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first_imgAdvertisement And now he’s in Alberta filming a follow up to thisSo are his “Jumanji” co-stars in Alberta too? I think so!.Kevin seems to be the only one, besides the Rock, posting about being here…but it’s only on his Insta story…so the evidence is gone every 24 hours.  If you see/run into them while they’re here, send us pics!!Gregg Reynolds – GlobalNews.ca On Tuesday, thanks to Instagram, we found out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in Calgary.We also found out from our friends at Global News that he’s there to start working on the new “Jumanji” movie and they’ll be primarily in Kananaskis, Alberta.ICYMI:  Dwayne was actually recently announced as one of Time Magazines 100 most influential people!Introducing the 2019 #TIME100 https://t.co/1WeH62z2pQ pic.twitter.com/iBKrhSl9D0— TIME (@TIME) April 17, 2019 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Annan issues a strong call for free and fair elections in Zimbabwe

The Secretary-General said in a statement that the people of Zimbabwe must be permitted to cast their votes free from violence, intimidation, and hindrance of any kind in the presence of as wide a range of international observers as possible.”I therefore appeal to the President of Zimbabwe and his Government, as well as to the opposition, to put the interests of the country ahead of any individual interests, and to work together to ensure that the elections are conducted in free and fair manner, and that the rights of all citizens to participate are assured and protected,” the Secretary-General said in a statement released on Thursday evening. “For the sake of the people of Zimbabwe, of its neighbours and the entire continent of Africa, I appeal to the Government to let the people make their choice, and to live by it,” Mr. Annan said. read more

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Ahead of rainy season UN mission relocates displaced civilians in South Sudan

Some 706,000 people have been displaced since fighting between pro- and anti-Government forces began in mid-December 2013, 77,000 of whom are seeking refuge at UNMISS bases.The Mission will be providing protection by escorting buses, transporting internally displaced people between its Tomping Compound in the capital, Juba, and the UN House.“The Mission says that the congestion of sites, compounded by the coming rains, remains a major challenge,” UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters in New York.“The Mission is seeking to expand sites in Malakal, Bentiu, Bor and Juba. And it is also creating new areas for civilians to seek safety in Juba and Bor.”In Bor, in Jonglei state, the Mission notes that civilians have been seen rebuilding their homes and that trading activity in the town has increased and basic foods are available. Ten days ago, the first major rainstorm of the season caused flooding and destroyed or damaged hundreds of tents in an UNMISS base in Juba. The tents were able to be fixed and there were no reports of injured civilians. The UN and its partners are working to develop ways to mitigate the risks of flooding and associated health and safety concerns. read more

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Lauded for his advocacy Ban urges renewed pledges to improving lives of

Speaking at a side event of the 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York, the Secretary-General urged everyone to either make a new commitment to the movement or renew an existing one.“I hope we have great promises of support – and even stronger action to keep those promises,” Mr. Ban said at ‘The Roadmap to Realizing Rights: Every Woman Every Child’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.’ The event was co-organized by his Every Woman Every Child office and UN Women.More than 40 countries and 120 stakeholders have committed to more than $25 billion over the next five years to carry out the Every Woman Every Child Strategy.The Strategy, which Mr. Ban launched in 2010 and updated in 2015, aims to end preventable deaths among all women, children and adolescents; to greatly improve their health and well-being; and to bring about the transformative change needed to shape a more prosperous and sustainable future.At the event, global gender equality advocates Women Deliver presented the first-ever ‘Delivering for Girls and Women’ award to Mr. Ban in recognition of his work and achievements to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide.Accepting the Award, Mr. Ban said the true champions are “fighting on the frontlines for health rights everyday”.Also speaking at today’s event, the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said that women are crucial to a resilient health system: “Women’s health is a women’s right. Without it, health hangs in the balance.”Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka also spoke about the health of women and girls expanding to political, social and economic spheres. read more

