Let’s start with a few possible scenarios:You aren’t creating enough opportunities to succeed in reaching your goals. You prefer to prospect by email, so you avoid other mediums available to you. Producing more meetings—and the more opportunities that follow—first requires that you are willing to change how you prospect.Your first meetings don’t go as well as you would like. A lot of them end with the prospect thanking you for your time, saying something nice about you and your company, and making no commitment to meet again. You know you need a second meeting, but gaining that meeting will require that you be willing to change your approach to the first meeting.No more pushy sales tactics. The Lost Art of Closing shows you how to proactively lead your customer and close your sales. It feels rude to you to ask the primary contact you are working with to bring other people into the sales conversation. You don’t want them to suspect that you don’t respect their authority or influence. Most of your deals, however, end with your champion calling to tell you that “the powers that be” went another direction. If you aren’t willing to ask for the meetings you know are necessary to win a deal, your present experience won’t improve.There is never enough time to do all the work you need to do in a day. When you open your email inbox each morning, you are greeted by dozens of notes that feel like work but are not your real work, the work you are paid for, and the work that your clients and your company need from you. If you aren’t willing to exercise the discipline necessary to do what is most important, you will never achieve the results you are capable of.You might not have what you want because you lack some critical knowledge. It could also be a deficiency of some requisite skill, but that isn’t very likely.In most things, what you want is available to you, as evidenced by the people around you who already have it. The odds are that those who are producing some outcome you desire are doing something you are unwilling to do.What are you willing to change? What are you willing to do differently? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now
December 1, 2019
The wife of Jharkhand lynching case victim Tabrez Ansari demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident saying she did not have faith in the investigation being carried out by the district police.She also sought restoration of murder charge against the accused while reacting to the scaling down of charges from Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the IPC to Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC against the 11 named accused.Ansari (24) was beaten up with rods while tied to a pole and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ over an alleged theft on June 17 at Dhatkidih villager under Seraikela police station. He had died on June 22. “I strongly demand a CBI probe into the incident of lynching of my husband as I have no faith in the investigation by the district police,” said 19-year-old Shaista Parveen.Ms. Parveen asked why the police did not shift her husband to a hospital after the assault instead of sending him to jail. “I will not accept anything less than death sentence against the prime accused and life term for the other accused,” she said. Altogether 13 people were named accused in the case. While the police have chargesheeted 11 of them, the probe is under way against two. Asked whether she has demanded for CBI inquiry in writing, Ms. Parveen said she has raised the issue before media and is contemplating to write about it to the authorities concerned. She also said that no compensation has been given to her.
November 28, 2019
In my new book, Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century, I argue that our foreign policy must serve the interests of our domestic transformation. At the same time, much of what we are in the process of accomplishing at home-to pull our people out of poverty and to develop our nation-enables us to contribute to a better world. This is of value in itself, and it is also in our fundamental national interest.A world that is peaceful and prosperous, where trade is freer and universally agreed principles are observed, and in which democracy, the coexistence of civilisations and respect for human rights flourish, is a world of opportunity for India and for Indians to thrive.ChallengeIf this century has, in the famous phrase, made the world safe for democracy, the next challenge is to make a world safe for diversity. It is in India’s interest to ensure that the world as a whole must reflect the idea that is already familiar to all Indians-that it shouldn’t matter what the colour of your skin is, the kind of food you eat, the sounds you make when you speak, the God you choose to worship (or not), so long as you want to play by the same rules as everybody else, and dream the same dreams. It is not essential in a democratic world to agree all the time, as long as we agree on the ground rules of how we will disagree. These are the global principles we must strive to uphold if we are to be able to continue to uphold them securely at home.advertisementBecause the distinction between domestic and international is less and less meaningful in today’s world, when we think of foreign policy we must also think of its domestic implications. The ultimate purpose of any country’s foreign policy is to promote the security and well-being of its own citizens. We want a world that gives us the conditions of peace and security that will permit us to grow and flourish, safe from foreign