Gratitude is completely free. You can say thank you over and over again, and it won’t cost you a thing. But, if said sincerely, it will be priceless to the recipient.Recognition also costs you nothing. Recognizing the effort someone made–win or lose–is easily done. There is always someone who has done something that deserves to be publicly celebrated. Priceless to them; free for you.You can ask someone if they need help. There are people who need your help. They need your support. You don’t have to open your wallet to help someone. Sometimes all you need to give them is a little bit of your time.People need to be heard. You can help them with that need by sitting quietly and listening. Make listening your agenda instead of listening to respond. If you really listen, you will be giving someone else an enormous gift. It costs you nothing.Ask someone to help you. Some people need to be needed. Asking them to share their opinion, to share their ideas, or to share their experience proves you believe their thoughts and feelings are important. Totally free.Encouragement is free. You can support someone in their endeavor by reminding them that you believe in them even when they don’t. It’s sometimes all they need.You know how I feel about relationships. People need friends. They need human relationships. You can offer your friendship to someone who needs it without spending a dime (if you don’t want to). Knowing that someone cares for and about you is a deep human need, easily satisfied by a thoughtful action.All of the things on this list will improve your results because they improve your relationships. They directly improve who you are a person (and especially as a leader). None of them costs you anything other than the tiniest bit of effort and your time. But they produce outsized results.Don’t skip the questions.QuestionsWho are you going to say thank you to right now?Who are you going to recognize right now?Who are you going to offer to help tomorrow morning at 8:35 AM?Who are you going to sit and listen to with no agenda other than ensuring that they know they’ve been heard?Who are you going to call to ensure that they know you need their advice?Who is about to give up and needs an encouraging word?Who could use a real friend? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
In what is perhaps the first case of extortion involving the crypto currency bitcoin, Gujarat police CID (Crime) has booked a police Inspector and nine other policemen for allegedly forcing a Surat-based builder and real estate player to part with 200 bitcoins, worth ₹12 crore. The police booked them after a complaint was received that Inspector Anant Patel abducted the businessman Shailesh Bhatt and forced him to transfer the bitcoins from his mobile wallet. Mr. Bhatt reportedly trades in crypto currencies. His business partner Kirit Paladiya is said to have warned him that he was under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate. On February 11, Mr. Paladiya called Mr. Bhatt for a meeting in Gandhinagar. As they were talking, a couple of police vehicles arrived at the scene and they were both taken to a farm house where Mr. Bhatt was asked to transfer the bitcoins to escape the probe. The police lodged an FIR naming 11 persons, including a private individual who reportedly played a fixer between the businessman and the police.
The Tamil Nadu police has informed the Madras High Court that they cannot book cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, tennis player Sania Mirza and TV host Mandira Bedi in a national flag insult case filed against them in the state.The state police department could not take action against the personalities without the central government’s permission, police told the Madras High Court Bench here.Police submitted that neither the accused belonged to Tamil Nadu nor were they available on the date of the complaint or on subsequent dates.Police filed the counter affidavit on Tuesday in response to a petition by an advocate, B Stalin, seeking a direction to a police inspector to register criminal cases against them under the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper use) Act, 1950.When an offence was committed outside India, no prosecution under the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper use) Act could be instituted without central government’s sanction, the affidavit said.The lawyer should have approached the central government for proper sanction for prosecution, it said.According to the petitioner, while celebrating his birthday Sachin Tendulkar cut a cake which was in the national flag design at Jamaica On March 10,2010.Similarly on May 19,2010, Sania Mirza was resting her feet on a guitar painted in the tricolour while posing as a model for an International company.In Mandira’s case, she was wearing a sari with the national flag on its border,touching her feet, the petitioner said.- With inputs from PTIadvertisement