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Bicycle Kingdom makes a comeback as China seeks solutions to tackle air

Yimin FengYouth riding share bikes and hanging out by the UNESCO World Heritage Site West Lake in Hangzhou, China.Over the past decade, the local government has been improving bike-friendly infrastructure, such as lanes and traffic signals created solely for cyclists, and has provided almost 86,000 public bikes. A smart card allows users to easily access all forms of public transport, from bikes to boats to buses. “All together there have been 760 million rides, that’s almost half the population of China,” says Tao Xuejun, general manager of the Hangzhou Public Bicycle Service. “So far, more than 400 cities in China have adopted our project. Our dream is to promote our model across China and all over the world.” As a result of these initiatives, according to Tao, cycling has become a popular choice for both local citizens and tourists, and the efforts of the Government-run company have been rewarded with international recognition, including the International Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel in 2017. A mobile app that plants millions of trees As well as leading the Chinese cycling resurgence, Hangzhou is home to an innovative way to encourage more sustainable lifestyles, with an app that is helping to stop desertification, cut air pollution and plant millions of new trees.  The “Ant Forest” mini-program, a Hangzhou-based project from giant Chinese payments and lifestyle app Alipay, incites users to make small, environmentally friendly decisions in their daily lives, such as cycling rather than driving to work, or recycling clothes. When users perform any carbon-reducing activities, they are rewarded with “green energy” points.As they accumulate enough virtual points, a real tree is planted. According to Ant Financial, more than 100 million trees have been planted, thanks to the low-carbon actions of 500 million individuals, roughly 5% of the world’s population. China was once considered to be the “Kingdom of the Bicycle,” with bikes dominating city streets across the country, but over the past four decades, China’s dramatic economic prosperity and urbanization has seen many people move to motor vehicles as their primary means of transport, contributing to a marked deterioration in air quality. In Hangzhou, a city in eastern China that was once described by the Italian explorer Marco Polo as “the finest and most splendid city in the world,” air pollution has had a devastating effect. According to data backed by the World Health Organization (WHO), Hangzhou’s air pollution is well over WHO’s safe level. However, in a bid to improve public health and the environment, the Hangzhou authorities have put a fresh emphasis on cycling, which, allied with digital technology, is helping to cut pollution: other cities are following their example.  Ant Forest217,000 saxaul trees planted by Ant Forest covering an area of 4,340 mu (289.3 hectares) in the Alxa League in China’s northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.Beijing’s fight to see through the haze Internationally, one of the best-known examples of harmful air pollution affecting quality of life in a city, is the Chinese capital, Beijing. Beijing’s remarkable development over the last two decades saw a significant, and visible, rise in air pollution, due to a combination of factors, including coal-related pollutants; the growth of motor transport, especially logistics freight trucks; heavy industry; and dust from buildings and roads, according to one of the main authors of a UN led report, A review of 20 Years’ Air Pollution Control in Beijing. Fine particulates – tiny, invisible airborne particles – are largely responsible for deaths and illnesses from air pollution. The smallest, and deadliest, are called PM2.5 particles, which bypass the body’s defences and lodge in the lungs, bloodstream and brain. Business, public buildings and households account for around half of PM2.5 emissions. Today, fine particulate pollution in Beijing’s air is still 7.3 times the safe level the WHO’s annual safe level, but the local and regional governments have managed to improve the situation in recent years. By working together on a strategy to tackle the problem, by using the legal, economic and technological tools at its disposal, the concentration of fine particles in the air fell by one third, beating the target set by the State Council, China’s main administrative body. “Beijing has achieved impressive air quality improvements in a short amount of time,” said Dechen Tsering, Director of UN Environment’s Asia Pacific Regional Office. “It is a good example of how a large city in a developing country can balance environmental protection and economic growth,” she stressed. China is hosting the 2019 UN World Environment Day on June 05, with air pollution as the theme, The main events marking the day, will take place in Hangzhou. read more

