Tag: 上海419龙凤

Redknapp believes Defoe signing will help Rangers challenge Celtic

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes the signing of Jermain Defoe by Rangers will help the club challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title.The Bournemouth striker will have a medical on Saturday before finalizing an 18-month loan move to the Gers.The former England international is expected to join up with the Steven Gerrard’s men for the start of their winter training camp in Spain on Monday.Redknapp coached Defoe at a number of clubs including West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham and feels optimism among the Ibrox fans about the addition of the 36-year-old is well justified.With Steven Davis expected to join from Southampton, Redknapp believes the Light Blues can challenge Celtic for the league title this season following their recent Old Firm victory.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“He’s a fantastic player,” said Redknapp, according to Daily Mail.“And still very fit. I’m sure he’ll score plenty of goals at Rangers.”“He’s a great finisher, he’s got fantastic movement. If they’ve got people that can slide passes into him then he’ll score goals all day.”“He’ll be a real big signing for Rangers and I’m sure Stevie (Gerrard) will be delighted to have him.”“If he gets Steven Davis as well that would be two amazing signings, I can see it making a big difference to their team. They could push Celtic all the way with those two in the team.”last_img read more

Continue reading "Redknapp believes Defoe signing will help Rangers challenge Celtic"

Di Maria Mbappe will certainly win the Ballon dOr

first_imgThe “phenomenon” Kylian Mbappe will only get better and will certainly win the Ballon d’Or during his career, says Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Angel Di MariaAt just 20 years of age, Mbappe has already achieved things in his short career that most footballers can only dream about after tasting a great deal of domestic success and winning the World Cup with France last summer.The forward’s exploits saw him win the inaugural Trophee Kopa for the world’s best U-21 player along with finishing fourth in the 2018 Ballon d’Or poll.And Mbappe looks set to possibly go on to achieve even higher standards this season with the Frenchman leading the Ligue 1 scoring charts with 14 goals in 13 games for PSG.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“Kylian is a phenomenon,” Di Maria told France Bleu.“Since his exit from Monaco he has grown a lot as a player and produced an extraordinary World Cup.“If he continues like this, surrounded by team-mates with great potential, he will evolve further and will certainly win the Ballon d’Or.”Mbappe, who found the net in PSG’s 3-0 win over Amiens last weekend, will be looking to continue his strong form for Saturday’s Ligue 1 match against Guingamp.last_img read more

Continue reading "Di Maria Mbappe will certainly win the Ballon dOr"

Microsoft rejected facial recognition sales out of concern about misuse

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: Facial recognition is going to be everywhere Microsoft is apparently being careful about who it sells its facial recognition tech to. James Martin/CNET Microsoft decided against selling facial recognition technology to a California law enforcement agency because it’d likely result in innocent women and minorities being held for questioning more often, a report said.Brad Smith, the company’s president, noted that the unnamed agency wanted to install the technology in officers’ cars and body cameras and run face scans on anyone they pulled over, Reuters reported Tuesday. Since the tech’s artificial intelligence is trained primarily on white men, there are more cases of mistaken identity with women and minorities, the company decided.Microsoft also turned down a deal to add the tech to cameras in the capital city of a country deemed not free by the nonprofit Freedom House, Smith reportedly said at a Stanford University event about “human-centered” AI. 7 Security Tech Industry By contrast, it reportedly sold the tech to a US prison because it’d be limited to that environment and improve safety.The company declined further commentBack in December, Smith called on governments to enact legislation requiring facial recognition tech to be tested to avoid bias. He also said authorities should be cautious in adopting it”We must ensure that the year 2024 doesn’t look like a page from the novel 1984,” he wrote at the time.First published at 4:59 a.m. PT.Updated at 12:04 p.m. PT: Adds that Microsoft declined further comment. Share your voice Comments 9 Photos Security cameras with facial recognition tech inside 3:28 Artificial intelligence (AI) Facial recognition Microsoftlast_img read more

Continue reading "Microsoft rejected facial recognition sales out of concern about misuse"