depredations but open to external opportunities.Whether global institutions adapt and revive will be determined by whether those in charge are capable of showing the necessary leadership. Right now many of us would suggest that there is a global governance deficit. Reversing it would require strong leadership in the international community by a number of powers, including the emerging ones. India is an obvious contender to provide some of that leadership.In March 2012, the authors of a report entitled ‘Nonalignment 2.0’ put it well when they argued that ‘India must remain true to its aspiration of creating a new and alternative universality. . . . India already has enormous legitimacy because of the ideological legacies its nationalist movement bequeathed to it. But this legitimacy, once frittered away, cannot be easily recovered. India should aim not just at being powerful: it should set new standards for what the powerful must do.’AnalogyThis is a huge challenge, and one to which India must rise. An analogy from another field is not encouraging; many would argue that India has not acquitted itself well when given the chance to have a global impact in one domain – that of the sport of cricket, where India accounts for more than 80 per cent of the game’s revenues and perhaps 90 per cent of its viewership, giving it an impact on the sport that no country can rival. According to a tough editorial by Lawrence Booth, the editor of the “cricketers’ bible,” the 2012 Wisden Cricket Almanack, international opinion does not believe that in its domination of world cricket, India has set new standards for what the powerful must do. Broadening the analogy to global geopolitics, one could well say: India, your world needs you.So India must play its due part in the stewardship of the global commons (including everything from the management of the Internet to the rules governing the exploitation of outer space). We can do it. India is turning increasingly outward as a result of our new economic profile on the global stage, our more dispersed interests around the world, and the reality that other countries, in our neighbourhood as well as in Africa, are looking to us for support and security. The ‘problems without passports’ that consume the world need blueprints without borders-blueprints that require rules which India can contribute to making. The creation of global public goods is a new challenge, and it is one that a transforming India can rise to.advertisementExampleIndia has the ability and the vision to promote global partnerships across the broad range of its interests; it only needs to act. In a recent speech, National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon stated that ‘As a nation state India has consistently shown tactical caution and strategic initiative, sometimes simultaneously. But equally, initiative and risk taking must be strategic, not tactical, if we are to avoid the fate of becoming a rentier state.’ He provided an instructive example of what this would mean in practice:It means, for instance, that faced with piracy from Somalia, which threatens sealanes vital to our energy security, we would seek to build an international coalition to deal with the problem at its roots, working with others and dividing labour. Today the African Union has peacekeeping troops on the ground in Somalia. We could work with others to blockade the coast while the AU troops act against pirate sanctuaries on land, and the world through the Security Council would cut their financial lifelines, build the legal framework to punish pirates and their sponsors and develop Somalia to the point where piracy would not be the preferred career choice of young Somali males.This is an intriguing idea, one which so far remains in the realm of ideas rather than of implementable policy. But it is an encouraging indication that responsible Indians are already thinking beyond the established prisms of conventional policy-making to a broader and more effective Indian internationalism in the twenty-first century.- The writer is a member of Parliament
October 28, 2019
Puel praises Leicester players after Cup defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel was full of praise for his players after their Carabao Cup quarterfinal defeat to Manchester City.City overcame Leicester 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out in the fifth round clash at the King Power Stadium after the sides had been tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes. “Of course, it’s a disappointment,” Puel told LCFC TV at the full-time whistle. “It’s the second time after last season against the same opponent. We lost with the lottery of penalties and it’s harsh.“We have a good feeling like the one before in the League Cup, but I think it’s disappointing because we played a complete game with a good structure, good organisation and good performance in the first half.”The details to allow us to make a better counter-attack… it was a shame to concede this goal without conceding a chance. After, we came back in the second half with more confidence. We corrected some details at half-time and we played well in the second half. “We deserved to come back in the game. We were close to this team. We came back and perhaps we could have won at the end if we were a little more clinical in some situations, but I praise our game.“Of course, I’m disappointed for my players because they gave their best. They worked hard on the pitch and showed togetherness. I think we had quality.“Sometimes, we played under pressure in the first half, but we had good organisation and in the second half we played with more quality, with more confidence. Step by step, we’re improving our play.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