Margao, Mar 5 (PTI) Sporting Clube de Goa would look to notch up a double when they take on Bengaluru FC in a second leg match of I-League football at Nehru Stadium here tomorrow. The Flaming Oranje had beaten the Blues in their away leg and they would now be looking to again come out on top at home tomorrow. Bengaluru FC, on the other hand, would like to make the record straight after a disappointing loss at Kanteerava Stadium. Currently, Sporting are placed at fourth position with 13 points from 10 outings while Bengaluru FC are second with 21 points from the same number of outings. “We have a good team playing some good football, but the results have not come our way. Right now our focus is to narrow the gap with top three, we still have a lot of football left in this league,” said Sporting coach Mateus Costa. “Bengaluru FC is a good side, but with all due respect we have proven ourselves in the previous match. Tomorrow we have to put up our best performance and try to repeat the same,” Costa said. Asked how his team has been preparing for BFC, Costa said “The training sessions have been good. I keep telling them what we do in training is exactly what we need to emulate on the pitch and rest will fall in place.” Asked about the previous loss against Sporting, BFC coach Ashley Westwood said, “We did not threaten the goal much, we had a lot of possession but Sporting made the most of two long range shots and their defense showed great character. “But tomorrow is a new match, a fresh challenge, our second match away from home. We saw the previous match of Sporting against Mohun Bagan, they should have won it. There was a penalty shout turned down and they kept knocking on the goal till the last minute.” All the Sporting players are available to play tomorrow while BFC head coach Westwood confirmed that CK Vineeth and Shankar Sampingiraj would miss the match due to injuries. PTI MCS PDS PDSadvertisement
America’s Tori Bowie delivered a finish line masterclass when she timed her dip perfectly to win the women’s 100 metres world championship gold in spectacular style on Sunday, leaving Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou with a consolation silver.The momentum of 26-year-old Bowie’ exemplary dip sent her sprawling onto the track but by the time she recovered enough to look at the big screen she saw that she had won by one hundredth of a second and denied Ta Lou the chance to claim Ivory Coast’s first world title in any event.Olympic champion and race favourite Elaine Thompson never got going and finished fifth, as Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers took bronze.Ta Lou appeared to have the race sewn up but fatally failed to throw herself at the line and there were moments of suspense before the result appeared on the stadium scoreboard.The 26-year-old Bowie, who finished in 10.85 seconds, went one better than her silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last year while Ta Lou was left to ponder another desperately unlucky finish.”I never give up until I’m over the line,” Bowie said. “Ta Lou went away fast but she always does. It didn’t bother me and I just kept pumping my legs and arms until the finish.”The dive doesn’t feel too good now. But that has saved me at championships in the past. I’ve got a couple of days to recover before the 200 heats so I’ll be okay.”Ta Lou was also unlucky not to walk away with a bronze medal in Rio after being denied a place on the podium by the rarely-resorted to thousandths measurement.advertisement”I am just happy to have this medal, it is a dream come true,” she said. “I didn’t expect to be in the top three because all the girls have the power and the talent to make the podium.”Thompson’s shock defeat came after Usain Bolt finished third in the men’s 100 metres on Saturday making it the first time since the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki that Jamaica failed to win either 100 metres race.It was also the first sprint double for the U.S. since Helsinki when Gatlin and Lauryn Williams were the champions.Thompson, who had looked in fine form in the heats and won on the same track in trainers to protect an injury in a Diamond League meeting one month ago, was at a loss to explain her defeat.”I don’t know what happened. I just wanted to get a good start but they race well,” she said. “I’ll have to watch the video back because I don’t know what went wrong.”I have to give those three girls a lot of credit, so big congratulations to them. I didn’t execute my race which is a shame but I’m healthy.”
Haas’s Danish driver Kevin Magnussen will require a fitness test before Saturday’s final practice at the Mexican Grand Prix after suffering a stomach bug.Race stewards said in a statement on Friday that Magnussen, who took part in practice, had been granted permission to miss the evening driver’s briefing due to an “ongoing medical condition.””The FIA Medical Delegate will assess the condition of the driver in advance of P3 (third practice) tomorrow,” the statement added.Haas principal Guenther Steiner told reporters that the driver had returned to the team hotel but expected to take part in qualifying and the race.”He’s actually feeling a lot better,” he said. “But we wanted to get him back to the hotel so he rests, and also that he doesn’t give it to everyone.”The Dane was 17th fastest in second practice.Haas have Italian Antonio Giovinazzi, who took part in first practice on Friday, as reserve driver but Steiner was confident he would not be needed.
