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How to Interview for Hunters

first_imgWhen I started working in staffing, I interviewed thirty to forty people a day. I did this for almost five years. After a while, I could tell within minutes if a candidate was going to show up to work, whether or not they would succeed, or if they would accept a job and not show up at all. My intuition became very highly tuned.Hiring salespeople turned out to be more difficult. Some of my “sure bets” turned out to be duds. The worst performer I ever hired had the highest score on a fancy hiring assessment. Some I took chances on turned out to be stars. Some of the best resumes with the best pedigrees did terribly, and some hires with little to no experience crushed it. Many of the people I hired would have done incredible things if they would have worked as hard to win business and they did to win the job.Over time, I learned a very easy way to tell a hunter from the rest of the pack. I simply asked them to role play a cold call with me. I would say, “Okay, role play a cold call with me, I answer the phone and say, ‘Hello, it’s Anthony Iannarino.” The response is a clue as to whether or not the person is a hunter.Non-hunters will intellectualize the answer. They’ll describe a cold call to you. They’ll say, “Well, first I would research you to see what I could learn about your personally . . . then I’d probably connect with you on LinkedIn . . .” There is nothing wrong with doing your homework. You should look up your prospects on LinkedIn, and you should connect with them.Or they say, “When I make a cold call, what I want to do is . . . “ Most salespeople know what they should do before they make calls, even if they overdo it on the research and emails they believe “warm up” the prospect. It’s not the knowledge of how to pick up the phone and book an appointment that worries me; it’s the unwillingness.When you start a role play in an interview with a hunter, they say, “Good morning, this is . . . I am calling you today . . .” This is one way to know that the person sitting in front of you is a hunter. It doesn’t mean that you should automatically hire them, but it does give you faith that they have the confidence to prospect, and that they aren’t likely to be opportunity-starved while working for you. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Red Lions, Bombers out to sustain surge

first_imgLATEST STORIES Star import under close scrutiny San Beda and Jose Rizal U seek to close out the first round on a positive note when they clash with separate rivals on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Running second behind Lyceum, the Red Lions go up against the dangerous Arellano Chiefs at 4 p.m. in their first meeting since the finals last season won by San Beda via a two-game sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “You cannot be overconfident against Mapua. They can play,” Meneses said. “If we don’t do things right, they’re going to beat us.”The Lions can stay within striking distance of the Pirates with a victory over the Chiefs who snapped their slide by trouncing St. Benilde, 87-81.The Chiefs’ win also marked the breakout game of rookie guard Levi Dela Cruz, who exploded for 24 points on a 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.“We have to be ready because they have players who can step up also,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.After losing to Lyceum early in the season, San Beda has quietly piled up five straight victories with Robert Bolick and Jayvee Mocon at the forefront of its relentless attack.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Heavy Bombers look to continue their surge as they take on the struggling Cardinals of Mapua at 2 p.m.After a sputtering start, the Bombers have racked up three straight victories, including a 70-60 triumph over San Sebastian last Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“If we’re playing to our potential, I don’t fear any team in the league,” JRU coach Vergel Meneses said of the Bombers, who are running third at 5-3. “It’s really up to the players if they’re willing to rise to the challenge.”The Bombers own the league’s stingiest defense, allowing just 62.8 points an outing. Still, Meneses said JRU can’t take Mapua lightly despite its 1-7 record. View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Infogr.am wants you to work as a team on beautiful infographics

first_imgIf you’ve seen interactive infographics on the web recently, there’s a large chance they’re made using Infogr.am, a web based infographic making tool that allows you to simply put in data and generate beautiful graphical representations of boring numbers. Pies, charts, bars, galore!Even mainstream news sources like AlJazeera and The Guardian have used infogr.am and the best part is that the tool is completely free for all, with Pro and White Label accounts for added resources that can be purchased should you need be. Infogr.am has now incorporated a team based feature called “Infogr.am For Teams” where teammates can collaborate on their infographics and share resources on their Pro and White Label accounts. The feature has not been extended to the Free version of the tool yet.With Infogr.am For Teams, users who’ve signed up as a team will have a detailed history of all the changes made to the graphic file. The ability to have multiple members on the same account also means cost reductions for companies or cash strapped indie teams who need access to a well laid out and effective infographic generator.Even if you can’t use the Infogr.am For Teams feature due to cost or other limitations, the free web tool is still something that can be used irrespective of who you are, in schools, for projects, as a publishing tool and anywhere data needs some visual elements to spice it up. And who wouldn’t want that!last_img read more

