The Better You Get the Better You Better Get

first_imgThe title of the post was inspired by David Allen, founder of GTD (Get Things Done); if you listen to him enough you’ll hear him say it.If you want better results than you are generating now, you have to become better than you are now.Putting Things in the Right OrderThere are a lot of areas you might improve upon, and in Sales business acumen is right at the top of that list. But not the very, very top.Your physical health is the most important factor when it comes to generating greater success. Without your physical health, you will lack the stamina and energy to perform at peak levels. You are going to generate your very best performance when you are in your best physical health.The answer to optimal health is simple, but it isn’t easy. It requires that you sleep more than you believe necessary. It also means you need to eat with health as the intention instead of pleasure (even though there are ways to accomplish both). You also have to maintain your hydration.This is all common sense, but too few practice it, especially people who are running and gunning, hustling and achieving.Mental ToughnessThe second most important factor in your success depends a great deal on the first factor, and that is your psychological health. Your mental stamina and mental toughness depend a great deal upon your physical health. But they also depend upon your underlying belief systems and your attitude.You may not believe that you have a philosophy of your own, but you do, and it is found in your belief structures. The question is whether it is serving you.Your personal philosophy, your mind’s operating system, is worth exploring, and it’s worth working on. For an immediate improvement, look at the new mindfulness work and the stoic philosophies (Of which Tim Ferris and Ryan Holliday are huge proponents, both who make that work easily accessible).If you really want to be a hustler, and by that I mean a truly successful salesperson, you need to be committed to yourself first and foremost. Before you dive into a new health regimen it’s important that you’re mindful as to why you are doing it. Your physical health is the foundation upon which your sales success is built.last_img read more

Geeta Phogat Announces Pregnancy News on Social Media

first_imgNew Delhi: Star wrestler Geeta Phogat on Monday announced that she is pregnant with her first child. The Commonwealth gold medallist took to social media to let the world know of her good news.Geeta shared a picture of herself flaunting her baby bump. “A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside, when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds that little one is never alone.”You never understand life until it grows inside of you,” she posted along with the picture.“A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds that liitle one is never alone.” You never understand life until it grows inside of you ❤️#pregnancy #babybump #motherhoodrising— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) September 2, 2019 Phogat tied the knot with fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar in November 2016. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow 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. Geeta Phogatpregnancywrestling First Published: September 2, 2019, 11:44 PM ISTlast_img read more

