My Digital Age Journal

first_imgI have always been jealous of people who keep journals. I’ve never maintained that discipline as well as I have wanted to. My handwriting is atrocious, making my written notes useless in the future (to write legibly, I print very slowly). Even though my typing form is ridiculously bad, I can type very fast, typing a couple thousand words an hour. It is legible and useful.To accommodate my need to keep a journal, meeting notes, book notes, my operating principles and work rules, a problem log, and a decision journal, I have moved this work to Airtable (Link to), a web-based relational database. The reason for doing so is because of the search functionality, with fields that serve as the equivalent of tags.Journals are no good unless you can refer to them later. The categorizing of entries and the ability to search for words makes a database with a huge, free-form text field an effective choice, even if it isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as a good journal.Because meeting notes are taken so that they can be reviewed and referred to later, the ability to locate them by date, person, client, or topic is functionality that is built into a database. I’ve started a database recently that I call Dunbar, after Dunbar’s number (the number 145, or the number of real relationships you can maintain, though I believe the outboard brain can help increase that number).I’ve recently added a database for books I have read and the notes I have taken, making it possible to search for a topic or keyword that shows up in any or all of the books whose notes have been captured there. Because I have slowed my reading preferring to go deep instead of wide, note-taking has been crucial to applying what I learn.The most important database I have built is a time tracking database I use to measure my time against my highest priorities. If you have never kept a time log, tracking where you spend (or invest) your time, doing so will provide you with serious insights into how you can improve your results. I’ve done this as a project to make improvements, but now I am doing as more of a diary.The reason we capture information is to use it in the future. What you don’t capture is often lost forever. That includes your thoughts, your feelings, your problems, your decisions, the books you’ve read, and the notes you’ve kept on people that are important to you. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

BJP leader lands in trouble as picture holding an AK-47 rifle goes viral

first_imgA leader of Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit landed in trouble after a photograph depicting him with an AK-47 Rifle went viral on social media, following which the party distanced itself from him.“He is not an active member of the party,” state BJP unit president Sat Sharma said.Ashish Sareen yesterday shared a photograph on his facebook account posing with an AK-47 rifle, which drew brickbats from netizens, while some demanded strong action against him. The photo was later deleted from his account. In his defence, Mr. Sareen said the two-month old picture was taken at a house in Srinagar and that the rifle in question belonged to a personal security officer (PSO) of his colleague.“The picture was uploaded by my brother and I apologise for it,” he said. The BJP state president Mr. Sharma said Mr. Sareen has not been an active member of the party since he took over the reins of the organisation two years ago.“The law must take its own course,” Mr. Sharma said reacting to the picture. Mr. Sareen, on his Facebook account, described himself as the vice-president of the BJP and the former state vice-president of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha. His profile picture shows him with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while in the cover picture he could be seen with Home Minister Rajnath Singh.Also, Mr. Sareen’s recent video shows him attempting to unfurl the National flag in Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar along with the Shiv Sena activists early this month.last_img read more

Congress calls for dialogue with separatists

first_imgSrinagar, Aug 30 (PTI) Pitching for a dialogue with separatists to end the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, Opposition Congress today said it had asked both the central and the state governments to identify the relevant non-mainstream parties and stakeholders in the Valley for the talks.”We have said both inside the House (Parliament) and in all-party meeting, which was presided over by Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and which we attended as an Opposition, that he should hold an all-party meeting,” Congress general secretary and Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters here.”We had also said that the process of dialogue should be initiated as soon as possible if they want the things to improve on ground. And for that it is important we do not confine our dialogue only to mainstream political parties,” he said.Azad said the government must identify important and relevant non-mainstream parties in Kashmir to have a dialogue with them to improve the situation in the Valley.”It is the non-mainstream political parties, not only in our state but across the country, they do not have normally any representatives in the assemblies and Parliament. So we need to talk besides mainstream political parties, (to) other non-mainstream political parties and all other stakeholders,” Azad said.The Congress leader also said that the role of Pakistan in Kashmir had always been negative.”It is not the first time that the role of Pakistan has been negative. It is right since the Partition of India, it started from October 1947 even when I was not born and there has always been a role of Pakistan and that role has been negative,” he said.advertisement”I would like to say that whatever was done in the Parliament and whatever is being done after the session, these were only all the recommendations of the Opposition,” Azad said.He said that from discussions in the Parliament to an all-party meeting, everything was made possible by the initiatives of the Opposition.”An all-party delegation visiting Kashmir, this was also accepted on the demand made by the opposition, all of us, in the Rajya Sabha. So far whatever has happened in the Parliament and outside the Parliament seems to be all demands made by the Opposition. I do not see a single initiative which is taken by the government,” Azad said.He said the situation would have improved in Kashmir much before had the Centre accepted the Oppositions demand to start some dialogue process. (MORE) PTI SSB MIJ MRJ ZMN MRJlast_img read more

