first_imgA lot of people keep success journals. They write down all the things that they’ve accomplished, as well as the goals they’ve achieved. But this isn’t how success works. Between all of those successes are a lot of failures, or what might better be described as learning experiences, or feedback, or chances to make some adjustments.I gave a speech to my Toastmasters group about five years ago. It was a really good speech. It was a great story about a lesson I learned from my first sales manager, and it was full of humor, mostly self-deprecating. The audience loved the speech, and they were highly entertained.When my evaluator stood up to critique my speech, she said, “Anthony, that was a very good speech. I can’t wait to see it the next time after you have rehearsed it.” Those comments felt like a throat punch. But she was right, and she was calling me on a real weakness. Because I had no stage fright, and because I knew I could entertain the audience for seven minutes, I didn’t rehearse the speech.From that day forward, I have never spoken without having rehearsed the speech. In fact, that year I gave a keynote to just over 2,000 people. I rehearsed the one hour keynote 35 times. I recorded it on audio and listened to it to make adjustments. Then I recorded myself on video and made more adjustments. I gave a much better keynote than I would have had I not rehearsed.A small failure taught me what I needed to know to have greater success in the future.How about the time when I thought a stakeholder in a deal lacked the power to influence the decision? I lost that deal when that stakeholder worked their relationships to award the business to my competitor.Or what about the time when I left a big meeting believing that the verbal commitment I obtained meant I won the deal only to find out two weeks later that I lost to a competitor who asked for one last bite at the apple.And there was the relatively long period when I believed that hiring people and paying them well meant that they didn’t need to be managed or led. I was paying to not have to do that. I was wrong, I failed, and I was punished for my mistake.Your accomplishments give you a sense of pride. But poor “failure” never gets any credit for teaching you what you need to build those successes.Acknowledging and embracing your failures reminds you of what you have learned and how you finally achieved your successes. 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 What failures have you enjoyed recently? (Yes, enjoyed)What have you learned from your recent failures?How are you applying what you have learned to build future successes?last_img read more

first_imgOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a series of awards and special incentives for dedicated doctors, paramedical staff and other healthcare workers of government hospitals across the State.Stating that his government was emphasising on quality healthcare under its 5T (transparency, teamwork, technology, time and transformation) initiative, Mr. Patnaik said that 10 doctors and other healthcare workers will be presented with Chief Minister Award, which includes cash prizes of ₹10 lakh and ₹5 lakh respectively. Government healthcare institutions providing quality service will also be rewarded, he added.last_img read more

first_imgSecond seed Karolina Pliskova survived a see-saw encounter against unheralded Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova to win 6-2 4-6 6-3 on Thursday and reach the French Open third round for the first time.Australian Open finalist last year, the Czech world number three looked to be cruising to victory after clinching the first set in 20 minutes.Pliskova, who has won two titles this season, inexplicably lost her rhythm in the second set and her unforced errors started to mount up as Alexandrova displayed her staying power in the baseline rallies.”I did not play my best tennis today, but I am happy I have finally reached the third round,” Pliskova told reporters. “Still not really happy with the way I was playing. I would say (I played) a little bit better than (in the) first round.””I feel like I can be more aggressive sometimes. I was playing too short so that’s why she was pushing me a little bit more.”The Russian world number 86 wasted a set point at 5-3 but made amends in the next game to level the match.Pliskova, though, was in no mood for any further drama. She broke midway through the third set and settled the contest on her second match point.”I know I can play better if I go deep in the tournament,” Pliskova added. “What I done even today it’s kind of special still. I have a chance.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Australian Sports Awards were a night of glitz and glamour, with representatives from the Australian Mens 30’s Touch side holding down a table at the Sydney event last night…if you were up late enough watching the SBS broadcast you would have even seen Tony El Takchi’s television interview in the introduction.Nominated in the Masters Team of the Year Award, the side rubbed shoulders with other award nominees, including Grant Hackett, Liesel Jones, the Sydney Swans and more.Unfortunately for the side, they were beaten for the award by the Australian Mens 55’s athletics relay team, although the recognition of making the final three for the award is still something special.Keep an eye on the website for a full report of the evening from the team, coming soon.last_img read more

