where momentum is the product of mass and velocity). This change in momentum requires a force and this force is exerted on the ball by the surface. Since forces are an interaction between two objects, the surface pushing on the air ball means the air ball pushes back with the same force on the wall. So, in a sense the pressure due to a gas or fluid is due to the collisions of these tiny air balls (or water balls).Also in order to understand the Bernoulli principle, you need to imagine these balls moving at different speeds and in different directions. Here is a picture to help with this (it’s just a picture—it’s not real air balls).The key point is that the pressure on that bottom surface depends on both the speed and mass of the balls as well as the frequency with which they collide. More collisions means greater pressure. Now suppose this air is moving to the right with some average speed. That means that the average velocity of the balls is to the right, but they are still moving in all directions—just more to the right than to the left. Here are those same air balls as before, but with an average speed to the right (the yellow arrow shows the overall speed).But what does this have to do with pressure? The more these air balls are moving to the right, the less they are colliding with that bottom surface. With fewer collisions, the pressure decreases. Boom. That’s how Bernoulli’s principle works. It’s much easier to comprehend if you think of fluids and gases as a collection of moving balls—which is essentially true.Now for the fun part. Here are some demonstrations of the Bernoulli principle that you can try yourself. This first one is the easiest. All you need is a sheet of paper. Hold one edge of the paper just below your mouth and blow. It should look something like this.So, what’s going on here? As I blow over the paper, the air on the top is moving faster than the air on the bottom. According to Bernoulli’s principle, this faster moving air on the top has a lower pressure than the non-moving air on the bottom. With a greater pressure on the bottom of the paper there is also a greater force pushing up. The paper then starts to move up. When the paper gets too high, it gets into the air stream which pushes it back down.Here is another demo that does something very similar. It’s a balloon—you know, for kids. After you blow it up and let the air out, it might do something like this (in slow motion).It’s the same thing as the paper except that the faster air is on the inside of that little rubber tube. This faster air reduces the pressure in the tube so much that the outside pressure causes the tube to collapse. Of course a collapsed tube also stops the air, which increases the pressure to open it back up. The paper and the balloon are essentially how wind instruments—like the clarinet, saxophone, and oboe—work, while the balloon mouth is like a brass instrument (tuba, trumpet, trombone).Another fun application is the atomizer. No, it doesn’t break something into it’s atoms—that would be bad. This is just a way to spray a liquid. You can build your own with a drinking straw. Take some scissors and cut partway through the straw. Now bend the straw at that cut so that there is an opening. Next, put one end in a liquid (I suggest water) and blow through the other end (blow hard). Here’s what it looks like.OK, I agree—it’s not a very good atomizer, but you can’t get any simpler than a straw and some water.One last demo. Here I have two ping pong balls hanging vertically (I used tape instead of string because it was easier). There is a small gap between the balls. Now watch what happens if I blow air between the balls.Maybe that demo is difficult to see (my big head kept getting in the way)—but it should be mostly clear that the two balls get pushed together. Really, you could do this with any two objects. You might want to redo it with two empty soda cans. But still the idea is that faster moving air in between the cans decreases the pressure so that the outside pressure is greater and pushes them together. Cheers, Bernoulli!last_img read more

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Feeling horny and sexy at Pride We need to talk about chemsex