By far, the Redmi 5A is the best value for money phone available in India and there are no two thoughts about it. Xiaomi India on Monday announced that according to IDC’s monthly smartphone tracker for August 2018, 0 million (1 crore) units of the Redmi 5A have been sold since its launch. The Redmi 5A was launched in India in November last year for a starting price tag of Rs 5,999. Xiaomi recently launched the successor to the Redmi 5A, aka Redmi 6A in India for the same price of Rs 5,999.”This achievement makes Redmi 5A the fastest selling smartphone in India to hit the incredible 10 million mark in a short span since its launch. In addition, Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A is the only smartphone in India to have retained the number one position and continues its dominating feat in the market upon launch for nine consecutive months,” Xiaomi said. The Redmi 5A comes at a starting price of Rs 5,999 for the base 2GB RAM/16GB storage version, while the 3GB RAM/32GB storage version costs Rs 6,999.Marking this occasion, Raghu Reddy, Head of Categories and Online Sales shared, “These remarkable milestones are the result of the immense love and admiration from our millions of Mi Fans and customers. Redmi 5A is one of our blockbuster smartphone products due to the amazing features it offers coupled with great quality and truly honest pricing, which makes it an undebatable choice in its category and with the recently launched Redmi 6A we have made it even better. Xiaomi as a brand will continue to bring innovative products of great quality with best specs and ensure that it is accessible to all consumers across India.”advertisementThe Redmi 5A successor the Redmi 6A is all set to go on flash sale in India during the Amazon Great Indian Festival on October 10 at 8 AM IST. During the Amazon sale, the Redmi 6A will be up for flash sale which will go live every two hours during the day. As a part of the launch offer, Amazon will also be offering free screen replacement of worth Rs. 2,000Redmi 6A comes in two variants, the base model with 2GB RAM + 16GB for Rs 5,999, while the price of the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage variant costs Rs 6,999. These are introductory prices and will be valid for two months. The Redmi 6A will be available on Mi.com and Amazon.com as well as in Xiaomi’s flagship Mi Home stores.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available for Rs 12,999 during Flipkart Big Billion Days saleThe Redmi 6A comes with a 5.45-inch Full Screen Display with an HD+ resolution and aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by Helio A22 SoC, all-day 3000mAh battery which Xiaomi claims allows the phone to stay in standby mode for up to 9 days. On the camera front, the Redmi 6A comes with a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus with Electronic Image Stabilization, while on the front it sports a 5MP selfie camera. Both the front and back camera are capable of clicking portrait shots. Redmi 6A was launched with MIUI 9.6 based on Android O but has now been updated to MIUI 10.
I’ve never been better: Jofra Archer ahead of Ashes debutEngland (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), Ashes 2019, 2nd Test: “I’m probably more ready than I have ever been. I bowled 50 overs in one game for Sussex which I think was past the overs they told me to bowl, it was good practice,” Jofra Archer said as he looks poised to make his test debut in the second Ashes test.advertisement Reuters LondonAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 21:49 IST England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), 2nd ODI, Ashes 2019: England’s Jofra Archer looks on, during a nets sessionHIGHLIGHTSEngland fast bowler Jofra Archer included in England’s 12 in the absence of record wicket taker James AndersonDon’t expect any miracles, I can only come in and do what I can and give my best, said Archer ahead of his debutAustralia lead the Ashes 1-0 after their 251-run win at EdgbastonEngland fast bowler Jofra Archer says he has fully recovered from a side strain and is raring to go as he looks poised to make his test debut in the second Ashes test against Australia at Lord’s on Wednesday.Archer, who missed the first test after picking up his injury during England’s World Cup triumph last month, proved his fitness when he took six wickets and scored a century for county side Sussex’s second XI last week.The 24-year-old was included in England’s 12 in the absence of record wicket taker James Anderson, who bowled only four overs in the first test at Edgbaston before injuring his calf again.”I’m probably more ready than I have ever been. I bowled 50 overs in one game for Sussex which I think was past the overs they told me to bowl, it was good practice,” Archer told reporters.”