Related Posts ReadWriteTrip is a series that chronicles the modern challenges of tech-savvy business travelers.Business travel has evolved over the past 10 years, and nowhere is this more true than what goes in your luggage. In fact, just about the only thing you can really count on getting better in business travel is what you carry in your bag.Over the last decade, I’ve traveled a minimum of 125,000 miles each year and have learned a few tricks to making life on the road a bit more like home.You Need One Bag—At Most TwoSome things never change. When traveling, you need to optimize for space and weight. If you spend as much time in airports as I do, or even if you simply don’t trust airlines to care for your baggage (you’re right to be paranoid), you don’t want to check bags. Ever. It’s therefore critical to pack light, preferably taking just one bag with you.The Tumi Alpha Deluxe Wheeled Brief has a laptop case tucked inside which you can take out.Which “one bag” should you buy? That depends on how you travel and what you carry with you, of course, but for me this Tumi Alpha wheeled brief is about as close to perfect as possible. If I’m traveling four nights or less, this is the bag I take. It’s not cheap but it’s the single best piece of luggage I’ve ever used. Still, for overnight trips I tend to instead use my Tumi Alpha expandable briefcase. Part of the reason one bag is possible is that far more fits into it.Everything Gets SmallerLaptops have gotten lighter: The MacBook Air is the perfect combination of weight, storage and processing power for the business traveler.But so have books.Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader eliminates dead-tree weight for reading material.I no longer carry a paperback book with me. Instead I haul thousands around with me on my slim, lightweight Kindle Paperwhite. Instead of carrying around my iPad, which is both heavier and less pleasurable for reading for hours at a time, I find the Kindle Paperwhite offers the optimal way to enjoy my literature. I also love that it syncs across devices. I read to my kids while I’m traveling, and can instantly tell if they’ve been reading ahead.And thanks to the recent FCC decision allowing use of smaller devices during takeoff and landing, I don’t need a backup magazine or newspaper—I can read for the whole flight.Speaking of reading, when I’m traveling abroad, I read to my kids over Skype. Available for years, Skype lets me call home on amazingly clear lines, even over spotty hotel Wi-Fi. I’m not one for video chatting, but friends of mine use Apple’s FaceTime or Skype to keep in video touch with loved ones while traveling. Each can make do surprisingly well with not-great Wi-Fi connections.One exceptional companion for phone calls, Skype sessions, and workouts are the Bose SIE2i sport headphones. I used to carry Bose QuietComfort noise-canceling headphones, but no more. They’re too big and bulky and lack the integrated microphone that the SIE2i headphones have, and can’t survive the sweat of the gym, anyway. While I still carry the diminutive Sennheiser IE60 earphones with me, I increasingly rely on the SIE2i’s. They serve multiple purposes so well.What To WearAnother revelation for me, albeit a low-tech one, are Nike Free running shoes. As mentioned, I never, ever under any circumstances will check a bag, so getting everything into my carry-on luggage is critical. For years my running shoes were a thorn in my side: they took up a lot of space that could have been used for extra clothes, because of the construction of their soles and sides. Now my running shoes take up hardly any room at all, because a pair of Frees compresses down to a very small size without damaging the shoe.The minimalist running shoe movement is good for travelers. But so are the materials from which exercise clothes are now manufactured. Here’s a pro tip: ditch anything made of cotton. Not only is it uncomfortable while working out, it also doesn’t allow you to easily wash and dry between exercise. I take my workout clothes into the shower with me, letting the soap and shampoo wash over the clothes. After rinsing I hang them up. Modern exercise clothes dry quickly, letting me use the same clothes for several days without becoming that guy or gal that stinks up the gym.When figuring out which clothes to bring, plan for multiple use. Coordinate colors and fabrics so that you can bring one pair of work shoes, belt, sport coat, etc. You don’t want to have to bring clothes that demand special favors—a different pair of pants to wear with only one particular shirt, for example. Oh, and when you’re packing your clothes? Think “roll,” not “fold.” Rolling your clothes yields fewer wrinkles and more space.Packing For MobilityEach of these tips contributes to making you an agile traveler. With just one bag it’s easy to navigate airports or city streets, and not checking bags keeps you flexible when the occasional weather delay or worse throws your plans askew. By focusing on a few items that serve multiple purposes, be they gadgets or clothes, it’s easy to get what you need in a single bag. Or, two, if you must.Just promise me you won’t check a bag. Ever.Photo by reinis 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Matt Asay Tags:#business travel#kindle paper white#Nike Free#Trip#Tumi 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…
In observance of Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day this Sunday, we would like to take the time to remember the surviving mothers and families, and honor the legacy of their loved ones who died while serving our country.Gold Star Mother’s and Family DayDuring World War I, military family households would put a Service Flag in the windows of their homes. The Service Flag would have a deep Blue Star and/or a Gold Star for each family member that was serving our country. A Blue Star represented those who were alive and a Gold Star honored those who had lost their life.In 1928, twenty-five mothers who resided in Washington, D.C., created a national organization known as American Gold Star Mother’s Inc. In 1936, the last Sunday in September was designated as the Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, which has been observed each year by a presidential proclamation.Loss and GriefThere are many emotions that come with grief after the loss of a loved one. The Cooperative Extension System is there to help with support by offering resources to help cope. Here are a few:Loss and Grief – Grief Comes With Many EmotionsCoping with lossLoss and Grief – Activities to Help You GrieveFor more information and resources to help cope with the loss of a loved one, connect with your local Cooperative Extension.
