The Leadership Playbook: Doing the Work of the Leader

first_imgLeaders can very easily and unknowingly fall into a trap. Without even recognizing that they have done so, they can become addicted to doing urgent and important work that really belongs to someone on their team. By allowing themselves to get mired down in day-to-day operational issues that belong to someone else, they deprive themselves of the time they need to deal with the strategic work that their role requires of them.If the leader isn’t dealing with strategic needs and systemic challenges, no one is.Warning SignsYour people bring you their challenges because they need your insight. Because the work is important, you decide you need to dig in and help your people do this work. You want to lead by example, and you want your people to know that no one is about whatever needs to be done—especially the leader. Rather than giving directions on what you believe the outcome of the important task must be, you do the work, depriving your employee of the opportunity to grow and learn, and possibly creating a dependent.If you are doing work that isn’t the highest value-creating work you can do as a leader but instead doing work that belongs to someone else, it is a warning sign.The First Poor DecisionWhy are you doing the work that someone else should be doing?Maybe you mis-hired, and the person in that role isn’t capable of doing the work themselves. That poor decision has now led to another poor decision, namely taking you out of your role as the leader.Perhaps you have allowed someone you like very much, but who also happens to have a case of learned helplessness, to put their work on your plate without you recognizing it.It’s more likely that you don’t even know you’ve abdicated your leadership responsibilities.What Leader’s DoIf you feel a sense of accomplishment for doing the work that someone you lead should be doing, then you may be addicted to firefighting work that gives you a sense of accomplishment. It’s more likely, however, that you are really avoiding the difficult decisions and the difficult work that you are responsible for as the leader.Leaders are stewards of the future. If you aren’t working on the future because you are spending the majority of your time on today, then you are putting that future in doubt.If you aren’t working on your biggest strategic opportunities and your most difficult systemic challenges, then those opportunities are at risk, and the bottlenecks created by systemic problems will mire everyone down in day-to-day firefighting.As a leader, you are responsible for doing the work of the leader first and foremost. It cannot take a backseat to work that someone else can and should be doing.last_img read more

O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

first_imgSimpson, gray-haired but looking trimmer than he has in recent years, walked briskly into the hearing room dressed in jeans, a light-blue prison-issue shirt and sneakers. He laughed at one point as the parole board chairwoman mistakenly gave his age as 90.The Hall of Fame athlete’s chances of winning release were considered good, given similar cases and Simpson’s model behavior behind bars. His defenders have argued, too, that his sentence was out of proportion to the crime and that he was being punished for the two murders he was acquitted of during his 1995 “Trial of the Century” in Los Angeles, the stabbings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.Before the hearing concluded, one of the dealers Simpson robbed, Bruce Fromong, said the former football great never pointed a gun at him during the confrontation, adding that it was one of the men with him who did so. Fromong said Simpson deserved to be released.“He is a good man. He made a mistake,” Fromong said, adding the two remain friends.Simpson’s eldest child, 48-year-old Arnelle Simpson, also testified on his behalf, saying her father is not perfect but realizes what a mistake he made and has spent years paying for it.ADVERTISEMENT He got the four votes he needed from the parole commissioners who heard his case. In agreeing to release him, they cited his lack of a prior conviction, the low risk he might commit another crime, his community support and his release plans.During the more than hour-long hearing, Simpson forcefully insisted — as he has all along — that he was only trying to retrieve items that belonged to him and never meant to hurt anyone. He said he never pointed a gun at anyone nor made any threats during the crime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’ve done my time. I’ve done it as well and respectfully as I think anybody can,” he said.Inmate No. 1027820 made his plea for freedom in a stark hearing room at the Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada as four parole commissioners in Carson City, a two-hour drive away, questioned him via video. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES An electrifying running back dubbed “The Juice,” Simpson won the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s best college football player in 1968 and went on to become one of the NFL’s all-time greats.The handsome and charismatic athlete was also a “Monday Night Football” commentator, sprinted through airports in Hertz rental-car commercials and built a Hollywood career with roles in the “Naked Gun” comedies and other movies.All of that came crashing down with his arrest in the 1994 slayings and his trial, a gavel-to-gavel live-TV sensation that transfixed viewers with its testimony about the bloody glove that didn’t fit and stirred furious debate over racist police, celebrity justice and cameras in the courtroom.Last year, the case proved to be compelling TV all over again with the ESPN documentary “O.J.: Made in America” and the award-winning FX miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”In 1997, Simpson was found liable in civil court for the two killings and ordered to pay $33.5 million to survivors, including his children and the Goldman family.Then a decade later, he and five accomplices — two with guns — stormed a hotel room and seized photos, plaques and signed balls, some of which never belonged to Simpson, from two sports memorabilia dealers.Simpson was convicted in 2008, and the long prison sentence brought a measure of satisfaction to some of those who thought he got away with murder. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)LOVELOCK, Nevada — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star.Simpson, 70, could be a free man as early as Oct. 1. By then, he will have served the minimum of his nine-to-33-year armed-robbery sentence for a bungled attempt to snatch sports memorabilia and other mementos he claimed had been stolen from him.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We just want him to come home, we really do,” she said.Simpson said that he has spent his time in prison mentoring fellow inmates, often keeping others out of trouble, and believes he has become a better person during those years.Asked if he was confident he could stay out of trouble if he’s released, Simpson replied that he learned much during an alternative-to-violence course he took in prison and that in any case he has always gotten along well with people.“I had basically spent a conflict-free life,” he said — a remark that lit up social media with scornful and sarcastic comments given the murder case and a raft of allegations he abused his wife.In a final statement to the board he apologized again.“I’m sorry it happened, I’m sorry, Nevada,” he said. “I thought I was glad to get my stuff back, but it just wasn’t worth it. It wasn’t worth it and I’m sorry.”Several major TV networks and cable channels — including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, MSNBC and ESPN — carried the proceedings live, just as some of them did two decades ago during the Ford Bronco chase that ended in Simpson’s arrest, and again when the jury in the murder case came back with its verdict.Simpson said if released he plans to return to Florida, where he was living before his incarceration.“I could easily stay in Nevada, but I don’t think you guys want me here,” he joked at one point.“No comment, sir,” one of the parole board members said. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Television networks return to old obsession with Simpson  View commentslast_img read more

