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first_imgThis past week, one of my teams was working on a client issue. There was a flurry of emails sent back and forth, each one a draft of the message that might be sent to the client in an attempt to resolve the issue. Different people had different ideas about the right strategy and the right words, each of them different enough to cause many conversations.At some point, I remembered something that I know to be true: effectiveness is more important than efficiency. While there is nothing wrong with crafting a message, there is something wrong with choosing the wrong medium for the conversation. I had met the CEO a few times, and I decided to call him. It was 11:00 PM where he was, and he took my call. In just under twenty minutes, not only was the issue resolved, I would argue that our relationship was much improved.There is a difference between being efficient and being effective. Efficiency is doing things faster, with greater ease, and with less effort. Effectiveness is about producing an outcome.It is efficient to send an email, the effectiveness of which can only be measured by the outcome, the action or response of the party that receives it. If you seek effectiveness, then a different medium for that message might make for a better choice (I’d argue that face-to-face is the right choice for the most important conversations, especially ones in which you are asking for something).The Pareto principle, which seems to be some law of nature, shows that around 80 percent of your results come from around 20 percent of your actions. About 80 percent of your revenue likely comes from approximately 20 percent of your clients, plus or minus.This being true, it would make sense that effectiveness be the goal in the 20 percent of activities responsible for creating 80 percent of your results. Efficiency might be a better goal for the 80 percent of things that don’t move the needle.last_img read more

first_imgHundreds of farmers, led by the Bharatiya Kisan Union, staged a sit-in at the Muzaffarnagar Collectorate alleging that the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, has led to increase in transport fee of schools. The protest started after the District Magistrate allegedly refused to take their memorandum and reprimanded the students who came to register their demands on Thursday.Section 144After the police invoked Section 144 in the Collectorate area, farmers scribbled that the BKU had invoked its ‘Section 288’ and that government officials would not be allowed to enter the office. Local sources said that District Magistrate Selva Kumari J had to leave in a private vehicle from the back gate of the Collectorate on Thursday.The farmers stayed overnight on the Collectorate premises and cooked their food there. “The government says that we don’t educate our children. When we raise demands related to education, we are not taken seriously,” said BKU youth wing chief Gaurav Tikait.The protest continued till Friday evening when district officials came out and announced that no change in the transport fee structure would be allowed.According to official sources, following the directions of the Supreme Court, the State government had brought school vans under the legal regulatory framework, which included not only buses run by schools but also vehicles that run under arrangements between parents and private operators.Rakesh Tikait, senior BKU leader, said the new policy might be ideal but not practical. “Public schools that used to charge ₹400-₹500 a month from students commuting from villages are now asking for ₹2,500 a month. A farmer can’t afford this,” Mr. Tikait said.He said the new policy expects schools not to use vehicles that are more than 10 years old. It necessitates putting two guards on each bus and fixes the number of students that could travel in each vehicle according to the number of seats. “We all want GPS and cameras in vehicles but the government should ensure that its cost should not be passed on to parents in the rural areas. Otherwise students will drop out, particularly girls.”On Friday, Ms. Selva Kumari said even in the case of ‘private arrangement’, the increased expenses would not be passed on to parents till the government makes arrangement for the transport of students.Other issuesThe protest has also become a catalyst to raise the existing issues of farmers such as pending dues of sugarcane crops and rise in electricity prices. “The U.P. government had promised that all pending dues would be cleared till August 31, 2019, but now it seems impossible. The rise in electricity tariff in rural areas is also hurting farmer interests,” said Mr. Tikait.last_img read more

first_imgDordt College in Sioux Center has placed its band director on leave following accusations of inappropriate student contact.Dr. Bradley Miedema is an associate professor of music at the college, and his biography and picture have been removed from the school’s website.Dordt Vice President Brandon Huisman says the college recognizes the seriousness of this issue:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………healing and hope. :09Huisman says he cannot reveal details of the allegations because it’s a personnel matter.The college sent an e-mail to students confirming the leave of absence and Dordt’s Board of Trustees will review the matter at its regular meeting next week.Dordt College is associated with the Christian Reformed Church and has around 1500 students and 85 full-time faculty.last_img read more

