Giving: The New Taking?

first_imgSo says Trendwatching. Here’s the logic. People are disgusted by the forces that led to the recession. They are seeking authenticity and meaning. Which is making giving the new taking:Passionate, empowered individuals (if not entire generations) being more willing and able to give, to share, to collaborate; to be more ‘generous’ in many ways. Which in turn has made generosity one of a new set of status symbols… The most important driver behind GENERATION G is a wide variety of consumers and citizens being more generous. We’re talking the collaborative / free / creation / crowdsourced / gift / sharing movement that—especially online—has unlocked in entirely new ways the perennial need of individuals to be appreciated, to be loved, to feel part of the greater good, to contribute, to help… To basically find status and gratification in something other than consuming the most or the best.I find this concept intriguing, and there is plenty of evidence in the growth of social networks that we are sharing more than ever – and sometimes oversharing.Don’t think this means the dollars are going to start rolling in.It actually means more work. You need to be generous too. You need to make your donors feel seen and heard. The days of monologues are past. Think conversation, not conversion. Read all the tips for companies. I think for nonprofits, this means:1. You need to make donors feel included in your organization and how it conducts itself.2. Make it easy and convenient to support you. 3. Make your donors feel very appreciated. You don’t have to buy them lattes, but at least thank them profusely.4. Let your donors support you the way they want. Let them decide how and when they want to hear from you.The payoff? Trendwatching says for companies it is:It doesn’t hurt that in turbulent times like now, generosity will find an extra-appreciative audience, and certainly won’t be forgotten. Not only will your customers be more appreciative, they’ll also return your favors by being more willing to spread the word about you. And being more willing to collaborate with you, co-creating or co-inventing or co-improving. Which would get us to CUSTOMER-MADE. See, we told you this would be an umbrella trend. And last but not least, to manage a company with a caring, generous mindset can actually be good for your soul, too Dear nonprofits, I think the same applies to us.last_img read more

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Want better projects with bigger budgets? Check this out:

first_imgWhat is your target market?That’s the question that Freelancers Union member Ilise Benun wants to help you answer.As most independent workers know, specialization trumps generalization. It allows you to charge more money, be more memorable to clients, and save time.For example, selling yourself as a copywriter just isn’t as effective as selling yourself as a white paper copywriter or a writer who specializes in alumni magazines.Finding your niche is an art, though. Which is why Ilise Benun (a.k.a. The Marketing Mentor) is trying to help freelancers choose the right focus, target their ideal clients, and pick the right niche and ultimately simplify their lives.Check out Ilise’s Hive, Find Your Focus, and join the conversation!Ilise Benun is an author, national speaker, business coach and founder of Marketing-Mentor.com. She provides advice and accountability for creative professionals who want better clients with bigger budgets. She is the author of 7 books, including The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money, The Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing, and Stop Pushing Me Around: A Workplace Guide for the Timid, Shy and Less Assertive. Her online courses can be found through HOW Design University and CreativeLive. Through her online store, she sells tools for creative business growth, including The Marketing Plan + eCalendar, The Designer’s Proposal Bundles and The Package Pricing Bundle. Follow her @MMToolbox and sign up for her free email newsletter, Quick Tips here: www.marketing-mentortips.comlast_img read more

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Most Important People #4 – The OL

first_imgPhoto Attribution: Icon SMIWho they are: We already wrote about how OSU can’t afford to lose Nick Martinez or Jonathan Rush (this was before we found out that Martinez would actually be a back-up), but the fact of the matters is that these five (six) guys might be five of the most important to OSU’s title run this year. Without them Weeden is a slow-footed QB consistently throwing off his back foot into a double covered Justin Blackmon. Without them Joseph Randle is not much more than a glorified ballet dancer in the backfield looking to get some ACLs lit up.What they do: The front five (who incredibly started and played every single game) ranked 8th nationally in total sacks allowed with 10. Even more impressively, take a look at the teams who ranked ahead of them withe their total pass attempts listed to the right. Nobody was within 100 pass attempts of the Cowboys, which makes those 10 sacks look even more staggering.Air Force – 168Stanford – 379Army – 138Oregon – 394TCU – 331Boise St. – 424SDSU – 426Navy – 157OSU – 532Where they fit in: Joe Wickline apparently thinks they can be better. He just replaced last year’s ace left tackle (Weeden’s most important lineman) with junior college transfer, Michael Bowie. To recap that: the most important position on, arguably, the best offensive line in the country was replaced this offseason because Wickline thinks they can be better. Will Melanie Weeden even need to do laundry this year?Why they matter: They matter because over the last four years they have allowed 47 total sacks. In that same time span OSU has finished in the top 7 in total offense three times. You don’t need an advanced Excel class to tell you there’s a correlation here. This post is part of our series on the 20 most important people to a 2011 Oklahoma State title run. Check the full list out here.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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De Bruyne: City can’t get complacent

