Sometimes things can get a little boring (or a lot boring, in some cases). You get stuck in a routine, even though you didn’t try to create or maintain that routine. You are doing the same things over and over, and what was once interesting no longer interests you. Nothing is riveting about a status quo that has lived on longer than it should have.Maybe I am talking about your work life. Alternatively, maybe you are reading this, and it calls some other part of your life to your mind’s eye. In some area, you have likely been lulled to sleep by comfort and competence, the combination that creates stasis in human beings. Comfort and competence are how one stops growing; you know how to do what you need to do, and you accept your current results.Giving Up What You KnowBut what if you were no longer competent? What if you raised the bar you set yourself higher than anyone else would dare to set it for you? What would you have to change to improve what you are doing so much that your current level of competence wasn’t good enough for the new standard you set for yourself?What if the level of performance of which you are capable is so far beyond what you have accepted that it would be worth pursuing? Could you give up the comfort of your current state—and the greater comfort of your competence? Could you adopt the beginner’s mind and look at something with new eyes, accepting that you have to let go of what you have to have what comes next?Post Traumatic Growth SyndromeI believe in post-traumatic growth syndrome, the adversity that causes people to grow from the experiences and challenges that life throws at them. However, you don’t have to wait for adversity to find you. You can challenge yourself.You can set new goals that require you to rethink and reimagine everything you know in order to produce results that are far greater than anything you have produced up until now. You can set new standards for yourself and your performance in some area where you lack the knowledge and skills and disciplines to reach that standard. You can challenge yourself, and in doing so, create your own adversity—the kind of adversity through which you transform into the better version of yourself, you 2.0, or 3.7, or 5.1, or whatever. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now
The second national conference on ‘Paradigm Shift in Inclusive Schooling’ will be held in the city from June 26 to 29. Satish Kapoor, founder of Brotherhood, Delhi, said the conference will focus on preparing modules for inclusive education. The meet will mobilise stakeholders to deliberate on diverse aspects of inclusive education such as providing training to specialised teachers and institutions across the country. The conference will also document best practices for inclusive education.
After years of sitting on piles of cash, Indian information technology (IT) services firms are suddenly dispensing some of it to their shareholders by way of buybacks. In mid-February, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest IT services firm, which has a cash pile of around Rs. 40,000 crore ($6 billion), announced that it would buy back equity shares worth up to Rs. 16,000 crore ($2.4 billion). This is TCS’ first buyback scheme since it went public 13 years ago and also the biggest share repurchase program in the country. (A few weeks before TCS’ announcement, Nasdaq-listed Cognizant Technology Solutions, which has the bulk of its workforce in India, declared a dividend payout and a share buyback of $3.4 billion.) In March, HCL Technologies said it would buy back Rs. 3,500 crore ($340 million) of shares. Others like Wipro and Tech Mahindra are expected to follow suit. On April 13, announcing its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, Infosys said that up to Rs. 13,000 crore ($2 billion) is expected to be paid out to shareholders during 2018 in dividends, share buybacks or both. In addition, the company expects to pay out up to 70% of free cash flow next year in the same combination. Currently, Infosys pays out up to 50% of post-tax profits in dividends. The buybacks are a move to boost share price and soothe investor sentiments. They are also designed to make them less attractive to predators. After years of giving high returns, the industry has been delivering below expectations; most Indian IT services firms have been performing below the Sensex, the benchmark stock index. Recent developments like U.S. President Donald Trump’s election and the ensuing controversy surrounding outsourcing and H1-B visas, and technology disruptions caused by digital transformation and automation are in fact threatening the very fundamentals of the $108 billion IT-BPO exports industry. That industry put India on the world map because of its high-quality, low-cost tech talent and a successfully executed offshore-global delivery model. (Indian IT firms use the H-1B temporary work visas in large numbers to fly their engineers to client sites in the U.S., which is their largest market accounting for over 60% of exports.) There are also pressures from other quarters, such as Brexit and the consequent delays in decision making; slowdowns in the banking and financial services sector, and reduced discretionary IT spending.The projections of industry body Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) mirrors the growing uncertainly. In sharp contrast to the heady growth of over 30% of previous years and in line with dipping growth in recent times, at the beginning of fiscal year (FY) April 2016-March 2017, Nasscom had forecast a growth of 10% to 12% (in constant currency terms). In November last year, it lowered the outlook to 8% to 10%. In February, for the first time in 25 years, Nasscom deferred giving the annual revenue outlook for fiscal 2018 by a quarter.Other projections, too, are bleak. A few weeks ago, Goldman Sachs said that the revenues of the top five Indian IT services firms are likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% as compared to 11% during the FY 2011 to FY 2016 period. The U.S.–based Deep Dive/Everest Group IT services forecaster expects a 6.3% growth for the top five IT companies for calendar year 2017. For the industry as a whole (excluding multinational captive centers), the growth in 2017 is projected to be a mere 5.3%.