Get Rich Quick, Lose Weight Fast, and Other Lies

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now The reason you don’t have the results you want today is because you didn’t do what you needed to do some time ago. The pain may be new, but the root cause is old—maybe dog-years-old.The action that you want to take today to get results now are likely the worst possible actions. How do you know? Because the actions you want to take aren’t the same actions you would have taken had you started when you should have.Too Late Is . . .If you wanted to lose weight and improve your fitness over the last six months, the right solution would have been to make better food choices and exercise. The pain you feel didn’t start today–or even this month. It’s been building for a long time. It’s too late to take any actions to produce those results today. Taking a pill or starving yourself won’t produce the results you want, and these choices will likely damage your health.If you aren’t producing the sales results you need right now it’s because you didn’t target your dream clients, nurture those relationships, do your prospecting, and follow your sales process over the last six or so months. The pain that you are feeling now didn’t sneak up on you; it’s been building for a long time. If you want to try to cram your prospecting work, call on the wrong targets because they are receptive, and discount your price, you will only further damage your results and your company.Never Too LateBeing uncomfortable is good for you. You want to “know” pain; you don’t want “no” pain. The discomfort or pain that motivates you to take action and move towards your goals is a healthy pain. The pain that you feel for not having taken action is the real and  terrible pain you want to avoid (and the pain you will feel from trying to shortcut your way to results is even worse).It may be too late to get the results you want now, but it’s never to late to start taking action. Even if the best time to start was six months ago, the second best time is always right now.Start today. Do the work. Know pain now instead of experiencing real pain later.QuestionsWhat results do you wish you had right now?When would you have had to start working on those results to achieve them now?What stopped you from doing that work?Would doing the work have been less painful than the pain you are experiencing now?last_img read more

Ashes: International Cricket Council rates Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch poor

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially warned and rated the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) pitch for the Boxing Day Test at the Ashes as ‘poor’.The track drew criticism from both teams after the drawn clash between Australia and England saw only 24 wickets fall over five days, the only stalemate in a series dominated 4-0 by the hosts as they regained the urn.Australia scored 327 and 263 for four declared, while England scored 491 in their only innings, with match referee Ranjan Madugalle saying in his report that the surface did not allow for an even contest between bat and ball.Cricket Australia (CA) did not contest the rating given by Madugalle, the governing body said in a statement.”Cricket Australia… highlighted that the ground is a frequently used venue that has no history of preparing poor pitches for international cricket,” the ICC said.The ICC said there was a commitment by both the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) and Cricket Australia to improve the pitches presented for international cricket at the MCG in the future.The Melbourne Test was the last to be rated under the ICC’s pitch and outfield monitoring process, with a revision of the system coming into effect from January 4.Under the new process, if a pitch or outfield is rated as being substandard, that venue will be allocated a number of demerit points, which will be active for a five-year period.The MCG will host the first one-day international between Australia and England on Sunday.(Courtesy: Reuters)advertisementlast_img read more

The Portuguese humanitarian wiped away a tear

first_img Facebook OPTA JOSÉAt today’s weekly rendezvous at Old Trafford with the interestingly-odoured representatives of the media, José Mourinho was eager to discuss “the ones that wake up in the morning and the first thing into their mind is José Mourinho and Manchester United.” The Portuguese humanitarian wiped away a tear as he said “I feel sorry for them because there are much more interesting things to wake up and to be happy [about] in the morning than to be speaking about us.” Which is certainly true, although Mourinho’s pity seemed misplaced when he went on to make it clear that the first thing he thought about when we woke up this morning was Jamie Carragher.Carragher, of course, has also been doing plenty of thinking himself lately and has been known to share his thoughts in print, televisual or fluid form. Speaking in the wake of England’s two recent outings, the pundit expressed the view that Marcus Rashford should consider leaving United if he does not get more match time, an outburst that seems to have metaphorically drenched the face of the United manager. So Mourinho pitched up at today’s conference armed with a sheet-load of facts, which he proceeded to read aloud in a controlled manner that would be described as a maniacal rant if delivered by Rafa Benítez.“On the season 16-17 Marcus Rashford played 32 Premier League matches, 11 [Big Vase] matches, including the final, three FA Cup matches, six [Milk] Cup matches including the final and the Community Shield,” began Mourinho, who was merely warming up. “He had 53 appearances but if you want to take to the minutes of play, he played 3,068 and if you want to divide that by 90 minutes of the matches, he played 34.2 matches of 90 minutes in 16-17. In 17-18, he played 35 Premier League matches, eight in [Big Cup], five in FA Cup including the final, three [Worthington] Cup matches and the European Super Cup final. He played a total of 52 matches with 2,676 minutes, if you divide that by 90, it gives 29.7 matches, so with me, in two seasons, he had 105 appearances, 5,744 minutes, 63.7 matches of 90 minutes, including five finals. So the people speaking about these minutes, I think they are a bit confused.”Still with us? Good, because here’s the best bit: “Marcus Rashford is not Dominic Solanke,” zinged Mourinho. “Not Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Not Dominic Calvert-Lewin.” So there you have it, reader, proof that the international break can serve at least one purpose: the Special One’s got his mojo back!QUOTE OF THE DAY“We’ve had people like Marc Vivien-Foé die while playing. There have been too many others, including Cheick Tioté. The clubs and the federations have to be serious about giving check-ups to the players. What is to stop them doing them every three months? It is something I have been pushing and preaching because who knows, I might have been one of those who played football and died if my issue had not been found during my medical at Inter” – Kanu, Arsenal and Nigeria legend, talks to David Hytner about his foundation, which he says has helped to save 542 lives. Share on LinkedIn Twitter Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Facebook The Fiver Manchester United Twitter features Facebook Pinterest Heard the one about the fan who skipped his stag do to play for Dundee? Let Grant Hill reveal all.Quiz of the week, featuring tutus, Old Trafford and George Weah at 51.Are Real Madrid ready to plump for Neymar or Eden Hazard? That and more in today’s Mill.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!‘MOVE CHAMPIONS’ It’s back, baby. Composite: AMA/Getty Images; Reuters; Getty Images; Action Images via Reuters Reuse this contentcenter_img Release clause? What release clause? There’s no Kevin De Bruyne release clause here? Pep Guardiola has denied reports that you can buy one v talented Belgian for £223m.Remember tapping up? The thing that people briefly care about once every few years? Watford are the latest to do that, getting the Premier League to check out whether there was anything naughty about the way Everton recruited Marco Silva.Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré has raised the startling possibility that Paul Pogba might like a bit of attention. Nice guy though, apparently.STILL WANT MORE?The international break is over! Hurrah! Here’s 10 shiny Premier League things to celebrate. “POJT here. Yep, I’ll be right there.” Photograph: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for BGC Twitter José Mourinho Marcus Rashford RECOMMENDED LISTENINGIt’s the latest Football Weekly Extraaaaaaaaaaaaaa.SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism [the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – Fiver Ed] is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. If you value our journalism, please support us. In return we can hopefully arm you with the kind of knowledge that makes you sound slightly less uninformed during those hot reactive gegenpress chats you so enjoy. And if you think what we do is enjoyable [again, etc and so on – Fiver Ed], please help us keep coming back here to give you more of the same.FIVER LETTERS“It no doubt suits Steve Watt to have the world of football understand the reason he was asked to do one by Billericay Town before he had even arrived was that he was believed to have bad-mouthed club chairman Glenn Tamplin (yesterday’s Fiver). Much more likely is that someone drew Tamplin’s attention to Margate’s hurtle down the leagues during Watt’s stewardship” – Robert Blanchard.“Marina Hyde mentioning The Fiver’s highly successful STOP FOOTBALL campaign in this week’s column? Does this mean that The Fiver is now Proper Journalism?” – Darren Leathley.“A whole lead article on a TV programme I’ve never heard of, about a team and people I couldn’t care less about? I appreciate that this was a clumsy attempt to illustrate that there’s nothing to write about during an international break, but simply leaving a blank space would have been marginally more humorous and considerably less turgid to read” – John Caley.Send your letters to the.boss@theguardian.com. And if you’ve nothing better to do you can also tweet The Fiver. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … Darren Leathley.BITS AND BOBSIt’s been going well for Maurizio Sarri so far at Chelsea, but he’s thrown a spanner into his own works by suggesting he’s open to the possibility of John Terry returning to the club as a coach. Share on Facebook This guy, cammmaaaannnn. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/The Guardian Pinterest Pinterest Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on Messenger Topicslast_img read more

