The Entrepreneur’s Curse

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Entrepreneurs suffer from a curse. Or maybe it’s a disease. It prevents them from producing the results that they want to produce with their business.That curse entrepreneurs suffer from is believing that everyone who works for them should think exactly like they think, behave exactly like they would behave, and do what they would do in any given situation. Because entrepreneurs are afflicted with this curse, they spend most of their time frustrated instead of doing what is necessary to scale their business.They Aren’t YouIf the people who worked for you were made of the exact same stuff you were made of they would be doing what you are doing.They don’t have the same entrepreneurial urges or desires that you have. And there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, if they did have the same entrepreneurial desires that you have, they wouldn’t be working for you.It’s also a good thing that they don’t think like you think. The last thing you need is a bunch of people working for you who don’t have anything to offer in the way of ideas to grow your business. Entrepreneurial leaders don’t build followers; they build another generation of leaders. That’s the only way to scale.But it isn’t easy to get there.The Real Work Of ScalingThe real work that the entrepreneur needs to do to scale a business is to build.The entrepreneur needs to build leaders. These are the people who are going to help her grow her business and who can take on responsibilities and duties in some area. Without leaders, the entrepreneur can’t grow.The entrepreneur also needs to build processes and systems. These processes and systems are the platforms on which the entrepreneur can scale the business. Without these processes, you count on everyone knowing what you know and behaving as you would behave. And that isn’t going to happen without process and systems.The entrepreneur needs to build culture. If you want people to think as you think, then you have to instill in them a set of values. Values are what culture is made of. Culture is what people do when there is no leader around. It’s what they lean on to make decisions.If you want to spend years and years being frustrated, then don’t accept that it’s your curse to believe that everyone is just like you. Not very many people are like you. But the people who have succeeded in doing what you are trying to do, have learned to do the real work of scaling a business.last_img read more

ISL expanded to 10 teams, Bengaluru FC one of them

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 12 (PTI) The Indian Super League will be expanded to 10 teams this season with the organisers today announcing two more franchises after a bidding process, with Bengaluru FC set to ply in the three-year-old ISL by leaving I-League. The ISL announced that Tata Steel Limited & JSW Group won the bids for the two new teams. The teams will be based in Jamshedpur and Bengaluru. “Football Sports Development Limited — the joint venture between IMG-Reliance & Star India today announced the addition of two of Indias largest conglomerates Tata Steel Ltd — a USD 18.12 billion company and subsidiary of Tata Group (USD 103.51 billion 2015-16) and Jindal South West (JSW) Group — USD 9 billion corporate into the fold of Indian Super League,” the ISL said in a statement. “The inclusion of two new clubs came through the Invitation To Bid tender process floated by FSDL last month. An independent panel along with consulting firm EY evaluated the bids to present its report today to the panel, in the presence of All India Football Federation General Secretary Mr Kushal Das,” it said. “The ISL in its fourth edition will witness an expanded five-month module with number of participating clubs increasing to ten from its original eight founding member city clubs.” JSW Group, which owns Bengaluru FC through its subsidiary JSW Sports, won the right to participate in ISL from Bengaluru. Tata Steel Ltd, which has won the bid to participate from Jamshedpur, is the pioneering Indian corporate to have provided national football with perennial pool of young footballers since 1987 through its Jamshedpur based facility — Tata Football Academy. The announcement of the increase in the number of teams in the ISL from eight to 10 came amid uncertainty and discontent among I-League clubs regarding the domestic football structure chalked out by the All India Football Federation. Bengalurus decision to join the ISL meant that the AIFF could have agreed to granting an AFC Cup play-off slot to ISL champions as the club has continental ambitions. They have won two titles in the three years they competed in the I-League and were the runners-up in the AFC Cup last season. The other top clubs – Mohun Bagan and East Bengal – also wanted to join the ISL, which has been a hugely successful product in the three years of its existence, but did not do so after their request of doing away with the entry fee of Rs 15 crore was shot down. According to the roadmap of the AIFF, which though is yet to be finalised, the Indian domestic football structure will have three tiers with the ISL being the top league and the current I-League and second division I-League being christened as League 1 and League 2. After protest from clubs like Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Aizawl FC which felt that I-League will lose it relevance by being overshadowed by the cash-rich ISL, the AIFF has maintained that I-League will be the top league in the country, a proposition few are willing to buy. The ISL said that after successfully establishing Indian football in the global arena and achieving the rare milestone of being the third most attended football league globally, the league is positioned to provide exponential growth to the sport in the country. Sunil Bhaskaran, vice president corporate services, Tata Steel and chairman TFA, said: “This is a momentous occasion for Tata Steel, which has always been a pioneer in the development of sports in the country, especially football. “Our entry into coveted Indian Super League reinforces our commitment to provide a fillip to the development of football in the country. We are extremely excited to have won the bid for our hometown Jamshedpur and will provide the best of facilities for football to prosper in the eastern part of our country.” Parth Jindal, CEO JSW Bangaluru FC, attributed JSW Groups decision to bid for an ISL team to the “interest of long-term future of Indian football”. “We are glad that our bid to be part of the ISL has been accepted. A lot of time and thought has gone into our decision of wanting to be part of the Indian Super League. The biggest factor has been the interest of the long-term future of Indian football. A longer league is the right road ahead,” he said..? Das expressed satisfaction on the bid evaluation process. “The interest shown by Indias two large corporates to be part of ISL and Indian football growth story is an indication of the growing popularity of the sport in the country. Their contribution to Indian football has been immense and will only set the high standards in ISL.” PTI PDS AH AHadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Gilles Muller ‘tired but thrilled’ after marathon win over Rafael Nadal

