Daniel McGinn on Performance Rituals, Emotional Preparation, and Sales Success – Episode #96

first_imgTweets you can use to share this episodeFeeling #nervous is natural. This conversation will help you know what to do with those #feelings @danmcginn #InTheArenaClick To TweetDo pre #PerformanceRituals legitimately work? @danmcginn #InTheArenaClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:22 — 27.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIf you’ve followed Anthony’s writing and work for any time at all you know how fascinated he is with the impact mindset has on success in sales. So it makes perfect sense that when he saw a book titled, “Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed,” he had to read it. He was so impressed with the book he invited the author Daniel McGinn to be his guest on this episode of In The Arena. Anthony and Daniel talk about performance rituals, emotional preparation, the impact of music on motivation, and much more as it relates to sales success. It’s a fascinating conversation you’ll enjoy immensely.Daniel McGinn on Performance Rituals, Emotional Preparation, and Sales Success – Ep 96 Click To TweetFeeling nervous is natural. This conversation will help you know what to do with those feelings.We’ve all heard of the “fight or flight” instinct, it’s part of our biological wiring that fuels us to take action. Though the things we face today aren’t typically considered “dangerous” as they were back in the day when that response was first needed, they are still many times high-stakes events where the nervousness we feel is similar. On this episode, Daniel McGinn tells how the nervous feelings we face can actually be a helpful thing for performance if we know how to deal with them rightly. He also talks about why the most common piece of advice we receive when we’re feeling nervous is actually the exact opposite of what we should do.Instead of trying to get rid of nerves we need to learn how to channel them toward success.“Hey, calm down. Relax. Breathe.” It’s common advice to hear when you’re nervous but Daniel McGinn says it’s the wrong advice. It’s physiologically impossible to calm down the hormonal surges going on at a time when we are about to perform. Instead of fighting an uphill battle it’s better to learn strategies for focusing that energy to better use than fear and anxiety. In this conversation Anthony digs into how exactly to do that with author Daniel McGinn, so don’t miss it.Instead of trying to get rid of #nerves we need to learn how to channel them toward #success @danmcginn #InTheArenaClick To TweetDo pre-performance rituals legitimately work?From athletes, to musicians, to sales professionals, many people use a pre-performance routine to get themselves ready for their particular “go time.” What makes up those rituals is as unique as the individuals who devise them, but Daniel McGinn says they are proven to be helpful. Anthony and Dan talk about how varied pre-performance rituals can be effective even when they vary so widely in terms of what is actually being done, what it has to do with mental focus and determination, and how each person’s ability to deal with anxiety is the most determinative factor in their performance.Is music really helpful to prepare for go-time?It’s fascinating how wired human beings are for music. There’s something about the melodies, harmonies, and rhythms that can change our mood, set us up for suggestion, or prepare us for a big day. Daniel McGinn, author of “Psyched Up” says there is no denying that music is a powerful tool in preparing for performance or high-stakes events and he and Anthony discuss how their favorite tunes may not be the same as those chosen by others, and why that is. You’ll enjoy this wrap-up to the conversation.Is #music really helpful to #prepare for go-time? @danmcginn #InTheArenaClick To TweetOutline of this great episode How the mental game impacts sales success, and today’s guest Daniel McGinn. What happened to compel Daniel to write his book, “Psyched Up?” The 5 P ritual one neurosurgeon uses to optimize his performance. The power of purpose behind great endeavors. Examining the different types of anxiety that manifest in various people. Do people who are anxious simply need to calm down? How one semester long course teaches students to deal with audition anxiety. The effectiveness of pre-performance routines: are they legitimate? What are positive and negative contagions? Why the pep talk is not really what we think it is supposed to be. What makes a song motivational?Resources & Links mentioned in this episodehttp://www.psychedupthebook.com/ – Daniel’s websiteDaniel on TwitterDaniel on LinkedInDr. Mark McGlaughlin, NeurosurgeonMalcolm GladwellDan PinkJames Surowiecki159184830XThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinolast_img read more

Mahindra Reva

first_imgMahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has agreed to buy a majority st ake in Reva Electric Car Co. from General Motors.“Our association with Reva will only help us further expand our green footprint both in India and overseas,” Mahindra & Mahindra managing director Anand Mahindra said in a statement.Reva launched its first electric vehicle in 2001 in Bangalore and presently has an estimated 3,500 G-Wiz vehicles on the road, mostly in England.  Related Itemslast_img

