• Dealing with Conflict Is Not Aggressive

    first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now There is something people call aggressive that isn’t something that should be attached to that word. People who are generally more averse to conflict believe that this behavior is aggressive when it is not. Instead, what they deem as aggressive is nothing more than dealing with challenges directly. Let’s say you have a client that always asks you for a discount (this is a very poorly disguised hypothetical). You don’t believe you should have to discount your pricing because you create value in excess of your competitor’s pricing. Regardless of what you believe, your client always asks you for a better price. This is what you might call a systemic problem, because it continues to happen over and over and over again . . . like a giant cable knit sweater. One choice is to try to defend your pricing and your model on every call, repeating the same pattern from week to week. By avoiding a bigger conversation, you eliminate the risk of making your client unhappy by asking to change the nature of your relationship from one that is transactional to one where you create greater value—and one in which you are entitled to capture a little more value for doing so. By making this choice, you avoid the potential conflict and a potential negative outcome that might come from broaching the subject. You also leave the problem unresolved. A second choice is to ask to have a conversation about your relationship and the value you create beyond the product. By asking, “Can we talk about how I can best serve you and why it makes sense for you to buy from me even if our price is a little bit higher than our competitors? I want to make sure I am serving you and make sure you know that I will take care of, even if I don’t always have the lowest price?” Now the cat is out of the bag, and we can now give it a name. Let’s call it “reset.” By dealing directly with a systemic challenge, you can work on a systemic solution. Instead of leaving the issue unaddressed, you address it, and you work towards a resolution. This is not aggressive, nor does it have to be. You can choose to enter this conversation in a way that is playful, professional, and one in which no one feels that you are being aggressive.last_img read more

  • Who is Mukul Sangma?

    first_imgThe majority mark has always eluded political parties in Meghalaya, except in 1972 — the year of its statehood — when the All Party Hill Leaders’ Conference bagged 32 seats. The regional party merged with the Congress six years later, but it made the Congress strong enough to be the single largest party in the eight Assembly elections since. With 29 seats of a maximum of 60, the Congress registered its best performance in 2013. And it helped Chief Minister Mukul M. Sangma become the face of the party in the State, more so after his predecessor D.D. Lapang opted out of electoral politics at 83 last year.Simultaneously, Dr. Sangma has also challenged the legacy of Purno A. Sangma, former Lok Sabha Speaker who died in March 2016, in the western part of Meghalaya, including the Garo Hills. Mandate 2018 in Meghalaya is as much of a battle for the Congress to retain one of its last bastions in the country as it is for the 53-year-old Dr. Sangma to be the undisputed leader of the Garo Hills, arguably the power centre.Why did he join politics?All that a young Dr. Sangma wanted to be was a doctor. Born to teachers Binoy Bhushan M. Marak and Roshanara Begum at Ampatigiri, now the headquarters of South West Garo Hills district, he graduated in medicine from the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal, capital of Manipur. He joined the Zikzak Public Health Centre as a medical and health officer in 1991. Zikzak is one of the two administrative blocks under the Ampati Assembly constituency that Dr. Sangma has been representing since 1993, first as an Independent and then as a Congress candidate. Associates say he gravitated towards politics by developing his grass-roots contacts as a doctor. How did he rise in Congress?Meghalaya gave India’s first coalition government in March 1978, underscoring ethnic and sub-regional differences that made fractured verdicts a rule since the Assembly elections that year. The compulsions of coalition saw Dr. Sangma, an Independent, being made chairman of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation in 1993. He soon joined the Congress, which saw in him a leader who could rival the grip P.A. Sangma had on the Garo Hills. He lost to P.A. Sangma in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections (from Tura) but kept climbing in the Congress hierarchy. From Home and Education Minister, he was made Deputy Chief Minister in April 2005 but stepped down from the post five months later after police firing killed five persons at Williamnagar in East Garo Hills district. Dr. Sangma became the Deputy Chief Minister again in 2009, but dissidence in the Congress saw him replace Mr. Lapang as Chief Minister halfway through the term. Dr. Lapang weathered several coup attempts and fended off allegations of scams to become the second Chief Minister after Salseng C. Marak (1993-1998) to complete a term since 2013.What are the challenges?Keeping his flock together has been a challenge throughout Dr. Sangma’s reign for almost eight years. Last year, he lost 13 MLAs in the Congress-helmed Meghalaya United Alliance. Seven of them were from the Congress who joined an upbeat Bharatiya Janata Party, whose presence in the State has been minimal so far. The BJP, though, is seen as less of a rival than the regional National People’s Party (NPP), founded by P.A. Sangma and commandeered by his son Conrad. The NPP, allegedly helped by the BJP, is trying to wrest back the Garo Hills from Dr. Sangma, besides expanding its base to the Khasi and Jaintia Hills, comprising 36 of the 60 Assembly seats. This is the first Assembly election after P.A. Sangma passed away, and the NPP has an emotional advantage. Dr. Sangma has also been accused of shielding Ministers involved in scams, including in teachers recruitment, and doing little to counter the National Green Tribunal’s ban on mining that has destabilised the coal and limestone-based local economy touching the lives of a fifth of the State’s 3.2 million people.last_img read more

