The Hustler’s Playbook: Success Is a By-Product

first_imgYou can’t “be successful.” You can only do the things that produce success.Hustlers are successful because they do certain things of which success is a byproduct.Future-OrientationHustler’s are future-oriented. They don’t allow their past to define their future. For a hustler, their past is just an origin story. Hustlers trade time and energy now for the future they want.Success is what happens when you take the actions that build a better future.Go All InHustlers succeed because they don’t take half measures. They’re all in. If they are going to do something, they become obsessed with that thing. They allow their vision to consume them.Success is what happens when you take massive action in pursuit of some goal or ambition.Grind It OutHustlers love the grind. A non-hustler hates Mondays and can’t wait for Friday. They call driving to the office and doing their job “the grind.” But hustlers define “grind” very differently. To a hustler, grinding means relentlessly doing the work that most needs to be done, and that which leads to the best results.Success is the by-product of hard work. It’s also the result of working smarter.Grow Big EnoughHustlers are growth-oriented, personally and professionally. Hustlers work on developing the only real asset they have for producing the results they want: themselves. Hustlers don’t allow failure or setbacks to dissuade them. Instead, they use it to make adjustments.Success often follows failure. Failure is your teacher, giving you the feedback on what you need to learn before your next attempt.Do What Is UncomfortableHustlers don’t avoid the things that cause non-hustlers to run for the doors. Hustlers are comfortable with conflict, engaging in the difficult conversations that are necessary to getting things done. Hustlers are also comfortable selling themselves and their ideas, in part because they’re obsession is the passion that infects others.Success is what happens when you do the things that make you uncomfortable until they no longer make you uncomfortable.Outcomes Are the By-ProductWhat about the money? Hustlers do make money, even if their real goal is something greater, like freedom. But money is only a by-product of creating value for other people. Unless you inherit money, the money you make has to come from someone else who is willing to exchange it for something you have.Success is a naturally occurring outcome of a set of beliefs and actions. The beliefs and actions that hustlers consistently take are what produces the success. Don’t confuse the by-product with the hard work and sacrifice it takes to produce it. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Unidentified Man Booked for Using NRI’s Stolen Passport to Fly Out of India

first_imgAn unidentified person was booked by the Chandigarh police for allegedly using a stolen passport belonging to a Non-Resident Indian to fly out of India. UK national Hira Singh alleged that his passport was misused, after which a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy was registered by the police.A case was registered at the Sector-39 police station in Chandigarh last month following Singh’s complaint, and he was given an emergency passport on Dec.27, valid until Jan. 6, the Hindustan Times reported.Singh had applied for an exit permit to leave India for the United Kingdom, the police said, according to the report. Following a verification of his passport and visa particulars, it was discovered that Singh arrived in India on Dec. 4 at the Delhi airport, and that he left the country on Dec. 15 from the Mumbai airport. However, Singh is still present in India, and was staying at Sector-41 in Chandigarh.A case under Sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC has been registered. A special report was filed by the in-charge of the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) branch.A detailed report of the matter was sent to the Intelligence Bureau, and the Ministry of Home Affairs. A request to get Singh’s immigration record checked by the Bureau of Immigration was also sent, the Tribune reported, which received a reply showing that a UK national — Hira Singh — has already left India for the United Kingdom, although his image from the camera may appear to be different. Related ItemsBritish IndianChandigarhPunjablast_img read more

Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—–When the Philippines and Vietnam, which are miles away from each other in the FIVB standings, it was the smallest Filipino on the court who made one of the biggest impacts.Dawn Macandili, a reserve player for the Philippines’ Southeast Asian Games squad, pestered the region’s reigning silver medalists and helped the Philippines upset Vietnam, 27-25. 26-24, 17-25, 25-23 in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball ChampionshipADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ The 5-foot libero was aware of how ahead the Vietnamese are in the rankings but she knew that momentum can change easily by just a few plays on the floor.READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I thought at first that ‘oh no we’re facing one of the top teams in the world,’” said Macandili in Filipino. “But when we started playing, I said to myself ‘wait this is volleyball we’re talking about,’ this is anybody’s game.”And even though Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago brought the offensive pain with 20 and 19 points, respectively, it was Macandili who frustrated the 44th-ranked team in the world in the defensive end.center_img Macandili registered 19 excellent digs, 13 more than Vietnam’s Dinh Thi Thuy, and 12 excellent receptions to help the Philippines, 79th-ranked team in the world.READ: Valdez, Santiago praise Maraño in PH win over Vietnam And there were plays that weren’t recorded in the stat sheet, for instance Macandili’s several heart-stopping receptions on Tran Thi Thanh Thuy’s booming spikes.“For the past two games, I was still finding my groove,” said Macandili who shares libero duties with Denden Lazaro. “So I think I finally got my rhythm against Vietnam.”ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Read Next Canete makes good on promise to help save PH pololast_img read more

