Why the 10,000 Hour Rule Isn’t Working For You

first_img 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 Now K. Anders Ericsson’s research doesn’t prove that to become an expert at anything you need only do that thing for 10,000 hours. It doesn’t suggest anything of the sort. In fact, one of my favorite quotes from Ericsson is “Just because you’ve been walking for 55 years doesn’t mean you’re getting better at it.” And just because you’ve been selling for as many years doesn’t mean you’re getting better either.Ericsson’s 10,000 hour rule says that you need to do what he calls “deliberate practice” for all of those hours. Deliberate practice is very different from mindlessly repeating the same activity over and over. Instead, you focus intently on improving your form, your competency, dialing in your performance. It’s this intense level of practice that allows the master to breakthrough the plateaus where amateurs get stuck.Ericsson suggest that some masters have to take a nap after an hour of deliberate practice. It’s that taxing to the system.This is why the 10,000 rules doesn’t work. It’s not because you haven’t done something for 10,000 hours. It’s because you haven’t been engaged in deliberate practice for all of those hours. But fortunately, you don’t have to wait to accumulate all of those hours to improve your competency.You can improve little by little, day by day, by giving your focus over to the one sales call that you are going to make. You can deliberately practice listening for 20 minutes when you sit down with your client, your team, or your spouse. You can deliberately practice writing for 20 minutes a day and, over time, you will become a better writer (even if you are not Hemingway).It never hurts to go for first chair. Mastery is worth pursuing. But mastery isn’t found in the 10,000 hours. It’s found in the deliberate practice. You get better when you focus on getting better. Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice does.last_img read more

At Least 11 Dead As Two Ships With Indian Crew Catch Fire Off Russia

first_imgTwo ships carrying Indian, Turkish and Libyan crew members have caught fire in the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from Russia, killing at least 11 persons, media reports said on Tuesday.The fire broke out on Monday off Russia’s territorial waters. Both vessels were flying Tanzanian flags. One of them was a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier and another one was a tanker. The fire broke out as the two ships were transferring fuel from one to the other.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img

SPORT-BAD-LD IND 2 LAST

first_imgBut the star for India in the opening day was Praneeth as But the star for India in the opening day was Praneeth as the Indian stunned fans around the world into silence, dumping Lee Chong Wei in the first round. The Malaysian legend inexplicably squandered huge leads of 11-3 and 15-7 in the opening game and 16-10 and 17-12 in the second game to succumb to a humiliating defeat at the hands of an unheralded Indian. “This is a big shock to me. I am very happy. I have been waiting for a big result like this. I got more confidence when I levelled the score 15-15 in the first game and I just kept playing my shots,” said the 23-year-old Indian after snapping Lee Chong Weis 21-match winning streak. World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei, who has been in good form in recent months with three World Superseries titles and one Grand Prix Gold title to his name, said: “This is totally unexpected for me. I came here to win. “Praneeth has improved a lot since we played in the Canada Open last year. I think he has a great future,” said the 33-year-old. PTI ATK SSC ATKlast_img read more

Triathlon racer sacrifices victory to help fatigued younger brother cross finishing line

first_imgIn a heart-warming story, an elder brother gave up first position to help his sibling finish ahead of him at the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico. Jonny Brownlee was aided by his elder brother Alistair after the younger sibling, who was leading the final kilometre of the 10km run, fell on the track due to tiredness just a few metres ahead of the finish line. However, Alistair, who was behind Jonny, came to his rescue. Alistair put his arm around his younger brother and carried him along the final few metres and then pushed him across the line. South African Henri Schoeman won the race.The 2016 WTS season ends in a dramatic fashion. What. A. Year. #WTS2016 pic.twitter.com/nvqNrrI13D World Triathlon (@worldtriathlon) September 19, 2016The brothers Alistair and Jonny had won Gold and Silver respectively at the Rio Olympics last month. “I wish the flipping idiot had just paced it right and won the race. He could have jogged the last 2km,” Alistair said after the race. There was also protest to disqualify Jonny Brownlee for accepting assistance but International Triathlon Union dismissed the plea under its rule which states “athletes may accept help.”last_img read more