Rio Paralympics 2016: Athletes who won the hearts of millions

first_imgThe Rio Paralympics ended on Sunday on a high with a glitzy closing ceremony. Paralympics were a witness to many new records and special stories to cherish for a lifetime. Here’s a look at few of the memorable moments at the Games. (Also Read: Brazil mega-event run ends at Paralympics)FOUR BLIND MEN FASTER THAN OLYMPIC WINNERThe Paralympic Games are often neglected and overlooked when compared to the kind of reception meted out to the Olympic Games. But four athletes in the 1500m race became part of sporting folklore forever after bettering the time set by the Olympic Gold medallist in the same event this year.Algerian athlete Abdellatif Baka clinched the T13 1500m Paralympic Gold with a record time of 3:48.29. Baka was 1.7 seconds faster than American Matthew Centrowitz, who won 1500m Gold with 3:50.00 at the Summer Olympics in Rio.Tamiru Demisse of Ethiopia took the Silver with a time of 3:48.49, Kenya’s Henry Kirwa came third after clocking 3:49.59 while Baka’s brother Fouad Baka finished fourth with 3:49.84.INDIANS MAKE COUNTRY PROUDMariyappan Thangavellu got India off to a flying start when he won Gold in the men’s high jump T-42 event. His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event. While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third.Deepa Malik bagged a silver in the Women’s Shot Put F53 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games, clinching the medal with a personal best throw of 4.61 meters. Deepa also became the first Indian female medallist in the history of the Paralympic Games.advertisementDevendra Jhajharia bettered his own world record to win Gold in the men’s javelin throw F46 event. Devendra won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, and improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao).ARMLESS ARCHERMatt Stutzman was born with no arms – just stumps at the shoulders – but he says there’s almost nothing he can’t do.He holds a world record for the most accurate distance shot in archery, which includes able-bodied archers.He drives a car without modifications – right foot on the steering wheel – plays basketball, and can write with both feet, both shoulders, and his mouth.He shaves and feeds himself with his feet, and his house in southeastern Iowa has no modifications of any kind.PARALYMPIC PELEBorn with glaucoma, Jeferson da Conceicao Goncalves, known as “Jefinho,” was completely blind by age 7, three years before he learned to play soccer. He had seen images of Pele but never watched videos of the legendary Brazilian soccer player in action.Yet Jefinho, who won a third consecutive Paralympic gold medal with Brazil’s soccer 5-a-side team, has been dubbed the “Paralympic Pele” for his success and playing style.”It’s an honor for me to be compared to an athlete like Pele,” said Jefinho, who, like others interviewed for this story, spoke through a translator.Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known globally as “Pele”, won three World Cup titles and was named the Athlete of the Century in 1999 by the International Olympic Committee.FIRST REFUGEE TEAMOf the nearly 4,000 athletes competing in the Rio Paralympics, all but two are doing so for their country.Syrian swimmer Ibrahim Al Hussein and Iranian-born discus thrower Shahrad Nasajpour make up the first refugee team at the Paralympics.NEVER GIVE UPMarcia Malsar, who was the first Brazilian ever to win Gold at the Paralympic Games – was carrying the torch at the Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony when she slipped on its rain-soaked floor and fell.Malsar quickly picked herself up with aid of her walking stick and a couple of officials, smiled and waved at the crowd before completing the remaining 30-metre of the iconinc torch relay. Her “never give up” attitude was warmly acknowledged by the crowd.last_img read more

Justin Gatlin win ‘not the perfect script’ says IAAF president Sebastian Coe

first_imgJustin Gatlin’s win in the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships was “not the perfect script”, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Sunday.American Gatlin, who has served two suspensions for doping offences, ruined Usain Bolt’s fairytale farewell on Saturday by beating the Jamaican sprint great in his final ever individual race.Bolt came third, behind 21-year-old American Christian Coleman, whose compatriot Gatlin was booed by the crowd for his win inside the London Stadium.”I’m not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes. But he is eligible to be here,” Coe, the head of the sport’s governing body, told the BBC.”It’s not the perfect script. I thought Usain was very generous with the observations he made. That must have been a bitter event for him to swallow. He was bigger than the moment and it typifies his career.”Coe reiterated his support for life bans for convicted drug cheats after Jamaica’s prime minister Andrew Holness said he wanted the measure introduced to fully eradicate cheating.last_img read more

Dan Mullen Comments On Rumors Surrounding Key Florida Starter

first_imgDan Mullen speaking to the media at a Florida Gators press conference.GAINESVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 27: Florida Gators head football coach Dan Mullen speaks during an introductory press conference at the Bill Heavener football complex on November 27, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)The Florida Gators have a real shot at the SEC Championship Game if they can get a win over No. 7 Georgia this weekend. In the face of rumors which, if true, would make that big “if” even bigger, HC Dan Mullen set fans minds at ease.Asked about a potential suspension to starting safety Brad Stewart in the wake of internet rumors, Mullen would hear none of it.“Why wouldn’t he [play]?” Mullen said, when asked if Stewart would play on Saturday.When the reporter responded that he had heard rumors, Mullen replied, “I make those decisions, not the Internet.”Q: Do you expect Brad Stewart to play Saturday?Mullen: “Why wouldn’t he?”Q: “The Internet, man.”Mullen: “Well I make those decisions, not the Internet.”— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) October 24, 2018Stewart leads the Gators with two interceptions, along with 29 tackles, two pass breakups, two QB hurries and a forced fumble.At 6-1 and with a 4-1 conference record, Florida could win the SEC East if they win out and if Kentucky lose one more game.Saturday’s game against Georgia will be played at a neutral venue – TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.last_img read more