  • Percentage of consumers watching shows on TV drops: survey

    first_imgMumbai, Apr 25 (PTI) There has been a significant dip in the number of consumers watching shows on TV to 23 per cent from 52 per cent over the past year as they prefer to view it on laptops and smartphones, says a survey.”Consumers increasingly prefer to watch TV shows on devices such as laptop and desktop personal computers and smartphones,” according to an online survey of 26,000 consumers across 26 countries, conducted by Accenture.”More than 4 in 10 consumers (42 per cent) said they would rather view TV shows on a laptop or desktop, up from 32 per cent in the last years survey,” as per the report.Nearly 13 per cent said they prefer watching TV shows on their smartphones, compared to 10 per cent last year.”The decline in TV viewing over the past year tracks with a four-year trend. As recently as 2014, the survey revealed that nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of consumers preferred the TV set for viewing shows,” it said.The most recent findings show that only one in five consumers (19 per cent) now prefer to watch sports games on their TVs, down from 38 per cent in the prior-year survey.The report indicates a steep decline over the past year in the percentage of consumers from India who prefer to watch shows on TV sets. That number dropped 78 per cent, from 47 per cent to 10 per cent.In the US, the number fell 57 per cent (from 59 per cent to 25 per cent), and in the UK it dropped 55 per cent (from 56 per cent to 25 per cent), the survey said.advertisement”Over the past one year we have seen a surge in the launch of over-the-top services, both by global and Indian media, and entertainment companies,” Accenture India Managing Director Aditya Chaudhuri said.”The ever increasing penetration of the internet mainly through mobile, backed by WiFi and broadband has helped this wave,” he said.Chaudhuri said along with the internet penetration, high-quality content has enticed the Indian consumers to view varied content, both live broadcast and video-on-demand (VOD), on different devices.”While the consumers increasingly prefer to watch TV shows on laptops and desktops, the smartphone is becoming the preferred device for watching short video clips,” he said.In the survey, more than one-third of consumers said they would rather view these clips on their mobile handsets, a substantial increase from 28 per cent last year.In contrast, the number of consumers who said they would rather watch video clips on their laptops and desktops dropped slightly, from 47 per cent to 44 percent over the last year.The number of consumers who said they prefer to view these clips on their TV sets dropped even more, from 16 per cent to only 5 per cent, the survey added. PTI PSK GKlast_img read more

  • Deepika to Ranveer: Bollywood is obsessed with this 90s fashion trend

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  • Urban Meyer’s Daughters Have A Message For His Critics

