The Biggest Reasons Your Big Idea Failed

first_imgHave you ever had one of those really big ideas, the kind that’s certain to produce breakthrough, revolutionary results? Have you ever had trouble bringing it to life?You have had some big ideas about how you could improve your results. You’ve had some great ideas about how you could make things better at work. And you’ve had some gigantic ideas that would produce dramatically better results for your dream clients.But your big ideas stalled out. They died prematurely. Here’s why and what to do about it.You Didn’t Sell ItWithout the support of the people you need to make your big idea work, it isn’t going anywhere. If you didn’t make selling your big idea a marketing campaign, selling it to the people you needed onboard, your big idea was doomed from the start.Executing a big idea is 10% big idea and 90% big execution. Half of that 90% of execution is pure sales and marketing: you have to go and change hearts and minds.If you want your big idea to succeed, you have to sell it. You have to shout it from the treetops, sharing your idea far and wide. You also have to go from individual to individual, building consensus around your big idea.You Didn’t Execute ItIf your idea failed, it’s not likely that the idea itself was bad. It’s more likely that your execution was bad. You took half-measures when full measures were required. You underfunded it in both time and money. You underestimated the effort required to get the idea up and running.The world is littered with great ideas and great insights that went nowhere because someone lacked the will to execute on them.Most of the time your big ideas have value. If you are going to make them work, you have to relentlessly focus on the execution. Spend more time taking actions—and gaining the commitments of others to take action on your big idea—than you do talking about how wonderful your idea is.You Gave Up Too SoonSometimes you sell the idea well and you start to execute. But the results aren’t there; they come slowly and only with great effort. So you throw in the towel, believing that your big idea wasn’t so great an idea after all.But the tipping point, the point where the breakthrough you imagined occurs, is always just a bit beyond that point where most people give up.If you want to see your big idea come to life and produce the results you imagined, you have to see it through. You have to continue to sell it and continue to execute throughout the dark place where it seems hopeless, where it seems it’s a lost cause. When everyone else is ready to throw in the towel, you rally the troops and push through until you get your big idea to breakthrough.Don’t make these three mistakes and see your big idea generate the big results you dreamed it would.QuestionsWhy do most big ideas fail?How do you get the support you need to make your big idea a reality? Whose support do you need?What are the steps large and small that you need to execute for your big idea to work? What does your action plan for taking these steps look like?How do you keep going through the dark spots where it looks hopeless for your big idea? What do you do to push through?last_img read more

Pune to host Excellence in Education conclave

first_imgThe third edition of ‘Excellence in Education,’ an annual thought conclave organised by The Hindu group, in association with Blue Star will be held in Pune on October 25 where a host of speakers will discuss on key issues pertaining the education system in India. A special message from Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar will be the highlight of the occassion. The full-day conclave is targeted at decision makers of educational institutions, and covers a plethora of themes relevant to the Indian education space. The previous editions of this conclave were held in Chennai and Hyderabad, and witnessed eminent personalities like Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Telangana IT Minister K. T. Rama Rao. Since Indian graduates are no longer satisfied with employment, but are seeking opportunities to start their own ventures, a panel discussion on the need for cultivating educational institutions with an outlook to venture being ingrained in our citizens will be conducted. Prof. Milind Atrey, professor in-charge of IIT Bombay’s incubation centres, will be joined in the discussion by Prof. K. N. S. Acharya, who heads Education, Competency Development, Talent Acquisition and Immigration at KPIT Technologies, and Vishwas Mahajan, a serial entrepreneur and a Global Trustee at TiE. Moderating this discussion will be product innovation and design consultant Hemant Karandikar.Discussing the future of digital learning, will be Amit Goyal, India head of edX, Prof. Sridhar Iyer from IIT Bombay, Dr. Nidhi Dhanju from Thermax and Jagdish Rattanani from S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research.Another topic that is being widely discussed today is the quality of educational institutions in India. Prof. D. B Pathak, a Padmashri recipient, and a professor at IIT Bombay will be joined in this discussion by Raghav Podar, chairman of Podar World and Dr. Urvashi Rathod, director, Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Prasad Subramanian, from IISER Pune.The conclave will be inaugurated by Vishal Solanki, Commissioner (Education), Maharashtra, and shall feature video messages from Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, UGC chairman Dr. D. P. Singh, and Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde.The conclave, will also play host to the launch of a social initiative to collect 20,000 books in a span of one month. The collection drive shall be organised across Pune and the books donated to three Pune-based NGOs. Indian Oil Corporation Limited will help set up drop boxes in select IOCL petrol bunks where books can be donated.last_img read more