first_imgRafael Nadal’s bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon endured another twist today when he was knocked out in a five-set, fourth round epic by Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller.Nadal’s stunning 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 defeat came after defending champion Andy Murray and seven-time winner Roger Federer had cruised into the last-eight in straight sets.The four hour and 48-minute stunner on Court One had the knock-on effect of pushing Novak Djokovic’s last-16 clash against France’s Adrian Mannarino back to tomorrow.Djokovic had been the last match scheduled on the court but officials chose to postpone the tie instead of shifting it to Centre Court where it could, if necessary, have been completed under lights.Just weeks after winning his 10th French Open title, Nadal was condemned to his fifth exit before the quarter-finals in his last five visits to Wimbledon.”It was not my best match against a very uncomfortable opponent,” said world number two Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion.”Well done to him. He played great, especially in the fifth set but I fought to the last ball.”Nadal converted just two of 16 break points, while Muller fired 30 aces and 95 winners.Muller, seeded 16th, will make his first Wimbledon quarter-final appearance against former US Open champion Marin Cilic on Wednesday.”Tired! It was a long match. I did really well in the first two sets then Rafa stepped it up and in the end it was just a big battle,” said Muller, who won on a fifth match point, more than an hour and a half after his first.advertisementIn a pulsating final set, which stretched to 95 minutes, Nadal saved two match points in the 10th game and two more in the 20th.In between, Muller had to fight off a break point in the 13th game and four more in the 19th.Nadal was always chasing the score and he finally cracked in the 28th game of the decider when he went long with a return.”I said, ‘just give it a shot, go 100 percent’, and it’s a great feeling to be winning that match,” added Muller whose only other win over the great Spaniard also came at Wimbledon, 12 years ago.last_img read more

Raptors Take NBA Finals Opener, Beat Warriors 118-109 (Video)

first_imgTORONTO — Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the U.S., beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109 on Thursday night.The Raptors hardly looked like newcomers to the NBA’s biggest stage, controlling the action most of the way against a Golden State team beginning its fifth straight NBA Finals appearance.Kawhi Leonard added 23 points and Marc Gasol had 20 for the Raptors, fueled by a crowd that couldn’t wait for a party 24 years in the making.“I think they were into it and that’s the way it should be, man,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “That’s what home court is, and our fans deserve a bunch of credit for being a big part of that.”Stephen Curry scored 34 points and Klay Thompson had 21 for the Warriors, who had won all four Game 1s in the last four years. All those had come at home, but this time Golden State doesn’t have home-court — or home country — advantage.Game 2 is Sunday night in Toronto, which is hosting an NBA Finals game for the first time after the Raptors entered the league as an expansion team in 1995.The Raptors were perhaps a little jittery at the start, with Kyle Lowry firing a pass well out of bounds on their first possession.But they quickly settled in afterward, building a 10-point lead by halftime.Siakam then went 6 for 6 in the third quarter to keep Golden State from gaining much ground, and the Raptors kept their lead around double digits for much of the final quarter, countering every attempt the Warriors made to catch up.“I thought we made a good effort in the second half, got back in the game. Our guys did some good things, but made too many mistakes to actually go ahead and win the game,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) blocks a shot by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)All four of the Warriors’ previous finals were against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they struggled to figure out a new opponent. Toronto shot 50.6 percent from the field and the Warriors never found an answer for Siakam, the finalist for Most Improved Player who has a nice start for an NBA Finals MVP resume.The player nicknamed Spicy P was red hot, shooting 14 for 17 from the field — and he tipped in his own shot on the last of those misses with 54 seconds to play.Fans began arriving at Jurassic Park outside the arena in the morning. There were lengthy lines at the arena entrances hours before the game, with some of the few fans who weren’t wearing Raptors red sticking to their original purple uniform with the dinosaur logo.Rapper and Raptors global ambassador Drake sat in his courtside seat wearing a Curry No. 30 jersey. That’s Dell Curry, Stephen’s father who finished his career with the Raptors.The Raptors introduced Dell Curry and some of their other former players after the first quarter, a group that included perennial All-Stars such as Tracy McGrady and Chris Bosh.Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts during the second half of Game 1 of the team’s basketball’s NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)But it wasn’t until they went out and got Leonard in a trade with San Antonio that Toronto was finally good enough to get to the NBA Finals.He wasn’t the dominant force he was in the first three rounds, when he averaged 31.2 points. But he had eight rebounds and five assists in his first NBA Finals game since winning MVP of the 2014 championship with the Spurs.DeMarcus Cousins made it back from a torn left quadriceps to come off the bench in his first NBA Finals game, but the Warriors remained without Kevin Durant, the MVP of the last two NBA Finals. He traveled to Toronto but it’s unclear if he’ll play before the series returns to the Bay Area, with Kerr saying he would have to go through a practice first.The Warriors had won every game since he got hurt in the second round but sure missed him against the Raptors, who are on a roll after falling behind 2-0 to Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference finals.TIP-INSWarriors: Cousins finished with three points in eight minutes. … Draymond Green had his fifth triple-double of the postseason with 10 points, 10 rebounds and assists, but shot just 2 for 9. … Golden State had a 12-game winning streak in Game 1s snapped. … Curry’s four 3-pointers gave him a record 102 in the NBA Finals and he was also 14 for 14 from the free throw line.Raptors: Danny Green went 3 for 7 from 2-point range after he was just 4 for 23 in the conference finals. … The Raptors improved to just 4-15 in Game 1s.UP NEXTGame 2 is Sunday night.By: Brian Mahoney, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Another biker killed on Delhi’s Signature Bridge, third in less than 24 hours

