The best-paying (and fulfilling) work-from-home job

first_imgMost lists that claim to give you the “best work-from-home jobs” are sad.They list gigs that pay $7/hour. The jobs listed are either tedious and robotic or require years of extensive training in a specific field. Many of them involve working for a giant company, “talent farm,” or agency that employs thousands of people — but doesn’t really care about you.It’s my firm belief that no matter your education level or your work experience, there is a job out there for you that is fulfilling and sustaining.It’s called being a solopreneur. For those who already want the flexibility of working from home, are OK with a less-than-average degree of human interaction, and don’t want employees, being a solopreneur is a great alternative to becoming a telecommuting employee.Welcome to your best new job.You probably already think that being an entrepreneur would be fulfilling. But you’re too shy, too unorganized, don’t know enough people, you’re in debt, don’t want to go belly-up, etc.At some point in your life, you’ll want to take that risk anyway.One day, you’ll be trawling the depressingly over-competitive space of work-from-home jobs or office jobs, and you’ll suddenly realize how sick and tired you are of watching all your work go to someone else and not into your pocket. You feel that what you do for them you could do on your own — and charge more for it.You’ll realize you are worth more.Tyler Tervooren, an expert bootstrapper (with a fantastic website) sums it up perfectly: “Those with the best jobs in the world didn’t ‘get’ them. They made them.”You don’t need a lot of capital — you don’t even need to quit your day job.You’re not looking to start an 100-employee company. You’re looking to create a company of you. Some people call this “microentrepreneurship.” And here’s the incredible thing about it: you can bootstrap your startup costs and get going for almost nothing.You don’t need an office. You don’t even need to be tied down to a single location. You don’t need staff. You don’t even need to incorporate or start an LLC right away. You already have a computer and a phone. You don’t need business cards (yet).In fact, you can keep your current job while starting up your own business on the side. This is a more secure way to get your feet under you before heading out on your own.Don’t believe that it’s possible to start a successful business for less than $100? Try telling that to the dozens of people Chris Guillebeau interviewed in this great resource. Or to many of our 230,000 members.Do you think “follow your passion” seems reckless?I’m glad it seems reckless to you — it should.The truth is that following your own passion is bad advice unless you:Have turned your passion into a specific service that you can provide to real peopleKnow that there are enough customers/clients in that niche to support your businessCase in point: I love myths, but I understand that writing essays about myths is probably not the most sustainable business model. But what about teaching interactive online classes? There’s an audience of book lovers on Skillshare, and if I’m smart about the packaging, I could talk about how myth is the bedrock of all creative work, thus appealing to their core audience of creators and designers.This is not the kind of idea that will make me $4,000 a week, but at least I’d be able to make a couple hundred bucks doing what I love on the side — and in the process, meet other people who love myths, grow an email list, and perhaps learn what kind of interesting products they want (that I could provide).Is this business model original? No, not in the slightest. But that doesn’t matter as much as you think it does.The originality of your business idea is not usually that important.Do you know how much time I wasted thinking I had to come up with a completely unique idea before I launched a business?As I explain here, way too much time.Unless you’re an inventor, you don’t have to wait for an original idea. All you need to do is provide a service to a specific audience willing to pay for that service.Don’t not start a graphic design business because there are a lot of freelance graphic designers out there. Don’t sit on your writing because there are a lot of writers “competing for the same jobs.”You’re living in a scarcity mindset leftover from your job hunting days. In this new world, you reach out to new clients directly. You reach out to people who don’t have job postings, and you solve their problems. You connect with other freelancers and subcontract work and share overflow. You interact with your community. You find gigs in any of the many ways we listed here.It’s the execution of your idea that’s important. It’s how you do what you do — the value you bring your clients. As George R.R. Martin said, “Ideas are cheap. To my mind, it’s the execution that is all-important.”If you’re stuck in the idea phase, try reading this article.Freelancing isn’t all daisies and buttercupsBut what in life is? It’s up to you to decide if being your own boss is right for you. And if you want to get there, check out this ginormous list of everything you need to know about freelancing, join Freelancers Union, and follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Lyon president happy to grant Depay transfer wish

first_imgLyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insists he is happy to sanction Memphis Depay’s summer departure after the attacker expressed his desire to leave for one of Europe’s top clubs.The 24-year-old has played a vital role for the Ligue 1 giants since his transfer from Manchester United back in January 2017, scoring 33 goals in 93 appearances across all competitions.Depay has successfully bounced back from his ill-fated two-year spell at Old Trafford , which saw him branded as a major flop after failing to establish himself in the first team under Jose Mourinho. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The mercurial winger revealed earlier in the week that he still hopes to earn a second chance at the highest level in the near future, admitting he would like to play for the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain .Aulas reacted to Depay’s comments on social media, stating that a summer transfer for the former United man would ‘suit him well’.”Memphis Depay would like to leave Lyon this summer,” he began. “He comes from MU (Manchester United) to progress to OL. He became a very good European player. He wants to go even higher, in the top 4 and it suits me well.”Memphis Depay (OL) souhaiterait quitter Lyon cet été – L’Équipe ⁦ @OL ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦ @lequipe ⁩ Memphis vient d MU pour progresser à l’OL il est devenu 1 des très bons joueurs Européens:qu’il veuille aller encore + haut ds le top 4 cela me va bien https://t.co/8OLIxbx1ly — Jean-Michel AULAS (@JM_Aulas) January 29, 2019 Manchester United were linked with re-signing Depay last year when it emerged that the club inserted a buy-back clause in his Lyon contract .The Netherlands international has not been distracted by rumours or dreams of a transfer this term, however, producing some of his best form to help the French giants reach the Champions League knockout phase.Depay has managed to contribute six goals and nine assists across all competitions for Lyon this season, with the club currently occupying third place in Ligue 1.No concrete offers have been tabled for the Dutchman during the current transfer window, with just two days left before the market closes until the summer.Lyon are back in action this Sunday in the French top flight, with a huge top-of-the-table clash against PSG at home to negotiate.last_img read more

