Watch this Brilliant Second-by-Second Storytelling Masterpiece

first_img8. What happens next?This is where the video is a little unclear. Luckily, there is a call to action box on the YouTube video throughout the video displaying the text-to-give phone numbers. Wow. I mean… WOW. Doesn’t it hit you hard? This is storytelling to the max, revealed in one-second intervals. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what’s happening in every shot. I watched it four times before I noticed the news broadcast’s grim report and the newspaper declaring martial law.This just great storytelling in general, but it also hits the eight essential storytelling ingredients that we recommend nonprofits include in their appeals. Here they are: 7. Real detailsThere are just enough details in her typical day that we understand this girl lives a happy life and we see where her life takes a huge turn. The level of detail within each second is just enough for us to grasp the situation without making us take in too many ideas at once. The details in her face and in her expressions alone, regardless of the sounds and picture around her, are enough for us to figure out what’s going on. 1. EmotionLots of emotions run throughout the entire video. In the beginning, the girl is happy, cheerful, and silly, and then she’s scared, heartbroken, and defeated in the end. I’m sure you’re also scared for her and her family, right? 4. DesireIt’s obvious that her family is trying to get to safety. You can tell they’re motivated to get out of the war zone they have been thrust into. 3. A relatable protagonistThis little girl could be your neighbor. Her grandma embarrasses her with cheek pinching. She plays in the park with her dad. Her schoolmate tries to sneak a kiss. She’s practicing her musical instrument. These are all totally relatable experiences for all ages in all pockets of the world. 5. Ample conflictIf the gunshots aren’t ample conflict for you, I don’t know what is. 6. Compelling imagerySince the story is told with the face of a little girl, her experiences (both happy and scary) keep you watching. 2. Compelling OpeningIt’s a birthday party. Nothing special, but the plainness of the event makes you wonder what’s going to happen. Why is the birthday important? After Caryn’s webinar on Tuesday, Storytelling with the Emotional Brain, I came across this video in my Facebook feed. It was posted last year, so you may have already seen it. Watch it now: If you missed this week’s webinar, no worries: Just download the archived version. You’ll get an in-depth explanation of these eight ingredients that were brilliantly illustrated by Save the Children’s video, as well as mistakes to avoid and the science behind storytelling’s impact on our minds (and hearts).last_img read more

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Glenn Spencer’s Move to the Coaches Box Could be Permanent

first_imgIf 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! Oklahoma State was missing some sideline flair on Saturday against the Horns. And no, Mike Gundy didn’t cut his mullet. The always animated Glenn Spencer, who coordinates Oklahoma State’s defense, moved from the sideline to the booth for the Longhorns for the first time this season. A move that was made by Mike Gundy after the Cowboy defense was gashed a week ago in Waco to the tune of 387 yards through the air and nine plays of more than 30 yards.“With the style of play that we see in this league,it’s much easier to get a feel for what the offense is doing if you look down and see it,” Gundy said after the Cowboys win on Saturday.Through the first half on Saturday, though, it was Spencer with an aerial view of his defense giving up a number of big plays that gave up 25 points at the half.Perhaps the biggest benefit from his birds eye view was his ability to see things unfold from a high-level perspective. If so, it certainly worked. Oklahoma State’s defense tightened up in the second half, allowing just 6 second half points.“It’s a lot more calm,” Spencer said of his new view in the box. “There are advantages and disadvantages to both and an argument for either. Last week (at Baylor) with so much going with personnel, Coach (Gundy) said let’s get you up there and see if you can see better and you can. You can see things better. I have to have confidence in my guys on the sideline thought, for the emotional part. They have to keep the juice up.”Although Spencer’s exuberant personality will surely be missed, the move to the box could be a permanent one if the results continue.On if the move was permanent for him, Spencer thinks it likely will be. “If I had to guess, we’re 1-0 right now so yes. Coach (Gundy) is right, it was his idea because a couple times last week I was bumping into people and it was chaotic. But, you give up something for more advantages.”last_img read more

