What Your Rejected Email Really Means

first_img 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 When you send an email asking your dream client to call you, and that email is never returned, you have been given feedback as to your approach. The rejection means that what you did failed. It didn’t work, and you didn’t get what you wanted.When you send hundreds of emails that are not returned, you are getting feedback with hundreds of data points, all which point to the same fact. What you are doing is not working, and it isn’t likely to generate better results by doing it more often.Mistaken ExpectationsThe first problem with sending emails to request an appointment is the expectation that your dream client is going to read the email and be so impressed with your prose and your ask that they pick up the phone to see how fast you can make it over to meet with them. This is a Bigfoot. There are stories from people who claim to have seen him, and there is even a grainy old picture, but you and no one you know has ever seen him.Let’s disabuse ourselves of the idea that your prospective client is going to call you back. They’re not. Nor is their responsibility. You sent the email, and they never consented that they would reply. It is your responsibility to call them. It is you who are pursuing them, not them pursuing you.Change HorsesYou never want to change horses midstream. So you stick with what’s not working, hoping that something changes. When it doesn’t, you have to accept the feedback that you are getting as a very strong clue that what you are doing isn’t working. You need to change what you are doing.If sending an email asking for a call back isn’t working, try telling your dream client you are going to call them, and when. Try sending them a calendar invite, and also suggest that they can reject the invite and propose a better time, a time that makes sense for them. Or, ask them to put you in touch with the person on their team who can give you twenty minutes of time so you can share a big idea that may help move their business forward.If what you are doing isn’t working, don’t ignore the feedback you are receiving. Instead, be creative, be resourceful, and try something different.last_img read more

2-year-old dies on the way to hospital as bandh supporters block road in Jehanabad

first_imgA two-year-old girl died on the way to the hospital in Jehanabad district of Bihar as Bharat bandh supporters had blocked movement of traffic on the road.The girl, Gauri Kumari was suffering from diarrhoea. Her father, Pramod Manjhi was taking her from Balabigha village of neighboring Gaya district to the government hospital in Jehanabad in an autorickshaw. But, the girl died on way to the hospital.“If the bandh supporters had allowed the autorickshaw safe passage we could have reached the hospital on time and my daughter’s life would have been saved,” Pramod Manji told local journalists in Jehanabad.Mr. Manjhi also said that he had to cross a river first and then to take an auto-rickshaw to reach the hospital.However, the Jehanabad Sub-Divisional Officer Paritosh Kumar said that the death of the child was not related with the bandh or the roadblock. “The relatives had left from the home late and they couldn’t reach the hospital on time,” he said.Bandh supporters had disrupted movement of vehicles and train at several places in Bihar, including Jehanabad and Gaya district.In Patna, bandh supporters had broken the windscreens of several private vehicles and clashed with police at some places.Meanwhile, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while addressing journalists in Delhi asked, “A child died after an ambulance was stuck in the protest in Bihar’s Jehanabad. Who is responsible?”While reacting to Mr. Prasad’s statement, Bihar leader of opposition Tejaswi Yadav tweeted, “Your government is in the State and you please speak to DM-SDO of Jehananad who is saying that the death of girl child was not due to Bharat bandh but because of other reasons. State Health minister is from your party, you please ask him the reasons.”last_img read more

India trounce Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to complete whitewash,India trounce Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to complete whitewash