An IAS officer in Uttar Pradesh has issued a public apology days after he taunted some Dalit leaders of the BSP for their “expensive” attire and cars when they had gone to a primary school to take stock of a case of alleged caste discrimination in the mid-day meals.Posted as District Magistrate of Ballia, Bhawani Singh Khangorat’s apology came after he was trolled by Dalits and Ambedkarite social media users who posted photos of shoes, cars and wrist watches to highlight what they described was his “casteist” outlook.Stressing that certain reactions on social media had shown “a mirror” to him, Mr. Khangorat admitted to not giving due respect to the BSP activists.”It was my mistake. It was also childish to refer to somebody’s watch, shoes or car. It didn’t occur to me then, but now I feel it,” said Mr. Khangorat in a statement posted on Twitter.The controversy dates to August 29 when the DM visited the Rampur-1 primary school in the Purvanchal district to probe if reports of non-Dalit students shunning their Dalit classmates during mid-day meals and also bringing their own plates from home to avoid contact, were true. While the DM dismissed the reports as prima facie baseless, he courted controversy with his remarks targetting a delegation of BSP workers who had reached the school before his team.Mr. Khangorat had on August 29 said he was “astonished” to find “big cars” parked outside the school when he reached the spot.”I don’t know which party they belonged to. But from their attire they looked like politicians…full-white clothes, expensive shoes and expensive watches. It seemed like they are big, rich-type of people,” the DM told reporters after he asked him to comment on BSP chief Mayawati’s tweet demanding action over the incident.Later, a video showed the DM taking a swipe at BSP zonal coordinator Madan Ram for his attire, further fuelling Dalit ire. In the video, Mr. Khangorat can be seen pointing at the BSP leader and saying ,”₹25 lakh ki gadi (car) mein safed posh,” before following it up by asking him the cost of his shoes and wrist watch.The BSP leader countered the DM by saying that he was “making false allegations.” The DM then accused the BSP delegation of engaging in “only theatrics.”Visibly put off, the BSP leader exclaimed that an official of the rank of a DM didn’t like him wearing shoes costing ₹700. “When the DM’s mentality is such, you can imagine the situation,” said Mr. Ram.In his apology note, the DM says he had no idea about the caste or party of the people who had reached the primary school before him and that he found their presence odd.He also claims he initially did not believe that they were there to actually resolve the issue as they rejected his offer to tag along with him in the probe.”Whatever it was, it was my mistake to humiliate them that way,” the DM said. He also said that since the issue pertained to “innocent children,” he found it hard to remain objective. “From the bottom of my heart, with folded hands and my head bowing, I apologise…,” he said, if his behaviour was thought to be disrespectful towards any community or group.
Singapore: Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo will start Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix from the back of the grid after stewards excluded him from qualifying for a breach of Formula One’s rules.The Australian had his qualifying results annulled early on Sunday when it was discovered he had exceeded his energy recovery power limit in the opening segment of qualification. Ricciardo had finished eighth on the grid after qualifying on Saturday but the infringement means he will start 20th and last at the Marina Bay Street Circuit where overtaking is extremely difficult.Renault were unhappy with the decision but have opted not to appeal despite claiming Ricciardo benefited by only one-thousandth of a second.”Renault F1 Team acknowledges the decision from the FIA Stewards to disqualify Daniel Ricciardo from the qualifying session of the Singapore Grand Prix after he benefited from an advantage measured at one-microsecond due to a kerb hit that caused his MGU-K (part of the recovery system) to overrev on his slowest lap of Q1,” the team said in a statement.Ricciardo’s Renault teammate Nico Hulkenberg, who has not been penalised, will move up to start eighth on the grid, between the McLarens of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris.Racing Point’s Sergio Perez also picked up a grid penalty after the Mexican opted to change his gearbox following a crash in the final practice on Saturday.Perez was relegated five places to 15th for the unscheduled equipment change.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is on pole, ahead of Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes, his teammate Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Daniel RicciardoDemotedF1formula one First Published: September 22, 2019, 2:49 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
TweetPinShare0 Shares TOKYO – Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to move to the majors next season after his Japanese team Rakuten Eagles announced Dec. 25 it was prepared to let him leave, reversing its earlier rejection.Rakuten Eagles President Yozo Tachibana told a news conference that the team has decided to release him through the posting system, paving the way for his departure. Tachibana said Tanaka’s outstanding performance over the past seven years, including this season, meant he deserved to be allowed to move to the U.S.Tanaka, a 25-year-old right-hander, went 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA with the Eagles during the regular season and sought a move to the majors. But he has two years remaining on his contract and Rakuten was under no obligation to release him.“I’m grateful to the team for allowing me to try. Now I’ve made a first step,” he said. “I hope I would receive offers from as many teams as possible so I have a wider option.”The New York Yankees are considered the leading candidates to sign Tanaka, though the capping of the posting fee at $20 million meant many other teams could also afford to make offers.The Eagles had rejected the new posting system but it was passed by a vote of Japan’s professional teams. Following that decision, Rakuten had initially said they want to retain Tanaka, before the change of heart.Tachibana said the team took into consideration Tanaka’s “outstanding contribution to the team” since he joined the Eagles seven years ago. Tanaka’s perfect 24-0 record set a new mark in the history of Japanese professional baseball and brought a first league championship to the team based in Sendai, which is still recovering from the devastation wrought by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.For 30 days from the time a player is posted, any MLB team can attempt to sign the player. It pays the posting fee only if it signs the player. Under the new rules, a Japanese club may make players available between Nov. 1 and Feb. 1. A player who is not signed may not be posted again until the following Nov. 1.Tachibana, the Rakuten President, said his team is happy to retain Tanaka if he does not reach an agreement with an MLB team.The new posting system was negotiated after some MLB teams objected that only the richest clubs could afford to bid on top Japanese players.Under the previous agreement, which began in 1998 and ran through last offseason, there was no cap on bidding and only the highest bidder could negotiate with the player.Boston obtained pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka from the Seibu Lions before the 2007 season for $51,111,111.11, and agreed to a $52 million, six-year contract. Texas got pitcher Yu Darvish from the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters before the 2012 season for $51,703,411 and gave him a $56 million, six-year deal.(Mari Yamaguchi)
