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AREC 2019: Don’t play blame game if you want to succeed

first_imgAREC 2019 keynote speaker Scott Dutton.A conflict whisperer says kicking furniture might work for some people’s stress but it’s no way to succeed in any market. Here’s how he advised a mayor to tackle that.Byron Bay-based Scott Dutton, founder of mediation advisory firm Fighting Fair, said one of his trickiest negotiations was 10 parties in a country town where the mayor kicked two chairs and stormed out in a temper.Rather than be shocked, the rest of those in the negotiations were unsurprised at the reaction, saying it was normal. MORE AREC 2019: Ditch the ‘oxygen thieves’ Mr Dutton, who has trained more than 15,000 professionals to handle difficult conversations, told the AREC Conference on the Gold Coast that there were three traps to avoid. “What happens when we fall into these traps? It creates disconnection. We lose the ability to relate, empathise and communicate with the other.”He said maintaining that connection could be put down to several things including having an open mindset, focusing on understanding rather than an outcome, and sharing perspectives.“Connection is key,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoAREC 2019 was held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. Picture: SOPHIE FOSTER“How does it get to the stage where people are throwing furniture and why can’t they have those difficult conversations earlier. Moving from difficult to connective conversations, there are three key traps to avoid,” he said.The biggest trap was laying blame, activating the fight or flight response in our brains.“The reptilian brain, when we feel threatened that’s where we go. When we are (there) it’s hard to think clearly. Blame is our reptilian response when we’re in stress.”The second trap was not recognising that there were multiple perspectives to every situation and the third was making judgments and assumptions without having all the information necessary. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58center_img Life lessons from escaping a bomb blast FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER How to survive in a tough property marketlast_img read more

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Tekmar Group companies produce PPE during Covid-19

first_imgSubsea Innovation and Tekmar Energy are now producing between 150 and 200 protective face shields a day and will distribute them at no cost to local NHS trusts. Tekmar Group companies, Subsea Innovation and Tekmar Energy, have joined forces to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS workers in the North East of England. Recognising the limitations of using 3D printers to produce the face shields in quantity, the design team developed a design that can be cast in polyurethane and manufactured in greater numbers with sister company Tekmar Energy. Subsea Innovation designed, prototyped and began manufacturing the protective face shields using 3D printing technology. center_img Subsea Innovation and Tekmar Energy have responded to the coronavirus pandemic and have begun manufacturing protective face shields for front line NHS workers at their facilities in Darlington (Subsea Innovation) and Newton Aycliffe (Tekmar Energy). James Richie, Tekmar Group CEO said, “Tekmar Group is fortunate in that we have the capability to expand our operations and produce protective face shields for the NHS during this period of unprecedented demand. The Tekmar family are driving this initiative forward and they continue to demonstrate fortitude, determination and compassion during these difficult times.”last_img read more

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Remuera brothel forced to close by neighbours