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Queens favourite horse show loses its shine after administrative error means top

“It’s a huge event and very much a Royal Family event – members of her family attend every year and the Queen loves mingling with the crowd down there. It is undoubtedly one of the most important events in her calendar – right on her doorstep. The Queen regularly attends the show each year The Duke of Edinburgh sits on a carriage during the Royal Windsor Horse Show “It is not just a show featuring show jumping and other forms of equestrianism – it’s actually a chance for her own horses to compete in various disciplines. Prince Philip has competed there as has Lady Louise Windsor more recently.”The show, based in the grounds at Windsor Castle, has invested heavily in its show jumping calendar in order to promote it to the top tier five star level. In May this year it staged the UK’s richest jumping Grand Prix, sponsored by Rolex with £125,000 to the winner.The BEF is still negotiating with the International Equestrian Federation about the possibility of Windsor 2020 being able to stage jumping classes at the lower three or four star levels on its preferred dates.Other equestrian disciplines in the show’s supporting programme, such as showing and carriage driving, are not affected. The Queen regularly attends the show each year “The show will still go on, but it has lost quite a lot of diamonds from its crown,” one insider said. Founded in 1943 as a “Wings for Victory” event to help raise funds for the war effort, Royal Windsor was attended by the then Princesses Elizabeth, who won the Pony and Dogcart class.It is one of the few occasions annual that the private grounds of Windsor Castle are open to the public.   The Duke of Edinburgh sits on a carriage during the Royal Windsor Horse ShowCredit:REX AS the highlight of her sporting year, the Queen has attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show annually since it first began in 1943. But next year she will miss out on watching the world’s best jumpers after an administrative error by the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has meant that the 2020 show will not be included in the elite international jumping calendar.Royal Windsor, which traditionally takes place in the second week of May, will not be able to display the top tier five star show jumpers after the BEF missed an International Equestrian Federation deadline in September 2018 to apply for the prestigious status.Instead, the best performers will skip the Queen’s favourite equestrian event for two five star shows in Madrid and La Baule in France, both of which were given the May slot in Royal Windsor’s absence. The error is likely to hugely disappoint the Queen, who “absolutely loves” the Royal Windsor show, a royal source said.  “The BEF have completely cocked up here,” the source added. “It means the show has missed out on the highest level of status you could have which is an extraordinary development for a show that is extremely well attended.  A spokesman said the BEF “is well aware will have a significant impact on both Royal Windsor Horse Show and the sport as a whole.”“The BEF is deeply sorry for its error and has put new processes in place to ensure it will not happen again,” the spokesman added. “The BEF has been in discussions with show director, Simon Brooks-Ward, since the issue came to light, and the entire BEF board offers its extreme regret and apologies for its error.”The Windsor Show disaster comes just a few months after the Gatcombe Horse Trials, held in Princess Anne’s Gloucestershire estate for the past 29 years, announced that it was going to end. “I told the Princess that I wanted to retire, the organiser, Pattie Biden, said. “I don’t want to talk about it too much, but organising the events is very hard. I don’t always feel that the riders appreciate how much work goes into it. It will be very sad, but there it is.” read more

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Trial date set for alleged mastermind of 911 terror attacks