European roundup: Napoli crumble after Paulo Dybala turns up the heat

first_imgSerie A The Observer Roma Blaise Matuidi: ‘When you’re a football fan, and you love others, you can’t accept racism’ Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Bundesliga Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his 16th goal of the La Liga season, and 300th in the league for Real Madrid. Photograph: Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0, Luis Muriel and Franco Vázquez getting the goals, and Girona ran out 2-0 winners at Villarreal, with Cristhian Stuani and Anthony Lozano striking either side of half-time to take the newly promoted side to seventh.In France, PSG made light work of their first league encounter since Neymar’s season-ending injury, winning 2-0 at Troyes to restore their 14-point lead at the top of Ligue 1. The visitors broke the deadlock two minutes after the restart when Ángel Di María raced on to Julian Draxler’s through-ball and finished low into the bottom corner. Troyes then wasted two rare forays forward before Dani Alves’ brilliant pass released Christopher Nkunku, who dispatched the ball into the bottom corner. Timothy Weah, the 18-year-old son of the former Liberia striker George, came off the bench to make his debut.In Germany, Borussia Dortmund passed up the chance to regain second place, needing a 38th-minute equaliser from Marco Reus to salvage a point at RB Leipzig in Saturday’s late kick-off. The Germany forward superbly rounded Peter Gulacsi and scored to cancel out Jean-Kévin Augustin’s 29th-minute opener. Earlier, a last-gasp goal from Paulo Dybala sunk Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. Juve enjoyed the best chances, with Mario Mandzukic and Sami Khedira going close. But the game was set to end in stalemate until the final minute of stoppage-time, when Dybala danced his way into the box to hold off a challenge and hook the ball high beyond Thomas Strakosha.Elsewhere in Italy, Alberto Grassi’s 48th-minute strike was enough to see off Bologna and lift Spal out of the relegation zone.In La Liga, Real Madrid beat Getafe 3-1, Gareth Bale lashing in the opener from inside the area at a sparsely populated Bernabéu, before Cristiano Ronaldo stretched his side’s advantage after a through-ball from Karim Benzema. The Portuguese hit his 16th league goal of the season when he headed in a cross from Marcelo shortly after Francisco Portillo had pulled one back from the spot. Napoli Roma blew open the Serie A title race by beating the league leaders, Napoli, 4-2 on their own turf, hours after Juventus had overcome Lazio in dramatic fashion. The results leave Napoli a point clear of second-placed Juventus, who have a game in hand.Lorenzo Insigne gave Napoli a sixth-minute lead but Cengiz Ünder equalised a minute later with a deflected effort before Edin Dzeko nodded Roma ahead. The Bosnian netted a second with a superb left-foot curler, and Diego Perotti slammed home a loose ball six minutes later. Dries Mertens’s stoppage-time strike was a mere consolation. Topics Juventus European club football Read morecenter_img La Liga Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Patrick Cutrone keeps Milan on the move as Gattuso conquers Rome Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter news Pinterest Read more That result meant that Schalke, who had seen off Hertha Berlin earlier in the day through Marko Pjaca’s goal, held on to second spot. The winger turned home a low cross in the 37th minute to seal a 1-0 win that took his side ahead of Dortmund and kept them a point clear of Eintracht Frankfurt, who beat Hannover by the same scoreline thanks to Danny da Costa’s strike.Wolfsburg slipped closer to the relegation zone after losing 2-1 at home to Bayer Leverkusen. A penalty from Lucas Alario and a fine strike from Julian Brandt gave the visitors a two-goal lead, before Admir Mehmedi replied for Wolfsburg with 11 minutes remaining. Elsewhere Hoffenheim kept up their chase of a Europa League place with a 2-0 win at Augsburg, the goals coming from a pair of former Premier League attackers in Andrej Kramaric and Serge Gnabry, while Hamburg – the only founder members of the Bundesliga never to be relegated but now in severe danger – drew 0-0 at home with 10-man Mainz, who remain a place above their hosts in 16th. While Bayern Munich have the title as good as won, the race for the top four looks set to go down to the wire, with just four points separating Schalke in second and Leipzig in sixth. Facebook Share via Emaillast_img read more

10 months agoDyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest test

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Dyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest testby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: Intimidation? Stand over tactics? That is, literal stand over tactics? Oh no, not on this Arsenal. It may’ve worked in the past. But as Sean Dyche and his Burnley discovered on Saturday. Unai Emery and his players are a very different proposition today.They tried, did Burnley. They really did try. Going into the game, Dyche promised Emery and Arsenal a dose of reality. “Reality tactics”, he dubbed it.And the Clarets manager was good to his word. The visitors threw everything at Arsenal. Wrestling. Stamping. As Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remarked after his two goal performance, “Yes, it was a physical battle, it was really, really hard”.But this lot are no southern softies. Not when you have players like Sead Kolasinac and Sokratis ready to fight your corner. Not when even your manager is ready to give the opposition an earful. But they did try, did Burnley.Not once. But twice. Twice Ashley Barnes did his best Sergio Ramos impression, wrestling Sokratis to the Emirates turf. The first time ended with Barnes having the Gunners defender in a headlock. That was only after he had stood over his marker. But Sokratis was never going to be intimidated. Indeed, it was his reaction to Barnes’ antics that helped the Clarets striker escape a booking.Barnes only received a short word from ref Kevin Friend – no doubt helped out by Sokratis, as he put an own arm around his shoulder before asking, almost laughing as he did, “what dya think ya doin'”? The pair would be at it again later in the game, this time in the middle of the pitch. But just as before, they broke up without Friend brandishing a card.Then it was Matteo Guendouzi’s turn to be tested. But even this 19 year-old from France wasn’t to be cowed. Barnes – again – was the instigator, stamping a prostrate Guendouzi square on his chest. Again, there was no action shown by Friend. And for all the complaints about diving from Dyche in the aftermath, Guendouzi’s reaction was more Roy Keane than Neymar. Just as Sokratis had previously, Guendouzi’s response went some way to Barnes avoiding punishment. That Dyche complained about diving from the home team was baffling given the spot fires sparked around the pitch by his No10.But perhaps he was still coming down after copping it from Emery at the final whistle. A team reflects it’s manager. And this one – like so many on the pitch – is no shrinking violet.To be fair, this wasn’t Emery’s fight. And there really was no need for the Arsenal manager to get involved. But he’d had enough. Enough of Dyche’s bellowing. Enough of his complaining. Grabbing Dyche’s arm, he let him know what he thought of his antics. The pair squared up. It wasn’t Barnes versus Sokratis. But Emery wasn’t going to turn the other cheek.On paper, Arsenal should always be defeating Burnley at the Emirates. And the 3-1 scoreline stuck to script. But the manner of how these three points were achieved tells us everything about today’s Arsenal.They’re not a nasty team. Nor an overly physical one. But there’s a presence about them. There’s a bit of steel in there. From Soka and Seo to the kid from Lorient. You’re not going to intimidate this lot. There’s enough heavy duty in there to allow attacking players like Aubameyang the room to do their thing.Gary Neville, the former Manchester United captain, has branded past Arsenal teams, the ones of Arsene Wenger, as “soft”: “Technically they were as good as anything we’ve seen in England in my time. But there are all kinds of attributes that make up a football side and they didn’t like it when the contest became physical.”You always felt you had a chance against them because you could get about them, bully them.”And you fancy Dyche went into Saturday’s trip with the same sentiment.But this is a very different Arsenal from the team of the past decade. And the manager is certainly a polar opposite to what Dyche had grown used to finding upon Burnley’s visits to North London.As those around the Pemier League are fast realising. Emery’s Arsenal can outplay you. And outfight you. Whether it’s on the pitch. Or by the touchline. You can’t intimidate this lot. Just as “reality” snapped back at Dyche on Saturday.Dyche & Emery having a disagreement at FT. #twitterclarets#UTCpic.twitter.com/6Bi28yhv4p— TurfCast (@TurfCastPodcast) December 22, 2018 last_img read more