Michael Vaughan slams India’s slow over-rate: ‘Get on with it’

first_imgFormer England skipper Michael Vaughan slammed India for their slow over-rate as the visitors defeated England to clinch the three-match T20I series 2-1.In the series-decider at Bristol, Rohit Sharma slammed 100 off 56 balls to lead India to a seven-wicket win.Rohit smashed five sixes and 11 fours as India chased down the stiff target of 199 with eight balls to spare. Rohit was ably supported by Virat Kohli, who made 43 and Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 33.For England, Jason Roy (67) and Jos Buttler (34) shared an opening stand of 94 inside eight overs. Alex Hales (30) and Jonny Bairstow (25) then made useful contributions as hosts made 198-9 in 20 overs.India vs England: Rohit’s 100*, all-round Pandya script India’s series winWhile Indian bowlers made an impressive comeback towards the end of England innings to restrict the hosts to under 200, they came under crticism for slow over-rate by Vaughan.Vaughan in his tweet wrote: “The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ….. Get on with it …. #ENGvIND”The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ….. Get on with it …. #ENGvINDMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 8, 2018The former cricketer’s argument was, however, countered by few Indian fans, who wrote that regular boundaries and wickets are behind the slow over-rate.Every ball is going outside the groundNote this point tooButler Fan (@butler_abd) July 8, 2018When a team scores 200 and loses 8 wickets. It means the ball is going out of park a lot and also time between the wickets. I wonder how fast was Englishs over rate. Also I wonder how slow over rate affects anyone? Good for sponsors and spectatorsadvertisementGaurav Patel (@Gaurav_Patel7) July 8, 2018Might have something to do with the absolute carnage by the English openersRitesh Biswal (@riteshbiswaal) July 8, 2018Come on don’t find excuses. India were clearly betternaveen sarawagi (@naveensarawagi1) July 9, 2018The 43-year-old’s comments come after David Willey accused Indian bowlers of not playing within the spirit of the game. Willey complained that Indian bowlers repeatedly pulled out of their delivery strides during first T20I at Manchester.Rohit Sharma joins Virat Kohli in elite T20 Internationals list”I’m guessing, but I think he (Bhuvneshwar) was looking to see what I was going to do,” Willey said. “They did that a few times. The spinners did it a couple of times. I’m not sure what the rules are on that. I don’t particularly like it. I don’t think it is necessarily in the spirit of cricket.”MS Dhoni continues record-breaking spree in T20IsIn the first T20I, English batsmen struggled against Kuldeep Yadav as the left-arm spinner clinched a five-wicket haul to lead India to a eight-wicket win.The criticism, however, would matter little to the Indian camp as they bounced back impressively in the third T20I after losing the second match at Cardiff by five wickets.It was India’s sixth straight T20I series win and their first in England.last_img read more

Ronaldo celebrates No.1 ranking on FIFA 18

first_imgeSports Ronaldo celebrates No.1 ranking on FIFA 18 11:59 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 18 EA Sports eSports Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División Gaming The Real Madrid star, who will be on the cover of the game, took to Instagram to show off his top-ranked player card. Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his No.1 ranking on FIFA 18 with a post on Instagram on Tuesday. The Real Madrid star was given a 94 overall ranking in the new game, putting him just ahead of his great rival Lionel Messi, who was ranked 93. And the 32-year-old took to Instagram to celebrate his latest achievement, posting with his player attribute card from the game.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Ronaldo will also appear on the cover of this year’s game, and has been written into the storyline of Alex Hunter’s career in The Journey.The newest version of EA Sports’ football franchise hits the shelves on September 29.last_img read more

