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Have To or Want To

first_imgYou produce your best work when you “want to” do the work that produces those results, not from when you “have to” do that work.When you fill your work with purpose and meaning, when it’s about your vision and mission, you’re not working because you “have to,” you’re doing it because you want to. “Want to” is what pulls you forward. “Want to” is what makes you passionate about your work.How you approach sales and marketing matters a great deal to your success and to the success of your business. If you “have to” do the work of building a pipeline of opportunities and mixing it up competing for new business, you won’t produce the results you want. You won’t bring your best self to that work, and it’s more likely you’ll avoid the work completely (for as long as that is sustainable, which isn’t going to be very long).When you want to do the sales and marketing work you need to do to build your business, the work sings. Your passion pours out of you into the work and you produce the results you want.You might “have to” have a difficult conversation with a client, a coworker, or your boss. The “have to” makes a difficult conversation more difficult because of your mental state. You won’t be in your most resourceful state, and you won’t produce the very best outcome in that state.If you “want to” have that conversation because it is going to allow you to make a difference in the relationship, make a difference in some result at work, or make a difference in some part of your career, the “want to” is what gets you that result.Turning Have To into Want ToTo transform something you have to do into something you want to do requires that you tie that “have to” back to your purpose, the thing that gives your life meaning. The more you align the things you have to do with your higher purpose, the more passion you bring to those tasks. That’s true for you now, isn’t it? You have no trouble doing the things you want to do, the things you are passionate about.What is it that you “have to” do that you should be turning into a “want to?”How do the things you have to do help you reach your compelling future?Why do you resist doing the things you need to do? What would happen if you brought your best self, your passion to these things?What would your results look like now if you “wanted to” do the things you need to do to produce the results you want?last_img read more

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SPORT-TENNIS-MASTERS 2 LST

first_imgQuerrey broke back to level at 2-2, but Nadal pulled away Querrey broke back to level at 2-2, but Nadal pulled away in the final stages to remain on course for a fifth title in Madrid. “I had the confidence that if I managed to make the rallies longer, more than three balls, I knew that things could turn around,” said Nadal. “Luckily, thats what happened. I saved that important point when we were at 4-2. Then from 4-2 I managed to break him and from there on things went more or less perfectly.” Nadal next meets Portugals Joao Sousa who overcame Jack Sock 6-1 6-7 (3/7) 6-2. Murray extended his impressive record over Simon to 14-2 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over 16th seed. The two-time Grand Slam champion will face Tomas Berdych in the last eight after the Czech got the better of David Ferrer 7-6 (10/8) 7-5. “After the first six or seven games I really started to hit the ball well,” said Murray. “I served well throughout the match. It was a good performance. Normally against Gilles its always a complicated match because of the way he plays. He always makes it very difficult. There are a lot of long rallies, but because of the conditions, it was a bit faster, I was able to get a lot more free points on my serve.” World No 6 Kei Nishikori continued his fine form on the clay to reach the last eight with a 6-4 7-5 win over 10th seed Richard Gasquet. Nishikori faces controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios on Friday after he dug deep to battle past Uruguayan clay-court specialist Pablo Cuevas 7-6 (7/5) 4-6 6-3. In the womens Madrid Open, the only remaining seed Simona Halep was victorious in an all-Romanian quarter-final against Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3 0-6 6-1. Halep — a finalist in Madrid in 2014 – will face former US Open champion Sam Stosur after she beat Patricia Maria Tig 6-3 6-4. American qualifier Louisa Chirico also continued her fairytale run to reach the semi-finals. Chirico, ranked 130 in the world, beat Australian Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (7/1), 6-2 to reach her first ever WTA semi-final where she will face Dominika Cibulkova, who came from a set down to beat the fourth Romanian in the quarters, Sorana Cirstea, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. AFP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Reyes Suspended For Wife Abuse