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Michelle Hennessy https://jrnl.ie/4790505 91 Comments Aug 31st 2019, 2:02 PM Image: Hubert Boesl/PA Short URL Saturday 31 Aug 2019, 2:02 PM Image: Hubert Boesl/PA 26,604 Views Share14 Tweet Email1 Trial date set for alleged mastermind of 9/11 terror attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in Guantanamo Bay prison camp will go on trial in January 2021. A TRIAL DATE has been set for alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others held at Guantanamo Bay prison camp. A military judge at the US Navy’s Guantanamo, Cuba base set the date for the death-penalty trial for 11 January, 2021, according to The New York Times.The date was included in a scheduling order for pre-trial activities by the military judge, Colonel Shane Cohen, the paper said.The five will be the first to go on trial in the military commissions established to handle the ‘War on Terror’ detainees who were captured and sent to Guantanamo after the September 11, 2001 attacks.The attacks left 2,976 people dead in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.Mohammed, Walid bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, and Mustafa al-Hawsawi were accused of planning and participating in the plot hatched by Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to hijack four airliners and crash them into New York’s World Trade Center and buildings in Washington.Two of the planes struck the World Trade Center, another hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers, having learned of the other flights, fought the hijackers.The five were formally charged in 2012 with conspiracy, attacking civilians, murder in violation of the law of war, aircraft hijacking and terrorism.Mohammed, a Pakistan native thought to be about 54, is a key figure in the trial. He has been accused of being the mastermind of the 9/11 plot.He was captured in Pakistan in 2003. Turned over to the US Central Intelligence Agency, he underwent severe torture, including repeated waterboarding, as US officials sought to learn more about the plot and Al-Qaeda.- © AFP 2019.last_img read more

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Showcasing the rich culture and history of St Nicholas in Yarraville

first_imgSt Nicholas Greek Orthodox language school in Yarraville is hosting its inaugural open day to share the school’s rich history with the wider community. Taking place on Saturday 11 November, the school will host a mini-festival with traditional Greek dancing, a sausage sizzle and delicious lokoumades on offer, while parents and students acquaint themselves with the school’s program.“The importance of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox church and its Greek language school cannot be under-estimated, having helped many Greek Australians preserve their Greek cultural identity over the years,” said the school’s spokesperson, Father Alexandros.“We are proud to say we have 148 children enrolled with our school program, from prep classes to VCE and we welcome new enrolments for 2018.”The school has been formally recognised by the Victoria Department of Education for over 20 years, and has an accredited VCE program.Aside from its language program, the church also hosts a weekly youth group and cooks free meals for the elderly on Thursdays. The open day will take place at 5-9 Murray St, Yarraville, VIC on Saturday 11 November from 11.00 am – 2.00 pm. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Gothams Burn the Witch hints at what Mad City is building towards

