Richard Sherman, 49ers defense limp away wounded by Chiefs

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device.)KANSAS CITY — Richard Sherman walked out of the 49ers locker room in an orthopedic boot, doing so after a left-calf injury flared up and forced him out of Sunday’s 38-27 loss by halftime.That was one of many sad sights among the 49ers defense against the high-scoring Chiefs.Sherman will undergo an MRI on Monday on his lower leg, in which he had bone spurs removed this past winter; it was a torn right Achilles last …last_img

Stephen Curry among the many, many people reacting to Tom Brady’s daredevil stunt with 6-year-old

first_imgTom Brady — fun dad or irresponsible father?The New England Patriots quarterback sparked an online debate over the weekend after posting an Instagram video of himself pulling off a daring stunt with his 6-year-old daughter in tow. Literally.In the video, Brady and daughter Vivian are seen jumping off a cliff and landing awkwardly in the water below. As of Monday afternoon, the video had been viewed nearly three million times, and many commenters were questioning Brady’s parenting skills …last_img

JSE pushes for youth financial literacy

first_img“This low savings rate, especially at household level has got negative spill over effects, leading to an increased burden on the state to provide safety nets,” said the Financial Planning Institute’s Solly Keetse. “Despite the advent of the introduction of the National Credit Act in 2007, many South African consumers face the challenges of high indebtedness and only education and a change of attitude will change that.” “For the youth they have the benefit of time on their side and need to start as soon as possible.” The Global Competitiveness Report for 2010/11 notes that South Africa’s gross savings rate was 15.5% of GDP in 2009, compared to China’s 52.3%, India’s 37.5% and Russia’s 21.9%. “I am confident that this Financial Literacy Day will make an important contribution to the improvement of the general understanding of financial and economic matters,” said the South African Reserve Bank’s Jannie Rossouw. “Domestic savings mobilisation helps the poor to get out poverty, as is access to key information,” she said. “A financially literate population will understand financial facts and concepts, appreciate financial risks and opportunities to make informed decisions, know where to go for help, and ultimately take actions that improve theirs and the country’s financial health.” He said that making financial literacy part of the syllabus would help develop an investment- and saving-savvy South African population. The South African Savings Institute’s Elizabeth Lwanga-Nanziri pointed out that South Africa had a dismal savings rate, especially at a household level (at 0.2% of GDP), adding that a high savings rate was desirable for sustainable growth and to fight poverty and household vulnerability. Negative spill over effects Given recent world events, the importance of investing and sticking to a long term plan is vitally important for the youth. For many years financial literacy has been neglected. There was also general agreement that people should be equipped with social skills, but financial literacy was not necessarily included as one of these skills. “If one is financially smart, one can use credit successfully,” said the National Credit Regulator’s Darrell Beghin. “Saving instead of spending without a budget and life plan, not being seduced by instant gratification, avoiding taking on unnecessary credit, and paying well in terms of any credit that is taken on – all of these habits make for highly desirable consumers who will also have benefits for credit providers and the economy.” The JSE has partnered with the Reserve Bank, the Financial Planning Institute, the SA Savings Institute and the National Credit Regulator to improve financial literacy among young South Africans. 12 August 2011center_img Everybody can, should save National Youth Financial Literacy Day, to be held annually, follows last month’s national savings month, and forms part of the JSE’s project aimed at growing the economy by taking financial knowledge and literacy to young people. The JSE and its partners held a National Youth Financial Literacy Day workshop at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention centre this week for the benefit of young people wanting to know more about money matters. “As part of the focus on financial literacy, the JSE has a contractual agreement with several provincial Education Departments through which the exchange provides courses to schools which teach learners and teachers about banks, savings, investment and related topics,” JSE executive Noah Greenhill said in a statement this week. JustOneLap is a free resource for people to use and expand their knowledge about money, through a series of webinars, 100-second tips and other relevant content. Investing, sticking to long term plans The recurring theme is that everybody can, and should, save. “Typically people spend first and then save, but that is the wrong way around. We need to learn to save first and then spend, even if that means only saving R1 of R10,” said JustOneLap’s Simon Brown. “It is a culture and tradition of saving and investing that needs to be instilled in our youth that is vital to achieving financial freedom. Knowing, for example, how to use credit wisely is critical, especially for the increasingly number of youth headed households. Credit bureau records show there are 18.6-million credit-active consumers across the various age categories in the country, with 46.4% consumers having impaired records. “Long-term national saving rates do not go up by accident – nor do they do so quickly,” Greenhill said. “Inevitably, with or without large inflows from outside, the vast bulk of domestic investment is still financed by its own citizens, and in recognition of this fact we have implemented a number of initiatives to educate the wider public about the world of investing.” The workshop covered a range of topics including basics in economics, savings and money management, the role of the South African Reserve bank, investment opportunities on the JSE, credit rights and the importance of sound financial planning. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Mato Grosso Cotton Planting Up