The digital Olympians

first_imgI ran for my life (okay mashed buttons) but my best efforts could fetch me only the bronze medal. London 2012, the official video game of the Olympic Games, provides mere mortals a chance at greatness. The game, by Sega, lets players compete in more than 35 events from over a dozen Olympic sports. It functions best when competing against human opponents – particularly as a party game when one pits one’s skills against friends. But in single-player mode, it tends to get repetitive. And finishing one Olympic campaign can be so overwhelming that you tend not to start on another campaign right away. The commentary is irritating, to say the least.To be fair to the game, it does a brilliant job of the locations and makes full use of the advanced graphics on new PCs. Also, it cuts down on the button mashing, replacing buttons with analogue sticks for control – and it’s a pleasure using them. Playing on a motion-sensing console such as the Xbox with Kinect or the PS3 with Move could be an even more pleasurable experience. If one wants to get into the Olympic spirit, look no further.Keep track of medals from your phoneThe London Olympics are just a few days away and its no better time to get the real dope on the Games.Install the free London 2012: Official Join In App on your BlackBerry, and you’ll know what to do when you have hours to kill between business meetings. The app is your single-stop plan to enjoy and share your Games experiences with the world. It also lets you stay on top of all the events, who’s ahead on the medal table and who has broken the latest records. Olympics ahoy!advertisementlast_img read more

Ravindra Jadeja had hunger and determintation to do something special: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgRavindra Jadeja was playing only his second match in the World Cup 2019 but still managed to make an impact with his all-round performance as he almost pulled off a miracle for Team India in the first semi-final against New Zealand on Wednesday.Jadeja’s valiant 77 off 56 balls took India agonisingly close to their target of 240 but once he got out, the chase fell apart as the team got bowled out for 221 in 49.3 overs.Jadeja became the first batsman to score over fifty runs in a World Cup knockout match. It was his partnership with MS Dhoni which kept India alive in the chase after they collapsed to 92 for 6 in the 31st over.The pair added 116 runs for the seventh wicket before Jadeja’s dismissal in the 48th over. Dhoni departed soon after, run out on 50 which was the final nail in the coffin for India.Is there a better celebration in world cricket?#CWC19 | #INDvNZ | #TeamIndia World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 10, 2019Former captain Sachin Tendulkar lauded Jadeja for his special knock and also praised Dhoni for being the guiding force behind that seventh-wicket partnership which almost won the game for India in Manchester.”He was brilliant. This morning when he got Ross Taylor run out with that direct throw, we in the commentary box were discussing that it could be his day. The way he took initiative in that partnership (with Dhoni), he caught New Zealand by surprise, caught them off guard.”There were number of clean shots by him, which were from a batsman who was out there to do something and prove something. I would give him 10 on 10 today.advertisement”At this world stage who wouldn’t want to go out and perform well. You could see that determination and that hunger to do something was special and very much there. It was amazing to watch both of them, the way they ran between the wickets. That understanding was very much there because they play together in the IPL as well,” Tendulkar told India Today.The Old Trafford crowd applauds a magnificent half-century #INDvNZ | #CWC19 | #TeamIndia World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 10, 2019″The sound that his bat was making was something different. You could hear that. With Dhoni’s guidance and experience he created that impact but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to finish the game. But in a convincing manner that Jadeja took charge, he was the aggressor today. He was hitting those big shots and rightly so.Captain @imVkohli all praise for @imjadeja post his semi-final show #TeamIndia #CWC19 #INDvNZ (@BCCI) July 10, 2019″I felt that really worked well. One person was an aggressor and the other one was an experience campaigner. I felt MS (Dhoni) was going to attack in the last 3 overs. Because it also became important for someone to be there till the end. But possibly the boundaries could have come a bit earlier. But in retrospect you have number of things to say,” Tendulkar said.Also Read | Bitter pill to swallow: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World Cup 2019Also Read | MS Dhoni could have batted at No. 5 instead of Hardik, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Virat Kohli reacts to reporter’s question on MS Dhoni retirement speculationAlso Read | New Zealand were braver than us and they deserved to win, says Virat Kohlilast_img read more