Elite Notre Dame Commit Wins The Opening ‘Fastest Man’ Competition

first_imgSix jets flying over Notre Dame's football stadium.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 02: The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a stadium flyover before the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Stadium on November 2, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)When the Notre Dame Fighting Irish secured a commitment from running back Chris Tyree in May, they knew they were getting a fast player. But even Brian Kelly probably couldn’t predict just how fast his new speedster was.This past Monday Tyree participated in The Opening Finals, where he beat a group of the fastest players in the country. In the final race, he beat Ohio State five-star commit Julian Fleming by several steps.He clocked an official 40-yard dash time of 4.37 seconds.🏆 The @USAFRecruiting Special Ops Combine Challenge Champion is…@ItsYa_Boi_Wes with a Rating of 148.17— The Opening (@TheOpening) July 2, 2019 247Sports rates Tyree as the No. 34 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 1 all-purpose back in the nation, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Virginia.He announced his commitment to Notre Dame on May 23 after narrowing down his choices to the Irish, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Oklahoma Sooners.Elite running back and #NotreDame commit Chris Tyree wins the Fastest Man Competition at @TheOpening.— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) July 2, 2019The Irish knew that they were getting a fast player in Tyree, but to beat out a five-star wide receiver like in impressive at any position.In three years of high school, Tyree has rushed for 3,275 yards and 28 touchdowns on 387 carries (8.46 yards per carry).He’ll be joining Notre Dame in 2020 after his senior year.Defenders have been put on notice: If they let Chris Tyree get past them, they might never catch him.last_img read more

Poison from former Yellowknife gold mine has spread to surrounding lakes report

first_imgIman Kassam APTN National NewsChemicals from a former gold mine long closed has spread to a number of surrounding lakes according to a new report by researchers at the University of Ottawa.Contaminants, including arsenic trioxide, left behind from the Giant mine that closed in 2004 has spread and is a threat to animals and humans.ikassam@aptn.calast_img

European Central Bank: ready to give more stimulus if needed

FRANKFURT — European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says that the eurozone’s monetary authority stands ready to cut interest rates and could re-start its bond purchase stimulus program if the economy needs it.Draghi said in a speech Tuesday at a conference in Sintra, Portugal, that “further cuts in policy rates… remain part of our tools. “He added that there was “considerable headroom” to re-start bond purchases.Eurozone inflation of 1.2% is below the bank’s goal of just under 2% considered best for the economy, while growth prospects are under pressure from global trade disputes.Draghi said that in the absence of stronger inflation “additional stimulus will be required” and that the bank would “use all the flexibility in our mandate” to push inflation toward the goal.The Associated Press read more