October 13, 2019
I asked Boswell why she would want to speak about this only 8 months after Chris’s death and she explains, “There is nothing, nothing in this town, like resources, nothing. I figured if you had someone you could talk to it helps a lot.” She felt someone needed to speak up.Boswell found it hard to find other people in grief as she shares, “People don’t want to talk, it is painful and she knows as she has been there.”Boswell was determined to put a group together, and longtime friend, Tara Lynch found out about Boswells desire to run a group for grieving and said she could facilitate the group and together they created ‘Mending Losses’This group is open to anyone that has experienced some sort of loss. Speaking with Lynch she shares, “Mending losses is a group of people that are able to come together and heal those hard topics, Those conversations you don’t talk about, but you’re feeling desperately lonely inside for.”The first meeting for Mending Losses is Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at The Wolseley Building #11203 Talhtan Road.Lynch goes on to share, “Mending Losses is not only to manage the loss of a loved one but it could be a loss of yourself or a divorce. There are so many different avenues of loss that we can explore in these groups. For more information on Mending losses, FB Event Page; CLICK HEREBoswell goes on to say about her son Chris, “He had an awesome sense of humour. He always made me laugh. He also said he didn’t like kids but I think that wasn’t true because everywhere we went kids flocked to him and he would smile his little smile. He love cats and was super generous with his friends ask him for anything he would get it for you. I called him my marshmallow, said he was crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. He always gave me heck or made a face at me when I said that. We were super close and I miss him so much.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local Mother Heather Boswell was at a loss after the unexpected passing of her only son, she sought connection and a place to talk with others and when she could not find that in Fort St. John, she created it.Boswell’s son, Chris, died June 20th, 2018, at 35 years of age from fentanyl, that was in the drug he had taken. Boswell shares, “He had a good heart and trusted the wrong people. He was in a dark place when he died, and we never had a chance to fix it, my son died alone.”Grieving over the loss of her only son and best friend, Boswell shares, “My son and I were close we texted or talked on the phone almost every day,” when the police found Chris, “Worst day of my life. I lost my precious son.” said Boswell.
September 17, 2019
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Man arrested after fatal beating near Old Town Updated: 10:34 PM KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 24, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The man known for jumping on stage at a Taylor Swift concert in San Diego a few years ago is behind bars on Christmas Eve.Investigators say Christian Ewing attacked Gregory Freeman in the Midway area and beat him in Old Town earlier this month. Freeman died three days later.Three years ago, Ewing sneaked into Taylor Swift’s concert at Petco Park and jumped onstage while she was performing.Security guards tackled him, one broke a rib and Ewing got two years probation for assault. December 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom
September 13, 2019
Recent natural disasters and damage from extreme weather events are increasingly challenging DOD leaders to address long-term issues of installation resiliency, according to a DefenseOne Radio report.“California wildfires led to the evacuation of family housing at Camp Pendleton, Naval Air Station Point Mugu and the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center,” Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) said at a March hearing. “In addition, our coastal installations and their surrounding communities are already experiencing significant flooding due to sea-level rise.”The Air Force announced last week that it will cost $1.2 billion to recover to full operations at storm- damaged Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.The rise in climate-related installation threats calls for a certain level of acknowledgement and cooperation, former DOD comptroller John Conger said on the DefenseOne podcast.“It’s not that the issue of climate change is something that’s so egregious; it’s just not necessarily everybody’s priority,” said Conger, now director of the Center for Climate and Security. “But the priority that everybody has is to help the military do their mission. And I think… that kind of resilience-and-readiness-and-responsiveness sort of attitude and priority is really important and is something that you do find consensus on.”U.S. Air Force photo of John Conger (right) by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese ADC AUTHOR
September 11, 2019
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Laborers at Art of the EventPart-Time Crew Member at McDonald’sFull-Time Haul Truck Driver at Benenvento CompaniesFull-Time Loader Operator at Benevento CompaniesFull-Time Delivery Driver at FedExFull-Time eCommerce & Digital Marketing CoordinatorFull-Time Flatbed Truck Contract Carrier at XPO LogisticsFull-Time Grill Cook at Cafe Services Inc.Part-Time Cargo Van Delivery at OptimaFull-Time Driver at Northeast Air Solutions(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at firstname.lastname@example.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”