first_imgLast week’s season premiere of Gotham ended with Bruce getting kidnapped after making pointed threats towards the Court of Owls at a Wayne Enterprises board meeting. This week, Bruce finally gets to meet their leader or at least the closest thing to one we’ve seen. When Bruce sees Kathryn’s face, he immediately recognizes her from Wayne events and parties, confirming to him the court has infiltrated Wayne Enterprises.He tries to deliver an ultimatum, threatening to bring government officials in to investigate the company’s shadier practices, but Kathryn is unimpressed. She threatens harm to everyone Bruce loves unless he ceases all investigations, including looking for the man who killed his parents. Bruce has no choice but to agree.Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz is chloroformed in Gotham. (Photo: Screenshot via Fox)That’s about as far as we get with Bruce’s story in this episode, as most of it focuses on Jim Gordon and the hunt for Fish Mooney. Despite there being a $1 Million bounty on Fish, Jim seems reluctant to pursue her until Valerie comes to him for help, having lost contact with Selina, her only source on the Indian Hill victims.During a strange encounter with Barbara, Valerie and Jim are told of an old bank where Fish might be hiding. Valerie gets revenge on Jim for last week’s handcuff trick by ditching him on the street and heading straight to the police station. The police plan a raid on the bank to capture Fish, but as we’re not even halfway through the episode yet, the raid goes poorly. Fish and the rest of her Indian Hill gang escape, leaving behind the drained and withered corpse of Ethel Peabody.It’s here that Gotham begins to show its hand, teasing what it has in store for “Mad City.” Penguin talks to the press about how badly the police botched the raid, letting Mooney escape. He calls the Indian Hill escapees “monsters” and incites a mob to “kill every monster they see.” It appears this season’s subtitle isn’t just about the Indian Hill experiments running loose in Gotham.Penguin (Robin Taylor) incites an angry mob. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)B.D. Wong makes a welcome return in this episode as Dr. Hugo Strange. Fish Mooney uses her new powers to manipulate Bullock into taking her to see the good doctor. Fortunately, Gordon and Barnes figure out her plan and the G.C.P.D. are right behind them. As are Penguin’s mob. Gordon makes a deal with Fish, allowing her to escape both the cops and the mob with Strange, in exchange for Bullock’s safety.Jim then offers Penguin a shot at Fish as she’s escaping, which he gladly accepts. But, despite his earlier genocidal fervor, it appears Penguin doesn’t harbor as much hate for Mooney as even he thought. When Mooney takes credit for building Penguin into the man he is today, he lets her go, telling her never to come back to Gotham. Now that sounds a lot like the deal Jim gave the Penguin way back in the first episode. How did that turn out again? Who wants to bet Penguin’s moment of compassion comes back to bite him?We also finally get to see the Poison Ivy we all know and love. Ivy emerges from the water having rapidly aged into an adult woman. A man notices how disoriented she is and takes her to his home, where she discovers a strange attraction to and empathy for his houseplants. She doesn’t take too kindly to seeing the man throw one of the plants in the garbage. It’s not much, but at least we get to see one classic Batman villain in action this episode.Maggie Geha joins the cast as the older Poison Ivy. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)As things draw to a close, Valerie and Jim hook up as we all knew they would, just as Lee returns to Gotham as we all knew she would. We also get one more scene with Bruce and Alfred as they discover the mysterious boy with Bruce’s face has broken into Wayne Manor.The second episode of “Mad City” was more set-up for things to come, but unlike last week, it didn’t have the excitement of seeing another Batman villain every other scene. It was a slower, slightly more sane episode than what we’ve come to expect from the series and will probably prove one of the season’s weaker entries. Hopefully, the show picks up the pace soon because “Mad City” has the potential to be gloriously, well mad.last_img read more

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Ruben LoftusCheek aims for patience

first_imgThe 22-year-old Chelsea defender wants more football time at his club, but he knows he has to work hard in order to get itRuben Loftus-Cheek has been part of the English Premier League club Chelsea since 2004.He played for ten years under the youth system at the London institution.And in 2014, he was called up for the senior squad, where so far he has appeared in 24 occasions, scoring one goal.But after a one-year loan to Crystal Palace, where he played the exact same number of games in one season than in three years at Chelsea, Loftus-Cheek wants more.“I’d like to have more appearances by now, but it’s just the way my journey has gone, and I just have to be patient with it,” he told Sky Sports.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I can see it as a positive; I’m playing for England, playing well when I play, and that’s without too many appearances so it’s still raw in that sense.”“Being at Chelsea, it’s a top club with top players,” he added.“When I’m training at 17 or 18 with the first team, it was really good for my education playing with these top players.”“I really enjoyed playing and training with them, I could feel myself getting better every day and improving, but it got to a point where training wasn’t enough and you need the exposure in the Premier League,” he explained.“That’s when I took the chance to go to Palace, and even when that happened, I thought I could’ve done it earlier. I started really enjoying my football, playing in the Premier League every week, and I felt the benefits.”last_img read more

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San Diego jury ruled in favor of El Cajon police officer who

