Determination: The Ability to Persevere

first_imgTo be effective at sales, you need practice and perseverance. Selling is an effort to beat the odds of rejection, and to do so you have to stay determined and be okay with not closing every sale. The best sellers don’t have a 100% track record of closing, but they know how to keep going even when they are discouraged.What Does It Mean to Persevere?The definition of perseverance, to paraphrase Merriam-Webster, is to persist in a state of enterprise in spite of opposition or discouragement. It is one of the primary foundational attributes of sales effectiveness and is necessary to succeed. Let’s take a closer look at how it applies to sales and works with the other attributes.Perseverance follows the first attribute, self-discipline. Self-discipline provides the foundation for the ability to persevere. If you have a disciplined practice and are good at keeping yourself accountable, you will have the ability to keep trying even when things aren’t working. Show up on time every day and always think about how you can make changes to your practice and schedule in order to improve it.Optimism is the second attribute. It enables perseverance by allowing you to continue to try without being discouraged. Maintaining a positive mental attitude about being a professional salesperson will help you stay dedicated to your work even when times get tough.Perseverance stands on top of the third attribute, competitiveness. Engaging in a spirit of competition enables you to continue to fight and win in a tough contest. If you learn all you can about your competition and stay aware of what they are doing at all times, you will always be able to discuss why what you are offering is better.The fourth attribute, initiative, sustains the desire and the ability to be proactive. This means constantly being on the lookout for new opportunities and hunting them down instead of waiting for them to fall into your lap. Having initiative means you are not intimidated by challenges, rather, you thrive on them. You have to accept responsibility for getting what you want in life. By waiting, you cut yourself down and limit your chances of success.Perseverance also follows the fifth attribute, resourcefulness. While mediocre salespeople easily feel like they have done all they could, great salespeople tap out one resource and immediately go looking for another. Resourcefulness allows you to persevere until you finally find a way to succeed or until you make one. Flood your mind with positive input that helps you stay motivated and counteract negative experiences.“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United StatesPerseverance is the act of deciding on the desired outcome and taking action to achieve it. Perseverance is being resolute in purpose until you achieve your desired outcome. The ability to persevere is what allows one person to continue in their pursuit of an idea or a goal for as long as it takes for that goal to be achieved. You will experience setbacks, large and small, on your way to success. The weak of heart won’t be able to stick it out. Those with perseverance will. It is the ability to continue to chase a dream, even when all of the evidence indicates that it cannot or will not be realized.To persevere is the ability to continue to try. To persist. To press on.How to Persevere in SalesSuccess in sales requires perseverance, plain and simple.Perseverance and determination allow the salesperson to hear the word “no” and to continue to pursue their objective undeterred. Determination is what allows the salesperson to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and try again. It allows the salesperson to keep calling.Perseverance allows salespeople to continue to pursue their dream clients for years, never failing to nurture the relationship, even when there is no indication that the prospect will give them an opportunity. To others, this seems crazy! Why wouldn’t you just give up? That is what makes the difference between those who succeed and those who aren’t even willing to try.Perseverance allows the salesperson to believe that the contest is never over, even when the bell has rung. It allows the salesperson to remain engaged with their prospects, even after they choose a competitor. Those who have the ability to stick to their goals even in the face of discouragement and disappointment know that it’s never over – there is always one more round.This determination continues even after the deal has been won. Prospects and customers value perseverance, and they buy it because they know that it is this attribute that will ensure that the salesperson will help them achieve the outcome they have promised. As the old saying goes, “The way you do anything is the way you do everything.” When your clients see how fiercely you are chasing them, they will know you will apply that same ferocity to the work you do for them.When Perseverance is MissingWhen the ability to persevere is missing, the salesperson accepts “no” as a final answer. The lack of determination feels smart: “They said no, so I am moving on.” But this isn’t smart. The lack of perseverance is detrimental to their success.The best and most desirable clients always belong to your competitor. And they always start by saying no. You have to learn to expect it as your initial answer.When determination is missing, the salesperson floats from one “no” to the next, never putting in the time and effort to nurture the relationship. They never create the familiarity that later allows them to gain access to the prospect. The prospect tells every salesperson no, and all but the most persistent simply go away. They only remember the salesperson that perseveres. When there is an opportunity, the shortlist is made up of the few salespeople who were determined to be on that list.Their perseverance is what makes them worth talking to.ConclusionThe ability to persevere is an essential attribute of great salespeople, allowing them to succeed where others fail. It provides the salesperson with an immunity to the word “no.” Perseverance allows the professional salesperson to persist in their efforts to acquire new clients and to succeed in delivering the outcomes they have promised. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Questions Every Salesperson Needs to AskDo I too easily accept no as an answer?Do I fail in persisting to pursue the difficult but most desirable prospects because they belong to my competitor?Do I believe that “no” is final? Do I believe that things will always be the way they are now, not recognizing that my prospect’s needs are constantly changing?Am I trying to find an easier path instead of the path I really want to take?Is it ever right to stop pursuing something that you really desire? Is it ever right to quit or give up?Am I failing my dream clients by giving up on them, even though I can provide them with something better than they have now?Will I be the first person my dream prospect thinks of when their needs change? 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‘Hot Chick’ Makes Nick Kyrgios Lose Concentration During Laver Cup Match vs Roger Federer

