Great video on how to correctly disembark a plane

first_imgFrom Canada, a fascinating video of how to correctly disembark an aircraft – hassle-free!The video was of an oil rig charter group from Calgary to Fort MacKay in Northern Alberta and posted by Tom Podelec Aviation @TomPodolecWATCH: Qantas, 60 years of jet travelThe source is Louise Vadeboncoeur.Fascinating video showing passengers disembarking a @Westjet flight one row at time. This is an oil rig employee charter flight from Calgary to Fort MacKay/Firebag in northern Alberta.— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) July 27, 2019Wouldn’t it be great if all flights were like this Westjet one? Without all the pushing and shoving to disembark, struggling not to hit fellow passengers with their overweight bags as they pull them out of the overhead bins.Then you have to stand to wait for the aerobridge to be connected…all to save a ridiculous 30 seconds or so.READ: Westjet best low-cost airline in the Americas 2019last_img read more

Strategy Roundtable: Convert Potential Competitors to Partners

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#StartUp 101 Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img At today’s roundtable we saw three very nice businesses, each with pilot customers, and each working on real problems. At the end of the session, each left with specific action items. First up today was Antonio Lucena de Faria with ActionFlow from Portugal. Antonio has a portfolio of Web-based business process management applications for small businesses with 10-100 employees. Antonio has 100 trial customers at the moment, and is looking to figure out exactly what his company positioning is going to be. I asked him to speak with his 100 trial customers and understand at a granular level exactly what problem each of them is trying to solve by using his product. I also asked him to come back and discuss the findings with me, and I will help him position the company.I also advised Antonio to defer his investor road show and even customer acquisition programs until this basic positioning exercise is in place. IDES TechnologiesThen Cristina Soviany presented IDES Technologies from Belgium. IDES is an analytics enhancement for fraud prevention systems addressing the credit card fraud market. It works well with other fraud detection systems like FICA. Cristina currently has a couple of large customers in pilot mode, and is starting to show metrics on how much improvement IDES can deliver over existing analytics engines.I advised her to get one or two reference customers out of her current pilots, and then start charging the follow-on pilot customers. There is no reason why she should do the pilots for free once she has a bit of credibility established. And these pilots will pay for her early bootstrapping phase.Then, she can start doing partnerships with fraud management system vendors and use their channels to sell, perhaps. All this, could, potentially, be done without external financing. And along the way, if necessary and appropriate, she can raise financing with a vastly more validated business. At this point, financing discussions are premature and are likely not to yield success. Medi-CodeRick Holdren and Rohit Saxena then discussed Medi-Code, an integration solution for small hospitals (up to 150 beds) and small physician practice groups ($5 million to $20 million annual revenue) to connect with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) as a requirement of the healthcare regulatory changes coming in 2012. Rick is looking at Medi-Code as an investment opportunity from his angel group, and Rohit is the entrepreneur.I advised them to do a thorough segmentation and competitive positioning for the healthcare practice management system market. The competitive analysis they showed me was missing the most relevant players like eClinicalworks and Office Ally, both companies that I have profiled in the Entrepreneur Journeys case studies series. Instead, it had Epic, which only sells to large hospitals and practices, and is therefore not even relevant.In addition, I took Rohit through a discussion on a possible OEM strategy that could result in a significant revenue ramp relatively quickly. The key take away from that discussion is: convert potential competitors to partners. If possible, of course.And finally, I also took them through a discussion on why this is not a business that can be funded, but rather can be a highly lucrative cash business. And a very large one at that. I started doing my free Online Strategy Roundtables for entrepreneurs in the fall of 2008. These roundtables are the cornerstone programming of a global initiative that I have started called One Million by One Million (1M/1M). Its mission is to help a million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond, build $1 trillion in sustainable global GDP, and create 10 million jobs. In 1M/1M, I teach the EJ Methodology which is based on my Entrepreneur Journeys research, and emphasize bootstrapping, idea validation, and crisp positioning as some of the core principles of building strong fundamentals in early stage ventures. In addition, we are offering entrepreneurs access to investors and customers through our recently launched our 1M/1M Incubation Radar series. You can pitch to be featured on my blog following these instructions. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here. All three of today’s roundtable companies will soon be featured on Incubation Radar.Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here.Sramana Mitra is a technology entrepreneur and strategy consultant in Silicon Valley. She has founded three companies, writes a business blog, Sramana Mitra on Strategy, and runs the 1M/1M initiative. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her Entrepreneur Journeys book series, Entrepreneur Journeys, Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction, Positioning: How To Test, Validate, and Bring Your Idea To MarketInnovation: Need Of The Hour, as well as Vision India 2020, are all available from Amazon.Photo by mjamesno sramana mitra Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Tiger Woods sneaks into weekend with closing birdie

