The new currency of high-performance is focus and attention, both of which are in short supply. Giving your focus and attention over to important work is going to separate successful, high-performing, achievers from people who do not reach their full potential.Constraints provide discipline. You have to be willing to give up what you want now for what you want later. You have to give up what may be more entertaining and more enjoyable now for the meaningful work that is your life’s purpose.Turn Off Your Email: There is not a single piece of legislation, federal, state, or local, that requires you to be constantly present to respond to your email. Not only can you turn off the notifications that you received a new email, you can actually close your email program completely. By turning off your email completely you can give your full focus and attention to your real work, the work aligned with your purpose and that gives your life meaning.Only Process Email a Few Times a Day: You can check your email twice a day if you want to. Maybe you need to look more often than that, so go ahead and check it four times a day. I process my email inboxes to zero twice a week, once on Saturdays and once on Wednesdays. When I check it on the other days, I respond to what needs a response, and I leave much of it sitting in the inbox. Because I know I will process it in a few days, I’m okay.Shut Off Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Notifications: You can live without the serotonin drip of being mentioned on Twitter, tagged on Facebook, or whatever it is we do on Instagram. Somebody liked your tweet. Somebody loved your Facebook post. Somebody clicked the little heart on the picture you took. All of those things will be waiting for you later, after you’ve done your most important work.Turn Off Text Notifications: Open the settings on your smart phone. Find the setting for notifications. Go through and shut off the notifications for every application that notifies you with something that is not only not urgent but is also not important. Then find the setting for “do not disturb.” This function will only allow through text messages and phone calls from the people on your favorite list (I use the iPhone 6S Plus). Now you can fearlessly turn off almost all notifications, knowing that the most important people in your life can still get through.Close Your Browser: Close your browser. Close your browser. Close your browser. There is absolutely no reason to leave the Internet open all day and night, every day. Close all the tabs. Find a software package that allows you to write in a plain text file outside of the browser window.Turn Off Your Phone: Clearly we have merged with our machines. You recognize that your smart phone is now a part of your body as attached to your left arm as is the left hand that holds it. Turn off your phone while you are eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Turn it off when you’re in a sales call. Turn it off when you want to give someone you care about your full, undivided attention. This is a super positive constraint.If there is something else that is neither important or urgent but serves as a distraction preventing you from doing what you should be doing, find a way to constrain it by turning it off, shutting it down, or ignoring it completely. 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
Eight children were killed and 10 injured on Tuesday when their school van fell into a deep gorge in the district, officials said.The incident occurred on the Pratap Nagar-Kangsali-Madan Negi motor road when the van was on its way to Madannegi, Tehri District Magistrate V Shanmugam said. Two children escaped with minor injuries and the injured have been brought to the District Hospital Bauradi, he said. Rescue operations are underway, the DM said.
Jazz: Host Miami on Wednesday.Thunder: Visit New Orleans on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steven Adams had 22 points in the first meeting since the Jazz downed the Thunder in six games in the first round of last season’s Western Conference playoffs. Oklahoma City overcame a 4-of-18 shooting performance by Russell Westbrook, who nonetheless managed a triple-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.Oklahoma City has won 15 straight regular-season games at home against Utah, although the Jazz did beat the Thunder in Oklahoma City in Game 2 during their playoff series. The Thunder have gone 17-4 since starting this season 0-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“I’m going to just play hard,” George said about the chants. “If that happens at the end of the year, then so be it. That’s the least of my concerns. Right now, I’m enjoying playing with this group. We’ve got a special group here. We want to win. We want to win big. That’s first and foremost. Anything else after that, it’s appreciated, but that’s not the concern.”Donovan Mitchell battled foul trouble much of the game but led the Jazz with 19 points, while Rudy Gobert recorded his 23rd double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. It was the second lopsided road loss in two days for Utah, which fell 110-97 on Sunday at San Antonio. The Thunder jumped to a 6-0 lead, causing Jazz coach Quin Snyder to call a timeout just 68 seconds into the game. Oklahoma City gradually built its lead to 17 points before settling for a 57-46 halftime advantage.