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The gay community has to get over its unhealthy addiction to drugs Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… As renowned play The Chemsex Monologues comes to the all-new Above the Stag Theatre for the Pride in London 2018 festival, writer Patrick Cash reflects on how he first came across chemsex:I wrote The Chemsex Monologues in 2016, in order to show the real lives of people caught up in this world. GAYSTARNEWS- The writer Johann Hari expands eloquently on this concept in his TED Talk ‘Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong’, based on his excellent book Chasing the Scream. Russell Brand, a former heroin addict himself, has called for ‘compassion’ for drug users and decriminalization.If we admit that drug use is not some inherent flaw in the user, and in fact to do with human happiness and well-being, then it becomes harder to separate the drug user from the ‘non-drug user’.In fact, the twink smothering their school years with tequila at Heaven, the middle-aged queen discreetly asking their GP for Prozac, and the ‘good gay’ lawyer who turns their flat into a crystal-smoking chillout at the weekends, are all basically on the same page. Let’s escape.‘Nameless’ played here by Denholm Spurr | Photo: Dionysis Livanis‘“Why don’t we just leave now?’ I said. He looked at me. ‘There’s nowhere to go…”‘Denholm plays nameless in the new run. He says: I’ve grown with the character so much over the last few years. When I started playing him I felt almost as nameless as he is, now my name couldn’t be more clear. It’s been a bit like therapy: playing Nameless has helped me understand myself and my life as a gay man.A conversation about Chemsex is just as much about mental health tooWhat we are talking about here is mental health. More than anything, The Chemsex Monologues is a play about mental health; the clotheshorse that has long worn the cloak of drug use.There are other ‘escapes’ mentioned in the play: including porn, social media, and hook-up apps.It’s just been announced that the NHS is going to fund an internet addiction clinic run by Henrietta Bowden-Jones; her husband Owen leads on gay men and chemsex.I haven’t written this article, or indeed The Chemsex Monologues, to paint all gay men as mentally ill and unhappy.That’s evidently not the case.However, I do feel that when we are faced with a symptom of poor well-being in our community, as I believe chemsex to be, then it benefits the whole community to spread compassion.That’s why, in the midst of the G overdoses and the slamming, each monologue ends with a character caring for another.The Chemsex Monologues ‘Fag Hag Cath’ played here by Remy Moynes | Photo: Remy Moynes‘I look at Steve, streaked in fake tan, staring at me in mephed-up consternation across the room… “Wake up, Steve,” I say. “I just want you to wake up.”‘Fag Hag Cath is played by Remy Moynes in the new run, she says: ‘For me, Cath provides the heart in the piece: she has some early comedy moments, and later, some of the darkest as well, and the audience gets to go on a real journey with her. I think it’s really important that we hear from people who are affected by, but not necessarily directly involved in, the chemsex scene. It’s a viewpoint that could be easily forgotten.’The Chemsex Monologues is at Above the Stag Theatre, 72 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, SW1 7TP from 1-4 July, part of Pride in London 2018. To book tickets, click here.You can listen to excerpts from the Monologues here:Read more from the Gay Star News Chemsex series:How I found compassion for everyone who has chemsex eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) I’d been working at London’s gay nightlife magazine QX, where I’d been seeing mephedrone, G and crystal meth – a so-called ‘holy trinity’  of drugs – as rife on the scene.Otherwise known as getting high and horny or party and play – those who take part in chemsex do so to change the sex they are having. In some cases, the mostly gay and bi men who use chems, will ‘slam’ or inject these drugs.I remember standing in one Vauxhall club, looking around the smoking garden, and thinking: ‘why is every single gay man in this club off his face on drugs?’ I began to research the subject.The first person I interviewed was David Stuart, a man whose name has become almost synonymous with chemsex; apt, given it was he who coined the term. David had just been appointed as sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street’s first Substance Use Lead.‘People use drugs to serve the purpose they need addressing,’ he said. ‘It’s tied up with fear and rejection. Too many gay guys are in bed and not feeling horny sober.’ In short, he spoke of drugs as an escape.‘Daniel the Sexual Health Worker’, played here by Matthew Hodson | Photo: Dionysis Livanis‘Sometimes it feels like there’s this huge sex party going on in the city – and nobody’s sent me an invitation.’Matthew, who plays Daniel, says: ‘People wonder how much Daniel and I are alike. In my understanding of Daniel, we are both living with HIV. Like Daniel, I’m conscious of getting older on a gay scene that prizes youth and beauty. But Daniel is full of hope, optimism and love, qualities that I cherish, so I enjoy slipping into the character and seeing the world through his eyes.’For some, chemsex is about escapingPersonally, I could fully understand the idea of utilizing a substance as a fire exit for the mind.Throughout my twenties, I struggled with controlling my alcohol use. When eventually I ended up in a traumatic incident of which I had no memory, I had to stop drinking for a year at the age of 29.During that period all kinds of issues surfaced that I’d been self-medicating with booze, to do with my sexuality: self-esteem, gay shame, loneliness and a need for connection.Whilst misuse of alcohol is mostly understood by society, the illegality of chemsex drugs limits sympathy for their users.Even now when publicising The Chemsex Monologues, Tweets pop up hysterically screaming at gay men not to take drugs, mostly written by other gay men.It’s understandable: most societies don’t encourage their citizens to question laws, even though adaptability of law is a sign of a successful society.After all, gay sex was illegal until 1967.Kane Surrey performing | Photo: Kane Surry‘This boy’s beauty might save me from my own embarrassment, the intoxicating wish to dull my own shine.’The narrator played in this run by Kane Surry, he says: ‘What I love about playing the Narrator is that he is like the Everyman of the play – someone who can ease the audience into this world that many haven’t explored.’‘We need to treat harmful drug use with empathy rather than judgment.’Our outdated drug laws prevent us from perceiving the real root of drug use. It’s to do with happiness.The academic Yuval Noah Harari writes in Homo Deus that ‘what some people hope to get by studying, working or raising a family, others try to obtain far more easily through the right dosage of molecules. This is an existential threat to the social and economic order, which is why countries wage a stubborn, bloody and hopeless war against biochemical crime.’The Chemsex Monologues coheres with this recent shift in global thinking on drugs; that we need to treat harmful drug use with empathy rather than judgment. The gay community has to get over its unhealthy addiction to drugsThis is how white pimps are pushing meth onto gay black AmericansDrugs services need to adapt to rise of chemsex in gay communityRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/chemsex-during-pride/last_img read more

