How to Trade the Most Debilitating Mindset for the Most Empowering

first_imgIt isn’t my fault. I am not responsible. It was something or someone else. There is nothing I can do.There isn’t a more disempowering belief, nor is there one that will damage your results and the quality of your life more. The human ego is fragile and aggressive in its attempts to protect itself from harm. It looks for causes outside itself to explain why things aren’t what they should be to absolve itself of responsibility. But in doing so, it creates the mindset of a victim, one in which the individual with this belief is being acted upon by the world with no ability to change their current state.How do you recognize that this mindset is false, that it is a lie some part of you has designed to protect another part of you? You recognize this by looking first at how often you look for causes outside yourself to explain why you failed. Then you look at other people with a different mindset, the mindset that is “everything is my fault.”It’s Not Me. It’s You.You lost a deal. Your competitor came in behind you with a much lower price. You attribute your loss to your competitor’s behavior, something over which you have zero control. In doing so, you have absolved yourself of responsibility for the loss. Since there was nothing you can do in this case, there is nothing you can do in future situations.There are other people, however, who would take a different—and more empowering lesson—from this same event. The more effective mindset is to believe that you didn’t create enough value to justify paying more. This belief empowers you to do something different in the future, like creating more value, and by dealing with the fact that your competitor will come in with a lower price and sharing the costs your prospective client will incur by underinvesting.You want to make more money, but you aren’t succeeding at doing so. You wanted a promotion but were passed over. You can insert the word “because” after these statements or ones like them, and the more those statements place the blame somewhere other than squarely on your shoulders, the more debilitating the mindset.Own It.Your results are your own. You own them, free and clear. At any time, you can decide to change those results, but you will find that the starting line for producing those results is owning that you are the root cause of those results. This is good news, because if everything is your fault, then you are the only one necessary to change those results.By believing and behaving as if everything is your fault, you trade a debilitating mindset for an empowering mindset, one that allows you to change yourself, and in doing so, changes your results. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img

ED attaches over ₹50 cr. assets

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth over ₹50 crore across four States in connection with two money laundering cases. In a case related to Bank of Baroda’s Delhi branch, overseas remittances using shell companies are under investigation. The ED has attached immovable properties worth ₹31 crore of two accused, Manmohan Singh Sehgal and his son Gagandeep.The agency had launched investigations on the basis of an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation. “The probe has revealed that huge amounts of cash were directly deposited in the bank accounts or in shell companies and sent through RTGS into the said suspect accounts,” said the agency. The ED alleges that Mr. Sehgal and his son were involved in laundering the money and that they created assets for the same. Accordingly, the properties: land parcels in Goa, one Hotel China Town and business premises in Delhi’s Karol Bagh, residential premises in a posh locality of Delhi and some high-end cars, have been attached.In another case involving Siddhi Vinayak Logistic Limited, the Directorate has attached assets worth ₹19.62 crore in Surat, Pune and Nagpur. The accused are alleged to have cheated Bank of Maharashtra of ₹836.29 crore by availing of loans in the name of 2,804 truck drivers. “During investigation, the ED found that on the instructions of alleged mastermind Rupchand Baid, Bank of Maharashtra had disbursed loan amount of ₹117.6 crore to a shell company, Advance Metal Corporation operating from Kalbadevi, Mumbai, by representing them before banks as a truck body builder. It was, however, allegedly involved in the practice of cheque discounting. According to the agency, the bank also disbursed ₹130.6-crore loan to Addplus Distributors, which was allegedly shown as an authorised dealer of Ashok Leyland.last_img

