Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now It isn’t easy to be a failure. Failing isn’t an identity. However, it is quite possible to fail, and in some cases, failure is the likely outcome. Here are nine things that might cause to fail when success is possible.No Goal: The very first way you might fail is by not having a goal or an outcome you are pursuing. There is no greater failure than failing to reach your full potential, something no one has achieved, regardless of their level of success. Not having goals means failing even to try. The first way you might fail is to failing to decide what you want.No Plan: A goal without a plan to achieve it isn’t much better than not having a goal. A goal is a sort of destination, the outcome you are pursuing. Most people that fail to reach their goal do so as a result of not having developed a plan for achieving it. These first two ways you can fail, No Goal and No Plan, are tightly intertwined and difficult to tease apart. One is impotent without the other.No Effort: You will fail if you don’t execute your plan. Without putting forth the effort, taking action in pursuit of your goal or dream or outcome, you will fail. Success is in large part due to disciplined action over time, and almost always more effort than what you believed necessary, and always a longer time than you imagined or planned.No Focus: Ideas are easy. Focus is difficult. It requires that you give yourself over to something to the exclusion of everything else. The fox that chases two rabbits fails to catch either. It is almost a certainty you fail when you allow your attention to drift and whose you are distracted by every good idea that shows up as an enticing shiny object.No Persistence: Much failure is the result of giving up too soon. There is an old saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” The saying is precisely backward. It should read, “When the going gets tough, the tough gut it out for as long as it takes.” They aren’t going anywhere. The reason people fail is that when the going gets tough, those who fail give up. If you want to something, the way to get it is to persist.No Resourcefulness: The key to not giving up too soon and persisting over a long time it resourcefulness, the ability to try something new, something different, to be creative, and to figure things out. If you only have a Plan A, you increase your odds of failing. You need a Plan B, a Plan C, and as many variations as is necessary. When something doesn’t work, success requires you to change your strategy, change your approach, and make adjustments.No Growth: Competency. When you start something, you may lack the necessary skills to achieve your goal. However, over time, you can improve those skills and gain the competency. Almost any goal you can think if likely to cause you to grow in some way—at least the big meaningful goals that cause you to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more.No Intestinal Fortitude: The words “intestinal fortitude” means the courage to continue in the face of adversity. In pursuit of your goals and dreams, you will face obstacles that appear to be insurmountable. You will have moments of doubt, and the desire to give up will be overwhelming. Your rationalizing mind will give you a list of reasons quitting makes sense. Avoiding failure means having the intestinal fortitude to continue.Listening to Others: There will people who share with you their beliefs that you should give up, choose a different goal, compromise on what you want from your own life, and share with you how they did the same. Listening to these voices causes people to fail. The only voices you need listen to is the voice of your inner coach and all the people who support you in your pursuit.If you are struggling to achieve your goal or generate a specific outcome, you will discover that one or more of these nine ways you can fail is to blame. Success is possible, but it requires you to reverse the causes listed here.
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With an eye on the Lok Sabha polls, the CPI(M)-led Left Front is hoping to regain its lost ground in West Bengal with a mega rally here next week. The rally is scheduled to be held at Brigade Parade Ground, the same venue where the ruling Trinamool Congress organised its mega Opposition meet on January 19. As many as 24 political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties such as the SP, BSP and DMK, had come together at the rally, vowing to defeat the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls. The Left Front had skipped the TMC rally, stating that the ruling party in the State was no better as it had destroyed “democracy and its institutions”. “We will give the call to oust the TMC in Bengal and the BJP at the Centre. The people of this country are fed up with the Modi government, they want a change,” CPI(M) State secretary Surya Kanta Mishra said. The CPI(M)-led Front is making all efforts to ensure the rally’s success. From flags, posters, slogans and roadside meetings to social media messages on Twitter and Facebook, the party is trying to reach out to the masses. Once a formidable force in West Bengal, the Left Front lost to the TMC in 2011, ending a 34-year regime in the State. The BJP, too, outsmarted the CPI(M) and the Congress to become the main Opposition in Bengal. The role of the Left parties in national politics largely depends on the number of seats it will win from the State. In 2004, the CPI(M)-led Left Front played a pivotal role in forming the UPA-I government by winning 35 Lok Sabha seats from the State. Nationally, the Front had won 62 seats. In 2014, the CPI(M) had won just two seats in Bengal, while the Left Front secured 11 seats.
MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “I think it’s a lot more physical here than the NBA,” said Dellavedova.“I think I play hard but sometimes the NBA is not into the physical side compared to the international game where you have to fight through screens.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPBA’s physicality was such a surprise for Dellavedova that what he saw during the games between NLEX and Kia, and Phoenix and Alaska made him reminisce his formative years in Australia.“Growing up in Australia it was always physical and that’s how I play,” said Dellavedova. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 2 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMilwaukee Bucks point guard Matthew Dellavedova knows a thing or two about being a physical player.Other NBA players and coaches once voted the 6-foot-4 point guard as the league’s dirtiest player, but it seems the gritty point guard found an even filthier style of play when he watched a couple of PBA games Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT
What was supposed to be a legacy of Commonwealth Games in the city has turned out to be a model of neglect. Built at a cost of Rs 300 crore, Thyagraj Stadium near INA Colony was the venue for netball matches during the Games held in October 2010. Two years on, the Delhi government stadium seems to have lost its glory.Though high on aesthetics, the sports stadium today lacks even the basic equipment for various sports. The stadium doesn’t even have any coaches to impart training in table tennis, basketball and chess. Already, cracks are visible on the exterior sitting platforms/ stairs adjacent to the athletic track.S.R. Sawoo, Assistant Director of Education – who is in-charge of managing the stadium’s administration, claimed that all facilities were in full use. He said that 300 – 400 children had participated in stadium’s tennis, athletic, badminton, judo, gym and football training activities. “We are constantly striving to improve this, and also hope to get the coaches for other sports very soon,” Sawoo said.However, ground sources said that the stadium gets only around 100 students for athletic training every day. Worse still, it doesn’t have any athletic equipment either. This includes items related for sport training, hurdles, pole vaults, mattresses. “It is virtually impossible for students who are interested, in looking for something other than the basic in athletics,” the source said.In-fact, with the absence of lockers, tables or standard furniture, even a visit to the locker rooms at the stadium is an eye opener. The well-built facility also suffers from an apparent lack of maintenance and upkeep.advertisement”We have already held several big events like the T20 football and pre-Subroto football training. We eve rent our place to education sector related seminars and discussions – all according to procedures laid out by the government,” the official claimed.”From here, the best way forward for us would be to ensure that these facilities are utilised as much as possible. Also, the upkeep related issues need to be addressed now, when the stadium is still new,” the official said. The facility is now on the crossroads- waiting for a decisive, proactive decision by the state government.
New Delhi: India’s 4x400m mixed relay team can reach the final of the Doha World Championships despite the absence of top quarter-miler Hima Das, deputy chief coach Radhakrishnan Nair said on Thursday.World junior champion Hima was on Wednesday ruled out of the showpiece event beginning on September 27 due to her persistent back injury in a setback to the Indian team which was putting a lot of hope in the newly introduced mixed 4x400m relay event. “Not much difference (with the ruling out of Hima). We have to stay positive and still believe that we can reach the finals in mixed 4x400m relay,” Nair told PTI.The top eight finishers in the relay events of the World Championships will automatically qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.India qualified in the World Championships as the 14th ranked team in the mixed 4x400m relay based on its Asian Games gold winning time of 3:15.71.Bahrain team was the original winner but it was stripped of the top spot as one its runners was caught for doping.Muhammed Anas, Arokia Rajiv, M R Poovamma and Hima Das ran that race in Jakarta.In Doha, however, neither Hima will be there nor Rajiv, who is also laid low with an injury.Jisna Mathew, Poovamma and VK Vismaya were named along with Jacob Amoj, Anas and Noah Tom Nirmal for the 4x400m mixed relay.Meanwhile, the world athletics governing body IAAF on Thursday released the provisional entry list of the showpiece event. Twenty-six Indians featured in the list with Hima expectedly missing out.But the participation of Anjali Devi, who was included in the IAAF provisional list in the women’s 400m individual race, will be subject to a confirmatory trial in Patiala on September 21. She was not named in the 25-member team announced on September 9.Dutee Chand (women’s 100m) was also not named in that squad but later got the invite from the IAAF which the AFI confirmed.Archana Suseendran (women’s 200m) did not the get the invite from the IAAF.Meanwhile, it came to light that President of Indian Federation of Sports Medicine, Dr P S M Chandran had in May written to the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Chief Executive Officer Rajesh Rajagopalan about the risks of Hima continuing to run despite reports of injury.”