“For several years now, experts have been predicting that the dream run of the Indian IT services industry will soon be over. By all indications, that time has actually dawned now,” says Rishikesha T. Krishnan, director of the Indian Institute of Management Indore.But this is not the first time that the industry is looking down a long dark tunnel. The Asian Crisis of 1997, the dot-com bubble burst of 2001 and the economic crisis of 2008 were all trying times. Each time, the industry managed to bounce back. So what is different this time around? Lacking Strategic RelevanceRavi Aron, professor of information systems at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, says Indian companies are struggling with a problem of strategic relevance. “The current protectionist regime in the U.S. and the anti-trade mood will result in legislations that may cause some temporary but not very large setbacks. The real problem for India IT services companies is that they occupy positions of very low strategic relevance with their clients.”Aron points out that several emerging technologies are changing how companies compete, the way they engage with customers and even the nature of work inside the firm. Big Data and analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics are all top of the mind not just for CTOs in corporations but also for all CXOs. “When we [business school faculty] talk to senior executives, they do not ask us to explain the difference between supervised and unsupervised learning in machine learning. Instead, they ask specific questions about how will machine learning have an impact on predicting customer response to products in retail financial services? Or, how can data mining be used to identify opportunities in new product development by analyzing and classifying patterns from transaction data?”But Indian IT companies are operating on a different model altogether. They expect the clients to tell them what they want from these emergent paradigms and offer to find out a cost effective way of doing it. “They are not ready to deal with the ‘what aspects of business can I transform with technology’ question, which is of high strategic relevance,” says Aron.Saikat Chaudhuri, executive director of Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management, adds: “Essentially, Indian IT firms have been stuck in the middle; they are not low-end providers anymore with low costs, neither have they been able to propel themselves to become high-end providers performing core work and high-margin services. At the same time, on the technology side, automation threatens to render obsolete much of the labor arbitrage work on the lower end; while political changes such as protectionism compound the problem.”Keeping pace with technology and the changing requirements of clients is the most difficult challenge that the Indian IT industry is facing today, says D.D. Mishra, research director at IT research and advisory firm Gartner. Pointing out that the current situation is “very unique and we are possibly going through the most interesting phase of evolution in terms of IT services,” Mishra lists his key concerns: “We see that creative destruction has become a norm for many businesses. Re-skilling people is a big challenge, especially when you have a large workforce. The short supply of skilled labor will be one big inhibitor. Endpoints of the Internet of Things will grow at a CAGR of 32.9% from 2015 through 2020, reaching an installed base of 20.4 billion units. This will drive a lot changes in the business models and business opportunities which need to be tapped. And though tactical innovation is the strength of Indians, in my view, the cultural aspect around innovation is the most difficult change organizations will struggle with.”Sudin Apte, CEO and research director at Offshore Insights, an IT advisory and research firm, says that Indian IT firms could survive the many challenges earlier — whether it was shortage of skills, fluctuating currency, macro-economic factors, growing competition from multinationals and pressure from clients to build skills such as domain expertise, program management and consulting capabilities — because “they had the benefit of the TINA (‘there is no alternative’) factor.”But that is no longer true. Now, there are several point solutions available which are part of the enterprise resource planning ecosystem. Many business process providers offer specific business processes as well as cross industry processes on demand. Cloud and software-as–a-service (SaaS) companies are changing delivery and payment parameters. “The industry is facing structural changes. All aspects of a solution — what clients are buying, in what format they are buying, how they want to pay, what value they expect, competition — are undergoing change simultaneously. The gaps between what clients are looking for and what the Indian IT firms have to offer is widening. The industry has not faced such issues before,” says Apte.He points to another disturbing trend: Even as global IT spending is growing, it’s not coming to India. Instead, most of it is going to other companies. “Look at the growth of firms like Salesforce.com, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Workday. Even cloud divisions of Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics have been doing well and so are numerous firms like Tableau, Marketo, etc. There are around 200 or 250 companies which came from nowhere and are today in the range of $200 million to $1 billion,” says Apte.New Skills Are RequiredKrishnan believes that Indian IT firms were successful in riding multiple waves like the shift from mainframe to client-server, Y2K, internet and e-commerce, social media and the mobile because “the core skills needed to succeed didn’t change dramatically — essentially good programming skills plus the ability to manage large teams across geographies.” He notes that while the programming languages and platforms did change, the ability of Indian companies to train large numbers of software professionals in new programming languages in short timeframes allowed them to stay ahead.However, the latest wave embracing big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence requires fundamentally different skills. It’s more research-intensive. “Many existing employees can’t be re-trained for these requirements. And India’s engineering education will be unable to meet these needs, at least not immediately,” says Krishnan. According to a recent McKinsey & Company report, more than half of the 3.9 million people employed in the Indian IT sector will become “irrelevant” in the next three to four years.Ganesh Natarajan, industry veteran, chairman of Nasscom Foundation and founder and chairman of 5F World, a platform for skills, startups and social ventures in India, describes the current scenario as “a perfect storm” created by three forces. The first is digital transformation of clients with applications and infrastructure moving to the cloud and clients asking for new services like mobility, analytics and cyber security which cannot be delivered using the traditional dual shore model. The second is automation of knowledge work, which is seeing traditional manpower intensive offshore services like applications management, infrastructure support and testing becoming automated and reducing or, in some cases, eliminating the need for manpower. Third are the forces of protectionism that is leading to tightening of visas and making cross-border movement of people extremely arduous.