first_imgAuckland Now 7 Dec 2011A brothel in suburban Remuera has been successfully shut down thanks to the persistence of neighbours. Neighbours fought for three months to get rid of the illegal Asoct Ave brothel. They took photos, jotted down car registrations and took notes of the comings and goings – and now their hard work has paid off. ”It’s very satisfying to know that it’s not in our front yard,” says one neighbour. ”We certainly knew it wasn’t happy families across the road. There were all types of unsavoury characters at all times of the day and night.”Auckland Council resource consents manager David Oakhill confirmed the business has stopped operating. ”The brothel at Ascot Ave has closed as a result of an investigation carried out by Auckland Council staff. We found the business that was operating from the address to be unlawful and as a result an abatement notice was issued requiring the activity to cease,” he says. ”The operators of the business complied with the notice and ceased the activity at this location. We are currently considering the option of further enforcement action.” The neighbour says it took about three months of residents gathering evidence and liaising with the council before the tenants were ordered to stop. She says they called the landlord, informed Auckland Council and the Orakei Local Board and talked to others who had faced the same problem. She says the key was to take the initiative and create ”bottom-up community pressure”.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6099206/Auckland-brothel-forced-to-closeResidents’ action shuts brothel in RemueraNZ Herald 8 Dec 2011An unlicensed brothel in Remuera has closed after neighbours collected evidence that included men paying for sex after church on Sunday. Acting on evidence collected by a neighbourhood support group, the Auckland Council investigated and found the brothel at Ascot Ave did not have resource consent. City officials issued an abatement notice ordering the bordello to cease operating. When council officers visited the property a week later, the $1 million-plus home was empty. One of the neighbours who collected evidence said they received an anonymous letter saying there were illegal immigrants working as prostitutes at the house. The letter gave telephone numbers for the Asian woman running the brothel. “We were very unhappy about having a brothel in our neighbourhood. There were men hanging around, people coming to our doors and knocking looking for the prostitutes. They were blocking the road … and even parking in the St Aidan’s Anglican Church carpark [on Remuera Rd]. “It is unbelievable the men that come and go. Young, old, every nationality you can imagine. Some in their turbans after church on a Sunday,” said the neighbour, who did not want to be named.Tomorrow, the council’s regulatory and bylaws committee will consider the issue of reviewing the brothels and commercial sex premises bylaws inherited from the seven former territorial councils. On the vexed issue of the location of brothels, a number of local boards do not want them or other commercial sex premises in residential areas and think there should be a minimum distance from schools and churches. The Prostitutes Collective and some in the sex industry want the industry to be self-regulated.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10771736Remuera residents applauded for brothel shut downNewstalk ZB 8/12/2011A group of Remuera residents is being applauded by a family rights group for having an illegal brothel shut down…Family First’s Bob McCoskrie says families shouldn’t be exposed to the unsavoury characters connected to brothels. He says residents in Green Lane, Albany and Christchurch share similar concerns, but haven’t been able to get the councils and the police on board.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/newsdetail1.asp?storyID=210590last_img read more

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Carol Ann Maune, age 80, Cedar Grove

first_imgCarol Ann Maune, age 80, of Cedar Grove, Indiana died Tuesday May 7, 2019 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana.Born July 22, 1938 in Franklin County, Indiana she was one of two children born to the late Oscar & Mildred (Stenger) Bischoff.  On August 11, 1962 she was united in marriage to Alvin W. Maune, and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2014.She was retired, having worked for the United States Postal Service in Cedar Grove, Indiana for many years.  She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville, and a longtime member of the former Holy Guardian Angels Parish in Cedar Grove.Survivors include nieces & a nephew.In addition to her parents, and husband, Alvin, she was preceded in death by her son Darren Maune, who died November 16, 2016; as well as one brother Ralph Bischoff.Friends may visit Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at Holy Guardian Angels Oratory, 405 U.S. Highway 52, Cedar Grove, Indiana.Rev. Vincent P. Lampert will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 11, 2019, Holy Guardian Angels Oratory.  Burial will then follow in Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery in Cedar Grove.Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department or Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Maune family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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Flash Flood Watch for area through Tuesday

first_imgSoutheastern, IN—The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch will be in effect now through 8 pm Tuesday. In the area of the watch, 1 to 2 inches of rain will fall on soil saturated from the rain last night. This will lead to the potential for flash flooding.The heaviest rain will fall during the morning hours Monday with a brief period of lighter rain during the afternoon. Another round of heavy rain is expected tonight and Tuesday morning. Take precautions if heading outdoors today and remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.last_img read more

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Women of Troy impress at Pac-12 championships