It’s Hard to Imagine a Better Start to Mason Rudolph’s Heisman Campaign

first_imgMarcell Ateman: 7Chris Lacy: 6Tyron Johnson: 6Dillon Stoner: 5Jalen McCleskey: 5Justice Hill: 5James Washington: 3USA didn’t even get the full Presidential treatment from No. 28, and yet Rudolph still lit up Ladd-Peebles for 335 yards and a brand-new school record, which he swiped from Brandon Weeden.“He’s pretty good; a NFL proto-typical quarterback being 6-5,” said South Alabama coach Joey Jones. “He throws the ball extremely well and has good presence in the pocket.  He also has some good receivers to throw to.  He’s going to be dangerous to anybody that they play and they’re going to score a lot of points this year.”Rudolph actually missed on his first two throws on Friday, but then he went 10 for his next 11 including 2 TDs which would have eventually been enough to put the Jags away for the night. I don’t know how many NFL throws he actually made because it’s hard to tell against South Alabama, but tosses like this one stood out to me. Mason Rudolph has played in 19 Oklahoma State drives so far this season against Tulsa and South Alabama. In those 19 drives, the Pokes have scored 79 points (or just over 4 points per drive) and Rudolph is 45/62 for 638 yards and 6 TDs (plus another two on the ground).This is how successful Heisman campaigns start.I think we all are aware that for Rudolph to lift the hardware in mid-December, Oklahoma State has to go undefeated or close to it. But the fact that he’s squarely in the conversation in early September means that there’s a real chance of this happening if the Pokes can touch off their dream season.Think about 2011. Brandon Weeden never truly got into the Heisman conversation until late in that year, and then Iowa State happened. His campaign was ended before it truly got going. This year with Rudolph is different. OSU has done a great job of showcasing him, and he’s delivered back-to-back nearly flawless performances on national television.Friday night’s game in Mobile was a clinic. It looked like an addendum to the Manning Passing Academy against oversized campers who paid top dollar to see what a NFL player looks like up close. The Jags got a full dosage as Rudolph delivered strikes all over the field and distributed dimes to seven different receivers. Even more impressive were the targets. Tyron Johnson runs a simple route over the middle, but he has a USA defender draped all over him. Rudolph does not care and puts a seed right in his sternum.He’s impressed in all facets thus far. Are there minor tweaks to be made? Sure. Has he hit every single target squarely in the hands? No. Did he miss Jalen McCleskey for 6 and Tyron Johnson for (probably) another 6 on Friday? Yes.But it’s hard to imagine a more productive two weeks for somebody who will eventually go down as the most-accomplished to ever play in Oklahoma State history. The statistical foundation has been laid for Rudolph to start forging his masterpiece next week as the Pokes’ real season begins against Pittsburgh.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Japan leave behind clean dressing room, thank you note despite Asian Cup heartbreak