    first_imgUrban Meyer with his wife after an Ohio State football game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Urban Meyer issued a strong statement on Friday afternoon, clarifying the reason for his suspension at Ohio State, attempting to correct some of the “narrative” that’s been playing out in the media.The Buckeyes’ head coach, suspended for the first three games of the season, says he was not suspended for covering up any domestic violence. He was suspended because of how long he employed a troubled assistant coach.“My fault was in not taking action sooner against a troubled employee about his work-related issues,” Meyer said.Ohio State’s president, Michael V. Drake, said the following at last month’s press conference:“I want to state clearly that we believe Urban Meyer did not and does not condone domestic abuse,” Drake said. “However, he did fail to take sufficient management action regarding Zach Smith — and he was not as complete and accurate at media days and did not uphold the high standards and values of the university on that day.”The full statement from Urban Meyer on Friday can be seen below:pic.twitter.com/IVNDr3gZCt— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 31, 2018Urban Meyer’s family has supported him strongly during this saga. Urban’s daughters, Nicki and GiGi, were vocal on Twitter in a reaction to this statement.“Because people can’t seem to get it right. Setting record straight – look at the facts,” Nicki Meyer wrote in response to one critic.Because people can’t seem to get it right. Setting record straight – look at the facts. https://t.co/XVwXkNo8NC— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) August 31, 2018“Time to see the facts. Not the narrative,” Gigi wrote.Time to see the facts. Not the narrative. https://t.co/f2hEY9PZR0— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) August 31, 2018Both daughters went on to retweet some pro-Urban Meyer responses.“I’m so fired up today!!!! #TeamMeyer,” Nicki wrote.I’m so fired up today!!!! #TeamMeyer pic.twitter.com/Lfb504A3Jl— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) August 31, 2018Ohio State, meanwhile, is set to open its season today. The Buckeyes are set to take on Oregon State at noon.Urban’s wife, Shelley Meyer, had a message for Buckeye Nation.“TO ALL OF BUCKEYE NATION: Thank you , in advance, for supporting these awesome young men as they represent this GREAT university tomorrow in the Horseshoe, along w TBDBITL and the BEST FANS IN THE LAND. Love and respect, Shelley, Urban, Nicki, Gigi, and Nate GO BUCKS!” she wrote.TO ALL OF BUCKEYE NATION: Thank you ??, in advance, for supporting these awesome young men as they represent this GREAT university tomorrow in the Horseshoe, along w TBDBITL and the BEST FANS IN THE LAND. Love and respect, Shelley, Urban, Nicki, Gigi, and Nate GO BUCKS!— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) August 31, 2018Ohio State and Oregon State are set to kick off at noon. The game will be on ABC.last_img read more

  • Former Patriots, Nebraska CB Charged With 2 Felonies

    first_imggeneral view of Memorial Stadium from field level.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 1: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field after a time out during their game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Purdue 35-14. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)A former Nebraska Cornhuskers and New England Patriots cornerback has been charged with several felonies in Lancaster County in Nebraska.According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Alfonzo Dennard, who played for Nebraska from 2008 to 2011 and for New England from 2012 to 2014, has been charged with assaulting an officer and second-degree resisting arrest.The charges come on the heels of a traffic stop this past Sunday.The stop reportedly took place at around 1:15 am local time, early that morning.Per the report, Dennard was pulled over on the day in question for having expired registration tags.The police decided to arrest him for allegedly having an expired license and insurance card, and for having failed to appear in court for a prior traffic ticket.The Lincoln Journal Star then describes “a struggle” that occurred afterwards:Police said when he was told he was being arrested for driving under suspension, Dennard tensed up, wouldn’t let the officer pull his left arm behind his back and said, “Come on, you’re a sad individual.”A struggle moved into the middle of the street, and Dennard was able to free his right arm and get back to his SUV, according to police. Several more officers arrived and helped get him into custody at 1:34 a.m., a total of 19 minutes after the stop had begun.Three officers were left with scrapes as a result of the scuffle, they said.Dennard had several big games in his first two seasons and was a part of the Patriots’ 2014 Super Bowl run, earning a ring after their Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Seattle Seahawks.[Lincoln Journal Star]last_img read more

  • Vigil held for injured Nova Scotia woman dead man after attack on

    first_imgWYTHEVILLE, Va. — A vigil was held Thursday evening for a Nova Scotia woman who survived a knife attack on the Appalachian Trail and for the man who died in the incident.James Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Mass., is charged with murder and assault with intent to commit murder in the attack, which left an Oklahoma man dead.Wythe County police have said 43-year-old Ronald Sanchez Jr., 43, was found dead early Saturday, about 100 metres from where the suspect was arrested.Foster did not have the name of the injured woman but said it was his understanding that she was from Nova Scotia.The president of the Appalachian Trail, Suzanne Dixon, said Thursday that users of the popular hiking trail are hoping for a full recovery of the injured woman and are reaching out in sympathy to Sanchez’s family.The group held a vigil Thursday evening at a baseball field in Damascus, Va.Hiking groups have said the entire event came as a shock, as the Appalachian Trail has a reputation for being safe even for people who hike alone.According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, it is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, stretching roughly 3,500 kilometres from Georgia to Maine.  More than 3 million people visit the trail every year and over 3,000 people attempt to hike the entire footpath in a single year. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

