You can’t create breakthrough results in a short period of time. But you can take the first step of many right now. You can step onto the path and make a little progress.You can’t achieve major goals as quickly as you would like. But you can take the small, individual actions that lead to the milestones along the way. Those small steps don’t feel like progress, but each one moves you ever closer to your goal.You won’t win every battle you fight with your internal resistance. There will be days when your fear gets the best of you. But each time you rise to fight again, you weaken the enemy while you grow in strength.You can’t build the deep, meaningful, lasting relationships that make up the real value of your life quickly or without a great investment of time and emotional energy. But you can make deposits in those relationships by caring and being present when you are with the people who matter most.We overestimate what we can do in a short time and underestimate what we can do in a longer time.Because it is difficult to see the impact of small actions, we sometimes do nothing instead of taking some small action that will move us forward a little bit. There will be times when you have both the energy and a tailwind to make big gains. Take advantage of these opportunities. But the rest of the time, put one foot in front of the other and just move forward.It’s a little action every day. It’s showing up. It’s keeping at it. Bit by bit. Piece by piece.The breakthrough won’t be a dramatic single event. It won’t come with a parade, and no one will write songs about you. You’ll just look back at some point and see the great distance you covered.
Last weekend, Northern Territory Touch held their State Titles in Darwin.Teams from all over the Northern Territory and even some players from Western Australia came to contest the tournament, which strengthened the quality of the touch played.Australian representative Bo De La Cruz also came back from a successful Trans Tasman Series to play for Honkers Inc.National Referees Panel member Ken Golden also attended the tournament to assess and coach the referees.One referee was upgraded to Level 2, three were upgraded to Level 3, while one referee attained their Level 4 badge.The results were as follows:Men’s OpenCrocs – 4 def. Carla Furnishers Palmerston Bulls – 3Women’s OpenHonkers Inc – 8 def. Crocs – 718’s MixedHonkers Inc – 9 def. Gove – 735’s MixedHornets – 7 def. Stragglers – 4Regional MenAlice Springs – 14 def. Katherine – 5Regional WomenAlice Springs – 15 def. Gove – 3Player of Series:Women’s OpenNikki Waterman – Big DealsMen’s OpenDaniel Questroy – Bundy BearsDaniel Mintcheff – Alice Springs18’s MixedMale – Paul Bond – Darwin BlueFemale – Deanna Peckham – All Blacks35’s MixedMale – Peter Alley – HornetsFemale – Jo Howard – GoveBarry Hounslow Memorial Trophy Overall Player of SeriesRodney Hoffman – Katherine Bubbles Peckham Memorial Trophy – Sportsmanship AwardKelly Ewin – Honkers IncReferee of the TournamentMargaret Levien
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man City veteran Fernandinho: I’ve been training as centre-back all seasonby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFernandinho has revealed he has been training as a centre-back all season. With John Stones and Aymeric Laporte injured, Pep Guardiola was forced to field the defensive midfielder alongside Nicolas Otamendi against Shakhtar Donestk on Wednesday.City cruised to a 3-0 victory and Fernandinho was happy he could contribute to the win.”It was a quiet night at the back but the team have made a very good game,” said Fernandinho.”It was easier at the back because we played as a team and the guys up-front closed down the space.”I’ve been training in this position since the start of the season. Pep knows all about our squad and team. Today was my opportunity and I hope I can improve more.”
Week two didn’t look like it’d be that crazy on paper, but after a roller coaster day of football, Notre Dame has a new quarterback, Auburn narrowly avoided a historic upset, Arkansas got embarrassed by a MAC school, and BYU won on ANOTHER Hail Mary. Those ridiculous events have really altered odds for the national championship. As ESPN’s Brett McMurphy points out, the Fighting Irish, Tigers, and Razorbacks all fell significantly.Biggest drops in @LVSuperBook title odds from last week: Notre Dame from 12-1 to 40-1, Auburn 15-1 to 30-1, Arkansas 40-1 to 100-1— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 14, 2015On the other hand, there are some big gainers as well.Biggest moves up in @LVSuperBook title odds from last week: Michigan State from 20-1 to 10-1, Ole Miss & UCLA both from 30-1 to 20-1— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 14, 2015Via VegasInsider.com, here are the 10 teams that currently have the best odds to win it all.Who are you betting on?[VegasInsider.com]
APTN National NewsThe body of Krystal Andrews was found on God’s Lake First Nation in Manitoba earlier this week.A vigil for the 23-year-old mother was held in Winnipeg Thursday night.APTN’s Matt Thordarson has the story.
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Adobe Inc., down $18.08 to $230The software company gave a disappointing profit forecast for the current fiscal year.Alaska Air Group Inc., up 96 cents to $62.30The airline said it flew more passengers and revenue improved in November.Sealed Air Corp., up $1.54 to $33.94The industrial gas company announced a new restructuring program, including job cuts, aiming to save about $200 million a year.Starbucks Corp., down $1.57 to $65.34The coffee company’s forecasts fell short of Wall Street expectations.Costco Wholesale Corp., down $19.45 to $207.06The warehouse club operator’s membership revenue and sales were weaker than analysts expected.Johnson & Johnson, down $14.84 to $133Reuters reported that the health care giant knew for decades that its baby powder was sometimes contaminated with asbestos.Nucor Inc., up 69 cents to $56.39The steelmaker gave a strong profit forecast for the fourth quarter.Schlumberger Ltd., down $1.92 to $39.10Energy company stocks and oil prices fell after reports showed China’s retail sales and industrial output slowed in November.The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The federal government says it will monitor underwater ship and mammal noise in British Columbia’s Salish Sea to help develop measures to support the recovery of endangered southern resident killer whales.Terry Beech, parliamentary secretary to the transportation minister, announced the measures as his government is set to face new scrutiny on the impacts of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on the threatened species.A court ruling found the National Energy Board failed to assess the pipeline project’s effects on the marine environment and the government has asked the board to reconsider that part of the review by Feb. 22. The project would increase tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet seven-fold and whale experts argue there is already too much traffic for the 74-member southern resident whale population to survive.Beech says Transport Canada will spend $1.6 million on measures including deploying an underwater hydrophone, or listening device, at Boundary Pass in the Salish Sea.He also says the department will carry out a four-year project to better predict propeller noise and hull vibration of a vessel.