“We didn’t do enough on the defensive end, collectively, and that impacts everything,” Snyder said. “We usually weren’t efficient offensively — either didn’t get a good shot or turned it over. You put yourself behind the 8-ball and you almost have to be lucky or perfect to get back in the game and we didn’t play well enough.”George, who scored 25 fourth-quarter points during a 47-point outburst in a win at Brooklyn on Wednesday, nearly reprised that performance in the third quarter.George hit his first 3-point attempt 50 seconds before halftime, then hit his next four shots from behind the arc en route to a 17-point third quarter. That helped the Thunder build their lead to 26 points near the end of the period and the Jazz never seriously threatened after that, although they did cut a 29-point deficit to nine in the final minute.“He was real balanced, under control, took open shots, knocked them down,” Westbrook said of George. “He played at his own pace.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Comelec disputes PCIJ report on voter turnout in Lanao del Sur town Marcus Morris leads depleted Celtics past Pelicans LATEST STORIES 3 IS-linked gunmen slain in Maguindanao offensives Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George goes in for a shot in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George heard the “MVP! MVP!” chants from the sellout crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and while the Oklahoma City star appreciated them, he was happier the Thunder had just beaten the foe that ended their season last spring.George went 5 of 6 from 3-point range and scored 31 points, Dennis Schroder added 23 and the Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 122-113 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Fans are in a frenzy as Netflix reveals that Henry Cavill is coming to Manila Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jae Crowder had 13 points and Derrick Favors had 12 for the Jazz.CLOSING TIMEThe Jazz outscored the Thunder 38-23 in the fourth quarter. Epke Udoh, from nearby Edmond, scored 10 points in nine minutes to spark Utah’s bench.“It’s good to see guys that compete and guys that contribute,” Snyder said. “Any time those guys, regardless of the score or situation, they come in the game, you expect them to play the right way and they did. It was good to see their activity. They really made an effort to get the ball to the rim and as a result they created looks for each other.”For a good chunk of the quarter, Thunder coach Billy Donovan stood on the sideline with a look something between bewilderment and frustration. But except for Westbrook, he didn’t bring his starters back into the game, choosing to let many of his reserves figure it out.“I didn’t think we defended the way we were capable of in the fourth quarter,” Donovan said.TIP-INS:Jazz: Mitchell hit a halfcourt shot at the first-quarter buzzer for his first points of the game, allowing him to avoid a second straight scoreless first quarter . Ricky Rubio, who had averaged 18.8 points during Utah’s previous eight road games, had 10 against the Thunder.Thunder: The Thunder are 14-1 this season against sub-.500 opponents, including the Jazz, who entered the game at 13-14 . 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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said returning to international cricket is not his primary objective and he is concentrating on playing domestic cricket in the country.Amir made a return to competitive cricket earlier this year after serving out a ban for his role in spot-fixing during Pakistan’s tour to England in 2010.”My focus is on domestic cricket at the moment and it would be premature for me to start thinking about when or if I will play for Pakistan again. I’m not worrying over when I will play for Pakistan, instead I am just focussing on my domestic form and then leaving the rest to the selectors,” Amir was quoted as saying by pakpassion.net on Monday.”I have to take things step by step and not try to get ahead of myself. International cricket is a tough environment it’s not a joke. There is a lot of pressure on you in international cricket and I feel that I have to ensure that I am fully ready before I’m talked about for an international recall,” he said.Also read: I’m confident I can become the bowler I was, says Amir While the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) ban officially ended on September 1, Amir was allowed to return to domestic cricket under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board in January, this year.He made a return to competitive cricket with a grade-2 match in March, before representing Rawalpindi Rams in the Super8 T20 Cup.This season, he played five matches for Rawalpindi Region in the T20 Cup, claiming five wickets. In a recent Quaid-e-Azam qualifying match, Amir took seven wickets for Sui Southern Gas Company, including a five-wicket haul, against Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL).advertisement”I’m really satisfied with my seven wickets against ZTBL in my first four-day match after my ban,” the 23-year-old said.”It couldn’t have gone any better really on a very flat track. I feel as if day by day, my bowling is improving. As you will have seen in the tournament in Rawalpindi my pace is increasing and my confidence is higher now so the signs are very good,” Amir said.