Fed Cup Final: Ashleigh Barty Double-bagels Carolina Garcia as Australia Level With France

first_imgMelbourne: Australia’s ever-dependable Ash Barty doled out the dreaded double-bagel to Caroline Garcia, leveling the Fed Cup final at 1-1 against France after the opening day’s singles in Perth on Saturday.On a day of scorching heat, France struck the early blow when Kristina Mladenovic thrashed Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1 6-1, but the terrier-like Barty wrested back the momentum with her 6-0, 6-0 rout of Garcia, firing up a heaving crowd at Perth Arena. World number one Barty will return on Sunday for the reverse singles and doubles, if required, as Australia bid for their first Fed Cup title in 45 years.”I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect match. That’s probably the best tennis match I’ve ever played in my life,” a thrilled Barty said courtside after extending her unbeaten run in Fed Cup singles to 10 successive matches.”What a place to do it, this is incredible.”Australia were wobbling after Tomljanovic’s torrid Fed Cup debut match against Mladenovic, but 23-year-old Barty beamed as she strode onto the blue hardcourt cradling her niece in her arms and soaking up a huge ovation.Day 1️⃣ saw 2️⃣ dominant wins for @KikiMladenovic & @ashbarty Here’s our 🔥Top 3️⃣ 🔥#FedCupFinal #FedCup— Fed Cup (@FedCup) November 9, 2019 That was the last display of tenderness the stocky French Open champion would produce until consoling Garcia with a hug at the net after scarcely 56 minutes of play.In between was a virtual highlight reel of winners, as Barty, fresh from her WTA Finals triumph in southern China, drew energy from the roaring terraces and drained Garcia of all confidence.Fans filed out happily but some will hope for a tighter contest on Sunday.They should get it if Barty meets the impressive Mladenovic, as per the draw.The French number one, who beat Barty on clay in Rome early in the year, came out swinging against rookie Tomljanovic, who was thrown into the cauldron by team captain Alicia Molik.With Fed Cup veteran Sam Stosur overlooked for the singles, Molik’s gamble backfired as Croatia-born Tomljanovic, who became eligible to represent Australia only a month ago, quickly crumbled under pressure.Mladenovic broke her early in a barrage of power hitting and wrapped up the first set in 38 minutes, delighting a rowdy pocket of blue-clad French fans.Tomljanovic’s meek serve wilted further in the second set as the free-swinging Mladenovic roared on to a victory that gave France hope of a third Fed Cup title and first since 2003.”That was a statement match,” Barty said of Mladenovic’s procession.”Kristina was in control and she was able to control the court a little bit, so I think the challenge for me tomorrow is to come out and try to take her out of her comfort zone.” Ashleigh Bartyaustraliacaroline garciaFed Cup First Published: November 9, 2019, 7:11 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img

India play Italy at home in Davis Cup

first_imgIndia will play Italy in the Davis Cup World Group qualifying tie on February 1 and 2, 2019, at home.With the format of the tournament being overhauled recently, India are lucky to have a got a home tie. Italy were seeded for the draw, held at the International Tennis Federation headquarters in London, on Wednesday.The last time India and Italy played was over two decades ago in Genoa, a World Group tie where the hosts won.”We are playing Italy after a long and a home tie is welcome. We will have to discuss with the players and the federation (AITA) where to play,” said non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi.Italy are a much stronger side on paper and have around half a dozen players ranked in the Top 100 of ATP rankings. Basically, Italian players have strong legs and good on clay, a surface they play on regularly.For India to choose the surface would need to be a smart decision. In the eras gone by, grass was the obvious choice at home. Be it the Krishnan era, or the Amrtiraj era and when Leander Paes dominated Davis Cup, low bounce grass was the obvious choice.With a player like Ramkumar Ramanathan loving the serve-and-volley style, and possibly Yuki Bhambri also comfortable on grass, India may look at green options at the Delhi Gymkhana Club, South Club in Kolkata. or Chandigarh’s Sector 10.AITA sources said they would talk to the players and then decide on possible choice of venue. “Hard courts are ruled out,” said a top AITA source.advertisementThe tie will be played on Friday and Saturday, comprising four singles and one doubles. Matches will be played on best of three sets.last_img