Rohingya children witness crimes against humanity HRW

first_imgRohingya refugee children pose for a picture in a camp at Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, on 26 September, 2017. Photo: ReutersAbdulaziz is only nine years old, but his serious look and stern demeanour makes him seem much older. There’s a reason for that: three weeks ago, he watched Burmese soldiers murder his parents and siblings, and now he has to look after his little brother, Zahid, 6, the only survivor from what was once a family of seven.When Myanmar soldiers attacked hundreds of Rohingya Muslims in the village of Tu Lar To Li on 30 August, Abdulaziz took his brother Zahid by the hand, and together they swam across an adjoining river to escape, even as soldiers fired at them, killing some of those swimming alongside, saidPeter Bouckaert, Human Rights Watch’s emergencies director and an expert in humanitarian crises in an article published on the HRW website on Friday. Peter Bouckaert added, “From across the river, the little boys watched as the soldiers first shot dead their father Mufiz, 35, and then took their mother Rabu, 30, their brothers Janatullah, 10, and Shabullah, 5, and their sister Mumtaz, 3, into a nearby house. The house was soon engulfed in flames.”He also said that nearby in the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp on the Bangladeshi side of the border stood another little boy, 10-year-old Ali, whose parents and three siblings were killed in the same massacre by the Burmese military. According to those taking care of him, Ali has not spoken since the killings.The ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslims since an attack by Rohingya militants on police posts in late August has harmed countless children, many of them shot or hacked to death by uniformed soldiers,Approximately 480,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, and according to UNICEF the majority among them are children. These children are deeply traumatised and have had their lives ripped apart by the violence they have experienced and witnessed.Peter Bouckaert said, “Reading about half a million Rohingyas fleeing violence in Myanmar in just over one month may leave many feeling powerless. But each refugee, like Abdulaziz and his brother Zahid, have real needs that can be met – from safe shelter, food, and clean water, to psychosocial counseling to deal with the trauma they experienced, and, urgently, an education that can eventually help them realise their full potential.”Sadly, the United Nation’s emergency request for funding for education has fallen on deaf ears, even though more than 100,000 of the refugees are children who should soon be in school. Those responsible for these crimes need to be held accountable, he added.But for the children who have lost their families, experiencing some sense of normalcy, as well as justice, is essential to healing such deep wounds.last_img
Continue reading "Rohingya children witness crimes against humanity HRW"

HC given 3 more months to dispose of Khaleda appeal challenging conviction

first_imgKhaleda ZiaThe Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Tuesday extended time for the High Court till 31 October to dispose of an appeal filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, reports UNB.A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain came up with the order, said Khaleda’s lawyer AKM Ehsanur Rahman.Earlier on 16 May, the SC ordered the HC to dispose of Khaleda’s appeal challenging the lower court’s verdict in the case by 31 July.Later, Khaleda’s lawyer filed a review petition on 25 June saying that the hearing on the petition would not be finished by this time.On 12 July, the Supreme Court kept the petition stand over till 31 July.Later, Khaleda’s lawyer again placed it before the court on 29 July.The SC on Monday fixed 31 July to pass an order on the petitions.On 8 February, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.last_img read more

Continue reading "HC given 3 more months to dispose of Khaleda appeal challenging conviction"

FACT CHECK Read The Democratic Memo From The House Intel Committee

first_imgCopyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released their rebuttal to Republicans’ memo about the Russia investigation and Justice Department surveillance practices.The Republicans’ document was released swiftly and in full, while the Democrats’ longer memo was delayed for redactions.last_img

Continue reading "FACT CHECK Read The Democratic Memo From The House Intel Committee"

Prolonged daily sitting causes 4 of deaths globally says study

first_imgSitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for nearly four per cent of deaths in the world, shows an analysis of surveys from 54 countries around the world.Reducing sitting time to less than three hours per day would increase life expectancy by an average of 0.2 years, the researchers estimated.In order to properly assess the damaging effects of sitting, the study analysed behavioural surveys from 54 countries around the world and matched them with statistics on population size, actuarial table and overall deaths. Researchers found that sitting time significantly impacted all-cause mortality, accounting for approximately 433,000, or 3.8 per cent, of all deaths across the 54 nations in the study.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’They also found that sitting had higher impact on mortality rates in the Western Pacific region. The findings were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. While researchers found that sitting contributed to all-cause mortality, they also estimated the impact from reduced sitting time independent of moderate to vigorous physical activity. “It was observed that even modest reductions, such as a 10 per cent reduction in the mean sitting time or a 30-minute absolute decrease of sitting time per day, could have an instant impact in all-cause mortality in the 54 evaluated countries, whereas bolder changes would represent at least three times fewer deaths versus the 10 per cent or 30-minute reduction scenarios, explained lead investigator Leandro Rezende.last_img read more

