Saying Yes to Small Things is Saying No to Bigger Things

first_imgWhen you say “yes” to small things, “you are saying “no” to your biggest priorities.When you say “yes” to distractions, you are saying “no” to focus. The time you spend on distractions is time that is better invested in your greatest priorities. Maybe you say “yes” to distractions because you haven’t done enough work to know what deserves your time and attention. Or maybe you haven’t gone “all in” on going “all in.”When you say “yes” to the tasks that aren’t really your work, you are saying “no” to more purposeful, more meaningful work. Saying “yes” to the inbox almost always means saying “no” to the work that produces the outcomes you need. Saying “yes” to cleaning your desk means saying “no” to spending that time with your clients or dream clients.Saying “yes” to television means saying “no” to spending time developing yourself both personally and professionally. Saying “yes” to distraction and escapism is a “no” to improving the single asset you own free and clear, and the source of all your results.Without a solid set of priorities, a set of tasks that need to be completed each day to move you closer to your goals, and time blocked to complete them, it is easy to drift. Idle hands aren’t the devil’s workshop; an empty calendar is.Saying “yes” to all kinds of distractions and more trivial work can very easily crowd out your real priorities.If you value your exceedingly limited time, you will protect it. If you want to accomplish your goals, reach your full potential, and make a difference, then you will say “no” to the countless small things to protect your time for the things to which you need to say “yes.”Every “yes” requires one hundred “no’s.” If you say “yes,” make sure you aren’t saying “no” to something more important.last_img read more

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Tams, Falcons tear foes apart

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Read Next Ron Dennison finished with 16 points to lead the Tamaraws. But more than his offensive outburst, the Cebuano guard’s tough defense on his former high school teammate, Paul Desiderio, caught the eye of Racela, whose charges improved to 4-2 for solo third behind unbeaten Ateneo (6-0) and La Salle (4-1).In the second game, Adamson continued its winning ways with a 79-60 demolition of a listless University of the East squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Falcons raced to a double-digit advantage early behind Papi Sarr and Sean Manganti and never looked back as they picked up their third win in five outings.The win came as the Falcons are preparing for their toughest stretch of the season—againstUP on Wednesday and FEU on Saturday. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City It wasn’t until the final period when the Fighting Maroons found their rhythm, closing in at 48-58 thanks to a layup by rookie Juan Gomez de Liano. But Dennison quickly snuffed out the momentum with seven points in a 16-0 run that put away the Maroons.FIRST GAME: FEU 78 – UP 59FEU 78—Dennison 16, Escoto 12, Orizu 8, Inigo 7, Parker 7, Comboy 6, Cani 5, Tuffin 4, Ebona 4, Ramirez 4, Tolentino 3, Stockton 2, Trinidad 0, Nunag 0, Bayquin 0.UP 59—Ouattara 17, Gomez de Liano Ju 16, Desiderio 9, Dario 8, Manzo 4, Lim 3, Webb 2, Gomez de Liano Ja 0, Vito 0, Ricafort 0, Jaboneta 0, Lao 0, Prado 0.Quarters: 18-14, 40-24, 56-43, 78-59 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Grand Slam turns into a Grand Slump “It’s going to be a a brutal week for us, we’ll be playing three games until Saturday,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren, who dealt the team of his older brother, Derrick, a fifth straight defeat.“This can help us in our coming games, especially the game against UP. The last two games will be crucial on our part to end the [first round] above .500.”A week after exploding for a career-best 30 points in the stunning win over defending champion La Salle, Desiderio was held to just nine points on 4-of-12 shooting. The Maroons hit just four triples, 12 less than in last week’s win.“It’s huge when you have someone like Ron Dennison who can stop a player like Desiderio,” said Racela in Filipino. “But of course it wasn’t just Dennison against Desiderio, it was the whole FEU team against Desiderio.”“It was a defensive game for us,” said Racela. “We limited a team below 60 points for the first time this season. The focus was to limit them and I think we caught them on an off-night since most of the shots they were making against La Salle weren’t going in against us.”ADVERTISEMENT Far Eastern U’s rookie coach Olsen Racela finally got the consistency he wanted from his Tamaraws on the defensive end.With FEU putting emphasis on shutting down University of the Philippines’ shooters who waxed hot a week ago, the Tamaraws notched a third straight win at the expense of the Fighting Maroons, 78-59, Sunday in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Aus series a test for Ashwin to seal berth in India XI