first_imgManchester City De Bruyne: Man City can’t get complacent Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 13:40 12/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) KevinDeBruyne-cropped Getty Images Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne Premier League Manchester United Manchester United v Manchester City The Belgium international relished Sunday’s 2-1 win over Manchester United but said the league leaders can’t afford to lose focus Kevin De Bruyne revelled in Manchester City’s “big win” over rivals Manchester United, though he insisted the runaway Premier League leaders cannot afford to be complacent.Pep Guardiola’s City claimed derby honours and an 11-point lead atop the table with a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on Sunday.City benefited from two set-pieces, Nicolas Otamendi scoring the winner after Marcus Rashford cancelled out David Silva’s opener, as the Blues sealed a record-equalling 14th win in succession in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Speaking afterwards, City’s Belgian star De Bruyne said: “Lots of teams lost points this weekend so it is a big one for us [the win] just to put more pressure on the rest.”We have to enjoy it and then focus again for Wednesday [against Swansea City].”It is a big gap. If we slip up we are still in the lead. We can’t be complacent. We need to do what we have all year.”I prefer to be 11 points ahead than 11 points behind, that’s for sure.” Derby delight! #utdvcity highlights right here…Brief: https://t.co/XG2vItgv3IExtended: https://t.co/UN7ooUfdy7 pic.twitter.com/WpnDIygzek— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 11, 2017Asked if he was pleased with City’s performance in the derby, De Bruyne added: “If you come away with a 1-0 lead, yes — at 1-1, no. “That’s the way it goes. There were two teams with a lot of quality. It was a nice game to watch with the intensity and the duels. A real derby.”last_img read more

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Scotland 2011

first_imgThe “Scotsman” reported that Sean Lineen has been name as the Ambassador of the 2011 World Cup.“Sean Lineen has probably done more than anyone else to popularise touch rugby in Scotland, and it was therefore only appropriate that he should be named as the official ambassador for the 2011 Touch World Cup. The tournament is being held at Peffermill Sports Ground in Edinburgh next June, and it will be the first time it has been held in Europe.”For the full media release, please see the following link: http://sport.scotsman.com/rugby/Sean-Lineen-delighted-to-keep.6025435.jplast_img read more

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Wigton has Saved Jamaica US$54 Million in Oil Imports

first_img Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, says that Wigton Windfarm Limited has saved the Government expenditure of over US$54 million in oil imports.The production of clean energy from the facility has enabled the country to avoid the purchase of 800,000 barrels of oil, and the emission of one million tons of carbon dioxide, thereby reducing the country’s carbon footprint.The Minister was speaking at Wigton Windfarm’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) Investor Briefing, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, on Friday (April 12).Wigton, located in Rose Hill, South Manchester, is the largest wind energy facility in the English-speaking Caribbean.The company, which is a subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), began operating in 2004 with the commissioning of a 20.7 megawatt-generating plant, Wigton I.This was followed by the development of Wigton II in 2010, which generates 18 megawatts of energy. Wigton III, the 24-megawatt expansion of the facility, was officially commissioned into service in June 2016 by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.Minister Williams commended the company for the progress made since its inception and lauded the IPO as a “bold strategy”.“Today, we commence a new phase in the company’s history with this IPO. This is indeed a bold and strategic move. I can say that I am truly pleased with the strides that Wigton has made over these years,” Mrs. Williams pointed out.“The growth in (renewable energy) globally will undoubtedly bring greater investment opportunities in the future for a company like Wigton, and we want Jamaica to be a part of this growing global movement in an even greater way. I believe we have the will and the capacity, and as a Government, we are putting the plans in place to ensure that we maximise our renewable energy potential,” Mrs. Williams added.Jamaicans will have the opportunity to purchase shares in Wigton when the IPO opens on April 17 and closes on May 1.A total of 11 billion shares at 0.50 cents each are being offered with 2.2 billion shares reserved for public-sector workers. The Government is seeking to raise $5.5 billion from the sale.Once listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Wigton will be the second energy-related company on the market. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, says that Wigton Windfarm Limited has saved the Government expenditure of over US$54 million in oil imports. The Minister was speaking at Wigton Windfarm’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) Investor Briefing, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, on Friday (April 12). Story Highlights The production of clean energy from the facility has enabled the country to avoid the purchase of 800,000 barrels of oil, and the emission of one million tons of carbon dioxide, thereby reducing the country’s carbon footprint.last_img read more