first_imgOne person was killed on Saturday morning in Delhi when his bike hit the divider on the newly-inaugurated Signature Bridge.Two men, identified as Shankar (24) and Deepak (17) were going from Nangloi towards northeast Delhi when their bike skidded on the bridge.Both were rushed to a nearby hospital. Shankar, who worked as a salesman, was declared dead at the hospital. His cousin Deepak, who was the pillion rider, was also injured.This is the second accident in less than 24 hours on the Signature Bridge. Two medical students on a sports bike were killed on Friday morning after falling off the bridge.The two fell approximately 40 feet down the bridge after their bike rammed into a divider. They were “apparently driving at high speed” on a KTM motorcycle and not wearing helmets, the police said.Initially, there were reports of the victims performing stunts or taking selfies at the bridge. However, police in their investigation have ruled it out.The Signature Bridge is India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge; it opened for the public on November 5.ALSO READ | 2 killed in bike accident on Delhi’s Signature BridgeALSO WATCH | Delhi’s Signature Bridge opens for publiclast_img read more

Mario Vrancic blasts Norwich past Blackburn and into the Premier League

first_img Substitutes Goal attempts 37 Aarons (s 46′) 1 Raya 31 Hanley 29 Evans 23 McLean BLA43NOR57% 7 Armstrong The Observer 11 Rhodes (s 90′) 18 Stiepermann Championship Fouls 10 Leitner 7 8 BLA NOR 31 Bennett 26 Lenihan 11 2 Leutwiler had to be sharper moments later to thwart Stiepermann after a pull-back by Pukki. By the interval Norwich were halfway to where they wanted to be – but not quite close enough for comfort.Straight after the break they went about pursuing the goal that would chase away any lingering doubts. Emi Buendía almost produced it with an overhead kick from eight yards but Leutwiler foiled him. Then Hernández went close, skittering in from the left and curling a shot from 18 yards against the crossbar.Norwich never did get a third goal and even had to defend late on as Blackburn rallied, but it did not matter. They have done more than enough this to justify their return to the elite. Substitutes Share on LinkedIn 11 Chapman 12 Lewis 17 Emi 17 Norwich Off target 7 Blackburn 7 Norwich On target 1 Blackburn Blackburn Some chance. Farke is the toast of Norwich now. It is a far cry from earlier in the season, when some fans wanted rid of him after one win from the first six matches following last season’s ho-hum 14th-place finish. The faithless did not get their wish and instead Farke demonstrated the benefit of giving a good manager time to cultivate a fluent team.Norwich’s rise is not the result of a cash injection, instead a reward for talent, audacity and intelligence – and all while slashing their budget. Their slick play is performed by a mixture of homegrown youngsters and bargain signings, such as Teemu Pukki, who arrived for free last summer and has since plundered 28 league goals. Norwich’s slick, energetic passing and movement make them not only devilishly hard to play against but divine to watch.“It’s a little miracle that we could promoted under these circumstances, with financial pressure and these young lads,” said Farke. “This achievement, in the style we achieved it, is really extraordinary. It’s a fantastic effort for this club that was in a really difficult situation. All the credit goes to our board. We had to earn so much money to keep this club running. They were brave enough to change their approach to reach their targets.”Before this match there was still a risk that promotion would elude Norwich, albeit through a freakish series of results. Nerves, however, can play havoc with even the most accomplished sides. Farke admitted that some of his younger players have had trouble staving off jitters in recent weeks, partly explaining why the team had stuttered to draws in their previous four matches. Meanwhile, Blackburn arrived in carefree mood, with nothing to play for here but the mischievous glee of sabotaging Norwich’s party plans.A capacity crowd at Carrow Road was giddy with optimism before kick-off. Norwich, as is their custom, attacked from the first whistle. Blackburn battened down the hatches and hoped the storm would pass. Their luck ran out in the 13th minute. Mario Vrancic, first to a loose ball after a shot by Onel Hernández was blocked, teed up Marco Stiepermann, who rammed a low effort into the net from 20 yards.Rovers caught a break in the 18th minute when the referee decided to show Darragh Lenihan only a yellow card after the defender resorted to a desperate hack to stop Pukki from running through on goal. Vrancic meted out punishment himself. Allowed to size up a shot from 25 yards, the Bosnian tonked a ferocious effort past Jayson Leutwiler and into the net. There was no stopping that.Norwich looked unstoppable until Lewis Travis surprisingly found the net from 20 yards from Blackburn’s first attack. His low curler rolled towards goal like a bowling ball towards a jack, and the 31-year-old Tim Krul creaked like a man three times his age as he slowly lowered himself towards it in a feeble attempt to save. Norwich 4 Godfrey Blackburn Rovers Read more 19 Brereton 15 Klose Share on Facebook (s 90′) match reports 32 Conway Share on WhatsApp Sheffield United on verge of promotion after Hogan and O’Connell sink Ipswich 13 Leutwiler 2 Nyambe 27 Tettey Possession 36 Cantwell 27 Travis 17 Bell 3 Williams (s 71′) 8 Rothwell 8 Vrancic Norwich confirmed their return to the Premier League with a swagger, winning here with the brio that has become the leitmotif under their German manager, Daniel Farke. They will go up as title winners if they earn a point or more next Sunday at Aston Villa. Not that Farke was thinking about that immediately after a promotion he described as “a sensation and a miracle”.Nor was his mind on the daunting challenges that await next season. “I don’t want to be too scared so I’m not thinking about Pep Guardiola or Jürgen Klopp’s side,” he said. “Today I’m just interested in celebrating. Even if the rest of the club wants to go to bed, I will celebrate on my own.” 5 Rodwell 33 McGovern 43 57 (s 58′) 14 Mulgrew Corners 1 Krul Norwich City 25 Hernandez 23 Dack Topics Reuse this content 10 Graham 6 Zimmermann 22 Pukki Norwich 2-1 Blackburn: Canaries promoted from Championship – as it happened (s 90′) Share on Twitter Lineups Share via Email Share on Pinterest Read more Share on Messenger Match statslast_img read more