DR Congo mass rape verdicts send strong signal to perpetrators – UN

21 February 2011A senior United Nations official has welcomed today’s verdicts by a military court in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which mark the first time that a high-ranking commander and several other army personnel were arrested, tried and sentenced for conflict-related sexual violence in the strife-torn nation. According to media reports, the military court in Baraka sentenced Lt. Col. Kibibi Mutware to 20 years in jail. He was found guilty of crimes against humanity for sending his troops to rape, beat and loot from the population of Fizi on New Year’s Day. Judges also sentenced three officers serving under the commander to 20 years and five soldiers to between 10 and 15 years. “The sentences send a strong signal to all perpetrators in the DRC and beyond that conflict-related sexual violence is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. It also shows that accountability for sexual violence is possible,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, said in a statement. Sexual violence has long been used as a weapon of war by all sides in the DRC, which Ms. Wallström has previously described as “the rape capital of the world.”Last October, she told the Security Council that hundreds of women who were raped by rebels in eastern DRC in the summer faced the possibility of the same abuse from government troops.A UN human rights team confirmed that more than 300 civilians, including some boys and men, were raped between 30 July and 2 August in the Walikale region, in eastern DRC, by members of armed groups including the Maï Maï Cheka and the Rwandan rebel group known as the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda.More offences took place over the New Year holiday in Fizi and Bushani, where elements of the national army, known as FARDC, are alleged to have been involved in over 60 rapes.“Not only did the Congolese authorities react swiftly to the Fizi rapes in January and apprehended a number of the alleged perpetrators, but by all accounts the legal process has been fair and efficient,” stated Ms. Wallström.“It is now imperative that the remaining perpetrators are found and brought to justice, for the Fizi incident as well as last year’s Walikale atrocities. It is equally important that the victims of and witnesses to instances of sexual violence are protected, as well as their families,” she added.The envoy commended the Congolese Government, the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC (MONUSCO), the American Bar Association, the Open Society Initiative, and local non-governmental organizations for their assistance in this “crucial” case. read more

Activists call on insurance firms to stop coverage of Trans Mountain pipeline

VANCOUVER — A coalition of environmental and Indigenous groups is calling on insurance companies to drop or refuse to provide coverage of the Trans Mountain pipeline, although they concede its lead liability insurer is planning to continue coverage.The coalition of 32 groups says in a news release if it can convince insurers to bow out of covering the pipeline and its recently approved expansion project beyond an Aug. 31 renewal date, Ottawa will be forced to self-insure, which will put public dollars at risk.In a copy of a letter sent to 27 insurers, the activists ask them to avoid the “reputational and financial risk” of supporting the pipeline from Edmonton to the West Coast in view of the institutions’ commitments to support the Paris climate change agreement and Indigenous rights.Only 12 of the companies responded to the letter, the coalition says, with most refusing to discuss their dealings with specific clients.The coalition says that Switzerland-based Zurich Insurance Group, however, has indicated it plans to continue to insure the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, a position the group says betrays its climate change and Indigenous rights commitments.It provided a copy of a letter it says is from the company’s CEO noting that while the company’s policy is to restrict insuring oilsands assets, its position is to talk to the Trans Mountain owner, the federal government, to sort out its climate change goals and clarify whether the pipeline is actually “dedicated” to oilsands.“It’s clear Zurich needs to commit to not insure the pipeline expansion,” said Tzeporah Berman, international program director at, in the release.“We are encouraged by Zurich’s recent policy, and we are calling on other insurance companies to stop insuring the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.”The Canadian Press read more

Human remains historic in nature Police

A forensic anthropologist has determined that human remains found in Lake Erie near Pottahawk Point are historic in nature.Norfolk OPP were contacted Saturday night by boaters who observed what appeared to be skeletal remains in the lake.Police divers conducted a search of the area on Tuesday. No further remains were located.Based on the anthropologist’s findings there were not be a criminal or further police investigation.The remains have been reported to the cemeteries registrar.