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Report Reaffirms Support for Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry

first_imgPremier Stephen McNeil tabled a report today, Oct. 20, in the House of Assembly outlining government’s work supporting the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry. The report, by the Reflection and Action Task Group, reaffirms the government’s support for, and engagement in, the inquiry. Government’s support is led by the task group, a joint body of deputy ministers and inquiry representatives. The primary role of the task group is to facilitate work across government in support of the inquiry’s work. The task group is one partner in the work of the restorative inquiry, and is mandated to report to the legislature annually on government’s participation in advancing the goals, objectives and impact of the inquiry. Today’s report is the first update. The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry is in the learning and understanding phase which will lead into the planning and action phase. The report looks specifically at government’s role and participation to date, not the full body of work that’s being carried out by the Council of Parties, which oversees and manages all aspects of the inquiry, including the timing of its work, using a restorative approach. The government committed in 2015 to hold a public inquiry into the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children. The report can be read here, http://ansa.novascotia.ca/sites/default/files/Reflection-and-Action-Task-Group-Report.pdflast_img read more

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Communication blockade continues scribes facing hostility SC informed

first_imgNew Delhi: A senior journalist from Jammu and Kashmir told the Supreme Court Wednesday that “communication blockade” still prevails in the valley and scribes were facing “hostility and aggression” in seeking access for their work.In an affidavit filed in the apex court, Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, said constant monitoring of news reports sent through a “makeshift media centre” in Srinagar, disregard for press cards and movement passes and deletion of photos and videos shot by scribes is “causing fear and anxiety” among them. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”This fear is generating a chilling effect on journalists who have to be very careful not to annoy the authorities and security forces with their reportage, even though the same constitutes honest and impartial reporting,” the affidavit said. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is scheduled to hear the plea on Thursday. Bhasin’s affidavit said that some journalists have been issued a movement pass, which is akin to curfew pass, but it does not ensure unrestricted access to all public places to enable them to perform their work. “The movement of journalists is decided by security forces manning the check points, who often do not allow journalists holding a movement pass, to move from one area to the other,” it said. “Unconstitutional fetters on the dual rights — of the press and media to report and the right to know of the people of Kashmir — cannot be sustained in law much less on the basis of mere conjecture, alarm, suspicions and surmises,” the affidavit said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIt further said that Editor-in-chief of Kashmir Times newspaper, Prabodh Jamwal, had travelled to Srinagar from Jammu on August 28 and returned on August 31 and he had informed Bhasin about the status of communication shutdown and information blackout in Kashmir. “Movement of journalists, including photo and video journalists, in Srinagar continues to be restricted by security forces who man the check posts, barricades and concertina wires that are erected across the city,” it said. “Journalists are not being allowed to enter certain parts of Srinagar, especially the downtown area which is considered as a sensitive locality. Despite having movement passes issued by the divisional commissioner, journalists are not allowed to enter downtown by the security forces,” it said. It said that on being asked, the scribes are not given the reasons as to under what orders or law they were being denied entry.last_img read more