Promotion quota Bill set for delay

first_imgA contentious bill providing for reservation to SCs and STs in government job promotions is set for a delay notwithstanding the urgency displayed in bringing it, with government on Wednesday citing paucity of time in passing it during the current session of Parliament.The indication that the bill will be delayed was given by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held consultations with him and Defence Minister A K Antony soon after introduction of the proposed legislation saw a scuffle between members of Samajwadi Party and BSP in Rajya Sabha.”There is no time now,” Shinde told reporters when asked whether the Constitution Amendment Bill would be passed by Parliament in the ongoing Monsoon Session.On the strong opposition to the bill witnessed in Rajya Sabha, he said, “We will convince them. It is a question of giving justice to the SC/STs who have been struggling for ages.”He said the Prime Minister and Congress President Sonia Gandhi were keen to have such a law in place.Shinde disapproved of BSP chief Mayawati’s bitter remarks calling Congress and BJP ‘snakes’.”It cannot be said. Our intention is very clear. The intention of the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi is very clear. Justice has to be given to them,” he said.Shinde said Congress had also tried to bring the bill earlier but had not succeeded.He said SC/ST MPs and MLAs have been demanding for the past two-three years reservation in promotion in government jobs.advertisementlast_img read more

A few idiots giving bad name to England, says Fowler

first_imgMumbai, Jun 17 (PTI) Lambasting rowdy elements among his countrys fans who have converged on France to support their national teams campaign in the ongoing Euro 2016, former Liverpool and England football star Robbie Fowler today claimed that they were only handful of people. “Obviously there will be a minority of idiots. Yes, there cannot be a smoke without some fire, but the Russians were also involved and to label only the England fans as hooligans is wrong,” Fowler, who is on the expert panel of Sony Pictures Networks, which is broadcasting the tournament on its sports channels, told reporters here. England and Russian fans had clashed last week at Marseille and violence featuring unruly fans from these two countries has continued to mar the biggest football event after the FIFA World Cup.Fowler, who is analysing the matches on Sony Six and Sony ESPN channels along with ex-Portugal international Deco and Indias current captain Sunil Chhetri, has backed Italy to claim the top honours.”I was impressed with Northern Irelands last night (when they won 2-0 against Ukraine). Spain is a quality side and (Andres) Iniesta has been very impressive, though they lack a good goal scorer. “Although I am impressed with a number of teams, I am tipping Italy to win (the title), for certain. In defence they have been superb. They will not score many goals but they will also concede less (goals),” said the ex-Liverpool stalwart.According to 41-year-old Fowler, the lesser number of goals witnessed in the league phase so far was because the coaches of various teams are “tactically very good.”advertisementThe Englishman, however, was not in favour of increased usage of technology in football than what is in vogue.”Football is a sport of momentum and not fits and starts. I can understand goal-line technology, but I am not in favour of taking referees out of the game,” he said responding to a query about the controversial goal awarded to Peru, even though the ball appeared to have gone in off an attackers hand, that knocked five-time World Champions Brazil out of Copa America, which is in progress in the US. (More) PTI SSR NRB CM CMlast_img read more

Manchester City close to signing Leroy Sane

first_imgGerman international Leroy Sane is about to join Manchester City football club, according to information published on Thursday by German newspaper Bild.The paper reported that there is already an agreement between the club and the player, and the next step is that City makes an offer to Schalke, Sane’s current club, to agree on the transfer, reports Efe.Bild explained that an offer above 50 million euros ($55.54 million) would now be accepted by Schalke, because there is a clause which allows Sane to leave the club for 37 million euros ($41.1) starting next year. (Also read: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dismisses chances of signing Lionel Messi)In January, City was willing to pay 55 million euros ($61.09 million) for Sane but Schalke rejected the offer.last_img read more

Morgan Schneiderlin aiming high after settling in at Everton

first_imgMorgan Schneiderlin has settled on Merseyside following his January move to Everton and the French international midfielder is hoping the side can improve to seal a top-four finish in the Premier League next season.Schneiderlin, who made the switch from Manchester United, became a regular squad member under Ronald Koeman and played in 14 of Everton’s 18 fixtures following his arrival after a frustrating one-and-a-half season spell at Old Trafford.”I’m very happy to be here, very happy to come in every day and happy, to find the joy on my face again, to play week in and week out and, most importantly, have good games,” Schneiderlin told the club website. (www.evertonfc.com)”I think that’s what I did, even if I know myself that I can be even better and improve…That’s my main focus and I want to improve and help this team to be in the top four.”Everton finished seventh in the league to qualify for next season’s Europa League and will play in the qualifying round starting on July 27.last_img read more