Three Asian countries come together to discuss upcoming Olympics

first_imgSports ministers from neighbouring countries of South Korea, China and Japan held talks to build a platform to ensure the success of upcoming Olympic Games in the region.The three countries will host the next three Olympic Games in Northeast Asia – PyeongChang hosts the 2018 Winter Games, Tokyo will stage the 2020 Summer Games and the 2020 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing.After the two-day meeting between the Asian nations, South Koreaan sports minister Cho Yoon-sun announced the “PyeongChang Declaration”, under which the countries agreed to expand their sports exchange and cooperation, and sought their counterparts’ expertise to ensure the smooth running of the Olympics. (VISION OLYMPICS 2020: Lets Win 20+ Medals for India in Tokyo)”For the success of PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022, the three nations will share their know-how and undertake joint efforts to create excitement for the events,” the declaration read.”Through sports exchanges, South Korea, China and Japan will strengthen mutual understanding and trust, and will use that as a base for peaceful co-existence in Northeast Asia.” (Talk of the town: Japan is all set with its secret weapon for the 2020 Olympics)The neighbours will also seek to step up anti-doping efforts and agreed to create an “Olympic Legacy”.”South Korea, China and Japan are the oldest neighbours in the world, and we’ve all established brilliant and unique civilizations on common ideological and cultural foundation,” Cho was quoted as saying by the Yonhap news agency.”In addition to the success of the Olympics in the region, I hope this sports ministers’ meeting will offer a vision for the future that can bring about the co-prosperity of the three countries.”advertisementlast_img read more