(My fitness) has never been better. (The side strain) just needed to settle and we couldn’t get that gap in the World Cup. After that, it settled in a matter of days.”Don’t expect any miracles, I can only come in and do what I can and give my best. I can’t work miracles but I will try to.”Australia coach Justin Langer had said the key to dealing with Archer, England’s leading wicket-taker at the World Cup with 20 victims, was to “keep wearing him down” and make him bowl more spells.”I think Justin Langer has another think coming,” Barbados-born Archer added. “I’ve played a lot more red-ball cricket than I have white-ball cricket.advertisement”I do think it’s my preferred format anyway. I personally believe in test cricket you get a lot more opportunities to redeem yourself.”If it’s 50 overs, when you don’t have a good 10-overs, that’s it. You have ample chances do it in red-ball games. Test cricket is pretty much the same as first-class — know what your strengths are and stick to them.”Australia lead the Ashes 1-0 after their 251-run win at Edgbaston.Also Read | Ashes: Justin Langer expects flat and dry wicket at Lord’s in 2nd TestAlso see: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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Jofra ArcherFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS AustraliaFollow 2nd testFollow Eng vs AUS
Austrians who move to Nova Scotia to work or study will now be able to exchange their valid driver’s licence for one in Nova Scotia. The province of Nova Scotia and the Republic of Austria have signed a reciprocity agreement on driver’s licences for passenger vehicles. “We are delighted to offer this arrangement, which makes it easier for new residents or immigrants from Austria who choose to live in Nova Scotia,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “At the same time, the process maintains our standards for driving and road safety.” If they already have a valid Austrian licence, they will not have to take a written or road test in Nova Scotia. Required vision testing will be available at Access Centres Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nova Scotians who live, work or study in Austria will have the same privileges. Mag. Ursula Zechner, director general section IV, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, said the Republic of Austria is pleased to have reached this arrangement with Nova Scotia. “This is a major step in reducing bureaucratic burdens for residents of both Austria and Nova Scotia and thus very welcome,” said Mag. Zechner. “This agreement is a vivid example of our excellent relations, which we are ready and committed to expand in all areas of mutual interest.” Austria is working to finalize agreements with other Canadian provinces. Nova Scotia has similar agreements in place with the United States, Germany, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, in addition to all Canadian provinces and territories. For each reciprocal agreement, Registry of Motor Vehicles staff must review a country’s driving regulations to ensure they are compatible with Nova Scotia’s.
The Canadian Press HALIFAX — Up to 700 Canadian Forces personnel will be fanning out across the Maritimes today to help restore electricity, clear roadways and evacuate residents in flooded areas following the wrath of Dorian.The former hurricane howled into Atlantic Canada yesterday as a ferocious post-tropical storm with wind gusts reaching nearly 150 kilometres an hour.In the Halifax area, which was among the hardest hit, the storm uprooted trees, ripped into roofs and pulled down powerlines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the dark.Nova Scotia Power said it had crews standing by ready to make repairs as soon as it was safe for them to do so.As the storm plowed into Prince Edward Island, about 50,000 homes and businesses were soon without power, as were another 74,000 in New Brunswick.Early this morning the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador was bracing for heavy rain, strong winds, storm surges and large waves, however, Newfoundland Power said it was ready for the storm and would provided updates through an automated alert system.There have been no reports of injuries in the Maritimes linked to Dorian, but dramatic footage shared on social media showed a large crane swaying in the wind and collapsing into the side of an empty apartment building under construction in downtown Halifax.In the city’s south end, a roof was ripped off another apartment complex, while other images on social media showed scores of upended trees, a torn-up waterfront boardwalk, flooded streets and flying debris.The Canadian Red Cross opened three evacuation shelters in the Halifax region.As Dorian closed in on the Maritimes, it strengthened to become a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds reaching 160 km/h. But it weakened by the time it came ashore near Sambro, N.S., at 7:15 p.m. and was downgraded to a post-tropical storm.Despite its downgrade, Dorian continued to produce hurricane-force winds well above 120 km/h.