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ISL: Bengaluru FC beat NorthEast United FC to return to winning ways

first_imgISL: Bengaluru FC beat NorthEast United FC to return to winning waysISL: Bengaluru FC beat NorthEast United FC beat 2-1 in the Indian Super League to climb to the top of the table with 30 points after 13 games.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk BengaluruJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 22:42 IST Bengaluru FC players celebrate (ISL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBengaluru FC beat NorthEast United FC 2-1 in the Indian Super LeagueThe win helped Bengaluru climb to the top of the table with 30 points after 13 gamesNorthEast United remained third with 23 points from 14 matchesBengaluru FC regained their position at the top of the Indian Super League table with a closely fought 2-1 win against NorthEast United FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, on Wednesday.A Mislav Komorski own-goal in the 14th minute gave Bengaluru the lead before Federico Gallego struck in the 60th minute to equalise. The hosts clinched a match-winner in the 71st minute through Chencho Gyeltshen.The win helped the Blues climb to the top of the table with 30 points after 13 games. NorthEast United remain third with 23 points from 14 matches.The hosts pressed for an early breakthrough and worked a brilliant set-piece routine in the 14th minute to force an own goal and take the lead. Dimas Delgado sent a low free-kick towards the edge of the box where Sunil Chhetri lobbed a ball over the defence and into the box for Udanta Singh. The Blues winger squared it across the face of the goal and the ball ricocheted off Komorski’s legs and went in..@GurpreetGK with a late save as important as a goal for @bengalurufc!#HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #BENNEU #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/qVos9Oc8iSIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 30, 2019NorthEast looked to mount a response and switched gears after going behind. Reagan Singh found joy on the right flank and posed a threat with two excellent crosses. A 26th-minute cross found Komosrki inside the box who headed the ball inches wide of the target. Two minutes later, top scorer Bartholomew Ogbeche rose above Albert Serran to send his header over the bar.advertisementThe visitors started the second half on the front-foot. Within minutes after the change of ends, Robert Lalthlamuana’s cross from the left fell perfectly for Komorski inside the box after Harmanjot Khabra failed to clear but the defender’s left-footer flew over the bar.Tempers boil over in the second half at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/synyaV5MQnJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #BENNEU #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/ZZKP1gGn84Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 30, 2019NorthEast’s efforts bore fruit at the hour-mark. Lalthlamuana split the Bengaluru defence to release Federico Gallego into the box and the Uruguayan forward placed a neat finish in between the goalkeeper’s legs and into the net.A long punt up the field by Reagan in the 64th minute almost put NorthEast in the lead. Ogbeche raced past Serran, got inside the box and forced Gurpreet into a fine save with his legs..@GurpreetGK stands tall to Panagiotis Triadis before stopping Bartholomew Ogbeche on the rebound!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/synyaV5MQnJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #BENNEU #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/ZBYrrXXADuIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 30, 2019Substitute Panagiotis Triadis found himself one-on-one with Gurpreet in the 69th minute after latching onto an excellent lofted ball by Lalthathanga Khawlhring, but the new signing failed to beat the India international.Bengaluru regained their lead from a Rahul Bheke throw-in in the 71st minute. Juanan flicked the throw-in across the goal and Chencho turned up unmarked to slot home.NorthEast did threaten on a few occasions in the closing stages however, Gurpreet made the difference in between the sticks to deny the visitors and help his team clinch three points on home soil.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Indian Super LeagueFollow Bengaluru FCFollow NorthEast United FClast_img read more

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Doctors cant take gifts from Pharma Cos

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday said the code of conduct for medical practitioners prohibits doctors from taking gifts, travel facilities, hospitality or cash from pharmaceutical and allied health sector industry.Vardhan also said in Lok Sabha that the government has received some complaints of unethical marketing practices by pharmaceutical companies and the CEOs of such companies will be held responsible for such malpractices. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayThe minister said the code of conduct for doctors in their relationship with pharmaceutical and allied sector industry of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulation, 2002 prohibits doctors from taking gifts, travel facilities, hospitality and cash or monetary grants from pharmaceutical and allied health sector industry. The minister added that the Department of Pharmaceuticals has received some complaints of unethical marketing practices by pharmaceutical companies.last_img read more

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Kargil victory was symbol of Indias might PM

first_imgNew Delhi: Sending out a clear message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said victory in the Kargil war was a symbol of India’s might and its security will remain impregnable with dedication of the armed forces.Speaking at an event marking 20th anniversary of Kargil war, he said some countries were resorting to proxy war to spread terrorism and that time has come for united global efforts to deal with it. “Kargil victory was symbol of India’s might, determination and capability,” Modi said, in presence of a large number of military personnel and ex-servicemen at the event here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Wars are fought not by governments but by the whole country. Kargil victory still inspires the whole country…Kargil was victory of every Indians,” he added. Modi said Pakistan tried to redraw the boundaries in 1999 through the Kargil misadventure but the Indian security forces defeated its evil design. “I had visited Kargil when war was at its peak. It was like pilgrimage to me,” he said. Modi said the nation’s security has been impregnable and it will remain so. On modernisation of the armed forces, the prime minister said time has come for ensuring jointness among the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. “Development is possible only if country is secure… We will not come under any pressure when it comes to national security,” he said.last_img read more

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Cate Blanchett Video Highlights What Refugees Take When They Flee

first_imgIn the moment they flee, refugees cast a last desperate look around their homes and grab a few vital possessions to take into exile.Cate Blanchett and actors Stanley Tucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, and Douglas Booth rehearse What They Took With ThemCredit/Copyright: Rich HardcastleHighlighting their harrowing choices, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett has launched a powerful video, supporting UNHCR’s #WithRefugees campaign and petition exclusively on the Facebook platform.The video is based on a rhythmic poem entitled ‘What They Took With Them’ by Jenifer Toksvig, inspired by first person testimony from refugees of items they took with them when they were forced to flee.“As soon as I read Jenifer Toksvig’s poem, and even more so after I took part in an early performance of it, I was struck by its immense power,” said Blanchett.“The rhythm and words of the poem echo the frenzy and chaos and terror of suddenly being forced to leave your home, grabbing what little you can carry with you, and fleeing for safety,” she added.Blanchett performs the poem alongside fellow actors Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Peter Capaldi, Stanley Tucci, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Douglas Booth, Jesse Eisenberg and Neil Gaiman.“Over 65 million people across the world have been forced to leave everything behind them – everything – and start their lives again from scratch,” Blanchett said. “As a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, I believe the very least each of us can do is work together to ensure refugees have the basics with which to build back their lives – an education, somewhere safe to live, the ability to work. I hope this film will urge people to go to withrefugees.org and sign the petition.”The video is exclusively released on the Facebook platform. The centre-piece of the UN Refugee Agency’s #WithRefugees campaign is a petition asking governments to ensure all refugee children can go to school, all refugees have a safe place to live and that all refugees can work and contribute to their local community.It already has nearly 900,000 signatures and will be delivered to the UN Secretary General and the President of the UN General Assembly on Friday September 16 ahead of the historic UN Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants on September 19.The film of ‘What They Took With Them’ is also being released on UNHCR’s Facebook page at 09.00 BST on September 12 as part of a ‘Facebook live’ from Australia with Cate Blanchett.During the broadcast, Blanchett talks about her personal experience of meeting refugees in Lebanon and Jordan with the UN Refugee Agency, and why the #WithRefugees campaign is so critical in the run up to the Summit on Refugees and Migrants. She will also be answering questions related to her work as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador submitted by viewers.This broadcast will be the first in series of Facebook live events with UNHCR high profile supporters that will sweep across the world encouraging people in every region to sign the #WithRefugees petition, building momentum and support for the campaign in the lead up to the hand-in moment on September 16.One of the sources for the poem was Brian Sokol’s photography project, ‘The Most Important Thing,’ made in collaboration with UNHCR. Many of Brian’s photos, along with firsthand accounts from the refugees he photographed, are featured in the film.Sign the #WithRefugees petition and see the full version of the film here.Source:UNHCRlast_img read more

