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How to Stop Procrastinating

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 Many years ago, I started the process of eliminating procrastination. It wasn’t easy, and it took me longer to beat than I imagined it would. Over time, the practices I put in place became habits, displacing the resistance I felt towards some tasks and projects. What follows will help you stop procrastinating on the work necessary to reach your goals.Worst Things First: First of all, not very many things are as bad as you make them out to be in your mind. You can get yourself all wound up and talk yourself into resisting work you need to do. I started to do the very worst thing I need to do first each day, believing that my psychic energy was better in the morning. If I had a tough call to make, I would make it before doing anything else. If I had some client work I wasn’t thrilled to have to do, I did it first—and without hesitation. The early win propelled me into my day, and everything I did after that was increasingly easier. Much of the work I resisted took me less than 45 minutes once I buckled down.Scheduling Work: If you haven’t ever lived on your calendar, scheduling your work in 90-minute blocks (or something like that), you have no idea how much work you can do in a day. You know that project you don’t want to start on, but you know putting it off isn’t going to make it go away? Schedule an appointment with yourself and put it on your calendar. No matter what happens, when it’s time to begin, get started. For some reason, this provides freedom from worrying about the project or task until it’s time to start.These first two disciplines are game-changers for all who employ them. But there are more.Ruthless Prioritization: We get productivity backward. We think of it as tasks instead of outcomes, and we keep to-do lists that are entirely transactional and lacking any emotion, utterly devoid of purpose and meaning. To beat back your desire to procrastinate, you have to start with purpose and meaning. When you look at the work you have to do, framing it in terms of the contribution it makes to the bigger vision you have for yourself, something beyond even goals, you can find your motivation (something Sinek would describe as your “why?” and what I would call your “identity.”).Order of Importance: This is a derivation on priorities. Two things might be equally important, both in line with your purpose and meaning. In cases where priorities are competing for your time, you have to find another way to measure what gets done and in what order. Some outcomes are more valuable than others, which means you should default to doing whatever is going to make the more significant contribution. What is going to have the greatest impact over the more extended time? Answering this question can move you from being a firefighter to a place where you are exercising personal leadership, building a better future.Give Yourself Over to the Work: Some work may feel resistible. However, no project can create resistance if you decide to make the project something incredible. One of the most important decisions you make is to choose to give yourself over to your work, investing your emotional energy. So, it’s a report. How do you make the report something people will talk about for weeks and months after you deliver it? You have to have a difficult conversation with a client. How can you help them more than anyone else, and more than they would have ever expected? If every project is a reflection of you, what do you want that reflection to be?How you do one thing is how you do everything.All of these strategies are habits you can build. You can will yourself to do the nastiest, foulest thing first, until you no longer even think about it. You can make and keep commitments to yourself, scheduling work on your calendar and treating it like you would anyone else who occupied that same space. If you haven’t every ruthlessly prioritized your work, there will be dozens of things that you will prune from your task list, freeing up bandwidth for what’s important. You know your best work always requires you to engage with it passionately.If you try these approaches, you will find that your resistance gives way as soon as you start to do whatever it is you were avoiding. Once you are in motion, you have shifted your focus, and procrastination dissolves.last_img read more

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Zaheer Khan’s advice made me a better bowler: Khaleel Ahmed