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Indian Wells Federer Nadal set up semifinal showdown

first_imgIndian Wells (USA): Rafael Nadal withstood the challenge of Russian Karen Khachanov to set up a blockbuster semi-final with Roger Federer at the ATP Indian Wells Masters Friday despite a flare-up of right knee trouble that required mid-match treatment. World number two Nadal, the highest seed left in the draw after the early ouster of No. 1 Novak Djokovic, dominated both tiebreakers to beat the towering Russian 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/2). He booked a 39th career meeting with Federer, a five-time champion at Indian Wells who breezed past 67th-ranked Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 6-4, 6-4. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”Hopefully I will be ready for it,” said Nadal, who recovered an early break in the opening set and powered through the tiebreaker, but called for the trainer to have supportive tape applied below his right knee three games into the second. “Of course my goal and my idea is to be ready for tomorrow,” he said. Although he wasn’t moving as well, Nadal gained the first break of the second set to lead 3-2, but was immediately broken himself. He saved a set point in a fierce 10th game that went to deuce three times before Nadal held to make it 5-5. He couldn’t convert a break chance in the 11th game as they went to another tiebreaker which the Spaniard again controlled. “Well, I am used to play with some issues, so I just tried to be focused and to keep hold of the situation,” said Nadal who has battled knee tendinitis and other injuries throughout his career. “It’s one of these victories today that I’m really proud of.”last_img read more

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Exemployee appears before inhouse inquiry panel of Supreme Court

first_imgNew Delhi: A former apex court woman employee, who has levelled allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Friday appeared before the in-house inquiry panel which is dealing with her complaint.The three-member panel, headed by Justice S A Bobde, conducted its first in-chamber sitting during which the woman and the secretary general of the apex court appeared before it, an official source said. The source said the secretary general was present before the panel, also comprising two women judges — Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee — with all the documents and material. During the hearing before the panel, only the woman was present and the secretary general was not privy to the proceedings, the source said. See P6last_img read more

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At UN Sri Lanka urges tough and consistent global approach against terrorism

Mahinda Rajapaksa, speaking on the third day of the Assembly’s general debate, said his country’s own experience of terrorism in the past 25 years demonstrated the need for firm resolve on the issue.“Recent experience the world over amply demonstrates that inconsistent standards and discriminating approaches can unintentionally give a fresh lease of life to the forces of terror,” he said.“An explicit and uniform response which refuses to recognize political shades of terrorism is necessarily required.”Mr. Rajapaksa stressed that terrorism threatens all countries, rich and poor.“It must be remembered as well that terrorist groups frequently operate under the guise of front organizations. Conferring legitimacy on these has the inevitable effect of providing comfort and encouragement to the merchants of terror.”He called for both practical actions at the ground level and the need for a “loud and clear” collective message from the world’s countries about the issue.Turning to his own country, where Government forces defeated Tamil rebels in 2009 after a protracted conflict, the President said he was aware that “the battle for peace is every bit as important and difficult as the struggle against terror.”Mr. Rajapaksa said the South Asian country had made great progress since the fighting ended, resettling more than 95 per cent of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and clearing large areas of mines laid during the conflict.“Revival of the economy has enhanced incomes and improved livelihoods, ex-combatants and other cadres after exposure to programmes of vocational training and counselling have been reintegrated into society [and] electoral process has been restored after decades, making possible the emergence of a democratic leadership.”He said that Northern province, where much of the fighting occurred, was now experiencing economic growth rates of 22 per cent, and the number of Tamils recruited as police officers had also jumped. 23 September 2011Terrorism remains the greatest threat to stability and progress worldwide, Sri Lanka’s President told the General Assembly today, calling on countries to agree on taking a consistent and uncompromising approach in a bid to stamp out the menace. read more

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Thailands recent floods point to need for preventive measures UN official says