first_imgJapan leave behind clean dressing room, thank you note despite Asian Cup heartbreakAFC Asian Cup 2019: Japan were shocked by Qatar as they lost 3-1 in the final but left the Zayed Sports City Stadium dressing room sparkling clean. They even left behind a thank you note in Arabic.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk Abu DhabiFebruary 2, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 17:39 IST Japan cleaned the dressing room and wrote thank you in 3 languages after losing the AFC Asian Cup 2019 final to Qatar. (@afcasiancup Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJapan lost for the first time in five Asian Cup finalsJapanese players won hearts after they left a clean dressing room in Abu DhabiJapan had done the same during the World CupJapan has always captured the imagination of people all over the world with their mannerisms and their athletes are time and again, enhancing that respect built in so many hearts. Japan lost the AFC Asian Cup 2019 final to Qatar 3-1 on Friday in Abu Dhabi as while the Qataris were in jubilation, the Japanese faces all sullen and shocked.Despite the heartbreak, the Japanese team did not shy away from what they always do – leave the dressing room sparkling clean. After their final defeat to Qatar, the Japanese players and support staff cleaned up the dressing room at the Zayed Sports City Stadium and left a ‘thank you’ message.In the photo posted by Asian Cup social media handle, the dressing room can be seen absolutely clean and the white board has ‘thank you’ written in three languages – English, Japanese and Arabic.In Arabic, thank you is translated to ‘shukran jazeeran’ and it has been written in the language with much care.Japan leave the #AsianCup2019 dressing room spotless with thank you message in English, Arabic and Japanese! pic.twitter.com/RfiVyoMumd#AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) February 2, 2019This is not the first time that Japanese have come out of a heartbreak with such a brilliant gesture. Last year during the World Cup, Japanese had done a similar thing after their heartbreaking loss to Belgium in the Round of 16.In that match, Belgium had bounced back from a 2-0 deficit to win the game 3-2 and the Japanese saw a cruel exit from the tournament. Despite that, Japanese team had left an immaculate change room.advertisementEven their fans famously picked up the litter and cleaned the spaces around them in the stadium after every match. The images of the same had gone viral on social media and the practice was appreciated so much that even Colombian, Senegalese and Peru fans had joined Japan in doing the same.Japanese are famously talked to take care of their own litter and belongings right from the childhood and that is even seen in the rising tennis star Naomi Osaka – a Japanese who moved to the US at the age of 3.During the Australian Open, her habit of cleaning up her own food litter after every match left everyone in awe. Japanese are also famous for not appreciating mixed race, something that Osaka is. Her mother is a Japanese but her father is a Haitian. Naomi Osaka is the first Japanese tennis player to be ranked No.1 in the world. (Reuters Photo)However, Japan has welcomed Osaka with open arms saying that her mannerisms speaks greatly of her Japanese heritage.On Saturday, as the image of Japanese leaving a clean Asian Cup dressing room went viral, fans could not help but react to it with respect.I love Japanese players and their fans. They congratulated Qatar even though they lost.Respect.BetBoy (@betboy888) February 2, 2019Respect and love Japanese Players so muchJolie Nguyen (@JolieNg10519393) February 2, 2019This is SUMURAI way .This is Japan. So We will back on next stage. Thanks.Tommy.feb (@Tommyf88901343) February 2, 2019I love these Japanese players! Even the u16 players when they played here in Malaysia , they applaud us Malaysian fans and bow at us after the match. Top class manners. RespectAbu Colgate (@Harizzu) February 2, 2019Japanese players and fans are well behaved and respected all around the world for their good gesturerakeshrussell (@rakeshrussell52) February 2, 2019RESPECT, an awesome Japanese cultureBaba Herrera (@BabaHerrera) February 2, 2019Also Read | Japan have to learn from Asian Cup defeat: Captain Yoshida urges Japan to look forwardAlso Read | Qatar stun Japan to win the AFC Asian Cup for the first timeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow JapanFollow QatarFollow AFC Asian Cup 2019last_img read more