first_img Next Reuters MelbourneJanuary 14, 2019UPDATED: January 14, 2019 18:04 IST Andy Murray went down fighting in the first round of the Australian Open (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray suffered a 4-6 4-6 7-6 7-6 2-6 defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round at the Australian OpenAndy Murray has been suffering from a right hip injury for nearly two years nowMurray has finished runner-up in Melbourne five times but never won the titleAndy Murray suffered a first round exit at the Australian Open on Monday. Andy Murray went down 4-6 4-6 7-6 7-6 2-6 to No.22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut at the Melbourne Arena.Murray, who has finished runner-up in Melbourne five times but never won the title, may announce his retirement after a prolonged battle with a hip injury.Hip surgery a year ago has left the three-time Grand Slam champion in severe pain and the 31-year-old had last week said that the year’s first Grand Slam could be his last tournament. The former world No.1 said the severe pain from his troublesome right hip became almost unbearable for him to play on.In his last #AusOpen match, Andy Murray fights incredibly hard to comeback from two sets down in extreme pain but falls just short.Roberto Bautista Agut wins 4-6 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(4) 2-6. (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2019Murray receives a standing ovation from the crowd before he serves in the fifth set #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2019Mum’s smile #AusOpen | @JudyMurray (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2019Murray had never lost in three meetings with Bautista Agut and last beat the 22nd seed in the Shanghai Masters final in 2016, when the Scot was at his peak having just won his second Wimbledon title and Olympic gold in Rio.Overcome with emotion, Murray wept at a media conference as he revealed that he had initially planned to quit after playing this year’s Wimbledon tournament but now felt Melbourne Park might end up his swansong.advertisement”There’s a chance of that, for sure, because I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months,” the 31-year-old Briton, now ranked 230th in the world, said.”The pain is too much, really, and I don’t want to continue playing that way. The pain is not allowing me to enjoy competing or training or any of the stuff I love about tennis.”Murray had surgery on the joint a year ago, having played with pain for a number of years. He came back last June but was forced to cut his 2018 season short.Murray said basic things in everyday life, like putting on socks and shoes, were causing him severe pain and he had grown weary of talking about his hip in every conversation.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow Roberto Bautista AgutFollow Australian Open Andy Murray goes down fighting in first round of Australian OpenAndy Murray suffered a 4-6 4-6 7-6 7-6 2-6 defeat against No.22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s largest school board is considering a drastic change to its practice of steering high schoolers toward either “academic” or “applied” courses in an effort to remove barriers and offer equal educational opportunities to all students.The Toronto District School Board’s director of education, John Malloy, has suggested an overhaul of the policy — known as streaming — that requires students in Grades 9 and 10 to choose whether to take courses such as math, science and English in the more theoretical, university-geared academic stream, or the hands-on, practical “applied” stream.“Our data suggests that when students are studying at the academic level in Grades 9 and 10 their chances for graduation grow and their opportunities after they leave us are better,” Malloy said, adding that if given the right support in the classroom, almost any student can thrive at the academic level.“Our goal is to have the majority of students in academic courses and try to minimize the use of applied courses in all schools, and in some schools there will be none.”Nearly one fifth of Grade 9 and 10 students took a majority of their courses in the applied stream last school year, the board said.Streaming into academic and applied courses has been standard practice at all public Ontario school boards since 1999. But Malloy’s proposal — which was to be considered by a school board committee Wednesday evening before being debated by board trustees on Feb. 7 — would require schools to root out more subtle forms of streaming that he says occur as early as kindergarten.“We don’t want to put (students) on a pathway too soon that moves from a struggle to read to a special education program that might then lead to an applied program,” Malloy said.A study led by York University education professor Carl James, released last year, found that black students in the TDSB are twice as likely to be enrolled in applied courses, as compared to kids from other racial backgrounds.“It could be because of disillusionment (black students feel) with the education process, the alienation they feel from school, the fact that the curriculum might not speak to them in ways that engages them effectively,” said James, who welcomed the idea of limiting streaming in Grades 9 and 10.James found that, often, black students were being pushed into the applied stream by teachers or guidance counsellors, raising questions about racial bias among school staff.