Holders India face lightweight Oman in Asian Champions Trophy opener

first_imgMuscat (Oman), Oct 17 (PTI) Determined to redeem pride after a below par show at the Asian Games, the Indian men’s hockey team is expected to make a solid start when it clashes with hosts Oman in the Asian Champions Trophy opener, here Thursday. The Indian team was favourite to win gold in Jakarta but had to settle for a bronze after a disappointing loss to Malaysia in the semifinals. World No. 5 India goes into the tournament as the highest-ranked Asian nation and tackling Oman should not be problem for the side at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. India beat Oman 7-0 when the two teams met the last time during the 2014 Asian Games 2014, and coach Harendra Singh believes that facing the hosts will be a good test for his team ahead of other crucial round-robin matches. “We are very excited to start our campaign against the hosts Oman, who will be playing in front of their home crowd. The opening match will be a good test for us ahead of some crucial pool matches against the likes of Malaysia, Pakistan, Japan and South Korea,” Harendra said. “It is important for us to the start the competition by doing the basics right and producing our best performance in order to build momentum for the upcoming fixtures.” India go into the tournament as the defending champions, having won the 2016 edition by defeating Pakistan 3-2 in the final in Kuantan, Malaysia. But Harendra believes his team needs to keep the errors to the minimum if it has to lift the trophy again.advertisement “We know that we have a good team which is capable of defeating any country in the world, but sometimes things do not go your way. Therefore, it is important for the unit to keep focus throughout the sixty minutes and not give the opponents any chances,” he said. “We have to make sure that we have improved from the mistakes we committed at the Asian Games, and this tournament gives us the perfect opportunity to regain confidence ahead of the World Cup in Bhubaneswar. Our immediate aim is to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition and the team will work hard to achieve that.” After playing Oman in the first match, India will face arch-rivals Pakistan on October 20, Japan on October 21, Malaysia on October 23 and South Korea on October 24. The last edition of the tournament saw India remain undefeated as they defeated Japan 10-2, drew 1-1 with South Korea, beat Pakistan 3-2, China 9-0 and Malaysia 2-1 in the pool stages. In the semi-finals, India had beaten South Korea 5-4 in penalty shootout. India and Pakistan have both clinched the title twice each and will be looking to win a record third time when the tournament. India had clinched the title in the inaugural edition in 2011 as well as in 2016, whereas Pakistan won the 2012 and 2013 editions. PTI PDS ATATlast_img

ISL: Mumbai City FC beat Delhi Dynamos 2-0 at home

first_imgMumbai City FC eased to a 2-0 victory over Delhi Dynamos at the at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday in the Indian Super League.ModouSougou and Arnold Issoko scored for the hosts as they returned with three points from the game.Delhi missed a hoard of chances throughout the game. The side from the capital started the game on a dominating note and held the majority of possession. Not only that, they created the first chance as early as the third minute of the match with with Chhangte’s deflected cross reaching Romeo, but his shot went over the crossbar.Delhi then came close to scoring again in the 12th minute when Andrija Kaluderovic took a shot but it was palmed away by Mumbai’s custodian Ravi Kumar. Despite all that, Delhi failed to score and the hosts drew first blood right at the half-hour mark, when Senegal’s ModouSougou beat Marti Crespi and Dorronsoro off an Arnold cross.The visitors had another chance to score and equalise in the injury time of the first half, with all three players up front for Dynamos, charging for the ball. But the attack just did not materialise.Modou Sougou and Arnold Issoko found the back of the net for @MumbaiCityFC and ensured the Islanders picked up all three points against @DelhiDynamos.More videos: #HeroISL #LetsFootball #MUMDEL #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 27, 2018The first half ended with the home side leading 1-0.advertisementThe second half started with Gombau bringing in Bikramjit Singh in place of Vinit Rai. But soon a penalty was awarded against Delhi for a challenge on Arnold Issoko by Rana Gharami. It was a dubious decision by the referee as TV replays showed no solid contact.But luckily for Delhi, Rafael Bastos hit the shot wide to nullify the slender advantage that Mumbai got with the doubtful decision.Dynamos had two quick chances between the 60th and the 61st minute when a dangerous cross by Chhangte reached Kaluderovic, but only for him to curl the ball back out.In the second attack within a minute, the Serbian striker curled one in from the right, but the ball hit the crossbar.The visitors’ best chance of the game came midway into the second half when Chhangte’s curling effort from inside the box was acrobatically saved by Kumar.Dynamos continued to press forward in search of an equaliser with Bikramjit, Rene and Kaluderovic in the thick of things.With 15 minutes left on the clock, Gombau went all out sending in Adria Carmona and Daniel Lahlimpuia, and Carmona almost had an instant impact but his shot from close range was well held by Kumar in the Mumbai goal.Then against the run-of-play Mumbai scored their all-important second goal. Arnold Issoko rounded off Dorronsoro in Delhi goal and slotted in to double the hosts’ advantage.A goal and an assist.Arnold Issoko was on for @MumbaiCityFC in tonight’s #MUMDEL. He is the Hero of the Match. #HeroISL #LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 27, 2018Towards the dying moments of the match, Delhi created a plethora of changes. But Mumbai custodian Ravi Kumar, who had a great day at the field denied the visitors with any scope to score a gaol.The Dynamos now hosts NorthEast United at home on October 30.(With inputs from PTI)last_img