first_imgSeven years after he scored a double century in Visakhapatnam as an under-17 opener, Ravichandran Ashwin is back at his favourite venue — Andhra Development Authority-Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association (ADA-VDCA) Cricket Stadium — this time to cement his place as an off-spinner for India.Ashwin had some remarkable performances in the recent past helping Chennai Super Kings win Champions League T20 with 13 wickets in six outings, highest in the tournament.But it was only after selectors decided to rest star off-spinner Harbhajan Singh for the three-ODI series against Australia, the Tamil Nadu youngster made the cut.The 24-year-old feels it’s difficult to be a spinner vis-a-vis a pace bowler in India but now that his time has come, he says he is blessed to be part of the side that will take on the world number one Australians.”Fast bowlers do have an edge. India is always in search of pacers and you get a break immediately after doing well,” Ashwin said.Speaking on whether it’s difficult to make the cut with Harbhajan around Ashwin said: “He has been a great servant for the Indian cricket. It’s not about what they are.”It’s about what you are and how you do… It’s always a learning experience with them.” “India has the tradition of producing good spinners, so is the case with batsmen.”We have a heap of talented batsmen. So it’s always competitive getting in there,” the 24-year-old said immediately after his arrival in Visakhapatnam.Ashwin said he doesn’t believe in setting targets.advertisement”I don’t believe to set any specific goal.”I don’t think by setting goal for tomorrow, you will have a better today. That’s not something I believe in,” Ashwin said.”I just love playing the game and give my best everytime I am on the field,” he added.The highest wicket-taker of the 2010 Champions League T20 which was played in South Africa added: “Whatever happened in the IPL, Champions League is now history.”I am blessed to be part of this side it’s really a big gift to play against the world No. 1 Aussies. They are a good side capable of making a comeback anytime.” Studying to be an engineer, Ashwin said he had happy memories with the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ADAVDCA Cricket Stadium in the outskirts of the city.”After Chennai, Vizag is just like playing in my backyard. Moreover, I had a double century in the very first match of this ground. It was in 2003 during a U-17 match between Hyderabad and Tamil Nadu.” Asked about his batting position, the India offspinner smiled and said: “I opened the innings. I am not bad with the bat either. My ODI average is 38.00.” Ashwin, who led Tamil Nadu to Indian domestic one-day champions in 2009, has so far played just one ODI — against Sri Lanka in Harare on June 5 this year.last_img read more

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After jail and ban, Mohammad Amir returns to scene of crime

first_imgMohammad Amir returns to the scene of his crime on Thursday, given a second chance at international cricket after he was sent to jail and banned for fixing parts of a Test match for money. (Latest Cricket stories)Six years ago at Lord’s, the young Pakistan fast bowler was one of three players involved in a spot-fixing scam against England, a scandal magnified by the fact that the corruption played out at Lord’s, the revered home of cricket. (Amir can do something special vs England: Tendulkar )Along with the outrage that players accepted bribes to fix parts of a Test – by bowling no-balls at pre-determined times – there was a tinge of sadness that Amir was involved. Then, he was an 18-year-old prodigy, maybe his country’s best bowling prospect for a generation. Some said he might also have been an impressionable teenager drawn in to a murky world by two senior teammates.The International Cricket Council’s “zero tolerance” approach to match-fixing was sternly Tested by the case, cricket’s biggest scandal since that of Hansie Cronje a decade earlier. The world body eventually decided on effective five-year bans for the teenage Amir, fellow fast bowler Mohammad Asif, and then-Pakistan captain Salman Butt. All three also spent time in prison after a British criminal case in 2011.’PART OF FAMILY’But on Thursday, Amir will return to Test cricket and, at the age of 24, can still have a long international career. He’s been given another chance. This is a new Test series between England and Pakistan, and Amir says he’s a different person as he prepares to return to the top of the game.advertisementHe’s been backed by his teammates, too. That wasn’t always the case, with Amir’s initial return to the Pakistan team prompting some to walk out in proTest at his presence.”No one is reluctant,” Amir’s fellow Pakistan fast bowler, Wahab Riaz, said in the buildup to this Lord’s Test. “We all take him as our young brother. He is a part of our family. Everybody is supporting him. We are all behind him.”PIETERSEN NOT IN FAVOUR OF SECOND CHANCEBut some aren’t as forgiving.Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who played in the 2010 Test, wrote in a column for Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that Amir and his fellow fixers should never have been allowed to play cricket again.”Any sportsman or woman caught match-fixing, spot-fixing or taking drugs should be banned for life,” Pietersen wrote. “They have broken the rules, should pay the price, and not be given a second chance.”People always deserve a second chance in life but sport is different. We are paid to play a sport we love, and are damn lucky to lead the life of a professional cricketer.”Fixing games was “mugging the spectators,” Pietersen argued.What Amir, Asif, and Butt also did was undermine the hard work of other players.Stuart Broad, who will lead England’s bowling attack in the first Test, made a career-best 169 with the bat in the spot-fixing match, Jonathan Trott made 184, and offspinner Graeme Swann took 5-62 in the second innings. All earned a place on the Lord’s honors boards, but those performances are rarely remembered, now.”That was the sad thing for me … that those achievements were tainted,” Broad said.Whatever the regrets, and the distractions around Amir’s return, England had to get over them now,” Broad said.”Let’s start looking at him as a cricketer and a bowler and how we can negate that,” Broad said. (Amir can do us damage, says Broad)last_img read more