Sachin Tendulkar has backed Virat Kohli and Team India to come out on top in the upcoming five-match Test series against England starting August 1.Tendulkar said Kohli’s 2014 performance will have nothing to do with how he would perform in the Test series.On India’s previous tour of England, Kohli had a disastrous outing where he was troubled by James Anderson and Stuart Broad.Back then, he scored 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0, 7, 6 and 20 in the five Tests and finished the series with an average of 13.50.Virat Kohli’s nightmare against spin continues in EnglandHowever, Tendulkar feels that it will have no bearing on Indian captain’s performance this time as India look to win their first Test series in England since 2007.”Virat’s 2014 performance has got nothing to do with how he would perform in the upcoming series. And it’s not just about Virat’s performance. If you ask me if I am hopeful of a good show from Virat, my answer would be “Why only Virat? I am hopeful of a good show from the Indian team. It’s the team that needs to perform well,” Tendulkar told PTI in an interview.For Australia, Virat Kohli is similar to Steve Smith: Pat Cummins’BHUVNESHWAR’S INJURY A SETBACK’India have suffered a massive blow as Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the first three Tests after sustaining a back injury. Bhuvneshwar, who was India’s key player in the 2014 tour of England, has returned home and will undergo a fitness program at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru to recuperate from the injury.advertisement Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out of the first three Tests vs England with back injury (Reuters Photo)Tendulkar did agree that missing Bhuvneshwar Kumar during the first three Tests along with Jasprit Bumrah for the opening game in Birmingham, “will be a setback” for India.”Bhuvi’s injury [stiff back] is a real setback for India. I was expecting a lot from him. He has over the years performed at a level that you expect a certain kind of performance from him. With his ability to swing the ball, he was going to be very critical to India’s scheme of things during the Test series.”And let’s not forget those runs that Bhuvi scored in England during the last series (2014). He is a decent enough batsman, who could string those partnerships at the back end of the innings. But then, I believe that we still have a lot of quality in our pace department [Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur].”Rishabh Pant named in India squad for first 3 Tests vs EnglandAbout Bumrah, Tendulkar felt that he was missed more during the ODI series.”Bumrah was certainly missed by India in the ODI series during those crucial death overs where he has been a champion bowler. He has started off well in Test cricket and this series is a wonderful opportunity for him. But he is expected to comeback during second Test. So I am hoping for the best,” Tendulkar said.’INDIA NOT DEPLETED’But the highest run-getter in Test cricket refused to believe that missing Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah in the first Test will affect the morale of the side and especially skipper Virat Kohli.”Let me give you an example of my playing days. I was the captain during the 1997 Sahara Cup in Toronto. The Indian team didn’t have Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad and Anil Kumble. Yet, we beat Pakistan 4-1 (series best remembered for Sourav Ganguly’s four back-to-back MoM awards). I don’t think we should call India a depleted side as it is being unfair to the others, who will be playing in the series.”What I am trying to say is that you might just get the best out of your resources in adverse conditions. Just because you don’t have certain key players doesn’t mean that you will have a certain kind of result. It never happens like that in any sport. Accepted that it’s not a great thing to go into a big series without your key player but then you just have to move on and focus on your job ahead,” Tendulkar said.’KULDEEP STILL A BIG THREAT’England Test captain Joe Root may have decoded how to tackle chinaman Kuldeep Yadav but Tendulkar feels that the young wrist spinner could still prove to be a handful if the home team prepares dry surfaces for the Test series.”Whatever I saw on television, Root picked Kuldeep from his hand and did that really well. Now Kuldeep’s wrist action is a complex one and once he lands the ball, I don’t think too many batsmen in world cricket have got the ability to tackle him off the pitch. Root could afford to play Kuldeep late because he was picking his wrist position early,” Tendulkar said.advertisement Sachin Tendulkar says Kuldeep Yadav will be big threat (Reuters Photo)When asked if these are ominous signs for the Indian team, Tendulkar however begged to differ.”I don’t think all the other England batsmen have played Kuldeep well. The kind of weather that has been in England with the sun baking the pitches, Kuldeep will be very much in action and so will be the other Indian spinners.”If the pitches remain flat and dry like the ones during the limited-overs leg, India are in with a very good chance. But if it’s a green top, obviously, the England seamers will come into the play,” the legend said.Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha injuries raise several questionsThe first Test will be played at Edgbaston from August 1 and that will be followed by Test matches at Lord’s (August 9 to August 13), Trent Bridge (August 18 to August 22), The Rose Bowl (August 30 to September 3) and Kennington Oval (September 7 to September 11).(Interview by PTI)