ESCAP Executive Secretary Kim Hak-Su issued a statement in Bangkok today urging Thailand to implement the recommendations, which were put forward in 1989. “Twelve years ago, southern Thailand experienced a similar type of disaster as what is going on now in the north,” he said, recalling that at the time, an expert team from ESCAP had produced a series of proposals to stem the problem. “It appears that the recommended measures for prevention of such hazards have gone unheeded,” he said. The Executive Secretary called on Thailand to revisit the recommendations, which included arresting the deterioration of the country’s forest cover, installing flood warning systems and creating central flood authorities. “Lessons must be learned from the past and present disasters in order to take adequate and appropriate preventive measures,” he said. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, after typhoon Usagi hit northern Thailand over the weekend, flash floods killed over 100 people, while an additional 450,000 were affected by the disaster. read more

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Key meeting on food security to relocate from Rome to Rimini Italy

The “World Food Summit: five years later” was originally scheduled to convene from 5 to 9 November in Rome as part of the agency’s regular governing conference, according to a statement released by FAO. But “in view of exceptional circumstances,” the Italian Government proposed that the Summit be moved out of Rome.After considering several alternate locations, the Government suggested that the meeting be held in Rimini. This proposal was accepted by a majority of the 48 countries on the FAO Council.FAO said it would provide additional information on arrangements for the governing conference and the Summit as soon as possible.The FAO Council called for the World Food Summit when it became clear that the original 1996 Summit’s goal of cutting the number of hungry in half by the year 2015 would not be met without renewed effort. read more

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Teachers salary increase Agreement between GTU Education Ministry signed

Representatives from the Ministry of Education and the Guyana Teachers Union during the singing on the agreementThe Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and the Education Ministry (MoE) have signed the agreement to increase teachers’ salaries which will see teachers across Guyana receiving a 12 per cent increase for the year 2016 and 8 per cent for 2018.In a joint statement to the media the two parties said “The new conditions of employment for teachers/teacher educators were mutually agreed upon by both parties”.According to the agreement seen by this publication, for the year 2016, teachers who earn below $100,000 will benefit from a 12 per cent increase while teachers who earn $100,000 and over will gain an eight per cent increase.For the year 2017, teachers who earn below $100,000 will get an eight per cent increase and those who earn above this amount will receive a six per cent increase.Meanwhile for 2018 there will be an across the board eight per cent increase for all teachers.The signing of the agreement was announced just over an hour after the two parties entered into a meeting which the media was not allowed to be a part of.This signing brings to the end a two years long impasse between the two parties.Back in 2016, GTU had requested a negotiable 40 per cent increase for teachers, however this led to a long battle between the Union and the Government.Following the request, a Task Force consisting of several Government officials was put in place by President David Granger to discuss the matter and then to make recommendations.However, following the handing over of a report from the Task Force, the Government failed to follow through on the recommendations made.This led to a lengthy back and force between the Education Ministry and the Union which subsequently led to strike action being taken on August 27, 2018, two weeks before the 2018 new school term was set to commence.Even though the strike action lasted for a number of days, the MoE still refused to honour the 40 per cent being requested, citing that they could not afford to pay that amount.However, an emergency meeting was called and strike action was called off after the Ministry had agreed to go to arbitration to have the matter settled.However, this too remained at a standstill after both parties could not find common ground.After the President’s intervention which was called for by the Opposition for months, an agreement was met during a six hours long meeting with the Union and MoE.The Union agreed to a 12 per cent increase for 2016 and eight per cent increase for 2018.That settlement brought to the end threatened protest action which would have seen teachers across the country downing their tools once again.General Secretary of the GTU, Coretta McDonald however had exclusively told this online news outlet that she was not pleased with the amount being given to teachers.She had said following the agreement that she personally believes that the teacher’s “deserved more”.It was revealed that even though 12 and 8 per cent are being offered for 2016, interim payments which were received in 2016 would see the final offer for that year being an increase of 6 and 2 per cent respectively.As such, the Union was consulting with their teacher’s before making a decision on whether to accept or decline the offer.GTU’s President Mark Lyte however stated that the sum was agreed upon by all members. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTeachers’ salary increase: Agreement being tidied up before signing- GTUOctober 23, 2018In “latest news”GTU, Education Ministry to sign agreement next weekOctober 19, 2018In “latest news”Jagdeo calls out Govt for poor public servants’ wages track recordAugust 18, 2019In “latest news” read more