first_imgcricket 0 A dominant India predictably completed a 3-0 whitewash by bulldozing a sub-par Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the final ODI cricket match here today in what turned out to be one of the most one-sided series in recent times.Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s boys outclassed the hosts in all departments by first bowling them out for their lowest total of 123 in the series with Jasprit Bumrah grabbing 4/22 and then romping home in 21.5 overs.Openers KL Rahul (63 not out) and debutant Faiz Fazal (55 not out) flayed with what seemed like a club-level bowling attack to guide India home.India also completed a hat-trick of whitewashes against the hosts, having won earlier ODI series by 5-0 and 3-0 margin in 2013 and 2015 when Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane led the sides respectively.For Dhoni, there were two milestones that he achieved from the series. With 107 wins as captain, he equalled Allan Border for the second highest number of wins in ODI history behind Ricky Ponting (165).Also he became the first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to complete 350 dismissals in 50-overs cricket.However, there wasn’t much else to draw from the three matches as it was one rare series where only four batsmen — namely openers Rahul, Karun Nair, Fazal (this match) and Ambati Rayudu — got a decent hit in the middle.The entire middle-order — skipper himself, Kedar Jadhav, and Manish Pandey (two balls) — did not get a chance to bat thanks to the impressive effort by the bowlers led by Jasprit Bumrah with 9 wickets from 3 games.The nature of the contest has been of very poor quality as there was only one team which had its foot on the pedal.While chasing, Rahul enjoyed the pedestrian bowling attack helping himself to a half-century, his second 50 plus score after a hundred on debut while old domestic warhorse Faiz Fazal celebrated his maiden India cap with a polished knock.With only 124 to get, the Indian openers did not need to take any risks yet scored runs at a quick clip to finish off the formalities with minimum fuss.Left-handed Fazal looked elegant as he hit a few gorgeous shots through the cover as well as back past the bowler. Fazal lifted skipper and leg-spinner Graeme Cremer for a straight six.While Fazal’s innings had seven fours and a six in 61 balls, Rahul was more partial towards the cut shot and he also hit some cover drives.When Cremer tried to flight the ball, the Mangalore-lad was quick to pounce on it hitting him into the sightscreen for a six. He hit another six off Chamu Chibhabha over long-on. In all he hit four boundaries and two sixes in 70 balls.The century stand came in 113 balls while Fazal finished the match with a pulled boundary.Rahul finished the series with 196 runs from three innings that had a century and a half-century. Dhoni reached a ‘mini milestone’ in his ODI career when he took his 350th victim (catch and stumping). India clinch series after crushing 8-wicket win vs Zimbabwe Published on Dhoni reaches 350 dismissals milestone in ODI SHARE June 15, 2016 SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT RELATED COMMENTSlast_img read more

Opening Day Closing Day Rematch

first_imgNEW YORK— When Dallas Keuchel last took the mound at Yankee Stadium, he pitched six scoreless innings on short rest to lead the Houston Astros over New York and ace Masahiro Tanaka in the AL wild card game.The AL Cy Young Award winner returns April 4 for a rematch as New York hosts Houston on opening day, when cold, wintry weather is expected.“It’s fitting coming off the wild card game. It’s a similar matchup from the last time we played there,” Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. “I think for us the 40-50-degree weather will be a change, but the magnitude of playing the New York Yankees on opening day should be pretty fun for these guys.”The Astros had planned a workout at the Bronx ballpark Sunday, but it was canceled because of chilly and windy conditions.After averaging 104 losses the prior four seasons, the Astros went 86-76 and reached the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Houston was ahead 2-1 against Kansas City in the Division Series and led 6-2 in the eighth inning of Game 4 before the Royals rallied to win the game and later the World Series.“Seems like the outside world was a year or two late with catching up with what we believed in here,” Keuchel said. “It’s going to be fun because the outside expectations do meet the inside expectations now.”New York reached the playoffs last year after its first two-season absence in two decades, but the Astros ended the Yankees’ postseason quickly.Either Brett Gardner or Jacoby Ellsbury, who started the wild card game on the bench, may remain in the dugout when the Yankees take the field Monday. Aaron Hicks, a switch-hitting outfielder acquired from Minnesota for backup catcher John Ryan Murphy, had a .307 batting average against lefties last year.Three-time All-Star Starlin Castro, acquired from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Adam Warren and infielder Brendan Ryan, is another right-handed bat the Yankees obtained to stop left-handers’ domination of their batting order. Switch-hitting Mark Teixeira was healthy for much of last season and hit 31 homers but missed the playoff game after fouling off a pitch that broke his leg.“I think we have more options this year and I think we have a better balance to our lineup versus lefties,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.New York’s other big acquisition, closer Aroldis Chapman, will miss the first 30 games while serving a suspension under baseball’s new domestic violence policy. Last year’s closer, Andrew Miller, will hold onto that role for now. The left-hander says he won’t be slowed by a chip fracture in his right wrist, an injury sustained when he was hit by a line drive last week.Houston has the same core in its batting order, led by Jose Altuve. The AL leader in hits and stolen bases the past two seasons, Altuve is surrounded by power threats that include Colby Rasmus, Luis Valbuena and AL Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa.But the Astros did lose Chris Carter, who signed with Milwaukee as a free agent after hitting 90 homers in three seasons for Houston.ON THE MENDTexas native Evan Gattis, responsible for 27 of Houston’s home runs last year, will start the season on the 15-day disabled list, a move retroactive to March 25. The team’s primary designated hitter, Gattis is still recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery.GETTING EVEN YOUNGERCarter’s departure left a hole at first base that could be filled by 25-year-old Tyler White, who batted .353 with three homers and 12 RBIs during spring training. White would be making his major league debut.CLOSING TIMEThe Astros parted with former No. 1 overall draft pick Mark Appel in December, part of a seven-player trade with Philadelphia, in an effort to shore up the back of their bullpen. The key player in the return was Ken Giles, a hard throwing right-hander who had 15 saves in 20 chances in 2015 and held batters to a .219 average.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Play Resumes at the French Open

