Kaino issue ‘not misconduct’

first_imgPhoto by: GETTY IMAGESCaption: Jerome Kaino needs time to sort out his family life but is not guilty of misconduct, accdording to New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew. Sidelined All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino isn’t guilty of misconduct, but he needs to sort out his private life, New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew says.Kaino’s absence from the All Blacks amidst allegations of an affair was raised as Tew fronted the news media to discuss the findings of the Respect and Responsibility report commissioned by the national body and unveiled in Auckland on Thursday.The All Blacks have been hit by two high profile issues off-field issues in the last year with star halfback Aaron Smith involved in a toilet tryst at Christchurch International Airport, and the Kaino affair allegations.Tew emphasised they were different cases.”Jerome … his is a very personal matter and it is a different piece of ground that I think tested the [review] panel and it tests us,” Tew said.”There is a moral issue around Jerome but it is very private. He hasn’t actually broken any All Black or contractual obligations and so at this stage we believe that the best thing for Jerome is to go away and sort his life out with his family and himself and come back to rugby when he is ready.”But at this stage we don’t believe he has done anything that we would consider to be misconduct under the terms of our contract.”All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes the Jerome Kaino issue is a moral one, and not a matter of misconduct with NZ Rugby.The allegations against Kaino surfaced when he was in Sydney for the Bledisloe Cup opener for which he wasn’t selected. He left the All Blacks and wasn’t involved in the subsequent rematch with the Wallabies in Dunedin.While the All Blacks take on the Pumas in New Plymouth on Saturday, Kaino will make his return to rugby with the Auckland team.Smith is the subject of a second investigation into his “toilet tryst” after fresh complaints from the woman he was allegedly with.”In the Aaron Smith case, we are working through a process, we have someone independent looking at the new information that came to light. We are not wanting to rush that process, we think it needs to be done properly and then we will deal with it in the framework of the employment relationship we have with Aaron as we did the first time,” Tew said.Tew believed if the recommendations of the lengthy report are implemented, the next generation of All Blacks would be better equipped to deal with the responsibilities of their position.”They are addressed on a number of things in here (the report) on the long term because the next All Blacks will come through a programme where we are giving them better tools and better education to equip themselves to make better decisions,” he said.Tew explained the current process of dealing with incidents. The report revealed there had been 36 cases of misconduct investigated by NZR between 2013-17 (33 involving players, two a team and one a club). “The first thing we do is consider the nature of the allegation. If it is a matter for the police, then we normally step aside and just let the police deal with it. Then we will, come back in due course. There are times when we might consider suspending a player, if he’s a professional player, if the criminal offence is such that required that,” Tew said.”Then we work through our process. We treat each case on their merits, we normally set up a panel to hear the misconduct. The process is actually very defined in our collective [agreement].”It is very tricky. We know we are held to account publicly and that we know we have to send some really clear messages to the other players, but we are bound by the confidentiality of employment relationships and they are tricky.”Review chairwoman Kathryn Beck said her panel at looked at this and recommended that rugby look at its disciplinary performance management framework and make that a lot simpler to understand and follow.The eight-strong panel felt there needed to be “a very clear understanding that there will be consequences where people step outside was is the expected behaviour”.last_img read more

Tenders out for Diamond projects

first_imgThe Public Infrastructure Ministry is moving ahead with the construction of a car park, market and second entrance to the East Bank Demerara village of Diamond.The projects will be carried out in three phases, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said on Sunday.The Ministry has already tendered out for phase one, which will see the construction of a market and taxi stand in the community. Following phase one, phase two will take effect and will see the extension of the road to First Avenue and beyond. Phase three, which will go to tender in the third quarter of 2019, will cover the extension of the existing roads to the East Coast (East Bank bypass).According to Minister Patterson, having failed to construct the Diamond Entrance Overpass back in 2017, the Government continued to seek alternatives.With the help and cooperation of the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), he said the Government was able to access lands for the car park, market and a second entrance to Diamond.In September 2017, the Ministry announced that plans to construct the country’s first vehicular overpass had to be cancelled. Minister Patterson had said that the construction could not have materialised since there was not enough space for the overpass to end. He explained that the land was sold by the previous Government to a private individual.last_img read more