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MIT: New Design for Nuclear Plants Built on Floating …

first_imgzoom Jacopo Buongiorno and others at MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering are working on a new floating nuclear power plant concept that could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, and centralized construction.When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects — specifically, the lack of cooling for the reactor cores, due to a shutdown of all power at the station — that caused most of the harm.A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms, modeled after those used for offshore oil drilling, could help avoid such consequences in the future. Such floating plants would be designed to be automatically cooled by the surrounding seawater in a worst-case scenario, which would indefinitely prevent any melting of fuel rods, or escape of radioactive material.“Such plants could be built in a shipyard, then towed to their destinations five to seven miles offshore, where they would be moored to the seafloor and connected to land by an underwater electric transmission line. The concept takes advantage of two mature technologies: light-water nuclear reactors and offshore oil and gas drilling platforms. Using established designs minimizes technological risks,” says Buongiorno, an associate professor of nuclear science and engineering (NSE) at MIT.“Although the concept of a floating nuclear plant is not unique — Russia is in the process of building one now, on a barge moored at the shore — none have been located far enough offshore to be able to ride out a tsunami,” Buongiorno says. For this new design, he says, “the biggest selling point is the enhanced safety.”A floating platform several miles offshore, moored in about 100 meters of water, would be unaffected by the motions of a tsunami; earthquakes would have no direct effect at all. Meanwhile, the biggest issue that faces most nuclear plants under emergency conditions — overheating and potential meltdown, as happened at Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island — would be virtually impossible at sea, Buongiorno says: “It’s very close to the ocean, which is essentially an infinite heat sink, so it’s possible to do cooling passively, with no intervention. The reactor containment itself is essentially underwater.”Cutaway view of the proposed plantBuongiorno lists several other advantages. For one thing, it is increasingly difficult and expensive to find suitable sites for new nuclear plants: They usually need to be next to an ocean, lake, or river to provide cooling water, but shorefront properties are highly desirable. By contrast, sites offshore, but out of sight of land, could be located adjacent to the population centers they would serve. “The ocean is inexpensive real estate,” Buongiorno says.In addition, at the end of a plant’s lifetime, “decommissioning” could be accomplished by simply towing it away to a central facility, as is done now for the Navy’s carrier and submarine reactors. That would rapidly restore the site to pristine conditions.This design could also help to address practical construction issues that have tended to make new nuclear plants uneconomical: Shipyard construction allows for better standardization, and the all-steel design eliminates the use of concrete, which Buongiorno says is often responsible for construction delays and cost overruns.There are no particular limits to the size of such plants, Buongiorno says: “They could be anywhere from small, 50-megawatt plants to 1,000-megawatt plants matching today’s largest facilities. It’s a flexible concept.”Most operations would be similar to those of onshore plants, and the plant would be designed to meet all regulatory security requirements for terrestrial plants. “Project work has confirmed the feasibility of achieving this goal, including satisfaction of the extra concern of protection against underwater attack,” says Todreas, the KEPCO Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.Buongiorno sees a market for such plants in Asia, which has a combination of high tsunami risks and a rapidly growing need for new power sources. “It would make a lot of sense for Japan,” he says, as well as places such as Indonesia, Chile, and Africa.This is a “very attractive and promising proposal,” says Toru Obara, a professor at the Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors at the Tokyo Institute of Technology who was not involved in this research. “I think this is technically very feasible. … Of course, further study is needed to realize the concept, but the authors have the answers to each question and the answers are realistic.”The paper was co-authored by NSE students Angelo Briccetti, Jake Jurewicz, and Vincent Kindfuller; Michael Corradini of the University of Wisconsin; and Daniel Fadel, Ganesh Srinivasan, Ryan Hannink, and Alan Crowle of Chicago Bridge and Iron, based in Canton, Mass.The concept is being presented this week at the Small Modular Reactors Symposium, hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, by MIT professors Jacopo Buongiorno, Michael Golay, and Neil Todreas, along with others from MIT, the University of Wisconsin, and Chicago Bridge and Iron, a major nuclear plant and offshore platform construction company. mit, April 18, 2014last_img read more