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorCUIABA, Brazil (DTN) — While corn remains the major safrinha crop for Brazilian farmers, more cotton acreage is being planted in Mato Grosso this spring, as well.Over the past two years, cotton planting has increased by nearly one-third for the safrinha (second crop) in Mato Grosso. The Institute for Mato Grosso Economics of Agriculture (IMEA) forecasts Mato Grosso farmers will plant 1.1 million hectares (2.71 million acres) of cotton this spring. The Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers (Abrapa) forecast cotton acreage to grow to 1.4 million hectares (3.46 million acres). Mato Grosso accounts for about 88% of Brazil’s cotton production.China is the top market for Brazilian cotton, and a 25% tariff on U.S. cotton creates expectation that continued trade disruption between the U.S. and China will be to Brazil’s advantage.Still, corn acreage in Mato Grosso is projected to remain steady at 4.7 million hectares (11.6 million acres). Harvest is projected at 28.6 million metric tons, or just under 1.13 billion bushels, according to IMEA.Farmers in other states rely more heavily on corn than cotton for the safrinha crop. Overall, Brazil is expected to plant 12.6 million hectares (31.1 million acres) of corn.Farms owned by Brazil’s largest agribusiness, Amaggi Group, are shifting acreage more heavily to cotton from corn this spring. A manager at an Amaggi farm outside Campo Novo do Parecis told a group of American farmers late last week that the farm was planting 98,800 acres into cotton and just 12,350 acres into corn. That’s basically a reversal from last year when the farm planted 74,100 acres into corn.Amaggi has seven farms in Mato Grosso with 300,000 planted hectares (741,000 acres) in the state, as well as 90,000 hectares (222,300 acres) in mandatory reserve.The manager said all three Amaggi farms in the south-central region of Mato Grosso were moving more heavily into cotton. Amaggi also is increasing its investments in cotton ginning and storage, as well.One possible reason for some farmers planting more cotton this year in Mato Grosso is a new state tax of 0.50 reals on each bag of corn sold, which equates to 2.2 bushels. Farmers are paid 19 reals per bag, ($2.33 a bushel right now based on the exchange rate of $1 equaling 3.7 reals).As Brazilian farmers boost their cotton acreage, the National Cotton Council in Memphis released some economic analysis for 2019 over the weekend. NCC projects U.S. farmers will plant 14.5 million acres of cotton, up 2.9% from a year ago, according to Jody Campiche, NCC’s vice president of economics and policy analysis.World cotton production is estimated to increase by 7 million bales in 2019 to 125.5 million bales, which would be the highest level since the 2011 crop. Each bale amounts to 480 pounds.NCC notes that, “Prior to the implementation of tariffs, the United States was in a prime position to capitalize on the increase in Chinese cotton exports.” Now, Brazil, Australia and other countries have gained market share. Vietnam was the top market in 2018 for U.S. cotton, followed by China and Mexico.China has lowered its reserves and is expected to increase imports to 11.1 million bales, NCC forecasts. The U.S. also is expected to increase cotton exports to 17.4 million bales in 2019, which would be the second only to 2005 if realized.Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/BAS)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Facebook’s Email Scanning Isn’t A Privacy Issue, It’s A Credibility Issue

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts dave copeland Tags:#Facebook#web Facebook confirmed on Thursday that it scans private messages for links and records them as likes, according to the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets. The revelation undermines not only Facebook’s commitment to remove phony links but the company’s very credibility.Facebook has not kept secret its scanning of private messages for references to criminal activity. What is new is that it also looks for links and records those as likes. This practice gives the appearance that more people are liking more things on the social network.Kashmir Hill of Forbes asked, “Do over 6,000 people really ‘Like’ the Placenta Teddy Bear, or is that just reflective of the number of times a link to that page has been sent around in horror?”Facebook clarified the discovery, noting that the scanned links were counted as engagement, not endorsement. It also said there was a bug that had scanned links being counted as double, but it conceded that this was one of the ways it boosted the number of shares. But the main thrust of the statement was to stress that no private user information was shared. “Absolutely no private information has been exposed,” the company said, and “when the count is increased via shares over private messages, no user information is exchanged, and privacy settings of content are unaffected.”This statement misses the point. Facebook’s practice of scanning messages and counting links as likes isn’t a privacy issue. It’s common knowledge that what users do online – even in so-called private messaging – is potentially public. Rather, Facebook’s activity raises a credibility issue. It shows that the company is fudging the numbers when it comes to advertising.Last month, when Facebook said it may end up removing as many as 1% of all likes from the site because they were phony, experts were quick to note that the actual number of fraudulent likes, shares and comments was probably much higher, with some estimates exceeding 10% of all likes and shares on the site.At the time, we suggested Facebook was merely going through the motions of cleaning up the site.“It’s not in Facebook’s best interest to proactively solve this problem,” said Tom Corson-Knowles, an online marketer who consults with small-business owners on ways to promote products on social networks. “Facebook’s revenue is directly proportionate to the number of pageviews the site gets, and banning one percent of [pageviews] will cost the company a lot of missed ad impressions.”The latest news is more than a suggestion of impropriety. it’s an outright confirmation.center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

