What It Takes to Produce Higher Quality

first_imgQuality = Investment + Time + EffortQuality requires a greater investment. Quality costs more to produce. If you start with cheap, poor quality inputs, you automatically end up with poor quality outputs. It costs a good bit more to begin with higher quality inputs, but the result is something worth more on the other end.What investments do you make in inputs?Quality takes more time. If you want to produce excellent work, a craftsman’s quality work, you have to put in the hours. In a world where we expect everything we want immediately delivered to our doorstep–even if it requires a drone–the focus on quality is in retreat. Taking your time, measuring twice, and making the necessary adjustments improves quality. If your goal is this quarter’s results, you might decide to go faster. If your goal is a lasting relationship, speed kills.Are you putting in the time necessary to produce something of a higher quality?Quality is more difficult to produce. It takes more effort and more energy to produce something of a higher quality. For most of us, after time, this where we have the greatest control when it comes to quality. It takes more energy to give yourself over to the task in front of you. It take more effort to produce bigger results. But the resulting improvement in quality is worth paying for (at least for your dream clients, those who perceive the value).Are you pouring your effort and energy into producing something of a higher quality?You might think this is about your product, your service, or your solution. It’s more than that.last_img read more

The Lost Art of Closing for the One Call Close

first_imgA reader of this blog emailed me to ask me about applying The Lost Art of Closing (TLAC) as it pertains to the one call close. The reader recognized that the book is primarily aimed at B2B salespeople and sales organizations. He recognized that the approach is extremely consultative, and that is by design. I wrote the book with a consultative salesperson in mind, and one who is involved in a long-cycle, complex deal which is likely to be a competitive displacement (which means one in which the salesperson is eating another’s lunch).That said, everything I write tends to be principles-based. And TLAC is a book based on certain principles about selling and commitment gaining. Those principles will serve you no matter what market you sell to, and no matter what vertical.If you sell at all, it is necessary to gain the Commitment for Time. Unless you gain this commitment, you will not be having a conversation with your prospective client at all. When you are sitting in front of your prospective client, you are asking them to make the Commitment to Explore Change. If it makes sense, the next commitment will be the Commitment to Change. This is the commitment that many salespeople miss completely, and it’s why they hand over a proposal only to find out their prospect has decided to do nothing.You have to ask the question, “Does it make sense for you to do this now, and are we going to be able to get the time and resources necessary to put this in place? Or do we need to be working on something else for you?” The reason salespeople don’t like to ask this question is because they don’t want to hear “no.”All of these commitments are necessary in a B2C sale, but the rest of the commitments are also necessary. It is necessary for you to gain the Commitment to Collaborate, where you work with your prospect to understand their needs and to put together a solution that makes sense for them. Even when you’re selling to a consumer, their input is helpful in allowing you to provide a solution they can say yes to when you propose it. In many sales, if the consumer has a spouse or a significant other, you still need the Commitment to Build Consensus. Which brings us to one of the fundamental principles in the book: controlling the process.In a sale to a consumer, leaving out one of the parties can sink your deal. It can also sink your deal by giving your prospect the ability to use the other party as a way to avoid deciding during a call.The other commitments are also important. It’s important that you gain the Commitment to Invest, and I would argue that the more expensive or higher priced your solution, the earlier you should have this conversation. You also need the Commitment to Review, where you make sure your solution is exactly right, as well as the Commitment to Resolve Concerns. In a one sale close, this is where the client says, “I need to think about it.” This is an indication that they are not confident in moving forward, and you need to discover what their concerns are, so you can successfully address them.Finally, we get to the Commitment to Decide. This is where you ask for the business. In a more complex sale, you have a final commitment called the Commitment to Execute. In a less complex sale, that execution may just be signing a check. But if the client has to do something else in order to get the benefit of what you sell, you may still need that commitment. For example, if you sell a gym membership, the execution is the consumer showing up at the gym to gain the benefits of the membership you sold them.There are differences between business to consumer sales and business-to-business sales. But there are also principles that cross the boundaries between the approaches one needs when selling to a consumer and selling to a business. 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

14 killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

first_imgFourteen persons were killed and as many injured on Sunday when the bus in which they were travelling fell into a 150-metre-deep gorge in Uttarkashi district, an official said. The private bus was on its way to Vikas Nagar from Jankichatti, near the Himalayan shrine of Yamunotri, when it fell into the gorge near Damta, District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said. Twelve people died on the spot and two succumbed at a hospital, he said. A search and rescue operation by the police with the help of locals is under way, Mr. Chauhan said, adding that some bodies could be stuck in the bushes. Six seriously injured people were flown in a chopper to AIIMS, Rishikesh, and Jolly Grant Hospital in Dehradun for treatment, Mr. Chauhan said. Eight others were also brought to Dehradun, he added.Landed near Yamuna The bus, after plunging into the gorge, landed a few metres away from the Yamuna river, he said. The number of fatalities could have been higher had the bus fallen into the river, he said. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed grief at the loss of lives in the accident and asked the district administration to make all arrangements for the treatment of the injured.last_img read more

