Did Brett Favre just compare 49ers Nick Mullens to Tom Brady?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceNick Mullens’ triumphant debut still has people talking, specifically fellow Southern Miss product Brett Favre.“I’m not surprised one bit. The kid is legit and can make all the throw,” Favre said Monday on SiriusXM NFL radio.How legit is Mullens, who passed for 242 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-3 rout Thursday night against the Raiders? Favre went so far as to invoke a comparison to Tom Brady, if …last_img read more

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South Africans: say no to bribery

first_img17 November 2010The government has called on South Africans to play their part in stamping out public service corruption in the country by refusing to pay bribes and reporting officials who solicit bribes.“When one pays a bribe, one is not only a victim of a crime, but also a willing participant in the criminal act,” government spokesperson Themba Maseko said in a statement this week.“To root out corruption, citizens must work together with the authorities and report all unlawful incidents at their local police station.”The call comes in the the wake of an informal poll conducted by Lead SA in collaboration with Primedia Broadcasting and Independent Newspapers which demonstrated South Africans’ concern over alleged corruption among Metro Police officials.Maseko said that while the government welcomed such initiatives to identify corruption and bring it to the attention of the country’s law enforcement agencies, the government called equally strongly on all South Africans to join the fight against corruption.“Citizens have no right to complain about public service corruption when they are the ones offering bribes or trying to circumvent due process,” he said, adding that most public servants, including Metro Police, were hard-working, committed professionals wishing to contribute to the country’s development.The government, he said, had consistently stated its determination to root out corruption at all levels. It had made it quite clear that bribery would not be tolerated, and that officials found guilty of such conduct would face the full might of the law.Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

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The Volvo IT Rants and The Importance of a Corporate Internet Policy

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair IntelIntel may be the most enlightened in terms of how it views the way its employees interact online. We particularly find encouraging how the company proposes people engage in online conversations.“Talk to your readers like you would talk to real people in professional situations. In other words, avoid overly pedantic or “composed” language. Don’t be afraid to bring in your own personality and say what’s on your mind. Consider content that’s open-ended and invites response. Encourage comments. You can also broaden the conversation by citing others who are blogging about the same topic and allowing your content to be shared or syndicated.”SummaryOpen policies like those employed by Intel may be the best defense when a rogue employee uses the Internet for nefarious purposes. The impacts can be blunted pretty fast as the conversation can be turned by the many people engaging online who are vested in the outcome. We expect policies like these will be increasingly importlant as more employees use the social web for their peronal and professional work. Tags:#enterprise#news Volvo IT has a policy against using its network to post racist and other defamatory information against individuals. But it is considerably less visible and not nearly as thorough as other corporate policies for posting information to the Internet, on blogs and social networks. The Volvo IT policy is an Adobe PDF file that details pretty clearly what is deemed inappropriate.Earlier this week, Wikipedia banned editing from machines inside the Volvo IT Department for racist remarks left on the pages of two well-known Pakistani Cricket players.From Volvo IT’s policy:“It is not allowed to use e-mail for sending or any other way of transmission for sending or receiving any information which is racist, obscene, offensive, threatening; or which includes harm to minors, hoaxes, malicious code, unwanted advertising, material intended to disturb other’s equipment, or which is sent in a way that includes breach of any person’s rights, copyright, privacy or other rights. It is not allowed to impersonate other users, to distribute pornographic material, to upload, download or distribute child pornography or illegal software. It is not allowed to send or facilitate unsolicited commercial email or bulk emails or to mail bomb, i.e. to intentionally try to impede another person’s use of e-mail services.”Besides this, Volvo IT and the Volvo Group have not developed a detailed policy on best practices for using the Internet. There is no visible information for how employees use the Internet, best practices for blogging and how to conduct oneself on social networks. There is actually little on both sites to show any use of social technologies for its purposes.In contrast, we looked at policies from larg organizations that do have policies. We believe more detailed policies provide the opportunity to better educate employees and can prevent incidents like what happened at Volvo IT.Here are some policies that we found worth highlighting. Interestingly, microblogging has not filtered into these policies in much of any way.Cisco SystemsCisco is considered one of the most advanced users of social technologies. It is increasingly focused on enterprise collaboration technologies. Its policy on posting to the Internet is clearly written by the legal team. And it covers the bases. “Your Internet posting should reflect your personal point of view, not necessarily the point of view of Cisco. Because you are legally responsible for your postings, you may be subject to liability if your posts are found defamatory, harassing, or in violation of any other applicable law. You may also be liable if you make postings which include confidential or copyrighted information (music, videos, text, etc.) belonging to third parties. All of the above mentioned postings are prohibited under this policy.When posting your point of view, you should neither claim nor imply you are speaking on Cisco’s behalf, unless you are authorized in writing by your manager to do so.”IBMIMB provides a thorough guide to posting, embracing the concept of posting online but also being cognizant that an employee’s personal and professional life are now so intertwined. To help matters, IBM created a video for employees about practices to follow. Related Posts alex williams Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Be Indispensable