Brock named one of five new national rowing hubs

Brock University is among five Canadian host sites selected for new Rowing Canada hubs aimed at identifying and training up-and-coming national-calibre rowers.Rowing Canada announced Thursday, Oct. 26 that Brock University, the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Western University and Trent University have been selected to host the Rowing Canada NextGen Hubs.Brock Sports Director Neil Lumsden called it a big win for the Badgers rowing program.“This reflects on the high level of coaching within our program along with our approach to developing our student athletes,” Lumsden said. “It’s a reflection of our rowing program, and Brock Sports as a department.”Brock head rowing coach Peter Somerwil said it’s also a reflection of the team’s history of producing talented athletes.“It’s a recognition of Brock rowing’s excellent track record of promoting athletes to the national team level through good coaching, equipment and winter training facilities,” said Somerwil, who pointed out that Brock has sent 17 rowers to the Olympics over the years, and that nearly a quarter of the athletes representing Canada at the 2015 U23 World Championships and FISU Games were Brock athletes.The NextGen Hubs will provide all-encompassing high-performance services to identify NextGen rowers. Rowing Canada said the Hubs will provide optimal coach-to-athlete ratios, extensive performance planning and enhanced technical coaching capacity. Sport science and sport medicine support will also be embedded within these daily training environments.The connection between these NextGen Hubs and their local clubs was an integral component in the overall selection process.“I’m truly excited about the engagement of the rowing community in the process,” said Adam Parfitt, RCA Director, Coach and Athlete Pathways. “They care about Canada’s performance and by putting their hands up, they want to share in the responsibility and process of finding and training our next Olympians.”The NextGen Hubs are part of a wider strategy that both replaces and builds on the learning and work done in the Row to Podium programs. Establishing these partnerships is a significant step forward in the overall Rowing Canada NextGen Athlete Strategy. This strategy focuses on enhanced programming at a targeted stage in the athlete development pathway. Talent identification programming will be conducted within the NextGen program through partnerships with provincial sport organizations, clubs, schools and institutions.Mike Purcer, Technical Specialist for Brock’s rowing program, said Niagara has one of the largest concentrations of rowing clubs in the country, which will benefit with events such as monthly training camps.“As a Rowing Canada Hub Training Centre, high-performance coaches and athletes will have an opportunity to connect to a national team pathway,” Purcer said. “Top club, university and high school athletes will become familiar with the training, technique and learning required to achieve the next level.”NextGen Hubs were evaluated and selected based on an objective criteria and extensive application process. These environments currently have existing targeted Olympic and Paralympic athletes, embedded coaching support, access to elite training facilities and Sport Science and Sport Medicine programming.Rowing Canada and NextGen Hubs will be forming one management committee to co-ordinate the overall development and strategic direction of the Hub programming. One of the first tasks will be to assist in the hiring of the Hub coaches.“The additional coaching expertise that will be part of being a NextGen Hub will help athletes with more personal, one-on-one coaching,” Somerwil said. “It will help athletes and the program keep abreast of the evolving best practices in physiological testing, training methods and procedures for trying out for the national team.”Lumsden said being named as one of the hubs will help with Brock’s recruiting efforts.“We become more attractive to student-athlete rowers who want to compete at a high level and advance their careers beyond varsity rowing to potentially represent their country,” he said. read more

Artist spends summer creating 151 pennysized clay Pokemon

first_imgIf Nintendo needs a new idea as to how to make even more money from sales of Pokemon, they should look no further than Reddit and Redditor Ninjazzy.Ninjazzy spent his/her summer modeling Pokemon out of Sculpey clay. Managing to make one such Pokemon would be satisfying for most of us, but Ninjazzy managed to complete 151 Generation I Pokemon.The process involved selecting the right color Sculpey clay for each part of a particular Pokemon. If a color wasn’t available Ninjazzy mixed different colors to get as close as possible. Some of the models also contain bits of wire to help secure the more fragile sections of the Pokemon’s body. Once complete, each model is placed in a toaster and baked for 30 minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit.Each one is small enough to sit on a penny, so they have been appropriately named Pennymon. We’ve included a few great examples of Ninjazzy’s Pennymon here along with the full line up in one shot above. If you want to see each one in close up, head on over to Imgur via the link below.As to what Ninjazzy intends to do with them, it all depends on copyright. If they can be sold as handmade fan art without incurring the wrath of Nintendo then we can expect to see them appear on Etsy. Otherwise they will probably remain where they are, which is currently sitting in a rotating display case in Ninjazzy’s dorm room.If you’re wondering what Ninjazzy has planned for next summer: the Generation II Pokemon of course.More at Imgur, via Redditlast_img read more