first_imgPARIS (AP) — Play has resumed at the French Open after a suspension due to rain of about an hour.___12:20 p.m.Play has been interrupted at the French Open because of rain.Third-seeded Marin Cilic and James Duckworth played for a little more than one hour on Court Philippe Chatrier before they were sent back to the locker room by tournament officials.Cilic, a runner-up at the Australian Open earlier this year, led 6-3, 5-4 when their first-round match was stopped.___11:00 a.m.It’s a big day at the French Open as Serena Williams makes her comeback on Day 3 of the clay-court Grand Slam following the birth of her daughter in September.Croatia’s Marin Cilic clenches his fist after scoring a point against Australia’s James Duckworth during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)Williams hasn’t played in a major since winning her 23rd Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open and a big question mark is hanging over her current form. A three-time champion at Roland Garros, she has not played a single competitive match on clay this season ahead of her first round meeting with Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech RepublicAlso in the women’s first round, 2016 winner Garbine Muguruza plays another former French Open champion, Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova, who won in 2009. And No. 1 seed Simona Halep starts her French Open campaign against 83rd-ranked Alison Riske of the United States.On the men’s side, top-seeded Rafael Nadal will aim to quickly finish his rain-interrupted first-round match against Italy’s Simone Bolelli. The 10-time French Open champion is leading 6-4, 6-3, 0-3.People stroll under umbrellas in an alley of the Roland Garros stadium during a first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer’s request to suspend her first round match because of the rain was not honored at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)Croatia’s Marin Cilic dives to return a shot against Australia’s James Duckworth during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Liverpool, Bayern Draw 0-0 in Champions League First Leg at Anfield

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Bayern Munich still can’t find a way to score, let alone win at Liverpool.In their fourth visit to Anfield, the German champions drew 0-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday to go a fourth game at the stadium without finding the net.“It’s not a dream result but it’s a good one and we can work with that,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “It’s not a game we will remember in 20 years but it’s a result we have.”On a quiet night in the competition, the other game between Lyon and Barcelona was also scoreless.By denying Bayern an away goal, Liverpool has a slight edge heading into the second leg of the round of 16 knowing it would advance with a scoring draw.In a meeting of teams who have each lifted the European Cup five times and are second in their domestic leagues, there was little quality in front of goal.Bayern Munich fans hold up banners in protest against away ticket prices during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Bayern Munich, at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)“We needed to take pressure off their front three,” Bayern winger Serge Gnabry said. “We know they are a counterattacking team … to keep the ball in midfield to not let them break through was important.”Liverpool, with Virgil Van Dijk suspended and Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez both injured, started with its fourth-choice center back in Joel Matip and midfielder Fabinho playing alongside him.Liverpool had a scare in the 13th minute when Joe Matip unwittingly diverted Serge Gnabry’s cross goalward from close-range and the ball bounced off goalkeeper Alisson Becker to safety. Bayern winger Kingsley Coman then sent a shot into the side-netting three minutes later.Liverpool squandered chances when Mohamed Salah headed wide from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s delivery and Sadio Mane shot wide on the turn.Mane also miscued an attempted overhead kick in front of the Bayern goal and Matip sent the ball wide from Roberto Firmino’s cutback before halftime. Liverpool’s Sadio Mane attempts an overhead kick, during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Bayern Munich, at Anfield, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)“We had enough chances,” Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson said. “I feel, especially in the first half, to score one or two.”Makeshift center back Fabinho made a well-timed tackle on Robert Lewandowski in the six-yard box. Gnabry sent a shot fizzing over the bar from outside the box in the 59th but Bayern struggled to test Alisson.Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer preserved the clean sheet in the 85th by tipping Mane’s diving header tipped around the post.“That was a very difficult game,” Lewandowski said.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

