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Day aiming for Rio medal

first_imgWorld Championship relay gold medalist, Christine Day, revealed that she has ambitions of winning an individual medal at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer, following what was merely a training run at the inaugural McKenley-Wint Track and Field Classic on Saturday at Calabar High.Day, 29, whose best time ranked her sixth in the world in 2015, won the Olympic Development 800-metre run in 2:15.34 on Calabar’s brand-new synthetic track ahead of her sister, Jonique Day, and Tiffany James, respectively, before telling of her ambitions for later this year.”I really want to get an individual medal at the Olympics, but you have to make it to the trials, which is what I am working towards,” said Day, who finished fourth in the 400m in Beijing last August in a personal-best 50.14.So far, under new coach Bertland Cameron, Jamaica’s first-ever World Championships gold medalist, Day said training has been going well. “Training is going great, and I’m really looking forward to this season. I am working on weak areas, getting stronger in areas I used to struggle with. Once I stay healthy, greater things will come,” said Day, who ran a blistering lead-off leg for Jamaica’s women’s 4x400m team that upset the United States to win one of Jamaica’s seven gold medals in Beijing.As for the 800m run, Day explained the performance was more about training and supporting the inaugural meet named in honour of two of Jamaica’s greatest athletes, Arthur Wint and Herb McKenley.”It was just a part of our training. Coach just wanted to support the track meet, so he sent us out to run an 800m,” she said.last_img read more

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Lady Eagles soar to third straight victory; Lady Spikers back in orbit after first loss

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer She wound up with 12 points, including nine attacks, while team captain Majoy Baron added 10 points for the defending champions.“We really wanted to come back after that loss (to National University) and we had tough training and practice and really pushed ourselves,” added the Filipino-Nigerian middle blocker, who was raised in Iloilo.But even the rousing performance failed to calm the alarm in coach Ramil de Jesus.“The result is important but as for the performance, I’m quite dissatisfied because I couldn’t see the aggressiveness on the court,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “When they saw that we had a big lead and the win was within reach they became quite complacent.”Newly appointed starting setter Michelle Cobb cleared the path for Ogunsanya and Baron by tossing 35 excellent sets which kept the Lady Spikers’ offence on full tilt.It was La Salle’s fourth win in five matches as it handed UE’s fifth defeat in as many outings.Me-Ann Mendrez and Shaya Adorador accounted for 19 points total for UE which failed to get support from the rest of the team. —WITH A REPORT FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We tried to show that we can deliver in a tight situation like a five-set match,” said Madayag, who preserved the win with a kill block off Adamson’s Chiara Permentilla.“I think we really showed that we are capable of outing up a fight, compared to the other games we played,” added Madayag. “The scores were really close and the young players really stepped up today.”More importantly, it put the Lady Eagles back on course after opening the season on back-to-back losses.“We’re slowly improving and slowly getting our game back,” said Madayag.The Lady Spikers didn’t need to go through much of a wringer, dusting off their loss to National U by crushing University of the East, 25-18, 25-17, 25-20—with Aduke Ogunsanya typifying La Salle’s aggressiveness from start to finish.ADVERTISEMENT Muntinlupa thwarts QC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netWhether it was a defending champion brought back to earth or a perennial finalist finally steadying itself after a shaky start, flight was an operative word in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday.La Salle rocketed back in orbit, while Ateneo sustained its rise after the rival schools bested their opponents at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Ateneo hacked out a thrilling 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 15-25, 15-10 victory over Adamson for its third win in a row after losing its first two games of the season.Jho Maraguinot totaled 15 points, while Maddie Madayag and last year’s Rookie of the Year Jules Samonte accounted for 14 points each for the Lady Eagles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSamonte punished Adamson skipper Jema Galanza with a through-the-block kill for Ateneo’s 11-8 lead in the deciding set then followed it up with another kill this time on Lea Perez for a 12-9 margin.The Lady Falcons suffered their second straight defeat for a 2-3 record. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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Macandili caught off guard by UAAP Finals MVP award