US Navy Finishes First CANES Installation on USS McCampbell

first_imgzoom The Navy announced Nov. 26 that it successfully installed the first operational next generation tactical afloat network aboard the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 80).Based in Yokosuka, Japan, McCampbell completed its installation of the Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Services (CANES) Nov. 6. Prior to that, the destroyer conducted sea trials in October to validate how the network would perform in an operational environment and that the network would meet mission needs.CANES represents a key aspect of the Navy’s modernization planning by upgrading cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence systems afloat. The enhanced degree of standardization will reduce the number of network variants by ship class across the fleet.Installation of CANES is ongoing in various stages aboard eight guided missile destroyers, two carriers and one amphibious assault ship.Hardware refresh is planned and funded for every four years, with software refresh scheduled for every two years. This will enable the Navy to keep pace with technology, eliminate the challenges of multiple versions of hardware and software and decrease threats to the network. Information assurance is the foundation used to build CANES, which makes network protection easier and decreases the costs and complexity of training and sustainment.The network will be deployed to more than 190 ships, submarines and Maritime Operations Centers by 2021.As the Navy’s Information Dominance systems command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) designs, develops and deploys advanced communications and information capabilities. With more than 8,900 active duty military and civil service professionals located around the world and close to the fleet. SPAWAR is at the forefront of research, engineering, acquisition and support services that provide vital decision superiority to our forces at the right time and for the right cost.US Navy, November 27, 2013last_img read more

Jolt to BJP in HP 3time former MP joins Cong

first_imgShimla: In a major jolt to the ruling BJP, three-time BJP MP from Hamirpur Suresh Chandel on Monday joined the Congress.His decision to join the Congress despite having been denied the ticket to contest against Anurag Thakur, also a third-time MP has surprised many in the BJP circle. His presence in the Congress campaign will be the biggest selling point for the party in its campaign, not alone Hamirpur but also across the state. Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal was first to react. ” Anyone leaving the party, especially such juncture is a loss to the party family,” he said. He joined the Congress in presence of Rahul Gandhi, Himachal Congress president Kuldeep Rathore, leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri and All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge Rajni Patil. Chandel was in constant touch with senior AICC leaders as had spurned the efforts made by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to stay put in the BJP. The Congress has given the ticket to Ram Lal Thakur, a sitting MLA. Chandel will join his campaign on April 25 when Thakur files nomination. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Chandel is our prize cash. It’s a huge blow to the BJP. Our doors are open to all those BJP leaders, who are willing to join us and support the party to win all four seats,” said PCC president Kuldeep Rathore. Asked about his role, Rathore said the party has assured him that he will be given due place in the organisation keeping in view stature, seniority and political relevance. Hailing from Bilaspur town, Chandel had been BJP’s state president and had held several key positions in the party including its organising secretary in 1990-91. Chandel was one of 11 MPs, 10 from the Lok Sabha, who was accused in the ‘Cash-for-question’ sting operation in 2005 and lost his membership of the Lok Sabha. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe terms the episode as ‘tragedy of his life”. ” I have paid a very heavy price for it. Yet, I have decided to move putting a bad chapter of my political career behind,” he says. Back in the party’s folds in 2006-2007, Chandel was given a ticket for state assembly in 2012, which he lost and this time, was not considered for the state assembly polls. Knowing that the BJP will re-field Anurag Thakur in Hamirpur, Chandel lobbied in the Congress. It was at the last minute that the party ticket was given to Ram Lal Thakur leaving Chandel high and dry. “Today, I told Rahul Gandhi that ticket was never his priority though it’s fact that I wanted to fight Hamirpur Lok Sabha poll – a constituency I had won three times. Nevertheless, I will work for the Congress whole heartily,” he told the Millennium Post.last_img read more