The Manual’s Gift Guide For Graduates

first_img 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Editors’ Recommendations Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany Graduations are a huge milestone, so it can be difficult to find the right gift that will make a lasting impression – and more importantly, a gift that will last in general. It’s always important to find something that your little graduate can look at and say “hey, I earned it!” That’s why we here at The Manual have collected a few ideas (from all different price ranges) that will help you find the perfect gift.For the style-conscious (and probable ‘Manual’ reader):A membership to Five Four Club. What’s the Five Four Club? Five Four Club gives men across the country the opportunity to be fashion savvy without having to shop for themselves (we always love these types of programs). Trend driven clothing gets delivered directly to the hands of consumers every month. Monthly memberships retail for $60; it comes with full outfits (but not accessories/footwear) worth $120 and based on members’ style preferences. Purchase a membership here.For the music lover:Once they take off their cap and gown, they can put on a what Master & Dynamic likes to call a “modern thinking cap”. Master & Dynamic makes a sleek set of headphones.  All of the headphones combine superior audio technology with a refined, industrial design aesthetic―making them the perfect gift. The one we like the most? The MH40 Over Ear Headphones – Designed for decades of use, these guys are built with only the finest materials (leather earphones? Hell, yes.) They make an elegant yet everyday addition to your desk, studio or home. They are also great for tuning out your parents when they keep hounding you to find a job….Headphones are priced from $149 for in-ear styles to $399 for over-ear models. Listen to us and purchase here.For the sports lover:’47 has an insane collection of hats, sweatshirts, tees, and now – socks. The company also has a wide selection of university apparel – so whether he’s going off to college for the next four years, or leaving it after 5 (some people just can’t say goodbye) ’47 will have him covered.For the fit:College finals can be pretty stressful (and let’s be honest – the Freshman 15 is not a myth) – so why not make going to the gym as comfortable as possible? Equinox offers a great selection of personal trainers, classes and a Manual approved brand….Kiehls. Check out locations and membership plans online.For the graduate student:Maybe he’s lucky enough to be starting a job, maybe he’s continuing his education – one thing is for sure – he’ll need a new bag. Let’s start fresh with a messenger bag from Ogden Made. This tough bag will fit an 11 inch MacBook, and all the tech essentials all while withstanding continuous wear and tear. Each bag is carefully handcrafted with a material called CORDURA, and with an obsessive amount of pride. He’ll have it for years. The small runs for $125 while the large runs for $145. Purchase online here.To thank for all the gifts: He’s an adult now – so it’s time he gets his own place…or maybe just his own stationary? Thornwillow Makers has a great selection of ‘Thank You’ cards, stationary, and notebooks. He can write you a thank you note once he’s received his personalized set. A set starts at $50 dollars. You’re welcome.To celebrate a memorable time:Nothing is quite as sentimental as a timepiece. They last forever, and every time he looks at his wrist he’ll remember why he’s wearing it and for what occasion he received it. Consider the Cartier Ronde Solo watch in steel. It’s a great beginner piece for any blooming collector. The Ronde Solo is, classic, elegant, and can be worn as an everyday watch. Roman numerals, blue sword-shaped hands – a piece this graduate will never take off. $2840 – $3750. Purchase through Cartier. Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workoutslast_img read more

Jogger who crossed US border accidentally a warning to Canadians expert

first_imgVANCOUVER – A Washington state immigration lawyer says a case of a French teenager who reportedly crossed from Canada into the United States by accident and was detained for two weeks should serve as a warning to Canadians.Len Saunders says while there are aspects of her case that are unique, it should still serve as a reminder for Canadians to be careful along border crossings.Cedella Roman, a 19-year-old French citizen, could not be reached for comment but she told CBC she was visiting her mother in B.C. and was jogging near the border when she inadvertently crossed into the U.S. on May 21.In an email statement, the Department of Homeland Security confirms Roman was arrested by Border Patrol agents in Blaine, Wash., where she was not carrying any identification.It referred questions about her detention to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Saunders says the woman’s French citizenship likely complicated things, as she could not simply be deported to Canada.He says, typically, joggers or dog-walkers don’t stray so far into the U.S. before they’re stopped and given a warning.But he says the beach where the woman reportedly was lost has no border signs, so the mistake is understandable and the length of time she says she was detained seems excessive.last_img read more

Orphan Black Will Premiere Its Final Season This Summer But Too Late

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Get ready to say goodbye to Sarah, Cosima, Alison and the rest of the clones on “Orphan Black.” BBC announced Tuesday that  the fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed series will premiere Saturday, June 10 at 10 p.m. The show’s Twitter account also welcomed fans to “the final trip” with a GIF of Sarah and the many clones’ silhouette.Tatiana Maslany returns to her Emmy award-winning role as Sarah and the many Leda clones. While fans may be rejoicing at the return of the show, the premiere date may prove to be an obstacle come awards season. Its summer premiere date disqualifies it for Emmy contention this year. Maslany, winner of the 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and the rest of the crew will now have to wait until next year for any consideration. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Ministerial meeting on Africa highlights January agenda of UN Security Council

