first_imgI see it on my own team: People learn in different ways.One of my staffers likes learning from videos and podcasts at her desktop because travel is tricky with a small child. Another was jump-up-and-down excited about taking a massive open online course on Coursera because it was offered by a university she respects. Another stays super current and informed about the CU industry by reading online articles regularly.The variety of preferences my team demonstrates is consistent with trends I’m seeing in the learning design arena. For example, I see discussion about more “vertical development” taking place. That is, more people at all levels of an organization—not just C-suite executives—are striving to learn, improve and lead.In addition, ownership of learning is being transferred from the employer to individual employees. Not surprisingly, research is finding that people’s motivation to grow is highest when they feel a sense of autonomy over their own development, especially as they face business challenges they need to overcome to do their jobs and progress in their careers. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_img Nevertheless, Shaqiri’s overall ambition is to help re-establish Stoke in Europe – the club’s run to the last 32 of the 2011-12 Europa League was their first continental action since 1974. The Swiss playmaker told www.fifa.com: “Although it’s true that Stoke don’t yet have the same kind of international reputation, the club is pursuing ambitious targets. “They want to establish themselves in Europe and that’s what tempted me here. Stoke are offering me the opportunity to continue developing both as a player and as a person. “Above all I want to play, perfect my game and move forward with the team.” Shaqiri may boast titles to his name including the Champions League but he struggled to secure regular game time at Bayern and Inter. And the 23-year-old is now keen to improve that statistic in what he describes as the best league in the world. “The key element in Germany is discipline,” he said. “The Germans are very focused on playing disciplined football. “Football in Italy was very tactically (orientated), and now here in England I can sense a real emphasis on attacking play. “The football here is tough and spectacular, and I’m enjoying it. Although I’ve only played a few matches in the Premier League so far, I feel I’ve arrived in the best league in the world.” Xherdan Shaqiri admits the thought of getting Stoke to Europe is fuelling him in the Premier League despite the club not enjoying the same international profile as his former employers. Press Associationcenter_img Having played for Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, Shaqiri’s arrival at the Britannia Stadium for a club-record fee of £12m this summer raised a few eyebrows. He has since made five appearances for the Potters, though he could face a spell out with a hamstring injury after coming off during Stoke’s win over Bournemouth on Saturday. last_img read more


first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Opener Tyrone Theophile stroked a better than run-a-ball half-century but his enterprise was not enough as Windward Islands Volcanoes found themselves under pressure ahead of yesterday’s third day of the day/night first round game in the Regional Four-Day Championship.On Saturday’s second day at Queen’s Park Oval, Volcanoes got the worse of the exchanges, conceding a first innings lead of 100 runs and then losing late wickets to end on 135 for four in their second innings – only 35 runs ahead.The right-handed Theophile carved out his 12th first half-century with an attractive 55 and Jerlani Robinson chipped in with 33 but both perished after they were well set, to leave Volcanoes needing a massive effort in order to win the contest.Earlier, Jason Mohammed struck his 10th first class half-century as Red Force, resuming the day on 139 for five, were dismissed for 242 just over an hour after lunch.The right-hander, unbeaten on 30 overnight, made 70, and received support from the enterprising debutant Roshon Primus who followed up his six-wicket haul with an unbeaten 36.Mohammed faced 95 balls and struck ten fours, spearheading a 74-run, sixth wicket stand with wicketkeeper Katwaroo whose 30 came from 84 balls and included a four and a six.Once Mohammed fell, however, Red Force lost their last five wickets for 50 runs, even as Primus eked out precious runs at the end with two fours and a six in a 76-ball knock.Shane Shillingford failed to add to his tally, claiming three for 53 while fellow off-spinner Liam Sebastien (2-27), along with seamers Mervin Matthew (2-47) and Delorn Johnson (2-61), all finished with two wickets each.Volcanoes then got a strong start from Theophile and veteran left-hander Devon Smith (19) as they reached the tea interval on 39 without loss.The pair put on 55 for the first wicket before Smith fell in the fourth over following the resumption, bowled by a full length delivery from left-arm speedster Sheldon Cottrell.Theophile, who faced a mere 48 deliveries and counted ten fours, added a further 23 with Robinson before eventually departing, bowled by Primus.Still, the visitors were 91 for two on the stroke of the final hour but the wickets of Narsingh Deonarine (5) and Robinson, saw the advantage tilt Red Force’s way.VOLCANOES 1st Innings 142T&T Red Force 1st Innings(overnight 139 for five)K Hope c Ambris b M Mathew 56J Solozano c Robinson b Johnson 9Y Cariah c Hodge b Shillingford 17J Mohammed c wkp Ambris b Peters 70*Y Ottley lbw b Shillingford 10Imran Khan c Hodge b Shillingford 0+S Katwaroo lbw b Sebastien 30R Primus not out 36M Richards lbw b Sebastien 0J Jagessar c wkp Ambris b Johnson 6S Cottrell lbw b M Matthew 3Extras (b2, lb3) 5TOTAL (all out, 83.4 overs) 242Fall of wickets: 1-48, 2-74, 3-96, 4-118, 5-118, 6-192, 7-203, 8-203, 9-218, 10-242.Bowling: Johnson 18-5-61-2, Mathew 20.4-4-47-1, Peters 17-4-49-1, Shillingford 17-3-53-3, Sebastien 11-1-27-2.VOLCANOES 2nd InningsD Smith b Cottrell 19T Theophile b Primus 53J Robinson lbw b Imran Khan 33N Deonarine c Hope b Jagessar 5+S Ambris not out 16K Hodge not out 6Extras (b1, lb2) 3TOTAL (4 wkts, 36.4 overs) 135Fall of wickets: 1-55, 2-78, 3-91, 4-119.Bowling: Cottrell 7-0-31-1, Richards 5-0-21-0, Imran Khan 6-1-20-1, Jagessar 12.4-4-32-1, Primus 6-0-28-1.last_img read more