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David Warner’s 173 in vain as South Africa whitewash Australia 5-0 in ODIs

first_imgSouth Africa sent Australia to their first-ever 5-0 whitewash in a one-day series, winning the final game at Newlands by 31 runs on Wednesday and making David Warner’s brilliant 173 a losing effort. (SCORECARD)Chasing South Africa’s 327/8, opener Warner took Australia to 288 in the 48th over but the required rate was too much and he was run out trying to push for a second to Imran Tahir in the deep. Australia were bowled out for 296.”I thought he was outstanding,” Australia captain Steve Smith said of Warner. “The rest of us just didn’t stand up. This has been a tough series. We have been outplayed.”The last time Australia, the No.1 team in ODIs, failed to win a game in an ODI series was a 4-0 loss to England in 2012. They had never lost all five games in a series before.Warner’s dismissal was the second of three run outs to end the Australia innings and the series, although Australian hopes disappeared for good with the exit of Warner. His 173 off 136 balls was the highest ODI score at Newlands, the highest by an Australian against South Africa, and not far off Shane Watson’s Australian ODI record of 185 not out.But even with Warner in overdrive – he hammered 24 fours and briefly threatened to steal victory – South Africa kept their nerves to ensure a clean sweep over the top-ranked team.Australia will hang on to their No.1 ranking from South Africa, but the series was an abrupt reality check for the Aussies.advertisement”This whole series, whatever Australia threw at us, we’ve just had more answers,” South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said.Rilee Rossouw’s 122 and JP Duminy’s 73 set up South Africa’s big total after Australia’s bowlers failed to take advantage with the Proteas on 52/3.South Africa fought their way out of that uncomfortable position, with the Rossouw and Duminy partnership worth 178, a record for a fourth-wicket stand for the Proteas against Australia.Under pressure early, South Africa ended up posting the third-highest total in one-day cricket at Newlands, with Rossouw hitting 14 fours and two sixes.Warner was part of three half-century partnerships in the chase, but Australia couldn’t keep up with the run rate, losing their last five wickets for 67 runs as they scrambled at the end.Legspinner Tahir took two at the top of the order, bowling Aaron Finch and captain Smith in the same over, and seamers Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada took two each in the back end of the innings before the three run outs.Buoyant, South Africa travel to Australia for a Test series next month.”Different format, but it’s very nice heading over there beating them 5-0,” Du Plessis said.last_img read more

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Greek Soccer Turmoil Grows

first_imgATHENS – Panathinaikos President Yiannis Alafouzos said he won’t pull his team from the Greek soccer league over violence but the sport remains in disarray.Alafouzos had first said he would consider taking one of Greece’s two perennial powers out of the sport but changed his mind almost immediately but feuding between rival teams and leaders in a sport racked by match-fixing allegations has stepped up.Panathinaikos’ game on Nov. 21 against arch-rival Olympiacos – whose fans were banned from attending – was postponed after Greens fans threw flares on the field and battled with riot police. Panathinaikos gave up three points to Olympiacos after the forfeit.The club has also called on Panathinaikos fans to rally on Nov. 25 outside the club’s home ground to protest the violence they caused.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj most expensive Indian bowler on ODI debut