Asian Games 2018 Day 1 wrap: Bajrang clinches gold, Chandela-Kumar win bronze

first_imgIndian athletes clinched two medals on Day 1 of Asian Games 2018 to take the ninth position in the medal table on Sunday.The first medal came for India when shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won bronze in the mixed rifle event. But Bajrang Punia emerged as the star of the day after he opened India’s gold account at the 18th Games.An in-form Bajrang won his maiden Asian Games gold in the 65kg category but a rusty Sushil Kumar lost his last chance to add an Asiad yellow metal to his rich collection after losing the qualification bout 3-5 to Bahrain’s Adam Batirov in the 74 kg category.The hockey turf in Jakarta also produced a brilliant result for India with the women’s team, which won a bronze in 2014, hammering hosts Indonesia 8-0 for a rousing start. Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur was the star of the show with a hat-trick.ASIAN GAMES DAY 1: HIGHLIGHTSBajrang, who came into the Games after winning three tournaments — the Commonwealth Games, the Tbilisi Grand Prix, and the Yasar Dogu International, prduced a dominating performance.The 24-year-old from Haryana won all his bouts, until the final, by technical superiority.He outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.1stfor #India!Our #TOPSAthlete @BajrangPunia is a perfect example of dedication,grit & determination.So proud to bring to you our men’s 65kg categorymedalist at #AsianGames2018! The zeal to make it big was very evident from the start!#IndiaAtAsianGames @FederationWrest pic.twitter.com/HXADcYJdkGadvertisementSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 19, 2018In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle.With this stellar feat, Bajrang emulated his mentor Yogeshwar Dutt, who had won gold in the last edition. Kartar Singh (1978, 1986), Satpal Singh (1982), Rajinder Singh (1978), Changdi Ram (1970) and Maruti Mane (1962) are the other wrestlers who form India’s golden club at Asiad.Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins India’s first gold in Asian Games 2018″There are very few gold for Indian wrestlers in Asiad. So it is a big achievement for me. Only Yogeshwar and Rajinder Singh have won two gold medals in a year (CWG and Asiad), I am only the third to do it, so naturally, I am feeling proud of myself,” the 24-year-old said.Another name that was set to be on this list was of Sushil but the double Olympic medallist could not produce the big-event show he is famous for. However, he was graceful in defeat.”I did not expect this. The 57kg World Champion was sitting beside me, he said ‘I lost’. I told him don’t worry, I have also lost. It is part of sport and I will come back again. We can’t be overwhelmed by defeats or victories, it won’t lead you anywhere,” said Sushil.A gold was also expected from the Jakabaring Shooting Range in Palembang, where the Indians were in contention in two events, but the contingent had to be content with a mixed team rifle bronze.The Indian pairing of Chandela and Kumar aggregated 429.9 after 42 shots in the 48-shot final and were in second spot for major part of the 48-shot finals before China overtook them to take the silver.Superb start to Day 1 of #AsianGames2018.Mixed team of @Apurvichandela and Ravi Kumar wins first medal for India in this Asian Games. They have won in 10m air rifle mixed team.Great show, team. Many congratulations to them! #IndiaAtAsianGames #ProudIndia pic.twitter.com/9ctzZPCvCzRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 19, 2018It was a maiden Asian Games medal for Chandela, who will be aiming for a better colour medal in the 10m air rifle tomorrow. World Cup bronze medallist Kumar, who is mentored by the great Abhinav Bindra, had won a men’s 10m rifle team bronze at last the edition at Incheon.There were no more medals on the opening day but they were certainly some promising results.Asian Games 2018: Shooters Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar win first medal for IndiaIndian swimmers Sajan Prakash and Srihari Nataraj finished creditable fifth and seventh respectively in the men’s 200m butterfly and 100m backstroke events.In rowing, medal hopes were raised after Om Prakash and Sawarn Singh topped Heat 2 in men’s doubles sculls while Dattu Baban Bhokanal was second in Heat 1 of singles sculls.It was a lean day in tennis with most Indians getting first-round byes. There was one match in the mixed doubles and last-minute formed pairing of Karman Kaur Thandi and Divij Sharan did well to clear the opening hurdle.advertisementCongratulation to our male shuttlers for advancing to the quarter finals of the Mens team event after a 3-0 win over #Maldives.They will take on hosts #Indonesia tomorrow.@BAI_Media #AsianGames2018 #GoForGlory #Badminton #IndiaAtAsianGames #TeamIndia #SAI Photo:@srikidambi pic.twitter.com/IQtZ4RF2xHSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 19, 2018The Indian badminton team, led by Kidambi Srikanth, made a resounding start to its campaign, thrashing minnows Maldives 3-0 in the opening match of the team competition.World No 8. Srikanth brushed aside Maldives’ Hussein Zayan Shaheed Zaki 21-4 21-5 to give India a 1-0 lead. World No. 11 H S Prannoy then outclassed Mohamed Sarim 21-8 21-6.B Sai Praneeth, who had clinched the 2017 Singapore Open, then ended the challenge of Mohamed Ajfan Rasheed with a 21-7 21-8 demolition as India wrapped up the contest 3-0.In Kabaddi, which has been India’s ‘gold mine’ at Asian Games, both teams made a winning start. The men’s team outclassed Sri Lanka after opening its campaign with a win over Bangladesh, while the women’s team pulled off a dominating win over Japan in its opener.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Wallem Group Leads Maritime Industry in Hong Kong