10 months agoReal Madrid ace Modric blasts Messi, Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or snub

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid ace Modric blasts Messi, Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or snubby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid ace Luka Modric has hit out at Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Barcelona star Messi and Juventus striker Ronaldo refused to attend Modric’s Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris earlier this month.Asked about the snub, Modric told Sportske Novosti, “I do not know why they did not come. It’s their choice, is it logical? “Obviously, these trophies only matter if they win them. It’s not fair to other players, for those who have voted for them for the last ten years, or for football and fans. “But everyone is free to act as he wishes.” last_img

The Manual Wind: Tag Heuer Connected Smart Watch Hits the Market

first_img The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Live the High Line Life at This Zaha Hadid-Designed Penthouse How has the Apple watch effected high end watch sales?  This question is the most frequently asked question of me by non watch enthusiasts.   Mechanical high-end timepieces and pieces like the Apple watch are not in the same segment.  A watch enthusiast may purchase an Apple watch because of the cool factor, but it is not going to keep him from making a true high-end purchase.These lines have officially been blurred, and by none other than the infamous Jean Claude Biver.  The man known for taking over and revamping Swiss watch brands such as Blancpain and Hublot is back at it.  Having signed on with LVMH owned Tag Heuer a few years ago, he has been hard at work.  A few new designs have come out of Tag Heuer since his arrival but none as groundbreaking as the timepiece that made its debut this past week.  Tag Heuer has introduced the first high end smart watch timepiece; the Tag Heuer Connected.The Connected is a mix of luxury watch and smart watch.  At a substantial 46mm in diameters, the piece is made of titanium, attached with a rubber strap and folding buckle, and looks every bit of classic Tag Heuer sport.  What is inside it what makes this piece so groundbreaking.  Within this titanium case lies a smart watch movement complete with Intel processor, 4gb of memory, wi-fi, bluetooth, and all that completes a current smart watch.  Operated off one crown and a sapphire crystal touch screen, all the functions of an Adroid Wear operating system are at your fingertips.  Capable if syncing with both Android and iPhone operating systems, this piece truly combines smart an luxury.This might be the beginning of a new trend.  The high end watch world is taking note of the popularity of the smart watch.  A smart watch will never replace the elegance and history of a true high-end mechanical timepiece, but why should luxury brands sit back and watch?  Priced at a reasonable $1,500(for sale now), if after two years you have had enough of your smart watch, Tag Heuer will place an in-house mechanical movement inside.  Jean Claude Biver might have done it again.  Who will be the next high end watch brand to blur the lines and place a smart watch where a mechanical movement belongs?Update:The Connected Watch by Tag Heuer has hit the market with a splash.  The press that came along with this launch preceded the releases of other brands smart watches such as Breitling.  The price point is the major key here.  At $1500 this watch is affordable and worth a purchase for the large collector regardless of true interest in it.  The dealers have not been receiving many, the website is often sold out, and the values of these pieces are held high on the preowned market.  So far, so good for Tag Heuer. Airstream Brings Back 2 of Its Most Popular and Affordable Travel Trailers Editors’ Recommendations 7 Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Homes that You Can Rent for Your Next Vacation 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional last_img