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Deborah Cox To Perform At Jackie Robinson Foundations Annual ROBIE Awards Dinner

first_imgThe Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) announced that it will honor Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Alex Gorsky, with the ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award and pioneering sports journalist, Claire Smith, with the ROBIE Pioneer Award on Monday, March 6, 2017 at its annual ROBIE Awards Dinner in New York City.Both honorees will be recognized for promoting the humanitarian ideals embodied in the life of Jackie Robinson. The Awards Dinner is the culmination of the Foundation’s annual Mentoring & Leadership Conference, a keystone of its celebrated college scholarship program. For 44 years, the Jackie Robinson Foundation has administered a unique scholarship program that provides generous four-year grants accompanied by comprehensive support services, resulting in its “JRF Scholars” achieving a consistent, nearly 100% college graduation rate.This year, the ROBIE Awards Dinner will raise funds to support the Foundation’s scholarship program as well as the Jackie Robinson Museum.R&B star and Grammy Award nominee Deborah Cox and Ray Chew Live will entertain the approximately 1,000 guests expected to attend the Dinner.“This year’s ROBIE honorees have had a remarkable impact in communities throughout the country and across the globe,” said Della Britton, President and CEO of JRF. “As a decades old organization committed to empowering young men and women, we are proud to recognize these leaders for their bold advocacy for diversity, equal opportunity and their demonstrated dedication to giving back.”For Annual Awards Dinner information & tickets: www.jackierobinson.org/support/awards-dinner/The 2017 Honorees:Alex Gorsky 
JRF’s ROBIE Achievement in Industry AwardAlex Gorsky is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. He is also a member of the Executive Committee, the Company’s senior leadership team. A longtime advocate of diversity and inclusion, Mr. Gorsky has been named one of the “100 Most Inspiring Leaders” by Pharma Voice. He is the Executive Sponsor of two Johnson & Johnson employee resource groups, the Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Veteran’s Leadership Council. Mr. Gorsky is a member of the Board of Directors of IBM, the Congressional Medal of Honor Board of Directors and of the Board of the National Academy Foundation. He is also a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable. Mr. Gorsky was recently given the Joseph Wharton Leadership Award and the CADCA Humanitarian of the Year Award, as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. After graduation from the United States Military Academy, Mr. Gorsky served six years in the United States Army and later earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.Claire Smith 
JRF’s ROBIE Pioneer AwardClaire Smith has been a pioneer within the baseball community for 35 years. She was the first female to cover a Major League Baseball beat full-time and the second national baseball columnist in the country. In her career, she has written for multiple newspapers including The Hartford Courant, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times. She is now a coordinating news editor with ESPN. Ms. Smith has been an influential voice among African-American writers and editors throughout her career. She is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and winner of three New York Times Publishers’ Awards. She was recently named the 68th recipient of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the highest honor a baseball writer can receive. She is the first woman to receive the honor.At this stand-out New York City event for the past 38 years, the Jackie Robinson Foundation has recognized some of the most important leaders in a great number of sectors throughout society, including Henry L. “Hank” Aaron, Tom Brokaw, Wes Bush, Clive Davis, John D. Finnegan, Dick Gregory, Gerald Hassell, Sheila C. Johnson, Michael Jordan, George Lucas, J.W. Marriott, Jr., Rita Moreno, Joseph Perella, Tyler Perry, Joseph J. Plumeri, Jr., Robert Redford, Mariano Rivera, Robin Roberts, Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Henry R. Silverman, Ruth J. Simmons, Robert F. Smith, Thomas Tull, Sanford I. Weill, and Stevie Wonder.Annual Awards Dinner 2017 Sponsors As of February 22, 2017, the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner leadership sponsors include: Unilever, Major League Baseball, New Era Cap Company, Praxair, The M.J. and Caral G. Lebworth Foundation, BNY Mellon, Deloitte, The Windmill Foundation, ESPN, Ford Motor Company Fund, General Electric Company, Martin L. Edelman, Esq., Nike, Northrop Grumman Foundation, Sheila C. Johnson, The Coca-Cola Company, Allen & Company, Gregg Gonsalves, Jose M. Rivera, Peter O’Malley, PGIM, The Wilf Family Foundation, Gerald Colangelo, George Lucas Family Foundation, Safe at Home Foundation and Scholastic.last_img read more

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Drunk Ferrari Driver Summoned by Police, Two Cops Arrested

Rabat – The General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) has announced that two police officers were placed in police custody on Wednesday morning following its investigation into Hamza Darham, a young Moroccan man whose video of himself driving drunk has been widely shared on social media.“It was decided on Wednesday morning to place two police officers in custody as part of the investigation conducted by the Prefectural police department of Rabat following an accident involving injuries,” the DGSN stated in a communique.The first officer was responsible for managing the safety measures in the vicinity of the accident, according to the DGSN, while the second is an inspector managing the traffic who was responsible for reporting the accident. The DGSN continued that the investigation will include all parties that were involved in this incident. Security elements have also started procedures for their inspection of the incident.The Spoiled Brat at Police StationThe police have reportedly summoned Hamza Darham for investigation after he collided with three cars that had been parked at a traffic light in the city of Rabat on Monday. He caused damage to the cars as well as injuries to an individual, who has been referred to hospital.An arrest warrant will be issued against the driver to prevent him from leaving the country in case he does not show for police interrogation.A son of one of Morocco’s richest families, Darham appeared in the video singing and joking despite the damage caused.His reckless behavior was rebuked by Moroccan social media users, who called for a fair application of the law to all citizens regardless of their wealth or social status. read more

