Things to know: Sharks coach discusses Braun, Vlasic’s statuses for Vegas game

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Justin Braun and Marc-Edouard Vlasic will both miss the Sharks bout for second place in the Pacific Division Thursday night.The clash with the Vegas Golden Knights (27-15-4), who lead the Sharks (25-13-7) by a single point in the Pacific Division, will be the fourth straight game that the team will play without its top-shutdown pairing. Both players are considered day-to-day. Braun is out with a right-knee injury while Vlasic is hampered by what appears to be a wrist injury.Despite …last_img read more

World’s Strongest Animal Discovered

first_imgScientists at the Technical University of Denmark announced the world’s strongest animal.  The strength of this animal is 10 to 30 times that of any other species.  Before revealing what it is, here are some additional hints:It is the most abundant multicellular animal on earth.It has the world’s strongest muscles, and outperforms man-made motors.It jumps so quickly, it seems to vanish.It can accelerate to over 100 mph in a few thousandths of a second.It can jump thousands of times its body length per second.If a man could jump as fast as this animal, he would have to go 3,800 mph.It has two separate propulsion mechanisms.It has finely-tuned legs for swimming.It has an optimized hydrodynamic shape.It has an exceptionally rapid nerve transmission system.Even more amazing, this animal jumps with this amazing strength and speed while blind, and while swimming in what feels to it like heavy syrup.  What is it?  Read Science Daily or PhysOrg or Live Science to find out.  You can also watch the slow-motion video provided on Live Science.  Incidentally, it’s only about 1 millimeter long.The authors tried to sneak in evolution into this story, but they can’t get away with it without the Baloney Detector going off.  One scientist said, “The copepods’ evolutionary success should be seen in relation to their ability to flee from predators.  Their escape jump is hugely powerful and effective.”  This is a royal non-sequitur.  Suppose I made up a theory called gribbleflix that states that organisms will come up with what they need to survive.  How would you feel if anything you presented, no matter what it was, I could explain by saying the reason it survives was because of its gribbleflixary success?  If it is fast, it’s because of gribbleflix.  If it stays in one place, it’s because of gribbleflix.  Pretty soon you would be pretty frustrated at me.  Why, then, do we let the evolutionists get away with this trick?    You probably did not expect these tiny, little, shrimpy, insignificant, primitive nothings to win the World’s Strongest Animal Contest.  Sounds like evolution was all downhill from there, and now all we have are weightlifters and sprinters trying to earn a distant honorable mention.(Visited 108 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Video: 2011 Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit

first_imgBrand South Africa traverses the country, sharing its vision with all of the people of South Africa: a country enriched by its diversity, innovation, possibility, sustainability and ubuntu.Click arrow to play video.Download [MP4, 48Mb](Right click to save to your computer)last_img

And the Winner of the Global GIFF Audience Award Is….

first_imgWatch the film here Watch all the finalists here: GIFF 2014 Playlist SharePrint RelatedYou Decide Who Wins the Global GIFF Audience AwardFebruary 16, 2015In “Community”And the GIFF 2018 Award winners are…November 20, 2018In “Community”5 Film Genres GIFF Audiences LoveJune 5, 2018In “News” Our winner will receive a special badge for their profile page, a gift package from Geocaching HQ, and a huge high-five from the international geocaching community. Congratulations on creating something spectacular.Interested in being a part of GIFF 2015, whether it’s as a participant or a filmmaker? Find out when GIFF is, how to enter your film, and more info here.Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img Last week the 16 films that made it to the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival in Seattle made their online debut.The stories and moments captured in these videos run the gamut of the geocaching experience. We saw First-to-Find races with unexpected victors, chance meetings that led to love and friendship, tributes paid to those loved and lost, and inside jokes that only you geocachers would understand.Although all 16 films are winners, one film was to be recognized as above the rest and would receive the Global GIFF Audience Award, a special honor presented to one lucky filmmaker or filmmaking team for the first time.You voted, we listened. And the winner of the Global GIFF Audience Award Is…Cacheheartby MudMen_Gerlast_img read more