India vs Pakistan live streaming, 2018 Asia Cup live telecast: Where to watch Ind vs Pak live streaming online

first_imgIndia vs Pakistan live streaming: Asia Cup 2018, 5th match live telecast from Dubai. Watch Asia Cup Group A, Ind vs Pak cricket match free live streaming online: India and Pakistan resume their cricket rivalry when they face-off in the Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai on Wednesday. The two arch-rivals will meet for the first time since the Champions Trophy final in England last year.India vs West Indies live streamingIndia and Pakistan do not play bilateral cricket and only meet at multi-nation tournaments organised by the International Cricket Council or Asian Cricket Council.India and Pakistan cricket matches are always high-octane and one can expect a full house when they battle it out at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.While there are two assured India-Pakistan matches, one in the group stage and other at the Super Fours stage, the organisers, broadcasters, and the supporters will be hoping for a possible summit showdown on September 28 too.India-Pakistan cricket rivalry resumes at Asia Cup 2018For India, it will be a chance to see how the team reacts to pressure situations in absence of Kohli.India started their campaign with an unimpressive victory over Hong Kong.India survived a big scare on Tuesday and registered a nervy 26-run win after Hong Kong nearly pulled off the biggest upset in the tournament at the Dubai International Stadium.Chasing 286 for a victory, Hong Kong fought till the very end and put India under pressure for most part of the second innings but the experience of the defending champions helped them prevail in the end.advertisementAlso Read – India have slight edge over Pakistan because of MS Dhoni: MuralitharanHong Kong rode on Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath’s record opening partnership to put in a brave fight but once the well-set duo departed, they fell behind the asking rate and ended up with 259 for 8 in 50 overs.Read – Akram, Gavaskar discuss Virat Kohli’s absence from Asia CupToday they will face Pakistan, who had registered a comfortable victory over Hong Kong in their first match. Pakistan will be fresh after getting a two-day break for India match.What time is India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI?The game starts on 5:00 PM IST on September 19, Wednesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary.Where will the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI be played?The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI will be played at at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai from 5:00 PM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Pakistan from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the team squads for the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI?India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Harris Sohail, Imam ul Haq, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi.last_img read more

10 months ago​Newcastle manager Benitez blocks Murphy loan

first_img​Newcastle manager Benitez blocks Murphy loanby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle manager Rafa Benitez is not keen on loaning out Jacob Murphy.The winger has only started three games this season.He wants regular football, but Benitez is not willing to let him go.Per the Chronicle Live, Benitez will only sanction a loan for Murphy and others if he is given money to spend on incoming transfers.The club with the biggest interest in Murphy is Huddersfield, another team battling to stay in the Premier League. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

University Enrolment Statistics Released

first_imgEnrolment at Maritime universities decreased two per cent between 2006-07 and 2007-08, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission announced today, Dec. 10. The commission has released final 2007-08 statistics on enrolment at all public Maritime universities. Ten statistical tables and two databases are available on the commission’s website, www.mphec.ca, and include statistics on enrolment by province of origin, gender and age group between 2003-04 and 2007-08. Highlights include: Enrolment in all three Maritime provinces has declined since the peak in 2004-05. Total enrolment in the Maritime provinces was 69,135, down 5.5 per cent. In Nova Scotia, it was 41,676, down six per cent. New Brunswick had enrolment of 23,538, down 5.1 per cent. In Prince Edward Island, it was 3,921, down 1.8 per cent. — The number of graduate students increased 4.2 per cent in 2007-08 over the previous year, and 9.9 per cent since 2003-04. In 2007-08 they represented 12.9 per cent of students in Maritime universities. — The number of students originally from the Maritime provinces attending Maritime universities has declined 7.8 per cent, from 54,620 in 2003-04 to 50,367 in 2007-08. — The number of international students has increased 10.7 per cent since 2003-04. They now make up 9.7 per cent of enrolment. The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission was established in 1974. The 20 members are drawn from the Maritime provinces, and represent higher education institutions, provincial governments and the general public. Its mission is to assist institutions and governments to enhance the post-secondarylearning environment. The commission collects and maintains data pertaining to post-secondary education in the Maritimes and conducts research on the Maritime postsecondary sector. Reports and research articles are available on the website, www.mphec.ca .last_img read more