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The Latest: EU committee OKs terror content takedown rule

LONDON — The Latest on the global push to increase regulation of social media (all times local):3:30 p.m.A European Union lawmakers’ committee has approved a proposal to fine internet companies up to 4% of their revenue if they don’t remove terrorist content within one hour of being notified by authorities.An EU parliamentary committee approved the draft legislation on Monday despite heavy opposition from digital rights groups, tech trade bodies and some lawmakers.They said the one-hour deadline is too short and, combined with the threat of big fines, would encourage companies to err on the side of caution by “over-removing” lawful content.Critics also say it places a bigger burden on smaller internet companies than on tech giants like Facebook and Google, which can use their own automated filters. They worry U.S. tech giants would end up becoming the web’s de facto censors.___8:50 a.m.The U.K. has proposed directly regulating social media companies for the first time, with senior executives potentially facing fines if they fail to block damaging content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse.The regulations proposed Monday would create a statutory “duty of care” for social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to protect young people who use their sites. The rules would be overseen by an independent regulator funded by a levy on internet companies.Media Secretary Jeremy Wright says: “Voluntary actions from industry to tackle online harms have not been applied consistently or gone far enough.”The proposed regulations were released for public comment on Monday.The Associated Press read more

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AP Explains: Mideast tensions rattle a key global oil route

Reports that two tanker ships have been attacked in the Gulf of Oman, near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, have focused new attention on the region as tensions have risen.Here’s a look at the key waterway and its importance for the global economy.___WHERE IS THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ?The Strait of Hormuz is the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf. It is in the territorial waters of Iran and Oman, which at its narrowest point is just 33 kilometres (21 miles) wide. The width of the shipping lane in either direction is only 3 kilometres (2 miles). It flows into the Gulf of Oman, where ships can then travel to the rest of the world. The strait is viewed as an international transit route.___WHY IS IT IN THE NEWS?Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday. In all, 44 sailors were evacuated from the vessels and the U.S. Navy has assisted amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran.The incident comes after the U.S. alleged that Iran used mines to attack four oil tankers off the nearby Emirati port of Fujairah last month. Iran has denied being involved. Meanwhile, Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen have increased their missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, which has been at war in Yemen against the rebels since 2015.___WHY IS THE STRAIT IMPORTANT?One third of all oil traded by sea, which amounts to 20% of oil traded worldwide, passes through the strait.Major OPEC energy producers Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait use the strait to export oil to countries, mainly in Asia, including China, Japan, India and South Korea. The strait is also used to export gas worldwide from Qatar, the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas producer.Anything affecting the narrow passage ripples through global energy markets, raising the price of crude oil. That then trickles down to consumers through what they pay for gasoline and other oil products.___HOW MUCH IS THE PRICE OF OIL RISING?The U.S. and international benchmarks for crude oil were up over 3% on Thursday after the news of the incidents against the two crude oil tankers. That’s a relatively big daily increase but it comes after a sustained drop in oil prices.The Brent contract, for example, is at $62.17 a barrel. That’s up 3.7% on the day — but down from over $74 in late April. Prices have been declining on expectations that the global economy will slow, using less energy, as well as strong supplies. Analysts say that tensions in the Gulf region could push prices up again in the longer term, if they are protracted and there is a real threat to the flow of supplies.___WHAT HAPPENS NOW?How the U.S. and Iranian governments react to the event will be key. The United States has recently moved more military forces into the region, which already hosts the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet in Bahrain and the forward headquarters of the U.S. military’s Central Command at the vast Al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar.Iran has set a July 7 deadline for Europe to find new terms for Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. That accord began to unravel after the Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the Obama-era deal and re-imposed U.S. sanctions aimed at crippling the Iranian economy and pressuring a change in its regional policies. Iran has threatened it could resume higher levels of enrichment.The Associated Press read more