first_imgzoom The Wallem Group is leading the way in Honk Kong for the maritime industry, winning a plethora of awards from peers, seafarers and clients.The Shipping Company of the Year title was bestowed on Wallem by the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) for the Wallem Group’s crew welfare program in the Seafarer Welfare Awards.ISWAN is backed by the ITF (International Transport Workers Federation), a heavy weight in the transport workers sector. Nominations for the Award are made by seafarers, endorsing Wallem as a leading employer for seafarers around the world.The Award was announced on Monday 7 April 2014 at a ceremony hosted by the Director General of the International Labour Organisation, Mr Guy Ryder, at the ILO in Geneva.Wallem Ship Management has received double the recognition from leading Japanese ship owner/operator client NYK Group, winning Car Carrier of the Year Awards for two vessels in management, and the Innovative Bunker and Idle time Saving (IBIS) Award for all NYK container vessels in Wallem’s management.The shipping industry recently  recognised Wallem with the Ship Manager of the Year Award at the annual Seatrade Asia awards ceremony in Singapore on 07 April. The Award recognises excellence in ship management, from crewing to technical and procurement services. Wallem delivers ship management services from the key maritime locations of Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe and North America.The Hong Kong SAR has recently made commitments to the city’s maritime industry, including the Chief Executive CY Leung’s second policy address proposing a statutory maritime body and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council leading a delegation to the shipping event of the year, Posidonia, in Greece.Wallem, April 11, 2014last_img read more

Maruti Suzuki sales down 14 pc in June

first_imgNew Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India Monday reported a 14 per cent decline in total sales at 1,24,708 units in June as against 1,44,981 units in the same month last year. Domestic sales during the month were down 15.3 per cent at 1,14,861 units last month compared to 1,35,662 units in June last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement. Mini segment, comprising Alto and old WagonR, saw a slide of 36.2 per cent to 18,733 units as against 29,381 per cent in the year-ago month. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep The compact segment, which includes models such as New WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno and Dzire, clocked 62,897 units last month as compared to 71,570 units in the same month last year, down 12.1 per cent. In the mid segment, the company said its sedan Ciaz sales were up 47.1 per cent at 2,322 units from 1,579 units in June last year. Sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross, were at 17,797 units in June as compared to 19,321 units in the year-ago month, down 7.9 per cent, MSI added. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs MSI said its van sales, comprising Omni and Eeco models, were also down 24 per cent at 9,265 units as against 12,185 units in the same month last year. Sales of light commercial vehicle Super Carry were, however, up 24 per cent at 2,017 units as compared to 1,626 units in June last year, the company said. Exports were also up 5.7 per cent last month at 9,847 units as against 9,319 units in June 2018, MSI added.last_img read more

NKDA hands over ID badges certificates to ecoambassadors

first_imgKolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) on Sunday handed over identity badges and certificates to 10 eco-ambassadors, who have been selected to create awareness among the people to conserve water and other environmental issues as part of the green city mission.”These eco-ambassadors will be trained and they will spread the awareness message about recycling waste, rainwater harvesting, rooftop farming and similar green initiatives,” said Debashis Sen, chairman of NKDA. The eco-ambassadors were handed over a prize money of Rs 1,000 each at a programme held in front of the replica of Taj Mahal in Eco Park. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned that the eco-ambassadors have been selected through a lottery that was held at Rabindra Tirtha recently. New Town is being developed as a solar city and a second solar canal-top project (1,000 KWp) is being conceived in collaboration with Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, the first one being a 500 KWp unit near Eco Park. “We are also planning to become a Green, Clean and Tech City and so, we have decided to involve the citizens and to create awareness on what they can do at their individual levels like segregation and recycling, composting and rooftop/balcony farming, rainwater harvesting, etc.,” a senior NKDA official said. This is the first time when a state government agency will be training residents to create awareness on environment protection.last_img read more

MICHELLE WILLIAMS TO APPEAR IN GREASE THE MUSICAL IN TORONTO

first_img Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Singer-songwriter Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child fame will appear in a Toronto production of “Grease: The Musical.”Producers say she’ll make a cameo as Teen Angel in the show from June 19-23.The production runs until July 8 at the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre. Singer-songwriter Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child fame will appear in a Toronto production of “Grease: The Musical.” Producers say she’ll make a cameo as Teen Angel in the show from June 19-23. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Sayles Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Williams is among several celebrities making a cameo in the role of Teen Angel for the show.The others are Mark Ballas of “Dancing with the Stars,” country musician George Canyon, and actor-singers Logan Henderson and Drake Bell.The role of Teen Angel includes the singing of “Beauty School Dropout.”Williams has plenty of theatre experience, having acted on Broadway and London’s West End. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Brazil UN rights expert urges stepped up efforts to fight slavery