While keeping a close watch on the Haitian elections, the crisis in the Horn of Africa and other hotspots around the world, the United Nations Security Council plans to hold a ministerial-level meeting on Africa’s Great Lakes region as a high point of its January agenda, the body’s President for the month said today.“This is time to revisit and have a high-profile discussion involving the ministers after the Security Council Mission of last year,” said Augustine Mahiga, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania, which holds the rotating Presidency for January, as he outlined the month’s agenda at a Headquarters press conference.Mr. Mahiga said that his country, being part of the Great Lakes region, was naturally concerned with recent, mostly positive, developments involving its neighbours. The 27 January meeting will be a particularly opportune time to assess developments in Burundi following its successful transition to a democratically elected Government, and to give encouragement to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following the recent referendum that should lead to elections on 30 June, he said.“We expect this to be a very important meeting with some important outcomes,” Mr. Mahiga said, predicting that the Council would adopt a related resolution aimed at helping to consolidate peace in the region.The meeting would be attended not only by foreign ministers from the Great Lakes region, but also by those of Council members. Also invited was the diplomatic Group of Friends of the Great Lakes, which includes the European Union, Scandinavian countries, Canada and the United States.Among other central topics to be addressed in January will be the Haitian elections, which were scheduled to be held early in the month but have been postponed. Council Members want to learn more about the circumstances of that delay, so have called a meeting on an urgent basis for Friday.Another urgent matter is the current situation of the UN Mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), which Secretary-General Kofi Annan recently called “untenable” because of tensions between the two Horn of Africa countries. Consultations on that issue are expected on 9 January.Briefings or reports on the Sudan, DRC, Afghanistan, Western Sahara, Côte d’Ivoire, Kosovo and other issues on the Council’s agenda have been scheduled as well.On 23 January the Council will discuss the UN Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL) at a public meeting which will be addressed by that country’s President. read more

Freshii heads across the pond to United Kingdom

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 22, 2017 9:05 am MDT Last Updated Feb 22, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Freshii Inc. says it is taking its healthy-food eateries across the pond to the United Kingdom.The Toronto-based eatery has partnered with a local Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza franchisee, Anil Patil, who operates 40 and 20 locations of each chain respectively.Freshii (TSX:FRII) had 244 restaurants in North America, South America and Europe as of Sept. 25, 2016.It had 11 restaurants in European markets including Austria, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands.Freshii CEO and founder Matthew Corrin said in a statement that the United Kingdom is underserved when it comes to healthy fast-casual food offerings and the company believes there is tremendous opportunity to grow the brand in the region.Freshii debut on the Toronto Stock Exchange earlier this year and outlined an aggressive expansion plan, aiming to have 840 locations worldwide by the end of 2019. Freshii heads across the pond to United Kingdom read more

Over 35 million people in droughthit areas of Africa to receive food

The United Nations food relief agency today announced it is scaling up its efforts to assist more than 3.5 million people in drought-hit areas of southern Africa, particularly in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Lesotho, who are now facing the start of the hunger season. “Large numbers of smallholder farmers and their families are in the grip of what is set to be one of the harshest hunger seasons of recent years,” said the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, Brenda Barton. “With the help of governments, donors and regional organizations, we’re mobilizing resources to help the most vulnerable, not only with food distributions,” she added, “but also with innovative solutions like cash transfers via mobile phones so people can buy their own food.” Erratic rainfall during the last planting season meant that harvests in many areas were not sufficient to sustain the nutritional needs of farming communities this year and, even where food is available in local markets, it is often too expensive for the poorest households, according to WFP. To add to this situation, communities already struggling to feed their families are now bracing for the onset of the so-called ‘hunger season’ which traditionally lasts from December until harvest time in March. The UN agency notes that southern Malawi, southern Zimbabwe, and the southern highlands of Lesotho face particularly severe food shortages, while the prices of staple foods are increasing. Over the past year, the price of maize has increased 60 per cent in the markets of Lesotho and nearly 80 per cent in Malawi. WFP is working with the Government of Malawi and partners to distribute food to more than 1.8 million people living in rural communities in the southern part of the country, and has also launched a programme to transfer cash via mobile phones to more than 100,000 people, allowing them to buy food on local markets. In Zimbabwe, some 1.6 million vulnerable people face food shortages. While most of these are being assisted through food distributions, some 300,000 people are receiving cash to enable them buy their own cereals from local markets. In Lesotho, WFP is working with the Government and other UN agencies to find longer-term solutions to the food crisis caused by two consecutive years of crop failures, while assisting more than 200,000 people in farming communities. The current shortfall for WFP’s drought relief operation is $14 million for Malawi and $4 million for Lesotho. read more