Father of 4 drowns during fishing trip

first_imgA father of four of Airy Hall Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was discovered Wednesday afternoon floating in a trench.Reports are 53-year-old Latchman Persaud, called Lall, left home about 13:00h to go fishing. This publication was told that family members became worried after Persaud did not return home some four hours later. As such, relatives and close friends began searching for him. His family’s worst fears were confirmed when the man’s body was spotted floating about 17:00h in a trench in the backdam.An alarm was raised and the Police was informed. They visited the scene and the body were examined. No marks of violence were noticed. The body was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital. An autopsy will be conducted shortly. Only recently, Persaud’s nephew drowned during a picnic at the Aurora Village seawall. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

Reports: Eto’o set for shock early Sampdoria exit?

first_img Everton striker Samuel Eto’o Former Chelsea and Everton striker Samuel Eto’o could be heading for a move to the USA or China just days after signing for Sampdoria, according to reports in Italy.Eto’o ended a disappointing spell in England when he joined the Serie A club last week but is reported to have stormed out on Monday after learning the club would be holding a double training session.The 33-year-old forward is believed to have sorted out his differences and returned to training on Tuesday, but Calciomercato is claiming that a departure could still place.The Italian website says Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovic still wants an apology from Eto’o and if the player refuses, he will consider offers from abroad.MLS side New York Cosmos have been linked with his signature and have already signed Raul and Marcos Senna.Chinese Super League side Shanghai East Asia are also reported to be following his situation and could make a move if the situation deteriorates. 1last_img read more

Baines says Stones has support of Everton dressing room despite Chelsea saga

first_img1 John Stones with Phil Jagielka Everton defender John Stones has the complete support of the dressing room after his failed move to Chelsea, according to Leighton Baines.Chelsea repeatedly bid for the Barnsley defender in the summer window and Stones attempted to force the switch by handing in a transfer request, which was rejected.0Some sections of the Everton crowd were upset by how the England centre-half handled the situation, but left-back Baine says his reputation inside the Toffees dressing room is unharmed.“It has been relentless, particularly for John,” Baines said “Seeing him first-hand on a daily basis, it’s been difficult for him to deal with. He’s still a young lad.“It’s dragged on for such a long time and he’ll be happy now to see the end of it.“John knows how to play football – he’s being doing it all his life – he hasn’t had to cope with situations like this before.“It’s John who has to pick himself up now, dust himself down and move forward, and we’ve supported him all the way through it as a club and inside the dressing room.”last_img read more

Family brightens hillside in Saugus

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 While he supervises the design and creation, his crew includes wife Shirley, their children and grandchildren, who get together to assemble support pipes and light cables that go up on the back fence of their Pamplico Drive home, which overlooks the Santa Clarita Valley. “Thank goodness for cable ties,” Shirley Domian said, demonstrating how the grandkids, who range in age from 8 to 17, tie the lights to the frame. “And what would we do without duct tape?” A large double heart, which lit up for Valentine’s Day, will soon be replaced by a 15-feet-by-30-feet American flag that will go up in May and “fly” through September. “We’re going to do a pumpkin for Halloween this year,” Shirley said. “We’ve already got the lights.” Their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. The Domians have received letters and notes from appreciative neighbors who look forward to the hillside show. SAUGUS – Jim Domian has a lot of love in his heart – and a lot of electrical conduit, too. For the last eight years, drivers who pass through the intersection of Bouquet Canyon and Seco Canyon roads after dark have been treated to seasonal displays – two hearts pierced by an arrow, a Christmas tree, a shamrock and a huge American flag, all done in lights. “I started with the tree,” Domian said. “I wanted to make something I could share with the neighbors and it just took off from there. “That first tree got smashed because I didn’t make it strong enough. I used regular aluminum conduit and the winds twisted it like a pretzel.” After retrieving his mangled display from the hillside below, he got weightier 1-inch pipe that gave his creations more support. “One lady wrote us the nicest note,” Jim said. “She lives down by the school and sees the reflection in her kitchen window.” Public service is nothing new to Domian. He served for 20 years on the boards of YMCA chapters in La Caada Flintridge and Sunland before moving to Santa Clarita in 1998 and catered many nonprofit events, adding his touch to the decor or menu. He started out in the meat business and started dabbling in catering when someone asked him if he could cook for an event. A retail party supply business soon followed where Jim could come in and run the whole show. “I like a challenge,” he said, showing off a book filled with photographs and thank-you letters. “Now I’m active with my grandchildren.” The walls of a billiard room near the backyard are filled with photographs of their family engaged in a variety of activities. “We love the water and they do every sport imaginable; flag football, gymnastics, cheerleading, band, you name it. We’re always there.” Despite open-heart surgery six months ago, Domian shows no signs of slowing down. The couple is planning a trip to China and frequently visits oceanside resorts so Shirley can add to her shell collection, which currently takes up most of the patio. “I can look up here and remember when we visited a place,” she said, gesturing to a starfish dangling overhead in a net. “And I always bring along an empty suitcase so I can bring things home.” For Jim, traveling light is his motto. “I pack three shorts and three shirts.” And while Shirley brings home coral and conches, Jim’s gregarious nature helps him collect new friends along the way. He might have retired from the catering business, but he’s hoping to be the life of the party for a long, long time. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GARRY JENNINGS IS CROWNED DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY CHAMPION