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Taming Teams Starting Right

Taming Teams: Where’s My Data? Kevin Kieller July 02, 2019 This simple storage question has a complex answer that any multinational organization considering Teams needs to explore. 2019 is likely to be known as a year when many larger organizations began a methodical, stepwise transition of users to Microsoft Teams for both collaboration and communications. I spend my time helping organizations succeed implementing communication and collaboration systems, most often within the Microsoft ecosystem, and I am committed to helping you succeed. Microsoft Teams enables new opportunities but also brings with it new obstacles and pitfalls. If you have specific questions please comment below, send me a tweet @kkieller, or message me on LinkedIn — and join me at Enterprise Connect 2019, March 18 to 21 in Orlando, Fla., where I’ll be moderating the “Transitioning to Teams: What’s Your Next Move on Microsoft?”  session as well as a tutorial on the transformative impacts of artificial intelligence on UC. Tags:News & ViewsTaming TeamsTeam Collaboration Tools & WorkspacesBest PracticesCloud CommunicationsUnified Communications & Collaboration Articles You Might Like See All in Team Collaboration Tools & Workspaces » Slack Debuts New Enterprise Security Controls Beth Schultz August 06, 2019 Enhancements aim to provide the ability to deploy Slack at enterprise scale in “safe, secure, and centralized way.” However, simply starting with Teams is easier than starting right. Starting is turning on the stove, throwing a few ingredients in a pot, and hoping they coalesce into an edible entrée. Sometimes this ad hoc approach works, but often it is a gastronomic or logistic fail. Starting right is finding a recipe, considering food allergies and preferences, going to the grocery store to get missing ingredients, then combining, timing, and cooking so that your meal will be ready at the right time in the right quantity with the right flavors. Taming Teams: Microsoft Looks to Inspire Partners Kevin Kieller July 16, 2019 Pushes the multiplier effect of the cloud, and highlights embedded Teams capabilities Defining your expectations. Are you deploying Teams as a new collaborative chat tool or intending to transition to Teams as both your primary communications and collaboration tool? How will you measure the success of your introduction of or transition to Teams? Are you expecting a reduction in email volumes, cost savings, increased user satisfaction, or speed to task completion? Do you expect adoption to happen over a specific period?Understanding what leadership is expecting. Sadly, you could possibly succeed technically with a transition to Teams but fail politically. You could drive rapid adoption and deliver great end-user satisfaction, but if your boss (or your boss’s boss) expected cost savings instead, then you wouldn’t receive the expected accolades. Beyond measurable organizational success criteria, make sure you understand the specific expectations of your leadership related to budget and timelines.Planning for and testing interoperability. Both Skype for Business and Teams provide chat, presence, calling, and meetings. While Teams works with Skype for Business, you’ll have a choice of multiple interoperability strategies, each with strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, the interoperability capabilities have been changing and evolving over time, especially related to how external participants join meetings and channels (federation versus guest access). Testing and understanding your selected interoperability approach in a lab environment before introducing Teams is critical so that you can support the situation where large groups of users only have Skype for Business, only have Teams, or have both.Piloting Teams first with “techies” and then with the business. Get your IT staffers to use Teams by letting them (making them!) use it first. IT professionals are generally happy to experiment with new technologies, although with Teams we’ve seen some pushback from current Skype for Business groups in some larger enterprises. Once your IT support staff has gained familiarity, pilot your draft rollout communications, training, and technical deployment of Teams with a targeted group of business users.Surveying pilot users and refining based on the results. Survey your pilot business users related to your communications and training. Was it too little, too much, clear, confusing? Was training provided in the right format at the right time? Was Teams easier than expected, harder? What did they find easy? What did they find hard? What didn’t work for them? Was the interoperability strategy well explained and did it work as expected? Gather testimonial quotes. Also gather support desk tickets from the pilot users. Then analyze the less favorable results and discuss how to modify your rollout process to address the problem spots.Helping users understand what to expect and when. Equipped with feedback and refinements from your initial business pilot, ensure you clearly communicate the “why” and “what’s in it for me” related to your Teams rollout. Don’t assume yet another application is necessarily going to be welcomed or embraced by all business users — tell them how Teams will improve their days; sell it!Measuring, considering, and acting on the results. As you roll out Teams to more user groups, regularly measure and compare results with defined project objectives. Are you achieving anticipated adoption, user satisfaction, cost savings, and support ticket volumes? If yes proceed. If no, modify your technical, communications, or training approaches as required.Certainly, planning and executing on the above steps involves time and commitment. Doing Teams right takes effort. Alternatively, if you’re a small organization, the “throwing something at the wall to see if it sticks” approach might work; this is most often the organic growth path that powered Slack, which predominantly has been adopted by smaller organizations. In larger organizations, a stepwise approach to evaluate, test, pilot, and implement Teams greatly increases your chance of delivering improved business outcomes. Slack Modernizes Desktop Client Beth Schultz July 22, 2019 Touts greater efficiency, responsiveness, and reliability… all of which should help workers be more productive. teamwork.jpg Teams provides threaded, persistent chat; can serve as a hub for teamwork, consolidating capabilities of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and OneNote; and is evolving to replace all the capabilities of Skype for Business: IM, presence, peer-to-peer calling, audio, video conferencing, and connectivity to the PSTN. After its November 2016 introduction, Teams became generally available in March 2017 concurrent with the Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando, Fla. If you haven’t yet registered for Enterprise Connect, use the code NJPOST and save $200! Register now! Advance Rate closes this Friday, Jan. 11. In this new “Taming Teams” series of articles, I sort through the confusion, decode the messaging, decipher the meaning, and separate the reality from the marketing fluff with the ultimate goal of helping you best leverage Teams to deliver quantifiable business improvement. According to the September 2018 update from Microsoft, many organizations have started using Teams. By the numbers, it reported 329,000 organizations using Teams, 87 Fortune 100 companies using Teams, and 54 customers with 10,000 or more active Teams users. Teams is the fastest-growing business app in Microsoft history. Introducing or transitioning to Teams successfully should include: Log in or register to post comments Microsoft has made it very easy to start with Teams. It has done so by including Teams at no additional cost with two of the three Office 365 small business licensing plans (Premium and Essentials), all of the enterprise plans (E1, E3, E5, and the new F1 Firstline worker plan), and all of the education plans. Additionally a freemium version of Teams is available for up to 300 users. Why Slack Should Be Concerned about Microsoft Teams Kevin Kieller July 25, 2019 Likable though he may be, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield is missing the point about his company’s chief competition. read more

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IT failure sees operations postponed amid backlog of 10000 blood tests

first_imgHowever, an email sent to staff, and seen by Health Service Journal, warns that the problems mean some test results have been sent back to the wrong location, or without enough information to link them to the right patient.The failings of the trust’s pathology system occurred as a result of a hardware fault 10 days ago, and have also affected patients at neighbouring Bradford Teaching Hospitals trust.The Leeds trust said more than 100 procedures have been postponed so far. Senior managers said surgery was being cancelled for operations which were not urgent, where there was a risk of bleeding that could require transfusion.Bradford trust said it was reviewing all patients and prioritising urgent and emergency cases, which could mean some operations being rescheduled.Suzanne Hinchliffe, deputy chief executive at Leeds Teaching Hospitals said GPs would be offered alternative services for routine blood tests until the problems were resolved.She said “all known” urgent blood tests had now been analysed, using manual systems.“There is an inevitable impact on routine non-urgent procedures for patients and for this we are very sorry but patient safety remains our top priority,” she told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “We have had to postpone 101 patients’ procedures as a result of problems with the pathology IT system.” NHS logo  ‘We have had to postpone 101 patients’ procedures as a result of problems with the pathology IT system’Suzanne Hinchliffe, deputy Chief Executive at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country Credit:Dominic Lipinksi/PA Scores of operations have been cancelled at hospitals across Yorkshire after a major IT failure led to a backlog of 10,000 blood tests.Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust has ordered GPs to cancel all routine tests, after the failure of computer systems more than a week ago. Senior managers at the trust said urgent cases were being prioritised in order to maintain patient safety. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Ruth Davidson given gay rights assurance from PM over DUP deal

