England boss Fabio Capello is reportedly furious following the FA’s decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy.The Daily Telegraph say Capello is angry he was not involved in the process of deciding whether the Chelsea star should retain the armband.Terry himself was left ‘raging’ by the FA’s actions but has vowed to carry on playing for his country, according to the Daily Star.The Sun report that Capello is determined to take Terry to the European Championships regardless of fears it could split the England dressing room.And the Daily Mirror claim Capello even checked the terms of his contract to see if the FA were allowed to act without his input.The Mirror also have a story suggesting that QPR begged Bradley Orr to stay prior to the defender’s deadline day move to Blackburn.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
22 December 2008 The exhibition not only looks at Madiba’s strengths and unifying greatness, but also contemplates his weaknesses, acknowledged by him. Historians question his reluctance to deal with Aids while President, the switch from the Reconstruction and Development Programme to the Growth, Employment and Redistribution programme, and the arms deal. At the opening, the director of the museum, Christopher Till, said: “The exhibition attempts to breathe fresh life into a story that has been well told in countless books, documentaries and other exhibitions around the world.” The exhibition, called “Mandela – Leader, Comrade, Negotiator, Prisoner, Statesman” was opened in November and will run until next November, says marketing manager of the museum, Noelene Bhyat. Historians Phil Bonner and Luli Callinicos were brought in as well. The Apartheid Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 5pm. Entrance is R60 for adults, R30 for seniors and students. The exhibition runs until November 2009. He truly is the world’s hero, and although very frail now, at 90, he still engenders powerful feelings of affection and patriotism. The exhibition uses classic interview footage, like the one recorded in the 1960s by the BBC, or the one of Mandela meeting with then president PW Botha in the mid-1980s, or the 1989 video showing president FW de Klerk announcing the unbanning of the ANC and other organisations. The researchers took almost two years to research and collect the hundreds of photographs and displays of original artefacts that make up the exhibition, says researcher Jacqui Masiza. The team consisted of scriptwriters, editors, picture researchers, and a curator. Pictures were sourced from the ANC journal, Mayibuye, Bailey’s Archives, Robben Island, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Museum Africa, the SABC and the BBC. But the one I found most moving was the huge screen replaying images of him: giving his first speech after walking out of prison in 1990; hugging actress Charlise Theron and other celebrities; riding in a carriage with the Queen of England through the streets of London; greeting the late Princess of Wales, Diana; and countless images of people raising a fist or singing in celebration of him. “The strength of the exhibition is the way it attempts to provide a layered glimpse of Mandela in all his various guises and reincarnations,” explained Till. It was a hot summer day outside, but I felt goosebumps all over. I’d walked into the exhibition of Nelson Mandela at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, and stood mesmerised by images of him from the moment he left prison. Source: City of Johannesburg The overriding characteristic of all the images is his inimitable smile. Perhaps the most surprising footage is of him shaving and making his bed, serving to emphasise the ordinary man behind the public image. When asked by the BBC interviewer what the black man wanted, Mandela said simply but assuredly: “We want one man, one vote.” In answer to a question whether this would mean driving out whites, he answered: “South Africa is a country of many races, there is room for everyone.” The largest artefact is a rich red Mercedes Benz presented to Madiba when he left prison, made by the workers in the assembly plant in East London. The exhibition will be travelling after its stay at the museum – its first stop is Spain. read more