first_imgAustralia vs India 2nd ODI in AdelaideFull ScorecardBrief Scores: India (97/1 in 17 overs; Rohit Sharma 40*, Virat Kohli 20*), need 202 runs more vs Australia (298/9 in 50 overs).Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj had a horror debut for India in ODI cricket on Tuesday as Australia posted a challenging total after opting to bat first at the Adelaide Oval.Siraj went wicketless in his full quota of 10 overs and conceded 76 runs in the process, which is the second-worst debut for an Indian bowler. Karsan Ghavri holds the record for conceding 83 runs in 11 overs on his ODI debut against England at the Lord’s cricket ground in 1975.Siraj, who came into the team as a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah, was subjected to numerous trolls on social media after his performance with the ball.The 24-year-old Hyderabad pacer, who was included in the playing XI in this game in place of Khaleel Ahmed, also recorded the worst economy rate (7.60) by an Indian bowler on debut beating Ghavri’s 7.54.But he wasn’t the only bowler who suffered at the hands of the Aussie batsmen in the match as the hosts posted a challenging 298 for 9 in their full quota of 50 overs after Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat.For Australia, Shaun Marsh followed up by his half-century in the first game by smashing 131 runs off 123 balls with 11 boundaries and three sixes. This was his seventh hundred in the format.Marsh was ably supported by Glenn Maxwell, who made a 37-ball 48, as the duo added 94 runs for the sixth wicket. Before that Marsh had three fifty-run partnerships with Usman Khawaja (21), Peter Handscomb (20) and Marcus Stoinis (29).advertisementA cracking pull shot from Shaun Marsh for his first boundary of the arvo.Stream live via Kayo HERE: https://t.co/3fNQjC4Hmh #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/2f1onbmxugcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2019For the visitors, Bhuvneshwar starred with the ball picking up four wickets, while Shami also contributed well with three scalps. Besides the excellent run out of Khawaja, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja also picked up one wicket.Kuldeep Yadav also struggled to stem the flow of runs and conceded runs at a strike rate of 6.60 without taking a wicket.Earlier in the day, Siraj became the 225th ODI player for India.Siraj had made three T20I appearances for India back in November of 2017 against New Zealand. He took three wickets from those games at an average of 49.33 and an economy rate of 12.33.Siraj has been top form with the ball in domestic cricket. In his last Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad against Punjab, he picked up seven wickets. He had also put in good performances against New Zealand A last year.Also Read | India vs Australia Live Score, 2nd ODI in AdelaideAlso Read | Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan 4th opening pair to go past 4000 runsAlso Read | Dhoni quick as a wink, Jadeja on fire in Adelaide heatlast_img read more

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Joe Mixon suspended from OU team activities, attends team activity

first_imgAccording to the Oklahoman Joe Mixon was supposed to have basically been kicked off of OU’s football team for the 2014-15 school year for striking a female in the face.Here’s the exact verbiage:Mixon was removed from the roster immediately and will be excluded from all team activities during the suspension. Mixon will be permitted to continue as a student at OU and will still be eligible for financial aid.On Thursday Mixon attended the RAH Rally with the rest of OU’s football team. OU’s main athletics Twitter account even tweeted about it!According to the OU website the event “includes free food, giveaways, appearances by members of the football team and spirit squads, as well as other potential surprises.”Sure sounds like a team activity!Here’s Mixon (black shirt):Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 11.59.58 PMGood to see OU taking the suspension so seriously.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Photos: A Major College Football Stadium Is Flooded Tonight

first_imglouisville's cardinal stadium is taking on waterLouisville’s football team is supposed to be playing a game tonight. It’s unclear if that’s actually going to happen, though.The Cardinals, coming off a season-opening loss to Alabama, are taking on Indiana State. We only got a couple of drives into the contest before it had to be suspended due to storms.Louisville is winning, 7-0, but we’re in a delay.The stadium is now taking on some serious water.“Mother Nature has added a waterfall amenity to Cardinal Stadium’s $63 million renovation,” tweeted Gary Graves.Mother Nature has added a waterfall amenity to Cardinal Stadium’s $63 million renovation. pic.twitter.com/o5khUPDtlK— Gary Graves (@GaryBGraves) September 9, 2018Yikes.Louisville announced about 30 minutes ago that we’re in another delay.Delay ✌️ … We’re in need of football. What about you? pic.twitter.com/jVowfmjI1l— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) September 9, 2018Stay tuned for updates.last_img read more

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Mata Says Anthony Martials Style of Play Benefits Whole Squad