UN expert urges Iran to halt executions of 12 individuals for drugrelated

The executions are reportedly scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, 27 August, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a news release today.“It is regrettable that the Government continues to proceed with executions for crimes that do not meet the threshold of the ‘most serious crimes’ as required by international law, especially the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is State party,” Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, said in the news release.According to OHCHR, one of the sentenced, Alireza Madadpour was arrested in November 2011 after 990 grams of crystal meth were found during a raid on a house he cleaned. He was tried by the Revolutionary Court located in Karaj city, near the country’s capital Tehran.The UN human rights office added that Mr. Madadpour’s state-appointed defence lawyer never met him and the trial lasted only 20 minutes. Furthermore, Mr. Madadpour’s request for pardon and retrial were not granted.“It is also troubling that courts continue to issue death sentences in trials that not only breach international fair trial standards but even domestic due process guarantees,” stressed Mr. Shaheed.The news release also said that Mr. Madadpour and the 11 other individuals were transferred to solitary confinement in Karaj Central Prison on 24 August in preparation for the execution.Executions for drug-related crimes not a deterrenceNoting serious concern regarding the Iranian authorities’ continuing reliance on drug-related executions as means to deter crimes, the UN rights expert stressed that various Government officials have gone on record to acknowledge that executions have not been effective in the prevention of drug-related crimes.According to the release, the Special Rapporteur also renewed his call on Iran to immediately institute a moratorium on executions and to restrict use of the death penalty for the “most serious crimes.”He also repeated his calls on the Iranian authorities to adhere to international standards guaranteeing fair trial and due process for those facing the death penalty.Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Signal Spam une nouvelle version pour plus de dénonciations

first_imgSignal Spam : une nouvelle version pour plus de dénonciationsFrance – Signal Spam est une plate-forme permettant d’identifier les pourriels (ou spams) et de les combattre. Une nouvelle version vient d’être publiée pour être encore plus efficace face à un phénomène qui ne fait que s’accroître chaque année.Quatre milliards de spams sont envoyés chaque jour aux internautes français. Une statistique qui ne fait qu’augmenter au fil des jours. Pour lutter contre ce phénomène, la plate-forme Signal Spam recueille les informations des internautes pour combattre chaque courrier non désiré. À lire aussiAbeille, Mark Zuckerberg et cancer, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 avrilDepuis sa création en 2007, l’outil a récolté 19,7 millions de signalements. “Il y a grand besoin de mobiliser l’internaute et de lui offrir des moyens d’action. L’heure n’est plus au spam amateur et il y a une vraie guerre à meneren termes de fraude, virus, piratage et cybercriminalité”, expliquait Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, secrétaire d’État à l’Economie numérique, lors de la présentation de la nouvelle version de Signal Spam. Si des suspects concernant l’envoi de spams sont identifiés, la Cnil (Commission de l’informatique et des libertés) peut procéder à des actions en justice.Le 21 septembre 2010 à 11:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La latéralité du cerveau des abeilles prouvée par une expérience