Complex life may be possible in only 10% of all galaxies

first_imgThe universe may be a lonelier place than previously thought. Of the estimated 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe, only one in 10 can support complex life like that on Earth, a pair of astrophysicists argues. Everywhere else, stellar explosions known as gamma ray bursts would regularly wipe out any life forms more elaborate than microbes. The detonations also kept the universe lifeless for billions of years after the big bang, the researchers say.”It’s kind of surprising that we can have life only in 10% of galaxies and only after 5 billion years,” says Brian Thomas, a physicist at Washburn University in Topeka who was not involved in the work. But “my overall impression is that they are probably right” within the uncertainties in a key parameter in the analysis.Scientists have long mused over whether a gamma ray burst could harm Earth. The bursts were discovered in 1967 by satellites designed to spot nuclear weapons tests and now turn up at a rate of about one a day. They come in two types. Short gamma ray bursts last less than a second or two; they most likely occur when two neutron stars or black holes spiral into each other. Long gamma ray bursts last for tens of seconds and occur when massive stars burn out, collapse, and explode. They are rarer than the short ones but release roughly 100 times as much energy. 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Rather, if the explosion were close enough, the gamma rays would set off a chain of chemical reactions that would destroy the ozone layer in a planet’s atmosphere. With that protective gas gone, deadly ultraviolet radiation from a planet’s sun would rain down for months or years—long enough to cause a mass die-off.How likely is that to happen? Tsvi Piran, a theoretical astrophysicist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Raul Jimenez, a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Barcelona in Spain, explore that apocalyptic scenario in a paper in press at Physical Review Letters.Astrophysicists once thought gamma ray bursts would be most common in regions of galaxies where stars are forming rapidly from gas clouds. But recent data show that the picture is more complex: Long bursts occur mainly in star-forming regions with relatively low levels of elements heavier than hydrogen and helium—low in “metallicity,” in astronomers’ jargon.Using the average metallicity and the rough distribution of stars in our Milky Way galaxy, Piran and Jimenez estimate the rates for long and short bursts across the galaxy. They find that the more-energetic long bursts are the real killers and that the chance Earth has been exposed to a lethal blast in the past billion years is about 50%. Some astrophysicists have suggested a gamma ray burst may have caused the Ordovician extinction, a global cataclysm about 450 million years ago that wiped out 80% of Earth’s species, Piran notes.The researchers then estimate how badly a planet would get fried in different parts of the galaxy. The sheer density of stars in the middle of the galaxy ensures that planets within about 6500 light-years of the galactic center have a greater than 95% chance of having suffered a lethal gamma ray blast in the last billion years, they find. Generally, they conclude, life is possible only in the outer regions of large galaxies. (Our own solar system is about 27,000 light-years from the center.)Things are even bleaker in other galaxies, the researchers report. Compared with the Milky Way, most galaxies are small and low in metallicity. As a result, 90% of them should have too many long gamma ray bursts to sustain life, they argue. What’s more, for about 5 billion years after the big bang, all galaxies were like that, so long gamma ray bursts would have made life impossible anywhere.But are 90% of the galaxies barren? That may be going too far, Thomas says. The radiation exposures Piran and Jimenez talk about would do great damage, but they likely wouldn’t snuff out every microbe, he contends. “Completely wiping out life?” he says. “Maybe not.” But Piran says the real issue is the existence of life with the potential for intelligence. “It’s almost certain that bacteria and lower forms of life could survive such an event,” he acknowledges. “But [for more complex life] it would be like hitting a reset button. You’d have to start over from scratch.”The analysis could have practical implications for the search for life on other planets, Piran says. For decades, scientists with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, have used radio telescopes to search for signals from intelligent life on planets around distant stars. But SETI researchers are looking mostly toward the center of the Milky Way, where the stars are more abundant, Piran says. That’s precisely where gamma ray bursts may make intelligent life impossible, he says: “We are saying maybe you should look in the exact opposite direction.”last_img read more

AFI Throws 2 Junior Athletes Out of National Championships for Possessing Syringes

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Athletics Federation of IndiaNational Junior Athletics Championshipsno needle policy First Published: November 3, 2019, 8:00 AM IST Guntur (Andhra Pradesh): In keeping with its no-needle policy, the Athletics Federation of India on Saturday barred two athletes from taking part in the National Junior Championships here for possessing syringes.Chandigarh’s Parkash Singh and Rajasthan’s Dhananjay were found to have syringes and vials in their bags in the Call Room, the AFI said in a release. On the first day of the competitions, Haryana’s Gurpreet and Himachal Pradesh’s Seema clocked personal best times to win the boys under-20 10000m and girls under-20 5000m crowns at the Acharya Nagarjuna University grounds here.In the field events, Kerala long jumper Sandra Babu caught the eye with a personal best of 6.16m.Delhi’s Arvind Sharma, silver medallist last year, won the boys under-16 discus throw with a 50.16m effort.AFI also became the first National Sports Federation to issue biometrics card to athletes so that they do not have to undergo long age-verification process at each meet.AFI President Adille J Sumariwalla said, With this competition, AFI has implemented biometric unique identification process that will prove to be a game changer in tackling age fraud and cheating. We want to promote fair play and keep the sport clean.”We want to save the genuine athletes who suffer at the hands of age frauds. Same is with doping, we are keeping a close eye during meets and follow no needle policy. Anyone caught with syringes will be suspended with immediate effect. last_img read more

Sri Lanka’s Shaminda Eranga suspended from bowling in international cricket

first_imgSri Lanka suffered a massive blow when seamer Shaminda Eranga was suspended from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, according to a report in ESPNCricinfo. He was reported for suspect action during the second Test against England at Chester-le-Street last month.Eranga was tested at Loughborough University on June 6 and results showed his elbow exceeded the permitted 15 degrees of flex in all of his deliveries.However, Eranga can continue to play in domestic cricket with the permission of Sri Lanka Cricket.This comes as a major blow to Sri Lanka, who are already without injured pace duo of Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera, ahead of the five-match ODI series and a one-off T20 international against England, starting on Tuesday.ERANGA HOSPITALISEDEranga was on Sunday hospitalised in England due to a heart ailment.last_img read more

Will the sun ever set on rift between Graeme Souness and Liverpool?