Continue reading "Prolonged daily sitting causes 4 of deaths globally says study"

Ornaments of Kali idols stolen in Birbhum villagers protest

first_imgSuri (WB): The ornaments of two Kali idols of a temple were stolen at Chinpai village of Birbhum district triggering furore among locals who blocked road, the police said. The idols were decorated with gold and silver ornaments on the occasion of Kali puja Tuesday. Those were found missing by the priest this morning, they said. Angry over the theft, hundreds of villagers, including women, sat on the busy national highway. Initially, police tried to disperse the villagers, but failed. Once the officer-in-charge of the local police station reached the spot, he was chased by them. After about two hours, Additional Superintendent of Police Subimal Pal arrived and the blockade was lifted. Superintendent of Police Kunal Agarwal said that the situation was under control. Senior police officers were camping in the spot.last_img read more

Continue reading "Ornaments of Kali idols stolen in Birbhum villagers protest"

Brain function of night owls and larks differ

first_img‘Night owls’ – people who go to bed and get up later – have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to ‘morning larks’, which may put constraints on their normal working day, a study has found. Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK and colleagues found that individuals whose internal body clock dictates that they go to bed and wake up very late have lower resting brain connectivity in many of the brain regions that are linked to the maintenance of consciousness. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis lower brain connectivity was associated with poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness throughout the hours of a typical working day, according to the study published in the journal SLEEP. It is already known that there are huge negative health consequences for night shift workers due to the constant disruption to sleep and body clocks, said researchers, including those from the University of Surrey in the UK and the University of Campinas in Brazil. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHowever, disruption can also be caused by being forced to fit into a societal 9-5 working day if those timings do not align with your natural biological rhythms, they said. Since around 40-50 per cent of the population identify as having a preference for later bed times and for getting up after 8.20 am, the researchers say much more needs to be done to explore negative implications for this group. “A huge number of people struggle to deliver their best performance during work or school hours they are not naturally suited to,” said Elise Facer-Childs from the University of Birmingham. “There is a critical need to increase our understanding of these issues in order to minimise health risks in society, as well as maximise productivity,” Facer-Childs said. Researchers investigated brain function at rest and linked it to the cognitive abilities of 38 individuals who were identified as either ‘night owls’ or ‘morning larks’ using physiological rhythms (melatonin and cortisol), continuous sleep/wake monitoring and questionnaires. The volunteers underwent MRI scans, followed by a series of tasks, with testing sessions being undertaken at a range of different times during the day from 8am to 8pm. They were also asked to report on their levels of sleepiness. Volunteers identified as morning larks reported to be least sleepy and had their fastest reaction time during the early morning tests, which was significantly better than night owls. However, night owls were least sleepy and had their fastest reaction time at 8pm in the evening, although this was not significantly better than the larks, highlighting that night owls are most disadvantaged in the morning. The brain connectivity in the regions that could predict better performance and lower sleepiness was significantly higher in larks at all time points, suggesting that the resting state brain connectivity of night owls is impaired throughout the day (8am-8pm). “This mismatch between a person’s biological time and social time – which most of us have experienced in the form of jet lag – is a common issue for night owls trying to follow a normal working day,” said Facer-Childs.last_img read more

Continue reading "Brain function of night owls and larks differ"