Danforth shooter had long history of violent thoughts motive unclearpolice

first_imgToronto police say a man who went on a shooting rampage in the city’s Greektown last year had a lengthy history of violent thoughts and violence against himself.But they say investigators still don’t know just why Faisal Hussain, who killed himself after the attack, went on the shooting spree on July 22, 2018.Police Chief Mark Saunders says Hussain was not affiliated with radical ideologies, hate groups or terrorist organizations.Saunders also says Hussain, 29, did not have a criminal record.Julianna Kozis, 10, and 18-year-old Reese Fallon died in the attack and 13 others were injured.Hussain’s parents issued a statement after the shooting saying their son had battled with depression and psychosis, and denounced his actions.The Canadian Presslast_img

Jared Abrahamson talks Branching Out as Trevor on Travelers

first_img Twitter The tension on Travelers is rising to epic proportions this week following the conclusion of “Donner,” where a possible rise of new rogue Travelers was hinted at. Meanwhile their personal lives are making it even harder to stay on mission, from Carly’s (Nesta Cooper) baby-daddy problem and Marcy’s (Mackenzie Porter) uncertain feelings for David (Patrick Gilmore) to MacLaren’s wife suspecting he’s having an affair.Monday night’s episode “Bishop” sends MacLaren 20,000 feet up in the air for a mysterious mission surrounding a congressman involved in the creation of a new pipeline, while Carly struggles to find work thanks to interference from her ex-abuser Jeff (J. Alex Brinson).Trevor (Jared Abrahamson), meanwhile, has to deal with a problem of his own when his father (William MacDonald), or Gary, as he continues to call him, confronts him about his missed tests and how their relationship has changed recently. The TV Junkies spoke with Abrahamson about his role as a spiritual and sweet Trevor and how he almost missed the opportunity altogether. Login/Register With: “I wasn’t interested [in pilots] at the time,” says Abrahamson, who was in the midst of filming Hello, Destroyer, an independent film about a young, troubled hockey player. It wasn’t until his agent insisted he give the show a chance did he pick up the script. “Once I read it I was all-in.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img

Dimple to file nomination from Kannauj LS seat

first_imgKannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Samajwadi Party leader and parliamentarian Dimple Yadav will file her nomination on Saturday from here. She is seeking re-election from the Kannauj parliamentary seat and is the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party candidate. Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be accompanying his wife Dimple Yadav, who was first elected from Kannauj in 2012 in the bypolls. The Yadav couple accompanied by politician-actress Jaya Bachchan has already left for Kannauj from Lucknow. They were headed down the Expressway, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said. There will be a roadshow around after they reach the party office here ahead of the filing of nominations, he added. Polling for the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat will be held in the fourth phase on April 29.last_img

UN genocide tribunal refers case to Rwandan court system for first time

28 June 2011The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to try masterminds of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda today for the first time referred a case to be tried by the country’s national judicial system. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) referred the case of Jean Uwinkindi, a former pastor, who is accused of being responsible for attacks of ethnic Tutsis in his church in the Kigali-Rural prefecture and other areas during the genocide.The ICTR’s referral chamber said it was convinced that, based on evidence, Rwanda had the ability to accept and prosecute Mr. Uwinkindi’s case.“In reaching its decision, the chamber noted that Rwanda had made material changes in its laws and had indicated its capacity and willingness to prosecute cases referred by ICTR adhering to internationally recognized fair trial standards enshrined in the ICTR Statute and other human rights instruments,” the tribunal said in a statement to the media.The chamber said it had found that issues which concerned previous referral chamber, including the availability of witnesses and their protection, had been addressed to some degree.It requested the registrar of ICTR to appoint the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights to monitor Mr. Uwinkindi’s trial in Rwanda and bring to the attention of the tribunal’s president any potential issues that may arise in the course of the trial.Mr. Uwinkindi’s indictment includes counts of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, and extermination as a crime against humanity. He was arrested in Uganda in June last year and transferred to the ICTR detention facility in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha, where the tribunal is based.

Baggage handlers at Pearson Airport could strike Thursday

Roughly 700 unionized baggage handlers at Toronto Pearson International Airport could walk-off the job Thursday.Swissport baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and ground crews could go on strike at 9:30 p.m. if an agreement is not reached between the company and Teamsters Local 419, the union representing workers.The union has asked its members to reject the company’s final offer.Swissport workers service 30 of the 74 airlines at Toronto Pearson International Airport including Canjet, Air Transat, British Airways and Air France.Baggage handlers at Pearson make an average of 14 dollars and 30 cents an hour. Pearson Airport does have a contingency program in the event the strike does take place.