Further, the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that only a limited array of items are being permitted to enter through the crossings.OCHA said that between 30 January and 1 February, 192 trucks entered into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Although the Israeli authorities have assured aid agencies that the crossing would be opened to let 150 trucks through daily, capacity has not topped 120 truckloads.Upon arriving in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today repeated his call for a durable and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza, as well as for the opening of all crossing points into the area.Three shelters run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) – that are not schools – remain open, sheltering close to 400 people displaced in the recent three-week Israeli military offensive, but UNSCO said that despite most having left shelters, thousands of Gazans remain homeless.It also reported that rolling blackouts continue in most of Gaza, with some areas having power for only half the day.For its part, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said that most health centres are operating normally and that many supplies have been donated, but cautioned that medicines for mental health problems, ventilators and other items are urgently needed.Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is seeking nearly $35 million to provide urgent help for children – who make up half of Gaza’s 1.4 million-strong population – and their families.Working with partners on the ground in Gaza, UNICEF seeks to deliver crucial supplies, financial assistance and technical expertise through 20 projects in areas such as protection, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and education.According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the military operation – launched by Israel with the stated aim of ending Hamas rocket attacks – killed 1,380 Palestinians, of whom 431 are children and 112 are women.UNICEF stressed that children, who had nowhere to hide, were severely psychologically affected by the conflict. As a result, child protection – including mine-risk education, psychosocial support and recreational opportunities to create a sense of normalcy – must be a priority in Gaza, it said.The $34.5 million the agency is seeking is part of a larger $613 UN appeal to provide assistance over a nine-month period.Launching that appeal yesterday in Geneva, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said that the success of relief operations in Gaza hinges on three factors: access for aid agencies, a durable ceasefire and no political interference from any party.“We are here today not to debate the rights and wrongs but to highlight the needs arising from the recent events in Gaza and to request urgent funds to allow the UN and partners to restore basic social services such as water, health and education, provide food, support emergency repairs of critical infrastructure, and begin to tackle psychological and protection concerns,” he said. 3 February 2009The number of trucks allowed by Israel to enter Gaza daily to deliver much-needed relief supplies remains insufficient, the United Nations reported today.
TORONTO — A Toronto-based law firm has launched a proposed class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster, alleging the ticket-selling giant has been taking “double-dip commissions” on the resale market for years.Sotos Class Actions accuses Ticketmaster of allowing professional resellers to buy “massive volumes” of tickets to concerts and other events, then resell them on the secondary market “at significant markups.”Competition Bureau takes on Ticketmaster, Live Nation over alleged deceptive pricingTicketmaster is killing the bar code and choosing which fans can buy tickets in fight against bots and scalpers‘Official platinum seats’: How Ticketmaster benefits from sky-high Tragically Hip ticket pricesIn a statement of claim filed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Wednesday, Sotos says the company turned a blind eye to resellers’ use of so-called “bot” software to gobble up tickets.It says this allowed Ticketmaster to increase its profits by taking commissions on both the original sale and the resale.None of the allegations contained in the statement of claim have been proven in court and Ticketmaster has not filed a statement of defence. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The lawsuit seeks $250 million in damages.
Overhead view of the city of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Chavez In his remarks, the Secretary-General noted that momentum is building on this issue in the wake of the recently concluded UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III, at which attendees adopted the New Urban Agenda, a vision for cities that are just, safe, accessible, affordable, resilient and sustainable.“This marked a milestone in setting global standards for sustainable urban development, sparking new thinking on how we plan, manage and live in cities,” the UN chief said in his message.He went on to flag that along with other new global framework agendas – such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Agenda for Humanity, the Sendai Framework and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda – the New Urban Agenda will put sustainable urbanization at the centre of efforts to eliminate poverty and achieve development and prosperity for all, and it can also complement the Paris Agreement on climate change.