England 44-8 France: Six Nations player ratings from Twickenham

first_imgSix Nations player ratings Michael Aylwin at Twickenham Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Read more England rugby union team … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Manu Tuilagi 7 Used sparingly by England again, often as a decoy runner. Almost created a try on the right and is a reassuring presence in England’s midfield.Jonny May 8 Twelve tries in 12 matches and eight in his last six in the competition. Will have harder days but again the wing showed just how lethal he is.Owen Farrell 9 Always looking to kick behind Penaud and excellent with the ball in hand – he is revelling in his captaincy role. Given an armchair ride but made the most of it.Ben Youngs 8 Box-kicking was on the money and France could just not live with it. It was up to him to set a high tempo and he did so to devastating effect.Mako Vunipola 8 An injury concern after making way with an ankle injury early in the second half. Was again supreme at loosehead until an ankle injury forced him off.Jamie George 8 It has taken a little while but now looks at home as England’s starting hooker. One bruising hit on Parra and carried hard as ever.Kyle Sinckler 7 Powerful and dynamic again, though he crosses the line occasionally. You get the feeling Dan Cole’s recall to the squad was designed to keep Sinckler on his toes.Courtney Lawes 9 One trademark hit on Guirado in the first half, another on Bastareaud in the second and he carried with real menace. The outstanding lock on show.George Kruis 7 Not as conspicuous as last week, nor as much as Lawes, but hard to find fault all the same. Deserves to keep his place against Wales.Mark Wilson 8 Had one gallop in open play and dovetailed well with Curry. His enthusiasm for the hard grunt is clearly rubbing off on teammates. Yet to have a bad game for England.Tom Curry 9 Teamed up with Lawes for a monstrous hit on Guirado. Bloodied but in no way bowed, he topped England’s tackle count in another superb showing. Easy to forget he is still only 20.Billy Vunipola 8 Set the tone by walloping Huget into next week inside the first minute. Always gets England over the gain-line, which is such a valuable asset. Reuse this content Since you’re here… France rugby union team Topics Read more EnglandElliot Daly 8 Getting better at full-back, with the pace to spot gaps and go through them. Kicked well to boot.Chris Ashton 7 Did not take him long to come off his wing to look for work. Clever grubber for May’s third score and forced the penalty try. Will be disappointed not to get in on act himself though.Henry Slade 9 Picked up from where he left off. His high kick that led to May’s third try showed he is playing with senses heightened and produced a classy finish.center_img Share on Messenger Six Nations Six Nations 2019 Jonny May hat-trick spearheads England’s crushing win over France Rugby union Share on WhatsApp Read more France switch between implosion and height of accomplishment Share via Email Sébastien Vahaamahina 4 At least he does not have to carry the can as much as last week. That won’t be any consolation though. Could not effect proceedings at all.Félix Lambey 6 Very good off the bench last week and among France’s better forwards this week. Is lightweight but does not let that hold him back.Yacouba Camara 4 Largely anonymous. One of those players whose absence is often lamented but when he gets his chance he doesn’t really take it.Arthur Iturria 6 In the thick of it when things boiled over and on the pitch showed his offloading ability once or twice. Swimming against the tide, though.Louis Picamoles 5 Made his tackles but was given no opportunity to set off on trademark runs. Players of his calibre should catch the eye more than he did.Replacements Pierre Bourgarit (for Guirado 76) n/a; Dany Priso (for Poirot 65) 5; Dorian Aldegheri (for Bamba 57) 6; Paul Willemse (for Vahaamahina 57) 5; Grégory Alldritt (for Lambey 70) n/a; Antoine Dupont (for Parra 47) Lively and simply has to start from here on in 7; Romain Ntamack (for Lopez 57) Energetic cameo 6; Thomas Ramos (for Huget ht) Should have started 7. Replacements Luke Cowan-Dickie (for George 62) 6; Ben Moon (for M Vunipola 44) Never lets England down 7; Dan Cole (for Sinckler 55) 6; Joe Launchbury (for Kruis 45) Getting back up to speed 6; Nathan Hughes (for B Vunipola 65) 6; Dan Robson (for Youngs 70) At long last 6; George Ford (for Tuilagi 62) Kicked a bit too often 6; Jack Nowell (for Ashton 52) Busy as ever 7.FranceYoann Huget 4 A remarkable performance. Bright in attack but showed utter disdain for defensive duties and hooked at half-time. One day England’s opponents will pick a full-back at No 15.Damian Penaud 4 Took his try well but this was a trying afternoon. England targeted him from the word go and he was often found wanting. May made him look silly for his second try.Mathieu Bastareaud 5 It was a mistake to turn to him and overlook form centres in the Top 14. It may seem harsh but it felt like a step back in time because he does not represent France’s future.Geoffrey Doumayrou 6 Is obviously a capable player but could not make inroads into England’s resolute defence. Struggled with chaos going on around him.Gaël Fickou 3 On of two centres on the wing (not to mention playing alongside a wing at full-back). Is it any wonder France struggled so badly in behind?Camille Lopez 5 Came up with a clever kick for Fickou in the first half but exerted no control. Not all his fault when England are so rampant.Morgan Parra 4 Found himself caught in the backfield for far too long, looked shaky under the high ball and must surely be replaced by Dupont now.Jefferson Poirot 6 Kept on going and got stuck in at countless rucks but could not have the same kind of impact as either of England’s props.Guilhem Guirado 6 A bad start for the skipper – his knock-on led to England’s first try and his lineout work was messy but made some strong carries thereafter.Demba Bamba 5 Conceded a silly penalty early on but lined up Ashton and thundered into him. High tackle on Tuilagi was not malicious but clumsy. England’s Owen Farrell and his gang of enforcers steamroller France features Support The Guardianlast_img read more