Ranieri backs Sarri to succeed at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea Ranieri backs Sarri to succeed at Chelsea Sacha Pisani 07:25 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Maurizio Sarri - cropped Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Carlo Ancelotti Napoli Serie A The former Blues boss has backed his countryman to be a success at Stamford Bridge if he is appointed Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri believes ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri can succeed at Stamford Bridge if appointed by the Premier League side.Sarri was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli amid growing links with Chelsea, where fellow Italian Antonio Conte is tipped to leave.The 59-year-old Sarri – who Goal understands is nearing a move to take over the Blues – guided Napoli to their second runners-up finish in three seasons, having threatened to dethrone Serie A champions Juventus this term. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Ranieri – a Premier League-winning manager with Leicester City – spent four years at Chelsea before he was sacked in 2004 and he warned Sarri about owner Roman Abramovich.”Sarri to Chelsea? It depends what Maurizio is like. He’ll see little or nothing of the president,” Ranieri, who left Ligue 1 outfit Nantes after just one season, told Sky Italia.”He’ll have to work hard, and that’s not something he lacks.”Sarri has done well at every level, including Empoli where people said he wasn’t ready for big teams.”Now they know him all over Europe and I’m sure he can take his football and his philosophy anywhere.”Ranieri was also asked about Napoli’s appointment of former AC Milan, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich head coach Ancelotti.Ancelotti is reportedly set to be backed heavily in the transfer market by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and Ranieri said: “I was a bit surprised, I imagined Carlo abroad.”I have to congratulate De Laurentiis who has pulled off a big coup, because he’s brought the most decorated Italian coach, who has won so much abroad, to Napoli.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Wisynco will Continue to Invest in Jamaica – Mahfood

first_imgManaging Director, Wisynco Group, William Mahfood, has given his company’s commitment to continue to invest in the economy. He said that increased investment is what is needed to help the country overcome the existing challenges. “Wisyno is investing a lot as well, so for us, we are committed to Jamaica. I think those companies that continue to invest will see tremendous benefits,” he stated. Mr. Mahfood was speaking at the official opening of a Juici Patties store located at 191 Constant Spring Road, St. Andrew on Thursday, February 21. In commending the franchise holder, the Wisynco Managing Director stated that investments such as these are critical for the development of the country. “The store is opening at a time when so much is happening in our economy so it really does speak volume to the temerity and audaciousness of the investors,” he said. State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, hailed Juici Patties for creating investment and employment opportunities across the island. “Juici Patties is not only directly creating a very significant number of jobs in the food service industry, it is also helping to secure jobs and create employment indirectly, through the local goods and services it purchases,” she said. She noted that a number of the restaurants are operated by franchise holders who, in working with Juici Patties, have developed successful businesses while creating jobs in their communities. “This, from all indications, has been a very successful model,” she said. Franchise holder, Radcliff Knibbs, said he decided to relocate his restaurant from Stony Hill, as the space was too small. He said that over time there will be additions to the offerings and outlay of the new store.The opening of the Constant Spring store brings to 61, the number of Juici Patties establishments across the island.last_img read more

Paramount Resources CEO backs calls for production cuts to support oil prices

first_imgCompanies mentioned in this article: (TSX:POU, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, TSX:CVE) CALGARY — The chairman and CEO of Paramount Resources Ltd. says Alberta should move immediately to impose a 10 per cent curtailment on all production in the province to drain a glut of oil and gas and support low prices.Jim Riddell says his intermediate-sized company was looking at a higher drilling budget next year to increase production but has changed its outlook in the last six to eight weeks to instead favour spending “a small fraction” of its 2018 budget.The normally media-shy CEO says he is speaking out on the issue because steep discounts on oil and gas prices in Western Canada — which he blames on a lack of pipeline export capacity — have had a “devastating impact” on his industry.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said in speeches in Ottawa and Toronto this week that the province has decided to buy as many as 80 locomotives and 7,000 rail tankers to move the province’s surplus oil to markets, with the first shipments expected in late 2019.But Riddell says that will take too long and doesn’t provide a long-term solution to a structural problem of not enough pipelines.He says he is instead “squarely on side” with the curtailment plan first put forward by oilsands giant Cenovus Energy Inc. and supported this week by Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s opposition United Conservative Party.Curtailment is opposed by Calgary-based companies such as Suncor Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. whose refining assets and firm pipeline contracts allow them to avoid most local price discounts.In Friday’s fiscal update, the Alberta government says it now expects growth of 2.5 per cent in 2018, down from the 2.7 per cent growth forecast last spring, because of lower commodity prices. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Victorias Secret show tumbles to lowest ratings