ASA is Now Accepting Applications for the Conservation Legacy Awards

first_imgShare the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation and you could be recognized with a Conservation Legacy Award. The awards recognize farm management practices of U.S. soybean farmers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable.Are you using a reduced tillage practice on your farm? Do you grow cover crops? Have you taken steps to improve energy efficiency or water quality? These are just a few conservation practices used on some farms today that can help produce sustainable U.S. soybeans. Different regions of the country have their own unique challenges and ways to approach conservation and sustainability. We want to hear your farm’s conservation story!All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter to win a Conservation Legacy Award. Entries are judged on soil management, water management, input management, conservation, environmental management and sustainability.A new region has been added to this year’s program in order to recognize the conservation accomplishments of more U.S. soybean farmers. The four regions are now the Midwest, Upper Midwest, the Northeast and the South. One farmer from each of these regions will be recognized at the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida, and one of these farmers will be named the National Conservation Legacy Award recipient.Award Winners Receive:An expense paid trip for two to Commodity Classic, Feb. 28 – March 2, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.Recognition at the ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic.A feature story in Corn & Soybean Digest and a video featuring the award winner’s farm and conservation practices.Potential opportunity for the national winner to join other farmer-leaders on an international trip to visit U.S. soy customers overseas.The Conservation Legacy Awards are sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA), BASF, Corn & Soybean Digest, Monsanto, the United Soybean Board/soybean checkoff and Valent U.S.A.More information on past winners of the award and how to submit your application is available in the “Awards” section of the ASA website. All applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.last_img read more

Pandora Goes Curated With Streaming Playlists OnDemand

first_img Pandora Launches Curated Playlists pandora-goes-curated-streaming-playlists-demand Email Facebook Pandora Goes Curated With Streaming Playlists On-Demand Still backed by the sophisticated Music Genome Project, Pandora adds new dimensions of data with “wickedly expert curators”Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 30, 2017 – 4:17 pm Today’s announcement that Pandora Premium launched 250 curated playlists turned heads, in part because their streaming service developed without listeners being able to request specific tunes the way people can on Spotify. When Apple Music launched in 2015 it placed a big emphasis on its hip human curators while Pandora seemed to have staked out the machine-driven side of music recommendations.Pandora’s algorithmic back end depends on the Music Genome Project — a way to turn one track’s musical properties into a set of several hundred descriptive pieces of data. Based on the analytics of each user’s personal preferences, Pandora generates radio-like streaming stations to fit each individual listener. This is still true and has resulted in modern peculiarities like when one spouse prefers their hip new music from Spotify while the other spouse favors country music from Pandora. Although Pandora has led the way, all the major streaming services now hope their personalization-math will make visitors want to return and encourage subscribers to pay.The copyright-license fees for on-demand selections are higher than for pre-programmed streams, and this is likely why Pandora’s featured playlists are only available on its $9.99-monthly Premium tier. It is also related to Spotify’s challenges with its business model, because these higher costs make it harder to be profitable. Pandora is leveraging the new work put in by its “wickedly expert curators” to add new stations for its Free and $4.99-monthly Plus tiers. In terms of math, this is going to get interesting because Pandora’s personalization analytics will be getting new data from users’ interactions with its human curators’ work.In terms of language, Pandora’s featured playlists really speak Millennial, and that’s fun. So we have new playlists with names like “Heartbreak Reggae,” “The TRL Era,” and “Flexxx.” The wit passes down to free stations with edgy labels like “Keep It Lit,” “Hipster Brunch,” and “Beast Mode.” It can seem fragmented, trying to have something for everybody, but streaming services must grab attention to survive — then learning each individual’s preferences narrows down what gets recommended most prominently. So score one for humans. Even math-master Pandora has come around to giving human curators leading roles in answering today’s epic question, “What should I stream next?”Pandora Challenges College Students For Social ImpactRead more Twitter News last_img read more