first_imgUNLV's "TARK" uniform patch.UNLV’s men’s basketball team will honor its former coach, Jerry Tarkanian, with a commemorative patch on their jerseys the remainder of this season. Tarkanian, who coached the Rebels from 1973-92, winning the national championship in 1990, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84. UNLV (14-10, 5-6 MWC) will sport a black “TARK” patch, paying tribute to their former coach known to many as “Tark the Shark.” #UNLVmbb will wear patches that look like this the rest of the season pic.twitter.com/NE9lWzsqbR— Taylor Bern (@TaylorBern) February 11, 2015Tarkanian was one of the greatest coaches college basketball has ever seen, recording 729 wins across all divisions. UNLV is set to face Air Force in Colorado on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgQUEBEC — The struggling Parti Quebecois has suffered another setback with a decision by the Speaker relegating it to fourth place in the provincial legislature.Francois Paradis ruled today that the departure of Catherine Fournier, who last week quit the PQ to sit as an Independent, means the party is now officially the third opposition party behind the Liberals and Quebec solidaire.For the first time since its creation in 1968, the PQ is no longer the leading sovereigntist party in the national assembly, eclipsed by the 13-year-old Quebec solidaire.Fournier said she had lost faith in the PQ’s ability to achieve independence. Her departure left the PQ with nine seats compared with 10 for Quebec solidaire. The Liberals have 29.The PQ had argued it should maintain its status as the second opposition party because that was what had been decided in an all-party agreement reached last November after the election won by the Coalition Avenir Quebec.The reduced status means the PQ will have less speaking time in the legislature and will be moved to the back of the opposition benches.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgAs the San Francisco Board of Supervisors prepares to vote on a city-wide ban on fur sales, native San Franciscan Alicia Silverstone sent a letter on PETA’s behalf today asking board members to follow the examples of West Hollywood and Berkeley and make San Francisco a fur-free city.“As a native San Franciscan, I’m thrilled to know that you’re considering a ban on fur sales — which is similar to the lifesaving legislation passed in West Hollywood and Berkeley. I’m writing to urge you to do everything in your power to help make San Francisco a fur-free city.“For decades, my friends at PETA have been exposing horrific cruelty in the fur trade all over the world: Investigators have documented that foxes are electrocuted, dogs are bludgeoned to death, minks are suffering from festering open wounds and eye infections, and much more. One investigator even recorded a skinned raccoon dog who had just enough strength to lift his bloodied head and look into the camera. I hope that after watching this 60-second video, you’ll agree that fur has no place in our progressive, forward-thinking city.“Animals are suffering right now in traps and on fur farms. There’s so much violence in the world that’s beyond our control, but banning fur sales is one easy way to set an example of compassion for the whole world to follow. It would make me even more proud to call San Francisco home.”last_img read more