Nothing out of Virat Kohli’s reach if he is fit and willing enough: Jacques Kallis

first_img Press Trust of India KolkataMarch 20, 2019UPDATED: March 20, 2019 21:12 IST Jacques Kallis believes Virat Kohli can break all the batting records (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJacques Kallis believes Virat Kohli can go as far as he wants toThe Indian captain already has 66 international hundreds at the age of 30Kallis also predicted an open World Cup this year in England and WalesOnly Virat Kohli can answer if he can surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international centuries but Indian captain’s biggest asset is his ability to keep things simple, feels iconic South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis.With 66 international hundreds at the age of 30, Kohli, many believe is a serious contender for breaking all the batting records set by Tendulkar.”Kohli I believe can go as far as he wants to. He is a world class player. He is hungry. He works hard. He has proved that over the years. The main thing about him is that he keeps it simple. People enjoy watching him bat,” said Kallis, one of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game.So will Kohli break Tendulkar’s record, Kallis replied: “Only Kohli can answer that. If he is fit enough and willing enough to go but nothing is out of reach for him.”India losing the ODI series against Australia won’t have much of an impact on the World Cup.”I don’t think Kohli will be under pressure. He has produced the goods time and time again. He is a world class player and the guys follow what he does. He is certainly one of the best in the world.”Workload management has been a talked about topic over last few days but the KKR head coach feels it depend on the individuals.”All the guys are professionals. They will know when to rest. We have a great support staff, the physios, the trainers who will know how to handle the guys.”advertisementLike Sourav Ganguly, the South African all-rounder also predicted an open World Cup.”I think this year, the World Cup will be more open. The sides have to play good in the key moments,” said Kallis.A depleted South Africa team won’t be favourites, termed Kallis.”I don’t think South Africa will be considered as a favourite but sometimes when the pressure is less on you it can help. But surely you cannot write them off.”Many South Aricans are signing KOLPAK deals wherein they are choosing county cricket over international cricket.”I think its unfortunate but it is a living that we do. It will be nice to keep the guys in South Africa,” said Kallis.Also Read | India losing ODI series to Australia was a good thing: Rahul DravidAlso Read | Virat Kohli retains top spot in ICC Test rankings for batsmenAlso Read | MS Dhoni huge plus for Virat Kohli at the World Cup: Ricky PontingFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Jacques KallisFollow Team IndiaFollow Sachin Tendulkar Nothing out of Virat Kohli’s reach if he is fit and willing enough: Jacques KallisWith 66 international hundreds at the age of 30, Virat Kohli, many believe is a serious contender for breaking all the batting records set by Sachin Tendulkar.advertisementlast_img read more