“Slavery is a crime that should not go unpunished,” said Gulnara Shahinian, Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, including is causes and consequences, at the end of her visit to Brazil. The Government has taken commendable action to combat the scourge, including publishing a so-called ‘Dirty List’ of all farms and companies using slave labour, excluding them from accessing public funds, she said. But “some landowners, businesses and intermediaries, such as the gatos, have found a way to avoid criminal prosecution by taking advantage of legal loopholes that delay justice and foster impunity,” the expert said. Civil penalties have been successfully applied to some landowners and companies but criminal penalties have not been enforced, with jurisdictional conflicts and delays in the judiciary system resulting in the lapsing of the statute of limitations, she pointed out. Although forced labour is considered a serious crime, first-time offenders might only face house arrest or community service. Brazil could shortly become the world’s fifth largest economy, but the Special Rapporteur cautioned that this ascendancy should not come at the expense of people’s rights. Forced labour in rural areas, which she said is a “slavery-like practice,” is most wide-spread in the cattle ranching and sugar cane industries, and the victims are mostly men and boys over the age of 15. In Brazil’s urban areas, forced labour takes place largely in the garment industry. “In all these situations the victims of forced labour work long hours, with little or no pay,” Ms. Shahinian said. “They are threatened with, or subjected to physical, psychological and sometimes sexual violence.” During her visit, she held talks with Government authorities, international organizations, the private sector and non-governmental organizations, and visited communities in São Paulo, Cuiabá, Imperatriz, Açailândia and Brasília. In rural areas, she met with people subjected to forced labour and slavery-like practices in the cattle ranching and sugar cane industries, and she also spoke with garment workers. The expert called for the adoption of schemes that ensure that the people most vulnerable to performing forced labour can enjoy basic rights, such as the rights to food, water and education to allow for their rehabilitation and reingetration into economic life and social protection networks. Education should also include vocational training and literacy programmes, which should be complemented by Government action to safeguard the right for indigenous groups and others “to work without having to succumb to forced labour,” she stressed. “The strongest message that the Brazilian Government can send to Brazilians to show that the crime of slavery will not go unpunished is to pass the constitutional amendment” which would allow for the expropriation of land where forced labour is used,” the Special Rapporteur emphasized. “This expropriation would occur without compensation and the land would be re-distributed, with priority being given to those workers previously held in conditions analogous to slavery.” Passing this amendment, she said, “will show that Brazil is indeed strongly committed to fighting slavery.” 29 May 2010An independent United Nations human rights expert has called urged Brazil to strengthen efforts to close loopholes perpetuating the practice of slavery, including forced labour in the vast South American nation’s rural areas. read more

Brock shows support for Olympic athletes and coaches

Michelle Fazzari has spent the past 11 years training for her Olympic dream. In two weeks, it becomes a reality for the Brock University wrestler and alumna when she competes at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.The hard work, dedication and sacrifice of the six athletes and two coaches going to Rio – who are either current or former students, athletes or coaches – was recognized Tuesday during a send off celebration in Market Hall.Cheering, clapping and chanting could be heard around Brock as hundreds of Youth University participants, sports campers, staff and faculty gathered to offer congratulations and encouragement.Fazzari said the outpouring of support from the Brock community means a lot to her as she prepares to head to Rio and compete on Aug. 17.That community atmosphere is what drew her to Brock’s wrestling team.“We are a really tight-knit group. It’s such a talented, supportive group of people from the coaching staff to the athletes,” she said. “We are such a family and that cohesion really shows through our performance. We support each other.”Paralympian Jessica Lewis, a Brock student who is competing in track for Bermuda, was beaming during the send-off party.She said it means a lot that so many people are rooting for her to succeed in Rio.“I’m so grateful for all the support Brock has been giving me,” she said.Lewis made history when she won a gold medal at the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto, becoming the first person from Bermuda to ever medal at an international games. Now she’ll try to win her home country’s first-ever Paralympic medal when she races in the track events in Rio in September.Brock wrestler Jillian Gallays, from Saskatoon, encouraged the youth gathered to follow their dreams and remember that even when you are doing something you love, there are days when you will feel discouraged. She told them not to give up.It’s advice she’s taken as she works towards her dream of winning Olympic gold.“Regardless of the outcome, I’m so proud and happy with my journey,” she said. “I’m so thankful I moved to Brock.”Gallays relocated to St. Catharines to train at Brock with coach Marty Calder.“Brock has brought my skill level up and my technique level has increased so much,” she said.Calder is headed to his seventh Olympic Games. He competed as a wrestler in two games, starting in 1992, and this will be his fifth Olympics as a coach.He said it really is the culmination of years of dedication and hard work.“When you become an Olympian, it’s after years and years of training and competing,” he said.He added that competition at that level also involves a mental game. Athletes have to be well-rounded and able to handle the pressure while performing physically at an elite level. Joining him in Rio will be three-time Olympic medalist and coach Tonya Verbeek.Acting President Brian Hutchings talked about the perseverance it takes for athletes to make it to the level of the Olympic and Paralympic games. He said they are excellent examples of what it takes to succeed in sport.Brock rowing head coach Peter Somerwil said alumni rowers Eric Woelfl, who graduated in 2012, and Tim Schrijver, a 2015 graduate, will represent Canada at the games. They are already in Brazil for the games, which kick off with an opening ceremony Friday.Also heading to Rio are Jasmine Mian, a 2011 Brock Graduate and former Badgers wrestler who now lives and trains in Calgary, and Terry Paul, who earned his degree from Brock in the 80s will coach the Canadian men’s quad rowing team. read more