… media reported that Hima who is in Yokohama for World relay championships is suffering from severe backache, diagnosed as Lumbar Spondylitis, which could turn out to be a career threatening injury for a runner,” Chandran, a sports medicine expert, had then written.”If she is suffering from lumbar spondylitis, she need to be given rest and physiotherapy and be taken care of by the best rehabilitation experts within the country or abroad.”Instead of allowing her to continue travelling with the team, she needs to be called back and her condition assessed by experts in modern medicine as well as in traditional medicine,” wrote Chandran who has worked as director at the Sports Authority of India (SAI).In that letter, Chandran had also raised questions about gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s injury management.”Dipa is undergoing rehabilitation for her injured and operated knee since the 2016 Rio Olympics. Her rehabilitation raises many questions,” Chandran said.”The surgeon who had operated her is stationed in Mumbai, her personal physiotherapist is stationed in Jammu and she is stationed in Delhi/Agartala. Dipa has been consulting physiotherapists in SAI, in Sports Injury Centre, Safdarjung Hospital and also some private practitioners.”An anti-gravity treadmill imported at a cost of Rs 38 lakhs especially for her rehabilitation is now lying idle at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. It is also not known who is the nodal person who is accountable for Dipa’s rehabilitation and whether any periodic progress report on her rehabilitation is being filed With TOPS HQ,” the letter had said. Arokia RajivAthletics Federation of Indiadutee chandhima das First Published: September 19, 2019, 9:33 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Kapil Sharma and his production team are currently in a terrible fix. The popular comedian who quit Colors’ Comedy Nights With Kapil last month is currently trying to figure out a way to feature the same characters on his new show, reportedly on Sony Entertainment Network, without getting into legal trouble with Colors.According to reports, Kapil and his team obviously want Dadi, Gutthi, Palak and the other popular characters on the new show, but this could mean a copyright violation as Colors owns the rights to the show and its characters.If they hadn’t realised this may be an issue, they’ve definitely realised it now after CNWK actors Sunil Grover and Ali Asgar were slapped with a legal notice by Colors last week for an upcoming event in which they were planning to perform as Gutthi and Dadi. Sunil, who played Gutthi, and Ali, who played Dadi on theshow, were sent a legal notice by the Colors team prohibiting them from performing as Gutthiand Dadi for a stage show called Da-Bang to be held in Surat onFebruary 19. The Colors team had got wind of the fact that the duo was rehearsing and planning to perform in the get-up of the characters they popularised on CNWK.Also read: Comedy Nights with Kapil’s Dadi and Gutthi slapped with legal notice? According to the notice, Ali can’t dress up as an old lady with greyhair and a jooda (a bun), while Sunil is also banned from wearingribbons that his character Gutthi sported on CNWK. If they do so, itwill call for copyright infringement.advertisementDNA reported that the team is brainstorming on how to create a new show with the same look, feel and character without a breach of contract with Colors. “Kapil’s team can’t have the same characters because Colors owns the rights to the original show on television. The team is taking legal advice to bring back the original characters in avatars that won’t amount to a breach of contract with Colors. Viewers want to see the same characters again. So they have to make sure viewers don’t feel cheated. At the same time, the truth is that the same characters can’t be relocated to Sony. They have to be re-created,” DNA quoted a source as saying.Apparently, the only progress Kapil and his team have made so far is that they have shortlisted 10-15 title options for the new show. Reportedly, ‘Kapil’will be a part of the new name. Comedy Nights With Kapil was jointly conceptualised and produced by Kapil Sharma and Colors. Also read: Has Colors removed Comedy Nights With Kapil episodes from the internet?
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Trippier: What Diego Costa calls me at Atletico Madridby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKieran Trippier has revealed a nickname Atletico Madrid teammate Diego Costa has given him.The England full-back completed his move from Tottenham to the Spanish club in the summer, where Costa is also currently plying his trade.And the ex-Chelsea striker has wasted no time in giving Trippier plenty of banter, naming him after Man Utd and England legend Wayne Rooney.Costa has a reputation for being hot-headed with a fiery temper, but Trippier explained his other persona as the joker of the dressing room is more accurate.“He calls me Rooney ten times a day!” Trippier told Marca. “He’s like that all the time and it makes me laugh. But it’s Diego. I don’t mind. We all find it fun.“I like him to make jokes every day. I knew him from the Premier League and he’s the funniest player I’ve ever played with.“There’s a great atmosphere on the team, joking with each other, but Costa is the funniest. He also says I look like a boxer – but I don’t think so!“It’s been easy to adapt here. The weather is nice. The food is incredible, better than in England. People welcome me and make my family smile. It makes it easier for me.”
