The Sharks were beaten to the punch Wednesday night, and they know it.Five minutes and 21 seconds into the season opener against the rival Vegas Golden Knights, they trailed 2-0.A penalty and two turnovers led to two goals, and T-Mobile Arena was rocking. The Sharks were able to claw a goal back, but they never got back even with Vegas after that start, falling 4-1.“For both those first two goals, when you turn the puck over, you’re going have it stuck in the back of your net nine times …
Why You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Silver is a database cacher, indexer and searcher backed by the NoSQL database Redis and released by the tech team behind the political blog Talking Points Memo. It’s open source and was created in Ruby.“Silver is designed to be a simple, lightweight wrapper for all your calls to a database that you want to cache or index with Redis,” writes Silver developer Erik Hinton. “It is completely database/web-service agnostic so you should be able to use if for anything you can imagine caching.”It sounds like this is only the beginning for open source from TPM. Hinton writes “Over the next few months — and, God-willing, for ages to come — we will be rolling out a series of open-source tools to contribute to the growing, fecund field of journo-coding/data-driven-reporting/technocratic inquiry.”It’s exciting to see a media organization not just using open source software, but also contributing. It’s not entirely unprecedented – the Lawrence Journal-World released Django, for instance – but it’s always appreciated. klint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Tools Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#YouTube What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces fruzsina eordogh I can’t count the times I’ve wanted to film a video blog or upload a video to YouTube, but didn’t because I was daunted by all the steps it would take to upload a video – including everything from editing it to locating a musical score. Not only are these steps daunting, but they take a lot of time. It seems I wasn’t alone, because YouTube has responded on Monday with the launch of YouTube Capture, a free app “designed for speed.” YouTube Capture not only makes uploading your video to YouTube easier, but also color corrects, stabilizes your video if your hands were shaking, and makes it easy to trim your video and add musical tracks. The app will even “remind you to rotate your phone to a horizontal position for filming, so your videos look high-quality and free of ‘Vertical Video Syndrome.’” Being as I am iPhoneless, I asked Dan Rowinski – ReadWrite’s mobile expert – to take the app for a test drive. Apart from having to sign up for a YouTube Channel, Rowinski found the speed and ease of the app useful. “I could have been through the whole process in minutes. Shoot, add a thing or two, and onto YouTube in seconds, really. If I was into that type of thing, that would seem pretty cool.”YouTube Capture is currently available only on the iPhone and iPod Touch, though in an official YouTube blog post announcing the app, software engineer Reed Morse wrote the team is working on making the app available on Android soon. No word on if YouTube will make the app available for BlackBerry or Windows Phone 8. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
The short answer to how to become a lifelong learner is never to stop learning. The question is valuable enough to deserve a more extended explanation and practical advice on the specifics.Shore Up Your WeaknessesIf you are going to spend time learning, you may want to focus your effort on areas where you are weak. Many people will tell you not to worry about your weaknesses and to focus on your strengths. Like anything else, there is a truth in that advice, but it is partial and devoid of context. If there are areas you need to increase your knowledge and skills to produce the positive results you want, those are good places to start.Maybe your success depends on you becoming a better, more effective leader. Reading books, taking courses, and asking for help from a coach or mentor can help level you up. Understanding concepts you are missing, recognizing the better choices that are available to you, and making better decisions will improve your results.There are salespeople and business people who know little about business outside of their company and their role. Even though their chosen professions are in business, they haven’t focused on learning things that might improve their results. If you lack business acumen, there are any number of ways to gain it, and in doing so, bettering your results and making yourself more valuable.Whatever your weakness, if it holds you back, start your lifelong learning there. But don’t end there.Follow Your InterestsBecoming a lifelong learner doesn’t mean that you must only study things that improve your business results. It also doesn’t have to be something that helps you be successful in the areas people commonly associate with the idea of “success.” There is no reason not to learn more about some subject that interests you. Not only will you enjoy it, but it will also make you a more well-rounded, more interesting, and a better conversationalist.Maybe you want to learn some form of art, like drawing or painting. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to study acting. I am right now being tutored in defensive strategies in the game of football, as well as learning to print the way architects write on their plans. I know not how these things will ever be useful to me, except maybe making my writing on something on whiteboards other people can read and understand.If something interests you, if it captures your attention, then it’s worth spending time to learn. Your interest is enough to make it a worthwhile use of your time, even if no one other than you believes it is worth your time.Pull on a ThreadSometimes when you are learning something, you bump into something else that interests you. The one thing leads you to another. You pull on the thread, and you keep pulling.Your study of leadership connects you to human psychology, which leads to organizational development, which leads to cognitive biases and their connection to poor decisions. Your learning on poor decisions leads you to how large organizations fail. This isn’t a path you would design for yourself, but because you pulled the thread, you uncovered other areas of interest.In 1995, I picked up a book called The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History by Howard Bloom. The book led me to read additional books about memetics (memes, the way ideas spread, not cute cat videos), which eventually brought me to evolutionary psychology (or paleo-psychology as it was known then). This path eventually led me to Integral Theory, an area of learning I am still vigorously pursuing.If you want to be a lifelong learner, follow your interests, and when you run into something that captures your attention, follow that path.Apply Your LearningIt’s helpful to know things that are not directly related to your domain or area of expertise. Even though you may not recognize the value of something that has your interest now, reading, studying, and continuing to learn helps you become a lateral thinker, connecting disparate ideas into something useful.John Boyd, a fighter pilot and the most profound military strategist of the last century, used to challenge people with a thought experiment. You have a motorboat and a set of skis, a tank with treads and guns, and a bicycle with wheels and handlebars and gears. What can you make with these items? Boyd, a lateral thinker, would produce an image of a snowmobile, an object most people would not consider.One strategy I have developed about leveraging time in sales comes from clock management in football (the American version). If you have the ball, you can take time off the clock, depriving them of time and creating a competitive advantage. What you might believe doesn’t have any practical application or value often turns out to be something beneficial later, even when its value isn’t apparent.As human knowledge continues to grow exponentially—and exponentially faster–becoming a lifelong learner is imperative. The only way to get lifelong learning wrong is by doing nothing.
“You humiliate and assault Kashmiris. Make them feel like criminals and that they don’t belong to this country. Why are you surprised then when young pliable men are taken under the wings of terror groups & indoctrinated? The culprits here were clad in saffron kurtas and are from Vishwa Hindu Dal. They have no fear and in fact uploaded the video online,” said former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti.She alleged that the Government of India’s conspicuous silence was actually a political tactic to encourage such elements and communalise the atmosphere until polls.National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah stressed on the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajasthan denouncing violence against Kashmiris. “The speech has seen no realization on the ground. Targeted violence against Kashmiris is not seeing an end in absence of a full throated condemnation from BJP leadership,” said Mr. Abdullah.”Nothing will do more damage to the idea of India in J&K than videos like these. Keep thrashing Kashmiris like this on the streets at the hands of RSS, Bajrang Dal goons and then try to sell the idea of ‘atoot ang’, it simply wont fly,” said Mr. Abdullah.Separatists amalgam, Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a joint statement terming the attacks on Kashmiris “condemnable”. “Fascist goons attack on Kashmiri traders, employees, labourer and students have not receded but are increasing at an alarming pace,” they said. Mainstream as well as separatist parties on Thursday condemned the attack on a Kashmiri trader in Uttar Pradesh, a video of which went viral on social media.Also Read Four arrested for assault on two Kashmiri street vendors in Lucknow
Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Rice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Mocon and import Rich Ross each had a team-best 16 points as Rain or Shine improved to a 3-7 record, keeping a quarterfinal spot—though a long shot—within reach.Nambatac, who sealed the deal with a free throw in the dying moments of the contest, had 15 points just like skipper Gabe Norwood, who turned in his finest scoring performance this conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceSan Miguel got the goods mostly from Chris Ross, who led the effort with 19 points, and hometown hero June Mar Fajardo, who chipped in 17 more.Arwind Santos tossed in 14 points off the bench, while John Holland, pinch-hitting for injured reinforcement Dez Wells, only had 10 as the Beermen slid to No. 5 with a 6-4 card. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motolite ties BanKo Perlas in duel for PVL bronze View comments Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Rain or Shine held off San Miguel Beer,91-85, to keep its playoff aspirations alive Saturday night at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.The Painters drew double-digit scores from four of their starters, including Rey Nambatac and Javee Mocon, who countered most of the Beermen’s dogged tries at a comeback down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’
ATHENS. (AP). Olympiakos is closing in on its 18th Greek league title in 20 seasons after a 4-0 victory over Atromitos on Sunday.With second-place AEK drawing 1-1 at Iraklis on Saturday, Olympiakos increased its lead to 18 points with seven rounds left.Alejandro Dominguez opened the scoring with a long-range shot in the 10th minute. Atromitos hung on and had several chances to equalize until when Alan Pulido scored in the 65th.Nine minutes later, Pulido set up Esteban Cambiasso’s first league goal before Costas Fortounis rounded off the scoring in the 85th following a cross by Brown Ideye.Third-place Panathinaikos squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with fourth-place PAOK, Xanthi beat Panthrakikos 1-0 and 10-man Panetolikos snatched a 1-1 draw at Platanias with a late equalizer. TweetPinShare0 Shares
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.”
Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact There are also question marks on how much of a role former Oakland Raider and Kansas City Chief Tyvon Branch will play for his new team as he hasn’t been a primary starter since 2012.But the impending new secondary might not be too much of a hindrance for the Cardinals, as Rosenthal notes, “they have the most projected wins in football by Football Outsiders, a campaign platform we can support.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Following a 13-3 record and a trip to the NFC Championship Game, the Arizona Cardinals were one of the best teams on both sides of the ball last season. But no team is perfect.NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal took a look at every NFC team and labeled each squad’s biggest weakness.Rosenthal noted the Cardinals “could have the most loaded roster in the NFL. They also have only one offensive tackle that has ever played an NFL game.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share That one offensive tackle is Jared Veldheer, with the rest of the offensive tackle group consisting of two rookies and four guys with one year under their belt, including 2015 first round pick D.J. Humphries. But Rosenthal thinks the Cardinals have a weakness that’s even more glaring.Justin Bethel, who excelled as a No. 4 cornerback and special teamer, now stands second on the team’s depth chart. He recently underwent foot surgery. Patrick Peterson is coming off ankle surgery, while Tyrann Mathieu is recovering from a torn ACL. Third-round pick Brandon Williams was seen as a project at cornerback after splitting time as a running back in college. Even though the Cardinals play a ton of safeties and Mathieu essentially plays cornerback, the Cardinals have a shocking lack of NFL-caliber cornerbacks on the roster. Don’t be surprised if they add a veteran or two.It’s hard to know how much of a toll the injuries will have on Bethel, Peterson and Mathieu going forward, but it’s easy to know the Cardinals’ secondary will look a lot different in 2016, as two primary starters are no longer on the roster. The Cardinals lost Rashad Johnson, who started 14 games and had five interceptions in 2015, to the Tennessee Titans. Jerraud Powers, who started 13 games and had one interception to go along with two fumble recoveries, is now with the Baltimore Ravens. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) makes a one-handed catch but has it called back on a penalty as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel (28) defends during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. Cobb left the game injured after the catch. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
By Jeff Thomas, International Man In Latin-American culture, the beating of a piñata began as a religious activity, but, today, it is more secular and generally takes place at celebrations. The general idea is that someone (usually a child) is blindfolded and given a stick, then spun around several times to disorient him. He then begins swinging the stick in the air, trying to locate the piñata, which is suspended overhead. Once he finds it, he beats it until it breaks open, spilling out goodies – sometimes candy, sometimes toys, coins, or food. In concept, this is much like taxation, with the rich being the piñata. Taxation Seems Reasonable Throughout the world today, governments pay for their existence mostly by way of taxation. On the surface of it, this isn’t an especially unreasonable concept. Candidates are elected to take charge of the government, and they then need to be paid to do their jobs. Taxes are also intended to pay for the programmes that government representatives come up with. Unfortunately, a common trend in politics is that once someone has been elected to office, he wants to remain there, often for the remainder of his working life. Once someone has become a career politician, it is a logical step for him to realise that the more he can tax the population, the more goodies he can get for himself. After all, he is in a position to be able to increase his own salary and benefits. Additionally, he may be tempted to siphon off a portion of funds intended for government programmes as they pass through his control. The difficulty for politicians who increase taxes is that, if they increase taxes on the majority of the people, the people may not vote them back in. Consequently, politicians find that they are more likely to be re-elected if they create or increase taxes that only apply to a minority of the electorate. Whenever the middle- to lower- income taxpayers outnumber the more wealthy (which is, of course, most often the case), politicians tend to propose higher taxes on “the rich.” The reason this is a safe bet is that the rich are in the minority and therefore do not have the power (on their own) to vote such politicians out of office. Hence, most developed countries not only tax the rich more heavily than others, but also create and maintain a “tax the rich” mentality amongst the electorate. Today, most every country that regards itself as a democracy has a “tax the rich” consciousness, and those who are not “rich” generally support the concept. As George Bernard Shaw said, “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.” But Excessive Taxation