first_imgEntering the weekend as the No. 1 seed and boasting an undefeated record, the USC women’s tennis team expected nothing but success at the Pac-12 tournament in Ojai, Calif., this past weekend.Hardware · Junior Kaitlyn Christian (above) teamed with sophomore Sabrina Santamaria to defend their Pac-12 doubles championship title. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanAnd backed by strong performances from its top players, the team came away with more hardware to add to its already impressive collection, as the doubles tandem comprising junior Kaitlyn Christian and sophomore Sabrina Santamaria won the doubles championship mere hours after Christian took home the invitational singles title.The top-seeded duo of Christian and Santamaria has not lost a doubles match all season and continued that streak during this tournament, winning all four of their matches en route to a second-straight doubles title.The final pitted the Women of Troy against a feisty UCLA tandem of Courtney Dolehide and Pamela Montez, but the Christian and Santamaria team won with ease in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. The final match also served as their 30th straight doubles victory, certainly an impressive feat.The pair has had a remarkable run of success in all sorts of tournament play, as this becomes their fourth tournament win. The duo has won the Pac-12 championship and the ITA National Indoor Championships twice each.USC head coach Richard Gallien was understandably pleased with the efforts of his top doubles team.“Credit Sabrina and Kaitlyn for adding another championship to their season,” Gallien said. “Sabrina was a star in the doubles final. She was hitting some amazing shots.”That victory came only a few hours after Christian clinched the invitational singles title with a three-set victory over No. 2 seed Ellen Tsay of Stanford. Whereas the doubles portion of the tournament comprised of only 16 duos, the invitational singles champion comes from a pool of 64 players.Christian earned a bye in the first round, but she still had to win five consecutive matches in order to clinch the title and was given only a brief rest before doubles play began.A number of other USC players competed over the course of the weekend as a way to get more playing time in before the NCAA tournament.In the pool of 32 singles championship, sophomores Giuliana Olmos, Gabriella DeSimone and Zoë Scandalis all competed but were unable to walk away with any hardware. Olmos and DeSimone advanced to the round of 16, but their run ended there as they faced top competitors from Stanford and Cal, respectively. In the doubles tournament, Olmos and Scandalis paired up and advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to the No. 3-seed pair Lynn Chi and Anett Schutting from Cal.The tournament was not all positive for the Women of Troy, however, as DeSimone appeared to suffer an injury that could hinder her heading into the NCAA tournament.“Gabrielle DeSimone pulled her hip on Thursday,” Gallien said. “The doctors say she will be out for a week. As long as she is ready to go for the first round, we should be fine.”Moreover, there is a natural concern that non-tennis related distractions could add stress on the girls as they enter the most important leg of their season.“For us, the most important thing is keeping the girls fresh and enthusiastic, while keeping in mind that they, like the rest of the students, are in the midst of finals season,” Gallien said. “The nice thing is if we get out of the first two rounds, we will be done with all of the girls’ finals moving forward.”The Women of Troy are expected to be one of the top seeds in the NCAA tournament following a splendid regular season. The tournament will kick off May 17 in Urbana, Ill.last_img read more

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Premiership: Chelsea One Win away from Title

first_imgSteve Agnew’s team went down with a whimper and could have lost by more had the hosts been more ruthless in front of goal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea is one win away from claiming the Premier League title as the Blues relegated Middlesbrough with a dominant 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge last night.Antonio Conte’s side overwhelmed Boro with goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic, and will be crowned champions if they win at West Brom on Friday.Boro is seven points adrift of safety with only two games remaining and will join north-east neighbours Sunderland in the Championship next season.last_img read more

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BetConstruct sets November date for Gbets South Africa launch

first_imgShare Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 BetConstruct will launch its sportsbook with Gbets in South Africa before the end of the year after securing the necessary certification from the The Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board.The fully managed sports betting solution was developed under BetConstruct’s National Manufacturer licence for the country, while the Letter of Certification by the province’s board was based on a report by BMM Test Labs South Africa.Gbets, which relaunched its online betting and gaming business in Lesotho last month on the BetConstruct solution, has set an “end of November” expected date for getting live in South Africa.“This certification is another move forward to expanding our supply throughout South Africa,” said Karine Kocharyan, Head of Licensing and Certification at BetConstruct.“We are happy to start this journey with one of our biggest partners in the region – Gbets, who is planning to relaunch their operations via our platform end of November.”Dhrupal Amin is the Managing Director of Online Gaming at Goldrush Group, the parent company of Gbets. He added: “BetConstruct represents the cutting edge of betting technology. Innovations such as Hoory, the voice activated betting assistant, and live multi-play are just some of the leading innovations that attracted Gbets to the BetConstruct technology platform. “Gbets has made a significant investment in furthering our online gaming operations. We currently operate online gaming operations in South Africa, Lesotho and Mozambique.“In September 2019 we relaunched our online business in Lesotho on the BetConstruct solution which includes, sports betting online casino and live casino products. The market response has exceeded our expectations, and we are seeing strong growth in new customer acquisition.” Amin concluded: “Towards the end of November this year, South African betting consumers can look forward to an innovative, world class betting experience with product features new to the South African sports betting landscape.” New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Share VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