Downloading Fortnite on Android Be Careful

first_imgLast week, we reported that the Android version of Fortnite would not be available on the Google Play store. We detailed why Epic Games decided to forgo Google’s store in order to maintain a closer relationship with its customers and how it wished to avoid giving Google the required 30% cut of the game’s proceeds. We also discussed how making customers go through extra steps to play Fortnite on Android devices might turn some of them off. Unfortunately, it appears there’s something else folks interested in the game should be aware of.As reported on Forbes, there are games on the Google Play store which are passing themselves off as Fortnite. There are also websites claiming to have Fornite available for download. A post on Epic’s site outlines the steps necessary for downloading Fortnite to one’s Android device. This site is the only place to get the Android Fortnite. Basically, if you’re downloading what looks like Fortnite from any other place other than Epic’ site, you’re not downloading Fortnite. Downloading the game from any of these places potentially opens your device up to any number of malicious programs.AdChoices广告This goes back to what we said about making customers go through additional hurdles to download Fortnite. Not everyone is going to know they can only get the game on Epic’s site. If they see Fortnite on the Google Play store, they may think it’s the genuine article and download it. This is especially true for kids who may not know any better. It makes you wonder if saving 30% was really worth it if it makes Epic’s customers deal with all of this hassle.This is going to be an issue going forward. Hopefully, Epic Games will do something that works for itself and its customer base. Surely, the company can do a better job or explaining to folks how to properly download Fortnite. As things currently stand, it’s all a confusing mess.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Celebrating the legacy

first_imgAs part of its ongoing series of Sanchayan – screening of archival films and video recordings, Sangeet Natak Akademi presented the screening of the most celebrated Odissi dancer and guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s performance on Saturday, December 27 at Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Meghdoot Complex, Copernicus Marg in the Capital. This screening was of the performance from the Swarn Samaroh that was held in 1997 at New Delhi.Kelucharan Mohapatra was among the great makers of dance in our times, an outstanding representative of India’s classical dance heritage and the well-known pioneer associated with the recreation of its Orissan bani. He was born in 1926 in the village of Raghurajpur in Puri district of Orissa in a family of Patachitrakars. He was groomed as a dancer by Pankaj Charan Das and Dayal Saran. He also mastered various percussion instruments, especially Pakhawaj, learning from Agadhu Moharana, Khetra Mohan Kar, and Harihar Rao.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’He joined Kala Vikas Kendra, Cuttack, in 1956 and enriching Odissi dance as a guru and choreographer. A dedicated teacher and prolific creator, Kelucharan Mohapatra trained a large number of dancers over the last four decades. Kelucharan created a number of dance compositions extending the technique and repertoire of the Odissi style. Together with his contemporaries and his teacher Shri Pankaj Charan Das, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra was responsible for establishing Odissi as a vibrant language of Indian classical dance. He was honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1966), the Padma Shri (1972), the Padma Bhushan (1988), Kalidas Samman (1989), and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (1991).last_img read more

Launch of Buddha Airs KolkataKathmandu flight deferred due to elections

first_imgKolkata: The ongoing Lok Sabha elections has delayed the launch of Nepal’s private airlines Buddha Air’s proposed flight between Kolkata and Kathmandu by over a month. The airline will now begin its operation from May 27 instead of its earlier plan to start from April 16, Buddha Air’s Marketing Director Rupesh Joshi said. “We will operate three weekly flights between Kathmandu and Kolkata on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from May 27,” he said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “Both the India government and all agencies involved with aviation business suggested to begin the service post election. So we decided to defer it,” he said. Buddha Air would be the second Nepali Airline to connect Kolkata with Kathmandu after the Royal Nepal Airlines’ withdrawal from Kolkata two decades back, Joshi said. The Royal Nepal Airlines now operates flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to Kathmandu, he said. Joshi said grounding of Jet Airways will affect tourism in Nepal and a large number of booking for hotels and tour operators have been cancelled. He said Jet was the key airline to bring foreign tourists to the Himalayan country. Now, return fare from Indian destinations from Nepal had soared four times the normal rate owing to grounding of the Jet Airways.last_img read more