of the Rich is Not Necessarily Reasonable And why not tax the rich? After all, the rich have more, so why shouldn’t they give more? Well, there are two reasons why not. The first is that the concept is inherently unjust. As Thomas Jefferson is said to have argued, “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” The second reason why the rich should not automatically pay more is that they may possibly be taxed to the point that they choose to opt out of the system. As Maggie Thatcher said, “The trouble with socialism is that, eventually, you run out of other people’s money.” Of course, who “the rich” are has never been accurately defined. Is it the top 5% of earners? The top 10%? Politicians avoid such questions; they prefer to keep it vague. After all, if they got specific, many of them would qualify as being amongst “the rich.” And of course, one of the best aspects of taxing the rich, from the politician’s point of view, is that they can’t really do anything about it. The rich are, by their very nature, generally speaking, very responsible citizens. They are easily tracked down and will generally prefer to pay a higher tax than to be imprisoned. Consequently, there is much to gain and little to lose for a politician if he proposes further taxes on the rich. The Rich Are Much Like a Piñata The rich are much like a piñata: Those who are gathered around the piñata know that it contains goodies and they would like to get some share of those goodies. They are unconcerned as to whether the piñata is destroyed, as long as the goodies are forthcoming soon. Someone is elected, who beats the piñata repeatedly, knocking the goodies out. This person wears a blindfold, so, although he knows what his objective is, he cannot actually see the results of his actions. The more he beats the piñata, the more goodies fall out. But, beyond this point, public opinion would diverge as to the comparison of the piñata and the rich. Those who wish to be receivers of the government largesse would argue that the process is endless, as the rich will always have plenty of money. But those who are more productive and choose to sustain themselves through their own efforts will take a different view. How to Stop Being a Piñata Through Internationalisation The fact is, the rich do, in most cases, have an ability to opt out. Historically, this does not take place through violent means, such as revolution. Rather, it is by quiet means – by exiting the jurisdiction if it becomes too oppressive. There is now a growing trend toward internationalisation. It has never been easier to physically move one’s self or one’s possessions from place to place. Through technology, it has also never been easier to move wealth from place to place. In fact, the only exception to this trend is governments themselves. Some governments are placing ever-increasing restrictions on the ability to move one’s self and one’s wealth from one jurisdiction to another. Considering this to be the case, many older people are quietly moving themselves and their wealth away from those countries that are becoming increasingly draconian in their laws. Additionally, many younger people are beginning to see the handwriting on the wall. Whilst they may not yet have amassed much in the way of wealth, many are assessing their futures in jurisdictions that are becoming oppressive, and choosing to vote with their feet now, rather than wait until it is no longer possible. Many people are fond of their present jurisdiction but are watching the door slowly closing. Those who take the next step – that of seeking out other possible destinations – are finding that in some other jurisdictions the doors to personal economic prosperity are opening wider. However, should an exodus occur into these countries by frustrated First-Worlders, there is the possibility that, in time, their immigration laws may tighten up. Therefore, the time of greatest opportunity may well be right now. Those who are older and have attained some measure of wealth would do well to consider whether they are tiring of being hit with a stick and worrying that, in the future, they may well be hit a great deal harder. Those who are younger may feel that, if they succeed in creating wealth for themselves, their reward may well be to become a piñata. [If you enjoyed this article, you might like our complimentary report, The Best of Jeff Thomas. Pulling no punches, Jeff shares his thoughts on the greatest threat to gold ownership, finding a bolthole on a budget, as well as the coming hyperinflation. You may download this free report immediately in our member’s area. Or, if you are not a member, register for free here.] About the Author: Jeff Thomas is British and resides in the Caribbean. The son of an economist and historian, he learned early to be distrustful of governments as a general principle. Although he spent his career creating and developing businesses, for eight years, he penned a weekly newspaper column on the theme of limiting government. He began his study of economics around 1990, learning initially from Sir John Templeton, then Harry Schulz and Doug Casey and later others of an Austrian persuasion. In 1999 he began his predictions for a second Great Depression and has since focused his attention on its ramifications and how it would affect the world.