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eBook Sales Grow in the US Paper Books in Decline

first_imgThe Association of American Publishers recently released figures for the past year ending in January 2011, and the results are startling: eBooks have taken off in a large way, with sales of eBooks from various book stores doubling year-over-year from January 2010; close to 115%. The report also cast gloom over sales of traditional paper books, which declined approximately 30% over the same period. Hardcover sales were the biggest loss, dropping over 11% from January 2010 to January 2011. That all sounds fairly remarkable, but it’s also important to note that while the eBook market is now a $70 million dollar industry, traditional paper books are no slouch, coming in at just under $50 million, even though fewer people are buying them overall and are moving to electronic formats. Back in January we noted that eBooks were outselling paperback books, and last summer we noted that eBooks were starting to outsell hardcovers at Amazon. The trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down considering the explosion of tablet devices, stand-alone, and eBook apps and download services on the market. There will likely always be a place to traditional paper books, but you have to wonder where that place will eventually be.last_img read more

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Aer Lingus is getting seven brand new planes for flights to the

first_img Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Aer Lingus is getting seven brand new planes for flights to the US The planes usually cost around $115 million each, but are being “dry leased” by IAG. 55 Comments 38,099 Views Mar 7th 2017, 6:13 AM Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Share13 Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Paul Hosford AER LINGUS IS to get seven brand new airplanes after its parent company agreed a new leasing deal for new a batch of Airbus A321-Neos.International Airlines Group (IAG) is acquiring seven of the new craft for the airline.The leased aircraft will be delivered in 2019 and 2020 and will be used mainly to replace existing Aer Lingus long haul aircraft.Willie Walsh, IAG’s chief executive, said:“The introduction of these aircraft on our transatlantic network will enable Aer Lingus to operate more frequent flights on routes between Dublin and the US East Coast. This will provide additional flexibility for connecting passengers and will strengthen Dublin as the Aer Lingus transatlantic hub.”The A321neo LR will be, according to Airbus, the “most cost efficient long-range narrowbody aircraft” and will be fitted with a total of 186 seats in business and economy cabins.The planes usually cost around $115 million each, but are being “dry leased” by IAG. This means they are being leased without a crew attached to them.The A321 currently has 1,400 aircraft in operation across 104 airlines. Aer Lingus does not have any as yet, but has three Airbus A321-200s. The airline is due to take delivery of two Airbus A330-300s this year.Read: Aer Lingus gave Norwegian Air a masterclass in sass on Twitter this evening Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 6:13 AM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3273492 last_img read more

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Sitdown Sunday The real life of Kellyanne Conway