first_imgA hustler never fails to produce the necessary result, regardless of what that result might be this time. You can count on them to get done what needs to be done.A hustler takes initiative and does what need to be done proactively, before it is necessary. She is resourceful enough to find a way where none presently exists. You can count on the hustler to come up with something that works.The hustler cares more than anyone else would dare. She is unafraid to admit that she drank the Kool-Aid, that she shares her company’s cultural beliefs, and that who they are matters. She is not a cynic. Nor does she bitch or whine.The hustler goes first. If it’s a nasty, unpleasant, or difficult task, the hustler volunteers to take it. He wades in before anyone else. No one ever has to ask. The hustler just does it.The hustler isn’t a glory hound. Hustling isn’t about the accolades or awards. The hustler’s identity and life’s meaning run much deeper than that. Success is at the core of who the hustler is, with or without the press clips.You can get by without those who fail to produce results because they don’t put forth the effort. You can get by without those reactive souls who only move when some outside force acts upon them. You can live without the many who refuse to exercise their resourcefulness and their creativity and apply these greatest of human attributes to the challenge at hand. You can certainly live without the cynic and his negativity.When all the dust settles, the hustler is the last one standing. The hustler is indispensable. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Ind vs WI: India beat West Indies by 7 wickets in 2nd ODI

first_imgIndia produced a disciplined allround performance to notch up a convincing seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in a rain-affected second one-day International and also take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series here. Score | PhotosVirat Kohli (81) played a stellar hand in first partnering opener Parthiv Patel (56) for 120-run second wicket stand and then withstanding the little tremor induced by the rain breaks.Chasing 241 to win, India were 100 for one in 22 overs when a sharp passing shower made the square unfit to play for 85 minutes. The rain break reduced the visitors innings to 37 overs and the target was revised to 183, implying they needed 83 runs from 90 deliveries.India achieved the target comfortably losing the wickets of Parthiv Patel (56) and Virat Kohli (81) in 33.4 overs.Earlier, India restricted West Indies to 240 for nine after skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to field at the Queen’s Park Oval.Amit Mishra (4/31) and Munaf Patel (3/35) struck in the late moments to stop the runflow and trigger a collapse after the Caribbeans went off to a good start.For the hosts, Ramnaresh Sarwan (56) and Lendl Simmons (53) cracked individual half-centuries up the order but their middle-order crumbled, slipping from 175 for three in 34 overs to 229 for nine in 48.5 overs.Chasing the revised target, Patel left early, caught behind off a tickle, but Kohli held firm and was well supported by stand-in skipper Suresh Raina (26) who brought an early end to the innings.India were off to a poor start when left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan (3) guided a Ravi Rampaul delivery into the hands of gully fielder.advertisementBut Kohli was in his element from the very start and rarely hit the ball in the air, a contrast with Parthiv Patel who scooped and flicked in vacant places at will.Kohli completed his 2000 runs in ODI internationals with a sweep off Devendra Bishoo. It has taken him only 53 innings — the second fastest behind the joint record holder Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sourav Ganguly (52 innings each).None of the West Indian bowlers made any impression and the biggest flops were the local boys — Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo — who made little impression with either bat or ball.Patel, during his gritty knock, faced 64 balls and hit two fours and two sixes.Kohli, who hit six fours and one six in his 103-ball innings, was finally dismissed in the last ball of the 31st over when looking for a six, he ended up holing out to Pollard off Bishoo at long-off.Raina’s brief cameo of runs came off 19 balls and contained one four and a six.Earlier, leg-spinner Mishra took four for 31 with his sharply turning leg-breaks to keep West Indies down to 240 for nine after the hosts had threatened to run up a bigger total at one stage.Munaf Patel (3 for 35) too played a good supporting hand as the West Indies lost six wickets for 48 runs in the final nine overs.An entertaining 36 for Marlon Samuels and a hectic eighth wicket 31-run stand between skipper Darren Sammy (22 not out) and Ravi Rampaul (14) gave the Caribbeans some momentum but in the end the total was not enough.Earlier, openers Simmons and Kirk Edwards (25) provided the perfect platform with 57 runs by the 13th over as they feasted on some rugged fielding and wayward bowling.Edwards’ first four flicked bowler Munaf Patel’s raised hand to go to long-on fence and the next one was crashed past covers in the fourth over.Moving into his stride, Edwards smote Praveen Kumar at the other end over mid-on, hurrying Indians to bring on leg-spinner Amit Mishra in the eighth over.Simmons survived a caught behind in the 10th over after Munaf Patel overstepped the bowling crease.Mishra was impressive from the word go but Simmons was confident enough to sweep him for four.Harbhajan Singh, introduced in the 12th over, had a horrid start as he either bowled too wide or too full to go for 24 runs in his first two overs.There were two deliveries which spun past leg stump to go for wide fours and then Edwards launched into a ferocious hit straight down the ground for a six.Mishra gave Indians the first breakthrough after a sharply turning leg-break took the edge of Edwards’ bat to nestle into the gloves of Parthiv Patel.However, Simmons was unperturbed as he smacked Mishra over midwicket for a six and later dished out the same treatment to Yusuf Pathan to bring up his half century in the 25th over with the score reading 114 for one.advertisementNew man Sarwan and Simmons forged a 67-run partnership before the opener was departed in the 27th over in a rather ungainly manner when he rushed down the wicket and Patel stumped him off a wide delivery.Sarwan though had dropped anchor at the other end and once powerfully square cut Harbhajan to the fence and then deftly guided Munaf past vacant slips for four.His new partner Marlon Samuels was more aggressive as he stylishly drove Mishra to the cover fence and then pulled Yusuf behind square leg for another four.In this eventful over, he smote the next ball for a six but then was fooled by a slow wide floater to be out stumped.Sarwan then brought up his 37th ODI fifty with a boundary of Praveen Kumar but the right-handed batsman gifted his wicket away, hitting a rank full toss from Munaf Patel into the hands of the deep square leg fielder Amit Mishra.With Pollard next in line, West Indies asked for the batting powerplay at 192 for four in the 42nd overs and it turned out to be a disaster spell for them.Pollard survived three ball before his attempted sweep made him a leg-before candidate for naught. Bravo (8) stroked one in the deep as if to give catching practice to Harbhajan Singh and wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh completely misjudged a googly from Mishra to be bowled.West Indies made 29 runs from the five overs of batting powerplay, losing three wickets.Skipper Sammy and Rampaul then freed their arms for some entertaining hits before Munaf ended the pyrotechnics of this pair with two wickets in his final over.Rampaul was caught in the deep and young Bishoo could only guide a rising delivery into the hands of the wicketkeeper.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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CMA CGM Inaugurates Its 20600 TEU Giant