first_imgMs Davidson, who became engaged to partner Jen Wilson in May 2016, later told the BBC: “I was fairly straightforward with her (Mrs May) and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party.”One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights.”I asked for a categoric assurance that if any deal or scoping deal was done with the DUP there would be absolutely no rescission of LGBTI rights in the rest of the UK, in Great Britain, and that we would use any influence that we had to advance LGBTI rights in Northern Ireland “It’s an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received (them).” Ruth Davidson at her post-election press conferenceCredit:Getty ruth davidson Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she has received assurances from the Prime Minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with Democratic Unionist Party.Ms Davidson, who is gay, spoke out after Theresa May outlined a plan to seek a deal with the socially hardline party, which has 10 seats in the Commons, to prop up her minority administration.In an apparent criticism of the plan, Ms Davidson on Friday tweeted a link to a speech she made in favour of marriage equality, with the message: “As a Protestant Unionist about to marry an Irish Catholic, here’s the Amnesty Pride lecture I gave in Belfast.” While the party insists it is protecting the “traditional” definition of marriage, critics have denounced its stance as homophobic.Going back decades, the DUP was at the vanguard of the failed Save Ulster from Sodomy movement that campaigned against the 1982 legalisation of homosexual sex in Northern Ireland.In more recent times, former first minister Peter Robinson’s wife Iris, then an MP, described homosexuality as an “abomination”, while the MP son of Dr Paisley, Ian Paisley Jr, said he felt “repulsed” by homosexual acts.center_img Northern Ireland is the only part of the British Isles where same-sex marriage remains outlawed.The DUP has repeatedly used a controversial Stormont voting mechanism – the petition of concern – to prevent the legalisation of same-sex marriage, despite a majority of MLAs supporting the move at the last vote.The party has often found itself embroiled in controversy over its stance on gay rights issues.Founded on the evangelical principles of the late Ian Paisley’s Free Presbyterian church, Northern Ireland’s largest political party has been repeatedly at odds with the region’s LGBT community.Their differences highlight Northern Ireland’s often stark dichotomy between religious-based social conservatism and secular progressive liberalism. A party councillor in Ballymena reportedly claimed Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1,500 people in the US, was God’s revenge for New Orleans hosting an annual gay pride event.Former DUP Stormont minister Edwin Poots once hit out at a gay rugby team in Belfast, accusing it of introducing a sporting “apartheid” against heterosexual players.Mr Poots also ended up in court for upholding a ban on gay men giving blood and, in a separate case, objecting to gay couples adopting. In the former case an appeal judge overturned a finding that he was motivated by bias.In the 2015 general election campaign, DUP health minister Jim Wells resigned amid a controversy about remarks he made about same sex couples.Defending her party’s stance on gay marriage in a recent interview, leader Arlene Foster insisted those who characterised the DUP as anti-gay were wide of the mark.”They are wrong and they need to understand why we take those positions from a faith point of view and why we want to protect the definition of marriage,” she said.”I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality, that’s not a matter for me, when it becomes a matter for me is when people try to redefine marriage.” As a Protestant Unionist about to marry an Irish Catholic, here’s the Amnesty Pride lecture I gave in Belfast…https://t.co/NdRaT2s3W5— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) June 9, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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PSG Handball at the IHF Super Globe 2016 final

← Previous Story “Blue Hansen” in four photos Next Story → Fuchse Berlin second finalists of the IHF Super Globe 2016 IHF Super GlobePSG HandballVive Tauron Kielce PSG Handball are at the final of the IHF Super Globe 2016. The French champions beat reigning EHF CL winners Vive Tauron Kielce 29:25 (14:13) led with outstanding performance of Thierry Omeyer (21 saves) and Danielle Narcisse (8 goals).That was a kind of revenge for a defeat in Cologne at VELUX EHF Final4 semi-final clash last May.The Polish side was strong opponent in the first half with Lijewski in good mood, but Omeyer between the posts was the guy who was making difference from the first seconds of the clash.Kielce had 8:6 after 14 minutes of the match, but that was practically last period of match when they had domination. Gensheimer (8), Karabatic (6) and fantastic shooting performance of Daniel Narcisse made turnover until the end of the half.Series 9:3 at the start of the second half was a real signal that Kielce can’t cope with, tonight, better team – 22:15.Dujshebaev couldn’t change anything significant to put his guys on another level…Lijewski and Reichmann netted six goals each for the losers, while Filip Ivic had 12 saves. read more

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Good will messages and donations flood in for Lauryn Tracey whose wheelchair

first_imgColumn: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me> Public’s helpSince the appeal, people have contacted Lauryn’s family in their droves. One man offered to put in place a reward of €1000 if the wheelchair was returned, while another person who heard about the specially adapted child’s seat being stolen wanted to make contact with the family to offer his assistance.Meanwhile, Lauryn is no longer without a wheelchair as Fred Storey – a medical, mobility and rehabilitation supplies company has given her a loan of a wheelchair so she can still go to school.TheJournal.ie received a lot of emails with people asking where they could donate money to Lauryn’s cause.DonationsThomas Curran, a family friend, wanted to do something constructive, and said he “was inspired by the kind comments of many of your [TheJournal.ie] readers of the article. With that in mind, I set about opening an account where people could donate to the cost of replacing the wheelchair”.The account became active at 3pm yesterday. Anyone who wants to make a donation the details can be found at the bottom of this article.All of the money donated will be used for the purpose of replacing the chair that was stolen along with the family car last week. Should the donations exceed the money required, all surplus funds will be donated 100 per cent to the charity, Irish Dogs For The Disabled.CelebritiesMr Tracy said that loads of celebrities had been eager to help also, with singer Bressie retweeting the appeal to more than 140,000 fans.Lauryn only recently appeared on TV3′s Ireland AM, as she is on the waiting list for the Irish Dogs for the Disabled.“Just like when she was on TV3, which she recieved a great response to, I think Lauryn just has a capability of warming peoples’ hearts. I never expected there would be such a big reaction, but she is a very special girl and I appreciate everyone’s help and assistance,” said Mr Tracy.Charity nightA charity night, Blue Light Fight Night, is taking place on 22 November in Wexford in aid of the Irish Dogs for the Disabled. The local gardaí and fire officers will be fighting each other in a while collar boxing tournament. Bernard Dunne and Adam Nolan will be team captains and Enda Brady from Sky News will be the host.The account, ‘Lauryn’s Wheelchair Fund’ is held in Bank Of Ireland, Main Street, Swords. Sort Code 900703 and the account number is 44897788. This account was set up by friends with a desire to help, and was not requested by the family.Read: Car stolen in Wexford containing a child’s pink wheelchair> I think the car is long gone now, but I had hoped that someone would spot the wheelchair.I don’t think the people who took the car realised what was in the back, but I had hoped that once they had realised they would have done the decent thing and left it somewhere or even rang in an anonymous call about where we could find it.center_img LAST WEEK WE brought you the news that the parents of a little girl in Wexford were appealing for information after their car which contained their little girl’s pink wheelchair and special adapted car seat was stolen.The car was taken from outside their house in Enniscorthy after their house was broken into at about 2.30am on Thursday morning and the keys were taken.Five-year-old Lauryn “needs her wheel-chair to get around,” said her father, Gavin Tracy, who said he didn’t care too much about getting the car back but that it was Lauryn he was worried about.OverwhelmingOne week on, the response from the public has been “overwhelming” said her father.“The reaction the article by TheJournal.ie has been great. It was all over Facebook and Twitter and many people got in touch to offer their help in anyway they could. Other newspapers picked it up and radio presenters like Ian Dempsey and Ray Darcy got in touch – I think it has been the most talked about stolen car ever!” said Mr Tracy.Stolen pink wheelchairHe said he was very surprised, as all he wanted to do was hopefully bring it to people’s attention in case someone spotted Lauryn’s pink wheelchair dumped somewhere.He added:last_img read more