  • Young and TwoSpirited Newly elected band councillor represents change

    first_imgHanna Waswa is a newly elected band councillor for a fly-in and predominantly Christian Ojibway community.APTN NewsMartha TroianHanna Waswa remembers a time when she never wanted to return to her community.For a decade she made that her reality. She moved far away, went to high school, finished university, had her first kiss and worked successfully at several jobs.But over time, Waswa became deeply homesick.“I found myself missing home,” she says. “None of it felt it could be as important as going home and trying to be part of the changes.”Now Waswa, isn’t just home on the Eabametoong First Nation, also known as Fort Hope, about 350-kilometres north of Thunder Bay. The outspoken, two-spirited, 27-year-old is a newly elected band councillor for the fly-in and predominantly Christian Ojibway community.Bullied and houseboundWaswa remembers being raised in a log cabin away from the main settlement, living off the lake with her family.Then at age five, her family moved into the community. By the time she was in Grade 3 her life changed dramatically.“I was being bullied quite heavily,” says Waswa.Hanna at age seven. (Photo: Hanna Waswa)“Partially because I was mixed race and I didn’t look the same as everyone else. I didn’t have the same experiences and partially because of my sexuality.”Waswa’s father was a pastor and her Caucasian mother was from Nova Scotia.“I was teased a lot for liking girls even though I didn’t know that was a thing,” says Waswa. “It wasn’t even my conception in my world that you could be gay.”By the time she hit Grade 8, her parents pulled her out of school because of the bullying.“I essentially didn’t leave my house for two years,” recalls Waswa.“I didn’t want to be around anyone, I hated everyone, [and] I didn’t see any good come out of any relationship I had out of the reserve.”At 16, she went to high school in Belleville, an hour west of Kingston to live with an uncle who lived in Tyendinaga.“I promised myself that I wouldn’t go back in the closet”Moving further away from her home province, Waswa relocated to British Columbia to attend Trinity Western University, a private Christian institution, to study English and Communications.She was also still recovering from her childhood and coming to terms with her sexuality.“When I was there I had my first girlfriend,” said Waswa, adding the relationship was kept hidden.It wasn’t until one week before her graduation and after a close friend disclosed her own sexuality that Waswa did too.“We had all found each other, that moment for me was very significant,” Waswa said.“It was so wonderful when I could finally say, ‘Look I’m not broken, I just don’t like guys and that’s OK.”Hanna with her family at her graduation. (Photo: Hanna Waswa)At 21, Waswa finally came out and told her family she was gay. She was met with varying levels of acceptance.“I promised myself that I wouldn’t go back in the closet. That if anyone asked me that I wouldn’t hide who I was.”Waswa was also very homesick at this time, too, and decided it was time to return to the place she once loved, despite how long ago that was.“I came home and realized that most of the people I know of my age are queer in some way,” Waswa said.“There are people here who have really paved the way for me to come home in that sense.”Eabametoong First Nation. (Photo: Hanna Waswa)Waswa sees her community going through a shift given the number of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and/or asexual (2SLGBTQQIA) people there now with many of them creating change.More people are also going back to the old ways.“There is a resurgence of traditional thought and teachings, we’re kinda caught in the middle of those two things.”Being part of a trajectoryWaswa decided to go back home after seeing positive media coverage about her community.“I saw a lot of hopeful and encouraging things coming out,” said Waswa.“When I ran for council there was this outgrowth of that desire to help with that trajectory and momentum building.”Like so many other First Nations, Eabametoong is reeling from the effects of the residential schools system: challenged by a shortage of housing, small crimes and substance abuse issues.Hanna and some of her supporters (Photo: Hanna Waswa)But seeing the commitment from community members wanting to make things better inspired Waswa.She ran for council and won. Waswa believes she was elected because of her platform.Waswa’s campaign focused on public spaces and community planning, preparing for climate change and revitalizing the Indigenous language.Most young people cannot speak Ojibwe or are not very fluent, says Waswa, who includes herself in that challenge.Hanna with the rest of the band council (Photo: Hanna Waswa)“Coming home really affirmed to me how much I love the community, [and] how much I want to be here,” said Waswa.“I wanted to put myself in a position where I can do the most good.”mtroian@aptn.ca@ozhibiiigelast_img read more