Iraq UN envoy strongly condemns deadly bomb blasts in Baghdad

22 December 2011The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned today’s bomb attacks that caused a large number of deaths and injuries in the capital, Baghdad, and urged all of the country’s leaders to unite and bring the violence to an end. “These horrendous crimes being committed against the Iraqi people need to stop and violence must end if this country is ever to achieve the prosperous and secure future its people duly deserve,” said Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in a statement.Media reports indicated that the series of bomb blasts at various locations in Baghdad in the morning rush-hour killed more than 60 people and wounded more 180 others. Among the victims were children, Mr. Kobler said.“No Iraqi citizen and most definitely no innocent child should endure what is being inflicted on them. It is the duty of all leaders in Iraq to act swiftly, responsibly and in unity to shoulder their responsibilities to end the ongoing violence.“The people of Iraq have the right to live without fear for their lives, safety and security. They deserve a secure and prosperous future,” said Mr. Kobler.On Tuesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the completion of the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq had opened a new chapter in the country’s recent history, terming the departure of the foreign forces an opportunity for Iraqi leaders to demonstrate their capacity to steer the nation towards a better future.Mr. Ban said he is closely following the political situation in the country and urged the leadership to engage in inclusive and constructive dialogue to resolve their differences and build on the achievements that have been made so far in laying the ground for a democratic State. read more

Over 65 voter turnout registered at LG elections

Over 65% of voter turnout had been registered at the Local Government (LG) elections, the Elections Department said.Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that there were no serious incidents reported for the voting at any electorate to be cancelled. He said that overall the election was peaceful with only a few incidents reported. (Colombo Gazette)

Foodora couriers in Toronto preparing to vote on union certification

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Foodora couriers in Toronto are preparing to vote on union certification in what could create Canada’s first unionized workforce of app-based workers.An application by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers was filed last week with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, months after a campaign was launched that addressed working conditions.The union says couriers intend to negotiate a better compensation model, health and safety protections when workers are injured and recognition of basic rights of workers that aren’t recognized by Foodora, which classifies them as independent contractors.Voting begins on Friday and ends Tuesday.Foodora’s workers are paid $4.50 per order plus $1 per kilometre between the restaurant and delivery address, while restaurants pay the company up to about 30 per cent of the order total.The postal workers union says it filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the labour board over what it claims are Foodora Canada’s spreading of lies and misinformation to scare couriers to vote against certification.It says Foodora has attacked the union drive by threatening the income of couriers through emails and directly messaging them on the app.“We will not stand for this type of intimidation from the employer — we will not back down,” stated Jan Simpson, CUPW National President. “Foodora couriers deserve to be treated with respect and we will negotiate better working conditions for them. Gig economy workers have been too vulnerable for too long. Their exploitation ends now.”Foodora spokeswoman Sadie Weinstein says the company has and will continue to act in “good faith” and in accordance with Ontario’s labour laws.“We greatly value our relationship with our couriers and the work they do as independent contractors,” she wrote in an email. “Foodora recognizes that the decision on whether or not to unionize is an important one for our couriers, and we’ll continue to exercise our right to free speech to ensure that our couriers can make a fully informed choice.”Foodora operates in seven cities in Canada.The United Food and Commercial Workers union is also conducting a drive to organize Uber drivers but has not yet achieved certification. read more

Guatemala UN rights chief welcomes historic genocide conviction of former military leader