Success Is Found in Older, Deeper Truths

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 Human beings are novelty seeking creatures. We are infinitely creative, and equally resourceful. We are always seeking ways to improve things. Right now, technology is delivering these improvements at a blisteringly fast pace. What’s new may offer improvements in some areas, but success is often found in older, deeper truths.Last week I was forwarded an email from a salesperson. She wrote, “You would appreciate this guy’s persistence.” The only problem with her email was that there was no “guy.” Instead, the string of emails was an automated campaign pretending to be communication.There is nothing wrong with automating some communication, but there is something missing when that communication needs to create a human connection, to create a preference, and to allow the salesperson to gain an appointment. Imagine if your spouse called the florist and ordered flowers to be delivered to you every year on the same date. There would be a certain efficiency, but a massive lacking of effectiveness.In human relationships, trust is the currency. Efficiency, in many cases, is the elimination of caring and the exclusion of intimacy when it comes to relationships.The technologies we use allows us to communicate over great distances. Being able to use hardware and software for meetings has made meetings easier—and in many ways—more effective. Distance is no longer a barrier. The ability to see one another has improved communication.But your digital presence, while being much greater than an email or phone call, is no match for your physical presence. Presence, showing up, actually being in the room with people is still far more powerful, still more effective, still creates a greater connection and intimacy, and still creates a preference.Stay aware of the new technologies and use them where and when they make sense. But don’t lose sight of the fact that over the long term, the advantage you gain is far greater when you focus on older, deeper truths. Things like integrity, character, trust, intimacy, resourcefulness, determination, and accountability will do far more to improve your overall results where human beings are concerned.last_img read more

Priyanka Chopra fought real boxers in Mary Kom

first_imgActress Priyanka Chopra fought with real boxers in “Mary Kom”, a biopic on the five time World Champion boxer. She says it was not easy to take a full-on punch from professional boxers during the shoot.”All my opponents in the film were real boxers,” Priyanka said here in an interview.The film will hit the screens September 5.”It was very difficult to shoot with them because they are real boxers and they don’t know how to fake a punch, they had to really hit you. So I had to get hit a lot and that was really hard,” she added.Co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, “Mary Kom” shows Kom’s journey from an athlete to a boxer, opposition faced by her father to take up the sport as a profession, training with men, her fearless nature, marriage and so-called end of her boxing career.Directed by Omung Kumar, it is slated for a Sep 5 release.last_img read more

Apple promotes mangrove conservation efforts on Earth Day

first_img Phones Culture Post a comment Happy #EarthDay everyone! What a beautiful world we live in. Let’s all embrace our shared responsibility to each other to take care of our one and only planet Earth. Photos #shotoniPhone by @EstherHavens, Sarah Norvell, Jason Barnes and @VincentRiemer. pic.twitter.com/E3chOkkeEl— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 22, 2019 Apple 0 reading • Apple promotes mangrove conservation efforts on Earth Day Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All • Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple’s report comes a week after the company announced an expansion of its recycling programs. The company said that it was quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. First introduced in 2018, Daisy disassembles old iPhones to make it easier to reuse and recycle their parts. Read more: Go greener with these cool eco-friendly products Share your voice Tags An image of the mangrove forest in Cispatá Bay, Colombia.  Balazs Gardi/Apple To celebrate Earth Day today and promote its own conversation efforts, Apple has posted an in-depth account of its partnership with Conservation International to support a 27,000-acre mangrove forest in Colombia. The company says the forest will eventually sequester 1 million metric tons of CO2. Conservation International says that coastal ecosystems, when damaged, emit their carbon reserves into the atmosphere. The organization estimates that the mangrove forest and other damaged ecosystems could release as much as 1 billion metric tons of CO2 annually — equivalent to the total annual emissions from cars, buses, aircraft and boats in the US in 2017.As part of the company’s Earth Day promotional efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted out a number of photos and encouragements: Green tech Applelast_img read more