first_img john mcenroeLaver Cupnick kyrgiosrafael nadal First Published: September 21, 2019, 11:52 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer served up an intense and fiery singles clash at the Laver Cup in Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday, where the Swiss legend came out on top.Federer came from behind to beat Kyrgios 6-7 (5), 7-5, 10-7 to give Team Europe a 5-3 lead over Team World after the Day Session of the second day of the tournament. With the loss, Kyrgios has now lost all three singles encounters he has played against Federer in the tournament.While Federer held on for most part in the second set before raising the bar and taking it away in the tiebreak, Kyrgios said at one point in the second set that he got distracted because of a woman in the crowd.After holding his serve to take a 2-1 lead in the second set, Kyrgios came back to the bench and told his teammates, “I lost concentration. I saw a really hot chick in the crowd.”Like, I’m being jarringly honest – I’d marry her right now. Right now.””I lost concentration, I saw a really hot chick in the crowd” 😂😂 #LaverCup #TeamWorld #Kyrgios pic.twitter.com/NrSZC2zTuT— Gilfoyle (@PiedPiperValley) September 21, 2019 Kyrgios played a good match against Federer but was just not consistent enough to take the win for his team.When Federer was just about staying in the match and came to the bench 4-5 down, it was Rafael Nadal who stepped up and gave him some advice to tackle Kyrgios and go for the win.”After five shots [in the rally], you are winning more [points] than him.”I know it’s difficult because he reads the ball so well… Wait for the right one and then attack because he’s not missing,” Nadal told Federer.Coach Nadal 💪@RafaelNadal | #LaverCuppic.twitter.com/X32z8VeeR8— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) September 21, 2019 When Federer eventually won the match in tiebreak, the stadium erupted and the crowd was on its feet to applaud the spectacle.”I was hoping it was going to be like this. It was amazing.”It was tough to lose that first set. I needed to get some energy, so I was just trying to stay with Nick because if you can turn it around, you can get the crowd behind you. I need some earplugs for the next match,” Federer said after the match. last_img read more

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‘Simeone extension would be perfect for Atleti’

first_imgDiego Simeone is a “blessing” for Atletico Madrid and it would be “perfect” for all parties if he signed a contract extension, CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin says.The Argentine coach has enjoyed almost seven years at the helm of the Spanish side, guiding them to a La Liga title, two Europa League successes and two Champions League finals.With his side sitting third in the Spanish top flight and just a point behind leaders Sevilla after eight games, Simeone is still flourishing at Atleti and the club hope to keep the dream partnership together, Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I think it was a blessing for all parties, for me, for the club, for the fans, but also for him [when Simeone arrived],” he Gil Marin told Juventude Rebelde. “We have grown a lot together and hopefully we can continue like this for many more years.”In football, you cannot establish too many long-term projects at the sporting level, you can do it at structural levels. In the case of Diego, he has this season and the next, and evidently the perfect thing for both parties would be to extend the link for longer.”Atletico have had a strong start to their Champions League campaign, too, having won their first two matches in Group A.Although a spot in the knockout round is in their sights, Gil Marin says they are realistic about their chances of going all the way to seal the European crown.”It’s not an obsession,” he said. “Obviously it’s a challenge and it would be beautiful, but it is not necessary, just a longing, because it would never be a failure not to achieve it.”Following the conclusion of the international break, Atletico Madrid are back in action Saturday as the team visits Villarreal for a league clash.last_img read more

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Transport Operators Continue to Push for Fare Increase

first_imgPublic passenger transport operators continued to press their case for an increase in fares, at a public consultation held on Monday, June 10, at the Holy Cross Church on Half-Way-Tree Road, Kingston.The session was the third in a series organised by the Transport Authority of Jamaica (TAJ), to provide the opportunity for transport operators to share with the public, their request for a fare raise, and allow for feedback from commuters and the general public.Managing Director of the TAJ, Donald Foster, noted that the transport operators have invested millions of dollars, and, to the extent that they provide a quality service, “like any other business, they deserve a return on their investment.”“Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Omar Davies, indeed, recognises that they deserve a return on their investment and that they deserve the consideration of a fare increase,” he said, noting that the last raise was granted in January 2010.President of the Route Taxi Association of Jamaica, Sophia Campbell, informed that her organisation is requesting a 40 per cent increase from the Government.She said at the existing rates, the operators cannot afford to maintain their vehicles, replace parts and carry out major repairs.Miss Campbell stated that operators have had to be crediting gas from service stations, as well as servicing their vehicles themselves. She further cited the high cost of insurance, with as much as $300,000 for certain vehicles.“We believe that any business should be in a position to retool itself such as replacing the old vehicles that we have. However, we cannot find the money to retool those vehicles and…we cannot walk into a bank and negotiate a loan to purchase a vehicle that is going to operate as a taxi because no bank will look at us; we are not qualified for such,” Miss Campbell said.Donovan Latibeaudiere, a member of the public, said he is not in agreement with a fare increase at this time, in light of the public sector wage freeze.“I want to ask where that extra money going to come from to pay that increase they are asking for,” while also citing the need for order in the system.In response, Miss Campbell, said stakeholders are benefiting under the public passenger vehicle driver and conductor training programme, being undertaken by the TAJ and HEART Trust/NTA.The initiative is part of strategies to address indiscipline in the transport sector and ensure safe and reliable public transportation. She said operators are also being equipped to better manage their business.The final consultation is scheduled to be held in Portmore, St. Catherine. The other regional public consultations were held in Montego Bay, St. James; and Ocho Rios, St. Ann.Contact: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