Mason Jobst scores in overtime to push Ohio State mens hockey into

OSU freshman forward Mason Jobst (26) during a game against Michigan on March 6 at Nationwide Arena. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIt took extra time and a fortunate bounce off the opposing goalie, but the Ohio State men’s hockey team came out victorious in its first-round matchup against the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten tournament.Freshman forward Mason Jobst scored in overtime to seal the 4-3 victory and continuation of OSU’s season for at least one more night.The Thursday night showdown at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, was the third consecutive match between the two schools.The Buckeyes got off to a dream start when freshman forward John Wiitala put the puck past Michigan State senior goaltender Jake Hildebrand just 38 seconds into the match. The Minnesota native collected the puck from sophomore forward Matthew Weis and fired home with a wraparound effort.A physical first period would also end with a Buckeye goal. Freshman defenseman Tommy Parran doubled the lead for the Scarlet and Gray with just over a minute remaining in the period. A shot from junior defenseman and first-team All-Big Ten defenseman Josh Healey took a deflection, and the puck fell to his defensive partner.The Spartans got on the board in the early minutes of the second period. A midrange effort from junior forward Joe Cox found its way past OSU junior goaltender Christian Frey to cut the Buckeyes’ lead in half. Senior forward Matt DeBlouw would then equalize for the Spartans with a power-play goal around halfway through the period.Another penalty left OSU shorthanded once again in the period, and the Spartans once again took advantage. Senior forward and captain Michael Ferrantino deflected a shot from freshman defenseman Zach Osburn past Frey, giving the Spartans their first lead of the night.That lead was not long-lived, as Weis tied it up at 3-3 three and a half minutes into the third period. That would be the final goal in regulation, and the two sides would go to overtime for the third straight game, where Jobst gathered a deflection off Hildebrand and put it into the net for the win.With the victory, the Buckeyes advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament and are scheduled to face off with No. 1 seed Minnesota on Friday at 8:30 p.m. read more

Greenpeace protests dirty energy use at Apple Stores

first_imgGreenpeace has decided to demonstrate outside a number of Apple Stores around the world today. It’s a protest against what the environmental organization is referring to as dirty energy.With our growing reliance on data centers to power the cloud, the big tech companies have a responsibility to use as much clean and renewable energy as possible. Not only will that reduce the impact such locations have on the environment, it also helps ensure those company’s futures as traditional energy sources continue to rise in cost.Greenpeace points out that Google, Yahoo!, and even Facebook are either pursuing green energy or already using it in ever greater quantities. Apple, however, is not, according to environmentalists, and Greenpeace believes us, the users are the ones that can force Apple to “Think Differently.”While Greenpeace admits Apple is investing in solar energy for its North Carolina facilities, it’s a relationship with Duke Energy that has them most concerned. Duke owns and runs many coal-fired power stations and expects Apple to be a major customer. The video above is designed to show that using the Apple iCloud means using coal, but is that a fair representation?Apple has quite a comprehensive breakdown of its environmental impact at Apple.com. It lists facilities including data centers as accounting for 2% of its total greenhouse gas emissions. The company claims several of its facilities already run on 100% renewable energy and use state-of-the-art, high-efficiency machinery. The North Carolina facility in particular has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.So while Greenpeace may have a point about relying on coal-fired power stations and the growing energy requirements of data centers, I don’t see concrete evidence yet that Apple is the main problem here, although it is certainly a company to watch to ensure it continues to embrace renewable energy.Thankfully, the extent of the protests today seem to be limited to lots of people dressed in black releasing black balloons inside Apple Stores. That in itself isn’t exactly environmentally friendly, especially if you consider all the helium going to waste.Read more at Greenpeace and CleanOurCloud.com, via Treehuggerlast_img read more