New Delhi, Nov 1 (PTI) Debt-ridden Jaiprakash Associates today said the RBI has approved the companys plan to exchange existing convertible bonds worth USD 150 million due in 2017 with those maturing in 2020-21.The bondholders had already approved the proposed exchange offer in June this year.In a filing to the BSE, Jaiprakash Associates informed that “the RBI has approved the proposed exchange offer on October 30”.In terms of the notice and the extraordinary resolution, the company and the lead bondholders have agreed to further extend the “long stop date” to November 30, it added.The company said its finance committee of board of directors will meet on November 16 to take necessary steps in this regard.In June, Jaiprakash Associates had said that bondholders agreed to exchange outstanding existing foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) worth USD 150 million. The bonds were issued in September 2012 with maturity in 2017 and a coupon rate of 5.75 per cent.As per the proposal, the bondholders agreed to exchange their current bonds with FCCBs worth USD 38.64 million bearing the same coupon rate with maturity in 2021 and amortising bonds worth USD 81.69 million with coupon rate of 4.76 per cent and maturity in 2020.The company agreed to make certain upfront payments to bondholders who decided to waive defaults of existing bonds under this proposed exchange offer, subject to certain conditions, including the approval from the RBI.Jaypee Group is facing a debt crisis and its group firm Jaypee Infratech has been taken over by a National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)-appointed IRP (Insolvency Resolution Professional) for recovery of bad loans.advertisementThe group is facing huge protest from home buyers due to significant delays in delivery of projects and doubt over its financial health.Jaiprakash Associates, which is the flagship company of the Jaypee group, is selling its assets to repay debt.It is a diversified infrastructure company engaged in segments like engineering, construction and real estate development, cement manufacturing, hospitality and sports management.In a notice to shareholders for the annual general meeting (AGM) held on September 23, Jaiprakash Associates had said it has taken various steps to reduce its debt, including sale of cement plants.The company has divested a substantial portion of its cement business with a capacity of 17.2 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) to Aditya Birla Group firm UltraTech Cement at an enterprise value of Rs 16,189 crore.It also plans to sell entire 74 per cent stake in Bhilai Jaypee Cement Ltd for an enterprise value of Rs 1,450 crore and the deal is expected to be concluded by year-end.Bhilai Jaypee Cement owns 1.1 MTPA clinker plant at Satna in Madhya Pradesh and 2.2 MTPA cement grinding unit at Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. PTI MJH MKJ
Manchester City are planning to hold talks with manager Pep Guardiola about extending his contract at the end of the season.According to reports in the British media, City are confident of tieing down Guardiola for a few more years. He had signed a three-year deal last summer.The talks are traditionally held by City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak and CEO Ferran Sorriano. They are confident that everything is in place to persuade Guardiola to stay longer at the club.City, who are currently on a 16-game winning streak in the league, are 11 points clear at the top of the table. They extended their top-flight record winning run with a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Not only that, they maintained their unbeaten league campaign.Guardiola is halfway through his contract, worth up to 20 million pounds ($26.63 million) annually according to The Daily Telegraph.Guardiola failed to win a trophy for the first time in his managerial career last season, but as well as being hot favourites to win the league this campaign, his side visit Leicester City in the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday and Swiss side FC Basel in the Champions League last 16 in February.Guardiola took a year off after four years in charge at Barcelona, where he described the political pressures as like “being in an oven”, and then spent three years at Bayern Munich before joining City.(Courtesy: Reuters)
India will have their eyes on revenge and the elusive semi-final berth when they take on Ireland in the quarter-final of the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London on Thursday.While India are ranked 10th in the world, Ireland are placed on the 16th spot in the FIH rankings but the last time these two sides met in the pool stage earlier in the tournament, it was Ireland who took the honours.Only one goal from Anna O’Flanagan in the 12th minute of the match was all that stayed and gave Ireland the win. India’s inability to be clinical and make the best of their penalty corners was what cost them the match.However, as India prepare to play in their first World Cup quarter-final in 40 years, their spirits will be high.India last played in the quarter-final of the World Cup in 1978 Madrid Women’s World Cup and their semi-final appearance in the inaugural edition in 1974 remains their best performance at the prestigious event.When India face Ireland on Thursday, they will go in having converted two penalty corners in their cross-over match against