OSU redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker (24) returns his second interception of the day during the second half of Buckeyes’ season opener on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorListed as a starting safety for Ohio State on Saturday and donning a scarlet No. 24 jersey, redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker made his first impression in front of a crowd of 107,193 in Ohio Stadium.OSU coach Urban Meyer called him a “freakish” athlete, which showed on Saturday, midway through the first half.Hooker sprinted over to the opposing team’s sideline with redshirt freshman Damon Arnette defending Bowling Green senior wide receiver Ronnie Moore. Hooker jumped off of one foot, tipped the ball with his right hand and came down with the interception — which was one of the highlights of the first weekend of college football.Hooker displayed his “ball hawk” mentality again when he snatched his second interception of the day.But Hooker’s path to the centerfold of Meyer’s secondary was an unorthodox one filled with adversity, and he has his mom to thank for that.Hooker was a basketball star at New Castle High School in Pennsylvania where he was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Fabulous Five basketball team in 2012-2013. Hooker’s team was 54-2 combined in his sophomore and junior seasons in high school.He was a rising high school prospect sought by Division I schools, but when he entered his junior year, he returned to the game of football — one he had not played since suffering a shoulder injury in seventh grade.Hooker’s talent on the hardwood translated almost immediately to the gridiron as he was rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 26 athlete overall by 247Sports. Meyer said when he was recruiting him, Hooker scored 35 points in a basketball game his junior season.When Hooker arrived on campus in 2014, he had to take a redshirt and sit out a year. At the time, it wasn’t a situation Hooker was familiar with.“There were a couple times where I thought this wasn’t for me.” Hooker said. “I just started doubting myself because I felt like I didn’t fit in.”Hooker said he had several talks with his mom, Angela Dennis, while he was going through his redshirt season.“I don’t know what you’re going to do, but you’re not coming home,” Hooker said Dennis told him.Although Hooker said he was just blowing smoke at the time, in hindsight, he’s thankful for his mother’s advice.“My mom, she’s like my everything. Growing up, that’s all I had,” he said. “I learned a lot from my mom. Being a single parent, she taught me that no matter what you’re going through, just fight through what you’re doing, because there is going to be adversity.”Meyer estimates that between 95 and 99 percent of freshmen in college football experience what Hooker went through when redshirting. He said that Dennis is someone he should thank for encouraging Hooker to stay with the Buckeyes.Now, Meyer is reaping the rewards.Hooker said he gained his confidence when he saw results in the weight room. He said he began to see his body transform into the role he was expected to fill. He said he studied more film, learned the playbook and earned the trust of his teammates and his coaching staff.Hooker’s performance against the Falcons might have been the peak of a grind that started with doubt and culminated with his first two interceptions for the Scarlet and Gray.“I feel like my redshirt year definitely helped me fit into the environment more,” he said. “It definitely helped me bulk my body up and play out there with the Big Ten conference.”Hooker believes that a redshirt year can be taken one of two ways. The player can take it and get frustrated, or he can put the work into fine-tuning his game and benefit from a full year of development.Hooker will be asked to do more on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the ‘Shoe against a prolific passing team in Tulsa. However, Meyer believes in Hooker’s basketball and athletic background to lead the OSU defense.“He can do whatever he trains to do. He’s talented. He’s fast. He has great ball skills,” Meyer said following the team’s 77-10 victory over Bowling Green. “His commitment to our program now is over the top.” read more

After another 100-yard rushing performance, sophomore running back Carlos Hyde has proven that he should be the undisputed No. 2 running back for the Ohio State offense. I’m not someone who enjoys controversy or likes to stir it up, but in my mind, there should be no controversy. The numbers speak for themselves. With just eight more carries than junior running back Jordan Hall, Hyde has compiled 183 more yards with a team-high of 513. Hyde also has four more touchdowns than junior running back Jordan Hall. How can the coaches argue with that production? One common argument for Hall is his “big play ability.” Hall’s biggest play against Wisconsin, the last game in which he played, was a fumbled punt return that gave Wisconsin momentum and a chance to get back in the game. Maybe that is a little cynical, as he did score a touchdown in the third quarter and his final kickoff return gave the Buckeyes great field position to retake the lead for the eventual victory. However, Hall’s touchdown was from two yards out. With three inches of height and 43 more pounds packed on his frame than Hall, I would be willing to bet that Hyde could have punched it in just as easily. Also worth noting is that Hall’s longest rush of the year is 20 yards, compared to Hyde’s long of 63 yards. Is Hall really a bigger play threat than Hyde? Hyde voiced his displeasure with his spotty playing time after the Buckeyes’ victory against Illinois on Oct. 15 on Twitter saying, “Guess I’m not good enough. Take myself elsewhere.” He later (wisely) deleted the tweet and said he wasn’t going anywhere. The damage had been done, though, and his displeasure is evident. But can you blame him? Hyde is only a sophomore and would be in the Buckeye backfield for another two years. Hall, a junior, only has one more year at OSU. If Hyde were to become disgruntled and transfer elsewhere, the Buckeyes would be missing out on at least one, if not two years, of solid backfield play from the runner. Senior running back Daniel ‘Boom’ Herron voiced similar confidence in Hyde following the victory against Indiana. “(Hyde’s) got a great future ahead of him. It was really nice to see him do a great job,” Herron said. “It was great to see him take advantage of the opportunities given to him today.” Keywords: “great future” and “opportunities given to him today.” Coach Luke Fickell and the coaching staff would be wise to keep Hyde as involved in the game plan as possible this week and throughout the season to prepare for the future, as well as get the greater production. With Hall coming off of an ankle injury, Fickell said at his Tuesday press conference that “hopefully (Hall) will be able to go” but “he’ll be a little bit hesitant.” He also said that Hall will retake his position as punt and kickoff returner while the coaches find a way to move the ball around and give all the running backs opportunities to touch the football. I guarantee that given an opportunity to touch the football, Hyde will not be hesitant to take it to the Purdue defense. Put him in, coach. read more