FIFA asks for update on Indian football roadmap, AIFF says solution in 2-3 yrs

first_imgWorld football governing body FIFA Thursday sought an update from the AIFF on the current scenario in India to which the national federation reiterated its stance that it would resolve the impasse surrounding an unified league in a two-three year window.Reacting to a representation made by six I-League clubs — Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Minerva Punjab, Churchill Brothers, Aizawl FC and Gokulam Kerala — the chief member association officer of FIFA Joyce Cook wanted an update on the present scenario from the AIFF.”We would like to obtain an update on the current position of the AIFF as well as any additional information you may be able to provide on the present situation,” Cook wrote in a mail addressed to AIFF general secretary Kushal Das.FIFA also pointed out that its joint report with AFC following an extensive consultation process last year is being discussed now regarding the merger of Indian Super League and the I-League.”The report’s objectives are among others, to provide the AIFF with external expertise and to support your federation and its stakeholders in establishing and implementing a widely-supported, robust medium to long-term strategy,” Cook said.”As you know, the report is therefore a comprehensive review and professional proposal which also contains a series of clear and concrete recommendations for your further consideration,” he added.Later in the day, the AIFF issued a statement without mentioning the FIFA letter.”In the recent days, the AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel in his meeting with the Hero I-League clubs as well as in several recent interviews has broadly taken the same line as was suggested in the above-mentioned report.advertisement”Needless to mention that this is precisely the reason that a two-three-year window is required to resolve all contentious issues amicably with all stakeholders,” the AIFF statement read.”The question of Hero Indian Super League not remaining a closed league permanently has been clarified amply enough by the AIFF President, and promotion and relegation eventually would lead to the development of club football in India.”The AIFF said it is committed to engaging with AFC and FIFA as well as all other stakeholders for finding an early resolution to these issues.The six I-League clubs had sought intervention from the FIFA president Gianni Infantino in a 35-point letter with a copy of the Master Rights Agreement, signed in 2010 by AIFF and its commercial partners Football Sports Development, attached to it.Read more | Lionel Messi banned, fined for Copa America red cardAlso see:last_img read more

SC asks Centre Assam govt to reply to plea by paralysed man

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Centre and the Assam government on a plea of an imprisoned paralysed man who has been declared a foreigner by a tribunal and facing eminent deportation to Bangladesh.Azizul Hoque, who is lodged in a detention centre since March 24, 2017, was declared a foreigner by a tribunal in Assam in an ex-parte proceedings as he failed to appear due to lower-limb paralysis, the petition said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The tribunal and the Gauhati High Court declared Hoque, whose name figured in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam as a citizen, as foreigner on the ground that neither he nor his representative appeared before the tribunal, it said. “Issue notice. Returnable within three weeks,” said a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose. Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde and lawyer Anas Tanwir, appearing for Hoque, said that the Foreigners Tribunal and the high court both erred in holding that the man was an illegal foreigner needed to be deported. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”It is submitted that the High Court dismissed the Writ petition preferred by the Petitioner (Hoque) despite accepting the medical certificate, certifying him to be suffering from Lower limb paralysis. The name of the Petitioner along with his other family members appears in the draft NRC with ARN No…,” the plea said. “It is most humbly submitted that the only ground on which a citizenship of the Petitioner was taken away was his inability to depute someone to appear in his stead before the Foreigners Tribunal,” it said. The Foreigners Tribunal declared Hoque to be a foreigner in an ex-parte order without even considering any evidence that may have created a doubt with regard to his citizenship, it said, adding that the panel did not even seek any evidence from the state. Later, the tribunal dismissed the review plea and the high court concurred with the orders. “Neither tribunal nor the high court appreciated that the Petitioner has produced ‘jamabandi’ documents in name of his grandfather issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Nagaon in year 1941-42 along with voter lists excerpts of 1965 showing name of his grandfather, grandmother, father and mother,” it said. The apex court is monitoring the finalisation of NRC in Assam and had already made clear that it will not extend the July 31 deadline for publication of the final Assam NRC. The draft Assam NRC was published on July 30, 2018 in which the names of 2.89 crore of the 3.29 crore people were included. The names of 40,70,707 people did not figure in the list. Of these, 37,59,630 names have been rejected and the remaining 2,48,077 are on hold. The first draft of Assam NRC was published on the intervening night of December 31, 2017 and January 1 in accordance with the top court’s direction. Names of 1.9 crore people out of the 3.29 crore applicants were incorporated then. Assam, which had faced influx of people from Bangladesh since the early 20th century, is the only state to have an NRC, first prepared in 1951.last_img read more