31 October 2011The government and civil society have partnered to launch a unique Climate Train” to criss-cross South Africa raising awareness on changing weather patterns ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference starting in Durban on 28 November.The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre from 28 November to 9 December.The train project has been touted by some as one the biggest campaigns in the history of the conference.The train, set to pass through 17 communities including small towns, rural areas, villages and townships, started its epic journey in Cape Town on Friday night. It is scheduled to reach Durban on 27 November, the day before the start of COP 17.Some of the areas to be visited by the train include Worcester, Beaufort West, Kimberly, Klerksdorp, Krugersdorp, Polokwane, Louis Trichardt and Ladysmith.‘Mobilisation, Dialogue and Climate Justice’Led by South African environmental agency Indalo Yethu, the project is supported by the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and the Embassy of the Republic of Germany.Traveling under the banner, “Mobilisation, Dialogue and Climate Justice”, the Climate Train aims to engage ordinary and vulnerable South Africans on their climate change “hopes, aspirations, experiences and solutions”.According to the organisers, lively meetings with locals will be held on the train and in community town halls. Schools, activists and ordinary people along the way will come to share films, industrial theatre and discussions on climate change.Other activities planned on the journey include tree planting to offset the carbon footprint of the train, with gardening, music and poetry are also on programme.Showcasing low-carbon technologiesThe train will also be used as a resource hub to showcase low-carbon technologies and present information and learning experiences on climate change mitigation, adaptation and innovation.Indalo Yethu chief executive June Josephs-Langa said the campaign would keep going even after COP 17.She said the voices that would be heard along the away would help towards crafting an African People’s Climate Charter.Josephs-Langa said that because people in small towns were sidelined by mainstream media on climate change awareness, they were not necessarily aware why weather patterns were changing and were trying to adapt.She added that the technical language used in climate change discussions tended to cut off ordinary people from the conversation.Source: BuaNews read more
A question was raised about a story told in a very popular book. The idea in this story is counterintuitive to traditional sales philosophy. It is about making a negative sale, or explaining why a prospect shouldn’t buy what you sell, as part of your sales presentation. The questioner interpreted the story as a rule.There is an important truth embedded in the story, namely that exposing something negative before sharing your pitch can build trust (if you’re the kind of person who discloses your product’s shortcoming, you are likely to be honest about other things).The questioner asked whether or not this approach should be used instead of the approach she regularly employs. And this is the problem with believing that there are a number of rules that can be identified and followed in a complex, dynamic human interaction like sales.Malcolm Gladwell’s work is terrific. Blink is an outstanding piece of work. Paying attention to your intuition is important. Trusting your gut can be good advice. This is a simplification of the book, but it’s how one might apply the work. In many cases, however, careful and deliberate consideration and weighing of options may be a better strategy for making a good decision.Cialdini’s Influence is second to none when it comes to understanding how we are persuaded. One of the first levers, reciprocity, is generally a good and effective tactic. I give you something, you feel a sense of debt, and you try to repay that debt. The need to repay a kindness is a deeply programmed human behavior (read the book). But this presupposes that the person you hope to influence is susceptible to reciprocity. There are people who are not susceptible, in which case another approach may work better.Steve Jobs practiced a reality distortion field. He perceived nothing to be impossible and drove his team to make the impossible real without the resource of time. He wasn’t nice about it. Apple did very well under Jobs’ leadership, so many people tout his quirks as the very reason for his success, leaving out other factors like luck, timing, circumstances, exploitation of opportunities, an exceptional team who compensated for his shortcomings, and dozens and dozens of additional factors. The context is lost.Any process or system built on the idea that there is one way to do anything, one rule that must always be followed, creates constraints. It eliminates choices. By eliminating choices, you eliminate the opportunity to achieve outcomes when something doesn’t work.By recognizing the choices available and making decisions based on the context of your situation, you enable yourself to select a strategy that you believe will allow you to succeed. By looking for the one, single, always correct, infallible rule, you eliminate those choices.There are no rules, and you have to know them all. 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 read more
Tom Fennario APTN National NewsOne of Canada’s most prestigious schools has made a gesture of reconciliation with Indigenous people.And from the sounds of it, it’s one of the first of many more to come from McGill University.