first_imgDawn Mancandili named Finals MVP. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETThe smallest player on the court went on to have the biggest impact in the grandest stage.Dawn Macandili never saw it coming but the La Salle libero deserved to win the Finals MVP award after helping the Lady Spikers win their third consecutive volleyball title on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle never dropped a set against FEU in the finals, but needing only six sets to win the crown doesn’t translate to how hard the series was for the Lady Spikers.“When FEU tied the game in the third set, I just told my teammates to keep working and be more patient and our hard work will eventually pay off,” Macandili said.Macandili ended her UAAP playing career the best possible way. Though, it seems that it hasn’t sunk in yet.“Right after the game, I really felt weak and I had to double check the score,” she said. “Then, I told myself it’s finally done and all our hard work has paid off.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames PBA: GlobalPort keeps Blackwater skidding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I was left speechless and I never expected to win the Finals MVP,” Macandili told reporters.READ: La Salle completes 3-peat, sweeps FEUFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut her numbers speak for herself.She had 24 excellent digs off 31 attempts in Game 1 and 21 digs from 29 attempts in Game 2.last_img read more

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Reporters Association ‘No Go Zone’ for Politicians

first_imgThe president of the Reporters Association of Liberia (RAL) Keith Morris has strongly voice out that the entity remains “no go zone” for politicians who are desirous of using the media to achieve their 2017 political ambition.Addressing newsmen at the Capitol Building recently in Monrovia, Mr. Morris attributed the presence of mischief within the RAL’s hierarchy to politicians who believe that the media would be used to achieve their political ambitions.“2017 will be a rocky role for all journalists and if we are not smart, careful, and if we cannot uphold our integrity, we will be used like fools. Some politicians want to use the association, which will be resisted to the fullest. No one, not even the president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) or RAL can tell anyone how to give headlines to stories. We will not allow any politician to play with the integrity of the media,” he said. According to him, there are people within the Capitol Building who believe that becoming president of Liberia means they must have control over the media.The president reaction comes after recent assertions and resignation of his vice president Justice Clarke. Clarke recently resigned and accused Morris of “singlehandedly running the association.”Among other things, Morris is accused of refusing to secure an office space for the association over the years and failing to establish bank account for RAL.In reaction, Morris dismissed Clarke’s assertions terming them as “share-insincerity.”“Regrettably, he talked about office space that he knows nothing about. Clarke does not know extend of the conversation involving PUL and RAL relative to the office space.How many times have you seen Clarke at any PUL functions, he asked reporters? Clarke has never had talk with any PUL official on securing the office space he claimed to be one of the reasons for his resignation,” he stressed.Mr. Morris maintained that he has been involved with advocating for journalists and creating the necessary atmosphere for reporters without fear or intimation in providing information to the public.“Our advocacy for journalists includes, engaging government on lifting curfew on journalists, fighting for the rights of several colleagues from Heritage, LIB24, and Parrot Newspaper among others,” Morris declared. Mr. Morris said it was saddened to note that since the ascendancy of Clarke as vice president of the association, he has failed to make his presence recognized to its members.“This includes his failure to attend meetings with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) who happened to be the mother organization of the association.“The former VP on many occasions failed to make representation on behalf of the organization in several PUL meetings, which include the 10 Year Strategic Plan for the Media initiated by the Union last year,” he noted.According to Mr. Morris, he called on the former vice president on several occasions to make representation of the association but failed evidence by emails, calls and text messages which were displayed during the conference.Relative to the issue of account, Morris explained that they will not open the association’s account if the organization does not complete the leadership of the organization that will include financial secretary and chaplain that will be signatories to the account by law.Meanwhile, Morris commended the former vice president for his time with the association and appointed new election committee to replace Clarke.The committee Elwood Dennis of The Analyst newspaper, Gloria Tamba of Daily Observer, Henry Karmo of FrontPage Africa newspaper among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Security guard nabbed with gun, ammo