first_imgIndia left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed praised his idol and mentor Zaheer Khan for helping him become a better bowler.Khaleel, who recently made his India debut during the Asia Cup in United Arab Emirates, spent two seasons with Zaheer during his time with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League. And according to him, the Mumbaikar’s tips during the IPL, helped him grow as a bowler.”I think I became a better bowler with his (Zaheer’s) advice,” the 20-year-old from Rajasthan’s Tonk said.”I have spent a lot of time with Zaheer bhai during my two-year stint at the Delhi Daredevils. We played in different conditions during IPL and he always kept discussing on how to bowl on different surfaces,” he added.Also read – Asia Cup 2018: Khaleel Ahmed emulates hero Zaheer Khan with figures of 3 for 48Khaleel impressed everyone during the Asia Cup campaign with his ability to swing the ball at a fair pace and trouble the batsmen. With him standing out being a left-armer in a mainly right-handed pace bowling set up, Khaleel is eyeing a spot in the World Cup next year in England and Wales.He wants to bowl fast and get as many wickets as he can against the West Indies to push for a place in the side.”It’s a good preparation for me for the World Cup. I want to take as many wickets as I can in the ODIs leading up to the World Cup. It will also boost my confidence and I will be under less pressure, if I am picked for the World Cup,” Khaleel said ahead of India’s first ODI against West Indies on Sunday.advertisementAhead of his second international assignment, Khaleel also recalled how nervous he was before his debut against Hong Kong, in which he recorded impressive figures of 3 for 48.”I was very nervous (for my debut) as my first tournament happened to be a big tournament like the Asia Cup. There was pressure. But after doing well on debut, I felt I could go further,” Khaleel said after the net session at Assam Cricket Association’s Barsapra Stadium.However, Khaleel praised the senior members of the squad and said that the seniors have never made him feel like a newcomer.”I never have a feel that I’m a junior in the side. Seniors support me well. Everyone keeps talking to me and boost my confidence,” he said of the good camaraderie in the side, he said.last_img read more

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COMMUNITY UNITY EVENT SET FOR SATURDAY

first_imgA CITY WIDE PRAYER GATHERING IS SCHEDULED FOR NOON SATURDAY IN SIOUX CITY.THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH, LOCATED AT 5200 GLENN AVENUE IN MORNINGSIDE.THE CHURCH IS CO-HOSTING THE GATHERING WITH UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY AND THE SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO COME TOGETHER FOR MUSIC AND PRAYER TO UNITE TO KEEP SIOUX CITY SAFE IN THE LIGHT OF THE RECENT SHOOTING OF TWO POLICE OFFICERS IN DES MOINES.last_img

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Deulofeu and Semedo back for Barca

first_imgBarcelona Deulofeu, Semedo return for Barcelona but Alcacer dropped for Sporting CP clash Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 23:09 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) gerard deulofeu - cropped Getty Images Barcelona UEFA Champions League Sporting CP v Barcelona Sporting CP The pair played no part in a 3-0 win over Girona at the weekend, but will be back in action for the upcoming European fixture Gerard Deulofeu and Nelson Semedo have both been brought back into the Barcelona squad for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Sporting CP.The players were rested for Saturday’s LaLiga win over Girona but are in Ernesto Valverde’s 18-man squad for the trip to Portugal.Barca -1 10/11 with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing However, striker Paco Alcacer has been left out, having not made an appearance for the club since August 28.There is also no place for midfielder Arda Turan, who recently returned from injury, but goalkeeper Adrian Ortola is back after being given the medical all-clear. Training session Ciutat Esportiva Joan GamperNext challenge  #SportingBarça #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/KOW4Dy3t0A— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 25, 2017Barca head into the match looking to make it two wins from two in Group D, having beaten Juventus 3-0 at Camp Nou on matchday one.last_img read more

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Conte: Chelsea close to perfect against Barca

first_imgChelsea Chelsea close to a perfect game against Barcelona – Conte Jamie Smith 06:56 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte Getty Images Chelsea UEFA Champions League Lionel Messi Antonio Conte Barcelona Chelsea v Barcelona Lionel Messi’s equaliser gave the Catalans a narrow advantage in the Champions League round of 16, but the Blues manager praised his side Antonio Conte felt Chelsea were close to delivering a “perfect” game against Barcelona in the Champions League before Lionel Messi’s leveller salvaged a 1-1 draw for the Catalan giants.Willian, denied twice by the woodwork in the first half, gave the Blues the lead after 62 minutes with a pinpoint drive from the edge of the penalty area.AdChoices广告Chelsea looked set to hold firm against Barca and take a one-goal lead into the return leg on March 14 at Camp Nou, only to shoot themselves in the foot. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Andreas Christensen gave up possession with a sloppy pass deep in his own half, and Andres Iniesta fed Messi to score his first goal in nine appearances against Chelsea.Conte was left frustrated by Chelsea’s failure to close out the victory. Messi’s strike was with 15 minutes to go and was his only shot of the game, yet the Italian was delighted with the way his team delivered a defensive masterclass – barring one costly slip.”I think we were very close, very close to a perfect game,” Conte told BT Sport. “I think only one mistake and when you make a mistake against Barcelona, players like Messi, [Luis] Suarez, Iniesta, you have to pay.”It’s a pity, I’m very proud of my players for the game, they followed our plan. It’s a pity. It’s a pity because also I think tonight we were a bit unlucky.”I think when we have to have a plan for this game, respect the characteristics of the opponent and understand the best way to face them. Our plan was really really good and the effort was great, it’s a pity because we are talking about 1-1 and maybe we deserved more tonight.”Barcelona’s away goal gives them the edge ahead of next month’s second leg but Conte believes Chelsea can cause an upset when their rivalry renews with the Catalans at Camp Nou.”This team is very strong, a fantastic team, but I think the result means the tie is open,” Conte said.”It will be difficult, it’s not simple to play away against them, but our performance will give us confidence to try and do something.”last_img read more