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Tumbler Ridge is in the Championships for SnoRiders – SledTown ShowDown

first_imgTo VOTE for Tumbler Ridge; CLICK HERE TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Ultimate bragging rights for best recreational snowmobile trails is weighed upon the Championships as Tumbler Ridge faces off with Flin Flon, MB.SNORIDERS, an online website and resource for snowmobile enthusiasts, has been holding their annual contest for the best Snowtown. Snowmobile clubs across Canada have been battling for bragging rights for the best snowmobile trails in Canada.It is now the finals, after 6 rounds and months of head to head matches by different towns and provinces vying for the top position it is down to the final two, Tumbler Ridge vs Flin Flon. Winning destinations receive a lot of exposure for their riding destination which is great for the winning community. Tumbler Ridge needs your votes to win SledTown ShowDown to show Canada they have the best snowmobile trails.center_img This is an online voting contest to determine who will win and the voting deadline will be Sunday, January 20th at midnight.This is an exciting opportunity for the ultimate champion as they will win the SledTown Showdown 2019 championship trophy, front-page coverage with a cover story on all 30,000 copies of SnoRiders magazine. The winner also receives multiple articles online and in the SnoRiders e-newsletters highlighting the destination, as well as bragging rights for the year.last_img read more

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Tunisian President Hosts Dinner in Honor of King Mohammed VI

Tunis- Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, hosted this Saturday at the Presidential palace of Carthage in Tunis, a dinner banquet in honor of King Mohammed who is paying an official visit in Tunisia.The King, who is accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid, was welcomed at the presidential palace by the Tunisian head of state.On this occasion, the King awarded to the Tunisian president the “Wissam El Mohammadi” distinction.On his part, President Marzouki extended to the Sovereign the special Grand Cordon of the Republic distinction. The Tunisian president also awarded to the Crown Prince the Grand Order of the Republic Order and to Prince Moulay Rachid the Grand Order of the Republic Order.King Mohammed VI was, then, greeted by representatives of the association of Moroccan students in Mounastir and by Moroccan business operators in Sousse.The dinner took place in the presence of members of the delegation accompanying the Sovereign in the visit, the speaker of the Tunisian national constituent assembly, the Tunisian head of Government, the members of the Tunisian government and heads of diplomatic missions in Tunis, as well as civil and military dignitaries. read more

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Fed proposes big banks keep more cash and assets on hand to

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve on Thursday proposed that big banks keep enough cash, government bonds and other high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn on par with the 2008 financial crisis.The proposal subjects U.S. banks for the first time to so-called “liquidity” requirements. Liquidity is the ability to access cash quickly.The largest banks — those with more than $250 billion in assets — would be required to hold enough cash and securities to fund their operations for 30 days during a time of market stress. Smaller banks — those with more than $50 billion and less than $250 billion — would have to keep enough to cover 21 days.Fed officials said the rules are stronger than new international standards for banks. The public has 90 days to comment on them. After that, they would be phased in starting in January 2015.“Liquidity is essential to a bank’s viability and central to the smooth functioning of the financial system,” Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said. He said the new regime “would foster a more resilient and safer financial system in conjunction with other reforms.”The requirements were mandated by Congress after the financial crisis. They are part of new regulations that are intended to prevent another collapse severe enough to require taxpayer-funded bailouts and threaten the broader financial system.Hundreds of U.S. banks received federal bailouts during the crisis. Among them were the largest financial firms, including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. The banking industry has been recovering steadily since then, with overall profits rising and banks starting to lend more freely. Fed proposes big banks keep more cash and assets on hand to survive another financial crisis by Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press Posted Oct 24, 2013 8:39 am MDT read more

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Cutting edge automotive technology