September 11, 2019
READING, MA — With a heat wave predicted this Friday through Sunday, electricity demand in New England is expected to peak. RMLD’s usage during peaks impacts future power supply costs and the environment (Click here to learn more about RMLD’s Shred the Peak Program). In extreme situations, power supply resources may not have the capacity to meet this high demand, and the regional electric grid may be affected.As a preemptive measure, RMLD is asking customers to voluntarily conserve electricity Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between the hours of 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm by turning off unnecessary lights and electronics and minimizing the use of air conditioning. Please note, people who require air conditioning and other electrical appliances for health and safety reasons should not restrict their use.If the regional electricity supply becomes insufficient to meet the anticipated demand plus required operating reserves, the grid operator, ISO-New England (ISO-NE), may implement a multi-step procedure to protect the New England power grid and its consumers.The first steps include appeals to the public to voluntarily conserve electricity.These appeals are released in incremental levels:Power Watch – The initial appeal for voluntary conservation.Power Warning – If conditions do not improve, a power warning stating that an immediate reduction in power usage is needed to help protect the region’s electricity system will be issued.If conditions do not improve after public conservation appeals, ISO-NE may implement emergency procedures which would require RMLD to implement a 5% voltage reduction. This is within the acceptable voltage range for most appliances and equipment, but some voltage sensitive equipment may be affected, and these customers should plan accordingly.If the regional system is still in a state of emergency after the above steps have been taken, ISO-NE may mandate load shedding and rolling blackouts to protect the regional grid.If ISO-NE implements any of the above steps, RMLD will post a message on our website and Twitter, as well as send an email to RMLD customers whose email addresses are on file.Click HERE for cooling center locations.Tips to Conserve:Turn off unnecessary lights and electronics.Delay using appliances such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, & humidifiers and dehumidifiers until after the predicted peak window.If you are running air conditioning, raise the temperature setting by a few degrees (from 70 to 74, for example).Delay running pool pumps until after the predicted peak window.(NOTE: The above announcement is from RMLD.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD Asks Customers To “Shred The Peak”In “Government”RMLD Cuts Ribbon For New Battery Energy Storage SystemIn “Government”RMLD Asks Customers To ‘Shave The Peak’In “Government”
September 10, 2019
Post a comment Tags 0 Facebook has been criticised by the Vietnamese authorities as the country tightens control over the internet. Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Trouble is brewing for Facebook in Vietnam.The social network has infringed on a new cybersecurity law in the country by letting users post content it deemed illegal on its platform, state media reported Wednesday. Such posts include those containing “slanderous content,” “anti-government sentiment” and the defamation of individuals and organisations, it added, citing the Ministry of Information and Communications. Despite repeated emails, Facebook did not remove the offending content and refused to hand over information on “fraudulent accounts” to the authorities, the ministry alleged.The report comes more than a week after a controversial law came into effect on Jan. 1. The law requires internet companies to keep user data locally, remove offending content from their platforms and provide user data to the government without the need for a warrant. Vietnam’s existing rules penalise comments online that contain “propaganda against the state” and “reactionary ideology.”In addition, the ministry accused Facebook of allowing users to sell and advertise illegal and counterfeit products. It also failed to recognise its tax obligations in Vietnam despite earning $235 million from ad sales last year, causing the state to “lose money,” the publication added.CNET has reached out to Facebook for a comment. Have you deleted your Facebook? The pros and cons (The… Facebook Now playing: Watch this: 4:24 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Internet Share your voice
September 5, 2019
New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 400.36 points down to stand at 19,326.91. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 97.90 points down to stand at 5,735.30. Britannia Industries and Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.23% and 5.58% along with ING Vysya Bank and Shree Cement with an increase of 5.11% and 3.62% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Essar Oil and Financial Technologies with a decrease of 7.61% and 6.43% along with Tata Steel and Yes Bank with a decrease of 5.65% and 5.63% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 175.98 points at 10,985.72 while the banking sector is down 320.07 points at 10,964.19 and the realty sector is down 24.99 points at 1,170.33. The Indian currency is down 0.13% at Rs 62.59 per dollar.