“Guatemala has made history by becoming the first country in the world to convict a former head of State for genocide in its own national court,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, who added that the trial was of “monumental” national and global importance in the fight against impunity. “I salute the victims, relatives and survivors whose courage and perseverance made this possible against all odds, as well as the lawyers, prosecutors and judges who carried out their duties under exceptionally difficult circumstances in the face of serious threats and intimidation.”Mr. Ríos Montt was sentenced on Friday to 80 years for his leading role in the killing of 1,771 people during his time in office between 1982 and 1983, as well as for the forced displacement, starvation, torture, and systematic rape and sexual assault that were deliberately inflicted on Guatemala’s Mayan Ixil communities.The Guatemalan court found that the crimes were committed in accordance with military plans intended to exterminate those who were considered “enemies,” which included not only guerrillas but also the civilian Ixil community that the authorities perceived to be supporting them. The three-judge panel concluded that Mr. Ríos Montt had ordered the plans that led to the genocide, had full knowledge of the atrocities committed, and did nothing to stop them despite having the power to do so. In all, some 200,000 people – over 80 per cent of them of indigenous Mayan origin – were killed during the 36-year-long war, but the period of Ríos Montt’s rule is considered one of the bloodiest in the conflict. “Despite all the obstacles, interruptions and numerous legal challenges which slowed down the trial, Guatemala has shown the world, and even more importantly its own people, that it is possible to address past crimes and bring justice,” Ms. Pillay said. “This historic verdict shows that no one is above the law, and that Guatemala’s institutions have the strength and solidity to carry this through – provided there is the will to do so.”Ms. Pillay urged the Guatemalan authorities to continue to provide effective security for all those involved in the trial, including lawyers, prosecutors, victims, witnesses and human rights defenders. She also urged respect for the verdict and sentence and continued adherence to due process of law.“Guatemala can now truly begin to heal the wounds of the past, as the suffering of so many people has been formally recognised,” she said. “Now the country has shown that justice for serious international crimes can – and should – take place anywhere and everywhere that they occur.“This trial will bring encouragement to people all over the world struggling for justice for crimes committed thirty years ago, and for crimes being committed today. For this reason, the trial and conviction of Ríos Montt has been of monumental importance at the international as well as the national level.” read more

One million Somalis at risk of starvation UN envoy warns briefing Security

This number is up 20 per cent compared to six months ago, the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, told Security Council today as he briefed the 15-member body on the situation in the country.By the end of August, twice as many households were assisted per month with food aid. Over 300 metric tons of supplies for tens of thousands of people have been delivered by air due to the lack of secure access to recovered areas. But this falls short of needs on the ground. Air cargo flights simply cannot deliver the quantities required. Secure road access is essential. Echoing Mr. Kay’s warning about the dire situation, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the Horn of Africa, Philippe Lazzarini, said in an earlier interview with UN Radio that 50,000 children in Somalia could die unless they are given immediate assistance. “We have more than one million people who are in need of urgent assistance. Among them we have 250,000 children. And among them, we have 50,000 children who are on the doorstep of death, if no assistance is provided now,” said Mr. Lazzarini. A drought has worsened an already grim humanitarian situation in the country which has experienced more than two decades of insecurity. The Al Shabaab terrorist group has been driven out of a number of cities but has blocked food supply routes in some parts of the country.Mr. Kay today told the Council today that military gains must be consolidated through stabilization. While Al-Shabaab has suffered significant reverses and the political process has moved forward, Somalia’s challenges remain significant. Urgent and coherent action by the Federal Government and international partners is needed in security, development, political and humanitarian fields. And women and youth must participate in the process of reconciliation and the establishment of interim regional administrations. He said he hoped for a “new map” of a federal Somalia by the end of the year. He also called for faster progress in creating two key constitutionally mandated bodies: the National Independent Electoral Commission and the Boundaries and Federation Commission. “I remain particularly concerned about the risk of political in-fighting,” Mr. Kay said, pointing out that twice in the last twelve months this has led to bureaucratic paralysis. Somalia’s political institutions, including the Federal Parliament should focus on establishing the processes that will pave the way to peace and stability.“This parliamentary session will be decisive: if key laws are not passed, Somalis will not achieve their dreams for a new constitution and democratic elections in 2016,” he added. Additionally, human rights remains a major concern, he said, briefing the Council on the recent arrests of journalists, who are yet to face trial, and the closure of media outlets, as well as the increasing use of capital punishment. read more

Denver Broncos select former OSU tight end Jeff Heuerman in NFL draft

Then-junior tight end Jeff Heuerman (86) is brought down during the Big Ten Championship Game against Michigan State Dec. 7, 2013 at Lucas Oil Stadium. OSU lost, 34-24.Credit: Lantern file photoJeff Heuerman became the second former OSU player drafted when the Denver Broncos selected him with the 92nd pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft.The tight end enjoyed a breakout 2013 campaign that included a team-best 17.9 yards per reception and four touchdowns. He finished his junior year with 26 receptions for 466 yards.The Naples, Fla., native was unable to replicate that success in his senior year, as he was hampered by foot injuries throughout the season. He finished the year with 17 receptions for 207 yards and two scores but did not record a reception in any of OSU’s three postseason games.Heuerman was named to the second-team All-Big Ten for his senior campaign. The tight end commenced his OSU career with 52 catches for 792 yards and seven scores.Denver lost tight end Julius Thomas in free agency during the offseason. Heuerman will join Owen Daniels and Virgil Green as tight ends for the Broncos.Denver is scheduled to open the 2015-16 season against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 13 at 4:25 p.m. read more