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Large fire at Cork shopping centre brought under control overnight

first_img Short URL Source: Kieran McCarthy/Twitter Sunday 1 Sep 2019, 8:01 AM Sep 1st 2019, 8:01 AM https://jrnl.ie/4791155 Crazy fire billowing out of Douglas…. I hope nobody has been harmed. 🙏🏻 #Cork pic.twitter.com/sEPUzMloi0— Emma Kenneally (@emmakenneally) August 31, 2019 Share17 Tweet Email1 A LARGE FIRE at Douglas Shopping Centre in Cork city yesterday evening has been brought under control. The alarm was raised shortly before 7pm when a car in the car park of the shopping centre was discovered on fire. Emergency services from Cork City Fire Brigade and Cork County Fire attended the blaze. A total of 12 fire appliances were the scene.Cork City Fire Brigade has this morning confirmed that the fire has been extinguished. Crews were on scene throughout the night and some will remain on sight throughout today to dampen down hotspots. There are no reports of any casualties or injuries. A large number of parked cars were damaged or destroyed and a significant amount of damage has been caused to the building.Douglas Village Shopping Centre has confirmed that it will not open today. “We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” it tweeted.  31,744 Views Car within Douglas Shopping Centre Carpark on fire; thanks to local press for following up with Cork Fire Brigade and that everyone is ok; Fire Brigade on the scene within minutes @EoinBearla pic.twitter.com/FyG9cp6XY0— Kieran McCarthy (@cllrkmac) August 31, 2019 Cork City Fire Brigade at the scene of the blaze yesterday evening Image: Cork City Fire Brigade via Twitter Large fire at Cork shopping centre brought under control overnight The fire broke out at Douglas Shopping Centre in Cork City yesterday evening. The scene is being preserved by gardaí and will be fully examined when the structure of the building has been deemed safe. Traffic restrictions will remain in place in the area this morning.The Douglas Link Road and Church Road are currently closed.  Source: Emma Kenneally/Twitter By Hayley Halpin 40 Comments Image: Cork City Fire Brigade via Twitter Cork City Fire Brigade at the scene of the blaze yesterday evening Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Greece running out of time

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram European officials said Greece is running out of time to unfreeze the aid needed to keep the country afloat as they consider contingency plans should negotiations collapse.The German Finance Ministry said that an aid payment to Greece won’t happen this month and that negotiations between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government and creditors have failed to progress. Germany is working on a proposal that would allow Greece to stay in the euro in the event of a sovereign default, newspaper Die Zeit reported, without citing anyone.Finance Ministry spokeswoman Friederike von Tiesenhausen said that she could “only shake my head” over reports that the country was making such preparations. “What the government is working on is that the euro region is kept together and strengthened,” she told reporters in Berlin.European officials are expressing skepticism that there’s enough time to work out a deal ahead of a meeting of euro-area finance ministers at the end of next week in Riga, Latvia, to assess whether Greece has made enough progress to warrant a disbursement from its 240 billion-euro ($254 billion) bailout fund. Leaders are pressuring Greece to submit specific reforms as the country runs out of cash and faces debt payments and monthly salary obligations in the coming weeks.“This is a complex process and no one in the euro group expects that this could be completed by April 24,” von Tiesenhausen said. “I said last time that there has been progress, but that really there is still a considerable need for negotiations. I checked back today and got the answer that things have not really changed.”Yields on Greek 10-year notes rose to as much as 12.25 percent today, the highest level in two years. Greek banks’ shares fell as much as 12.8 percent in Athens, reaching their lowest level in at least 20 years.Data released Wednesday showed Greece fell short of budget targets for last year, prompting new concerns about the cash- strapped nation’s ability to pay bills. The most-indebted state in the euro area posted a budget surplus before interest payments of 0.4 percent of gross-domestic product in 2014, its statistics office said. That compared with a target of 1.5 percent set out as terms of a bailout package.“The economy is already under enormous pressure and there is no clear way through this for Greece,” Richard Jeffrey, Cazenove Capital Management’s chief investment officer, said in an interview today on Bloomberg Television. “I think it would be better for Greece to be outside the system.”The GDP figures come a day after the European Central Bank was said to have raised the ceiling on Emergency Liquidity Assistance to Greece, leaving the nation’s lenders with a buffer of about 4 billion euros.Greek banks are being denied access to the ECB’s regular refinancing operations because of the anti-austerity government’s resistance to the terms attached to its emergency loans. Uncertainty over Greece’s future in the euro area has also triggered steep deposit outflows, leaving lenders reliant on emergency cash injections that are subject to weekly reviews by the ECB.“Greece is moving increasingly close to the abyss,” Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir told reporters in Bratislava. “Nothing can be excluded.” Source: Bloomberglast_img read more