Liverpool Lovren could return for Liverpool despite death threat scare, says Klopp Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 00:28 11/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Liverpool Jürgen Klopp Philippe Coutinho Sadio Mané Liverpool v Maribor Maribor UEFA Champions League The defender was the target of a threatening message aimed at his family, with his manager pledging to speak with him about the issue before Wednesday Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hopes to have Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren available for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Maribor.An adductor problem kept Coutinho out of the 3-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday, while Lovren was forced to withdraw from the starting XI moments before kick-off due to a thigh concern.The centre-back was heavily criticised for his performance in the 4-1 loss to Tottenham and revealed on Instagram his family had been the target of a death threat in recent days , prompting suggestions he could be rested for Maribor’s visit to Anfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Klopp, who will speak to Lovren about the message aimed at his family, hopes to have both in the squad for a key game in Group E, provided they can come through training on Wednesday unscathed.”I am not 100 per cent sure. They are both much better but whether they will be ready, I don’t know at this moment,” Klopp told a news conference.”We have to see. We have a [training] session at 5pm and we will see who will be involved. I hope for both.”If they will not train, especially in Dejan’s case, that does not mean he cannot play. In Dejan’s case if he could train tonight [Tuesday] and tomorrow, that would be enough.“We have a few little things, Alberto [Moreno] had a cramp, Joe [Gomez] felt [something] a little bit. So we were really careful in the last few days.”If a player is playing, then he must be at 100 per cent. I will speak to the medical department. I don’t think about rotation, I think about a 100 per cent spot-on team.””I don’t think about rotation. I think about having a 100 per cent spot on team.”Watch live and free: https://t.co/kT7mkv3qO5 pic.twitter.com/mds3gD8X7J — Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 31, 2017 Klopp also confirmed Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana are making good progress in their recovery from injury, although he does not expect either to return this week.Mane has been out with a hamstring injury since the beginning of the month and England midfielder Lallana has yet to play this season after injuring his thigh in August.”It looks good. Sadio had this morning a clearing session before he returns to training,” he said. “Now he’s not in the squad so [Wednesday] is a down day, then on Thursday he should be in training.”Adam will be part of team training in the international break. Both of them are in a good way, but not good enough to involve them tomorrow or at West Ham.”Liverpool recorded an emphatic 7-0 win over Maribor in the reverse fixture and another win this week would put them in a strong position to qualify for the last 16.But Klopp insists he will not take anything for granted, despite the easy nature of their meeting in Slovenia.”I have had too many football games in my life to feel relaxed before a game like this. If we win it 1-0, I’m fine. We want three points, a clean sheet and a better position,” he added. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Reuse this content Twitter Share on Messenger Boxing Since you’re here… Facebook Share via Email Support The Guardian The world champion who survived boxing and thrived in Hollywood Boxer and dental surgeon Dr Arthif Daniel occupies two parallel professional environments: the calm clinical atmosphere of his surgeries in Runcorn and Manchester during the week and the frenetic and brutal world of boxing across Europe at the weekends.There are times when both worlds complement one another perfectly. “As a dentist, you are commonly dealing with patients who feel anxious and scared, and you never want them to feel like that. I never mention my boxing in the surgery, but sometimes a patient will have looked me up on Google and, once they find out I’m a professional fighter, it calms them and puts them at ease. I’m not sure why, but being a professional boxer as well as their dentist just seems to be the best ice-breaker possible.”Daniel, a super-welterweight, has fought 18 times as a professional, winning 15 bouts and losing three. The man nicknamed “Dr Hitman” had an unconventional route to the sport. Born and raised in London with a father and grandfather who adored Muhammad Ali, Daniel studied boxing and biology with equal zeal. “I was always fairly academic at school and did well. I worked hard and I enjoyed the sciences particularly, especially biology. I suppose I was always going to go down the medical path in some way. Boxing intrigued me from a young age because there was so much thinking behind it, just in the same way I’d watch those old Bruce Lee films where he tries to work out an opponent’s different styles. It was the same in boxing. You’re always thinking a few moves ahead and I loved that aspect of the sport.” Behind the lines Daniel has also become friends with world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, accompanying him to Belfast last summer for his pre-planned confrontation with Tyson Fury. “Similarly to Floyd, what you see on camera with Deontay is often very different to what you see behind closed doors. He’s an exceptionally giving person who is completely dedicated to his family and providing the best possible life for them. Going to Belfast, a proper fight city, it was amazing to see the reaction to people with him, he was mobbed by the fans and even had a go at Irish dancing. He just loves giving back to fans who support boxing.”Daniel’s professional debut took place far from the flashing cameras and bright lights that follow his friends Wilder and Mayweather. He made his professional debut in Hull five years ago against experienced journeyman Dee Mitchell, winning on points. His professional career has continued in tandem with demanding dental clinics, which he juggles with a detailed timetable that runs to the minute. Last year, he gave a presentation on dental health and safety in boxing at the World Boxing Council’s annual convention in Kiev.Fellow pros often use Daniel’s skills in the surgery and he has offered to repair any of his opponents’ teeth he damages in the ring for free. “I said I’d fix my opponent’s teeth if I damaged them in the ring as I’d feel morally obliged to do that. It’s funny – a patient heard I’d said that and jokingly offered to go into the ring with me and let me knock his teeth out so I could put in some lovely new implants for him. Obviously, I wasn’t going to take him up on that offer. In my last fight, in Spain, my opponent had his mouthguard out and I told the referee as I didn’t want to hit him without it. The crowd started cheering at the sportsmanship, but I was never going to take advantage like that.” Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Daniel the dentist. Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter features As a teenager, Daniel trained at various amateur boxing clubs in London, including Northolt, Lynn and Miguel’s gym in Brixton. He trained hard and sparred with a range of amateur and professional fighters, but never had an amateur contest. He wasn’t allowed to compete as he had a beard, which he wore for religious reasons. His parents encouraged his academic pursuits and he attained a place at King’s College London to study dentistry. While at university, he taught boxing at the sports club for fun and, after graduating as a dentist, decided to explore the world of professional boxing.Daniel built a strong friendship with former British heavyweight champion Danny Williams, who put him in touch with legendary trainer and former world light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, who changed the young dentist’s life. Under Muhammad’s instruction, Daniel attended the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.“I went to three camps with Floyd, for his fights with Canelo Álvarez, Andre Berto and the first Maidana fight. I’m a relatively confident person; I don’t get scared too easily and I just managed to connect with all of the fighters there and feel really at home. But, at the end of the day, it’s an incredibly competitive environment. When you spar, everyone is watching you and it goes for five-minute rounds. Sometimes, if Floyd wants it, there’s no clock. You trained hard, but you also laughed hard.”Daniel’s natural warmth sets his patients at ease in the surgery and it also helped him become friends with Mayweather. While at the gym, he saw a side of the fighter that has rarely been captured on camera. “The Floyd Mayweather I got to know was a gentle and caring guy, just a very giving and loyal person. For example, every year at the gym he would invite kids from all over Las Vegas and Nevada and have schoolbags filled with books arranged by their year group. He also went out of his way to help me with feedback as a fighter.” Read more Pinterest Topics The Glaswegian BMX rider whose redemptive story has hit Hollywood Share on WhatsApp Read more Daniel enjoys the balance of his career. Dentistry allows him to change a patient’s life by giving them confidence they never had and boxing gives him a surge of adrenaline every time he ducks under the ropes of a professional ring. He knows his career as a boxer will be brief and intends on squeezing every ounce of ability from his body and mind.“I’m 35 and I know that seems old as a boxer, but thanks to looking after myself with nutrition and being good, I honestly feel 25 with low mileage on the clock. I have this opportunity to push hard at something I am so passionate about and love doing. I’ve had incredible opportunities to fight and train abroad, building wonderful friendships that will stand the test of time. In terms of ambitions, I just want to give it everything I have, take one fight at a time and, when it’s all over in a few years, look back and think I gave it everything. Then I can have no regrets.”• This article is from Behind the Lines• Follow Jonathan Drennan on Twitter
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The University of Miami has found new life under head coach Mark Richt, but it’s one of their former coaches who is looking to rain on the Hurricanes’ parade.According to TMZ, former Miami head coach Al Golden is suing the football program, alleging that the team deprived him of $3 million when the school fired him in 2015.Per the report, Golden agreed to a $150,000 base salary filled with incentives when he joined the university in 2011.Among the milestones are supposedly a $750,000 bonus for winning the national championship, $400,000 for a runner-up finish, $300,000 for a major bowl win, $25,000 for a 10-win season, and many other perks.Golden coached the Hurricanes from 2011 until mid-2015, when he was fired and replaced by Larry Scott after a 4-3 start.Prior to his stint in Miami, Golden helped turn Temple University into a major college football program. In 2009, he led the Owls to a 9-4 record, reaching a bowl game for the first time since 1979.Golden currently serves as a linebackers coach for the Detroit Lions.
Mumbai: Filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari is gearing up to start shooting “Sheer Kurma”, which focuses on the subject of the LGBTQ+ community and features Swara Bhaskar along with two National award winning actresses Divya Dutta and Surekha Sikri. Faraz says he was fortunate to work with his wishlist actresses at the very start of his career. “I kept Surekha ji and Divya in mind when I was writing the script. I love them as actresses and they were on my wishlist. I have to say that I am very fortunate to work with such talent at the start of my career,” the filmmaker told IANS. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “After hearing the story, both the actresses happily agreed to do the film. Swara, on the other hand, is an interesting personality. She is aware of everything around and opinionated about things that should matter to all. I really respect her for that. She is strong and vulnerable at the same time, so she was perfect for the role she will be playing,” Faraz added. Earlier, Faraz made a silent movie called “Sisak” and travelled with the film to over 200 international film festivals, including Cannes, Wicked Queer in Boston, and the FilmOut San Diego Film Festival. He realised that stories about queer women are not explored enough even internationally. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot The director had to struggle to find producers for his film and he says that investors are more interested in stories of queer men than women, and that such an attitude only propagates patriarchy even within the LGBTQ+ spectrum. “I am told that same-sex stories are interesting and flavour of the day, with the audience keen to watch such stories now. However, (the demand is for) stories of men, not women. You see, even in the show business, we always talk about the ‘showman’. There is no term as the ‘showwoman’,” Faraz said. “Patriarchy is embedded even within the LGBTQ spectrum. Queer women are underrepresented,” he added. Asked if it was easy to get actresses to play queer roles in Bollywood, Faraz said: ” I do not think so. I would rather say that casting two big actors in a queer subject is tougher, considering the toxic masculinity in the industry and the egos that actors have.” “Luckily all the actresses who came on board were very sensible and sensitive towards the conversation on the LGBTQ community,” Faraz added. The filmmaker plans to start shooting “Sheer Khurma” at the end of this month and release the film next year.