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force’s Narcotics Branch on Friday arrested a security guard with a firearm, matching ammunition and ammunition components.According to the Police, the suspect has been on the radar of anti-narco cops “for quite some time.” The discovery was made at about 14:00h in Queenstown, Georgetown.It has been reported that the ranks intercepted the vehicle which the suspected was driving and subsequently conducted a search, during which the items were found. They include a .45 pistol fitted with extended barrel and butt, along with 40 live rounds of .45 ammunition and a magazine with nineteen 7.62 x 39 ammunition concealed therein.Investigations are in progress.last_img

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Enyimba rusty and goal shy ahead of CAF Cup showdown

first_img0Shares0000The Nigerian league was halted because of a national association power struggle between incumbent Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giva, which the former won.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 14 – A lack of match sharpness could hamper Enyimba of Nigeria when they tackle Rayon Sports of Rwanda in Kigali this weekend in a CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first leg.  The Nigerian league was halted because of a national association power struggle between incumbent Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giva, which the former won. Then, the championship was shortened by 14 rounds because of fixture congestion, leaving Enyimba short of competitive fixtures as they seek a fifth African title.They won successive CAF Champions League titles in 2003 and 2004 and the CAF Super Cup matches that followed those triumphs.Another worry for Enyimba is a lack of goals in Africa — they have managed only 11 in 10 outings with leading scorers Ibrahim Mustapha and Chinonso Okonkwo claiming just two each.AFP Sport previews the quarter-finals this Sunday in a competition sure to produce new title-holders with none of the previous 14 winners in contention.CARA v RajaCongo Brazzaville outfit CARA have won all six home matches and lost all six on the road en route to a first appearance in the last eight of the second-tier African competition.That should make them favourites to build a first-leg lead, but five-time CAF title winners Raja Casablanca of Morocco have triumphed three times and drawn once in five away matches.If CARA are to maintain a perfect home record, they must shackle the Moroccan wearing the number 24 shirt for Raja, 10-goal leading Confederation Cup scorer Mahmoud Benhalib.Rayon v EnyimbaGor Mahia striker Francis Mustafa vies for the ball against Rayon Sport’s Abdul Rwatubyaye in a CAF Confederations Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluA goal glut is unlikely in this match as both clubs have averaged barely more than one a game with Rayon scoring nine in eight outings and Enyimba 11 in 10.Enyimba star Mfon Udoh, a particularly impressive free-kick taker, is unconcerned about the lack of goals, saying: “Winning is what matters, not how many times you score.”Rayon won just one of three home group matches and Enyimba lost two of three away games, suggesting there will be little to choose between these teams.V Club v BerkaneDemocratic Republic of Congo outfit V Club are the second quarter-finalists with a 100 percent home record this season, making them favourites to build a first-leg advantage.They host Renaissance Berkane in Kinshasa having achieved good results against another Moroccan club — winning at home and drawing away in group matches with Raja.Jean-Marc Mundele has scored seven of the 14 V Club goals in the Confederation Cup this season while four-goal Togolese Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba poses the main Berkane threat.Masry v USMGor Mahia midfielder Ernest Wendo puts USM Alger’s Hemza Koudri under pressure during their CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018 in a CAF Confederation Cup match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAl Masry of Egypt take a 10-match unbeaten CAF record this season into the first leg of an intriguing north African showdown against far more experienced USM Alger of Algeria.The Port Said club are coached by Egyptian legend Hossam Hassan, a CAF club title winner as a striker with both Cairo giants, Al Ahly and Zamalek.Frenchman Thierry Froger manages USM, who have struggled to score consistently since the mid-year departure of leading goalscorer Oussama Darfalou to the Netherlands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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3 intersection cameras set