first_imgResults for Donegal International Rally, 2012Garry Jennings has been crowned the 2012 Topaz International champion after 22 stage event.The Subaru driver and his navigator Neil Doherty led the rally from the start and kept his cool despite the challenge of Darragh O’Riordain in the early stages.There was some good news for Donegal when Glenties driver Declan Boyle won the national category.Results for the International categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS22RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev13Garry Jennings/Neil DohertySubaru Impreza6O/A7:28.80:002:25:05.628Seamus Leonard/John McCaffertySubaru Impreza6O/A7:23.20:002:26:26.71:21.11:21.135Derek McGarrity/Paul KielySubaru Impreza6O/A7:20.80:002:28:01.32:55.71:34.647Donagh Kelly/Kevin FlanaganSubaru Impreza617:20.80:002:28:17.13:11.50:15.851Darren Gass/Enda SherrySubaru Impreza627:33.62:452:29:03.13:57.50:46.0617Sam Moffett/James O’ReillyMitsubishi Evo 9417:42.10:002:34:04.78:59.15:01.67133Josh Moffett/Jason McKennaMitsubishi Evo 9427:45.50:002:34:22.29:16.60:17.58139Martin Doherty/Damien McCauleyMitsubishi Evo 9438:07.00:002:37:51.912:46.33:29.7941Kevin O’Connor/Gerard ConwayCitroen C2218:16.60:002:42:35.417:29.84:43.51047Pj McDermott/Paul GoodmanMitsubishi Evo 9448:08.40:002:42:52.717:47.10:17.31140Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran GeaneyRenault Clio318:10.70:002:43:14.618:09.00:21.91243Kieran Daly/Keith MoriartyCitroen C2228:21.10:002:43:43.318:37.70:28.71367Gary Cooney/Rory McBrideMitsubishi Evo 8.5638:17.40:002:47:33.622:28.03:50.31471Tony Jardine/Maurice HamiltonMitsubishi Evo 9458:26.30:002:49:18.124:12.51:44.515135Stephan Bradley/Sarah WhelanHonda Civic118:49.70:002:49:24.024:18.40:05.916116Paddy McDaid/Oliver DohertyHonda Civic128:38.90:002:50:43.425:37.81:19.41744Steve Wood/Johnny BairdCitroen C2238:57.30:002:50:50.225:44.60:06.818150Mark Ewing/Rachel McConnellHonda Civic138:41.20:002:51:20.026:14.40:29.819103Sean Agnew/Peter DeeryCitroen C2248:46.20:002:53:50.128:44.52:30.12096Paddy Walker/John SweeneyPeugeot 206259:03.00:002:57:55.132:49.54:05.02142David Carney/Ray FitzpatrickCitroen C2268:26.01:003:01:51.136:45.53:56.022118Brian Quigley/Conal DohertyHonda Civic149:06.80:003:04:09.839:04.22:18.723121Alistar Glenn/Niall McDaidPeugeot 206279:45.00:003:06:01.240:55.61:51.424115Glenda Boyle/Kylie BoyleHonda Civic158:44.70:003:06:12.741:07.10:11.52565Martin O’Donnell/John O’DonnellHonda Civic168:24.41:153:08:10.243:04.61:57.526129Johnny Wilhare/Cahir WilhareHonda Civic179:46.30:003:12:49.447:43.84:39.227114Peter O’Kane/Mark O’ConnorHonda Civic188:44.30:003:20:38.955:33.37:49.52895Shane Orr/Kevin ConnorsHonda Civic199:02.80:003:28:54.71:03:49.18:15.8Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS22RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev112Declan Boyle/Brian BoyleFord Escort Mk214O/A7:30.70:002:32:21.0214Manus Kelly/Donal BarrettFord Escort Mk214O/A7:34.10:002:32:25.80:04.80:04.8322Martin McGee/Denis O’MahonyFord Escort Mk214O/A8:18.70:002:34:48.12:27.12:22.3416Brian