Yoga is the secret of Lisa Haydon’s flawlessly toned body

first_imgSporting casual shorts and a bikini top, Lisa Haydon looks flawlessly fit on the cover of Women’s Health, September Issue.”I have been working out since the age of 14, hence my body has been fit and in shape,” Lisa said, revealing the secret to her toned look is yoga. “Yoga is the way to be. I follow a regime of yoga and running for my fitness,” she said.Lisa Haydon at the launch of the September issue of Women’s Health magazine in Mumbai.Lisa was interacting with the press and fans at the launch of the magazine featuring her on the cover at Mumbai’s Hard Rock Cafe on Friday. She looked appealing as she drove into the venue in a petite number.She aptly fits the tagline of the magazine, which goes: ‘Fit is the new sexy’. To stay fit, of course, Lisa balances her yoga routine with a blood group diet. Although she is a foodie, she believes in eating whatever she likes in small portions.”I am basically a vegan but manage a balanced diet at all times. I would not suggest that people skip meals. Instead, compensate with eating in lesser portions,” she said.On choosing Lisa as the September cover girl, editor Sanghamitra Chakraborty of Women’s Health said: “We wanted a beauty caught in the moment. Lisa is very casual and not artificial. And that is what we want to share with our readers.”last_img read more

ETAS and NI set-up joint venture to meet needs in automotive electronics software validation

first_img Continue Reading Previous dSPACE: TargetLink 4.4 with new functionalitiesNext FPGA-based frameworks speed blockchain processing ETAS and National Instruments have signed definitive agreements to jointly design, build, and service pre-integrated Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) systems. By pooling their strengths both companies strive for improving test and validation of software in automotive electronics, including electronic control units (ECUs) and sensors, to meet current and future customer requirements.The agreement will establish a deeper partnership between two innovators with decades of experi-ence in the automotive industry. By combining the NI software-defined platform and comprehensive I/O capabilities with ETAS’ expertise in developing and integrating HiL solutions, the partnership will deliver new test offerings to meet customer needs in the rapidly evolving automotive sector driven by electrification and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).Each company will own 50 percent of the joint venture, which will be headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions including regulatory and antitrust clearances and is expected to close in June 2019.The development of modern vehicles is continuing to become more complex through increased levels of automation via driver assistance systems. As a result, automotive suppliers and automakers demand for increased efficiency in software development. The strength of the NI and ETAS teams, domain expertise, and global footprint create a unique opportunity to broaden the reach to customers and help them solve the development challenges in the automotive industry. The systems offered by the joint venture will provide a powerful solution, helping facilitate shorter design cycles, reduced test time, and faster time to market.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more



St Annes Residential School survivors fight for release of documents

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of residential school survivors were in a Toronto courtroom on Tuesday.Students who attended the St. Anne’s Residential School on the James Bay coast are fighting for the release of documents.They’re from an Ontario Provincial Police investigation in the 1990s.Survivors say those documents confirm their claims of abuse.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has the storylast_img