Swedish Border Police 65 Moroccan Asylum Seekers Used False Documents

Rabat – Sixty-five Moroccans have applied for asylum in Sweden with false documents, reports Swedish news website Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).False identities are a major problem with Moroccan asylum seekers in Sweden, says the site,  adding that, based on a memo issued by the border police, out of a total of 77 Moroccan nationals who recently arrived in Sweden, 65 were proven to have false documentation.  Additionally, out of 50 who claimed to be underage, only two were found to be minors.In the first four months of 2017, 7,272 applied for asylum in Sweden, while 2016 saw a total of 28,939 applications. The memo says that border police in Sweden have for the first time been able to compare the identities of the persons to be deported and fingerprints that the person left at home, noting that many have forged documents coming to the border without documentation, providing the police with fake names and birth dates.“Although it is a small sample and of a specific nationality, and despite the limitations, it is the first time we have been able to verify the alleged identities and ages, thanks to the system of fingerprints found in Morocco,” police chief Patrik Engström wrote in the memo.Engström added that the authorities run into problems when asylum seekers who claim they are Moroccans do not show up in the fingerprint database.“It could be that the person is not Moroccan,” he continued. “Then we have to go back and make a new investigation of nationality, which can be lengthy and complicated.”Engström went on to add that false identification is an issue as migrants could commit crimes under someone else’s name. read more

At key technology conference SecretaryGeneral warns of digital divide in Internet age

In a video message to the ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications, taking place in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, Secretary-General Ban called on Member States to maintain the free electronic flow of ideas and information, adding that the UN “stands behind the goal of an open Internet.”“A digital divide has no place in the information age and 21st-century knowledge economy,” he said. “Our overall objective must be to ensure universal access to information and communication technology – including for the two-thirds of the world’s population currently not online.” The 11-day conference – which is slated to run until 14 December – will bring an estimated 1,900 delegates from 193 nations together to review the current International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs), which function as the binding global treaty designed to facilitate international interconnection of information and communication services, as well as ensuring their efficiency and widespread public usefulness and availability. Although the treaty sets out general principles for assuring the free flow of information around the world, media reports have anticipated diplomatic clashes between Member States over the level of global oversight necessary in regulating the internet, with some delegates reportedly voicing concern that too much regulation would potentially stifle online freedom of expression and ease of communication. In his address, the Secretary-General affirmed the need for a free internet as part of the digital citizen’s “right to communicate” and share ideas across all media and all frontiers. “Information and communications technologies are transforming our world, opening doors, educating and empowering people, saving lives,” Mr. Ban said, pointing to the effects of social media and technology in driving the Arab Spring protests and similar democratization efforts around the world. “We must continue to work together and find consensus on how to effectively keep cyberspace open, accessible, affordable and secure for all,” he added. read more