first_imgView comments He took an unplayable lie, then missed the green. His chip rolled through the putting surface.Solid turnaroundWoods responded with four birdies coming home.He gave his massive gallery — sent scampering several times by his errant drives — something to cheer about for the first time all day when he rolled in a 50-foot birdie bomb at the first hole.“It was nice to get one to fall in there and get something positive going into the back nine,” Woods said.He got back to even par with a birdie at the fifth, a short par-five, where a solid drive trickled into the first cut of rough and his second shot left him off the green. A stellar chip left him an easy birdie.He got up and down for birdie at the seventh, but was back outside the cut line after a bogey at the par-three eighth.“I was just trying to get under par for the day,” he said of his inward push. “I thought that would be a good, solid turnaround from being two-over at the turn.“It was tough out there,” added Woods, who was 10-shots off the 36-hole lead held by American Ryan Palmer, who carded a five-under par 67 on the North Course for an 11-under total of 133.Spain’s defending champion Jon Rahm, who could seize the world number one ranking from Dustin Johnson with a victory, carded a six-under 66 and was alone in second on 134. He nestled a long first putt a few feet from the cup and made that for birdie, capping a 71 for a total of 143.“I was grinding my way around the golf course today,” said Woods, who hit just three of 14 fairways and nine of 18 greens in regulation. “I didn’t hit it quite as good as I would like to. I fought hard. I was trying to post a number, which I was able to do.”Woods, who opened the tournament with an even-par 72 on Thursday, struggled off the tee all day.t was a harbinger of things to come when he sent his first tee shot at least 50 yards left. He laid up in the rough and two-putted for par from about 40 feet.Then came a disastrous double-bogey six at the par-four 13th, his fourth hole of the day, where another tee shot went left into a scrub hazard.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 15th hole on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)LA JOLIA, United States — Tiger Woods birdied his final hole on Friday to make the cut on the number in his return to the US PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open.The 14-time major champion wrestled four birdies from his last nine holes on the North Course at Torrey Pines, carding a one-under par 71.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Federer hails Chung as future top 10 player Woods was looking forward to testing his game under pressure over two more rounds.“It’s one thing to do it at home, it’s totally another thing to do it out here,” he said. “These guys are all going low and I haven’t done that in a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto MOST READ That was just enough to make the cut — his first since the Wyndham Championship in August of 2015 where he finished tied for 10th.Since then Woods has battled back trouble that sidelined him for all of 2016. He is playing his first official tournament since missing the cut here last year in an abortive comeback bid that ended with spinal fusion surgery in April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingWoods was one shot outside the cut line when arrived at his final hole, the par-five ninth.He was in the right rough off the tee and his second shot left him on the edge of the green, 75 feet from the pin. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Expression of Interest: 2017 – 2018 Alliance Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager Positions

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals for the roles of Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager within the Alliance Men and Women’s Elite Eight teams. These positions will be aligned to a key selection criteria, as outlined within the EOI document (below), with positions to be held for a period of two years (reviewed annually) servicing the best athletes within respective TFA states as a part of the Alliance Program. Touch Football Australia recognises the significant role that coaches and managers play as a part of the ongoing development and overall success of athletes within our sport, as well as their role as a part of the national events, in providing quality, memorable and professional experiences.For more information, please click on the attached Expression of Interest document below or visit Related Filesallianceofficials_eoi_final-pdfRelated LinksAlliance Officialslast_img read more