first_img“Cameras are a revenue-generating tool that take effect after the offense has occurred,” Hiller said. In Detroit and Grand Rapids, Mich., a project using engineering changes in the 1990s reduced intersection collisions nearly by half, records show. Lancaster officials said they have looked at engineering fixes in the past and that the red-light cameras were another tool for reducing crashes. A 2002 state audit report said California communities with red-light cameras had about a 10 percent decline in collisions and that their operation generated little or no revenue. In Santa Clarita, red-light cameras were installed in July 2004 at five intersections. In the first year that tickets were given, more than 5,800 drivers were cited, while injury crashes declined 20 percent at those intersections, city and sheriff’s officials said. No motorists beat the tickets in court, officials said. City staffers believe Lancaster’s camera system can be self-supporting. The cost for the system is expected to be somewhere between $35,200 and $61,400 a month, including costs for deputies to review each case to determine whether a violation did occur. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recorded 203 collisions in Lancaster in 2005 related to vehicles running red lights, up 27.7 percent from 2004. The 2005 red-light collisions caused 238 injuries and four deaths. In a related move, the City Council approved spending $40,000 to buy five more radar-actuated speed-warning signs, in addition to 17 purchased earlier this year. Signs will be installed by July on streets around 10 local schools: Amargosa Middle School, Cole Middle School, Desert View School, Jack Northrop School, Lincoln Elementary School, Park View School, Sundown Elementary School, Sunnydale Elementary School, Terra Bonita North and South, and Valley View School. The signs will tell motorists their speed as they enter the 25-mph school zones. If the driver’s speed exceeds the posted speed limit, lights will flash, city officials said. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 LANCASTER’S RED-LIGHT CAMERAS WHAT: Automated cameras will photograph vehicles that run red lights at three Lancaster intersections. Tickets will be mailed to their owners. WHERE: Cameras will photograph red-light runners at all four approaches to Avenue J and 15 Street West; the east and west approaches to Avenue K and 10th Street West; and all but the east approach on Avenue K at 30th Street West. WHEN: The cameras are expected to be operating by June or July. Warnings go out instead of tickets for the first 30 days. HOW MUCH: Tickets for running a red light cost $351, of which the city receives approximately $150.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventUnder state law, the city must provide 30 days’ public notice prior to the start of the operation of the cameras. For the first 30 days of operation, only warning citations can be issued. The ticket for running a red light brings a $351 fine, of which the city receives about $150. City officials expect about 450 motorists will get tickets – which arrive in the mail – translating to about $67,500 a month in revenue for the city. But city officials said safety, not revenue, is the reason behind placing the cameras. “It’s a cost to the driver who doesn’t use the pedal on the left,” Vice Mayor Ed Sileo said. “These are the people causing accidents. These are the people killing people.” Lancaster resident Lance Hiller said the city should look at engineering options for reducing collisions, such as retiming yellow lights and all-red clearance intervals in which all lights at an intersection are red for a second or two. LANCASTER – Red-light cameras will photograph vehicles that run stop lights at three intersections in a bid to reduce Lancaster’s traffic collisions. Cameras that will photograph both the front and rear of vehicles entering intersections after traffic lights have turned red are expected to be operating by June or July at all four approaches to Avenue J and 15 Street West; the east and west approaches to Avenue K and 10th Street West; and all but the east approach on Avenue K at 30th Street West. “We are trying to alter driving habits, not make life difficult for our citizens,” said Randy Williams, the city’s public works director. The City Council unanimously approved finding and hiring a private firm to operate the cameras in a vote Tuesday night, in the first meeting presided over by newly elected Mayor Henry Hearns and attended by newly elected Councilman Ron Smith. last_img read more

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COUNCIL SAYS IT IS READY FOR WINTER AS WEATHER WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED

first_imgCouncil staff help Lord Mayor Frank McBrearty launch the new winter weather websiteDonegal County Council is ready for winter it announced as it launched its new winter weather website www.donegalcocowinterweather.ieA council spokesman revealed they now have 7,500 tonnes of salt locked away at locations across the county for the council’s fleet of 21 gritters and snowploughs which will be manned by up to 80 staff.Launching the ambitious new website, executive engineer Brian Burke said it was the first step to keeping the public informed of weather patterns and how to cope with them. However he stressed the responsibility of interacting with the weather including driving was ultimately with the public.At the launch of the winter weather programme for Donegal County Council“This is a major step forward in helping the public to interact with Donegal County Council when it comes to weather issue.“Donegal is a diverse county and this website will hopefully keep all sections of the public up to date with how the council is reacting to changing weather patterns,” he said.As well as full information on road and driving conditions, locations and availability of salt and grit, the council has gone completely interactive. Live cameras have also been set up at weather stations in Killygordon, Bundoran, Gaoth Dobhair, An Grianan and Lough Mourne (the Gap).“We have also linked into live camera station on the Glenshane Pass and the Foyle Bridge for people using those routes travelling to Belfast or to airports in Northern Ireland as many do,” said Brian Burke.Lord Mayor Frank McBrearty welcomed the new website and said it was a major step forward for the council in keeping up with the trends of social media.The council also hopes to continue using the website outside of the winters months to highlight flooding, roadworks and other areas which may obstruct the public.“It is very early days and the one thing we want form the public is feedback. If they feel we can add something, then we will listen. “The website is for the public’s use and the more feedback we get, then the greater tool it can become,” added Mr Burke.John McLaughlin, Diretor of Roads and Transportation with DCC welcomed the new website also.“It provides important information for al road users and local and national media outlets and I would encourage people to follow us on @roadsDCC or @donegalcouncil or on the council’s Facebook page,” he said.COUNCIL SAYS IT IS READY FOR WINTER AS WEATHER WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED was last modified: November 30th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)Tags:camerasengineer Brian BurkegrittersLord Mayor Frank McBreartywinter weather websitelast_img read more

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2012: The Year Apple Was Forced To Play Defense

first_imgjon mitchell Tags:#Apple 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Software StrugglesOn the software side, Apple had a pretty good year overall, but also hit some significant trouble spots.OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6 came with vast improvements, especially in areas where desktop and mobile applications need to communicate. Apple users now have system-level login, posting and notifications for Facebook as well as for Twitter. Photo Streams can now be shared. AirPlay mirroring to Apple TV is almost always possible from almost any Apple device. There’s even a great (yes, great) new version of iTunes to tie it all together.But 2012 was also the year that Apple broke up with Google, and its user experience suffered for it. Apple Maps was just not good enough at launch, and Apple ended up with egg on its face. Want more proof? When Google released Google Maps for iOS in December, it rocketed to the top of the free app charts.But Apple kept it classy, issuing an apologetic letter from CEO Tim Cook and prominently featured mapping apps by other companies in the App Store. In the end, iOS users just ended up with more choices for vector-based maps and turn-by-turn directions, and they’re certainly better off now than they were in iOS 5 and before.Cloud services remain Apple’s big weakness. iCloud does not “just work” as advertised. In 2013, Apple is going to have to do better at the Web services behind its offerings, or Google is going to have the upper hand. Hardware HappinessApple can tout two unambiguous triumphs this year. The iPhone 5 is one of the finest mobile computers ever made, and it improves upon the 4 series in ways that were essential to preserving the primacy of the iPhone line. And the iPad Mini was hailed by many as “the real iPad,” making the original 10-inch model suddenly seem heavy and unwieldy. Apple managed to lighten the iPhone and slim it down while elongating the screen, and it encased the whole thing in satisfying metal rather than fragile glass. iOS devices had begun to look and feel delicate and precious in the face of more rugged Android devices. For the first time since the original iPhone with its metal back, the iPhone now looks great after a little wear and tear, less like a luxurious toy and more like a tool.The iPad Mini is similarly rugged, better suited for the everyday use cases of a tablet. There are still good reasons to have a large-screen tablet, from movies and gaming to any kind of application that takes full advantage of a spatial interface. But for people who use tablets primarily for reading, navigating and communicating, the Mini is ideal.It’s important to note, though, that Apple was beaten to market in the small-tablet category by Google’s Nexus 7 from ASUS. Apple had long ignored the one-handed tablet form factor, but Google proved that you could pack a compelling computer in a smaller size. Apple didn’t need to prove anything in tablets, though. It just needed to keep making the best ones, and it did.This was also the year of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the first step forward in the next generation of laptop computers. If all the displays will be retina-resolution soon, developers and designers need a Retina Mac to build for them. They now have 13-inch and 15-inch variants from which to choose.So that’s a pretty solid hardware year for Apple, and those are just the highlights. We could talk about the super-thin iMac, too, but who cares how thick a desktop computer is? Company ChangesAsserting his control of the company, Tim Cook cleaned house in 2012. He fired Scott Forstall, the man responsible for iOS, citing personality conflicts at the company’s highest levels. He also axed Richard Williamson, the manager responsible for Maps. He also had to can John Browett the ill-considered head of retail who Cook had hired only six months prior.The top-level rearrangement seems to make more sense for Apple’s current direction. Eddy Cue now runs all online services, gaining added responsibility for Siri and Maps, in addition to iTunes and iCloud. Craig Federighi is now in charge of both OS X and iOS.Bob Mansfield, who ran hardware engineering, had planned to retire, but after Forstall’s departure, he decided to stick around and lead the new Technologies group, which combines wireless and semiconductor teams. Industrial designer Jony Ive is now completely in charge of “human interface” design, meaning he will determine the feel and function of all hardware and software.2013 Is CallingBased on Apple’s positioning in 2012, we can expect some pretty significant hardware updates in 2013, along with more-incremental catch-up improvements in software and services.Look for Retina displays across more products. A Retina MacBook Air would be a huge hit, presumably. And of course, it would be nice to see a retina iPad Mini.Some analysts forecast an accelerated product cycle for Apple hardware. And there’s always that television speculation. But there may not be an Apple TV set in the works. In fact, Apple’s answer to TV could already be hiding in plain sight.A $99 black box that can be easily replaced and can stream media from anywhere is all Apple needs to revolutionize the living room – once it has an app ecosystem. In 2013, we may see some significant app offerings from TV content providers, and then we’ll see the existing Apple TV evolve into more than just an “area of intense interest.”Tim Cook photo courtesy of Reuters. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 2012 was a defensive year for Apple. The Cupertino giant spent 2012 refining its offerings and reshuffling its management under the watchful eye of an industry that finally started to sparkle with interesting Apple alternatives. Most of its moves were successful. A few missed the mark. But things mostly worked out for the best, and Apple could be poised for a profound 2013. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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My Disclaimer for the Disruptive Age