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EU opens antitrust investigation of air ticket distributors

first_imgBRUSSELS — European Union regulators have launched an investigation into flight ticket distribution services on concerns that their agreements with airlines might result in more expensive plane tickets.The EU’s executive Commission said Friday that it has opened an antitrust investigation into Amadeus and Sabre, two major “global distribution systems” for airline tickets.The Commission is examining whether their contracts may restrict airlines and travel agents from using other suppliers.EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she’s concerned any possible restrictions “could create carriers to innovation” and push up distribution costs for airlines, “ultimately raising ticket prices for travellers.”Amadeus of Spain and Sabre, a U.S. company, provide flight booking systems and reservation management software.The Commission said the opening of a formal investigation “does not prejudge its outcome.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Highway robber who looted people by offering lift arrested

first_imgNew Delhi: A 28 years old highway robber who robbed a person by giving him lift in the taxi was arrested from Sohna in Harayana. The accused had forcefully withdrew victim’s money through his ATM cards before dumping him at isolated place. Police identified the accused as Arshad Khan, resident of Gurugram in Haryana. The law enforcement agency in their press statement said that on January 24, the complainant came to Vasant Kunj (South) police station and informed that on January 14, at around 7:30 PM when he was waiting at Mahipalpur Chowk at NH-8 for a rideable vehicle to reach his office at Gurugram, a taxi came there and offered him ride for Gurugram. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic “He boarded into the taxi in which three passengers (accused associates) were already present. When they reached near the mall at NH-8, they forcefully robbed his belongings including his mobile phone and purse with an ATM card and cash of Rs. 1,500,” police said. The complainant was thrashed and taken to Sohna from where they threatened him and got his ATM card’s PIN code from him. They accused withdrew Rs.1.50 lakh from his account through ATMs and kept him with them till 2.00 AM in the night. After that they dumped the complainant at an isolated place near KMP Expressway, Haryana. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devender Arya said that Vasant Kunj (South) police team started reconstruction of the entire sequence of events right from the start of commission of crime from where taxi had commenced its journey and up to the place where the victim was dumped by the assailants. On March 11 on the basis of secret information the accused was arrested from Sohna after a raid conducted by team of Inspector Sanjeev Kumar which was constituted under the supervision of Sh. Ramesh Kumar, ACP (Vasant Vihar) DCP Arya further stated that during preliminary interrogation, confronted with the evidence against him, the apprehended accused confessed of his involvement in the highway robbery and disclosed that they had committed many crime like this earlier as well. “The accused disclosed his involvement in more than two dozen incidents with similar modus operandi in Delhi and Gurugram, Haryana, ” said DCP Arya.last_img read more

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UN nuclear watchdog circulates report on Iran to Security Council

The report, entitled “Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” covers the period since IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei’s previous report of 22 February.It was also submitted today to the agency’s 35-member Board of Governors, which will consider the report at its next series of meetings in Vienna starting on 11 June.In Mr. ElBaradei’s February report, he wrote that Iran has continued enriching uranium in spite of a call by the Security Council that it suspend such activities.“Iran has not agreed to any of the required transparency measures, which are essential for the clarification of certain aspects of the scope and nature of its nuclear programme,” he said in the February report, which also noted that without greater transparency and spot checks, the agency cannot confirm that Iran’s uranium enrichment activities are solely for peaceful purposes, as Tehran contends, rather than for the production of weapons.In March, the Security Council adopted a resolution calling for the tightening of existing sanctions on Iran, the imposition of a ban on arms sales and the expansion of the freeze on assets. It also reaffirmed that Iran must take the steps required by the IAEA’s Board, which called for a full and sustained suspension of all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities.Additionally, the resolution said that Iran must ratify and implement the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty’s (NPT) Additional Protocol which grants the IAEA expanded rights of access to information and sites, as well as authority to use the most advanced technologies during the verification process. 23 May 2007The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today circulated his latest report regarding Iran to the Security Council. read more

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Athuraliye Rathana notes Maithris failures

The venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera also said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot be appointed President again.He said that constitutional amendments approved by Parliament after the new Government took office ensures Rajapaksa is unable to be appointed an Executive President in future. (Colombo Gazette) He said there was also an expectation that Parliament will be turned into a key decision making body on National reconciliation, but even that attempt ended in failure. “The people are asking us if we had accomplished what we promised through goof governance,” the monk added. Pivithuru Hetak National Council Chairman and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) member, the venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera, said that President Maithripala Sirisena had failed to take appropriate action against some corrupt politicians.Speaking to reporters today, Rathana Thera said that the Government was given six months to arrest some of the politicians yet some of those attempts were blocked by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). read more

