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‘Jetman’ stuns with Iron Man-style flight over Dubai

first_imgTopics : Reffet’s carbon fibre wings are powered by four mini jet engines. The equipment, which is controlled by the pilot’s movements, is capable of reaching speeds of 400 kilometres (250 miles) per hour.On Friday, Reffet hovered five metres above the crystal waters of Dubai’s coast before shooting off into the air and skimming the city’s skyline. The Jetmen have pulled off a series of eye-popping flights in Dubai, soaring in tandem above the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, and alongside an Emirates Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial airplane.Last year, Reffet and fellow Frenchman Fred Fugen also flew through the famed “Heaven’s Gate” archway in the mountains of China’s Hunan province. Daredevil Vince Reffet has soared into the skies above Dubai in the latest “Jetman” stunt, taking off from the ground and climbing to 1,800metres (nearly 6,000 feet) in a feat reminiscent of Marvel’s “Iron Man” and hailed as a world first.Reffet and his collaborators, known as “Jetmen”, have literally scaled new heights with the help of jetpacks and carbon-fire wings, staging a series of aerial displays that send them tearing through the skies at breakneck speed.In an awe-inspiring flight captured on viral video, the Frenchman on Friday hovered five metres above the crystal waters of Dubai’s coast before shooting off into the air and skimming the city’s skyline. center_img “We accomplished another world first in 100 percent autonomous human flight with @jetmandubai, who took off from the ground before soaring to a high-altitude flight of up to 1,800m!” tweeted Expo 2020 Dubai, the mammoth trade fair that will open in October.We accomplished another world first in 100 per cent autonomous human flight with @JetmanDubai, who took off from the ground before soaring to a high-altitude flight of up to 1,800m! @xDubai #Expo2020 #Dubai #MissionHumanFlight #TheWorldsGreatestShow #xDubai #JetMan pic.twitter.com/xJc0VR4Cfw— Expo 2020 Dubai (@expo2020dubai) February 17, 2020The Jetmen had previously launched themselves into the air by jumping down from high platforms. “It’s the result of extremely thorough teamwork, where each small step generated huge results. Everything was planned to the split second, and I was overjoyed by the progress that was achieved,” Reffet said in a statement.”One of the next objectives is to land back on the ground after a flight at altitude, without needing to open a parachute. It’s being worked on.”last_img read more

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Jakarta to host ONE Esports MLBB invitational with Rp 2.1b prize pool

first_imgOne of Asia’s leading sport and media giants, ONE Championship, has announced its inaugural ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Invitational, which will take place from May 2 to July 5 in countries across Southeast Asia.Top players and teams from all over the world are to compete for a total prize pool of US$150,000 (Rp 2.1 billion) in the Jakarta round of the competition from July 1 to 5.”We will not only be providing an opportunity to compete, but also put on a world-class competition,” stated CEO ONE Esports Carlos Alimurung in a press release The Jakarta Post received on Thursday. The competition will bring together the world’s best MLBB players and teams, and is the first of two competitions in the MLBB series that is being promoted with MLBB developer Shangai Moonton Technology. The series aims to develop the best MLBB teams, share and celebrate the stories of e-sports heroes and inspire MLBB fans around the world.MLBB is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mobile game that can be played on phones and tablets. It is played in 139 countries and regions in Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and South Asia in 25 languages, and operates on more than 1,200 servers to ensure that the game runs smoothly.MLBB was launched in mid-2016 for Android and iOS, and is the most popular MOBA game among players outside of China, with more than 500 million installs and 80 million monthly active users. MLBB was also the first title announced as a medal game at the inaugural esports event at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Realizing the industry’s huge potential, Indonesia has opened its doors to developing the online gaming industry and has hosted various gaming competitions, among which the largest is the President’s Cup.Earlier, President’s Cup organizer Giring Ganesha said that the government intended to promote and expand the online gaming industry toward producing world-class online games and gamers.Topics :last_img read more