Wartsila to Provide Equipment for New FSU

first_imgzoom Wartsila has signed a contract for a range of pumping solutions for a new Floating Storage Unit (FSU) which will operate on the Mariner oilfield in the North Sea.Wärtsilä’s contract was signed in late 2013 with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) which will build the FSU in South Korea on behalf of Statoil, the Norway based international energy company. Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for spring 2015, and the FSU is expected to be in operation in 2017.The scope of supply includes 45 deepwell process and cargo offloading pumps with electric motors and Variable Speed Drive (VSD) panels, three fire water pump skids, and two ballast pumps. The complete pumping packages have been designed to meet the customer’s requirements regarding reliability and high system efficiency.“Wärtsilä has extensive experience in this market area, particularly with our electrically driven deepwell pumps. As a result, we can offer complete pumping solutions that are competitive in terms of both CAPEX and OPEX, and which meet the demanding requirements of offshore operations. The fact that SHI, one of the major players in this industry, has chosen Wärtsilä speaks highly of our offering,” says Timo Koponen, Vice President Wärtsilä Flow and Gas Solutions.Statoil’s Mariner field is the largest offshore development in UK waters, and the field is estimated to produce an average of 55,000 barrels of oil per day for some 30 years. The new FSU will have a capacity of 850,000 bbls. Wärtsilä pumping solutionsWärtsilä is a market leading technology and service provider of safe, reliable, and environmentally sound pumping solutions for the marine and oil & gas industries. The company specialises in innovative and often highly customised designs for liquid cargo handling.The Wärtsilä range includes deepwell process and cargo pumps, booster pumps, portable pumps, pump room systems, ballast pumps, fire water pump packages, seawater lift pumps, and general service centrifugal pumps. Mariner FieldThe Mariner Field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea approximately 150 km east of the Shetland Isles. Statoil acquired 44.44 per cent and the operatorship for Mariner from Chevron in 2007.Statoil then acquired a further 20.66 per cent of Mariner from Nautical Petroleum in 2010. JX Nippon Exploration and Production (U.K.) Ltd (28.89 per cent) and Dyas UK Ltd (6 per cent) are the co-venture companies in the Mariner field project. Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Wartsila, February 14, 2014last_img read more

Nova Scotia Celebrates UN International Year for People of African Descent

first_imgAfrican Nova Scotian communities will share their stories with the world during 2011, the United Nations International Year for People of African Descent. “In 2011, we will step up and lead the way in celebrating the International Year for People of African Descent. Not just in Canada, but in the world,” said Percy Paris, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs. “I am very excited about this celebration.” Representatives from the African Diaspora Heritage Trail Foundation and the UNESCO Culture Sector were at Province House today, Dec. 15, to help Mr. Paris and Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis officially launch the International Year for People of African Descent in Nova Scotia. “It is wonderful to see Nova Scotia embrace this theme of celebrating heritage and culture of African descent,” said Edmond Moukala, a UNESCO program specialist based in Paris. “You have a rich history here that may not be well known around the world, but it will certainly become known in 2011.” The United Nations has designated 2011 as a year to promote education and respect for the diverse cultures of people of African descent, and to increase inclusion in all areas of society. As part of its celebrations, Nova Scotia will host the African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Conference in Halifax, Sept. 22-24. The annual conference draws hundreds of dignitaries, scholars and tourism operators from around the world who are focused on preserving and promoting important sites and stories throughout the African diaspora, the movement of Africans and their descendants throughout the world. “The ADHT initiative is designed to benefit the countries of the African diaspora by providing accessible expertise and assistance in developing heritage tourism,” said Oluremi Bademosi, a director of the Bermuda-based ADHT Foundation. “We are delighted that Nova Scotia will be the third destination outside of Bermuda to host the conference.” The international representatives are in Halifax for a site visit. They will meet with organizations such as the Africville Heritage Trust, the Black Loyalist Heritage Society and the Black Cultural Centre. On Thursday, they will visit an African heritage art show at Eastern Shore District High School and tour local communities. “We have so many stories worth telling in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Paris. “Our visitors, both this week and next September, are going to learn what a vibrant, historic presence of African heritage we have right here in this province.”last_img read more

4H Members Refine Communications Skills at Provincial Competition

first_img4-H members will have a chance to refine their skills as they compete in a provincial communications competition at the annual Nova Scotia 4-H Weekend on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill. During the two-day event, 4-H members, ages nine to 21, will participate in public speaking and demonstrations competitions, woodsman contests, and the Nova Scotia Horse Classic. “Through the 4-H program, young Nova Scotians acquire important leadership skills and learn to contribute to their communities,” said Agriculture Minister John MacDonell. “Many 4-H alumni credit the program with giving them the communication skills they needed to succeed in their chosen careers.” During 4-H Night in Nova Scotia on Saturday, awards will be presented for speeches, demonstrations, national 4-H conference opportunities, and the Nova Scotia Friends of 4-H. The provincial 4-H Host and Hostess and official youth representatives for Nova Scotia’s 4-H program will also be selected. For 100 years, the Canadian 4-H program has provided youth with technical, social, sportsmanship, leadership, and life skills. For more information on the Nova Scotia 4-H program, please visit www.gov.ns.ca/agri/4h/.last_img read more