9 months agoSevilla target Moreno told he can leave Liverpool

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Sevilla target Moreno told he can leave Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlberto Moreno is looking to push through an exit from Liverpool after being told his contract will not be renewed this summer.The fullback has publicly slated manager Jurgen Klopp for being treated poorly this season.The Daily Express claims Moreno wants a return to Sevilla this month, but the Reds are not rushing to agree a deal.The 26-year-old has received lucrative offers from Turkey and Russia. However, he has his heart set on a return to his homeland. last_img

25 days agoBrighton fullback Montoya likens Potter style to Barcelona

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton fullback Montoya likens Potter style to Barcelonaby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton fullback Martin Montoya has likened manager Graham Potter’s style of play to Barcelona.Montoya has spoken about how the system he played at Barcelona is similar to what Albion are playing now.He said: “At Barcelona, for example, the system was always playing and then when you lose the ball try to win it back to press to take the ball.“Here it is the same we are trying to play to get the ball and when we lose the ball we have to press quick five seconds, seven seconds, and ten seconds but we have to do it together.” Montoya added: “I feel good I feel very good in this system.“I have more licence to go forward which I like to do.“This is my preference to go forward to attack and I think for me this system is good for me and for the team because we are enjoying it.“We are playing very well and we are creating many chances to win the games.” last_img read more

China vows retaliation for 200 billion US tariff threat

first_imgBEIJING, China – China’s government vowed Wednesday to take “firm and forceful measures” as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the latest salvo in an escalating trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic growth.China gave no details, but it has plenty of options to retaliate that could extend beyond additional tariffs on U.S. imports. There are fears that Beijing could attempt to disrupt operations of American automakers, retailers and others that see China as a key market.The spiraling conflict stems from Washington’s complaint that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology and concerns that plans for state-led development of Chinese champions in robots and other fields might erode American industrial leadership.A possible second round of tariff hikes announced Tuesday by the U.S. Trade Representative targets a $200 billion list of Chinese goods. That came four days after Washington added 25 per cent duties on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods and Beijing responded by increasing taxes on the same amount of American imports.The abrupt escalation is “totally unacceptable,” said a Commerce Ministry statement. It said Beijing would take unspecified “necessary countermeasures” to protect its “core interests.”Asked what Beijing would do, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying gave no details but said, “We will take firm and forceful measures.”The USTR, the federal agency that oversees international trade policy and negotiations, said it was responding to Beijing’s decision to retaliate instead of changing its policies. President Donald Trump has threatened higher tariffs on more than $500 billion of goods, or nearly all of China’s annual exports to the United States.The USTR will accept public comments on the latest round of tariffs and hold hearings Aug. 20-23 before reaching a decision after Aug. 31, according to a senior U.S. official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.The first U.S. tariff list focused on Chinese industrial products, an attempt to reduce the direct impact on American consumers.The new list includes vacuum cleaners, furniture, auto and bicycle parts, French doors and plywood. It left untouched U.S.-branded smartphones and laptop computers.That “will hit the Chinese export sector hard,” said Rajiv Biswas of IHS Markit in a report.China imports far less from the U.S. than the U.S. imports from China. That means China’s imports of U.S. goods are so small that Beijing “cannot match fresh U.S. tariffs,” said Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank in a report.China bought $130 billion of U.S. goods last year. Both governments have raised tariffs on $34 billion worth of each other’s goods and already said they are considering additional charges on another $16 billion. That would leave China only $80 billion for further retaliation.Instead, Beijing has other ways to disrupt American companies’ operations. Regulators can deny or cancel licenses or launch lengthy tax, environmental or anti-monopoly investigations.Companies are watching U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc., which has waited months for Chinese regulators to decide whether to allow its proposed $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors. All other major governments have approved the deal.The economic impact of the conflict already is spreading.The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said this week its member companies are rearranging the global flow of their goods to make sure any bound for the United States don’t pass through China.Members of Congress are increasingly questioning Trump’s tactics. They warned tariffs on imports raise consumer prices and expose U.S. farmers and manufacturers to retaliation.“Tonight’s announcement appears reckless and is not a targeted approach,” said Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch in a statement.Envoys from the two sides last met June 3 when Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross visited Beijing for talks with Vice Premier Liu He. They have given no indication when they might meet again.Chinese leaders have tried without success to recruit support from Europe and other governments. They criticize Trump’s tactics but share U.S. complaints about Beijing’s industrial policies.Investors had been taking the trade war in stride but Tuesday’s announcement appeared to dent that optimism.On Wednesday, China’s main stock index lost 1.8 per cent and Japan’s market benchmark fell 1.1 per cent. Hong Kong’s main index shed 1.3 per cent.The conflict is “far from over,” warned Hannah Anderson of JP Morgan Asset Management in a report, “and the impact will be global.”___AP Economics Writer Paul Wiseman contributed from Washington.___Chinese Ministry of Commerce (in Chinese): read more