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WATCH: Tony Romo almost holes out from hospitality tent at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

first_img Jordan Spieth trending in the ‘right direction’ ahead of AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Brian Gay, Scott Langley sit atop the leaderboard; Phil Mickelson in 3rd On the par-4 15th hole, Romo had to play out of the hospitality tent and somehow, he almost found a way to hole out.We’re pretty sure he knew this was going to happen. Take a look: Related Newscenter_img Tony Romo impressed in the booth during the 2018 NFL season, but now he’s equally impressive on the grass — no, we’re not talking about a football field.Romo joined PGA Tour professional Jim Furyk at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and had an impressive shot during his second round at the famed golf course.last_img

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Castlegar sweeps pair from Nelson Peewee Leafs

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsCastlegar did its best to ruin the weekend for the Nelson Leafs as the Sunflower City squad scored a pair of West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep League wins.Kadrian Klimchuk scored twice to lead Castlegar to a 3-1 victory Friday night at the Pioneer Arena.Saturday, Klimchuk and Tanner Costa each had three points to lead Castlegar to a 5-2 win over Nelson at the Arena Complex.The two wins leapfrogged Castlegar past Nelson in West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep League standings.Nelson managed to conclude the weekend with some positive results as the Leafs double Revelstoke 6-3 in a game played in Nakusp.“It wasn’t as bad as it looks,” said Nelson coach Rod Podgorenko. “We had very good play from Merissa Dawson and Amit Bhabra and our goalies (Curt Doyle and Joey Timmermans) also played very well during the weekend.”Friday, Castlegar scored one goal in each period to edge Nelson. Justin Podgorenko scored the lone goal for Nelson.Saturday, Castlegar blitzed Nelson for four second-period goals to win its second game in as many days.Everett Hicks and Aigne McGeady-Bruce replied for Nelson.Sunday, Justin Podgorenko, with two goals and an assist, led Nelson offensively.Jacob Shukin, Taylor Cooper, Logan Mengler and Ben Woodward added singles.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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UPDATE: Leafs deal away pair to acquire rights to defenceman Darnell St. Pierre

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs continue to build a team worthy to host the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.Leaf skipper Frank Maida dealt away two more players from last season’s roster in a move to acquire the rights to defenceman Darnell St. Pierre.The soon to be 19-year-old St. Pierre, who toiled last season for the Revelstoke Grizzlies before playing two playoff games with Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BC Hockey League, was acquired for defenceman Kyler Wilkinson and forward Damin Devlin.St. Pierre, finishing the season with 25 points and 110 penalty minutes, brings a physical presence to a Leaf blueline that in the past lacked toughness.Nelson also may have lost the services of local defenceman Cole Arcuri. The Nelson Daily has learned the 17-year-old rearguard is close to signing, or already has inked deal with Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL.However, Arcuri was back on the Leaf roster for Tuesday’s exhibition tilt. Earlier this summer Maida traded sent forwards Dallon Stoddart and James Sorrey along with D-man Seth Schmidt to Castlegar in exchange for sniper Jamie Vlanich and forward Travis Wellman.Nelson opens the exhibition season Tuesday against Beaver Valley Nitehawks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Leafs host Nitehawks Tuesday to open KIJHL exhibition seasonNelson Leafs jump right into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season after concluding a quick three-day camp Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs welcomed approximately 40 players to the Heritage City to determine the host team for the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.Tuesday, Nelson plays host to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in pre-season action beginning at 7 p.m.Nelson hosts Creston Friday at 7 p.m. before travelling to the Hawks Nest in Fruitvale Sunday for a return match against Beaver Valley.The Leafs play a home-and-home series — Tuesday, September 10 in Castlegar and Wednesday, September 11 in Nelson — against the defending KIJHL champion Rebels.Nelson opens the KIJHL regular season Friday, September 13 on Banner Raising night in the Sunflower City.last_img read more