Brogan/Damien McGettiganFord Escort Mk21417:49.30:002:37:05.54:44.52:17.4526Paul Barrett/John McElhinneyFord Escort Mk21428:09.00:002:37:37.65:16.60:32.16146Ed O’Callaghan/Raymond ScottFord Escort Mk21317:57.40:002:38:19.85:58.80:42.2731Samuel Kelso/Mac WalshFord Escort Mk21327:57.90:002:40:28.68:07.62:08.8830Daniel Conaghan/Terence MageeFord Escort Mk21338:03.60:002:41:15.48:54.40:46.8928Robbie Peoples/Keith StewartFord Escort Mk21437:57.30:002:41:40.19:19.10:24.71054William McFadden/Francie DevineFord Escort G31348:02.20:002:41:46.49:25.40:06.31123Geoffrey Dolan/Conor MurphyFord Escort Mk21447:57.70:002:42:29.510:08.50:43.11246Jp Logue/James LogueHonda Civic1358:15.20:002:45:05.412:44.42:35.91352Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’DonnellFord Escort Mk21368:10.70:002:45:30.413:09.40:25.01445Columba Heena/Declan Big FrancieToyota Corolla1377:53.30:002:45:32.913:11.90:02.51561Kevin Bradley/Siobhan BradleyFord Escort Mk21118:11.80:002:46:06.213:45.20:33.31656Peter Greene/Conor ComackFord Escort Mk21388:21.10:002:46:29.514:08.50:23.31773Oran Donnelly/Paul HughesFord Escort Mk21218:22.10:002:46:34.714:13.70:05.218107Paul Carron/Andrew BrowneToyota Corolla1128:25.20:002:47:06.214:45.20:31.51929Callum Duffy/Iain DuffyFord Escort Mk21457:53.30:002:47:20.114:59.10:13.920145Alan Sweeney/James GallagherFord Escort Mk21138:29.70:002:47:55.715:34.70:35.62138Vivian Hamill/Greame HendersonFord Escort Mk21468:06.70:002:48:18.015:57.00:22.322141Liam Doherty/Kyle McGettiganToyota Corolla1148:24.10:002:48:37.216:16.20:19.22350Shaun Murphy/Gerard McGinleyFord Escort Mk21398:17.30:002:48:39.316:18.30:02.12448Gary McElhinney/Paddy McCruddenFord Escort Mk213108:26.60:002:49:10.216:49.20:30.92574Kevin Kelly/Paul HegartyFord Escort Mk213118:26.20:002:49:33.817:12.80:23.62697Barry Wash McGill/Derek Tae HeenaFord Escort Mk2918:22.40:002:50:13.417:52.40:39.62792Daniel Lucey/Derry HealyFord Escort Mk213128:34.20:002:50:36.418:15.40:23.02853Dermot Cannon/Alvin AlcornToyota Corolla13138:30.70:002:51:15.618:54.60:39.22990Brendan Friel/John Paul BoyleToyota Corolla1158:56.70:002:51:35.519:14.50:19.93066John Dolan/Joe DolanFord Escort Mk213148:52.00:002:52:18.119:57.10:42.63193Tommy O’Connell/Sean MageeFord Escort Mk213158:54.70:002:53:12.120:51.10:54.03284Garry Gallagher/Lee CullenToyota Corolla1168:34.60:002:54:22.122:01.11:10.03391Rob Alderman/Paula AldermanFord Escort Mk213168:36.60:002:54:33.622:12.60:11.534109Kevin McHugh/Evin HughesFord Escort Mk213178:28.80:002:56:35.124:14.12:01.53510Daniel McKenna/Arthur KieransFord Escort Mk21477:38.60:002:56:54.824:33.80:19.736137Thomas McCreesh/Sean BrutonToyota Starlet1178:30.24:452:57:01.424:40.40:06.637148Daniel McCanny/Martin GallogleyFord Escort Mk213188:38.60:002:57:07.724:46.70:06.338122David Smyth/Mark DeeryToyota Corolla1188:37.60:002:57:43.225:22.20:35.53970Martin Howley/Shaun LaffertyMitsubishi Evo 91519:52.90:002:58:02.225:41.20:19.04099James Greenan/Jonathan TreanorOpel Corsa928:50.30:002:59:05.126:44.11:02.941104Joe Gallagher/Geard MullanMitsubishi