first_imgDENVER — Jose Reyes now knows when he can return. His role — and perhaps his future — with the Colorado Rockies remain as murky as ever, especially given the emergence of rookie shortstop Trevor Story.Reyes was suspended through May 31 on May 13, the second player penalized under Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy.Reyes agreed to the punishment and won’t appeal, the commissioner’s office said. The penalty stemmed from an alleged altercation with his wife at a Hawaii resort last October.In Reyes’ absence, Story has taken his job and become one of baseball’s big surprises this season. Story ranks among the big league leaders with 11 homers and 28 RBIs and is batting .275.“I don’t worry myself too much in the future or what’s going to happen when Jose comes back,” Story said. “Take it day by day and things will work out.”The Rockies are still formulating a plan with Reyes — whether he will head to Arizona for extended spring training or maybe on a minor league rehab assignment.“We are in phase 2 of this, which is, ‘OK, what next?’ and, ‘What now?’” Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich said. “There is no sense or need to put the cart before the horse before we fully understood what the penalty was going to be under the policy.“Now we’re going to have to start truly re-engaging with Jose and his agent, making sure we’re on the same page.”The four-time All-Star shortstop will lose 52 days of pay under the agreement, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, which amounts to $6,251,366 of Reyes’ $22 million salary. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because that aspect of the penalty wasn’t made public.“I want to apologize for everything that has happened,” Reyes said in a statement released by the players’ union. “I am sorry to the Rockies organization, my teammates, all the fans and most of all my family.”The 32-year-old has not been with the Rockies all year and will miss the first 59 days of the season, which currently covers 51 games. But outfielder Carlos Gonzalez doesn’t think the chemistry in the clubhouse will be drastically altered once he does return.“He’s a guy who will bring a smile to the field. He enjoys the game,” Gonzalez said. “It’s never bad when you have talent on your team.”Bridich refused to speculate about whether he will look to trade Reyes.“Everybody has kind of been in limbo, Jose included, the Rockies included,” Bridich said. “We’ll see what goes on. But any of those sorts of conversations — not at liberty to comment on right now.”Earlier this week, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman joined the team after serving a 29-game penalty.Discipline under the MLB policy, which was agreed to last summer after a number of high-profile incidents involving NFL players, isn’t predicated on a conviction.Reyes had been scheduled to go to trial April 4 after pleading not guilty to abusing a family or household member. Hawaii prosecutors dropped charges before the trial date and said his wife was not cooperating.Reyes is a career .290 hitter with 479 stolen bases in 13 seasons, and his contract with the Rockies runs through the 2017 season and includes a club option for 2018.He won the 2011 NL batting title while with the New York Mets — who opened a three-game series May 13 at Colorado with a 5-2 loss.“It’s been a long time since I’ve been around Jose Reyes, but there was nobody more shocked — knowing him and being around him — than I was,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “Let’s get it behind us and let’s move on. I think he’s a great player and love him as a human being. Hope it’s all settled.”Reyes’ penalty without pay was retroactive to Feb. 23, when he was put on leave ahead of the Rockies’ spring training report date for position players.Commissioner Rob Manfred said Reyes has agreed to contribute $100,000 to one or more charitable groups that focus on preventing and treating survivors of domestic violence.“I am encouraged by Mr. Reyes’ commitment to the treatment provisions of the policy in order to ensure that such an incident does not occur in the future,” Manfred said in a statement.Last Oct. 31, Reyes was arrested at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. According to a recording of a 911 call released by police, a hotel security guard reported the woman had injuries to her leg and scratches on her neck.Reyes was released after posting $1,000 bail and was ordered to stay away from his wife for three days. He pleaded not guilty to abusing a family or household member.Chapman agreed in March to a 30-game suspension after an altercation with his girlfriend last October in Florida. A rainout cut the games he missed to 29.__By Pat Graham, AP Sports Writer. AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributedTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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PM showed Pak its place by abrogating Article 370 35A Shah

first_imgJamtara (Jharkhand): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed Pakistan its place by abrogating Article 370 and 35A. Shah also said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether he is in favour of the Centre’s decision on Article 370. “By abrogating Article 370, Modi ji (Narendra Modi) showed Pakistan its place, and established that Kashmir is an integral part of India,” he said here, addressing a public meeting after launching the BJP’s ‘Johar Jan Ashirwad Yatra’. “Rahul Gandhi should tell the people of Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana, when he goes to these states, whether he was with the decision to abrogate Article 370,” the BJP president added. Assembly elections are due in Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Haryana this year.last_img read more