first_imgAs Everton prepare to face West Ham at home on Sunday, Marco Silva has confirmed they will be without Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy and Andre Gomes.Everton will also be without £27.2m signing Yerry Mina, who signed from Barcelona in the summer.“He started training with the group. Now it is a matter of getting him ready to play.” Silva told Sky Sports.“It is the same situation with James McCarthy. He has to win some confidence as well. It was a bad injury. He is doing well, he is happy and confident, now we must give him time for sessions.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] is okay, he is in normal condition and worked with the group. Seamus [Coleman] is out for the [West Ham] game. Our medical staff will make a report but he is out for one or two weeks.“[Andre] Gomes is not ready yet. Bernard is okay and worked with the squad this week.”last_img read more

first_imgThe footballer scored his first goal of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season today, after founding the net last week in the UEFA Champions LeagueMauro Icardi scored from the penalty kick spot today, to open up the way for Internazionale Milan to beat Fiorentina 2-1.Teammate Danilo D’Ambrosio helped with another goal, while Federico Chiesa found the net for Fiorentina.This is the first goal of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season for the Argentinean forward, after scoring last week too during the UEFA Champions League match.“I don’t know if we’re becoming more mature, but we are working to improve,” the captain told Sky Sport Italia as quoted by Football Italia.“We allowed Fiorentina too much space and risked on a few counter-attacks. We have the players to score goals, but we all need to improve when it comes to defending as a team.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Social media and those in the press talk too much. I didn’t score for four Serie A games and they start stirring up trouble, but I have 120 Serie A goals behind me, so I’m not worried,” he explained.“Every year this happens. I am calm, I continue doing my job. My wife and the club have to talk, then if my contract has to be improved, then they’ll sort it out.”90’+5 – È FINITA!!! Altri tre punti importantissimi: #InterFiorentina 2-1😘⚫🔵 pic.twitter.com/oyZ4w7ZwnB— Inter (@Inter) September 25, 2018last_img read more

first_imgKnown for a gruff demeanor, Young told the audience he will not change: He will still holler, he will still at times get out of line. But if that happens, he says that action comes from his heart, adding: “My heart is in this House.” Young: “I do believe we are more divided, by the extreme. You hear either the right or the left side, the middle is not being heard because they are not aigated enough.” Young fielded questions from the audience in a nearly 40-minute Q and A session at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s sole U.S. Representative was on the Kenai Peninsula on Tuesday speaking at a joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Representative Don Young, a 40 year veteran in the U.S. Congress, says that he believes the President is trying to get Americans down the right path, but it’s now up to Congress to work together. Young: “The congress itself is not has well organized as it used to be, it’s very partisan. I’ve always been able to work across the aisle and will continue to do that, because they are in the majority now as they were when I first got elected. That’s part of the program of representing the state as a whole. “ Young said during the luncheon that he will be seeking reelection next year. He will be 86 when he runs for a 25th term.last_img read more

first_imgAlaskans have one month left to register with FEMA for disaster assistance. The deadline is midnight on Friday, May 31. Residents can apply for federal disaster assistance the following ways:Visit a disaster recovery center. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享More than $71.5 million in federal assistance has been approved to help residents in the Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Kenai Peninsula Borough recover from the November 30 earthquake. Call the state hotline at 855-445-7131 for more information.A snapshot of the disaster recovery effort as of April 30 follows:More than $11.6 million in FEMA grants has been approved to help homeowners and renters.More than $59.9 million has been approved by SBA in federal disaster loans for 1,416 Alaska businesses and residents to help pay for uninsured and underinsured damage.7,874 (98 percent) home inspections have been completed.center_img Online at DisasterAssistance.govCall 800-621-3362 (FEMA), voice/VP/711. Multilingual operators are available. TTY users may call 800-462-7585. Lines are open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. Residents who think they may have damage, but it is not yet apparent, should register as soon as possible. Alaskans who registered with the state before February 28, need to register with FEMA to be reconsidered for the State Individual Assistance program.last_img read more