“If there is no active injection operation nearby then certainly we will consider this to be a natural tectonic earthquake,” Kao said. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, A.B. – A second earthquake in less than a week shook central Alberta on Sunday, although a seismologist notes it occurred in a different geologic region than a quake last week that’s been linked to fracking.Honn Kao with the Geological Survey of Canada says the 4.4 magnitude quake was detected at around 4 a.m., with an epicentre about 32 kilometres northwest of Rocky Mountain House.Kao says no damage has been reported, although he says many people who live in the area have reported feeling it, one as far away as Edmonton. A 4.6 magnitude earthquake last Monday that was felt in the communities of Red Deer and Sylvan Lake has prompted the Alberta Energy Regulator to order a company to suspend fracking operations at a well site.Kao notes that while the two quakes were geographically close, Sunday’s quake happened in the Rocky Mountains geological system, whereas last week’s event occurred in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.Cara Tobin, a spokeswoman for the AER, says there doesn’t appear to have been any industrial activity in the area of the most recent earthquake, but staff will be checking the data to make sure.“As inactive as Alberta is tectonically, this area is comparatively active, and so we do see more seismic activity in that area than we do in other areas,” Tobin said of the region where Sunday’s earthquake occurred.In August 2014, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in the same region. It didn’t do any damage but power was disrupted to about 500 customers, including a gas plant near Rocky Mountain House.Following last week’s quake, the AER said Vesta Energy Ltd. must suspend hydraulic fracturing operations at its well site, and must submit a report of all seismic activity in the area since April, as well as specific fracturing data for the well site from Jan. 29 to March 4. The regulator has also ordered Vesta to file a plan to eliminate or reduce future seismic activity from fracturing.Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping chemicals and sand underground to break up rocks to help get oil and natural gas flowing.Kao said some of the people who felt Sunday’s quake reported they were woken up by the shaking.He said more analysis will be needed to say definitively that the two quakes weren’t linked, but at the moment there doesn’t appear to be any evidence of it.
Amaravati (AP): The Andhra Pradesh government Friday transferred the Director General of Intelligence A B Venkateswara Rao shortly after the High Court rejected its plea challenging the Election Commission’s order.Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Punetha issued a G.O transferring Rao and directing him to report to the police headquarters. The high court rejected the state government’s contentions, particularly that the DG had nothing to do with the conduct of elections and that the EC had no jurisdiction over him and ruled there was “no case for interim relief.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The high court refused to stall EC’s order, transferring two IPS officers, including the Director General of Intelligence and a non-cadre officer in the state government, and keeping them away from election duties. The Chief Secretary directed the Director General of Police (Head of Police Force) to not assign any election-related work to Rao till the completion of current elections. The Election Commission on Tuesday night directed the AP Chief Secretary to shift the Intelligence DG and not assign him any poll duties. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe Chief Secretary immediately issued an order transferring the 1989 batch IPS officer. However, Punetha issued another order on Wednesday afternoon, after Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu raised an objection to Rao’s transfer, and cancelled Tuesday night’s G.O. Neither the ruling Telugu Desam Party nor the state government were not so particular about the EC’s same directive in respect of the district SPs of Kadapa and Srikakulam. The Chief Minister was adamant the Intelligence chief be continued in the same post and the state officials apparently toed his line. The state government also filed a writ petition in the High Court challenging the EC directive. A division bench of the High Court, comprising acting Chief Justice Praveen Kumar and Justice Satyanarayana Murthy, ruled that there was “no case for interim relief” in the matter and said the state government should comply with the EC order.
Coach Urban Meyer stands in front of the team before the Buckeyes take the field against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorThe enterprise that is college football continues to grow with social media branding, television deals and other sources of revenue. All factors emphasize the importance of signing one of the best play callers in the country, but that comes at a price.On Wednesday, USA Today released a compiled database of the 2016 salaries of all NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision coaches. At the top were arguably the three best coaches in the NCAA: Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, Alabama coach Nick Saban and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.Meyer is ranked third out of 128 coaches with a 2016 total salary of $6,094,800.Meyer trails only Harbaugh and Saban, respectively, for the largest income of Division I coaches. Harbaugh tops the charts at $9,004,000, more than $2 million higher than Saban’s $6,939,395. USA Today lists Harbaugh’s maximum bonus at $1,325,000, while Meyer’s maximum bonus is $775,000.Not all of Meyer’s payment is coming from OSU. The school pays Meyer a maximum of $6,003,000, with all bonuses factored in, and Meyer received $91,800 for “other pay.” OSU said the $91,800 was meant to cover travel costs associated with outside engagements, and any leftover money was directed to the Shelley and Urban Meyer Family Foundation.The most recent outside-income form available to USA Today was due to be filed by Sept. 10, 2015, and lists Meyer as having generated a total of $801,450 in “cash and/or goods and services for charities.” That number includes $696,450 he raised for his family’s charity.Meyer had $250,000 of his possible bonuses paid in the 2015-16 season.