Air Canada denies link between Air China joint venture and new label

first_imgMONTREAL – Air Canada’s decision to label Taiwan’s capital as being part of China has nothing to do with the joint venture with a Chinese national carrier that was signed Wednesday, says chief executive Calin Rovinescu.Discussions about closer co-operation have been going on for years, long before Air Canada changed its reference to Taipei on its website after the Chinese government wrote to several airlines and western companies seeking the change.“One’s got nothing to do with the other,” Rovinescu has been quoted telling reporters following the signing ceremony in Beijing.“I’m not getting into Taipei. Today is not a day for discussions on Taipei,” he said.It’s inconceivable that Air Canada’s change of approach to Taiwan has nothing to do with the joint venture to a country that is a key part of the airline’s growth strategy, said Charles Chang, president of the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce of British Columbia.“They can’t withstand the pressure of not making a lot of money because with this deal they’re making a lot of money,” he said from Vancouver.Chang said he’s also not pleased that unlike the U.S. government, Canada hasn’t been unwilling to denounce China’s move, saying instead that it won’t intervene in what it calls a business policy.“I’m very disappointed because I’m a Canadian. Not only am I Taiwanese, I’m also Canadian.”In a letter of protest sent to Air Canada last month, Chang said listing Taipei with a CN country code signifying China is not correct and misleading to travellers.“Although officially Taiwan is the Republic of China, however as a separate political entity it is internationally referring to as TW, TWN or just Taiwan,” he wrote.Chang has said the airline could face a boycott from Taiwanese travellers on a route between Vancouver and Taipei that was started last June.Air Canada’s joint venture with Air China is expected to be phased in over the next six months.It said the agreement deepens a long-standing partnership and provides customers with benefits including range of flights, fare options, flight schedules, joint sales including corporate and marketing programs, aligned frequent flyer privileges and an overall enhanced travel experience.The airlines expanded a code-share agreement in May and implemented an expanded reciprocal lounge agreement for customers in December last year.The new arrangement comes as China is set to become the world’s largest aviation market by 2022.“Having served China for more than 30 years, and as demonstrated by Air Canada’s average annual capacity growth of 12.5 per cent over five years and the $2 billion of aircraft assets currently committed on routes between Canada and China, China is an integral part of our global network,” Rovinescu stated in a news release.Air China said its service to Canada has developed quickly and increased by nearly 18 per cent in 2017.Over the last two years China’s national carrier launched direct flights between Beijing and Montreal, while Air Canada started non-stop flights between Montreal and Shanghai.The two carriers now operate up to a total of 52 trans-Pacific flights per week between Canada and China from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal to and from Beijing and Shanghai.The joint venture solidifies a key alliance over a region of growing importance that has faced the impact of competitive pressures, said Canaccord Genuity analyst Doug Taylor.“We believe this will also serve to better rationalize the capacity between the two regions,” he wrote in a report.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:AC)last_img read more

Moroccan School Supplies to Increase by 30

Rabat – Moroccan families are likely to face hard times at the beginning of this coming school year as the cost of school supplies’ will increase by 30 percent, according to Al Massae newspaper in its Saturday edition.The rise is reportedly due to the decision of Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Morocco’s Minister of Industry, Trade and New Technologies, to impose a 25 percent estimated increase on paper import tax fees.Book publishing industry professionals are wary about the increase which they believe is ‘’inevitable’’ given that  the Minister anticipates imports of printing and  raw materials and paper used in textbooks, notebooks and envelopes rising. The increase will affect families costs for their children’s school expenses at the beginning of the new school year which coincides with Eid al-Adha, a religious feast when Muslims must also buy sheep.The paper price increase is expected to weaken the purchasing power of Moroccans and further hinder poor families from sending their children to school. read more