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Jim Ross says Charlotte Flair should be a heel instead of Becky

first_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Charlotte Flair Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Facebook Videos Articles Videos Articles Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Ronda Rouseycenter_img WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross appeared on SiriusXM’s “Busted Open Radio” today. Among the topics he discussed was Becky Lynch’s heel turn, SummerSlam and Ronda Rousey winning the RAW Women’s Championship.On the Becky Lynch heel turn, Ross feels that the roles are a bit reversed and that Charlotte Flair should be the heel instead. Ross says he has spoken to Becky and she said she is excited to be playing a heel now, in particular, she was excited to be able to get more promo time, feeling that she is better on the mic than she gets credit for.Ross states that he feels it is harder though for Becky to be the heel, as a 6 foot baby face is always a hard sell. He made the comparison to when he hired Mick Foley in the 90s to feud with The Undertaker, saying that it was always hard to portray Undertaker in an emphatic way due to his size, as compared to smaller guys on the roster.The interview runs a little over thirty minutes, which you can view above.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Twitter WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Joseph Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynchlast_img read more

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De Jong A little luck could help Ajax defeat Real Madrid

first_imgAjax star Frenkie de Jong is hopeful that with a “little luck” they can cause an upset against Real Madrid in the Champions League.De Godenzonen have been drawn to face reigning champions Real in the last-16 of the Champions League, with the first leg to take place in Amsterdam on Wednesday.This young and inexperienced Ajax team, who boast an average age of 23 years old, are not expected to prevail against 13-time winners Real over a two-legged tie.In fact, Ajax haven’t even made it to the quarter-final of the Champions League in 16 years and the last time they won the competition came in 1995.But De Jong is refusing to rule out an upset against Los Blancos, who are chasing a fourth successive European title this season.“Our upcoming opponent is Real Madrid, a team that is starting to come in,” De Jong told Het Kontakt.“I’m not going to say that we’re going to win the cup. We’ll see it from round to round.“Real in the last five year, have won the Champions League four times, and they are favourites. But if we have a little luck, we are not hopeless.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Apart from a few pains, I feel great fit. It makes a difference that we have a very good team and that every individual player also knows this.”Although Ajax have proven they are no pushovers when it comes to facing Europe’s elite in a match after claiming a thrilling 3-3 draw against Bayern Munich in the group stages this term.Erik ten Hag’s side are also going strong in the Eredivisie this season in second-place and five points off leaders PSV Eindhoven after winning 16 of their opening 20 games.For De Jong, on the other hand, this two-legged tie against Real represents a great opportunity for him to impress his new employers Barcelona against their great rivals.The 21-year-old midfielder will arrival at Camp Nou in July after a €75m deal along with €11m in bonuses was agreed on between Ajax and Barcelona.✖️ HISTORY✖️ IN✖️ GOALS!#heraja pic.twitter.com/QmcS9lVFtc— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) February 7, 2019last_img read more

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STATE REP RACE QA Mike McCoy Discusses His Positions On Gun Control

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in his own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Mike McCoy (D-Wilmington).#3) What is your interpretation of the 2nd Amendment? When, if ever, should a citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights be curtailed? Do you consider yourself a pro 2nd Amendment candidate? (submitted by Rob Fasulo of Wilmington)  Some may say never. However, there are valid reasons that individuals who should not be able to seek a gun permit, and to bear arms. The biggest disease in this country is not cancer, aids, diabetes or even obesity, just to name a few. The biggest disease in this country is mental illness. Modern society has changed considerably from the 1700’s when the second amendment was enacted. When you look at all the school shootings; Parkland (17 dead), Columbine (13 dead), Sandy Hook Elementary (27 dead) and Virginia Tech (33 dead), just to name a few. Recently we were horrified to see a mass shooting in Las Vegas where we were hit close to home losing a Tewksbury native at an outdoor concert. These are unacceptable and unnecessary American tragedies. It simply cannot continue.An immediate effective action is called for. We seemed to solve the issues at airports since 9/11. We need to stop this craziness in America when it comes to these senseless school shootings. We can’t look into a crystal ball, however, if there are signs of instability such as posting threatening or questionable behaviors on social media and within their community in their day to day lives, if you see something, say something. Law enforcement should be notified as soon as possible so that these individuals may lose their second amendment rights after a complete professional evaluation of their mental and emotional stability.Do you consider yourself a pro-second amendment candidate?Yes, but with certain conditions:1. Extensive background checks from our local police departments so that we keep firearms out of the hands who shouldn’t have them.2. We need mandatory firearm training and certification so that we can be certain that those law-abiding citizens who possess firearms know how to use them responsibly.3. Make sure we always ban any device that would convert a semi-automatic weapon to a fully-automatic weapon.4. A mandatory 90-day waiting period to purchase a firearm.If we were to implement these common sense measures, we could preserve our second amendment rights to bear arms and protect our families and our homes.#4a) Do you support capital punishment?Yes.#4b) When, if ever, should a person convicted of a crime be put to death by their government?I graduated from college with a master’s degree in criminal justice. Accordingly, I have done considerable research on this issue. It has always been my belief that we need to have the death penalty as a viable deterrent for violent criminals. Not only should the death penalty apply to those criminals who brutally kill our men and women who put the uniform on every day as police officers, firefighters, and EMT’s, but also should apply to those who kill any citizen. If someone rapes and kills a member of my family or your family, the death penalty should apply.The last executions were gangsters Phillip Bellino and Edward Gertson on May 9, 1947, for the murder of Robert Williams, a former U.S. Marine. Both were executed via electric chair. Since that time, our state has not become a kinder, gentler place. I am a compassionate man with deep respect for the sanctity of human life. However, my compassion extends to the victims as well as their friends and families. When I think of a monster like Dzhokar Tsarnaev (Boston Marathon bomber), I am convinced some people do not deserve to live.As your state representative, the safety, security and well-being of my constituents is the most important task in my job description. I truly believe my position on capital punishment supports that belief. As always, if you disagree with my position, I am happy to consider your reasons why.#4c) Would you support reinstating the death penalty in Massachusetts?Yes.Bonus “Fun” Question: Which town has the best breakfast spots? TEWKSBURY with Donna’s Donuts, Vic’s Waffle House, Perfecto’s, Bradford Lantern, Deli King, Route 38 Café, IHOP, & Cracker Barrel or WILMINGTON with As Good As It Gets, Country Chef, Sunny Side Café, Modash Café, Heav’nly Donuts, Starbucks & Panera Bread? For the record, each town has 8 Dunkin Donuts.I’ve never met a breakfast I didn’t like.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE Q&A: Pina Prinzivalli Discusses Her Positions On Gun Control, Death PenaltyIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Wilmington Selectman Mike McCoy On Death Penalty, Sanctuary Cities & Judge Timothy FeeleyIn “Government”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Dave Robertson Discusses His Positions On Gun Control, Death PenaltyIn “Government”last_img read more

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