Italy and that might just boost their confidence in that respect.India put up a solid show against Italy and captain Rani Rampal was happy with the win but ahead of the quarters, she said India’s “best hockey is yet to come”.”All I know is, we are not done yet. Our best hockey is yet to come,” Rani asserted.advertisement Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018: India captain Rani Rampal said it will all boil down to self belief. (Hockey India Photo)Rani further added that the only thing on their minds would be to avenge their narrow 0-1 loss in the Pool Stage to Ireland and book a place in the semi-final against the winners of Spain vs Germany quarter-final match.”Though we lost against Ireland in the pool stage, we know we played really well that day but we did not put the ball in the goal. Now we have a golden opportunity to beat them in the quarter-final.”In the cross over match against Italy, Lalremsiami (ninth minute), Neha Goyal (45′) and Vandana Katariya (55′) found the back of the net to give India a crucial win.Rani, just like her coach Sjoerd Marijne, believed that the team was improving with each match and there is an increasing self-belief in the team.”Against Italy, we wanted to ensure we score in the first two quarters and put pressure on them. In the previous three matches in the pool stage, we were doing everything except scoring. But on Tuesday, we ticked that box right and we have realised that it all boils down to the self belief we have,” Rani said.Beating Ireland, who are high on confidence after a 3-1 win against USA and India 1-0 to top Pool B and earn a direct qualification for the quarters, would be a tough task especially if the Irish can pull off a good start to put pressure on India’s structure.Rani though was categorical in her stance that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her team to create history.”For us, it is a once-in-a-lifetime moment to be playing the quarter-final of the biggest event in hockey. We will do everything we can to win this match and make the semi-final and the team believes we stand a realistic chance,” Rani put up an optimistic stand.(With IANS inputs)
Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala is all set to introduce a supernatural twist. Looks like Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala has collaborated with Nazar as in the recent promo shows Sikander turning into a davansh with golden eyes.Gul Khan, who is a producer of both the shows shared the new promo and captioned it, “The most unexpected twist is here !!! Sikandar as Daavansh !!!! #kulfi #Nazar wow.”In the promo Kullfi and Amyra are happy to see Sikander but soon Ansh attacks Sikander and bites him on his neck. After being bitten by a Davansh, even Sikander transforms into a supernatural creature and is seen climbing the walls.The entire cast of Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala and Nazar shared the promo. However, looks like it was April Fool’s prank. Gul Khan shared the other half of the promo on April 1 with a note that said, “April fool banaya!!! @deepakbchhabria was in it from the beginning! Thank you for the fully secret production @mohitmalik1113 @aakritisharma.official @rajputharshjayesh @myrasinghofficial @atifcam and Yash !!! #kulfi #nazar extremely sporting all of you and thank you full cast of Nazar and Kulfi for posting it ! That made it more believable !”Also read | Sacred Games 2 new teaser starring Jatin Sarna, Kubra Sait, Jitendra Joshi out. But here’s the catch
In the first 3 days, security forces took 87 suspects into custody and they were handed over to police for further investigations, he added. The military detained nearly 100 suspects during four days of search operations against remnants of an Islamist group blamed for the Easter attacks that killed 258, officials said Sunday, May 26.Some 3,000 military personnel were deployed in and around the capital as well as other key towns for cordon-and-search activities that began on Thursday, May 23, a military official said. While authorities say the immediate jihadist threat has been blunted, President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, May 22, extended for one month the 30-day state of emergency imposed after the suicide bombings. Several parts of the capital were also targeted in search operations by troops on Sunday.Similar raids were carried out in North Western Province, north of Colombo, where anti-Muslim riots this month left one man dead and left hundreds of Muslim-owned shops, homes and mosques destroyed.Security forces have arrested scores of suspects in connection with the April 21 bombings of 3 hotels and 3 churches, as well as over what appeared to be organised violence against the island’s Muslim minority. “The number of people detained could be around 100 by now,” a security official said adding that almost all were taken in for possessing drugs and in some cases illegal weapons. A few were also detained along with video and other propaganda material of the local jihadi group, the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) which has been blamed for the April 21 bombings.The Islamic State group has also claimed a role in the attacks. Sirisena said the move was to maintain “public security”, with the country still on edge after the Easter attacks.Christians make up 7.6% and Muslims 10% of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka.