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South African female authors share their journeys

first_img18 August 2016Trapped. A strong woman’s triumph over abuse is Capetonian Sam Scarborough’s diary, now published as a book. Her story – a confident and financially secure woman stuck is an emotionally abusive relationship – is meant to give hope to other women trapped in the same situation.Her diary, a despairing attempt to remain sane, tells the story of her moving toLondon with her daughter to be with her new partner. It chronicles how her lovestory, “suddenly changed and how she started to doubt herself, because accordingto him, everything was her fault”.Harrowing as her journey is, the book ends on a high note: “The good news isthat she got out of the toxic relationship – and so can you.”The abuseEmotional abuse is difficult to define, Scarborough says. Now, given herexperience, she understands what verbal abuse is. “There were words said to me,even if they were later denied. It was something concrete to hang on to, especiallybecause I wrote those words down in my diary.”Despite a mountain of research, it remains a difficult form of manipulation topinpoint. Unlike physical abuse, which leaves bruises and scars, the damage ispsychological. The pain more difficult for others to understand. “I certainly knowwhat it felt like for me, which is detailed in the diary I wrote, which became thebook.”Her writing processWriting a book about her personal experience was not easy. “It was frustrating,painful and hard to relive what I had gone through,” says Scarborough.The difficulty for Scarborough was to remain true and not glamourise theabuse. Exposing the worst of her life experience was also extraordinarily painful. “Ittook me a few months to write the actual book in the end. I wrote most nights afterwork, late into the night, transcribing all my notes and entries.“It was like reliving a nightmare. The patterns and cycles became boring, evento me. I was so frustrated with my own diary entries that I almost gave up onfinishing the book. I didn’t like the way I sounded, the way I acted, or the things Iwas saying – some parts actually made me cringe.“But, I decided to leave it all in, as that was my truth of what I went through,and there didn’t seem much point in glamourising it, or taking out the harduncomfortable parts.” Writing about her personal experience was difficult, says SamScarborough. (Image: NB Publishers)Being in a bad relationshipHer relationship, and her writing journey gave her a new perspective on thechoices people make in their relationships. “In the past I used to be extremelyfrustrated with friends who were in bad relationships, either of abuse, orrelationships that brought out the worst in them.“I just could not understand why my friends would not leave or could not leave.I had no idea what it was like to be in a bad relationship.”She says she had very little empathy for these friends of hers. “I eventuallyjust gave up on them.“I would like to think I will be a better friend now with a lot more understanding.I told my story to help others, not because I wanted to tell the story. And if this book can help just one person to free themselves, then I am glad it was published.”Returning to Cape TownScarborough says she would have loved to stay in London. “I have lived therebefore and still have loads of friends there.“But it wasn’t possible at the time. Coming back to South Africa was hard. Itfelt like a failure,” she confesses. “My apartment was rented out and we [she andher daughter] had nowhere to live. It was however the best decision I made, to putdistance between me and the situation I had got myselfinto.“It was a good break, something final. The decision to get on that plane andleave was not easy, as I was being promised the world, but it definitely got me outof the downward spiral I was in.”Scarborough, a graphic designer, art- and creative director, is also the author ofseveral children’s décor books like Children’s Rooms, CoolSpaces for Kids and Creative Rooms for Your Kids.Her book Trapped was recently published by NB Publishers.Simbongile MenteSimbongile Mente started writing Africa’s Daughters late in 2012.Three years later her book documenting the stories of women she mentored wascomplete. The women Mente wrote about are from the township Kayamandi in theStellenbosch area. Student pastor Mente launched her book last September at herchurch, the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa.The book explores the lives of 12 women, including herself. “I address issues like modern day slavery, molestation, low self-esteem, and your identity as a woman.”There are women like Thembi, the oldest of four sisters, who lost her motherwhile she was in high school.“Thembi’s father couldn’t afford to pay for all of their fees. She ended updropping out of school in grade 10. She took on two jobs to help her dad butthrough all of that she was disciplined. Thembi didn’t give up on her dreams andwent back to school. She is now studying nursing, just as her mother did,” explainsMente. Simbongile Mente documents the lives of 11 women and how theyovercame their challenging situations. (Image: Trudy van Rooy)The book’s titleMente says she wrote Africa’s Daughters to bring hope and encouragement to women in Africa and all over the world. “I decided on the title Africa’s Daughters because I was working with African women – engaging, empowering and mentoring African women. I was getting a personal look on their everyday lives.”She says publishing these kinds of stories raises awareness of the struggles ofwomen and, she hopes, to give the next generation a roadmap to avoid the samehazards. “It is important to inform our people so that they can be better equipped incommunicating these issues to their families. Families make up communities.“Africa’s Daughters’ message is one of hope where tragic situations can be turned into a message of light and transformation to this nation and Africa,” she advocates.More about MenteMente has a B. Tech degree in Public Relations and a BA degree in Theology.She started to write in high school to deal with her own low self-esteem anddepression. She started writing a journal filled with thoughts and emotions whichlater developed into poetry.Her friend Trudy van Rooy submitted one of her poems, All hope is gonefrom her, to a writing competition initiated by Africa’s Institute. “I was oneof the semi-finalists and my poem was featured in their book VenturingVistas,” says Mente. “I never stopped writing. I wrote poems and letters toGod, and still do during my meditation time.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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The Leadership Playbook: What Not to Do. Who Not to Do It With.