  • One poll commissioner gave dissent on 2 decisions on plaints against PM

    first_imgNew Delhi: One of the two election commissioners had dissented in the decision of the ‘full Election Election Commission’ to give clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the two speeches made in Maharashtra last month, highly-placed sources aware of the development said on Friday.In the last three days, the Commission gave its decision on as many complaints by the Congress against the prime minister, alleging violation of the model code. One of the election commissioners, according to the sources, gave his dissent in EC’s decision to give clean chit to the prime minister on his speech at Wardha on April 1 where he attacked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for contesting from minority-dominated Wayanad seat and his appeal to first-time voters by invoking the Balakot air strikes and the Pulwama martyrs in Latur on April 9. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe ‘full Commission’ which takes such decisions comprises Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and fellow election commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra. The two decisions were then taken based on 2:1 majority as per prescribed law which governs the functioning the of the poll panel, the sources said. The Election Commission (Conditions of Service of Election Commissioners and Transaction of Business) Act, 1991 states that if the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners differ in opinion on any matter, such matter shall be decided according to the opinion of the majority. The Commission transacts its business by holding regular meetings and also by circulation of papers. All Election Commissioners have equal say in the decision making of the Commission.last_img read more

  • ATT to report results for second quarter follows strong showing by Verizon

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – AT&T, the largest telecommunications company in the U.S., is reporting second-quarter results.The report will come Tuesday before the stock market opens. It comes after its biggest nemesis, Verizon Wireless, reported strong results last week.The quarter has lacked major drama for AT&T Inc. Investors are still wondering AT&T will be able to curb its outlays for iPhones, which it sells heavily subsidized, but the true test of that will come later this year, when Apple releases a new model.For the second quarter, analysts expect AT&T to report adding a net of about 200,000 subscribers on contract-based plans, which carry the highest monthly fees. That compares with Verizon’s gain of 888,000. AT&T to report results for second quarter, follows strong showing by Verizon AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jul 24, 2012 3:05 am MDT read more

  • South Sudan UN condemns violence in Malakal civilian protection site

    Noting with concern the rising inter-communal tensions between the Dinka and Shilluk that precipitated the incident, the Secretary-General warned all parties against stoking ethnic disputes and called on them to refrain from any actions or statements that could further escalate the situation, according to a statement attributable to his spokesperson. “The Secretary-General also reminds all concerned, including Government security forces, of the inviolability of the United Nations compounds,” according to the statement. “He underscores in no uncertain terms that any attack directed against civilians, UN premises and peacekeepers may constitute a war crime.” In the statement, the Secretary-General also urged the leaders of South Sudan to implement without delay the peace agreement reached six months ago, so that the people of South Sudan can begin a process of reconciliation and healing. ‹ › Civilians flee the violence that erupted in the Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Nyang Touch Earlier today, UNMISS strongly condemned the violence that erupted last night. In a press release, UNMISS said that violence involving the use of small arms, machetes and other weapons broke out yesterday in the late evening between youths from both communities, and that violence also continued this morning. “The Mission calls on all communities to refrain from violence, restore calm and resolve differences through dialogue,” UNMISS said. The Mission said that UNMISS police in charge of maintaining order within the protection sites immediately intervened with tear gas to disperse the crowd. Casualties were brought to the international non-governmental clinic at the site. UN troops have increased perimeter patrolling while physically securing areas in the vicinity of site, UNMISS said. The Mission is also engaging with local authorities in Malakal to de-escalate the situation. Stressing that such an attack against civilians and UN premises may constitute a war crime, UNMISS also reminded all concerned, including security forces, of the “civilian character of the compound, and the sanctity of UN assets and personnel, as well as that of the civilians protected inside the UN compound.” UNMISS protects 47,791 civilians in Malakal, while 198,440 civilians are currently protected at six UNMISS bases throughout South Sudan. read more