first_imgCar makers are increasingly utilising advanced technology to satisfy the needs of future motorists by showcasing their gadgets at the world’s biggest gadget expo, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Audi’s new supercomputer, dubbed the zFas, has the power to handle more than 2.5 billion inputs per second from a series of cameras, radars and sensors that can read the road ahead. The processor is the size of an iPad, situated in the boot of an A7 that drives itself anywhere anytime. BMW has taken autonomous driving even further by utilising the latest guided-missile satellite technology to drive a car around a racetrack, inclusive of burnouts and drifts, all without any driver input. In its next top-of-the-range A8 due in 2016, Audi plans to introduce an autopilot function in traffic jams, while BMW claims it will have autonomous driven cars on the road by 2019 – but traffic legislation will have to change world-wide first to embrace the technological breakthroughs. Google’s Android operating system is taking on Apple and Microsoft by collaborating with leading car makers in Europe and the USA to create the Open Automotive Alliance, encouraging the adaptation of its Android operating system in next-generation vehicles. Hyundai will debut its Intelligent Assistant Application in the new Genesis luxury sedan, where users link their smart-phone calendar to the car, which can access weather and traffic data before calculating when the vehicle needs to remotely start to warm or cool the cabin before starting a pre-programmed journey. Volvo has a similar innovative system with the added advantage of a unique park and pay function, where the car can locate the nearest vacant parking spaces and access your banking details to automatically pay for it. Some Asian car manufacturers previewed tablet-style portable devices that can mimic an iPad when outside the vehicle, but become the car’s satellite navigation and central media system when in the cockpit by acting as a multi-media storage device, inclusive of a camera, Skype calls and also powering an 18 inch heads-up display screen. Not to be outdone, European car-maker Mercedes-Benz previewed a tie-up application for its smart watch, which combines the infotainment and navigation functions into a high-res digital instrument cluster displaying the speedometer and tacho with large conventional dials, but in the latter, the gauges are reduced to smaller scale images in each corner of the screen to facilitate the navigation, telemetry, or multi-media functions in its luxury vehicles. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Randy Orton on John Cena Does he still wrestle WWE talent heading

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 39.80%0:02Remaining Time -1:03 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 Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlize Theron Now Playing Up Next ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) John Cena Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene TMZ Sports is featuring an interview (above) with WWE star Randy Orton where he is asked about the media backlash to the upcoming Crown Jewel event.Orton was asked about Cena pulling out of the event tomorrow in Saudi Arabia.“Does he still wrestle? I didn’t know he pulled out.”Orton, who appeared to make the statement sarcastically, added that he has five kids and said if they want him in Saudi (Arabia), he is going despite media backlash.WWE talent heading to Saudi ArabiaTMZ Sports also caught up with Sheamus, The Miz and Big Show and were also asked about the media backlash to the event tomorrow.Sheamus said they are entertainers and they put smiles on people’s faces around the world, which is what they plan on doing in Saudi Arabia. Twitter Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Videos Articles Videos Articles Google+ Vin Diesel WhatsApp Videos Articles Facebook Two championship matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks from Charlottelast_img read more

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9 displaced in Little Havana apartment fire

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A fire that tore through an apartment building in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood damaged two units and left nine people without a home.City of Miami Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the blaze in the area of Southwest 10th Street and Ninth Avenue in East Little Havana, Monday.Officials said eight adults and one child were displaced.Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins visited the residents on Tuesday to offer help.“We spoke with the downstairs neighbors, and they’re all safe. Everybody’s safe, is what they told me, but they have no electricity, so of course, that means they don’t have any hot water, no lights at night,” said Higgins, “so they’re busy cleaning up a little bit from some of the water that I’m sure the fire department used to put the fire out last night, but given the bad situation, they appear in very good spirits.”The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Kate Middleton accused of horrendous and atrocious behaviour in Balmoral

first_imgKate MiddletonGetty imagesKate Middleton may have landed in some hot water with her escapades at Balmoral. Reportedly, the Duchess of Cambridge drew the condemnation of animal rights charities when she was spotted taking part in an “absolutely appalling” and “cruel” pastime with the Royal Family at Balmoral.However, reportedly the incident in question happened in 2007. Kate reportedly faced sharp criticism when she was pictured learning how to hunt and shoot deer. The future Duchess was taught to deer stalk on the royal estate by Prince Charles. The pastime is apparently dear to Prince William, who learned at the knee of his grandfather Prince Philip.Of course, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) had something to say about it. A spokesman for the organization said: “It is shocking and abhorrent that she is engaging in blood sports…..”Kate is obviously trying to endear herself to the Royal Family and her decision will do her no favours whatsoever.”It looks like Kate Middleton may try to avoid a similar controversy this time around. However, the Duchess of Cambridge may not be all that eager to visit Balmoral this year. Royal commentators have speculated that this may be because Kate is trying to avoid Meghan Markle after Prince Harry’s comments about children.  Kate MiddletonReutersMeghan Markle drew a lot of criticism when it was announced that she would guest edit the September issue of Vogue. Royal observers and fans weren’t pleased with her decision. The criticism only grew when Prince Harry’s comments on having only two children came to light. Prince Harry was speaking to Dr. Jane Goodall about the environment and how he intends to protect it by having no more than two children. The comments could be perceived as an insult against his brother Prince William. We hope that the alleged feud between the couples Sussex and Cambridge doesn’t flare up again.last_img read more