Rabat – Juan Mata, Manchester United’s midfielder, has praised his new teammate, Anthony Martial, saying that his style of play benefits the whole squad.“I think everyone is impressed. We knew that he was a very good player, but he’s been great” the Spanish international told manutd.com.Mata went on to add that the French youngster is helping Manchester United with his personality and his way of playing. “He’s given us a lot of things, not just the goals – his way of playing is helping the team a lot.“He’s a good guy and settling in very quickly which is very good for everyone.”Mata’s statement come to quite the harsh criticism that was leveled against the 19-year old French international since he was transferred from Monaco to Old Trafford for a whopping 50 million euros plus 30 million euros as bonus.Many Premier League observers called the amount of his transfer “hallucinating” for an untested 19-year old player who had yet to prove his talent.Van Gaal, Manchester United’s coach, was among the voices that criticized the amount of his transfer when he said: “the amount of the transfer is ridiculous and symbolic of the crazy world in which we live.”But the Dutch manager has quickly changed his position after the French youngster delivered an outstanding performance for his team as he scored 3 goals in two Premier League appearances.Van Gaal was quoted by British media as saying that Martial will “get even better” when he settles down and moves to his house.“He is still living in a hotel with his wife and kid so he is in the first phase of his adaptation”, said Van Gaal.“He is an open guy, he is listening, watching and he is focusing on the matches so that I can see so for a manager he is a very coachable player and that is also why I like him and I bought him” he added. read more

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New WestJet discount airline service not expected until next summer

CALGARY – WestJet (TSX:WJA) says the launch of its new no-frills, low-cost airline won’t be until next summer after initially announcing plans it would start offering flights later this year.The delay comes in part after the airline decided to switch to a lower-cost booking system, CEO Gregg Saretsky said Tuesday as the company posted its second-quarter results.“That adds a little bit of timeline to it, in terms of negotiating of an agreement, and then the physical implementation of all the plumbing that’s required to support it. And we’re taking our time to get it right.”He said WestJet also doesn’t expect to get regulatory certificates until the first quarter of next year, which is when the airline aims to release an initial flight schedule and start selling tickets ahead of a June launch date for flights.Saretsky said the delay means the company can use the quieter spring season to reconfigure the 10 Boeing 737s that it will be shifting over to the new carrier.“They would have to have been done over the Christmas holiday period to be available for flying revenue service in January, and we’d rather not take that hit to capacity during a very strong time of year,” he said.The service will be separate from WestJet, with a new head-office staff moving to an independent location early next year. The new airline will also be separate from the various stages of union efforts underway at WestJet itself.The company will start contract negotiations with the Air Line Pilots Association, International in September, after WestJet pilots voted in May to join the union. Five other unions are also campaigning to represent other WestJet employees.“We’re the largest non-organized enterprise in the country, a very attractive target, but ultimately it will be up to WestJetters to decide,” Saretsky said.He said he expects the pilot negotiations to be a lengthy process, noting that pilots at JetBlue Airways in the U.S. has gone four years without a first agreement. He did not see any impact on the company this year or next from the unionization of the pilots.The union drives come as the company is moving ahead with its planned international expansion on larger planes, with Saretsky noting the potential of the Chinese market, and overall improved profitability at the airline.In the quarter ending June 30, WestJet earned $48.4 million, or 41 cents per share, compared with $36.7 million or 30 cents per share in the same quarter last year.WestJet’s results were better than analysts expected, helping send the company’s share price up 95 cents, or 3.84 per cent, to $25.81 in midday trading. New WestJet discount airline service not expected until next summer by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 1, 2017 4:50 am MDT Last Updated Aug 1, 2017 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport on February 3, 2014. WestJet (TSX:WJA) says the launch of its new no-frills, low-cost airline won’t be until next summer after initially announcing plans it would start offering flights later this year.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck read more

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Security Council authorizes UN Mission to verify truce between Colombian Government and

The Council, through a new resolution, decided that the UN Verification Mission will, on a temporary basis until 9 January 2018,“verify compliance with the temporary, bilateral, national ceasefire with the ELN at the national, regional and local level.” “[It shall also] endeavour to prevent incidents through enhanced coordination between the parties and resolution of disagreements” noted the resolution. The Council also tasked the Verification Mission with enabling a timely response by the parties to incidents, as well as verifying and reporting publicly and to the parties on compliance with the ceasefire. The Council also approved an addition of no more than 70 international observers, as requested by the Secretary-General for liaising with the Colombian Armed Forces and ELN to avoid conflicting movements and prevent armed clashes. The resolution follows an agreement reached in early September in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, between the Colombian Government and the ELN on a bilateral and temporary ceasefire. Theceasefire entered into force on 1 October, and is due to remain in force until the second week of January 2018.Also today, the Council adopted a presidential statement in which it recognized the work of the (now closed) UN Mission in Colombia and welcomed the “remarkable achievements” in the country following the 2016 Final Agreement between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP). read more