first_img Related News Nike released a statement addressing Zion Williamson’s shoe malfunction on the day the Duke star made his return to the court.Williamson missed five games after he sprained his knee when his Nike Paul George “PG 2.5” sneakers ripped less than 40 seconds into Duke’s first matchup against North Carolina on Feb. 20. The freshman, however, was in the starting lineup for Duke’s quarterfinal ACC Tournament game against Syracuse on Thursday. Zion Williamson is so powerful he annihilated his shoe… pic.twitter.com/H9GxcP67pj— Chris Montano (@gswchris) February 21, 2019“We’re thrilled to see Zion returning to the court,” Nike’s statement read, via the Action Network. “After working closely with the Duke Basketball team to examine the issue, we are confident this is an isolated incident.“We continue to work with Duke, and all of our partner programs, to ensure we are providing the best product for their athletes.” Duke star Zion Williamson on ending college career after injury: ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ JUST IN: Nike has issued a statement on Zion Williamson’s return tonight. pic.twitter.com/FEtXxkmeN0— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 15, 2019Williamson has been one of the best players in college basketball this season and is projected to be selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft. He entered Thursday’s game averaging 21.6 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 68.3 percent from the field in 2018-19.Williamson switched to the Nike Kyrie 4s, the signature sneaker of Celtics star Kyrie Irving, for the matchup against the Orange.last_img read more


first_imgMASON CITY — Mason City is one of 14 communities statewide awarded a Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant by the Iowa Economic Development Authority that will help renovate upper-floor apartments in a downtown building. Those grants will benefit local improvement projects, including upper story renovations, critical building stabilization, and facade restoration and upgrades. Main Street Mason City executive director Emily Ginneberge says it was a competitive process to apply for one of the challenge grants.  “From what the Main Street Iowa folks had told us, this was the year that they had the most applications sent in. They awarded over $1 million to smaller Iowa communities, and Mason City just happened to be selected for one of them. $75,000 will go to a specific project. The application process is pretty rigorous, takes a long time and months preparing. This application that we put in was for Jay Lala, and is going to his building at 201 North Federal.” Ginneberge says seven upper-floor apartments in that building will be renovated as part of a $250,000 project.  She says three of the apartments will be of a luxury apartment style, while the other four apartments will be one-bedroom suites.” Ginneberge says the project is another improvement for the downtown area.  “We need more housing, so this is going to be really wonderful asset for our downtown. Considering all of the incredible things that are going on right now, it’s just going to continue to develop even more and more, and we’re seeing it already with this River City Renaissance project. I can’t wait to see what it’s going to look like downtown in 2020.” Since the first Main Street Challenge Grants were awarded in 2002, about $10.6 million in state and federal funds has leveraged more than $59 million in private investment. Over the life of the program, 179 projects in 54 Main Street Iowa commercial districts across the state have received funding.last_img read more


first_img“We’ll be out here. There will be no warnings,” according to Tony. “We will enforce the laws; we’ll hold people accountable.”The sheriff believes that cracking down on house parties will prevent crime as well help to curb COVID-19.“If we’re cutting down on these large gatherings, which is producing crime, shootings, homicide et cetera, then we’re taking the people off the streets to put them into compliance with what the CDC is recommending,” he goes on to say, “so they’re both, you know, connected to each other.”In addition, Tony says the public can also help by reporting any large gatherings they may come across. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony and his deputies have begun cracking down on house parties in his county, as the coronavirus continues to spread.Tony said the issue is not just that the virus is spreading at these gatherings, but that many of the events are also turning violent.The sheriff says he is specifically targeting District 5, which is in Central Broward.“We’ve seen a slight increase in violent crimes,” explains Tony. “We’ve seen several shootings take place, several homicides take place, specifically as it relates to this district where we are going to be focusing.”He adds that residents can expect to see an increase in deputy presence in the days ahead.last_img read more