Last weekend, the UConn women’s basketball team punched its ticket to a 26th straight Sweet 16 with an 82-74 win over Buffalo. It was business as usual except for one small detail: the Huskies are a No. 2 seed, making this the first year since 2006 that the Huskies are not a No. 1 seed. The selection committee’s decision was controversial, but UConn Coach Geno Auriemma shrugged it off, saying, “We’re not going to practice differently because we’re a 2 instead of a 1.”Auriemma surely hopes his team doesn’t play any differently, either, as the Huskies have advanced to the Final Four in each of the past 11 seasons. In that span, they have won six national championships.But seeding aside, are this year’s Huskies any different? After all, this team only lost two games and none in the American Athletic Conference. Are UConn fans right to be upset about the No. 2 seed, or is the seed a real reflection of the fact that this year’s Huskies aren’t quite as elite as their title-winning predecessors?2018-19 UConn versus 2015-16 UConnUConn most recently won an NCAA title in 2015-16, led by the dominant trio of Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck. That team went 38-0 and won by almost 40 points per game, including a 31-point victory over Syracuse in the national championship game. According to Her Hoop Stats, UConn led the nation in most traditional and advanced statistics, including points per game, points allowed per game, field goal percentage, points per scoring attempt, assists per game and block rate.As an exercise, I selected 23 statistical categories from Her Hoop Stats on which to compare the 2015-16 and the 2018-19 teams. These included statistics on offense and defense—and on shooting, rebounding, assists, steals, blocks and fouls — in an attempt to represent the full range of each team’s abilities. Eight of the statistics happened to be categories in which UConn led the nation in 2015-16. This year’s UConn team leads the nation in just one of these statistics — foul rate — and bettered the 2015-16 team’s numbers in only three. This year’s team holds opponents to a lower shooting percentage on three-pointers, records assists on a higher percentage of its baskets, and has a slightly lower turnover rate than the 2015-16 team. This year’s Huskies lag behind the 2015-16 champ teamBased on 23 selected offense and defense statistics comparing the 2015-16 and 2018-19 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team 2018-19 UConn forward Napheesa Collier vs. 2015-16 forward Breanna Stewart in 17 statistics where Stewart leads Collier 2015-162018-19Is 2018-19 better? Minutes per game32.529.1 Block rate4.7%11.9% Foul rate2.7%2.6% Field goal share7215634 Block rate16.1%10.5% Opponent points per scoring attempt0.790.82 Collier is averaging 21.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game for the Huskies. She ranks in the top 10 percent of players nationally in usage rate (27.0 percent), meaning that more than one in four Huskies possessions while she’s on the court ends with her shooting the ball or turning it over. (She registers an assist on another 21.5 percent of UConn possessions while she’s on the court.) Despite such a heavy workload, she is among the most efficient players in the nation, ranking 19th in field goal percentage (61.9%) and 22nd in points per scoring attempt (1.30).In March, anything can happen. Sometimes a player puts a team on his or her back and carries it to a championship. Basketball fans in Storrs know something about this: Kemba Walker did it for the UConn men in 2011 and Shabazz Napier followed suit three years later. In other years, the best team does win, as shown by UConn’s four undefeated seasons from 2008-09 to 2015-16. In other years, it’s a little of both — such as in 2002-03, a dominant season for the Huskies that Auriemma famously summarized as, “We have Diana [Taurasi] and you don’t.” This year, whether the title goes to an excellent team or to a transcendent individual talent, the UConn women have a good chance of taking home the trophy. The Huskies may not be quite as intimidating as they once were, but the 2-seed is still among the nation’s best. And, of course, they have Napheesa, and other teams don’t. Turnover rate11.0%10.0% Field goals attempted per game13.912.8 Steals per game7134256 Opponent 3-point share29.9%28.3%✓ Steals per game1.51.8 Opponent 3-point rate30.2%32.2% And here are the categories in which Stewart comes out on top: Source: Her Hoop Stats Rebounds per game6723414 Field goals made per game8.67.4 Total rebounding