“We as a community and a society have to reassess how we … evaluate students and measure what we consider their intellectual abilities and skills,” James said.A handful of TDSB schools have already eliminated streaming in some grades.Oakwood Collegiate Institute in west Toronto, stopped offering Grade 9 applied courses in September 2017. Classes are capped at 25 kids, to help teachers address individual students’ learning needs, Oakwood principal Steve Yee said.And students who may have normally been in applied courses, or who have special education needs can take an additional “learning strategies” class, to help them with literacy and numeracy skills.“Our student body overall has been positive about it,” Yee said. “They are in a program that has high expectations of them, they believe in themselves, people believe in them and that’s always a positive.”But some critics say applied courses have a valuable role in the education system.“At the end of the day when it comes to those challenging courses, the maths and sciences, a lot of kids struggle not necessarily because they’re not capable but because of the way it’s being taught … because not everyone learns the same way,” said Maddie Di Muccio, president of the Society for Quality Education Canada advocacy group.“It’s not bad necessarily to have that option of going for applied because it’s in those courses that are easier that you learn, ‘maybe I really do like this (subject) and maybe I want to be more challenged,’” she added.While Malloy’s plan would scale back applied courses for Grades 9 and 10, it would not affect Grade 11 and 12 students, who must choose between “university preparation” level courses, “college preparation” level courses, and courses that combine the two.“We are hoping that they have a better sense of where they would like to go by the time they reach Grade 11,” Malloy said. “Our theory is that (Grade 9) is too young to make that decision. And by moving that decision by two years we can support students by leaving their options open, they mature, they make better decisions that will benefit them after they leave high school.”The applied and college preparation streams were originally created for students who were interested in pursuing more hands-on or technical careers, and the Grade 11 and 12 college courses are still valuable for that reason, Malloy said.But board research shows students who take academic courses in Grade 9 and 10 are better prepared for college, Malloy added.“Even the math that is required to be a carpenter or electrician or plumber is significant,” he said. “We need to ensure our kids are successful and they are more successful when we give them the appropriate learning in academic.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Canadian Press MONTREAL — A Montreal lawyer representing the exiled former president of Spain’s Catalonia region says Ottawa will take another look at his client’s travel permit application after the sovereigntist politician was initially denied entry into the country.Immigration lawyer Stephane Handfield says Carles Puigdemont was denied access to Canada in March due to the actions of a third-party website handling his Canadian application.Handfield says Puigdemont, who lives in exile in Belgium, received an Electronic Travel Authorization from Canada.But on March 31, two days before his scheduled arrival in Quebec, the federal government suspended the permit without giving a reason.Handfield said today Puigdemont has resubmitted his travel application to come to Canada June 10-14, and the lawyer also says Puigdemont never received the request for further documentation that led to the suspension.Puigdemont, who fled Spain in 2017 to avoid prosecution after his regional government held an unauthorized referendum on independence, was invited to Quebec by the nationalist group Societe Saint-Jean-Baptiste.The group’s president Maxime Laporte had accused Ottawa of refusing Puigdemont entry into the country because the leader was a Catalan separatist and the government wanted to avoid him delivering his views to a Quebec audience.Handfield had filed a motion Monday in Federal Court seeking judicial review, but the Immigration Department has since told the lawyer it will re-evaluate the application and allow Puigdemont an opportunity to provide documents it had requested.last_img read more

Rabat – The 23rd edition of the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) kicked off on Wednesday with the participation of three Moroccan publishers and the ministry of Culture.Moroccan publishers “La Croisée des Chemins”, “la Fontaine du livre” and “Dar Taouhidi” showcase their books in the six-day event.Their participation in the 23rd BIBF is part of the support of the Ministry of culture which enables Moroccan publishers to participate in some 20 international book fairs every year. A total of 2,407 publishers both from China and abroad take part in the BIBF.The BIBF, which first launched in 1986, is the third largest book fair in the world, after the Frankfurt Book Fair and the London Book Fair. read more

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2012 9:31 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fewer people getting EI in April, with drops in nine provinces: StatsCan OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular EI benefits dropped for the third consecutive month in April, down 28,600 to 513,700.The agency says the number of beneficiaries fell in nine provinces, with the largest percentage declines occurring in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan.To receive EI benefits, individuals must first submit a claim and the number of claims provides an indication of the number of people who could end up on EI.Nationally, the number of initial and renewal claims was essentially unchanged in April at 235,700, a level which has held relatively stable since September 2011.On a year-over-year basis, the number of men receiving regular benefits fell 16.4 per cent to 366,800, continuing a string of declines that started in March 2010.The number of women on EI dropped 15 per cent from April 2011 to 195,500. read more