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Gulf Air introduces voluntary redundancy scheme

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2a62f/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Gulf Air has introduced a Voluntary Redundancy/ Retirement Scheme (VRS) for its employees.Gulf Air CEO Samer Majali said the VRS scheme was aimed at optimising the airline’s workforce and improving efficiency. “A key part of our strategy is to review all cost elements of the business that have an impact on its sustainability and profitability. This included personnel-related costs. “Offering a VRS was one of the suggestions put forward by employees and employee representatives to address this issue,” commented,”After careful consideration and a series of consultations with the Gulf Air Trade Union (GATU) and the Ministry of Labour, we have come up with a VRS that we feel offers a reasonable financial package to Bahrainis and former owner-state nationals wishing to leave Gulf Air and wanting to pursue other business or personal ventures,” he added.”While not all of the GATU’s demands could be fully met, many were taken into consideration and the VRS scheme was modified to accommodate their suggestions. “I was pleased with the final outcome as both Gulf Air management and GATU have became more aligned following negotiations and reached an understanding for a voluntary scheme.” According to Majali, participation in the VRS is entirely voluntary however, the final decision on each application rests with a management committee.Under the scheme, employees that are Bahrainis or former-owner state nationals and have worked for the company for a minimum of six months are entitled to apply for VRS. Employees whose VRS applications have been approved will receive a compensation of one month’s salary for each completed year of service, three month’s salary as an ex-gratia payment and one month’s salary in lieu of notice period. Under the VRS, employees will also receive other benefits such as medical insurance coverage and staff travel benefits. “Whilst we are conscious of the financial impact due to the high number of employees we have on our payroll, our main priority will always be, retaining the best and most productive talent, safeguarding the jobs of Gulf Air employees who continue to work hard for Gulf Air’s long term success and future,” he said.”Notwithstanding the VR scheme, we are actively moving on employing more Bahrainis. “I am proud to say that today 82% of non-flight crew positions in Bahrain are held by Bahrainis, while our overall Bahrainisation level has reached 54%.”last_img read more

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Fitch GSIFIs Need to Raise 566B Ahead of Basel III

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Servicing Fitch: G-SIFIs Need to Raise $566B Ahead of Basel III “”Fitch Ratings””:http://www.fitchratings.com/web/en/dynamic/fitch-home.jsp recently published a report estimating that 29 global systemically important financial institutions (G-SIFIs) may need to raise about $566 billion in common equity in order to satisfy new Basel III capital rules by the end of 2018.[IMAGE]The $566 billion figure reflects a 23 percent increase relative to the institutions’ aggregate common equity of $2.5 trillion. Though the new Basil III rules will not be implemented until 2018, Fitch noted that the global banks will likely face market and supervisory pressure to meet those targets before then. The pressure to raise money may restrict the ability of G-SIFIs to increase dividends or undertake share buybacks.Banks will probably use a mix of strategies to address capital shortfalls, including retention of future earnings and selling or winding down exposures subject to higher Basel risk-weights. Without additional equity issuance, the median G-SIFI should be able to meet this shortfall with three years of retained earnings.[COLUMN_BREAK]The stricter Basel III capital rules could imply an estimated reduction in large banks’ median return on equity from about 11 percent over the past few years to approximately 8 percent to 9 percent, a reduction of almost 20 percent. Basel III also creates incentives to reduce expenses and increase pricing on borrowers and customers for banks that continue to pursue returns on equity between 12 percent and 15 percent.””Since it is impossible for regulators to perfectly align capital requirements with risk exposure, some banks might seek to increase ROE through riskier activities that maximize yield on a given unit of Basel III capital, including new forms of regulatory arbitrage,”” Martin Hansen, senior director with Fitch Macro Credit Research, said in a statement.The report speculated that for riskier activities subject to higher capital charges, Basel III could increase borrowing costs, promote a shift to securitization and capital markets funding, or cause a migration to less regulated segments of the financial system, including shadow banks.The 29 G-SIFIs collectively represent total assets of $47 trillion. The Fitch study looked at financial reporting as of the end of 2011 in order to provide a current view of where the G-SIFI banks stand in relation to Basel III requirements. The report also looked at the G-SIFI entity as a whole and did not analyze the capital positions of any individual bank. May 21, 2012 444 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Fitch Ratings Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Regulation Service Providers 2012-05-21 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more

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