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Gamers react to Xbox Live servers going down, virtual sports being halted during quarantines

first_imgXbox Live has been down for much of the afternoon, preventing gamers from playing the likes of NBA 2K, FIFA and NHL online. Microsoft says it’s investigating the issue, but people aren’t happy about it. This is the second time in a week that Xbox servers have experienced technical difficulties.We understand some users may be experiencing errors with sign in or matching making on Xbox Live, and are currently investigating. Please check back here for details.— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) March 15, 2020MORE: What we miss most about early NCAA Tournament traditionsHere are some of the most colorful reactions from a community known for speaking its mind on social media:No football and the Xbox servers are down pic.twitter.com/87PjsOx5sa— Caine (@CaineUTB) March 15, 2020Worst moment to mess up my dudes— Bas Dost 🤙🏻🇲🇽 🅙 (@BallonDost) March 15, 2020Me: Trying to play War Zone with the boys. Xbox: pic.twitter.com/rsr2gMclsa— Scott Cowan (@Scott_cowan004) March 15, 2020Please Fix the Xbox Live Servers asap 😭 I’m so bored I gotta text my girl now pic.twitter.com/BfjfeQ8Z5I— YungCocoDroppa (@t_makwasha) March 15, 2020Me: well I guess I’ll play some xbox now during the quarantineXbox servers: pic.twitter.com/kr9Y1SZVKk— DDG JT ♛ (@DrunkDudeGamin) March 15, 2020 All real life sports have been shuttered in recent days because of a coronavirus pandemic that has sickened more than 3,200 people in the U.S. and killed 62.For sports fans looking for something to keep them busy while stuck inside, the lack of NBA, NHL and March Madness games has been brutal. On Sunday afternoon, the decline in entertainment options extended into the virtual realm.last_img read more

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South Africa to discuss ‘devastating’ FIFA order

first_imgSouth Africa host Burkina Faso in Johannesburg on October 7 and must also play Senegal away during November.Jordaan urged South Africans not to criticise FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura, a Senegalese.“We hold her in high regard as the first African to hold this senior post in our world football governing body,” he said.Share on: WhatsApp South Africa defeated Senegal 2-1 at the group stage last November, but both their goals stemmed from controversial decisions by since-banned Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey.The penalty that enabled South Africa to take the lead was awarded for a non-existent handball with TV replays showing the ball striking the thigh of a defender.Later, Lamptey was ordering Senegalese players to retreat for a free-kick when it was taken and the home team increased their lead.FIFA gave Lamptey a life ban for match manipulation and his appeal was rejected this week by Switzerland-baaed international sport judicial body CAS. No details of who might have influenced the Ghanaian to fix the result have been released by FIFA.Lamptey has a history of controversial decisions in national team and international club fixtures, including allowing a handball goal and playing suspiciously long periods of stoppage time.The replay decision came this week after South Africa suffered home and away defeats by lowly Cape Verde within five days to diminish hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Burkina Faso and Cape Verde have six points with two matches to play and Senegal five and South Africa one with three games left. Only group winners qualify.center_img Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa football bosses will meet Monday to discuss a “devastating” FIFA order that a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal must be replayed after the referee manipulated the result.National association president Danny Jordaan said Saturday in a statement that issues for debate could include appealing the decision, writing to FIFA or taking legal action.He called the order to replay the match during the November 6-14 international window “devastating news that had stressed South Africans”.last_img read more

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