iOS or Android Choosing the Best Platform For Your Mobile App

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’re an aspiring mobile app entrepreneur, your first big decision is which operating system to develop your application for: Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android.The two combined own more than 90 percent market share in the smartphone category, making them the preferred platforms. But while major brands like Yahoo and Twitter have launched iOS apps first, Android is now dominating the smartphone race in the U.S. with 53 percent market share, compared to 36 percent for iOS, according to comScore’s latest report. So how do you decide which platforms to adopt to build your mobile app? Here are three factors to help you make the right decision for your app venture:Revenues versus visibilityAndroid offers the most visibility based on absolute market share numbers, yet according to the latest Distimo survey, 73 percent of all app revenue was generated in Apple’s App Store as compared to only 23 percent for Google Play.But while Apple’s daily app sales revenue is nearly five times that of Google’s, choosing different game plans for each platform can help you maximize your exposure. For example, Whatsapp, one of the most popular messaging apps, is available for free for the first year on the Android platform to gain massive traction and is at $0.99 on the iOS for monetization.You need to craft a strategy that should strike a balance between visibility and revenues. After all, the more visibility you get, the greater your chances of monetization.Take advantage of fragmentationIt is a known fact that developing for Android is no easy task given the more than 400 types of handsets that need to be planned for when programming. Apple has so far been on the positive side of the curve with only four different types of iPhones and iPads. However, with the introduction of iOS 7, Apple is also going down the fragmentation route, offering different features for different handsets.So for example, if your solution integrates the latest AirDrop feature of iOS7, it will not be available to people owning iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, but only to iPhone 5 users. That’s why it’s important for you to create a solution that caters to a specific OS, especially in the case of Android phones where the segmentation of the OS is far greater among different handsets.Features available in the latest OS of Android, which can run only on high-end phones such as the Galaxy S or the Nexus series, will not be available to those phones on the lower end of the spectrum.Understanding what features are supported by the types of operating systems your application intends to leverage would help you target users with a certain range of handsets. For example, if you want to use the voice recognition feature to accept commands, you’d want to leverage Android’s Jelly Bean operating system’s offline voice typing feature.Understand customer usageGoing a step further into customer behavior or usage, determining which platform to develop first should depend on whether your customer is a heavy user of iTunes or Google services such as Maps, Gmail, Calendar or Google Now.For example, GTasks is a task management app that also works in the Google account mode and integrates well with Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Now.Another metric to consider is the “popular app” categories on both of the platforms. For iOS consumers between the ages of 25 and 34, the most popular app category is sports, health and fitness, followed by music, media and entertainment as well as lifestyle and shopping, according to a recent survey by Flurry. On the other hand, some of the most popular Android categories are personalization, entertainment and books and reference, based on a survey by AppBrain. Get as much information about your customer as possible to determine which platform is right for you to start with. Don’t get carried away with media reports that favor one operating system over the other. Go where your customers are. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » July 17, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min readlast_img read more

Continue reading "iOS or Android Choosing the Best Platform For Your Mobile App"

Discovery Communications is seeking to raise €600

first_imgDiscovery Communications is seeking to raise €600 million through the sale of senior notes, in a process that is expected to close this week. Discovery said it expects the net proceeds from the notes offering to be roughly €594.2 million after deducting estimated expenses related to the offering.It said it will use the proceeds to repay a portion of senior notes that are due to be repaid in June 2015 and for general corporate purposes – including the acquisition of other companies or businesses, repayment and refinancing of other debt, working capital, capital expenditures and the repurchase by the company of its capital stock.last_img read more

Continue reading "Discovery Communications is seeking to raise €600"