  • Dotting the i Ohio State secondary one of teams best offensive weapons

    OSU redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker (24) celebrates his pick-six during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State hosted one of its biggest games of the year last week against No. 10 Nebraska, under the lights. It was the second largest crowd in Ohio Stadium history and arguably had the most talented list of visiting recruits since OSU coach Urban Meyer began his tenure. The pregame spectacle that was the laser-light show inside the team tunnel, the fireworks shooting off atop the scoreboard and an introduction video highlighting the 2014 national championship were done to make an impression on those in attendance. However, it was up to the Scarlet and Gray to leave the lasting impact. And so they did, with the defense setting the tone.Junior safety Damon Webb intercepted a pass that was tipped by junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan and redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore, then returned it 36 yards for a touchdown. That was the team’s fifth pick-six of the year, which marked a school record.“That was big. The crowd was going crazy on the first third down of the game,” Webb said. “That definitely lifted up the crowd and had momentum on our side.”The OSU defense has been a catalyst at times for an offense that has struggled with a quick start for nearly the whole season. Two weeks ago, for the very first time all year, the Buckeyes notched its first touchdown on its first drive of the game. This time around the defense was one of the best offensive weapons for coach Urban Meyer.Later in the game, redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker made a difference on defense by making his fifth interception and scoring his second touchdown of the 2016 season. OSU now has six interceptions for touchdowns this year, with three games still to play.The skill and athleticism in the OSU secondary has begged the question if any players have tried to play both sides, offense as well as defense. Co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said that for the defense to get better, the player have to focus on their individual positions rather than try to learn a new one, not saying that the players wouldn’t be open to taking a stab on offense.Regardless, the OSU secondary has been electric when the players have the ball in their hands. Co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach Greg Schiano has been mostly responsible for the increase in scoring for the offense. Schiano has put an emphasis on making the most of opportunities; a play Schiano calls “sideline return.” McMillan said that there’s one thing on his mind when the ball is caught by one of his teammates: “Turn around and block somebody.” “This is a game of energy. It’s a game of momentum,” Fickell said. “If you got momentum, you got to find a way to keep it. If you don’t have the momentum, you got to do something.”OSU currently ranks fourth in the nation in passing defense and ninth in the country with 14 interceptions. Last Saturday, Nebraska was just 1-for-13 for 12 yards in downfield passing against Conley, Ward and Lattimore. Webb said that there’s not necessarily a competitive between the defensive backs to see who can have the most interceptions at season’s end, but there’s definitely some discussion in the group.“It’s definitely a confidence booster,” he said. “Just looking forward to Maryland and trying to make the same thing happen.As for any nicknames for the unit, Webb said that’s still a work in progress.No. 5 OSU kicks off at Maryland at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. read more