rate17.3%17.0% Assist-to-turnover ratio1.821.70 Source: Her Hoop Stats Season ranking 3-point share6215374 Foul rate15.6%16.9% Source: her hoop stats However, the 2015-16 team set an incredibly high bar; comparing any team to that team feels akin to saying, “These UCLA Bruins are OK, but they’ve got nothing on John Wooden’s 1972 squad.” Not only did the 2015-16 UConn team go undefeated, but it didn’t win a single game all season by fewer than 10 points. Seniors Stewart, Jefferson and Tuck became the first three picks in the 2016 WNBA draft — the only time three players from the same school have ever been the top three picks in the WNBA or NBA draft.2018-19 UConn versus UConn title teams since 2009Her Hoop Stats only offers advanced statistics on teams from the 2015-16 season to the present, but UConn makes plenty of traditional stats available in its women’s basketball archives. Here is how this year’s UConn team compares to the six most recent UConn champions in 16 categories: Offensive rebounds per game3.22.2 Opponent effective field goal share38.0%38.8% Assist rate21.5%22.7% Steal rate16.6%11.8% Blocks per game1.53.4 Assist-to-turnover ratio3131555 Opp. rebounds per game7126425 Opp. field goal share7523416 Points per game88.183.4 Opponent 3-point share4632517 Steal rate2.6%3.5% Opp. points per game7342516 3-point share28.0%42.6% Assists per game5132467 Turnovers per game1342675 Free throw share71.3%83.6% Assists per game3.64.0 Defensive rebounding rate72.6%69.9% Assist rate63.2%64.0%✓ Source: university of connecticut Opp. turnovers per game7146235 Free throw share4153267 Turnovers per game2.01.6 3-point rate28.5%30.5%✓ 3-point share38.1%36.3% Total rebounds per game10.78.7 Effective field goal percentage59.0%55.8% 3-point rate8.8%19.9% Points per game21.119.4 Opponent average win percentage59.5%56.2% Turnover rate14.2%14.1% Offensive rebounding rate11.6%9.4% 2018-19 UConn forward Napheesa Collier vs. 2015-16 forward Breanna Stewart in 11 statistics where Collier leads Stewart Defensive rebounding rate21.9%23.3% Assist-to-turnover ratio1.802.45 Collier (2018-19)Stewart (2015-16) Points per game4216573 Season Free throw share80.0%73.5% Record6th1st5th1st7th1st1st Possessions per 40 minutes70.970.8 Blocks per game7321456 Opponent turnover rate25.3%19.1% Usage rate27.0%26.8% Effective field goal share63.4%62.8% Points per scoring attempt1.301.32 2018-192015-162014-152013-142012-132009-102008-09 Fouls per game1.61.4 Collier (2018-19)Stewart (2015-16) Free throw rate15.9%16.0% Defensive rebounds per game7.56.6 This year’s UConn team ranks the best of the seven Huskies teams in just one category (fewest turnovers per game). It also trails the pack in several categories, most of which are on the defensive end. The 2018-19 Huskies generate the fewest steals and opponent turnovers of any UConn champion since 2009, allow the most points and the best shooting percentage, and give up the most rebounds. They are also shooting the worst percentage from the field, but they are still scoring more points per game than three of the previous six UConn champions.If you take the average in each statistical category, this year’s UConn team also ranks below average in all but two categories: turnovers per game and assist-to-turnover ratio. All together, these comparisons suggest there is some truth to the idea that this year’s UConn team isn’t as much of a juggernaut as it has been for most of the past 10 years.Where does that leave this year’s Huskies?Don’t panic, Huskies fans. None of this means the 2018-19 team cannot take home another championship. In fact, FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions give UConn a 70 percent chance of making its 12th straight Final Four and a 16 percent chance of winning the championship. The latter is the third-best odds of any team left in the tournament. And UConn may have an ace up its sleeve in the form of senior Napheesa Collier. The 6-foot-1 forward was inexplicably left off the list of four finalists for the 2019 Naismith Player of the Year Award, but many of her numbers actually compare favorably to what three-time Naismith Player of the Year Breanna Stewart did in her senior year in 2015-16. Here are the stats in which Collier tops Stewart: Total rebounding rate57.9%54.6% Opponent points per game48.355.3 Offensive rebounding rate39.8%35.6% Points per scoring attempt1.231.17 This year’s Huskies aren’t quite at previous levelsHow the six recent UConn championship teams and the 2018-19 rank in selected statistics read more