Killer might have been halted if weak spot gate had been bolted

first_imgThe terrorist attack on Parliament might have been prevented if police on duty at a well-known security “weak spot” had simply kept it bolted.The killer managed to get in through a vehicle gate in New Palace Yard – used by the Prime Minister and other members of the Government – because it was not locked.Known as Carriage Gates, it is always manned by two police officers, who usually leave it slightly ajar because it is in frequent use. But if the iron double gate had simply been bolted shut, it would have been impossible for the terrorist to pass. She said the thoughts and prayers of “the MPS [the Metropolitan Police] and the thousands of people who work in that building are with that poor officer and their family tonight.“I think we will need to look at security at the Palace [of Westminster] in the wake of this incident, but that is a plan for another day. I think tonight we need to be remembering all those who have been caught up in today’s tragic events.”Lord Kerslake, the former head of the civil service, said there would have to be “a complete overhaul of security from top to bottom”. Mary Creagh, the MP for Wakefield, said: “It’s a terrible, terrible day for Parliament, the one weak spot on our estate is those carriage gates.“We have four police officers there, two on the gate going in, two on the gate going out, we see them every day, we are friends with lots of them.” The one weak spot on our estate is those carriage gatesMary Creagh, the MP for Wakefield Almost 130 MPs demanded more security for their homes in the wake of that attack, including bombproof letter boxes and reinforced windows.However, the presence of dozens of armed officers who patrol the Parliamentary estate had reassured MPs that, once through the gates of the Palace of Westminster, they were safe.In addition to the police presence, office doors require a security pass to open them. Pedestrian entrances for passholders require a pass and a pin number and passholders are vetted in advance by the security services. Parliamentary pass holders, who include MPs, journalists and staff, are allowed to enter the building through secure turnstiles without bag checks or scanners. Members of the public must go through airport-type security at pedestrian entrances. Despite her criticism, Ms Creagh praised the officers on duty at the Parliamentary estate, saying: “My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families as they have been absolute heroes. They are the people who stand there and have witnessed this attack on our building and our security.“They put their lives in harm’s way for us and I just want to thank them for what they’ve done.”Richard Benyon, a Conservative MP, said he was “irritated” by reports that parliamentary security was breached.He said on Twitter: “Attacker was taken down at gate. Highly professional response.” Iain Duncan Smith, a former Cabinet minister, asked why an armed policeman was not on the gate and said it was a “little bit of a surprise that there was not”. He said the gate was a “vulnerability” because vehicles came and went through it. The attack raised questions about whether Parliament may have become complacent. Security for MPs was reviewed after the murder of Jo Cox last year, although she was killed in her constituency, not near Parliament. Little bit of a surprise there wasn’t an armed policeman near the gateIain Duncan Smith, a former Cabinet minister Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Drama clubs should be given same emphasis as sport in school Duchess

Among the crowds were toddler from Abbeywood Nursery, which is opposite the theatre, who bundled up to see the royal couple and offered them an inadvertent glimpse of their lives to come as new parents.”How do you control them?” Harry wondered, before crouching down to pretend to be an aeroplane and tell a little boy: “You know you can run anywhere you want?” As they arrived in the new foyer of the theatre, the Duke and Duchess were greeted by dignitaries who sympathised over their journey in the cold weather.The Duchess spoke to Lord Mayor Cllr Cleo Lake, who told her of an upcoming black women’s theatre festival to be held in June, featuring the work of established and new playwrights and performers.”That’s very exciting, wow,” the Duchess exclaimed.  Drama clubs should be given the same emphasis as sport in schools, the Duchess of Sussex has said, as she argues the creative arts are equally likely to give young people a “community”.The Duchess, a former actress who has recently become patron of the National Theatre, said access to theatre provides the perfect creative outlet for youngsters, as well as a place for them of “self-discovery”. Visiting Bristol Old Vic to celebrate its major refurbishment, the Duchess gave young actors and actresses a pep talk on the stage, reassuring them that sport was not for everyone.”It’s good that you have this,” she told them. “And what a beautiful space as well, it’s really special.”Referring to a short tour she had just been on with her husband Prince Harry, she added: “We were just talking about it. “There’s so much of the emphasis in after school clubs on sport. Channelling the energy you have into the creative arts and theatre and all of that is equally as important. “Sport isn’t for everyone, just as theatre isn’t for everyone.   “You can know that there’s a place [here] where you can find community, and sort of explore self discovery and other things you might be thinking about.” So you’re planted?” asked the Duchess, watching him demonstrate.”Do they call that stage presence?” Prince Harry added, smiling at his wife.Meeting a small group of teenagers, the Duke and Duchess quizzed them about how drama helped them.Told that it was a good creative outlet from concentrating at school, the Duke empathised: “It’s quite hard sitting in a classroom being told what you should be interested in, whereas this is more than a hobby isn’t it? It runs in your blood.””It’s good to have the balance of both,” the Duchess added, perhaps mindful of their positions as role models. “When you have school, you really appreciate coming here, right?. It’s really good that you guys have this and have each other to explore your creativity.” Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Bristol “Nice to meet you,” the Duchess told her. “Is Ballerina your real name?””Are you a ballerina?” asked Harry, before being told that no, it was just the name she had chosen recently.As she tried to understand what Ocean was trying to tell her as she reached out to touch her, the Duchess guessed: “My hair is curly? Oh, my hands are cold! Ohh, thank you for warming them up.””I love the hair,” said the Duke, poking her playfully on the nose. Asked about her daughter afterwards, Ms Cordwell joked: “Her nursery was closed and I didn’t have much choice really, so I’m making a statement for working women.” Sally Cordwell, the executive director of the theatre, carried the unexpected star of the show: her three-year-old daughter Ocean, who captured the hearts of the couple after being introduced as “Ballerina”. The Duke told youngsters of drama: “It’s more than a hobby isn’t it? It runs in your blood.”  The Duke and Duchess spent more than an hour at the theatre, arriving in cold and snowy conditions but determined to undertake a walkabout so meet eager wellwishers. “If you didn’t come here after school, what would you be doing?” asked Meghan. “It’s so great you have this.”Back in the foyer, the royal couple clapped and cheered on the ensemble from the Bristol Old Vic Young Company, who sang a song from their new play Hercules, which explores what it means to be a man.Before they left, the Duke and Duchess unveiled a plaque to commemorate the newly refurbished theatre, nodding along to a speech in which Tom Morris emphasised the importance of arts in the community.When they began planning to remake the front of the theatre, he said it was feared “people felt that theatre felt like some sort of exclusive art form that wasn’t for the whole city” leading them to vow to “knock down the barriers”.  “It’s our aim as a theatre to be a place of welcome, entertainment and discovery for every community in this city and the region.”Having just had the huge privilege of showing the Duke and Duchess around the theatre, I’m really inspired by the genuine passion that they have for theatre. This is really important for us. “Not only that passion for the power that theatre has to tell huge stories, but the responsibility that every theatre has to its city and its region to open genuine creative opportunity to every child in the city. The Duchess wore heeled boots on the cobbled streets of BristolCredit:Max Mumby The Duchess wore heeled boots on the cobbled streets of Bristol Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in BristolCredit:Andrew Parsons/i-Images Duchess of Sussex greets well-wishers as she arrives in the snowCredit:Matt Dunham/AP “To create a meaningful talent pipeline that reaches into every community that can nourish not only the theatre industry but the whole creative sector, because we know that theatres are endlessly producing people who do creative things for the rest of their lives.”Built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world. The Duke and Duchess toured the recently renovated facility, which was reopened in September following a two-year, multi-million-pound project to make the front of house feel more welcoming. The Duke and Duchess were then taken on a tour of the theatre by Tom Morris, artistic director. Viewing an exhibition about the history of sound in the theatre, the Duke and Duchess watched a group of young people demonstrate how things have progressed.At the first station, which showed how sound was “spliced” or mixed together on reels of tape, the Duchess asked questions about whether it was easy to do, while the Duke wondered how it compared to modern apps.The second stop saw a young actor explain how posture helped them find confidence on stage.  Duchess of Sussex greets well-wishers as she arrives in the snow As they travelled through the theatre, Harry was allowed to try an 18th century wind machine, winding a handle to create a noise.In the main theatre, the royal couple spent a few minutes watching a theatre group rehearsing lines from King Lear, applauding them from the dress circle.Invited to speak to them on the stage, the Duchess told them “you were great, by the way” before asking about how they were involved in drama. read more