first_imgNEW YORK — As a television event, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show appears headed for the remainder bin.The show has been buffeted by bad publicity, bad reviews and now bad numbers. Shown on ABC on Sunday after several years on CBS, its audience of 3.27 million viewers was the smallest since becoming a holiday season TV event in 2001. The Nielsen company said the show has lost more than half its television audience in two years.The runway-style show of models in underwear was hurt when the company’s head of marketing said in an interview that it would not include transgender or plus-sized models because Victoria’s Secret was selling a fantasy. The company later apologized.In a review, the Washington Post said the show was “too boring to even argue about.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

New questions about taxpayer risk in Ottawas infrastructure bank are being raised

“That’s the role that user fees play in this regard and I think that if the government can … at least explain the benefit of the Canada infrastructure bank as an important component of Canada’s long-term growth, that could be a winning strategy.”An October briefing note to Finance Minister Bill Morneau ahead of the fall economic update where the government unveiled the financial plan for the bank, said federal funding could be structured in such a way that the bank’s “return on investment will only materialize if defined institutional investor revenue thresholds are met.”“The infrastructure bank could enter in the capital structure to bridge the gap between reasonable returns on investment for investors and the revenue generation capacity of specific infrastructure projects,” reads the briefing note, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.Investors have heard a similar message in recent months: A presentation federal officials have provided to stakeholders said that if revenues fall “far below expectations,” the government’s subordinated equity position would act as a floor.An expert on federal finances from Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa said the government hasn’t been as clear publicly as it has been privately on the level of risk that would be transferred from the private investors to the public.“Because the private investors get paid out first, that means the revenue risk for them is much lower than if the bank had an equal share of the risk,” said Randall Bartlett, chief economist at the institute headed by former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page.The Canadian Press Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Federal investments doled out through the government’s new infrastructure financing agency may be used to ensure a financial return to private investors if a project fails to generate enough revenues, documents show.The revenues attached to projects financed through the soon-to-be-created infrastructure bank are key to the government’s plan to leverage private capital to pay for public roads, bridges and transit systems.What investors have recently been told — and what the finance minister was told late last year — is that if revenues fall short of estimates, federal investments through the bank would act as a revenue floor to help make a project commercially viable.That would be the case when the bank takes a subordinated equity position, where the government buys ownership shares in a project, and would only be reimbursed after those higher up the equity ladder receive their repayments.Jack M. Mintz: Beware a new Infrastructure Bank ; Canada’s had enough of these failures alreadyFederal cabinet will have final say on which infrastructure bank projects get approved, says Bill MorneauExperts say the wording in the documents suggests taxpayers will be asked to take on a bigger slice of the financial risk in a project to help private investors, a charge the government rejects.Brook Simpson, a spokesman for Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, said the infrastructure bank would only be liable for its own stake in a project and the possibility of lower-than-expected revenues would be part of the risk private investors assume in financing a project.“The (bank) is designed to shift risk to the private sector appropriate for the investments they make,” Simpson said. “The bank will not invest in projects that are too risky for taxpayer dollars and are not in the public interest.”The Liberals see the bank as a way to build projects that are too expensive for government to handle, and too risky for the private sector to tackle alone.The government plans to infuse the new institution with $35 billion — $15 billion in cash, $20 billion equity and loans — hoping to pry three or four times that amount from the private sector for large-scale projects. But the projects have to generate revenue, meaning they would result in new toll roads or bridges where user fees finance the construction costs.Cheng Hoon Lim, the International Monetary Fund’s mission chief for Canada, said Wednesday that the government needs to give a risk-adjusted rate of returns to investors that reflects how much financial liability they are taking on.Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press read more