FedEx 2Q profit up 14 pct but misses estimates as shippers choose

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MINNEAPOLIS – FedEx’s second-quarter profit missed analyst expectations as customers continued to shift toward cheaper ground-shipping options and away from overnight air.The shipping company’s net income rose 14 per cent, in large part because Superstorm Sandy hurt business a year earlier.FedEx earned $500 million, or $1.57 per share, for the quarter that ended Nov. 30. Analysts had been expecting $1.64 per share.A year earlier it earned $438 million, or $1.39 per share. It said Superstorm Sandy hurt last year’s profit by 11 cents per share.Revenue rose 3 per cent to $11.4 billion, which was slightly less than analysts were expecting. Revenue a year earlier was $11.11 billion.Shipping companies have been dealing with a slow-growth economy, and FedEx has seen some customers shift toward slower, cheaper ground options instead of overnight.Revenue and U.S. volume both fell slightly in FedEx’s express unit, which handles overnight shipments and is the company’s largest division. Ground shipping revenue rose 10 per cent, and freight revenue was up 4 per cent.Rate increases helped to offset lower fuel surcharges, and cost-cutting caused Express operating profits to rise.FedEx also noted that shipments for online orders after Thanksgiving will fall into this year’s third quarter, instead of the second quarter.FedEx raised its full-year profit outlook slightly, saying it now expects net income to rise 8 per cent to 13 per cent, one percentage point more than it previously expected. That would work out to $6.73 to $7.10 per share. Analysts were expecting $7.04 per share.Shares of Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. fell 11 cents to $138.98 in premarket trading. by Joshua Freed, The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2013 5:55 am MDT FedEx 2Q profit up 14 pct but misses estimates as shippers choose cheaper ground options

Clemson in 4th playoff draws Notre Dame in Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clemson is getting a new bowl experience and a playoff first-timer for its fourth consecutive College Football Playoff appearance.The ACC champion Tigers (13-0, No. 2 CFP) will play Notre Dame (12-0, No. 3 CFP) in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 at AT&T Stadium.While Notre Dame is the first independent team to make the playoff, the Irish went undefeated with 10 wins over Power Five teams.Clemson has never played in the Cotton Bowl, or at the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys that hosted the first national championship game in the CFP era four years ago and last was a semifinal game three years ago when Alabama beat Michigan State 38-0.Notre Dame last played in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day 1994, beating Texas A&M when the game was still in its namesake stadium about 20 miles away at the site of the State Fair of Texas. The Fighting Irish are 5-2 in Cotton Bowl games.The Irish were off Saturday when Clemson was beating Pittsburgh 42-10 to win its fourth consecutive ACC championship game exactly 10 years after Dabo Swinney was hired as the Tigers coach.After not making the first playoff in 2014, Clemson is in the final four for the fourth year in a row. The Tigers made it to the championship game in 2015 and 2016, losing to Alabama the first time before beating the Crimson Tide two years ago.SEC champion Alabama (13-0, No. 1 CFP), the only team that has made the playoff every year, plays Oklahoma (12-1, No. 4 CFP) in the other semifinal game Dec. 29 in the Orange Bowl. The Sooners won the Big 12 championship over Texas on Saturday at AT&T Stadium.The semifinal winners play in the national championship game Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.The Fighting Irish have played at AT&T Stadium once, beating Arizona State 37-34 in October 2013.Notre Dame has its first undefeated regular season since 2012 when the Irish were 12-0 before losing 42-14 to Alabama in the BCS national championship game.This will be only the fourth meeting between Clemson and Notre Dame, the first in a bowl game. The Irish won the first meeting in 1977, while the Tigers won matchups in 1979 and 2015.In that last matchup, then-No. 12 Clemson beat No. 6 Notre Dame 24-22 in heavy rains from Hurricane Joaquin as it impacted the East Coast that October day. Deshaun Watson threw two TDs and ran for another score.___More AP college football: and Hawkins, The Associated Press