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Josh Moten, 2020 Four-Star Cornerback, Announces Decommitment

first_imgAn interior view of Beaver Stadium.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of Beaver Stadium before the start of the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Indiana State Sycamores on September 3, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Fort Washington (Md.) National Christian Academy four-star cornerback Joshuah Moten, who committed to Penn State in early February, has reopened his recruitment. Moten announced his de-commitment from PSU this afternoon.Moten is the third four-star prospect to decommit from the Nittany Lions in the last few days. Four-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant flipped to Ohio State on Sunday and four-star offensive guard Aaryn Parks opened things up yesterday.Moten and Parks are teammates at National Christian Academy. Like Parks, Moten cited committing too soon as his reasoning for backing off his Penn State pledge.“After talking and having deep thought with my family, I think I pulled the trigger too fast,” Moten wrote in a Twitter announcement. “I didn’t equally give some of the universities that have been recruiting me and equal chance. So, I will be de-committing from Penn State University and opening my recruitment up all the way.” Please Respect My Decision ! Joshua 1:9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. pic.twitter.com/Wa71vQgPEh— 2 (@thareal_2) June 13, 2019Even with Moten gone, Penn State’s recruiting class still ranks 20th in the nation. However, Nittany Lions fans have to be frustrated with the recent run of bailing four-stars.Moten is reportedly set to visit Texas A&M this weekend, according to 247Sports.Moten is the 31st-ranked cornerback and the 339th-ranked prospect in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.last_img read more

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Minister Says Airbnb Has Revolutionised Community Tourism

first_img “So, what is happening now is that we are broadening the number of rooms that are available to our tourism visitors and guests in little places, and places where you would never think they would go, like Trench Town and Greenwich Town and also communities all across Jamaica,” the Minister said. Story Highlights Speaking at the opening ceremony for the 10th staging of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)-sponsored Taste of Jamaica event at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on December 2, Mr. Bartlett added that more and more Jamaicans have been buying into the Airbnb concept, opening up their homes to visitors and earning money as a result. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Airbnb has revolutionised the concept of community tourism, with Jamaica benefiting greatly from what has become a very lucrative value-added market. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Airbnb has revolutionised the concept of community tourism, with Jamaica benefiting greatly from what has become a very lucrative value-added market.Speaking at the opening ceremony for the 10th staging of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)-sponsored Taste of Jamaica event at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on December 2, Mr. Bartlett added that more and more Jamaicans have been buying into the Airbnb concept, opening up their homes to visitors and earning money as a result.“We recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbnb, which will be a game changer in terms of broadening the ‘stakeholdership’ in tourism in Jamaica,” Mr. Bartlett noted.“What it does is to allow small communities that you never thought had the ability to host visitors to do so by providing accommodation and allowing for interaction within the communities,” he added.Mr. Bartlett noted that some 55,000 visitors have come to the island so far this year through Airbnb, and where 15,000 householders have benefited by providing accommodation.“So, what is happening now is that we are broadening the number of rooms that are available to our tourism visitors and guests in little places, and places where you would never think they would go, like Trench Town and Greenwich Town and also communities all across Jamaica,” the Minister said.Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone or tablet.With up to 97 per cent of price of listings going into the pockets of hosts, Airbnb helps households generate significant income.For his part, Global Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Airbnb, Christopher Lehane, revealed that globally, the typical Airbnb host earns US$3,100 sharing their primary home, with 49 per cent of a typical host’s income used on everyday expenses like rent and groceries.“Women hosts have earned US$10 billion in income through Airbnb, and 50,000 women have used this income to support their own entrepreneurship, as have some of our immigrant hosts,” he pointed out.“Rural communities are increasingly partnering with Airbnb to help with revitalisation, with more than US$1 billion earned by rural hosts in a select set of countries in 2016,” he added.Mr. Lehane said that by 2030, he expects that more than 400 million Airbnb guests will have arrived in developing countries since the company was founded in 2008. “These guests will have been welcomed by over 28 million hosts,” he noted.last_img read more