BBC presenter reveals he is suffering from Parkinsons after viewers spot his

The three main symptoms of the illness are involuntary shaking or tremors, slow movement and stiff and inflexible muscles.However those with Parkinson’s disease can experience further  physical and psychological signs. These include problems with balancing, insomnia, memory loss, decreased sense of smell and depression and anxiety.The technology reporter added that his symptoms are largely under control and that he will continue working as a journalist for the time beings.In good spirits, Cellan-Jones added: “I’m getting good treatment and the symptoms are mild right now – so I’m carrying on as normal.”Onwards and upwards!” The BBC’s Brussels reporter, Adam Fleming wrote: “True public service to be so open about it. Best wishes.”Whilst Parkinson’s UK’s digital director Julie Dodd offered advice from the charity. She said: “Parkinson’s UK is here for you if you need any advice. And if you’re interested in hearing about some of the new technologies being used in Parkinson’s research and treatment I’d love to fill you in.” 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. Preparing for the first live TV broadcast over a 5G network pic.twitter.com/mwwAkEwXA4— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) May 30, 2019 A prominent BBC presenter has revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease after viewers spotted his hands shaking during a live report. In the UK’s first ever news broadcast using a public 5G network, Rory Cellan-Jones – the BBC’s technology correspondent – reported live outside from London’s Covent Garden.After millions of viewers tuned in to watch the event on BBC Breakfast, a handful of people noticed his shaky hand.Their comments prompted the journalist to reveal that it was a physical symptom of his recently diagnosed Parkinson’s.Cellan-Jones wrote on Twitter after the landmark broadcast: “A couple of people have noticed my hand shaking in my live 5G broadcast today.“So seems a good time to reveal that I’ve recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.”Hundreds of individuals responded to the journalist, wishing him well and commending him for his honesty about his condition. read more

Geek Pick DJI Osmo Action Is an Impressive Camera Debut

first_img Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Geek Pick: Flir One Pro Is a Hot Thermal CameraGeek Pick: AmazonBasics Microwave Cooks A Smart DinnerGeek Pick: Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Is a Cute Computer An action camera, if you don’t know, is a conveniently portable camera meant to take all sorts of punishment while you record yourself doing extreme things at extreme places. The DJI Osmo Action definitely fits the bill. It’s 1.7 by 2.6 by 1.4 inches and weighs just 4.4 ounces. It’s waterproof up to 36 feet deep. The rugged body keeps the camera working even after perilous drops and there’s a mounting cage for extra protection.The specs of the camera itself are also worth all that protection. You can record stabilized 4K footage at 60FPS or up the framerate to 240FPS at 1080p for stylish smooth slow-mo shots. Swap between different lens filters, like a polarizer or underwater color balance, to make your image even more perfect. And navigate the menus with color displays, rare for this product category.As cool as this first attempt from DJI is though, it’s not quite enough to overtake the Hero7 from the kings of action cameras at GoPro. The Osmo Action’s battery life and image stabilization aren’t as good. Stabilization doesn’t work at all with HDR. However, at $350, it is $50 cheaper.For more on the DJI Osmo Action check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. And for more on weird cameras check out the new Snap Spectacles and the 360fly HD camera.More on Geek.com: DJI is one of the best manufacturers of drones, or at least the relatively good kind of drones. We’re not talking about the drones the American military uses to turn bombing other countries into an abstract game. We’re talking about the drones consumers buy to fly around for fun and record sick aerial footage. So with that background in exciting dynamic outdoor photography, it makes sense why DJI’s first standalone action camera, the DJI Osmo Action, is such an impressive debut. Stay on targetlast_img read more