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Rory McGrath avoids jail after admitting harassing married former lover for 14

first_imgDavid Gower, Jonathan Ross, Rory McGrath, Nick Hancock and Gary Lineker in They Think It's All Over Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. This was an experiment. Torture people said torture.Anti torture people deflected and would not answer. pic.twitter.com/f6eWh3536S— Lee Hurst (@2010LeeHurst) January 26, 2017 Rory McGrath, with his wife Nicola, leaving Huntingdon Magistrates CourtCredit:PA/ Steve Parsons Rory McGrath, with his wife Nicola, leaving Huntingdon Magistrates Court Rory McGrath, the comedian and former star of BBC panel show They Think It’s All Over, has been spared jail, after admitting harassing a woman during a 14-month “mid-life crisis”.The Cambridge-educated comic, who had a five-year affair with the married woman, was given a suspended prison sentence after admitting a “deliberate and pre-planned” campaign of harassment that included threatening to send intimate photographs to her husband.Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court heard that after the “much younger, very attractive” woman broke off their affair, the comic hid in bushes to spy on her, followed her on his bike, and left abusive messages for her husband, saying he had “mesmerisingly beautiful but quite graphic photographs” of her. Comedian Rory McGrath arrives at court on Thursday  In mitigation, Angela Rafferty QC said McGrath had not intended to cause pain. She said: “She is much younger and a very attractive and glamorous woman. He might not thank me for saying it, but It may be there is a mid-life crisis aspect to his conduct.” Sentencing him to ten weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, district judge Ken Sheraton told McGrath: “This was a persistent, consistent and controlling imposition of yourself on the victim.”This conduct was constant and involved threats in the form of involving others or the use of personal photographs.”A five-year restraining order was imposed preventing McGrath from contacting the victim or her family directly or indirectly. David Gower, Jonathan Ross, Rory McGrath, Nick Hancock and Gary Lineker in They Think It’s All OverCredit: FremantleMedia Ltd / Rex Featurescenter_img The comic’s campaign of harassment also included sending her packets of brown sugar, in a reference to an occasion when she fled a cafe meeting after claiming she was going to the counter to get some sugar, while he also turned up at her husband’s workplace.The court heard that in February last year McGrath followed the woman and her daughter around Cambridge on a bicycle while they were jogging, telling the victim she looked “strong and fit”.The teenage girl began to cry, saying: “Leave my mum alone.” McGrath, who “smelt strongly of alcohol”, replied: “Personality disorders are clearly genetic.”In July, the comic hid in bushes, spying on the victim while she was out with her new partner, the court heard.Mr Abell said: “He was seen in bushes but quickly went back to cycling up and down on a nearby road before eventually leaving.” @David215Gower sorry, couldn’t keep it to myself any longer.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 26, 2017 The court heard McGrath, 60, arranged to meet the woman, who has since separated form her husband, at his house in June 2015, saying he was seeking “closure”.When she arrived she saw McGrath had put a mattress in the living room, “in case she wanted to lie down”.He asked if she was “frightened” and offered her a drink, asking if she only kept the relationship going because she was worried he had evidence of their affair.She told him the relationship was over.McGrath later emailed her intimate photographs he had taken, in a move that was described by prosecutors as “a deliberate attempt by him of reminding her that he still had these images and what he meant to do if she wasn’t compliant”. Interesting day for ‘They Think It’s All Over’. Just needs @David215Gower to finally come clean about our affair.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 26, 2017 Comedian Rory McGrath arrives at court on Thursday Credit:Steve Parsons/PA Prosecutor Anthony Abell said the couple met in 2010, when the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was “unhappily married”.He said: “Although the affair started off as something they both cherished, by August 2014 the complainant had become unhappy with the relationship.”She began to find Mr McGrath to be difficult and unpleasant company and she was seeking to disengage from the affair.”She was very conscious of the fact that he had several photographs of them together, including some intimate photographs of her as well.”Sad to say, the defendant seems to have found it very very difficult to deal with the end of this relationship.”From the beginning of June 2015, right until August 2016, he pursued a course of conduct which he himself at one stage described as ‘unstable and tempestuous’.” Despite the claims, McGrath’s wife, Nicola, has stood by him, and in a statement read by his lawyer outside court, the comic apologised to his family. He said: “This has been a dark time and thankfully it’s now over. I now want to move on with my life.”McGrath was mocked on Twitter by Gary Lineker, who also appeared on They Think It’s All Over, after Lee Hurst, another star of the panel show, was pilloried for comments that appeared to support the use of torture.Lineker said: “Interesting day for ‘They Think It’s All Over’. Just needs [fellow star David Gower] to finally come clean about our affair.”last_img read more

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IT expert who saved the world from ransomware virus is working with