“Local action is essential to realizing the potential of these global agreements,” Mr. Ban said. “On World Cities Day, let us renew our resolve to confront urban problems and forge lasting solutions. Together, we can show how success in cities inspires change across the world.”Shifting the urban paradigmMr. Ban was joined in marking the Day by Joan Clos, the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, the UN agency charged with promoting socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. “To transform our world, we must transform its cities” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement commemorating the Day, which is observed on 31 October around the globe. “They are central to climate action, global prosperity, peace and human rights,” he added. “Crime, pollution and poverty are taking their toll on hundreds of millions of city-dwellers. At the same time, urban areas are hubs of energy, innovation and economic dynamism. By investing in cities, we can advance progress across societies.”In a resolution adopted in February 2014, the UN General Assembly designated the Day in recognition of the significance of urban basic services as a foundation for the overall social and economic development. The rationale underpinning the Day is that planned urbanization maximizes the capacity of cities to generate employment and wealth, and to foster diversity and social cohesion between different classes, cultures, ethnicities and religions. The theme of this year’s observance is ‘Inclusive Cities, Shared Development.’The Day also ties into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with SDG 11 aiming to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. According to UN-Habitat, inequalities in cities have grown since 1980, with the world’s largest cities also often the most unequal. In his message for the occasion, Mr. Clos pointed to the Day as “an essential celebration on the calendar to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization.”He said this year’s Day was particularly signi¬ficant as it comes on the heels of Habitat III, which he referred to as, a “resounding success” in which 30,000 people participated in almost 1,000 events over the course of four days.“Such high turnout is a testimony of the strong world interest in urban development, and in taking part in the global conversation about our cities,” Mr. Clos said, flagging that planning and managing cities are core sustainable global development challenges that hold the key to achieving equal and inclusive societies.“This year the World Cities Day is happening within the framework of a New Urban Agenda, the first of this century to make possible the change of the current cities’ model for better urban life,” continued the Executive Director.“The New Urban Agenda shares a vision of cities for all, ensuring that all citizens are able to inhabit and produce just, safe, healthy, accessible, affordable an sustainable cities for foster prosperity and quality of life,” he added.Dr. Clos elaborated that in line with Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda envisages cities and human settlements where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and have equal opportunities to participate in. High rises and hotel buildings in Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama. Photo: World Bank/Gerardo Pesantez
“Everybody thought I was combative, thought I was, you know, being aggressive,” Brown said of what the officers claimed of the incident despite the video showing he was not confrontational. “I get mad every time I watch it, you know, ’cause I was defenseless, pretty much.” The 24-year-old’s lawyer, Mark Thomsen, said his client wants the city of Milwaukee to admit wrongdoing. If not, the case will be fought in court. That Brown may not take the payout should come as no surprise, as Thomsen said it’s about more than money. The settlement offer had been approved on Wednesday by the Common Council in a closed session. Now, the clock is ticking as Brown must decide whether to accept it in 14 days, TMJ4 reported. “I fully anticipate that any settlement that doesn’t include an admission that they violated Mr. Brown’s civil rights will go nowhere,” Thomsen told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We can’t heal in this city without that.” By May 2018, body camera footage of the incident was released. “I think what people overlook and forget is that the city had the video and sat on it,” he told TMJ4. “It was months, and during that time, his name was trashed on the internet.” No charges were filed against Brown, and three officers faced suspensions that ranged from just two days up to 15 days. Remedial professional communications training was ordered for eight other officers, The Associated Press reported. More than a year after Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city and local police over claims he was unlawfully and forcefully arrested, the city has approved a $400,000 settlement offer, but his attorney says that may not spell the end of their battle. The compensation proposal is for a lawsuit Brown filed last June alleging that police stunned him with a Taser outside a local Walgreens on Jan. 26, 2018, when he did not immediately do as told and remove his hands from his pockets. The encounter began with one officer confronting Brown over the athlete illegally parking in an accessible parking space. In the suit, Brown alleged one of the officers involved later mockingly tweeted of the NBA player, “Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol#FearTheDeer.” Brown opened up about the police confrontation on “Good Morning America” last year, saying he “felt like it was unnecessary” that backup officers arrived on the scene. He said he filed a civil suit to “draw attention to it and … be that voice and try to help as many people as I can in this situation.”
To mark the 115th anniversary of the Taj Group of Hotels, Delhi’s iconic 5-star hotel Taj Palace has raised Rs 2.8 crore through an auction of a fascinating lineup of Indian modern and contemporary art. The 40 per cent of money was further donated to the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust, the hotel said in statement released on August 10, 2019. The Trust reaches out to those affected by adversities, like victims of terrorism, natural disasters and members of the armed forces, to help rebuild their lives. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAlso, the rest 60 per cent of the amount raised will go to DAG. The works, curated from art gallery DAG’s collection, of Amrita Sher-Gil, F N Souza, M F Husain, S H Raza, Jamini Roy, K H Ara, Sohan Qadri and Sakti Burman, to name a few were auctioned. An untitled graphite-on-paper by Sher-Gil (1913-41) went under the hammer for Rs 70 lakh in the Friday auction. Another key painting by world-renowned artist M F Husain (1913-2011), a 1982 watercolour titled ‘That Obscure Object of Desire’ sold for Rs 22 lakh. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTaj’s live auction ‘Art from the Heart’ was a no-reserve and no buyers premium one. “Each work has been picked to reflect a wide swathe of Indian art. When curating the selection, we ensured the periods they represent are varied (from 1952 to 2005), that the works are in different mediums, and that the genres range from figurative to abstract, from heads to landscapes, from folk modernism to high modernism,” Ashish Anand, MD and CEO of DAG, the curating gallery, had earlier told.