Two weeks to go till Britains biggest consumer exhibition

Fans are snapping up tickets for this year’s British International Motor Show, sponsored by The Daily Telegraph, in record numbers. Advance sales stand at 45,720 tickets, up 37.6 per cent on the last Show, as visitors take advantage of savings on normal entry prices. But those looking for a bargain need to be quick; all discounts end at midnight on 13 October.Sales are being driven by the promise of an event packed full of features and fantastic cars. Hall 4 at the NEC will see the world public debut of three cars from the brand new James Bond movie DIE ANOTHER DAY, an Aston Martin Vanquish, a modified 400bhp Jaguar XKR convertible and the new Ford Thunderbird. And Hall 5 will host some of the best models dating back to the first Motor Show in 1903, in a feature called 100 Years of Motor Show. UK debuts include supercars like the Bentley Continental GT and Enzo Ferrari. This year also hosts Show-stoppers like the FBS Census V6 sports car in Hall 5, and the world launch of TVR’s new coupe in Hall 3. Meanwhile, Science fiction fans will be queuing up on the Lexus stand to glimpse the car of the future, driven by Tom Cruise in Spielberg’s critically acclaimed film, Minority Report, set in the year 2054.Mercedes-Benz devotees will be delighted by the news that the company intends to celebrate the 35th anniversary of AMG by exhibiting its recently expanded high performance range. Models like the S 55 AMG limousine and SL 55 AMG roadster will be presented in Hall 2.This year there’s also the chance to win a car when visitors pick up a copy of the Show Guide. Packed full of exhibitor news, motoring facts and features, the Guide includes a unique number, printed on the front cover, for a prize draw to win a fabulous Citroen C3. The winning number will be drawn after the Show, and published on the web site Notes to editors: Opening hours and dates for British International Motor Show 2002 25 Oct – 2 Nov 9.30 am to 7.00 pm 3 Nov 9.30 am to 5.30 pm 24 Oct 9.00 am to 7.00 pm Press Day Daily Telegraph Preview Day Public Days * Advance discounts end 13 October 2002. Tickets available via or by calling the Motor Show hotline on 0870 906 2002 Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Adult £15 / £12 Child/senior citizen £7.50 / £6 Daily Telegraph Preview Day £40 / £25 Business Day On the door / In advance* Prices: 23 Oct 9.00 am to 7.00 pm 22 Oct 8.00 am to 7.00 pm read more

ZTE Firefox OS phone may launch in 2012

first_imgThe first smartphones running Mozilla’s Firefox OS are due to arrive some time in the next several months, and it looks like Chinese handset giant ZTE could be the first company to ship a device. Several carriers have already pledged their support for Firefox OS, including Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, and Telenor — though ZTE has yet to reveal a specific network it’s targeting. Spokesman David Dai Shu said only that the company is “working with a regional carrier outside of China.”While not the most widely-recognized name in the North American smartphone game, ZTE is, nevertheless, the fourth largest producer of mobile phones in the world. It’s a significant win for Mozilla, then, that ZTE has signed on to build phones with Firefox OS.Shu says it has a lot to do with his company’s quest to come up with an operating system to call its own as it has no intention of relying solely on others.  Shu also said that ZTE isn’t currently interested in using either of its more local alternatives — Baidu Yi or Aliyun. A logical choice, since ZTE’s ambitions are clearly bigger than just the Chinese market.So where will the ZTE Firefox OS phone land, and when? Brazil has been mentioned, along with an imprecise “early 2013” launch target. While he didn’t get geographical, the timetable lines up with another of Shu’s comments. He anticipates rolling out  the OS with Mozilla “over the next few months,” with an actual product launch happening at the same time or very shortly thereafter.More at Reuterslast_img read more