first_imgThe Nelson Leafs once again let the offence do the talking, scoring three third-period goal en route to a 5-2 crushing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win, the second in two games, is the 13th straight game Nelson has accumulated points.Nelson is 8-0-0-1 in the month of November.Two Nelson Minor Hockey grads got the gold star for the Leafs with Dallon Stoddart leading the show with a pair of markers to finish the game with three points. Teammate Carsen Willans had a goal and two assists.Matt MacDonald and Linden Horswill scored to make it an-All Nelson Minor Hockey night.Brycen Fisher and Sean Collins replied for the Braves.The Leafs led 2-1 after two periods and out shot the Braves 34-23 in the game and 15-5 in the third period.Cody Boeckman registered the win in goal for Nelson.The Leafs, two points in front of Castlegar in the Murdoch Division, return to action Thursday in Grand Forks.Next home game is Friday against the same Bruins at 7 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The upcoming Big Bam Vertical Slam, which is planned for September 17th, could be postponed until next year due to a lack of registrants.Event organizer Laurie Cardinal says that though many have shown interest in participating in the 2nd iteration of the Slam, which is set to feature both a 5km hike in addition to an obstacle course, the number of confirmed registrants is still below what organizers had hoped to see at this point in time. Event planners had aimed to see close to 400 participants come out for the event, however the number of current 130 registrations is closer to 130.Cardinal acknowledged that though many hikers will be registering for the Vertical Slam at the last minute, she said that the equipment required to build the planned obstacle course requires advanced booking. Purchasing or renting the equipment and services in advance is more difficult due to the Ski Hill being a non-profit venture. Cardinal added that organizers will postpone the event and include it in the Big Bam Vertical Slam that is scheduled for June 10th, 2017. She says that current registrants will be able to get a full refund, or include their registration fees in next year’s event.- Advertisement -For more information, or to register, go to http://www.bigbamverticalslam.ca.13407242_1461700073842477_8608196770095887627_nlast_img read more


first_img0Shares0000Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona has increased interest in Ligue 1 abroad © AFP/File / DENIS CHARLETPARIS, France, Feb 5 – The French league (LFP) has reached a “major agreement” with two networks to broadcast Ligue 1 games in Sub-Saharan Africa, it announced Monday, a clear sign of the impact made by the arrival of Neymar.The deal means French-language network Canal+ and Kwese, in English and Portuguese, will show games in Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and the French League Cup for six seasons from 2018-19 to 2023-24. No financial details were revealed by the LFP or beIN Sports, the network which owns the exclusive international distribution rights for the French league.However, French sports daily L’Equipe said the deal should be worth 33 million euros per year, compared to 13 million euros annually under the existing terms.“This first result encourages us to pursue our defined sales strategy and confirms the growing attractiveness of Ligue 1 thanks to the investment of the clubs to recruit new stars, develop new talent and equip themselves with modern infrastructure,” said LFP director general Didier Quillot.The French league’s income from international rights pales in comparison to the money generated by other leading European nations.The English Premier League brings in 1.3 billion euros a year, while Italy’s Serie A rakes in 371 million euros annually.However, the LFP and beIN Sports are now set to target improved deals in other areas, notably Brazil, as they look to cash in on the presence of Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain.At the moment, the LFP stands to make a modest 80 million euros annually up to 2024 from international rights.Neymar’s world-record 222 million-euro move to PSG from Barcelona last August, and the Qatar-owned capital club’s big-money move for Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, helped drive up interest in the French game at the start of this campaign.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google just received a designpatent for Google Search’s homepage. It took the US Patent Office over five years to approve this patent (D599,372) for the design of a “graphical user interface for a display screen of a communications terminal,” but Google’s request was finally approved yesterday. The company already owned a patent for its search results pages. In addition, Google also received a patent for a server-based spellchecker yesterday, as well as another one for “collaborative web page authoring.” We don’t assume that Google will soon start a patent fight with Yahoo over this, but Yahoo Search’s current homepage obviously looks quite similar to Google’s, though without the two prominent button’s underneath the search box. We are obviously not lawyers, but as far as we know, design patents are basically just a form of making sure the design of a functional item is protected and not so much an acknowledgment that this is a completely new invention. Design patents have to be for a new designs though, and we just have to wonder if somebody else didn’t offer a similarly minimalist search interface before Google.Tip of the hat to Ryan Tate at Gawker for first noticing this patent. Tags:#news#web Related Posts frederic lardinoiscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more