first_imgPerhaps you may have seen that clip recently of Graeme Souness getting so worked up in the television studios about the jargon of modern football, so aggrieved by what he perceives to be the loss of old-fashioned values, that he has a fit of pique and ends up flinging his pen across the desk in front of him.It is classic Souness: dyspeptic, unflinching, never one for concealing his feelings. It is a big part of what makes him so watchable as a pundit. Everything will be fine, then something will prick his temper. Something you or I may not even notice that, in his eyes, is an affront to the profession. Souness isn’t wired to tolerate mediocrity. He cannot accept the idea there are footballers who might not possess the devotion that underpinned his own successes. Nor is he ever going to hold back when something has jarred those hair-trigger sensibilities. The explanation Souness put forward initially was that he had been managing in Scotland at the time of Hillsborough and, not being on Merseyside, misjudged the depth of outrage that led to Liverpool supporters boycotting the Sun. All these years later, it doesn’t wash. It didn’t then, either, particularly as there were reports that he had banned his players from speaking to the newspaper. Yet it was true that in 1992 the club were still dealing with the Sun.Mike Ellis, who was then the Sun’s Merseyside football correspondent, was never ostracised and Souness claimed Ian Rush and Tommy Smith, both Liverpool legends, had public dealings with its reporters without any reprisals. Ellis had retained a direct line to the top of the club. Indeed, the story goes that Liverpool’s then chief executive, Peter Robinson, talked Ellis out of resigning. It was not until years later that the club marginalised, then barred, the newspaper that the Liverpool Echo now spells with an asterisk between the “S” and the “n” Plus it tends to be forgotten that, somehow, Souness continued as manager for nearly two years. What can be said is that if you saw Souness talking about it on Sky recently you would have seen what looked like genuine and deeply felt remorse. Souness is clearly pained that he could have been so reckless with people’s grief. “I should have resigned there and then,” he writes in his 2017 autobiography. “It ultimately soured my relationship with the Liverpool supporters forever and it’s something I deeply regret. If I could turn one thing round in my football career, it would be that.”The question, perhaps, is whether he cares enough, all these years on, to want to do anything about it. Even then, it might not do him any good whatsoever to pick at an old scab. But it puzzles me slightly that someone in that position would not, say, write to the Liverpool Echo or use his column in the Sunday Times to offer, in full, some kind of long-form contrition. Where is the mea culpa? If he wishes it could be different, has he ever thought the only person who can possibly change that is himself? Has he approached the Hillsborough groups or Spirit of Shankly or any of the other supporter organisations? Or maybe, again, he is not wired that way. Has he just accepted, as seems to be the case, that it is done now and too late to change anything? Pinterest Twitter Read more Topics Twitter ‘You will not see a banner paying homage to Graeme Souness on the Kop.’ Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Read more Hillsborough disaster Facebook Twitter Pinterest In particular when it involves the club’s relationship with the newspaper that had previously given its readers “The Truth”, its notorious version of the Hillsborough disaster, involving untrue stories of supporters stealing from the dead and urinating on corpses.For those not familiar with the background, it is 27 years now since Souness was paid for an interview in the Sun (he says the money went to Alder Hey children’s hospital). It was dumb in any circumstances, as the then Liverpool manager, not to understand there would be a serious backlash. Yet it was the timing, more than anything, that explains why so many people have never fully accepted his apology and why Liverpool, the club that love to portray themselves as a family, no longer embrace him in the way they do their other greats. Hope and heart: emotions stirred in Liverpool at season’s crescendo Souness had conducted the interview while he was convalescing from the heart surgery that he had towards the end of the 1991‑92 season. The idea was for the interview to run in tandem with Liverpool reaching the FA Cup final. Yet their replayed semi-final against Portsmouth, played on a Monday evening, went to extra time and penalties, taking it past the newspaper’s first deadline, and that meant the interview was pushed back a day – to 15 April, which just happened to be the third anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.It was a front-page splash, featuring a cheesy “Loverpool” headline, a staged photograph of Souness smooching with his new girlfriend and published, oafishly, on the day Anfield was hosting a memorial service. Even now, it beggars belief that any Liverpool manager, especially one who was supposed to understand the club, could mess up so spectacularly.Against that kind of background, can you ever see a day when Souness will be forgiven? In an ideal world, yes, though I hesitate to say that for fear of it coming across that I am recommending that is what should happen. For starters, I doubt very much that Liverpool’s supporters would appreciate being told how to think when I am sure they can do that for themselves. It is not my role to determine what should happen next and, just because it is football, that doesn’t mean it is immune to what happens in real life – human beings upsetting other human beings, grudges festering, attitudes hardening. It doesn’t always end in a group hug. In ordinary circumstances, a player of his achievement should be revered at Anfield. Sadly, these are not ordinary circumstances. Souness does not tend to be on the guest list when the old boys are invited to Anfield these days. You will not see a banner paying homage to him on the Kop and, though his achievements can never be airbrushed from Liverpool’s glory years, if you were to click on the website that is devoted to the club’s history, its verdict on Souness can be boiled down to this: being a great footballer does not automatically make that person a great football man. Souness will always be part of the nostalgia, but most Liverpool followers cut him free a long time ago. Or, rather, he cut himself free, depending on your viewpoint.A younger generation of football supporters might not even fully understand what happened to make it this way. It has, after all, been nearly three decades since the acrimony began and, once the relationship had broken down, there has never been any hint of rapprochement. It would be nice to think there is still time for that to change. Realistically, though, I am not sure. It is not easy to see a day when it will ever be fixed properly.All of which makes it a tricky subject to write about given the sensitivities attached to this story, the considerable evidence that time is not a healer in this instance and, above all, the attitude on Merseyside that they have it hard enough without being let down by someone they took in as one of their own. Share on Pinterest Sol Campbell poses for a selfie with a Macclesfield fan after they stayed up. Photograph: Paul Currie/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock Share on LinkedIn Origi’s late winner sinks Newcastle and keeps Liverpool’s title hopes alive Share on WhatsApp Facebook Graeme Souness Pinterest On Second Thoughts: Graeme Souness’s managerial career Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Graeme Souness about to throw his pen. Yet Campbell has overseen something truly special at the unpretentious little ground where I wrote this from a press box with the wifi code of Leak1615 – chosen because if you are in seats 16 or 15 on a rainy day the roof is not going to save you from being drenched.It culminated in a 1-1 draw against Cambridge that means Macclesfield surviving at the expense of Notts County. The biggest problem for Macc now might be keeping their manager from other clubs. All of which feels a long way from the days when a former England international found, unlike many of his old teammates, he could barely even get a job interview. Facebook The last time I saw him in the flesh the handshake was everything you would imagine: vice-like. For someone with such a hard reputation, there is actually a soothing, mellifluous quality to that Edinburgh accent. Yet he still has an aura. It is all in the eyes, testing you, probing you, letting you know that, if you ever did upset him, it is not completely out of the question that he might invite you to step outside, the old-fashioned way, as I once saw happen in his days as Blackburn manager with a journalist in a post‑match press conference. Souness, to give him his due, did eventually put everyone at ease by clarifying there would be no violence. Though it wasn’t easy to be sure if we could take him at his word, or if he had simply worked out the rest of us could be useful witnesses.He turns 66 on Monday and it is just a pity, perhaps, that one of the finest footballers of his generation might always be viewed through hard, suspicious eyes when it comes to the city where he spent the more gratifying parts of his playing career. Souness was a great player for Liverpool, a truly great player, in a golden age for the club: three European Cups, five league championships, three League Cups and four seasons when he won a place in the Professional Footballers’ Association team of the year.Souness was the captain in a dominant period of the club’s history, a midfield titan who can be unfairly characterised sometimes because of his reputation for being fearless and, on occasions, downright nasty. There was more to Souness than embedding his studs in the limbs of various opponents. His greatness was because he combined those warrior instincts with subtlety, vision and football intelligence. He was, in the words of the sportswriter David Miller, “a bear of a man with the touch of a violinist”. Share on Facebook The Sun’s story about Graeme Souness and his new girlfriend ran on the third anniversary of Hillsborough. Photograph: The Sun/News Licensing Share via Email Liverpool Reuse this content comment Not that this is an excuse or that his opponents will say he has even the shadow of a leg to stand on. Souness has stated before that he has no defence and, ultimately, the only part of this story on which everyone can probably agree is that this could all have been avoided.“It should not be like this for Graeme Souness, explaining where it all went wrong,” Simon Hughes writes in Men In White Suits, his excellent book on Liverpool in the 1990s. “Souness should be in line with Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard whenever Liverpool’s greatest post-war players are mentioned.” But it is like this and one of the saddest things is that nobody, including the man himself, seems willing to explore, over a quarter of a century on, if there is any way back.Sol the survivor should now find himself in demandTo be at Moss Rose on Saturday to see Macclesfield Town complete their feat of escapology from the bottom of League Two was to witness arguably one of the success stories of the season. More than that, it felt like a form of vindication for Sol Campbell, bearing in mind all the clubs higher up the ladder who looked the other way when he was trying, for longer than he would probably wish to remember, to get a break in management.When Campbell took over in late November the team were seven points adrift of the last safe spot, with two victories from their first 19 matches. Since then, Macclesfield’s financial difficulties have become so chronic the team have been training on a school playing field 20 miles away. The players apparently have not received their wages for four months and it is only six weeks since the club survived a winding-up petition. Sportblog Read more Share on Messenger Share on Twitterlast_img read more