Saskatchewan fire evacuees return home after weeks in shelters

first_imgAPTN National NewsThis day couldn’t come soon enough.After weeks of living in shelters across Saskatchewan and Alberta, fire evacuees are now cleared to return home.The province has lifted the fire ban and said threats to most communities is reduced.APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.dward@aptn.calast_img

Wasim Thajudeens body exhumed for fresh probe

The Colombo Additional Magistrate last week gave the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) the approval to exhume the body after the CID said that there was suspicion over the manner in which he died. Thajudeen was earlier believed to have been killed in a car accident but later there was suspicion that he may have been murdered.The family of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was accused of being involved in the murder but Rajapaksa yesterday denied the allegations. The body of former Sri Lanka rugby player Wasim Thajudeen was exhumed at the Dehiwala Muslim burial grounds this morning.Tight police security was in place as the body was exhumed and the media was kept of the burial grounds for security reasons. A large crowd gathered outside the site as the body was exhumed in the presence of a judge, Thajudeen’s family members and others. Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, had last week also denied any involvement of his family in the murder.Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service, Namal Rajapaksa said that he and his family were very close to Thajudeen and had often visited his house.Wasim Thajudeen was found dead in his car in 2012. The police at the time said he was killed after the car had crashed into a wall. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Movie television production firms get FAA permission to fly drones more industries

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Sep 24, 2014 8:08 pm MDT Movie, television production firms get FAA permission to fly drones, more industries lining up WASHINGTON – The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.Dozens of other industries are lined up to follow Hollywood’s lead. Until now, the Federal Aviation Administration, which is part of the Transportation Department, had banned commercial drone operations with the exception of a lone oil company in Alaska.The FAA permits come with limitations, including that the unmanned aircraft be used only in a restricted area, that they be flown under 400 feet in altitude and that flights last no more than 30 minutes at a time. Nighttime flights are prohibited, and reality television shows or other unscripted events won’t qualify for the permits.“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone in broadening commercial (drone) use while ensuring we maintain our world-class safety record in all forms of flight,” Foxx said. “These companies are blazing a trail that others are already following, offering the promise of new advances in agriculture and utility safety and maintenance.”Tony Carmean, a partner in Aerial MOB of San Diego, predicted drones will fundamentally change moviemaking, providing directors with the ability to get shots they could never get before and making films more dynamic. Small drones with video cameras will be able to fly through a building and in and out of windows, for example, he said. They are also far less expensive than hiring a manned helicopter, he said.Major movie studios “want their hands on this right away,” but have held off using the technology until the FAA gives the go-ahead, he said.Brendan Schulman, a New York attorney who represents several drone operators and interest groups that have challenged the FAA’s drone restrictions, said he is concerned that limitations attached to the drone permits may be so onerous that their benefits will be outweighed by the cost and the headache of complying.“I’m worried that it’s too small a step forward and it’s too narrowly limited,” he said.Kenneth Quinn, an attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and a former FAA general counsel, said he expects other industries to oppose some of restrictions imposed on the movie drones, especially requirements that the drone operator have a private pilot’s license and that there be a three-man crew. He said any risk to safety is too small to merit the restrictions.The FAA is considering 40 requests for exemptions from other commercial entities. Congress and industries that want to use or sell the technology have been pressuring the FAA to relax its ban. Companies want to use drones to monitor pipelines, inspect the undersides of oil platforms and bridges, and spray crops. Amazon and Google want to use them to deliver packages. Wedding videographers, real estate agents, journalists and many others are clamouring to use them as well.The only previous FAA permit for commercial drone operations was granted to the Conoco Phillips oil company, which has flown two kinds of unmanned aircraft in unpopulated areas of Alaska and over the Arctic Ocean with significant limitations on their use.But the commercial drone ban is being undermined daily. Many operators see no harm in flying small, lightweight drones, often no bigger than a backpack, despite FAA warnings that they could collide with manned aircraft or injure people on the ground. Even a congressman who is a member of the House committee that oversees the FAA, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., hired a photographer to produce a video of his wedding using a camera mounted on a small drone.In 2012, Congress directed the FAA to safely integrate drones of all sizes, from high-flying Global Hawks to small quadrocopters weighing no more than a few pounds, into the national airspace. But the agency has missed several milestones and isn’t expected to meet Congress’ deadline of October 2015 for full integration.In November, the agency is expected to propose rules commercial operators can follow to fly drones weighing 55 pounds or less. But it could be months or years before the rules are final. Final rules for larger ones are even further off.The six production companies — Aerial MOB LLC, Astraeus Aerial, HeliVideo Productions LLC, Pictorvision Inc., Vortex Aerial and Snaproll Media LLC — have been working with the Motion Picture Association of America for two years to win FAA approval. A seventh aerial video company that applied with the other companies, Flying-Cam Inc., has been asked by the FAA to supply additional information.Drones have already been used in in filming some movies overseas, including “Skyfall” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”___Follow Joan Lowy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/AP_Joan_Lowy read more