Pictures A snowbound zoo snowball fights and stunning vistas the Beast hit

first_img Source: Tristan Neville A deer reclines in the Phoenix Park Source: Conor McCabe Berry, enjoying the snow Source: Louise Source: Dublin Zoo Source: Dublin ZooIreland, you’re a bit of a stunner Drone footage of Churchtown, Dublin Source: Ciaran McGrath Terryglass, Co Tipperary Source: Emma Burke-Kennedy Source: Botanic Gardens, Dublin Source: Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieHeartfelt thanks to everyone who sent in pictures, apologies if we didn’t get to yoursRead: New snow-ice warning issued tonight for eight counties in east and southRead: Welfare payments due on Friday will now be paid tomorrow By Cianan Brennan 28.02.18 People in Leinster and Munster advised to stay in their homes from 4pm tomorrow 19 Comments An organised snowball fest on O’Connell Bridge got a little more heated Source: Source: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ieThe animals got in on the act Related Reads Share609 Tweet Email7 28.02.18 Dáil suspended for the rest of the week due to the ‘the Beast from the East’ The Irish National War Memorial Gardens Source: Jaspreet Kaur Dalkey Island Source: Linda O’Reilly Source: Eamonn Farrell/ Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim Source: Eimer LynchAnd there was snowball mischief Caleb (6) and Jacob (1) enjoying the snow Source: Michelle Kavanagh Medical Student Farah Nadia Zikhtar from Malaysia having fun in Dublin castle Source: Snowballs in Glasnevin TODAY MAY ONLY be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the havoc that The Beast from the East will wreak.But it was a fully-certified snow day. And if history has taught us anything, it’s that Ireland looks pretty fantastic under a carpet of the chilly white stuff.Today was no exception.There were stunning landscape shots Lambay Island from Rush Beach Source: Denis Meade Military graveyard, The Curragh Source: Susan Coffey Kiltipper Park, Dublin Source: Mary O’Sullivan Annagassan, Co Louth Source: Sinéad Casey Feb 28th 2018, 10:30 PM Pictures: A snowbound zoo, snowball fights, and stunning vistas – the Beast hit Ireland and everything looked amazing It was a day of singular beauty around the emerald isle. Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 10:30 PM 28.02.18 ‘Now is the time’: People asked to clear snow from outside their home before snow worsens 44,606 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sydney Assyrian memorial vandalised

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A memorial in Sydney’s western suburbs to hundreds of thousands of Assyrians who died during World War I has been defiled by vandals who painted swastikas and offensive slogans on the monument.The memorial, erected by Assyrian community leaders in Bonnyrigg, refers to the killing of 750,000 Assyrians by Ottoman troops as ‘genocide’.The spray-paint attack is believed to have taken place in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after which the words ‘F— Armenians, Assyrians and Jews’ were found scrawled across it.Local police are investigating the incident. The Bonnyrigg Park monument has been vandalised four times since it was erected in 2010.According to the Assyrian Universal Alliance, the Turkish government backed the local Turkish community’s attempts to block approval of the memorial by Fairfield Council.The alliance has strongly condemned the vandalism and asked that the perpetrators be brought to justice, but the group also called for calm and asked the community to refrain from passing judgment on a specific cultural group.“We call upon the authorities to be diligent in identifying the responsible parties,” the alliance said in a statement.The vandalism is likely to be linked to the highly-publicised statement by Pope Francis last Sunday when he described the massacre of Armenians in WWI by Turkish forces as genocide, at a mass to mark the centenary of the killings.The comment incensed Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who took to Twitter to admonish the Pope’s use of the word ‘genocide’, which he said was “unacceptable” and “out of touch with both historical facts and legal basis”.Meanwhile the Armenian National Committee of Australia said it condemned the vandalism of the Fairfield memorial which had “been directed towards the Jewish, Armenian and Assyrian communities”.“We call on authorities to fully investigate this matter and hold the perpetrators to account, and will be working with them to ensure this is done”.last_img read more

Great Greek citizenship fiasco rolls on

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australian media on the hunt for more scalps in the dual citizenship crisis set their sights on Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos this week, despite emphatic denials by the senator that he has never held Greek citizenship.With obvious parallels to the Julia Banks case, though Senator Sinodinos was born in Australia, Channel Nine suggested he may unwittingly hold Greek citizenship “by virtue of his late parents who were born on the Ionian island of Cephalonia”.“According to Greek law, a ‘child of a Greek father or a Greek mother acquires Greek citizenship by birth’, ” continued the Channel Nine report.Senator Sinodinos has strenuously denied the claims.“Media reports… that I hold dual Greek citizenship are false,” he said in a statement.“Categorically, I am not a dual citizen. I was born in Newcastle and have lived all my life in Australia.”The senator added that he had “recently confirmed with the Government of Greece that I have never held Greek citizenship.”last_img read more