first_imgCMA CGM’s 20,600 TEU-containership, CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery, was inaugurated today in the Port of le Havre, France.The giant boxship is the company’s new flagship and world’s biggest containership flying the French flag. It is also the ship with the longest name in the world.The inauguration ceremony was led by the French Ministry of Economy Bruno Le Maire and French Minister of Transport Elisabeth Borne.Le CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY est le bateau avec le plus long nom au monde, mais pas que… Suivez son inauguration sur #cmacgm #historyinthemaking pic.twitter.com/U2aLpPI7nJ— CMA CGM Group (@cmacgm) September 6, 2018 Le CMA CGM ANTOINE ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY est inauguré ! #cmacgm #historyinthemaking pic.twitter.com/7aHpbnBrBs— CMA CGM Group (@cmacgm) September 6, 2018The colossal ship was delivered to CMA CGM in January this year and entered into service in February 2018 on the French Asia Line 1 (FAL 1 service), the longest sea route in the world which connects Asia to Northern Europe.The ship is 400 meter long and 59 meter wide, which means that it is longer than four football fields and bigger than The Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower.Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseThe ship features a ballast water treatment system, Becker Twisted Fin improving the propeller’s performance, and helping reduce energy consumption, as well as a new-generation engine that reduces oil consumption by around 25% and fuel consumption for a 3% average reduction of CO2 emissions, as explained by CMA CGM.CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery is one of the three 20,600 TEU-containerships ordered en bloc from Hanjin Subic in 2015. One more ship from the series, CMA CGM Louis Bleriot remains to be delivered by the end of the year.World Maritime News Staff;  Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 licenselast_img read more

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London Business School Professors Earn Thinkers50 Nominations

center_img Two professors with the London Business School have gained some global recognition.Professors Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton have been shortlisted for a 2017 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award. Thinkers50 is responsible for “the world’s most prestigious ranking of management officials,” according to its website. More than 4,000 people were nominated.Scott and Gratton are in the “Breakthrough Idea Award” category, which recognizes work that can radically alter the way people do business. The professors were nominated for their 2016 book, The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, which breaks down how individuals should take advantage of humanity’s increased lifespan. “The 100-Year Life” draws on Scott and Gratton’s expertise in psychology—and economics. Finances, time, and relationships are among the book’s topics. “Our research explores the reality of a multi-stage life with a variety of careers to include breaks and transitions, demonstrating how to make a gift from a long life,” Scott said in a press release.Scott focuses on macroeconomics and has taught at Harvard and Oxford University. Gratton, on the other hand, specializes in organizational behavior, which she’s covered for more than 20 years. She was also named the best teacher at the school in 2015.“Being shortlisted for this award is very exciting,” Gratton said. “A 100-year life means taking responsibility for the shape of one’s own life, rather than leaving it to the institutions of work and state that have governed many people’s situations for several generations.”Check out the rest of the Thinkers50 shortlist, which also includes Aaron Hurst, CEO of Imperative and author of the 2016 book The Purpose Economy, former Apple executive and fellow author Nilofer Merchant, among others.Winners for the Thinkers50 award will be announced at its gala November 13 in London. About the AuthorYessenia FunesView more posts by Yessenia Funes last_img read more

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