September 3, 2019
LightningAt least 17 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Narayanganj, Sunamganj, Rajshahi, Jamalpur, Pabna, Moulvibazar, Rajbari, Cumilla, Habiganj and Nilphamari districts on Monday, news agency UNB reports.In Narayanganj, five people — a schoolboy, a woman and three farmers — were killed as they were struck by lightning in Rupganj and Sonargaon upazilas.The deceased are farmer Obaidul Haque, 40, of Musarchar village in Sonargaon, schoolboy Farhad Sheikh, 13, son of Abdul Jalil of Tentulia village in Rupganj, Nurjahan Begum, 68, of Kalagachha of the upazila, farmer Rafiqul Islam, 35, son of Nurul Haque of Tawra in the upazila and Hashem Mollah, 15, son of Kamal Mollah of Bhelab of the upazila.A farmer was killed after being hit by a thunderbolt at Jamkhola haor in Dakkhin Sunamganj upazila in Sunamganj in the morning.The deceased was identified as Md Yeahia, 42, son of Md Elias Ali of Raipur village in Borochatul union of Kanaighat upazila.Md Jakir Hossain, sub-inspector of Dakkhin Sunamganj Police Station, said a streak of thunderbolt struck the farmer around 11 am while he was cutting paddy in a field around 11am, leaving him dead on the spot.In Habiganj, another farmer Shamsul Haque, 30, son of Gazi Rahman of Japu Kornopara, was killed as lightning hit him while working in his paddy field in a haor near the Sutki River around 11am.In Jamalpur, Hasibur Rahman, a farmer of Shamerpar village in Sarishabari upazila, was killed when a thunderbolt hit him while working in his Boro field in the morning.In another incident, Bakul Miah, 25, son of Abdus Sattar of Dakkhin Chinaduli village in Islampur upazila, died after being hit by lightning while crossing the Jamuna River by a boat for going to his cropland around 9 am.In Rajshahi, a farmer was killed when a thunderbolt bore down on him during rain while spraying pesticides at his cropland at Naupara village in Puthia upazila in the morning.The deceased was identified as Yeakub Ali, 40, son of Araj Uddin of the village.Besides, Bablu, a farmer of Aynapukur village in Godagari upazila, and an unidentified brick kiln worker in Motihar area of the city, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in the morning.In Pabna, a man was killed in a lightning strike when he took shelter under a mango tree amid rain at Pakshi in Ishwardi upazila.In Moulvibazar, an expatriate was killed when a thunderbolt struck him while returning home from a paddy field at Uttarbhagh village in Kamalganj upazila.The deceased was identified as Tamij Uddin, 25, son of Abdul Matalib. He returned home from Oman on leave.In Rajbari, a farmer named Abdul Matin Sheikh, 45, son of Matu Sheikh of Dhaogram village in Baliakandi upazila, was killed when he was struck by lightning while working at his cropland around 10:30 am.In Cumilla, a farm labourer was killed when a thunderbolt struck him while working in a paddy field at Dolshamudra in Chouddagram upazila.Bhulu Miah, 30, son of Habibur Rahman, hailed from Talukgol village in Jaldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district.In Nilphamari, farmer Abdur Rab, 55, was killed after being struck by a thunderbolt around 12pm while working in a paddy field at Koimari village in Jaldhaka upazila.Read more : Lightning kills at least 11 in 5 dists
September 3, 2019
News News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) – Faith leaders are calling on New York City police to launch a hate crime investigation into a violent attack on a Hindu priest near his temple in Queens.Swami Harish Chander Puri, the 62-year-old priest who leads the Shiv Shakti Peeth temple in the Glen Oaks neighborhood, said he was walking outside his temple the morning of July 18 when a man came up behind him and began hitting him repeatedly.Locals said they believe the priest was targeted because of his religious clothing and that the attacker screamed “this is my neighborhood” during the assault, according to media reports and a letter published by Sadhana, a progressive Hindu movement based in New York City.“The remarks uttered by Swami Puri Ji’s attacker are a blatant example of hate speech,” the letter reads. “Thus, we urge the NYPD to investigate this matter as a hate crime.”An NYPD spokesperson told media that investigators do not currently believe there is a hate crime component to the attack.Police arrested 52-year-old Sergio Gouveia in connection with the attack and have charged him with assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon. Puri has since been released from hospitalization and is recovering from the cuts and bruises on his head, nose, chest, arms and legs.The Shiv Shakti Peeth temple in the Glen Oaks neighborhood of Queens. Photo courtesy of Google MapsInterfaith activists linked the attack to President Donald Trump’s recent inflammatory rhetoric against four democratic Congresswomen of color, suggesting that they are un-American.“Bigotry and xenophobia does not distinguish between Hindus and Muslims, or black or brown skin,” the letter said. “When the US President targets immigrants and refugees and encourages chants of ‘send her back’ at rallies, this results in real harm inflicted on our communities.”Sadhana’s letter was also signed by community activists and faith leaders in New York and beyond, including leaders of the Shri Shakti Mariammaa Temple, the Shakti Mission, American Baptist Churches, Park Avenue Christian Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Ecclesia Ministries of New York, Auburn Seminary, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Union Theological Society, United Clergy Task Force and other groups.Afaf Nashar, executive director at Council on American-Islamic Relations’ New York chapter, signed the letter.