ConAgra pulls up stakes in Omaha plants them in Chicago and cuts

ConAgra pulls up stakes in Omaha, plants them in Chicago and cuts 1,500 office jobs OMAHA, Neb. – ConAgra Foods will eliminate 1,500 jobs — which represents 30 per cent of its office-based workforce — and move its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha, Nebraska, with the goal of creating a more-efficient packaged food company.Company officials said Thursday that its new Chicago headquarters will have about 700 workers by next summer, including top executives and consumer foods employees that are currently divided between Omaha and Naperville, Illinois. The company will keep about 1,200 employees in Omaha to handle research and development, supply chain management and some administrative functions.About 1,000 people will lose their jobs in Omaha and roughly 300 Omaha jobs will move to Chicago.The Naperville office, about an hour southwest of ConAgra’s new headquarters in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, will close, and between 320 and 350 jobs from there will move to the city.ConAgra, which makes Chef Boyardee, Slim Jim and Hebrew National hot dogs, said the job cuts exclude plant positions and do not include any impact from the planned sale of its private label operations. It anticipates about $345 million in one-time charges over the next two to three years related to the restructuring.“It is critical that we run as lean and as efficient and as effective as possible,” ConAgra spokesman Jon Harris said.The jobs being eliminated are primarily redundant positions or jobs that will be outsourced, ConAgra said Thursday.The changes should create about $200 million in cost savings, with more than half of that realized by the end of fiscal 2017, according to ConAgra. The balance should be achieved in the following year. The company said the savings are in addition to approximately $150 million in cost cuts over the last two years. It anticipates the plans giving a “modest benefit” to fiscal 2016 earnings.ConAgra reported a first-quarter loss of $1.2 billion last month. The company has been pressured by a major stockholder, Jana Partners, which says ConAgra’s results have been disappointing since it bought Ralcorp for $5 billion two years ago. ConAgra said in June that it will sell the unit so that it can better focus on improving its own name brands.ConAgra CEO Sean Connolly said it made sense to consolidate operations in Chicago because most of the company’s consumer food division was already based in the area. Previously, frozen foods were based in Omaha while other consumer products were in Naperville.“Today the businesses are split by temperature state,” Connolly said. “That doesn’t make a lot of sense when you think about how the consumer shops.”Connolly is attempting to sculpt a leaner company that can develop new products to satisfy consumer tastes more quickly while generating healthier profits.The American palate has shifted rapidly in recent years, with consumers seeking foods that are less processed and healthier.ConAgra will receive an unspecified amount of tax credits from Illinois based on the salaries of the jobs it plans to move to the state.Omaha, civic and business leaders have acknowledged that the loss of ConAgra’s headquarters will be a blow to the region. Gov. Pete Ricketts and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert had been in talks with ConAgra about incentive packages to keep the company in the city.ConAgra was founded in 1919 and moved to Omaha in 1922. It developed its current headquarters complex of five office buildings, research labs and parking along the Missouri River after threatening in 1986 to leave the state for Tennessee.At that point, Nebraska approved a package of tax incentives and exemptions to keep ConAgra in Omaha, and the city demolished a historic warehouse district to make way for the headquarters.“I feel like we went to bat for them,” Stothert said. “I’m very disappointed that they are leaving.”ConAgra plans to continue using its sprawling campus downtown, but after the cuts are made some of the space might be leased to other businesses, company spokeswoman Lanie Friedman said.ConAgra has been a major investor in every major community initiative over the years, so losing their headquarters will hurt, said David Brown, president of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.But Brown pointed out that Omaha’s business community remains strong with four companies listed in the Fortune 500.___AP Business Writer Michelle Chapman contributed from New York and AP Writer Nelson Lampe contributed from Omaha, Nebraska. by Josh Funk, The Associated Press Posted Oct 1, 2015 6:18 am MDT Last Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 4:12 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A statue of Chef Boyardee looks over flags at the world headquarters of ConAgra Foods in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. ConAgra Foods said it will cut about 1,500 jobs, or approximately 30 percent of its global, office-based workforce, and move its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) read more

History day brings 500 high school students to Brock

Nearly 500 high school history students are at Brock Wednesday for a taste of university life.Organized by the Department of History, History Day is an opportunity for high school students to experience first-hand what Brock University can offer them. Students will meet in the Sean O’Sullivan hall to experience a short undergraduate history lecture, followed by an information session on history co-op opportunities.History alumni will also be on hand to discuss how their Brock history degrees have helped their careers and to discuss the diversity of careers open to history graduates.Students will be divided into smaller groups to participate in seminar discussions before concluding their visit to campus with a tour and lunch.This is the third time in two years the department has hosted History Day. The event has grown from an initial 20 students participating to 477, with every high school in the Niagara District School Board being represented.“History Day combines our interest in recruiting top-notch students into our program, and building strong relationship with the community and regional schools,” said Danny Samson, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History. “It’s also important for us to counter the stereotype out there that history degrees can’t get people jobs. They can, and good ones that pay well and are fulfilling. Many students are choosing subjects based on a false sense of their potential. We want them to see that they can study what they love, and find fulfillment.” read more

Ottawa Senators sign veteran defenceman Justin Falk

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have bolstered their blue line with the addition of Justin Falk.The 30-year-old defenceman signed a one-year, two-way deal with the club on Friday and will be available to play on Saturday when the Senators play host to the San Jose Sharks.The deal pays Falk a pro-rated US$650,000 in the NHL and $185,000 in the AHL.Falk, has played in 269 career NHL games with the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Buffalo Sabres, scoring three goals and adding 30 assists.This season, the native of Snowflake, Man., went to camp with the Calgary Flames before signing a professional tryout contract with the AHL’s Colorado Eagles, where he played eight games.The Canadian Press

Football coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges

first_imgBarry Bennell is charged with eight child abuse offences The former Crewe Alexandra coach denies seven counts of indecent assault on a boy and one count of attempted buggery.All the offences are alleged to have happened between 1981 and 1986, when the victim was under the age of 16.Around 30 members of the media sat in the press benches for the brief hearing.Most of the hearing was taken up with administrative matters until Bennell was remanded into custody until March 20 for a further hearing to take place.Owen Edwards, prosecuting, told the court: “I have had an opportunity to speak to the complainant; at the moment he preserves his anonymity.”Judge Roger Dutton reminded the press and members of the public in court that any identification of the alleged complainant “will be treated very seriously” by the courts.Bennell worked as a coach for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Stoke and junior teams in north-west England and the Midlands during his career in football. Barry Bennell is charged with eight child abuse offencesCredit:PA Wire Former football coach Barry Bennell has denied eight child abuse offences.Bennell, 63, wearing a blue polo neck shirt and appearing via videolink at Chester Crown Court from HMP Woodhill, answered “not guilty” to all the charges as they were put to him. 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.last_img read more