Mens basketball Ohio State outlasts Providence 7267

OSU junior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) shoots the ball during the Buckeyes’ 72-67 win over Providence on Nov. 17. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorWith its second-straight home game, the Ohio State men’s basketball team took advantage of the comforts of home with a 72-67 win. It took nearly two and a half minutes before the first shot fell for either team, but OSU eventually got going with the hot hand of sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle. The Buckeyes took a shot, however, when junior forward Keita Bates-Diop went down with a right knee injury.Lyle finished the game with 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. With 15 first-half points on 6-for-8 shooting, the questions about the ability on the offensive side of the ball for the 6-foot-5 guard after two disappointing games quickly faded with a stellar performance. “This week in practice, all of my teammates and coaches helped me get my confidence up,” Lyle said. “They were teaching me to never be satisfied and just keep working.”Bates-Diop was knocked to the court in the second half while trying to set a screen, and awkwardly bent his right knee on the way down. The injury appeared to be gruesome, and he was helped to the sideline. There was a noticeable limp, but he made his way back to the locker room under his own power after sitting on the bench for a brief period. “Believe it or not it’s his ankle,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “Just an ankle sprain. Kinda puffed up or whatever, but day-to-day so we’ll need him back. That’s for sure.”OSU made its last three shots to round out the first half, giving the Buckeyes a 10-point lead going into the locker room. Senior forward Marc Loving failed to get in the scoring column in the first 20 minutes of play, but was a key rebounder on the defensive end, pulling down seven boards. Even with a few early mistakes in transition and on defense, the Buckeyes played with a flow and a hustle that was not seen last game against North Carolina Central. Crashing the hoop, OSU led the Friars in rebounds, 43-33.In the second half, Lyle picked up where he left off with a tough, contested layup. Although the Buckeyes had the leading scorer, Providence quickly went on a 7-0 run to reel OSU back in. A quick timeout by Matta slowed the Friars’ attack, but the Buckeyes had to fight hard to keep the lead.Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson played 20 minutes Thursday night in replacement of freshman Micah Potter, who had foul trouble early in the contest. In a true-center type of performance, Thompson finished the night with 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.Always the competitor, the 7-foot tall center said OSU is still going to be pushing hard next week to strengthen its play on both ends of the court.“We’re hungry, and we’re not satisfied with 3-0,” Thompson said.Redshirt sophomore center David Bell also came off the bench for OSU and played an important role for the Buckeyes. In one of the highlights of the night, Bell drove the lane to the left of Lyle, who lobbed a pass to the cutting center. Bell slammed it through the hoop for a highlight-reel dunk.“I thought Jae’Sean (Tate), Trevor, those guys … Dave Bell did a heck of a job in the paint there,” Matta said. “Those are the baskets we were hoping we could get.”Turnovers remain to be a problem for the Buckeyes, as Providence picked up 11 takeaways. Last week against Navy, OSU had 17 turnovers. Providence was led by junior forward Rodney Bullock, who poured in 27 points, while going 5-for-9 from 3-point land. Bullock created mismatches throughout the evening, and even pulled down eight rebounds. Junior forward Emmitt Holt, Providence’s leading scorer coming into the game, went just 3-for-11 from the field with 11 points. The Friars are now 1-1 on the season, while the Buckeyes keep their perfect record through three games. OSU faces Western Carolina at home Monday, with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. read more