This approach, she argues, will allow for workers to better access social benefits, such as housing solutions, and will also be better able to contribute to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). “The informal economy, unfortunately, accounts for a significant percentage of the labour force. We have to get more of our workers into the mainstream where they can be normalised and lead highly productive lives. Jamaica’s biggest asset is its people, and we have proven, time and time again, that given the opportunity, we can accomplish great things,” she said. Story Highlights Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says the Government is intent on breaking the “cycle of informality”, where more and more Jamaican workers will be trained and transition into the formal economy. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says the Government is intent on breaking the “cycle of informality”, where more and more Jamaican workers will be trained and transition into the formal economy.This approach, she argues, will allow for workers to better access social benefits, such as housing solutions, and will also be better able to contribute to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).“The informal economy, unfortunately, accounts for a significant percentage of the labour force. We have to get more of our workers into the mainstream where they can be normalised and lead highly productive lives. Jamaica’s biggest asset is its people, and we have proven, time and time again, that given the opportunity, we can accomplish great things,” she said.The Minister was speaking at the ceremony to break ground for the new US$250-million Ocean Coral Spring Hotel in Falmouth on February 6.Mrs. Robinson, in the meantime, said she is extremely thrilled to see new investments pouring into Jamaica, noting that she cannot recall a more exciting time for the country’s tourism sector.“I want to take this opportunity to thank the management of H10 Coral Ocean Hotel for their belief in Jamaica as a premier tourist destination. We welcome you to our shores and look forward to an excellent relationship,” Mrs. Robinson said.She added that the magnitude and size of the hotel investment “is rather encouraging”, as the workers who are trained will find employment “in keeping with the decent work agenda”.The Minister said she is “beseeching” all employers to take every step to utilise the local workforce, noting that “our Jamaican workers” are known internationally to be industrious and committed.“Construction of this hotel will certainly create job opportunities for our citizens. Our workers remain one of the most important pillars in our social and economic advancement. The provision of jobs is not only in recognition of their worth to society, but also our commitment to their own personal development,” she argued.
Mumbai: Weakness in consumer sentiments and softening commodity prices have led India Inc to deliver a six-quarter low revenue growth of 10 percent in the fourth quarter of FY19, a report said Thursday. The revenue growth in consumer-linked sectors was only 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter of FY19 on a year-on-year basis, down from 27.9 percent in the third quarter of FY19.Commodity linked sectors revenue growth slowed to 12.4 percent in the January-March quarter of FY19 as against 51.4 percent in the third quarter of FY19. “The weakness in the consumer-linked sectors was visible across most consumer-oriented sectors such as passenger vehicles, two-wheelers, consumer durables and FMCG since second half of FY19. The decline in consumer sentiments was visible in both urban and rural segments,” Icra’s Vice President (corporate sector ratings), Shamsher Dewan, said. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsThe agency said the Ebitda margin of its sample declined by 44 basis points on a YoY basis and 23 basis points on a quarter-on-quarter basis to 16.6 percent. However, several sectors such as airlines, cement, consumer food and consumer durables reported a sequential improvement in margins because of price hike initiated by companies in select sectors, lower cost of imports and softening in commodity prices, it said. The interest coverage ratio of the agency’s sample, adjusted for sectors with low debt levels (IT, FMCG and pharmaceuticals) witnessed a decline to 3.8x from 4.1x in the fourth quarter. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefThe rating agency expects the demand in the automobile sector to remain subdued owing to weak consumer sentiments following rising ownership cost, subdued rural demand and tight financing environment given the liquidity constraints in the financial markets. “The growth in the sector will start stabilising most likely from the second half of FY20 because of pre-buying related to the impending implementation of BS-VI norms from April next year, especially in the CV segment,” it said. Despite expectation of slowdown in automobile sales, the auto component industry is expected to grow between 10-11 percent in FY20 supported by increasing content per vehicle owing to transition to BS-VI and safety norms. In FY20, the cement demand growth is likely to be around 8 percent, while domestic steel demand growth will moderate to 7 percent.