Sharon Osbourne Sends Harvey Nichols A Sack Of Coal For Christmas

first_imgIt takes a lot to make it onto Sharon Osbourne’s “naughty” list – but Harvey Nichols takes the top spot this Christmas.Sharon sent a sack of coal to the department store’s CEO Stacey Cartwright, along with a letter explaining that while the pile of sooty rocks has made its way to the store, she will not be seen there – until the retailer stops selling fur.“I was shocked to learn from my friends at PETA that Harvey Nichols has abandoned its decade-long no-fur policy”, she writes. “This officially puts you at the top of my naughty list (which is truly saying something!), so I thought it apt to send you a sack of coal.”Sharon goes on to explain that “I used to wear fur before I became aware of the cruelty involved in its production. I hope you, too, will make the compassionate decision not to support this violent industry”.Harvey Nichols hides behind a marketing ploy called “Origin Assured”, which was created by the fur industry itself following years of plummeting sales. Fur coming from farms in 29 countries can potentially be labelled “Origin Assured” simply because these countries have environmental standards, animal-welfare laws, or best-practice guidelines – but whether or not these regulations are enforced isn’t taken into consideration. A PETA exposé narrated by Paloma Faith reveals the tremendous suffering of animals whose fur bears this label. It shows that on fur farms in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and other so-called “Origin Assured” countries, animals such as foxes, rabbits, and minks are kept in filthy wire cages – sometimes alongside the rotting corpses of other animals – and are left to suffer from untreated injuries, including missing limbs. Frightened and distressed, they often mutilate themselves and others in the cage. These animals are then slaughtered – just so that their skin can be made into clothing.While Selfridges, House of Fraser, and Liberty all remain fur-free, Harvey Nichols abandoned its decade-long fur-free policy in 2014 amidst much public outcry. Sharon joins Joanna Lumley and Twiggy in teaming up with PETA to call on the retailer to pull all fur from its shelves.last_img read more

Enabling youth to shape their own future key to Arab regions development

Youth of ages 15–29 make up around 30 percent of the population in the Arab region. Photo: UNDP Gains in health and education led to increases in the Human Development Index (HDI) in all Arab countries between 1980 and 2010, but incomes fell behind. The HDI measures wellbeing through factors that include a long and healthy life, education and knowledge, and a decent standard of living.However, since the 2008-2009 global economic crisis and political instability that began in 2011, annual growth in the HDI has dropped by more than half from 2010 to 2014. Arab young people are unfortunately facing unfavourable conditions for development.According to the report, these conditions are creating obstacles and leading to cultural, social, economic, and political exclusion. While education has improved, these gains have failed to translate into good jobs – unemployment among youth in the region is thus twice the global average, and the report expects the situation to deteriorate further. Weak political engagement is another problem: while youth participate in public protests, voting rates for this demographic in Arab countries are the lowest worldwide. The report, Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality, urges countries to adopt policies that guarantee the well-being, productivity, self-determination, and good citizenship of their young people.“The wave of uprisings that have swept across the Arab region since 2011 has shown us that we can no longer treat young people in the Arab region as passive dependents or a generation-in-waiting,” said Sophie de Caen, acting Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States in UNDP. Young people in Arab countries today are more educated, mobile, and connected than ever before. As a result, he says, “Arab countries can reap the huge demographic dividend that [their] young populations represent if they invest in enhancing the capacities of their youth and enlarging opportunities available to them.”“It starts from a younger age,” said Adel Abdel Latif, the report’s Coordinator and Senior Strategic Advisor at UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Arab States. Key to such investments are, he added, “giving them a good education, empowering them and helping them in their studies in school and critical thinking, and also making sure that they’re able to compete at the global level.” Today, there are some 150 million people aged 15-29 in the region. 60 per cent are under the age of 30. The report thus urges countries to take action to secure their futures by investing in youth. It also cites pervasive discrimination against women, a result of deep-seated sexism, embedded cultural beliefs and traditions in childrearing, education, religious structures, the media, and family relations, and various legal obstacles, all of which present serious barriers to progress.As Mr. Latif explained in an interview with UN Radio, “Development should be engendered, otherwise it will be endangered. If development does not begin with women as equal partners with men in their societies, it will not be a complete development and it will have a huge impact on society.”These factors create frustration, marginalization, and alienation from institutions. While the overwhelming majority of young people in Arab regions have no desire to engage in extremist groups or activities, a significant minority is open to participating in violent activities that can lead to radicalization.The report therefore advocates for new development models in order to accommodate for younger generations. A call for empowering youth is not, the UNDP says, only to support young people, but also to rebuild Arab societies as a whole and create a better future. read more

English prof appointed new Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities

In her new role as Associate Dean, Undergraduate Student Affairs and Curriculum in the Faculty of Humanities, Professor Neta Gordon looks forward to supporting students and programs.“The first-year space is often a difficult one to negotiate, especially for students who are new to the ever-changing university,” says Gordon, who starts the new role on Sunday, July 1. “A lot of my interest in the undergraduate experience emerges from thinking about how to make that space lively and productive.”A Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, Gordon has taught first-year students almost every year since arriving at Brock in 2002. Her teaching has been recognized with the Brock University Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011.Gordon’s experience as a Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature taught her the importance of setting up conditions so that faculty can do their best, she says, and she looks forward to encouraging connections between disciplines.“I think students gain so much from serendipitous interdisciplinarity,” she says. “I’d also like to encourage more knowledge sharing among my colleagues about our teaching experiences and our pedagogy.”In addition to serving two terms as department chair, Gordon has served on the Academic Review Committee, the BUFA Negotiating Committee and Grievance Panel, and the Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee of Senate.“Dr. Gordon has extensive administration experience at Brock which will stand her in good stead as Associate Dean,” says Dean Carol Merriam. “I am very pleased that Dr. Gordon will now turn her impressive talents to the work of the Faculty of Humanities in this new role.” read more

Blaz Rola wins mens NCAA Singles Championship

Blaz Rola, junior for the Ohio State men’s tennis team, has been crowned the 2013 NCAA singles champion.Rola took down No. 3 Jarmere Jenkins of the University of Virginia 7-6(8), 6-4 on Sunday to complete his run through the tournament to claim the first ever singles championship in program history.Mark Batke / Lantern photographerAfter the Buckeyes fell to No. 1 UCLA last week it looked as though the men’s tennis program would be left without a national championship again this season. Rola was the highest ranked player entering the tournament for the Buckeyes but his No. 12 ranking did not instill much confidence in the OSU faithful.Despite this Rola defeated six ranked opponents, and only lost one set throughout the tournament en route to his championship victory.The championship comes a year after Rola advanced to the semifinals but fell 6-2, 6-1 to Kentucky’s Eric Quigley. It completed a 32-1 season for the Slovenian, his only loss coming at the hands of Jared Hiltzik of Illinois, the Big Ten freshman of the year.A hard fought first set saw Rola win the tiebreak 10-8 despite giving up four-consecutive wins to allow Jenkins to tie the set at 6-6. In the second set Rola broke in the 7th game and held serve for the rest of the match for the 6-4 and the championship.This was not the first national championship Rola has earned in his time at OSU. He was last season’s doubles champion with his partner Chase Buchanan. Rola is also a four-time All-American and a three-time unanimous First Team All-Big Ten pick. read more

How to watch Rupert Murdoch answer phone hacking scandal questions

first_imgAt 9:30am (EST) Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the media empire News Corpoation, will be sat down in front of a panel of politicians in London to answer questions. The focus is on the revelations regarding phone hacking carried out by employees and associates of News International and his former newspaper The News of the World.The panel will want to know what involvement, if any, Mr Murdoch had with the phone hacking. Or at the very least, what he knew of it being carried out at one of his publications in the UK. Those same questions will be put to his son, James Murdoch, who holds the position of chairman and chief exectuive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia. Finally we will get to hear from Rebekah Brooks, former editor of The News of the World who resigned and was later arrested by police.AdChoices广告The scandal surrounding this phone hacking has multiple investigations underway to find out exactly what happened. The next few hours are expected to be the most revealing though, as both Murdochs and Brooks will be asked some tough questions they may not wish to answer.So how do you go about seeing Rupert Murdoch put under the spotlight?If you are in the UK then the BBC is live streaming the questioning. In the U.S. your best bet is probably going to be the live stream offered by CNN. An alternative is available from C-SPAN.org which will live stream on the C-SPAN3 channel.CNN and the BBC already seem to be offering the stream as former Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Paul Stephenson is currently being questioned.If you have any other ways to watch please share them with us and we can update the list. It’s sure to be an interesting watch as Rupert Murdoch hasn’t been put in this position for some 40 years.via GigaOMlast_img read more