WINNIPEG – The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is warning parents of the dangers of an app popular with teens called Sarahah.The app allows users to send anonymous “constructive criticism” to friends and co-workers, but critics say it has turned into a platform for cyberbullying and harassment.The Winnipeg-based centre is encouraging parents to talk to their teens about the harm it can cause and limiting their use of the app.They also suggest teens who use the app to remove themselves from the search function and only share their usernames with people they know.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Kate Spade, a fashion designer known for her sleek handbags, was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said. She was 55.Spade’s body was found by a housekeeper not long after 10 a.m., police said at an afternoon news conference. Her husband and business partner Andy Spade was in the apartment at the time.The police department’s chief of detectives, Dermot Shea, said that while investigators were still in the early stages of their inquiry, evidence including the state of the apartment and the presence of a note pointed to “a tragic suicide.”It’s not clear how long Spade had been dead. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy.The couple’s 13-year-old daughter was at school. Shea wouldn’t discuss what was in the note, but law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that, among other things, it contained a message to the teenage girl telling her it was not her fault. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.“We are all devastated by today’s tragedy,” her family said in a statement through a spokesman. “We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”A crime scene truck was parked outside their building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and barriers had been set up to keep back reporters and gawkers who were arriving to the building.The company she founded and later sold, Kate Spade New York, now has over 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the U.S. and more than 175 shops internationally.Julia Curry, a spokeswoman for the company, said that “Kate will be dearly missed” and “our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time.”Neva Hall, executive Vice-President at Neiman Marcus Stores, said the news was devastating.“Her creative light and bright mind will be greatly missed,” Hall wrote in a statement.Kate Spade was born Katherine Brosnahan and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.She was working as an accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine when she launched her company with husband Andy in their New York apartment in 1993. She started the company based on six shapes of bags that she thought every working woman needed. It created a smash.“I grew up in the Midwest, where you have to have it (a fashion item) because you like it, not because you’re supposed to have it,” she told the AP in 2004. “For our customers, fashion is in the right place in their life. It’s an adornment, not an obsession.”From the original boxy handbags, she expanded into shoes, luggage and other accessories, as well as a home line, stationery, and three books. Spade won multiple awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and was named a “giant of design” by House Beautiful magazine.“As an accessory, a great bag that takes the outfit somewhere else is interesting,” she told the AP in a 2000 interview.She walked away from the company in 2007, a year after it was acquired from the Neiman Marcus Group for $125 million by the company then known as Liz Claiborne Inc.Coach, now known as Tapestry, bought the Kate Spade brand last year for $2.4 billion, seeking to broaden its appeal.Meanwhile, Spade and her husband — brother of comedian David Spade — started a new handbag company a few years ago, Frances Valentine. And she changed her name to Katherine Noel Frances Valentine Brosnahan Spade.“I will never forget the first Kate Spade bag I got for Christmas in college,” Jenna Bush Hager tweeted. “She was a trailblazer. Her life and death are a reminder that pain doesn’t discriminate. Sending love to her family.”
In preliminary findings from the first study ever of economic losses in the continent’s dairy industry, FAO has found that the milk lost during production, transportation and marketing in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania totals about $59.7 million each year, with losses in Ethiopia and Syria likely to bring the amount up to $90 million.”That’s a lot of spilt milk, and it adds up to a significant sum of money,” says FAO’s Anthony Bennett, who is coordinating a new three-year project to eliminate losses and improve quality. “If you think about it in terms of what it costs to run a school milk programme in eastern Africa – well, with this money you could feed 6 million kids for a whole year.”After consulting local agricultural experts, milk producers and marketers in East Africa and the Middle East, FAO drew up a work plan that would include training agricultural extension workers, farmers, distributors and vendors on milk safety and preservation technologies and improving their access to technical information on how to retain output.Selected trainers have themselves been trained in a month-long FAO workshop in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, which ended Friday. They are headed home to tailor instruction programmes for their own communities, with the help of FAO experts.
“The trust is not there,” the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, said after touring several communities across Rakhine state on Myanmar’s west coast.“We need the political leaders in Myanmar to support the important humanitarian work being done by the United Nations and our partners,” she added, as she spoke of the need for local leaders to “speak out and explain that they have asked us to be here to help.”“Our job is to try to help everyone in need,” Ms. Amos stated, according to a press release from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims broke out in the north of the state in June, leading the Government to declare a state of emergency there. That bout of violence reportedly left at least a dozen civilians dead and hundreds of homes destroyed, while internally displacing some 75,000 people. Since then, at least 89 people were killed and 36,000 displaced in the wake of a renewed upsurge in violence, beginning in late September, which also left more than 5,300 houses and religious buildings destroyed, according to UN estimates.“Tensions between the communities are still running very high,” said Ms. Amos, who travelled with the Myanmar Minister of Border Affairs, Lieutenant General Thein Htay, to Myebon, Pauktaw and Maungdaw, and also to a series of camps outside Sittwe.“I was shocked to see so many soldiers everywhere keeping communities away from each other,” she added. Ms. Amos said people of both communities consistently gave her the same message: that they were living in fear and wanted to return to living a normal life.“There is an urgent need for reconciliation,” said Ms. Amos. Currently, some 115,000 people are living in camps or with host families across Rakhine state, according OCHA.While Ms. Amos highlighted that security threats to humanitarian workers posed a major challenge to providing assistance, OCHA added that coordination between the Government and UN agencies had improved in the camps outside Sittwe, where more than 70,000 people are living. “The level of assistance provided to people in the different camps varies significantly,” the Office said.Ms. Amos spoke of her concern over camp conditions, noting for example that the situation in Myebon is “dire.”“I saw thousands of people in overcrowded, sub-standard shelter with poor sanitation,” she said. “They don’t have jobs, children are not in school and they can’t leave the camp because their movement is restricted.”Ms. Amos said other challenges included a lack of partners on the ground, while inadequate funding was limiting the capacity to respond.Some $41 million of the $68 million needed to help the 115,000 displaced people during the next nine months remains outstanding, according to OCHA, citing revised figures from the Rakhine Response Plan put together by the humanitarian community in Myanmar.