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Blomidon Restoration Work to Begin

first_imgBlomidon Provincial Park will be home to a younger, stronger forest after unhealthy white spruce trees are cut down to make room for more diverse and longer-living trees. Nearly five acres of dead or dying white spruce will be cut as part of an ecological restoration project that begins the end of this month. In total, there are about 32 acres potentially affected. Downing the trees is a necessary first step to restore some of the area’s natural beauty and establish a more natural mix of trees. The project will also help reduce the immediate risk of forest fires and falling limbs or trees resulting from the breakdown of older white spruce. “This project will help restore the ecological balance and ensure public safety,” said Minister of Natural Resources Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “We may not see the benefits of this work for several years but, in the end, it will provide a more diversified, healthy forest for the camping area of the park.” The white spruce live for a short time and, as they age, are more subject to infestations by bark beetles. At Blomidon, the white spruce developed on abandoned pasture land and did not develop into a natural forest. Not all of the trees will be removed from the site. Where possible, felled white spruce trees will be left on the forest floor where they will decompose, providing nutrients to the soil and habitat for wildlife. To help ensure the new forest is more diverse, and better represents the naturally occurring vegetation, the Department of Natural Resources will help natural regeneration by planting trees and shrubs. Much of the restoration work is expected to take place before the provincial park opens for the season on May 15, and will be completed after the park closes in the fall.last_img read more

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New party leaders may change the dynamics of Saskatchewan politics

first_imgREGINA – The old saying that the only constant in life is change may best sum up the coming year in Saskatchewan politics.The governing Saskatchewan Party, the Opposition New Democrats and even the seatless Liberals are to elect new leaders in the coming months, and that could affect the decade-long political status quo in the province.Opinion polls in recent months have suggested the gap of support between the Saskatchewan Party and the NDP has narrowed considerably, especially after last spring’s tough-medicine budget. And the governing party is losing Prem=ier Brad Wall, whose personal approval ratings have continued to score high, to retirement.“The type of leader that the Sask. Party needs is essentially a Brad Wall without the negative aspects of the Brad Wall legacy,” says Joseph Garcea, who teaches political studies at the University of Saskatchewan.“To some extent, they need a Brad Wall without baggage.”Garcea pointed to last spring’s budget, which raised the provincial sales tax and included cuts to libraries that were later reversed following public protests.He also cited ongoing controversy into a $21-million land purchase west of Regina. The auditor general found the government overpaid for the land and did not follow proper procedures. That prompted an RCMP investigation.The NDP is hoping to capitalize on the controversies and sees an opening with Wall’s departure.“For the last 10 years, the premier — Brad Wall — has been the brand of the Sask. Party and … with him stepping down and a new leader taking over, it’s going to be very different, I think,” says interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer.Garcea says a lot will depend on how much each party can unite following the leadership campaigns, which can often be divisive. He also says the spring budget could help shape voters’ minds for the 2020 election.As for Wall, he has some advice for whoever takes over: stay humble, avoid rigid ideology and admit mistakes, such as the library cuts.“Be humble and be pragmatic,” he says.“We’re a free-enterprise party. We believe in markets. But we also have to respect that Saskatchewan people aren’t really interested in ideology … they’re interested in results and they’re also interested in a government reflecting their priorities.”Wall also suggests his party should avoid getting into debates over socially divisive, federally governed issues such as abortion.Three of the leadership candidates running to replace Wall recently talked about their anti-abortion views to a group called Right Now, which is dedicated to electing anti-abortion politicians.One candidate, Ken Cheveldayoff, told The Canadian Press that abortions should be allowed only for women whose lives are in jeopardy and not for victims of sexual assault. He later walked back from that stance and said any sex assault victim has the right to make the choice to have an abortion.Wall said provincial leaders should stick to provincial matters.“There will be (some people) that are interested in socially conservative or socially liberal issues, and that’s fine. But at the provincial level, where we don’t really have jurisdiction over these things, I don’t understand why we would … focus any great deal of resources on these issues ….“We do have a lot more to do with the economy and with health,” he said. “Let’s focus on those. I think that’s reflective of the priority of the vast majority of Saskatchewan people and that would be my advice.”Wall, who announced his resignation in August but is staying on until his successor is chosen at the end of January, says he has yet to line up a new job.“When the new leader is chosen … I’m going to probably take a it of a break, but I’ll be looking for work in earnest thereafter.”last_img read more