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Football 5 plays that mattered in Ohio States 387 win over Army

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the first quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEach game, the momentum can shift from one team to the other on one play. Every week, we will list five plays, elements of plays or series of plays that made the most significant impact in Ohio State’s games. Here’s the five plays that mattered most in No. 8 Ohio State’s 38-7 win versus Army.Barrett’s 107th career touchdownQuarterback J.T. Barrett etched his name further into history Saturday with his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Austin Mack.The 9-yard strike with 7:01 remaining in the game was touchdown No. 107 for Barrett, surpassing former Purdue quarterback and eventual NFL Hall of Famer Drew Brees on the Big Ten’s all-time touchdowns responsible for list.Barrett finished the game 25-for-33 for 270 yards and two touchdowns through the air, with 41 yards and a touchdown coming on the ground.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) catches a snap in the fourth quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorErick Smith’s touchdown-saving pass breakupAs expected, Army’s triple-option style offense didn’t put the ball in the air much Saturday. However, with 10:24 remaining in the second quarter, Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw fooled Ohio State’s defense and went long to running back Kell Walker who had no one in front of him.Senior safety Erick Smith ran from the left side of the field, dove and batted away a would-be touchdown. The play was reminiscent of the athleticism former safety Malik Hooker showed last season.Dobbins, two plays for 74 yardsOhio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins had just two carries in the second quarter compared to five carries for 50 yards in the first. When his number was called in the third, he put the game out of reach.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the third quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game in Ohio Stadium on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWith 8:23 remaining in the third quarter on the Buckeyes’ first drive of the second half, Dobbins turned on the jets for a 52-yard touchdown after unleashing a devastating juke move to get into the open field. The score put Ohio State up 24-7 and was set up by a Dobbins 22-yard gain on the play prior.18-play, 99-yard, 9:37 Army touchdown driveOhio State gained 204 yards in the first quarter and led 14-0 after 15 minutes. It was clear that Army would have to limit the Buckeyes’ possessions if it wanted to keep the score close. In the second quarter, Ohio State had just one drive that ended with three points due to Army’s 18-play, 99-yard touchdown drive that spanned nearly 10 minutes.The triple-option offense allows a team to have long drives and wear out opposing defenses. Eighteen consecutive plays will tire any defense, and Army’s long, methodical drive was the reason why the game was only a 10-point difference at halftime.Third-down stop results in Army missed field goalArmy began the second half with the ball and drove all the way to Ohio State’s 23-yard line. A touchdown would have cut the game to just three points, but the Ohio State defense made a stand.On the 10th play of a six-minute drive, safeties Damon Webb and Jordan Fuller played in the box and attacked the backfield, dropping running back Darnell Woolfolk for a 3-yard loss on third-and-3. The next play, Army kicker Blake Wilson missed left on a 43-yard field goal try, which kept the score 17-7.Two plays later, Dobbins found paydirt for the decisive score. read more

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Four arrested after armed robbery at Dublin shopping centre

first_imgFOUR PEOPLE HAVE been arrested after an armed robbery on a cash-in-transit van at a Dublin shopping centre.Two men, one of whom had a gun, confronted a security employee as he was making a cash collection at the Orwell Shopping Centre in Templeogue at approximately 4.15pm on Saturday afternoon.The two men escaped in a nearby jeep with an undisclosed sum of money. The jeep was found abandoned at a car park shortly afterwards.As part of the investigation, Gardaí stopped a car in Finglas last night and arrested two men and two women, who are currently being questioned at Garda stations on the south side of the city.No-one was injured in the robbery.last_img read more

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Web Summit is going on a hiring spree – including someone to