A sip of heritage

first_imgA sip of heritageThe Royal Salute experience in Jodhpur which coincided with their six-year partnership with British Polo Day, India, was a spectacularly royal affair to remember.advertisement Mohini Mehrotra New Delhi February 8, 2019 ISSUE DATE: February 18, 2019UPDATED: February 8, 2019 15:53 IST The Royal Salute Polo Clinic led Malcolm BorwickHeritage, luxury and royalty are three words that defined the three worlds that came together at the Royal Salute experience held in Jodhpur recently. The series of events organised by Royal Salute, which coincided with their six-year partnership with British Polo Day, India, saw a host of unique experiences forHeritage, luxury and royalty are three words that defined the three worlds that came together at the Royal Salute experience held in Jodhpur recently. The series of events organised by Royal Salute, which coincided with their six-year partnership with British Polo Day, India, saw a host of unique experiences for guests from across the globe.The Taste of Luxury The gorgeous Pagoda at the Umaid Bhawan PalaceOne of the main highlights of the four-day celebrations was an intimate whisky tasting session of Royal Salute’s exceptional Scotch whisky portfolio, one which turned out to be quite a palate enhancing experience for those who had never tasted a 21-year-old Scotch in their life. But then how many times do you get the privilege of nosing and tasting some of the most precious whisky available, such as the Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, The Royal Salute Diamond Tribute among others, all in one indulgent evening?Long Shot Tasting shots of some of the most precious Royal Salute whiskyThe second day of the proceedings saw guests gear up for the Royal Salute Polo Clinic led by former England Polo Team Champion and Royal Salute World Polo Ambassador, Malcolm Borwick. What seemed like a daunting task at first, turned out to be a thrilling first-hand experience at the royal sport for many. Talking about the synergy of the brand and the sport, Malcolm Borwick said, There are so many similarities between polo and an exceptional Scotch whisky like Royal Salute, not least the shared values of the sport and the brand; honour, skill, integrity and respect to name a few. I’m so proud to continue bringing the Royal Salute Polo Clinics to people around the world, bringing to life these synergies and revelling in two of my greatest passions: whisky and polo.advertisementMatch made in Heaven Dinner hosted by the Maharajah of Marwar-Jodhpur on the grounds of Umaid Bhawan Palace.The action-packed morning flowed into a sensory afternoon where Royal Salute Creative Advisor and star nose’ Barnabe Fillion, in collaboration with perfumer and writer Jahnvi Lakhota Nandan, led the guests through a unique exploration of the Royal Salute whisky. Set in the gorgeous Pagoda at the Umaid Bhawan Palace gardens, the guests were treated to different pairing of scents and objects, unlocking the depth of the whisky flavours, while igniting the senses with Jahnvi’s dance performance and poetry. Celebrating food, music, flavours and art, the sit-down lunch and tasting was truly a treat to the senses in every way.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow The Royal SaluteFollow JodhpurFollow British Polo Day Nextlast_img read more