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Lee heaps praise on pacers Bumrah Prasidh Saini

first_imgMumbai: Former Australia speedster Brett Lee heaped praise on death overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah as well as lanky speedsters, Prasidh Krishna and Navdeep Saini. Prasidh has only bagged two wickets so far in the ongoing IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but Lee said he was impressed with his and Saini’s pace. Saini has grabbed four wickets representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore,while India pace spearhead has snapped up eight wicket wearing the colours of Mumbai Indians in IPL. Delhi pacer Saini had also been named as one of the four pacers who will assisst the Indian team in their World Cup preparation as net bowlers. “The are many. Jasprit Bumrah, to me, has been a class act. He has got good pace and different action. Prasidh Krishna — he has been bowling at 145k or thereabouts in this IPL”, Lee said when asked for his views on the fast Indian men who had impressed him the most this IPL season. “Then Navdeep Saini — he is another promising fast bowler coming through. The pleasing thing about the current Indian fast bowlers is that they have got good pace,” noted Lee. The 42-year-old former pacer was present at an event to announce a Mumbai-specific tie-up between real estate developers Runwal Group and Cricket Australia. Lee, who grabbed 380 wickets in 221 One Dayers and was one of the best fast bowlers of his time, said that it was pleasing to see Indian bowlers touching the 145K mark on the speed gun. “As media commentators, now that we are into your side of the fence, we fell into a trap by saying that 130k or 135k is good pace. We all now know that 130k or 135k is not good pace. I would say it’s slow or medium pace,” Lee remarked.last_img read more

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Small arms and light weapons in Central Africa lead talks at UN

The latest ministerial meeting of the UN Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa will also consider recent security and geopolitical developments among its member states, while a special conference on cross-border security issues will take place as well.A press release from the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs said the meeting participants will examine the so-called São Tomé Initiative for setting up a legal instrument to control the profusion of small arms and light weapons in a region that has long been beset by deadly conflict.The Committee, which meets twice a year at the ministerial level, was established by the UN Secretary-General in May 1992. Its membership comprises all 11 countries in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) – Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda and São Tomé and Príncipe.The participants at this week’s meeting, which began on Monday and is scheduled to run until Friday, include representatives of the UN peacekeeping or political missions in the DRC, the CAR and Burundi. 5 September 2007An initiative to control the trade of small arms and light weapons in Central Africa and a planned code of conduct for the region’s armed and security forces are expected to top the agenda at a United Nations-sponsored security meeting taking place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, this week. read more

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In Kabul Ban urges full support for Afghan peace and development efforts