Through its Serious Crimes Unit, the Office of the General Prosecutor is investigating and prosecuting crimes against humanity – including individual offences of murder, rape, torture and other offences – committed in the territory between 1 January and 25 October 1999, UNTAET said today in Dili.So far, 33 indictments on serious crimes cases – 11 of which are crimes against humanity cases – have been issued concerning 83 alleged perpetrators. Twenty-one persons have already been tried and convicted.Meanwhile, a senior Norwegian law enforcement official, Siri Frigaard, has taken over as the head of the Unit at a time when special consideration is being given to refugee returns, including former militia members who are suspected of committing acts of violence in 1999, UNTAET said. The Unit has recently reorganized itself so that prosecutors lead their investigations in the districts in order to address requests for investigations from local communities.Mrs. Frigaard, who has taken leave from her position as Director for the Regional Public Prosecutor’s Office of Oslo, will also fill the post of Deputy General Prosecutor for Serious Crimes. She previously served as special legal adviser to the General Prosecutor of Albania and has represented Norway in the Baltic Sea Cooperation concerning international legal aid.
by News Staff Posted Jul 16, 2012 8:36 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Citigroup made $2.9 billion in second quarter on lower loan losses, beating Street estimates NEW YORK, N.Y. – Citigroup made $2.9 billion in the April-to-June period, helped by lowering the amount it keeps aside for loan losses because more of its customers paid back loans on time.The bank says it earned 95 cents per share, exceeding the 89 cents expected by analysts surveyed by data provider FactSet.The income included a $984 million decrease in the bank’s loan loss reserves and an accounting gain of $219 million because the value of its debt decreased.Revenue was $18.6 billion, down 10 per cent from the year-ago quarter. Analysts expected $18.8 billion.Citi’s stock was up 50 cents, or almost 2 per cent, to $27.13 in before-market trading.Overall, Citigroup’s net income declined 12 per cent from the second quarter 2011 to $2.9 billion. Income was hurt by a $424 million loss the bank took from selling its 10 per cent stake in Turkey’s Akbank.As more of its customers, both consumer and commercial, paid back loans on time, Citi kept aside less for future losses â€” $27.6 billion at the end of the quarter, compared with $34.4 billion in the prior year period.The volatility in the second quarter from the European debt crisis hurt Citi’s earnings in the investment banking division. Investment banking revenue declined 21 per cent to $854 million.Over the weekend, Citigroup said it will not seek to increase its dividend this year but may seek permission to raise it in 2013.“I believe we will be in good shape and have the capital to be able to do that by the end of the year,” CEO Vikram Pandit told the U.K.’s Sunday Telegraph in a rare interview. “That’s a decision that will have to be taken with our regulators and we will have those conversations at the end of the year.”The bank did not ask the Federal Reserve for permission to raise the dividend last month, when it submitted its latest capital plan.Citi currently pays a token amount of 1 cent per share every quarter. Pandit had previously promised shareholders a higher dividend earlier in the year.The Fed in March said the bank did not have enough capital to raise its dividend and withstand another financial crisis. That was a blow to Pandit, whose 2011 compensation package of $15 million for last year and $10 million retention pay was rejected by shareholders in an advisory vote the following month.
The OSU men’s basketball team huddles before the game against Wyoming Nov. 25. OSU won, 65-50, at The Schottenstein Center. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team used a 20-5 run in the last 13 minutes of play to secure its fifth victory of the season, defeating Wyoming 65-50.OSU senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. poured in a game-high 20 points on 5-8 shooting from 3-point land. Junior center Amir Williams did his part, recording a double-double with 12 points and 16 boards.“I thought that Lenzelle was the difference in the game,” Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt said.Despite only allowing an average of 23.5 points in the first half of its first four games, OSU gave up 34 in the first 20 minutes against the Cowboys. Wyoming shot 56 percent from the field and had 24 points in the paint before halftime.