Alcoa and Maaden developing capabilities of Ras al Khair aluminium complex in

first_imgYesterday, Alcoa and Ma’aden announced the start of work to extend the product mix of their aluminium complex currently under construction at Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia. This and other projects are extensively covered in International Mining’s article on Saudi mining projects in the April issue. This latest milestone will enable the two companies to include capability for producing about 100,000 t of a wide range of products suitable for further downstream manufacturing in the complex’s product lines. They include automotive heat-treated and non-heat-treated sheet, building and construction sheet and foil stock sheet. Depending on demand, the line will start production at the end of 2014. An EPCM contract has been awarded to Fluor. An award has also been released to SMS Siemag for supply of the mill equipment and heat treatment line equipment.“This step will place Saudi Arabia among the world’s foremost aluminium producers by combining the highest standards of quality with the exceptional cost competitiveness of this world-class project,” said Khalid Mudaifer, Ma’aden’s President and CEO. “These new capabilities will help establish downstream industries in Saudi Arabia using aluminium that has been mined, refined, smelted and rolled in the Kingdom. It is also fully compatible with the national strategy of developing national resources to create sustainable wealth and employment for Saudis, as well as enabling the replacement of a wide range of imports with cost-effective, high-quality domestic products, and encouraging the expansion of the national industrial base. Many future generations of our citizens will be able to trace their long and successful career paths in business and industry to the decisions we are making here today.”In making the announcement, Engr. Abdullah Busfar, Vice President of Ma’aden’s Aluminium Strategic Business Unit, said the additional products reflect the commitment of the two companies to the realisation of the first fully integrated aluminium industry in the Middle East.“The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has set the vision and established the infrastructure to enable the development of the world’s largest, lowest cost, fully integrated aluminium industrial complex. The Ma’aden Alcoa joint venture is systematically establishing both the foundation for this industry and the capability to support local downstream sectors as they develop. Potentially, there are thousands of jobs and career opportunities awaiting in those downstream sectors, and we have the ability within this complex to quickly respond with advanced expertise, proven best practices and high-quality products to support them as they emerge,” Busfar said.Ken Wisnoski, Alcoa Vice President and President of Alcoa’s Primary Products Growth group, added that the additional products further the joint venture’s lead in the establishment of a worldclass aluminium manufacturing facility in the Kingdom.“Throughout this complex, we are bringing in the best technologies in their class and developing the local skills and operational routines to extract the most efficient, high-quality production from them. This was already the first and only facility in the Middle East capable of producing food-grade can sheet. Extending its capabilities significantly increases that advantage,” Wisnoski said.The complex’s smelter and rolling mill are scheduled to begin production in 2013. The mine and refinery will follow in 2014.In its initial phases, the joint venture will develop a fully integrated industrial complex, which is intended to become the world’s pre-eminent and lowest-cost supplier of primary aluminium, alumina and aluminium products, with access to the growing markets of the Middle East and beyond. The complex comprises:A bauxite mine with an initial capacity of 4 Mt/yAn alumina refinery with an initial capacity of 1.8 Mt/yAn aluminium smelter with an initial capacity of 740,000 t/yA rolling mill, with initial capacity of 380,000 t/y.The mill will be the first in the Middle East and will be one of the most technically advanced mills in the world.First commercial production from smelter and mill is scheduled for 2013, followed by first commercial production of alumina from the mine and refinery complex, scheduled for 2014. Alcoa will supply alumina to the smelter in the interim period.last_img read more

Xynthia Katrina Lothar comment les tempêtes sontelles baptisées

first_imgXynthia, Katrina, Lothar… : comment les tempêtes sont-elles baptisées ?France – La tempête Xynthia ne cesse de faire parler d’elle. Mais connaissez-vous l’origine de son nom ?Depuis 1954, toutes les tempêtes européennes, comme les cyclones tropicaux, reçoivent un nom. La règle de nommage de ces dépressions est simple : celles-ci reçoivent une dénomination masculine durant les années impaires, et un nom féminin durant les années paires. C’est Karla Wege, future star de la météo allemande qui est à l’origine de cette pratique, dont elle a l’idée alors qu’elle n’est encore qu’étudiante à l’Institut météorologique de l’université libre de Berlin.  Les noms dont héritent ces dépressions sont recensés sur une liste, renouvelée chaque année. Depuis 2002, chacun peut, moyennant finance, baptiser une future tempête. Xynthia tient ainsi son nom d’un certain Wolfgang Schütte, tandis que vous entendrez peut-être bientôt parler de Yve ou de Zana, les deux suivantes sur la liste, non encore survenues.     Le 1 mars 2010 à 13:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Selectmen Greg Bendel Endorses Judy OConnell For State Rep

first_imgDear Editor,It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter in support of Judy O’Connell for our next State Representative. Over the years, I have had the good fortune to work with Judy on a number of important issues in our community.As her colleague on the Board of Selectmen, I was continuously impressed with her level of commitment and compassion for all residents. As a fellow educator, I greatly appreciate her commitment to advocating for our children’s education, specifically our Special Education population. I am grateful for her continued support of Wilmington’s substance-abuse coordinator position to help individuals and families who are battling addiction. I was very impressed with Judy‘s attention to detail as the Chairman of the beautiful Yentile Farm Recreational Facility. Judy worked tirelessly to make sure that the park could be enjoyed by not only our children but also people of all ages.Judy has a proven and impressive record of public service. She is a terrific listener and a tireless worker, who is committed to helping the residents in our district. I urge all of you to cast your vote for Judy O’Connell as our next State Representative. Please remember to vote on Tuesday, September 4th.Sinicerely,Greg BendelWilmington SelectmanLike 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… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Judy O’Connell Addresses Allegations Of Federal Tax Liens On Her HomeIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Ed Loud Endorses Judy O’Connell For State RepIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Committee Member Jennifer Bryson Endorses Judy O’Connell For State RepIn “Government”last_img read more