Stars Donate Ties And Scarves To Cancer Charity Auction

first_imgKylie Minogue, Robert Downey Jr, Susan Boyle, Keith Richards, Amy Macdonald and a host of the world’s best loved and well-known house-hold names from music, film, TV and sport have pledged their support to male cancer awareness, by donating their signed and worn ties and scarves, all to be auctioned as part of Cancer charity Cahonas Scotland’s eBay campaign.

With men often “tongue tied” when discussing or dealing with male health issues the annual fundraiser and campaign aims to raise awareness and help bring positive change in Male Cancer Awareness.

Going under the hammer items include a head scarf worn by Keith Richards on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, a tie signed and worn by Robert Downey Jr in the movie Due Date and a signed and worn scarf from Kylie.Scottish celebrities have also rallied around the cause with Susan Boyle, Amy MacDonald, KT Tunstall, Shirley Manson, Billy Boyd, Lorraine Kelly and Nina Nesbitt amongst those all getting involved.“We are once again overwhelmed and very grateful to all the celebrities and to eBay for their ongoing support,” said Cahonas Scotland founder and Chair, Ritchie Marshall. “These generous donations and exciting auction helps further our mission to raise awareness and erase stigmatisation associated with Male Cancers.”The complete list of celebrities with autographed ties and scarves include: Adam Levine, Ally McCoist, Amy Macdonald, Anastacia, Billy Boyd, Craig Ferguson, Danny Bhoy, Emilie de Ravin, Emmas Imagination, Gotye, Keith Richards, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, KT Tuntstall, Kylie, Lorraine Kelly, Lissie, Michael Buble, Nina Nesbitt, Omar Epps, Plan B, Robert Downey Jr, Shirley Manson, Steve Clarke, Steven Tyler and Susan Boyle.Other items will also be up for auction include a signed and framed Cristiano Ronaldo shirt donated by Amy Macdonald and a Scotland v Japan match worn shirt from Scotland rugby player Ryan Grant.To view the items and take part in the auction – which runs until December 1st – visit the official auction website www.loosenupauction.com.last_img read more

How your smart fridge might be mining bitcoin for criminals

first_imgLONDON – Is the web browser on your phone slower than usual? It could be mining bitcoin for criminals.As the popularity of virtual currencies has grown, hackers are focusing on a new type of heist: putting malicious software on peoples’ handsets, TVs and smart fridges that makes them mine for digital money.So-called “crypto-jacking” attacks have become a growing problem in the cybersecurity industry, affecting both consumers and organizations. Depending on the severity of the attack, victims may notice only a slight drop in processing power, often not enough for them to think it’s a hacking attack. But that can add up to a lot of processing power over a period of months or if, say, a business’s entire network of computers is affected.“We saw organizations whose monthly electricity bill was increased by hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Maya Horowitz, Threat Intelligence Group Manager for Checkpoint, a cybersecurity company.Hackers try to use victims’ processing power because that is what’s needed to create — or “mine” — virtual currencies. In virtual currency mining, computers are used to make the complex calculations that verify a running ledger of all the transactions in virtual currencies around the world.Crypto-jacking is not done only by installing malicious software. It can also be done through a web browser. The victim visits a site, which latches onto the victim’s computer processing power to mine digital currencies as long as they are on the site. When the victim switches, the mining ends. Some websites, including Salon.com, have tried to do it legitimately and been transparent about it. For three months this year, Salon.com removed ads from its sites in exchange for users allowing them to mine virtual currencies.Industry experts first noted crypto-jacking as a threat in 2017, when virtual currency prices were skyrocketing to record highs.The price of bitcoin, the most widely known virtual currency, jumped six-fold from September to almost $20,000 in December before falling back down to under $10,000.The number of crypto-jacking cases soared from 146,704 worldwide in September to 22.4 million in December, according to anti-virus developer Avast. It has only continued to increase, to 93 million in May, it says.The first big case emerged in September and centred on Coinhive, a legitimate business that let website owners make money by allowing customers to mine virtual currency instead of relying on advertising revenue. Hackers quickly began to use the service to infect vulnerable sites with miners, most notably YouTube and nearly 50,000 WordPress websites, according to research conducted by Troy Mursch, a researcher on crypto-jacking.Mursch says Monero is the most popular virtual currency among cyber-criminals. A report by cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks estimates that over 5 per cent of Monero was mined through crypto-jacking. That is worth almost $150 million dollars and doesn’t count mining that occurs through browsers.In the majority of attacks, hackers infect as many devices as possible, a method experts calls “spray and pray.”“Basically, everyone with a (computer processing unit) can be targeted by crypto-jacking,” said Ismail Belkacim, a developer of an application that prevents websites from mining virtual currencies.As a result, some hackers target organizations with large computing power. In what they believe might be the biggest crypto-jacking attack so far, Checkpoint discovered in February that a hacker had been exploiting a vulnerability in a server that over several months generated over $3 million in Monero.Crypto-jackers have also recently targeted organizations that use cloud-based services, in which a network of servers is used to process and store data, providing more computing power to companies who haven’t invested in extra hardware.Abusing this service, crypto-jackers use as much power as the cloud will allow them to, maximizing their gains. For businesses, this results in slower performance and higher energy bills.Martin Hron, a security researcher at Avast, says that besides the rise in interest in virtual currencies, there are two main reasons for the rise in attacks.First, crypto-jacking scripts require little skill to implement. Ready-made computer code that automates crypto-mining is easy to find with a Google search, along with tips on the vulnerabilities of devices.Second, crypto-jacking is harder to detect and is more anonymous than other hacks. Unlike ransomware, in which victims have to transfer money to regain access to their computers blocked by hackers, a victim of crypto-jacking might never know their computer is being used to mine currency. And as currency generated by crypto-jacking goes straight into a hacker’s encrypted wallet, the cyber-criminal leaves less of a trail.Both Apple and Google have started to ban applications that mine virtual currencies on their devices. But Hron, the Avast researcher, warns that the risk is growing as more everyday devices are connected to the internet — from ovens to home lighting systems — and that these are often the least secure. Hron said that cheaply made Chinese devices were particularly easy to hack.Some experts say new techniques like artificial intelligence can help get a faster response to suspicious software.That’s what Texthelp, an education technology company, used when it was infected with a crypto-jacker, said Martin McKay, the company’s chief technology officer. “The risk was mitigated for all customers within a period of four hours.”But security researcher Mursch says that these precautions won’t be enough.“They might reduce the impact,” he says, “But I don’t think we’re going to stop it.”last_img read more