PM Minnis Urges Disaster Managers to Develop New Mindsets and Protocols in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 6, 2017 – Nassau – The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended November 30 as the seventh most active season covering 166 years.   The season produced 17 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes, including six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) and was also the most active season since 2005.   The statistics are based on the Accumulated Cyclone Energy index, which measures the combined intensity and duration of the storms during the season and is used to classify the strength of the entire 2017 hurricane season.   And it could get worse going forward.Addressing the Opening Session of the week-long 10th Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Conference currently underway in New Providence, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said various climate models suggest that damage from natural disasters have increased sharply.  Such damage, the Prime Minister said, is likely to worsen, especially from flooding.   The underlying culprit — climate change as a result of global warming.“The National Wildlife Foundation in the United States notes:  ‘The latest science connecting hurricanes and global warming suggests more is yet to come,’” Prime Minister Minnis said.“Professor Kerry Emmanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology notes: ‘Global warming is tangibly increasing hurricane risks around the world.’“Tropical Storms,” Prime Minister Minnis continued, “are likely to bring higher wind speeds, more precipitation, and bigger storm surge in the coming decades.”Prime Minister Minnis said Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as The Bahamas and other low-lying, coastal countries of the Caribbean and the Pacific region, are at great risk of climate change.“We must develop new mindsets and protocols in this era of Super Storms,” Dr. Minnis told conference delegates, many of them from the Caribbean and Pacific regions in addition to their international counterparts.“We are constantly reminded that the countries in our region are located in one of the most hurricane prone areas in the world.   The risks we face threaten our fragile economies, and demand that we have in place, sound, disaster risk management systems.“We must continue to build disaster resilient communities through partnerships for resilience.   As a region, we must continue to press through CARICOM, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), the United Nations and in other international fora for the promised assistance from Developed countries to help countries in our region to mitigate the effects of climate change, overwhelmingly caused by Developed countries.”Prime Minister Minnis said as a low-lying, coastal state, The Bahamas has undertaken a number of initiatives aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change and its byproducts.“Our NEMA team has met with the CDEMA Coordinating Unit to discuss the Country Work Programme and its alignment with national goals identified in the regional CDM Strategy.“Our priorities are mapping of vulnerable areas and community preparedness. We are building capacity in our Family islands and working to bring communities to a point where they can respond as quickly as possible in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, including logistical capacity.”By: Matt Maura (BIS)Photo caption:  Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis addresses the Opening Ceremony of the 10th Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Conference underway at Melia Nassau Beach resort.  The Conference is being held under the theme, “The Road to Resilience Checkpoint 2017: Building Resilience through Partnerships.(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Galaxy Fold was rushed Samsungs next move matters most