first_img 27,498 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 9:00 AM By Aoife Barry Image: SIPA USA/PA Images IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Mail-order brides take back power Source: Shutterstock/mnimageMeredith Talusan writes about how mail-order brides are flipping the script, becoming the chooser of their partner rather than waiting to be chosen. This comes after some of them have had some negative experiences in love.(Back Channel, approx 17 mins reading time)In the 15 years since Leonor and Dan met online, some things haven’t changed. Men are still seeking out beautiful women who would be “out of their league” if they weren’t poor, and Filipinas are still looking for men who can provide for them and take them to the more prosperous West. But a power dynamic that for decades favored Western men has steadily tipped toward Filipina women, largely because of technologies that level the information gap that used to separate the two parties. Filipinas no longer need to sit around and wait to be chosen, and they now have much more access to these men’s complex lives before making a choice of their own.2. Germany’s moment of reckoningA right-wing terrorist cell went on a seven-year killing spree in Germany, known as the NSU murders. But until one day in 2011, police didn’t join the dots.(Foreign Policy, approx 42 mins reading time)There are plenty of explanations for what went wrong, ranging from bureaucratic rivalries between government agencies, to intelligence agents going too far to protect their informants, to outright institutionalized racism in German law enforcement. But victims’ families say that more than five years of soul-searching have yet to produce satisfying answers, or any real accountability from the German state itself.3. Kellyanne Conway is a star Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesThis essay goes in-depth into the world of Kelly Conway, bringing us to the White House and showing us what her day-to-day life is these days.(NY Mag, approx 42 mins reading time)“When I want to talk to him, I go talk to him,” she said, emphasizing that she has “walk-in privileges,” meaning she can waltz into the Oval Office unannounced. “Eighty-five percent of what I discuss with him will never be revealed. It’s like any other boss–C-suite-employee relationship. I don’t need to talk to him through the TV. I just go in and talk to him.” This idea is very important to Conway, and she returns to it often — that she is as close an adviser to the president as there exists in the White House and can bend his ear at any time.4. Gone missingThis article looks at how often people get lost in the national forests and public land in the USA – and what happens when time passes but they’re not found.(Outside Online, approx 28 mins reading time)The absence of clues left a vacuum that quickly filled with anger, resentment, false hopes, and conspiracy theories. A tourist with a time-stamped receipt from a little gift shop in nearby Horca swore she saw two men on the road but later changed her story. A psychic reached out on Facebook to report a vision that Joe was west of Sedona, Arizona. There was even a theory that he’d been kidnapped in order to have his organs harvested and sold on the black market. “We feel like he’s not in that area, he’s been taken from there,” Neal Keller would tell me months later.5. This article won’t change your mind  Source: Shutterstock/GaudiLabDiffering opinions abound online and in real life – but facts might not always be enough to change people’s minds, no matter how false their beliefs.(The Atlantic, approx 80 mins reading time)People see evidence that disagrees with them as weaker, because ultimately, they’re asking themselves fundamentally different questions when evaluating that evidence, depending on whether they want to believe what it suggests or not, according to psychologist Tom Gilovich. “For desired conclusions,” he writes, “it is as if we ask ourselves ‘Can I believe this?’, but for unpalatable conclusions we ask, ‘Must I believe this?’” People come to some information seeking permission to believe, and to other information looking for escape routes.6. Astonishing focus of nomadsThe Himba people of Namibia “can see fine details and ignore distraction much better than most other human beings” – and this can tell us a lot about how modern living is changing us.(BBC Future, approx 13 mins reading time)It’s a profound finding, showing that even the most basic aspects of our perception – which you may assume to be hardwired in the brain – are shaped by our culture and surroundings. One theory is that the illusion results from the fact that modern humans spend more time indoors, with lots of “carpentered corners”. If the angles along the edge of an object are out, an object is usually further away from us, like the distant wall of a room, whereas if the angles point inwards, it is usually closer to us, like the near side of a table (see above).… AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES…In 2016, this story looked at the case of missing Olympic marathon hopeful Amy Wroe Bechtel, who vanished while out on a run 20 years ago. At first, all eyes were on her husband Steve.(Runner’s World, approx 38 mins reading time) Nearly two decades later, however, it appears that there were hardly enough facts to merit such an intense focus on Steve. In the absence of hard evidence, what happened in the immediate aftermath of Amy’s disappearance more closely resembled a work of fiction than the stories documented in Serial or The Jinx. In HBO’s award-winning 2014 crime drama True Detective, Marty Hart, played by Woody Harrelson, tells his partner, “You attach an assumption to a piece of evidence, you start to bend the narrative to support it, prejudice yourself.”More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday> http://jrnl.ie/3297065 Share2 Tweet Email7 Short URL Sitdown Sunday: The real life of Kellyanne Conway Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads Mar 26th 2017, 9:00 AM Image: SIPA USA/PA Images No Comments last_img read more

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Shawn Michaels to be guest GM of WWE tour of Australia

first_img WWE Live returns to Australia this October, Tickets will be available May 28 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Seth Rollins WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE returning to Australia in October, will tour three cities WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Ronda Rousey Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Shawn Michaels On WWE Return What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? Videos Articles Videos Articles Google+ Twitter Pinterest Courtesy of WWE.com:Shawn Michaels will serve as guest General Manager at WWE Live Events in AustraliaWWE Universe Down Under, WWE.com has learned that Shawn Michaels will serve as special guest General Manager at the upcoming WWE Live’s three events in Australia from Aug. 6-8.The WWE Hall of Famer will certainly makee a showstopping impact at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday, Aug. 6, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Friday, Aug. 7 and Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena on Saturday, Aug. 8.Tickets for all three WWE Live Events are available here.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Shawn Michaelslast_img read more

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