Station spatiale internationale des images originales des expéditions

first_imgStation spatiale internationale : des images originales des expéditionsLa Station spatiale internationale est avant tout un lieu de recherche pour les astronautes, mais elle peut également permettre la réalisation d’incroyables photographies.Pour preuve le très esthétique cliché de la navette Endeavour arrivant aux abords de l’ISS afin de livrer le module Tranquility et l’observatoire Cupola. On peut y observer la silhouette d’Endeavour, tel un pochoir sur le bleu de l’atmosphère terrestre. Cette image a été prise par un membre de l’équipage de l’Expedition 22, vingt-deuxième roulement de l’équipage permanent à bord de l’ISS. On peut noter que les manœuvres entre l’ISS et Endeavour se sont ensuite déroulées à une vitesse de plus de 27.000 km/h ou encore 7,7 km/s.À lire aussiL’étrange comportement d’une flamme dans l’espaceCes clichés permettent également de découvrir le quotidien et les missions des astronautes dans l’espace, que ce soit dans des activités “banales” (si l’on trouve que manger lorsque la nourriture est en impesanteur peut se définir ainsi) ou lors de l’installation des modules de l’ISS. Découvrir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/station-spatiale-internationale/endeavour-et-l-039-iss-comme-vous-ne-les-avez-jamais-vues_art5870.htmlLe 16 février 2010 à 12:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Suspect in 1995 San Diego rape series pleads not guilty

first_imgSuspect in 1995 San Diego rape series pleads not guilty Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter May 7, 2019 Posted: May 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (CNS) – An Arizona man accused of carrying out a series of rapes in the city of San Diego 24 years ago was charged today with eight felony sexual assault counts.Christopher VanBuskirk, then in his early 20s, allegedly threatened his victims with a knife while sexually assaulting them on four occasions between August and November of 1995, according to San Diego police.Vanbuskirk faces 190 years to life if convicted for the San Diego cases, two of which occurred in the Tierrasanta neighborhood, one in Pacific Beach, and one near San Diego Mesa College, according to Deputy District Attorney Martin Doyle.He pleaded not guilty this afternoon to four counts of forcible rape and two counts each of forcible oral copulation and forcible sexual penetration with a foreign object, and is due back in court May 16 for a readiness conference.“In each case, the victim agreed to participate in a sex-assault examination to collect physical evidence from the assault,” San Diego police Lt. Carole Beason said. “The DNA evidence recovered revealed (that) the same (man) committed all four crimes, but he was unidentified.”Vanbuskirk is also accused in two Riverside County rapes, which occurred under similar circumstances in March 2002 and November 2004.DNA evidence linked the San Diego and Riverside county cases, but the identity of the alleged perpetrator was not established until this year, according to police.In February of this year, the SDPD Sex Crimes Unit sought help with the case from the FBI Forensic Genetic Genealogy Team, and investigators from the two agencies were able to identify the alleged perpetrator two months later via public-access genealogical databases.Last Monday, SDPD detectives traveled to Arizona and coordinated with the Phoenix Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Office and FBI to arrest the suspect.VanBuskirk, 46, was booked into the San Diego Central Jail on Monday, with bail set at $5 million. last_img read more

2 hurt after personal watercraft crash in Miami Beach

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took two people to the hospital after, officials said, a personal watercraft struck a bridge near Star Island, in Miami Beach, Monday afternoon.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Miami Beach Police and Miami Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the crash.Investigators said the personal watercraft hit the bridge between Star and Hibiscus Islands.Paramedics transported the victims to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition. 7News cameras captured an ambulance arriving at the hospital.Officials advised drivers to expect delays westbound on the MacArthur Causeway.FWC is handling the investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Still DRE Anderson Paak Welcomes Surprise Dr Dre Cameo In London