first_img 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 Now Strategy is about deciding how you intend to compete and win. It’s your plan to create an advantage, and it is how you create focus. As a leader, you are charged with ensuring that your sales strategies and sales tactics are aligned with the company’s overall strategy; they serve as a guide to what you will do.Strategy is also a guide to what you will not do.Who You Won’t ServeBringing strategy to life means deciding who you will not serve. It dictates who you will not pursue as clients as much as it dictates who you will. It is the underlying foundation for both targeting (the dream clients you will call on) and disqualifying (who you will not call on).If your company is not the price leader, your strategy will dictate that you forego calling on prospects whose primary deciding factor for choosing a partner is price. A price-driven prospect needs value creation around obtaining a lower price, and your value-creation lies elsewhere. That’s a strategic mismatch.Some large, well-known companies live their strategy, and it is, in part, why they are so successful. Apple Computers purposely and willingly gives up market share in laptop computers by targeting and selling to a higher price point; they are willing to lose all of the potential laptop buyers whose primary concern is price. The other side is WalMart. They are the low price leader, but if you want a clean, bright store instead of a warehouse for your household shopping, WalMart is willing to forego your business.This guidance is critical to leading the sales force effectively. When you can tell your sales force who not to call and why, you free up their time and the resources to focus on who you do want them to pursue.What We Won’t DoTargeting and qualifying are also more effective when the sales force has been provided concrete guidance as to what you won’t do.If there are some things that you can’t, won’t, or don’t want to do because your strategy dictates otherwise, then helping the sales force to understand the strategy prevents them from wasting time pursuing the wrong prospects.If a prospect requires a solution that you cannot provide, if they have very specific needs that you aren’t able to meet, or if they operate in a way that requires something other than what you do, eliminating the time working on these prospects frees up time for better activities.Because you need to identify and move opportunities through the pipeline from target to close, it’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to serve everybody. You might believe that maybe you can find a way to make what you do work, or maybe you could change the prospect’s mind about what they need. And sometimes, you may be able to find a way. But the great majority of the time, doing so is a more complicated decision that means making a bad strategic choice.Your strategy should guide what you do, as well as what you will not do. It should also guide who you target and who you disqualify. These decisions are critical, and you owe the sales force clear guidance.last_img read more

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Ateneo snatches top spot, FEU humbles La Salle in men’s PVL

first_imgLATEST STORIES Marck Espejo led Ateneo with 17 points while Ishmael Rivera added 10.Joshua Umandal had 10 points to lead the Tigers who struggled in the offensive converting just 27 of its 93 spike attempts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the second game, Far Eastern University bounced back after losing the third set and dropped De La Salle, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, to take its second win.The Tamaraws are now at 2-1 to tie UST at the second spot while La Salle dropped to 1-2. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Better competition key to Kai Sotto’s improvement, says Uichico Ateneo took down University of Santo Tomas in straight sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18, to earn the top seed in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men’s division Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles continued their win streak and improved to 3-0 while the Growling Tigers slipped to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mark Detablan had 17 points to lead FEU while getting ample support from three of his teammates.Redijohn Paler and Richardo Solis had 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Tamaraws while substitute Jude Garcia added 11.Arjay Onia had a game-high 19 points to lead the Green Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Sciatic nerve

first_imgThe main nerve traveling down the leg is the sciatic nerve. Pain associated with the sciatic nerve usually originates higher along the spinal cord when nerve roots become compressed or damaged from narrowing of the vertebral column or from a slipped disk. Symptoms can include tingling, numbness, or pain, which radiates to the buttocks legs and feet.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img

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