Canada Japan at odds over BC timber in TPP trade talks documents

OTTAWA — One of Canada’s most protected industries — British Columbia timber — has been targeted by Japan in the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks, The Canadian Press has learned.Japan is pushing Canada to eliminate or modify the controls it imposes on B.C. log exports — a practice that is heavily restricted by the federal and provincial governments, and which drives up their cost to foreign buyers.Details of the forestry impasse with Japan are contained in documents from Canada’s Foreign Affairs department that are marked “secret” and that have been obtained by The Canadian Press.The revelation comes as Canada continues to face pressure from another TPP country — the United States — which has taken aim at the coveted supply management system that protects the country’s dairy and poultry farmers.Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that Canada would protect its supply management system while pushing ahead with the TPP because he sees that as vital of the country’s future economic health.With the October election looming, the trade impasses have implications for Harper. He has invested much political capital in various free trade talks — none bigger than the TPP — as he positions himself as the most reliable steward of the Canadian economy.But Canada has another fight on its hands with Japan over B.C. forestry, as it tries to break down trade barriers in that sector in Asia.“Canada is pursuing full tariff elimination for the forestry sector — as you know, tariffs in Malaysia are as high as 40 per cent, as high as 31 per cent in Vietnam and as high as 10 per cent in Japan,” says the April briefing note, prepared for a meeting of senior federal trade officials in Ottawa and their provincial counterparts in B.C.Japan-Canada trade talks have stalled with no meetings in sightTransPacific Partnership trade deal hopes brighten as Stephen Harper, other leaders break logjamsThe memo says talks with Malaysia and Vietnam are progressing well. Not so with Japan, Canada’s largest Asian trading partner.“Discussions with Japan are ongoing but have been difficult. Japan has very clearly linked the elimination of forestry tariffs to B.C. eliminating or significantly modifying log export controls,” the memo says. “Our efforts to delink the two continue but are becoming increasingly difficult.”B.C. exports a small percentage of its logs to foreign markets, including Japan, but must satisfy some strict provincial and federal requirements.According to one study last year by the Fraser Institute, the result of that protection scheme is that in 2011, logs sold for $74 per cubic metre on the Vancouver Log Market, while the average price for exports hovered around $108.“Although free trade in logs in not the preferred policy from a B.C. perspective, it certainly is from a global perspective,” says the institute’s June 2014 report on B.C. log policy.“Canada is currently in talks to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which includes Japan,” the report adds. “It is possible that removing all restrictions on log exports as part of a trade agreement could leverage concessions of a similar size that would benefit British Columbia and Canada.”The report proved prescient, given what is contained in the government’s own April memo, which makes clear there’s serious negotiating taking place between Japan and Canada on forestry issues.“There have been some suggestions from your officials that Canada settle for no tariff reductions from Japan on forestry products in order to protect our log export control regime,” the memo says.“This is not an acceptable outcome for Canada; it would put our competitors at a permanent advantage in the Japanese market for one of our primary exports.”A government spokesman declined comment on what has happened at the negotiating table since April.With the U.S. Congress recently granting President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the TPP, there is widespread speculation that the deal could be finalized as early as August.However, the deal will have serious domestic political implications for Harper as he seeks his fourth term as prime minister.Supply management is sacrosanct in Ontario and Quebec, and so is the forestry sector in B.C.The 12 countries in the TPP, including Canada, are Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the U.S. and Vietnam, and they represent 792 million people with a combined GDP of $28.1 trillion. read more

Gunathilaka suspended for breaching player code of conduct

The suspension will come into effect immediately after the conclusion of the 2nd test played between Sri Lanka and South Africa.The SLC also will withhold Gunathilaka’s fee for the ongoing test match, until the outcome of the inquiry. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to suspend Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of international cricket for breaching the ‘Player Code of Conduct’, pending an inquiry.The decision to suspend the player was taken following an initial inquiry conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket, after the team management reported that the player have violated the ‘’Code of Conduct’.

Bank of Canada studying issues around a central bank digital currency

CALGARY — The Bank of Canada is looking at the key questions around the design of a digital currency and the issues surrounding such an idea, a senior Bank of Canada official said Monday.However, deputy governor Timothy Lane told a University of Calgary audience that unless the risks associated with a central bank digital currency can be managed through appropriate design, the bank would not recommend issuing such a currency.“The design of a CBDC has important implications for its risk and benefits,” Lane said according to the prepared text of his speech released in Ottawa.“Some major reasons for caution about a central bank digital currency are concerns that it could become a vehicle for illicit transactions or that it could have significant negative implications for financial intermediation.”The mystery of the $2-billion Bitcoin whale that fuelled a selloffCryptocurrency wipeout deepens to $640 billion as Ether plunges 11%Bitcoin falls off another cliff as cryptocurrency slump deepensLane said the central bank uses the term cryptoassets to describe cryptocurrencies because they do not do a good job of performing the basic functions of money. The value of Bitcoin has swung wildly with it topping US$20,000 last year and now trading around US$6,000.However, Lane said, as cryptocurrencies evolve they may touch on the central bank’s core functions including monetary policy, financial stability, payments and currency.He said the Bank of Canada is not responsible for regulating cryptocurrencies, but it has been examining the potential impact on the stability of the financial system.Earlier this year, Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins called on authorities to work toward a set of globally aligned policies governing cryptocurrencies. She said it was important to have a strategy on cryptoassets that was as consistent as possible across countries.Lane said that differences in regulations around the world, together with the incompleteness of regulation in many jurisdictions leaves open room for regulatory arbitrage.“Differences in the regulatory treatment of these products for controlling money laundering and terrorist financing are a particularly pressing concern,” he said.Lane noted that they do not yet pose financial stability risks, but things are evolving rapidly as cryptoassets grow in size, complexity and interconnectedness.“As the underlying technologies and the design of crypto products evolve, we need to be ready to reassess how they might affect financial stability,” he said.“Some potential aspects include the integrity of payment systems, bank business models, and the exposures of financial institutions and infrastructures.” read more