Political Roundup Pres Trumps Proposed Budget And Astrodome Renovation Approval

first_imgIt’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories — with an eye for how it all might affect Houston and Texas.This week, we discuss everything from Pres. Trump’s proposed budget, to the DACA debate in the Senate, to Astrodome renovation approval by Harris County Commissioners Court.Our panel of political experts this week includes Brandon Rottinghaus, professor of political science at the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Sharelast_img read more

Indian TrIcolour through the minds eye

first_imgThe Indian Tricolour is one of the most beautiful flags in the world. Each colour including that of Ashoka Chakra holds meaning and significance. But there are many people (Visually impaired) who aren’t fortunate enough to witness and appreciate this pretty sight. They are deprived of the joy of fluttering colours.To give such visually challenged children an idea of the national flag, MP Birla Cement has crafted a “Flag Without Colours”. Made of cement, this flag brings out the colours and symbol of the flag through braille markings. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis Republic Day, the braille flag, cast in concrete, was carried to several blind schools across the country, allowing its students to partake in the celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of our Republic. Seva Mandir School, Indore, is one of the institutions that received the “Flag with(out) Colours”. The other schools included Government Blind School, Kadam Kuan, Patna, Burdwan Blind Academy, Burdwan, St. Michael Blind School, Ranchi, All India Confederation of the Blind, Delhi, Institution of Blind, Delhi, and Raj Andhay Vidhyalaya, Allahabad. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSandip Ranjan Ghose, Executive President, M P Birla Cement, said, “On this 70th Republic Day, the values embedded in our flag are relevant more than before. This is a small endeavour on our part to make the celebrations of Republic Day more inclusive and carry the message of national flag to a wider cross-section of our young citizens”. “Cement is usually seen as a very inanimate material and its role in nation building is not easily recognised. The philosophy of the MP Birla Group is ‘Heart and Strength’. This is an expression of that core value, which guides our organisation. In the course of the year, we plan to take braille flag to many more institutions like Seva Mandir as our homage to the nation,” he further added. “Republic Day emphasises human rights and honours the freedom that national flag represents. This was just a humble attempt of including those who have been deprived of sight in a celebration that is rightfully theirs. I can only hope that the ‘Readable Flag’ will become as common a sight as the tricolour someday”, said Sujoy Roy, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Kolkata.last_img read more

AAI holds cultural evening to celebrate 24th Annual Day

first_imgAirports Authority of India (AAI), the mainstay of Civil Aviation in the country, celebrated its 24th Annual Day on April 1, at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi with full grandeur. The celebration kick-started with Ganesh Vandana by Zenith Dance Group followed by many other wonderful performances. After this, the stage was opened for musical extravaganza by Salim Sulaiman Merchant and band. Popular music composer duo performed their famous compositions which regaled the audience present. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOn the eve of 24th Annual Day, various awards were given away to AAI Airports and teams by Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI. Four AAI airports – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad; Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar; Chandigarh International Airport and Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport, Indore Airport were awarded Airport Service Quality Awards 2018. Customer Satisfaction Index awards were also presented to Swami Vivekananda International Airport, Raipur (First rank); Udaipur Airport (Second rank) and Trichy International Airport (Third rank). Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveApart from this, various other awards like Chairman Excellence Award and Sports Award were also presented on the occasion. The Engineering team was awarded for development of Civil Enclave at Prayagraj Airport in the record time of eleven months. GM(ATM) in-charge, Mumbai ATC and Team were also appreciated and awarded for carrying out excellent work during the recent crisis period. Swachh Bharat Awards were conferred to top two Airports each in three categories. Kolkata and Chennai in the first category; Chandigarh and Mangalore airport in the second; Vadodara and Mangalore in the third category. Recruitment Cell Team was awarded for carrying out excellent work during recruitment.last_img read more