first_imgMr Hutchins – who is known only as Malware Tech – is believed to live in a popular seaside resort on the north Devon coast. His mother and father work in the medical industry and he also has a younger brother. His social media accounts are peppered with tweets about his love of surfing and views of the waves along the coast. In one tweet, he wrote: “I could move to a city but where in a city would I get this view?”Around a year ago, he joined a “private intel threat firm” based in Los Angeles. He later made a number of references to travelling to America, including admitting being “super worried” he was “too nerdy” for Las Vegas.  The self-taught 22-year-old took just a few hours to stop the breach, which had already spread to more than 200,000 victims – including the NHS – across 150 countries. Marcus Hutchins' room  In a tweet from January, the security expert posted a 30-second video panning around his room, which is packed with half-a-dozen computer screens, cabling and gadgetry. He writes: “After three years of effort, I finally have a malware lab I’m happy with.” Pictures from a trip show champagne bottles, vodka, energy drinks and takeaway pizza Marcus Hutchins  He is now working with the government’s National Cyber Security Centre to prevent a new strain of the malicious software, it was reported. Tweets posted from business associates during the trip show the group in a hotel room, which is littered with champagne bottles, vodka, energy drinks and takeaway pizza.Other images from the jaunt show members of the party driving a Lamborghini and Ferrari in the nearby desert.In October, he talked of hiring his first employee and posted images of computers he had set up after finding in a rubbish dump behind a supermarket. Marcus Hutchins, far left, pictured with friends Marcus Hutchins has been credited with stopping the ransomware attack He added: “It is not a job to him, more a passion that he happens to get paid for.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It was only on Saturday when he emerged as the accidental hero of the attack. In a blog, he described how he stopped the spread of the virus by purchasing a web domain for £8 and by redirecting it elsewhere. He reportedly shouted “eureka” when he realised he had unintentionally taken down the virus. On Sunday night, he did not respond to requests for comment from The Telegraph.  Marcus Hutchins has been credited with stopping the ransomware attack He has also told how he shunned university and instead self taught himself sophisticated hacking techniques.Tom Robinson, who is the co-founder and lead investigator at Elliptic – a firm which looks out for illegal use of the online Bitcoin currency – estimated that hackers have so far extracted $41,000 (£32,000) through their ransomware trick.The Telegraph Cyber Security conference, May 25 at IET London, Savoy Place, will focus on how business can protect themselves through leadership and resilience. Tickets are still available, here. He has shared images of his room full of gadgets Andrew Mabbitt, the co-founder of Fidus, described Mr Hutchins as “one of the most intelligent and talented people I know”. “He gets paid to do his hobby which is most people’s dream in life,” he added. He has shared images of his room full of gadgets Kurtis Baron, the founder of Fidus Information Security who travelled with Mr Hutchins to Las Vegas last year, said his friend was just doing his job when he stopped the attack. Speaking to The Telegraph, he said he had known him a “reasonably long time”. “He is a really nice friend and also a business colleague. He was just doing his job,” he said. “If we could make him work for us then we would employ him in a heartbeat, but he won’t move.” He is believed to have stopped the attack from a small bedroom in his parents’ house. Last night, pictures emerged of his self-made IT hub, crammed with takeaway pizza boxes, video games and computer servers. Others showed the security expert, who did not go to university, in Las Vegas as part of a trip to DEFCON, the world’s largest annual convention for internet hackers.  He taught himself hacking techniques The young cyber expert who saved the NHS from hackers is working with GCHQ to head off another attack, it has been claimed.Marcus Hutchins has been credited with stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack from spreading across the globe by accidentally triggering a “kill switch”.  Pictures from a trip show champagne bottles, vodka, energy drinks and takeaway pizzalast_img read more

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Le Samsung Smart Monitor 970 commercialisé en Corée du Sud

first_imgLe Samsung Smart Monitor 970 commercialisé en Corée du SudSamsung a commercialisé en Corée du Sud un moniteur TV qui avait beaucoup impressionné lors du précédent CES. Et pour cause, il affiche en définition Quad Full HD !Samsung a lancé l’écran Smart Monitor 970 offrant un meilleur confort d’image ainsi qu’un nouveau design. La Corée du Sud va bénéficier en premier de cet écran à LED qui pourra afficher en résolution de 2560 × 1440 pixels.Samsung avait présenté ce moniteur lors du CES 2012 et il était également connu sous la référence SB970 LED. Ses qualités avaient déjà été remarquées et saluées par de nombreux observateurs. Car ce modèle offre un angle de vision de 178 degrés et donc une résolution en Quad FullHD. Ce qui en fait tout simplement l’appareil offrant la plus grande précision d’image au monde !Samsung Electronics, déjà de plus en plus proche d’Apple quant à la qualité de ses smartphones (avec notamment le Galaxy S3 à venir) va tenter également de rester en haut de l’offre mondiale sur le marché des téléviseurs. Ce produit sera ensuite vendu aux États-Unis, en France et en Allemagne. Il devrait normalement être vendu sous la barre des 1.000 euros.Le 23 mai 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Silver Lake Triathlon To Be Held On August 4 Novices First Timers Welcome

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Want to try a Triathlon? Swim 400 yards, Bike 12 miles, Run 2 miles? Try the “Silver Lake Tri!”TriFury, a local triathlon group, are extremely excited to announce the second annual Silver Lake Try the Tri Triathlon Series in Wilmington on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 7:30AM. (Rate date is August 11.)This unique event is geared towards both novice beginners and those more experienced looking for a practice “race.” The open water swim in beautiful Silver Lake will have a beginners buoy, giving you a chance to shorten the swim if so desired. You can also choose to make it a duathon (bike/run only) or aquabike (swim/bike only).Any questions? Please email Dave Tyler at davidatyler@yahoo.com or Kristen Kelley at skydiverkk@gmail.com.Entry fee is $20 for TriFury members, and $30 for first time non-member guests. The event is limited to 35 participants.Registration can be found online HERE. The course can be found HERE.(NOTE: The above information is from the TriFury website and was asked to be shared to Wilmington readers. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For August 4, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”Town Beach Season Is Officially Over: Key Reminders As Beach Remains Open Without Lifeguards Beginning August 12In “Community”(GOOSE) POOP HAPPENS: Town Beach Has Successful Season Despite 16-Day Swimming Ban Due To High BacteriaIn “Government”last_img read more