20 July 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced support for the priorities laid out by the Afghan Government to advance peace and development and called on the country’s men and women to rally around these efforts, as he opened a major international conference in the capital, Kabul. “We are here to support the Afghan Government and its new priorities … to reaffirm our pledge to stay engaged for the long term,” Mr. Ban told participants at the Kabul Conference, the first international gathering on Afghanistan to be held in the country.While the Government has begun to take essential steps to deliver on the needs of its people, it needs the full backing of the country’s citizens, he said. “These plans aim to deliver real results for you, the Afghan people, without delay. They aim to establish effective democratic governance … and guarantee your rights and the rule of law.“Yet these programmes cannot succeed without your support – without all of you, acting in good faith,” he added.“That is why, today, we appeal to the Afghan people to come together … to come together to achieve peace through reconciliation … to achieve justice through mutual respect … to build a future based on economic development and mutual cooperation … with full respect for your nation’s sovereignty.“This is my message to the Afghan people: to unite in the national interest,” said Mr. Ban.The conference, co-chaired by the Secretary-General and President Hamid Karzai, builds on previous international meetings between Afghanistan and its international partners, most recently the London Conference held in January. It was in London that the Government and its international partners jointly endorsed a strategy of transition to greater Afghan responsibility for the affairs of the country.The Secretary-General said that today, the Afghan Government is becoming “a full and increasingly effective partner,” having met important short-term commitments and set up effective consultation structures.The Government has also devised programmes which, with international support and Afghan resolve, can bring tangible change into the lives of ordinary Afghans – improved security, better standards of living, and an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue.At the same time, he stated that security will be a crucial issue in moving ahead. “Let no one think that we are closing our eyes to the challenge. But these are programmes that can be implemented now, despite the security challenges.“Neither should anyone interpret our efforts to pass responsibility to the Afghan government as a sign of diminishing international resolve. “Yet let us also be clear: just as Afghans are taking greater responsibility for governance and development, so must they take greater responsibility for security as well… Afghanistan must take that decisive step towards guaranteeing its own sovereignty.”The UN chief also used the opportunity presented by the conference to highlight the “grave” situation of Afghan civilians affected by the conflict, noting a rise in indiscriminate, disproportionate and deliberate attacks by anti-government elements against civilians and government representatives. “Too many Afghans see their basic human rights violated again and again,” he said. “Improving security for Afghans is not just a matter of physical protection. It also requires accountability for serious violations of human rights – those happening now and those that took place in the past.“And of course, Afghanistan will not achieve peace, development and human rights without the full participation of women,” he added.Top officials from over 70 countries, as well as international and regional organizations and financial institutions, attended today’s meeting, which concluded with the adoption of a communiqué setting out the commitments for action that form part of what is known as the “Kabul process.”At the end of the day-long event, Mr. Ban said that what was achieved today is of tremendous importance. “Never before have we had a more concrete vision of Afghanistan’s future,” he noted. “Moreover, this vision was created by the Afghan Government. It has been developed with the Afghan people.” read more

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Toronto Marlies win first Calder Cup in franchise history

The Toronto Marlies won the Calder Cup on Thursday in front of a loud home crowd, beating the Texas Stars 6-1 in Game 7.This is the first Calder Cup for the Marlies and the first professional men’s hockey trophy presented to a Toronto team since the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup in 1967.Andreas Johnsson earned 24 points in 16 games and was awarded with the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the most outstanding player of the playoffs.The 23-year-old winger made appearances this season in a Maple Leafs jersey.His two goals and one assist in Game 7 put him four points over Stars captain Curtis McKenzie for the AHL playoff scoring title.The Marlies are also the first Leafs farm team to win a championship since the New Brunswick Hawks (shared by the Chicago Blackhawks) did it in 1982.The city of Toronto has now won four titles in less than a year.Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC won the MLS Cup and Canadian Championship, while the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts won the Grey Cup back in November.The Marlies will host a Calder Cup Championship Celebration outside Ricoh Coliseum Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. read more

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With UN help Nigeria finishes gathering census data

With help from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nigeria has finished gathering data in its first census in 15 years following a two-day extension to ensure universal coverage of the head count in the total tally.The massive undertaking aims to determine the number of people living in Africa’s most populous country. UNFPA had census monitoring staff on the ground in 21 of 36 Nigerian states during the weeklong census.“The Nigerian Government has demonstrated its commitment to conducting a fair and accurate census of its population,” said Niangoran Essan, UNFPA Representative in Nigeria, pledging further support to ensure the success of the undertaking.In addition to providing training to Nigerian staffers and other support, UNFPA helped to channel funding for a radio and television advertising campaign to raise awareness about the census. The agency also provided technical assistance for the website of the National Population Commission.More Government officers will be trained in how to appropriately analyze the data generated during the census to assist the country in future socio-economic planning, said Osaretin Adonri, UNFPA’s Abuja-based National Programme Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation. read more