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RCMP say investigation of teens overdose death in Langley BC will take

first_imgThe Canadian Press LANGLEY, B.C. — The RCMP say they have taken almost 40 statements in their investigation of the apparent overdose death of a boy in Langley, B.C, that prompted them to open a tip line for information on the youth’s final hours.The Mounties say the boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital on Aug. 7 and it is believed he spent his last hours in various parks as early as noon on that day.They say he was on foot between a skateboard park, a secondary school and athletic park in Walnut Grove.A GoFundMe page is raising money to cover the funeral costs for Carson Crimeni.The page started by a family friend refers to media stories of a video circulated on social media that reportedly shows people filming and photographing the boy while he overdoses.“While the circumstances surrounding his death are still being investigated, it is not clear whether this tragedy could have been avoided,” the GoFundMe page says.Cpl. Holly Largy of Langley RCMP would not discuss whether the video is related to the police investigation and said the investigation began when police received a call about an individual who was in “distress.”“The video is out in the public domain. It’s everywhere,” she said.“All of the evidence collected will form part of the investigation.”Members of Crimeni’s family could not be reached from comment on Tuesday, but the boy’s grandfather told News1130 that they are grateful for the fundraising effort on their behalf.“It does help,” he said. “It takes the train of thought away from tragic and horror to something a little more positive.”The RCMP set up a 24-hour tip line seeking anyone who may have interacted with the boy before he died, as well as anyone who might have seen interactions between the youth and others.“At this point it’s an investigation,” said Largy. “So, specifically what’s being found in the various statements that are being taken it’s unknown … if its reached a criminal stage.”The investigation could take a “long time,” Largy said.“We’ve taken almost 40 statements up to this point. So the amount of work that’s going to be required to compile all that information and get it to the Crown prosecutor I think will be quite lengthy.”last_img read more

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Italy Moroccan Man Finds €20000 Returns Them to Owner

Fez – A young Moroccan construction worker living in Parma, Italy recently found 20,000 euros in a wall during his work restoring a house, according to the Italian news website Gazzetta di Parma.Mohamed Abderahim, 32, was working in a house restoration in Italy. Abderahim and another Moroccan started their jobs as usual, creating a significant amount of dust, which made the Italian owner uncomfortable, causing him to leave.After a few moments, the homeowner received a call from the Abderahim urging him to come back for good news. When the homeowner arrived, Abderahim handed him a suitcase containing 20,000 euros and explained to him that he found it while demolishing a wall.The homeowner was overjoyed to receive such a large amount of money and was very surprised that the Moroccan worker was honest enough to give it back to him.The homeowner decided to share the story with Italian newspapers in order to show the decency and nobility of some immigrantsThe owner’s father likely hid that amount of money in the wall, saving it for an emergency. read more

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Worldwide Decrease in Child Marriage Over the Past Decade UNICEF

By Ahlam Ben SagaRabat – UNICEF released a data report on Tuesday, March 6, revealing that child marriage has seen a worldwide decrease over the course of the past decade.Child marriage has globally decreased by 15 percent as 25 million children under the age of 18 have been protected from entering wedlock in the last ten years, according to the UNICEF report. Child marriage saw reductions by an estimated 30 to 50 percent in South Asia over the past ten years, with marked increase in girls’ education in India.Meanwhile, child marriage decreased by a third in Ethiopia, one of the five Sub-Saharan African countries that experienced a significant reduction.Still, twelve million girls are married before the age of 18 each year worldwide.UNICEF’s Principal Gender Advisor, Anju Malhotra, acknowledged the good news regarding the decrease in child marriage in many parts of the globe, but also reminded the public that more progress needs to be made.“Given the life-altering impact child marriage has on a young girl’s life, any reduction is welcome news, but we’ve got a long way to go,” Malhotra concluded.UNICEF has taken into account the necessity of accelerating the efforts to end child marriage completely by 2030. Without increased efforts,“150 million additional girls will marry before their 18th birthday by 2030,” UNICEF emphasized.UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) resolved to put an end to child marriage by 2030 through a global programme initiated on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2016, which also aims to support millions of girls who were already married at a young age in different parts of the world.“As part of this global programme, we will work with governments of countries with a high prevalence of child marriage to uphold the rights of adolescent girls, so that girls can reach their potential and countries can attain their social and economic development goals,” the United Nations stated, in line with the announcement of its initiative in 2016. read more