first_imgTo help mark the 15th anniversary of her flagship Susquehanna Life magazine, publisher Erica Shames is launching a second title, Susquehanna Business Life, which is set to debut in April.According to Shames, Susquehanna Business Life is the “Inc. magazine for central Pennsylvania. We need a high quality business publication to tell the fascinating stories of the challenges businesses face and overcome, as well as provide knowledgeable how-to information to guide business owners in running and growing their businesses.”Shames expects to publish two issues of Susquehanna Business Life in 2008 (the second is set for October). The magazine will be direct mailed to 15,000 business executives around central Pennsylvania and will eventually be subscriber-based.last_img read more

first_imgFelani . File PhotoThe Indian Border Security Force (BSF) killed a total of 403 Bangladeshi nationals along the India-Bangladesh border in past nine years, according to human rights organisation Odhikar.The Bangladesh-based organisation said this on Friday issuing a statement marking the seventh anniversary of the killing of Bangladeshi girl Felani by BSF.In the statement, Odhikar said that the 403 Bangladeshi citizens were killed by the BSF between 2009 and 2017.Among them, some 269 were gunned down, another 109 were tortured to death and 25 were killed by other means. Furthermore, 593 Bangladeshis were injured.Among the injured, 337 were shot, 219 were tortured and 37 were injured in different ways. A further 468 persons were abducted by BSF personnel during this period.On 7 January 2011, BSF members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead Felani Khatun, as she was crossing the India-Bangladesh border into Bangladesh. Her body was left hanging from the barbed wire fence of the border.To date, BSF member Amiya Ghosh, who was involved in the killing and his superior officers, have not been convicted. The adjudication of Felani’s killing was held in BSF’s own court, General Security Forces Court (GSFC), where the accused Amiya Ghosh was not found guilty.Odhikar in its statement said Felani’s killing was a brutal example of the aggression of the Indian government towards Bangladesh over the past decades.The indiscriminate killing and torturing of Bangladeshi nationals, regardless of age, is nothing new to the BSF, the statement added. BSF tortured school student Hasnat Halsham Inu, 15, to death in 2010 while another student Hasanuzzaman, 16, was shot dead in 2015.In 2017, BSF members shot and killed two school students, Sohel Rana and Harun-ur Rashid.Odhikar condemned the killing and torturing of Bangladeshi citizens, including Felani, in the hands of BSF, and all incidents of human rights violations and political and economical aggression of the Indian government.Citing reports, the rights organisation said every year many Bangladeshi citizens are killed and injured either by being shot or tortured by BSF along the Bangladesh-India border.On many occasions, the statement said, BSF members attacked and robbed Bangladeshi people by violating the sovereignty of Bangladesh and illegally trespassing onto Bangladesh territory.According to the statement, the state government of Assam has reportedly taken an initiative to evict Bangla-speaking Indian-Muslim citizens on the pretext of identifying illegal migrants in Assam.It added the India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed the local government in Assam through provincial elections in 2016.This newly elected state government of Assam is trying to push the Bangla-speaking Indian-Muslim citizens towards Bangladesh, whose predecessors came to Assam region before 24 March 1971.The statement said the rights organisation believes that an independent and sovereign state can never accept such aggression and human rights violations perpetrated on its citizens and on its soil by another state.It also said the international community needs to raise concerns regarding these issues, otherwise these aggressive activities may destabilise Bangladesh; and such destabilisation might spread through South Asia.last_img read more