Wrapping up an official visit to the country, Gulnara Shahinian, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, urged authorities to take more vigorous measures to fully implement the laws and policies.“The adoption of the road map for the implementation of my previous recommendations is a clear sign that Mauritania is on its way to eradicate slavery and its remnants once and for all,” said Ms. Shahinian at the end of her follow-up visit to the country to access new developments and initiatives taken in response to previous recommendations.“I am sure that the 6 of March 2014, when the Government will adopt formally the road map, this will mark a turning point in the fight against slavery in country,” she added ahead of presenting her findings and further recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council in September.The Special Rapporteur called the passing of the law criminalizing slavery in 2007 a “milestone” and a “major achievement” for the country’s efforts to eradicate slavery practices, and noted that under the constitutional reform introduced in 2012, persons convicted of slavery can be sentenced to up to ten years in prison.She also noted that a number of legislative efforts launched in 2011 towards securing the rights of housemaids and domestic workers are an important element in the fight against slavery, but highlighted that “concerted action is required to fully realize their human rights.” Ms. Shahinian stressed the need to ensure targeted and tailored solutions for former slaves in order to avoid that the eradication of the vestiges of slavery become incorporated in more general programmes on poverty alleviation. “A prerequisite for the efficiency of these programmes is reliable information which is currently lacking, and that is why an urgent need exists to provide detailed and precise data, statistics and a thorough study,” she noted.Special Rapporteurs serve in an independent and unpaid capacity and report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, by whom they are appointed.
OTTAWA — A second group has expressed its interest in developing Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats, and it says an NHL arena is part of its plan.DevCore Group, which submitted a bid to develop the area near Parliament Hill in 2016 but lost to a group co-headed by Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, said in a statement Monday that it remains ready to take over the project should the current agreement between the National Capital Commission and Melnyk’s group be terminated.“Our team has the expertise, experience and the financial resources that are necessary to deliver a world class project on behalf of the citizens of Ottawa and all Canadians, working together with the National Capital Commission and the City of Ottawa,” DevCore Group president said Jean-Pierre Poulin said in a statement.“With respect to hockey … we will still include a portion of land adjacent to the LRT station reserved for the exclusive construction of an NHL arena.“We do not believe Ottawa or Canada should be held hostage one day longer.”The current arrangement between the NCC and the RendezVous LeBreton Group, headed by a partnership between Melnyk and Ottawa developer John Ruddy, is in serious peril after Melnyk sued Ruddy for $700 million seeking damages as a result of a “failed joint venture.”Capital Sports Management Inc., a group controlled by Melnyk, says in a Nov. 23 statement of claim that the two companies were not able to finalize a master development agreement for LeBreton Flats and alleges “a number of breaches, all arising out of a conflict of interest, that directly resulted in the failure of the partnership.”The statement of claim was filed a day after the NCC, the Crown corporation responsible for the land at LeBreton Flats, said the RendezVous group advised on Nov. 8 that they had not been able to resolve internal partnership issues.The NCC in 2016 picked RendezVous over DevCore for a development deal for the land that included a new NHL arena for the Senators as well as housing developments.The Senators currently play at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, around 25 kilometres southwest of Ottawa’s downtown.The Canadian Press
Mr Justice Jackson ruled that W should be allowed to travel to his homeland for a maximum of two weeks a year, unless otherwise agreed between the parents, who split up in acrimonious circumstances shortly after he was born.”I think the risk to (the boy’s) security is a background factor, but I find that it is hugely outweighed by the short, medium and long-term advantages to him of having his own experience of his paternal heritage and his knowledge of his large paternal family,” he said. Both W’s mother and father were born abroad, but underwent further education and training in England, where they have lived for several years and have built their professional careers.Mr Justice Jackson said that few other details could be released in order to protect the identity of the boy, who he described as “a very modern child with an unusually rich heritage” who had previously travelled to Paris and other destinations with his father.He said the man had asked for permission to take his son to his “home country” to visit relatives, but that the child’s mother – with whom W lives – was strongly opposed to the idea.She told the court she was profoundly worried that if her son got into difficulties “she would not be there to help him”.In his ruling the judge said he appreciated the mother’s concerns, stating: “Of course the risk that any person, child or adult, might be caught up in terrorism is almost a worldwide phenomenon these days,”The fact that very, very few people in fact suffer physical harm from terrorism does not diminish its power to upset and disturb. When one adds to that the fact that the paternal family are people of standing, the matter comes closer to home.” Mr Justice Jackson went on to say that the father was not taking his son on a tourist holiday, but intended to visit his family, who live in a “well-to-do” area where their home enjoys the benefits of round the clock security.He said: “It is not in an area that is regarded as being particularly under threat although there have been terrorist outrages there too. I am not in these cases especially influenced by the Foreign Office guidance which must apply to people regardless of their backgrounds.“To say to somebody that they should not take their children on holiday to a country that is experiencing unrest might be a very strong argument if they were going there purely for pleasure, but it has to be looked at in context if you are in fact addressing a family who originate there and who may have entirely different needs.