Woman robbed on Solider Road

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 5th 2017 – Nassau – Officers attached to the Mobile Division intercepted two gunmen who robbed a woman of her vehicle, handbag and cell phone last night. According to reports, at around 11pm, a woman sitting in her Honda Accord vehicle on Solider Road was approached by two men armed with a handgun and demanded her vehicle and possessions. Luckily, the officers were able to catch the suspects along Comfort Street. The two men were then arrested and taken into custody.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Housing Authority UDC Open New AllService Center in Southwest DC

first_imgDCHA Executive Director Adrieanne Todman spoke to roughly 100 attendees April 26 during the opening of a new center in Southwest D.C. that offers workforce development and training. (lower right photo) A UDC counselor assists a a local resident.The Ward 6 Greenleaf community cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art learning and career center – a culmination of efforts between the District of Columbia Housing Authority and the University of the District of Columbia Community College. Offering extensive workforce development and training classes to DCHA customers through the Southwest Family Enhancement & Career Center, the new site offers job search help.The combined new programming, which falls under DCHA’s Workforce Development Initiative, opened April 26. UDC counselors were on hand to discuss course and degree opportunities with DCHA clients.“This project was really developed with a focus on helping to bring economic prosperity to communities all over the city, regardless of their zip codes and to really think about how we expand prosperity in a way that it respects the people who have been here and contributed to this city,” DCHA Executive Director Adrieanne Todman told the crowd of roughly 100 attendees. “I am so pleased to have these new services available for our DCHA community. Not only will customers benefit from having job and computer training so close to home, they will also have opportunities to attend other UDC-CC programs offsite to continue building their careers.”UDC-CC Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Division will offer courses at the DCHA Southwest Family Enhancement & Career Center, as well as an intake and referral system for DCHA residents to attend WDLL courses at UDC’s campuses citywide. Workforce development and occupational training, such as career assessments, introductory computer classes, and apartment maintenance, are among the courses available. Additionally, courses for medical assistants, hospitality, foreign languages, and pharmacology are being offered.Gregory Scott, a resident who was able to receive housing with help from DCHA, said that many of the young people in the District could benefit from the DCHA’s efforts to establish learning centers in their backyards. “Programs like this that place opportunities at the feet of residents should be applauded because they cast aside any challenge that a person would have in gaining exposure,” he said. “A lot of young people believe that so long as they have a place to stay and can eat from one day to the next, they are okay. That is just surviving, it’s not living. This will help them build lives.”last_img read more

MTA to Partially Shut Down Subway Service from July 22nd to August

first_imgThe Maryland Transit Administration will partially shut down Baltimore’s Metro Subway system from the Milford Mill to Mondawmin stations for 24 days this summer for necessary maintenance work.Parts of Baltimore’s Metro Subway system will be shut down for repairs starting on July 22. (Courtesy image)From July 22 to Aug. 14, there will be no train service to the Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue and West Cold Spring Metro Subway stations. Service will continue between the following stations: Owings Mills to Milford Mill and Mondawmin to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Full Metro Subway service will resume Aug. 15.“By reconstructing the Metro Subway interlockings at the Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue and West Cold Spring stations and replacing the rails on this section of track, we will enhance the safety and reliability of the system – allowing it to operate more efficiently and at its full capacity – for many years to come,” said MTA Deputy Administrator Suhair Al Khatib in a statement. “This necessary and critical rail work will allow trains to move faster through this corridor of the Metro track. Customers will have an enhanced experience as a result of this essential rail work.”During the no-Metro service period, MTA will use two forms of shuttle buses to provide connections between the Milford Mill and Mondawmin stations:-Express Service buses will transport rail riders from Milford Mill to Mondawmin in one direction and Mondawmin to Milford Mill in the other direction with no stops in between. This shuttle service will serve rail riders who must travel further along the Metro Subway system.-Local Service shuttle buses will stop at each of the closed stations, to serve rail riders needing to make stops within the construction zone.The shuttle bus service will operate at 10-, 20- and 30-minute intervals to handle the capacities anticipated based on daily ridership numbers. About 45,000 passengers a day travel on Metro Subway. The travel time for the shuttle bus service will be longer than it would be on the Metro rail service, since the shuttle buses must travel on city streets.“We have estimated that travel time for the Express Service bus from Milford Mill to Mondawmin will take 30 to 40 minutes,” Al Khatib said. “So, we advise our customers to plan ahead and give themselves extra time to get where they need to go.”Shuttle buses will operate during regular Metro Subway service hours, seven days a week during the shutdown.last_img read more