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Carranza Leaving HISD And Calls For Judge To Resign The Good Bad

first_imgA lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all.This week, our panel weighs in on the announcement that HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza is leaving Houston to lead New York City’s public schools, and calls for State District Judge Michael McSpadden to resign following complaints from numerous organizations.Our panel of non-experts this week includes:Fred Goodall, author of parenting blog mochadad.comMarco Roberts, president of the Log Cabin Republicans of HoustonLisa Falkenberg, Houston Chronicle columnist Sharelast_img read more

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Embrace monsoon with simple tips

first_img* Skin: Keep your skin clean and clear using a foamy cleanser or a face wash with microgranules. Since rains bring moisture that causes break outs, make sure you apply astringent or a toner every night before sleeping. In case you are battling acne try applying ice on your face, as it’s one of the most popular ways to minimise the appearance of pores and lends a natural glow to the skin.* Make-up: It is best to avoid oil-based products and heavy make-up in general. Stick to waterproof or a gel-based eyeliner during this season. Lip glosses tend to smear and run through the lines when moisture levels are high, so opt for a matte lip colour. Mineral-based foundations and water-based products are the best bet for the season. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’* Hair: The humidity in the air can have an adverse effect on your hair. If you have not been oiling your hair because of the humidity, it is time to bust that myth. A scalp massage with little oil or serum keeps your hair at its best. Anti-frizz serums and hair products are a great way to keep your hair looking nice. You may keep your hair tied in a messy ponytail, a fish braid or a ballerina bun.* Shoes and bags: During the monsoon avoid leather and go for canvas bags as they will dry easily in case they get wet. Same goes for your favourite leather footwear. If you want them to last a few seasons, you should step out in a pair of gum boots instead. They come in a variety of prints and colours and they are quite stylish. * Clothes: This is the season where you need your clothes to dry quickly and that is where synthetics and sheers pay off. Stick to loose silhouettes this season as monsoon mean extra humidity and if you wear something that sticks to your body, you will be uncomfortable the whole time.last_img read more

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Ellen DeGeneres was hurt by Elton Johns comments when she came out

first_imgEllen faced backlash after her historic announcement in 1997The episode went down in history and pulled in huge viewing figures.However, despite its success, the network cancelled the show as advertisers and sponsors began to distance themselves from the brand.‘People were making fun of me. I was really depressed‘And because of that and because the show was canceled, I was looked at as a failure in this business.’‘No one would touch me. I had no agent, I had no possibility of a job, I had nothing.’Furthermore, Ellen also discussed the tragic loss of her girlfriend before her career began, aged 20.‘When she was killed, I couldn’t afford to live where we were living together. I moved into this tiny little basement apartment,’ said the star.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The talk show host and comedian revealed that she struggled with mental health after she publicly announced her sexuality during ABC sitcom, Ellen, in 1997.But she also revealed that pop music icon and LGBT figure Elton John made ‘mean’ and ‘hurtful’ comments to the star, allegedly telling her to ‘get over it’. Ellen speaks out on her battle with depressionSpeaking on the American Expert podcast, she told host Dax Shepard:‘Even Elton John said, “Shut up already. We know you’re gay. Be funny.’”‘I had never met him and I thought, “What kind of support is that from a gay person?”‘But everybody assumed I was just nonstop talking about. It hurt my feelings,’ she said. Ellen DeGeneres opened up on her battle with depression, telling how Elton John ‘hurt her feelings’ after she publicly came out in the nineties. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Ellen DeGeneres [YouTube] See why being guest of ‘kind’ Ellen DeGeneres can be genuinely scaryEllen and Portia celebrate their ten year wedding anniversaryAlexa Chung admits she’s open to polyamory and same-sex relationships: ‘I’m overdue losing my lesbian virginity’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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5 mistakes to avoid when starting a small business