Evo 91619:28.80:003:00:13.727:52.71:08.64289Darragh Doherty/Damian McElhinneyToyota Corolla1199:17.90:003:01:25.529:04.51:11.84387Thomas McGlinchey/Tony CurranFord Escort Mk213198:51.60:003:02:12.829:51.80:47.34498Damian O’Reilly/Damien McCabeFord Escort Mk2938:33.20:003:03:20.430:59.41:07.645112Hugh Martin Toye/Breeda ToyeHonda Civic13208:52.65:003:03:24.231:03.20:03.846123David Baird/Chris BairdVauxhall Astra1019:31.10:003:07:37.735:16.74:13.54739Alan Nesbitt/Quentin ParkFord Escort Mk21488:21.70:003:09:56.437:35.42:18.748130Sean Heraghty/Jonathan EdwardsVauxhall Nova949:20.00:003:10:42.238:21.20:45.849111Declan Hall/Chris CorrToyota Corolla11108:44.20:453:10:50.838:29.80:08.65088William Kenneally/Finbar FogartyFord Escort Mk211118:44.80:003:12:56.340:35.32:05.551124Mark Glackin/Micheal GlackinToyota Corolla11128:50.70:003:15:00.442:39.42:04.152132Ivan Warwick/Evelyn WarwickAudi Coupe1529:49.40:153:16:29.444:08.41:29.053126Eamonn McLaughlin/Sean ToppingVauxhall Nova959:35.30:003:18:50.246:29.22:20.85478Paul Corcoran/Liam McIntyreFord Escort Mk21228:37.70:003:20:10.247:49.21:20.05551J Browne/Brendan McElhinneyFord Escort Mk213218:25.90:003:21:49.949:28.91:39.756149Ivor Scott/Brendan PeoplesFord Escort Mk21238:49.50:003:22:49.850:28.80:59.957101Steward Rankin/William CoyleHonda Civic1629:00.90:003:30:12.357:51.37:22.558128Terence Diver/Evin HendersonFord Escort Mk211138:48.20:003:30:18.057:57.00:05.759105Andrew Stewart/Tony GallagherMitsubishi Evo 41539:09.92:003:30:18.257:57.20:00.260120Gavin McMenamin/Kevin FrielToyota Corolla11148:48.30:003:30:52.958:31.90:34.761134Declan McGettigan/Jonathan GallagherHonda Civic11158:17.81:003:31:54.859:33.81:01.962119Danny Cannon/Eamonn RussellHonda Civic11169:33.12:153:41:31.01:09:10.09:36.2Results for the Historic categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS22RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev1H3Andy Johnson/Jim McSherryVauxhall ChevetteD518:25.60:002:03:54.22H2John Keatley/James McKeefreyFord EscortK18:29.40:002:04:01.10:06.90:06.93H10Stephen McFerran/Ellen McFerranFord EscortD528:46.80:002:08:34.24:40.04:33.14H18James McDermott/Paul McDermottVauxhall ChevetteH418:44.10:002:09:19.75:25.50:45.55H8Alan Courtney/Paul SoutarPorsche 928D418:42.50:002:10:14.46:20.20:54.76H5Alan Jardine/Raymond KnoxFord Escort Mk1C318:56.80:002:10:17.56:23.30:03.17H17James Harkin/Patrick GallagherTalbot SunbeamD218:59.80:002:13:54.810:00.63:37.38H11Brian Crawford/Finian HanniganTalbot SunbeamD228:56.70:002:14:12.910:18.70:18.19H15William Todd/Aaron JohnsonAustin Mini CooperB2110:01.90:002:19:30.215:36.05:17.310H7Andrew Harvey/Darren HarveyTalbot SunbeamD2310:07.20:002:23:26.019:31.83:55.811H12Declan Jackson/Barry McCarneyFord EscortD318:49.90:002:40:02.636:08.416:36.6GARRY JENNINGS IS CROWNED DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY CHAMPION was last modified: June 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new 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Donegal butcher wins European Sausage-Making Championship!