Grief dreams can provide comfort and healing during holidays

In the various studies he conducted over the years, Black focused on losses in three categories: spousal/partner; pet; and miscarriage.Black says, among the people he has studied, 86 per cent had dreams of their spouse or partner, 75 per cent dreamed of their pet, and 60 per cent dreamed of their children lost through miscarriage.Grief dreams are overwhelmingly positive, says Black. They tend to consist of the deceased offering comfort to the bereaved and assurances that the deceased person is OK or that they still love the one left behind.In the case of holiday dreams, Black refers to a dream diary that one of his research subjects kept of her late father.“One of her dreams had her father arriving at the front door to let her know that he would be with the family on Christmas Day,” says Black.Pet dreams are usually about the deceased animal and owner doing some kind of activity, or relaxing, together, says Black.Joshua Black, a recent PhD graduate at Brock University, researches dreams people have of deceased loved ones. He also produces a podcast where people share their grief dreams.In the case of miscarriage, Black explains there are commonly three stages of dreams. The first is of the baby being born, baptized and presented to the family. The second is when the child is a toddler, learning to walk and say things like “Mama” and “Daddy.” The third involves the child as a teenager or adult assuring the parent of no wrong-doing in the miscarriage.Sometimes, dreams can be negative, such as the deceased suffering or dying, Black says. This usually occurs when the dreamer is suffering from guilt, blame or post-traumatic symptoms.Black was inspired to do this research near the end of his undergraduate days about a decade ago.He and his father Mark were supposed to go to a hockey game one evening. Father and son had a bit of a rocky past, but had worked it out and were getting closer. So, it was with some foreboding that the junior Black waited, and waited, for his dad to show up. Instead, the phone rang with devastating news: Mark was gone.The grief was overwhelming and “took all the joy out of my life,” the younger Black recalls. But three months later, Black had a life-changing experience that would spearhead a pioneering research program in a little-explored field.“I had a dream about my dad and acknowledging my loss,” Black recalls. “I walked up to him and I said, ‘I’m going to miss you, I love you.’ And we hugged.“When I woke up, the power of that dream was that all the happiness in life came back to me. I still don’t understand it to this day, but this type of dream is very common with the bereaved.”Overall, grief dreams, such as what Black had experienced, help the grieving to regulate their emotions, continuing a bond, accept their loss, and to “learn to live in this world with an open heart,” says Black. “I always like to say that one dream can be like 10 years of psychotherapy.”In addition to his research, Black created a podcast series called Grief Dreams that he co-hosts with Shawn Ram in which people share the dreams they’ve had of their departed loved ones. He also wrote a book to help children cope with bereavement and grief dreams and conducts talks and workshops on the subject.Black recently completed his PhD in Psychology at Brock under the supervision of Professor Kathy Belicki, who says Black’s research is cutting-edge, with the “potential to contribute both to theory and clinical practice.”“Particularly exciting is the identification of a type of dream that is quite different from both ordinary and post-traumatic dreams: specifically, dreams that are positive in emotional tone and usually consist of the dreamer interacting with the deceased,” she says. “These dreams have a different quality from dreams that seem to involve remembering past interactions with the deceased, and instead have the quality of a fresh encounter.”Black plans to develop programs to teach the public about the power and potential of grief dreams. The holidays are generally a time for good cheer. But for some families, an empty chair at the dinner table is a sad reminder of the loss of a loved one.Joshua Black says it’s common for people to dream of the departed during this time of year.“The holidays can be very distressing for bereaved individuals, and these dreams may provide them the comfort they need,” says Black, a recent PhD graduate at Brock University.Black researches grief dreams, which people often have of loved ones who have died.His master’s and PhD research centred on three questions:Are dreams of deceased loved ones a common experience among the bereaved?Why do some people have dreams of the deceased and others don’t?Why do people have positive dreams and others have negative ones? read more

Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations

first_imgNEW FIGURES FROM the ESRI show that Ireland has the highest birth rate of of any EU state — at 15.6 per 1,000 of the population.The average birth rate across the 27 nations is 10.4 per 1,000.The think-tank’s ‘Perinatal Statistics Report’ for 2012 shows a decline in birth numbers last year — with 71,986 births recorded. That’s a drop of 3.2 per cent since 2011, and represents a fall of 5.3 per cent since 2009.There was also a further drop in the perinatal mortality rates — estimated at 5.9 per cent per 1,000 live births and stillbirths in 2012. In 2003, the corresponding figure was 8.6 per 1,000.There were 1,217 sets of twins born in the country last year, and 33 sets of triplets.Breastfeeding47 per cent of all newborn babies were exclusively breastfed in 2012, a figure unchanged since 2011.The average age of women giving birth was just under 32 — a slight rise on the figure for the previous year. The average age in 2003 was 30.6 years.Just two per cent of women giving birth were aged under 20, while 30 per cent were aged 35 years or older.The average age of first-time mothers was exactly thirty, while the average age of mothers giving birth for a second time or more was 33.2 years.In addition, some 34 per cent of all births were to single mothers, while almost a quarter were to mothers born outside Ireland.There were 176 home births last year in Ireland, compared with 236 in 2003 — a drop of 25 per cent over the decade.Related: This is how Ireland intends to change ‘outdated’ laws on bringing up children…Read: First poll finds large majority in favour of same sex marriagelast_img read more