Brock radio series airing in Austria to highlight Canadian culture

A Brock Radio-produced series is hitting the airwaves overseas and receiving rave reviews for its efforts to highlight Canada’s rich culture.Catherine Parayre, Associate Professor in Studies in Arts and Culture as well as Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has partnered with the University of Innsbruck and the Canadian Embassy in Austria to create “Kanada: Nouvelles littéraires and more.”The seven-part radio series is one of a number of initiatives launched in 2017 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Centre of Canadian Studies at Innsbruck.The show began April 4 and will run biweekly until June 20 on Innsbruck radio station Freirad.Each hour-long instalment features interviews in English, French and German, as well as a wealth of Canadian music between segments.“It’s all about Canadian culture, but it’s also about diversity and being able to use resources in different languages,” said Parayre, who is producing the series.Since the initial episode aired, Parayre has received a wealth of positive feedback and has been invited to speak about Canadian culture and about Brock on other international platforms.The project was born through a research agreement between Brock and the University of Innsbruck, which houses the oldest centre of Canadian studies in Europe.The centre promotes research in any discipline that has a connection to Canada.“You don’t have to be focused on literature or culture, you can be focused on biochemistry — as long as there is Canadian content,” Parayre said.That ideal is reflected in the radio show, which covers a broad range of topics in some way related to Canada.Some of the many guests featured throughout the series include Konstanze Zwintz, University of Innsbruck astrophysicist, Mark Bailey, Canadian Ambassador to Vienna, Herménegilde Chiasson, Acadian author and former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, and Phil Cormeau, Acadian filmmaker. The shows also feature a variety of Canadian authors, musicians and artists.Brock English Language and Literature Associate Professor Adam Dickinson and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Instructor Paul Savoie will also be featured on the show, in addition to Tabitha Lewis from Brock’s MakerSpace.“It’s not just about getting people to know Canada — Canada in Austria is known,” Parayre said. “It’s about bringing together cultures, expressions and languages and sharing knowledge.”The project was made possible with the assistance of Brock Radio, which has provided Parayre use of its professional equipment and the expertise of Brock Radio Director Deborah Cartmer to produce each session.“Preparing this series has been a great experience in solidarity and intercultural and linguistic exchanges,” Parayre said. “Freirad is interested in continuing its co-operation with Brock Radio, which is very interesting for us. Scientists, professors and students at the University of Innsbruck regularly use Freirad as a platform for the dissemination of knowledge and for teaching.”The Canadian Embassy and the University of Innsbruck will archive the radio series and will use segments for promotional purposes. The series will also be archived at Brock Radio with some segments broadcast locally.“Kanada: Nouvelles littéraires and more” can be streamed online and airs live on Freirad from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern Standard Time.The first episode is available online. read more