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Those of us who write and speak about selling today are often guilty of communicating as if each idea is a universal truth. Most of what we write our broad generalizations. This is what makes them useful. You can understand the idea and use it where it’s beneficial to do so.But this is a disruptive age. And there’s nothing more dangerous than dogma. Your beliefs and ideas need to be subject to constant revision as new information and new situations occur. You need to be skeptical of anyone who touts his or her process, methodology, or idea as the final word. You need to take a jaundiced view towards easy answers.No matter what I write or how universally applicable it might be, it never fails that someone writes to tell me that there is some exception to whatever it was that I’ve written. And they’re often correct (except when they talk down the human sides of what we do). There’s no way that anyone can write, speak, or share ideas without sharing their point of view. To make something interesting and useful you have to talk about it as if it’s a universal truth. But there are exceptions. And there are exceptions to exceptions. And things are changing rapidly.My Disclaimer for the Disruptive AgeSo here is my disclaimer for the disruptive age.Every single word I write on this blog is absolutely true. Except when it isn’t.Your job is to read the idea, determine for yourself where and when it can be useful to you, and discard it when it’s not useful to you. Your job is to scour every source you can to find other ideas that might be useful to you and add them to your repertoire.In this disruptive age there are no easy answers. There is no panacea for producing greater results. Anyone that tells you they have the final answer isn’t telling you the truth. You need to be agnostic about ideas. You need to be agnostic about your sales process, your methodologies, and your tools.You need to adapt to what comes next . . . and what comes after that.Think for yourself. Bring your a game. And for the foreseeable future, these are two statements that I unwaveringly stand behind.last_img read more

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