first_imgLa latéralité du cerveau des abeilles prouvée par une expériencePubliant ses travaux dans Scientific Reports, une équipe internationale a mis en évidence expérimentalement, chez l’abeille, une latéralisation du cerveau : chaque côté contrôle certaines fonctions, tout comme chez l’homme.Avec un peu moins d’un million de neurones, le cerveau des abeilles est bien différent du nôtre, qui en compte des dizaines de milliards. Cependant, un point commun vient d’être mis en évidence par des scientifiques de l’University of New England (Australie), de l’Université de Trente (Italie) et de l’Institut Konrad Lorenz (Autriche) : la latéralité.À lire aussiLe mariage aiderait à prévenir les risques de démence, mais pourquoi ?Le cerveau humain est divisé en côté droit – qui contrôle la moitié gauche du corps – et côté gauche -qui contrôle la moitié droite du corps. Or, un phénomène similaire semble exister chez l’abeille. Pour le découvrir, les chercheurs ont enlevé l’antenne droite ou gauche de quelques-uns de ces insectes, puis observé leur comportement social.Les individus ayant conservé l’antenne droite se sont montrés plus rapides à reconnaître les congénères de leur ruche, exhibaient leur langue – prémisse du nourrissage social de congénères affamés – et repoussaient normalement les envahisseurs. En revanche, les abeilles dotées uniquement d’une antenne gauche peinaient à distinguer leurs ennemis de leurs amis – qu’elles ne voulaient d’ailleurs pas nourrir.Ceci montre, selon les auteurs, que le cerveau de l’abeille, comme le nôtre, présente une latéralité. Les chercheurs pensent également que l’antenne droite pourrait contrôler un autre comportement complexe des abeilles : leur fameuse “danse frétillante”, par laquelle un individu peut indiquer à ses congénères la localisation d’une source de nourriture.Le 30 juin 2013 à 18:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Orlando Leaders Hope to Extend Effort to Relocate Simulation Workers

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Local leaders in Central Florida are hoping to purchase at least two more buildings in Orlando as part of an effort to retain the area’s defense simulation cluster in the event of a new BRAC round.The state so far has approved $42 million to start moving 3,000 defense workers involved in simulation, training and gaming from 200,000 square feet of leased space adjacent to Naval Support Activity Orlando. In February, the state purchased an 84,000-square-foot building near the Central Florida Research Park.“We will make it happen,” said Thomas Baptiste, chairman of the Metro Orlando Defense Task Force. “It’s just a matter of how long is it going to take. The writing is on the wall here for the community. The engine that drives our industry here is the military presence at the research park,” he told the Orlando Sentinel.The state is in “early discussions” about potential buildings it could purchase. “We don’t necessarily have a clear path ahead, but it has to get done,” Baptiste said.Moving the military and civilian personnel, who primarily oversee contracts, to state-owned buildings at the University of Central Florida is intended to save DOD from paying to lease commercial office space at the research park.Mark Cancian, a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, applauded the initiative for trying to anticipate what issues DOD will focus on during the next round of base closures.“Where communities often have problems is areas where they didn’t get their act together,” Cancian said. “Having this group form, there is a very good hedge … against the closings, in case there is a BRAC.” last_img read more

Khloe Kardashians reaction to Tristan ThompsonJordyn Woods cheating scandal revealed

first_imgThe upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians is going to be a sobfest as it will reveal what happened when Khloe Kardashian found out about her baby-daddy, Tristan Thompson, cheating on her. The drama that unfolded earlier this year, February, to be specific, including the Kardashians finding out about Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloe Kardashian with Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods. Of course, it was not an easy feat for Khloe and her baby True. The revelation of the news was followed by a lot of drama including when Khloe took up the social media platform to address the reports and confirm that they are in fact, true.In a sneak peek video of the upcoming episode, as shared by E! News, Khloe’s reaction is recorded as she finds out about Tristan and Jordyn’s cheating. A family friend, Larsa Pippen is heard saying, “Tristan and Jordyn were all over each other last night,” while Khloe is seen wiping her tears. On the same, Kris Jenner insists, “We just need to figure out what the whole story is.” However, Kim Kardashian West affirms that the news is true and that “Tristan admitted it!” Kylie is stunned by the news as it involves her very dear friend. She also quotes, “I’m just like, ‘What were you thinking?'” in the clip. As for Khloe, her reaction goes like this, “I knew who he was — I never in a million years thought that’s who she was.” She further adds, “It just sucks it has to be so public,” while crying. Episode previewInstagramRight after reports of Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloe with Jordyn Woods surfaced online, Woods did deny having sex with him. However, she did admit that Thompson kissed her and that she visited his house after the infamous party. In a tell-all interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on her show, Red Table Talk, Jordyn did make her appearance to explain her side of the story. She was quoted saying, “Never once was I giving him a lap dance, making out with him, sitting all over him,” and further added, “It’s just, we’re all together, we’re in a group. Never once did we leave a public area, go to a bedroom, go to a bathroom. We’re all in plain sight.” Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner InstagramWoods did spend the night at Thompson’s house until 6 in the morning. “In my life, in my world, it makes sense,” she said. “Two nights before, I had been on kind of a partying binge. That wasn’t the first place I stayed until 6 in the morning. There was always somebody there while I was there. Even up until the moment that I left, there were people there. I finally look outside and I’m like, ‘Look, the sun’s coming up. I need to take myself home.'”Admitting that Tristan did kiss her, “It was like a kiss on the lips, but no tongue kiss, no making out,” she said. “Nothing. But I don’t think that he’s wrong either, because I allowed myself to be in that position. And when alcohol’s involved, people make dumb moves or people get caught up in the moment.” Woods did state that they did not have sex.last_img read more