Irish parents routinely lie about being a cars main driver to lower

first_img Apr 24th 2017, 9:01 AM Share222 Tweet Email9 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 132 Comments Irish parents routinely lie about being a car’s main driver to lower their children’s premiums Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey. What might save you a small amount up front could leave you facing a much larger bill in the event of an accident should the insurer refuse to pay out.Fronting can be seen as a consequence of the stretched insurance market in Ireland at present, with becoming insured, let alone buying a car, a financial impossibility for many young people here.Between 2015 and 2016, more than a third of Irish drivers saw their insurance rise by up to 50%, with people consequently driving with reduced levels of insurance in an attempt to manage costs.The industry here has previously defended itself saying that higher claim payouts in recent years have necessitated premium hikes in order to balance the books.In January, it was recommended by a government working group that insurers should be made to explain to drivers why their motor premiums have increased.Read: Rush hour warning to drivers as truck catches fire on Naas RoadRead: What on earth is going on with motor insurance premiums in Ireland? center_img Monday 24 Apr 2017, 9:01 AM Short URL By Cianan Brennan Source: Shutterstock/Andrey YurlovA LARGE NUMBER of Irish parents have admitted to claiming to being the main driver of their child’s car in order to reduce their insurance premium, a practice known as ‘fronting’.The information is contained in a new AA survey which says that 13% of parents asked had admitted to either currently or at some time in the past fronting for their children’s insurance.3,165 responses were sought by the AA regarding the issue earlier this month.Of those 4.6% admitted that they were currently engaging in the practice. A further 9% admitted that they had done so in the past.17.6% said they would be tempted to do so, with the remaining 68.8% saying they would never be tempted.Gaining driving experience on a parent’s insurance policy is a well-trodden path towards gaining their licence for Irish children.If detected however, insurance fronting could result in a company refusing to pay out on a claim.Parents aged between 46 and 55 were the most likely to have either named themselves as the main driver of a child’s car, or to have considered doing so.“The cost of driving and particularly learning to drive has always been front-loaded, in that purchasing a car and getting it insured is most expensive in your first few years behind the wheel before tapering off over time,” said the AA’s director of consumer affairs Conor Faughnan.“While it may be tempting to resort to lying to your insurer to reduce your premiums, doing so is never worth the risk,” he added. 32,322 Views last_img read more

License dogs and cats with click of a mouse

first_imgClark County pet owners can now license their dogs and cats online.Applications for a new license or to renew an existing license are at and cats older than 8 weeks must be licensed in unincorporated Clark County, the city of Vancouver and the town of Yacolt. Licenses are free until the pet is 6 months old, and up to $20 annually depending on the species and whether it is spayed or neutered. Owners are subject to a $100 fine per unlicensed animal.last_img

Damage Estimated At 100000 Following 9Hour Riot At SCCC

first_imgThe 62 people involved have been relocated, some to other DOC facilities, and are now serving time in segregation, according to DOC. The prisoners used furniture to barricade themselves in the Hotel Mod. The riot lasted over nine hours, starting at 9pm. Special Operation Response Teams from Kenai and Anchorage were deployed and arrived on scene at roughly 3:00am. Non-lethal force was used to gain compliance of the unit. DOC Officers had full containment of Hotel Mod by 6:00am. Photo courtesy of Department of Corrections Repairs to the damage done in the facility is expected to cost roughly $100,000 and are expected to be completed in 30 days. On Friday, officials said you could still smell and feel the burn of pepper spray and other non-lethal gases used to tame rioters.In a statement from Alaska Correctional Officers Association, “A riot occurred at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, AK. There was extensive damage to a housing unit, but no Officers were injured. Recognized institutional gangs were involved.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A total of 62 prisoners in the Hotel Mod at Spring Creek Correctional Center barricaded the entry to their housing unit and began destroying property, on May 7, according to a release from the Department of Corrections. According to a DOC spokesperson the riot was used “as a means of protesting waking up at 8 a.m. for cell inspection.”last_img read more

Bangladesh stops issuing visas to Pakistanis

first_imgAmid escalating diplomatic row between the two countries, the Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad, in an apparent protest, has stopped issuing visas to Pakistanis, said an official on Monday.The decision was taken as a visa extension application submitted by Bangladesh diplomat Muhammad Iqbal Hossain, counsellor (press) at Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad, remained pending for over four months.Iqbal submitted the application to Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in January last which was sent to its Ministry of Interior later but there has been no positive response so far, the official added.A diplomat in Islamabad said the post of visa officer remained vacant since November last and Iqbal was looking into the section in addition to his current charge.“As a sign of protest, he (Iqbal) stopped issuing visas to Pakistanis for the last one week,” the diplomat told UNB, adding that it is not the kind of closure through any official announcement.Officials said Iqbal is now living in Islamabad with his daughter while his wife and son are in Dhaka.Iqbal applied for visa extension on January 9 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan which was cleared and sent to its Ministry of Interior two days later.On the other hand, his wife and son applied for visas in Pakistan High Commission here but they were not granted visas yet.“So far we know, the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka called them to the mission to take visas but when they went there they told them to come later after keeping them waiting for over an hour,” another diplomatic source said, adding that it happened thrice to them.Iqbal’s visa expired on March 30 last and he has already sent the container (his belongings) to Bangladesh on April 27 amid assurance from the Pakistan side that his visa extension application will be approved.   There have been series of meetings and exchange of letters but all efforts went in vain, said a diplomatic source.The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs reportedly proposed Saqlain Syedah as its new High Commissioner to Bangladesh in early March last year.But, Bangladesh neither accepted nor rejected the nomination, diplomatic sources said.last_img read more