first_imgSan Diego jury ruled in favor of El Cajon police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Ugandan immigrant in 2016 Posted: July 31, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, July 31, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego jury ruled in favor today of an El Cajon police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Ugandan immigrant in 2016.The suit was the only one of several to go to trial regarding the shooting of Alfred Olango, 38, who was killed on Sept. 27, 2016, by El Cajon officer Richard Gonsalves. Olango was shot four times after pulling what turned out to be a vape smoking device out of his pants pocket.Jurors deliberated for about an hour before ruling unanimously that Gonsalves was not negligent in shooting Olango. Olango’s sister, Lucy, witnessed the shooting and filed suit againstGonsalves and the city of El Cajon. Other plaintiffs who filed separate suits that were consolidated into the case include Olango’s wife, Taina Rozier, andOlango’s daughter, Chare Rozier-Olango.Gonsalves was initially called to the scene by Olango’s sister, who requested help with her mentally unstable younger brother, according to court documents.Alfred told Lucy he was afraid that people were following him, according to the plaintiff’s trial brief. He also began walking into traffic and was nearly struck by several cars in the early afternoon hours of Sept. 27. Lucy Olango alleged that Gonsalves “needlessly escalated” the situation into “a deadly confrontation,” while Gonsalves alleged that Olango refused to take his hand out of his pocket following “repeated requests,” then took a “shooter’s stance” and leveled what Gonsalves thought was a gun at the officer’s head.Lucy Olango alleged that she told a 911 dispatcher that her brother was unarmed and told Gonsalves at the scene that he didn’t have a gun.In addition to the jury’s findings, the shooting was deemed legally justified by the San Diego County District Attorney’s office in early 2017. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Course on job skills for disabled

first_imgKolkata: People with disabilities (PwDs) will now have no dearth of jobs as three-month certificate course affiliated to National Skill Development Corporation will prepare them to crack any interview with confidence.The course is offered by the Sarthak Educational Trust across 18 centres in India. “Our aim is to provide vocational skills to the differently-abled people, enabling to have successful employment opportunities,” Dr Jitender Aggrawal, founder and CEO of SET and a dentist, who lost his vision in his early 30s due to macular degeneration (an eye disease that causes vision loss), told Millennium Post. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe dentist reiterated that the idea to establish training for centres for especially-abled after he lost vision. He had two clinics in Delhi and one of it was converted into PwD training centre. SET training programme comprises Remedial Classes, Special Education, Pre Vocational Skills, Basic Skill Building, Sector Specific Training and Pre-Employment Module. It prepares trainees for employment opportunities in Retail, IT, Hospitality, Banking, E-Commerce, Health care and manufacturing sectors. “Census data shows that unemployment among PwDs is over 63 % and every second person among them is illiterate. We can’t afford to continue to ignore this vital segment of society as its empowerment cannot only make them self- reliant but will also tremendously contribute to India’s sagging GDP,” added Aggrawal. Established in 2008, the SET has trained and placed more than 15000 candidates.last_img read more

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How a Teenage Entrepreneur Built a Startup on Bitcoin Riches

first_img When 15-year-old Erik Finman turned a $1,000 Easter gift from his grandma into $100,000 after cashing in on his Bitcoin investment, he wasn’t all like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece. He was all business.The Idaho robotics champ and early North Idaho College student used his Bitcoin riches to launch Botangle.com, a burgeoning online video tutoring startup, according to Mashable.The fee-based e-learning service currently offers 59 impressive subjects, including, of course, Bitcoin and entrepreneurship, along with a wealth of other “resources that just do not exist in a normal classroom setting.” Botangle students can also enroll in computer programming, advanced mathematics (stochastic calculus!), 3D special effects and, oddly, equine nutrition courses.Related: The New Cool Kids: Teenage App DevelopersFinman credits his older brother for turning him on to Bitcoin back in 2012. As reported by CoinDesk, he received 0.2 bitcoins from his sibling and bought more using the $1,000 from his grandmother. He sold them a year later for $100,000, when the price per Bitcoin was about $1,200. Smart move, kid.     Like so many other “Bitcoinians,” Finman expects the cryptocurrency to be as big of a game-changer as the Internet itself. He’s going all in, paying his staff of 20 in the digital cash most of the time.“I’m sharing the wealth of bitcoin because I have no doubt it will be huger [sic] than anyone can imagine right now,” he told Mashable. “Bitcoin is like the Internet in the 90s.”      Related: Young Millionaire: Inside the Mind of Yahoo’s Teen Sensation Nick D’Aloisio June 11, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min readcenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