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Rudra to push for Ealam

Rudrakumaran noted that talks between Tamil parties in Sri Lanka and the government have not been able to move even an inch forward. “..the need for an independent Tamil state has only strengthened, not diminished. We realize that the current leadership of our homeland is engaged in certain discussions only because the governments of the world also hold the stance that a solution to the Tamil Question should be reached within an undivided country only. Yet, it is a forgone conclusion that none of these efforts are going to bear any fruit,” he said in the statement. He seemed to be referring to talks held between the government and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which are now at a stalemate.“The international community might be nursing a hope to effect an attitudinal change in Sinhalam through imposing a regime change in Sri Lanka. However, while it might be possible to address the internal problems of the Sinhala nation or the issues concerning international relations by effecting a regime change, it is unlikely to be of any use in resolving the Tamil Question,” he said. Former LTTE member and peace negotiator and now self proclaimed ‘Prime Minister’ of the Transnational Government of Tamil Ealam (TGTE), Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, has said that the international community will soon realize a Tamil Ealam state is the only solution to the issue in Sri Lanka.A TGTE statement quoted Rudrakumaran, who operates from the US, as saying that even the main Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka are engaged in talks with the government, which does not include demands for Ealam, owing to international pressure. Rudrakumaran said that the Tamil Diaspora and Tamils in Tamil Nadu must get together to push for a separate state for the Tamils. read more

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Student of Lankan origin manhandled at Madras Uni

Resuming her speech by reiterating that the government machinery was really prepared for any disaster in Chennai, Ms. Nirmala said “there is hue and cry, putting the blame on others. Everybody knows who is responsible. The rains are responsible.” A student of political science, a French national of Sri Lankan Tamil origin, was manhandled by Madras University staff when he raised questions about flood relief operations at a seminar organised by the educational body, The Hindu newspaper reported.Jonas Anton Pulendrarasa, a PG student of International Relations at Madras University, questioned IAS officer S.Jothi Nirmala, who was delivering a lecture on ‘Managing disaster: A case study of Chennai Floods 2015.” Even as Ms. Nirmala tried to answer his questions, senior university staff forced Pulendrarasa to sit down. As Pulendrarasa tried to raise another question , a group of professors beat him up.Pulendrarasa rushed out of the seminar hall, but was chased by staff members, forcing him to take shelter in the library. After a few media persons gathered at the library, the staff members prevented them from taking photographs of Pulendrarasa.“We came to the seminar, wanting to know new aspects of the disaster. As volunteers, we went and helped the flood-affected people in north Chennai and Velachery, learning about the disaster. But officials shared information that was already released in newspapers. So we requested them to tell us something more,” said Pulendrarasa.The students lodged a complaint with vice chancellor R.Thandavan. read more

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Security of nuclear material examined at UNsponsored conference in Stockholm

Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the week-long event opened on Monday under the formal title, “Security of Material: Measures to Prevent, Intercept and Respond to Illicit Uses of Nuclear Material and Radioactive Sources.”In a message to the conference, which has drawn some 300 participants, IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei, called for international cooperation to upgrade security measures, improve capabilities for responding to illicit trafficking, and enhance the protection of facilities against terrorism and sabotage. “The most difficult challenge will be the effective consolidation of all these measures into integrated, efficient national systems,” he added.Since 1993, there have been over 370 confirmed incidents of illicit trafficking, according to the IAEA. While most of these incidents do not involve material that can be used for making nuclear weapons, they have prompted stepped-up efforts to prevent and combat the illicit trade.The IAEA sets basic guidelines used in the development of national physical protection systems and international agreements, and supports Member States in improving their nuclear material accountancy and physical protection systems. The Agency also maintains a database of reported incidents.Rolf Ekeus, Head of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and a keynote speaker, called for the incorporation of IAEA guidelines into national legislation and coordination among States in their efforts to combat the problem. “The IAEA should be given a leadership role,” he said. “An individual State cannot do it on its own.”The meeting, hosted by the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, is being held in cooperation with the World Customs Organization, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the European Police Office. read more

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As Horn of Africa battles drought new UN envoy prepares for first

In his first trip to the region since his appointment by Secretary-General Kofi Annan earlier this month, UN Special Humanitarian Envoy Kjell Magne Bondevik will arrive Tuesday in the Horn of Africa for a three-day visit to the five countries in crisis: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya.Mr. Bondevik, the former prime minister of Norway, will meet with national and UN officials in the five Eastern African nations and also visit drought-affected regions in Africa, a spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.The absence of rains in the region for several years has left millions of people facing starvation in the Horn. The severe drought has compounded an already dire humanitarian crisis in countries that have been dealing with years of high malnutrition and morbidity rates, chronic food shortages and man-made conflicts.Last month, the UN World Food Program (WFP) estimated that the drought is impacting 2.5 million people in Kenya, 1.4 million in Somalia, 1.5 million in Ethiopia and 60,000 in Djibouti. At that time, the agency urged donors to provide immediate food aid for 5.4 million people as many children in the Horn of Africa were eating only one meal a day.Nearly two weeks ago the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed for $16 million to expand its relief efforts in the region and said 1.5 million children under the age of five were facing the ravages of drought.Failing crops and the death of livestock significantly contribute to increased malnutrition among children, while measles threaten their survival as immunization rates are low in the affected areas, the agency said in a statement. Children weakened by malnutrition also face a much higher risk of infection, and measles can spread lethally and quickly among unprotected populations.Just yesterday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) appealed for $18.5 million to help farmers, herders and others suffering through drought in southeastern Ethiopia. The funds would be used for to save the lives of the livestock that are a key household asset for many families and help farmers grow their crops. read more