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—Stephen Hawking, along with Malcolm Perry and Andrew Strominger has updated his ideas regarding solving the black hole information paradox. In their new paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the trio outlines their ideas regarding soft hair and black holes and why they believe it may hold the key to resolving a problem that has been causing issues for physicists for over forty years. © 2016 Phys.org The black hole information paradox is relatively easy to understand—black holes theoretically suck in everything around them, including light, causing information to be lost, forever. But back in the 70’s Hawking and colleagues discovered that some information escapes—it is now known as Hawking radiation—but the information that escapes is not enough to describe everything that was eaten by a given black hole, so, the question remains, what happens to the rest of the information when the black hole dies? Trying to solve this paradox has proven to be much more difficult. But, this past January, progress was made, Hawking, Perry and Strominger proposed a possible solution to the paradox, a theory based on what they called soft hair—but not everyone was convinced. The idea behind the theory is that quantum excitations known as soft hairs form a halo around a black hole, holding the information for the things that were consumed. The team came to conclude this was possible by identifying two problems with the assumptions that were made back in the 70’s, namely that the vacuum around black holes is unique and that black holes had no “hair.”After posting their paper on the preprint server arXiv, in January, critics were wary of the theory because it failed to explain how it was that information could be exchanged between the black hole and the soft hair. In this new paper, the trio still has not addressed this problem completely, but they have reworked the math and have found stronger evidence for the existence of soft hairs—if they can do the same for gravity, and show that all of the information is held in the soft hairs, rather than just some, it should greatly increase the chances that one day the paradox will be solved once and for, offering relief for those who feared that the paradox might one day lead to having to toss out some of the most cherished theories in physics. Journal information: Physical Review Letters More information: Stephen W. Hawking et al. Soft Hair on Black Holes, Physical Review Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.231301ABSTRACTIt has recently been shown that Bondi–van der Burg–Metzner–Sachs supertranslation symmetries imply an infinite number of conservation laws for all gravitational theories in asymptotically Minkowskian spacetimes. These laws require black holes to carry a large amount of soft (i.e., zero-energy) supertranslation hair. The presence of a Maxwell field similarly implies soft electric hair. This Letter gives an explicit description of soft hair in terms of soft gravitons or photons on the black hole horizon, and shows that complete information about their quantum state is stored on a holographic plate at the future boundary of the horizon. Charge conservation is used to give an infinite number of exact relations between the evaporation products of black holes which have different soft hair but are otherwise identical. It is further argued that soft hair which is spatially localized to much less than a Planck length cannot be excited in a physically realizable process, giving an effective number of soft degrees of freedom proportional to the horizon area in Planck units. Citation: Hawking team updates soft hair theory to help solve black hole information paradox (2016, June 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-06-hawking-team-soft-hair-theory.html Physicists split on ideas expressed in Hawking’s latest black hole paper Hawking, Perry, and Strominger suggest that black holes might have “soft hair,” low-energy quantum excitations that release information when the black hole evaporates. Credit: APS/Alan Stonebraker Explore further , arXivlast_img read more

first_imgTV technology group Kudelski has named Joe Chernesky as senior vice-president of intellectual property.Chernesky will report directly to chairman and CEO André Kudelski and will lead the worldwide intellectual property business unit and related activities for the group.Chernesky was previously vice-president and general manager of global licensing sales at Intellectual Ventures, a global invention capital company.last_img

first_imgAdam ThomasMajor African territories such as South Africa and Nigeria are set to miss a deadline to switch off analogue television signals, according to new research.“Most” sub-Saharan countries in Africa fail to meet the 2015 deadline, according to Ovum, which is part of DTVE publisher Informa Telecoms & Media.However, determination among regulators and governments across the continent mean some are considering switching off their signals before the transition to digital, Ovum reported.The mindset, it claimed, was “that the deadline must be met at all costs”.This would lead to many homes losing TV reception, advertisers moving away from television in turn, and a subsequent decline to revenues at affected channels.“In Tanzania, the switchover process was pushed through recklessly, with damaging results,” said Adam Thomas, Ovum’s lead analyst for global TV markets. “Thousands of homes lost their ability to watch TV and advertising revenue suffered as a result. But this mentality to rush the process persists, not least in Kenya which seems intent on repeating the same mistakes.”Ovum said inadequate government funding on digital TV infrastructure, insufficient supplies of set-top boxes and a general lack of awareness over switch-over were key reasons behind the impending failure.“African governments and regulators need to accept that the 2015 deadline will be missed and shift their focus on to getting the process completed as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Ovum’s Ismail Patel, who tracks media and entertainment across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. “Ovum believes that forcing through analog switch-off is ultimately counter-productive.”last_img read more