MONTREAL – The country’s top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming forest residue and agricultural crops into energy that can help the industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions.“Canada actually has an opportunity like no other country where it can displace large amounts of fuel and reduce large amounts of carbon,” Mena Salib, Air Canada’s manager of aircraft noise and emissions, said Tuesday after speaking to a global biotech conference.Salib said the industry wants to procure biofuels from local sources instead of transporting it far to meet demand.“The prize would be technology from Canada, the feedstock is from Canada and it is used by Canadians.”The country’s largest airline has been part of several flight tests to study biofuels and is ready to add the lower carbon energy blends when they are readily available.The aviation industry is looking for ways to cut its environmental footprint and achieve the global goal of becoming carbon neutral after 2020 and to halve net emissions by 2050 compared to 2005.While Air Canada (TSX:AC) and WestJet (TSX:WJA) don’t have a preference for using farm crops, forest residue or consumer waste, the airlines say the inputs must be sustainable and not displace food or land.Costs would also have to come down by using government incentives to encourage companies to boost supply.Geoffrey Tauvette, WestJet’s director of fuel and environment, says while the airline has invested heavily to improve the efficiency of its aircraft, biofuels are the only way to reduce emissions enough to meet global targets.“We think that Canada has the right ingredients to be that superpower. We just need to get the right sort of instruments in place to be able to make that happen,” he said from Calgary.While the airline hasn’t tested the use of biofuels, it has supported efforts, for example, to study turning forestry residue to energy.“If we can get the biofuels, it does help WestJet meet our goal of connecting Canadians to the rest of the world and we can do that without impacting the environment.”Fernando Preto, a research scientist with the Natural Resources Canada’s Canmet Energy group, said there are huge opportunities for Canada to supply biofuels from different sources.Studies conducted at the University of British Columbia and in La Tuque, Que., are looking at using forest residue to produce green fuel.Preto said millions of tonnes of branches, bark and scraps left behind during the cutting process could be a valuable resource.“I think that it could easily meet the jet fuel requirements in Canada for the Canadian industry,” he said.Biotechnology is a US$200 billion a year global industry, with about 20 per cent directed to fuels and much of the rest to consumer products, says Paul Winters, spokesman for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization which hosted the annual conference.Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., a Gatineau-based company, announced on Monday a long-term agreement with biorefiner UPM of Finland to expand the use of the carinata oilseed crop to produce renewable fuels in South America.The oilseed variety developed in Canada will be grown as a second crop in winter by farmers in Uruguay, followed by Brazil and Argentina. It can be used to produce non-edible oil suitable for low-carbon biofuels and a protein for animal feed.“We’re on a growth trajectory where we can see really being a major feedstock for things like the aviation industry,” said Agrisoma CEO Steve Fabijanski.Less than five per cent of flights are flown using biofuel blended with traditional jet fuel. Fabijanski said the use of biofuels will increase as costs decrease and new fuel distribution hubs beyond Los Angeles and Oslo are developed.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.
Rabat – Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is in mourning following the passing of a seemingly health young co-pilot right before the aircraft he was co-piloting departed for Beirut this afternoon.Just 27 years old, Mohamed Assabaane, complained of an issue in his chest just before flight AT 276 took off. An ambulance was dispatched to the Mohammed V tarmac to administer medical assistance. Unfortunately for the father of a young child, help arrived too late and he was pronounced dead before he arrived at the clinic where Assabaane was being transported for treatment. According to a media reports, RAM’s president traveled to the hospital where Assabaane’s body had been delivered and sent condolences to his family, saying that all RAM employees were saddened by the loss.This is breaking news and will be updated as new details become available.
Rabat – The National Meteorological Directorate (DMN) forecasts rain and thunderstorms on the northern plains, the center, the east, the Rif, the Saiss, the Mediterranean, the plateau of phosphates the reliefs of the upper and middle Atlas and the coast north of Safi.Snowfall is also expected on the reliefs of the Upper and Middle Atlas from 1,800 meters. Cloudy weather is also forecasted between Safi and Tarfaya.Read Also: Cold, Foggy Weather Settles in Morocco on WeekendMinimum temperatures range from -04 and 16 Celsius degree. Temperature between -04 and 01 Celsius degrees on the reliefs of the Atlas, while temperatures of 01 and 06 degrees Celsius on the Rif, the Eastern Highlands, the South-East. Temperatures between 06 and 11 Celsius degrees are also expected on the Mediterranean, the Saiss, the plans to the west of the Atlas and the north-east and the interior of southern provinces while temperatures of 11 and 16 Celsius degrees are expected on the Atlantic coasts and in the rest of the southern provinces.Maximum temperature ranging from 02 and 08 Celsius degrees are expected on the reliefs, while temperatures of 9 and 14 are expected in the east and the Saiss.Temperatures of 13 and 18 Celsius degrees are forecasted for the northern plains and southeast slopes.Temperatures ranging between 18 and 24 Celsius degrees are expected in the Souss, the southeast, and the southern provinces.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 21, 2014 5:28 am MDT Tiffany 1st-quarter net income jumps 50 per cent on strong global sales and plush margins In this Monday, May 19, 2014 photo, shoppers walk by Tiffany & Company’s Fifth Avenue store in New York. The upscale jeweler known for its blue boxes reports earnings Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tiffany & Co. is reporting a 50 per cent spike in first-quarter earnings as worldwide sales jumped by double digits and the company boosted prices.Tiffany beat expectations and raised its earnings guidance for the year, sending shares up more than 5 per cent before the opening bell Wednesday.The jeweler known for its iconic turquoise gift boxes says net income rose to $125.6 million, or 97 cents per share. That’s way better than the 78 cents per share Wall Street was looking for and up from $83.6 million, or 65 cents per share, last year.Revenue climbed 13 per cent to $1.01 billion, also topping estimates.Tiffany now expects full-year net income of $4.15 to $4.25 per share, up from $4.05 to $4.15 per share previously. Analysts expect $4.19 per share.