by The Canadian Press Posted May 28, 2014 12:18 am MDT Valeant Pharmaceuticals to sell some assets to Nestle For $1.4 billion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAVAL, Que. – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ((TSX:VRX) says it has agreed to sell the rights to five products to Nestle S.A. for $1.4 billion.Laval, Que.-based Valeant says Nestle expects to complete its acquisition of Galderma S.A. in July and would expect to operate the acquired assets through Galderma.The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and Valeant says it is not contingent upon a successful transaction with Botox-maker Allergan, Inc.Valeant has made a hostile takeover offer for California-based Allergan, which fired back Tuesday by saying Valeant’s growth is overstated and questioned its ability to cut US$2.7 billion of expenses if it acquires the company.The broadside came ahead of what is expected to be an improved offer from Valeant on Wednesday.“We are pleased to enter into this transaction,” said Valeant chairman and CEO J. Michael Pearson, adding Galderma is “firmly committed to the aesthetic dermatology.”The five anti-aging skin treatments being sold by Valeant are Restylane, Perlane, Emervel, Sculptra and Dysport. read more

first_imgDéveloppement durable : neuf villes créent un label pour leurs espaces vertsFrance – Neuf grandes villes françaises dont Paris, Lyon et Marseille, ont signé un partenariat afin de créer un label de gestion écologique de leurs espaces verts. Elles renonceront ainsi à l’utilisation de produits phytosanitaires et s’engageront à former leurs agents au jardinage bio.Lyon, Lille, Besançon, Paris, Montpellier, Marseille, Orléans, Nantes et Rennes travaillent à la création d’un label qui garantira la gestion écologique de leurs espaces verts. Toutes espèrent lancer ce label courant 2011.”On a engagé, depuis plusieurs années, la gestion écologique de nos espaces verts mais maintenant, il est important que cette démarche ne se fasse pas ville par ville” a expliqué Fabienne Giboudeaux, adjointe au maire de Paris Bertrand Delanoë. Et de souligner “l’impact négatif des pesticides sur la nature et les agents qui travaillent dans les espaces verts”.Le cahier des charges qui devra être respecté par les villes labellisées “jardin écologique” les engagera à abandonner l’utilisation des produits phytosanitaires chimiques, à réduire la consommation énergétique, à préserver la biodiversité en améliorant la qualité des cours d’eau, ou encore à promouvoir le recours aux énergies renouvelables.Les jardiniers seront donc formés à cette gestion respectueuse de l’environnement, tandis que grâce aux espaces verts écologiques, les élus bénéficieront d’un outil de choix pour sensibiliser les habitants de leur ville à la protection de l’environnement. Le 10 avril 2010 à 19:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgHarry Kane is pleased with how well his fellow World Cup participants have done, despite a reduced summer breakThe England captain was joined by Three Lions team-mate Kieran Trippier and Lucas Moura on the scoresheet as Tottenham maintained their winning start to the new season by beating Fulham 3-1.Kane and Trippier’s England teammate Dele Alli has also scored for Spurs, as has Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen.This comes despite the fact that Spurs’ World Cup players had only returned to full training a week before the campaign began.“It’s great to win two out of two, especially as we had a lot of players coming back late from the World Cup,” Kane told the club website.“It was always going to be a tough job to start well but credit to everyone – everyone has come back sharp, everyone has come back ready, (we’ve had) two good games, two good wins and now we have to try to continue that.“Personally, I’m fine and I feel good. I’m in the same boat as a lot of the other players. We all knew we’d have to come back ready to go pretty early and that’s what we’ve done.“It’s part of football. You have to be physically ready all year around and that’s what we’ve done.”2️⃣ wins from 2️⃣? @LeagooOfficial #COYS Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 19, 2018Kane was pleased to finally score a Premier League goal in August after 15 attempts.“It’s nice to get on the scoresheet, nice to know what it feels like to score in August!” he smiled.“It was a great game from the team, first and foremost. After Fulham got it back to 1-1, I thought we stepped up a gear and played well, creating chances. Thankfully we took a couple and deserved the result.”The 25-year-old was denied a penalty and later hit the crossbar before finally ending his August drought by scoring 13 minutes from time on Saturday.“I’ve said all along, as a striker you have to be ready for the next chance. That’s what happened,” he said.“As I’ve said before, whether or not I score, as long as I’m holding the ball up, bringing others into the play and switching the ball, that’s my job and that’s the most important thing.“Thankfully I got a goal and all that talk about August can be put to bed. Now, the focus is on (Manchester) United next Monday.”Kane scored 30 goals in 37 league appearances last season.last_img read more