A top Justice Department official is putting citie

first_imgA top Justice Department official is putting cities considering medically-supervised drug injection sites on notice: If you open one, prepare for swift and aggressive legal action. With record numbers of fatal overdoses, several cities are working on plans to launch facilities where people can inject illegal drugs with staff on hand to help them if they overdose. Now, however, the Trump administration is vowing a major crackdown. In an interview with NPR, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he understands city leaders are desperate to curb the mounting overdose deaths, but there is one problem: providing a place for people to use heroin and other illegal substances is a violation of federal law.”I’m not aware of any valid basis for the argument that you can engage in criminal activity as long as you do it in the presence of someone with a medical condition,” Rosenstein says.City officials in Philadelphia and San Francisco say they are moving forward with their plans, despite the threats.In California, state lawmakers recently passed a bill awaiting the governor’s approval that would advance a three-year supervised injection site pilot program. San Francisco Mayor London Breed says the Justice Department putting cities on notice should not make them back down, given the worsening overdose problem.”There is strength in numbers,” Breed said at a press conference. “And we are talking to other cities who want to consider this as an option. I mean, here in other cities like New York and Seattle, we are trying to address the crisis.”The view from Washington is different.”Just because someone tells you in San Francisco that San Francisco is not going to prosecute you for doing something, that does not make it legal. It remains illegal after federal law,” Rosenstein says. “If anybody thinks this is a good idea, there’s a way to accomplish that: try to persuade the U.S. Congress to legalize it.”His advice to mayors and other top local elected officials? Consult your lawyers about all legal repercussions.That could mean criminal prosecution.U.S. attorneys in Philadelphia and Vermont have come out strongly against supervised injection sites. But Rosenstein’s comments mark the first time a high-ranking Department of Justice official has weighed in on the controversial sites that Philadelphia and about a dozen other jurisdictions are considering in response to the worsening opioid crisis.No matter how severe the crisis gets, Rosenstein says inviting people into a space and permitting them to use dangerous drugs there is a troubling notion. It may, in Rosenstein’s view, even accelerate the problem. “This is not a disease that gets spread like the flu,” Rosenstein says. “People can only become addicted if they have access to these illegal drugs. And so if we can prevent that access, we can prevent the addiction.”But supporters point to the latest grim federal statistics as evidence of why the sites are a necessary tool to help save lives. More than 72,000 Americans died from overdoses last year, exceeding any one-year death total during the AIDS crisis.In Philadelphia, more than 1,200 people died of drug overdoses, most fueled by opioids, last year. That is about 35 percent more than the deadliest days of the AIDS epidemic, says Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley.”This would be the worst public health crisis in a century,” Farley says.He says just as public health officials realized syringe exchanges worked to save lives during the worst years of the AIDs epidemic, “likewise, now, we know there are a lot of needless death from drug overdoses and we know we can save lives because the evidence is clear that these facility save lives.”Farley recalls the early backlash to needle exchange programs, and hopes that the criminal justice community will gradually come around to the idea of supervised injection sites.While the research is still preliminary, most studies show that the supervised injection sites can drive down fatal overdoses. These sites are credited with containing the spread of infectious diseases. And advocates say the facilities help move more people into treatment. The American Medical Association has endorsed launching supervised injection site pilot programs.”Nobody likes the idea of watching someone who is addicted just inject drugs. We want to get all of those people into treatment, but we all have to recognize that, despite all of our efforts, many people are not going to drug treatment,” he says.Farley worries that if the Justice Department’s threats spread widely enough people will be too scared to show up when the city’s site does open.”If the message is clear that, if you walk in this facility you’re going to be arrested, people wouldn’t be using that,” Farley says. “But that is not what is happened currently with syringe exchange, and that’s the sort of accommodation we hope we can set up with an overdose prevention site.”Rosenstein says he “wouldn’t speculate” on what exactly the enforcement would look like or who might be arrested, but he says options include suing under the Controlled Substances Act to get an injunction, or even pursuing criminal charges depending on the circumstances. He says federal officials are watching cities that advancing injection site plans.”If local governments get in the business of facilitating drug use … they’re actually inviting people to bring these illegal drugs into their places of business,” Rosenstein says. “If you start down that road, you’re really going to undermine the deterrent message that I think is so important in order to prevent people from becoming addicted in the future.”But for public health leaders like Farley, the bottom line is that lives are at stake and supervised injection facilities could help.”In a crisis like thus, with this many people dying as we have, it’s worth a try,” says Farley. Copyright 2018 WHYY. To see more, visit WHYY.last_img read more

Continue reading "A top Justice Department official is putting citie"