Goal Star Strikers picks

first_imgGaming Goal Star Strikers: Pick Ronaldo, Lukaku and Kane all to score Goal Oliver Lines 20:05 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane Tottenham 2017 Getty Images Gaming Premier League Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur Real Madrid v Espanyol Augsburg v Borussia Dortmund Hertha BSC v Bayern München Chelsea v Manchester City Atalanta v Juventus Manchester United v Crystal Palace Hertha BSC Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund Bayern München Atalanta Manchester United Huddersfield Town Tottenham Hotspur Espanyol Augsburg Chelsea Manchester City Juventus Crystal Palace Serie A Primera División Bundesliga Harry Kane Robert Lewandowski Cristiano Ronaldo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Romelu Lukaku Paulo Dybala The free-to-play game continues ahead of a tasty weekend in the Premier League and around Europe, with 30 players on offer to choose from If you love football and you love prizes, then get on over to Goal Star Strikers .All you have to do is pick seven players to score anytime this weekend, and if they all do, you could win some fabulous rewards!To play, or for more information, click here. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. GFX GOAL STAR STRIKERS IPHONE IMAGERYGabriel JesusThe Man City striker has struck up an enviable relationship with fellow South American Sergio Aguero this season, and backing one, if not both, of the pair to net every week is always a solid pick. However, as Aguero will miss this match after his horrific car crash during the week, the Brazilian will be keen to add to his tally of four goals this season when Pep Guardiola’s men take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridReal Madrid have been struggling of late and are currently languishing in sixth in La Liga, but a morale-boosting 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund could be the catalyst for them to get their season on track. Naturally, Ronaldo netted twice in the victory in Germany but has yet to get on the scoresheet in the league, and a home game against Espanyol should allow him to join the race for the golden boot.Paulo Dybala Dybala has been absolutely en fuego this season (as they would say in his homeland), bagging 12 times in 10 games for Juventus, including two hat tricks. The Old Lady face Atalanta this weekend, looking to maintain their 100 per cent record with a seventh straight Serie A win; the Argentine has already scored twice against this opposition since his switch to Turin in 2015, and is a good pick to add more to that total.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick AubameyangSpeaking of on fire, Aubameyang has been in equally good form and has netted in all-but two of Dortmund’s matches this season. The Gabon striker has scored seven goals in his last four games ahead of the clash against Augsburg, against whom he has struck five times in the last two years, as his side look to consolidate their position at the top of the Bundesliga with a win here.Romelu Lukaku There is a good chance that Lukaku will net more than once against Crystal Palace this weekend. The Red Devils have dropped just two point this season and have been marvellous at both ends of the field, whilst the Eagles are yet to score and have shipped 13 goals. This all adds up to the Belgium international increasing his Premier League tally for the season past six goals and keep him firmly in the race for the golden boot.Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski Bayern MunichThe list of usual suspects continues as Lewandowski joins the list. The Polish striker has largely struggled against Hertha Berlin in the past, netting just once in his Bayern career, but he has been in sparkling form again this season and has already hit double figures in a Munich jersey. Despite a stacked team, the 29-year-old has been the main source of goals since he moved to his current club and that looks set to continue this term.Harry Kane Now into his fourth season as a one-season wonder, Kane continues to light up the Premier League. Ignoring August, as he so often does, the striker has scored nine times in his last five games for Spurs and looks unstoppable. The Londoners host Huddersfield Town this week, and although they have the second-best defensive record in the Premier League, it will take something special to stop Kane from bagging again. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Report: Lyon 2 PSG 1

first_imgParis Saint-Germain’s unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season is over after the league leaders suffered a 2-1 defeat to Lyon on Sunday.The defending champions, who were without star man Neymar due to injury, had won 18 games and drawn two prior to their visit to the Groupama Stadium, but they were handed their first loss thanks to goals from Moussa Dembele and Nabil Fekir.When Angel Di Maria opened the scoring early it looked like a familiar story, however Lyon were writing their own script and dominated the opening period. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? They got their reward through Dembele just after the half hour, and Fekir’s penalty secured the three points – Lyon defending resolutely to cling on to a memorable victory.2015 – Paris have lost a Ligue 1 game after scoring the opening goal for the 1st time since January 2015 against Bastia (2-4). Shake. pic.twitter.com/5MqVYGL4UX— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 3, 2019It took PSG seven minutes to open the scoring, although they were grateful to some sloppy play from Houssem Aouar 30 yards from his own goal.Aouar was caught in possession by the lively Draxler, the German racing towards the Lyon penalty area before laying it on a plate for Di Maria to score his fifth of the campaign.Lyon quickly found some composure but Alphonse Areola was in fine form, the PSG keeper pulling off a string of fine saves to deny Bertrand Traore, Fekir and Memphis Depay.For all his good work, it was an Areola mistake that enabled Lyon to restore parity, Dembele able to beat the goalkeeper to Leo Dubois’ right-wing cross and head home from close range.Di Maria saw a late chance cleared off the line by Jason Denayer – earning him a hug from Anthony Lopes – and it proved decisive as Lyon took the lead soon after the restart.Three minutes into the second half Fekir was gifted a chance from 12 yards after Dembele had been fouled by Thiago Silva, the forward making no mistake with the penalty as he sent Areola the wrong way.The goal sparked PSG into life and they laid siege on the Lyon goal but Lopes proved a formidable opponent, making key three sharp saves to deny Kylian Mbappe as the hosts hung on. What does it mean? Lyon give everyone hopeIt seemed inevitable that PSG would coast to the title after such a strong first half of the season, and even though their lead is still 10 points, Lyon’s win may give others hope. And maybe, just maybe, there could be a title race.No way past LopesTry as PSG might they could not find a way to beat Lyon’s goalkeeper in the second 45, Lopes making a string of stops to ensure the league leaders fell to their first defeat of the campaign – and fourth against Lyon since their Qatari owners came in.PSG missing Neymar’s sparkLosing the world’s most expensive player to another metatarsal injury looked to be something PSG could cope with after Di Maria’s early strike, but after that they lacked quality in the final third with Edinson Cavani, Draxler and Mbappe all unable to convert good openings.What’s next?PSG visit third-tier Villefranche in the Coupe de France on Wednesday before Bordeaux travel to the capital next weekend. Lyon are also in cup action – against Guingamp – ahead of a trip to Nice in seven days’ time. read morelast_img read more