Two diet drinks a day could increase risk of early death by

Consuming two diet drinks a day could increase the risk of early death by more than a quarter, the World Health Organisation has warned.The global study of more than 450,000 adults in 10 countries – including the UK – found that daily consumption of all types of soft drinks was linked with a higher chance of dying young.But the rates for those drinking artificially-sweetened beverages were significantly higher than those consuming full sugar versions, the WHO research found.Their experts today said consumers were better off sticking with water.The research, which tracked participants for an average of 16 years, is the largest study to examine links between soft drink consumption and mortality. The new research found death rates among those consuming at least two diet drinks a day were 26 per cent higher than among those who had less than one month. This group also saw their chance of being killed by cardiovascular disease rise by 52 per cent.The findings suggest Government policies aimed at cutting sugar consumption – such as the sugar tax on fizzy drinks, and “reformulation” of common sweet foods – could have disastrous consequences.Mortality rates were also higher among those regularly drinking sugary drinks. But overall, they were only eight per cent more among those drinking two such drinks a day, compared with those having less than one month. The findings were published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Experts said it was possible that people drinking diet drinks were doing so because they were obese or had diseases such as diabetes, but said the study had tried to adjust for that.Professor Mitchell Elkind, incoming president of the American Heart Association, said “other studies have suggested biological mechanisms may include an impact on insulin signalling in the liver. The study, led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of WHO, was observational – meaning it did not prove that the drinking habits caused the higher death risks.  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. Researchers said there was some evidence suggesting that artificial sweeteners could induce glucose intolerance and spikes in insulin levels.And they said more research was needed to explore the possible adverse effects of additives, such as aspartame. They also said it was possible that those who were drinking high amounts of diet drinks had been unhealthy and overweight at the start of the study, and switched from previously drinking high sugar versions. But the study, published in Jama Internal Medicine, found the link between artificially sweetened soft drinks and higher mortality persisted when the analysis was limited to those of healthy weight. In the study, one glass was equivalent to about 250 ml – less than a standard 330ml can sold in the UK.Lead author Dr Neil Murphy said the findings were “striking” and the third large study this year to find a link between diet drinks and raised mortality rates.“It would probably be prudent to limit consumption of all soft drinks and replace with a healthier alternative, such as water,” he said. Gavin Partington, director general at British Soft Drinks Association, said: “Soft drinks are safe to consume as part of a balanced diet. “According to all leading health authorities in the world, as well as Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK, low- and no-calorie sweeteners are safe.” read more

Cable thieves

first_imgGreek Police are seeking the criminals who removed about a kilometer of copper cable from a section of railway track on the route between Athens and Thessaloniki. The theft was realized by railway officials when a train en route to Thessaloniki stopped at the point where the cable had been cut shortly before 3 a.m. last Tuesday. The severed cables did not lead to the train suffering any damage or causing any injuries. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Atom Rose point la puce toutenun dIntel

first_imgAtom Rose point : la puce tout-en-un d’IntelIntel a dévoilé un prototype de puce tout-en-un nommé Rose point. Il contient à la fois un CPU et un contrôleur Wi-Fi. Une prouesse technologique ! Intel a présenté lors de l’International Solid-State Circuits Conference, le prototype de puce tout-en-un : Rose point. Ce nouveau CPU possède un contrôleur Wi-Fi entier et deux cœurs Atom !Les SoC existants qui contiennent à la fois la CPU et le Wi-Fi, comme celui de Qualcomm, possèdent une antenne d’émission-réception indépendante. Intel possèderait donc une longueur d’avance sur la concurrence en proposant une puce dotée de cette double particularité.Selon Clubic, la prouesse d’Intel est d’avoir conçu un circuit radio intégralement numérique, en évitant les interférences entre le Wi-Fi et le CPU (opérant à des fréquences très proches), grâce à un blindage et un procédé d’annulation de bruit.Les SoC dotés du Wi-Fi (et autres connectivités) n’en sont qu’à leurs balbutiements. Mais Intel laisse entrevoir la voie à suivre… Balle à la concurrence ! Le 23 février 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Who Is Andy Grammer And What Are The Good Parts Required Listening