“I hope the new rules may serve as a model for other governments seeking to protect or expand an open and secure Internet,” the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, explained in a news release. “It is especially important that the new rules prevent ISPs [internet service providers] from discriminating against some types of content in favour of others, either by slowing down delivery speeds or by creating a fast lane to ensure quicker delivery for only some content providers that have paid extra fees.” With the FCC decision, the United States (US) joins a small number of countries – Brazil, Chile, and the Netherlands – that have adopted net neutrality rules in an effort to support “a free and open” Internet and ensure continued access to any lawful content individuals choose, “without restriction or interference from ISPs. In addition, the decision classifies broadband Internet as a public utility, permitting its regulation by the FCC similar to the way the agency regulates telephone service and other utilities. Net neutrality’s importance has been long debated by law and technology experts. In instances where it is not applied, ISPs may, at their own initiative or through governmental pressure, charge fees when granting speedier traffic to websites or discriminate against particular content by slowing down or blocking access to certain websites. “It was by no means assured that the FCC would adopt these rules after years of consideration and public comment,” Mr. Kaye continued, as he urged all States to revisit their own Internet policies and consider similar action in guaranteeing net neutrality to their citizens. “Moving forward, I hope that implementation of the rules will be marked by the same openness that led to the rules themselves.”Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.
The treaty establishing their maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea was signed at UN Headquarters in the presence of Mr. Guterres, putting an end to the decade-long dispute between the two sides and marking the first-ever successful recourse by States to conciliation proceedings under Annex V to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).“This ceremony demonstrates the strength of international law and the effectiveness of resolving disputes through peaceful means,” the UN chief said.“A central element in the Charter of the United Nations, the peaceful settlement of disputes is also a cornerstone of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, to which both Australia and Timor-Leste are parties,” he added.The Secretary-General said the agreement is “a further contribution to establishing legal certainty in the world’s oceans, an essential condition for stable relations, peace and security, and the achievement of sustainable development,” and puts both countries in a better position to exercise their respective rights and obligations under the Convention. It should also ensure that both States fully benefit from the sustainable exploitation of natural resources in the Timor Sea.
A 45-YEAR-OLD man has been missing from his home in Kildare for over two weeks.Ruane O’Mahoney from Monsterevin has not been seen since 7 January and gardaí are appealing for the public’s help in tracing his whereabouts.The missing man was last seen in the Monasterevin area and is said to have been wearing a dark green bomber jacket with cream or grey sleeves, blue jeans and white and black Nike runners when he was last sighted.(Pic: Garda Press Office)He is described as being 5′ 8″ in height, of slim build, with brown hair and blue eyes.Anyone with information is asked to contact the local garda station on 045-525322 or any garda station.