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Surprised scientists find baby sharks are eating your favorite birds

first_img 20 Photos Baby tiger sharks aren’t going to turn down an easy snack. “The tiger sharks scavenge on songbirds that have trouble flying over the ocean. During migration, they’re already worn out, and then they get tired or fall into the ocean during a storm,” said Feldheim. The scientists hope a better understanding of shark food sources could help when formulating plans to protect the predators. A late 2018 paper highlighted a substantial decline in certain shark populations, part of a worrying global trend.   Sci-Tech 0 Originally published 11:01 .m. PT.  A spider’s erection, and other cool things trapped in amber Tagscenter_img Share your voice Post a comment Ancient ‘Galagadon’ shark sported teeth shaped like Galaga spaceship See a real-life Jaws experience startle shark researchers Sharky happenings And this, kids, is how you collect the contents of a tiger shark’s stomach. Marcus Drymon Woodpeckers, sparrows and doves, oh my. The remains of these land-loving birds have all appeared in an unlikely place: the stomachs of baby tiger sharks. DNA analysis of “shark barf” shows the young sea predators have some unexpected dining options.”Tiger sharks will see an easy meal and snatch it up, but I was surprised to learn that the sharks were eating songbirds — I assumed that they’d be seabirds,” said study co-author Kevin Feldheim with the Field Museum in Chicago. sharkfeathersEnlarge ImageThese songbird feathers came out of a shark’s tummy. Marcus Drymon Scientists from Mississippi State University and the Field Museum led a study on baby tiger shark eating habits published this week in the journal Ecology. The museum refers to tiger sharks as “the garbage cans of the sea.” They’ve been known to eat everything from albatrosses to rubber tires. So how do you collect the barf of baby tiger sharks? You get some researchers together, go to the Gulf of Mexico, catch sharks, pump their stomachs and then let them go free, a little hungrier than they were before. Out of 105 sharks studied, the scientists discovered 41 had partially digested bird bits in their stomachs. They sent the feathery remains to the Field Museum for DNA analysis. There were no seabirds to be found, just songbirds.last_img read more

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65 of online gamers deal with severe harassment

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Tags Originally published July 25, 6:53 a.m. PT:Update, 10:45 a.m. PT: Adds more background and information from ADL survey. The fastest gaming laptops available today (Top 5) Online game players are also exposed to extremist ideologies and hateful propaganda, according to the ADL. Oliver Berg/picture alliance via Getty Images Online gaming may be popular and fun, but it’s not without pitfalls. More than 70% of online gamers have experienced some form of harassment, according to a survey released Thursday from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Technology and Society. And 65% of players said they’ve experienced “severe harassment,” including physical threats, stalking and sustained harassment.”Online hate causes real harm,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a release. “Every time someone in an online multiplayer game physically threatens or harasses another player repeatedly because of who they are or what they believe, that experience doesn’t just end for that individual when the game is over.” Among online gamers who experience harassment, 53% reported being targeted based on their race, religion, ability, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity, according to the ADL. Nearly 30% also report being doxed, which means having their contact or other personal information published online. The ADL also said that some gamers reported being exposed to “extremist ideologies and hateful propaganda.”Harassment and bullying in gaming isn’t new, but the ADL study highlights that there’s still a lot of work to be done to tackle the problem. EA in June held its first Building Healthy Communities Summit, where it brought together 230 gaming influencers to discuss ways to combat harassment. In May, Microsoft posted its community standards, and committed to more moderation tools to help people avoid toxic players. For each of the 15 online games included in the ADL survey, at least half of players reported experiencing some form of harassment. The five games where players reported the most harassment were: DOTA 2 (79%), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (75%), PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (75%), Overwatch (75%) and League of Legends (75%). However, online gaming isn’t all negative: 88% of gamers said they’ve experienced some form of positive social interaction, like making friends, while playing online multiplayer games, according to the ADL. Thirty percent of players reported feeling like they belonged to a community in an online game.The ADL worked with data analytics firm Newzoo to survey 1,045 US adults ages 18 to 45 who play games across PC, console and mobile platforms. The surveys were conducted from April 19 to May 1.center_img 3 2:38 Comments Gaminglast_img read more

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Health camp held for cops families

first_imgSangareddy: A health camp by Yashoda Hospital was organised to families of policemen at District Police Function Hall on Thursday.Speaking on the occasion, SP Chandra Sekhar Reddy said, “Everyone should take precautions to keep themselves healthy. In spite of having plenty of facilities, many of them are falling death because of heart attack. Every police should conduct regular check up for every 6 months.” He further added, “180 members from police families have been tested today in the organised camp.” Yashoda Hospital doctors Narsaraju, Sesikanth, Veerareddy, Additional SP Mahendar, DSP Sreedhar Reddy, Srinivasulu Naidu and others were present.last_img

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Left leaders want 34 pc quota for BCs in Nizamabad

first_imgNizamabad: Left parties’ leaders on Friday demanded that the municipal elections be held only after announcing a 34 per cent reservation for BCs. The Left parties’ leaders A Ramesh Babu and New Democracy’s Prabhakar, Krishna, PEDDI Venkata Ramulu, S. Latha, K. Gangadhar, Kevin. Ramulu and Narasaiah presented a representation to the Collector in this regard. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us The Left leaders wanted the BC classification and added that the reservation allocations should be made by categorizing them as ABCD categories. They expressed concern that only a few economically strengthened castes would get political opportunities. Even in the last local body elections, BC did not get justice. They alleged that the Most Backward BCs are unlikely to contest the elections. They wanted the Collector to ensure justice is done.last_img read more