first_img “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Podcast Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” Email Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage.com Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” News Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Who Is Andy Grammer And What Are ‘The Good Parts’? | “Required Listening” Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” who-andy-grammer-and-what-are-good-parts-required-listening Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Facebook Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.com Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.com Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening”center_img Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Subscribe To “Required Listening” And Listen Now At Apple MusicRead more Twitter Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage.com Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” I’m With Her | “Required Listening” (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Prev Next Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage.com (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” L.A.-based singer/songwriter opens up about fatherhood, collaboration and how he came up with the goods for his third studio LPTim McPhateGRAMMYs May 3, 2018 – 4:50 pm Andy Grammer’s remarkable music career has taken him from strumming a guitar on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif., to crafting multi-platinum pop hits in the recording studio. On this week’s episode of the GRAMMY Museum’s “Required Listening” podcast, the prolific singer/songwriter shared the biggest lesson he learned from performing on the streets for complete strangers.Listen Now: “Required Listening” Episode With Andy Grammer”The number one thing [I learned from busking] is the ability to just act without any guarantee of anything happening in return,” said Grammer. “There’s no greater place to do that every day than [on] the street because there’s nobody there [to see] you. … It’s a great muscle to build.”In a wide-ranging chat with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director/host Scott Goldman, the “Fresh Eyes” singer also shared how fatherhood and collaboration sparked the songwriting process for his latest album, The Good Parts, and why albums provide for a truer snapshot of a musician’s art.”One of the biggest benefits of writing with others is that it makes you write,” said Grammer, who collaborated with songwriters Ian Kirkpatrick and Ross Golan, among others, on the new LP. “If you have a session on the books with somebody else, you’re going to write a song that day. If you have a session by yourself, you might. That’s just real.”Speaking of real, nothing can prepare you for the real emotions that hit you upon becoming a first-time parent. For Grammer, he channeled his feelings into “Always,” an angelic tribute to his newborn daughter featured on The Good Parts.”It definitely opens you up to a whole new area of life, which is fun to write about,” said Grammer. “It’s such a big thing that when you’re able to distill it down to a line, it holds. When you say to your daughter, ‘You and me will be always,’ that’s like a simple little line that means [so much].”As far as the modern debate over releasing songs versus albums? Put Grammer down as “pro-album.””With one song, you can get an idea,” said Grammer. “With 12 songs you can get a real sense of where somebody is.”As you go along creating art, you have a feeling of how you personally feel about it. And you go about the process of trying to get it out of yourself. And then [you] give it to [the fans].” Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcastlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for July 23 Highway Crash Hit Run In Market Basket

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, July 23, 2019:A black 2015 Honda Accord struck a median guardrail on 93 North, south of Exit 39. Vehicle towed. State Police handled scene. (6:23am)A walk-in party reported a hit and run in the Market Basket parking lot yesterday between noon and 1pm. No witnesses or note left. (9:34am)Animal Control Office retrieved a sink skunk from a Carolyn Road backyard and brought to Chelmsford rehab. (12:57pm)Police retrieved a syringe from Shawsheen Avenue and Blanchard Avenue and brought it back to the station for proper disposal. (5:10pm)Police spoke with several parties on the train tracks on Richmond Street and sent them on their way. (5:36pm)Officers observed parties walking around the police station’s parking lot, taking video and photographs. Parties walked into the lobby videotaping and photographing. They attempted to question dispatch personnel and the station officer in an attempt to illicit banter back and forth. When parties were not satisfied with the officers’ responses, they exited the building. (6:33pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 29: Burlington Man Arrested For OUI; Injured HummingbirdIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Native Youth Olympics kicks off for 47th year

first_imgNearly 500 student athletes from more than 100 Alaska communities gather for the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Native Youth Olympic Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April, 27. (Casey Grove/Alaska Public Media)The 47th Native Youth Olympic Games got underway in Anchorage on Thursday.Listen nowAbout 500 student athletes are in the city representing their schools from more than 100 Alaska communities. After months of practice, the NYO Games are their state championships for 10 competitive events, including the stick pull, wrist carry and high kick.The games run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage. There are also events outside the athletic competition, including a Pilot Bread recipe contest and blanket toss. Admission and parking are free.Marjorie Tahbone, a former athlete and coach, said the competitive events are like most sports — kids get involved for fun and fitness — but they also have a connection to the past and the often unforgiving environment that is home to Alaskans.“All of these games have a significant purpose, and all of the purposes have to do with survival,” Tahbone said. “All of the games were meant to test your abilities and skills and also prepare you for being out on the ice or being out on the land and hunting and just for survival in general.”The student athletes said Thursday that they appreciate the cultural significance of the games, but they’re also in Anchorage to have fun and make new friends.That includes Palmer 7th grader Mia Weiss who is competing in the wrist carry.It’s an event that taught Weiss, who stands about 4-foot-7, that she has a special ability.“Because I’m really short,” Weiss said, laughing. “It’s like NYO is different from any sport. It’s really cool, because if you’re different sizes, you can find an event that fits you.”last_img read more