“No human being should suffer through an assault because of his color or faith,” he said. “As hate crimes continue to break record numbers, our president revels in promoting a divisive, racist nation. The president can help our nation heal if he wanted to, but he shamefully chooses to stoke flames for his political gain.”The letter also noted that Queens was named America’s most diverse large county earlier this month, according to a report of 2017 census data produced by Axios.“This type of brutal act is un-American, and the person who committed this heinous crime is a coward,” said U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-Queens, in a statement expressing solidarity with local Hindus. “People from across the globe call Queens home, and we are proud to embrace this rich diversity that exists in our communities and neighborhoods.” Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Pope places sanctions on bishop investigated over sexual harassment, lavish spending Aysha Khan Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist reporting on American Muslims and millennial faith for RNS. Her newsletter, Creeping Sharia, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.,Load Comments,Husband of Christian blogger and father of 6 dies in beach accident Catholicism Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Share This! Tagshate crime Hindu homepage featured New York City Top Story,You may also like Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email
September 1, 2019
George H. Lambert Jr. is the president and CEO of the Greater Washington Urban League. George H. Lambert Jr., President and CEO of the Greater Washington Urban League. (Courtesy Photo)The 13th day of the 12th month of this year had an accidental meaning as 12/13/14, but beyond this numerological oddity, the date took on real political meaning. Marchers across the United States came together to protest the acquittals of the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. I had the honor of participating in both the D.C. and New York City marches on the same day.In Washington, I joined our dynamic Thursday Network (young professionals auxiliary) who support the Greater Washington Urban League. The mood on Constitution Avenue was determined and enthusiastic. And yet there was a pervasive sense of dread in the air.I heard over and over again that marchers were there because they knew that what happened to Michael Brown could happen to their own kids, friends or neighbors. These conversations made me realize once again what a singular challenge it is in our society to especially be the parent of a person of color. The fear is never far from your mind. Every time the phone rings, the possibility of bad news is present.You can see photos of the “Justice for All” Washington, D.C. march on our Facebook page.Afterwards, I flew to New York and hopped in a cab that serendipitously got caught up in protest traffic, which made it easy to get out and join the participants on foot. It was dark. It was cold. But our glowing hearts kept us warm.Both demonstrations were eloquent in their peaceful insistence on systemic change. We marched to demand “equal protection under laws” as promised by the Fourteenth Amendment. It should go without saying that this right extends to enforcement of the law in the District’s Ward 7, on the streets of Ferguson, or anywhere in this great country.You don’t have to be Black to realize that something is seriously wrong when unarmed individuals are dying at the hands of the people whose very mission is to serve and protect. Consequently, I was encouraged but not surprised to see so many White people at the demonstrations. It will take people of all colors, ages, and abilities to sustain the energy of 12/13/14 and to realize the justice and accountability spelled out in the Fourteenth Amendment. This is the unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement.Demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Avenue toward Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, during the Justice for All rally. More than 10,000 protesters are converging on Washington in an effort to bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Civil rights organizations are holding a march to the Capitol on Saturday with the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men who died in incidents with white police officers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)I am haunted by the notion that we may never stop marching. In my lifetime I have seen the election of an African-American president. But in the lifetime of my children and grandchildren will they know an America where we can stop marching?Others have written extensively about the specific policy changes that are necessary to avoid more unnecessary deaths. My counterpart in Baltimore, J. Howard Henderson, offers some reasonable suggestions. Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, has put forth a realistic, compelling 10-point plan for justice. At the very least, these tragedies have spurred an overdue national dialogue.We have our work cut out for us. The solutions lie not only in revised police procedures but in reconsidered economic and political structures. The board and leadership of the National Urban League and all its regional affiliates are committed to working toward a more just society. We won’t stop until everybody has the opportunity to reach his or her potential—and until nobody has to fear an encounter between their child and a police officer.As our families gather for the holiday season and we prepare ourselves for a New Year, let us embrace the dread and the determination of the protests with new energy to confront injustices within, and surrounding our community. Let us nourish the flame of 12/13/14 into 2015 and beyond. January brings the inauguration of a new mayor of Washington, D.C., and a new governor of Maryland, and with these new beginnings come new chances and new challenges.