Bucyrus celebrates 10 years of successful coal plow operation in China

first_imgBucyrus automated plow systems have just completed ten years of successful operation in a number of Tiefa mines located in the northern Chinese province of Liaoning. The first Gleithobel plow commenced operation in January 2001 and is still in operation today. This was the first automated plow system in China. Equipped with 2 x 315 kW drives and designed for cutting very hard coal, the plow operates on a 200-m face with a seam height of 1.25 m. Bucyrus’s modern, automated plow systems are making a significant contribution to the coal production throughout the world, in countries including China, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, Ukraine, and the US.Since a former Bucyrus company invented the plow in 1937, Bucyrus has stayed on the cutting edge of plow technology by adding numerous new features as well as boosting installed power to allow faster extraction. In contrast to a shearer – which requires considerable height to operate – the very compact plow can practically operate in seams as low as 0.8 m. Bucyrus offers two types of plow: The Reisshaken or base-plate plow designed for extremely thin seams and the Bucyrus Gleithobel (GH or gliding plow), the world’s most powerful longwall mining system for maximum productivity and minimum cost of ownership in medium and thin seams – even in hard coal. Bucyrus plow longwalls can be fully automated with no operator required at the face. This not only enhances productivity, but is also a great safety feature.Over time Bucyrus plow systems have shattered world production records for thin-seam longwall production and productivity – and the combination of this experience, ongoing R&D and a passion for continuous improvement maintains Bucyrus’s world leadership in this specialised area of coal mining. Today, Bucyrus automated plow systems provide reliable and superbly engineered mining technology. With installed power of up to 2 x 800 kW, Bucyrus plows extract coal at rates of up to 3,500 t/h.As one example, on August 25, 2010 a Bucyrus Gleithobel® GH1600 plow with an installed power of 2 x 800 kW achieved the European daily output record respectively world record for road ways with arch supports of 16,894 t in Bogdanka’s mine Puchaczów in Poland (See International Mining’s March 2011 issue for a full report on that mine). And back in May 2000, US Steel’s Pinnacle mine – the world’s first fully automated longwall face – achieved the still existing world record for rectangular gate roads of 20,593 t/d using a Bucyrus Gleithobel plow with only 2 x 400 kW of installed power. The mine is now owned by Cleveland Cliffs and Bucyrus’ new GH 1600 Gleithobel plow system with 2 x 630 kW of installed power has started operation not too long ago with the expectation to set yet another world record.Incremental plowing – a feature offered from a single-source supplier only by Bucyrus – means that the plow cuts to an exactly defined depth, regardless of coal hardness, seam structure and faults. Bucyrus says “competitors’ systems only allow the DA ram pressure to be set; with the result that cutting depth varies with coal hardness.” Bucyrus horizon control ensures that the plow does not dig or climb unless required by the seam geology.Sophisticated technology is also used to protect the plow chain from overload. Power consumption of motors is constantly monitored to allow load sharing between the individual drives. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors are now available; allowing the plow speed to be varied between 0 and 120% of nominal, while maintaining constant torque throughout a broad speed range. Also, an innovative shock absorber – an elastic coupling installed between the chain and the plow sledge – reduces peak forces applied to the chain.As a result of their unique features and high performance, Bucyrus automated plow systems are the preferred mining method for seams below 1.8 m.last_img

State companies should exist on a level playing field Rabbitte

first_imgSTATE-OWNED COMPANIES should not be exempt from Freedom of Information requests, a senior cabinet minister has said.Speaking today at a conference on corporate governance, the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said that the government was taking steps to change the culture surrounding information in Ireland.He said that State-owned companies, including those in water, should fall under the laws.“In relation to freedom of information, I should mention that we all recognise the need for commercial State-owned companies to operate on a level playing field with their competitors.“However, my colleague Brendan Howlin asked me to consider whether the same justification could be applied for the exclusion of the commercial companies, ESB Networks, Ervia and Eirgrid, that operate as monopolies – in other words, without direct commercial competition. I have given some thought to that issue and I don’t find the argument for not extending the freedom of information legislation to the three State-owned monopoly network companies operating in water, gas and electricity very persuasive. I have said as much to Minister Howlin.Rabbitte added that there needed to be systems to hold politicians and civil servants accountable.“In addition, I have more than once previously highlighted a need to reassess how the Government, civil servants and individual ministers can become accountable to the Oireachtas in a meaningful way for the actions they take.”Read: Nama pays developers €11 million every year in wageslast_img