first_imgWeb Summit is going on a hiring spree – including someone to deal with the Irish government It comes as the company eyes a possible return to Dublin. By Fora Staff Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 3:13 PM Share25 Tweet Email1 Take me to Fora IRISH TECH EVENTS company Web Summit has announced plans to hire 40 staff – including a person given the task of dealing with the Irish government.The Dublin-based company, which currently has 150 staff on its books, runs a number of tech events around the world in Portugal, Spain, Hong Kong and the US.The firm will be hiring for a range of roles including data-based engineering positions, a producer for its speaker stages and an advisor for the Dutch market.One notable role the company has sought to fill is an ‘Irish government affairs manager’ for its Dublin office, with the candidate expected to have over eight years experience in public policy and government relations.The move appears to be a play by the company to repair relations with Irish state bodies ahead of bringing an event back to Irish shores.Fora understands Web Summit is considering moving its fintech event, Moneyconf, from Madrid to Dublin for future conferences. However, the company has said it is also looking into Edinburgh and Paris as possible venues.The job spec for the new role states it would involve representing Web Summit in its engagement with state agencies and “promote the values of Web Summit to the Irish government”.A Facebook post by the company yesterday promoted the role and said: Image: PA WIRE 16 Comments Portuguese football legend Luis Figo Source: Web SummitA government spatThe event organisers had a high-profile and public spat with Irish officials in 2015, when its flagship event was moved from Dublin to Lisbon. Its 2014 event in the Irish capital, in particular, was notoriously beset with WiFi problems.During the war of words, Web Summit co-founder and chief executive Paddy Cosgrave variously raised concerns about traffic management, public transport and hotel costs in Dublin city.He also criticised the Irish government for not making the most of the event and published a series of emails between his company and state officials to demonstrate what it was claimed was a lackadaisical approach from government.For moving its main event to Lisbon, Web Summit will bag €1.3 million a year over a three-year period from Portuguese governments, while it has also opened an office in the city.However its main base remains in Dublin, where the majority of the 40 new positions are expected to be filled.Hiring techniquesEach of the company’s advertised positions comes with a list of perks, including fully subsidised healthcare cover, free gym membership and an “unlimited supply of fresh fruit”.This latest hiring announcement has come just over a year after the company announced plans to hire 100 people.Meanwhile in 2014, the company attracted controversy when it advertised 40 new positions but made it clear that only applicants with a first-class honours from an NUI college would be considered.However, graduates of Trinity College Dublin – where Cosgrave previously studied – who achieved the lower 2.1 grade would also be considered.Written by Killian Woods and posted on Fora.ie Apr 25th 2017, 3:13 PM center_img 14,205 Views Read: People who paid thousands for tickets left waiting outside Web SummitRead: Looks like the Web Summit was doing quite well in Dublin Short URL Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Good at building relationships with Irish politicians? Great because we’re not, so we’re hiring. Trinity degree not essential. WiFi works (in office, mostly). Image: PA WIRE https://jrnl.ie/3357596 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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WWE star Adam Rose Raymond Leppan arrested on Wednesday for domestic violence

first_imgFacebook May 11, 2016 at 3:19 pm Enjoyitforwhatitis Pinterest May 11, 2016 at 3:03 pm …can we future endeavor Adam Rose and get back Sandow xD May 11, 2016 at 3:54 pm May 12, 2016 at 1:54 am The Wicker Man (BWF) More details released on WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso DUI arrest in Pensacola, FL May 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm Wrestling Gawd Oziel Chavez May 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 14 COMMENTS Bye, Felicia…. HPan What’s that I see? Oh yeah,a feature endeavor. Seriously what the . he was thinking?! Brian L. Too bad, I was really pulling for him. Now, I hope he never wrestles again and ends up in jail. In any case he really is trying his utmost best to have WWE ‘future endeavour’ him… Looks like he was a lemon instead of a Rosebud… Ah man… I was pulling for him too. WWE’s statement pretty much tells us what we could expect though. Really sucks for Adam Rose. He should have just kept a low profile during his 2-month suspension, and he might have been okay. Hope he bounces back from his, cause I would hate to see him spiral downward even further. Maybe TNA could use him, if he’s lucky, because he didn’t exactly play a big role in the WWE. Cameron Huff May 11, 2016 at 1:58 pm TNA’s next World Champion!!!! Redneck TaZ Rob Giles TheCyberZon May 11, 2016 at 2:19 pm Future endeavored now! 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) May 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) goddessroleplay It really sucks for whoever he assaulted… May 11, 2016 at 1:34 pm May 11, 2016 at 12:53 pm Twitter Google+ Looks like that Adderall is working wonders…. WWE star Adam Rose (Raymond Leppan) was arrested early Wednesday morning in Hillsborough County in Florida at 1:30 a.m. Eastern for two charges of tampering with a witness and battery domestic violence according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Leppan is currently serving a 60-day suspension from WWE for his second violation of the Wellness Policy, a violation Leppan was quick to defend posting a note from his doctor on his Twitter noting that he did nothing wrong and was undergoing treatment for adult ADHD.WWE has yet to comment on Leppan’s comments since his suspension was announced, nor his arrest earlier this morning.WWE, however, has stated the following on their corporate website regarding their policy with their contracted performers and domestic violence:“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. Upon arrest for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately suspended. Upon conviction for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately terminated.”Source: HSCO.Tampa.FL.US ROFL his booking photo is just like “I think I went wrong when I became a lemon.” Jared J-beard Morris gtafan4life May 11, 2016 at 11:56 am Here’s hoping…. WhatsApp May 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm Comments are closed.last_img read more