“Quite honestly, it was like a layup clinic,” OSU coach Thad Matta said about the opening half.The Buckeyes struggled containing Akron, Ohio, native Larry Nance Jr throughout. The 6-foot-8-inch junior forward had 11 points on 5-9 shooting in the first half, including multiple dunks. Nance finished with a double-double in his homecoming, scoring 17 points and collecting 12 rebounds.The Buckeyes leaned on 3-point shooting in the first half, tossing in six of 13 attempts. Smith Jr. accounted for half of those makes to give him a game-high of 12 points at the half. OSU made just 28.6 percent of its 3-pointers coming into Monday, tied for worst in the Big Ten with Indiana.Matta said Williams’ improved play and resulting defensive attention helped his team make open shots from the perimeter.“It’s hard to leave (him defensively) now, and you saw the effects when they did,” Matta said about the added attention to the Buckeye center.OSU struggled to continue its hot shooting from deep to start the second half, as they missed three attempts from range in their first five possessions.The poor shooting allowed the Cowboys to get a three point advantage, 42-39, with 15:27 remaining, prompting Matta to call a timeout.Matta’s men responded with a 6-1 run, but a rocking Schottenstein Center was abruptly silenced by a technical foul call on junior guard Shannon Scott with 13:06 remaining after he appeared to knock over a Wyoming player with a forearm to the chest.Matta did not comment on the call after the game, as he said he was not watching Scott when it occurred.Junior guard Riley Grabau made both ensuing free throws for the Cowboys, tying the game at 45.OSU scored 12 of the game’s next 14 points to open up a 10 point lead with just under six minutes remaining. The Buckeyes would not look back, pushing the lead all the way to 15 at game’s end, OSU’s largest lead of the night. Wyoming failed to make a shot from the field in the game’s final 10 minutes.Junior forward LaQuinton Ross also struggled offensively, posting just three points and one rebound in 19 minutes of action in another disappointing performance.“He needs to make some shots,” Matta said. “LaQuinton needs to trust himself.”Matta said his starting five will not change before the next game.OSU is set to return to action Friday against North Florida at 5 p.m. in the Schottenstein Center.
Growing up I remember seeing the movie Back To The Future and being mesmerized by the thought of driving a Delorean capable of time travel. It seems I wasn’t the only one fascinated with that notion. Robert “Videobob” Moseley was as well. Moseley, who got his nickname by producing music videos, television shows and commercials, bought his first Delorean in 2003. Back in 2004, he began converting one of them into a replica of the Delorean Time Machine featured in Back To The Future. To date, he has built six of the time machines. Videobob went to great lengths to maintain the screen accuracy of his replica cars going as far as consulting with the film’s special effects supervisor, Kevin Pike, whose shop, Filmtrix, built the original time machines for the film back in 1985. Not only did Videobob actually stay at Pike’s home, he also visited the places the original parts for the cars were bought and was surprised to discover that some of the parts were still available.Over the years, these Delorean Time Machine replicas have gone for some serious money. In December 2009, a replica was sold on eBay for $89,00 to Seth McFarlane, creator of Family Guy, for $89,000. After buying the car, he put another $20,000 into it for additions and repairs. In November 2010, another replica was sold at the Profiles In History auction in Hollywood for $95,000. Now, Videobob is giving people another chance to drive their very own Delorean Time Machine at 88 miles per hour.Gallery 66, the auction based in Atlanta, Georgia and featured on the Discovery Channel show Auction Kings, will be auctioning off a replica on Sunday, April 10, 2011. The car will be available for preview in Dallas, Texas before the auction and on Friday, Saturday and the day of the auction at Gallery 66. If for some reason you can’t make it to Atlanta on the day of the auction, Gallery 66 also provides proxy bidding per their website.Read more at the Time Machine For Sale website and Gallery 66.