Météo : alerte orange pour six départements françaisFrance – Météo France met en garde six départements touchés par la neige et le verglas.Dans un communiqué publié tôt ce matin, Météo France place en niveau d’alerte orange (niveau 3 sur 4) six départements français, soulignant les risques liés aux chutes de neige et à l’apparition de verglas.Le bulletin annonce que les départements suivants : l’Ain, la Haute-Loire, l’Isère et le Jura, ainsi que la Lozère et le Puy-de-Dôme, pourraient être perturbés par des précipitations de neige “de basse altitude”.Il est précisé que les conditions de circulation seront assez “difficiles”, et Météo France met notamment en garde contre le verglas, cause de nombreux accidents. Les intempéries devraient cesser demain matin.Le 9 février 2010 à 11:36 • Emmanuel Perrin
Etats-Unis : une série de tornades fait 44 mortsCes derniers jours, le sud des Etats-Unis a été frappé par une vingtaine de violentes tornades provoquant d’importants dégâts matériels et humains. Un dernier bilan fait état de 44 morts.Le bilan des dommages causés par les violentes tornades qui ont touché le sud des Etats-Unis est lourd. L’AFP a établi dimanche un décompte auprès des autorités américaines faisant état d’un nombre provisoire de 44 morts. La Caroline du Nord, principalement touchée par la catastrophe, compte pour le moment 23 morts et 80 victimes hospitalisées. Patty McQuillan, porte-parole des services d’urgence de Caroline du Nord, déclare à l’AFP : “C’est la pire tempête depuis 1984 (…) Plus de 84.000 personnes sont sans électricité. Cela prendra certainement quelques jours avant qu’on puisse rétablir le courant”.À lire aussiCes effrayantes images démontrent l’impressionnant pouvoir de la natureLes dégâts matériels sont considérables. Des bâtiments ont été détruits, des arbres déracinés et des poteaux électriques ont été complètement arrachés. Certains véhicules ont également été emportés par la tempête. Mike Sprayberry, directeur adjoint des services d’urgence de Caroline du Nord témoigne sur ABC : “La situation est très mauvaise. Il y a un grand nombre de maisons et de commerces détruits, et beaucoup de victimes”. Malgré l’alerte lancée à l’ensemble des Etats du sud, les experts n’avaient pas prévu une catastrophe d’une telle intensité. “Nous avions été prévenus vendredi que les conditions météorologiques allaient se dégrader. Mais on ne sait jamais vraiment à quel point ce sera sérieux”, explique Mike Sprayberry.Depuis leur formation, jeudi dernier, en Oklahoma, au Texas et au Kansas, les violentes tornades ont progressé vers l’est avant d’arriver dimanche au niveau de la côte Atlantique où elles ont baissé d’intensité. Ces perturbations ont une durée de vie limitée allant de quelques minutes à une demi-heure. Toutefois leur puissance peut s’avérer très destructrice avec des vitesses de vents au delà de 200 kilomètres par heure. Face à la catastrophe, les autorités américaines préconisent de se réfugier dans les sous-sols, loin des fenêtres, et de quitter son véhicule.Voir l’une des tornades de ce week-end capturée en vidéo en cliquant ci-dessous :https://www.maxisciences.com/tornade/une-puissante-tornade-touche-le-sud-des-etats-unis_art14017.htmlLe 18 avril 2011 à 10:11 • Emmanuel Perrin
Japon : la fusée H-2A va lancer son premier satellite commercial et étrangerLe premier satellite commercial étranger du Japon sera lancé par la fusée H-2A dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi (16H39 GMT). Il s’agit d’un satellite d’origine sud-coréenne.La fusée japonaise H-2A (exploitée par le groupe industriel privé Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) lancera un satellite commercial d’origine sud-coréenne : le KOMPSAT-3 (Korea Multipurpose Satellite-3). Il s’agira-là du premier satellite étranger pris en charge par le Japon après avoir mis en orbite, depuis une dizaine d’années, différents engins locaux.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreLe KOMPSAT-3 est capable de prendre des images de la Terre à très haute définition. Il viendra supplanter ses prédécesseurs (KOMPSAT-1 et 2), moins performants, et aura une utilité dans les domaines géographique, environnemental, agricole et océanographique. Dans le même temps, un autre satellite japonais (semi-public celui-là) sera mis en orbite ainsi que deux petits modèles expérimentaux nippons. Le Shizuku (GCOM-W1) aura quant à lui pour mission d’observer des changements environnementaux.Initialement développé et géré par l’Agence d’exploration spatiale japonaise (Jaxa), le lanceur japonais H-2A est, depuis avril 2007, conçu et exploité par le groupe industriel privé Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), rapporte l’AFP. A ce jour, la fusée se prévaut d’un taux de réussite de 95% car si les 14 dernières missions ont été menées sans encombres par H-2A, la fusée atout de même connu quelques ratés. En 2003, un décollage a échoué conduisant à la destruction en plein vol de l’exemplaire tiré. Depuis 2005, en revanche il n’y eu aucun incident. Bien que la fusée n’est pour l’heure à son actif que des opérations menées pour le compte de l’Etat nippon ou de sociétés japonaises, cette nouvelle mission s’annonce donc plutôt bien. Elle aura lieu le 18 mai à 16H39 GMT (01h39 heure japonaise).Le 17 mai 2012 à 18:38 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target Review: The 8BitDo SN30 Pro+ Is an Elite Nintendo Switch Controller’Metal Wolf Chaos XD’ Is the Hell That Is America The original Dragon Quest Builders is one of this generation’s surprise hits. It took the basic premise of Minecraft and combined it with one of the world’s biggest JRPG franchises. The result was a unique game that fans of Minecraft and Dragon Quest could enjoy. We now have a sequel in the form of Dragon Quest Builders 2.Like the previous installment, Dragon Quest Builders 2 has a story. You start as a builder on board a ship