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CDB47annualmeeting, #intergrationtradeandgrowth, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The Caribbean Development Bank and its key members are in town and based on the agenda, there are some serious and potentially trans-formative discussions set to take place at this 47th annual session. The CDB meeting agenda outlines topics designed to stave off weak economic growth in the Caribbean… consideration of how climate change will and is already impacting the region, what is really at risk… how we can and must boost productivity within our countries… can we find something other than tourism as an economic driver… and getting to the nitty gritty of what may be wrong with the model for attracting foreign direct investment. The meeting, where some 500 international delegates are expected to attend actually got started since yesterday with meetings largely headquartered at the Gus Lightbourne Gym. Though the 47th AGM was originally announced by the former TCI government administration through then Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick; chair of the sessions is recently elected Premier and new finance Minister, Hon Sharlene Robinson who extended welcome and said she anticipates the fruitful dialogue among regional colleagues which should see participants leaving feeling revitalized. President of the CDB, Dr Warren Smith said the sessions are geared to reexamination so that “Members exploit their synergies and maximize the benefits of the regional agreement, while moving closer to the goal of inclusive growth and shared prosperity.” The meetings is being held in the TCI for the second time with the 2017 theme being, “Integration, Trade & Growth.”#MagneticMediaNews#CDB47annualmeeting#intergrationtradeandgrowth Recommended for you CDB Annual Meeting in TCI: Integration, Trade & Growth read more
KUSI Newsroom February 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSANTEE (KUSI) — A West Hills High School freshman is facing a charge of issuing a criminal threat for allegedly insinuating online that a shooting was going to occur at the Santee campus, authorities reported Wednesday.The 14-year-old, whose name was withheld because he is a minor, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of posting a likeness of an AR-15-style rifle made out of Lego bricks on Instagram, along with a caption reading, “Don’t come to school tomorrow,” according to sheriff’s officials.“Another student asked the (boy) to take down the post due to its threatening implications, but he refused,” Lt. Chris Steffen said.The assistant principal of the school alerted law enforcement to the situation about 10 p.m., reporting that “other students were in fear of (the suspect),” Steffen said.Deputies who tracked down the alleged perpetrator in Lemon Grove spoke with his mother and stepfather and determining that the youth had access to hunting rifles, according to Steffen.“The investigation is ongoing to determine if this student has access to other weapons,” the lieutenant said.After being questioned, the teen was arrested and booked into juvenile hall.The alleged threat came a day after a Westview High School student was arrested on suspicion of making similar menacing statements regarding gun violence that supposedly was going to occur this week at the campus in the Torrey Highlands neighborhood of San Diego.That teen, whose name, age and gender were withheld, also allegedly warned classmates to stay home from school due to the purportedly planned violence. Several of students who heard the comments reported them to school officials, who called the police.Last week, alleged threats against Torrey Pines High School led to the arrests of a 14-year-old freshman enrolled at the Del Mar Heights-area campus and a 16-year-old non-student.The local incidents have played out amid a spate of direct and veiled threats — most of them seemingly unfounded — occurring nationwide in the aftermath of the gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Posted: February 28, 2018 Updated: 10:20 PM West Hills High School student arrested for posting threat on social media KUSI Newsroom, In response to media inquiries, here’s a photo of the toy rifle that was mentioned in the threatening social media post about West Hills High School in @CityofSantee. If using this photo in your stories, please credit: “Courtesy of @SDSheriff. ” pic.twitter.com/yee5fuLb33— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) February 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter read more