“Each of three forces can have severe ramifications for the Indian IT services industry. Digital transformation can take away as much as 20% of existing services volumes, automation can eliminate 30% of manpower and protectionism can reduce revenue opportunities and profitability by at least 10%,” says Natarajan.Transform or PerishClearly, the rules have changed for Indian IT firms. The big question is: Can they in fact get back into the game? Only if they differentiate themselves, says Kartik Hosanagar, Wharton professor of operations, information and decisions. He suggests two strategies. One, become a partner that can guide CEOs with strategic initiatives like digital transformation. This will require them to be part of the “what to do” and “why do it” conversations and not just “how to do it.” Two, specialize and build deep expertise in certain areas. For example, CMOs are increasingly spending on IT including custom IT implementations. Another such area is Big Data and analytics. “Organizing into divisions or perhaps into sub-brands, each with deep expertise, is the way to go,” he says.According to a recent McKinsey & Company report, more than half of the 3.9 million people employed in the Indian IT sector will become “irrelevant” in the next three to four years.Chaudhuri suggests that while Indian IT firms have been making investments over the past five years in emerging technologies, they now need to scale up those efforts and do so quickly. “They need to increase the investments in those areas drastically, and hire top talent from established Western firms and startups alike. At the same time, they also need to leverage acquisitions of small firms and/or build alliances to rapidly increase access to those capabilities and be part of an ecosystem.”Indian firms need to be innovative, agile and flexible, says Gartner’s Mishra. “Thinking out of the box will differentiate the winners. They must be able to predict the changes faster and adapt themselves to leverage it much ahead of others.”For Natarajan, the most important imperative is to re-skill employees for the new digital challenges at a rapid place. “The winners will be those who use technology to enable just-in-time and on-the-job learning and are able to equip their workforce with skills needed to pivot their own careers as well as the organization.”Apte offers an additional prescription. Since Indian IT companies have grown mainly in the era of client-pushed business growth, their corporate functions such as strategy, planning, market research and strategic marketing are not very strong. “They need to ramp-up on all these fronts. They need to invest much more on sales and marketing, grow their selling sophistication and competitive positioning. They also need to embrace a truly global delivery model where 40% of resources are placed in on-shore, near shore and other alternate geographies,” says Apte.Looking Beyond H1-BWhile the possible tightening of the H-1B visas in the U.S. is giving most Indian IT firms the jitters, Aron suggests that they can in fact turn this temporary adversity to long-term advantage if they can acquire some additional capabilities. He explains: “First they need to invest in the ability to translate business needs into software features – these are professionals that can talk to users (business managers) and translate their needs into a set of software features and then create a system of codification that can transfer this to the offshore production location.” In a study based on multiple years of data on offshore information services, which Aron conducted with former Wharton doctoral student Ying Liu, they showed that such codification capability improved both the output and quality of work and lessened the need for onshore managers.The blended rate that Indian IT firms offer their clients usually combines a mix of offshore and onshore wages at 70:30 or 80:20 ratios. By developing this capability, Aron says, the onshore presence can be reduced to 2% to 3% of total project capacity. “By deepening this capability, Indian IT majors can actually make this a long-term competitive advantage and wean themselves away from the need for large numbers of H-1Bs.”Another way to reduce dependence on H-1B visas is to focus more seriously for business from ASEAN, Middle East and Africa and other emerging markets. Currently, the bulk of their overseas client revenues come from the U.S. and Europe. “In ASEAN, the Middle East and Africa, a wave of automation is beginning to take place. IT spending in many of these countries is set to increase by 8% to 22% according to some industry reports. Many of these countries do not have local firms with the ability to strategize and provide consulting services and sell them on top of an ‘IT stack’ – a set of technology solutions that will make the strategies work. The time is right for Indian IT majors to take on these markets,” says Aron.Of course, the challenge for Indian IT firms is that they need to make all these above suggested changes even while continuing to deliver the services that bring them the revenues at present. Some of them have already started making their moves. TCS, for instance, has been on a massive re-skilling exercise and has trained more than half of its 380,000 employees on digital platforms. Tech Mahindra is looking at its DAVID (digital, automation, verticalization, innovation and disruption) offering to keep pace with the evolving needs of its clients. It is also looking to collaborate and crowd-source instead of trying to build everything in-house and is working with more than 15 startups. At Infosys, CEO Vishal Sikka is passionate about his ‘zero-distance’ strategy. In a recent interview, Sikka said: “The idea is that we don’t just do what we are told, but in every single project, no matter what it is, no matter how mundane, no matter what area it is in, you do something innovative. You find some problem and you solve that problem, you go beyond the charter of the project and do something innovative to delight the client, and do something that they did not expect. Something bigger than what you were thinking about.”The direction is right. Now it remains to be seen if Indian IT reaches the destination. Related Items