What Sales Winners Do Differently with Mike Schultz – Episode 13

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:41 — 14.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere are almost as many theories about how the sales climate has changed as there are studies done about the sales process. But Mike Schultz decided to take a different approach when he wanted to know what made the biggest difference between sales winners and their closest competitors – he went to the customers. On this episode Mike shares the results of his survey of 900 customers about their experience with a winning salesperson and gives some simple, actionable things that sales professionals can and should do to become winners in sales.Those who win in sales do things differently, find out what it is on this episode of In The ArenaClick To TweetWhat has changed in solution selling over the years?Contrary to articles that have been published lately about the end of solution sales, solution sales is very much alive and well. But it doesn’t work like it used to. Those who still use a solution sales model effectively combine their SS approach with relationship sales that is focused around value. The point is that relationships alone are not the core of what will get you the sale, but if you don’t have an established relationship with your prospect you’re much less likely to gain the trust needed for your solution selling approach to work. You can hear the details from today’s guest, Mike Schultz, on this episode.Does your buyer believe that you get what they are trying to do?Sellers who consistently win are able to do what it takes to understand the goals of their prospects, communicate that understanding, and come alongside the prospect to help them figure out how to get what they want. That’s an approach that doesn’t contain near as many pitches, it’s a consultative approach where the salesperson is a trusted advisor rather than an adversary who’s trying to “sell” them something. If you’re in need of a fresh boost of inspiration about where to improve your sales approach, this is the episode for you!Candor is the sales conversation is how you become a trusted advisor, on this episodeClick To TweetSales winners are pros at collaborating with their prospects.In many ways the type of relationship you are able to establish with your prospect will determine how successful you are at getting the sale. If you’re seen as a collaborator, someone who is helping them achieve their goals, you have a great deal more influence not only over their buying decision (from you) but over the course of their business as well. How do you build a relationship that is one of collaboration? The main tool you can use toward that end is questions. Find out who they are, what they do, what they’re hoping to accomplish, and truly come to understand why it’s so important to them. When you do, you’ll be able to see more clearly how your service or product can help them accomplish their goals.Becoming a collaborator with your prospects helps them make better decisions.Naturally, as a salesperson you want to get the sale from your prospect. But you should never want the sale more than you want to help your prospect make the best decision for their situation and need. Building trust is key in doing that. You need to communicate to your prospect that you are committed to helping them succeed in their goals, that you are eager to lend them your expertise to help them make better decisions. It’s about your virtue of purpose, the belief that your prospect develops that you are truly FOR them. That requires candor and straight shooting even if it’s not something the prospect wants to hear. Find out more from Anthony’s guest, Mike Schultz, on this episode.If you don’t bring candor to the sales conversation you’re of no value to a C level executive at allClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to this episode! Why Mike decided to do a survey about those who win in sales. What has changed in solution selling over the years. What kind of relationship selling makes a difference? Winning sellers drive their own demand. Establishing trust and helping clients make better decisions. Using collaboration with the prospect in the sales process. What salespeople should do differently in order to win. How you can connect with Mike Schultz.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.RainGroup.comMike’s report – What Sales Winners Do DifferentlyMike on TwitterMSchultzATraingroup.comThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeHow sales is a zero sum game – you win or you don’t. Learn how to win on this episodeClick To TweetA good relationship doesn’t WIN the sale, but if you don’t have it, you’ll lose more than you winClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Why Productivity Hacks Don’t Work