commanded by monsters called “The Children of Hargon.” Though their religious order despises builders, the monsters keep the young hero around because of their usefulness. A storm destroys the ship and the hero finds themselves in a place called the Isle of Awakening. The hero soon befriends a fellow castaway named Malroth, who has a nasty case of amnesia. Together, the two set off on a grand quest that has them visiting strange new lands and encountering quirky characters.The basic loop of Dragon Quest Builders 2 is visiting new islands, helping the locals with their problems, and using the knowledge gained to build up your kingdom. In some ways, each island serves as a tutorial for building different structures. For example, one of the first islands shows you how to create a farm. Because of that, most of the game feels like an extended tutorial. Those who have played the original may find this frustrating, but it’s a good solution for newcomers.There is very little in the world you can’t use for your building projects. Trees, grass, stones, water, mud; everything is at your disposal. Frequently, I had to contain the urge to harvest/collect everything in my path to keep the story moving. It is rather cool how the entire world is at your disposal, and it is something which serves players who wish to build their structures outside of the main story.The Isle of Awakening and all home bases have work stations for crafting. As you progress, you’ll learn new recipes that allow you to create different items. While you can technically build a structure out of simple blocks, it is more satisfying to build one made out of bricks, wood, marble, and more. Adding furniture, beds, and lights also give each home or castle a dash of life. Some may find the number of options overwhelming. But if you’re a person who truly enjoys creating then you’ll appreciate all the tools at your disposal.As you progress, you’ll gain blueprints that help you forge larger, more elaborate structures. It’s all relatively straightforward. You find a patch of land, plop a blueprint over it, and follow the instructions. While this process doesn’t allow room for creativity, it serves as a way to help less imaginative players feel a sense of accomplishment. As with building materials, having a repertoire of blueprints gives you flexibility and options when constructing your little towns.Dragon Quest Builders 2 is also an RPG. Your character gains levels and becomes stronger over time. Combat is one way to level up. Fighting monsters is as simple as bashing them with your forged weapons. Combat is the weakest aspect of the game since there is little to no strategy involved. Every monster has a tell which lets you know when it’ll strike. It’s all a matter of waiting for it to attack so you can go in and counter-attack. You gain experience and materials from monsters, which in turn helps with construction. I could have done without combat, but I also understand its inclusion. This is still a Dragon Quest title, after all. Facing challenging bosses also adds tension to the narrative. I’m not sure how the developers could have improved the real-time combat without it overshadowing crafting. Thankfully, most encounters are optional and brief.Each island not only gives you new building materials but extra allies. Like the mainline Dragon Quest games, characters add life to the story through their varying personalities. Mechanically, allies serve to help maintain your settlements. This is an aspect some players may not find appealing since it wrests control away from them. I didn’t mind having NPCs doing mundane things like plowing fields or cooking. Considering how complex settlements become, it’s good to have settlers who run things for you while you go off to handle more important tasks.The game’s online component is a neat idea that isn’t fully realized. After progressing past the first part of the story, you and up to three users can play together. This involves having players entering your game or you visiting theirs. All of you can build whatever you desire within the massive sandbox which is the Isle of Awakening. While playing with others is fun, it feels too disconnected from everything. You cannot bring others to help you through the main campaign. But if you like building with others and enjoy sharing your creations, multiplayer has its perks. Personally, the ability to take snapshots and share them online is the most appealing aspect.Dragon Quest Builders 2 won’t blow you away with its presentation. It has a simplistic art style at best. This isn’t an issue since the graphics do a serviceable job of bringing the whimsical world to life. The contrast between anime-inspired characters and the blocky world they inhabit certainly makes for interesting visuals. Graphically, it is a perfect blend of Minecraft and Dragon Quest. The music and sound effects come straight out of Dragon Quest. While not as great looking as Dragon Quest XI, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is pleasing to the eye.One of the perks of being a video game reviewer is trying titles outside my comfort zone. Dragon Quest Builders 2 is one such game. While I can’t say I am now a fan of sandbox building games, I have a better understanding of the genre’s appeal. There is a certain zen-like state one enters when creating that the title captures beautifully. You’re given the tools to create whatever you desire. Conversely, you’re given a guiding hand if you desire it. If you’re looking for a focused Minecraft experience, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is worth trying out.Get Dragon Quest Builders 2 at AmazonMore on Geek.com:These Are the Game You Should Check Out in July 2019Play These Nintendo Switch Games Before ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’Review: ‘Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’ Is Bloody Awesome