He was 12 of 17 from the floor, made all 10 of his free throws and sank four 3-pointers in leading the Warriors to a 72-53 advantage.“That was one of the great performances I’ve ever seen in my life,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s the ultimate weapon because there’s no defense for Kevin.”Durant had a vicious block of Danilo Gallinari in the fourth that left both of them on the floor. On the Warriors’ next possession, Durant converted a three-point play.The Clippers fought off elimination with a 129-121 win on the Warriors’ home floor in Game 5, but aside from a game-opening burst and another to start the second half they couldn’t make a stand in front of their crowd.Still, they bowed out knowing they had exceeded others’ low expectations of their playoff chances.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Rafael Nadal to face Dominic Thiem in Barcelona Open semifinals LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Clippers: Patrick Beverley had 14 rebounds for the second straight game, tying his career high. … They were 0-3 at home in a playoff series for the first time, having also lost Games 3 and 4 at Staples Center. … It was the last game of Hall of Fame announcer Ralph Lawler’s career. He retires after 40 years with the team and 60 years in the business.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant reacts after making a three-point basket during the first half in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, April 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES— Kevin Durant is setting the tone for the Golden State Warriors. Get him the ball and watch him work.Durant scored 38 of his playoff career-high 50 points in the first half, Draymond Green had a triple-double, and Golden State dominated in closing out the Los Angeles Clippers 129-110 Friday night to win their first-round series 4-2.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated But Golden State held the Clippers to seven points the rest of the quarter and took a 102-78 lead into the fourth. The Clippers cut their 24-point deficit nearly in half, but got no closer.WAITING ROCKETSHouston arrived in the Bay Area on Friday and planned to watch the Warriors-Clippers game there, anticipating that Golden State would win and there would be an early start time for Game 1 of the conference semifinals on Sunday.REMEMBERING HAVLICEKThere was a moment of silence for Boston Celtics star and Hall of Famer John Havlicek, who died Thursday at 79.“He was such a good human being,” said Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who guided the Celtics to their most recent NBA championship in 2008. “Really, if you could model our players and how we wanted them to be — he was a fierce competitor, amazing humility, and he was a gentleman — if we could model all of us like that, we would be in a great place as a league.”When Rivers took over as Celtics coach in 2004, he noticed that the franchise’s legendary players didn’t come around or spend time with the team. He wanted to change that so he had the team extend invitations to every former player.“The next day, John Havlicek walks into the gym and, in a typical John Havlicek way, walks up to me and introduced himself,” Rivers said. “He said, ‘Hi. I’m John Havlicek.’ Like I didn’t know. But that’s just who he was, and after that he was always around.”TIP-INSWarriors: Durant tied Phoenix’s Charles Barkley, who scored 38 in a half against Golden State on May 4, 1994, in a first-round series. … They improved to 17-8 in Game 6 of a playoff series. … The Warriors went 4-1 against the Clippers at Staples Center this season. … Former Clipper Shaun Livingston started in place of Andrew Bogut. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “We took the back-to-back champions to six games,” the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley said. “We hold our heads high.”Durant’s 45 points on Wednesday were his previous career playoff high.Stephen Curry added 24 points and Green had 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his fifth career playoff triple-double, despite five fouls. Klay Thompson was limited to nine points with three fouls. Durant got his fourth foul in the fourth.The Warriors repeatedly burned the Clippers with dunks off alley-oop passes.Los Angeles opened the game on an 18-8 run. Durant and Curry combined to score the Warriors’ next nine points as part of a 21-5 burst that put them ahead for good.Gallinari led the Clippers with 29 points and rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 22.Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, the NBA’s highest-scoring bench combo, were never a factor. Williams shot 3 of 21 for eight points and Harrell was 4 of 7 for 10 points and five fouls. The two reserves scored a combined 57 points on 23-for-33 shooting in Game 5.Williams folded up the stat sheet and tossed it under the table after the game.“I struggled at home this series and played well on the road,” he said. “Tonight was especially tough because it was a deciding game.”Gallinari and Gilgeous-Alexander powered the Clippers’ 17-10 spurt that opened the third and pulled them to 82-71. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I scored 50 points but I missed some good shots,” Durant said. “I thought I could have made a few more.”The Warriors advanced to the Western Conference semifinals and will face the Houston Rockets beginning Sunday in a rematch of last year’s conference finals. That’s when Houston let a 3-2 lead slip away and the Warriors went on to win their second straight NBA championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“They’re similar to the Clippers,” Golden State’s Andrew Bogut said. “They run the pick-and-roll and we’ll need to be disciplined to beat them.”Golden State found itself in the unfamiliar position of trying to win a third road game in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. Durant made his mark early with 38 points that tied for the second-most points in a half in a playoff game. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments
It must have come as a pleasant surprise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose penchant for inventing acronyms is known very well now.As he landed in Tel Aviv today – the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel – Modi was warmly greeted by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu in a ceremony at Ben Gurion airport.In the short speeches by the two leader that followed the reception, Netanyahu hailed India’s ties with Israel and then presented a formula for the future.”Formula for success is simple. It is I and T squared, which equals to the Indian talent (IT) and the Israeli technology (IT),” he said.In presenting his own version of an IT reading, Netanyahu was following in the footsteps of his “good friend” Modi. In May this year, while inaugurating the Supreme Court’s digital filing system, Modi had come up with his own equation: “IT + IT = IT”, which he explained as “Information Technology + Indian Talent = India Tomorrow”.Among the other famous acronyms Modi has invented so far are SCAM (Samajwadi Party, Congress, Akhilesh Yadav, and Mayawati), ABCD (Adarsh, Bofors, Coal and Damaad), RSVP (Rahul, Sonia, (Robert) Vadra and Priyanka), and SPORTS (Skill, Perseverance, Optimism, Resilience, Tenacity, and Stamina).ALSO READWelcome to Israel, my friend Modi: Benjamin Netanyahu at Ben Gurion airport What India can gain from Israel’s defence strategy: All you need to knowALSO WATCHPM Netanyahu greets PM Modi: Aapka swagat hai, mere dost