first_imgEddie Walsh and Sons, based on Donegal Town, won the title of European Sausage-Making Champions at a French ceremony this week.Over 100 butchers took part, but after the judges sampled each butchers’ produce, their artisan cheese and chive pork sausages were a clear winner.Speaking to That’s Farming, Liam Walsh said; “This is an amazing accolade for all our staff and customers at EWS, we are absolutely delighted to have won the title of European Champion and we will celebrate our win, by making available the award winning sausage in the shop, for all to try.” This is not the first time Eddie Walsh and Sons’ have been internationally recognized. Having already won the All-Ireland Sausage and Burger Championships earlier this year, and having a plethora of trophies to their name – there’s no doubt who makes the best sausages in Donegal.You can check out their Facebook page by clicking here.Well done folks. Donegal butcher wins European Sausage-Making Championship! was last modified: October 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Known, Liked, and Trusted: A Revision

first_imgFor three decades my friend was a successful salesperson. He was gregarious, charismatic, and charming. His method was to develop a personal relationship with his clients that was very much a friendship. He would invest his time and his money in that friendship. If his clients wanted tickets to the game, he’d buy them tickets. If his clients needed some present for their children, he’d acquire it for them. He spent money on lunches, dinners, golf outings, and other things that deepened his friendship.When we had lunch, he said to me, “My sales are terrible. I don’t understand. I am doing what I have always done, but it isn’t working.”The reason that my friend’s approach quit working is because he did nothing to create economic value. His friendship and his willingness to spend money buying things to please his clients is no longer enough to win their business or their loyalty. The world changed, but my friend did not recognize those changes and, worse still, he did not change with it. He did not shift his focus to the areas where he can create value for his clients.Your client relationships are still built on your being known, liked, and trusted. But the fundamental questions have changed.Known: It isn’t enough to be known. It’s what you are known for. What are you known for? Are you known for your ability to deliver some result? Are you known for solving some problem? Are you known for your business acumen and your situational knowledge? Are you known for creating value?Liked: It isn’t easy to buy your client’s business anymore. You still need to be liked. But being liked means something different. It doesn’t hurt to be gregarious, charismatic, and charming. But your client is trying to make a decision as to what it’s going to be like to work with you long-term. The decision they are making is what it’s going to be like to have you on their team. Are you like having a great new team member? Are you going to be easy to work with? Is the rest of their team going to want to work with you?Trusted: Great relationships, business or personal, are built on the foundation of trust. My friend’s willingness to spend money now subtracts from trust. It looks and feels unethical. It isn’t unethical for my friend to spend his own money, but it often can be for the person who accepts his gifts. The trust that you need is built on your ability to keep your word and your ability to delivering the outcome your client needs. How do you enable your clients to trust you? What do they need to trust you to do?It is still known, liked, and trusted. But what these words mean has changed. You have to change, too.last_img read more

Video: Turning Your Windows Into Movie Screens

first_imgThe latest Hollywood blockbuster may be coming soon to a window near you. Researchers have developed a see-through video screen embedded with silver nanoparticles that’s both scalable and relatively inexpensive. While traditional projection screens come in pearly white in order to evenly reflect the whole spectrum of visible light, the new display reflects only a single, specific shade of blue. To accomplish this, the researchers took uniform bunches of silver molecules, called silver nanoparticles, with diameters of 62 nanometers. (One billion could fit on a pinhead.) These nanoparticles interact only with bits of light with a precise blue wavelength, allowing other light to pass through unimpeded. The researchers completed their display by mixing the silver nanoparticles into a water-soluble transparent polymer and hardening it in a frame. Total cost of materials? Only $10. Using a laser projector tuned to the proper wavelength light, the researchers displayed a video of floating circles on their display while the screen remained otherwise transparent, they report online today in Nature Communications. While the current display works only with a single color, the team says mixing different sized nanoparticles would allow them to simultaneously display red, green, and blue light. By combining these three additive primary colors together, they could display the entire visual spectrum. The researchers predict their technology could one day be used to project speedometers on car windshields, present moving advertisements on store windows, and even turn skyscrapers into giant movie screens.last_img read more