Le cinéma français exige des FAI le blocage des sites de streaming

first_imgLe cinéma français exige des FAI le blocage des sites de streamingLes producteurs français partent en guerre contre les sites de streaming qui proposent illégalement leurs œuvres. Première bataille avec les fournisseurs d’accès à qui ils demandent de bloquer l’accès à ces plateformes.Le cinéma français en a assez du streaming illégal de ses œuvres. Les trois plus puissants syndicats représentant les divers corps de métiers de la profession, à savoir les producteurs (APC), les distributeurs (FNDF) et les éditeurs du cinéma (SEVN) ont assigné en justice les fournisseurs d’accès à internet. Ils réclament le blocage en France de sites tels que AlloShare et AlloShowTV, proposant du contenu illégalement en visionnage ou en téléchargement direct. Megaupload n’est pas concerné, cette plateforme proposant des fichiers tout à fait légaux, il est impossible d’interdire le site dans l’Hexagone explique Le Figaro.À lire aussiAujourd’hui, dans l’histoire, du cinéma en couleurL’assignation a été envoyée à Orange, SFR, Free, Bouygues Telecom et Numericable, mais aussi Google, Yahoo et Microsoft qui avec leur moteurs de recherche renvoient les liens précis vers les fichiers. Les ayant-droits avancent l’article L 336-2 du Code de la propriété intellectuelle qui permet à la justice d’ordonner aux fournisseurs d’accès à Internet de prendre “toutes mesures propres à prévenir ou à faire cesser une telle atteinte à un droit d’auteur ou un droit voisin”.Les syndicats du cinéma français suivent la fronde anti-streaming initiée par le Président Nicolas Sarkozy, qui avait demandé à mettre en œuvre une nouvelle loi Hadopi qui lutterait contre le streaming illégal. “Il faut les combattre […] je n’accepte pas qu’on tire un profit commercial du vol des œuvres”, avait-il déclaré à Avignon le 17 novembre dernier. Pourtant, cette assignation va à l’encontre du droit européen qui explique que les fournisseurs d’accès ne peuvent pas filtrer le contenu. de leurs abonnés, hormis les échanges de fichiers illégaux. Ce qui pose problème puisque ces plateformes proposent également du contenu libre de droit ou non commercial. Le combat entre le cinéma français et le web ne fait donc que commencer.Le 2 décembre 2011 à 14:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

There are five ways to unlock the Lockly Secure Pro smart lock

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Everything we’ve seen at CES 2019 (so far) 9 home security systems you can install yourself Best home security devices Post a comment 16:33 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Meet the Lockly Secure Pro smart lock. Lockly Lockly has a new smart lock at CES 2019 — the Lockly Secure Pro. Smart Home Security 9 home security systems to keep watch when you’re out Share your voice The best of smart home at CES 2019 CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Tags Other cool stuff 9 Photos The Secure Pro deadbolt costs $300; the latch model costs $330. Both come in satin nickel and venetian bronze color finishes. There’s five different ways to access the lock — with a regular ol’ key, via a key pad, with a fingerprint scan, via the app and with either Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands. The lock runs on AA batteries and is supposed to last for at least a year.Lockly’s Secure Pro smart locks are expected to ship in early 2019.  0 Google Assistant CES Products Alexalast_img read more

Carmack endorses Wolfenstein developers as sharpest hes ever worked with

first_imgHaving John Carmack endorse you as great developers would be good enough for most people working in the games industry. But to have him do it for a game series he worked on himself over 20 years ago is just icing on the cake.So MachineGames must be feeling pretty happy today as not only has their new game been announced as a Wolfenstein title, but Carmack is already backing them for “doing Wolfenstein proud.”The game has been announced by parent company Bethesda in conjunction with Gamespot and will be called Wolfenstein: The New Order. The announcement trailer above gives away very little in the way of information, but the game isn’t going to stray far from its roots. It’s a first-person shooter set in 60’s Europe with the Nazis having won World War II. Your task as an American hero is to stop them. Expect lots of shooting and experimental weapons, basically.Fans of previous Wolfenstein games will be glad to have this game revealed, but the team that makes up MachineGames should have most FPS fans taking an interest. The studio is based in Sweden and made up of people from Starbreeze Studios, who released both The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Darkness. Carmack refers to them as “the sharpest developers we have ever worked with, both passionate and pragmatic.”So expect an FPS with gameplay developed by veterans of the genre, a game that’s obviously going to look great, and a release that covers all the current major platforms for FPSes, namely PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. As for a release date, it will be out at some point in the fourth quarter.last_img read more

NonAbsorbable Surgical Suture Market Is Booming Worldwide Analysis And Forecast

first_imgRelated Report:GLOBAL PHOTONIC CRYSTALS MARKET (Construction Strategies, Geography , Applications) – Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation And Forecast, 2013 – 2020 Photonic Crystals are attractive optical materials for controlling and manipulating the flow of light. The global market for components and modules using Photonic Crystals indicates a CAGR of 33.1% and is estimated to reach $20.4 billion in 2017…..Read More Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research25933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail The Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture Market report offers the global market potential rates of the Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture Market along with various product segments.SummaryICRWorld’s Non-absorbable surgical suture market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.The report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Get Free Sample Copy Of This Report @ Non-absorbable surgical suture Market: Product Segment AnalysisSilk,Steel,Polypropylene,Nylon,OthersGlobal Non-absorbable surgical suture Market: Application Segment AnalysisGeneral surgerySkin closureOral surgeryOphthalmic surgeryOthersGlobal Non-absorbable surgical suture Market: Regional Segment AnalysisUSAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaGet Discount Copy Of This Report @ Players mentioned in our reportSmith & NephewMedtronicBraun Melsungen AGCovidienSurgical Specialties CorporationSutures India Pvt. LtdTeleflex MedicalEthicon US, LLCRESORBA Medical GmbHCP Medical, IncDAPS TECH Colast_img read more

BAs on track with On Business

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A. Some twelve months since its launch in Australia, British Airways’ On Business programme has received high praise, prompting the airline to encourage more businesses to sign up to the loyalty programme.Rewarding small-to-medium sized businesses for the corporate travel of their employees, the free-to-join On Business was created in recognition of the importance of corporate travel and the subsequent needs of smaller companies.“The On Business programme is all about adding greater value for our small and medium-sized business customers,” British Airways South West Pacific regional commercial manager Nicole Backo said. “We believe the programme can help even more Australian businesses when it comes to corporate travel.”As one of On Business’ 175 members, Sydney’s Reho Travel praised the programme’s scope and accessibility.“Many other corporate travel reward programmes are aimed solely at large companies, with smaller businesses simply unable to afford this sort of expenditure,” Reho Travel manger Hayley Thomas said. ITS Management managing director Jamie Taylor said that in just six months with On Business, the company had accrued considerable savings, equating to “about seven Club World (Business Class) upgrades on the Sydney to London route”.“More importantly, the On Business programme is a great way to reward our employees for their hard work, and make corporate travel more enjoyable for them,” Mr Taylor said.“The fact that individuals earn personal frequent flyer points during corporate travel is an added incentive.”last_img read more

Kiwis fly nonstop to Bali

first_imgBali, Air New Zealand’s newest international route Air New Zealand has just launched its new twice weekly service between Auckland and Denpasar offering Kiwis a non- stop service to the popular destination.The Boeing 767-300 service will operate seasonally over the high season of June to October, however if demand presents itself, it will operate throughout the year.Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe said the new service will make the popular destination even more accessible for Kiwis.“Our flight time of eight and a half hours is a significant improvement on the indirect services offered by competitors that can involve long layovers and a total journey time of at least 14 and sometimes more than 24 hours,” Mr Fyfe said. “We’ll be offering our flexible and popular ‘Seats to Suit’ fare structure on the Bali route with great pricing and arrival and departure times to be announced closer to the on-sale date of 23 February.” The inaugural flight will depart on Wednesday June 20, subject to government and regulatory approvals. The Boeing 767-300 has 24 Business Class and 204 Economy Class seats. In addition to its newest international route Bali, Air New Zealand also services island destinations including Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands, Samoa, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Norfolk Island, Niue and Honolulu. The Airline last operated services between Auckland to Bali in the 1990s using a Boeing 767-200 aircraft.  Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more