Continue Reading Previous SINTRONES: ABOX-5000G1 features GPU computing with CUDA technologyNext MACOM: 400Gbps chipset for short reach optical connectivity applications ALLDAQ presents USB 3.0 isolators supporting the full USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data rate of 5 Gigabit/s. The new re-clocking technology guarantees a stable USB connection for all speeds. With it also USB 3.0 SuperSpeed devices can be electrically isolated from the host PC at full performance. The isolators can be universally used for electrical isolation of USB measurement instruments, to avoid ground loops in industry and automotive area as well as in professional studio and event technology e. g. for streaming of numerous audio tracks via USB audio interfaces.The USB isolators of the ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO series detects automatically, whether it is a SuperSpeed (5 Gbit/s), High-Speed (480 Mbit/s), Full-Speed (12 Mbit/s) or Low-Speed (1,5 Mbit/s) connection. The isolation voltage between PC and USB device is 1 kV (continuously) for the model ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO and 1.6 kV (< 60 s) for the model ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO-W. The ESD protection of the data lines is ensured by transient-voltage-suppression diodes up to ±15 kV according to IEC 61000-4-2. Without an external power supply the USB isolator can source 200 mA maximum at the device port. However, for most USB devices an external power supply is required providing 900 mA according to the USB 3.0 specification. The model ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO is sourced via an +5 V power adapter with a lockable 5.5 mm barrel connector (bayonet lock) for a safe power supply. Especially for industrial and automotive applications a version with wide range input from 10 to 36 VDC is provided. Here the power supply is fed via a 2-pin Phoenix type connector. The external power input is protected against reverse polarity and short-circuit proof. The ALLDAQ USB 3.0 isolators are supported under Windows, MAC OS and Linux.Due to the robust aluminium housing and an operating temperature from -20 to +70°C, the USB 3.0 isolator is also suitable for applications in harsh environments. With the ADQ-USB 3.0-ISO you can protect your computer and USB devices effectively against interference voltages and avoid ground loops. Typical applications are: electrical isolation between measurement instrument and PC, rejection of ripple pickup in studio technology, de-coupling of different ground potential in industrial control technology and protection against voltage peaks in automotive area.With the ALLDAQ USB 3.0 isolators a double-shielded USB 3.0 cable (USB 3.0-A male connector to USB 3.0-B male connector) and a short description are included. The devices are manufactured in Germany according to highest quality standards.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
The Pakistan team is currently facing criticism from all quarters after they fell to their 7th successive defeat in World Cups against arch-rivals India in Manchester on Sunday. Former skipper and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis too has joined the bandwagon, pointing out the stark differences due to which India have dominated Pakistan off late.While comparing the current Pakistan side with the ones from the 1990s, Waqar in a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC), said that the ‘massive difference’ between the 2 sides was on show at Old Trafford.”In the last few years, there’s been a massive difference India and Pakistan – and again it showed at Old Trafford on Sunday,” wrote Waqar.”We had good sides in the 1990s, but now I think this India team intimidates Pakistan. When Pakistan teams head into these games, they are always under pressure and feel like they’re the weaker team,” Waqar added.The gulf in class between the two teams was visible as Virat Kohli’s men outplayed Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan in all three departments of the game. India posted 336 for 5 before restricting Pakistan to 212 and clinching an 89-run win in a rain-affected match at the Old Trafford.”India are certainly way better than Pakistan. Almost everyone would say that. That is looking at the numbers also. How convincingly we have been able to beat them. It’s there for everyone to see,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today from Manchester.Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar expressed his frustration after the defeat via a video on his Youtube channel, launching a scathing attack on captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and bowler Hasan Ali. Akhtar pointed out that Sarfaraz appeared a ‘brainless’ skipper when he opted to field first after winning the toss.advertisement”The mistakes committed by the Indian team during the Champions Trophy 2017 final were repeated by Pakistan yesterday. I can’t understand how Sarfaraz can be so brainless. How could he forget that we don’t chase very well. Knowing our strength, which is bowling, is important. The game was half-won by Pakistan when Sarfaraz won the toss, but he tried hard to lose the match. Toss was very crucial and even if Pakistan had made 260, with their bowling, they could have defended it. So I think it was just brainless captaincy. It’s a very saddening and disheartening performance from the Pakistan team captain. I wanted to see shades of Imran Khan in him but it’s too late for him now,” lamented Akhtar.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: How the mother of all cricketing battles is losing its lustreAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Sad that I still have to clarify things about my personal life, says Shoaib MalikAlso See
Coffs Harbour has won the right after an extremely competitive tender process which included multiple tenders from across New South Wales. The event returns to Coffs Harbour, with the city previously having hosted the NTL event from 1997 through to 2008. Further information can be obtained from the Media Release. While you are in Coffs Harbour for the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League, there are plenty of things to see and do away from the fields. To find out more about Coffs Harbour’s attractions, please visit the following websites:www.destinationnsw.com.au www.coffscoast.com.au Related Files2013_and_2014_ntl_announcement-pdf
Press Release; July 3rd, 2014 zoom Antwerp Port Authority has welcomed the latest in a series of investments by oil mayors in the port with the decision by ExxonMobil to invest more than $1 billion in its refinery in the port. ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical B.V.B.A. plans to install a new delayed coker unit at its Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher sulfur residual oils into transportation fuels products such as marine gasoil and diesel fuel.The new unit will expand the refinery’s ability to help meet energy needs throughout northwest Europe, despite a challenging industry environment.Over the past decade Exxon has sunk more than 2 billion dollars in Antwerp to meet European demand for fuels and other oil products.“The financing decisions by companies such as Total, Praxair, Evonik Industries and others show that the chemical industry believes strongly in the unique multifunctional capabilities offered by the port,” the Port Authority said.The Port Authority’s aims to further develop this platform and it has set up a special team to expand the oil and chemical cluster in Antwerp, by amongst others intensifying the marketing effort towards existing companies and extending the operation of the supply chain. In parallel the Port Authority will offer state-of-the-art capacity and promote the renewal of facilities.Press Release, July 3, 2014