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Knotty but nice scientists tie tightest knot ever from string of atoms

first_imgNow the knot has been made, the team can start testing the strength and elasticity and working out how to weave the strands together to generate new types of material.   Describing how the know was made, Prof Leigh added: “We ‘tied’ the molecular knot using a technique called ‘self-assembly’, in which molecular strands are woven around metal ions, forming crossing points in the right places just like in knitting – and the ends of the strands were then fused together by a chemical catalyst to close the loop and form the complete knot.”The eight-crossings molecular knot is the most complex regular woven molecule yet made by scientists.”The research was published in the journal Science. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The full knot  A material made from the knotted atoms would be tougher and more flexible even than kevlar (left) The full knot Credit:University of Manchester  It could be the most frustrating knot ever created.Scientists have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever made, out of loop of 192 atoms.The team from the University of Manchester say it could pave the way for creating ultra-lightweight material which is so impenetrable it could stop a speeding bullet.The knot is made out of 192 iron, oxygen, carbon and nitrogen atoms and is about 20 nanometres long, or  20 millionths of a millimeter.Professor David Leigh, of Manchester’s School of Chemistry, said: “Tying knots is a similar process to weaving so the techniques being developed to tie knots in molecules should also be applicable to the weaving of molecular strands.”For example, bullet-proof vests and body armour are made of kevlar, a plastic that consists of rigid molecular rods aligned in a parallel structure – however, interweaving polymer strands have the potential to create much tougher, lighter and more flexible materials in the same way that weaving threads does in our everyday world.”Some polymers, such as spider silk, can be twice as strong as steel so braiding polymer strands may lead to new generations of light, super-strong and flexible materials for fabrication and construction.” A material made from the knotted atoms would be tougher and more flexible even than kevlar (left)last_img read more

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Tatran Presov wins regular part of SEHA GAZPROM SSL

← Previous Story Iveta Luzumova stays in Thuringer HC Next Story → Sydney Uniare Australian handball champions 10.Partizan182016430 : 5216 4.Meshkov Brest181215496 : 46137 3.Vardar181215530 : 45837 2.CO Zagreb181314567 : 49640 8.Borac m:tel185013428 : 52815 7.Vojvodina187011460 : 49721 9.Lovćen183213459 : 55411 5.Metalurg18846462 : 44128 1.Tatran Prešov181503605 : 49345 6.Nexe18738511 : 49924 Slovakian Tatran Presov have won the first place at the end of regular part of the SEHA GAZPROM South Stream League. Slovakians beat RK Partizan 32:28 (17:16) in the last match of the season in Belgrade, led by Latvian giant Dainis Kristopans who scored 8 goals. Even before this match was known that Tatran will take the first place and play against Meshkov Brest at SEHA F4 semi-final in Novi Sad on Aprli 11.Second semi-final match will be played among RK C.O Zagreb and RK Vardar.SEHA F4 Final is scheduled for Aprli 13.STANDINGS: SEHASEHA F4SEHA GAZPROM HANDBALLTatran Presov handball read more

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Barn burns in rural area east of Battle Ground

first_imgFire destroyed a barn Saturday in a rural area east of Battle Ground, according to Fire District 3.The fire was reported at 1:37 p.m. at 25130 N.E. 239th Circle, in a hilly, wooded area north of Venersborg. Units from Fire District 3 and Clark County Fire & Rescue arrived to find the 1,300-square-foot barn fully involved in flame and partly collapsed, said Fire District 3 Capt. Jason Mansfield. Firefighters took a defensive attack, extinguishing a small grass fire and containing the fire to the barn, which was a total loss. No other structures on the property were threatened, Mansfield said.The barn was owned by Ferdinand and Ellen Kahler, according to county property records.Information on the cause was not available Saturday. Investigators from the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office were on scene, Mansfield said.last_img read more

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Crash involving BSO cruiser injures officer

first_imgNEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy and his K-9 partner are going to be OK, after their cruiser was involved in a crash.According to BSO, the crash happened at 5:52 a.m., Wednesday, at the intersection of Cypress Creek Road and Dixie Highway, near Fort Lauderdale.Police said the driver of another vehicle ran a red light and crashed into the BSO cruiser.7Skyforce flew over the scene, where a K-9 officer could be seen being pulled out from the back of the cruiser.The deputy was transported to the hospital with injuries deemed not life-threatening, and the police dog was not injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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