  • Jewish father who let children ride bikes on Sabbath exposed them to

    first_imgJudge Rowe said she did not think that the man had deliberately flouted “expectations on him”.She said “two loving parents” were struggling with arrangements for the children’s care. She said the youngsters should spend equal time with each parent.And the judge said it was important that the children saw that their father was “still Jewish”.Judge Rowe added: “There have probably been occasional deviations from the Satmar rules for reasons including mistakes and occasional carelessness of the father or others, however I do not find that the father has deliberately or intentionally flouted the expectations on him or, in any event, that these have been either frequent or generalised.”The father knows what is at stake here. I find that he would not now deliberately cause problems for the children.”They must spend important religious days with him just as with the mother. Both parents must be part of the fabric of the children’s lives.”Judge Rowe said the children had to be given the “clear message” that their lives with each parent were “equally important”. They had also had been allowed to eat non-kosher food, she said. The woman also accused her estranged husband of taking off his kippah on Sundays.Detail of the case has emerged in a ruling by Judge Rowe following family court hearings in London. No one involved has been identified.Judge Rowe said family court litigation had started more than two years ago.She said she had made decisions relating to when the children, who lived with their mother, should spend time with their father.”The whole family lived a Satmar ultra-orthodox Jewish life until early 2013 when the father decided to leave the community,” said Judge Rowe in her ruling.”This was a seismic event for the family. The father continued thereafter to follow his Jewish faith, but at least for a time he did not practise within a settled Jewish religious community.She added: “The court had… to contend with the mother’s distress and fear of the children being exposed to an alien way of life on the one hand, and the father’s impatience at having to continue to follow the Satmar way of life during his time with the children on the other hand.” The whole family lived a Satmar ultra-orthodox Jewish life until early 2013 when the father decided to leave the community… this was a seismic event for the familyJudge Judith Rowe A Jewish father who left an ultra-orthodox community when splitting from his wife was accused of letting their two young children ride their bikes on the Sabbath and watch television, a family court judge has said.The man’s estranged wife told Judge Judith Rowe of her concerns about what the children were allowed to do when they visited their father.She said she was afraid of them being “exposed to an alien way of life” and of religious rules being broken.The mother said the children had “made many allegations”. One child had been allowed to press a traffic light button on the Sabbath. The other had been “shown an electronic device”. 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

  • Quick Take in the washing its coming

    first_imgWatch out: Met Eireann issues yellow alert over heavy rain>Motorists urged to take care on wet roads as Cork issues flood warning> IT’S A BANK holiday weekend, but unfortunately the weatherman doesn’t seem to care.Rain and wind is forecast for today, but eastern areas will be dry with a few sunny breaks for a little while yet.As you can see, the rain in the west is making its way across the country and will be in the east in all areas during the late morning and early afternoon.RainMet Eireann says the rain will be heavy for a time, but will clear to mainly dry and brighter weather later this afternoon and evening, but there will be more showers in the west. Southwest winds will be fresh and gusty and today’s highest temperatures will reach 13 to 15 degrees.Tonight, showers will affect most places overnight. The showers will be heavy and frequent in the west with the risk of hail and blustery southwest winds. Temperatures will range 7 to 9 degrees.last_img read more

  • Water Quality and Rail Transportation Issues to Be Industry Focus at Soybean

    first_imgOne of the great things about the Soybean Leadership College is its role in educating grower leaders about the latest industry issues impacting the soybean and the entire agriculture industry. At the 2015 ASA Soybean Leadership College in St. Louis on Jan.  6-8, water quality and rail transportation issues will be the key topics discussed in the Industry Issues Workshops.“These are two of the most pressing issues impacting soybean producers,” said Bob Worth, Chairman, ASA Membership and Corporate Relations Committee. “We will have some of our most active state organizations and top industry professionals educating participants about how water quality and rail issues are impacting their members and customers—and  how these organizations are addressing these challenges.”The water quality panel will feature Roger Wolf, Director of Environmental Programs and Services, Iowa Soybean Association, Adam Ward, Executive Director, Ohio Soybean Association. Wolf will speak about the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, a joint alliance with the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Pork Producers. Ward will speak about the water quality issues, particularly discussing the Lake Erie situation and the Ohio Soybean organization’s research projects.The rail transportation panel will feature Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director for the Soy Transportation Coalition, Dan Mack, Vice President Rail Transportation and Terminal Operations at CHS, and Kevin Kaufman, TTMS Group. The panelists will address the national rail crisis and its impact on the soybean and agriculture industry.The Soybean Leadership College is open to ASA, USB, USSEC, state association and QSSB leaders and staff, soybean producers wanting to assume a leadership position on a state or national level, and college students seeking to further develop their organizational leadership skills. For more information about the 2015 Soybean Leadership College click https://soygrowers.com/learn/soybean-leadership-college/ .The 2015 Soybean Leadership College is sponsored by the following organizations:BASFUnited Soybean BoardArkansas Soybean Promotion BoardDelaware Soybean BoardIllinois Soybean BoardIndiana Soybean AllianceIowa Soybean AssociationKansas Soybean CommissionKentucky Soybean BoardMaryland Soybean BoardMichigan Soybean Promotion CommitteeMinnesota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilNebraska Soybean BoardNew York Corn and Soybean AssociationNorth Carolina Soybean Producers AssociationNorth Dakota Soybean CouncilOhio Soybean CouncilSouth Dakota Soybean CouncilTennessee Soybean Promotion BoardVirginia Soybean Boardlast_img read more