There’s no debating that Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are the only reason their teams have made it to this point in the Playoffs. Both are unquestionably great, but if forced to pick which one is more valuable to their team right now, Colin thinks Rodgers means more to the Packers.Colin pointed out that the Patriots have already proven that they can win without Tom Brady this year. They also have an underrated rushing attack, the NFL’s top scoring defense, and the best coach in the league. Rodgers, on the other hand, has made his run with a banged-up defense, and a running back that wears a number in the 80’s. He singlehandedly beat the Cowboys last week without Jordy Nelson.There’s also the factor of how the organizations are run. While Belichick is constantly adding new blood through trades and free agency, Green Bay is not active in either, and is only as good as their recent drafts. Rodgers and Brady are both Hall of Fame players, but right now, there’s no one more valuable to their team’s success than Aaron Rodgers.“If you’re gonna talk value, Aaron Rodgers is more valuable, and I think Favre was because of what they have to overcome.”Distractions matter. In sports, teams often try to shrug off the importance of obvious distractions, but they matter. The Giants said Odell Beckham’s boat trip wasn’t a distraction, then he played poorly and they lost. Alabama said replacing Lane Kiffin as offensive coordinator before the national championship wouldn’t be a distraction, they lost, too.The Antonio Brown Facebook Live video of Mike Tomlin’s postgame speech happened on Sunday night and really broke on Monday. It’s Friday, and it’s still a topic of conversation in the media and amongst the teams. Colin thinks it matters.“So, with Antonio Brown. Here we go. Heading into the weekend, he’s apologizing. Martellus Bennett’s talking about it. It’s been focused on in press conferences multiple times. It’s something.”Draymond Green and Klay Thompson got dissed in the player voting for the all-star game, and Colin thinks it’s because the modern NBA doesn’t get guys like them. Players appreciate freakish talents like Carmelo and John Wall, but don’t appreciate the Warriors willingness and self-awareness to sacrifice individual stats for winning.You can have DeMarcus Cousins all day, Colin will take the type of players like Draymond and Klay that only care about winning games. Colin thinks the biggest blind spot for professional athletes is their tendency to fall in love with great talents, even if they all play on underachieving teams. Give Colin Klay Thompson and you can have DeMarcus Cousins.“If you don’t understand what the Warriors are doing, and you’re voting Draymond and Klay that low, you don’t get it. You’ve got a blind spot. And the players do.”“Players have a blind spot. They see talent as 99% of the equation, and it’s not in this sport.”“Golden State is about sharing. The fact that Kevin Durant can come into this team, take over the scoring dominance, and it has not hurt the chemistry one iota, speaks to the self-awareness, discipline and the intelligence of the Warriors players and organization.”Guests:Cris Carter – FS1 Host and Pro Football Hall of Famer is in-studio to discuss if the Antonio Brown distraction matters; why he agrees with Colin on Russell Westbrook; if he thinks the Pittsburgh defense can stop New England’s offense; why he thinks the Patriots defense is underrated.Pierre Garçon – Washington Redskins wide receiver is in-studio to talk conference championship games; his opinions on the Green Bay defense after playing them this year; if he thinks Kirk Cousins is a franchise quarterback; what it was like to break into the league with Peyton Manning; and what he expects with his upcoming free agency.Albert Breer – Writer for the MMQB is in-studio to pass along the latest NFL buzz, including the Jon Gruden and Peyton Manning to Indianapolis rumors; why he thinks Manning doesn’t think he’s ready to be a football executive yet; where he thinks Manning could end up other than Indy; and why ownership isn’t out of the question either.Jason McIntyre – Founder of The Big Lead and co-host of Speak for Yourself is in-studio to play Guess the Headline for potential AFC/NFC Championship Game upsets; and gives his take on this weekend’s matchups.