Murkowski raises big cash expects a fight

first_imgSen. Lisa Murkowski (File photo: KTOO – Juneau.)U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is raising serious money for her re-election bid next year, despite having no serious challenger yet.Download AudioCampaign coordinator Scott Kendall said today that total contributions for the previous three months were close to a million dollars.“In the third quarter of the year we raised over $920,000,” he said.All told, Murkowski has raised more than $3 million for the 2016 election, and has more than $2 million on hand.Kendall, the only full-time campaign staffer so far, says they don’t plan to open campaign offices until next year but could mobilize sooner if needed. As of today , no challenger had filed with the Federal Election Commission, which is mandatory for any candidate who raises more than $5,000. Still, Kendall says Murkowski has to be ready.“It’s important to remember the filing deadline is not until early June of next year,” Kendall said. “So up until that date, we have to plan that we will have a challenger both in the primary and the general.”In 2010, when Murkowski lost the Republican Primary, challenger Joe Miller didn’t announce his candidacy until April of that year. Murkowski retained her Senate seat with a write-in campaign. Kendall says they’ve received hundreds of contributions from Alaska, but he acknowledges she is looking outside the state for money.“The senator has certainly been fundraising, yes,” he said. “And certainly with her position as chair of Energy and Natural Resources, energy companies, many of whom do business and create jobs here in Alaska, are certainly interested in supporting her.”At least twice in the past two years, Murkowski has missed votes in the Senate while raising campaign cash in Texas.last_img read more

BNP Barishal candidates pressured to pull out

first_imgBarisal City Corporation LogoA few BNP-supported councillor candidates have withdrawn from the Barishal City Corporation polls race following pressure from powerful quarters, BNP leaders and activists have alleged.Three Awami League-backed councillors candidates are going to win uncontested in Barishal City Corporation as the BNP candidates have withdrawn from the contest.The BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders said the AL has become desperate to win councillor positions up for grab in the elections.The ruling party secured only five such posts out of 30 in the past elections. The BNP candidates came out winners in 19 councillor posts.Five BNP-backed councillor candidates said they are being constantly pressured to withdraw from the race.They alleged that their activists and supports are also being threatened and barred from election campaign.Zakir Hossain, a councillor of Barishal City Corporation’s ward no. 15, secured victory in the three consecutive eelctions.This time around, he has withdrawn his candidature.An AL-backed councillor candidate Liakat Hossain, who is AL president of the ward, is set to win uncontested in the ward.AL-backed Mosharraf Ali Khan and Gazi Naimul Hossain are also going to win uncontested in ward no. 16 and ward no. 19 respectively as BNP-backed Quamrul Hassan and Sumon Haldar have withdrawn their candidature.Asked about the matter, Quamrul Hassan, who is general secretary of the BNP’s ward no. 16 unit, said, “There was a pressure. A family problem was there as well. Finally, I’ve withdrawn my candidature.”Jamaat candidates are contesting in 4 wards in the civic polls. However, two of their councillor aspirants came up with the same allegations.Jamaat’s councillor candidate at ward no. 14 Md Salauddin said, “We can’t go for canvassing due to various pressure on us. Party leaders and activists are threatened. Two days ago, several leaders and activists of the party were beaten up.”The voters at several wards also think the BNP and Jamaat candidates are facing pressures as the polling date is nearing.None of the voters, with whom the reporters talked to, wanted to mention their names.BNP and Jamaat leaders said the AL has taken various ‘tactics’ to win the polls.AL-backed candidates in 22 wards have all got the same symbol. It is not normal, the opposition side added.Asked about the matter, Barishal city AL president Golam Abbas Chowdhury told Prothom Alo that the allegation of creating pressure on the BNP candidates is the BNP’s ‘tactics’.The BNP wants to take advantage of the situation creating controversies on many issues.The AL-backed candidates would win in most of the wards, he said adding that they have taken vast preparations to win this poll. They have even been able to control the rival candidates, he claimed.Barishal unit general secretary of Shushashoner Jonno Nagarik (Shujan) Rafiqul Alam said in some cases, ruling party-backed candidate may put pressure on opposition candidates.If the administration remains neutral and the elecion is not rigged, some of the BNP-backed candidates could still be elected.In the last Barishal civic polls on 15 June 2013, the BNP-backed candidates came out winners victory in 19 wards out of 30, AL-backed candidates secured wins in only 5 wards while Jatiya Party councillors won in two wards and Jamaat in one ward.Non-party candidates won in the three other wards.BNP’s Barishal district (south) unit’s president Ebaidul Haque is optimistic about win unless there is a massive rigging in voting.”They will not be succeessful by threatening the party activists. Whatever happens, the BNP men will be in the field,” he told Prothom Alo.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Toriqul Islamlast_img read more

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus Calls For Investigation Into State Health Agency

first_imgBob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneTexas House Speaker Joe Straus announces he won’t seek re-election in 2018 at a press conference at the state Capitol on Oct. 25, 2017.Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling on House members to investigate the Texas Health and Human Services Commission after a state audit report revealed mishandling of a contract with a health insurance company.The State Auditor’s Office released a 44-page report this week showing the Health and Human Services Commission allowed Superior HealthPlan, Inc., a health insurance company, to report $29.6 million in bonus and incentive payments paid to medical providers’ employees, even though those payments were not allowed under its contract with the state.Straus, a San Antonio Republican, said in a Wednesday news release that the House Appropriations Committee or the General Investigating and Ethics Committee should look into the Health and Human Services Commission’s practices for contract oversight as “taxpayers need to know that their money is being properly managed.”“This audit highlights serious weaknesses in HHSC’s oversight of its own contracts,” Straus said. “Taxpayers have a right to expect that the Commission will hold providers to contract requirements. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first example of HHSC failing to properly enforce requirements in taxpayer-funded contracts. This audit shows that there is a lot of room for improvement at HHSC.” State Rep. Sarah Davis, R-West University Place, chair of the House General Investigating & Ethics Committee, said in an email statement that “it’s disappointing that the Governor’s HHSC is such a poor steward of tax dollars.” “This is the second audit that has revealed such impermissible expenditures,” Davis said. “Taxpayers can rest assured however, that the House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics will continue to hold these executive agencies accountable, just as we did at the [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission].”Auditors also found that the health agency approved Superior’s request to report provider profits as costs without following the approval process contained in the state’s contract with Superior. The insurance company provides the Medicaid STAR, STAR+PLUS, STAR Health and STAR Kids programs to seven service delivery areas in Texas, including the San Antonio area.“By not following the written requirements in its contract with Superior, the Commission weakens its ability to consistently oversee the contract and creates a lack of transparency in its administration of Medicaid managed care programs,” auditors said. Auditors wrote that accurate reporting of costs is important since “that determines whether Superior owes money to the Commission.”Superior disagreed with the audit report findings. “Unfortunately, the auditor gave neither the history nor the proposed language changes any weight or context in the report and instead relied upon its own interpretation of a contractual and regulatory structure in which it does not have day-to-day experience,” Superior wrote in its audit response.In the report, Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials agreed to auditors’ recommendations and said they are working to implement changes by Sept. 1, including defining the process Superior will follow to justify pricing, clarifying how bonuses will work and improving procedures for identifying which employees may have exceeded the amount of money allowed for salary and bonus pay.Asked for comment on Straus’ call for an investigation, a commission spokesman said the agency was looking at the matter.The health agency has endured other contract troubles before.During the 2017 legislative session, Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials came under fire by legislators over not reporting at least 42 contracts worth $100 million or more to the Legislative Budget Board’s database in a timely manner. Officials said at the time they did not know the contracts hadn’t been reported and blamed the problem on a technological failure.Last year, the State Auditor’s Office also released a scathing audit of one of the agency’s large private contracts with a health insurance company called HealthSpring, which the state paid more than $700 million in fiscal year 2015. Sharelast_img read more