Idaho lab protects US infrastructure from cyber attacks

first_imgIDAHO FALLS, Idaho — The United States is rushing to catch up with what cybersecurity experts say are threats to critical infrastructure control systems by hackers to energy pipelines, hydroelectric projects, drinking water systems and nuclear power plants.The Idaho National Laboratory’s cybersecurity labs and offices next year will move into a massive cybersecurity building, and another building will house one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers at a total cost of about $85 million.Lab officials are also teaming with Idaho universities and others to produce cybersecurity workers to help fill an estimated worker shortage of more than a million.Experts say current cybersecurity efforts mostly involve “bolting on” cyber protections to decades-old infrastructure control systems amid concerns they’ve already been infiltrated by malicious entities waiting for the opportune time to strike.Keith Ridler, The Associated Presslast_img read more

I-T dept conducts raids at dozen locations in Karnataka

first_imgBangalore: The Income-Tax Department Tuesday said it is conducting searches at about a dozen premises in Karnataka on charges of tax evasion. The raids are being conducted in state capital Bangalore, Hassan and Mandya and the department said the action is aimed against tax evaders and blackmoney generators. Official sources, however, indicated that links of these persons with respect to ongoing polls will also be a part of the investigative operation. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The searches are based on credible intelligence that certain businessmen have earned income not disclosed to tax and are in possession of undisclosed assets. “Taxpayers covered in the search operations are engaged in the business of real estate, quarrying and stone crushing, executing government contracts, operating petrol bunks, saw mill and managing cooperative banks,” the department said in a statement. These are sectors, it added, which are “prone” to generation of blackmoney. It said five residences in Hassan, one each in Bangalore and Mandya along with their business premises are being covered as part of the search operations. About a dozen premises are being searched, sources added. 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state will go to polls in two phases on April 18 and 23.last_img read more

Stories which inspire others instilling faith

first_imgIn a country of billion people with billion disappointments, some stories inspire others instilling faith in what Paulo Coelho stated in his bestseller The Alchemist, when you want something the universe conspires to help you achieve.One such story is of this housewife turned fashionista Shalini Rai. Shalini recently participated in the Mrs. India Queen of Substance winning 3 titles,1. Mrs. Compassionate2. Beauty with purpose3. Pride of North.In a beauty pageant organised by (Mrs India Queen of substance) that encourages married women to fulfil their glamourous dreams.”I am addicted to facing new challenges.” says the owner of a luxury fashion brand, Signature Wardrobes. I have been part of the world of glamour designing exclusive western and Indian wear for celebrities. I never took care my health. Was overweight and had stage fear. But this time the challenge was not only to lose weight but also fit into what I designed for celebrities. Have that perfect body.Shalini lost over 15 kgs in 3 months the healthy way to participate in the pageant. “I completely switched to a healthy diet and regular exercise and weight training. I also worked hard on beating my stage fear.”Shalini’s story is of a typical Indian girl coming from a conservative family in Gorakhpur who was married off very early in life. “I couldn’t continue in the army even after being one of the best shooters in the regiment, due to family pressure to get married and settle down very early in life” Shalini is one of the very few women to have won Mavalankar’s trophy in shooting. It was a decade after marriage that I mustered the courage to learn designing and launched a fashion brand.” Signature Wardrobe in a very short span of time became a favored brand of fashionistas and celebrities. Rai is associated with the Pinkshe institution where she helps raise awareness among young women of the underprivileged class on use of sanitary napkins and personal hygiene. “I want to give back to society especially to women who are not as fortunate as me to have a partner who helped in fulfilling my dreams.”Shalini Rai’s story is of a woman of today accepting challenges against all odds, entering unexplored careers and taking bold steps to chalk out new paths for themselves.last_img read more