Man rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast

first_imgMan rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast today The kayaker was in the water for 45 minutes before he was rescued. Image: Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 6:58 PM Image: 27,339 Views Short URL Share194 Tweet Email1 Feb 19th 2017, 6:58 PM A MAN WAS rescued today after he was found by the Youghal RNLI clinging to his kayak off Redbarn beach in Cork.His kayak had been tipped over and he was said to have been in serious difficulty.The RNLI said they had no doubt that a “life was saved”.A member of the Youghal coast guard had been driving by the beach and saw what looked like someone in difficulty in the water. Another member of the public also raised the alarm.The RNLI received the call, and a volunteer crew was dispatched at 2pm today.The lifeboat crew saw the kayaker clinging to the board that he’d fallen from. He was unable to get back into the kayak, and had been in the cold sea for almost 45 minutes before the crew made it to him and rescued him.The man was showing signs of hypothermia and was attended to by a doctor from the East Cork Rapid Response. He has since been transferred to Cork University Hospital.The RNLI said that the fact he was wearing a lifejacket was vital.Derry Walsh, Youghal RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: “The kayaker who was wearing a lifejacket when he got into difficulty this afternoon, had been in the water for a long time before he was spotted and he was suffering from hypothermia when we reached him.Time was of the essence and I have no doubt that a life was saved.“Our crew responded rapidly and used their skills and training to administer casualty care. The kayaker was lucky today and all at Youghal RNLI would like to wish him a speedy recovery following his ordeal.”Read: Man dies in hospital after falling into Lough DergRead: ‘It’s what we do’ – Husband of Coast Guard volunteer back on the water after her death 17 Comments By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img

Turkey plans to construct nuke plant in occupied Cyprus

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Ankara’s energy plans include the construction of a Russian-type nuclear plant in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus, according to English-speaking Turkish daily “Hurriyet Daily News”, citing a board member of the country’s chamber of mechanical engineers. In an article dated July 20, it is underlined that the general plan provides for the construction of a nuclear plant in occupied northern Cyprus or laying underwater cables from Turkey. The newspaper published statements by Haluk Direskeneli, a board member of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and head of its energy committee, who said that “Russia’s barge-mounted nuclear power plant might be built in northern Cyprus,” adding that such a facility would generate electricity “not only for the Turkish part (of the divided island), but also the Greek part.” He also said that “the idea of a nuclear power plant in northern Cyprus was brought up at a seminar in the British Council’s Ankara office on January 16, 2007, attended mainly by academics.” The newspaper writes that the nuclear plant plan was confirmed by the Turkish Cypriot sources as well. A few days ago, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz had referred to “a plan” on which Ankara was working for the past two or three years focusing on the transfer of power across the sea to Cyprus. Source: Athens Newslast_img

Milan Pavkov Scoring twice against Liverpool is a dream come true

first_imgGoal hero Milan Pavkov admits sleep may be hard to come by after his double secured Red Star Belgrade a shock 2-0 win over LiverpoolThe 24-year-old forward cost only £3,000 in 2017 for Red Star compared to a Liverpool side which had spent over €180m in the summer.But it was Pavkov’s quick-fire double in the first half that proved to be the difference as Red Star became the first Serbian club to win a Champions League game.Pavkov’s second goal of the night was particularly good (see the video below) where his long-range effort thrashed past Alisson Becker.“I was hoping for this,” Pavkov told“I said earlier that I’d like to score against Liverpool and it came true. I even scored twice.“Sleep? I won’t. I can’t sleep after some league games, let alone this one.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Maybe not the next two or three nights.“But I will have to sleep in the morning because we have an important game this weekend.”Red Star remains fourth in Group C on four points, but are two points off from reaching a knockout spot.The Serbians will take a trip to Napoli next time out on November 28.GOAL: Pavkov again — Red Star vs Liverpool 2-0— Tom vdm (@TVDMolen) November 6, 2018last_img