Trump and Trudeau discuss detained Canadians in China

first_imgTORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office says Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to continue to seek the release of two Canadians detained in China in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive.Trudeau spoke to Trump on Monday and his office says he thanked Trump for strong U.S. statements “in response to the arbitrary detention of two Canadians in China.”The two also spoke about the U.S. extradition request of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou who was arrested while changing planes in Vancouver on Dec. 1. Meng faces fraud charges in the U.S.Nine days later, the Chinese detained Canadian ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor on vague allegations of “engaging in activities that endanger the national security” of China.Rob Gillies, The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN survey finds most companies not reporting on social environmental risks

Co-authored by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with the private firms SustainAbility and Standard & Poor, the survey points out that despite an increasing demand by investors, analysts, lenders and insurers, only three of the “Top 50″ companies revealed their assessment of the key environmental and social risks in their reports this year.”Corporate governance is the hottest topic,” SustainAbility Chairman John Elkington said in a statement, “but recent scandals have meant most boards are focused on financial integrity issues – to the detriment of the bigger picture of non-financial risks and opportunities.”Describing efforts to ensure that leading companies integrate their reporting in ways that help investors and analysts as “a challenge,” he said he was hopeful that the next year “will see leadership companies setting new standards.”Despite minimal reporting by corporations, Monique Barbut, director of UNEP’s technology, industry and economics division, sounded optimistic, as well. “It’s striking that 47 out of 50 top reporters are using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines,” she said in a statement. “Without doubt, sustainability reporting is going mainstream.” read more

Convicted Croatian Serb exleader commits suicide before he was to testify at

Milan Babic, who had testified in former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s case in 2002, was found dead in his cell yesterday afternoon in the UN Detention Unit in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, where he was preparing to testify in the trial of another Serb leader, Milan Martic, a UN spokesperson said today.In June 2004, three justices of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), sitting in The Hague, sentenced Mr. Babic to even more time than the 11 years prosecutors requested following a plea bargain because of what they called the gravity of the crimes that had occurred in the Krajina region of Croatia from 1991 to 1992.As part of a the bargain, Mr. Babic, then 48, had pleaded guilty to being a co-perpetrator in a joint criminal enterprise to forcibly and permanently remove Croats and other non-Serbs during his stint as president of the self-declared Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK).Presiding Judge Alphons Orie of the Netherlands said Mr. Babic participated in a campaign of persecution that “involved the murder of more than 200 civilians, including women and elderly persons, the confinement and imprisonment of several hundred civilians in inhumane conditions, the forcible transfer or deportation of thousands of civilians, and the destruction of homes and public or private property.”He added: “The crime, which was characterized by ruthlessness and savagery and was committed with the intent to discriminate against non-Serb civilians, strongly impacted on victims and their relatives. Their suffering is still significant.”The Tribunal President, Judge Fausto Pocar, has ordered an internal inquiry into Mr. Babic’s death. read more

In Iraq UN envoy urges expansion of development programmes in Basra region

“This has been a very fruitful visit,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Martin Kobler, said in a news release, adding that he had had “excellent discussions” with the Governor of Basra, Dr. Khalaf Abdul-Samad, over the UN’s ongoing role in the development of the province. According to a news release from the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) – which Mr. Kobler also heads – the UN envoy also visited a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) accelerated learning programme for juvenile detainees at Basra Central Prison, which aims to deliver education and training to young prisoners for their lives after release. In addition, Mr. Kobler reaffirmed the world body’s role in working for minority rights across the country following his visit to a local non-governmental organization that works for the rights of black Iraqis. “UNAMI will continue to advocate for the political participation and right to development for Iraqis from all backgrounds,” he stated. read more