first_imgNews Facebook Twitter Dr. Dre joined his frequent collaborator onstage in London for a special guest performance Brian HaackGRAMMYs Mar 14, 2018 – 12:22 pm GRAMMY-nominated rapper/singer, drummer and producer Anderson .Paak pulled out all the stops at his latest show in London on Mar. 13, surprising the gathered crowd with an unexpected cameo from one of hip-hop’s biggest legends.Though .Paak’s set at London’s O2 Brixton Academy kicked off a bit later than was advertised, there was zero grumbling from the audience, who exploded into a chorus of cheers as the one and only Dr. Dre stepped out onto the stage, joining .Paak for a medley of classic GRAMMY-nominated tracks including “Still D.R.E.” and “The Next Episode,” both from Dre’s Best Rap Album-nominated 2001.The Doctor has long been one of .Paak’s biggest advocates, with large sections of his 2015 LP Compton serving as a coming-out party of sorts for the multi-talented young star, with .Paak’s name totaling a whopping six marquee features on the 16-track album. In the years since, Dre has continued to be a vocal supporter of .Paak’s deep well of talent, and .Paak has revealed that the pair work on song ideas together almost constantly, according to Hot New Hip Hop. “Whenever I’m in town I just go over there and kick it with him and make something, and we just put it away,” .Paak says. “I’m always making music so I’m always sending him ideas.” I asked Dr. Dre if Detox is permanently shelved and he replied, “I’m working on a couple songs right now. We’ll see.”— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 9, 2018All the same, early 2018 saw the rumor mill start grinding once again as whispers and tweets began to circulate that the project may yet have risen from the grave. Though such claims remain officially unsubstantiated, it’s not unthinkable, given .Paak and Dre’s history of close collaboration, that the future (whether near or far) may still yet hold the potential for an Anderson .Paak-heavy Detox release.  Only time will tell.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more Watch: Dr. Dre, Anderson .Paak Surprise U.K. Crowd still-dre-anderson-paak-welcomes-surprise-dr-dre-cameo-london “Still D.R.E.”: Anderson .Paak Welcomes Surprise Dr. Dre Cameo In London Email Anderson .Paak performs at London’s O2 Brixton AcademyPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images.Paak also revealed to Triple J Radio that his still-untitled forthcoming new album – will he says will “definitely” drop this year – features substantial collaboration with Dre, who .Paak hints “had a heavy role” in shaping the new album.For his own part, Dre continues to operate from within the cloud of mystery that surrounds the status of his apocryphal Detox album, now in the early years of its second decade of production limbo. Over the years, the flow of details about the album has been alternatingly sparse and abundant, with Consequence Of Sound finally reporting in 2015 that Dre had officially laid Detox to rest, choosing instead to devote his efforts to Compton.last_img read more

Hilcorp Drilling Platform Catches Fire In Cook Inlet

first_imgFour people were safely evacuated from a drilling platform in Cook Inlet that caught fire Thursday morning.Download Audio(Photo courtesy Nikiski Fire Department)The fire on the Baker platform, located about 8 miles offshore of Nikiski and owned by Hilcorp, was reported shortly after 8 a.m. Hilcorp spokesperson Lori Nelson says the platform was in production mode, but shut down quickly.The Baker platform had solely gas production and it was only from one well, which was shut in, as well as any access to the pipeline system,” Nelson said. “There will be an internal and external investigation once the fire is out and it’s been determined safe for folks to be on that platform again.”The platform holds 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel, but none had been spilled, according to the Unified Command that was established to respond to the incident.Aerial photos show the living quarters of the platform fully engulfed in flames, which had been largely contained by early afternoon.The four personnel working the platform were evacuated by helicopter.The U.S. Coast Guard has established a no-fly safety zone at 5,000 feet and a two-mile maritime safety zone around the scene.last_img read more

Mallya skips appearance before ED promises legal help to probe charges

first_imgVijay Mallya has responded to the third summons notice sent by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), seeking an extension until the end of May to reply to it, reported NDTV. The ED had set a deadline of April 9.The law enforcement agency is investigating a money laundering charge against the liquor baron who’s accused of siphoning a portion of his loan amount to foreign shores for purposes beyond the loan terms.Officials privy to the matter said Mallya had informed the investigating officer (IO) in Mumbai about his inability to depose in person because of the ongoing proceedings against him in the Supreme Court.  He also said that a settlement on the same is being worked out by his legal and corporate teams, which might take some more time. However, he has suggested that his legal counsels will help the ED in facilitating the probe.Meanwhile, the Supreme Court division bench Thursday asked him to deposit a substantial amount to prove his bona fides along with his settlement plan.  It also directed him to disclose his assets as well as the assets owned by his wife and children by April 21.This is the second extension Mallya had requested in two weeks, and he constantly excusing himself from deposition will be taken up by the ED for a considered approach Monday, said the news channel. A legal action might be in store as summons can be issued a maximum of three times under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), an ED source told NDTV. The consortium of 17 lender-banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) had approached the court to get Mallya’s passport impounded and bar him from leaving Indian shores. They accused him of defaulting on loans to the tune of Rs. 7,000 crore with regard to Kingfisher Airlines alone. His other concerns owe another Rs. 2,000 crore to the banks.Mallya has also been asked to notify when he will be able to appear in court and the next hearing is scheduled for April 26.last_img read more