Over the past three years Ive had one major goal

first_imgOver the past three years, I’ve had one major goal in my personal life: To stop being so angry.Anger has been my emotional currency. I grew up in an angry home. Door slamming and phone throwing were basic means of communication.I brought these skills to my 20-year marriage. “Why are you yelling?” my husband would say.”I’m not,” I’d retort. Oh wait. On second thought: “You’re right. I am yelling.”Then three years ago, an earthquake hit our home: We had a baby girl. And all I wanted was the opposite. I wanted her to grow up in a peaceful environment — to learn other ways of handling uncomfortable situations.So I went to therapy. I kept cognitive behavioral therapy worksheets. I took deep breaths, counted to 10 and walked out of rooms. And I even meditated at night.These strategies helped me manage the anger, but they never really decreased it. It was like keeping a feral horse in a barn. I was contained, but not really domesticated.Then, six months ago, I was talking with Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychologist at Northeastern University. Right at the end of the hour-long interview, she tossed out this suggestion: “You could increase your emotional granularity.”My emotional what?”Go learn more emotion words and emotion concepts from your culture and other cultures,” she added.Over the past 30 years, Feldman Barrett has found evidence that anger isn’t one emotion but rather a whole family of emotions. And learning to identify different members of the family is a powerful tool for regulating your anger, studies have shown.Or better yet, as I found, go and make up your own anger categories and start using them.What is anger?There’s a common theory about anger. You’ll find it in text books, scientific papers, news reports — even here at NPR. And some scientists support the theory, says Feldman Barrett.The idea is that anger is one of several “basic emotions” that are universal, Feldman Barrett says. It’s almost like a reflex — hard-wired in the brain. When something unjust or unfair happens to you, “your blood pressure often goes up. Your heart rate will go up. Maybe you’ll breathe heavily or you’ll have a reddening of your skin,” she says. “Then you’ll have an urge … to punch or yell at someone. That’s the stereotype of what anger is,” Feldman Barrett says.But it’s not the full story.Anger around the worldWhat you feel when you’re angry depends on the situation, what your past experiences are and how your culture has taught you to respond, she says.As a result, there is actually enormous variation in the types of anger in the U.S., like exuberant anger when you’re getting pumped up to compete in sports, or sad anger when your spouse or boss doesn’t appreciate you.When you look at other cultures, the variation explodes.Germans have a word that roughly means “a face in need of a slap,”or backpfeifengesicht. “It’s like you’re so furious with someone that you look at their face, and it’s as if their face is urging you to punch them,” Feldman Barrett says. “It’s a great emotion.”Ancient Greeks differentiated between a short-term anger that doesn’t stick around (ὀργή or orge ) with a long-lasting anger that’s permanent (μῆνις or menin).Mandarin Chinese has a specific word for anger directed toward yourself, 悔恨 or huǐhèn. It’s literally a combination of regret and hate, says linguist Yao Yao at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. “You regret something you did so much, that you’re angry at yourself,” she says.Thais have, at least, seven degrees of anger, says linguist Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong at the University of Hawaii. “We don’t walk around saying ‘I’m angry.’ That’s too broad,” she says. “We may start with ‘I’m displeased’ and ‘I’m dissatisfied’ and then increase the intensity,” she says.And India is a treasure trove of angers.”There’s a common form of anger which means like ‘when eggplant hits the hot oil,’ ” says Abhijeet Paul, who teaches South Asian literature at Middlebury College.”You suddenly become, like, really angry at hearing something shocking or learning something that you really, really dislike,” Paul says.Indians also differentiate between political anger, which you have for the ruling class or “boss man,” and personal angers, which you have for a friend, family or neighbor. You would never mix the two and express political anger in a personal relationship, Paul says.”There’s also a very interesting anger that is a loving anger,” Paul says. You express this emotion toward a spouse when your spouse has angered you but you can’t help them, only love them, he says. “It’s a mixed bag of love, grief, sorrow and anger.”Personalize anger to help regulate itSo in many ways, anger is like wine. There are these major varieties — such as chardonnay and pinot noir — but each vintage has its own unique combination of aromas, flavors and potency. The more practice you have at detecting — and naming — these nuances, the better you understand wine.And if you learn to detect all the various flavors and nuances of anger and label them, you can start to handle your anger better, says psychologist Maria Gendron at Yale University.”There’s definitely emerging evidence that just the act of putting a label on your feelings is a really powerful tool for regulation,” Gendron says. It can keep the anger from overwhelming you. It can offer clues about what to do in response to the anger. And sometimes, it can make the anger go away.The idea is to take a statement that’s broad and general, such as, “I’m so angry,” and make it more precise. Take the Thai: “I’m displeased,” or the German “Backpfeifengesicht!”Psychologists call this strategy emotional granularity. Studies show that the more emotional granularity a person has, the less likely they are to shout or hit someone who has hurt them. They are also less like to binge drink when stressed. On the other hand, people diagnosed with major depressive disorder are more likely to have low emotional granularity compared to healthy adults.”There’s a whole arm of research showing how functional it is to have finely tuned categories for our experiences,” Gendron says.Emotional granularity is like watching HDTV versus regular TV. It lets you see your anger with higher resolution, Gendron says. “It gives you more information about what that anger means, whether you value that experience and choices about what to do next,” she says.This last part is key: Being granular with you anger helps you figure out what’s the best way to handle the situation — or whether you should do anything at all.For instance, if you are feeling a quick burst of anger, which you know will fade rapidly, then maybe doing nothing is the best strategy.And you don’t have to limit yourself to the labels that already exist, Gendron says. Be creative. Analyze what’s causing your various angers, give them specific names and start using the terms with family and coworkers.”If you’re making a practice in your family of coming up with words and then using them together, that actually can regulate physiology,” she says. “That can resolve the kind of ambiguity about the situation.”Personally, I found this strategy the most helpful. I started paying attention to what typically triggers my anger at work and at home. And I found three major types, which I named.Illogical anger: This emotions happens when somebody at work makes a decision that seems completely illogical. Once I labeled this anger and started tracking what happens afterwards, I quickly realized that trying to convince an illogical person of logic is often futile – and a waste of time.Hurry-up anger: This is the anger I feel when someone else is not doing something fast enough — yes, I’m talking about the driver of the gray Prius at the stoplight this morning or the 3-year-old who will not put her shoes on fast enough. Once I labeled it, I realized that cars, people and toddlers eventually move. Huffing and puffing doesn’t make it faster.Disonophous anger: This is my favorite anger. And has the biggest impact on my life.I wanted to figure out how to decrease yelling at our house. So I started paying attention to what often occurred right before the screaming began. It was super obvious: The dog was barking and the toddler was screaming. Basically two loud sounds simultaneously. So my husband and I made up disonophous anger from the Latin for “two sounds.”Now when my husband says, “I have disonophous anger, Michaeleen …” we know exactly what to do: Put the dog on the porch and pick up the baby.And I know he’s not angry at me. He just wants some peace and quiet. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