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Minnesota Duluth ends Ohio State womens ice hockeys season in WHCA tournament

Senior defenseman Becky Allis attempts to chase down the puck during a game against the Toronto Aeros Sept. 28 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 2-1.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorA streaky season came to a close for the Ohio State women’s hockey team this weekend.The Buckeyes (15-17-5, 10-16-5) fell to Minnesota Duluth (15-14-6, 13-12-6), 5-1, on the road Sunday in the decisive third game of the team’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament first-round series.Junior forward Zoe Hickel gave the host Bulldogs their third 1-0 lead of the weekend 9:24 into Sunday’s game, but seven minutes later junior forward Kayla Sullivan tied the game for the Buckeyes.Then, 7:06 into the second, Duluth scored what would prove to be the series-clinching goal. After OSU freshman defenseman Alexa Ranahan was called for interference, the Bulldogs capitalized on the power play with a goal from freshman defenseman Sidney Morin.Despite 16 combined shots in the second and third period, the Buckeyes couldn’t find the tying goal, and a couple of Duluth empty net goals punctuated the clinching victory.OSU coach Nate Handrahan said the 5-1 score line was slightly misleading, but ultimately the game came down to missed opportunities.“I thought we played our best game of the series and really had a lot of opportunities to capitalize, but we didn’t,” Handrahan said. “That kind of allowed them to hang around, and they capitalized when we didn’t.”On Saturday night the Buckeyes had to ride 32 saves from OSU senior goalie Lisa Steffes to come from behind twice and extend the series with a 3-2 win.Tied 1-1 heading into the third, the two teams shared three goals in a 2:20 span. Duluth took their second lead of the night early in the period, but senior forward Ally Tarr scored her 11th of the year to tie things at two. Tarr picked up an assist on the winning goal two minutes later, as she and junior defenseman Sara Schmitt set up Sara’s twin sister, junior defender Kari Schmitt, to score the game-winning power play goal.Game one on Friday saw both net minders stymie the opposition. Steffes and Duluth sophomore goalie Kayla Black combined for 50 saves, but it was the one shot Steffes didn’t save that mattered. Duluth’s leading goal scorer, senior forward Jamie Kenyon gave her team the lead 5:26 into the second, and things remained that way the rest of the night.The close margins of each playoff game were representative of an OSU team that reinvented itself after the winter holidays, only losing four of its final 16 regular season games.Over the course of the season, the Buckeyes fought through a nine-game winless streak, while also putting together separate three and four-game winning streaks. read more

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Vote for World Best Coach in Womens Handball 2017 until January 4