MONTREAL — Canada’s airline association says it’s happy with the extra funding for airport security in yesterday’s federal budget but still frustrated that the federal government is keeping Canadian airline passengers “in the dark” about airport privatization.“While the budget does bring the promise of some relief for air travellers by investing a larger chunk of passenger-generated revenue back into security screening, it is silent on the government’s plans for Canada’s airports,” said Massimo Bergamini, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC).The National Airlines Council of Canada is the trade association representing Canada’s largest national and international passenger air carriers: Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet.“The additional funding for Canada’s air transport security authority should result in shorter processing times and better security. This is something that our organization has been advocating for and that we applaud,” said Bergamini.“However, after weeks of speculation around the government’s intentions on airport privatization, and after recent leaks suggest privatization is still very much in play, Canadians remain in the dark.More news: Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“Our organization has opposed for-profit-privatization of Canada’s airports, not on ideological grounds, but because it would result in higher fees for travellers and airlines.Bergamini argues that “air travel is not a luxury. And yet the Government of Canada continues to treat like it is.”He goes on to say that Canada’s user-pay model “is outdated, non-competitive and it penalizes the very people that air transportation is meant to serve — any increase in the cost of travel resulting from airport privatization would amount to a tax on the middle class.”The base price of a domestic air ticket is the lowest it’s been in six years, he says, “but under our outdated system these savings are not passed on to the consumer because of taxes and fees.“The government’s decision to keep privatization on the table distracts from the real issues and delays needed action to fix Canada’s non-competitive air transport cost structure and policy framework.” Canadian carriers applaud extra money for airport security but want privatization off the table Share Posted by Thursday, March 23, 2017 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>
Brian Lynn Hogue went missing while traveling between San José and Guápiles, where he lived, on June 1, 2015. (Courtesy OIJ)A California man has gone missing in Costa Rica, likely in the Caribbean province of Limón, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) and his family.Brian Lynn Hogue, 64, disappeared while driving from San José to the Caribbean slope town of Guápiles, where he lives on a farm with his wife, Susan, and their son, according to a statement from his family. He was last seen in San José on June 1. When he did not arrive home, a neighbor filed a missing-persons report with the OIJ on June 12, according to the OIJ delegation in Pococí.Hogue had planned to return to the United States this week to attend his daughter’s wedding.Hogue has lived in Costa Rica for five years near Guápiles, 68 kilometers northeast of the capital, and also owns property on the Nicoya Peninsula, near Cóbano, Puntarenas.Hogue’s son, Jeff, said that his father loves Costa Rica and that he and his stepmother plan to retire here. He is an avid conservationist and is involved in reforestation projects at both properties, according to an email from Roxanne Dunn, Hogue’s sister.“He was born on a farm and enjoys working on the land, nurturing and protecting the natural ecosystem of which Costa Rica is so famous,” Dunn said. “We have talked to many, many people who know him, and all describe their friend as hard-working, friendly, and generous.”“Given how long he has been missing, we are deeply concerned and worried,” Dunn said. “Please contact us with any information you may have that could in any way assist in this investigation.”Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Brian Hogue should contact the OIJ’s confidential hotline at 800-8000645 or email email@example.com. The family has set up a separate email for information related to Hogue’s disappearance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook Comments Related posts:After 80 days, investigation continues into US man missing in Costa Rica Human remains in Corcovado could belong to missing US hiker Cody Dial Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s passport found with human remains in Corcovado National Park Man linked to Costa Rica murder case sentenced to 3 years for identity theft in US
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Newcastle, on the coast of New South Wales’ Hunter region, has ranked ninth in Lonely Planet’s new book ‘Best in Travel 2011’. The authors of the book have described Newcastle as “underrated”, citing “the city has been overshadowed by its bigger, bolder and better-known sibling, Sydney” according to news.com.au. Missing the cut were cities such as London, Sydney, Melbourne and Paris. Lonely Planet claim these larger cities are “too dull” and that the books aim is to “inspire travellers to pick lesser known cities to explore” said Lonely Planet’s Asia-Pacific Travel Editor, Shawn Low. Refined and selected by a panel of in-house travel experts, the list ranks cities based on “topicality, excitement, value for money and that special X-factor,” according to Mr. Low. It was Newcastle’s beaches, nightlife, weather and attention to the arts that aided its top 10 selection. Tourism Hunter’s Executive Manager Sheridan Ferrier says it is an “honour” to be included amongst the best in travel in 2011.The new book suggests Newcastle combines “a unique blend of imagination, sophistication and laid-back surf culture.” Give your thoughts in the comments section below. For more on this story, click here to visit our Insider Commentary.Do you think Newcastle deserves its Top 10 world ranking?
Police stopped a man who was driving at three times the legal limit without insurance in Larnaca on Thursday at around 10pm.The 20-year-old was driving at 149km/h in Limassol avenue in Larnaca where the speed limit is 50km/h.He also had no insurance and police seized the car for further investigations. The driver was charged and then released.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola