9 Dec
2019

What is Success? The Ultimate Guide

first_imgHaving been in sales for the majority of my adult life, I have a lot of insight into what it takes to become one of the highest-paid people in the profession. There are some vital keys to success in sales and laying down the groundwork early can help you accelerate your career and become one of the truly successful, highly paid salespeople in no time.When you look at a lot of what is being written about sales and selling, you see a lot of focus right now on artificial intelligence, automation, and other technologies. You also see a lot of focus on sales processes and methodologies, with the new and exciting refresh of old ideas that gain a lot of attention on the social channels.It’s important to note that success in sales, just like any endeavor, is multifactorial. It is usually consisting of competencies in a number of different areas. While all of the tools, technologies, processes, and methodologies are good and useful, there are some predominant areas to take a deep look at when it comes to producing organizational and entrepreneurial success in sales. Let’s walk through some of the key factors that will help you achieve success and go above and beyond when it comes to making yourself stand out in sales.Self-DisciplineSelf-discipline is the foundational attribute or skill necessary to succeed in any endeavor – and this is doubly true of sales. Self-discipline in sales is the ability to keep the promises one makes to one’s self. It is impossible to keep one’s promises to others if you can’t keep the promises you make to yourself. In actuality, the promises you make to others really are promises you make to yourself.I like to think of self-discipline as a ringing alarm clock. To me, this symbolizes a commitment to rising early and getting started on the work you need to do in order to succeed. What helps you be your best starting first thing in the morning? Do you need to work out to get your blood pumping? Do you need to read something that inspires and motivates you? Do you need to research your calls? Do you need to engage in self-development? When the alarm goes off, you either jump out of bed and into self-discipline mode or you hit the snooze and have a lazy day. It’s completely up to you.As to discipline and sales, I have witnessed the magic of disciplined sales people succeeding because of their discipline alone, despite having no natural sales attributes or abilities. They made their prospecting calls every day. They made their sales calls every day. They did what needed to be done every day without fail. Some of them were horrible salespeople when in front of the prospect, but they were always in front of the prospect. They produced week after week; singles, doubles, and the occasional home run.I have also had the displeasure of watching (and managing) salespeople with massive natural talent fail only because they lacked self-discipline. Despite the ability to gain rapport instantly, being exceedingly attractive, and being able to discover ways to create value for prospects, they lacked the discipline to sit down and make their prospecting calls. They missed their activity quota every week. They were rarely in front of prospects. You know some of these reps; they have such great ability to sell, they sell their way into keeping their jobs despite abysmal performance (for a while, anyway).Developing self-discipline is dependent on making commitments to yourself and keeping those commitments. Start by writing your commitments down and then taking action to keep those commitments, no matter how large or small. You will see the impact on your success if you stick to them on a consistent basis.Organizational Sales SuccessSales and selling on an organizational level boils down to two main components: sales leadership and salespeople.Importance of Sales LeadershipSales leadership is first and foremost in determining sales success. Leadership counts for more than your sales process, more than your methodologies, more than your CRM and more than any other tool. If you have exceedingly strong sales leadership, it counts for much more than the product, more than the company itself and more than any other factor that contributes – across any industry. Your best bet to working toward sales success in an organization is to devote your attention to building sales leaders above than anything else.Importance of Great SalespeopleAfter building great sales managers, the second most important factor in ensuring success is devoting time and energy to your people. My first book, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, speaks to this very fact. Success relies on the individual. It’s not the result of having the right territory or having the right product, even though high waters can cover a lot of stumps. The salesperson makes up so much of the value proposition in larger, complex sales.This isn’t to say that processes, methodologies, tools, and technologies are not of great value. They are absolutely important and essential, but the recipe for success is to start with people. That means building a power plant of sales success that imparts you, as a salesperson, or your team with the abilities to create the greatest competitive advantage to produce better sales.Three-Pound Power Plant of Sales SuccessIn order for salespeople to have a defining differentiator that makes it more likely to be chosen over your competitors, you have to develop existing concepts to their full potential. There are five factors that work together to make up what I call the “Power Plant of Sales Success.” If you are able to work them out completely, they will add up to a real competitive advantage in sales.Developing Ideas and ResourcefulnessThe human brain is the strongest superpower that exists in the entire universe. We are all walking around with a three-pound powerplant that is the source of all of our ideas, and ideas are creativity translated into resourcefulness.You need ideas in order to create value for your dream clients. Ideas are what nurture your client relationships over time and help your clients and your dream clients with their most difficult business challenges. The more you use your brain to generate ideas, the stronger it gets and the more efficient it becomes at generating more ideas. These tips can help you strengthen your creative muscles in order to come up with better ideas.Sit down in a quiet place first thing in the morningEliminate all distractionsStart brainstorming and writing down ideas on a piece of paperMake lists and answer questions (i.e. What could I do to nurture these relationships?)Don’t stop until you have filled the whole page. This should take you about an hour and you’ll find that it gets easier and easier over time.Developing Business AcumenBusiness acumen is critical to success. The game of sales is changing dramatically. Your business acumen has never been more important than it is right now and in the future, it will be so critical that you will be useless to your dream clients without it. If you don’t learn about business and spend time thinking about how what you learn applies to you and your dream clients, you are wasting your time.Your three-pound power plant of sales success wasn’t born containing knowledge about business—or anything else for that matter. Much like a computer, you have to fill it with what it needs. Here are just a few ways you can consistently work on your business acumen throughout the length of your career:Take a class on business, business finance, marketing, or similarRead business magazines and journals (Fast Company, Business Week)Read business booksRead other books to understand how things workFind teachers within your company, your client’s companyMake notes as to how you believe what you read applies to you, your company, your dream clientsDevelop Your Emotional IntelligenceYour brain isn’t only the universe’s greatest computer; it’s also equipped with the ability to deeply connect with other human beings. It is equipped with emotions that enable these connections—or it is sometimes disabled by them.Despite the great technological changes in how we connect and how we manage and nurture human relationships, the great underlying fundamental is our connectedness to other human beings. Your brain can be developed to help you connect with other human beings. You have the ability to develop your emotional intelligence and empathy. Keep these things in mind when you are communicating with a client:Recognize their emotionsImagine yourself in your dream client’s shoes—really feel itListen to people and accept their interpretation as true for themPause between stimulus and response and consider the outcome you needUse emotions to drive actionDevelop Your Focus, Your Attention, and Your Ability to Take ActionYour brain isn’t very easy to manage. It is a novelty-seeking device that is easily entertained by new and shiny objects, regardless of their worth. It also loves to be entertained and distracted by things like television, YouTube, and mindless emails. Your brain can also be very, very lazy if you allow it to be.To get the most of the trillions of neural connections in your pinkish-gray matter, you have to develop the ability to focus. You have to develop the ability to eliminate distractions (no, not all of the time, you need some distractions). You have to develop your ability to give the things that are important to your success in sales your complete attention.That focus and attention have to be translated into the concrete actions that produce the outcomes that you need to succeed and that you need to be someone of value for your dream clients.Develop and Control Your BeliefsIf there is one area where your human brain cannot be left to its own devices, it is your beliefs.Your brain will, if allowed, create an unhealthy belief system designed to protect your self-esteem and ego. It will come up with beliefs that allow it to seek the novelties and distractions that derail your sales success. It will create a belief structure that rationalizes your unhealthy behaviors so that both of you don’t do what is uncomfortable—but necessary. Keep these steps in mind every day:Spend time thinking about what you think aboutWrite down your deeply held beliefsAsk if your beliefs still serve youCompare your beliefs and the behaviors they recommend with the beliefs and actions of people who are producing the results that you desireWork on un-entrenching from unhealthy beliefsSuccess in sales today, as always, is a multi-faceted journey. Advancing the sales with prospects and achieving the outcomes that you sell requires imagination, creativity, leadership, and daily devotion in order to differentiate yourself from the masses.For more on increasing your sales effectiveness, subscribe to the RSS Feed for The Sales Blog and my Email Newsletter. Follow me on Twitter, connect to me on LinkedIn, or friend me on Facebook. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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3 Dec
2019

Model Code of Conduct in full swing in Nagaland

first_imgNagaland Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha has asked banks to report daily to the district election officer on suspicious withdrawal of cash from the bank account of any individual. If cash exceeding ₹50,000 was found in a vehicle carrying a candidate, his agent or party worker, it would be seized, Mr. Sinha said in a statement. The directives were issued as part of the Model Code of Conduct which is in force in Nagaland in view of the elections to the 60-member Assembly on February 27. Posters, election materials or drugs, liquor, arms or gifts items valued at more than ₹10,000, likely to be used for inducement of electors, or any other illicit articles also found in a vehicle, shall also be seized, the statement said. Mr. Sinha also asked citizens carrying cash more than ₹50,000 to carry relevant documents to substantiate the source and purpose of the money. The Model Code of Conduct, came into force in the state from January 18. In the statement issued on Wednesday, the CEO reiterated the directives issued by the Election Commission on the Model Code of Conduct, electoral offences and election expenditure monitoring. No new government scheme or project should be announced and those already approved, should not be started, if work on it has not yet begun, the statement said. Rest houses, dak bungalows or other guest houses of the government should not be used for carrying out any political activity, the statement said. The CEO said that there should not be any defacement of government property, offices and premises and all wall writings, posters, papers or defacement in any form, hoardings, banners, flags on government property should be immediately removed. Unauthorised political advertisement in the form of wall writings, flag at public spaces like railway station, bus stand, airport, roadways, government buses, electric poles, and municipal or local bodies building, and in private properties should be removed. There is a total ban on the use of official vehicles by any political party, candidate or agent for campaigning, electioneering or election-related travel during elections. The statement said that offering and accepting or receiving of bribe and gratification by any person was both an electoral offence and corrupt practice. Any promotion or attempt to promote feelings of enmity or hatred on the ground of religion, race, caste, community, or language by any candidate or his election agent is an electoral offence and corrupt practice under the law, the statement said. The CEO said any advertisement on political nature has to obtain pre-certification from concerned authorities. He also apprised that Media Certification and Monitoring Committees (MCMC) have been set up at district levels and also at state level.last_img read more

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27 Nov
2019

Asian Cup organizers investigate shoe-throwing

first_imgQatar, which will host the 2022 World Cup, was booed before Tuesday’s game. The second goal in the 4-0 victory prompted UAE fans to start throwing their shoes at the Qatar players, an act which is considered to be an insult.The Asian Football Confederation says it is “conducting a thorough investigation into events” at the game and “once that investigation has been completed the AFC will decide on the appropriate next steps.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsQatar will play Japan in the final on Friday in Abu Dhabi. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Cushions found likely to have come from Argentine football player’s missing plane PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments Qatar’s defender Salem Al Hajri, right bottom, lies on the pitch after shoes and bottles where thrown in by United Arab Emirates fans during the AFC Asian Cup semifinal soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Qatar at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— Asian Cup organizers have opened an investigation after soccer fans threw shoes and bottles at Qatar’s players during their semifinal victory over the United Arab Emirates.The stadium in Abu Dhabi was packed with home fans. The UAE has cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar, making it difficult for fans of the team to travel to the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

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26 Nov
2019

Meghalaya government to upscale investment in sports

first_imgShillong, Mar 4 (PTI) In the backdrop of Meghalayas official bid to host the National Games 2022, Governor V Shanmuganathan today said the state would upscale investment in sports to host such mega sporting events in the future, a month after successfully co-hosting the 12th South Asian Games. “Building on the positive momentum achieved, my government will further upscale investment in the domain of sports to achieve higher visibility and meaningful outcome,” Shanmuganathan said while addressing the Budget session of the state assembly. The state successfully hosted 7 disciplines of the recently concluded 12th South Asian Games in which over 800 athletes and officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan Sri Lanka and India participated. He said, “Hosting the landmark multi-disciplinary and multinational sports extravaganza ? the 12th South Asian Games – during February at Shillong was indeed a feather in the cap of my government.” He said the successful hosting of this first-ever international sporting event in the state had galvanized the overall sporting scenario while contributing substantially to the infrastructural development and enriching capabilities of both the officials and sports personnel of the state for hosting such mega events in the future. PTI JOP PR AH AHlast_img read more