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Most people have thought about starting their own business. The desire to be your own boss is something most of us share. But small business is a risky business. According to research about 50 percent of all small businesses will fail within five years.Here are five mistakes to avoid:Misjudging the demand for your product or service.This is a common mistake. Make sure that you don’t overestimate demand. Do your homework on whether most people need or want your service or product. Test demand on friends and family and ask them to be brutally honest with you.Not having a unique edge over the competition.Your business  has to stand out from the competition. You may believe that you are better than others at what you do, but that is not enough. You have to consider factors like price, taste, decor, quick service and marketing to define what sets you apart.Inaccuracy around costs.Costs to consider before you start should include your living expenses. Under-financing is one of the most common reasons for businesses to fail. Assume costs will be higher and it will take longer than you thought. It’s better to overestimate the costs and be covered for unexpected eventualities than to have unrealistic expectations and lose everything.Not delegating and not paying attention to critical functions. You can’t be good at everything. Identify each critical function and get the best person for the job. Use your strengths to benefit the company and delegate functions that others can perform better. There are many critical functions involved in running a successful business. Get the right people on your team and be sure each one is in the right position.Not planning for profitability.Define your business model and know your profit model inside out. What is your gross margin on sales? What is your net margin? How many sales do you need to break even each day or week? Establish the key performance indicators (KPIs) for your business that will let you know how your company is doing. If the numbers show you are in trouble, take action and make changes before it’s too late. You can only do that if you define and measure your numbers.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!SaveSaveSavelast_img read more

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Goldman Sachs Profits Suffer a Huge Blow

first_img First Quarter Earnings Goldman Sachs Investment Banking 2016-04-19 Staff Writer Goldman Sachs’ Profits Suffer a Huge Blow Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newscenter_img April 19, 2016 577 Views Investment banking firm, Goldman Sachs, is the latest financial firm to have its profits take a turn for the worse, following plummeting incomes reported from JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and PNC.According to Goldman Sachs’ 2016 first quarter earnings statement released Tuesday, net income at the firm fell 60 percent year-over-year due to operational troubles in all areas of the business.Goldman Sachs reported net earnings of $1.14 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016, up 48 percent from $765 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 but down 60 percent from a year ago when earnings totaled $2.84 billion.Net revenues at the investment firm fell 13 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015 to $6.34 billion for the first quarter of 2016 and decreased 40 percent from $10.62 billion last year.Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and CEO at Goldman Sachs noted, “The operating environment this quarter presented a broad range of challenges, resulting in headwinds across virtually every one of our businesses.”Diluted earnings per common share were $2.68 compared with $5.94 for the first quarter of 2015 and $1.27 for the fourth quarter of 2015, the statement showed.Investment banking net revenues were $1.46 billion for the first quarter of 2016, 23 percent lower than the first quarter of 2015 and 5 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2015. Meanwhile, underwriting net revenues fell 27 percent year-over-year to $692 million, due to “significantly lower net revenues in equity underwriting, reflecting low levels of industry-wide activity during the quarter,” the statement said.On the other hand, Goldman Sachs said that debt underwriting net revenues were significantly higher compared with the first quarter of 2015, “primarily reflecting an increase in investment-grade activity.” Overall, the firm’s investment banking transaction backlog decreased compared with the end of 2015, but was higher compared with the end of the first quarter of 2015.Investing and lending net revenues fell 93 percent from the last quarter and 95 percent year-over-year to $87 million for the first quarter of 2016. Goldman Sachs attributes this decrease to a “significant decrease in net revenues from investments in both private and public equities, which were negatively impacted by generally lower global equity prices and corporate performance during the first quarter of 2016.”Debt securities and loans net revenues were also significantly lower compared with the first quarter of 2015, primarily “reflecting lower net revenues related to loans and lending commitments to institutional clients (including higher provision for losses) and lower net gains from investments,” the statement said.“Looking ahead, we will continue to focus on delivering superior service to our clients and managing our business efficiently, which remain essential to generating shareholder value over the long term,” Blankfein said.Click here to view Goldman Sachs’ 2016 First Quarter Earnings Statement.last_img read more