Oil Spills from Ship in Whangarei Harbour

first_imgzoom An oil spill has been reported today in Whangarei Harbour, located on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, which appears to have stemmed from a system failure aboard a cargo ship, Northland’s Regional Harbourmaster says.Jim Lyle, Regional Harbourmaster for the Northland Regional Council, said authorities were alerted to the spill by Northport about 8.30am today.According to Lyle, at this stage the oil is understood to have come from a ship berthed at Northport and specialised oil containment booms had been put in place both around the vessel and to help protect the nearby coastal environment.“Due to an onboard systems failure, fuel oil appears to have escaped through the ballast system,” Lyle said.A team of several dozen responders, including regional council, Northport and Marsden Pt oil refinery staff, had been working to contain and recover what is roughly estimated to be about several hundred litres of fuel oil.Specialised equipment including boats and a purpose-built oil skimming barge ‘Taranui’ had also been deployed.Lyle said in an update that it appears the spill from the vessel was larger than initially suspected, but despite as much as several tonnes of oil potentially having escaped, authorities were confident the bulk had been recovered tonight.“As of this evening we’re confident we’ve got the bulk of the oil both from the sea and off the beach,” he explained.He estimated more than 10,000 litres of water contaminated with oil had been recovered from the sea, as well as a quantity of oil, oiled material and debris from the shoreline.As evening falls, crews were working a staged approach to remove oil from the hull of the vessel identified as the source of the spill, as well as two other ships docked alongside it.The vessel allegedly responsible had been detained by Maritime New Zealand and would only be able to leave the area subject to meeting a number of strict conditions the maritime body has imposed.The ship’s crew and agents had been co-operating with authorities.“At this stage it is too early to say what – if any – enforcement action might be taken in the wake of the incident, however, irrespective, we will be attempting to recover the full cost of the oil spill response itself.” Lyle added that the situation will be monitored overnight and checks will be made early tomorrow for any residual oil or issues.Officials had no confirmed reports of oiled wildlife, although bird recovery experts had been among those deployed as part of the response as a precaution. Local iwi had also been informed.last_img read more

ZIM Adds Wilmington Port to Z7S Service

first_imgzoom Israeli container carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has added the Port of Wilmington to its Z7S service, North Carolina Ports said. The weekly service is scheduled to start calling the port in June and connects South China, South East Asia and the Indian sub-continent to the US East Coast main ports.The Z7S service is the first container service to call the Port of Wilmington using the Suez Canal, according to North Carolina Ports. Its rotation includes access to Da Chan Bay, Yantian, Cai Mep, Port Kelang and Colombo.The shipping firm plans to deploy eleven 5,000 TEU vessels in the service.ZIM is another returning ocean carrier to the Port of Wilmington after a slot chartering agreement with the CKYHE Alliance in early 2016.To prepare for growth, North Carolina Ports ordered in January this year two New Panamax ship-to-shore cranes with an option to purchase two more from China’s Shanghai Zhenjua Heavy Industry (ZPMC) for the Port of Wilmington.North Carolina Ports plans to invest over USD 120 million in its infrastructure over the next few years. The projects include the turning basin expansion, berth improvements, the expansion of the container yard and the addition of new cranes.last_img read more