“In this case what is significant, to my mind, is that the father himself and his two brothers and his sister, and all the six children of his siblings and his parents have lived in stable conditions. There is no report of any attempt, still less a successful one, to threaten their security and the cousins who W knows from their visits to London have grown up safe and well.” A father insisted on taking his five-year-old son to a conflict-riven country to visit relatives in defiance of the child’s mother, who was terrified he would be placed at serious riskThe man’s former partner feared the boy would be caught up in “civil disorder” if he travelled with his father to the family home in Asia.She pointed out that the country had recently suffered from terrorist outrages and was anxious about their son’s safety if he was taken there.One of her fears was that that her son could be caught up in an attempt to target her former partner’s parents, who are both “very senior civil servants”.But yesterday a High Court judge sided with the boy’s father, ruling that he should be allowed to take the child with him on the visit – despite the country “experiencing unrest”.Mr Justice Peter Jackson ruled that any risk was outweighed by the benefits which the boy, referred to as W, would gain from spending time with family members.His decision came after the boy’s father, described as Asian, went to the Family Division of the High Court to obtain permission to travel abroad with his son against the wishes of his former partner, originally from Europe. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
You know what that smartphone with a barely pocket-able 5-inch screen needs? An NFC-capable remote control that allows you to hold a slimmer piece of plastic to your head as you make phone calls and control media playback. Sure, you could just buy a smaller phone, but in case you hadn’t thought of that HTC has announced the Mini.The HTC Butterfly and Droid DNA are both huge, beautiful phones with amazing 1080p screens and specs that are clearly there to allow you to do more than check Facebook and play Temple Run. These are pieces of hardware that, at their core, are capable of being powerful media servers that can encode 1080p video on the fly and stream it wirelessly to your television through HTC’s media link adaptor. In HTC’s vision of the world, your Butterfly sits on the charger when you are at home and acts as the brain for your television. Unfortunately, while it is busy feeding your television content, it’s not doing a very good job being a smartphone.The HTC Mini serves as the rest of your smartphone. Tap the Mini to the back of your phone, and the NFC assisted Bluetooth pairing will allow the Butterfly to send notifications and phone calls to the remote control-shaped accessory. Everything on the Mini is displayed through a small monochrome display that doesn’t appear to have a backlight. From the Mini you can place phone calls, check your email, and control the content playing from the Butterfly to the television. If you’ve misplaced your Mini, but are still within Bluetooth range, you can use the remote to set off an alarm on the phone to locate it. You can even use the Mini to take photos from the camera app on the Butterfly, though we’re not entirely sure why that’s a feature.While certainly a quirky little accessory, it’s an interesting approach to a problem that only exists because phones like the Butterfly and DNA exist. Right now HTC plans to only release the Mini for the Butterfly in China, though pricing still remains a mystery, and there are no active plans to release a similar piece of hardware for the Droid DNA in the US.
Protecting against piracy is something console manufacturers take very seriously due to the potential loss in revenue they believe comes with it. That’s part of the reason why consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360 have regular system updates applied. If an issue or exploit is found, Sony/Microsoft can automatically patch it either over the Internet or off a disc before a new game is allowed to be played.For the PS4, Sony may be introducing a new test in order to determine whether you are attempting to play a pirate copy of a game. A validation check has been detailed in a new patent, entitled “Benchmark Measurement for Legitimate Duplication Validation,” that Sony filed for back in 2011 and which got published a few days ago that measures the load times of a game. If those times don’t fall within a specified range, the game is classed as suspicious and further validation checks are carried out to ensure piracy isn’t occurring.Such a validation system would require time ranges be specified on a per media and per game basis. So a game distributed on Blu-ray may have an average load time of 50 seconds, with the validation passing if the game loads in between 45 and 55 seconds. A different time would be required for the same game distributed over the PlayStation Network as it would typically load faster.The test performed doesn’t have to be time based, though. Sony could also monitor the data rate of the media transferring to the system. If it didn’t fall within a specified range then the game would be detected as loading from some other media, and therefore is more likely to be an illegal copy.It’s not known whether Sony intends to employ this system in the PS4, but it does offer a silent form of checking the games being loaded on the console are in fact legitimate. In fact, Sony wouldn’t need to use such a system until an exploit allowing copied games to run was found. So it could lay dormant as part of the firmware until it was required. Gamers wouldn’t even know it was there.My biggest issue/concern with such a system is how reliable it can be. Would a console that has a disc player that takes a little while to get spinning due to its age and wear start classing legitimate discs as illegal? A lot depends on how consistent the hardware being used is regardless of the where and when it was manufactured. Sony would also have to take into consideration the different iterations of the hardware it releases, and have some way of updating the load time averages for every single game release. It actually sounds like a big headache Sony would not want to manage.
MP3 DJ Doorbell, ou comment changer à loisir le bruit de sa sonnette !Lassés de la sonnette de votre porte d’entrée qui fait chaque jour le même “ding-dong” ? La firme Swann vient de dévoiler un système qui fera sans aucun doute des heureux. Baptisé MP3 DJ Doorbell, il s’agit, comme son nom l’indique, d’une sonnette numérique dont on peut changer le son à loisir.Grâce à la sonnette MP3 DJ, développée par la société américaine Swann, le carillon de votre porte d’entrée ne fera plus jamais le même bruit ! Pour 50 dollars, soit 38 euros, les blasés de l’éternel “ding-dong” pourront choisir n’importe quelle musique comme nouvelle sonnerie, et la modifier au gré de leurs envies et de leurs visiteurs.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le produit est livré avec la sonnette elle-même et un haut-parleur sans fil qui fonctionnent tous les deux avec des piles AAA. Lorsque l’on appuie sur la sonnette, elle envoie un signal au haut-parleur équipé d’une carte SD sur laquelle l’utilisateur pourra stocker toutes les musiques de son choix.La sonnette MP3 DJ peut accepter des cartes SD allant jusqu’à 32 Go de capacité de stockage, soit quelque 10.000 titres qui raviront sans aucun doute les mélomanes !Le gadget est d’ores et déjà disponible à la vente. Il est proposé à la commande sur les sites de Radio Shack, Amazon, Barnes & Noble et Sears.Le 24 mars 2012 à 11:15 • Emmanuel Perrin