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22 Nov
2019

Sport-results 9 last

first_img9th & last Race: The Helping Hand Handicap, Dist.9th & last Race: The Helping Hand Handicap, Dist. about 1200 Mts. Aarons (Mr Subir Dasgupta rep Cairnhill Stud Farm pvt ltd & M/s Dashmesh & Hargobind Raching pvt ltd) 59.5 S John, first. Oath Of allegiance 59.5 Nirmal Jodha, second. Silken Grace 61.5 P Kamlesh, third. Supreme Ruler 56.5 carred 52.5 Dheeraj Singh, fourth. All ran. Won by: 1-1/4 1-1/4 2. Time: 1 minute 14.338 second. Tote: Rs.24/-for win, Rs.16/-, Rs.18/- & Rs.20/- for places. FC : Rs.109/-. Shp: Rs.48/-. Tanala: Rs.307/-. Favourite: Aarons. Winner Trained by: J E Mckeown. — Add race last — Jackpot : Rs.27533/- Con : Rs.3441/- Treble(1) Rs.178/- Treble(2) Rs.167/- Treble(3) Rs.980/- — PTI COR PD AHlast_img

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18 Nov
2019

Virat Kohli’s Independence Day message: ‘It’s more special because it’s also my father’s birthday’

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli is revelling in the pride of being an Indian on the 71st Independence Day and took to Twitter to wish all his fans on Tuesday.”I want to wish you all a very happy Independence Day. My heart is filled with the pride of being an Indian every day but this particular day enhances that feeling to a whole different level,” said in a video on Twitter.Kohli, in the video, shared that August 15 also marks the birth date of his father which makes the day all the more special for him and his family.”It’s also a special day for me for more than one reason. It’s also my father’s birthday so the day also used to be a very special one for me and my family,” Kohli shared.Wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day. It’s more special for me since it’s my Father’s B’day also. ??? #IndependenceDayIndia #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/ab01WBdu8i- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2017Kohli also spoke of his fond childhood memories celebrating the Independence Day and shared his joy of seeing the Indian flag fly high.”My fondest memories of this particular day are of course flying kites with friends and family when I was a kid in Delhi and really enjoying the day seeing the Indian flag wave everywhere you look.”The 28-year-old batsman urged his fans to be proud of being an Indian every day. (Also Read: Pre-Independence sporting heroes of India)”So really enjoy the day, fill your heart with the pride of being an Indian and always keep that feeling alive. Jai Hind!,” Kohli ended.advertisementAfter completing a historic overseas whitewash against Sri Lanka on Monday, Kohli and company are celebrating India’s 70 years of freedom in Sri Lanka.Kohli hoisted the Indian flag along with coach Ravi Shastri after which the whole team lined up alongside the duo for the national anthem.#TeamIndia gathered at Kandy to hoist the tri-colour on the occasion of Independence Day #IndependenceDayIndia https://t.co/SyRLmE4Let- BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2017Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi also took to Twitter to wish India on Independence Day and urged for “peace, tolerance and love.”Happy Independence Day India! No way to change neighbours, let’s work towards peace, tolerance and love. Let humanity prevail.# HopeNotOut- Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 14, 2017On 70 years of Independence, various former and current Indian cricketers took to Twitter to wish their fans and remember the freedom fighters. (Also Read: What India was crazy about: Hockey first, Cricket later, Football, Kabaddi now?)Happy #IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/iXIqlYO81c- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2017Remembering our freedom fighters,soldiers &everyone who made this possible.May we have freedom from poverty & hatred.#IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/3TyrcJQr82- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 15, 20177??0?? years of freedom! ????#HappyIndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/B8J6S67Cr6- hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 15, 2017We are 70 and getting stronger by the day. Happy 70 to all Indians across the globe. #Independence #august15th pic.twitter.com/BBqE3Ak1AX- Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) August 15, 2017Happy Independence day every1. I feel extremely blessed & honoured to represent my country at the global stage. Jai hind???? #ProudIndian pic.twitter.com/5XVYcak9Cf- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 15, 2017Happy Independence Day to all!! Jai Hind ???????????? pic.twitter.com/GmTPu4meyp- ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) August 15, 2017Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country! Happy Independence Day! #IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/22ms3wWGDc- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 15, 2017Proud to be a part of a glorious nation..May the Indian tricolor always fly high..#HappyIndependanceDay #IndependenceDayIndia #Freedom70 pic.twitter.com/pvMb5JwniC- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 15, 2017Proud to be an Indian. Salute to all the heroes who fought for our Independence. Jai hind ?????Happy Independence Day! ????#happyindependenceday pic.twitter.com/3iQDIEG1Ts- yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 15, 2017Proud to b born in this great land.May our flag always keep flying high.Tributes to all who made our freedom possible#IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/GjJnF8zonc- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 15, 2017last_img read more

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18 Nov
2019

Ferrari’s Vettel Fastest in Final Practice for Hungarian GP

first_imgBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in the third and final practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix to boost Ferrari’s hopes ahead of qualifying later Saturday.The Formula One championship leader clocked an electric time of 1 minute, 17.017 seconds around the 4.4-kilometer (2.7-mile) Hungaroring circuit, putting him nearly half a second clear of his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen.Vettel leads the championship by just one point over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who struggled with oversteering and could only manage the fifth-best time.Hamilton, who needs just one more pole position to equal Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68, was 1.4 seconds behind Vettel in hot morning conditions.He will need to find some extra speed in qualifying if he is to match Schumacher’s tally.Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was third quickest ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.But in a blow to Red Bull’s hopes for the pole, Daniel Ricciardo had to pull up midway through the session, having set only the eighth-quickest time. His car broke down and was lifted off the track, prompting concerned looks in the Red Bull garage.Vettel, however, was all smiles as he chatted with Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene after the session.The Australian driver had been quickest in the first two practice runs on Thursday.JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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17 Nov
2019

OnePlus 3, 3T get support for Type-C Bullets earphones via OTA update

first_imgOnePlus has been lately riding high on the success of the OnePlus 6T. The handset adds a lot of the latest technology trends to the solid foundations of the OnePlus 6, which includes the in-display fingerprint sensor and a bigger battery. However, keeping up with the times, OnePlus also bid farewell to the 3.5mm headphone jack and rolled out a pair of USB-C earphones for users who prefer wired ones over the wireless ones. Until now, the USB-C equipped Bullets were supported for the OnePlus 5 and newer models. Now, the support list grows with new additions.OnePlus has announced a new update for the 3 and 3T models, promising several bug fixes and improvements. The update also brings in the Android November Security Patch from Google, thereby bringing the 2-years-old handset up-to-date with the latest enforcements from Google.However, the primary addition that this update brings is the support for the Type-C Bullets earphones. Up until now, the OnePlus 3 and 3T were only able to route audio via the 3.5mm headphone jack or via Bluetooth. However, users will now be able to plug in the Type-C Bullets for streaming audio. Users will still be able to stream music via old 3.5mm earphones.Do note that OnePlus 3 and 3T users will have to enable OTG mode by digging into Settings > System > OTG Storage. Presently, users will only be able to stream music with the new Bullets and OnePlus will add support for streaming calls with a future OTA update.To recall, OnePlus announced the Type-C Bullets earphones a few months ago for the price of Rs 1,490. The new Bullets impressed us with commendable audio performance and a great build quality for the price it sells.advertisementALSO READ | OxygenOS 9.0.6 update for OnePlus 6T now rolling out, improves screen unlock and moreThe OnePlus 3 and 3T were the flagship offerings from the Chinese manufacturer in 2016. The OnePlus 3 debuted with a Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and at least 64GB of storage. It sported a 5.5-inch full HD Optic AMOLED display. The rear optical duties were handled by a 16MP OIS-assisted camera while an 8MP unit looked after the front. The OnePlus 3 was powered by a 3000mAh battery assisted by OnePlus’ proprietary Dash Charging technology. The OnePlus 3T was a mid-cycle upgrade to the OP3, offering the slightly more capable Snapdragon 821 chipset, a higher 128GB storage variant, an upgraded 16MP front camera and a bigger 3400mAh battery.last_img read more

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24 Oct
2019

Celebrating James Dean’s Birthday with 4 Rebellious Rides He Would Have Loved

first_imgYou don’t get a nickname like “One Speed Dean” by going slow, and if any of Jimmy’s rides really let him put the pedal to the metal, it was the 1955 Trophy Triumph bike, which looked and felt a lot like this pristine 1955 Triumph 649CC T110 auctioned in September 2016. Dean’s Triumph was the last bike he ever bought, although he owned other Triumphs and a Harley in the past.Ordinarily, we associate Mr. Cool Steve McQueen with the Triumph brand, but Dean was just as much a devotee. In fact, the king of Triumph was Marlon Brando, who rode the iconic 6T Triumph Thunderbird in the film The Wild One. It was this film and role that inspired Dean to purchase a Triumph TR5 Trophy. Phil Stern’s series of iconic photographs of Dean show him on this bike. It was sold after the actor’s death, and then was retrieved, restored, and displayed at the James Dean Gallery in Fairmount, Indiana. The auctioned 1955 Triumph 649CC T110 is a near perfect match except for the handlebars, which were higher on Dean’s bike.Happy birthday to the First American Teenager, our forever man-crush: Jimmy Dean.Feature image by Bettmann/Getty Images. Porsche made only 90 of the 550 Spyder that James Dean drove, each assigned a unique racing number. Dean had traded his 356 Porsche Super Speedster for number 130 (the 550s were not ordered 1-90), and, according to a Porsche historian, customized the sleek, silver ride with “130” in black, non-permanent paint on the front hood, doors, and rear deck lid. He also had “Little Bastard” written across the rear cowling.While there’s absolutely no hope of owning or ever riding in that car, a 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder was recently put up for auction on January 18 and sold for $ 5,170,000. The automaker released only 40 of the 550A Spyder a couple years following the 550 model. With an almost identical body shape, the 550A Spyder has a 1.5-liter twin-cam flat-4 engine producing 135 horsepower.Dean would have loved the fact that this particular Porsche placed fifth overall at the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans, beating out bigger Aston Martin and Ferrari race cars. For this reason, the car was nicknamed “The Giant Killer.”This 550A Spyder is also unique in that it’s the second to last model ever made, reaping the rewards of new upgrades like a higher compression and centralized distributor. In English, the car is nimble, quick as hell, and easy on the eyes. It’s the perfect car to celebrate James Dean and the legacy he left.1957 Porsche 365A 1600 Super Speedster Photo by Bettmann/Getty ImagesThe actor best known for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, and Giant came into this world on February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana. By his early 20s, he was a style icon and a symbol for 1950s teenage disillusionment, inspiring our love for quaff haircuts, plain white tees, Harrington red windbreakers, and Porsches.At only 24 years old (during the filming of Giant), Dean was on his way to a race in Salinas, California, when he collided with a Ford Tudor and died on U.S. Route 466.In 2018, we’re celebrating the ultimate rebel as though he were alive to blow out the candles. Actually, Dean wouldn’t want a cake. He’d want a new car …A passionate racer, Dean aspired to compete in the Indianapolis 500. He raced smaller events in California on the little downtime he had between films (Dean only ever appeared in those three classics above). He drove a Triumph Tiger T110, Porsche 356, and even placed second at his debut race in Palm Springs, crossing the checkered line in a white Porsche Super Speedster. However, the most iconic James Dean car is his “Little Bastard” Porsche 550 Spyder — the car he was “breaking in” before the Salinas race and the one he was driving at the time of his death.In honor of what would be have been his 87th birthday, we’re taking a look at four classic rides that remind us of James Dean. No, they’re not for sale (one was was auctioned in Scottsdale and rang up a bill of over $5 million), but they’re real nice to dream about.1958 Porsche 550A Spyder 1. Image courtesy of Bonhams 2. Image courtesy of Bonhams 1. Image courtesy of Bonhams 10 Best Books by Ernest Hemingway, Ranked 19 Classic Films Every Man Should Watch (or Re-Watch) in 2019 1. Image courtesy of Bonhams 2. Image courtesy of Bonhams The first sports car James Dean purchased for racing was a white Porsche Speedster that looked nearly identical to this beautiful white 1957 Porsche 365A 1600 Super Speedster, auctioned in August 2017. Not only did Dean place second in this car (there are some great photos of that race!), but it was considered his tooling-around ride. The record has it that Dean (also a motorcycle lover) traded in a bike to get a used, red 1953 MG TD sports car, which he then traded in 1955 to get the brand-new 1955 Porsche Super Speedster. He purchased the Speedster from John von Neumann at Competition Motors in Hollywood.The biggest difference between Dean’s Speedster and this next-generation version is almost impossible to detect: the mirrors. You’ll notice in photos of Dean with his Speedster that he had to turn to reverse. The 365 body was actually based on the Volkswagen; like the “Beetle,” the 356 uses a platform-type chassis with a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine and torsion bar, all-independent suspension. So … slug bug?1951 Mercury Lead Sled Custom Coupe The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout Dean never traded his Porsche for a Mercury, nor can we imagine the young actor seeking to buy this vintage ride coveted by aging hot rod enthusiasts. But if Dean opened his eyes today as an older man to the 1951 Mercury Lead Sled Custom Coupe, he might shed a tear, and would definitely take it for a spin. This car is nearly identical to the 1949 Mercury driven by James Dean in the 1955 hit Rebel Without a Cause.The film that put him on the map as Jim Stark (he’d done only a Pepsi commercial before that), the Mercury was more than a car; it was a symbol for all Stark was fighting with and against. Dean drove this car in the Chickie Run scene up against antagonists who revved a gorgeous ’49 Ford single spinner convertible.Was this a truly rebellious car? Not really. But seeing a red-jacketed James Dean behind the wheel certainly made an impact. This 1951 Mercury, which was made years after the Rebel model, sold at auction in 2011.1955 Triumph 649CC T110 What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types 1. Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 2. Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Editors’ Recommendations 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now last_img read more

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23 Oct
2019

NRF Latest Tariffs Are Too Great a Gamble for US Economy

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: The White House under public domain license The latest wave of tariff increases, unveiled by U.S. President Trump earlier in May, could bee too great of a gamble for the U.S. economy, according to the National Retail Federation.The Trump administration released a list of USD 300 billion of Chinese goods that will be targeted by additional tariffs of 25 percent.NRF voiced its support of the administration’s efforts, but said that “the latest tariff escalation is far too great a gamble for the U.S. economy.”“Slapping tariffs on everything U.S. companies import from China – goods that support U.S. manufacturing and provide consumers with affordable products – will jeopardize American jobs and increase costs for consumers,” Matthew Shay, NRF President and CEO, said.“Working with our allies who share the same concerns and immediately rejoining TPP are more effective ways to put pressure on China without hurting hardworking Americans. We urge the U.S. and China to get these critical negotiations back on track. Both sides will lose in a full-blown trade war, and the global economy will suffer,” Shay continued.NRF said that a study commissioned by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland and prepared by Trade Partnership estimated that imposing tariffs of 25 percent on all remaining imports from China, combined with the impact of retaliation, would jeopardize more than 2 million American jobs, cost the average U.S. family of four USD 2,300 each year and reduce the value of U.S. GDP by 1 percent.last_img read more

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20 Oct
2019

FIR registered against placement agency

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women has registered a case against placement agency for selling two-month-old kid. The women rights body said that the baby was trafficked at least 4-5 times. According to DCW, they received a complaint on its 181 helpline number regarding the case of trafficking of a 2-month-old boy from Sikkim & West Bengal.On receiving the complaint, a team from DCW reached the complainant who introduced them to the 21-year-old mother of the child who was trafficked. She along with her husband was approached by a man who promised to get them employment in Delhi and both of them along with their baby were brought here in Taimur Nagar from Silliguri, West Bengal. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkDCW said that she was convinced to leave her child with the placement agency owners while she was supposed to work for the next six months. When she refused to part with her child, she was locked inside a room and her child was taken away by them. The woman sought the help of the Commission in the matter. The team of DCW immediately contacted the person who had allegedly taken the baby away who stated that they had given the baby to someone else. On contacting the second person, the Commission learned that the baby was trafficked atleast 4-5 times. In order to follow up on the matter, the DCW team paid a surprise visit to the location of the accused and found that the door to her home was open. The DCW team then called the police and informed them of the same. The Police arrived but the accused managed to flee.last_img read more

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18 Oct
2019

Irans envoy to India meets CM Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: Iran’s Ambassador to India Ali Chegeni called on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Wednesday and discussed a host of issues, including steps to bring down pollution levels in the two countries’ capital cities — Teheran and Delhi. In a statement, the Delhi government said the envoy pointed out that smog which Delhi faces during the winters was a problem in Teheran too and the two cities should hold discussions and learn from each other on how to mutually resolve issues. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Had a productive discussion with the Amb. of Iran to India, Dr Ali Chegeni on a range of issues including healthcare, education. Learned from Dr Chegeni that like Delhi, Tehran also faced incoming smog due to crop burning. Shared exp. of both capital cities of reducing pollution (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain were also present in the meeting. The Iranian ambassador elaborated on the governance structure of Teheran and the relationship of the city’s mayor with the federal government of Iran, the statement stated, adding he also talked about air pollution and the need to bring it down across the world.last_img read more

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16 Oct
2019

Bear Grylls Game Gives Players Chance To Help Charity

first_imgBear Grylls Ventures and F84 Games announce Survival Run now featuring an opportunity for its millions of players to make a charitable purchase.The app available on iOS, Android (Google Play) as well as its most recent release on Facebook, gives players an opportunity to supply safe drinking water for families in desperate need.With the purchase of the charitable gear, a Bear Grylls Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) for $10, players, will not only enhance the game but they will directly contribute to those in need across the globe. With charitable partner, Global Angels, each purchase will provide a family access to clean drinking water for 10 years.The campaign runs from July 1st – August 1st, 2013. Each time a RIB is purchased $5 of the proceeds are donated to Global Angels.Molly Bedingfield of Global Angels, “We are thrilled to partner with Survival Run and their players to help us provide thousands of families in the developing world with easy access to safe drinking water. Water for Life is a game changer! I would like to thank Bear Grylls, Playmob and F84 Games for making this happen.”Jeffrey Hardy, CEO of F84 Games, “My team and I are ecstatic for this opportunity to give back. What better way than combining entertainment and charitable giving. It’s truly amazing that each RIB purchase equals 10 years of an essential resource for survival for a family in need. We look forward to seeing how many families we can reach.”F84 Games and Global Angels were brought together by Playmob who help charities to fundraise through in-game purchases.Jude Ower, founder of Playmob, “We are honored to be able to help Global Angels deliver safe drinking water to communities in the developing world. The partnership between F84 Games and Global Angels is really exciting and we hope to make a real impact not only to the game but also to the Water for Life project.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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16 Oct
2019

Janet Jackson Shawn Mendes And More To Headline 2018 Global Citizen Festival

first_imgInternational advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced that headliners Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, and Janelle Monae will perform at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival, the free-ticketed event on the Great Lawn in Central Park, New York City on Saturday, September 29, 2018.For the fifth consecutive year, MSNBC & Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the Festival on MSNBC and for the seventh consecutive year, iHeartMedia has been named the exclusive audio media partner.A special guest performance will be given by John Legend.Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness return as lead hosts for the 5th year.Co-hosts will include Camren Bicondova, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Gus Kenworthy, Kal Penn, La La Anthony, Naomi Campbell, and Rachel Brosnahan.The 2018 festival will serve as a platform from which millions of Global Citizens around the world will demand that world leaders fulfill their obligation to achieve the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and end extreme poverty by 2030.Building off momentum by activists and students from across the globe, Global Citizens and music fans will stand together to call on world leaders to uphold their responsibilities towards improving the quality of health care and nutrition that women receive during adolescence and childbirth, ensuring girls do not marry before they are ready, reducing, reusing and recycling plastic waste worldwide, ending the criminalization of poverty, providing quality education for all, and ensuring the United States fully funds its foreign aid budget.Coinciding with the annual UN General Assembly meetings, this year’s Festival is a continuation of Global Citizen’s “Mandela 100” campaign; a series of global events honoring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen, said, “In 2018, it is more important than ever for Global Citizens here in the United States and around the world to demand their voices be heard – through activism and at the polls – so that we can continue progress towards a world free from needless suffering and want. We are truly grateful to have such incredible artists, hosts and partners standing with us in a moment of history so pivotal in our fight to achieve the global goals and end extreme poverty.”“We’re incredibly proud to take our support of Global Citizen Festival to the next level as Presenting Partner. As a global bank that is committed to welcoming what’s next, we look forward to helping bring together citizens around the world to stand for issues that matter most and foster meaningful change,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer CMO, CitiThe Weeknd said, “It is invaluable to be in a position where I can use my voice to help the millions of people in need. I am honored to align myself with Global Citizen in the fight to end world poverty.”Shawn Mendes said, “I’m so excited to be a part of the Global Citizen movement. It’s an honor to be able to use my platform and music to help those in the world who need it most.”John Legend said, “I’m proud to be supporting Global Citizen again to help focus people’s energy and attention on the issues that matter. I believe we need to look at human beings across the world as our brothers and sisters and do everything we can do to end extreme poverty to make life more livable. We are more powerful when we come together like this.”Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness said, “We are thrilled to be returning for this year’s Global Citizen Festival. It is important that we continue to work towards ending extreme poverty. On September 29, tens of thousands of Global Citizens will come together to celebrate being a part of this movement and the impact of their actions, and we cannot wait to be a part of it.”Camren Bicondova said, “I am beyond honored and thankful to be a host at this year’s Global Citizen Festival, advocating for rising voices and actions taken. Here’s to making the world a better place.”Cynthia Erivo said, “I am thrilled to join the millions of Global Citizens who are helping to make our world a better place. By joining together to make our voices heard, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of the world’s poor.”Forest Whitaker said, “This year, it’s more important than ever that we bring attention to extreme poverty and ask our leaders to take action. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish at this year’s Global Citizen Festival.”Gus Kenworthy said, “I believe that if we all speak up and do our part, we can accomplish great things for the world’s poor. I’m excited to support Global Citizen and join a movement that will help put an end to extreme poverty.”Kal Penn said, “Our voices remain potent and powerful. It is critical that we reject the culture of fear and cynicism, and instead lift up those among us who need our help. That is why I continue to be a proud supporter of Global Citizen and believe that together we can end world poverty.”La La Anthony said, “Being a part of the Global Citizen movement and helping to end extreme poverty continues to be important to me. I can’t wait to see what commitments we can achieve by September.”Rachel Brosnahan said, “Global Citizen is about creating a movement and bringing attention to the difficult choices people living in extreme poverty have to face every day. I’m so happy to be back for another year of supporting this organization that unites people all over the world to tackle some of the world’s biggest issues.”The 2018 Global Citizen Festival will be presented for the first time by Citi. The leading global bank has been a proud partner of the festival since inception.Live Nation return for the third consecutive year as production partner.For the fifth consecutive year, MSNBC & Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the Festival on MSNBC and MSNBC.com. The Festival broadcast will be produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Ken Ehrlich (Grammy Awards).For the seventh consecutive year, iHeartMedia has been named the exclusive audio media partner and will broadcast live from Central Park on over 150 radio stations across the U.S. and streamed on the iHeartRadio app.The Festival will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Twitter, presented by Johnson & Johnson.Proud partners of the 2018 Global Citizen Festival include Global Citizen’s global health partner and major partner Johnson & Johnson, and major partners P&G, CHIME FOR CHANGE Founded by Gucci, Verizon, House of Mandela, and NYC Parks.Associate Partners include Microsoft, Great Big Story, and One Championship.Global Citizens can earn their admission to the free-ticketed Festival by joining the movement at glblctzn.me/nyc2018 by downloading the Global Citizen app. Ticket draws will occur throughout the summer and fans will be notified by Global Citizen when they have been selected.Specific goals for the 2018 Global Citizen Festival campaigns include:Calling on Congress to resist the White House’s proposed cuts of 32% to American aid programs, which would devastate the fight against extreme poverty.Calling on the G7 countries to contribute to the $2 billion needed to tackle the world’s maternal health crisis that sees more than 5 million mothers and children die of preventable conditions every year.Ending the criminalization of poverty, through eliminating and drastically reducing the use of cash bail in jurisdictions including New York State.Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for people around the world calling on world leaders to honor their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030.Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people. This year alone Global Citizens have secured 29 commitments totaling over $2.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 501 million people by 2030.last_img read more

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14 Oct
2019

Shoal Lake 40 inching closer to Freedom Road completion

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsIt’s been over a year since construction started on an all-season road into a First Nation in Ontario.With an end date in sight – community members are looking forward to their newfound freedom.Ashley Brandson brings us this update.abrandson@aptn.calast_img

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11 Oct
2019

Afghans can count on sustained support from UN top envoy pledges

11 June 2010The Government and people of Afghanistan can count on the sustained support of the United Nations and the rest of the international community as they continue to strive for peace and development, the world body’s representative in the country reaffirmed today. “We will be by your side for as long as we are welcome, but the future lies in the hands of Afghans,” Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, told reporters during a visit to the western province of Herat.“There are difficult months ahead for Afghanistan, but the solution is real internal dialogue amongst Afghans. We will be with you through this process,” he pledged.At the London Conference in January, the Government and its international partners jointly endorsed a strategy of transition to greater Afghan responsibility for the affairs of the country. A follow-up meeting will be held in Kabul next month.The country is also preparing for the holding of parliamentary elections, scheduled for September.During his visit to Herat, Mr. de Mistura, who heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), saw for himself an area of the country that has displayed great potential and made significant strides in development over recent years.He said he looked forward to seeing the Government increasingly expand its capacity and reach to meet the demands of its people and helping them improve their daily lives and assume ownership of their own future.Mr. de Mistura met with the Governor, Dr. Nooristani, the Provincial Council, the provincial reconstruction team and members of the diplomatic community, as well as with the Prosecutor-General, Maria Bashir. The Special Representative also toured the regional hospital and a regional prison and female correctional facility. In addition, he visited the Citadel and blue mosque in the centre of Herat, both symbols of Islamic culture that were reconstructed with the support of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. read more

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11 Oct
2019

Urgent funds needed as winter polio compound Pakistan flood emergency – UN

“This crisis is far from over. It has just evolved in very different ways from one part of Pakistan to the next and the humanitarian effort has had to adapt swiftly to reach children and women most in need as their needs change,” said Daniel Toole, UNICEF’s Regional Director for South Asia.A fifth of Pakistan’s territory was ravaged by the monsoon floods that affected 20 million people. Some 10,000 schools and rural health centres were damaged and important infrastructure was destroyed or badly damaged, including water and sanitation systems, bridges and roads.“Although most people have returned to their home areas, many have returned to near total destruction – with no homes, no crops, no food and no cash,” Mr. Toole said.UNICEF says it requires over $82 million to continue with its life-saving and recovery programmes in Pakistan.“In the north, snow has fallen and we are delivering winter clothes and supplies to help families prepare for a harsh winter, while in the south very slow receding waters have meant over a million lives are still on hold. The coming cold months will sharply increase the numbers of respiratory infections and malnutrition, two of the biggest killers of Pakistani children,” Mr. Toole added.A polio outbreak has spread quickly with 126 cases this year compared to 89 in 2009 – a major cause for concern because Pakistan had made significant progress towards eradicating polio. The country is one of the four polio endemic countries in the world and low vaccination coverage in areas experiencing insecurity in the north, overcrowding and poor sanitation as a result of the floods have exacerbated the threat for children.Since the early stages of the floods, UNICEF has been providing clean water to 2.8 million people daily, and sanitation facilities to more than 1.5 million people.UNICEF has partnered with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Pakistan to immunize more than 9 million children against measles and polio. Nutritional supplements have reached nearly 300,000 pregnant women and mothers with young babies as well as malnourished children.Education, through Temporary Learning Centres has been restored for 106,500 children and another 104,400 women and children through Child-Friendly Spaces which aim to protect them from risks of abuse, neglect and exploitation after the floods. In preparation for winter, UNICEF has started to distribute warm children’s clothing and blankets. 7 December 2010The humanitarian situation in Pakistan remains precarious four months after the devastating floods and could worsen this winter with more children at risk of acute respiratory infections and malnutrition, even as polio cases increase, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. read more

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8 Oct
2019

Wigneswaran mulls NPC war crimes accountability mechanism

Thavarajah said that going by the lack of interest in pursuing cases such as the Vattakandaal school massacre case, there is little or no hope that an impartial accountability mechanism will be set up. Hence the demand for a Provincial Council initiative, he said.Thavarajah said that he wanted to hold the memorial function on January 30, 2015 after the hawkish President Mahinda Rajapaksa was replaced by the more moderate Maithripala Sirisena in the January 8, 2015 Presidential election. But he could not. The plan to hold it in 2016 also had to be abandoned, this time  because of his mother’s demise. (Colombo Gazette) The Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran has suggested that the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) explore the legal possibility of instituting its own independent war crimes accountability mechanism in the absence of an international judicial mechanism recommended by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in September 2015.Wigneswaran said this while speaking at a function in Vattakandaal Tamil Mixed School in Mannar district, where 60 to 70 people including Principal V.Sundaramoorthy and teachers T.Mahendiran and S.Ratnadurai were gunned down by the Sri Lanka Army on January 30, 1985. Explaining the circumstances under which the Chief Minister made the suggestion, Thavarajah said it has been 32 years since the Vattakandaal massacre had taken place, but till date there is no inquiry and punishment for the army troops who had perpetrated the atrocity.It has been two years since the UNHRC passed a resolution with Sri Lanka’s co-sponsorship, recommending a judicial war crimes accountability mechanism with the participation of international judges, prosecutors and investigators, but  the Sri Lankan government has repeatedly ruled out international participation. The Chief Minister asked the Leader of the Opposition in the NPC, Sinnadurai Thavarajah, who is also a lawyer, to look into the legal aspect of his proposal and report. The memorial function was organized by Thavarajah as his sister’s husband was among those massacred in the school. Thavarajah told Express later that he would look into the Chief Minister’s proposal  before making his recommendation. read more

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28 Sep
2019

Diary from the Kentucky Derby

The 4th Street bars are open until 8 a.m., and fans are stuck deciding between continuing on into the late night derby eve festivities, or making sure they sleep just enough to be able to tailgate in a few hours.Often times for college co-eds, derby eve wins out.Then comes the actual day of the derby, when fans battle the imminent hangovers to fire up the grills, sip on screwdrivers, and start tailgating at 9 a.m., five hours after they had left the bar the night before.After seven hours of burgers, brats, beer and corn-hole, it’s race time.But the lowly college kids don’t get to sit in the stands next to Denzel or Madonna. They pay $40 to wade through the mud-ridden swampland that is the infield.At first glance, the infield is so big it’s hard to tell there is a horse track bordering it. Where there aren’t vendors, betting windows and porta-johns, there’s mud — lots and lots of mud.After placing their bets, fans hit the infield.Meandering around the infield, there was actually a lot to do. Mostly though, it consisted of the most intoxicated 5 percent of the crowd putting on a show for the rest of the fans.When these dedicated fans weren’t mud-wrestling, they were being carried out in handcuffs or stretchers.Then finally, at 6:30 p.m. it was time for the race. Drinking, eating and avoiding sleep for the last 24 hours, all for this two-minute long race.From the infield, about a 30-yard stretch of the race can be seen, at best. The race was shown on a giant scoreboard though, and when it started, the entire infield roared. Fans watched as Super Saver moved toward the front, and by the time they got to the end of turn-two, Super Saver ran by, leading the pack.Super Saver won the race, the bed of roses and the prize money.Only at the Kentucky Derby can one spend $200 and 48 hours celebrating, see horses for all of five seconds, and still have it be one of the highlights of the year. Kentucky is known for more than basketball and cheap tobacco.The Kentucky Derby, now in its 136th year, is the oldest continuous sporting event in the U.S. It is as seasoned in years as it is in tradition.Bonnets, derby pies and mint juleps are just some of the common traditions seen at the derby.But it’s the things NBC doesn’t televise that make the Kentucky Derby so great, for the college kid at least.The derby, to college kids in Louisville, is like New Years meets the Fourth of July meets the OSU-Michigan game.Derby eve is almost as big as derby day itself.Fourth Street (the Louisville equivalent of High Street) was closed off all evening, the cheapest draught beers were $8, and the cover charges to get into any of the bars lining the streets were as much as $40. Oh, and there was a little stage in the middle of the street, where 3 Doors Down played a full set list for all the bar-goers to hear.As midnight approaches on derby-day, the bars shut off their music and all of Fourth Street counts down in blissful drunken harmony to the day the whole state seems to revolve around.For the horses, the derby is a sprint — but for fans it’s quite the marathon. read more

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20 Sep
2019

Sénégal la pêche illégale de navires étrangers dénoncée

first_imgSénégal : la pêche illégale de navires étrangers dénoncéeSénégal – Depuis des mois, et ce avec la complicité du ministère de l’Économie maritime, de nombreux bateaux pirates étrangers pêchent illégalement dans les eaux sénégalaises. Cette pratique a été dénoncée par le syndicat patronal de pêcheurs industriels.”Des bateaux pirates étrangers qui ne respectent aucune législation en matière d’autorisations de pêche au Sénégal pêchent actuellement illégalement dans nos eaux et les écument avec une violence inouïe”, s’est insurgé Amadou Lam, vice-président du Groupement des armateurs et industriels de la pêche au Sénégal (Gaipes) dont les propos sont rapportés par Science et Avenir.À lire aussiL’impressionnant repas d’un héron surpris en pleine natureM. Lam dit avoir recensé depuis un an 22 navires pirates européens, américains et africains. Ces bateaux naviguent avec “des autorisations illégales de pêcher des pélagiques”, assure-t-il. De nombreux Sénégalais dépendent de ces poissons vivant dans les eaux proches de la surface, ou entre la surface et le fond de l’océan. Or selon le Gaipes, tous ces navires étrangers ont envahi les eaux du Sénégal avec le soutien du ministère de l’Économie maritime, “par le biais d’accords signés et non enregistrés par le gouvernement”. Mais alors que le syndicat a fait appel à plusieurs reprises aux autorités sénégalaises, sans résultat, le Caipes menace de faire cesser le travail à tous ses membres, pour lutter contre ce qu’il considère comme un “bradage des ressources halieutiques cautionné par le ministère”.Le 20 mars 2011 à 09:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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