Personal Finance How to grow small savings to Rs 1 crore

first_imgAn Indian money changer shows new Indian rupee currency notes to a customer while sitting on the side of a road in Kolkata on August 23, 2013DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty ImagesMost individuals believe that investing small sum will not guarantee good returns and therefore wait for a large sum to start investments.That’s precisely why many of them defer their investments indefinitely and aren’t able to meet their financial goals.But to everyone’s surprise, an investment of merely Rs 5,000 through a monthly systematic investment plan (SIP) in an equity scheme would help them to create a corpus of Rs 1 crore in a little over 20 years.Here’s how SIPs can help individuals fulfill their investment objectives:1. Finance your future dreamsThe ultimate objective of investing is to achieve financial goals like buying a house or creating a corpus for your children’s future education. SIPs can help you achieve these goals over a period of time through small but regular investments.2. Become disciplined with savingsSIPs help you inculcate the habit of saving regularly. Investing regularly in small amounts may often lead to better results than investing a huge sum.3. SIPs offer flexibilitySIPs offer the flexibility to select an amount that you intend to invest. SIP is a simple, convenient and affordable way to invest for your future with as little as Rs 500 every month.4. Reduces exposure to stock market volatilityThrough an SIP, one has the option to invest in equity markets irrespective of the bulls and bear phases. By investing a fixed amount every month, one may be able to pick up more units when the prices are low and vice versa.5. The power of compoundingCompounding is a disciplined investor’s best friend. A Systematic Investment Plan is one of the most effective means to beat market volatility and benefit from the power of compounding.(With inputs from HSBC Mutual Fund report)last_img read more

Sports Monday Astros Return Home For One Last World Series Celebration

first_img 00:00 /05:55 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen The Astros will unveil their championship banner at the team’s home opener tonight (April 2) against the Baltimore Orioles. And the players will get their World Series rings at Tuesday night’s game.Plus, the Rockets have secured home court advantage for the playoffs — but got blown out by the Spurs on Sunday.And March Madness comes to end tonight with the men’s college basketball title game.Jeff Balke joins Houston Matters to update us on all things Houston sports. He writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. Sharelast_img

Rise of the queer

first_imgFive films, based on the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, will be screened at a three-day LGBT Film Festival, starting June 25,  in the national Capital. The event is being organised by the American Center, in collaboration with Cinedarbaar.The extravaganza will start with Kissing Jessica Stein starring Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen and  Tovah Feldshuh, is about a woman searching for the perfect man, who instead discovers the perfect woman. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’But I’m a Cheerleader, starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall and Michelle Williams, which tells a story of a teenager – who is sent to a rehab camp when her parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian – will be screened on the second day. Boys Don’t Cry, starring Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny and Peter Sarsgaard, will also be screened the same day. On the third day audience will be treated to Broke back Mountain by Ang Lee, a narrative on the forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe closing film of the festival will be a documentary directed by Jenny Mackenzie – Lead with Love, a commentary on families’ reaction towards their children being homosexual. The theme of the festival – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month – is celebrated every year in June to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.“The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognise the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history – locally, nationally and internationally,” said the organisers.Discussions on LGBT are slated to follow post screenings, where themes highlighted in the film will be talked about, the organisers added.last_img read more