zoom North Sea supply vessels and support ships could be detained in port if they are found to be failing to comply with a new maritime law which today (Thur 7 Aug) comes in to effect in the UK, a legal expert has warned.The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an international agreement which safeguards the employment rights, working conditions and health care of seafarers working across the globe.The Convention applies to seagoing commercial ships and holds ship owners responsible for ensuring seafarers receive basic levels of pay, sick pay, holiday entitlement and medical care.While most UK operators are already compliant with MLC criteria, some vessels operating in the North Sea and others navigating through UK waters under other national flags may not adhere to the same standards.Katie Williams, a shipping and maritime law specialist at Pinsent Masons in Aberdeen, said in such cases the UK’s enforcement body, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, could order the detention of ships docking at Aberdeen Harbour and other UK ports.“It would be a nightmare scenario for a boat which is chartered at thousands of pounds a day to be detained in port”She said: “The Maritime Labour Convention consolidates what has been in place in the UK for some years, but a major change is that for the first time it has an enforcement mechanism with real ‘teeth’.“Many shipping companies and charterers have invested significant time and effort in trying to ensure that they will comply with the new regime, however the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will be looking to set down a marker that they intend to rigorously apply the new laws.“It would be a nightmare scenario for a boat which is chartered at thousands of pounds a day to be detained in port, but it is feasible that in extreme circumstances this could happen.”Sixty three nations have signed up to the MLC and so far maritime authorities have ordered vessel detentions in at least 10 cases involving ships in Canada, Denmark, the Russian Federation and Spain, which were sailing under the flags of Cyprus, Liberia, the Netherlands, Panama and Tanzania.There is also a risk that British-flagged vessels could face detention in foreign ports where a complaint has been made by a crew member and local port authorities have taken a different interpretation of the Convention.“There is a possibility that a vessel which would be viewed as compliant in the UK is detained in a foreign port in circumstances in which we would find difficult to understand and this could lead to expensive delays.”Pinsent Masons also warned that while the Convention does protect seafarers and makes owners and operators more accountable, it also opens up another avenue for complaints to be lodged.Ms Williams added: “Traditionally grievances or disputes over wages or other working terms would have been a private employment issue between seafarer and employer, but this law creates a new and specific complaints procedure which can be directed squarely at ship owners or operators who will face the same obligations as the employer.“The MLC is something of a revolution in seafarer’s employment rights and ship owners and vessel operators should seek specialist advice on existing contractual and commercial relationships and new obligations they must now address.”Press Release, August 7, 2014
Lauderhill (Florida): Krunal Pandya’s all-round exploits and Rohit Sharma’s characteristically sublime half-century powered India to a series-clinching 22-run win over West Indies in the rain-affected second T20 International here on Sunday. Batting first, India scored a challenging 167 for five and then had West Indies in all sorts of trouble at 98 for four in the 16th over when lightening and thundershowers struck. The Duckworth-Lewis par score at that point was 120, and West Indies were 22 runs behind. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Rohit Sharma top-scored with 67 off 51 balls, setting India up for a challenging total, before Krunal (20 off 13 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja propped up the innings by smashing 20 runs in the final over, which was bowled by Keemo Paul. Krunal hit the first two balls of the final over for sixes before Jadeja also found one maximum. During his knock, Rohit became T20 internationals’ most prolific six-hitter, going past Chris Gayle with 106 maximums. He struck six fours and three sixes in the match. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later India were off to a quick start as they crossed 50 in the seventh over, with Rohit doing the bulk of scoring. Rohit found the gaps with ease, clipping Paul off his pads for a six over deep midwicket. The World Cup highest scorer then swept him for a four as the Indians upped the tempo. Keemo Paul gave West Indies their first breakthrough when he bowled Shikhar Dhawan with the Indian scorecard reading 67 for one in the eighth over. Two quite overs followed as Indian captain Virat Kohli joined Rohit, who broke the shackles with a six over deep midwicket, Sunil Narine being the bowler, and then brought up his 17th half-century in this format with a single to long-off. Nicely getting underneath the flight of left-arm spinner Khary Pierre, Kohli got going with a neat six. Well settled at the other end, Kohli’s deputy Rohit smashed Carlos Brathwaite for a six and four, as India’s hundred came up in the 13th over. It took a fine catch from Shimron Hetmyer to bring an end to Rohit’s stay in the middle — he hit one high up in the air off Oshane Thomas with just over six overs left in the Indian innings. Rishabh Pant (5) perished quickly, top-edging Oshane into the hands of third man fielder Kieron Pollard. Sheldon Cottrell then had the big one, sending Kohli’s middle stump cartwheeling for a 23-ball 28 with a perfectly-executed yorker and performing his trademark salute celebrations. By that time tough, Kohli had becme the highest run scorer among Indians in T20 cricket, including domestic tourneys. In reply, West Indies were off to a disastrous start with both openers Evin Lewis and Sunil Narine back in the hut, with just eight runs on the board in the third over. Rovman Powell and Nicholas Pooran lifted West Indies from the precarious situation with a 76-run stand for the third wicket before Krunal again got into the act by removing both the batsmen in a space of three balls in the 14th over. India had won the first match by four wickets.