Dont Leave Big Papi

Right now, Ortiz’s Hall of Fame odds are right on the boundary. If he decided to retire tomorrow, his current JAWS total of 42.6 would yield a 25.4 percent prediction for the Hall, about a one-in-four shot. But Ortiz is in a critical part of the curve: Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS system projects that he would add another 7 WAR (for a JAWS score of 46.2) if he played through 2019, and with that boost he would be almost a coin flip to make the Hall, with a predicted probability of 46.3 percent. Although he may not realistically be able to add that many WAR anyway — projections are an imperfect science — each small contribution boosts his chances substantially.Obviously, this methodology is a simplified way to quantify Ortiz’s Hall of Fame prospects. In addition to his prodigious regular-season achievements, Ortiz is a postseason hero who helped lead Boston to a curse-breaking World Series win. He also has the specter of a positive steroid test hanging over his record — which can be enough for some Hall of Fame voters to deny a player, regardless of his on-field contributions. So Ortiz’s case comes down to a lot more than just his JAWS total.But at this point in his career, every little bit helps. With a place in Cooperstown on the line, maybe Ortiz will reconsider his decision to retire and keep slugging away for another couple of years. At age 40, David Ortiz is off to the second-best offensive season of his long and distinguished MLB career. He’s also set to retire at the end of the year, no matter how well his 2016 season with the Red Sox ends up going.“My body, man,” Ortiz explained to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. “My body’s pretty beat up. Remember, if you look at guys my size, they don’t last. I noticed that seven or eight years ago. That’s why I needed to start doing things right. I lost 25 pounds. I started eating better, do things better. But let me tell you: It’s not easy, man.”He makes a compelling case. But for the purposes of building a Hall of Fame résumé, Big Papi might also be making a strategic error in hanging up his spikes: A few more years of even modest production could mean the difference between enshrinement and not.To judge Ortiz’s Hall chances, I used Jay Jaffe’s JAWS score, which balances the peak and total wins above replacement for each player relative to the average for his position — in Big Papi’s case, first base. (Yes, Ortiz has spent most of his productive years as a designated hitter, but since the position has existed since only 1973, JAWS lumps Ortiz in with first basemen.) My model uses logistic regression to turn a first baseman’s JAWS score — and whether he was a known performance-enhancing drug user1This part is based on my informed judgment about whether mainstream baseball writers consider the player associated with PEDs. It also applies to only top-40 players at the position since, realistically, almost everyone below that level has a near-zero chance of getting into the Hall — so marking them as steroid users or not wouldn’t make a difference. — into a probabilistic prediction of whether he’ll be inducted in Cooperstown someday.2I also manually marked three players as certain Hall of Famers, though they aren’t yet eligible: Albert Pujols, Jim Thome and Miguel Cabrera, all of whom are well above the typical thresholds for induction. read more

South32 powers up Cannington solar PV farm

first_imgThe new 7,200-panel solar farm at South32’s Cannington silver-lead mine in northwest Queensland, Australia, is up and running, the mining company confirmed.The 6 ha, 3 MW installation is the company’s first solar installation and will help to deliver reduced greenhouse gas emissions by offsetting gas consumption with solar. Construction commenced in May.“Electricity generated from the farm will be used to supply the operation’s accommodation village and airport with surplus power used to support mining and processing operations,” South32 said.The project – which contributes to the objectives of the company’s Climate Change Strategy – is the second largest solar installation in a remote, off-grid mining operation in Australia and the first to be integrated into a gas-fired power station, according to the company.Earlier this year, EDL Energy signed a 14-year extension of its contract to supply electricity for Cannington, which included partnering with SunSHIFT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of engineering and construction firm Laing O’Rourke, to ‘hybridise’ the existing 34 MW gas plant at the site, with this 3 MW solar photovoltaic installation.It is anticipated the new solar farm will prevent between 4,000-6,000 t/y of greenhouse gas emissions.Rob Jackson, Vice President Operations at Cannington, said the operation was committed to identifying energy efficiency initiatives. “Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a big part of that so I’m delighted that our Cannington operation’s solar installation is leading the way,” he said.The cost to install and operate the solar farm will be offset by lower fuel costs, according to South32. This makes it an economically viable solution for the operation.last_img read more

SCANDI STYLE Magnus Dahl to end career at age 29

The Norwegian goalkeeper Magnus Dahl announced retirement at the end of current season 2016/2017. In age 29, the member of Danish team Skjern will move back to his country with the family, where planning to find proper job based on his formal education:– Some might think that I will stop at too young an age, but I have come to a point where I am more and more think about life after handball. Now I initially complete studies, and then waiting some very exciting job opportunities, says Dahl.Dahl has great experience of playing for TOP teams in various countries. He played at Paris Handball, BM Atlético Madrid, HSG Wetzlar, IFK Kristianstad and Skjern.– It has been an incredibly exciting journey with many highlights. When I look back, I feel privileged because I have been able to live my dream handball out for some fantastic clubs. At the same time I have played with and against many of the world’s best players. I’ve met a lot of interesting people through my sports career and is grateful to those who made it possible, says Dahl, writes official website of the club. Magnus Dahlskjern ← Previous Story SEHA: Powerful RK Celje PL smash Tatran Presov at the end of regular season Next Story → Montpellier give lesson for PSG Handball in French Cup! read more