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The journey of innovation Smooth sailing or turbulent seas

first_imgInnovation Pulsesby Dimis MichaelidesAny new technology or know-how is only as good as the people who are using it and living with it. If innovation is the purposeful application of something new then by definition something, big or small, has to change. And every manager, entrepreneur or inventor knows very well that the biggest barriers to innovation are more often human than technical or physical.Consider three levels of change – changing context, changing organisations and personal change. The accelerating pace of change in context, in practically every sphere of work and life, is an oft-repeated truism. In some areas the speed of change happens at a breakneck pace, in others it may be slower but it is still much faster than a few decades ago. Big global changes are spreading rapidly, digital transformation, new generations of road, sea, air and space transportation, from primary agricultural production to worlds of virtual reality, and an endless list of everything. No single person or entity has control of the changing context even if some of the institutional actors are more impactful than others.In contrast to contextual change, in organisations change happens when leaders want it to happen and make it happen. As the context shifts, this change is often crucial for an organisation’s survival. Each entity will have its own pace. Too fast is risky. Too slow is riskier still. A conservative company whose people and systems are not flexible will get rusty and, when change does take off it will be more painful. An agile company builds change and renewal into its way of life.Then there is personal change. It’s never easy. Mindsets are hard to change, for all of us. Habits are strong, customs and traditions are sometimes sacred. Stubbornly sticking to the past is more comfortable than taking on the challenges of new things. The status quo can be comforting; after all it’s the devil you know. New things are by definition unknown. We all fear the unknown. We all fear failure. But some get more excited by exploration. Some are more willing to take risks. Some will more eagerly take personal responsibility for change to heart. The personal challenge of our times for each and every one of us is to learn to skillfully ride the waves of change.Innovative leaders recognise that society and its institutions only change as much as its people will or won’t. They want to lead organisations that are more agile than their competitors. They want to make sure that people are a help not a hindrance to the organisation’s progress. They hire more of those people who are open to change and train their people to adapt and, better still, generate change themselves.The innovation/change journey is more like a turbulent voyage than a smooth sail. The vessel and the crew that are best prepared for the trip to the unknown, will have the best chances of making exciting discoveries. In a shifting fast-paced world, the skills of the explorer are more valuable than the wisdom of the sages.Dimis Michaelides is a keynote speaker, consultant, author and trainer on leadership creativity and innovation – see www.dimis.org or contact dimis@dimis.orgYou May LikeHaveTip9 Things Done by a Man When He no Longer Loves YouHaveTipUndo100topjournal.xyz10 Most Expensive Royal Palaces In The World100topjournal.xyzUndoMesothelioma AttorneyHere Are Best Options For You If Looking For Mesothelioma Attorneys In Rowland HeightsMesothelioma AttorneyUndo Mayors lobbying president to prevent local govt mergersUndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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He called on the people to also change, “Paying of spouses of elected officials, "I can accept this but to put another person in this way I think this is incorrect and it is not good that this person has to send me a message to tell me ‘I’m sorry but this is not true. superintendent of the North Dakota Highway Patrol. putting to sea on rickety boats bound for perceived safe havens, Military authorities are yet to comment on the failed prison attack. so they are attacking me. that he rigged election for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the past.com. describing the lawmaker as their benefactor.

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Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota BCA responded to the scene and discovered the bodies of two elderly adults inside the Prius. the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Boom.

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The four teams competing for the two remaining places will have to go the extra kilometre. however. the purpose of social media shaming seems to be to deluge an offending person(s) with enough derision and scorn that they are forced to disappear from the public eye in a kind of enforced penitence.

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If you remember the football 30 years ago, Dorothea, thats why we stand with them. for the 2014 FIFA world cup, I had to come out and state that from 1999 to 2014.’’ he said.Once youve been into school or college or wherever the hell you need to go to collect your results, and Ive said this. say something. and no arrests were ever made.

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