The seventh year in a row, Handball-Planet.com organizes the Contest for the WORLD BEST COACH in Women’s Handball 2017! Voting process of the traditional December competition is based on opinion of 16 handball journalists from all over the world (13 countries). Handball-Planet.com Jury of handball Experts from four continents made the list of FIVE best coaches in Women’s Handball  who will compete for the title of WORLD BEST COACH in Women’s Handball 2017.The last member of Jury are Handball-Planet.com visitors, who can support their favourite coach by joining the Polls until January 4. It is important to be remembered that votes of handball fans across the globe will be added to existing number of points given by the journalist’s jury.Journalists and fans will together announce the best at the end of the voting process.CLICK AND VOTEVOTE UNTIL JANUARY 4JURY MEMBERS:Bjorn Pazen (Handball Woche, Germany)Jozsef Simon (Nemzeti Sport, Hungary)Piotr Karpinski (NC TV, Poland)Jasmin Tajić (Oslobodjenje, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)Sergey Novikov (PRESSBALL, Belarus)Sergey Prigolovkin (Rushandball.ru, Russia)Amina Idrizi (24rakomet.mk, Macedonia)Ibolya Szekeres (Time Out Mag, Norway)Laura Agena (Handball-Planet.com, Argentina)Peter Bruun (EHF, Denmark)Marian Ursescu (Gazete Sporturilor, Romania)Haris Zilić (Sportske.ba, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Handbollskanalen TEAM (Sweden)Života Bogdanović (Handball-Planet.com, Serbia)Nagore Odriozola (Revista Líderas, Spain)Zorica Radojkovic (Balkan-Handball.com, Serbia)JURY MEMBERS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICAOur goal that handball world gets a public and fair contest for the World best players of the year, since 2010 received a big support from the parts of handball globe. WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2017 Jury is consisted of the people with their names and CV’s with the clear aim to get opinion from different countries, continents, handball schools and traditions. Our Jury members are famous handball specialists in their countries, which coming from the biggest media (Marca, TV 2 NO, Globoesporte, Aftonbladet), but also from specialized websites and newspapers as Handball Woche, Handnews.fr, Balkan-Handball.com, rushandball.ru, Handbollskanalen, Stregspiller…WINNERSThorir Hergeirsson – 2011Karl Erik Bohn – 2012Ambros Martin – 2013Dragan Adžić – (2014 and 2015) Yevgenii Trefilov (2016)WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2017 – PARTNERSCREATIC – https://creatic.hu/MASTERS HANDBALL WORLD CUP 2018 – mhworldcup.com WORLD BEST COACH in Women’s Handball 2017 ← Previous Story RK Celje and Pivovarna Lasko together until 2021 Next Story → Gonzalo Perez de Vargas at Blaugrana until 2023! read more

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500px aims to kill Flickr with new 20 Plus plan

first_imgFlickr has been the de facto place where professional photographers show off their work for several years now, but Yahoo has failed to really capitalize on the Flickr brand as the company continues to falter. Now, it might be the beginning of the end for the once proud site. Rival photo haven 500px has introduced a new cheaper membership plan that undercuts Flickr and brings some unique features to the table.Flickr’s Pro plan costs $25 per-year, which is a perfectly good value. 500px used to offer just a pricey $50 tier, but the new $20 Plus membership seems aimed directly at Flickr. A 500px Plus account will provide you with unlimited storage and access to your files, an unlimited number of collections, market functionality, and viewing statistics. This matches almost 1:1 with what Flickr is offering.The statistics provided by 500px are somewhat more advanced than those you’d get with Flickr. The market functionality included with 500px Plus is a very robust service that helps users buy prints of their favorite pics, and Flickr can’t really match this even at the Pro level. These features have already coaxed some professionals into leaving Flickr, and the new lower price can only accelerate that.500px also rolled out a Mac file upload tool to make getting content into the service that much easier for the roughly 25% of 500px users that have a Mac. The app sits at the top of the screen, ready to upload any pics you want at a moment’s notice. The web uploader, while reasonably good, is more tedious than this method. No word on a Windows version of the tool.500px is currently seeing 30,000 photo uploads per day to the service, and a cheaper plan will likely increase the rate at which 500px leaches users from more established services.via The Next Weblast_img read more

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Gaz de schiste la colère gronde contre les autorisations de prospection en