Its a full moon tonight Are you as excited as this kid

first_img OUT OF your window. Can you see the moon? (It should be a full moon tonight.)How excited does that make you?As excited as this insanely cute child who LOVES the moon? Probably not, but at least you can watch this video.How did yelling goats in pop videos become a thing?>This is the most awkward TV moment you’ll see today>last_img

Watch this 3D printer make a tiny Gothic cathedral

first_imgIf you haven’t seen MakerBot’s 3D printer in action, you’re missing out. The $1225 MakerBot Thing-O-Matic is a humble, almost DIY, looking device that can “print” objects up to 4x4x6-inches large automatically after you give it the necessary instructions and a spool of plastic.In the video above the Thing-O-Matic is time-lapsed while printing. The video doesn’t offer up any real surprises, but viewers will get a good look at the system in action as well as the end result, a small but accurate portrayal of a Gothic cathedral.The apparent simplicity of the Thing-O-Matic belies just how incredible of a product it actually is. After all, what else out there, for under $1500, can do something like this? You might not have any use for tiny plastic churches, but we see people making all sorts of more practical things as well, like coat hangers and bottle openers. And all of them are made exactly to the designer’s liking and on demand. Many of them even use open source instructions so that you could download the plans for, say, a chess set, and be playing the a game not long after.via Makerbot Bloglast_img read more

Met Éireann issues Status Yellow snowice warning from tonight as temperatures to

first_img Image: Sam Boal via Source: Met Éireann/Twitter 64,298 Views Image: Sam Boal via Met Éireann issues Status Yellow snow-ice warning from tonight as temperatures to drop to -1C Temperatures will drop to between 0 and 4 degrees tonight, with some frost forecast. Looking at tomorrow, Met Éireann has forecast cold and blustery conditions. Rain showers are due to hit the western half of the country in the morning, becoming widespread during the day. The forecaster said some of the showers will be heavy, with wintry showers of sleet possible. There is also a risk of snow showers over mountains and thunder, Met Éireann said. Moving on to Wednesday through to Friday, Met Éireann has forecast cold conditions with a mix of sunny spells and showers, some heavy with a continued risk of thunder. At night, clear spells are due to develop, with most of the showers retreating to western, northern and eastern coastal counties.  Wednesday will be windy, with some moderate north to northwest winds, according to Met Éireann.Winds on Thursday will be mostly moderate north to northeasterly. These will decrease further on Friday.Met Éireann said early indications for the weekend suggest that “temperatures will return close to normal and there will be a good deal of dry weather, with sunny spells”.With additional reporting from Stephen McDermott. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated Apr 1st 2019, 4:50 PM MET ÉIREANN HAS issued a snow-ice warning for western and northern counties ahead of a cold and wet start to April.The forecaster issued the Status Yellow alert for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford and Louth earlier today.The 36-hour warning is valid from midnight tonight until 12pm on Wednesday, and will see hail and sleet fall and snow accumulations on high ground. By Hayley Halpin Mist & fog patches will clear this morning & many areas will be dry for a time, but some scattered showers will occur. A band of more persistent rain will move in across Connacht & west Ulster later this aftn & early this eve, extending southeastwards later, but becoming patchy.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 1, 2019 Status Yellow Warning issued for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford and Louth.Valid from 00:00 hours Tue, 02-Apr-2019 to 12:00 hours Wed, 03-Apr-2019— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 1, 2019 Short URL 11 Comments The forecaster revealed that it’ll be a cold start to the month, with persistent rain set to move across Connacht and west Ulster this afternoon and early this evening.Tonight is expected to be very cold with clear spells and showers, mainly in the western half of the country, as temperatures drop to between -1 and 3 degrees. Source: Met Éireann/Twitter Share101 Tweet Email3 Apr 1st 2019, 7:52 AM Monday 1 Apr 2019, 4:50 PMlast_img read more