first_img 36 Photos Android Update TCL’s DragonHinge lets phones bend and fold Mobile Tablets Phones Foldable Phones The key to making phones stronger is bendable glass, which won’t be ready for a few years. CNET got an exclusive look at Corning’s bendable glass, which, even if fragile, is still expected to offer a degree of protection over the Galaxy Fold and Mate X’s plastic screens.Observers were mostly concerned about the “ugly” crease you see when you unbend a foldable phone into its full-screen mode, and if this could lead to wear and tear over hundreds of thousands of bends. The crease either appears as a ridge or a valley depending on if the larger screen unfolds on the inside or outside of the device. For example, the Galaxy Fold opens like a book to reveal an interior 7.3-inch display, where the Mate X’s 8-inch screen acts more like the book cover that wraps around the outside of the frame.A plastic screen prone to scratches on its softer surface was another issue, especially for outward-bending models like the Mate X, where more of the delicate screen is exposed. 60 Photos The future of foldable phones is murky even now. Angela Lang/CNET Note: Samsung has announced it will relaunch the Galaxy Fold in September.Even before Samsung’s mobile chief, DJ Koh, admitted that he “pushed [the Fold] through before it was ready”, massive delays to the first major foldable phone slammed the brakes on what was once billed as nothing short of a phone revolution. In the 67 days since the Galaxy Fold was initially slated to sell on April 26, Samsung’s admission (some may say it stops short of a full apology) adds heft to fears that the foldable phones, which are part phone, part tablet, are more gimmick than revelatory gadget. What happens next is crucial to Samsung’s foldable future, and could help or hurt the chances of unreleased foldable devices from other brands.Foldable phones have been heralded as the next big thing because of their ability to double the device’s display size with a large, bendable screen. They also aim to shake up design at a time when phone sales have waned amid lackluster upgrades. Samsung (and Huawei) wanted their Galaxy Fold (and Mate X) to prove how exciting and successful a foldable phone could be. But after the screens on some reviewers’ test phones kept breaking (ours didn’t), Samsung delayed the Fold. With only a mea culpa from Koh and not a whisper of a new release window for the Galaxy Fold, there’s no telling if Samsung will be able to recapture the energy it inspired at the Galaxy Fold’s flashy launch Feb. 20. Anyone who cares about the fate of foldable phones is suspended in Galaxy Fold limbo.”I do admit I missed something on the foldable phone, but we are in the process of recovery,” Koh told The Independent during an interview in Seoul.For its part, Samsung might well be shifting gears to announce the Galaxy Note 10 at its next Unpacked launch event in New York on Aug. 7. Perhaps we’ll hear more about the Galaxy Fold then. 10:12 0 Mate X foldable phone: Here’s what it’s really like to use null Share your voice In the Galaxy Fold’s case, where Gorilla Glass protects the interior screen when the phone is closed, I still noticed indentations and scratches on the plastic cover material after just seven days. Some of the Fold’s issues arose because reviewers peeled off a protective layer that wasn’t intended to come off, which made the phone immediately stop working. Samsung has reportedly fixed these problems but hasn’t shared when it plans to put the Galaxy Fold on sale.What about the US ban against Huawei?Some have wondered if the US government’s move to blacklist Huawei from its US partners plays a role in the Mate X’s launch date. For example, Huawei has been cut off from any US-based business supplying software (e.g. Android), components and even consulting services across all of Huawei’s businesses.Although the ban received a temporary reprieve that allows Huawei to support current products, followed by a further easing of restrictions, it’s uncertain if the Mate X will be able to access every component and scrap of software it needs to compete against the Galaxy Fold. The Mate X was announced before President Trump signed the executive order against Huawei, but has never received a firm release date. If Huawei needs Google’s support for foldable phones and Android apps to sell the Mate X outside of China, that could certainly influence its decision to wait. The Wall Street Journal reported that sourcing parts wasn’t an issue, according to Huawei SVP Vincent Peng, but that Huawei and Google are still discussing the license over Android apps.Android Q supports foldable phones. Google Don’t give up on foldable phones yetIt’s too soon to declare foldable phones dead. Samsung and Huawei still plan to launch an improved Galaxy Fold and the Mate X, respectively, and Google declared support for foldable designs in May at its annual Google I/O conference for developers. That means app makers are already optimizing their software to work on foldable phones.While off to a sputtering start, these companies have invested millions into foldable designs. It’s a gamble that they’re counting on to pay off in the long run.Other phone brands also have foldable plans. Apple, LG, TCL and Oppo have either filed patent applications for foldable designs or announced that they’re already at work. Rumors are ripe for a foldable Moto Razr comeback design that will modernize the beloved flip phone. Google Huawei Samsung Our Galaxy Fold didn’t break. Here’s what’s good and… Samsung isn’t the only brand allegedly wrapped up in foldable phone delays. Huawei is said to have delayed its own foldable Mate X to “improve” the screen, the Wall Street Journal reported, though there’s some question over whether Huawei slated the Mate X for “June” or for “summer”, which officially ends September 21, in the northern hemisphere.Samsung and Huawei are currently the world’s largest and second-largest phone brands, respectively. All eyes are on them. Cancel sales and other phone-makers could also scuttle their plans in the hopes of dodging poor sales and public ridicule. Launch the phones late, but without issue, and careful rivals may be encouraged to introduce foldable phones, too. How well these devices do when they come into buyers’ hands may decide whether foldable phone designs ultimately fail or succeed. Samsung and Huawei declined to comment on this story.huawei-mate-x-hands-on-mwc-2019-19The Mate X’s screen bends outward, which means the plastic display covers the exterior of the phone frame. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Plastic is a problem, but bendable glass is years awayFrom the very beginning, phone-watchers remarked that the Galaxy Fold and Mate X’s foldable plastic screens could be their very undoing. Because who wants to spend $2,000 or more on a scratch-prone phone?Right now, foldable phone have to use a bendable flexible plastic screen, which make them especially vulnerable to nicks and gouges, pressure damage and bulges formed by debris tunneling under the display. Samsung’s screen issues don’t come as a total surprise. The brands only showed off their foldable phones briefly, unlike virtually every other models that see much more time in reviewers’ hands before the final review unit appears. We used the Mate X for about five minutes in March and first touched the Galaxy Fold moments before we received our review unit in April. The phone-makers’ elusive attitude was a strong tip-off that the foldable devices weren’t ready for prime time. Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge 20 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Tags Apple often waits years after a category is established — think smartphone or smartwatch — before coming in with a fully polished product. The very first foldable phone models were always going to be niche, beta-style devices for bleeding-edge adopters, models that reveal the strengths and weaknesses of a brand-new design ethos that their makers could then fine-tune down the line. Samsung and Huawei aimed to score the first points and force rivals to follow suit. But if competitors are learning any lesson, it’s to slow down and get their foldable designs right. Hopefully Samsung and Huawei are taking note, too.Posted June 15 at 5 a.m. PT. Update, June 16, June 18, June 19 at 7:15 a.m. PT.Update, July 2, 2019 at 3:30 a.m. PT: Added news of DJ Koh’s statement about his role in rushing the Galaxy Fold.last_img read more

GHMC allots 50 cr for road repair works

first_imgHyderabad: Due to incessant rains in the last few days in the city, 987 patch roads on various routes were damaged and 4,000 potholes identified in the initial survey made by the engineering officials, said the Commissioner, M Dana Kishore.The repair works would be taken up on damaged roads of various routes on war footing basis and Rs 50 crore has been allotted for the works, said the Commissioner. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Earlier, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan along with the Commissioner inspected the ongoing repair works on damaged roads in various parts of the city. The Commissioner held a video conference with Zonal Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners. With 150 Monsoon relief teams, the repair works would be taken-up 24 hours (round the clock) with three shifts. To repair the roads under ongoing SRDP projects Rs 3 crore has been allotted separately, said the Commissioner.last_img read more

Political Roundup Trump Fires Tillerson And Inside The Texas Congressional Runoffs

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen X From Pres. Trump firing Rex Tillerson from his post as Secretary of State, to the prospects for a meeting between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, to the runoff election campaigns in Texas Congressional Districts 2 and 7 — Houston Matters’ political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.Our panel of experts this week includes Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and David Branham, professor of political science at the University of Houston-Downtown. 00:00 /28:27 last_img read more