Asia stocks dollar rise on China inflation data relief

first_imgAsian stocks and the dollar bounced on Friday, erasing some losses from the previous day, as stronger-than-expected Chinese inflation data eased some concerns about the health of the world’s second-biggest economy.Spreadbetters forecast a slightly higher open for Britain’s FTSE, Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC following a bounce in oil prices.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.4 percent after dropping 1.1 percent on Thursday, when weak Chinese export numbers hit global equities, stopped a rise in U.S. yields and halted the dollar’s advance.The index was headed for a loss of 2.1 percent on the week.Chinese data again set the tone on Friday, with September producer prices unexpectedly rising for the first time in nearly five years, while consumer inflation also beat expectations.The producer price increase will be good news for profits and for Beijing as the government struggles to reduce a mountain of corporate debt.South Korea’s Kospi added 0.6 percent and Australian stocks were flat. Shanghai dipped 0.5 percent while the Hang Seng rose 0.7 percent.Japan’s Nikkei added 0.5 percent. It looked set to end the week flat as investors braced for upcoming earnings reports, notably those of financials.”Until new catalysts emerge, investors will likely monitor both U.S. earnings and Japan Inc’s earnings,” said Kazuhiro Takahashi, an equity strategist at Daiwa Securities in Tokyo.The dollar index rose 0.3 percent to 97.774. It had climbed to a seven-week high against a basket of other major currencies earlier in the week on growing expectations of a December interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.The greenback, which slid Thursday to 103.340 yen on the Chinese trade data, gained 0.4 percent to 104.110 yen, edging back towards a 2-1/2-month peak of 104.635. It was on track to gain 1 percent on the week.The euro slipped 0.3 percent to $1.1027 after seeing a 2-1/2-month low of $1.0985 on Thursday. The common currency was en route for a 1.5 percent weekly loss.Investors will have another chance to gauge whether the world’s biggest economy is ready for tighter monetary policy through U.S. indicators due later, including September retail sales and the University of Michigan consumer sentiment report.The markets will also tune into speeches by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren for hints about the timing of the next interest rate hike.Elsewhere in currencies, the pound dipped 0.4 percent to $1.2204. It was on track to lose 1.8 percent this week.Sterling kept well above the 31-year trough below $1.1500 struck last Friday during its flash crash as some fears of a “hard Brexit” ebbed, but it remained under pressure as Britain’s separation from the European Union is strewn with obstacles.The Singapore dollar hit a seven-month low after the economy unexpectedly contracted in the third quarter, keeping alive easing prospects even though the central bank stood pat on policy earlier in the day.Thailand’s stocks rose 4 percent and the baht gained about 1 percent versus the dollar after the government urged the country to remain calm after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.”On the assumption that the succession goes smoothly, I would assume that foreign investor inflows will continue,” said Andrew Bresler, director at Saxo Capital Markets based in Singapore.Crude oil extended gains after bouncing overnight on a U.S. government report showing hefty draws in diesel and gasoline.Brent crude was up 0.3 percent at $52.19 a barrel, having risen to a one-year peak of $53.73 on Monday on expectations for an OPEC output cut.last_img read more

BNP has failed as a political party Quader

first_imgBNP has failed as a political party: QuaderRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said all the leaders of the country’s principal opposition party – Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – should resign.“All BNP leaders from top to bottom, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, should resign. They couldn’t take to the streets even for eight minutes in the last eight and half a years. Frustration has brewed up among the BNP rank and file,” said Quader.Also road transport and bridges minister, Quader was speaking at a view exchange meeting with engineers of the Roads and Highways department in Chouddagram of Comilla.In reference to Mirza Fakhrul’s remarks on the 16th amendment annulment verdict and the government’s inaction in providing assistance to people affected by the floods, Quader claimed that BNP’s politics has got stuck in a “quicksand of mistakes”.“It has failed as a political party,” he added.Comilla city AL general secretary Arfanul Haque, and Comilla district (south) unit of AL member Aminul Islam, among others, were present at the view exchange meeting.last_img read more

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