Galaxy Note9 Leans Into Gaming With Liquid Cooling System Fortnite Deal

first_imgThe Galaxy Note 9 is a 6-4-inch Super AMOLED screened, slick mobile device that takes the best bits of the S9 and Note 8 and combines them into a system that boosts game playing with a massive battery and ultra-fast water carbon cooling system that helps manage heat during game sessions.The system also features a new Bluetooth-enabled S Pen that can be used as a remote and built-in Dex support that gets rid of the dock and makes use of just a dongle to output to a larger display.The Note9, which comes in Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple, Metallic Coopper, and Midnight Black, goes on sale Aug. 24 at all major carriers for $999 for the 128GB/ 6GB Ram model and $1,250 for the 512GB/ 8GB model. Preorders begin Friday. A pre-order special for the phone includes 15,000 in-game “Fortnite” V-bucks. The phone still features water resistance, fast wireless charger, a headphone jack and the ability to use up to a 1TB microSD card for storage and has the largest battery in Samsung’s line of phones at 4000 mAh. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.Samsung also unveiled its new take on the smartwatch. The renamed Galaxy Watch keeps the circular design and rotating bezel of the Samsung Gear S3 line along with the promise of a single charge that will last several days. Camera Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)– Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoomFront: 8MP AF, F1.7Body 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g, IP68 (BLE S Pen: 5.7 x 4.35 x 106.42mm, 3.1g, IP68)*Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutesAP 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 1.7 GHz)Memory 6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 128GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 8GB RAM (LPDDR4), 512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)*May differ by market and mobile operator*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.SIM Card Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)Battery 4,000mAhWireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMAFast Charging compatible with QC 2.0OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)Network Enhanced 4×4 MIMO/CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18*May differ by market and mobile operatorConnectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)Payment NFC, MSTSensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure SensorAuthentication Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, PasswordBiometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial RecognitionIntelligent scan: Combines iris scan and face recognition for convenient unlocking and in some cases provides enhanced security for certain authentication servicesAudio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APEVideo MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM The watch comes in two sizes, features a military-grade body, Gorilla Glass, touch face, water resistance of 5ATM, LTE standalone connectivity. It can be charged alongside the Note9 at the same time using a new Wireless Charger Duo. The 46mm Galaxy Watch, which is about the same size as the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier, comes with a 1.3-inch AMOLED screen, weighs 63 grams without a strap and includes a 472 mAh battery. The 42 mm version has a 1.2-inch AMOLED screen, weighs 49g without a strap and has a 270 mAh battery. Both run on a dual-core 1.15 GHz chip and feature 1.5GB RAM and 4GB of Internal Memory.Compared to the S3 Classic and Frontier, the 42mm Galaxy has about twice the memory, a slightly faster chip, and nearly an extra 100 mAh packed into its batter, for a watch about the same size but with a slightly slimmed down look.The Samsung Galaxy Watch Bluetooth 42mm version will be available for $329.99, and the 46mm version will be available for $349.99 in the US at Amazon, Best Buy and Samsung.com starting August 24, 2018. The Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE version will be available at AT&T, Samsung.com, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, along with select major national retailers later in 2018.Pre-orders begin on August 10, 2018, and run through August 23, 2018 on Samsung.com. Consumers who preorder or order Galaxy Watch before September 8, 2018 on Samsung.com will receive a free Samsung watch band.You can see the full specs for the Galaxy Note9 phone and Galaxy watch below.Galaxy Note9 SpecsDisplay 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (516ppi)*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings Popular on Variety Galaxy WatchDisplay1.3” (33mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)Full Color Always On DisplayCorning® Gorilla® DX+1.2” (30mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)Full Color Always On DisplayCorning® Gorilla® DX+Size46 x 49 x 1363g (without strap)41.9 x 45.7 x 12.749g (without strap)Strap22mm (Interchangeable)Option Color: Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, Basalt Grey20mm (Interchangeable)Option Color: Onyx Black, Lunar Grey, Terracotta Red, Lime Yellow, Cosmo Purple, Pink Beige, Cloud Grey, Natural BrownBattery472mAh270mAhAPDual core 1.15GHzOSTizen Based Wearable OS 4.0Memory1.5GB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory768MB RAM + 4GB Internal MemoryConnectivity4G/LTE, Bluetooth®4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/GlonassSensorAccelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient LightChargeWPC based wireless chargingDurability5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810GCompatibilitySamsung: Android 5.0 or laterOther: Android 5.0 or lateriPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more