August 31, 2019
Kolkata: Two persons were arrested in the past two days from Howrah and the city for possessing unaccounted money worth Rs 30 lakh.In both the cases, the police informed the Income Tax department about the unaccounted money confiscated from the accused persons. According to the police, late on Thursday, sleuths from Burrabazar police station got a tip-off about a person carrying huge amount of money. Officers started keeping an eye on the pedestrians at Rabindra Sarani near Raja Katra areas. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe police source spotted and identified the man as Shadab Ahmed Siddiquee, who had a bag with him. He was intercepted by the officers at Rabindra Sarani. During questioning several ambiguities were found in his statement. When his bag was searched, officers found it stashed with cash. Siddiquee was immediately taken to Burrabazar police station for interrogation. He was asked to provide necessary documents. As he could not to provide them, officers arrested him. Cops said he was carrying Rs 10 lakh in cash. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateLate on Friday, another person was arrested with Rs 20 lakh from near Howrah Bridge. When sleuths from Golabari police station under Howrah Police were checking vehicles, they spotted a person in a taxi with a briefcase. The man identified Purna Chandra Choudhury was questioned by the police officers. As there were several ambiguities in his statement, they searched his briefcase and found Rs 20 lakh in cash. He was immediately detained and taken to the police station. Choudhury was arrested as he was not able to provide any valid document or reason supporting possession of Rs 20 lakh in cash.
August 30, 2019
This story appears in the December 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Imagine taking your desktop computer display, rolling it into a compact tube and tossing it into your briefcase. You’ve just imagined a future scenario with flexible display technology. It’s a future that could include displays built into fabrics, advertising wrapped around objects, cell phones that conform to your hand and screens that curve.Janice K. Mahon, vice president of technology commercialization at Universal Display, a leading technology developer in the field, says, “To make communications work, you need portability. LCDs just aren’t good enough.” Universal Display works with a technology called OLED, or Organic Light Emitting Diodes (or Device). Mahon describes the current state of flexible displays as “mid-development,” and says, “Our focus is to get to super-flexible, full-color, power-efficient OLED displays.”Companies large and small are pursuing flexible displays. R&D company Eikos, founded by Joe Pich�, 49, has 20 employees and works with Japanese customers and the Department of Energy. The business is trying out a different sort of flexible display material–carbon nanotube technology that can be applied to special surfaces with an inkjet machine. A demonstration of their work shows a screen being rolled up into the size of a pencil. On the other end of the spectrum, Siemens has demonstrated flexible displays that could reach the market next year. Potential uses include business cards, food cartons and medicine packaging.Growing businesses may be in on the ground floor of developing flexible display technologies, but even more businesses will be affected when these devices reach the wider market. Expect advertising uses to be among the first to hit the mainstream. Mahon sees the production costs coming down considerably as the manufacturing process improves: “Twenty years from now, [it will be hard to] imagine the day that a display wasn’t flexible.” December 1, 2006 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »
August 30, 2019
September 11, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Apple wasn’t the first company to introduce smartphones, but it was the first to release a handset device that convinced the masses to ditch their flip phones. Over the years, Cupertino’s ”best, not first” philosophy also has extended to new mobile technologies. Apple isn’t always the first, but when it does get involved, it plays to its strengths — delivering products that resonate with its loyal customers and attracting new converts to the brand. From there, the rest of the industry often finds itself playing catch-up.Change is coming.Despite selling 1.2 billion smartphones over the past decade, Apple hasn’t exactly been an innovator in recent years when it comes to iPhone. The company’s flagship device, which usually gets a design refresh in even-numbered years, has remained virtually unchanged since the iPhone 6/6 Plus arrived in 2014.Change finally is in the air. With the 2017 iPhone cycle, Apple is poised to release at least one new handset that looks significantly different than its most recent models. The so-called “iPhone 8” arrives a decade after the original iPhone took over the world. To commemorate this milestone, the new handset is expected to include features not yet seen on other mobile devices — even Apple’s own.It’s likely, however, the smartphone also will include a few clever nods to the past, borrowing design cues from previous devices. One of the most popular iPhones in history, the iPhone 4, is making a comeback of sorts via the iPhone 8. That earlier model (and its immediate successor, the iPhone 4s) featured a glass front and back. The iPhone 8 also will use glass in place of the metal on the back of current-generation models. Stainless-steel edges reported on the iPhone 8 are another wink to the iPhone 4 series.Related: A Decade of iPhone EvolutionNew features