Continue reading "Over the past three years Ive had one major goal"

Tesla Owner Banned From Driving for 18 Months for Turning on Autopilot

first_img Tesla will be one of the first to tell you not to put too much faith in Autopilot. It’s currently more of an advanced driver assist than a full self-driving system. However, one driver recently ignored that advice in dramatic fashion.Nottingham, U.K. resident Bhavesh Patel has received an 18-month driving ban after he was caught sitting in the passenger seat of his Model S on the M1 in May 2017. The man said he invoked Autopilot and was betting that its “amazing” semi-autonomous guidance would keep the car rolling at the estimated 40 MPH of surrounding traffic.He didn’t crash, but that obviously didn’t matter. Police noted that what he did was “grossly irresponsible” and was risking not just his life, but those of “other innocent people.” On top of the ban, Patel has to work 100 unpaid hours, conduct 10 days of rehabilitation and pay £1,800 (about $2,480) in prosecution costs.It almost goes without saying why doing this would be dangerous: Autopilot can keep your car in its lane and maintain a traffic-appropriate speed, but it won’t perform evasive maneuvers or otherwise react well in emergencies. There is a question about how long Patel managed to keep Autopilot going, though. The system requires that you keep your hands on the wheel. Ignore warnings for a minute and Autopilot will not only switch off for the rest of the drive, but (if you continue to ignore it) bring the car to a complete halt. Patel most likely stayed in the passenger’s seat for just a brief period, but it’s slightly disconcerting that he had any time to crawl around the Model S without Autopilot bringing his experiment to a premature end.Man pleads guilty to dangerous driving after switching on his car’s autopilot and moving over to the passenger seat while travelling along the M1 near #HemelHempstead: https://t.co/GrKppSLVZT pic.twitter.com/JPYgk9eyDM— Herts Police (@HertsPolice) April 27, 2018  Next Article He put too much trust in Autopilot. Tesla Owner Banned From Driving for 18 Months for Turning on Autopilot and Leaving the Driver’s Seat This story originally appeared on Engadget Image credit: PA Images | Getty Images via engadget –shares 2 min read April 30, 2018 Add to Queue Jon Fingas Tesla Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Continue reading "Tesla Owner Banned From Driving for 18 Months for Turning on Autopilot"