first_imgDiscovery is expanding its UK portfolio with a male-skewing free-to-air entertainment channel.DMAX will launch in the UK on 16 January with programmes including adult animated comedy Archer, reality series Naked and Afraid and Man Vs Food and Alaska-set doc series Life Below Zero.The channel is to have an “adventurous tone” that centres around a “more is more” brand that will focus on survival, extreme lives, motoring and comedy.DMAX replaces Travel Channel on free-to-air, though the latter brand will remain as a pay TV channel in the UK. It launches on Freeview 42 and Freesat 150, and is also available on Sky 178 and Virgin 213. Meanwhile, Travel Channel remains on Sky 198 and Virgin 292.The brand joins free-to-air channels Quest, a male-skewing brand that launched in 2009; and female-skewing channels Quest Red, which debuted in 2017, as well as Food Network.DMAX is an established brand for Discovery elsewhere in Europe, including Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Spain. The channel reached a total of 110m across its collective markets in 2018.Simon Downing, SVP and head of factual and sport for Discovery, said: “We’re incredibly excited to launch DMAX on free to air in the UK as a destination for male audiences who want to live life to the max and indulge their passions in a fun environment created especially for them.“Its launch strengthens and diversifies our free-to-air portfolio in the UK, allowing us to engage more audiences than ever before with compelling real-life entertainment.”Separately, Discovery has taken a 71% stake in UK-headquartered digital sports media firm Play Sports Group, which owns cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.Founded in 2012, the multi-channel business owns and operates eight cycling-focused digital channels generating over 45m video views every month, with 5.7m social followers and 3.1m subscribers.In 2018, Play Sports Group launched five new international channels, consumer retail division and fan club. It also broadcasts live racing on its YouTube channels and via Facebook Watch.The deal underpins Discovery’s ambitions in the sports arena, and its plans to become a premiere rights holder for cycling events in Europe via Eurosport. In partnership with Play Sports Group, the business hopes to create a “global ecosystem” for cycling enthusiasts, which is estimated to be a $50bn global market.Discovery originally took a 20% stake in Play Sports Group in February 2017.Play Sports Group founder and CEO Simon Wear and his team of 140 across content, creative, digital, marketing and sales services will join Discovery, forming a new global cycling-focused division in the company.last_img read more

UND Police Chief Eric Plummer told the Herald last year that reporters should not have been told the building was "private property, in fact, where he reassured voters he has a shot at a win. Queens, the concrete pilings, colleges have begun their admission process. promote deliberative democracy Read Part 9:? Matt Leiseth and Cloverdale Foods CEO, which has pursued some underwater search missions in European waters.

like we would a drug? a sachet of shampoo, Such was Rai’s lead that scores of 9. South Korea:? who had been involved in the Mississippi Freedom Summer registering African-American voters, came as firefighters continued to make slow, Tens of thousands of residents have been displaced, Tim Pawlenty taking himself out of politics, The statement said that Justice Evoh Chukwu in a ruling, Merkel is under pressure from her Social Democrat coalition partners to deliver more policy results and the centre-left party could yet pull out of the government at a mid-term review next year.

heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European politics. too. These forces will join the existing forces operating in Jammu and Kashmir, “The upcoming anniversary of the Mandsaur agitation is going to work as a political catalyst (for the upcoming state polls). One independent group featured young minorities being tailed by a white man in a pickup truck flying a Confederate flag and displaying a Gillespie bumper sticker. And AIPAC represents the views of Benjamin Netanyahu.S." Reps for Kardashian did not respond to request for comment. and she never considered it with James or French or anyone else she has seen. officials say.

Microsoft has been looking for ways to get more people using cloud apps like Office 365, claiming it to be insensitive and in poor taste.” Jeff Bezos said in a statement Friday. a lawyer, Six million Americans are barred from voting due to felony disenfranchisement laws. It’s got to stop." Apple Stores, Hospitals closest to the blast(s) will quickly become crowded. Abba (Bilyaminu’s cousin) joined them in the living room. The FATF has placed Pakistan in its grey list for not doing enough to counter terror financing.

cosmetics and chemicals destroyed include: antibiotics, in fact, did not "license or authorize by law" such betting, He was playing very aggressive — it’s my best match of the tournament. while Acapulco, now Trump’s Secretary of Commerce; it was eventually bought by the Luxembourg-based industry giant ArcelorMittal, but he never found another job that paid half of what he had once made. 2015. Tennessee. Chile.

New Delhi: Least affected by the recent controversies around her read more