HSE rehired three staff the day after they retired

first_imgTHE HEALTH SERVICE Executive rehired three of its former staff last year – just one day after they retired.Records obtained by the Medical Independent newspaper show that of 120 former HSE staff who were rehired by the agency last year, seven had already availed either of early retirement or voluntary redundancy schemes.In three cases – including a senior area medical officer and a nurse – the employee returned to work the day after leaving. The nurse in question still works for the HSE.The health service has seen several rounds of voluntary redundancies, as authorities try to lower employee numbers in an attempt to cut the annual pay bill which this year stands at €6.25 billion.The HSE also saw significant numbers leave work in the first quarter of last year, when an incentivised public service pension scheme lapsed. Employees who retired before last February 29 had their pension entitlements calculated based on their peak salaries and not their final, post-cut levels.Of the 120 former staff rehired by the HSE last year, 81 still work there – despite having received either pension lump sums or severance pay when they first left.Pay rules in the public sector mean, however, that any employee’s combined pay and pension cannot be larger than the pay grade they would have been entitled to before their retirement.In full: Read more at the Medical Independent >last_img read more

John Carmack coded Quake on a 28inch 169 1080p monitor in 1995

first_imgThe image you see above is a classic shot of John Carmack hard at work programming some integral part of the now legendary game Quake.Most people look at the picture and just see a very focused, famous coder. But look more closely and you realize that display he’s staring at is absolutely huge. Then you realize this is 1995 when LCD monitors are still in their infancy for desktop displays and any flat screen is both small and costs a small fortune.The display Carmack is working with is a very different beast, and by beast we mean this display was absolutely huge. It’s a Silicon Graphics/Integraph InterView 28hd96 color monitor. It’s basically a 28-inch CRT that weighed a back-breaking 45kg (99.5lb). Its dimensions were 49.5 x 69.9 x 62cm and its typical power consumption was 180 watts!So this is just a TV being used as a monitor? No, the 28hd96 was a proper computer monitor that had a few qualities making it very desirable to Carmack. Top of the list was the fact it could handle 1920 x 1080 resolutions, meaning whatever Carmack had under the desk in terms of computing power was probably working flat out to serve such a high resolution image back in ’95.The actual display size was only 25.9 inches, and the brightness maxed out at 100cd/m2. But even so, this monitor would have been the envy of many a programmer (and gamer) back then. The screen real estate must have seemed very excessive to most computer users at the time.I wonder what Carmack uses now? Whatever it is, he could probably have several of them hooked up to a machine each running at 1920 x 1080 and still come nowhere near close to drawing 180 watts.Read more about the display at CEU-Inc.com and thanks to Fabien Sanglard for highlighting it.last_img read more