As Nickelodeon celebrates this year’s five HALO Awards honorees this Nov. 30 for their commitment to service; the network is adding two pro-social elements to the telecast that will let audiences deepen their connections and commitments to the causes they care about.Nickelodeon is taking its HALO Effect initiative into 2015 with $50,000 of grants to fund kids’ charitable efforts, and is also launching on Nov. 15 a pro-social project with DoSomething.org designed to connect kids and teens to the community service initiatives championed by this year’s five Nickelodeon HALO Awards honorees. The HALO Awards is Nickelodeon’s annual event that recognizes real-life kids who are doing extraordinary things in their communities and ‘Helping and Leading Others’ (HALO).This year’s HALO honorees — Lulu Cerone, Yash Gupta, Cassandra Lin, Nicolas Lowinger and Alanna Wall — are being commended for their work to raise awareness across numerous issues relevant to kids today, including environmental sustainability, volunteerism, helping the underprivileged, and building awareness for youth philanthropy. Kids and teens can visit DoSomething.org/HALO and click on the profile of each HALO honoree to sign up and participate in activities that include creating activity books for kids in hospitals, encouraging friends and family to decrease oil waste, donating gently worn eyeglasses and backpacks, and teaching internet safety tips to friends and family. Additionally, users can upload images showcasing how they participated in these activities and earn an opportunity to be nominated for Nickelodeon’s year-round pro-social initiative, HALO Effect.The HALO Effect initiative recognizes one deserving teen every month for “helping and leading others” (HALO) in their community. Over the past year HALO Effect has awarded more than $50,000 to 10 kids across the country to help fund their charitable organization of choice. HALO Effect awards a $5,000 grant to a charity of each teen’s choosing. Teens selected are also featured in an on-air profile on TeenNick and highlighted on TeenNick.com throughout each month. This year’s HALO Awards will showcase the work of the 2014 HALO Effect winners during the hour-long concert special.“The Nickelodeon HALO Awards celebrates what is truly a generational movement among kids and teens about the need to address the most pressing issues of our time,” said Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Nickelodeon Group. “Our hope is that the platform we are giving this year’s HALO Awards honorees will serve as inspiration to kids across the country.”“The impact of the Halo Awards will extend beyond the screen and into the homes and communities of young people across the country. We built five custom campaigns, influenced by the rockstar Halo honorees and their causes, so inspired viewers can take an immediate action for social good. It’s simple: tune in, take action,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, Chief Marketing Officer at DoSomething.org.The sixth annual HALO Awards will celebrate the work of five teens that are actively helping others in their communities with a concert special featuring performances by Jessie J, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, The Roots, Echosmith, The Vamps and Fifth Harmony; along with appearances by Zendaya, Victoria Justice, Carlos PenaVega, and Nickelodeon’s live-action stars. Led by host/creator/executive producer Nick Cannon the hour-long concert will premiere across Nickelodeon’s networks (Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons) on Sunday Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) and stream live for the first time ever on Nick.com, the Nick App and Nick Radio.Nick.com/halo and the Nick App are the official digital destinations for all things HALO. Kids will be able to learn all about the HALO Awards, relive the best performances from last year’s show, watch videos featuring Nick Cannon and all of this year’s musical acts, flip through photo galleries featuring kids who have HALO’d, find out which celebs will have a front row seat to this year’s concert event, and score some exclusive sneak peeks before the show.Presenting sponsors of the annual Nickelodeon HALO Awards are Green Giant, Reese’s Puffs Cereal and Dave & Buster’s.The Nickelodeon HALO Awards is produced by Superfly in association with Nickelodeon Productions. Nick Cannon, Alex Coletti, Jay Schmalholz and Shelly Sumpter Gillyard are executive producers.
Gloria Estefan is funding treatment for a young boy with Cerebral Palsy.The boy’s family wanted to start an amazing new treatment program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, but the $36,000 fee was going to be a struggle. The singer found out about the plight of 8-year-old Nico Fernandez when a fan tweeted her.“I clicked the link and I saw that Nico’s mom had been doing everything in her power to get him to the institute,” Estefan told PEOPLE. “I knew there was a deadline because she was trying to get him into a summer program.”Nico’s mother had started a GoFundMe page to try and raise the money for the treatment.“I told her to keep the money that had been raised on GoFundMe to help with her other important expenses,” said Estefan.To find out more about Gloria Estefan’s mission to help Nico, click here.
New Delhi: Distancing from the statements of party leaders Pragya Singh Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot”, BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said the party’s Disciplinary Committee will inquire into the matter and submit a report within 10 days. Saying the statements by the three leaders was against the party’s ideology, Shah tweeted: “The statements made by Pragya Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Nalin Kateel in the last two days are their own statements. The BJP has no relation with their statements. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “However, they have retracted their statements and also apologized. The BJP has taken a decision to send their statements to the Disciplinary Committee. The committee will submit a report within 10 days to the BJP after receiving the replies of the three leaders over their statements that are against the ideology of the party,” he said. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President’s announcement came as the party faced criticism over the remarks ahead of the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Pragya Thakur was the first among the three party leaders to call Godse a “patriot”, leading the Election Commission to seek a report from the Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer. As her statement went viral, two BJP MPs — Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel — also came out in her support. Godse shot dead Mahatma Gandhi at a prayer meeting in New Delhi on January 30, 1948. He was hanged after a trial.
As a result Pizza Hut Sri Lanka has ceased to be an establishment certified as Halaal by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, the press notice said. However when an application for the renewal of the certification was considered by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, the application was rejected as it did not meet certain requirements. Pizz Hut Sri Lanka has lost its Halaal certification as it failed to fulfill certain requirements, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama said in a press notice today.The notice said that Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the local agent for Pizza Hut, was issued a Halaal certification till December 2011 by the Halaal certification division of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama.