Xumo Launches on Comcast Xfinity SetTops Android TV Devices

first_img Popular on Variety Related FuboTV Launches Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Sports Network Ad-Supported Video Startup Xumo in Talks to Be Acquired (EXCLUSIVE) Initially, Xumo focused on bringing its app to smart TVs from parent Panasonic as well as manufacturers like LG and Vizio. “People have traditionally thought of us as a smart TV company,” Hall said.More recently, Xumo has branched out to other screens and business opportunities. These include white-labeled apps distributed by T-Mobile under the Metro Play and T-Mobile Play banners, which have brought a new mobile-centric audience to Xumo. “They are doing a little bit more snacking,” Hall said.The market for ad-supported video services has been heating up in recent months, prompted both by growing consumer demand as well as a desire by Hollywood to find new avenues for monetizing its catalog. The latter led Viacom to acquire Xumo competitor Pluto for $340 million in January, and has also resulted in companies like Amazon entering the space.Hall said that the renewed industry focus has been good for Xumo, despite the increased competition. One example cited by Hall: A deal with Paramount helped the company prop up its TV and movies selection, which didn’t even exist on Xumo a year ago, and now accounts for 25% of the service’s viewing time. Xumo has also been partnering with some of its competitors, and is for instance powering a number of linear channels on the Roku Channel.Earlier this year, Variety reported that Xumo was in talks with Sinclair and others about a possible exit. Hall didn’t want to comment on those negotiations, but said that conversations with potential investors were always ongoing. Ad-supported video service Xumo is expanding its reach with the addition of apps for Comcast Xfinity set-top boxes as well as Android TV-powered smart TVs and streaming devices. With those additions, Xumo is now available on over 30 different devices in the U.S., with Xumo senior vice president of product Chris Hall telling Variety that the company’s reach had grown by 3x since January.Xfinity users can access the service through a dedicated app, or by requesting Xumo with their X1 voice remote. Xumo is also available on Comcast’s new Xfinity Flex streaming device, and its new Android TV app can be accessed on devices like the Nvidia Shield, Sony Android TVs and the Xiaomi Mi Box.Xumo is best known for providing a cable-like linear viewing experience of ad-supported video content, complete with a traditional EPG that you might find on your TV provider’s set-top box. The company launched in 2011 as a joint venture between Panasonic and Viant, the advertising company that is now owned by Time Inc. parent company Meredith. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Breaking down superfluidity

first_img Citation: Breaking down superfluidity (2007, September 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-09-superfluidity.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The results are available in Physical Review Letters, in a piece titled “Critical Velocity for Superfluid Flow across the BEC-BCS Crossover.”In ultracold gases, the BEC-BCS crossover basically addresses how superfluidity in bosons transforms into superfluidity in fermions. At issue, says Ketterle, is how fermions can be made to interact very strongly so that superfluidity occurs at higher temperatures. Furthermore, an improved understanding of the pairing mechanism can lead to the developments of new materials that could serve as superconductors. “Bare electrons repel each other,” says Ketterle, “unless there are many other particles around them which can lead to some attraction and to pairing. Once paired, fermions act as bosons.” So far, the group has studied fermionic atoms with attractive interactions, but in the future, they hope to see how to pair fermions, which repel each other, to resemble the electrons.“These are important issues,” Ketterle explains. “Superfluids and superconductors have many possible applications. We use them now, but if we understood them even better, more applications could open up.” He illustrates: “Imagine having a superconducting power grid where energy flows without resistance or developing better magnets for MRIs.” These are only a couple of the applications that scientists can think of now. “A better understanding of superfluids may lead to the design of new materials in the future.”But for the here and now, Ketterle’s team has managed to create conditions that use tuning to control the pairing of fermions. “When we modify the external magnetic field, we can loosen up the binding between the particles until they reach a point where two of them are not bound at all, but many of them still are.”The MIT team studied the critical velocity only in the center of the atom cloud, avoiding the limitations of inhomogeneous density. They moved an optical lattice (an interference pattern between two laser beams) through the superfluid. The group found that the critical velocity is highest when molecular pairs transform into Cooper pairs “in which attractive forces are about to support a molecular state.” Ketterle expects other studies to follow — and to perform additional quantitative tests of the theoretical predictions. “We have seen that this system allows us to study the breakdown of superfluidity,” Ketterle says. “The ultimate goal is to use our new tools and methods to find new regimes of superfluidity, to find out for what interactions and in what kind of geometry superfluidity is most robust,” says Ketterle. “This is an exciting frontier. We are able to study superfluids over the whole range of interactions throughout the crossover. This is the latest advance toward understanding superfluidity and superconductivity.”Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore furthercenter_img MIT physicists shed new light on superfluidity “One of the most exciting areas of research in the last few years has been the realization of the BEC-BCS crossover,” Wolfgang Ketterle tells PhsyOrg.com. Ketterle and a team of scientists at the MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms have completed the first study of critical velocities in this crossover region where magnetic tuning of the interactions is possible by a Feshbach resonance.last_img read more