RTÉ guts kids TV How can you stand before a country and

first_img Share572 Tweet Email1 Among other things, Wingnut is the man behind Séamus the puppy dog, frequently seen on RTÉ Junior, while Murray fronts Twigín and the new Pop Goes The Weekend.They say the news brought devastation to the children’s TV team when they were called to an unexpected meeting on Wednesday afternoon. This after months of hearing the odd rumour from colleagues in the canteen.“Sheila de Courcy, head of the department, read a statement and said in three weeks time, everything is going to stop,” Wingnut explains, adding that she was visibly upset doing so.People were really angry and were distraught that Young People’s were never part of the discussion about what could be possible. It was a cold, clean sweep and that’s what hurt people. Because they were making out like we’ve come to tell you personally, look we’ve come down from our offices to tell you.Murray adds that temporary contracts as short as three months always meant for some anxious times but that “you never thought the whole department would be gone.” RTÉ’S DECISION TO gut its children’s TV production came as a shock to many.It was a shock to many of the people who spend their days in Montrose, but also to those across the country whose connection to the national broadcaster is most tightly wrapped in their childhood.For some though, the shock was painfully familiar.Paula Lambert, the voice of Bosco and the daughter of Wanderly Wagon’s Eugene Lambert, says the decision is the latest in a long history of occasions where RTÉ has chosen to cut children’s TV as a kind of easy option.“It brought back incredibly bad memories for me,” she explains.“I remember Wanderly Wagon was axed and how it was done and how hurt my dad was back in the day. It happened with me with Bosco and it just brought back all these memories of how badly people are treated by RTÉ.”RTÉ and its spokespeople have stressed that the station is operating in a “challenging financial environment” and that efficiencies must be found.The broadcaster has promised that its overall spend will not being diminished, just moved entirely to independent producers. But even if this pledge is kept, commissioning and production timeframes have led to fears that it could be 2018 before this actually happens. The late Irish puppeteer Eugene Lambert and ‘Judge’. (File, 2007)While most people accept that times are tight, Lambert’s problem is that the axe has fallen hardest in the children’s TV department, where she says it frequently has before:The first thing to be cut was children’s programmes. I remember the Bosco programmes we were going to do were slashed. Always in economic disasters, political disasters in the 1980s with all the elections, children’s programmes were axed to cover all the elections. Always when there was an economic, political or any reason, the first thing that got chopped was children’s programmes.“I feel very, very sorry for the young enthusiastic people who are working in the children’s department today. I know that they give it their all with very little facilities.”The young enthusiastic people Lambert is referring to don’t disagree. Puppeteer Ray Wingnut and presenter Clara Murray are two of the people most directly affected by this week’s announcement. Source: RTÉjr/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3103642 The quality of children’s programming and animation from independent producers is not being doubted by anyone. This country genuinely has some of the best people in the world working in that space.What is perhaps being questioned is whether losing RTÉ’s hand in kids’ TV will also mean losing the loyalty to heritage and the commitment to provincial balance.RTÉ’s delivery of its all-Ireland remit is frequently shown most clearly in the children from all parts of the country who appear on air. It’s a two-way street as well, with these children as excited as anyone to come to the centre of Irish broadcasting in Dublin 4.Murray has seen it first hand.“We have a diverse audience, we have children from all over the country, all parts of Dublin that I’m afraid won’t be represented.”I had kids in a few weeks ago just to record a little sting and they were absolutely thrilled. You’d want to see the reaction from some of the kids. That’s rooted in their parents as well.Commercial realitiesOn a wider level, the developments have also led to concerns that commercial decisions are increasingly outweighing other considerations at the station.RTÉ’s official statement the other evening made it clear that this was about “operating costs” and “statutory committed spend”.  At no point did it say that the decision could deliver better programming.“I think there’s been a gradual commercialisation of RTÉ,” says Colum Kenny, a former DCU journalism professor and member of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.He argues that this issue stems from a “blurring of the lines” in terms of RTÉ’s “funding, output, presenters and indeed their mode of payment”.“I think it’s a station we need a conversation about. I think that it needs to determine where it’s at itself. We’re at a point now where at times the station sounds lost and I think we want to make sure that we have strong public service media going into the future.”As Paula Lambert puts it:The children of Ireland who watched television are now the adults that are supporting RTÉ and I think the next generation really need to be treated in the same way.Read: ‘Financial difficulties’ at RTÉ forced children’s television cutbacks – but Fair City is safe >Read: RTÉ staff say decision to cut children’s programme making was ‘bolt from the blue’ > EndedRTÉ has said that eight staff are remaining within the young people’s department, 11 staff are to be reassigned within RTÉ and 15 independent contractors will see their contracts ended.The initial plan was that these contracts would finish in December but this been made somewhat unclear following a meeting between management and the RTÉ Trade Union Group (TUG) yesterday.After that meeting, RTÉ accepted that there had been insufficient consultation before Wednesday’s announcement and that further talks would therefore have to take place.RTÉ has placed the deadline for these discussions on 31 January 2017.Unions have echoed that deadline and also pledged to ensure that “the public service ethos of the station is safeguarded”. President Mary Robinson visits Ray, Zig and Zag and Dustin on The Den in 1990. Source: Twitter/RTÉ ArchivesThis point is one that has been repeated frequently in the past 72 hours. The question of how fundamental children’s TV is to public service broadcasting.Wingnut says angry questions like this were put to the RTÉ top brass at Wednesday’s meeting:Questions like, ‘how can you stand in front of a country and be like, give us your licence fee yet we’re not going to cater for 30% of the population that is under 18 and is a population that doesn’t have a voice?’He points to examples like Swipe TV, an in-house RTÉ production that caters for children aged between 8-12 and has an accompanying smartphone app that’s been downloaded 20,000 times. It is a trusted outlet that parents can give their children when they want them to explore the digital space.“I think of things like Sesame Street, which is public service broadcasting. You know that it’s safe and you know that it’s a touchstone and I think that RTÉ as a public service broadcaster needs to maintain that idea of it being a centre of excellence.” @WWinters_Nobody asked anybody that’s the big problem I don’t even think @RTE even thought it through #Savekidstv— Bosco OFFICIAL (@boscosbox) November 25, 2016 By Rónán Duffy Santa pays Bosco and co. a visit in 1983. Image: Twitter/RTÉ Archives Image: Twitter/RTÉ Archives 20,801 Views Did your little ones catch our NEW show Pop Goes The Weekend earlier on RTÉjr? It’s on again in 5 minutes! Hope they enjoy it! pic.twitter.com/zA2UpMV81d— RTÉjr (@RTEjr) November 19, 2016 Short URL Source: Bosco OFFICIAL/Twitter Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 7:00 AM Nov 26th 2016, 7:00 AM RTÉ guts kids TV: ‘How can you stand before a country and be like, give us your licence fee?’ RTÉ has decided to completely outsource the production of young people’s television. 79 Comments Santa pays Bosco and co. a visit in 1983. 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WWE attendance 924929 live events and TV tapings

first_img Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai Google+ Videos Articles Seth Rollins WhatsApp ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Cesaro Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE attendance figures from September 24 to September 29, 2015.* 9/24 NXT live event in Lakeland, Florida: 400 fans.* 9/25 live event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 7,200 fans.* 9/25 NXT live event in Largo, Florida: 500 fans (sellout).* 9/26 live event in Cleveland, Ohio: 4,700 fans.* 9/26 live event in Rochester, New York: 3,000 fans.* 9/26 NXT live event in Fort Pierce, Florida: 400 fans (sellout).* 9/27 live event in Syracuse, New York: 3,700 fans.* 9/27 live event in Erie, Pennsylvania: 2,500 fans.* 9/28 RAW TV tapings in Buffalo, New York: 8,500 fans.* 9/29 Smackdown TV tapings in Albany, New York: 4,000 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WWE Live returns to Australia this October, Tickets will be available May 28last_img read more

613 WWE RAW averages 297 million viewers on Monday night WWE wins

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Velvet Sky Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Last night’s 6/13 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 2.97 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to Showbuzzdaily.com.This is down from last week’s show that drew 3.25 million viewers. Despite the drop in viewers, RAW held the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 spots on cable on Monday night. The show again saw the third hour dip below three million viewers overall.Hourly breakdowns were as follows.Hour 1: 3.043 million viewers (down from 3.371 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 3.109 million viewers (down from 3.490 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.758 million viewers (down from 2.903 million viewers)RAW averaged a 0.98 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday night, a big drop from last week’s 1.14 rating. The lower demographic rating was still able to keep RAW as the top rated show on cable last night.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11last_img read more