Set in a fictional Tlingit village in the late 19th century, “Our Voices Will Be Heard” is Vera Starbard’s semi-autobiographical story of a mother whose daughter is sexually abused by a relative. The show premiered Friday at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau and will play in Anchorage in February.Download Audio“Our Voices Will Be Heard” playwright Vera Starbard (right) and Perseverance Theatre Executive Artistic Director Art Rotch. (Photo by Jennifer Canfield/KTOO)The play actually began as a short story Starbard wrote when she was 18 years old. It came together at an all-night diner. She began writing at 10 p.m. and didn’t stop until 4 a.m.“I sat there and the waitress kept bringing me diet sodas, and it was done,” Starbard said. “While I did a few revisions to it, the whole story was finally told. And it was a huge kind of healing moment in my life and I never really did anything with it.”About 10 years later, she heard about the Alaska Native Playwrights Project and decided to apply. She got in and during the process began to understand the story she wanted to tell was more than just her own.One of the most difficult experiences she had when writing the play came about halfway through the yearlong project.\“I had a relative, a cousin, who I grew up with like a brother, who became an abuser himself.”It hit her hard. Here she was, trying to artfully make sense of the sexual abuse she had experienced as a child and she learns her cousin was an abuser. Then she finds out he’d been abused by the same uncle who had hurt her.“It was surprising to me that I still loved him,” Starbard said. “I loved him like a brother and that didn’t change because of these things he had done. (I struggled within) myself to come to terms with not wanting that person to be around children anymore and … still caring about him and caring about what happened to him. I really took that into the play.”The play is quite different from the story Starbard wrote when she was 18. That version, she said, was from the perspective of a child. The younger Vera saw her abuser as a “boogeyman,” an evil figure to be despised, not pitied or missed.A promotional image for “Our Voices Will Be Heard” by Vera Starbard. (Image courtesy of Perseverance Theatre)“There’s a scene in there where the mother is talking to Raven and sort of going through these emotions herself where she does confess that she misses this family who turned against her and hurt her child,” she said. “That would not have been in there when I was 18.”In the years since her all-nighter at the diner, Starbard came to understand what her own mother endured. She saw the toll it took on her to report her own brother. She realized how lucky she was to have a mother who steadfastly supported her despite being ostracized by family members who preferred the abuse go unaddressed.Three days before the first reading of the play in Anchorage, Starbard told her mother what it was about.“She actually thanked me at the end of the reading,” Starbard said. “It doesn’t show mother being perfect but it shows a mother never giving up. That’s what I really wanted to talk about; that was important to me and my life that I had a mother who never gave up even though she was struggling herself.”Starbard’s story is not unique. Alaska consistently has one of the highest rates of child sexual abuse, and child abuse in general, in the nation. Despite that, state lawmakers spent two yearsdebating a bill to require K-12 students receive age-appropriate education on sexual abuse and teen dating violence. Starbard wrote letters and testified at the capitol in favor of Erin’s Law, which eventually was adopted as the Alaska Safe Children’s Act.As Starbard went through the process of writing, revising and holding readings for the play, she saw signs that more education about child abuse is sorely needed.“Since this has come out, a lot of people have come up and some of them have said, ‘Well, I’ve never been abused, but –’ and then they tell some story and I realize — no. That’s abuse. That really is abuse. And they genuinely don’t see it that way because it’s been minimalized in their own life.”Starbard said she hopes people who see the play leave feeling hopeful and energized.“I think it’s a pretty light-giving play, a play that gives healing,” Starbard said. “It’s not something that they’re going to walk away from and wonder what to do. … They’re actually (going to) be motivated to do something, to act, to find some hope.”In Juneau, the play runs through Feb. 7. A representative from SEARHC or AWARE will be available after each showing. Volunteers from Standing Together Against Rape will be present when the play shows in Anchorage.
Infosys, India’s second-largest IT firm, is fast implementing automation technologies that would result in a fall in the number of employees who are on the bench, the company’s CEO Vishal Sikka said Monday.Last year, the IT major had launched an internal programme called “Zero Bench”, aimed at better utilisation of resources and keeping its structure leaner.”Despite being here (at Infosys) for 18 months, I can’t still find an answer around the idea of a bench,” Business Standard quoted Sikka as saying.The company had said last year it aimed to improve employee productivity by 50% in the next five years. The software major had estimated employee productivity to increase to $80,000 by 2020, compared to $52,500.Infosys recorded a staff utilisation rate of 80.6 percent for the December quarter.”At 81 percent utilisation, it means 9,000 people are sitting on the bench. This is more than the number of application developers I had at SAP. That’s also more than the number of engineers at Facebook. So I said unless you guys are building a Facebook, this is a colossal waste of human potential,” said Sikka at a conference organised by Kotak Institutional Equities in Mumbai.The number of employees who have changed jobs internally in the company now stands at over 10,300 since the roll-out of the “Zero Bench” initiative in July last year. The initiative allows the employee to choose jobs posted on the internal marketplace.Infosys is looking to enable its clients to access the profiles of employees on bench in a bid to increase the utilisation of resources.Besides, the company has been taking several other automation measures to improve employee productivity.”The shift to automation is inevitable. There is no doubt that it is going to happen. There is no doubt that it is already happening. It is not to make the horses run faster and faster, it is to turn the horse-cart into an automobile,” said Sikka.
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