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MLA Jogarao offers helping hand to accident victims at

first_imgVizianagaram: Around 20 passengers are injured when a lorry hits RTC bus.This incident occurred in Nelivada village of Bondapalli Mandal on Tuesday . RTC bus was coming from Odisha collied with the lorry which is coming in opposite direction. Aroundc 20 passengers are injured. But in the same time MLA of Parvathipuram A.Jogarao was passing in the way stopped there and helped the victims and supervised the rescue operations. He informed the police, stayed there for some time and sent the victims to near by the hospitals.last_img read more

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Flipkart Snapdeal Amazon Other Etailers Likely to Offer 500 Jobs With Rs

first_imgIt’s achche din (good days) for senior executives eager to switch jobs, as e-commerce companies are likely to recruit about 500 executives with an annual pay package in excess of Rs 1 crore.Flush with funds from institutional investors, firms such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and other e-commerce players are keen to hire talent to keep pace with the boom in the sector and get high valuations for their companies when they go for initial public offerings (IPOs).The hiring projections have been made by five head hunters including RGF Executive Search, Longhouse Consulting and ABC Consultants, according to a report in The Economic Times.Most of the hiring is likely to take place in Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal.Ola, Uber, Quikr, CommonFloor, Yepme, OLX, Junglee, FashionAndYou, Hungama, BookMyShow, Jabong, Cleartrip and Lenskart are the other companies that are expected to roll out such lucrative offers. In the past six months, Delhi-based ABC Consultants has been hunting for about 100 senior-level executives for online retailing firms, according to its director Siddharth Raisurana.Longhouse Consulting is witnessing similar demand for top executives. “We have 70-80% of our business coming from ecommerce and expect to handle 180-200 mandates this year, up from 75-85 last year,” Anshuman Das, managing partner, Longhouse Consulting, told the daily. “We are filling in at least one position a day at the leadership level,” said GC Jayaprakash, executive director at RGF Executive Search.The e-commerce firms see such executives as wealth creators who will enable the firms get better valuations during IPOs and therefore willing to ‘pay a premium’ to them, according to Jayaprakash.  The hiring spree is also an outcome of funding these companies have been getting in the recent past.”Investors are bringing hundreds of millions of dollars. We can spend it either on infrastructure or people. And that’s what they are doing – investing in people,” the daily quoted a HR head of one of the top online retailers as saying.The crore-plus package is the total cost to company (CTC), of which 30 percent would be in the form of stocks and employee stock options (ESOPs).Leadership hiring at India’s second largest e-commerce firm Snapdeal has increased due to fast growth in business, according to Saurabh Nigam, VP, HR at Snapdeal.”We’re a 5,000 people strong team now, and need to beef up our leadership hiring,” he added.Recently, Snapdeal granted stock options to 1,200 employees to recognize their contribution to its success and retain them. Overall, online retailers are likely to roll out nearly 1,000 offers for senior level posts this year compared to 250-300 last year, with half of them getting paid Rs 1 crore or above.”Senior-level hiring has definitely seen an uptick. We would have hired about 7 positions six months ago. In this quarter alone, we are looking at closing 7-8 positions. The business is growing and we need senior talent for roles like sales, products and technology,” said Anupama Beri, HR head, MagicBricks, who was former HR head at Snapdeal.last_img read more

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Prashant Kishor meets Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Political strategist Prashant Kishor met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Thursday, raising speculation that he may work with her in the near future, sources said. Accompanied by TMC MP and Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Kishor had over two hours discussion with the chief minister, the sources said. They said Kishor agreed to work with her if she so desired. The meeting between Banerjee and Kishor came at a time when the TMC supremo is facing a tough challenge from the BJP in the state. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The saffron party won 18 out of a total of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, only four less than the ruling TMC, in the recently concluded general election. Buoyed by stupendous performance, the saffron party leaders are claiming that their next target is to overthrow the TMC from the power in the 2021 state polls. The Thursday’s meeting indicates that Banerjee may engage the poll planner to halt the BJP’s growing influence in Bengal ahead of the crucial state election.last_img read more

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