first_imgImagine that you have a task to complete. You need to roll a 100-pound boulder up a steep hill. It’s really difficult, but somehow you manage to do it.Now, you have to roll the boulder up the same hill again. You’re going to be smarter this time. You look around and find a path that is less steep. Progress! You roll the boulder up the hill again, and you get to the top faster. Because you were smart, you were more productive, right?New day, same boulder, same hill. You’re going to be really smart this time. You strap the boulder onto some apparatus and you use a motor to pull the boulder to the top of the hill. All of this takes you half as much time as pushing the boulder, and you aren’t nearly as tired. In fact, you could move the boulder up the hill ten times if you had to. Now you have hacked your way to being super productive, right? You’ve leveraged technology to do your work for you.But this isn’t productivity. This is doing something efficiently. This is why your productivity hacks don’t work. How fast and effective you can do something doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. That’s missing the starting point.If you want to be productive, the first question you need to ask yourself is “What is my work?” Unless you find deep meaning in rolling a rock up a hill for no reason, then you shouldn’t be rolling a rock up a hill. Some of the tasks you are doing are just that: tasks.The second question you need to ask yourself is “What tasks will produce the results I want and need?” There is a lot of work that shows up in your world that looks very much like rolling a rock up a hill. It takes time and energy, but it doesn’t produce any real, measurable results. It doesn’t move you any closer to your goals.The real “productivity hack” is sitting down alone to decide what your real work is, what work you can invest yourself in, and how you plan to make a contribution. The best productivity hack is blocking the time to do the work that produces the results you want from your life, a big part of that life being your work, and work being one of the ways you make a contribution. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Rape victim shot dead by accused in Gurugram

first_imgA 23-year-old woman working at a Hauz Khas bar was shot dead in Gurugram on Friday allegedly by the man she had accused of rape.A teenage friend of the victim who was a witness to the murder said the accused, Sandeep, shot the woman after she refused to withdraw the rape case against him.According to the FIR, Sandeep called the woman in the early hours of Friday and asked her to meet him. The woman, along with the friend, reached her room in DLF Phase-III where Sandeep arrived with his friend and the four went out for food around 2 a.m.When they returned around 5:30 a.m., Sandeep asked the woman’s mother and sister, who were visiting her, to persuade her to withdraw the rape case against him. The victim refused following which the four left the room and drove towards Faridabad. When they reached Khushboo Chowk around 6.30 a.m., Sandeep stopped the car and pulled the woman out. He threatened to shoot her if she did not withdraw the case.When she refused again, Sandeep whipped out a revolver and allegedly opened fire at her. The woman’s friend fled the spot and informed the victim’s mother about the incident. The mother reported the matter to the police. Gurugram Police spokesperson Subhash Boken said the woman was shot about five times. No arrests have been made so far.The victim belonged to Karnal while her friend is from Bhiwani. The police said the woman had come in contact with Sandeep, a bouncer, when she came to Gurugram four years ago. The two fell for each other and moved in together. After two years of live-in relationship, the woman learnt that Sandeep was married and lodged a rape case against him in November 2017. Sandeep was arrested and let off on bail in June last year. A month later, the two started living together again, the police said.last_img read more

Hierro reveals he was offered a Spain contract extension

first_imgFormer Spain manager Fernando Hierro, revealed that he was offered a contract extension until Qatar 2022 but he ended up rejecting it.The whole deal with Spain and Fernando Hierro during the 2018 World Cup in Russia was nothing short of surreal, he took the hot seat right after Julen Lopetegui got sacked and attempted to right the ship during the competition with little luck.Despite the evident poor performance by the Spanish national team during the competition after getting eliminated by the tournament hosts, Fernando Hierro revealed that he even got offered a contract extension to continue managing the squad until the next World Cup.The former manager recently offered an interview to ‘O11CE Metros’ magazine, where he revealed several details of his whole experience and also how the whole new contract offer took place.“I just turned 50 years old and I have never seen anything like it in my life, to live a situation of such magnitude just three days before the start of a World Cup,” said Hierro in a fragment of the interview picked up by Mundo Derpotivo.“My commitment and honesty took me to take the job as the manager. I understood that I had to do it then, my conscience is clear.”“I actually had a contract until the Qatar World Cup and I still think that the best solution was to step aside, for me and everyone else.”“I decided that I needed to give a chance to the younger generation. We have amazing players and manager, which is the case of Luis Enrique, who is a wonderful national team manager.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I knew that the level of commitment was as high as anyone could imagine, but I needed to step up in a situation as complex as that one.”“I would like to thank the commitment from all the players and everything else, is just football, something you can’t really control,” he added.🇪🇸 Fernando Hierro, en la revista oficial de @afefutbol:➡️ “En mi vida había visto una situación parecida a la del Mundial, pero lo volvería a intentar”👇🏽 La entrevista íntegra— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) December 24, 2018last_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of July 28 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of July 28, 2019:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Morris “Moe” Anderson, 68Paul L. D’Eon, 83Francis J. Zizis, 94Previously Lived In Wilmington:Helen C. (Cotter) Domigan Adams, 85Nancy Noble Cook, 89Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 7, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more