  • 20 sea lions found dead in two months

    first_imgGEARHART, Ore. — About 20 dead sea lions — most with gunshot wounds — have been found in northern Oregon and southern Washington in just two months, a marine mammal researcher says.Dalin D’Alessandro tells The Oregonian that the shooting surge since the beginning of April is claiming both California and Steller sea lions. She’s a Portland State University research assistant with the Northern Oregon-Southern Washington Marine Mammal Stranding Network.The dead creatures have been found near the mouth of the Columbia River and a few miles to the north and south.D’Alessandro thinks the killing is due to fishermen frustrated over competition for their catch. While it’s typical to see a slight increase in dead sea lions around the opening of salmon season, recent numbers are about four times the norm for the same time period, she said.Last month, a federal judge rejected a request to halt the killing of California sea lions that eat protected salmon at Oregon’s Bonneville Dam. That program allows Idaho, Oregon and Washington authorities to kill targeted sea lions.California sea lions are federally protected as marine mammals, but not as endangered or threatened species. The area’s Steller sea lions are currently federally protected as a threatened species.last_img read more

  • Boaters rescued after watercraft takes on water near Virginia Key

    first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Some boaters needed to be rescued after their watercraft started taking on water, near Virginia Key, Wednesday afternoon.Just before noon, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received calls of a boat that needed assistance.A Miami Fire Rescue boat arrived to the scene and got those on board to safety.Rescuers the pumped out some of the water from the boat and towed it away.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

  • Abandoned Parkland home catches fire

    first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CSPFD on scene of a working structure fire in the 6200 block of NW 77th Terrace. Fortunately, this was a vacant home and no one was injured. pic.twitter.com/GQEdk3jqE9— Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department (@CoralSpringsFD) July 5, 2018No one was hurt.Investigators are now trying to figure out what caused the fire. PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Flames ignited overnight at an abandoned home in Parkland.The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department responded to the scene near Northwest 62nd Street and 77th Terrace, early Thursday morning.Firefighters tweeted out a video that showed them working to put out the fire.last_img read more

  • Chat Forums Mean Taking Your Lumps

    first_imgNothing is more frustrating than an anonymous poster running off at the mouth, especially when that poster is wrong. We take our lumps too, from getting rightfully nailed for mistakes we make to being called both apologists for and prejudiced against the same company in the same story. It’s rough out there in chat land. But buried there in all the noise is the pulse of what the industry is really thinking. And we all need to pay attention. Few topics spark industry response like lay-offs and hiring freezes, and there’s been a lot of that lately: see TV Guide, F+W, Cygnus, Penton. And that industry response, as you can expect, has been caustic, especially towards publishing company leaders. Some of it is fair, some of it is not, but it is what the industry is thinking. The FOLIO: edit policy for story comments reads: “We encourage lively, open discussion and posts, and only ask that you refrain from personal comments and remarks that are off topic. We reserve the right to edit/remove comments.” That means no personal attacks. Harshly criticizing a CEO’s strategy? Fair game. Calling that CEO an “idiot?” Out of bounds and we try to stay on top of it. This has to be civil, reasoned, business conversation. We won’t tolerate people hiding behind anonymity and throwing grenades. But publishing company CEOs also need to realize that the two-way conversation they tout as the future of their organizations applies to them as topics too. You can send out press releases about “difficult decisions” and “positioning the company for the future” but that message only goes one way. Online, the rank-and-file can respond. last_img read more

  • Cops plant saplings in Mancherial

    first_imgMancherial: As part of Haritha Haram drive, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rakshitha Krishnamurthy and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ghouse Baba planted saplings on police station premises here in Mancherial on Thursday.Speaking on the occasion, the DCP said humans cannot survive without trees and hence everyone should plant trees to protect environment. She suggested everyone to plant saplings on every occasion in their lives like birthday, marriage day and to protect them till they grow. Circle Inspector Thirupathi Reddy, Sub-Inspectors Maruti, Omkar Yadav and Chandrasekhar and other staff participated in the plantation drive.last_img read more