Improve Employee Morale and Save Money by Going Green

first_img July 25, 2016 Guest Writer “Going green” is by no means a modern movement, but technology has certainly modernized our approach to sustainability. Solar panels, hybrid vehicles and energy-efficient appliances have become normal aspects of life in many parts of the world. And though none of it happened overnight, many would argue that similar advances are taking too long to catch on in the business world.The topic of the “paperless office” still elicits many eye rolls and is treated as something unattainable — dismissible, even — when in fact, corporate sustainability has emerged as a fundamental part of 21st century business strategy.Related: The Still-Not-Here-Yet Paperless OfficeThere is certainly plenty of room for improvement here. According to The Paperless Project, a grassroots coalition of companies focused on transforming the way organizations use paper and electronic content, it takes 24 trees, 2.2K lbs of solid waste and 19K gallons of water to make one ton of paper. After all that, almost half — 45 percent — of the paper we print ends up in the trash every day.From some viewpoints, a corporate sustainability program might seem like a nice-to-have, but when you consider the massive amount of waste created by businesses — even with the many technology-driven options now available — it is, irrefutably, a must-have. We all share a collective responsibility to reduce paper waste and cultivate a more sustainable lifestyle, from our homes to our offices. Luckily, a corporate sustainability program does more than just eliminate paper. You can actually improve employee productivity and spread an altruistic sentiment while shaving costs off your bottom line. And in a competitive global marketplace, having a strong reputation for sustainability can be a key distinguishing factor — especially among millennials, a group that’s growing quickly in buying power, influence and presence in the workforce.Here are three ways corporate sustainability can improve employee morale and save your company a boatload of cash:1. Time is money.Paper is wildly inefficient. Think of how much more time it would take to search for a mis-filed paper document versus a digital file that had been dropped in the wrong folder, or the time and effort required to print a document, sign it, scan it and email it. It should be a no-brainer, but employee habits and lax paperless policies have maintained paper as a fixture in many offices worldwide.A recent survey, conducted by Nitro, revealed more than 70 percent of IT leadership identify paper as a continued organizational obstacle, and more than 50 percent see inconsistency in workflow and collaboration. More than 40 percent struggle with document version control, and more than 33 percent grapple with lack of visibility of their knowledge workers’ document activity. With paper in the picture, it’s hard to view these productivity-draining challenges as anything but insurmountable.Related: Why Environmental Responsibility Is Good for Your Bottom LineAt Nitro, we endeavour to practice what we preach. We’re selling digital document productivity, but we’re also practicing it on a daily basis. In fact, a recent internal survey revealed that more than 40 percent of Nitro employees say they never print anything. It helps that everyone has access to our tools, which eliminate a lot of the frustrations and productivity sinks we hear about from our customers.In addition to equipping employees with the right digital tools to help them break their existing paper-based habits, we put an emphasis on integrating the sustainable and paperless mindset into the company culture through company-wide trainings and competitions. The result is reduced waste, increased productivity and more money in the bank — money that we’ve been able to reinvest into our people and our business.2. It’s a feel-good approach to saving.Going paperless doesn’t just save you cash and increase productivity. It can significantly impact your company morale. Over the past ten years, consumers (aka employees) have become more interested in sustainability, more concerned about environmental threats and are more willing to take action and/or direct their dollars in ways that benefit (or don’t harm) the environment. Rates of recycling and composting have consistently been climbing, and people, businesses and governments are working to reduce waste through measures like charging for plastic bags, redistributing food leftovers and biking to work.At Nitro, we have a robust recycling and composting program that  is peer-managed. We put the onus on our employees to maintain sustainable practices, and that genuineness goes a long way in terms of their perception of Nitro as an employer. We also encourage biking to work and have designated areas throughout our office for bike storage. We make it fun, yes, but we trust that when we give our employees the tools to be better and do better, they will. We’ve found this to be extremely successful and it certainly improves morale.3. Attracting the next-generation of employees.You know all those millennials and Gen Zers who will soon dominate the workforce? Sustainability means a lot to them. In her book Meet the Millennials, Leigh Buchanon writes: “One of the characteristics of millennials […] is that they are primed to do well by doing good. Almost 70 percent say that giving back and being civically engaged are their highest priorities.”The new generation of knowledge workers seem to work for a purpose and not just a paycheck. They are not interested in working for employers who disregard the environment or cling to antiquated processes.From the employer perspective, we look to hire people who are good people — people who care about their customers, colleagues and the world they live in. Our hiring practices relate to sustainability in a lot of ways, mainly because we’re a technology company. We want to hire people who rely on technology to be super productive. We have paperless hiring processes so it’s only natural that we want people who work the same way.Related: 3 No-Brainer Reasons Why I’m Going More Green — And Why You Should TooThe reality is that people roll their eyes about the paperless discussion, and maybe some people will always have that attitude. But sustainability initiatives are still very relevant today from both an environmental perspective and an efficiency perspective.We at Nitro accept that paper will be used for certain things and is required in certain instances, but where we can and should, we rely on and incorporate digital workflows. Outside of this being a more sustainable approach, we’ve absolutely seen, and continue to see, productivity benefits. Improve Employee Morale and Save Money by Going Green Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares Next Article 6 min read Register Now » Gina O’reilly COO at Nitro Add to Queue Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Sustainabilitylast_img read more

Continue reading "Improve Employee Morale and Save Money by Going Green"