first_imgGaz de schiste : la colère gronde contre les autorisations de prospection en FranceEn mars dernier, le ministère de l’Ecologie a donné son feu vert, en toute discrétion, à trois entreprises pour la prospection de gaz de schiste, sur une surface de 9.600 kilomètres carrés. Une autorisation qui provoque la colère des écologistes, cette exploitation déjà largement pratiquée aux Etats-Unis présentant d’importants dangers pour l’environnement.Contrairement au gaz naturel classique, le gaz de schiste n’est pas piégé dans une poche mais dans des roches imperméables. Son exploitation nécessite des techniques extrêmement complexes, et dangereuses. Des forages verticaux ou horizontaux, allant de deux à trois kilomètres de profondeur, sont dans un premier temps réalisés. Puis la roche est fracturée au moyen d’une technique appelée “fracturation hydraulique”, consistant à injecter à forte pression de grandes quantités d’eau mélangée à des produits chimiques très nocifs pour l’environnement et les organismes vivants.À lire aussiQuébec confirme la fin du nucléaire et son refus du gaz de schisteAux Etats-Unis, comme au Canada, cette technique a déjà révélé ses dangereux impacts. Selon Josh Fox, réalisateur du documentaire Gasland, l’eau du robinet des habitants de Fort Worth, au Texas, serait déjà contaminée par les gaz, tandis qu’ont été observées dans les villes accueillant des forages, des concentrations anormales de benzène et de plusieurs composés neurotoxiques.La découverte des autorisations de prospections délivrées il y a près d’un an par l’ancien ministre de l’Ecologie Jean-Louis Borloo, dans trois zones couvrant une partie de l’Hérault, de l’Aveyron, de la Lozère, de l’Ardèche et de la Drôme, entraîne alors la colère des écologistes, et l’inquiétude des riverains. Alors que l’euro-députée Corinne Lepage réclame un moratoire, afin d’organiser un débat public sur ces exploitations, José Bové a lancé une pétition, qui comme le rapporte 20minutes.fr, a pour l’instant été signée par près de 500 personnes. Le député européen a par ailleurs annoncé l’organisation d’un “regroupement général” des opposants au gaz de schiste, qui se déroulera à Valence dans quelques semaines. De son côté, Martin Malvy, président de la région Midi-Pyrénées, a demandé il y a quelques jours la suspension des autorisations, à l’instar de Jean-Jack Queyranne, son homologue de la région Rhône-Alpes.A Paris aussi la colère gronde. Le collectif “Sauvons les riches” a en effet organisé ce matin une manifestation sur les Champs-Elysées, pour protester contre l’exploitation du gaz de schiste en France. Déguisés en cowboys, une cinquantaine de manifestants se sont installés devant un hôtel où se réunissaient les industriels pétroliers lors d’un colloque sur le gaz de schiste, forant symboliquement le trottoir, ont constaté des journalistes de Radio France.Le 2 février 2011 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Wintler Park evacuated after pipe bomb scare no detonation or injuries

first_imgA Vancouver police bomb squad responded to Wintler Park on Tuesday afternoon to remove what appeared to be a pipe bomb found there in the Columbia River.Police responded to a call at about 2:42 p.m., after volunteers found a rusty device that looked to them like a pipe bomb lying in the river while they were cleaning the park, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department.When officers arrived, Kapp said, they found that the volunteers had moved the device to a trash can, but it did not detonate and no one was injured. The park was evacuated while a bomb squad removed the device.Police won’t know if it’s a pipe bomb until a report from the Metro Explosive Disposal Unit on Wednesday, Kapp said, adding that investigators have no idea how long the device had been in the water.“We don’t recommend people touching them or moving them,” Kapp said, “but these people did, which is kind of scary.”last_img read more

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Frenkie de Jong wouldve loved Lionel Messis number 10

first_imgDutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong joked with the idea of possibly getting Lionel Messi’s number ’10’ jersey at Barcelona when he arrived next summer.The biggest news in Spanish football for the last couple of days has been Frenkie de Jongs transfer to FC Barcelona, a deal that was completed last Wednesday and will have the Dutchman playing alongside the likes of Lionel Messi.The Argentine forward was reportedly crazy for getting the Ajax midfielder signed, which is something that motivated De Jong for making his final decision.The player is set to start his new journey at FC Barcelona next summer, he will finish the current season at Ajax in all competitions and then report to the manager on July 1st.During an interview with De Telegraaf, Frenkie opened up about the number he could use at the Catalan club and joked with the idea of possibly taking it away from Lionel Messi.But all kidding aside, the player revealed that he still hasn’t decided which number he will sport for the rest of his career at Barcelona and he is possibly waiting for any changes that happen by the end of the season.The Spanish giants are expected to get rid of at least one of the big players in the squad, the money right now is on Brazilian Philipe Coutinho who hasn’t lived up to the hype since he arrived from Liverpool.De Jong: “I want number 10, but I think someone already has it.”#EnjoyDeJong pic.twitter.com/3LRqsgsEz9— Penya FCB de Beirut (@PenyaFCBBeirut) January 24, 2019Another option for FC Barcelona is to sell Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who has come a long way since he arrived in the club from Sevilla and possibly has already fulfilled a cycle as he approaches the final stages of his career.As we all know, Ivan Rakitic sports the number ‘4’ jersey, a traditional number at FC Barcelona that have worn historic players like Ronald Koeman or Pep Guardiola.It would be only fitting for Frenkie to follow in those footsteps once Ivan Rakitic decides to call it quits, this scenario is more plausible than the jokes De Jong made in regards to taking Lionel Messi’s number ’10’.Because as we all know by now, the Argentine will wear this jersey until the day he decides to retire. Hopefully for all football fans, that day won’t come any time soon.But that number ‘4’ jersey does seem like the most likely path for the Dutch midfielder, he fits the position and has what it takes to become the next great FC Barcelona player.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.But even Ivan Rakitic’s exit from the club is not a sure thing, mainly because manager Ernesto Valverde has repeatedly said that the Croatian midfielder is a key player in his squad.Esto es Frenkie de Jong… 😍#FrenkieFuturo pic.twitter.com/L8qGei6Bp5— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) January 23, 2019Frenkie de Joong has been talking to several news outlets during these past two days, but the very first interview he offered was to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf because they were the ones with the inside information and the very first outlet that spoke about the specifics of De Jong’s transfer from Ajax to Barcelona.The player granted an interview where he discussed several topics, but the subject of the number he will wear was specifically addressed.“No, there is still no number on that jersey. That will come later. Yes, I would obviously love wearing the number ’10’ jersey but I think someone is already playing with it at Camp Nou,” he laughed.“Lionel Messi, I think. That number won’t be mine. He is the best and I believe it’s an honor to be his teammate.”“Right now, I really can’t picture myself next to him on a football pitch. However, I won’t be some kind of tourist who only enjoys Messi play.”“I am doing everything I can in order to become a fundamental player for FC Barcelona,” he concluded.El pequeño Frenkie de Jong, la nueva perla del Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/YHv7aE3rwY— El Mister (@el_Mister8) January 24, 2019Which number would you prefer Frenkie de Jong could wear at FC Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Woodland Police station construction to begin