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NKDA to conduct fire audit in housing complexes shopping malls

first_imgKolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Agency (NKDA) has decided to conduct fire audit in all housing complexes and shopping malls in New Town. The decision has been taken following a major incident of fire where several shops had been gutted at a commercial complex in South Kolkata. NKDA will engage an agency which will visit the housing complexes and shopping malls to check the firefighting arrangements, condition of the fire extinguishers and whether fire drills are being carried out regularly or not. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt has often been found that the fire extinguishers do not work during an emergency. The agency will submit a report to NKDA regarding its findings. On getting the report, NKDA authorities will sit with the housing complex residents and shopping mall authorities to create awareness. There are many major housing complexes in New Town. There are shopping malls and offices complexes which are visited by thousands of people every day. The agency conducting the audit report will conduct an on the spot investigation in this regard as well. Senior officials of NKDA said they do not want to scare the residents, the visitors to the shopping malls or the persons attending offices, but it is absolutely necessary to maintain a proper firefighting system in these premises. It may be recalled that more than 40 people had died in a devastating fire that had broken out at Stephen Court in March 2010. In 2018, fire had broken out at several markets in the city. NKDA has also decided to conduct vaccination and sterilisation camps for stray dogs in New Town, in collaboration with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). MPOSTlast_img read more

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That taste is still present as the Seahawks jumped

first_imgThat taste is still present as the Seahawks jumped on the Cardinals early, building a 14-0 lead en route to a 34-22 win in front of 61,200 fans at University of Phoenix Stadium.Here are six things that stood out from Thursday’s game:1. I know there is an issue at quarterback…again – Without having taken a snap this season (or for the last three years, for that matter), Drew Stanton is the most popular guy in town right now. That’s because the fans’ frustration with starting QB Carson Palmer has reached Skeltonian levels.Palmer threw two more picks Thursday night, although the first one was probably a penalty and was definitely an unbelievable play by Seattle safety Earl Thomas. That brings his season total to 13 in seven games — a pace for just about 30 picks on the season! Nobody’s thrown that many since Vinny Testaverde threw 35 in 1988 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.I’m far from impressed with what Palmer has done in Cardinal Red this season, but I can assure you, he’s the best option for the team at this point. Consider this: Stanton is a favorite of head coach Bruce Arians, as the two spent the 2012 season together in Indianapolis. Yet, Arians said he didn’t consider making a move Thursday despite the Cardinals’ sputtering offense. The common refrain is that Williams doesn’t play special teams. Neither does Mendenhall, by the way. 6. Russell Wilson….SMH – Due to the fact that they play in the same division and that they’re both dual-threat, read-option quarterbacks, there are constant comparisons between Wilson and San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick.Having seen Kaepernick a week ago and Wilson on Thursday, there is no doubt in my mind who I’d rather have quarterbacking my team…and it’s the guy wearing the neon green of the Seahawks.Wilson didn’t put up gaudy numbers (he rarely does), completing 18-of-29 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns against Arizona. But his command on the football field is astounding for a third-round pick who is only in his second year. Not to mention, he’s one of the best on-the-run passers to come into the league in quite some time. Facing a third-and-eight from his own 49-yard line, Wilson rolled right to escape pressure and threw an absolute laser beam to Sidney Rice, who made the catch for a 16-yard gain, extending a drive that ended in a Steven Hauschka field goal in the closing seconds.Wilson is the real deal, and unfortunately for Cardinals fans, he resides in the NFC West. Stanton didn’t do much to instill confidence in training camp either, as interceptions were a common occurrence in the team’s daily workouts.2. The offensive line – Seattle racked up seven sacks in a game that conjured up nightmarish memories from 2012, when the Cardinals’ offensive line couldn’t block anything on passing downs.But when you look deeper, you see A) the Cardinals fell behind early and B) they couldn’t run the ball to save their lives. Arizona gained 30 yards on 18 carries. During the first half, Rashard Mendenhall had a seven-carry stretch in which he netted zero yards.While I think this year’s line is better than the 2012 version (and I know that isn’t saying much), if the formula of digging early holes and failure to run the ball continues, it’ll be a long season for the guys up front.3. Can’t absolve the defense – I know the Cardinals’ defense is light years ahead of the offense, but they didn’t play a great game against Seattle. I shared this opinion on Twitter during the game and several responded with something along the lines of “Well, you can’t expect the defense to do anything when they’re out on the field the whole game!” That is certainly true, generally speaking — but it was far from the case Thursday night. – / 36 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals actually had a 4:40 advantage in time of possession for the game!The defense’s biggest problem was not getting off the field on third down, allowing Seattle to convert 58 percent (7-of-12) of their conversion opportunities.4. John Abraham’s play – The Cardinals picked up the NFL’s active sack leader right before the start of camp to boost their pass rush, but that hadn’t happened in the first six weeks of the season. Actually dating back to last season, the veteran had gone nine straight games without a sack.That changed Thursday as Abraham sacked Russell Wilson twice for 18 yards and forced two fumbles on the night. The 35-year-old was undoubtedly the Cardinals’ best defensive player — with apologies to defensive end Calais Campbell, who had a game-high eight tackles and recovered a fumble that led to a score just five days after being carted off the field in San Francisco.5. Back to the running game – With Mendenhall’s growing ineffectiveness (2.5 yards per carry over last five games) I don’t understand why the Cardinals won’t at least give Ryan Williams a shot to run the football.I’m not at practice on a regular basis, but Coach Arians told Dan Bickley and myself Monday that Williams is “busting his tail” every day. The third-year player hasn’t even dressed for a game this season — isn’t time to see if the kid can play in the league? 0 Comments   Share   center_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires GLENDALE, Ariz. — There was plenty of talk about the opportunity that laid ahead of the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night. Their game against the Seattle Seahawks represented a chance. A chance for the Cards to announce themselves as real players in the NFC West. A chance to continue their home dominance over their division rivals from the Emerald City. A chance to rinse the bad taste over last week’s loss to San Francisco out of their mouths.last_img read more