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"Cardiovascular disease can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, which uprooted several trees at King’s Walk Golf Course and left 2, while talking to News18,accused BJP of fanning communal sentiments "Any kind of support to such elements is deplorable This is the true color of the BJP They just want to win the elections and for that their leaders can cross any limit" he was quoted as saying in the report On Saturday Sinha took to Twitter to explain his stand: I have full faith in our judicial system and the rule of law Unfortunately irresponsible statements are being made about my actions when all that I am doing is honoring the due process of law Those that are innocent will be spared and the guilty will be appropriately punished — Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) July 7 2018 I unequivocally condemn all acts of violence and reject any type of vigilantism The rule of law is supreme in our constitutional democracy Any unlawful acts particularly those that violate the rights of any citizen should be punished with the full force of the law — Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) July 7 2018 In May Sinha had called for an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation into thematter and said that the accused in the Ramgarh lynching case have not got "complete justice" according to The Indian Express London: Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United stars of failing to follow instructions after Christian Eriksen scored just 11 seconds into Tottenham’s 2-0 win at Wembley United boss Mourinho was furious with his side’s sloppy defending as they made a host of mistakes that allowed Eriksen to blast Tottenham ahead with the joint second fastest goal in Premier League history Phil Jones allowed Harry Kane to win a header from the kick-off and with the rest of the United defence caught flat-footed Dele Alli pounced with a deft pass that Eriksen steered home from close-range Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the match against Tottenham Reuters Adding insult to injury for Mourinho Jones booted a Kieran Trippier cross into his own net midway through the first half to double Tottenham’s lead United’s first defeat in nine league games would have been even more painful had the hosts converted more of the numerous chances they created Mourinho had no doubt where the blame lay as he criticised his players for failing to follow the warnings he had given about Tottenham’s aggressive start to matches "I don’t think it is very normal to concede a goal like we did after 15 seconds" he said "It is especially ridiculous because the players they watch it before we analyse opponents and work on opponents’ dynamics and routines "The players they knew the long ball they knew that Harry Kane – before the kick-off is already inside the opponent’s half We knew everything "Then we don’t press the ball – one mistake We don’t pick the ball in the air – second mistake "We don’t win the second ball on the ground – third mistake We don’t cover the inside when Eriksen comes – four mistakes "Four mistakes after 15 seconds and you are losing 1-0 against a good team" With second placed United clinging to faint hopes of catching leaders Manchester City it was a badly-timed meltdown from Mourinho’s men They are now 15 points behind City and Mourinho admitted he harbours no hopes of catching Pep Guardiola’s side Instead he will focus on ensuring United survive the fight to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top four finish – ‘Unlucky for me’ – "I always think when the leader has a certain distance I have been there a few times you are calm you are relaxed and you don’t feel the pressure" he said "You know that your opponent sooner or later is going to drop at least a couple of points and you are completely in control "We play match after match yes the Premier League finishes for us at Old Trafford in May against Watford but you knew the distance to the leader was already considerable even before this match "Now we have us Chelsea Spurs Liverpool Arsenal – we will be there fighting for the positions" Mourinho also revealed a knee injury forced Marouane Fellaini to be taken off just seven minutes after his second half introduction as a substitute "Fellaini came off because he had something in his knee Unlucky for him and unlucky for me" he said Tottenham’s win puts them just two points behind fourth placed Chelsea and third placed Liverpool with a crucial trip to Anfield looming on Sunday Mauricio Pochettino was enthused by the way his team dominated such formidable opposition but the boss refused to rate it the best of a season that also includes impressive wins over Real Madrid and Liverpool "I don’t know if it was the best but for sure one of the best The performance was fantastic" he said "Manchester United are a great team so to dominate and to keep a clean-sheet the team deserve a lot of praise of course" Pochettino admitted even he was shocked to see Eriksen score so fast and he was quick to salute the Dane’s express impact "Christian is such an important player for us He’s a player that links everyone and of course when he’s not in the team we always miss him" he said Ford’s and Dr. This benefit will be available in the form of grants through Direct Benefit transfer (DBT), Tsurenko acknowledged she had struggled to close out her match after leading 5-0 in the second set, Apple Purchase items using Apple Pay." 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