and functions.The iPhone 8 will differ markedly from other mobile devices in a few key areas. It will be the first handset to introduce 3-D facial recognition for unlocking and making payments. Thanks to newly designed infrared sensors, the facial-recognition tech will work even in the dark. The iPhone 8’s smart camera, meanwhile, will be the first in the industry to offer augmented-reality features for users and developers alike. This ties nicely into Apple’s recently introduced ARKit API, which allows third-party developers to build augmented-reality apps.Related: Augmented and Virtual Reality Headed to Macs and iPhonesApple’s next flagship device also will become one of the first smartphones to include a virtual home button, similar to ones found on the recently introduced Samsung Galaxy S8 and first-generation Essential Phone. Unlike the virtual home buttons on those handsets, however, the iPhone 8’s version likely will extend beyond basic controls. That’s why some are calling this not a home button but rather a “function area” or “home indicator.”All these upgrades could combine to make the iPhone 8 the first smartphone with a price tag surpassing $1,000 in the United States. Though some Apple fans might complain about this news, most will probably look right past it and make a purchase anyway. Don’t be surprised if other smartphone providers quickly follow to release their own pricey smartphones.Related: 16 Amazing — and Surprising — Uses of Facial-Recognition TechnologyOld or borrowed tech.The 3-D facial recognition and other new technologies will get plenty of press once Apple officially announces the iPhone 8. Ultimately, though, the company will rely on proven technologies to push the iPhone 8 into the winner’s circle.Chief among these will be the use of an OLED display — the first for an Apple handset. OLED, or Organic Light-Emitting Diode, replaces the liquid crystal displays (LCD) found on older iPhone models. With OLED, iPhone 8 users can expect better color reproductions and deeper blacks and whites. Samsung handsets long have used OLED displays. That makes good sense, since the South Korean giant is the world’s largest producer of the material. Incorporating OLED enables Apple to offer thinner bezels on the iPhone 8. Nearly the entire front of the device is expected to be made up of just the screen.Related: 7 Easy Ways to Save Your Eyes From Smartphone StrainInductive charging is another common Android-based feature now coming to iPhone. The late, great Palm first introduced the technology in 2009. Cupertino already embraced inductive charging for the Apple Watch, which it launched in 2015. “Tap to wake” rounds out the new-to-Apple function list. Users can wake their devices just by tapping on the glass.The bottom line.The Apple iPhone 8 should include a nice mix of new and maturing technologies. The phone not only represents the future of Apple but also gives the market an idea where smartphones will be headed in the coming months and years.Related: What the Creation of Apple’s iPhone Tells Us About Innovation Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read
August 7, 2019
Netflix has picked up the UK and Irish rights to Nordic mob drama Lilyhammer after striking a deal with SevenOne International.The move follows the launch of Lilyhammer on the streaming service in the United States, marking the company’s first moves into original series. The series will be available on the service after its initial television debut on BBC4.It was originally produced by Scandinavian indie Rubicon for Norwegian broadcaster NRK in association with SevenOne International, the sales arm of German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, which is distributing the show internationally.“Many Netflix members in the US, Canada and Latin America have discovered Lilyhammer and are loving it,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “We’re excited to also bring Lilyhammer to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland and confident that it will build a sizeable audience.”
August 7, 2019
Intelsat has lowered its full year 2013 revenue guidance citing competitive pressures on network services in Africa and reduced US government spend on commercial satellite services.Announcing its third quarter results, Intelsat said that the business environment in Africa is increasingly competitive and that oversupply from traditional satellite operators and fibre alternatives were slowing network services revenue growth.Intelsat claimed that it now expects full-year 2013 revenue to be lower than the previously anticipated range of US$2.615 billion (€1.93 billion) to US$2.640 billion by roughly half a percent and said it expects these conditions to persist as it plans ahead for 2014.“Despite the solid performance, we are managing through two trends affecting our revenue growth and our operating expense profile,” said Intelsat CEO Dave McGlade.“These include revenue declines due to on-going effects of the US government reduced spending and budget sequestration. It also includes the impact of fibre deployments and the oversupply environment in Africa, which affects our network services business.”McGlade said that while these issues will continue to affect its near-term results, its long-term outlook “remains positive.”Overall, in the quarter, Intelsat reported revenue of US$652 million, unchanged from Q3 2012. Net income was US$88.6 million, compared to a loss of US$35.3 million for the same period last year. Earnings before net interest, taxes and depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was US$493.6 million, an increase of US$22.6 million from US$471.0 million for Q3 2012.