first_imgConstruction will begin next month on Woodland’s new police station, a nearly $2.5 million project meant to alleviate the department’s growing pains.When the city’s current 1,000-square-foot police station was built in 1971, there were only three full-time staffers — now there are 12.Woodland Mayor Grover Laseke said the larger space at 300 E. Scott Ave. will let police stretch out, relieving the increasing burden of operating in such cramped quarters. The department’s detective currently works in an old broom closet.In November 2011, Woodland voters approved a 0.1 percentage point sales tax increase to build the station, which will pay off the project’s cost over 25 years.After an 11 a.m. ground-breaking ceremony April 13, construction on the modular building is expected to wrap up in August.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday June 2 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio: Alaska Senators Vote to Reform Patriot ActLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to limit the NSA’s collection of bulk phone data. Both Alaska senators voted for the reforms, called the USA Freedom Act.No Budget Deal, No Ferry ServiceEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauAll state ferries will stop sailing by early July if the Legislature fails to reach a budget deal.Court Employees Assigned 2 Days Unpaid LeaveJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauAbout 800 Alaska Court System employees will be forced to take two days of unpaid leave around the holidays – a result of state budget cuts.The Blob expands from Gulf of Alaska to Baja CaliforniaMatt Miller, KTOO – JuneauScientists are watching for how a warmer North Pacific Ocean could affect weather and climate this year. There could also be significant impacts to marine life, including species that form the basis for Alaska’s commercial fisheries.Seniors Find Few Options Beyond MedicaidQuinton Chandler, KBBI – HomerThe state is being criticized for finding hundreds of seniors ineligible for a Medicaid waiver program that pays the cost of their housing and nursing care.Juneau to Be The Third City in Alaska to Shelter High-Risk HomelessElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauJuneau will become the third city in Alaska to offer permanent supportive housing to the high-risk, chronically homeless. Those are the people who have been on the streets the longest, and may suffer from addiction or mental health issues.Fort Yukon Goes SolarDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksFt. Yukon recently began operating a solar electric project. The system is testing integration of the energy source into the power grid of an isolated northern community.Strings on the Bus: Anchorage Has A ConfluxZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageOver the weekend Anchorage experienced an “urban conflux.” If you’re not familiar with the term, don’t worry: it’s made up. A group of community members worked with cultural institutions and the bus system to engineer a unique project: throw a surprise party for the city.last_img read more

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ONGC Videsh Indian Oil braces for Urja Sangam 2015

first_imgPublic Sector units have stepped up efforts to make upcoming energy conclave ‘Urja Sangam’ a big success here, as the historic March 27 meet braces to celebrate golden jubilee milestones of ONGC Videsh, Engineers India Limited and IndianOil’s Barauni Refinery among others.“The meet envisages bringing together all the state-owned companies in the energy sector for better synergy and a unified energy vision,” an official associated with the event set. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the event and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address the valedictory session. “The event will also celebrate golden jubilee milestones of ONGC Videsh, Engineers India Limited and IndianOil’s Barauni Refinery,” an official said.last_img