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri intends to start Cristiano Ronaldo for their Serie A game with Empoli on SaturdayRonaldo is quickly establishing himself to be an integral part of the Juventus squad with the Italian side winning 11 of their opening 12 games this season.After scoring their only goal in last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Genoa, Ronaldo again had a vital impact for Juventus at former side Manchester United by helping set-up Paulo Dybala’s 17th-minute winning goal in the Champions League.Now, due to his growing fears that Juventus are not being clinical enough in front of goal, Allegri plans to start Ronaldo on Saturday – just four days after their match at Old Trafford.“He’ll play,” Allegri told reporters on the club website.“Let’s take things one step at a time. I can’t know what’s going to happen in a month. We have two league games and then we have to make sure we get through against United [to the Champions League last 16].“Our passes must be more precise in the final third because we don’t score enough goals for what we produce.”The Italian coach is concerned that his side could slip again just like last weekend, where they conceded a second-half equaliser against Genoa.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Empoli play good football and control the ball well. They’ve never lost badly in any game so far,” Allegri said.“It could be a tricky game for us if we don’t face it in the right way.“You can’t always win in football. Genoa scored from a cross when we fell asleep. We had a good game for 55 minutes and we were punished with our first mistake.”Defenders Alex Sandro and Joao Cancelo will also play, while captain Giorgio Chiellini will start if he can prove his fitness in time.Anche voi vi siete svegliati con questo sorriso? 😀#MUFCJuve #UCL #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) October 24, 2018last_img read more

first_imgGerman legend Michael Ballack, explained why he believes that Eden Hazard needs to be more demanding towards Chelsea if he wants to leave.The situation between Chelsea and Eden Hazard is reaching a point where the player is starting to get a little frustrated, club legend Michael Ballack already noticed this and wanted to send the Belgian forward a message.Just this Wednesday, manager Maurizio Sarri came after the player by stating that he is not a leader as a way to push him to make a decision about his future.But Hazard doesn’t want to precipitate anything until Real Madrid makes a move that ultimately convinces him to choose, Michael Ballack doesn’t agree with this behavior because he thinks the fans are the ones who are suffering the most with this whole situation.Eden Hazard is easily the best Chelsea player since Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba left the institution, which is why Ballack considers that the Blues fans have grown quite fond of the Belgian winger and the least he can do is to be straight with them.If Hazard wants to leave the club, all he needs to do is tell the board members and they can make it happen. Playing games is something that a veteran like Michael Ballack never appreciated.It’s time for Eden Hazard to decide whether he wants Real Madrid or Chelsea, according to Michael Ballack 👇— Goal UK (@GoalUK) January 23, 2019“Eden Hazard has to decide if he wants to stay or not,” he told Omnisport via Four Four Two.“He’s not only an outstanding player at Chelsea but also in the Premier League. Now, he has to decide if he wants to play at an ultimate, top club. That’s what he’s already communicated from time to time.”“In my opinion, he is a little bit too calm, especially at Chelsea. There, he should be more demanding and expressing of his wishes. He can do that because he is in an outstanding position. If he wants to win more titles with Chelsea, something has to happen, otherwise Eden Hazard will think about looking for another opportunity.”The German former player also analyzed the club’s recent form under the Italian manager: “Maurizio Sarri is also from Italy, like former coach Antonio Conte. As we know, Italians focus on discipline and an organized style of play but at the beginning I had the feeling that they want to play a little bit more offensive and creative,” he added.“He is a very relaxed guy who started well, although Chelsea lost some important and easy games now. In the Premier League, that’s dangerous because you lose sight of teams like Liverpool and Manchester City who have a big and well-balanced squad. Then you suddenly suffer a 10-point deficit, which is difficult to cut.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I don’t see any players in the team who really want to attack the top of the table. For the manager, it’s difficult to add quality to the squad. As I said, the squad is good but not good enough for the top.”Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard told to DEMAND Real Madrid move by Michael Ballack #sports #soccer— Manfred Rosenberg (@4PawShop) January 23, 2019There is still nothing written in stone about Eden Hazard’s future, Real Madrid keeps remaining silent and it kinda looks like president Florentino Perez doesn’t really want to buy the Belgian winger from Chelsea.The player keeps getting mixed signals from the Spanish press and he keeps talking about his burning desire to sign for Los Blancos, but he still doesn’t tell Chelsea what he really wants.This situation is getting tiring for everybody, but mostly for the Chelsea fans because they have a lot of uncertainty about their best player’s future in the club.If Eden Hazard doesn’t decide for himself soon, the whole situation will become uncomfortable for the club and he will have to leave next year for no money because his contract expires exactly one year from now.Chelsea obviously prefers to sell him now, but Real Madrid also remains silent. We will report anything that happens as soon as we get some news on the matter.Nice to see you boss! #CHEEVE @ChelseaFC— Michael Ballack (@Ballack) November 11, 2018Why do you think Real Madrid doesn’t make a move on Eden Hazard? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Do You Want To Know More About The Latin GRAMMYs? Photo: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Flashback: Shakira Unplugs, Wins Latin GRAMMY ShakiraPhoto: Scott Gries/ Photo: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images 5 Latin Autobiographies You Should Read Her 1993 Live album climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart and brought the singer home the GRAMMY for Best Mexican-American Album at the 36th GRAMMY Awards, cementing her as the first-ever female Tejano artist to earn that honor.Following the young singer’s tragic passing in 1995, her final studio album, Dreaming Of You, was released posthumously. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making it the first album to be recorded predominantly in Spanish to top that chart. Billboard later crowned her the top-selling Latin artist of the decade in the 1990s. 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first_imgThe Indian captain has so far played 239 ODIs, 77 Tests and 70 T20Is for the country. He currently has 11,520 ODI runs, 6613 Test runs and 2369 T20I runs.In order to honour his role and recognise his achievements in international cricket, the Delhi District Cricket Association has planned to name a stand at the Ferozshah Kotla after him. IANS Back in 2008, a chubby and feisty young cricketer was making splashes in Under 19 cricket. He led India to a title win and was soon after inducted into the Indian team and made his debut against Sri Lanka on August 18, 2008. He made 12 runs in his first innings but the journey had begun and 11 years down the line, Virat Kohli has transformed himself from a brash young man to the captain of the Indian side.He is ranked the number 1 batsman in Test and ODI cricket and captains the number 1 Test side in the world. The skipper took to social media and reflected on the journey in an emotional post.”From starting as a teenager on the same day in 2008 to reflecting on the journey 11 years after on this present day in 2019, I couldn’t have dreamt of the blessings god has showered me with. May you all get the strength and power to follow your dreams and always follow the right path. #forevergrateful,” Kohli wrote on social media.Kohli has been in roaring form in the ODI series Twitter/BCCIHe was in a roaring form in the ODI series against West Indies and slammed two consecutive centuries to take his tally to 43 tons in ODI cricket. He also became the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decade. “Virat Kohli’s outstanding contribution to world cricket has done DDCA proud. We are happy to honour him for achieving certain milestones and unbeatable captaincy record. To cherish these memories, DDCA wanted to dedicate a stand in his name,” said DDCA president Rajat Sharma.Led by captain Virat Kohli, the Indian team has been in dominating form in the ongoing series against West Indies. The side has clinched both the T20I as well as the ODI series.”We are also delighted that Team India is not only led by a Delhi player but it also has a opening batsman, a wicket-keeper and a lead fast bowler. It’s a matter of pride for DDCA to felicitate the entire national cricket team and coach Ravi Shastri,” Sharma further informed on DDCA’s official Twitter account.last_img read more

first_imgpresident Donald Trump. File PhotoFielding a phone call from a seven-year-old on Monday, US president Donald Trump put himself on Santa Claus’s naughty list by raising doubts about his existence.The call to American defense agency NORAD, which “tracks” Santa’s movements around the world, was one of several answered by Trump and his wife Melania as part of a Christmas Eve tradition.It began innocuously enough: “Hello, is this Coleman? Merry Christmas. How are you? How old are you?”But Trump then ventured into dangerous waters, asking: “Are you still a believer in Santa Claus? ‘Cuz at seven it’s marginal, right?”The president’s question was not well-received on social media.“Belief in Santa should be preserved as long as possible. It’s the, or close to the, beginning of the end of innocence. For Mr Trump to be responsible for that is sad…but not surprising,” a Twitter user named Walt Corey wrote.Derryl Murphy tweeted that “Trump doesn’t know how to say anything appropriate, to anyone,” while Sarah Walker wrote on Twitter: “This further proves that he is the grinch.”It was not immediately clear whether Coleman decided to forego leaving cookies and milk out for Santa this year.last_img read more