Key said Mr Wickremsinghe’s visit to New Zealand – the first by a Sri Lankan leader – followed his own trip to Sri Lanka in February and showed each government’s commitment to strengthening the relationship, Radio New Zealand reported. “Establishing high commissions in Wellington and Colombo in the next few years will help support that process.”Key said the two Commonwealth countries discussed reducing trade tariffs, working together on boosting tourism and bringing more students to study in New Zealand. New Zealand and Sri Lanka will establish high commissions in each other’s countries, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said today.Key was speaking at a joint news conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in Auckland this morning. Wickremesinghe is in New Zealand for three days. (Colombo Gazette) They also talked about MMP, as Sri Lanka is considering introducing a proportional representation system.The Sri Lankan prime minister says his country is considering introducing the MMP system for its own parliament.Wickremesinghe, who is making the first visit by a Sri Lankan prime minister to New Zealand, said Sri Lanka also wants to study New Zealand’s political system. Wickremesinghe was to visit Auckland Zoo this afternoon to see the elephant Anjalee, gifted to New Zealand by his country.Trade between the two countries is growing, mainly because of rising demand for milk powder in Sri Lanka.Key said Sri Lanka was an increasingly attractive market for exporters, and he hopes to boost trade between the two countries. “Sri Lanka has embarked on a courageous course to rebuild the country after a generation-long civil war, and we are keen to support that process both politically and by growing our strong economic relationship. “The Sri Lankan Parliament is seriously considering taking on the New Zealand mixed member proportional system, which means there’ll be more Sri Lankan MPs down here,” he said.
They are billed as being “some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.”Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), noted in their fields of research, strive to achieve research excellence as they increase Canada’s research competitiveness.There are eight CRCs at Brock and three more are about to join them. The University is recruiting three Canada Research Chairs in the areas of psychology, kinesiology and child and youth studies.“Brock has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to high-impact and transdisciplinary research,” says Interim Associate Vice-President, Research Michelle McGinn.“Each of these new CRCs will contribute new knowledge and innovations in their respective fields that will provide unparalleled opportunities for the students who will work and learn alongside these top scholars and will add much to the fabric of Canadian research,” she says.The three Chairs will all contribute to environmental impacts on human health and function.The Canada Research Chair in Biological Psychology, Epigenetics investigates the role of environmental factors in brain and behavioural development.Biological Psychology is a foundational subdiscipline within psychology. Epigenetics provides compelling evidence that environmental influences can have life-long, transgenerational effects that do not reflect changes in DNA, but rather in gene expression, says Professor of Psychology Cathy Mondloch“Given the multi-generational impact of these environmental influences, the scholarship of epigenetics will enhance human health and well-being,” says Mondloch, who is Chair of the Department of Psychology.Mondloch says the new position will strengthen ties among transdisciplinary research groups such as the Jack and Nora Walker Canadian Centre for Lifespan Development Research and the Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience group, “partnerships that will further enhance our innovation, creativity, and ability to foster healthy lives in the Niagara Region.”The Canada Research Chair in Tissue Remodelling and Plasticity throughout the Lifespan will examine the impacts that growth, aging, activity level and nutrition have on how tissues adapt, maladapt, and are repaired at various stages in life.Researchers in this area use advanced techniques such as epigenetics (the study of inheritable changes that are not genetic in nature), metabolomics (the chemical evidence that signals a cellular process has occurred), proteomics (the study of proteins), and various types of imaging to examine tissue developments at certain points in life.“While we know that a healthful diet and physical activity promote health, there is still much to be discovered about whether there are specific windows of opportunity during the lifespan in which these factors can particularly optimize health, by preventing or delaying the development of chronic disease,” says Professor Phillip Sullivan, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology.“Ultimately, this research will lead to strategies to promote the health and well-being of Canadians while also reducing costs to the health care system” he says.The Canada Research Chair in Children and Youth: Performance and Mental Health aims to understand the relationships between physical performance and health and well-being in children and youth. This includes how performance can have direct and indirect positive and potentially negative effects on the physical, emotional and mental health of children and youth.“There are several important aspects of performance that can have some very positive effects on children and youth,” says Professor of Child and Youth Studies John McNamara. “At the same time, children and youth can face profound pressure to perform at very high levels. This pressure comes from many sources, including society, families, and ultimately can be pressure that children and youth internalize and place on themselves.”The Canada Research Chairs Program invests around $265 million each year to attract and retain top researchers in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.The program is an initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles WhatsApp unknown WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Facebook WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Kurt Angle Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? Pinterest Last night’s 4/3 WWE RAW drew an average of 3.77 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that drew 3.3 million viewers. RAW came in at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographic.It was the strongest show for RAW in a long time coming off WrestleMania 33.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHourly breakdowns were as follows.Hour 1: 3.826 (up from 3.253 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 3.893 (up from 3.426 million viewers)Hour 3: 3.583 (up from 3.197 million viewers)RAW, headlined by the return of Finn Balor teaming with Seth Rollins against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe in a tag team match, averaged a 1.43 among adults 18-49 on Monday night. This is up from last week’s show that averaged a 1.18 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Cesaro WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles I figured the second and third hour would have competition with the March Madness Final. Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Now Playing Up Next April 4, 2017 at 4:31 pm 1 COMMENT Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Seth Rollins Videos Articles Twitter Comments are closed.
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