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Whats it take to

" Whats it take to add a great Connector to your life? but it only led to the loss of market share. agreed with the White House’s assessment telling reporters on Friday afternoon that the House could vote again and salvage the deal “We’re not done with this yet” he said In a statement Friday afternoon President Obama framed the day’s votes in a positive way thanking a “bipartisan group of Representatives” for coming together “on behalf of Americas workers our businesses and our economy” Obama also urged the Republican-led House to pass the measure that would provide aid to American workers that Democrats scuttled in an effort to derail the entire deal Inaction on trade adjustment authority Obama said would be felt by “about 100000 workers and their communities annually if those Members of Congress dont reconsider” “I urge the House of Representatives to pass TAA as soon as possible so I can sign them both and give our workers and businesses even more wind at their backs to do what they do best: imagine invent build and sell goods Made in America to the rest of the world” Obama said Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecomAs a government shutdown loomed protesters in all corners of the US Capitol pressured lawmakers not relent on their promise to reject any spending bills that did not protect a vulnerable group of immigrants They chanted and marched on the brick-paved streets of Southeast Washington They carried signs and donned hats demanding a vote on legislation that would give immigrants brought to the US as children a legal pathway to citizenship The group has been at risk since the Trump Administration announced he was rescinding the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shielded them from deportation In the halls of a Senate office building on Friday evening building they unrolled a hand-painted sign that read: "GOP Dont hold the Dream Act Hostage" Democrats and Republicans are engaged in a game of chicken on Capitol Hill Hours ahead of a shutdown the Senate hit a stalemate on a short-term bill that would fund the government for the next month The bill would ensure the lights stay on fund a popular childrens health care program for the next six years and delay some Obamacare-related taxes But the bill does not include protections for recipients of DACA Because of that immigrant rights activists said lawmakers should reject it "Weve heard some Democrats say that they support us but we want to see them show that they support us with their votes and vote no on the spending bill without a Dream Act attached " said Sadaf Raza 21 a student activist from Arkansas who joined a protest earlier on Friday Said Xiomara Caldera 20 another student activist: “For any lawmaker who has voted on a spending bill without a Dream Act attached I really just want to say to them shame on you” While the continuing resolution passed with mostly Republican support in the House its prospects are dimmer in the Senate Given Republicans slim majority it would need Democratic votes to pass But because the bill lacks language on DACA and other Democratic priorities many Democrats have said they cannot support it If some vulnerable Democrats who are up for reelection in states that Trump won in 2016 are willing to cast votes for the measure it would have a chance of passing before the midnight deadline Regardless Republicans have seized on Democratic opposition Before the House even voted theyd begun placing the blame on Democrats who they say want to shutdown the government in order to protect illegal immigrants "Apparently they believe the issue of illegal immigration is more important than everything else" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a floor speech on Friday morning "All of the essential services the American people depend on" McConnell called the Democrats position as "completely unfair and uncompassionate" But for many grassroots activists its the complete opposite "I think it says a lot about the Republican Party that theyre willing to pit children against immigrant youth when we know that both issues are important" says Alondra Gomez 21 a DACA recipient and Tennessee college student who has been in Washington for the past week lobbying lawmakers "Its just vile Its cruel that they want to do this We have to stand our ground" The night before she and other activists sat in the gallery of the US Senate as Republican leaders insisted that lawmakers had until March to come up with a legislative solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals an Obama-era program that shielded some young immigrants from deportation In reality she said the situation is much more dire Her own DACA paperwork expires in September of this year and many of her friends have already lost their protections And when Illinois Sen Dick Durbin who has long supported legislation to give legal status to immigrants who were brought to the US by their parents implored his colleagues to consider the fate of an estimated 122 Dreamers who lose DACA protections everyday Gomez cried "For the first time those Republicans had to see us Weve been going to their offices and they kick us out They dont hear our messages They act as if they dont care" she said "They had to acknowledge that were watching That the whole country is watching" Activists reject the notion that the Democrats fight for immigrant protections puts beneficiaries of a child health insurance program at risk there is appetite for both and lawmakers should be able to handle both they say For their part Democrats have said their opposition to the continuing resolution goes beyond the lack of protection for Dreamers They are criticizing Republicans for failing to negotiate with them on a number of legislative priorities and said another short-term bill would not solve major funding issues House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Republican efforts to add funding for childrens health insurance to the bill in order to drum up Democratic support is like trying to pass off a "bowl of doggy doo with a cherry on top" as a chocolate sundae If the government shuts down there will be a rush to place the blame on one party over the other but the young immigrants at the center of the push-and-pull say it is not fair to say their calls for a legislative fix to an issue that was manufactured by the Trump administration will be the reason any short-term CR fails “This shut down is not an immigration shutdown” said Patrice Lawrence the policy director for the UndocuBlack Network“This comes down to Republicans not doing their job” Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecom as was evident in visit to to Capitol Hill this morning, it has the temerity to sell directly to its wealthy customers rather than subjecting them to the ritualized hell known as auto dealerships.So if you have audience but you have no receptive ears

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Jamie Chestney and Robert Paxton at Broadbeach. The important thing is that there is a consensus." Moedas said at a press conference. He has also sat out the last three French Opens. court documents state. read more

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