first_imgFort Bend County Fort Bend County officials cut the ribbon for the new Grand Parkway frontage road.You can now take the Grand Parkway between U.S. 59 Southwest Freeway and U.S. 59 Eastex Freeway. But there are several segments that still haven’t been built, like the part between U.S. 59 and State Highway 288.Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Commissioner Richard Morrison says it’s not really what they need right now. “What that portion of the county needs is local roads to be able to relieve the tremendous congestion we have there on Crabb River Road,” says Morrison.  Crabb River Road hooks up with U.S. 59 and it also serves George Ranch High School. Morrison says the traffic volume has nearly tripled over the past two decades. “At that intersection there is just a huge pile-up during rush hour,” adds Morrison. “In the morning and the evening.”So to get local traffic flowing, Fort Bend County has moved ahead on what will eventually be the Grand Parkway frontage roads. They run from U.S. 59 to Sansbury, a distance of just under a mile. A new three-lane road opened this week to serve southbound commuters. Existing Crabb River Road is also being converted to a northbound frontage road.“Once we get the other side completed and that road completely opened up, I think it’s going to cause traffic to loosen up all up and down Crabb River Road,” says Morrison. The frontage road project costs about $8 million and it was paid for with local money. There are also plans to widen the road further south, and that project would use federal funds. 00:00 /01:23 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Sharelast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will use paver blocks in road construction.The first ever road with a paver block top will be constructed in Borough X, said Tapan das Gupta, its chairman. Paver blocks will be used on a road in Tilak Nagar off Golf Green. Paver blocks are used instead of tar. Though the initial cost is more, the roads are more durable and smoother as well.Because of the agencies running utility services, maintenance of roads in the city has become a major problem. The roads that are constructed or upgraded by spending lakhs of rupees are damaged by the utility services within a few months. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said at an administrative review meeting that the agencies looking after utility services will have to inform the civic authorities before taking up their work. To get rid of this problem on the Golden Quadrilateral, the utility services like electricity lines, drinking water lines and sewer lines have been shifted to the service road. Thus, when any situation to cut the road arises, the main thoroughfare is not damaged.It may be mentioned that in Howrah, Dr Bholanath Chakraborty Sarani, which runs in front of Dumurjala Stadium, paver blocks have been used instead of tar and heavy vehicles use the road regularly. But the road has neither been damaged, nor is there any subsidence on any stretch, despite the plying of heavy vehicles. The roads surrounding the stadium are also being constructed with paver blocks.last_img read more

first_imgBalurghat: The South Dinajpur district administration has closed a private clinic that was being run without a licence.The centre, set up at Gangarampur, used to conduct several tests including Ultrasonography.Situated next to the Gangarampur super-specialty hospital, its owner received a letter from the district Health department asking him to renew the licence.On Monday, a team from the health department went to the site and closed its USG clinic until Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedfurther order.The owner of the diagnostic centre, Rejaul Karim has also acknowledged that its USG clinic runs even after the licencehad expired.”We had appealed for a renewal immediately after the expiration. We had also deposited hard cash according to the norms. We hope to get the recognition soon,” he said.Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) of South Dinajpur Sukumar Dey said: “We have closed the USG clinic as we received information that the clinic had not renewed the licence.Concerned health authorities department had earlier served prior intimation before expiration but it was ignored. Following the expiration of licence, we have closed the clinic.”last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will soon take up emphatic awareness campaign throughout the city to ensure that the food vendors and the consumers do not compromise with the food safety standards.”We will be putting up banners and posters with messages regarding food safety and security at strategic locations in the city. We will also distribute leaflets with do’s and don’t’s among common people, food vendors and also street food vendors. The regular inspection by our food inspectors which is going on in full swing on a regular basis will continue,” said a senior KMC official of the Food Safety wing. This wing comes under the aegis of the Health department of the civic body. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have certain guidelines for those associated with food business so that the food that they serve to customers conform to standards. “We will be examining whether the vendors have valid FSSAI licence, whether they are using artificial colours and other requisites in maintaining food hygiene. The use of ice in drinks will also be under strong supervision. We have been conducting raids for the last two years to stop the use of industrial ice in drinks,” the official added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe KMC’s food drive has received a major boost with the recruitment of 80 contractual staffs. A team of six officials has been formed for all the 16 boroughs under the civic body for taking up food drive. Each team will be led by a food inspector . The necessary training has already been provided to these new recruitees. The mobile food testing laboratory introduced by KMC in October last year is used in drive during weekends. It checks food quality right at the spot after picking up random samples from eateries.last_img read more