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ALBUQUERQUE NM — The Buffalo Hunt a new docu

first_img ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “The Buffalo Hunt,” a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun clichés around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota involving poverty and addiction and instead focus on traditions around the Native American tribe.Directed by Philip Di Fiore, the film lets the Lakota Sioux people of today speak without narration as they work to save customs passed down by the elders through the buffalo hunt — a sacred act which extends to all aspects of life. There, in the hunt, elders share stories on how previous generations used the animal’s gifts and prepared hunters for the world before them. Young members watch and participate.The year-long project on Pine Ridge began after producer Phillip O’Leary took part in the 2016 protests at Standing Rock over the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline over concerns the local drinking water would be polluted. O’Leary originally wanted to dive into a documentary around the Standing Rock protests until he met Pine Ridge members, Di Fiore said. The Lakota Sioux men, like members of other Native American tribes from New Mexico to Oklahoma, had come to Standing Rock in solitary.“Phillip was captivated by their stories so the focus of the project changed,” Di Fiore said.But would it fall victim of other stereotypical portrayals?Pine Ridge has been the subject of a number of documentaries that have centred on the reservation’s extreme poverty, chronic alcoholism or drug addiction. Those films, like the 2008 “The Battle for Whiteclay” and the 2014 “Sober Indian Dangerous Indian,” regularly juxtapose the breathtaking landscape of the Great Plains with human suffering in a place where unemployment hovers around 85 per cent.“As a white guy from New York coming into their world, I didn’t want to fall into these traps,” said Di Fiore, a Brooklyn-based director best known for shooting music videos. “So we were very careful not to insert a preachy message or stamp our views on anything. We just let the story unfold.”Eventually, Di Fiore and his crew turned their attention to traditional buffalo hunts where the Oglala Lakota worked on their terms. Di Fiore conducted no interviews. He didn’t seek outside experts to explain anything.Instead, he filmed detailed shots of hunters skinning a buffalo then delivering meat to elders for stew. That became the window to larger stories about community across the sprawling 3,500 square-mile (9,064 square-kilometre) reservation.Some shots go longer than expected. An elder’s nearly five-minute speech is shown in its entirety.After one hunt, Di Fiore focuses on a one woman, who, at 75 years old, had just finished getting her college degree. She’d been sent to a boarding school as a child and forgotten how to speak her traditional language. A young member heard her story after delivering buffalo ground meat to her.Those in hunts tackled stereotypes by just being themselves, Di Fiore said. After taking part in a ceremony following a hunt in one scene, male members hear a story about how the buffalo will enter the spirit world. The men in the ceremony wear hoodies and baseball caps.“We wanted to do our best to be respectful and take you into their world,” Di Fiore said.“The Buffalo Hunt” already has won a number of awards, including best feature documentary honours at the Prague Film Awards and Canada International Film Festival.The film is set to be released on Amazon Prime on June 24.___Russell Contreras is a member of The Associated Press’ race and ethnicity team. Follow him on Twitter at .Russell Contreras, The Associated Press In this March 2018 photo, provided by The Buffalo Hunt LLC, Tobie True Blood carries a rifle following a traditional buffalo hunt on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. “The Buffalo Hunt,” a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun clichés around Pine Ridge and instead focuses on traditions around the human condition. (Philip Di Fiore/Phillip O’Leary The Buffalo Hunt LLC via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘The Buffalo Hunt’ seeks to show tribe in a new light by Russell Contreras, The Associated Press Posted Jun 7, 2019 1:42 pm PDTlast_img read more

Cypriot composer working to produce the Sound of Kyoto

first_imgCypriot composer Marios Joannou Elia has been chosen by the Japanese city of Kyoto to compose and make its audio-visual portrait.Work on Sound of Kyoto – a contemporary audiovisual portrait of the city – began in January 2018 and is expected to be completed in 11 months.“The project’s goal and vison is to musicalise the entire city,” Elia said in a video posted on the official website of the project.This means, he said, that Kyoto will be used as an indoor and outdoor stage, while, “its musicians, music ensembles, choirs and orchestras, together with the city’s own sounds and acoustic elements, will be combined in a unified whole.” The Sound of Kyoto will then be presented in a film.According to CNN Greece, Elias is working on the project with the help of two symphony orchestras, three choirs, a mandolin orchestra, a brass orchestra, including the Matryomin orchestra, the world’s only orchestra that plays music through a theremin antenna inserted into Matryoshka figures.The project combines soloists and lyric singers, traditional orchestras and ensembles with traditional instruments including taiko percussion instruments.To capture the sounds of Kyoto, Elia also records events and activities in the city such as sumo fights, boating on the Hozugawa river, a visit to the traditional town of Miyama in addition to observing geishas as the geisha culture was born in the area in question.In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency, Elia said that he wanted to penetrate “into the heart of each culture and its people.”A total of 550 musicians, a 27-member production team and 53 volunteers are participating in the project, CNN Greece said.Elia’s project was selected by the Japanese city from 330 proposals. The composer, who was also the artistic director of Pafos2017, completed a similar project in 2017, the ‘Sound of Vladivostok’.Elia’s parents are from Kyrenia and moved to Paphos after 1974. He was born in 1978 and educated in Paphos until 1998 when he left to study music and musicology at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and then the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.He has also worked as a composer and researcher and written music for concerts and operas.More information on Sound of Kyoto can be found at: You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more